Thursday, June 30, 2011
The sun finally came out today so I'm happy I got to go walking....need to exercise since I sit on my b_ _ _ all day.
This triangular tri-fold card was really easy to make. I found the tutorial on Scor-pals website.
The DP is by Stampin' Up (pretty yah?), cat stamp by Hero Arts (I think....can't find it now), Copics, and ribbon from Walmart. Simple huh? And only a few "ingredients."
When you untie the bow, it opens up and you can write your message on the inside. The blue flower is a cut out from the DP and I leaf punch is by EK.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Hop over to Debi's for 3 chances to win individual Sister Stamps stamps with other goodies. Also, you can enter a chance to win the entire set on Sister Stamps blog. You have until June 30....that's tomorrow.
About a week or so ago, I made this HK purse for my dear friend. The template is from a cereal bar box with part of it cut off. It fits 6 cards and envelopes perfectly. It's similar to a prior post though the strap is different on this one.
Tucked inside is a set of HK cards. Each has a different image. Here's one of them....
And here are the rest.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Hope you all had a GREAT weekend! I'm so happy. I went to the doc yesterday to get my blood test results for my cholesterol. I couldn't believe it when he it's 150. Woo-hoo, skip, jump, cartwheels. This is great because at one point a couple of years ago, it was up to 249. Sure scared the heck out of me. Been eating a LOT of fresh veggies and fruits.
Anyhoo, got to ink up a Sarah Kay digi this weekend and made 6 cards using the same image. I'm really getting hooked on distressing. For this card, I distressed the butterfly and leaves...just love the effect.
Other supplies used were Copics, Spellbinder dies, DP by DCWV, "Friends" stamp by Lockhart Stamp (got it at a garage sale), leaf punch by EK, roses by Prima, cherry blossom by Wild Orchid, butterfly punch by Martha Stewart, pearls by e. and embossing powder.
The following cards are for Operation Write Home (OWH) using the same image. Since there are guidelines to follow such as no small embellies that may fall off, I kept them simple.
The "Thinking of You" stamp is by Stampin Up.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
While at Island Scrapbooking the other weekend, I was looking for "something" that Birgitta could sit on. When I saw this stone wall stamp by CC Designs, I had to get it. Neat yah? Actually, I was planning to use another Birgitta stamp but since Bouquet Birgitta had matching flowers, I decided to use her instead.
Then there's that cute little pooch who reminds me of our Buddy. Had to add him in.
Here's a peek inside the card.
Inside: Sticker by Sticko, sentiment by Hooks, Line & Inkers (an oldie by goodie).
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Check out these sweet, cute, precious, darling, and adorable stamps. Wanna add them to your collection? Click here for details. My friend Jenny and her sister, Denise are debuting their first release on their new line of stamps.
Monday, June 20, 2011
6" x 6 1/2". I chose the smaller stack, otherwise the design was much too large for cards. This design is my favorite and there wasn't much I needed to add. Making a card can't get much simpler that this. I think I'll send this one to my Mom.
Other supplies: "Thinking of You" stamp by Stampin' Up, Distress Ink, Ribbon with gold trim, button, and carpet thread.
Four more days till the weekend.....who's counting?
Have a great week.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
I ended up spending a couple of hours reorganizing my craft area. It was "tornado-struck" again. Guess I was procrastinating making a card today since I had to make a sympathy card. Like many of you, it's the hardest kind to make because it's never a happy event.
Our friend lost her husband a week ago. He was only 62...so young. I thought using my crane image would be nice since it signifies strength.
Friday, June 17, 2011
This stamp is from the Magnolia line....doesn't it look yummy? I made it for my June Secret Sister Swap. Hope Jayne is enjoying her little treat.
When you untie the bow and pull the ribbon up, out comes the pkg. of popcorn.
Wanted to share the goodies I was so lucky to win from Ben Franklin's "Flat Leilani" giveaway.
Thanks Joy for the super great "toys." Included in the pkg. was a couple of items from the Smash line which Joy said is one of the hottest new things crafters are searching for. They just got some in so if you're looking for them, better dash over to BF before the sell out.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Yay....I finally finished this batch of cards for OWH. There should actually be 10 cards but I messed up on one. It was really minor but since my son noticed the little spot, I thought I'd save it as my sample. Shucks.
I love CC Design stamps. They're so cute and fun to color... though I gotta admit, this was quite a bit....no wonder it took me so long. LOL. Hope our troops will enjoy the cards.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
I recently saw a tutorial for this card on Whiff of Joy and had to try it. Oh, it was so easy and fun.
The card insert has a matching sunflower which I just stamped, colored, and cut out from the Sweet Pixie Birgitta stamp as shown on the front of the card.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Super quick post as I need to "attack" the pile of clothes waiting to be ironed. Blah. Here's a card I made for my friend / co-worker.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Can you believe we had snow on Mauna Kea yesterday.....in June???? What's happening????
I want to share a card I made for Kris using much of the goodies I won from Jenny's candy. I'm really loving the washi paper. I've never used it till recently. Thanks Jenny....and for telling me I can iron them. :-)
Here are the "ingredients" for this card:
Images by My Little Shoe Box
Cherry Blossom and stamen punch by Punch Bunch
Word window punch by Stampin' Up
Leaf punch by EK
Pearls by Kaiser Craft
Enjoy your evening and hope you all have a fabulous week!!! :-)
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
It's about a soldier who sent a letter to his sweetheart telling her he's coming home but he's unsure if she still wants him. If she does, he asked her to tie a yellow ribbon around the ole oak tree.
Here's part of the lyrics......
...If you still want me,
Oh, tie a yellow ribbon 'round the ole oak tree.
It's been three long years, do you still want me?
If I don't see a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree, I'll stay on the bus,
forget about us, put the blame on me,
If I don't see a yellow ribbon 'round the ole oak tree.
He then asked the bus driver to look for him as he can't bear to see what he might see, then the whole bus starts cheering because there were 100 yellow ribbons on the oak tree.
With that in mind, I came up with this card.....
Would you like to enter the challenge? If so, hop over to Lollipop Crafts for the deets. Have fun!! BTW, this challenge ends on 6/29/11 and the DT is taking a much deserved break. Thanks DT for the fun challenges. I'm having a blast.
Tree and hedgehog stamp by Penny Black
Sun and "Happy Day" stamp by Hero Arts
Daisy stamp by Imaginations
Paper by Stampin' Up
Fence and grass punches by Martha Stewart
Stickers by Sticko
As mentioned in my previous post, if you'd like to support our troops overseas in a fun and creative way, please check out Operation Write Home for details.