Tuesday, September 29, 2009

No New Cards Today

So sorry, no new cards today. I have been busy working on some Christmas gifts for school and home (where my son lives) staff. My hope, when I am finished, to be able to post my first tutorial. Now, don't expect anything fancy because I sure am not an expert at doing that sort of thing. But, I was not able to find anything out in blogging land to help me. So, I adapted.....and thought you might like it too.

What is it that I am making, you ask? Well, I adapted someone elses 2 bottle Frappuccino Carrier into something I liked a bit better....shorter and more narrow. I like the Frappuccino okay enough and don't mind buying it when it is on sale. I have stashed away about 12 bottles. But, I find that I will need about 9 more bottles.....and this week our grocery store has the 4 packs on sale for $4.99. I have enlisted the help of my DH to drink some of them.

I will post pictures when I get them finished....still have to find some great ribbon about 1" wide to accent the boxes. Tomorrow afternoon, I will stop at Michael's and Hobby Lobby (with coupons in hand) to see what I can find.

Talk to you later and Happy Crafting always!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pink Lemonade Bird-Day!

Hi Friends! Just taking a little break from studying....another big test tomorrow in my Horticulture class...Ugh!

Not sure who I made this for??? But, a while back I was cleaning things in my craft area....kind of sounds like Area 51 and sometimes looks like it!......when I found a bunch of stamped images. I had borrowed the set from one of my Demos a year or so back. It's time I started using up these images! I bet you have of these too just laying around.

I like paring light DP with Black it really makes the colors pop, IMO! Not to mention I had 2 packs of Black CS...no idea how that happened! See what happens when you clean....no hints here, you know who you are!!! Only kidding friends!!

Anyway, thanks for looking at my stuff! Have a super day and Happy Crafting always!!

  • Stamps - Tickled Pink
  • Ink - Ranger Archival Black Ink
  • Paper - K & Co DP, Doodlebug Borders, SU Whisper White, Basic Black and Regal Rose CS
  • Accessories - SU Rose Grograin Ribbon - Wide and Narrow, Basic Grey Button, Prismacolor Pencils, Baby Oil, Blending Stumps

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hollyhocks for Mom

Using one of my older jumbo SU wheels for this one. Took me a couple of tries to get a good clean and straight image that was not over stamped. I think that is why I am going to take all the rubber off the wheels and put on EZ Mount. Then use on an acrylic block. Just as soon as I have a bit of spare time....maybe when my son is in the hospital in November and I am just sitting there for hours on end.

Anyway.....stamped and cut out the butterflies from Tagger's Dozen and popped them up on teeny tiny bits of dimensionals. Now that was a challenge. I wanted to use some of the Pomegranate CS and ribbon so, that was my color scheme. Used Prismas for the flowers and sponged the blue bg and used chalks for highlighting. My MIL loved the card!

Thanks for looking and happy Crafting!!

  • Stamps - SU Edgy Eloquence, Taggers Dozen, Hollyhock Jumbo Wheel
  • Paper - SU Whisper White, Brocade Blue and Purely Pomegrante CS
  • Ink - SU Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue
  • Accessories - Dimensionals, SU Pomegranate Ribbon (retired), Prismacolor Pencils, Baby Oil, Blending Stumps, SU Chalks, Sponges

Monday, September 21, 2009

Holiday Mittens

I know what you are thinking....I can't believe she is posting 2 times in one day.....yeah, well, I had a couple of moments to take a break from studying.

While this is a retired SU set it is new to me. Orginally when I saw it in the catalog I liked it but, didn't think it had enough versitility to buy it at full price. Then I saw that my SU demo had it on sale not too long ago. So.....

I made some cards for my stash that were relatively quick! Plus I am still trying to use up some retired stuff! Thanks for taking a look!

Happy Crafting!!

  • Stamps - SU Flaky Friends
  • Paper - SU Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow and Certainly Celery CS, Wintergreen and Certainly Celery DSP (retired)
  • Ink - SU Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow and Certainly Celery
  • Accessories - Dimensionals, SU Ticket Corner Punch, Sponges, Prismacolor Pencils, Baby Oil, Blending Stumps, Jelly Roll Pen (around the mitten images), SU Taffeta and Grosgrain Ribbons

Candlelit Halloween Card

Hi Friends! This card was very quick and easy. Not the big creation I would normally like to make. But, last weekend I went to a Shoebox Swap in our area and wanted something that was just a bit challenging....the brads and wire application but, not overly because of the varying degrees of stampers. Guess you could pop up both baskets and fill with stamped goodies if you wanted.

Wayne and I took the big drive to Wisconsin this weekend (it is always long and boring...Hwy 39 North is the worst). One of his brothers was throwing a little get together for their Mom at his house for her birthday (tomorrow I will post her birthday card). We had a great time the whole weekend, we always do.

I think I mentioned that they live on a farm, right? Well, they had hay cut (which has to stay on the ground for a week drying) and Saturday was the day to bale. Our brother-in-law came over with his tractor and extra hay wagon to help my FIL. It was neat to watch, as I am a city girl and have never seen this. They have this cool kick baler that after the hay is baled, the machine, that is pulled behind the tractor, shoots out the bale into the wagon. Which is pulled behind the baler. What a process it all is. Wish I had taken a photo!!

I don't think I could be a farm girl but, having In-Laws who live on a farm has given me an appreciation for what farmers must go through on a day-to-day basis. I am very fortunate to have a wonderful set of In-Laws; I love them both very much!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

  • Stamps - SU Carved and Candlelit, Inkadinkado Sentiment
  • Paper - SU Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White CS, 7Gypsies DP
  • Ink - SU Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black
  • Accessories - Paper Piercer, Brads, Jewlery Wire, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Margarita Note Card

Good Morning Friends! I have been so incredibly busy these past few weeks, it makes my head spin just thinking about my packed days!!

I have gone back to college! Don't know what I am really going to do.....just decided to take a course that interested me.....Introduction to Horticulture! I has been fun so far!

Our son has kept us busy too....though more with worry than anything fun. He has been having problems with his feeding tube over the past 3 weeks. Yesterday we think we solved the problem!
We are keeping our fingers crossed!!

About the card this was for the Newlyweds for the wedding on September 5 that we were invited to. I had planned to get them the Margarita set they had on their registery at Target, except the one they wanted was plastic and the one at the store was glass. So, I went out and bought the Margarita Mix, Tequila and Rim Salt....put it in the box with this card. I let them know that the set was getting shipped to them. I haven't heard from them yet as to whether it was a hit or not.

I use Crystal Effects on the glass first, let it dry then did Crystal Effects again on the rim with the chunky glitter. You can't see too much in the photo but, I did put some stickles on the lime (which turned out a bit darker than I wanted!)

Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting!!

  • Stamps - SU Cheers To You
  • Paper - SU Whisper White and Sahara Sand CS, Textured Whisper White CS and Bazzill Textured Green (unkown name) CS
  • Ink - Ranger Archival Ink
  • Accessories - Prismacolor Pencils, Baby Oil, Crystal Effects, MS Irridescent Chunky Glitter, Lime Green Stickles

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wedding Card

Our neighbor's son is getting married on Saturday so, I needed a card. He is their youngest son and is marrying into a family of three already. His Mom, my friend and neighbor, is always so nice....well, his Dad is too! I haven't been to a wedding in ages so, hope this will be fun!

Anyway about the card.....I just could not find my own inspiration so I turned to the incredibly talented folks on SCS. I found this card by Amy Rohl
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1437017?&cat=500&ppuser=37423 I made my sentiment piece a bit too small but, I think it worked. I did not have a 1 3/4" punch so, I used a chipboard circle, covered it with CS and attached the punched Monagram circle over it....I think it gave the look of a nestability die. I could not find a charm to add that went with the look of the card.....they all looked either too cheap or were the wrong color. I gave up and found a nice looking button, which I cut the shank off. I think it is needing something else but, I don't want to "junk" it up too much. So, I stopped.

Thanks for looking, I always appreciate your comments.
Happy Crafting!!

  • Stamps - SU Baroque Motifs, All Year Cheer III, Lovely Letters Alpha
  • Ink - SU Chocolate Chip
  • Paper - SU Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand and Chocolate Chip CS
  • Accessories - Cuttlebug Folder, Big Shot, Score-Pal, Dimensionals, K & Co Pearls, SU Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Offray Wide Ribbon, Bo Bunny Chipboard, SU 1 3/8" Circle Punch

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Happy September Everyone!!

Yes, again it has been way too many days since I last posted. No excuses here other than my busy life! Gardening, volunteering, getting Clark ready for school, making a decision to go back to school myself......yada, yada!

Just wanted to post something I made with my new purchase.....my birthday was August 1....thank you (bowing)....and I bought a Big Shot and some dies. I love how easy it is to use....having had a Cuttlebug for a couple of years. Now I have to have all these neat dies from Stampin' Up!

I made this card because I will have need for some guy cards soon. The button and arrow are some chipboard pieces I have been hoarding for some time. And I can't tell you when I bought the ribbon??? It was fun and very easy to make....something different for me!!

Thanks for looking and Happy Crafting!!

  • Stamps - SU Fundamental Phrases
  • Ink - Ranger Archival Black Ink
  • Paper - SU Basic Grey, Kraft and Kiwi Kiss CS, SU Urban Oasis DSP
  • Accessories - Bo Bunny Chipboard, Twine, Dimensionals, Bigz Top Note Die, Big Shot, Unknown Twill Ribbon