Wednesday, April 30, 2008

This is a CASE. . .

. . .from the SU flyer for thier wheel deal special. Buy one of several identified sets and get the large coordinating wheel free. Hurry offer ends today!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Wedding Card #2

This card is for my boss. I am showing pictures of what it looks like when opened. I had to create space for 75 people to sign. I think it turned out well.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Weddings All Around

My boss and my coworker are both getting married (not to each other, but both weddings are soon). I love weddings, the romance and happiness that surrounds not only the couple but each person who witnesses the event is amazing.

Here is the card my coworker will receive.
I printed the saying on Vellum on my computer and overlayed it on my stamped cardstock. The pear is from the SU Level 2 Hostess set, Infinite Wisdom. I used Old Olive ink and cardstock and watercolored the image using my inkpads and aqua painter.
What do you think?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Back from vacation

Well, vacation is over. I have to admit, I didn't do much stamping over my Spring Break. I did do a lot of cleaning though. My gardens are looking pretty good. I weeded most of them and now I am all scratched from pruning my rose bush. The thing is a monster, but has the most beautiful pink roses. I am still thinking of ideas for cards for my classes I will be teaching. I ordered a bunch of new cardstock, so now I have a bunch of colors to use. . .I was very limited before.

Here is another quick little card using the SAB All About Scallops set.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

And the WINNER Is. . .

. . .Sheila

Sheila email me ( with your address so I can mail you your winnings.

I'll be on Spring Break this week, so I may not get the chance to post much. Several of you have asked for a tutorial on making those 3-D stars so I will work on putting one together. Keep checking back for the tutorial!

Happy Stamping and Congrats again to Sheila!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Wish Big!

Here's a cute little card I made with the Priceless Set. Colors are More Mustard and Wild Wasabi and the green and yellow prints are some left over paper I had lying around.

If you haven't left a comment for my Blog Candy, make sure you do. I'm picking a winner tomorrow!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Blog Candy Time!

500 + Post!!

You know what that means. . .time for candy!

This is what's up for grabs. Some Double sided 4x6 prints paper, sponges, cards and envelopes to embellish any way you'd like, a cute little kit with several applicators for working with watercolors or pastels, a little memo book I made look pretty, as well as, several mystery items. . .

All you need to do is let me know what types of tutorials you would like me to add to my blog. I haven't done any yet, but think I should put some on.

I will pick a winner on Saturday! Good luck!


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I've been tagged!

I can't believe it, but I've been tagged! Debby, from Debby's Stampin' Heaven, tagged me!

I am so honored!

Okay, here are the rules.

  • 1. Link to the person that tagged you and leave a comment on their Blog.

  • 2. Post the rules on your Blog.

  • 3. Share 7 random facts about yourself on your Blog

  • 4. Tag 7 random people, linking to their Blog.

First, seven facts about me.

  1. I really like being a Guidance Counselor. I like talking to kids about college planning, I love working on college applications, editing essays, reviewing transcripts, helping with resumes and brochures. What can I say. . . I love it!

  2. I have 2 dogs. I black lab, named Maggie who lays around all day like a piece of furniture, and a 1 year old pup named Sally. Sally is half yellow lab and half Saint Bernard. She's very cute, but very evil.

  3. Twins are hard work. I mean it: double the tears, double the mud, double the dishes, double the wishes that. . .

  4. . . .I get a new dishwasher with my tax refund!

  5. I like working in my gardens. We live on 60 acres and this year will probably plant 1-2 acres of veggies. We have a local farmer who rents out the rest of the land to grow clover for his beef cattle. Mostly, however, I like flowers!

  6. I have about 10 scrapbooks that I have started but never finished. My twins are 3 1/2 and I still don't have any of their baby pictures off the computer!

  7. My mom will be moving to Central New York within the next month to be closer to my family. It will be great to have her close by.

Whew! I did it. . .

Now, I get to pick 7 bloggers!

  1. Danielle Loudes from Fat Cat Stamper

  2. Linsey from Outside the Lines

  3. Jules from Need to Stamp

  4. Jessica from There She Goes

  5. Cheryl from Engineered Expressions

  6. Dawn from Daily Scrappin Inspiration

  7. Annelies from Scrapannelies

Here are my kids. . .
. . .Charlie



Thanks, and stop by tomorrow to win some Blog Candy! I've hit 500 posts, so I will go shopping tonight and make the candy worthwhile!


Thank you

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog. I will be offering up some blog candy when I hit the 500 mark which is coming very soon. I will have some contest for you to win so be prepared!

Monday, April 7, 2008

More Stars and a bowling party!

My big guy just turned six, so we had a birthday celebratio at our local bowling alley. It is very fun to watch little kids bowl. For some, the ball was bigger than they were!

Here is his card. . .he wanted brown and stars. . .

Friday, April 4, 2008

Reach for the Stars

I just love stars, and I love the Star Punches. Give them dimension by scoring and folding at each point, then attach with a foam dot.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Back to Stampin'

It seems like it has been a long time since I posted. I think I may have made up for it. I made a bunch of cards the last couple of days. I am trying to think about what I want my peeps to do at my stampin' class I will be teaching. Here are some of my ideas.

This one uses several punches, 1", scallop, and corner rounder for the bottom scallops. I also used white craft ink and added the blue glitter to it. It was then heat set with a heat tool.
This uses a water spritzing technique. I used markers to color the stamps then spritzed with water to get a water color look. You need to use glossy cardstock for this. The little flowers have silver eyelets set in their centers and are actually raised with foam mounting squares.
This card also uses several punches.
This one is dry embossed on the red cardstock with flowers, although it is hard to see from the picture. I watercolored the flowers using my stamp pads and a blender pen.
That's all I have now, I'll be posting more tomorrow. I have to take some more pictures.