Monday, April 30, 2007
WOW...look what fun gifts I got in my snail mail!! This was an RRAK (Return RAK) from Donna Baker. This totally makes my week... THANK YOU DONNA!! :) She made that cute little beaded scissor or cellphone charm, and on the card, she paper-pieced Stampabella's dress and luggage!! SO cute, and I love the designer paper she used...oh, and can't miss that prima with a sparkly pink brad in the center. I love the bellas, but unfortunately don't own any, that is until now! :) She sent me some fun bella images to color in and use on cards. Thanks so much for the primas and paisley chipboard too!! How'd you know what my favorite things are? Well...I can't imagine a stamper not liking all those things! ;) THANK YOU...THANK YOU!!
AND...I'm a little behind in posting this next one (SORRY!) but a few days ago, I recieved an awesome RAK from Irene (Shani's Mom)!! WOW... I was expecting about 10 coasters and LOOK what she sent!!
You're the bomb! :o) THANK YOU... THANK YOU!! Now I need to get busy and look for that tutorial! :) Stay tuned for my altered coaster box
Sunday, April 29, 2007
I went with the Divine Swirls background (Cuttlebug folder) 'cause it kinda shows movement, like the fairy waving her wand. (ok...is that cheesy? Lol!) I also added Dazzling Diamonds to her Tooth wand. Most of her was watercolored. The tag says "sweet", although I was very tempted to put "You're tho thweet" because that's kinda how you talk when you're missing your font teeth!! :) My hubby had all kinds of things to put on that little tag...here are some more:
The GAP (ya know...the store *wink*)
Hey there, toothless!
Congrats on the loss of your baby! (get it? your baby tooth!)
OOOhhhh...ya, I KNOW, that one was baaaad!! :) I thought just plain "sweet" could mean that the person you're giving it to is sweet, or could imply a sweet "tooth". OK...nuff splainin' :) It's late...hittin' the sack. Have a great week!!
I actually SENT these to the hostess of the swap already!!! Lol!! I did email her to let her know what happened, and the best part is that I searched thru the swaps forum and found an Open Penny Black swap to join...YEAH!! So, these babies won't go to waste after all...(ok, not that they would go to waste, I'm sure I could find lots of people to send them to!!) ; ) Ahhh...ok, so I made up a new Whipper Snapper swap today...see my next post for details.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Here it is with the accordian book. You can't see the detailed paper...it's gorgeous IRL. The paper has a shimmery sheen to it and it also has glitter under crystal effects or glue on all the dark pink flowers. The celery inserts have a white paisley pattern and some glitter glue in swirls all over it that look like diamonds.
Monday, April 23, 2007
1. I'm married to an [ex-]Firefighter. He served for 10 years as a volunteer as well as his main job, which was a farm mechanic for John Deere. He's now a shop foreman in the Agriculture field.
2. I worked as a tour guide at a Mt. Rushmoore museum for 2 summers between college.
3. I have a butterfly tattoo (not telling where)--yes, I was a pk all my growing up years and at 21 just HAD to break free and do something stupid :)
4. I'm addicted to reality shows like Survivor and Amazing Race.
5. I was pregnant with twins my second time around
6. I like the slow-paced, "country-bumpkin" lifestyle we live
7. I've been to Disneyland at least 8-10 times. My mom grew up in that area and still has lots of brothers/sisters down there, so we would go visit (from Oregon) almost every summer.
It's such a gorgeous day out today and I don't have time to search people's blogs to see if they've been tagged yet or not, so if you already have, ignore this, and if not, consider yourself tagged!!
Shani's Mom, Ally's Inky Hugs, Serenity in Stamping, Stampin' Terri, Wild Rose Stamper, Kathy's Kreations, Kathat Stamps
I just picked random blogs from my blogroll...but ANYONE can play, so please, if you haven't been tagged yet, I'm tagging YOU!! :) Have fun and enjoy the day!!
Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
This one I had embossed the foil in the cuttlebug alone and then taped it onto the blue card and ya, it smashed a little too easily when you you touch it. I did it right last time when I taped the foil first and then ran both layers through the Cuttlebug. Just thought I'd share that with ya. This picture is funky, just because the den light is shining on it and I can't get a good picture. It looks like sheet metal IRL. See my previous post for details on the challenge. I just stamped the car from Classic Convertibles in black ink on white c.s. and used my brilliant blue marker to color in. It was very quick and easy. For the blue strip across, I didn't bother measuring...I just eyed it (as you could probably tell, huh?!) :) I LOVE the look of the foil for masculine cards. However, this birthday folder has a bunch of flowers in it, so maybe it's a bit girlie?? OH WELL...guys like flowers too...and since they ARE on "METAL", I think it'll pass.
The fish are from the "Angler" set. NOTE: You have to be very careful with foil--it rips easily. I knew that, but then I layed the card upside down to do my eyelets and a loose eyelet scratched my foil, so I added another silver brad to cover it up. Boy it shows up so well on a picture! :)
The saying goes, "Catch a FISH...make a WISH! Happy Birthday" (on the inside) This would also look cool with the Classic Convertible set. I had that in mind when I started, but then I already had these fish embossed, so I used em.
I'VE BEEN TAGGED:
It seems that I've been tagged by 3 awesome stampers whom I adore, Diaries of a Stamper , StampOwl, and Combat Boots to Rubber Stamps. I LOVE all of your blogs so much, and really admire your artwork. However, I choose to pass on this one. Honestly, I am inspired by something at all the blogs I visit. You can view them in my blogroll. I know that I haven't exactly kept that up to date either, but I have added lots to my Google Reader to visit every day!! :) Hope I didn't spoil anyone's fun, but you are all really great!! Thanks for dropping by.
Going to my 2nd grade daughter's Spring concert at school tonight. Got the cam-corder ready to go. I forgot it last night at their awards ceremony for Awana! They looked so cute in their red vests and badges all over. Next year C will move up to TNT, and Maddy will stay in Sparkys. Well, gotta run.
Monday, April 16, 2007
This cute little card measures 4" square when closed, and 4x12" open. I made mine a little larger than the instructions. You can find a complete tutorial here. This picture is bad. It was too dark in my room to not use the flash, so it's kinda glaring and loses the green colors in the paper. I got this paper and sunflower at my local scrapping store. The only part that is stamped is the sentiment inside and the circle "rivet". Here's a picture of the inside. The saying is from "Edgy Eloquence" and the rivet is from the hostess set, "Riveting". It says, "The secret to happiness is to count your blessings, not your birthdays." Love that!!
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
ENOUGH ABOUT THAT!! :o)
Give it up for Julia Stainton, everybody!! She spent 4 hours creating this awesome tutorial on paper sewing!! Ok...I've never tried sewing on paper (only "faux" stitching) but after seeing her fun and funky cards with this detail on them, I'm a savin' for a sewing machine!! :o) My husband is trying to be all "politically correct" and not buy me any "appliances" for things like my birthday, Christmas, Mother's Day, etc. I told him last Christmas, I WANT a Kitchen Aid Mixer--one of the good ones! Unless I go buy it myself, I'm never going to get one, cause I feel guilty spending the money on myself. But, see...if your hubby buys it for you...that's cool!! (and he DID let me get one after Christmas--YEAH!) SO, I am SOOO hinting to him about a sewing machine for Mother's Day next month. Let it be from the girls!! I can hint to them about all the cool stuff I can "sew" for them, like Easter dresses that they didn't get this year, Lol!! (although my hubby knows I can't sew a straight line!!) Well, go check out Julia's tute on the subject. Looks easy peasy and lots of fun! OH HEY...we just got one of our tax returns back today...Hmmm, if I can get to town before he gets home!!??? :o) HA HA!!
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
Okay...so I first punched out the scallop circle out of printer paper, layed that over my white cardstock with temporary adhesive. Then I sponged on Bashful Blue ink from the outside in, leaving a little of the center white (for a "brilliance" look). Then I inked up my flowers with Rose Red and Always Artichoke markers and stamped inside the template and stamped off as well to add a softer look to it. Then, I removed the template and rubbed off any remaining adhesive, and stamped my sentiment. The photo corner and the rose red card is dry embossed with the "Textile" Cuttlebug embossing folder (Provocraft). Looks simple, IS simple. :0)
Friday, April 06, 2007
Good Friday is the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. It is traditionally the day on which Jesus was crucified. Please see our article that discusses the various views on which day Jesus was crucified. Assuming that Jesus was crucified and died on a Friday, should Christians remember by celebrating Good Friday?
The Bible does not instruct Christians to remember Christ’s death by honoring a certain day. The Bible does give us freedom in these matters, however. Romans 14:5 tells us, “One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.” The Bible instructs us to remember Christ’s death by observing the Lord’s Supper. First Corinthians 11:26 declares, “For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.”
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Monday, April 02, 2007
"Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away our sin, He came the sinless Son of God to cleanse our hearts within."then I stamped Happy Easter. :o)