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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I'm still here everyone

I'm still here just a little pre-occupied.

Betty and I did the craft fair last weekend.  The weather was horrible!!  Saturday it rained and rained which made lots of gushy mud.  Sunday we were there again - the rain went away then we had wind.  And of course the mushy mud from the previous day.  I think that hampered a lot of people from coming out, and the ones that did were not too keen on coming into our booth because of the mud.  The people who organized the event brought hay in (that we had to buy) so we could put it down, but still it was mushy.

And yes, I'm still puppy training too.  Dixie is one playful little girl. 

So once I clean up my craft room and get things back in their place I will be back.  Just a few more days, I promise.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I'm sorry...

I'm sorry that I've not been around the past few days.  I've just been busy ~ and yesterday was our Anniversary.  Of course I did spend most of it sick.  I've not been feeling too well.  I think it's some kind of flu bug or something.  AND we got a new puppy on Sunday.  We are not too sure of what she is.  She's kinda fluffy and has black spots on her tongue like a Chow - but her tag said Lab mix and her litter mates said Sheppard.  So who really knows.  We picked her up at the Lexington Humane Society.  They are a great place.  I know when we lived in California we gave money to the local Humane Society there and that's where we picked up Ginger.

She is a sweet little thing.  She is so tiny too.  It's hard to believe that she is 8 weeks old.  How do they really know what the dogs are, or how old they are when people just drop them off?  But she is a sweet little girl and I've got to show her off.

Look at that face?  She's adorable!!


Doesn't she look like a little bear?  It's hard to see her at night in the house because she is completely black.  She does have 6 hairs on the tip of her tail that are white.  I told Ricky that I'm going to buy her a glow in the dark costume for Halloween so we can see where she is...


Look at that face?  Which one you say??  he he he... 

I will be back in the next couple of days to show you some more stuff.  I'm just super busy and not really feeling that well.

Have a super great day!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Halloween Boxes

I must first say that these boxes are genius!  No, they were not my idea.  I followed the directions that Tammy over at Dream, Create and Share posted.  She is amazing!!  And she has step by step instructions to make these and many others.  I've only made these so far ~ I will make the others, but as time permits.

Her boxes were made out of Green Galore but I used Moss on mine.  I think that they gave him a little more of a dull look.  And I think that Frankie is kinda dull... 

I did not have the star punch from SU! to make the teeth so these are kinda made freehand.  I think that they are adorable.  Now I've got to get Danielle to agree to let me make some for her to hand out to her friends at Halloween.  You know when they get older, it's not cool to have Mom make things.

So you like?  Let me know.  I'd love to see your version of them.  Stop by Tammy's site and give her some love too.

Boat ~ Loads of something

Good Morning everyone!  I'd like to say sorry for not posting yesterday.  I was just not in the mood.  That sounds awful, huh?

Everything was the same as every other morning.  I woke up, got dressed, had breakfast, started upstairs to post and remembered I had clean laundry downstairs to put away.  I went to grab the basket and bring it upstairs to put it away.  I noticed that almost all of hubby's skivvies were not in the drawer.  What the heck?! The laundry was almost done - nothing in the basket except that one thing that you might leave there.  You know the something that you say "I don't have to wash that now.  I don't need it" thing.  In my case it was some flannel Pj's.  Anyway - here I am looking in the dryer, the washer, another drawer.  What the heck happened to all his undies?  Well, somehow they all ended up under my Pj's in the basket...  So that started my day off...

Then I came upstairs and I was just in a mood.  I didn't want to post.  I went downstairs, I didn't even want to create.  My new issue of Paper Crafts came in and I didn't even want to look at it.  Some kind of a blues bug hit me yesterday ~ but I think it's gone today!!  I'm sorry for the rambling...  On to a post.

One of my favorite set's that SU! has is Loads of Love.  I think that it is so cute and versatile that you can use it for almost anything.  Here is the card  I made to share.

I stamped the image from Loads of Love and colored it in with my watercolor crayons.  The base card is Pacific Point that I layered with some DP from Delicate Dots and some Barely Banana that I ran thru the CB with my swiss dots folder.  I punched the image out with my super scallop circle punch and layered it with Pacific Point that I punched out with my mega scallop circle punch.  The little dots in the corner are 3/4" and 1/2" circles that I punched out with scrap paper.  The photo corner in the upper left I made with scraps and added a little jewel to the center just for the heck of it.  Wadda ya think?

Of course I love the Loads of Love set so I had to get the Boatloads of Love set when it came out. 

I stamped the images and watercolored them.  The base card is Pale Plum that I layered with Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Summer Picnic DP and some other SU! DP that is very old and I don't know the name of it.  I added some ribbon to the card also.  The sentiment I stamped with black ink and punched out with my 1" circle punch and layered on to a piece of scrap Soft Sky that I punched out with my 1 1/4" circle punch then added it to the card with a pop dot.

That's all I have for you right now.  I will be back later with something so super adorable you won't want to miss them!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy almost T.G.I.F!!

Almost...  I'm starting to get excited with this time of year approaching.  As most of you know I love Fall ~ and all the apple and harvest festivals up and coming, it's so exciting.
I'm going to be kinda quick this morning.  Gotta get busy you know...
This is another one of my CD calendars that I made.  Don't you love it?  The base of it is Bashful Blue that I layered with some Friskars DP and Blue Bayou cs.  I took my top note die and cut the top with my cardstocks and layered it with some flowers in the same colors that I cut out with my Flower Layer 3 die, one of Mom's crochet flowers and a crystal brad.  The little tear off calendar is from Skybluepink.com.  It was a quick and easy project. 
Here is another quick project.  These really do go fast if you paste down the paper and let it sit overnight.  I took a clipboard and adhered the paper from the Tea Party collection with Mod Podge and let it sit overnight.  Then the next day I added all the goodies.  I cut the scallop circle with my SU! die and attached it to the paper.  I cut some flowers with my Flower Layers 3 die, some chipboard, some crochet flowers, some prims & crystal brads.  The stamped words are from The Angel Company grab bag that I had purchased.  I added some matching paper to the inside of the pen, ribbon to the clip at the top, notepad, and a little calendar from Skybluepink.com.  The green  bar at the bottom I hot glued on.  I picked it up from Walmart a while back to add to my desk and didn't ~ I thought it would look good at the bottom of the clipboard to use with push pins if it was hung on a wall.
This is pretty much the same ~ just different Ü.  Same paper, same dies, same everything just different colors.

I hope this inspires you to create something beautiful today.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Some serious Copic business...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe it!  I've got to share the news with you all!!

The Angel Company is going Copic.  Yes, that's right ~ I said COPIC!!!  From October 1st-December 31st for every $100.00 order you can purchase Copic Ciao set A, B, C or D for only $120.00 each.  That's 36 pens in each set for only $120.00!!

I am taking names for my Stampers 6 groups now if you'd be interested in joining.  I plan on starting them next month in October.  Just leave me a comment on here with a way to contact you or shoot me an e-mail.
And that is not all ~take a look at these other specials:
TAC™ Promos

Under the weather...

No, not me.  The stamp set silly!  I needed to make some get well cards and the first set that came to mind was Under the Weather.  I think it's a cute little set that would make me smile if I was feeling sick.

I can not take full credit for this card.  Well, this card-yes I made it.  But I saw a card in the SCS gallery by Wendybell and I loved it so I had to some-what case it. 

The base card is Really Rust that I stamped the image from Fresh Fillers with Really Rust ink and then the Ah-Choo from Under the Weather in Ruby Red ink.  I set the card aside and took a piece of Really Rust cs and stamped the bowl of soup image with Really Rust ink along it.  I had to make a mask to do so, then adhered it to a piece of Basic Black cs.  Then I stamped the image again with black ink onto white cs, colored it, cut it out and pop dotted it to the black and rust piece.  I took part of the sentiment and stamped it with Real Red ink on to white cs and placed it just under the black and rust piece and added it to the card.  I added Basic Black and white cs to the inside and the rest of the sentiment and I was complete.
This was a quick card I made using Splitcoast's sketch SC217.  I stamped the images from Under the Weather and colored them in.  I punched them out with my 1 1/4" square punch and adhered them to a piece of Pumpkin Pie that I punched out with my scallop square punch.  The base card is Riding Hood Red that I layered with a piece of Pumpkin Pie that I ran thru my cuttlebug with the circles folder.  I added a length of ribbon to the card before I layered a piece of Summer Picnic DP and then added the images to it.
This is a card that may look familiar, I've made one like it before.  I just moved things around and switched colors.  I stamped the images from Under the Weather, colored them with pencils & gamsol and cut them out then layered them on to a piece of Bazzill textured cs.  The chicken "feet" are stamped from The Best of Cluck in Chocolate Chip ink.  The base card is Garden Green that I layered with a piece of DP from Summer Picnic.  I stamped part of the sentiment and added a couple pieces of ribbon to that layer and then I adhered the stamped images to the card. 

Please stick around - I will be announcing something BIG later this afternoon and you won't want to miss it!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Another Day Down

Another day down, and only 11 more day's til the craft fair.  If you happen to be anywhere close to Paris Kentucky on September 26th and 27th please stop by the festival and say "HI" to Betty and I.  We would love to meet you. 

Only 11 days!??!  Then what am I doing on the computer??  Ok, breathe, breathe...  I better get going and stop the blah blah blah, huh?
The base card is Real Red that I layered with Creamy Caramel and some DP from the Au Chocolat collection.  I still have a little left Ü  I stamped the image from Espresso Yourself and colored it in with my pencils, gamsol and my markers.  I layered the DP on the card and added a length of ribbon then I cut a piece of Au Chocolat with my Labels One nestie (thanks again Rita!!).  I stamped some of the coffee beans and punched it out with my 1 3/8" circle punch and layered that on to a piece of Real Red that I punched out with my scallop circle punch.  I added the stamped coffee cup image to the card and I was complete.

Sorry this is all I have for today.  I will be back tomorrow for sure.  Have a great afternoon!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Lookie what Danielle made...

Years ago Danielle learned how to make these pens and made lots of them.  Then Betty mentioned it once while she was here and Danielle was bugging me to get some so she could make them for the craft fair ~ so I finally got around to getting the stuff for her to make them. 

I had an urn that I kept flowers in and each season I'd change them.  I was getting tired of it so when Danielle asked what to use that came to mind.  We filled it with birdseed (that I can re-use) and she arranged them in there.  She then made the sign to go on the front.  I guess my kid takes after me in the craft department ~ or at least I'd like to think so.
I'm not sure that I want her to sell them, they look so pretty sitting in there...

Good Morning

I hope that today finds you well.  This past weekend was so beautiful!  It seemed to me so much like the start of the Fall season ~ and you all know that I love Fall.  I want to start putting up Fall decorations, but I'll wait till the beginning of October... 

So you wanna see a few things?  Here we go...


This was an acrylic frame that Betty and I got from Dollar Tree, they are sturdy.  When I was working I would of loved to have something like this on my desk.

I opened the acrylic frame and inserted a piece of paper from the Delicate Dots collection.  I added a post it note pad and a mini calendar from skyblupink.com to the front of the frame.  I also added a pen that has matching DP.  Here are a few more of them.  I basically did the same to all of them.

This one has DP from the Melon Mambo collection.

This frame has paper from The Angel Company called Tuscany Spice.  I thought that it looks a little Fall like, don't you?

I'll be back later with more...

**EDITED 09/28/2009 to add how the pen is attached.
Some of you asked how the pen was attached to the post it note holder.  I simply took a 3/4" x 3" piece of cardstock and rolled it around the pen.  I kept the the end where the pen is over the top of the clear acrylic frame and attached the other ends to the back of the frame.  I then added a piece of DP to the back of the frame to cover up the cs piece and I was done.  I hope that this clarifies it for some of you.  If not just let me know and I can take a picture of it for you.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Post it's anyone?

Betty was over the other day and said that I needed to make some post it's with coasters.  At first I thought "huh?" then she explained it.  One of the ladies that we've been lucky to meet at a Splitcoast gathering made some of these ~ check out Beth's blog here, she's amazing.  I like playing with coasters and my bind it all so I went to work.
I just covered my coasters with paper, punched the holes with my Bind it All, added the binding then adhered the post it's inside with the red line tape and it's that easy.  Of course I had to add the ribbon to the binding.  For these I used all Angel Company papers.  Bella Flor, Hemingway, Juliette, Amelia and Sands of Time. 
On these I omitted the ribbon from the binding wires and placed a length around the center of the coaster.  I love this butterfly ribbon that Betty brought over!!
Well that's all for today.  I will be back tomorrow with more!  Have a great rest of your weekend.

Sweet Treats

I made a couple of simple birthday cards the other day for the sale.  I've been told not to make them like I normally do - with all the layers.  Try to keep them simple.  I do admit that I am layer queen...  It really is hard to make a card simple when your used to doing it a certain way.  I made one girly and one more masculine.
I used an image from Sweet Treats and colored it in with my watercolors and went over areas with my markers.  The base card is Pacific Point that I layered with Soft Sky and Night of Navy.  I stamped the sentiment from The Angel Company's Purchase with Purchase stamps on white cs in Brilliant Blue ink, added a border of Soft Sky that I punched out with my Martha punch and added a ribbon between the two layers before adding it to the card.  I also added a little stickles to the candles. Simple?  I dunno, but it is for me...
This is the girly version.  I stamped the image from Sweet Treats and colored it in with my watercolors.  I added a little to it with markers here and there on the image.  The base card is Pixie Pink that I layered with Soft Sky.  I stamped the sentiment from The Angel Company's purchase with purchase stamps with Pink Passion ink on white cs.  I punched a border with my Martha Stewart punch out of Soft Sky and added it to the sentiment panel with a length of ribbon and then adhered it to my card and I was complete.

Stay tuned, there's still more to come...

Oh what a beautiful day!

I'm sorry that I was not around yesterday ~ but it being National Pet Adoption weekend I think you know where I was.  We rode around in search of the perfect pup again.  No, we didn't find one.  I'm beginning to think that I won't.  I can't give up though, there is something out there for me ~ I just have not found it yet.

There are a couple of things that I want to show you today - so I'll have a couple of posts.  I want to make up for not posting the last couple of days. 
This is something that I made a long time ago and never posted.  At least I don't think that I did...
I made a couple of these little purses for Danielle's friends.  Why, I don't remember....  I'm always making something and needing to give it away.
On this one I used Pale Plum and Parisian Summer DP.  I made a simple box for the inside and on the front and back I used the Top Note Die that I ran thru my cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder.  If you see at the very bottom I cut the little tip off in the middle.  I did this so I could place them at the very bottom of the box so you would not see the actual box.
The top is also the Top Note Die that I cut out of Parisian Summer.  I glued it to the inside back and folded it over to cover the box and have a flap in the front.  I added a button, prima and crochet flower and I was done.
 
I'll be back later to show you some more.  Promise.

Friday, September 11, 2009

T.G.I.F.

Happy T.G.I.F. everyone! 
I've been quite the busy beaver yesterday.  I got a lot of cards made and I want to share a few with you.  I do hope that I get it right.  As I mentioned yesterday I updated my blogger and things are a little different so I might have a wonky looking blog until I get the hang of it...  I guess I'm just appologizing in advance.

One of the cards that I made was this one with the Classic Pickups set.  I wanted to make some guy cards and this set is perfect for it!
I stamped the image from the Classic Pickups set and colored it in with my watercolor crayons.  The base card is Close to Cocoa that I layered with So Saffron and DP from The Angel Company Willoughby collection.  Before adhering the So Saffron piece I punched it with the punch from my Carl Tozzicle.  I know that SU has a similar punch, but why buy it when I have something else that would do the trick?  So I punched out the top of the So Saffron piece and then distressed the edge.  Before adhering it to the card I added the DP and length of Soft Suede ribbon.  I layered the image to a piece of Close to Cocoa cs and adhered it to the card.  I stamped the sentiment 'your a classic' with black ink, layered it to a piece of Chocolate Chip scrap and added that to the card.  In the lower right corner I added the words 'birthday wishes' from The Angel Company set Little Cupcake with versamark.  Inside the card I added a piece of So Saffron and white cs.  I stamped the sentiment from an old D.O.T.S. set called Birthday Wishes in Close to Cocoa ink and I was complete.

This next card I think can be used for either a male or female birthday.  I tried not to use too "pretty" of colors. 


I stamped the image from the Viola set and then stamped it again on some Au Chocolat DP.  I cut out the parts that I wanted to use on the DP and layered them on to the white cs stamped image.  I colored the rest of the image with my watercolors and markers.  The base card is Bashful Blue that I took one of my rollers and stamped the swirls with Bliss Blue ink then I added a length of Chocolate Chip along the left edge of the card.  I took the stamped image and layered it on to a piece of Chocolate Chip cs that I punched out the bottom with my scallop edge punch.  I also paper peirced the top right corner.  I stamped the sentiment 'oh happy day' from The Angel Company purchase with purchase stamps in Bliss Blue ink, punched it out with my Word Window punch and layered it on to a piece of Chocolate Chip cs that I punched with my Modern Label punch.  For the inside I layered a piece of white cs and a piece of Chocolate Chip cs.  I stamped the sentiment 'happy birthday' from D.O.T.S. in Chocolate Chip ink and I was complete.

That's all I've got for you now.  I will try to post more later ~ if not, then tomorrow. 

In closing I would also like to take a minute to mention that we all know what today is.  Please take a moment to reflect how lucky we are to have our families with us and to keep the families affected by this tragedy in our thoughts and prayers.  This is something that we should never forget.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I love Living Locurto!!

Everything about Amy's blog Living Locurto is wonderful.  She always has such informative posts - from recipies to freebies to photography.  I could spend all day just browsing around.  But I had to show you some freebies that she posted on her blog.  Just go and take a peek, I'm sure you'll love it too!

Roses in Fall??!

First let me say that I just did an update in blogger so I'm not sure how this post will look ~ we will find out together...
Here is another card that I would like to show you.  I made this with the Roses in Winter set.  It is another one of my favorites that I seem to go back to when I feel I've lost my mojo.  I used the SCS sketch SC239 for this card. 
The base card is Pink Pirouette that I layered with Pixie Pink, Chocolate Chip and some Candy Lane DP. I stamped the images from Roses in Winter with random colors on the image panel and layered that on to a piece of Chocolate Chip that I used my Martha punch on. I tied a some pink polka dot ribbon on it before adhering it to the card.
I love the sketches on Splitcoast.  I look forward to them each week.  So I hope this inspires you today ~ I'll try to be back later but no promises.

Just some TAC updates

Just letting you in on some info from The Angel Company.  Don't forget to ask me about the new Inspiration Avenue magalogue that came out.  There are some great stamps in this one.  If you are interested just shoot me an e-mail
Bone Appetit
September 17 - September 30, 2009

From September 17 - September 30, in addition to the Double the Fun promotion, you have an opportunity to earn or purchase these ghoulishly FUN stamp sets! Bone Appetit and More Bone Appetit are perfect for treat “toppers” for yummy treats and little gifts!
You can receive one or both Bone Appetit sets for FREE with qualifying orders.
Or with a $30 purchase, either OR both of these sets can be purchased at a special price of $13.95 each! (Both sets have a retail value of $21.95 each).

Again, this is in addition to the Double the Fun promotion.

My time was well spent

Sorry for the lack of posting yesterday ~ Betty stopped by and we took a trip to Staples. It's been a while since we've been there. Ooooh, and the dollar bins they had - fun fun fun!!

We actually went there to purchase some legal pads and have them cut, but soon said forget it. They wanted $2.00 per cut to do that for us. Crazy! So we just found other things to spend our money on Ü

I really don't have too much to ramble on about today ~ except to thank you all for the kind comments about posting. I try not to ramble on, keep it friendly enough and I try to post things that people would like. If there is anything that you'd like to see - or maybe not see - then let me know. I do know that you can not please everyone but I sure would like to try. With that said on to the card...
I can not say enough about the Time Well Spent set. I have loved it since the first time I laid eyes on it, thank you Keersten. And when I saw the DP from SU! called Tea Party, well yes, I HAD to have that too...

The base card is Barely Banana that I layered with Tea Party DP. The insert is Almost Amethyst and some DP that I used my Martha Stewart punch on. I water colored the flower and cut it out close and used pop dots to adhere it to the card. I added some fruit punch stickles to it and set it aside to dry. These cards are so quick and easy to make!

I will be back later with some more to show you. Have a great morning.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Can we talk?

I have a question to ask...and I would like it if you commented so I know.

I've had some people unsubscribe to my email updates. The reason most people unsub is unknown ~ but I've had a few say "too many updates". Um, isn't that the reason why you subscribe in the first place? To make sure that you don't miss any updates? I won't mention any names, but there is one blog that I subscribe to that posts at least 4 or 5 times a day. I love it, then I don't miss anything.

To each his own I guess. But I was just wondering what it is that you like? Do you like all the updates? Do you want to see more or less? What is it that you want to see? Please tell me and I will make sure that I can do the best that I can.

Enough. That's all I had to say. Now I'd like to see what you have to say.

Have a great afternoon.

Snowman soup? Already...

I made some snowman soup the other day and I was sitting in the living room putting them together and hubby said "It would be cute if it looked like a hat". I thought "Genius Idea!!" So my next batch came out like this.
I took a piece of black shimmery paper and scored it in the middle. I then folded it in half and stapled it to the bag. I cut carefully along the edges to make it look like a hat. I added the Real Red "band" so it would cover the staples and added the poem on the back. It looked a little plain so I added the snowflake confetti to the front for some decoration and I was done.

Hey, thanks hubby for the idea!

**EDITED**
Here is the poem for the snowman soup - also, the ingredients that go into the packet are:
Hot chocolate, marshmallows, candy kiss and a candy cane. Since it's too early for candy cane's in the store I put in a stir stick and a peppermint. Now here's the poem I used:

Was told you've been real good this year, always glad to hear it!
With freezing weather drawing near, you'll need to warm the spirit.
So here's a little snowman soup, complete with stirring stick.
Just add how water & sip it slow,
It's sure to do the trick!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Some more trackers for you...

Ready for some more card organizers? Here they are.
This one is a little rustic looking, don't you think? I love these papers. They are from Daisy D's and I've been saving them for a while. I figured I don't need to hoard paper any longer, just use it. Maybe someone will get a little enjoyment out of what I make with them.
This one is a little brighter ~ but still fun. For some reason the paper reminds me of golf pants. I don't know why my brain thinks the way it does, it just does.
Remember you can print the inside months off from the SCS tutorial found here.
I did not do mine like the tutorial. I did not use 12" x 12" pages to create pockets inside. I just cut a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cs for the inside, there are no pockets on each month. I only added one pocket to the back. You can see the inside on the last post, I opened it up to show you.
Does this inspire you? I sure hope so. I'll be back tomorrow with more creations.

My sneeky peeky

Carmen had guessed it, it's a card organizer!!

I just love these. They help me keep track of who's birthday is when. A must when you don't know what the date is most of the time ~ isn't that terrible.

Maybe if you've been a follower of my blog for a while you know that I made some of these last year. I loved mine so much that I thought that I'd make some for the fair that Betty and I are doing. I know that I'd love to get one Ü
What I generally do first is take some of the "chipboard" that hubby brought home from work and cut it down to my desired length and width. I think that these are 6" x 7 3/4". I take out my trusty mod podge and slather it on and cover it with paper. The paper that I used on this was from My Mind's Eye. I generally take my scrapbooks and set it on top of the organizer and let it dry good overnight. The next day I add the pages and make the holes with my BIA.
I couldn't help it, I had to make one that was with browns.
For the inside I stamped the SU! medallion stamp and the swirls from The Angel Company Butterfly swirls set. The pages were printed off from the SCS tutorial found here.
I hope that you like them ~ I will show more later.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Have a Happy and Safe Holiday

I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day. May your weekend bring you happy memories with friends and family. But please don't forget the real meaning of the holiday.

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone.

Sneeky Peeky

Wanna sneeky peeky at what I've been up to? Well here it is. Hmmm ~ can you guess it? It's something I've done before. I'm sure you can guess.

Well I'll be back in a day or two to show you this... Have a great long weekend!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

It's a barnyard birthday

I just wanted to show you the tall stationary set that I made the other day. My love for polka dots made me buy this paper from The Angel Company, it's called A Little Whimsy. Isn't it cute? And with the different color dots you can use it with almost any color card stock.

The base stationary holder is Real Red that I layered with the A Little Whimsy DP. For this card I used a card base of Real Red and layered it with Pale Plum and A Little Whimsy DP. I followed the SCS sketch SC177. I stamped the image from Barnyard Birthday and colored it with my pencils, gamsol and markers. Before layering it I inked the edges of the image panel with my Pale Plum ink pad. I stamped the sentiment with Real Red ink, punched it out with my word window punch and then attached it to a piece of scrap that I punched out with my new Modern Label punch. I added that to the card with pop dots and I was complete.
This card I used the SCS sketch SC177 also. The base card is Pale Plum that I layered with Real Red and A Little Whimsy DP. I stamped the image from Barnyard Birthday with my India Ink black and colored it in with my pencils, gamsol and markers. After layering all the pieces I stamped the sentiment with Pale Plum ink, punched it out with my word window punch and layered it on to a piece of Real Red that I punched out with my Modern Label punch and I was complete.
I hope that you enjoyed today's post. Now I must go back to my craft cave and get to work!

Cuppy Cake Video

OMGoodness! You've got to take a peek at this. Yesterday I posted a comment on SCS on a picture that someone posted. You've got to leave your love when you see something you like, it's only fair. The person takes time to make the creation, take a picture of it, edit it, upload it. It really is a process. But I found a picture of a cupcake that was posted. It was the cutest thing. Well when I went to leave the comment I noticed it had a link to You Tube. So here it is, for your viewing pleasure, and it is a pleasure....



Please leave some love for her. And make sure that you check out her blog HERE.

Have a safe and happy weekend!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Happy Long weekend!

Woo-Hoo!!

It's Friday and a long weekend! Can you believe it's already Labor Day weekend? My goodness, where the heck does the time go? I'm fine with it~because it means it's almost Fall. My absolute favorite time of year. The weatherman said the other day that the Fall leaves will be staying on the trees a little longer this year because we had more rain. I'm so excited!! I might have to make an album just of Fall and all it's wonderful colors.

I'm sorry that I was not around yesterday ~ I hate it when I don't post. I feel like I may lose followers or people will not stop by if they don't see what I've been up to. Betty stopped by and we went to lunch and made a few things. So, I hope that what you see today makes up for it Ü
I'm still up to calendars. I make sure that I have a calendar everywhere I sit. So here's another one that I made. It's a basic CD calendar. To make it stand upright you just take the cover off and turn it around and attach it back to the case. It stays open all the time that way.

These calendars are made with the Roses in Winter set. One of my old stand by's that I seem to go to a lot! I cut the cs to fit the lid, stamped the images in, added a piece of vellum over the top and secured it with eyelets and ribbon. Super simple and easy peasy! The calendars came from skybluepink.com ~ and if you've never been there to shop please go! They have so many little things really cheap!

This one I used shades of blues with the base of Pacific Point.

This one is in made in shades of pink, with a Pixie Pink base.

This one I made with shades of purples with a base of Perfect Plum.

I used my crop a dile, eyelets, ribbon and light vellum.

I hope you enjoy...