Showing posts from April, 2008

still more bloomin' beautiful

I decided at the last minute that I wanted to change one of the cards for my pastel technique class. And since it is Friday I thought that checking out the limited supply challenge would be a good jumping off point since I needed some inspiration. This is the challenge: Follow the List: Scraps Edition #1. The List 1. Make a square card. (Any size) 2. Use only scrap pieces of paper. (The base card doesn't have to be a scrap.) 3. Use ribbon or fiber scraps. 4. Use only ONE other embellishment. 5. Use any colors, stamps, and tools. Now I don't know what happened but I suspect it is because I am hitting middle age but... I made this beautiful card (even if I do say so myself) all just from scraps that were laying around but did ya notice what I forgot? It's not SQUARE! Well I used it at my class today and it went over really well but now I need to make another card for the challenge. What I used: Bloomin' Beautiful and Elegant Cheer stamp sets Weathered

embracing life on this beautiful spring day...

I don't know about where you are but here it is a beautiful spring day. Not a cloud in the sky, mid sixties with a light breeze. As far as I am concerned it doesn't get to much better then that. I dashed off this card rather quickly this morning because my son Daniel had a Lacrosse game. They lost, badly I might add but at least I wasn't freezing my butt off sitting in the bleachers. I did this card to satisfy a couple of challenges. These colors really appealed to me. I am not real big on "peachy, pinkie" colors but I really like them with the basic gray. I embossed the flowers with silver (yes, I know it looks gold in the picture but my camera is messed up) embossing powder then sponged groovy guava to darken the edges. Only the bottom layer and the second layer on the main image is actually designer paper. The middle strip and the back ground of the main image are stamped with groovy guava on blush blossom card stock then sponged with groovy guava. What

April workshop projects...

I just wanted to share the projects for my April workshops with you. I had my first workshop of the month on Saturday and these three projects were very well received. The first card uses the stamp set Embrace Life. We didn't do anything very tricky with this one. The flower is colored with a real red marker and highlights were added with the white gel pen. What I used: Embrace Life stamp set, Polka Dot background stamp Certainly Celery, Real Red, Whisper White card stock Certainly Celery, Real Red classic ink pads Real Red Stampin' Write marker, white Signo gel pen Certainly Celery wide grosgrain ribbon The next project uses Bloomin' Beautiful, the new Afternoon Tea designer paper, the new poly-twill Chocolate Chip ribbon and a ribbon slider from the new Silver Hodgepodge Hardware. All of which can be found in the Occasions Mini catalog. On the main image the bloom defined stamp is stamped in the background with soft sky classic ink. The flower image is

more essense of love and scrapperitis...

I really am not to sure about this card but I hope you all like it. Supposedly it is now spring, though this weekends weather certainly did not feel like it at all. Anyway, whining aside, this card is supposed to be spring like. What I used: Essense of Love stamp set, Sanded background stamp Mellow Moss, Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White cardstock Mellow Moss, Creamy Caramel, Basic Black classic ink pads Apricot Appeal grosgrain ribbon, sponge I try to do a quarterly scrapbooking crop with my friends and customers. My motives are purely selfish in that it forces me to make time to scrapbook since I am now dreadfully behind. Hard to believe that at one point I was completely caught up and working backward. Currently I am more then 2 years behind. Back to the point, this weekend was my crop. Since it was a small group, mostly my best stampin' buddies we held it in my not quite complete family room (more on that later). Now I didn't get as much done as I would hav