Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Sorry I haven't posted

Sorry I haven't posted chicks! I have just been busy with outside projects lately like preparing for stamp camp, working in the yard, and helping my sister-in-law do some scrapbooking. I wanted to send a big thank you to my friend Jennifer for making me these cute wooden cutouts of my initials! Thanks Jennifer, you're the best!!

I promise I will get some stuff posted by the end of the week, don't unsubscribe!!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Thursday = Thanks

Here is my thank you card to all of you that have continued to look at my blogs even when I produce terrible ones like yesterday! Today I wanted to challenge myself to use a color combo that I had never used before. I found this color combo in one of my SU magazines and thought I would give it a try. I used the Rock 'n' Roll technique here. Basically, I took the flower stamp and inked in saffron and then rolled the edges with chocolate chip. It can bring some life into a boring stamp!

Card details:
Stamps: Petal Pushers, Riveting (hostess)
CS: Certainly Celery, Choc. Chip, So Saffron, W White
Inks: Choc. Chip, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Markers
Other: Soft subtles buttons, hemp twine, ribbon, circle punches, mini glue dots, cuttlebug

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Wednesday = Bird-day

I promised you all blog cards everyday this week, I never promised they would all be good ones!! I was very tired tonight and was having trouble focusing. All I came up with was with bird card. Sorry chicks, I will do better tomorrow night!!

Card details:Stamps: fontastic BG, Love ya bunches
CS: so saffron, choc chip, w white, cameo coral, designer
Ink: black, markers
other: ribbon, circle punches, flower punch

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tuesday = Love

I blew the dust off the Love Ya Bunches set that I have hardly used since I purchased it in December. This was one of the sets that SU offered for half price that month. Enjoy.

Card Details:
Stamps: Love Ya Bunches
CS: Bashful Blue, So Saffron (one of my fav's), pretty in pink, designer from scrappin kit
Ink: Black, certainly celery, markers
Other: daisy punch, earth elem brads, ribbon, circle punches, silver cord

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Birthday Monday

I have posted, like, 3 days in a row now! That must be a record for me! Anyway, I chose birthday for today's occasion and I decided to make it a masculine card since those seem to be harder for people to make. Some of you may remember using the 5 in 1 template several months ago at one of my camps. This is basically the same card, I just changed the theme up a bit. Have a great week everyone!

Card details:
Stamps: It's your birthday, Send a Celebration (retired), Warmest Regards, riveting
CS: Cranberry Crisp, Buckaroo Blue, 2 sided designer paper from SU!
Ink: Cranberry Crisp, Buckaroo Blue, Marigold Morning
Other: 5 in 1 template, cuttlebug, punches

Sunday Sympathy

I am going to TRY something new this week. I am going to, hopefully if time allows, post a card each day this week. Each card will be for a different occasion. Today is Sunday and I chose sympathy. I thought I would get the "not so cheery" one out of the way first.

Card details:
Stamps: Measure of a Life (hostess), weathered
CS: perfect plum, pretty in pink, so saffron
Ink: versamark (I embossed the butterfly), so saffron, pretty in pink, perfect plum, white craft
other: earth elem brad, embossing powder. sponges, ticket corner punch

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Simply Said

I have been inspired by Spring weather again today!

Card Details:
Stamp sets: Simply Said
CS: Cameo Coral, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, W White
Ink: Cameo Coral and markers
Other: Stampin Up Ribbon, tag from tag sheet, that thing that makes the ripples (can't remember what it is called, Having a brain fart), silver cord
Technique: none
Difficulty: (1 easy - 5 hard)

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Wednesday Get Well

I have been home all week with a sick 2 year old so that inspired me to make a get well card. Not sure if it is for him or for me but here it is!! I found out yesterday that he needs his tonsils out and the doctor made an appointment for us in Nashville to see an allergy doctor for some testing. Jarren had bronchitis, upper resp. infection, infected tonsils and infected ears (and he has tubes) when we went to the doctor. I took him to the emergency room on Sunday and they barely took the time to look at him so we have made 2 more trips to the doctor this week for shots and to have him looked over. I think we are on the road to recovery now and hopefully I will return to work tomorrow.

Card details:
Stamps: Under the weather, Sincere Salutations
CS: Not Quite Navy, So Saffron, Old Olive, Misc from Chatterbox
Ink: So Saffron, Old Olive, Choc Chip, Not Quite Navy
Other: crystal effects (on soup), ticket corner punch, cuttlebug embossing

Monday, March 5, 2007

Balmy Breezes & Cracked Glass

Doesn't this card just make you want to relax on the beach? I know I am ready for a vacation!! I wanted to practice the cracked glass technique since I will be teaching it at my next stamp camp and this is what I made tonight. It was really easy, just a little time consuming with the embossing. I don't know if you can tell by the picture, the palm tree has a glass coating on it that I made look cracked and old. I was trying to get an antique look out of it, I think it needed a bit more choc. chip ink sponged on it. Just click on the picture to make it larger and you can see the cracks better.

For those of you not on my stamp camp email list, I will be having a camp here at my home on the 23rd at 6:00. We will do 5 projects and have snacks. The cost is $8 but the fee is waived with a $35 order. Email me if you would like to attend.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Name Frames

I have been making name frames today (without frames)for the girls I work with. They liked mine that I made to decorate my locker and they wanted them too! They all three have different personalities so I tried to match the patterns to them. I hope they like them when I take them to work with me tomorrow!! Also, I hope you all noticed that I have a watermark for my photos now! I paid a fellow demonstator that I met through blogging to make it for me. I think she did a great job, I am just proud that I managed to get it onto my pictures!