Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wedding Card and Bag

The finished project. A little red and maybe white tissue and it's ready!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Blog Candy

I will be putting up a picture soon. But here it is:

Score It (Out of box but never been used!!)
Classic Scallop Square Nestabilities

To enter, leave a comment and tell me what your favorite stamping/scrapbooking item is.
I will pull a random number in two weeks (March 2, (9:00 am)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wedding Card

Stamps: Just Rite Stamps, Rubbernecker stamps
Ink: Colorbox Cranberry
Paper: Bazzil Smoothies
Embellishments: Kaiser rhinestones, sheer red ribbon
Other: MS edge punch, Nestabilites circles, Cuttlebug folder

The inside of this card bugged me. It was DULL and missing something. Then oddly enough in my sleep I dreamed that it need some black like the front of the card (I have no idea why I dreamed it???). So I added a black layer today and voila', it's fine now!!

New inside of card


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mini Card Folder with four cards/Bind It All

I am going to have to use the picture off of Danica's site for this project. Someone made it and then walked out the door and forgot to take the project!!! Grrrrrrrrrr!
I loved this!! The "book" is filled with 5X7 envelopes decorated for different kinds cards...(ie birthday, get well and so on). It even has a small envelope on the inside of the cover for stamps. Then it is all put together with a Bind It All. After getting the book together, we made 4 cards to put into the envelopes. I'm going to give mine to a charity auction but I'm also going to make some more for gifts.
This class was taught by the great and creative Ms. Ronda and Ms. Maurine. Fun, fun class!!

When I get my book, I will post pics of the inside.
If you are considering a Bind It All, I must say I was impressed how easy it was to use. I put off buying one for a long time (soooo not typical of tool "junkie" me!!!) I just didn't think I'd use it. Now I can think of a ton of uses. I practiced today on plain cardboard and by jiminy I REMEMBERED HOW TO DO IT!!! EASY!!! I love it (did I already say that???).

Stay tuned for more pics!


Monday, February 23, 2009

New Header

Thank you to Ashley Cornewell for creating my new header.

And thank you to Anna for your input!!


Friday, February 20, 2009

Chalk Blender

Wednesday, I went to my favorite brick and mortar stamping store, Danicas. It's not an online store but the ladies there are great and it's always a fun time. I am uploading a picture of this technique which is basically using chalk with blending oil (not baby, veg or Gamsol), then coloring your stamped image. The foam tips that you color with are specially made and are not make up pads!! Adding the oil to chalks intensifies them so that they don't come across quite so pastelly (new word!!).

Instead of trying to describe it, I'm going to give you the website. It also shows some beautiful examples. My attempt pales by comparison. This site has a kit with all the tools you need for $15 (not including chalk). Nothing very expensive and will last for a long, long time.
Hint: I would use old chalks as the oil will stay on them and you can't use that area for regular chalking, or make sure you use only a tiny area of your chalk.

Yvonne Albritton Designs

Ask me any question in the comments. I know this isn't a good explanation.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Card for my Niece

This certainly isn't the traditional get well card. I was just hoping it would lift up her spirits.


PS I don't know why but her dress looks scuzzy!! I promise it looks better in person!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


I am constantly amazed at how easy this tip is and how few people do it. I saw a beautiful card by a well known crafter the other day. She had cut out her image several times and layered it on her card for a 3D effect. Beautiful and labor intensive. She had cut right up to the black stamped lines of her images but even with the careful cutting some of the white showed on the sides. Sooooooooo I'll post this hint in hopes it helps everyone.

Hint: When you cut out your stamped image, take a marker of the same color of the stamping color you used and run it around the edge. Then dot any white that shows on top at the edge. It makes it look like you cut it perfectly!! Easy huh??

Now that I'm feeling better, cards and layouts to come. Oh yeah, tomorrow is blog candy posting day. Stay tuned!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Amazing Blog Candy

No not mine, but I found this one and it just goes on and on!!!! Check out **Feb 15 Stamp A Little Love Baby and go from there. There are around 28 sets up for grabs!!! Wow!!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Blog Candy

I will post my next blog candy next Monday.
Hint: It's cool!!!! lol




Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mr. Bunny Ears

I love this kid's smile!! Does it get any cuter??? I used pretty much conventional things on this layout. The "Mr Bunny Ears" was cut with my Cricut Expressions and then backed with a darker blue. Kind of a reverse lettering. Enjoy!!


New Whiff of Joy Collection

Check this sneak peek at some of the Medieval Collection designed by Alison Acton coming soon from Whiff of Joy.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers

We need 4 more members to complete group #27. Anyone interested?? You can read about it here: SBS
PS I have tried many times to link the group with their sites. Some work, some don't. I will keep trying but I don't have high hopes of it working.

Scrapbook News and Review's Online Cardmaking Universe

I just got an email about this new blog. It sounds fun!!!
Scrapbook News and Review's Online Cardmaking Universe. I especially like this article. This was me to a T!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Organizing My Nesties

The idea of using a bulletin board is working WONDERFULLY (I stole it from someone???)!!! The only thing I changed was to separate the scalloped from the plain. The ovals and circles were just too much on the same ring. Other than works great!!! Try it!!!
PS I bought a new board and am in the process of painting the wood black. This one will be mounted close to where I work so that my Nesties are just a reach away.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


(these are die cuts for ovals and are gradiated for layering)
Here is a link of a sample way to use them: Ovals
Notice how they used them on the Eiffel tower for layering.
You must have a diecut machine to use them.

12:00 PM PST



I feel like I haven't been too productive lately but really I have, I just can't post pictures of what I've done. Why??? Because I've scrapped 5 pages for my "boys" and three of them have their names on them.........remember I promised their grandma that I would not display or use their names. Sigh......I can't show them to you!!! I'm pretty much caught up so it's back to cards. Those I can post pictures of!!
Later tater......

Heimlach and the Dachshund

Dachshund's are pigs. There's no getting around it. I know because I have two of them. My old dachshund choked on a chew stick and I had to preform the Heimlach manuever on her several times yesterday. The last time I did it, I did it really hard. She threw up and was alright. Leave it up to a Dachshund to almost die while eating something. Here's a picture of both of them.......white-faced dog is our old dog Biscuit, the other one is our younger dog, Bagel.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Organizing my Nesties

There are lots of ideas out there on how to store your Nestabilities. With space at a premium, I tried something different.
This is an old bulletin board that was hanging on the back of the door (a leftover from one of my kids). I put the Nesties on 2" binder rings and then hung them on jumbo push pines. OMG it works perfect and better yet it's CHEAP!!!
Thought I'd pass this on...
PS: The bulletin board border will be repainted to match my room. I'm way to anal to leave it red. LOL