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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Tuesday's Teacher

For todays Tuesday's Teacher I am going to be doing a product review instead of a tutorial... I hope you enjoy it just as much as the tutorials! But first for todays Bible verse...

There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many? John 6.9

WOW, 5 barley loaves...that is nothing amongst 5thousand! But God is great and can provide through whatever circumstance we are currently going through! Ability is one of those greatly overrated commodoties, it is very important for us to have a skill, it is even more important for us to be open to what God wants us to be doing with that skill! The ordinary is made extraordinary when placed in the hands of the master...just like the loaves, an etraordinary feat in the hands of the master. What skills do you have that you are not giving to the Lord? Are you affraid to hand it all to God and let him do his will with the gifts he gave you? If you are open and have the Lord be your master, your guide, he will help you perfect your skill and use it for his Glory! Give him your fish and loaves and watch them multiply!

Nestabilitiesare in Da house!!!

Okay I got these nestabilities last Monday...so it's been about a week and I had just broken my cuttlebug (B)plates and needed to have then replaced...lucky me we went into town and I was able tp purchase some at Micheals using a 40% coupon...made them about $4...not too bad! So I have been using my nestabilities non stop since I got them! What are they you might ask? They are die cuts to use with any die cut machine...they are actually made by Spellbinders to use with their wish, but they are compatible with many different die cutting machine. I personally use my cuttlebug with them and it has been working perfectly!

What I don't like is that I need to purchase a new little mat so that I am able to emboss and unfortunately I did not see the mat at the place I bought the dies, So I will have to seach for the mat...What do I need this extra mat you ask? well the Nestabilities not only cut, but they also emboss!!!! thats right they are able to emboss inside one another! I have not been able to do this yet, but i can not wait to try it!

Where do you get these little beauties and how much are they? Well, you can actually get them at many different places, but the cheapest place I have found them at http://www.ucutathome.com/ and they have the BEST prices!!! If you sign up to be a VIP customer with them, they will automatically send you a coupon one a month for 40% off to be used on morst anything in their on-line store!

Do they have speedy service? Well I ordered mine on the 12th of January and didn't get them until just last week, so they are a bit slow, but for the price I payed I am willing to wait!

The Nestablities in most places cost $80 for the combo pack...I got the rectangle scalloped package...which is a total of 20 dies that nest within each other, for a grand price of $51 yup $51 (plus shipping or course) thats 20 dies people! I know that on of the HUGE marvy punches it cost right around $24, so for just a little more you have so much more capability!

So will your die cutting machine work with the nestabilites and if so do you need any anything else to make them emboss? Well Nichole Heady over at http://www.papertreyink.com/ has come up with an awesome tutorial...so rather than re-invent the wheel here is the Tutorial for the Nestabilities Compatability
And here is the card I mad using my Nestabilites!

Not only does it use the Nestabilities, but it also meets todays color challenge on Splitcoaststampers CC154, but it also uses the Mojo Monday sketch of Julee Tilman ownder of Verve Visual over at Poetic Artistry

I absolutely LOVED this sketch! YOu actually had to make a square card and follow the sketch... I for one love square cards and have a bunch of 6.5x6.5 envelopes, so this was an easy challenge for me! Plus I had just used this paper for yesterdays cootie catchers and had some left over and knew they would fit perfectly... at fisrt I didn't think I would like the blue, but it's a bery nice accent color! I stamped the bird in Real Red craft ink and covered it with clear embossing powder, once I heat set it, I used a sponge and sponged the appricot appeal int he flowered section... I just love this little bird. the rest came together pretty easy! scallops, layers, ribbon...let me know if you have any questrions!


Stamps: Always

Paper: real red, very vanilla, appricot appeal, ballet blue, cerise DSP

ink: craft real red, approcot appeal, ballet blue

accessories: 1/3/8 circle punch, 1/16th corner rounder (for scallops on horizontal strip), ribbon (red gingham, 5/8 inch grosgrain) sponge, ballet blue marker, cuttlebug, Nestabilities

Take yourself on over to Poetic Artistry...Julee is having a contest you don't want to miss!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'


Alli Miles said...

Wow! Do I get to post first??? Love your Bible verse and reflection. I will definitely be back for more...
I love your choices for this card layout. I am hoping to have time to play with Julee's layout this week too. TFS.

Anonymous said...

MAN....a DOUBLE challenge WHILE chattin' it up??? You are AMAZING, girl!!! I just can't seem to wrap my little brain around this color combo....hhmm....thinking thinking.....sigh.....

Oh, I love the Loafs and Fishes Bible story. GET THIS: Whenever my mom did't have enouph meat or veggies for everyone, or someone stopped by unexpectedly for dinner, my Mom would bless dinner and say "Loaves and Fishes" and make the sign of the cross over dinner and then there was ALWAYS enouph and some times leftovers. I have done it OFTEN and God has never failed me, yet!!


Carolyn King said...

FANTASTIC!!! love this card and your reflection---awesome on two counts! GREAT JOB!

Anonymous said...

Hey babe, love ya, great cards and tues teach; can't wait to see you friday, can't wait till this class is over, tired of typing. Love ya miss ya, me