Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Just to let everyone know, I won't be posting anything for a little while. I'm in the process of moving back to Arizona. I will post some new and great stuff just as soon as I possibly can. Thanks to everyone for the support and I look forward to getting back into the swing of things real soon. Luv ya!
Thursday, November 22, 2007
My extended family niece is a vegetarian, so I made this card for her. She's in Texas, so I made this card a few days ago but I forgot to post it. I thought today would be a good day to do it since I don't have anything else prepared. He's a pretty cute little guy, I must say. No stamps, no ink, but simple and I know she'll enjoy it. For me this is a day of football and the couch, and throw in a turkey sandwich in between there. I know this is also a day to reflect on what we are thankful for, but I sure hope that this isn't the only day that everyone does. I'd like to say thanks to all of my friends and family for the support over the last year if I haven't done so already, and I hope everyone who reads this today has a day full of all that is important to them.
Monday, November 19, 2007
I knew that I wanted to use some of this paper from Flavia, but I didn't know where it would take me when I started it. I had the flower stamped out and sitting on my table, and then I realized that when I put them together that it sort of looked like a sunrise, in a sort of contemporary way? When I finished that, I didn't know what sentiment to put on it, but before long I realized that just one word, and that the word believe, fit it perfectly. I choose to believe that it's a sunrise, not a sunset, and that with every new sunrise is a day full of unknown great moments to look forward to.
Recipe: Flower stamp is from the Petal Prints set and I used Close to Cocoa ink along with So Saffron. The paper is from Flavia (love them) and it is the Peaches and Pomegranates set. Also some brown ribbon, a gold circle clip and a silver and gold rhinestone brad.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Oriental, Chinese or Japanese? I don't know. I guess the chinese food I had for dinner influenced me tonite. Had some fun with some oriental papers that I had laying around and of course had to use the Love symbol stamp.
I went to a seminar this morning that was an introduction to a 3 day course about being empowered and learning how to express yourself to get what you want out of life. Who couldn't use something like that? I'm looking forward to attending it in the near future. After that I went to a book signing today of a local radio personality who has branched out into writing. I've never done that before, so that was fun and interesting too.
It's now Saturday nite, I'm doing laundry and watching HGTV and working on more card ideas of course. I'm not sure that this is what anybody would consider a fun Saturday nite, but it's nice and calm and quiet in the house right now. I plan on reading a little later and probably going to bed early, since I've been up since 4:30, my usual time to get up for work. So much for trying to sleep in on the weekend, huh? Have a great Satuday nite, however you choose to spend it!
Recipe: Stamps - Floral stamp from the new Time Well Spent set and the Love stamp is from an oriental symbol set from JoAnn's. Scraps of oriental paper and black, turquoise and green cardstock. Ink to color in the flower is Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Soft Sky. Some green ribbon, 1 small and 2 large blue rhinestones.
Friday, November 16, 2007
This scarecrow is from a calendar that I have of day by day designs. I thought he was pretty cute, so this is what I turned him into. Soon this season will be over, so I thought I'd do a few more autumn cards before I turn to the winter season creations. It's Friday and I really had a fun day at work chatting and trying to solve all of the problems of the world with co-workers. The management rewarded us with lunch today for all of our hard work getting the system caught up for them. It's always nice to know when you are appreciated. Happy Friday!
Recipe: Stamp - Daisy/Sunflower from the All Wrapped Up set. Scraps of Olive, rust and navy cardstock. Color Box Chalk chestnut. Natural jute ribbon and 2 gold brads.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Where would we be without friends? They certainly are important to our lives. I feel this new job that I have that I already have a few, and it feels good to know that they care about me, and that I can return the favor to them. I'm feeling kind of under the weather today, so I left early and came home and tried to nap, but dogs barking and phones ringing prevented that from happening. Anyway, just the concern they had for me this morning while I was there felt good. Data Entry of health care claims certainly is not a glamorous job, but for whatever reason I have met new people that I can call "friends".
Recipe: Stamp is from the A Little Love collection. Cardstock is Blue Bayou, River Rock and Soft Sky. The patterned paper is from the Pocket Full of Posies matstack. Some orange ribbon, and three blue rhinestones.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
This was made with the Three For You Punch Box set. Cute and simple and ready to pop in the mail. Now that I'm working, I haven't had the time for the detailed cards that I like to do, so fast and simple will have to do for now.
Recipe: Three for you Punch Box set - the flowers and the stamps. Cardstock is Purely Pomegranate and Groovy Guava. Ink is Groovy Guava and Wild Wasabi. A bit of green ribbon to tie it all up.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Some days when I listen to the news, I wish I hadn't. I have 3 extended family members in Iraq right now, and it's just downright scarey everyday to hear about things happening over there. So I was inspired by this Santa that I found on the internet, and thought I'd make up a little card for it. Let's hope that we all get our family members home soon.
Recipe: Stamp - Peace on Earth from Rubber Stampede Christmas Sentiments set. Scraps of Red, beige and navy blue. Navy blue sheer ribbon, and 6 red rhinestones.
Monday, November 12, 2007
I dug this stamp out, and was going to make another Thanksgiving card, but then I realized that the verse didn't have to just be used for it, but could be used at any time of year. I love this turquoise color and thought that paired with the cranberry color, it still looked autumn-like, well sort of. I love the simple things in life, so I do have a lot to be thankful for.
Recipe: Stamps - Big Linen background stamp used on the off white cardstock with Soft Sky ink. The verse stamp I have no idea where I got it, and it doesn't have any company name on it besides that it's from Santa Rosa, CA. The cardstock are just scraps, and I used 15 tiny clear sticker rhinestones and one big blue one in the center of the flower. Also a bit of designer-like yarn tied in a bow. I distressed all of the edges with Color Box Chalk charcoal.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
It's finally the weekend and I have so much to do that I've put off all week, that I don't think it will be a very relaxing one. I bet I'm not the only one out there that does this tho, right (please tell me I'm not the only one) ?! So I'm ready to run my first errand this morning, and guess what - I have a flippin' flat tire! Nobody's here to help (of course), so I've got to call someone just to put the spare on and drive it down to the tire store. So here I am 11:00 on a Saturday, and I've gotten absolutely nothing done, and now I don't feel like doing any of it!! So I decided to catch up on some computer stuff right now, and thought I'd get my card and posting done right away, since who knows how the rest of the day will play out at this point!! I found this turkey on the internet, since I don't have a lot of Thanksgiving stamps and I thought the paper matched him almost perfectly too. I found Tom the Turkey (hee hee - inside joke) at http://www.cartoonsandcolorpages.com/turkey2.gif.
Recipe: River Rock paper that is background stamped with the leaf stamp from the Petal Prints set with the River Rock ink. Scraps of Bazzill brown and rust. The gobble ribbon is from Oriental Expressions. Three brown sequins with three clear rhinestones glued to the centers. The font is called Andy.
Friday, November 9, 2007
.....with kindness, happiness, and a smile!! Love this saying, and we should all listen to it sometimes and remember to use it. Happy Friday!!
Recipe: The only tiny stamp used is the heart from the Year Round Fun II set. I used some Purely Pomegranite ink and some Color Box Chalk in charcoal. The patterned cardstock is from the Pocket Full of Posies matstack along with some yellow and blue scraps. The leather flower embellishments I've had around awhile, not sure who makes them. A bit of of ribbon, and a couple of tiny blue rhinestones. The font is Lizzielongstocking.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
More Snoopy! I thought I'd better get a few more fall/autumn cards in before the season is over. Such a happy little guy, isn't he?
Recipe: Stamp - Fall leaf from Year Round Fun II set. Cardstock - Bazzill camel color, scraps of brown, and scraps of Wild Wasabi. Ink is Color Box Chalk - chestnut. Ribbon is from Oriental Expressions and 2 small gold brads.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
This certainly is not a traditional holiday card, which is what I like about it. I found the picture on the internet, and just kind of went with it from there. If you are a cat lover, and even if you're not, I think you'll find yourself smiling.
Recipe: Star stamp is from the Year Round Fun II set, distressing ink is Color Box Chalk in Bronze , scraps of Bazzill gray, orange and yellow, off white ribbon and 3 tiny adhesive yellow rhinestones. I also used a swirl punch on the photo corners which match the swirls in the orange background, but I'm sure it's hard to see it in the picture.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Starting to get some Thanksgiving cards together, so this is the first. Pretty simple, but says a lot I think. To me it says exactly what the day is about that we should all practice everyday. Be thankful for what you have and be giving of your heart.
Recipe: Stamp - Thanks is from the Gently Falling set. Cardstock is River Rock, Always Artichoke, scrap of berry colored Bazzill. Ink is Old Olive and distressing is done with Color Box Chalk - chestnut. The ribbon is from a grab bag that I got off of Ebay. Ten tiny green rhinestones and the font is Honey Script.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
The inspiration challenge this week on splitcoaststampers.com is to be personally inspired by someone and to make a card for that person. Well my card is for Terry, who's husband is not in the best of health right now. She lives back home, which for me is Wisconsin, and so I wish that I could be there and visit and just spend some time with them for awhile, and I hope to be able to do that soon. This card says 'strength' on it, which is just what they both need right now, but that I know may be hard to have during times like this. Well Terry - you inspire me to be strong too, and this card will be on it's way to you!! Take care!!
Recipe: The paper is from My Mind's Eye, the Bohemia collection, and it's called Blossom Sisters Bird, which is on one side and the other has the light pink, which I used at the bottom of the card. The stamps used are the big linen background stamp and one from the Carte Postale collection. The ink is Bravo Burgundy. I punched out a small dragonfly and put some glitter on it, added a sheer ribbon and 3 pink rhinestones. The font is Aquiline.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
I saw this picture on a website and it cracked me up, so I thought it would make a good card to send not just for Christmas, but at any time during the holiday season. The snowmen look so proud to be helping out, don't they?
Well working full time out of the house is really cramping my style as far as cardmaking is concerned! It's going fine, and it is what it is, so I'm getting cards done when I can. It's the first thing I do whenever I have even a minute to myself. I realize how close Thanksgiving is already too, so I need to "think turkey" this weekend and get rolling on some cards for it.
Have a great weekend y'all and Be Merry!!!
Recipe: Cardstock is off white and black. The patterned paper is from Archiver's. The picture I downloaded from cafepress.com. Some blue ribbon and some blue and clear rhinestones. The font is christopherhand.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
..I would be there with you. A sweet sentiment, a dragonfly, love, what more can I say?
Recipe: Stamps - Dragonfly Window is from Stampendous and the chinese love symbol was a set from JoAnn's. The background circles are from the Patterns & Prints background set. The blue textured paper I got from Archiver's. The brown is Bazzill. The ink is Color Box Chalk - Chestnut. The ribbon is also from JoAnn's. The clear tiny sticker gemstones are from hero arts (I think).