Thursday, June 18, 2009

Web Surfing

Today while searching for some inspiration on the web for Father's Day cards I came across 2 websites that had some very awesome projects! When I saw them I had to stop everything I was doing to try them.
The first project I found today was on splitcoast and it was made by Michelle. I don't know if there is anyone else like me but when I see something I love I usually make it just the way they have it and once I know the whole how to's of the project I redo them my own way. So below is kind of how Michelle made hers. It's not as good as hers but I am happy with it. If you would like to make this card here is the website that will give you the step by step instructions. I really think you should give it a try because it makes a very beautiful card. Thanks Michelle for posting this online and sharing the step by step for it. I LOVE IT!!
Stamp sets used are the Trendy Trees and Many Mower.

This next project I found online at . This accordion purse is sooooo stinkin cute I just had to have one! You know I thought when I was looking at it it was going to be very time consuming but in fact it wasn't. It was very quick. Well I guess that's all in thanks to the wonderful Maria Bell for putting her step by step instructions online for us. It would have been even faster had I read a little more carefully when it came to scoring and cut all the pieces I needed. If you look at the first picture you can see my OOPS score line I tried to buff out but couldn't. But even so it still came out wonderful. This project is another one of those must make projects. I hope you give it a try. Well that's all I have for you today. I hope you enjoyed. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

In Colors

Here are the new In Colors from Stampin Up starting July 1, 2009.
They are: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, and Bermuda Bay.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Retiring Items For Sale

It's time for that old saying, "Out with the old and in with the new". June 30th marks the end of the Spring - Summer 2009 catalog and that means an end to many great stamp sets and product. Shown below are some items I have available to you at a discount. Take a look over these items and if there is something there you would like please let me know asap as it will be first come first served.

(these are sold as a kit so you get the remaining paper and matching ink. Prices are different for each depending on how many pieces of card stock were left)
Kiwi Kiss ink pad and 23 sheets of card stock $8.00 {SOLD}
Tangerine Tango ink pad and 21 sheets of card stock $7.50
Baja Breeze ink pad and 12 sheets of card stock $6.00{SOLD}
Pacific Point ink pad and 5 sheets of card stock $4.50
Riding Hood Red ink pad and 19 sheets of card stock $7.00

Dream a Little stamp set $21.00 (level 3 hostess set)

Doodle This stamp set $22.00 (reg. $33.95) {SOLD}

Heartfelt Thanks stamp set $21.00 (reg $32.95)

A Little Something (works with our punches) $16.00 (level 2 hostess set)
Seeing Spots stamp set $11.00 (reg. $16.95)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

June Workshop

Okay okay I'm going to make this quick because my girls are all wound up and acting crazy around me so it's hard for me to concentrate. I guess after being well behaved during the workshop they just had to go crazy afterwards. So now I'm being beckoned to play tag around the pool table. They just don't know that my tags aren't going to be soft and loving but hard welting pelts upon any part of the body I can "tag". So while I go dizzy around the pool table I hope you enjoy looking at the project we created today.

As I was setting up for the workshop today I realized this set is no longer available. But with no time to spare we rolled with it anyway because I figured you can at least use the layout and change the stamped images if you would like. So now on to what I used: The stamp set is the And Many Mower from the Occasions Mini. I used the Tea Party and the Good Morning Sunshine DSP.

The little backpack. Darling isn't it?? I found the directions for it on SCS. If you follow the directions its not hard but if you don't well lets just say hope your glue isn't dry. LOL. The first one I made I followed step by step and then the second I guess I thought I knew it all and boy was I sorry.

I didn't use any stamps on this but I did use the Good Morning Sunshine DSP, So Saffron card stock and then the Apricot Appeal grosgrain.

Just a cute card for Father's Day that I happen to come across. It's made using the Trendy Trees stamp set, Chocolate chip, Baja Breeze, and whisper white card stock. I also used the Color Spritzer tool, the Stamp-a-ma-jig and the 1" Double stitched Chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon.

This card was more for the use of the Big Shot and the water coloring technique where you heat emboss the rose then spritz with water then with your Aqua painter and ink refills you add color. I found it very amazing how fast the color moves in each portion of the embossed image. It's a must try for an stamper!!!! So the big Shot items we used were the Top note die, Little Leaves sizzlit and the Backgrounds 1 texture plates. Stamp sets were of course the Fifth Avenue Floral and (OOPS! another Occasions item) Oval All. I think my workshop guests will forgive me.

I hope you enjoyed these thanks for looking!