Saturday, March 29, 2008
Do you ever look at something and say...Ohh I know the stamp set I can use to replicate that!!! Well When my sister gave me a dress for Mela last year I KNEW i just had to order this stamp set to make scrapbook pages with...no I haven't made any pages yet (majorly slacking!!!) but I did make a card that was inspired by the dress...now when you look at the card and dress together don't you think it's the PERFECT match???
Todays inspiration challenge over on SCS was to create a card that was inspired by something in your home...let me tell you I knew exactly what I wanted to use... I even went into the girls room in the dark and felt (the lights were off) which dress I wanted to use...it's one of those dresses that just feel so perfect! Thanks sister for creating such awesome memories for me!
This is pretty much a one layer card, the only thing that is not flat is the ribbon and two punched out circles for the green centers. To make this card I used shimmery white Fabulous Flowers and Polkadots and Petals stamp set and I ised shimmery white cardstock. The colors are tempting turquoise and crtainly celery and th embelishments are the 1 inch circle punch, ribbon and 2 markers for the sentiment. Thank you soo much forstopping by! I hope you get inspired by something beautiful in your home today!
Friday, March 28, 2008
For this little guy I used the certainly celery designer series paper and did the exact same thing as my previous card and that was that! What do you think? a lot to see I know, but I hgope ou have enjoyed viewing my stamping from my absence of posting. Thanks again for stopping by.
Monday, March 24, 2008
And I wanted to show you the open card! I didn't have any magnetic snaps, so the good ol velcro came to the rescue!
Followed by a 3 legged race and a egg in the spoon race...so pics for now...I have a really good one of my sister that I will have to share later! (Gary you still lost!)
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Thanks for stopping by and I wish everyone a very HAPPY EASTER!!!!
"For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten son, so that whoever belives in HIM shall not parish but have eternal life." John 3:16
As you spend time with your families this Easter weekend please remember the sacrifices that Jesus suffered for us! He loves us and wants us to be with Him in heaven one day. Do you know Him as your personal Lord and Saviour???
Sunday, March 16, 2008
I just LOVE how this turned out! This tin is the 8oz tin and I used the tissue paper on the inside and stamped the images with black stazon ink. I used 2 stamp sets: a little birdie told me and Always. Love both of those! I wanted the little birdie to be the same size...not use the large and small from that set. But since stamping the small one twice wouldn't make them face face each other I got a brilliant idea!!! I stamped the first little birdie on the right side of the tin....are you sitting down for my genious plan???.... took the lid off and placed it face down...then stamped the little birdie again on the INSIDE of the lid...pure genious I know!
This is the sample menu I came up with. I used the Vol2 write me a memory SU! font CD for each header and then I went to the website of the company that catered my sisters wedding last year and borrowed some yummy foods! The place is Called A La Carte and I HIGHLY recommend them. Karen is extremely professional and a delight to work with!
These turned out super cute! Dawn is going to run the info through the computer and print the persons name and table number on each of the place settings and then place them on these clips so that guests know where to go...Won't these look sooo cute all lined up on a table? I think they will be a great conversation piece!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Stampin'
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like my super simple super fast card!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
As always thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Filip and I weren't always such great friends growing up... he's a bit younger that I am and so he was annoying to me or trying to drown me in the pool, because he was bigger than me!
But after not seeing each other for so many years we let by gones be by gones and we get along soo much better now! It's amazing what growing up will do to a person!
And last but not least...I promised some pictures of what we were up to these past few days...so here they are!
In this picture we had gone for a walk and Mela wanted to walk Banjo all by herself, so we looped his leash through the handle of the wagon and he actually pulled her along...hehehe too cute!
She had a blast and so did we! I love going for family walks and just enjoying being together! David was a big boy and rode his bike...man how did that kid get soo big?
Papa (Andrew's Dad) joined us on our walk...so nice to catch up with those we love in this day in age where it's all go go go!
Monday, March 10, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
So what are the sets you have to purchase? Here they are listed with price and the coordinating wheel!
112848Wonderful You bundle$33.95
112851Life's a Breeze bundle$29.95
112850Pun Fun bundle$30.95
112847Year after Year bundle$30.95
112849Stitched Exotics bundle$33.95
112853Enjoy Every Moment bundle$29.95
Let me know if you would like to host a workshop or place an order to take advantage of this awesome special!
P.S. Don't forget about the extra $25 inn free merchandise when you host a workshop totalling $350 from March 18th- April 30th
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Then I layers my card up! I used my Crop-a-dial to emboss the pretty in pink paper and sponged the edges, added ribbon and called it a day! What do you think?
Here is a close up of the card so you can see all the dimention, I know this card wont go in the mail...or maybe I'll just have to suck it up and pay the extra postage!
What do you think of the Rose Red? Too much? Anyways here is what I did! I used my computer to print up the recipe and cut it out then I matted it on a piece of close to cocoa that measures 5 1/8 x 4 1/4, and that is finished!
For the 6x6 card itself I just used a piece of pumpkin pie cardstock and stamped the orange on 2/3rd's of it with the orange using pumpkin pie ink. I then used a piece of 12x12 cardstock to cut 1/2inch x 6 inch pieces of close to cocoa (so for 25 recipe cards I used less than one sheet of cardstock!) and I also used the new designer series paper called Summer Picnic. I used just a little over 2 sheets for this as the orange is 1inch x 6 inches...getting 24 pieces from one sheet of designer paper!
I then layered the cocoa and the desinger paper and attached the ribbon loops to the back of the recipe card. to add a finishing touch, I addedstamped one of the salloped flowers from So Many Scallops (a free Sale-a-bration set, contact me for more info!) in rose red on shimmery white cardstock and punched it out using the scalloped punch! I also used my 1 3.8th circle punch to make a mat for the orange which is stamped on shimmery white using pumpkin pie classic ink. And last but not least I used the 1/1th hole punch to add a little more detail. What do you think? I hope the swap participents like it as much as I do, but I hope they enjoy the yummo recipe too!
Stamps: tart and tangy, so many scallops
Cardstock: pumpkin pie, shimmery white, close to cocoa, very vanilla, summer picnic DS paper
Ink: rose red, pumpkin pie
Accessories; 1/16th hole punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, scallop punch, close to cocoa ribbon, SU! font
Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Let us go up at once and take possession of the land, for we are well able to overcome it. -Numbers 13:30
What does this mean? What land am I talking about? For me it's not a real land but more of a metaphor. A goal that is just shy out of my reach with mountains to overcome! There will always be obstacles. Some of them are of our own failings, some are from the interferance of the enemy, yet others are a result of the hardness in men's hearts. Pray today that God's Spirit will overcome the hindrences that keep people from the openness to the love of God. Pray that we may use the power of prayer to help us overcome our fears, our pbstacles, our mountains to reach the goals we have before us, take possession of those goals and ask God to help you realize them!
Envelope Bag Tutorial
For today's tutorial, I did not take a picture of all the supplies used...big slacker here! So here is a list for you!
-envelope, wheel, wheel handle, card stock of various coordinating color, ribbon, liquid glue, some accessories and of course stamps and ink.
the first step in creating a beautiful envelope bag is to start off by sealing the envelope shut!
Once you have sealed your envelope, you will want to decorate it. I choose to use the Petals jumbo wheel with Purely Pomegranate ink
Once you have decorated the envelope to your liking, use your paper trimmer with a scoring blade to score on 3 sides of the envelope along once inch and all 3 sides
Next you will want to remove the scoring blade and use the cutting blade to trim off about 1/4 inch from the side that was not scored
YOu will then want to use the score marks as your guide to make the envelope into a pouch, leaving the bottom triangles out and ready to be adhered