Monday, December 31, 2007
I hope to be back up and blogging with new cards soon. My DH is depolying to Iraq sometime this year. We are spending this lengthy holiday season to its fullest together.
Friday, December 21, 2007
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and in case I don't see you soon, have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!! God Bless all of you and Peace be unto this Earth.
Please think of our troops and their families who are spending this holiday apart. Pray for their safety and safe return when their job is done.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I used Random.org to pick the number. Here it is..
Here are your random numbers:2
Timestamp: 2007-12-18 15:21:19 UTC
The second post was by Rita. Thank you. Please email me your snail mail so I can get your goodies in the mail. email@example.com
Just to show that you can get inspiration from anywhere, here is my take on his card. I updated all the stamps to something current. Go through some of your old cards and see what comes to mind now.
Monday, December 17, 2007
1.) I am always on the lookout for a good patriotic set, so "The Free and the Brave " tops my list. There is a very realistic soldier standing in front of a waving flag. There is an eagle surounded by the words Honor, Duty, Service, etc. Three stars with a rocky texture, and a saying "What LOVE is to the HEART, LIBERTY is to the SOUL."
2.) To compliment it there is a 4th of July set called "Independence Day", but I like the Jumbo wheel of "Classic Starts" that coordinates with the Father's Day sentiment stamp set "Dad's Day"
3.) For my little boy, I love "Prehistoric Pals". A set of 4 dinasaurs, and a couple prehistoric tress.
4.) I have always liked the set "Embrace Life" that is shown in the preview catalog.
5.) Many new saying stamps are in the catalog. My favorite is "Smarty Pants". Very comical verses.
6.) As for accessories, WOW!! I am in heaven. Lots of new pattern paper for everyone. Boys, men, girls, ME!! Felt Flowers in 3 colors--too cute. I am always up for a new punch. And the new beads duos are very pretty, along with the new glitter stacks are great for many projects.
7.) As for hostess sets, I like many of them, but am glad my must haves are in the 1st level. Of course I like ALL of the Level 1's and it wil be hard to choose from the large flower (background size), the "For a Friend" stamp set and the Designer Prints Paper Pack.
I love wrapping gifts. Yesterday I started to finally wrap all the gifts for my kids. First I had to make all the gift tags to mark the presents. I wanted to keep them simple but noticable. I also wanted them to be sturdy so I could save them for future years. A few basic materials and here they are. The images are embossed and popped up on dimensionals. It was also easy to punch the hole at the top of each tag with the Crop-A-Dile, as it will go through many layers of cardstock at once.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
I have checked my counter and we are just about to 3000 hits also. Would you like to celebrate with me? Leave me a comment here and be entered into my blog candy drawing to be held on Tuesday morning. The winner will receive a goodie bag. Sorry no picture yet. It is my birthday and I am going to be lazy on the couch with my new book.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
ITEMS IN RED ARE GONE
Item # Product Description
109198 Accents & Elements Borders & Blossoms
109199 Accents & Elements Little Reminders 2
109197 Accents & Elements Tagged
100700 Album Leather Post Black 8-1/2x11
105385 Album Linen Post Mellow Moss 8-1/2x11
104520 Album Linen Post Natural 8-1/2x11
104517 Album Linen Post Navy 8-1/2x11
105382 Album Linen Post Real Red 8-1/2x11
105392 Album Linen Ring Mellow Moss 8-1/2x11
104510 Album Linen Ring Natural 8-1/2x11
104513 Album Linen Ring Navy 8-1/2x11
105388 Album Linen Ring Real Red 8-1/2x11
105067 Boxes & Tags Pockets & Pieces Assortment I
105068 Boxes & Tags Pockets & Pieces Assortment II
108798 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Confetti White
107246 Boxes & Tags Tiny Takeout Kraft
105747 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Large
105748 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Large Divided
105744 Boxes Stamp & Supply Extra Small
105749 Boxes Stamp & Supply Jumbo
105734 Boxes Stamp & Supply Large
105746 Boxes Stamp & Supply Medium
105745 Boxes Stamp & Supply Small
101052 Brayer Attachment Foam
107293 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Very Vanilla Medium
109149 Designer Series Paper Brocade Background
109161 Designer Series Paper Cerise
109162 Designer Series Paper Charbon
109155 Designer Series Paper Creepy Crawley
109152 Designer Series Paper Darling Doodles
109150 Designer Series Paper Dashing
108503 Designer Series Paper Petals & Paisleys
109156 Designer Series Paper Linen Prints
109147 Designer Series Paper Notations No. 2
109148 Designer Series Paper Outlaw
109158 Designer Series Paper Uptown
109157 Designer Series Paper Wintergreen
107285 Envelopes Open End Very Vanilla Large
107284 Envelopes Open End Whisper White Large
107296 Envelopes Shimmery White Medium
107287 Envelopes Square Vellum Large
107310 Envelopes Square Very Vanilla Mini
107294 Envelopes Vellum Medium
107290 Envelopes Very Vanilla Large
107291 Envelopes Whisper White Large
101016 Eyelet Tool Kit
105317 Eyelets Bold Brights II
105379 Eyelets Silver
105315 Eyelets Soft Subtles II
107282 Fancy Fibers Bella
107283 Fancy Fibers Elizabeth
103352 Stampin' Glitter Romantic Red
103349 Stampin' Glitter Silver Shine
106650 Greeting Glue
102620 Liquid Glue
103145 Page Protectors Post 8-1/2x11
104523 Page Protectors Ring 8-1/2x11
103598 Paper Vellum 12x12
105543 Pastel Refills Bold Brights
105544 Pastel Refills Earth Elements
105547 Pastel Refills Neutrals
105545 Pastel Refills Rich Regals
105546 Pastel Refills Soft Subtles
105962 Perfect Layers Tool
104184 Post Extenders
106522 Punch Spring Bouquet Flower
109722 Simply Scrappin' Creative License Hostess Level 1
109611 Simply Scrappin' Happy Me Hostess Level 3
109596 Simply Scrappin' Out & About
109626 Simply Scrappin' Primary Colors
109649 Simply Scrappin' Round Up
109635 Simply Scrappin' Secret Garden
109663 Simply Scrappin' Winter Bright
107415 Simply Sent Friendship Shapes
109230 Simply Sent Happy Day
105580 Spectrum Pad Blue Frost
101492 Spectrum Pad Celebration
105579 Spectrum Pad Cotton Candy
101336 Spectrum Pad Pumpkin Patch
100000 Spectrum Pad Un-inked
103953 Stamp-a-ma-jig Imaging Sheets Refill
104432 Stampin' Around Cartridge & Ink Refill Clear Embossing
101460 Stampin' Around Cartridge & Ink Refill Whisper White
102391 Stampin' Around Ink Refill Clear Embossing
103017 Stampin' Around Ink Refill Whisper White
103151 Stampin' Emboss Powder Hologram Highlights
105677 Stampin' Kids Pad Bear Brown
105676 Stampin' Kids Pad Beetle Black
105675 Stampin' Kids Pad Boxcar Blue
105674 Stampin' Kids Pad Gumball Green
105673 Stampin' Kids Pad Poppin' Purple
105672 Stampin' Kids Pad Princess Pink
105671 Stampin' Kids Pad Robin Red
105670 Stampin' Kids Pad Yahoo Yellow
103174 Stampin' Pastel Applicators
100852 Stampin' Pastel Erasers
100081 Stampin' Write Marker Going Gray
100945 StazOn Ink Refill Timber Brown
103088 StazOn Pad Timber Brown
107235 Tag Sheets Bold Brights
107239 Tag Sheets Confetti White & Kraft
107236 Tag Sheets Earth Elements
107240 Tag Sheets Kraft
107237 Tag Sheets Rich Regals
107238 Tag Sheets Soft Subtles
100894 Watercolor Brush Flat
101551 Watercolor Brush Medium
101331 Watercolor Brush Small
105395 Wire Works Metallic
105652 Wrapping Paper Whisper White
Stampin' Around wheels
109812 All about Birthdays*
109690 All about Christmas*
109812 All about Gratitude*
109676 Autumn Dots
107481 Butterflies & Blossoms
100267 Happy Jacks
107563 Ho Ho Ho
104312 Hot to Dot
104279 Leaf Prints
106062 Leaves Awash*
107479 Rough around the Edges*
101927 Snowman Fun
105521 Spooky Skyline*
107480 True Hearts
105033 Wings & Things
* Jumbo Stampin' Around wheels
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
The first card feels incomplete, but I will show it to you anyways. It would tear the card to fix it. I may make another one today, the way it should be.
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
The third person to leave a comment was Angel Wilde.
Please check out her blog. I enjoyed looking at everyones blogs. As always, I thank you for visiting mine. Angel.....please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org , your snail mail address so I can order your bow maker. Please be sure to come back and tell us all how much you love it when it arrives.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Gift Card Scam Article
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I only had time to do two of them the other night, but they are fabulous. I have an ornament exchange next month at church. I am definitely taking one of these. I also think this will be part of my Christmas gift to the family.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
My monthly club met the other night. Instead of learning a new stamping technique we learned three quick projects for perfect gift giving. The best part is the supplies were minimal and only used one sheet of Designer Series Paper for all three projects. All of the directions for each can be found on SCS. The direct links are at the bottom of this post.
The images on the Criss Cross Card are from the "In The Spotlight" Hostess Level 2 Stamp Set. They were both stamped in Always Artichoke ink onto Very Vanilla. They were puched out using the Snow Burst and Scalloped Circle Punches. The snow burst image is held on with a brad through all the layers of the insert. When we were done with all the projects there was enough pattern paper left over to make a couple of the gift tags I showed you yesterday.
Here is a list of supplies needed to make all three projects.
1 sheet of Designer Paper 12x12 (Cut into three parts 2-6x6 and 1-12x6)
1 sheet of solid cardstock-Always Artichoke used here
1/4 sheet of coordinating cardstock-River Rock used here
1/2 sheet Neutral cardstock-Very Vanilla used here
Scrap of coordinating solid cardstock-Purely Pomegranate used for tag on insert
1 1/2" x 12" piece of cardstock for card band (Optional)-Purely Pomegrante used here
4 brads (3 for bow & 1 for card tag)
1/16th Hole punch
3 Glue dots or dimentionals for bow
Ribbon-Always Artichoke used here
Paper Cutter with Cutting and Scoring Blades
Punches, Ink and Stamps of choice
Directions for each project can be found by clicking on the name of the item.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Sprinkle on the lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam
This will guide them to your home
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The winner is Melanie aka batgirl. Please email me (email@example.com) with your address and I will send your candy out.
Congrats to Melanie and thank you to all who entered.
Keep checking back often. I am close to 100 posts, my SU! anniversary and 3000 hits will be here before I know it.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
That brings me to my blog candy. I have been over 2000 hits for a week or so. All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered. If you would like a second chance at some candy, please link your comment to a thank you card. It can be one you made or one you plan to CASE. I am looking for simple WOW! cards. Something that I could CASE about 75 cards in a day or two.
You have until Tuesday at 8:00 pm CT to enter. I don't have a picture as of yet. There is a free stamp set involved. I will pick one winner randomly (DD picks out of a hat) from all the comments.
THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!!
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
A few people have asked if I would make cards for them. I sat down the other day and made a couple of samples for each of them. I will try and show you one each day this week. I am chairman of our church craft bazaar this weekend and have an incredibly time consuming job with set up this week. Please be patient, I will do my best to show you some new things.
On to todays card.
The first request was for some baby announcements. She wanted them to be very simple. I only own one "baby" stamp set and it was retired in July. This basic design would work with many stamp sets, in many colors, with many sentiments.
The bunny is colored in with markers to match the Designer Prints So Saffron Paper. On the left edges of the image I went over the coloring with a second layer of the same marker color to give it a little shading. The mat for the image and the sentiment is Sage Shadow cardstock. The ribbon is white grosgrain. I cut a length, tie the knot and then attached it to the card with some snail adhesive. The sentiment is from "warm words" and punched out with the small oval punch. It is layer on a piece punched with the large oval punch.
For the announcments, the birth information would be placed on the inside of the card. This card could also be used as a card for the new mom. The colors are very gender neutral, but can be changed easily with the selection of Designer Paper. Then simply color the bow to match the paper or gender of the baby.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
I have volunteered to make a meal for her family on Friday. Angela is an on the go person who is always doing things for others. I wanted to make her something special to make her feel better that she has to stop and rest. What better way to do that than with chocolate.
I made her a chipboard coaster box using the "Cutie Pie" Designer Series Paper. I had to hide the candy from my DD, I will add that tomorrow. I covered the four sides of the box with the Designer Paper. The inside is covered with Bashful Blue. The bottom on inside bottom are covered with Old Olive. I used the same image on each side. It is from the "Greetings Galore" stamp set. This set is perfect for any quick note card you could ever need.
I had a few pieces of the Designer Paper left over so I also made her a card and candy wrap. The base of both items is Bashful Blue. The ribbon is Wide Old Olive Grosgrain. The simple tag on the candy is from "Loads of Love". I punched it out with the tag punch and attached it to a scallop circle with a brad. Be sure to check out the after Halloween candy sales. I got this giant Kit Kat bar for only a quarter today. I got a few (19) extras just in case. :wink:
The card uses the largest flower in the Pretties Kit. It is held on with the rhinstone brad that came in the kit. The sentiment, from "Sincere Salutations", is stamped on Old Olive and punched out with the Key Tag Punch.
I used less than one sheet of Designer Paper, 2 sheets of Bashful Blue and 1/2 sheet of Old Olive. This was a quick simple project that will hopefully warm her heart. Try one for a friend of yours today.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
To help you keep all your projects looking good, here is a list of the colors used on each paper. Check your stock and be sure you are ready to make wonderful coordinating projects.
Brocade Backgrounds: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, River Rock
Cerise: Real Red, Very Vanilla
Charbon: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla
Creepy Crawly: Basic Black, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust
Cutie Pie: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron
Darling Doodles: Brocade Blue, Groovy Guava, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi
Dashing: Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Fall Flowers: Old Olive, Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky
Flowers for You: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise
LeJardin: River Rock, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Linen Prints: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Pink Passion
Notations No.2: More Mustard, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi
Outlaw: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla
Petals & Paisleys: Certainly Celery, Cool Caribbean (retired), Rose Red, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Taken with Teal
Holiday Harmony: Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate, River Rock
Apple Cider: Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, River Rock, Wild Wasabi
Prints: Monochromatic papers available in Almost Amethyst, Always Artichoke, Blue Bayou, Brilliant Blue, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Groovy Guava, Lovely Lilac, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, River Rock, Rose Red, So Saffron, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise