Mar 23 2009

I’m home again!

I’m home!  Why is travelling so exhausting?  All you do is sit around in airports.  Well, we had a little excitement today…our plane was late leaving Kansas City and we only had a 1/2 hour layover in Milwaukee anyway.  So..we ran from the landing gate to our flight…catching it by only a couple minutes!  They had the door closed already, but since there were about 9 of us, they reopened it.  Yeah!  I wasn’t looking forward to sitting in an airport for several hours until the next flight left.

So, this will be short and sweet, since I think I’ll go take a nap!  I used the same Box #2 die that I used on the bunny one.  This time I used the Sale-A-Bration set, Polka Dot Punches, the Sale-A-Bration designer paper, Delicate Dots, and the Sale-A-Bration ribbon bundle!  Hurry…these items are only available until the end of March!    Make sure to place your $50 order with me NOW!

Anyway…we had a great time visiting with my son and his girlfriend.  Their house is so cute and they seem to like living there!  But, I’m SO glad to be home!


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Mar 16 2009

Eight Great Greetings

Wow…the weekend is over again!  They go by SO fast!  I’m excited for this week, though…we are headed out to see our eldest son in Kansas City!  He was transferred and moved into a new home in January and we haven’t seen him since Christmas!  Plus there is some huge car show out there this weekend…of course the guys will check that out…I’m going to go shopping! 

Here is a second Easter card I made using Eight Great Greetings.  That bunny is TOO much fun!  Remember, even though this set is in the new Occasions Mini (you should get yours in the mail this week!), you can order three of the sets now!  Click HERE to see the sets!

With this card, I started with a base of So Saffron and added a panel of Delicate Dots Designer Paper (blue dots).  I stamped the Easter Bunny with Basic Black on Whisper White and colored her in with my Blender Pen and markers.  That was layered on Bashful Blue.  I used another design, the hearts, from the Delicate Dots Designer Paper (Sale-A-Bration free gift with $50 purchase!) and layered that on Pretty in Pink and wrapped some new So Saffron striped ribbon around that layer.  I added a So Saffron Round Tab stamped with Happy Easter (I divided the greeting from the Easter Bunny for more versitality) and slipped it under the Pretty in Pink layer.  Finally, I used my Trio Flower punch with Pretty in Pink, then added 1/4 circle So Saffron punch centers to each flower.

Those small images are great to use with lots of designer paper!  I have some time today…I’m going to try to play with a few of the other stamps in that set!  It is great for beginners or more experienced stampers because of the variety of images in it!

I also need to prepare for my Punch Class this Wednesday!  If you are in the Columbus, Ohio, area…email me to attend!  I’d love to meet you!

Sets:  Eight Great Greetings
C/S: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Delicate Dots DSP
Inks:  Basic Black (Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue Markers)
Other:  Trio Flower punch, 1/4 circle, Round Tab punch, So Saffron stripe ribbon


Mar 05 2009

Cheep Talk

I LOVE this set!  I think it makes the cutest cards!  So different from the flowers that I usually gravitate towards.  This card was a challenge card for one of my groups.  We were supposed to make a card to send with a bird on it!  I had a hard time chosing between this set and Good Friend…I LOVE them both!

I started with the Sale-A-Bration designer paper, Delicate Dots, to pick my colors.  (Get it FREE with a $50 order!)  I love the stripe in this paper!  I pulled out the So Saffron for the base of the card and layered Certainly Celery on top.  Then I used a piece of the stripe, matted with Bashful Blue.  I used the polka dot Bashful Blue and rounded the corners.  The focal point, I used my markers to ink up the stem and leaves with Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery.  The little bird is inked with Bashful Blue, then I added Summer Sun on his beak and Chocolate Chip for his legs….sitting him on the branch.

The Scallop Circle punch fits perfectly underneath the curve of the branch.  I stamped Hello There and punched it towards the top of the 1-1/4 circle.  Then layered it on the Certainly Celery 1 3/8 circle punch, and the So Saffron Scallop Circle punch, that I pierced in each scallop.  Finally I stamped the flower and cut it out, placing it under the words.  I added a 1/4 circle punch from glittery Iridescent Ice Certainly Celery cardstock.  I think this card turned out SO cute!  I was sad to give it away!

I leave tomorrow afternoon for a LONG weekend stamping retreat!  I can’t wait!  I’m mostly packed, just need to load it in the car.  I feel like I brought my whole studio…actually, I probably did!  lol!

I’m going to try and get several things scheduled to post while I’m gone.  I’m going to try to do my Blogger’s Challenge card for Friday, if I can find something to stamp that isn’t packed!  lol!


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Feb 25 2009

Thoughts & Prayers

The Thoughts & Prayers stamp set has certainly been popular.  Over the past weekend, Mary, Lisa and I did some cyber challenges and used this set a couple times.  I’ll link to them when I see they have posted their cards.

We used Amy R’s sketch as a jumping off point and the requirement of using Thoughts & Prayers.  Each of us used a different color scheme.  Makes it so fun to see how each of us interpret the sketch differently.

I started by using some of the Sale-A-Bration designer paper, Delicate Dots, that you can get for FREE with a $50 order.  I let the stripe paper determine my color scheme.  I started with the base of So Saffron.  I added a layer of Certainly Celery, first running it thru my Big Shot with the flower Textruz design (you can barely see it in the background in the photo.)  I added the striped designer paper to the right side, and then the blue polka dot designer paper to the left.  I rounded the corners of it first.

I used the floral branch for my stamped image and inked it with Certainly Celery, then removed the color from the flowers with my blender pen.  This allowed me to add back the So Saffron color with my marker.  I layered the Whisper White onto Sahara Sand.  Then I pierced holes in each of the flowers for a little more definition.  This piece went on top of the designer papers and I wrapped the So Saffron 5/8 grosgrain around the entire Certainly Celery piece and knotted.  (This ribbon is part of the ribbon bundle you can also get only during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order…it matches the designer paper perfectly!)  My final step was to add the Thinking of You greeting, cut with my Sizzix Lots of Tags die.  I added a small punched flower in So Saffron from the Trio Flower punch and placed a crystal mini brad from the Pretties Kit in the center.  Cute!

I think I’m going to have to call my brother, the dentist, today.  I’ve had a toothache for two days.  Ouch!  I don’t know what I’ve done.  I was just in there last week for an emergency visit when my filling broke off.  I bit down on something hard in my food…haven’t figured out what it was, but it did do some damage, obviously!


Feb 24 2009

Punch Pinwheels

EDIT:  To make pinwheels, punch a square (or cut one to the size you want).  From each corner, cut approximately 1/2 way to center point.  Fold down every other point to meet in the center.  Place a mini brad to hold the points in place.  Adhere to card with dimensionals.


At my Punch Class this month, I showed them how to make Pinwheels!  I think they are so much fun and SO easy!  You can make them any size!  I’ve made them before to top flower stems, but this time I wanted to use them on a flourish. 

I pulled out my dusty set, Doodle This (I can remember when I first bought that set I used it ALL the time!) and stamped the corner scroll in Certainly Celery on Whisper White.  I colored in the small flowers with So Saffron.  The base of the card is Certainly Celery and I added a layer of the wonderful Sale-A-Bration designer paper, Delicate Dots, over top.  (YOU can get this lovely paper FREE with a $50 order.  Click HERE to SHOP ONLINE NOW!)  I chose two other patterns in the Delicate Dots package and punched the squares for the pinwheels, adding a colored mini brad in the center of each.  They are secured to the flourish with dimensionals.  I layered the stamped image on Sahara Sand and added the Eyelet Border in Certainly Celery to the top and the bottom.  Finally, I added the words, "I just heard" in the upper right corner, using the Word Window to punch it from So Saffron.  I think it turned out really cute and my class LOVED it!

Sets:  Doodle This, Absolutely Fabulous
Inks:  Certainly Celery, Basic Gray, So Saffron marker
C/S:  Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Delicate Dots DSP
Other:  Mini brads, Eyelet Border Punch, Word Window Punch, 1-1/4 square punch


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