Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
We had a shoebox swap meeting this past Wednesday. It was my first one I ever got to do.
SOOOOOO much fun! Thanks to all the great demos who were at Amy's.
This is our great leader Amy Czuba's card.
It uses Carte Postal set and Le Jardin dsp.
This one on the right is Cathy Watson's. You may remember I showed her great Easter eggs made out of designer paper:
She stamped and cut out everything for us, all we had to do was assemble. How cute is it making shells out of scallop punch? The stars are from western alphabet set.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Back to card- I used retired DSP and a retired hostess set, basket full of fun. This card is for my knitting instructor Bev. We have our last class tonight, so I wanted to give her something.
I did manage to get chipboard in again, from ginormous pieces the circle for the sketch and I used some jersey original ribbon, I thought the twill went well with yarn theme.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Yikes they grow up too fast! Of course we never age (lol).
We are taking a couple of his friends to new Indiana Jones movie after school today to celebrate.
Enjoy your Memorial day weekend :}
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
I finally got around to combine scrapbooking and chipboard. I have shown you the small book basics before. They are actually my favorite, as they are a 5 x 7 1/4 size. I saw on Dawn Griffiths blog about decorating all 4 sides and just flipping them back and forth.
I combined this with one of my other favorite Stampin Up products- the simpy scrappin kits. You can do so much with these kits, from card, home decor, 3 -D projects and scrapbook pages. I am doing a class the second week in June featuring these kits. As my friend Diana says, the paper and self adhesive die cuts just talk to you.
Anyways, finally here is my post:
This is from our trip to San Diego last month. It will be one of my husband's father's day gifts.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I will take one and upload tomorrow. Fun technique to do especially with kids.
1) just cover the cardstock with masking tape, in random fashion
2) swipe the ink pad over masking tape
3)step I forgot, first time use versamark all over masking tape covered cs, then pour clear embossing powder and heat.
I can't take credit for extra "sss", I saw it on a card I got for swap using this snake from zoofari.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Happy Mother's day to all you mom's out there! I had an OMG moment, when I got an email from my friend Diane telling me I made stamper's showcase today with this card.
I did learn this technique (split negative) awhile back on "try a new technique" at SCS. The challenge at the time was not to use any white. I did use the same stamp set they showed, bronc buster. I love embossing and liked doing this technique, so I did a similar card for one of our monthly demo swaps. This one used white however.
I had some free time after cleaning my house on Friday, so I decided to squeeze in some fun stamping time!
I combined two challenges with this card. Beate always gives a weekend sketch challenge. I needed some color inspiration as well. This is this weeks color challenge from SCS: lovely lilac, pretty in pink and certainly celery. Lucky for me I had just one piece of lovely lilac in my stash. I guess it is not a color I use too often. I did get a chance to grab my nestablities, I only own the oval scallops. Thanks to my SBS 8 sister Etha who sent me a pack.
I was also inspired by Debbi from my SU blogging sisters, to use hodgepodge hardware as it is all retiring soon. I have been hoarding my hardware, such a shame.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Anyways, my Whoo hoo is because I am officially going to convention.
All registered track 4, rooming with my friend Barbara! Hope to see some of my SUO blog sisters there.
I have card club tonight, here's one quick peek:
This is a technique called faux paper tearing. This was actually my play around one to learn the technique. I actually did one using coral cameo cs, but I liked this look better on whisper white. I do admit a little messy stamping. But look mom; one layer, no embellishments!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
This is us on our family vacation in San Diego. My 10 year old took the photo, hence a little crooked angle.
Nothing exciting to celebrate, when it happens during the week. We will go out with some friends this Saturday.
I made the hubby a quick card, using a retired SU set. He loves motorcycles, so I came up with this quick last night. I think I did it in about 15 minutes. But, isn't the thought and not the time and effort?
I did use my hobby blade, which you get free this month if you purchase the cutting mat. I cut along the seat to stick the hearts in and put them on dimensionals.
I used tres chic background and then stamped hearts from all through the year in versamark, used heat and stick powder then the fine glitter.
So, I got nothing this morning! His response were they are Harleys, I drive a Yamaha. Ahhh, the romance, it continues...
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I needed to send out some thank you's for customer orders. So, this card worked as it was very easy to mass produce. Simple = good.
I hope to catch up today with what all my blog roll sisters have been busy creating!