Saturday, June 30, 2007
Her dress is paper pieced with the Pallete O' Prints paper. The rest of the card is also POP, except for the white piece that I stamped her on. The girl is by Whipper Snapper...see link at right.
Large crystal stick-on gems are by Making Memories. I also lightly colored her wings with Amethyst and added Dazzling Diamonds to them.
I ran this through my sewing machine b4 putting girl on. Ok, I lied *gasp* it actually was an after-thought, so I pulled the girl off so I could stitch under her, and my tape is REALLY good stuff, and the gummy stuff stuck to my footer on my sewing machine, Grrr!!! The machine is fairly new, so I have to actually read the manual to figure out how to take the thing off!! Lol...pathetic, I know! Can't believe I'm in my 30's and JUST got my first sewing machine. But I'm loving making cards with it!! Now I'm off to finish laundry.
HEY!! ANYONE UP FOR A WHIPPER SNAPPER SWAP??? I just think these stamps are sooo CUTE, and I've never hosted a swap b4, but I would love to do one. Any of you ladies interested?? How should I go about this, post it on SCS?? Stay tuned!
I will pick another random commentor on Monday morning for the second blog candy, so you still have time to post a comment!! (not on THIS post)
:) Have a super weekend all!!
OH, and by the way, that newspaper article was made up!! heehee. And YOU can make one up too! They are soo fun for any occasion, just go HERE and try one for yourself!!
Friday, June 29, 2007
BLOG CANDY WINNER!!
I have some good news!! I had 19 of you leave me a comment on the blog candy, and we have a winner!! Mary Campbell, please shoot me an email with your snail mail address and I'll get those 2 sets sent out to you!! By the way, I didn't pick someone based on their blog, or how much they've commented on mine etc., I simply went to Random. Org and had the computer generate a number for me...it was #4. If I don't hear back from Mary in 2 days, then I will pick another winner Monday morning. :)
MORE BLOG CANDY!!
I have more sets that need to go...so, if you like these next sets, please leave me a comment on this post. If you don't want them, please leave a comment on a different post of mine, Lol!! I'd love to hear from ya either way!!
EDITED: OMGoodness, I JUST about had the biggest hissy fit ever--I'm talking totally outdoing my 2 yr. old (when she WAS two!) I just lost my long saying from my brand new set "Little Lady" from Papertrey Ink. Oh man, my heart was racing so fast. I was cleaning off my desk, ya know, picking out the big stuff and swiping all those little pieces into the trash, and I admit, I still had some stamps to put away too! Anyway, after all was said and done, I went to put my set away and I was missing that long saying. I have one of those clear desk mats under my swivel chair and those clear stamps will stick to it and "disappear" on it, so I got down and searched all over to no avail. FINALLY, I dug thru the trash and found it. JUST A HEADS UP GALS!!! Make sure to put away your clear stamps right after using them to steer clear of my little fiaskal. :)
Thursday, June 28, 2007
My new blog colors inspired me to make a card with them!! :) This is also today's challenge on SCS--to use "scallops" on our card. I used fiskars cloud scissors for the bottom borders and my marvy giga scallop circle punch for the circle.
STAMPS: Little Lady (Papertrey Ink)
COLORS: Apricot Appeal, Pixie Pink; Pink Passion; Certainly Celery; Basic Black.
Now, with the "OUT with the OLD" part of this. I desperately need to do a clean sweep of my craft room, because my niece is coming to stay with us and I need to put the daybed in that room, so in the middle of cleaning it up, I thought I would also grab the sets that rarely to never get used anymore. SORRY--I'm not a demo and do not have brand spanking new stamp sets. These are ones I've used, although some of the stamps in the sets have never been inked. With that said, I'm going to offer them up as blog candy. I will do this in 2 posts. If you like the sets in the following picture, please leave me a comment on this post and tell me what stamp set is your favorite, or one that you bought most recently. :) Then stay tuned for another blog candy in a couple days. You can't beat this...I'm paying for shipping, so I'm basically PAYING YOU to take them off my hands...how twisted is that??!! :) So leave me a comment!!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
What's more perfect is that this is just the right size to fit my altered lunch tin that I made into a recipe box for my niece's wedding shower on Saturday!! [picture to come]
:) I do realize that my recipe box does not match my gable box, but I'm sure she won't mind!! At least she can reuse the box. I added a bit of turquoise to the box because her wedding colors are turquoise and silver.
For ink, I used Color Box pigment brush pads in ruby and aqua, and SU! craft pads in white and black. I LOVE how fast the Color Box inks dry and they hold their true color, even on plain ol' kraft brown cardboard :)
The saying on the front of box says, "a happy life is made of little things" from the Little Lady set.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
THANKS SO MUCH CATHY!! Let me know when I can return the favor. :)
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
I also just came across a blog that I wanted to give a call out to called, "The Stampin' Soldier" by Laura Barefoot. That's right...she's in the Army, she's also a firefighter and EMT as well as a SU! Demonstrator!! Here's a little excerpt from her blog:
"Working in the Army is difficult for me in this area. There are SO many areas that need a bit of color as I'm sure you can imagine, but I just can't alter the world. I'd cover the tanks in paper flowers and patterned paper if they'd let me!"
I just love her blog and I'm sure you will too!! Go check her out and leave a comment or a few!! :)
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
After cutting my pieces, I used regular one-sided tape to tape them on the back side. Then I ran the diagonals through the sewing machine and then taped it to the black card base. Watercolored the roses and added some doodling and brads.
PAPER: Pallete O' Prints; basic black; watercolor c.s.
ACCESSORIES: polka-dot ribbon from Janet's ribbon share; square scallop punch by Marvy; polka-dot and striped brads from Queen & Co. (for my b-day from Janelle); aqua painter; sewing machine; thread
"Hey, I recently added a news widget from http://www.widgetmate.com/ to my blog. It shows the latest news, and just took a copy and paste to implement. Might interest you too."
It is just a new widget that will put news topics onto your blog. That's fine if you want it, but one message is plenty for them to let me know about it. But this morning, I found 5 or 6 comments on all different cards I've posted with this same message. It's kindof annoying! SO, I believe it to be a computerized "spam" source leaving comments.
HAVE ANY OF YOU GOTTEN THIS?? So, I've decided to once again "moderate" my comments before they are posted. Thanks for understanding.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
I stamped her with Stazon on watercolor cardstock and used my Aqua Painter and classic ink (smooshed the lids to get extra pool of ink). I sewed the celery and coral onto the chocolate chip cardstock and then taped it onto the coral base. The scallop circle piece is chocolate chip and I used a white gel pen for the dots. The coral stripey piece in middle is from the Spring Flowers pack (SU! designer paper).
Monday, June 11, 2007
For this one, I used Color Box "Aqua", waited for it to dry and then stamped white over it. I also paper pierced the "trail" but it was so subtle that it didn't really show up in the picture, so I went over it with my handy dandy white gel pen (LOVE that thing--it's bailed me out dozens of times!)
Added a prima and glitter brad. The sentiment (on both cards) is from SU!'s "Sincere Salutations" set.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Once again, I used my Palette O' Prints as the dp and Rose Red c.s. If you'd like directions for this gatefold card, please see Beate's Tutorial Here.
Thanks for looking, and have a great week!!
Saturday, June 09, 2007
When Pigs Fly - ??
No name...is this yours??
??? No Name...is this yours???
Friday, June 08, 2007
He's soo good with kids. He brought his sound system with various sound affects and accoustics...don't know who was more stoked, the kids or us!! His style is kinda Regae-ish? I'm not very good with categorizing music, but I think his target audience are probably teenagers mostly, although it appeals to the younger (obviously!) and older generations as well... must, since he's heard on the radio! :)
Anyway, here are some pictures, with my lame camera, however when my SIL emails the pics from her camera, I'll replace the pics. If you get a chance to check out his website, do! His story is pretty neat!! I'm kicking myself for not taking the video camera! I had to leave work and go straight to the school...you know how THAT goes...getting ready in the a.m. with 2 little girls to get out the door and me ready for work--the brain wasn't functioning as clearly as it could be :)
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
COLORS: Ruby Red, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery
You have to look closely at the middle banner to see that I stamped "Celebrate" with black Stazon onto a transparency sheet and attached with the slit punch and brads at the ends. I embossed the butterfly in black ep and colored in with markers for celery and ruby, and the purple I watercolored (because the marker was too dark...I always scribble a bit on scratch paper first to see how dark it is!). Ruby layer is cuttlebugged with Divine Swirls.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Just a fun variation for a Frogger's Day...uh, I mean "Father's Day" card.
EDITED: Oops, forgot to post the link to the directions!! It's here. Keep in mind that the one they made is with an 8.5x11" sheet of cs and I made it with a 5.5x4.25" so it would fit in a regular size card. Also, their frog is kinda ugly and evil-looking, but I just cuted it up a bit :) HAVE FUN!!
Monday, June 04, 2007
STAMPS: Polka-Dot Posies; Love Without End
PAPER: POP patterned paper; Rose Red; So Saffron; Certainly Celery
ACCESSORIES: scallop scissors, ribbon; paper peircer
STAMPS: Lovely As a Tree; Noble Deer; Linen
PAPER: Always Artichoke; Mellow Moss; white typing paper
ACCESSORIES: paper peircer; brads; sponges; textiles cuttlebug folder
Sunday, June 03, 2007
My thoughts going into her gallery was to choose something that I could showcase as many patterns of my new Pallet O' Prints in one card and still have it look great--not over done! (I'm sending this to a friend who doesn't have the pallet yet, *gasp* and she's even a Demo!! *bigger gasp*, Lol!! So, without further ramblings, here's the link to her card I chose, and this is MY CARD.
STAMPS: Penny Black "Garden Gossip"; Noteworthy (SU!); small oval (Amuse)
CARDSTOCK: Rose Red & Celery patterned paper in SU!'s Pallet O' Prints pack; white
ACCESSORIES: paper peircing; 1/16" hole punch; rose red marker; 3-d hearts and blooms pack by Memory Mates; celery rhinestone brads; Marvy Giga Scallop punch; crystal effects (on ladybug)