Thursday, February 28, 2008
All Supplies Used are Stampin' Up!: Stamps ~ Birthday Whimsy, Lots of Thoughts, One of a Kind; Cardstock ~ Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip; Pattern Paper ~ Close to Cocoa & Bashful Blue Designer Series Paper; Ribbon ~ Chocolate Chip Taffeta; Scallop, Boho Flowers & Circle punches; SS Brads & Glitter.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Cause this one is a bright one! Don't say I didn't warn ya! The candle that's pictured to the right is what inspired this cute little chipboard card. I love all colors and have such a good time putting together fun color combinations. This one is definately FUN!
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs, Cardstock ~ Bazzill; Pattern Paper ~ KI Memories; Ink ~ Versamark, Black Palette, Copic Markers; Ribbon & Ric Rac ~ Michael's; Punches ~ SU; Dies ~ Nestabilities; Brads ~ Making Memories.
Monday, February 25, 2008
And here's another card I worked on last week for my February Lizzie Anne Designs assignment. This one all started with the giant brad in the center of the flower & the card took shape after that.
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs; Ink ~ Stampin' Up!; Cardstock ~ Papertrey & SU; Ribbon ~ SU; Embossing Plate ~ Cuttlebug; Dies ~ Nestabilities; Brad ~ Queen & Co.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (God Made Mothers); Cardstock ~ SU; Pattern Paper ~ Making Memories (Noteworthy); Ribbon ~ SU; Dies ~ Nestabilities; Ink ~ SU; Flowers ~ Prima.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
So what do you do to beat the winter blues? I'd love to hear about it.
Fresh Strawberry Pie
1 ~ 3 oz. pkg strawberry Jello
1 c. Sugar
3 T. Cornstarch
1 c. water
1 lb. fresh strawberries (set 3 or 4 whole berries aside)
Bake a pie shell and let it cool completely. Wash and cut strawberries into bite-sized pieces & pour them into the pie shell. Set aside. In a medium sauce pan, combine Jello, water, cornstarch and sugar. Over medium heat, stir until thick. Let cool 10 minutes. Pour over strawberries and refridgerate. Once the pie is set, top with 1/2 container of Cool Whip & whole berries. ~~ ENJOY!
Card Supplies: Stamps ~ Papertrey Ink (strawberries) & Lizzie Anne Designs (greeting); cardstock ~ SU; Ink ~ SU; Embossing Plate ~ Cuttlebug; Brads ~ Queen & Co.; Dies ~ Nestabilities; Ribbon ~ May Arts.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Route 66); Cardstock & Pattern Paper ~ SU; Ink ~ Palette Black & Copics; Embossing Plate ~ Cuttlebug; Star Brads ~ SU.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Spring Time); Paper ~ Papertrey White, K& Co. (pattern); Dies ~ Nestabilities; Ribbon Slides ~ SU; Ink ~ Palette Black, Copics, SU Watercolor Wonder Crayons; Ribbon ~ SU.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Anyway, here is the main image of the new Spring Time set by Hanna Stamps. Hanna and the bunny are actually 2 separate images. One of my favorite things about the Hanna images is how easy it is to paper piece her clothes. Just stamp your image on pattern paper, cut it out and attach it to the image you stamped on white cardstock. Easy Peasy!
Stay tuned for more tomorrow...
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Spring Time); Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!; Pattern Paper & Flower embellishment ~ K & Co.; Ink ~ Palette Black & Copics; Ribbon ~ May Arts.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Spring Time); Ink ~ Palette Black & Copics; Paper ~ Stampin' Up!; Pattern Paper ~ Doodlebug Easter; Trim ~ Doodlebug; Embossing Plate ~ Cuddlebug (Swiss Dot); Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up!; Brads ~ Queen & Co.; Dies ~ Nestabilities.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Can't you just hear that song playing now? I'm sure some of you are to young to remember the old Jackson Brown song. Ever since I made this card Friday night, I can't get it out of my head.
These stamps are from the new set by Hanna Stamps called Route 66. The set will be released this Friday, February 22nd. This isn't the main image of the set, but it was the first idea I had ~ so that's what I made. I'll have a few more samples to show you in the next few days.
Circle Writing Tip: The "Runnin' On Empty" words were made using Microsoft Word's Word Art. Here are the steps:
Go to Insert>Picture>Word Art. Select the half-circle shape with simple black letters (the third shape in the top row). In the box, shoose your font and size, then type your text and click OK. Click on your words to select them, and the Word Art tool bar will appear. Click the WordArt Shape button, and choose Circle (Curve) from the menu. The words will be all messed up. Click on your text again to select it, and go to Format>WordArt. Click the Size tab and enter the height and width (set them the same for a circle). I used 1.2" x 1.2" so I it would fit inside the punch I was using. Click the Colors and Lines tab. Under Fill, select a color for your type. Under Line, select No Line. Then click OK. (I found this tip in Simple Scrapbooks Magazine).
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hanna Stamps (Route 66); Paper ~ Stampin' Up!; Ink ~ Palette Black, Copic Markers; Embossing Plate ~ Cuttlebug; Punches, Brads and Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up!.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Supplies Used are all Stampin' Up!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I hope you all have a wonderful day with the people you love!
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Cupcake); Ink ~ Palette Black & Copic Markers; Embossing Plates ~ Cuttlebug (Swiss Dot & Block Hearts ~ on the card; Swirls on the tag); Punches (tag) ~ Marvy; Dies (card) ~ Nestabilities; Ribbon ~ May Arts.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Anyway, here are too more pages that make me happy. Miss Lana Sue Who, aka My Quiet Time Buddy, just constantly makes me laugh & smile. Every now and then, I will have to pick up this little book to get me through the next several months until our next retreat in August ~ CAN'T WAIT!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Outside of vacations with my family, these retreats with my girlfriends are THE BEST trips EVER! I've never laughed so much or been that sleep deprived in my life!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Stay tuned in the days ahead to see the pages of My Crazy Friends book!
Supplies Used: Doodlebug ~ paper, rub-on flowers, rub-on alphabets, ric-rac, brads, and jewels.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Thanks Miss Cami! My sweet friend and fellow blogger awarded me with an Excellent Blogger Award! How nice is that? So now I have the difficult task of naming just 10 Excelllent blogs that I love to visit! So I decided that I would name blogs I love to visit that haven't been given an "E Award".
Frances Byrne ; Kendra Giles ; Debbie Fisher ; Ellen Hutson ; Michelle Wooderson ; Lisa Johnson ; Cindy Lyles ; Meridith Ethington ; Tricia Ulberg ; Lori Craig
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
OH ~ and did you know they made CUPID CORN? How fun is that?!!!?
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Hey Cupcake Single (Lizzie Anne Designs); Ink ~ Black Palette & Copic Markers; Punches ~ Marvy; Ribbon ~ May Arts; Embossing Plate ~ Cuttlebug; Cupcake papers & lollypop sticks ~ Wilton.
Monday, February 4, 2008
So which project(s) are you going to get out that have been sitting around for months or years? Find something that will get you going and make that craft item that you have had on your "To Do" list & just Get it Done!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
My challenge to you this week ~ get some pictures out & do something fun with them. How about a layout, a mini scrapbook, or maybe even a card with a photo on it? I've got another fun Valentine project that involves photos of the people I love. I'm working it right now & can't wait to share it with you ~ I hope to finish that up today.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Once Upon A Time & Happy Birthday); Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!; Pattern Paper ~Heidi Grace; Dies/Punches ~ Nestabilities & Stampin' Up!; Ink ~ Palette Black & Copics; Ribbon ~ May Arts; Jewels ~ K & Co.
Friday, February 1, 2008
I was searching around the internet the other day and found this cool site called Card Positioning Systems. Each week they have a new card sketch and several ideas to go along with it. It's a great place to find a little inspiration when you are totally blocked! That's where I found the card layout for this dragon card & then I decided to make it both directions ~ way fun!
Supplies Used: Stamps ~ Lizzie Anne Designs (Once Upon A Time, Sketched Sentiments); Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!; Paper ~ Basic Grey; Ink ~ Palette Black & Copic Markers; Embossing Plate ~ Cuttlebug; Ribbon ~ Stampin' Up!; Staples.