Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I was able to stamp a bit yesterday; I didn't realize how much I had missed doing it. I got two more Mother's Day cards done. Yippee! I need to get started on Christmas cards, maybe next month. This year, I hope to send more out than last year. Of course, I will not be doing bumpy cards because of the cost of mailing them, holy cow!
Well, off to print and send resumes..the job search begins!
Monday, April 28, 2008
I also stamped the card base with the flourish from SU! Priceless.
The sentiment is from PTI Simple Little Things and I punched it out with the Word Window Punch.
Boy, the rain is really coming down out there. It's a good time to get some sleep, right?!
I used Jen's SFYTT for this card layout. I started with Aqua Mist cardstock. I stamped largest circles from PTI Polka Dot Basics with the same ink directly onto the base.
I stamped the Berry Sorbet cardstock with the polka dots from the same set. The Whisper White layer was done the same way, but then I stamped some random dots on the panel. I then tied the Aqua Mist twill ribbon around the panel.
The octopus is from Gina K, it is stamped with Adirondack ink and colored with copics. I sponged lightly around the image with Aqua Mist ink. I then die cut the image and the scalloped layer with nesties. The image panel was adhered with dimensionals. Lastly, I added the googlie eyes.
Well, my job search begins today or tomorrow. I wanted to catch up on some sleep today PLUS it's raining. Although I hate looking for a new job, it was time to move on.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
I had several posts planned, but had too much trouble connecting to the wireless connection at the resort, so I just gave up. Hope I can get them posted tonight and/ or tomorrow. I also am looking forward to seeing what I missed!
Well, off to take a shower and get some sleep!!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
The sentiment is from PTI Women of Life and it was tucked under the first mat, then I added the black mat.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
The images are from PTI's Spiral Bouquet, they are stamped with Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and Garden Green (?). The panel was then matted with Basic Black and adhered to the card front. I added the red self-adhesive rhinestones to the upper left of the image panel.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I started with a Brilliant Blue base, then stamped an image from SU! In the Spotlight on the top part of the card base.
The dp is from The Paper Studio and it is matted with Yoyo Yellow cardstock. I then tied the yellow and orange polks dotted ribbon around the card base through the channel made by the Horizontal Slot punch.
The image is from Stamping Bella and is stamped using Adirondack ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I colored her with copics and used Stickles as the icing on the cake. I masked her feet and stamped the Amuse oval. She was then matted on Only Orange cardstock and adhered using foam squares.
The sentiment from PTI's Mixed Messages with Only Orange ink, I then stamped the circular image from PTI's Boxes, Bags, and Tags using Brilliant Blue ink. I then punched it out and matted it with Only Orange and a Yoyo Yellow scallop circle. I used a paper piercer in the center of each scallop. It is adhered with foam squares.
I made four of these with coordinating envelopes. The school is having the auction on the 5th of May. I hope they are able to raise enough money to cover medical expenses for the recipient and her family. I am thankful that I am in a position to help.
We are getting the car ready for our trip this week. We are adding frion, hatch struts, and the portable DVD player. I also have to clean it up; Cody is a slob.
I may miss blogging a few days here and there in the next week, so please don't forget about me. LOL I will try to share some photos of our activities.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
The dp is from The Paper Studio and I wish that I had gotten more if it, I think it's very pretty. Anyway, the Berry Sorbet cardstock is almost a perfect match for it. Although I think that the Berry Sorbet color is pretty, it is quite hard to match to the dp that I have on hand. I am trying not to buy any dp until my stash is down at least by half....that means I have to wait a very loooonnnnggg time. LOL
So I started with Berry Sorbet as my card base. I used PTI's Polka Dot Basics on the top of the card base; I stamped with Berry Sorbet ink. I added the small dot in the center of some of the open circles. The dp was cut into 4x4 squares and matted on Certainly Celery cardstock. I used the horizontal slot punch to make a small channel for the ribbon to be threaded through on the fold of the card. I chose white grosgrain ribbon for this card.
The image from Stamping Bella was stamped onto Whisper White with Adirondack Pitch Black ink, then colored with copics. I used a clear AtYou spica glitter pen over the shirt and hair for a bit of sparkle. I also masked her feet to stamp the Amuse oval. I totally suck at this and will be more careful next time to cut closer to the image. The image was then matted onto Barely Banana cardstock and adhered with foam squares. I then added the clear faux dew drops with Zip Dry glue.
The sentiment from Amuse was stamped with Berry Sorbet ink and then punched out with a 1" circle punch. I used a 1 1/8" circle punch for the Barely Banana layer, a 1 3/8" circle punch for the dp, and finally the scallop circle punch for the Certainly Celery layer. I also used the paper piercer for the center of each scallop. The sentiment was then adhered with foam squares.
I have suffered a great loss and have had a few rough days, if you believe in prayer, please say some for my family. Thanks!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
The title panel is stamped using Ruby Red ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock; I used PTI's Trajan Monogram set. It was then matted onto Basic Black and Ruby Red cardstock and adhered.
The flowers were punched using the 3 for you punch box. I pierced a hole in the center of each flower and inserted a brad in each. Some are adhered with glue dots, some with foam squares. I used a black flower in the center of the "O" as well. They are arranged randomly around the title panel.
I also used microbeads for the RSVP pen. Simple something that I hope someone bids on at the auction.
We have Cody's bag packed and I'll be working on ours during the week. I don't want to rush to get it done, and given the fact that it'll be a crazy week at work, I will need to do it in pieces. I can hardly wait for the Florida sunshine and the cuban food. The guava pastries are simply delectable and I love them!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
The image is from PTI's Women of Life, the stems stamped with Green Galore ink. I stamped the flowers individually with Pink Passion, Lace of Lavender, and Ballet Blue inks. I then used Groovy Guava as the centers of the flowers, I sprinkled and heat embossed Ranger Holographic EP to make the center sparkle. The image was then matted on celery dp. I tied the American Crafts ribbon around the image panel and then adhered.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
The white plastic drawers will house alterables and the like. So, that concludes the tour of my small space.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a great day!
Monday, April 7, 2008
The card base is So Saffron. The harlequin dp paper is matted with Pale Plum. I used the Mat Pack to pierce holes along the top and bottom of the mat.
The images are from Stampendous Hey Cupcake clear set. The cupcake cups are stamped with Adirondack Pitch Black ink. The frosting is stamped with Bashful Blue, Rose Red, and Pale Plum. The images were then punched out and matted with coordinating colors. I then punched out some Certainly Celery circles and then added them to the card panel.
The sentiment was stamped with Adirondack Pitch Black ink. I used the small heart from the same set as an accent by the sentiment.
Duke helped me get my shelf together yesterday, FINALLY!! I took pictures of my space, only after pictures- none before. I'll share those tomorrow. It feels good to have everything out and in its new home. I am still trying to see if it will work for me the way that I have it, but I think it'll be beneficial. Now, I don't have to dig through drawers to find my stamps and punches.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I used a sketch from SCS for this card. I started with PTI's Spring Moss cardstock for the base. I stamped the branches with Spring Moss ink on the card base.
I then cut squares of Groovy Guava and stamped them with the flower bundle from SU! Embrace Life with Groovy Guava ink. They were then matted with Sahara Sand.