Saturday, May 31, 2008
I was lucky enough to get my hands on Fiskars new Threading Water punch. I used that on the edge of this card and layered a narrow piece of pale yellow cardstock behind it. The leaves were done with my Sizzix. I cut out the leaves from dark cardstock first for the background shadow and then cut them on light blue and used the diecut to layer over the background. The patterned denim paper (Hot Off The Press) I've had for like 5-6 years and never used. It finally came in handy! The flowers are from Prima and Bazzill with a button in the center from Doodlebug. The cardstock is from my favorite company, Stampin' Up! Their cardstock is by far, the best I've ever used.
I hope your weekend was fun and you had time to create.
Take care and God bless!
I am officially a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! I am so excited!!! I have been using Stampin' Up! products for years and just love everything they sell. I don't have a lot of extra time to go to parties/workshops, as most people don't with their busy lifestyles. My focus is to sell their great line of products directly to you through this website/blog. No hassle, no parties, nobody calling and pressuring you. Just look at what I have to offer on this site and e-mail me with your order. I promise it will be simple and you will be satisfied. I will advertise sales and promotions from time to time, and showcase new products, so be sure to subscribe to my blog to get these updates! If you have any questions or suggestions on what you might like to see, please e-mail me. I have so many ideas to share with you, I can't wait!
Ok, because I am so excited about this, all new customers will receive -20% off their first order with me. Who doesn't like a discount? I know I do!!!
Just got done with Beate's WSC. What do you think?
Recipe: SU! Lots of Thoughts stamp, DCWV patterned paper, SU! cardstock, SU! round tab and slit punch, SU! ink/watercolor pencil/blender pen, Spellbinders die template, Prima flowers, American Crafts brads, and the fiber is from JoAnn's $1 bin.
Friday, May 30, 2008
I would love to share more, but I'm exhausted. When I got home, my husband was spreading woodchips and had to leave for work. He wasn't done and it's supposed to rain tonight. Guess who got to finish? ME! I am not a fan of gardening work whatsoever. I'm already starting to feel sore. More tomorrow!
Oh, have you noticed anything different on my blog??? It has to do with my announcement I mentioned the other day. I'll tell you tomorrow.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I had a great weekend with my family. I visited this awesome scrapbook store and got some really fun stuff. I'm trying to catch up on work, e-mail, laundry, etc - so bear with me.
I am off to CKU in Buffalo on Friday and promise to post this weekend. I also have some news to share with you on my new endeavor!!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Good morning! One more day until the long weekend. I can't wait! I am going to visit family over the weekend. It should be a lot of fun and the weather is looking good.
I had some leftovers from my layout I posted the other day so I thought the paper would work perfect with this Riley stamp. I may use this card for a Father's Day card. We have a firepit in our backyard that we love to sit around and roast marshmallos. I love the burned ones! How about you?
Have a super day! God bless!
Recipe - Paper - Sandylion, Stamp - Hanna Stamps, Burlap, SU! Markers - YoYo Yellow, Bordering Blue, Going Grey, Creamy Caramel, Garden Green, Close to Cocoa, Only Orange, Real Red.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
The stamps are Changito from Stampendous and phrase from SU! Always. Punches are SU! Patterned paper from Reminisce. The card size is a little one, 3 x 3.75. Cards come in all shapes and sizes so try playing around with different dimensions!
I hope your week is going well! Enjoy!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
I hope your weekend was fantastic! It's been cold and rainy here which gave me the perfect excuse to finish this layout. Like I need an excuse!!!
Recipe for layout: Sandylion Green Wilderness and Camping Phrase patterned paper, Autum Leaves journaling stamp.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
We have a graduation coming up that I needed a card for. I decided to use Beate's WSC #48 to make this card. I love the layout she provided. I used all Basic Grey (Blush) patterned paper for this. The stamp goes perfectly with this paper. It's from Art Impressions. The brad is from Making Memories. I used Colorbox Chalk Cat's Eye's to ink the edges and distress the paper a little more. I think it will make a nice graduation card for our friends daughter.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I used all kinds of stuff to make this card. The stamps are Stampendous and Studio G. The paper is from Pebbles Inc, Making Memories brads, and the paperclip is from Doodlebug. I think that covers everything. On the inside I stamped "40" in large number stamps from Autumn Leaves.
I am falling more and more in love with clear stamps. I think the quality of them is getting better as far a stamping a crisp image, and the storage of them is so easy and takes up less room.
Hope your day is going well!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
American Idol tonight! Who is going home??? I think the finale will end up being the two David's. What do you think?
Have a good one!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Brandon painted me the cutest little birdhouse at his sitters. He was so excited for me to open it. My sitter said he spent an hour painting it! For a 2 yr old, an hour is a long time to work on a project. He just loves to paint.
I've only been a mother for two years now and it's the most challenging and rewarding job there is. One day you feel like you are totally screwing this child up, and the next they are hugging you and telling you they love you and you think to yourself that you're doing ok. I definitely thought before I had kids that it was going to be a breeze. I grew up wanting 6 kids! Today, I can't imagine more than one. Maybe I'd have another if I didn't have to work full-time. It's really hard being a mom today. You have so many hats to wear in a given day. Hats off to all moms today!
I had a little time today to do Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. I dug out an old paper pad I had from K & Company - Brenda Walton. It's so soft & pretty looking. You know me, I love anything floral. I took the saying from SU! Friendship Blooms set. The little pearls are so cool. They are flat on one side and have adhesive on them. I got them when I went to Archivers. They are by Mark Richards.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and had some time to create!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
I finished this layout today that I started last weekend. The paper is perfect for summertime photos. It's "The Bug Collection" by The Paper Lady Inc. I cut the paper into 3 panels for each side and layered them over black cardstock to really make the colors pop. The round metal pinch tabs are from Karen Foster. They match this perfectly.
The pictures are from last May, right around this time. It was the first time my son went to visit his cousins house in Indiana. They had so much fun playing together.
Let me know if you have any Mother's Day plans for this weekend!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
I used Love & Happiness rub-ons from SU! Very quick and easy. Then I just layered Prima & Bazzill flowers on top and secured it with a jumbo silver brad from American Crafts. To make it all coordinate, I added a flower rub-on flower in the center of the brad. You could even stamp a saying on these tins with Stazon ink if you wanted. I also debated using ribbon too. Again, the possibilities with these are endless. I bought 3 of them at the time, so keep checking back to see what I do with the others.
I'm working on some scrapbook pages with some really fun paper! I hope to finish it soon and then of course show you! Fun, fun, fun!
Have a good evening. God bless!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
I made this card for Beate's WSC #46. I didn't have a lot of time to work on it, so this fun and busy paper worked out well. I used rub-ons from Karen Foster to make it a birthday card.
Hope you had a great weekend! I need to go clean the house. No fun!
Saturday, May 3, 2008
This morning, since it's a rainy day, I took Brandon to the local Children's Museum. It is awesome! It was my first time there. We spent the morning there and then went to McD's for lunch. He had a blast!
This afternoon I dug out some of my goodies from Archivers I bought a few weeks ago. I bought these awesome mini blank clipboards where the clip is totally removable! I also bought this really cool clear stamp set. I am not a big fan of big stamps, but this one was way too much fun to pass up. I created this mini clipboard to hang up at work. I have a ton of more ideas to do with both these products! I just need time. I am a very slow crafter. I think about things too much sometimes and re-do stuff a lot!
I hope your scrapbooking day is wonderful and that you are always having fun creating! That is what it's all about. Check out your local scrapbook stores or online stores for some great deals this weekend.
Happy National Scrapbooking Day!
Recipe for Clipboard: clipboard - Stampendous, stamps - Stampendous & Printworks, patterned paper - Doodlebug, flowers - EK Success punches, jewels - Heidi Swapp.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
So I buried myself in my craft room and made this. Very simple, but it's the best I could do at the time. It looks better in person. I still need to brush up on my photo editing skills. Anyways, the recipe is Doodlebug buttons and Stampin Up! rub-ons. I used thread for the bow to just keep it soft like the rub-ons. The paper is scraps from my stash I pieced together.
Today will hopefully be better. Have a great one!