Saturday, February 28, 2009

A SAB Workshop Card.

I have to admit that most of the SAB sets were not for me. And, apparently my customers agree. This SAB has been a real struggle for me! So, to try to encourage people that they "needed" the DSP, ribbon or the punch set I incorporated it all into one card.

I haven't purchased the heart punch, so we had to cut the hearts out. We used the paper piercing tool from the tool kit to add a little extra to the card.

After all of this, I still only had one lady purchase enough to receive a SAB set free. I think the economy is really taking its toll on all of us!

Have a great weekend!
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Friday, February 27, 2009

Using my Embossing Plates.

So, SU! has introduced their embossing plates. Of course, I had to try a set of them. I love them! I am finding the hard to photograph. Both layers on this card have been dry embossed. In real life it is so darn pretty! It adds so much to the card with very little work.

We used them tonight at the workshop, and I don't know if the ladies are buying into them or not!?!?!

Have a good night!
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Workshop Card!

Here is a card that I came up with yesterday! I hope that not only is it a workshop card, but also a workshop WOW! This morning I was talking to my dear Kerilou (you are a blessing), and I was talking about this paper. I told her that I think this pack of paper is so pretty that you don't even have to stamp and it is magnificent!!!! I just love it.

So, in the spirit of stamping, I added a greeting! But, I don't think that it is neccessary!

Happy Stamping!
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

How Does the Time Getaway From Me?

I don't know where time goes, but apparently it is going! I have so many cards to share, yet I don't seem to get on here to do that.

Here is one that I just made. Unfortunately, I am in need of 3 Sympathy cards at once! So, here is one that I made with some scraps of my favorite new DSP. I used my blender pens to color in the stamp with Baja Breeze.

I truly love this set. By switching up the sentiments, you can truly create a card for any occassion.

Thanks for checking in!
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Back to Backwoods.

For this card I used my markers to color directly onto the stamp. Which provided depth for the deer, grass and timber. This set has proved to be extremely versatile. And, it definately lends itself to the "manly" card department!

We are almost finished with our "Winter Break." A week off of school and I fooled myself into thinking that I would have an opportunity to stamp. Luckily, I did a big stash of cards last week. That should provide for my blog until the kids head back to school.

Have a great day!
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Back to Thoughts and Prayers

Now, I know that you are saying..."how simple is that?" Well, clean and simple are two of my favorite things. For this card I used the Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip theme. Who doesn't love blue and brown together? And, to add a little pop I used my new favorite DSP Parisian Breeze Specialty paper. This is testured, cover-weight card stock. It is thick and is just simply beautiful!!! I had a hard time cutting into my first piece!

Thanks for looking!
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Backwoods from the Backwoods.

Here is the other set that I purchased. I got the Backwoods stamp set because I was lacking in "male" card material! This set certainly fits the bill. It has various images that work well together or separate!

For this card I simply used masking to create the effect of the cabin in the woods. I used my pastels to add a little more color. And, my crafters tool kit to add some paper piercing.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

New Sets....And, I Love Them!!!

Each time a new catalog comes out, there are always a couple of sets that really call my name. Why they call my name? I really don't know. Sometimes, I love the versatility...sometimes just the design. One of the sets that was calling me this time was the Thoughts and Prayers set. I have never bought a Sympathy set. The words never quite set right with me, or the art wasn't for me. But, this set did it! And, now that I have gotten my hands on it...I REALLY love it!

This card is super simple. And, much prettier in real life. I colored the stamp with my close to cocoa, ballet blue and sage shadow markers. It is stunning! As I am looking at the photo, it doesn't do it justice!

I always love making one layer cards for many reasons. And, now I have another to add to my collection!

Thanks for looking!
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Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Final Look At Valentine's Day!

Here is the card that I made for my dear friend Keri. I hope that she likes it! It is of course much simpler than her creations, but none the less a Valentine's Day card.

These are the gifts that we put together for the boys' teachers. We made these cute little accordian boxes that I saw on SCS. You simply use, cardstock, the big circle die and of course the top note die. They are simple and very functional boxes. We filled ours with a mix of Dove chocolates.

And, here are Keri's cookies! I usually use a recipe that is extremely rich. It includes a cup of butter and Confectioner's sugar. But, this time I used Keri's recipe. I also added a touch of almond with the vanilla. They were SO good!!!! Thanks for sharing such a simple recipe!

Check back in this week. I have had a chance to play with some of my new stuff and I am loving it!!!! I can't wait to show you!!!

Have a great day!
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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Next Baby Afghan.

Here is my second attempt at a baby blanket. The first one came out cute, but you could tell that it was my first one! This second one is coming out perfectly. I am amazed at how quickly it can come together after just learning to crochet! This yarn was the yarn that I picked out initially, when I thought that I would teach myself to crochet. But, it is fuzzy and has a texture to it. And, it is finer than "regular" yarn. It didn't work at first. But, when I completed my first afghan I thought I would give this yarn a try again. And, wa-la! It works beautifully. I have enough yarn to make two in this shade. Then, I have to make a pink one for a baby girl that will be born to close family friends in May!

I recommend that anyone wishing to try to crochet to simply go for it! It is so fun and rewarding to see a project come together. My husband and sons are even impressed with my work!

Have a great day!
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Monday, February 9, 2009

The Boys' Valentine's.

When I first started this project I was using my DSP from my Valentine's Bundles. Then I decided that I had "other" paper that I could use and have a similar result! This was good for two reasons. First, I could use up other random paper. Secondly, I could make some Valentine's in some "boy" colors instead of all the pink and red that was so easily used with the Candy Lane Paper.

Luckily, our classes are fairly small. So, 30 Valentine's were plenty for their classes. Now, I have to get the treat bags done. I am going to "cheat" on them so they won't take long at all!

Have a great week! We are going to get to 57 degrees on Wednesday! You have got to love winter in CNY!
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Not Really What I Wanted to Share Today.

I have been having some computer, I have limited access to my photos. Here is a scrapbook page that I did a while ago using the retired In Full Bloom Scrapbooking Kit. Sometimes, I have a terrible time putting things together.

I am trying to keep my blog current. I have a list of blogs that I look at daily, and I am always let down when I look at their blog and it is not updated! So, with that inspiration I am trying to keep something up at least 5 days a week...for those of you who care!
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Clever Idea.

One day, I was surfing a couple of blogs. I came across this idea on Elaine's Creations. It is quite simple. All that I did was cut a piece of DSP to fit the binder clip and glued it on. Punched out hearts and/or stars and added a little ribbon. They make cute little picture holders. Or, I am sure that you could think of other things to use the clips for!

Have a good day!
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Monday, February 2, 2009

A Workshop Card.

Here is a card that we made at last Friday's workshop. I used some old olive, DSP and black to create a dramatic card. The words are all embossed with black embossing powder. It makes it nice and crisp.

Most of us took the time to cut out the butterflies. We adhered them with dimensionals. They look like they could just fly right off of the card!

And, this card I made on Saturday using the scraps. I needed to make a few get well cards and just couldn't do it with the "Dream" on it! So, I simplified it a bit and didn't do the embossing. It still looks nice, I think!

Have a great day!
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