Saturday, January 31, 2009
Onto my card: "See, I don't just make Magnolias!" LOL... although they R some of my faves, but this one is Olivia from the C.C. Designs stamp set, "Olivia's Birdies." I also used the "Scenery" set for clouds. It's been a while since I've used this set, and I'm so glad I did as it just made me happy creating with it...esp. with those cute birds! I used the Label 2 Nesties to cut the stamped layer and coral mat. Ok, now onto the goodies...
BLOG CANDY TIME!! Kelly (of KL Stampin N Scrappin Store) is offering this yummy blog candy over on our DT blog! It's really easy to enter, so please take a minute to click on the photo and enter! You have until next Saturday, Feb. 7th. and be sure to tell her I sent ya! Good Luck everyone!!
Hope you get time to "Ink Something!" Have a great weekend.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Sorry so short, but I'm heading out the door for work right now. Have a great day!!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I needed a special card for a 40th wedding anniversary tomorrow (not mine...I've only been married 12 yrs), and I knew I wanted to use my brand new kissing Magnolias, along with the Basic Grey Bittersweet paper. Then I thought of all these really cute cards I've been seeing using heart-shaped doilies! So, I made a quick stop into the dollar store but all they had in hearts were way to huge for a card. So, I got a pack (of 90) of these scallopy circle ones. So, instead of using my large heart cutters like I'd planned to, I'd use the flower shape so it'll match the doily. The chipboard heart is from my Basic Grey Bittersweet card kit. Perfect! I added some rub ons to the heart, sponged the edges of my scallop circle and the doily. The little gold charm says "made with love" and was a gift from Sugar Nellie a while back. The chocolate and caramel ribbons are satin although the picture didn't capture the shine on them :( and the burgundy is grosgrain. Here's a pic of the inside before I wrote in it:
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Ya know, I just found a heart doily I made a couple years ago and I'm thinking...people actually crochet flowers to sell in card making...why don't I make some? SO... I think I'll try that. Although, most patterns I have are for doilies and afghans so not sure if I'm talented enough to figure out how to finish off a little flower. Anyone know of some online instructions or a pattern they can give me? :)
***Before I go, I want to say "Thank You" all for your sweet comments about my daughter's hamster--she will be missed. I showed Carly your comments and we're feelin' the love, so thank you! You guys are great!
One more thing...I'd like to invite you all to come visit the KL Stampin N Scrappin Girls over at Paper Craft Planet! We're having our own little challenge going on with a free Magnolia up for grabs, or you can come and just chat with us!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Lilly was the better of the two hammies, as she never pottied in the exercise ball, and she was funner to watch...climbing her cage and going across the top like monkey bars! My daughter handled it pretty well, although she did shed a few tears, but she didn't want to go with dad to burry her. I told her "these things happen, honey...especially with small animals" - we knew when we bought them they'd only last "2-3 years"---just too bad she didn't even last one year. This is not a picture of a "dead" hammy, this was just her napping a couple months ago. Just look at those adorable tiny pink paws...
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
I got this sketch from Saturday Sketch #32 except right after I found it, my dd came and used the computer and I didn't remember that there was a flower/embellishment on all four corners, but oh well. The hearts in her apron have crystal effects, so they're puffy and shiny. The ribbon is a gift from Kelly L. and she's thinking of carrying it in the store--what do ya think? I ♥ it! You'd have to feel it...it's thin and so easy to tie etc. So, yes, Kel...I definately think you should carry it, lol!! Oh ya...everything that looks black in this photo (ie. scallop corners, mat layer and the ribbon are actually brown, it just photographed dark. That's about it! Hope you all come visit our PCP group! (ya think I added enough links in this post? lol)
OH YA...just a reminder, if you visit the Home Page at the store and register (if you haven't already) you will get a newsletter that includes monthly sales codes in it!! You don't want to miss out on THAT, do you?!! : )
Thursday, January 22, 2009
And now... on a personal note, I went through some of my 8mm tapes for my camcorder trying to find the one from 2 years ago when my 6 & 8 year old girls did a ballet dance at the county fair, and I found that I [accidentally] taped over it!! There's about 20 seconds (if that) of them in their pretty peach costumes off stage before going on and then it jumps to backyard playing---OH, I'm sooo kicking myself right now! *sigh*
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I used pop dots to make her stand out from the (Swiss Dots) cuttlebugged Blush layer and the Regal Rose layer is also popped off the floral page. The paper here is from the DCWV Glitter stack (just because I don't have my Basic Grey yet *wink*)... it seemed to go with my flower shape pretty well. Remember, you can get Tilda with Rose at KL S&S Store through the end of January at 10% off plus free shipping!
(Keep in mind these are pre-orders only, so if you go to order and there's no "add to cart" button, you can email Kelly which ones you want and she'll get it put on her next outgoing order, or you can keep checking back on the site. She'll be placing orders twice a month.)
Friday, January 16, 2009
All Basic Grey Paper Pads are 10% OFF plus FREE shipping through TOMORROW, 17th over at KL S&S Store.
ALSO, Kerry at 3 Clovers Designs is having a Blogoversary Giveaway--3 different prize packs...go check it out!!
Gotta run. Have a great day everyone!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
For the rug, I used both SU! ovals and punched the light pink out of cuttlebugged c.s. and the Regal Rose just plain. Then I cut slits in the larger one and then rustled the "fringe". Her wings has yellow stickles on them--gotta get more colors of that stuff!! Right now I only have turquoise and yellow. Wish we had a craft store here. Here's a picture of the card laying flat.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
(I made their eyes puffy with Crystal Effects! Stick-on gems in dark red and pink adorn the bottom edge of the top cover.)
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
"Queen Kat Designs, http://www.katstamps.com/ is blowing out EVERYTHING in the store!!!!
- 45% off of all QKD Stamps
- 20% off of all Gift Certificates
- 30% off of all Past Kits... includes Royal Kits, Take 3 Kits and Get Inked! Kits
- 50% off of all Clearance items
Nope, we are NOT closing... I've just gone bonkers!! Get it while it's here! :) You never know what's coming next!! Happy shopping! (Sale ends 12:01 AM EST Monday, Jan 19th) "
QKD also just released brand new sets last week...and they're included in this sale!! Go check it out =)
Monday, January 12, 2009
and this second one I received from 2 bloggers; Lorie and my SBS4 sister, Chris. THANKS SO MUCH ladies!! With this one, we are to list 5 addictions we have...oooo, scary! =) see below
- my computer - blog surfing, emailing, games
- talking to my sister on the phone
- stamping - of course... HeLLOoooo!!! =) & stamp related activites including hoardingstamp/scrap supplies
- Pepsi - I know...that's baaaad. Wish I could say "water" but I usually drink a pepsi a day when I have any at home.
- my friends? - is that legit? I don't know what I'd do without my friends and if I didn't have my computer or my phone to chat at least every other day, I'd go bananas!
and now we are to pass these along to 5 FABULOUS blogs, so here goes...
- P.M.S. etc
- Three Clovers Designs
- Wishin' I Was Stampin'
- Winter Creations - my sister!
- Cuppy Cake
- Paper Delightz
- Chris Scrappin & Stampin in Texas
- Hog Wild About Stamping
- Scrampin Mama
- The Crafts Meow
Oops, couldn't stick with just 5 and I know I could go ON & ON & ON, because you all have FABULOUS blogs in my opinion!!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Kelly's store also carries quite a few of the Basic Grey 6x6 Paper Pads. She's wanting/needing to place a big order for her store and she's giving 10% OFF plus Free shipping on Basic Grey now through next Friday, the 16th. She has large pictures on her blog of some of the wonderful paper pads that you can see. I'm sure you'll find something you'll LOVE! There's also a Valentine Card Kit by Basic Grey that's also on sale!!
Magnolias AND Basic Grey paper...what a GREAT COMBO!! =)
Friday, January 09, 2009
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Here's the card I made for Tina's Grandfather (courtesy of Nikki's blog post HERE). He likes fishing etc. so my choices were between this fish, or my Thomas Kinkade® fishing stamp, which... when I thought about his age--he's turning 88--he might not be able to see the detail in that stamp (although it's one of my faves!). So, I went with this SU! set. Then I thought to make it SHINY and TEXTURED.
Here's what I did: I taped a piece of aluminum foil onto my black c.s. and ran it through the cuttlebug with the Tiny Bubbles folder. The fish are embossed in silver. It's hard to see, but I mounted the sentiment onto Not Quite Navy c.s. and the card base is also NQN. It's simple, but it stands out. What do ya think? I know my grandpa would've liked it if he were still here. Hope your grandpa is flooded with happy mail, Tina!! BIG HUGS!!