Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Stamps: Baroque, Holidays & Wishes
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Handsome Hunter, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Ink: Versamark, Handsome Hunter
Accessories: clear embossing powder, heat tool, Boho Blossom punch, silver brad, stampin' dimensionals
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
And this is it opened:
Super cute, huh? Using a 12x12 sheet of designer series paper, you score at 2" and 6" and 10" on one side and 3" and 6" and 9" on the other side. Turning the paper so the 2" scored panels are to the left and right, cut down the 6" score from one end to the last score line. Fold the 2" panels up to create pockets and then fold the back sides together. Adhere the 2 panels that are still attached at the score line and then adhere all the open ends. Then just fold back and forth like a fan starting from the center panels to create the accordian pockets. Insert it into a piece of 4-1/4" by 7" cardstock (scored at 3-1/4" and 3-1/2" and 3-3/4") and decorate.
It's a perfect giftable item that can be filled with little notes or wallet-sized photos, so try making one today!
Cardstock: Blue Bayou
Accessories: Western Sky DSP, Blue Bayou double-stitched grosgrain ribbon, sticky strip, scallop circle punch, paper trimmer
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Stamps: Absolutely Fabulous, A Little Birdie Told Me, Baroque Motifs, One of a Kind, Deer Friends, Pun Fun
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Summer Sun, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, Stazon Black, More Mustard, Old Olive
Accessories: East Coast Prep DSP, 1" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, scallop edge punch, Three for You punch, ticket corner punch, aquapainter, More Mustard grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals
Stamps: Fresh Cuts, Heard from the Heart (NEW stamp set on 8/11/08!)
Cardstock: Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: corner rounder, large oval punch, stampin' dimensionals
Monday, July 14, 2008
About a week ago, we had to make the decision to put down our 17 year old pet, Carly. That dog had survived many challenges in her lifespan. My mother-in-law liked to say that she was like a Timex watch - she took a lickin' and kept on tickin'! :) She survived eating an entire one pound box of Fannie May chocolates when she was a mere 10 lbs. herself! She was diagnosed with kidney disease about 5 years ago and we kept it at bay with a special diet. She lost most of her eyesight and was just about completely deaf. And in February, she took a tumble down our hardwood stairs and injured her back. She was a fighter so we made special accommodations for her and helped her with every movement. She even began walking independently again even after the vet said she would probably never walk again! After continuing to lose more than 30% of her body weight and having more and more difficulties, we finally set her at peace on Saturday July 5.
Well, I shared my sorrow with some local demos and was touched to receive Sheryl's thoughtful card today. Thank you Sheryl!! It reminds me about the power that a handmade card can have on people. It's just re-affirmation that my hobby has a special place in this world. I can only hope that my cards will bring someone else a little joy, comfort or just lift their spirits. Keep stampin'!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Cardstock: Rose Red
Accessories: Flower Power Simply Sent kit
Stamps: Warm Words
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Old Olive
Ink: White Craft ink
Accessories: white embossing powder, large oval punch, 1" circle punch, stampin' dimensionals, Old Olive poly-twill ribbon, corner rounder
In what I hope is just one of many such options in the new catalog, this kit includes textured cardstock, designer series paper and self-adhesive die cuts that coordinate with a new stamp set, Wow Flowers. Here's a close up of the kit with the color combo of Perfect Plum, More Mustard, Rose Red and Old Olive:
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
1. I am incapable of driving a stick shift (and refuse to try again to learn).
2. I am an extremely picky eater (just ask any of my co-workers).
3. My all-time favorite song in the entire universe is "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves (I'm an 80's music junkie).
4. I am deathly afraid of bees and all their relatives.
5. I've had 4 kidney stones since I was 17.
6. One of my biggest pet peeves is people not using their turn signals.
7. I'll watch every Law & Order episode ever made (even if I've seen it a dozen times already).
So who will be the lucky 7 I tag? Check out the line-up below: