Sound like a delicious salad combo?
Tuesday, December 11
Sound like a delicious salad combo?
Saturday, December 1
Starbucks Mocha bottles are transformed into a fun gift-giving idea. How many things can you think of to put inside the bottles?
Recipe: Dashing paper, scallop punch, rhinestone brads, Love & Joy, real red, old olive
Saturday, October 27
You will notice if you read yesterday's blog that I did not use Wasabi in this layout. The two In-Color blues plus pomegranate were a perfect color balance for these photos. You may also notice that I switched out my 12x12 cardstock and 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock colors. I am really enjoying the In-Color scheme this year!
Stamps: Be Happy, Little Pieces, Big Deal alpha
Paper: designer series paper in Soft Sky, CS Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, and Pomegranate
Accessories: Double stitch ribbon, RR brads, tag punch, circle punch
Make sure you stock up on ink refills for your stamp pads and get your coordinating cardstock and ink pads! They all go so well together!
Stamp Sets: Little Pieces & Be Happy
Paper: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou, & Purely Pomegranate CS, Prints Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Tag Punch, Double Stitch Ribbon, RR & EE Brads
Monday, October 22
For those of you who have purchased the Jumpin' Jingle card kit, here are a few more samples to view!
You will notice that some of the background papers have been cut in half to give a two-tone effect - decorated on top with solid cardstock color on the bottom. Others use a paper strip to add contrast. And still another uses the cute little adhesive border strips to add some fun elements!
There is still plenty of time before Christmas to purchase the card kits! And as fast as they go together, you will be ready for another kit to make birthday cards and other occasions too!
Saturday, October 6
Since the temperatures dropped nearly 40 degrees yesterday, the fall chill whispered in my ear...
... GO PICK PUMPKINS!!!
So off we went to the Faux Pumpkin Patch! There is only one REAL patch in Las Vegas... and it is at the far extreme end of town and is only open during the mornings hours. So we went to the KMart shopping center pumpkin patch instead.
To our delight... the pumpkins had just arrived and were not picked over yet. We selected a nice plump pumpkin and a taller oblong pumpkin. When Shaela picked up a cute pint size pumpkin, it had a bonus gift! A little praying mantis was perched on it! She still calls this bug a 'Pretty Mantis' and I don't want to correct her... it's just too cute!
Shaela - 5
Devin - 7 (for 7 more days)
Dominic - 9
Mommy - Angels don't Age
We had a lively kitchen and living room full of crafting activity. We made the two kit projects Jumpin' Jingle and Quick n Classy. Between everyone I think we fnished 195 cards in our class today!!!! WOW!!!
Our bonus project made from 2 sheets of leftover textured cardstock - this cute card purse! It holds 20 cards and envelopes!
Thursday, September 27
I hope you can join us!!!
If you are not able to play for the day, you can still pay for the class plus $5 and I will ship all the pre-cut goodies to you along with instructions and an email file with close ups of the samples!
Class #1 - Get a Jump on your Jingle
Create 30 cute Christmas cards and envelopes from ONE simply scrappin' kit!
Create another 30 cards at home with the leftovers!
Class Fee $35
Class #2 - Quick n Classy Christmas Cards
Create 15 quick n classy Christmas cards and envelopes from the holiday mini Accents & Elements tin plus the beautiful holiday mini designer series paper!
Create another 15 cards at home with the leftovers!
Class Fee $25
All proceeds go to the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada in support of Baby Maggie.
Wednesday, September 5
I am a bloggin' flake. To make it up, I'll share my last Stampers Six scrapbook page with you! lol
I don't generally spend this much time with embellishments on a personal scrapbooking page, but I loved being able to show a gazillion different techniques all on ONE page! AND I loved playing with the free stamp set Wanted from convention and the matching Outlaw designer paper! AND chipboard! I was in crafting heaven! teehee
Here is the page blank, BP - before pictures.
Can you find: a button, rock-n-roll technique, colored chipboard, ribbon, twine, scallop punch, paisley stamp, jumbo snap, sage eyelet, photo corner punch, star punch, paper-covered chipboard, sponging, and designer paper?
Perhaps a close-up will help!
And here is a wonderful alternate decoration to go with the Outlaw paper using the Wanted stamp set... Running Horses!
Simply put your stamp to the ink and then to the paper... DRAG it backwards! Create quite a co-motion this way!
Wednesday, August 8
Monday, July 30
Okay now... I need to post seven little known facts about me. Hmmm, that's tough, let's see...
1. I married my highschool sweetheart while on a mission trip to Panama!
2. I accidently vacationed for 7 hours in Fiji.
3. No furry pets at our house... we have an 80 pound African Silcada tortoise named Tank.
4. I detest ironing... in fact I had a job that lasted 2 visits assisting an Indian woman... but I was fired when I burned her husband's silk shirt.
5. I do not have cable television (which is why I have time to stamp).
6. I was on tv when I was in 6th grade - on TBN's One Way game show featuring Bible memory.
7. I use to eat peanutbutter on my hotdogs, but now I'm much more civilized and eat it on my pancakes.
There you have it. Email me and let me know how many of my seven items were 'new news' to you!
Now then... I am going to tag my two favorite people in the world:
My SIDDY! - http://slaydenmom.blogspot.com
My MOM! - http://ccmestamp.blogspot.com
Stampingly Yours & His,
Wednesday, July 4
These cards are on their way to Iraq for soldiers to use to write home. I pray for each soldier who uses them to communicate with loved ones... and I pray for the loved ones who are home waiting to hear from their soldier.
Happy 4th of July.
Sunday, June 24
Cherished Wrap - as in wrapping paper - ideal when you don't have the appropriate wrapping paper . I had a bit left over from last Christmas... and I'm so glad! I wanted the gift to match the card I made her (shown in a previous post). I'm loving this new set from Stampin' Up!
Baroque Motifs, wrapping paper, purely pomegranate, gold encore
Saturday, June 23
Monday, June 18
So if you have some birthdays to celebrate... he or she... this fun lovin' crab can help you celebrate - in a snap!
Sunday, June 10
Decorating tins is easy and fun! Your best adhesive for gravity defying projects is sticky strip. Glue dots and dimensionals work well for adding additional elements to a tin - like the ribbon and twine for a lasso.
There are so many great ways to use these once some paper has been glued on. This tin is holding 8 photo dividers for the first year until Mommy has time to scrapbook them (which amazingly I think she is caught up so far!!!)... and it also holds a plaid shirt and denim shorts.
Can you think of ten more uses for a personalized tin?
SU! was awesome and gave us all an extra discount on the stamps in the preview catalog... so of course I ordered them all! Now they are all cut out and happily asking me to play with them! No problem!!!
My backdrop is the new Brocade designer series paper... double sided for double pleasure. The card is stamped on shimmery white cardstock with the new Baroque Motifs set in Gold Encore metallic ink and the new in-color Purely Pomegranate. Add some Pomegranate Palette O'Prints paper, wine organdy ribbon, and vintage brads for finishing touches.
I had fun uisng the old in-color Vintage Violet and the new in-colors Soft Sky and Pomegranate!! Don't they look nice and crisp together? If you live nearby, come on over Thursday night and we'll make this card together.
I had not posted in awhile... technical difficulties. But as they say, there is more than one way to skin a cat (is that the right saying... why would you want to do that?). I can't connect my camera to my computer, the scanner and computer aren't talking, the computer won't read the USB memory stick where my photos are stored as I could only download to the computer without internet access... urgh! So... that new little camera on the computer will have to take my card photos for now! I feel like a 'MacGyveress' having figured that one out!
All Year Cheer II, Circle of Friendship, Vintage Brads,Violet Stitched Ribbon - all items by SU!
Monday, May 21
My Scottish cyber-stamping, bovine-loving friend needed a bit of cheer if even for a brief moment.
Enter the COW.
Who doesn't love cows - espcially one in a floral moo-moo??!! A little tilt of the hand and this cow was sure to 'lift' her moooooood...
I was udderly excited to hear that it did just that!!!
Birthday Banter & Daisy Field Wheel - Aqua Painter
Sunday, May 20
Devin and I enjoyed making this personalized journal together for a neighborhood friend who is a huge horse enthusiast!
Monday, April 16
This sweet card is a bridal shower invitation I helped Bobbie Garcia make. Didn't she do a great job?? Sweet Bobbie had NEVER stamped before... and just look what she created!!!
She stamped Happily Ever After on white cs and then chalked in the flowers and bride. She stamped with Silver Encore ink on vellum (actually we ended up using hearts in the background on the final version) and set it all on Elegant Eggplant with a Pale Plum tag. Delightful!
The best part, as always, was sitting and chatting and laughing and discovering things about each other. For instance... we both married our high school sweethearts... how charming!