Saturday, March 31, 2007
And Carly added a couple baby kittens to her momma in this bottom picture. She did all the punching and sponging etc. herself. I think I have a couple of great future stampers on my hands. Maybe they'll be demos and then I can get a discount!? Lol!! (please leave a comment--it will make their day!)
Friday, March 30, 2007
WooHoo!! I'm the proud recipient of this amazing 3-coaster picture frame!! I entered a contest over at Teresa's blog: Inkfully Yours and I was one of the few picked for some of her yummy blog candy. This came as such a shock because with it being Spring Break this week, I have not been as faithful about browsing my blogging friends "stuff" and she had posted the winners days ago!! I fell in love with this gorgeous paper and the cute paisleys she made with this, so I'm a very happy camper right now...a HUGE THANKS to Teresa--you ROCK!!
Thursday, March 29, 2007
I think our card is a little "girlie" don't ya think??!! Lol!
Cardstock: Gable Green; Lavendar Lace; Kraft; Whisper White / Accessories: black brads, white glitter brad; primas; flower punch; both SU! oval punches; CM's circle cutters; 1/4" hole punch; scissors; sponges; markers; cotton ball; ribbon; white gel pen
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Stamps: Tags & More; Fresh Fillers / Cardstock: Lavendar Lace; Basic Black; Whisper White / Accessories: Mega Giga Scallop Circle Punch; CM circle cutters; Signo white gel pen; lavendar & white polka-dot ribbon; slit punch, 1/8" hole punch; dimensionals; sponges; markers; temp. mono for masking
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
(WARNING: this post is long, as I attempt to describe in detail my instructions for this. If you don't care to make one, please just scroll past it, lol!! REALLY! :0)
As you can see from the picture below, I cut out large square pieces from the black and green layers since they won't show anyhow, and it cuts back on the bulk too (postman will like that!) Let me see if I can go back in my mind to explain how I did this, LOL!! I came across this idea by a mistake I made. Well, if you can call it that?! I wanted to stamp the round saying stamp, cut it out in a circle and then layer it onto my GIGA Scallop circle punched piece, but there was way too much room around the saying and the scallops. SO...I cut a circle a little larger than the saying out of coral, and then took my piece of c.s. that had a hole in it, and used scalloped scissors and went around the outside to make a little "frame". If you don't know how Creative Memories Cutters work, there are 3 sizes of blades with each circle template (and actually there's an inner track and an outer track, so you can get 6 sizes with one template!) So then I centered (or tried! lol) the template circle on my white stamped rectangle piece and cut a slightly larger circle than my coral scallop piece. ARE YOU WITH ME??? Then, I taped my coral piece over the hole in my white piece. THEN, I layered my stamped piece on a black sheet of c.s. and trimmed the black slightly larger than the white. Did the same thing with the green. Then, I cut out a large rectangle out of the middle of bl. and grn. layers -- mainly this was so I didn't have to be exact with the circle cutting, and also, I'm running out of Celery c.s. and it saves paper! Then before I taped the black and green layers, I centered my white stamped piece on top of my Apricot card and held it there while I hovered my circle template over my white c.s. where I cut the circle out. Then I layed and held the template on my apricot c.s. while gently removing the stamped white piece from under it, trying not to move my cutting template. Then I used the same size blade to cut my circle out of the apricot layer. Next, I taped a piece of white c.s. to the inside of the card, and then I cut a same size circle as front stamped piece out of plain thin typing paper and layed the piece with a hole in it over the front of my apricot front and then stamped my circle stamp through to the inside white piece. Last of all, just taped all my layers onto the card front and Ta-da!! OK...that was a looooong description...so sorry!
Friday, March 23, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
(*Note: If you've already looked through the gallery for this challenge, then I want to stress that I did not CHEAT!! LOL!! I read the directions and made my card without searching all the other cards. When I uploaded, I browsed the others and was very surprised to see so many butterfly cards for this challenge!! Out of all the stamp sets SU! and other companies offer, it's shocking to see how many others read my mind!! hehehe.)
STAMPS: Bold Butterfly; Happy Harmony; Paisley BG
CARDSTOCK: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
ACCESSORIES: brown/white gingham ribbon; Cuttlebug Folders: "Divine Swirls", "Textile"; rectangle punch; oval punches; brayer (to ink up bg stamp); mini pop dots; sponge
Saturday, March 17, 2007
This was a kit put together by my local scrapbooking store, Raining Fresh Daisiesfor a contest entry. No, mine didn't win :( You had to use something of everything they gave us in the kit and we could manipulate it any way we wanted. The winner actually took the yellow paper and cut a huge sun out of it and put it on the pink pages and each ray of the sun had descriptive words about summer written on them. Neat! (sorry I don't have a picture to show ya!) I used my stamp set called (oh, darn...it's not coming to me!) If you know the name of this flower set, please leave me a comment or email me so I can post it! I'm too lazy right now to look it up...come on now--I've got a lot to upload today! lol!!
Friday, March 16, 2007
Here's another card made with the "Wild About You" images that I got through WISH RAK. (go sign up if you haven't yet! You get 3 free wishes and then you earn more as you grant them to others...it's a wonderful way to be able to make just a few cards with sets you don't have!)
ANYWAY...I cut this one lengthwise at 4.25" and then scored at 5.5", then scored just the top at 3/4" from the middle score. Then I punched holes within that margin and tied ribbons. (new thing I saw on SCS.) I rounded the corners with CM's corner rounder, and once again ran my c.s. through the cuttlebug with the bloom dots folder. The embossed white "happy birthday" was an afterthought, and the stamping on top of the bloom dots was a challenge. It left a bunch of spaces, so after I used the heat gun and allowed it to cool, I filled in the gaps with my white gel pen and it worked fine. The big glitter white brads are from Oriental Trading.
For the balloons, I "kissed" them with the Paisley background stamp in grey and positively pink. Then I added crystal effects to make them shiny and put them on with pop dots. Would be even cuter with a tiny wiggly eye, but still can't find them, grrh! :0) Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
If you are in this swap, or thinking about signing up, please do not link to this post...Thank You!
I used Crystal Effects on the nose of the puppy (cause we all know dogs have wet noses!) and I used a crystal rhinestone for his collar. The background on the puppy and frog cards are dry embossed with the "bubbles" Cuttlebug folder. I also used Crystal Effects on the froggy's lillypad to make it look wet. The punched frog was done using SU!'s oval punches and CM's circle cutters. (*note: I am not the originator of that ingenious frog idea...but have seen it done so many times on SCS that I don't know who created it!) The Hedgehog stamp is (c) Penny Black, and the puppy is (c) Whipper Snapper Designs.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
(Please note: I'm not discounting the cards I've received from other bloggers before I signed up for this group...I sooo appreciate those as well, but this is my 1st since signing up for the blogger RAK group.)
Thursday, March 08, 2007
JUST FOR FUN: Q & A on Pregnancy
Q. Should I have a baby after 35?
A. No, 35 children is enough.
Q. I'm 2 months pregnant now. when will my baby move?
A. With any luck, right after college.
Q. Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
A. Not unless the word "alimony"means anything to you.
Q. What is the most reliable method to determine the baby's sex?
Q. My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.
A. So, what's your question?
Q. My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?
A. Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.
Q. When is the best time to get an epidural?
A. Right after you find out you're pregnant.
Q. Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A. Yes, pregnancy.
Q. Do I have to have a baby shower?
A. Not if you change your baby's diaper very quickly.
Q. Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel normal again?
A. When the kids are in their 40's.
Hope this brought you lots of chuckles....it did me!!
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Stamp images are from "Swell News", and the paper is from the Spring Blossoms pack (? at least I think that's what it was called?).
or this one??