Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Catalog CASE

This card and the next one are direct CASE's (Copy And Share Everything) from the new Spring Catalog. The colors are the same, however I changed up on the sets used.

For this one I used:

Time Well Spent (stamp set), Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Whisper White (card stock), watercolor crayons, and white gel pen.

This one I used the Stamp Sets So Much and Time Well Spent. Card Stock- Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Rose Red, and So Saffron DSP. I used a Wal-mart grommet in the center of the flower, and added a small punched out circle of So Saffron to pick up that color again. I added some Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the center for an extra "Bling".

Just 1 of my holiday cards that DIDN'T get sent out

This is a card I made during the holidays.

Stamp Set: Crab and Company

Ink: Real Red, Basic Brown

CS: Real Red, Certainly Celery, Night of Navy, Whisper White, DSP (Designer Series Paper)

Other: Liquid Applique, Word Window Punch. brads

I made several Christmas cards during the holidays, but unfortunately no one got to see them. (psst...dh is a bit peeved about that...that I didn't mail them out, anyway). I looked at it this way, with the price of gas topping $3 a gallon again, and postage costs they way they are, do I really want to send out all these cards, or do I want to feed my family??? DH didn't see it that way, however, as he shook his head in disbelief and found just 1 more little reason to be mad at me this year (2008), no one but me got to enjoy my Christmas cards this holiday season.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Cuttlebug Flowers

Altered Envelope Swap

This was an altered envelope swap that I participated in last year.

Altered Paper Project

This was a project I made last summer for a swap, when the designer paper first came out. You can view a Tutorial for this project at CraftTVWeekly. It is FREE to join up, and they have wonderful papercrafting projects. If you look for this project, you will find it shown as a picture frame that sits on a tabletop. I altered it a bit so it could be hung up.
Stamp Sets: Heartfelt Thanks
Paper: Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, and Double Sided Designer Series Paper
Ink:Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, More Mustard, and Rose Red

Attempting to Catch Up

I've decided to start this blog over again. I've changed the name, and am currently trying to build different elements in here again. I'm not very good at writing every day, like some you ladies, and noticed that until this small post, my last post was in September. I've rather lost my stamping mojo. Don't know why this is, but unless my upline plans a stamping day, I've not done much stamping lately. Anywhoooo....I deleted a lot of the small talk that started up my last blog, AND eliminated the chit chat about my hermit crab. We might add more about him at a future time. At the current time, my site has a few outdated cards posted using several retired sets. I've also found that trying to write on 1 blog for my customers, and one blog for stampers is for the birds. I just can not keep up. After a year of trying this, I do believe blogger is more user friendly than Wordpress, so hopefully my customers will find me here.

If anyone who reads this would like to BECOME a customer to me, or a demonstrator for that matter, check out the contact info on the right.