Friday, December 21, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Here's a turkey project that we made at a workshop last week. I used the 5-Point Flower Punch from SU, the 1 1/3 circle, the 3/4 circle and the Spring Flower Punch.
I punched 2 5-Point Flowers each of 3 different colors (Glorious Green, Real Red, Only Orange).
Stack the circles (Chocolate Chip) and adhere together for body and head. Cut the petals of the flowers apart and adhere to back of turkey in way you like. Cut tip of one of the orange pedals off to make the beak.
Use the Spring Flower punch to make two feet and one gobbler thingy.
If you are going to attach the turkey to a card, you can do so now. If you want to make a name plate or something else, you can put a large Chocolate Chip circle on the back to hide the messiness as well.
It sounds like a lot of work, but it really doesn't take long to put together, and they are so adorable!
This was shown to me by Nyla Kelley.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Main color – 12” x 4” (Glorious Green shown here)
2nd Color – 3½” x 3½” (Real Red shown here)
3rd Color – 3½” x ½” (White shown here)
4th Color - Could use embellishment or paper here. I stamped an image on pattern paper and went that route.
Paper Cutter w/ scoring blade
1. Score Main card stock at 4” and 8”. Score diagonally from the top of the 4” score mark to the bottom of the 8” score mark. Fold card away from you on the diagonal score, and then fold up on the 8” score mark to create pocket. Adhere pocket together, leaving top open. Fold on 4” score mark to create 4” x 4” card.
2. With the scored piece of card stock, make sure that the middle, diagonal score mark is going from top left to bottom right. Fold the middle, diagonal fold backwards.
3. Fold the remaining two pieces to make a card.
4. Adhere the pocket to the back of the card, remember to not glue the pocket part, so you can slip something in it.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I really need to get motivated on the card front too. I sit in the craft room at the table and just stare. I start to get an idea and then it disappears, or doesn't look right when I'm finished! Ugh!
I think I really need to say "No" occassionally, but it's really hard for me! Right now I'm deep into the March of Dimes Signature Chef auction and it's been keeping me busy at my real job and after hours. It's a wonderful cause and I really love doing it. I'm working on the programs currently. SU actually sent this HUGE box to donate as a prize and I put it all in a basket last night. It is OVERFLOWING! Once I get it looking pretty, I'll take a picture. They donated a full set of watercolor pencils and crayons. Thirteen stamp sets, all kinds of accessories, stamp ink, chalk, just loads of stuff. I've been asking anyone that wants to make a SU card to put in the basket to please send those to me. I'll provide the envelope. I've been including some of my DTP swaps, etc. That way there are samples in the basket as well. I'm hoping it won't go for much so I can purchase it!!! hahaha
Have a wonderful day everyone.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Blog Candy for a Cause - Please Support!
Calling all you Crafty stampers and Blog Candy seekers out there! I am putting together a shoebox (or more!) of RAK cards to send to a family in need of some prayers and uplifting. Friends, Michael & Alissa and son Isaiah, have twin baby girls (3 months old now) that have been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma Stage 4S. The large cancerous tumor is in their abdomens. Both girls are undergoing chemotherapy treatments at Children’s Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Michael & Alissa have shown amazing faith and strength in dealing with this heartbreaking event in their lives. To encourage them and to let them know that there are people all over praying for them, I decided to put together Blog Candy for a Cause. Please follow the link for the full details of this as I would like to have all of the cards in the mail to me by October 15. I will wait till October 22 to draw for the blog candy to enusre that all cards have had a chance to get to me. Thanks for your prayers and help!This post is going to remain at the top of my blog until October 15, so look below for the latest post!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I loved all the make and takes, and my upline (Sharon Dungan) even got to go on stage and do a presentation! She did great. I was so very proud for her.
Here are some of the swaps I got.
Monday, September 10, 2007
We have a wonderful friend that has a side business of cooking BBQ.
He hand made his grill and everything. I think he's about to make it big so I had him come cater a party we did last weekend. He cooked so much meat everyone had some to take home and there were 47 people there!!! We had beef, chicken, and venison.
Anyway, here's a card I made to thank him. Everything is SU except for the ribbon, but it was too cute not to add. =)
It's using Viola and Loads of Love.
Here's also a picture of his VERY cool grill.Also one of my sweet husband and Ralph cooking for our church picnic. =)
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I made this Christmas card last night for a swap I'm in. I'm not in love with it, but I think it's ok. I've had stampers block lately! I keep reorganizing my work space and that takes up too much time! LOL
Here's the card. Have a great day.
Monday, August 13, 2007
I got to hang out with some fantastic ladies and socialize with lots of people who love to stamp!! What more can a girl ask for?
I fell in love with the Rubber Cottage and Inky Antics, not good since I'm supposed to be focusing on Stampin Up! products!!! Argh! *giggle*
Attached are some cards I did with my new stamps.
The single horse is from Inky Antics, and I swear I could ahve bought a whole lot more there! They were so cute.
The field of horses is by Rubber Cottage, and I got it unmounted. So this one isn't that great as I didn't really mount it correctly. I'm going to need to change it around a bit. I've never bought an unmounted stamp before, but bought several this time. How much cheaper!!! I just need to figure out how to mount them correctly!
DRYER SHEET TECHNIQUE...
The last is a wonderful technique taught to me by my friend SueG, she lives up in the Cincy area and always comes up with super ideas. She found this at a swap at Convention this year.
Measure out your card stock, and stamp the image you want on the white piece.
Spray dryer sheet with spray mount and ut Dazzling Diamonds on. Shake off excess and then spray the white card stock with spray mount. Press the dryer sheet on the card stock and stretch until it looks the way you want it. (Sparkle side up!) Let dry for 5 minutes or so.
Cut off the extra dryer sheet around edges and assemble card as you like. It's really pretty and really easy! Just a little messy as you get glitter all over your self. *grin*
The scan is a little crooked, sorry.
The only other really fun thing I learned about at StampAway is about corner punches and fun ways to use them. I found the pretty little trumpet corner pictured on the horse card above.
What a really fun day I had! Thanks Trish, Teresa, Sue, Carol, Brittany, Kyle, and everyone else I met! I had a blast.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Here's a link about it. She suggested everyone have a party that day to make cards together! Sounds like fun to me!
The first Saturday of each October, kicking off the holiday card-making season, the most popular time for creating and sharing handmade greetings. (That's October 6th of this year)
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Here's what I have available. I can take PayPal as payment.
All are mounted and well loved.
Will ship anyway you want, cost of shipping charged. Buy 5 or more sets, shipping is free!
The World Over – Set of 3 – $10.00 - SOLD
Simple Somethings - Set of 4 - $10.00
Cute Critters – Set of 4 – $10.00
In the Sky – Set of 4 - $7.00
Handwritten Hellos – Set of 4 – $7.00 - SOLD
The Gifts of Spring – Set of 4 - $13.00 - SOLD
Friendship Grows – Set of 4 - $13.00
Wishing Well – Set of 5 - $15.00
Delight in Life – Set of 6 – $13.00
Crayon Cuties – Set of 6 – $20.00
Fishy Friends – Set of 6 - $15.00
Bunch of Bugs – Set of 6 - $15.00
Animal Valentines – Set of 6 - $20.00
Pocket Fun – Set of 7 - $15.00 -SOLD
Very Punny – Set of 8 – $10.00
Feathered Friends – Set of 8 - $23.00
Nice & Easy Notes – Set of 8 - $20.00
Terrific Tulips – Set of 9 - $12.00 SOLD
Watercolor Garden – Set of 13 - $10.00
Great Greetings – Set of 20 – $15.00 (Missing From The Heart, I’ll keep looking for it!)
Brushstroke Numbers/Alpha – Set of 12 - $7.00 / Set of 56 - $28.00 - Purchase together for $32.00
I can provide pictures of the stamp sets you are interested in.
I would also be willing to trade Be Happy and Looks Like Spring for stamps on my “want list” or CDO.
Thanks for looking!
Here's a link to the pictures of the sets I have available. View photos