Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
The second card I made was another tent topper card. The card base is so saffron with PP matted on it. I used the photo corner stickers from the kit. I used my Fiskars circles to cut out my circle in rose red. I used my scallop circle punch in WW cs. The flowers are stickers from the kit. I used my celery marker to doodle around the scallop. This card is missing something I just couldnt make it work. I tried to add a sentiment on the front but it took up too much of the card.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Hope you all watched AI last night. Jordin was fantastic!!!!!!!!!So excited about tonights show crossing my fingers for her.
Here's the link to Michelle's tent topper card. There's not really a template but she give directions on how to assemble the card. No worries it's super easy but the outcome is too cute!!!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Now I have to say that usually when I try a new fold, technique, etc. I always use just a scratch piece of paper not my pretty cs for reasons just like this but after I figured it out I was pretty proud of my card today. I used Bodacious Boqouet and Faux Ribbon sentiment from PaperTrey Ink. *Enabler alert* PaperTrey Ink debuted a new set today that is a must have. I love it!
Tonight is American Idol night so you all know where I'll be come 8:00. Just for A.I. fans a little spoiler-I was right Simon picked Jordin's song, Paula picked Blake, and Randy picked Melinda. The songs chosen are Melinda-Whitney Housten-I believe in you and me, Blake-The Police-Roxanne, and Jordin-?(I forgot)-Wishing on a star.
Oh, I almost forgot the link...you wouldnt have liked that! Here it ishttp://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/dawns_stamping_thoughts/2007/05/new_tutorial_fo.html
Monday, May 14, 2007
Hope all you mothers had a wonderful yesterday. My hubby took the kids outside for awhile yesterday for me to play so I got some stamping done I will share later on this week. Be back tomorrow for a new challenge and layout.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
This is a card I made awhile back from the SAB catalog. Very Punny was the must have set in the SAB for me. This little fish is just too cute to me! I saw a card like this except the card base was yellow and now I cant seem to find it in the Splitcoast gallery but it was so cute. Cheesecloth is stamped in black on the lower portion of the card with the fish stamped over the bkgrd. I colored the fish with the cool carribean inkpad and a blender pen. The cord is some I got at Hobby Lobby and the fish charm is cool carribean cs stamped with black. I also used the itty bitty backgrounds to make more bubbles for the fish. Hope all you mothers have a great day tommorrow. Happy Mother's Day.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Todays limited supply challenge was wide open spaces and I have had the Dixie Chicks song in my head all morning long. This is a card I made using my new goodies. I have to say Im not a huge fan of acrylic stamps. I feel I have more control over the rubber wood mounted stamps (like SU). Not dont get me wrong there are some beautiful acrylic stamps sets out there I have just hesitated on getting any...until now. I adore the papertreyink acrylic stamp sets. I have 2 now and will be getting the other 2. They are just awesome. Nichole puts such detail in designing these stamp sets. If you haven't checked them out yet click on the link on the right where I shop.
Okay back to the card. When my Mom and I went on our shopping trip I picked up some Versamagic DewDrop Inks. I love the soft look you get with them. I got mine at Joann's there were 4 coordinating colors in a pack. I used here Persimmon to ink up the flower. KeyLime was used for the sentiment as well as the dotted images. The stripes at the top and bottom were inked in pink grapefruit and the widest stripe was inked in Mango. The brad is some I got from Michaels.
Off to help our school for the PTO porkchop plate dinner for tonight. We sold 1,000 plates. Yipppee. Now we have to put 1,000 plates together. Stop by tommorrow I have a little story to tell you about what happened yesterday while we were cutting the cake slices at school.(stop laughing Mama)
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Today's Ways to Use It challenge was coasters. This was perfect for me b/c last week my fab upline showed me a great gift idea. This is a covered coaster with a magnet strip on the back so you can stick it on the fridge, filing cabinet, etc. Im so loving this big clip from Wal-mart. They are so fun to make.
The coaster is covered in Sarah PP and 5 holes are punched at the top. FYI if you dont already have a crop-a-dile it is so perfect for punching through the coasters. The ribbon used is bluebird and maize grosgrain, and blue gingham. There is also bluebird ribbon on the clip. For the clip we seeing spots is stamped in brocade blue on bashful blue cardstock. The flower is stamped in apricot appeal with the flower from seeing spots and we added a silver brad to the center of the flower. There are some great ideas in the gallery for coasters so run over to splitcoast and check them out. Here is a tutorial for the clip. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/paperclipbookmarks.php
Hope you have a hoppy stampin day!
BTW my girl Jordin is still in the competition next week they go home and the judges pick their songs. I hope Simon picks Jordin's song b/c he usually picks the best songs for the contestants. Paula will probably pick Blake which will leave Melinda for Randy. Now we'll have to see if Im right next week.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
I'm on a roll 2 challenge days in a row. This card is for today's sketch challenge. Yesterday's sketch challenge was a color challenge and to make the card for a little boy named Shane for his 8th birthday. If you havent done a splitcoast challenge I encourage you to try it out. They are fun and will defintely get you stampin! Today's sketch challenge was squares. I bought this DP from flaxychick awhile back and instantly thought of Best Blossoms when I saw the flower on Basic Grey Perhaps DP. I love the 6x6 pads of Basic Grey DP they are so perfect for cards. I 'm so glad SU jumped on the bandwagon with the 6x6 pads. For this card I distressed the edges of the paper and sponged in regalrose. Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink were the best matches I found for the Perhaps DP so I stamped the Best Blossom in Pretty in Pink and shaded with Regal Rose. The ribbon is some I got at Michaels. The belt loop is a 2x2 Quickutz shape. For a shading with markers tutorial chlick here http://inkblots.webseitler.com/blog/2007/03/tutorial-tuesday-shading-with-markers.html
Hope everyone voted for Jordin last night! She did awesome as usual. Hard to say what will happen on tonights show. Besides being an American Idol fan I am a big Gilmore Girl fan so during commericial breaks Im flipping to Gilmore Girls b/c I can catch up with what I missed on Gilmore Girls when it comes out on DVD. Sadly next week is the series finale of the gilmore girls gonna miss 'em! Anyone who knows me knows I hate commericials so anytime one of my fave shows comes out on DVD I have to have it so I can watch reruns w/out commericials how great is that! So if you havent already guessed my house is full of toys(3 kids ya'know), my crafts, and movies probably in that order!LOL! Off to do housework(so fun huh!??!)
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Monday, May 7, 2007
Friday, May 4, 2007
Today I combined two stamp sets. French script background and Elegant greetings go so great together. Elegant greetings are my fave sentiment set and I never use them without French script. The flower is from All Natural. All Natural was one of the first stamp sets I saw demonstrated. The demo used the pear and colored it with stampin pastels and it was beautiful, but for some reason I kept putting off getting the stamp set. I think the reason I hesitated on getting it because it just wasnt my style and I didnt think I would use it alot boy was I wrong! There are some amazing cards people have created on Splitcoaststampers with this set.
For this card I used Apricot Appeal card base stamped with French Script in Pumpkin Pie ink. I layered Always Artichoke on the bottom half stamped tone on tone with the leaf from All Natural. The flowers were watercolored using reinkers and aquapainter in apricot appeal, pumpkin pie, regal rose. The flowers were mounted on on regal rose and pumpkin pie with the ticket corner punch. I used hemp twine around the image and used regal rose marker to ink up the word thoughtfulness from the Elegant greetings on the WW punch on regal rose. Have a good Friday!
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Well my blog "ate" my first post this morning so we are going to try this again. Todays card is my #3 fave on the retired list. I love bold butterfly because it is so pretty with the bright colors. I used the dazzling diamonds technique for the main panel. The dazzling diamonds technique can be found on splitcoaststampers under the resources page. This card is very sparkly IRL. I have a confession I am a total DP hoarder! I love paper but have a hard time using it. Not today though! I cut not just one but two pages of my DP. Big claps for me! I just had to the colors matched perfectly with pink passion and pumpkin pie and the flowers on the DP were a perfect match with the flowes in the bold butterfly set. DP is My Minds Eye slab I got at Michaels a few months ago well almost a year! It is the first time I've used any out of the slab. I told you I was a paper hoarder! The three brads at the bottom are also some I got a Michaels.
On a personal note last night was insane. My daughter had her pre-k graduation program. We were meeting family to eat before the program and we were 20 minutes late because Madison could not find her shoe (she says my nother shoe) usually so cute NOT so much last night. When we got to the place they were having the program which we were actually on time for it was packed! No where to sit period! So we had to stand the entire program along with my two other kids and grandparents. It was so hot I was pouring sweat! Each class sung a song and got their certificates so I was in the front camera ready when Madison class sang. She was on the opposite side of the stage and I could not get a pic of her while they were singing so I thought okay I'll just get one of her as she gets her certificate b/c she would be right in front of me. Guess what?!! My battery died on my camera the second they called her name and my batteries were in my person in the back where my family was standing. I wanted to cry. All that aside it was a memorable night my little girl had reached another stepping stone in her life. I did manage to get a pic after everything was over outside. That's all you need at the end of the day one thing that can make you grin from ear to ear.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Well it's that time of year again when we adios to some of our favorite sets. So this post is for Frockling Frogs-RIP.
But before I go I have to show some goodies that left my pocketbook a little lighter this weekend.