Saturday, August 30, 2008
Anyways Judy's challenge was to make a card using something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue! So here is my card!
Something old: Au Chocolate designer series paper and Cool Caribean cardstock
Something New: The scallop envelope die for thr sizzex machine
Something Borrowed: Pun Fun stamp set...it belongs to my good friend Wendy!
And of course you see my something blue! LOL
So there you have it, the info on what you need for this card I also used turquoise grosgrain ribbon and some silver eyelets...I don't know that this is my fav card, but I do think it's super cute! It's going into hubbies card box that he needs for work...
Thanks for stoppin by!
Friday, August 29, 2008
This award is from one of my first friends on SCS Lisa or known to some as Crazycatstamper ...here is a link to her blog! She is a great gal and I'm glad to know her...funny too! Fried Spam..LOL
Here are the rules for playing this wonderful stamping blog award giving:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog (you'll find mine on the sidebar)
2. Link the person you received your award from (which I already did)
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the people you have nominated.
Anyways I now have to nominate 7 people whom I think are fab and who'se blogs I like to visit...so here goes nothing!
1. Jodi AKA Kharmagirl Her blog Stamping A Latte
2. Stacy AKA Twinshappy Her Blog Twinshappy
3. Judy AKA StampinqueenJAR Her blog Joy in a JAR
4. Jessica AKA Knutsen her blog There she Goes
5. Sandra from Brazil Her blog: Fun-Ideas Scrapbooking
6. Taylor you know from Taylored Expressions
7. Julie aka JulieHRR from Paper Truffles
Okay so the last two ladies I don't know if they will partake in this fun warm fuzzyness as they are very busy in their stamping lives...but I do love both of their styles and I figured I would share them with the world!
Thanks for stopping by andadmiring my pretty award!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I know it's still August, but I just can't help thinking about Christ
mas already! The leaves have started to change and some have even dropped! (Probably from the lack of rain we've had this month!) but it's making me think sweaters and hot chocolate and that I'm already behind on my Christmas shopping! LOL
So when I saw todays sketch on SCS I know I had to make a Christmas card...never too early to tstart designing them!
For my card I used Ridding Hood Red as my base and the yummy new Christmas paper Holiday Treasures...aren't those colors just gorgeous! I then used my Top Note die (exclusive to SU!, available Sept. 2nd to everyone) and cut it out of natural white cardstock. I then cut off a side and one end and stamped the trees in Chocolate chip craft ik and added Iridescent Ice embossing powder...the trees are sooooo shimmery! inked the edges and punched a hole with my Crop-a-dial and threaded chocolate taffeta ribbon through the jumbo eyelet!
I then attempted to do the faux embossing challenge from monday ...using the white craft ink and a classic ink over that...it seems that you DO need a stamp-a-majig...or at least a clear stamp to get this technique just right! Ohh well I am happy with the card and someone will be happy to recieve it...it's not a mistake! It's Hand Crafted!
What you'll need:Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Holidays & Whishes
Ink: Craft Chocolate Chip, Ridding Hood Red, Craft White
Paper: Holiday treasure designer paper, ridding hood red cs, natural white cs
Accessories: Crop-a-dial, Jumbo Eyelets, Chocolate Taffeta ribbon, Sizzex die Top Note, Cuttlebug, Sponge, Iridecent ice embossing powder, heat tool, Powder Pal, scor-pal
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Fisrt I picked a picture I wanted to use and then I ran it through my die cutting machine (I used my cuttlebug because I don't have a Big shot yet!) and I used 2 B plates to make my sandwich. Once I die cut my picture I cut off the section that is perferated so that it would layer on the ornament itself.
Next I covered the chipboard with designer paper...a different design on eahc sid! make sure one side is not too busy or dark so that you can write on the back if you wish!
Thanks for hanging in there with me!
Friday, August 22, 2008
That's right...little olme has been published! 2 of my tutorials are in the summer Scor-Pal Magazine...I am sooooooooo Jazzed you don't even know!
Here are the links so you can go check them out too!
Pull Out Tab Book: and Stamped Image Folder
Thanks for sharing in my excitement!
As for other news, my catalog kick off party was so much fun! Thank you so much ladies for coming, the next class will be *Contain yourself* date TBA!
And I wanted to appologize for not posting any sooner this week! We got home on Sunday and then Monday was a blurr getting back into the swing of things and Andrew went back to work on Tuesday and when I got up I had a fever and a sore throat! So all day I laid on the couch and tried to take care of the kids as best I could! Then I had to get readyfor my Kick off party and here it is Friday night! I have the rest of my kick of party tomorrow at my moms and then church on Sunday...after that it's back to normal...I hope!
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Sunday, August 17, 2008
August 22nd from 6-8pm at my house
August 23rd from 2-4 pm at my moms house in Northern Va.
E-mail me if you wanna come! There is a $10 fee, but we will be making 4 projects!
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Saturday, August 16, 2008
This cute little house template was in Stampers sampler magazine and I thought i would give it a try! Here is what I came up with...all the shingles for the roof were individually cut and Riley was also totally cut out...I think he turned out super cute! But if you look closely he has some nice curtains hanging in his windows!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I used the big one (mafe from Groovey Guave designer paper) to hold popcorn...my kids loved and I think I am now in trouble for whenever we eat popcorn! LOL
The little one I made from wild wasabi square of desiner paper...this one was the 6x6 lol, anyways it's considerably smaller and I was wondering what to do with it when a bag of fire balls fell out of my overflowing basket on my counter, and then I knew just what to put in there! LOL
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2Cor9:15
This verse is so cool because you can think of all of God's gifts that he has bestowed upon you. One of my most favorite things in the world is the Ocean and I seriously did not think we would be able to go on a vacation this year and it's been almost 2 years since I've heard the roar of the ocean...I am so greatful for the miricles God gives us...great and small!
Another thing that I know is an indescribable gift is my awesome husband! I know that I can be a pain to deal with sometimes, and he still loves me and does the sweetest things for me. My awesome kids, the home we live in. Me being able to stay home with the kids and not work...these are all miracles from Jesus my saviour!
What gifts are you thankful for today? Are you feeling better than you were yesterday? Did you get a promotion at work? Is the sun shinning where you live? Do you have food and clothes to keep you fed and warm? There is a whole world of thins to be thankful for...pick one and thank the Creator!
Now for the Product review:
Okay I will be reviewing Verve Stamps. The reaon I choose to do a review today instead of a tutorial is because today is Verve's new stamp release...and what is so cool about that? Well the cool thing is that this is their ONE YEAR ANNI-VERVE-SARY! You guessed it, they got started just one year ago today!
Julee Tilman is the owner and brains behind Verve Stamps. You can check out Poetic Artistry her blog here. Anywas I happed to be fortunate enough to meet Julee on SCS where we were stalking buddies...we stalked the challenges waiting for themt o be posted so we could rush off and stamp!
Anyways she is a sweet heart and has a head for buisness, as well as being a strong christian. and not to mention super creative!
Verve stamps are clear photopolymer stamps and I was extremely hesitant about trying them because I had never used clear stamps before...Julee and I did a little trade and I got some clear stamps....I really like them folks! I specially like the sentiments...super easy to line up and get them perfectly straight!
Julle is super quick at shipping them and they are packaged sooo nicely and all wrapped up in tissue paper!
Really go and check out there site, the stamps are fab, prices are great and there are a bunch of new ones today!
Monday, August 11, 2008
So here is my card...another spring card, I knwo I just love these little guys!
This is the only house mouse stamp I have, but I gotit for a dollar and I think it's pretty versatile, it's the size of a card front, but I was able to make it fit this little 3x3 square!
Here is a little better view from the side.... toot toot here, but I really like the coloring on the mice and the grasses.
I don't know if you can see the glitter or not, but there is glitter on the closest candle!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy my entry as much as I'm enjoying the beach right now...LOL Have a happy day and be sure to come back tomorrow for my Tuesday's Teacher post!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Because I didn't want to boast too much I have planned on leaving you with a whole week of new things to view...I hope you don't mind! So while I'm away I do hope you'll come back and see what I've been up to!
Verve Sketch #3Here is another sketc for you to see...don't worry tomorrow I won't have a verve sketch! ;) This one I like alright, I think the horse looks cool! This set is called Wanted and the sentiment is from the set older and wiser. The colors are pretty in pink and close to cocoa.
Verve Sketch #4
For this card I started out with a Kraft base, added some tempting turquoise designer paper and then a scrap of cameo coral and certainly celery. Finished it off with a piece of the new silver hodgepodge and ribbon and called it a day!
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Saturday, August 9, 2008
Sketch # 1
This is the first sketch for the Anni-verve-sary challenges, but it was the last one I did for some reason... I think all the layers scared me! But it's my most FAV of all the cards I made...something about black and white with a hint of red! For this card I used the retired french script backgroun stamp and the dots cuttlebug embossing folder. The cardstock is shimmery white and basic black. I also added some shimmer to the center of the roses with some glitter!
Sketch # 2
This card is mafe with the new pacific point pared up with certainly celery and an old designer paper. I also used the cuttlebug numbers embossing folder for the panel behind the sentiment!
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Friday, August 8, 2008
The card measures 3.5 x 2.5
What You need:
3.5 x 5 inch piece of cardstock folded in half
Dollar stamps (mine are from Miaheals about a year ago), whinestones, ticket corner punch (su!) scallop circle punch (su!) 1 3/8 inch circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, 1 inch circle punch, crystal effects, SU! Markers in certainly celery, pretty in pink, yo yo yellow and pixie pink. Stazon jet black ink.
Thanks for stopping by...Ginna go do some beach packing!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Anywho, I hope you have a happy stampy day! I hope to have more stamped goodies for ya! Busy getting things ready for us to go to the beach...we leave this Sunday! YAHOOOOOO!!!!
P.S. Don't worry I have things planned for you to see while I'm away! I wouldn't leave you hangin!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Ohh how I Love this Bible verse...Okay really there are many that strengthen me and lift me up and make me push harder, but this one really makes me want to strive and achieve ALL my goals...I have been using this verse in my head a lot lately...I have recently made a deal with myself...I'm going to be the healthiest, in the best shape of my life (it's really important for me to show the kids that it's good to be healthy and in shape...plus high cholesterol runs in my family and so I thought I would nip it in the bud before it starts!) So I have been working out a lot and when I feel like I can't push on any more, when I'm the sweatiest I have ever been and my heart is racing and I just can't go on I just repeat this verse in my head and I keep pushing through! I have joked with my husband that I'm going to stamp that verse on the garage wall, that way I can see it when I'm on the elliptical! H said go for it, but I haven't been brave enough yet...maybe soon though!
To make sure that the book looks a bit more professional, you will want to make a sandwich before you add the coils.
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It's a Stretch
Under the Stars
Heard from the Heart
PS. I will be back later with my Tuesday's Teacher...It's my FAVORITE Bible verse EVER today!!! And what a fun little project too!
Friday, August 1, 2008
You can find instructions for the spring card here...although I did modify my measurements to make mine 4.25 inches wide!
Here is a side view so you can see what this card looks like from a different angel...would be great to have the info to a birthday party printed and on the square in the middle, great for people to display and not forget!
What you'll need:Stamps: Old Owl from Joann's $spot Inks: stazon black, gable green, yoyo yellow
Paper: yoyo yellow cardstock, designer paper, shimmery white cardstock
Accessories: scor-pal, 1/4 inch circle punch, grosgrain ribbon
Thanks for stopping by!