Friday, November 30, 2007
I woke up at 3:30 a.m. and decided at 4:00 that I'd just get up and do something. Well, the dishwasher needed to be unloaded, but that would wake up the entire house...so I headed to the bedroom where my supplies are, wouldn't you?? LOL
I got out one of the tins I have been hoarding, these projects are usually quick and easy. I cut a piece of PP to fit the bottom, then added a glue dot to the center to keep it from sliding around. This will make it easy to remove if they want to.
I stamped the labels with SU! Smorgasborders, SU! Polka Dots and Paisley, and SU! Bold Flowers (?) in purple hydrangea VersaMagic chalk ink. The polka dot background is done in orange dye ink.
I used PP from The Paper Studio paper pad, it is matted onto a strip of purple textured cardstock. The yellow ribbon was then wrapped around and tied. I used glue dots to adhere under the bow. I stamped the sentiment from MFT onto a metal rimmed tag. I tied it on with thin white grosgrain ribbon around the knot in the yellow ribbon.
I got this card from the talented Flossie, isn't it gorgeous! I have it on my naked Christmas tree already. It is my first Christmas card this year; mine are going in the mail on Monday. Thank you so much Florence for thinking of me!
Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
We took a trip to Wal-Mart today to get Cody a winter jacket. The one that we had is a hand-me-down from my sister, which is fantastic. There was a problem with it; the zipper doesn't go all the way up. So, for the first time since he was born, we had to buy a coat for him. I have been lucky, my sister had two boys before me!
I received several of my orders over weekend. It was a nice surprise going to the mailbox. Got the stamps, glue, paper, and other embellishments I have been waiting for. I have been playing a bit today, here is my card.
I used MFT Hot Stuff. The image is stamped onto Cryogen White paper with StazOn Timber Brown. I colored it on with prismas, then blended with OMS and a stump. I used a gold Spica glitter pen on the steam coming out of the cup. The image was then cut out and embossed with a rectangle nestabilities die.
The scallop rectangle was cut out of SU! Taken with Teal cardstock. Don't they have the best cardstock, so nice and thick!
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Here is my card for today. I started with a blue cardstock base. The poinsettia outline from Verve Visual's Seasonal Circles is stamped randomly with VersaMark ink on the top portion of the card front. I then stamped the circle from PTI's Paper Tray set to fill in; again, I stamped with VersaMark ink.
The poinsettia outline and poinsettia flower circles from Verve Visual's Seasonal Circles are stamped with dye ink onto SU! Whisper White cardstock. I used PTI's double line circle from Borders & Corners- Circle to stamp inside the poinsettia circle. The circle is cut out with Spellbinders Nestabilites, Classic Large set. The scallop is from the same sized set; I used Bazzill Bling textured cardstock for shimmer.
I used the SAMJ to place the sentiment from Verve Visual's Wonderful Wishes in the center of the poinsettia circle. I then pushed a light blue circle frame around the sentiment. The image is then adhered to the scallop circle with pop dots.
Ribbon from American Crafts was tied around the card front; it is adhered with glue dots at the knot. I really like this wide ribbon! The scallop circle is then adhered to the card front with pop dots.
Dark blue rhinestones were added to the center of each poinsettia to finish the card. I had a hard time getting a good picture of this card, hopefully you get the idea with it.
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
He is stamped onto SU! Whisper White with StazOn Timber Brown. I colored him in with Prismas, then blended with OMS and a stump. He is then cut out and embossed with the small square nesties and mounted on a scalloped square using the same small set.
The chocolate cardstock base is covered with PP trimmed 1/2 smaller on each side. Another strip of PP is mounted onto a mat. I used the CAD to make the holes for the brads.
Then each piece is adhered to the card front with pop dots. Smaller ones for the strip and larger ones for the image.
I will definitely be experimenting more with color for this image. Who knew a turkey would be so hard to color? And I should have used a darker color for the scalloped mat...ah, well, live and learn, right?
Thursday, November 15, 2007
The image is a Studio G stamp from Michael's. I stamped it on SU! Whisper White cardstock then colored it with Prismas, blended with OMS and a stump. I stamped the sentiment with chalk ink.
Each image and mat layer was cut with Nesties, the two plain shapes were embossed. I used Bazzill textured cardstock for the mats. The holes for the brads were made with a CAD, then the brads were added.
I found that adding the PearlEx with a stencil brush was very messy and not very effective. I got it everywhere. What is the best way to add these powders?
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
It is a day for running around, I have had two showings and am expected to have another one later this afternoon. I sure hope that we can get some of our vacancies filled. If it wasn't drizzling rain, this would be great! I just hate driving in the rain.
I made this card last night using some scraps. The card base is Bazzill textured cardstock.The Penny Black image was stamped on SU! Whisper White with red dye ink. I matted it on a piece of dark brown cardstock and then punched hole for the brown brads.
I stamped the dot border in the bottom of the card with VersaMagic sage chalk ink, then went over the dots with a glaze pen. The swirl on top was stamped twice, first in the sage chalk ink then with brown dye ink. The small accent flowers were stamped with olive dye ink.
I can hardly believe that I made a card with no ribbon and/ or Nesties. Guess is looks ok.
Ziggy seems to be doing well and has recovered for the most part from Sunday's accident. We are still planning to give him away to a loving family; he's just too much work for us.
I can't believe that Thanksgiving is next week; where has this year gone? I have always heard that the years pass more quickly once you are an adult, but this one has been a blur.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Really quiet day today because of the holiday. The phones are quiet and I am hoping that I get to go home early.
I watched The Wizard of Oz with Cody last night. It's an annual thing with us even though we own the movie. I love it!
We are planning the Thanksgiving dinner for work today. Should be alot of fun and good food. What's not to love about food!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
The images were stamped with StazOn Timber Brown onto SU! Whisper White. I colored them in with watercolor markers and then put a pink rhinestone in the center of the flowers. It add just a little sparkle.
I picked up some rechargable batteries and the charger; I am hoping that will reduce the number of batteries I go through with this camera. I don't have an AC adapter to use while I download pictures, I know that takes alot of juice to do. I'll need to look online to see if they offer one for my camera.
Duke ran over Ziggy with the car this morning. He thought for sure that he killed him, so he came to the house to tell me to keep Cody inside. When he went to the scene of the accident, Ziggy was not there. I was getting my makeup on and heard him barking. I went outside and he was barking at Duke. I think maybe he was cussing him out. LOL In any case, I gave him some children's ibuprofen and some milk. He doesn't seem to have been run over, maybe just grazed him with the tire. We'll take him to the vet in the morning to see if he s hurt worse than we think.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
I made this coaster mini album for the auction next Saturday. I have made three for the occasion, hope that they do well. I really like the cover cardstock color. I used Spellbinders Nesties for the cover oval and as embellishments on the inside pages.
The cardstock is Bazzill and the PP is Wild Asparagus. I neglected to put ribbon as the fastener, so will have to get an alternate closure option. The scallops were made with a corner rounder. The flourishes and small flowers from SU! Priceless is stamped in brown dye ink. I stamped the sentiment from SU! Priceless with brown dye ink and then sponged around the edges with the same ink. I cut it out with the classic oval die and mounted it on the matching Bazzill beige cardstock scalloped oval. Nevermind my fingers with no manicure. I am really in need of a manicure, but with all the ink and glue, I'm not sure I'll be getting one any time soon. Of course, I'll need one before Thanksgiving.
On the inside pages, the white cardstock is stamped with VersaMagic chalk ink using PTI Borders & Corners-Circles. I believe this is the stitched circle, it fit perfectly! I then stamped sentiments from PTI's Paper Tray set with brown dye ink. The circles are then mounted onto scalloped PP.
Cody is feeling much better, even though he doesn't sound any better. He still has a pretty terrible cough, but his energy has come back and so has his voice. The allergy meds must be starting to make a difference.
Friday, November 9, 2007
First, sorry for the horrible photo!
I covered an inexpensive composition book with PP from Scrapworks, I think the stack is called elegance. I covered the front, back, and both inside covers. Each inside cover has a scalloped pocket. The outside cover has self adhesive rhinestones for the large and medium flower centers. The oval scallop and classic are Spellbinders Nestabilities as well. The image is from a clear set, I am not sure of the manufacturer.
The RSVP pen is covered in diamond dust that I got from the Christmas section at HL. I ran the PP through Xyron on top and on bottom, then rolled the pen in the diamond dust. The ribbon is from Wal-Mart.
The scallop and classic circles for the paperclip bookmark was cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities Large. The stamped images are PTI, Borders & Corners-Circle and Paper Tray. They were stamped with StazOn Jet Black. A self-adhesive rhinestone is in the center of the flower.
I made a few gift tag sets, and will be making one more of these sets along with a few more of the mini coaster books for the auction.
Cody had a bad night last night. He woke at 10:30 p.m. and got so sick. It was all over the floor in his room, the living room, and bathroom. Poor thing had to take another shower and brush his teeth. I'm not entirely sure now that he is suffering from allergies as the doctor indicated. If he is not doing better by this afternoon, he'll have to go back to the pediatrician.
Duke has a reunion to go to this Saturday. He and a group of folks that he has known since he was five years old meet once a year to catch up with one another. They grew up in a horrible place and are still so close. I wish I still had friends from that age. I have very few friends, none that I have had for more than two years. It's sad! I wish that I had more friends, and I do try to meet new people, but it doesn't seem to work out.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
The blue cardstock base was covered in PP, I faux ticket punched the corners. The sentiment was stamped with blue dye ink, and then the corners were rounded, and the brads added. Once the image and sentiment were adhered, I went over parts of them with a Sakura glaze pen.
When I picked Cody up from the sitter, he was very hoarse. I had hoped he wouldn't get sick; but given the fact that I have been for the last three weeks, it was a hope in vain. He woke up this morning with no voice (which he thought was the coolest thing!), and with a terrible cough. We decided to keep him out of school and I will be leaving work early to take him to the pediatrician before it gets any worse. I hate it when he is sick.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Monday, November 5, 2007
I got all of my eyelets, brads, and other lovelies separated and put in my new organizer. I love that it really makes things easier to find AND it got a bunch of other containers off my table. Now, just need to add a few bookcases and a good lamp, then I will be set. Just kidding!
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Here is the card that I made using her idea. Mine is a bit plain, but I did add the bling. Love the bling! I started with a Bazzill textured cardstock base. I followed the video tutorial for the cutting and then embellished on my own. The poinsettia is from the Seasonal Circles set from Verve Visual; it is stamped onto SU! Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the outline first and then used the SAMJ for placement of the flower. It sorta moved on the middle flower, but I think it looks ok. I then added the rhinestones to the centers. The ribbon was run through the Xyron X, and then adhered to the card base. The inside is stamped with the sentiment in the Seasonal Circles set.
I punched a hole in the top with my CAD. The white eyelet was set with same, and the string is Martha Stewart. I will be replacing it with some silver stretch cord before sending it.
I finally got my carpet cleaned last night, I have been on the schedule since August. Since I am a friend of the fella that owns the company, I got the very reduced rate of "free". We have a dark green carpet and it was really dirty. Man, they did a great job and now we are on a quarterly schedule with them. Of course, as per Murphy's Law, Duke spilled a cup of soda this morning! You have to laugh!!
The weekend will be filled with cleaning and creating. I have several ideas for the fundraiser for one of Cody's teachers. They will be auctioning off things to help with medical and other expenses while she undergoes treatment for cancer. I am so honored to have been asked to help.