31 Mar 2008
30 Mar 2008
This time I used Basic Grey Boxer , for both the patterned papers.
Again, I used Papertrey Ink cardstock for the base and that is also that paper I stamped both the images on!! VERY versatile paper! I love it!
The sentiment is from Inkadinkado and was stamped in Stamping UP! ink Not Quite Navy, some ink that I was able to buy from Julia Stainton when she was purging and I was buying!! (which I always seem to be!! cripes!!)
Ribbon is from The Paper Pickle, because they have these HUGE glass jars at the till - like 6 of them, as big as me, I swear! full of yards and yards of ribbon and you just TRY to check out and that ribbon is staring you in the face screaming --"BUY ME!! BUY ME!! Help me get out of these HUGE glass jars at the till!!"
So I helped them......I did.
And good thing, because it really goes with this card....whew.
Look at his cute little crown!! topped off with a Stamping Bella pearl bauble!!
I love this card!!!
29 Mar 2008
28 Mar 2008
Oh my goodness, I have wanted this stamp since it first came out, (I could say that about any stamp, pththth!) but the shipping always scares me on these things......at any on-line store! So I was so excited when I saw that Phebe had them in and I grabbed it up!
The patterned paper is from the new line at Basic Grey called Boxer that I grabbed up at the Paper Pickle yesterday! Isn't it grand!!
This particular piece is called "Bowling Shoes" - why? I dunno.....I guess they have to call it something!
I stamped the image with Brilliance Graphite black ink - because it doesn't smear or run or be crappy when you colour it with copics, which is just what I did!
I used my nestabilities to cut the image out, along with the mats of red and green.
The sentiment is from A Muse Artstamps and is stamped and embossed with white seafoam embossing powder.
Then I just glued it on helter skelter, added some buttons and ribbons and done!
Such a fast and easy card - maybe Father's Day?
Whoa!! I am getting ahead of myself - but for me early is never early enough!!
27 Mar 2008
I promised I would be back to give you the details on the last post and here I am!!
That card has that cutie Bitzy Bugz Tubby Time stamped on Papertrey Ink white cardstock and coloured with copics.
The cuttlebug folder that I used is the spots/dots embossing folder from Scrappin' Great Deals.
Scrappin Great Deals is having a sale right now and all week!! If you order $60 worth of merchandise you will get $15 off!! This is on all week while they are in Florida (where I bet it isn't snowing!) so take advantage while you can!!
For Goodness Sakes!!!!!
I just got this weather warning e-mailed to me.....
"SNOW...LOCALLY HEAVY...WILL THEN OCCUR
THROUGHOUT THE EVENING HOURS BEFORE EXITING EASTWARD AFTER
TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE FROM 3 TO 6 INCHES FOR
LOCATIONS SOUTH OF AND INCLUDING THE I 69 CORRIDOR. SLEET MAY
BRIEFLY MIX IN WITH THE SNOW NEAR THE OHIO BORDER...RESULTING IN
SLIGHTLY LOWER TOTAL SNOWFALL OF 2 TO 4 INCHES."
YUCKY!! We are in Southern Ontario, but we generally get the same weather as Ohio and Lower Michigan.
I have a Riley card to post tomorrow. I can't post it tonight because when I take pictures at night, it is a complete disaster LOL!
Tata for now!!
25 Mar 2008
Friday's challenge on Splitcoast Stampers is always a limited supplies challenge.
Of course, on the other hand, maybe she won it all and there will be nothing left for me!! Dang!
24 Mar 2008
22 Mar 2008
The way I took this picture you can't really see it but it says " to one of my favorite peeps"! How cute is that??!
21 Mar 2008
Well, not really sweater weather, I am still wearing my winter coat to the barn, but the sun is shining and it feels GREAT!!
I am so behind on my challenges on Splitcoast Stampers, but I jumped in and did the sketch challenge on Wednesday --a bit late mind you--but I had things happening!! Exciting Things!!
Marcie, Jake and I went to lunch in Petrolia today at Actor' (ohmygoodnessitisthemostfabulousplacetoeat!!) with Kraftin' Kimmie and Phebe, The Town Scrapper! What a grand day!
I met so many fellow stampers who are just as enthusiastic about stamping as me!! woohoo! It is always so fun to find people who stamp and then you honestly stop thinking you are the nutty one!!
Let's see if I can remember everyone!
Of course, there was Kim, Marcie and little Jake, Lin from Chatham, Diana (Kim's mom), Connie, Maria from Sarnia, Phebe, and of course, Ellen who own's Actor's and- crap I had to jump over to Kim's blog to see who else - I forgot the other lady's name - Irene - sorry Irene!
I ordered the Sally Field salad which was a mixture of spinach, strawberries, mushrooms, red onion and a bunch of other "good for you" stuff with a fabulous tangerine dressing! Yummy!! Like I said - FABULOUS!!
On to the sketch challenge which was this sketch but I turned my card sideways because I think it fit the sentiment and picture better.
I used the background stamp of itty bitty dots from All That Scraps - it fits so great over your cards and more!! It is BIG!
The Patterned paper is Ginger Blossom from Stampin' UP! and the ribbon is May Arts from All That Scraps.
I stamped GinaK's baskets of happiness stamp on Very Vanilla and coloured it with my copics..... and glittered the flowers up with the copic spica pen.....you can't really see it but it is too pretty!
Oh my gosh! I keep forgetting to tell you that I LOVE GINAK! I mean, honestly, I do!
Yesterday's mail came and there was a little package and I knew I wasn't expecting any happy mail! except Papertrey Ink but that will be awhile probably :(
I opened up my package and out came 6 copics ciao markers!! Oh mother, I forgot I joined the Copic Club,(how you forget that, I'll never know!) I love her - I really do.....!!
19 Mar 2008
For this card I used the "You Take the Cake" set which I have had for-evah! but I just haven't inked it up yet--silly me!!
My inspiration for this card is from Kendra Giles because ya know----- I cannot find my imagination every day - sometimes any day!! LOL!
I used this beautiful SEI paper again called Dill Blossoms, I just can't get enough of it....and I only have 6 sheets of it!! cut in half!! but I love it so much I can't stop using it!!
I mounted the Dill Blossoms paper on Very Vanilla and tied my aquamist satin ribbon around it.
I added a little bit of sheer chocolate swiss dot ribbon to the tie just for a wee bit o' interest!
I mounted that onto Bazzill (bazill?) cardstock.
I stamped the table first, then the cake, and then the candles onto Very Vanilla cardstock and coloured it with my copics. I also used my turquoise Sakura glitter pen for some of the flowers and then highlighted the rest of the flowers with the Copic glitter pen.
The copic glitter pen seems to leave the true colour when you use it. For me, The Sakura makes it kind of grey......just me maybe!!
I mounted that on the Bazill cardstock and back onto Very Vanilla. I stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla and glued it to the side of the picture - just like my hero stamper, Kendra!
Then I popped it up on the patterned paper and ........
it looked barenaked!
So I doodled around the edges (just like you-know-who!) and then it was finished!!
Holly's worker took her to math class yesterday, and hubby was fishing, so I got to stamp away the day! YAY!
18 Mar 2008
17 Mar 2008
The sentiment is from A Muse Artstamps - I love this little saying!!
So everybody have a splendiferous day! I know I will....I am going to look after little baby Jake!! woohooooo!!!
16 Mar 2008
14 Mar 2008
Page 72 has a tutorial on making large tags, so I thought why not use my coasters (since I have 97 left out of the 100 I bought!!)
I really didn't vary much from the way it was done in the magazine.
I like to try to follow pretty much the same idea until I get the feel of what I am doing and to make sure that I like what is happening!
I started with a 4" coaster that I got from Scrappin' Great Deals and cut my double sided SEI dill blossom paper the same size and glued it on. Then I trimmed the corners and sanded the edges till smooth.
I turned over the patterned paper and used that side for the strip down the middle after adhering it to some coral bazzill cardstock. I painted the edges and the back of the coaster coral to match the trim.
Then I just added some rub-ons from My Mind's Eye and SandyLion, flowers from the Cuttlebug dies and the tab from Stamping Up tab punch.
I added a few buttons along the side of the tab just like the magazine article and traced around it with faux stitching.
I tied it with some satin ribbon to a recycled bag filled with a few goodies for our neighbours who just moved into a new home!!
12 Mar 2008
I never used to like doing these tags but they are kind of fun to discover things about each other!
Okay here it goes;
1. I am so deathly afraid of spiders. I almost pee myself. I usually grab a shoe and slam it down on the spider, all the while shrieking loudly, and then leave it there until hubby comes home and deals with it....
2. I only have nine toenails.....gross - I know....but I did NOT have a fungus or anything, it just died because .....
3. I broke my leg in the barn 3 years ago when 6 sheets of 4' x 8'- 1" thick plywood fell on the back of my leg. ( I am giving you the measurements so that you will know how heavy it was and feel sorry for me....) I was the only one in the barn, so I had to crawl out from under the plywood to the phone that was up on the wall. The broom was right there so I hit the phone with the broom handle and it fell right next to me (thank goodness-no further crawl/dragging)
4. Since I was 11, I have had 10 dogs in my life. Tippy the Beagle, Heinzy Sam, Spitz the Samoyd (sp?), Randy-the most beautifulest black lab, Scorch- he was a bad dog, Stan the biter- he never bit us, Winnie the Poodle, Queenie our border collie and of course Rosie-osie-osie!! I forget the name of our very first black lab (in between Spitz and Randy). We only had him about 10 minutes when he got hit by the neighbour (she drives very fast).
5. I can absolutely, not even wait for spring to come so that I can go golfing!!! I LOVE to golf!!!
6. I am going to be 50 years old this year and I am sooooo happy about that!! Some people don't get the opportunity to be 50! - so think about THAT! LOL!
7. I am going to let my hair go gray starting from the last time it was coloured.....I don't care! The older I get, the more worried I am about putting chemicals in/on/under my body - wine doesn't count either......
Well, that is another tag done and it really wasn't so bad! Sometimes I have to reallllllly think hard......
Okay I am tagging Marcie, Becky, Savitri and Alex
Edited to add: The links, the links, the links are not linked!!! Better now!
I have said to my kids, as my mom said to me and I am absolutely positive my grandma said to my mom "if your friend were to jump off a bridge would you do it too?"
The first time my mom said it to me I remember thinking "wha...!?"
This all being in reference to wanting to do what your friends are doing.
I have seen on numerous blogs about people altering a notebook here and there and always thinking how pretty they look and how hard that would be and I would never try it and that was that.
Now, I am jumping off the bridge, so to speak, and doing what my (cyber)friends are doing!!
I bought a small notebook from Staples (I vowed never to set foot in that place again,(long story) and yet.....) and proceeded to alter it to use as my sketch book, as does Michelle Wooderson, my very best resource in the world and I love to stalk her blog unhealthily; don't go blabbing that though, I have heard about restraining orders.....
ANYWAY.......I measured up my new little book on some Basic Grey, Stella Ruby patterned paper. I tried using Stamping Up's spiral punch to make the holes but the holes were too far apart and then I thought I should start all over but blechech!...I just cut another strip of patterned paper, made some scallops on it, punched holes with my paper punch and glued it on the (kinda) messy part!
I used Stamping Up's Warm Words "happiness" (for obvious reasons) on Very Vanilla cardstock with aquamist ink and then cut it out and embossed it with the petite oval nestabilities. Then I cut out bigger ovals on Papertrey Ink's Spring Moss and Aquamist cardstock.
I paperpierced holes on the scallops and then used the Papertrey Ink's Borders and Corners Oval stamps and stamped an oval on the aquamist scalloped piece of paper with aquamist ink.
Then I adhered it with tombow monoglue. I added Papertrey Ink's aquamist satin ribbon and then I was soooooo very happy with the results!
And on the inside I have a few sketches started that are actually my own!! haha!
I was telling my husband this morning, when I was gathering eggs, that the barn and my stamping room are the two places - right now in my life- where I can go and find some peace.
Since I am NOT going to alter the gathering room, My Happiness Book will have to do!!
11 Mar 2008
But I did snap a picture of the gift bag that I altered!
10 Mar 2008
9 Mar 2008
Well, just to clarify my title today......I am NOT luvin' the snow, but I am luvin' the time I get to spend in my stamp room because there is nothing else to do!! woohoo!!
While skimming through some blogs I found this website , Two Pink Fairies with some gorgeous cards on it! Namely some Papertrey cards....sooo....what is a girl to do??! but case!
I cased this card all except for the scallops on the top of the card because I didn't know how she did it......or I would have LOL!!
I used Papertrey Ink's Women of Life stamp set and stamped the BIG flower in Aquamist ink and the "stem" in Spring Moss ink.
The "thank you" and the dotted line are one stamp, while the little leafs is another stamp.
Okay, I am trying to upload this picture, but this STUPID blogger is being STUPID today!!!!......arghgghghgh!!!.....actually the last few days.....I may have to move to typepad!! (I am just wondering if threats will help)
The patterned paper is Everyday Blessings from Papertrey Ink and the ribbon is Aquamist Satin by - you guessed it!!- Papertrey Ink!
I punched the corners with the Stamping Up ticket punch and then just drew in the brads with white gel pen.
Now, let's hope this publishes!!
8 Mar 2008
I stamped the stems image in Brilliance black on Papertrey Ink's white cardstock. Then I took the individual flowers and stamped them in Papertrey's aqua mist and spring moss ink.
I set that aside and made my card base from Papertrey Ink's Everyday Blessing patterned paper and the aquamist cardstock.
I ran a piece of the aquamist cardstock through the Cuttlebug bloom dots embossing folder and glued it to the patterned paper.
Then I wrapped a piece of spring moss satin ribbon (freakin' beautiful!!) around the paper and through the image where I had used the Stamping Up's slot punch. The image is adhered with pop up glue dots.
I cut out a small oval with the nestabilities scalloped petite oval, stamped the word "Friend", and glued it with Tombow Mono glue - the glue I use 99% of the time!! and the it was done and ready to send away!!
I can't believe I am actually going to send this card ahead of time! I usually am scrambling to get to the store to buy a card and post it days before the birthday!! It is soooo fun to be able to whip (?) up a card in seconds (yeh right) and send it away!! LOL!
With me it is never seconds, but I always, usually, mostly love the results!! LOL!
Snowing to beat the band here......ugh.....getting a little tired of ol' man winter. I love that winter is referred to as an old man don't you??!