Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Spinning Ornage Slice

I am in a Movement Swap and I love the spinner card so much that is what I decided to make. I used the Tart and Tandy set from SU. I love to play with these spinner cards. LOL, easily amused aren't I? This is just a card front not a full card. They get so bulky if they are full cards. You can always use the back for your signature. Right now it is kind so of plan, but I didn't have a current saying for the swap so I asked a friend to send me some stamped sayings so I can finish the card when they arrive.
Supplies needed:
Only Orange and Glossy White card stock
Only Orange Ink
White Gel Pen
2 Pennies
Pop dots
Sticky strip (red liner tape)
Work window punch
1 1/4" & 1 1/2" circle punch
Easiest was to explain this card is to send you to the SCS site and they have a tutorial on it. Make some up they are fun and fast to do and the kids love them.
Thanks for stopping by
Angel hugs

Monday, May 26, 2008

Poll for Updates

Some Gave All

I just put a poll on the right hand side of my blog for you to vote on how many times a week you would like me to update. I have had a few people unsubscribe from my blog saying I update to much. So figured I would get all of your opinions on what you think on how often I should update.
Also to let you know I have not been stamping this past week. I have had a sleep apnea test done to see if I have any sleep disorders. I do but will find out more results with in the next two weeks. Glad to have that over with.
We have also been busy in the yard getting it cleaned up after the long long winter we had. Finally got some bushes planted. One snowball bush, 2 golden flame spirea's and a red flaming bush. I think they all will be beautiful when in bloom. I also weeded around the ones I had already, which is a couple of bleeding heart bushes, snowball bush, lilac bushes and another one I don't recall the name something with rose in it. And boy does that have some sharp prickles on it. LOL, it is some sort of bush but not a rose bush. We live on 1 1/3 acre of land so lots to mow. We had been working on the rider as it broke down last fall. Thank goodness that is fixed as I hate to push mow that much lawn. All and all it has been a very busy week. Yesterday we also put flowers on 13 graves.
Hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Holiday and it is a safe one.
Prayers for all those in the Hugo, MN area with the tornado yesterday. And the surrounding areas that had all the bad storms.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Graduation Cards

I got an order for 10 Graduation cards. These are my starting of them. They didn't scan well, the shading isn't showing that was done on them. Some areas are showing darker than others too, strange. Oh well as long as they look good IRL that is the main thing, right? I had to borrow a set for graduation as I didn't have one although I could of swore I did, thank goodness someone did.
I certainly hope she likes these. If not I have some graduation cards for myself that I can pass out. These are a Gift Card Holder. I am just going to show the outside as the inside is just stamped with graduation hats like the front is. You can get directions for these on Dawn Griffith's site, she has a wonderful tutorial on them. Hence the reason I am making them. So thanks Dawn for the great tutorial!
Supplies needed:
Stamp set of choice. I used a Retired set called Great Graduation
Cranberry Crisp, Basic Black and Whisper White
White Gel Pen, Black Gel Pen
Cranberry Crisp Ink Pad
Word Punch
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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Blog Candy Winner has come forward

Thanks for getting back to me so fast Miriam. Your goodies will go in the mail hopefully tomorrow. Have to make a run to town anyway.
I am one of those lucky people that still has my Mom and my Dad yet. So I still get more memories to Cherish with them. I always like to have them over on special occasions, like the holidays and parties so that my kids can also have the fun of getting to know them. We also do family parties and holidays on my side that everyone gets together but it is fun to have it just with Mom and Dad to after all the excitement of the others is over. We make them a special meal and enjoy the times, watching movies or whatever. I will miss all that when they are gone.
Hope you enjoy your candy Miriam, I added a little surprise for you in the package.
I will try and get something stamped today and share tonight in between cleaning house. Wish I had a maid and didn't have to do the house work. LOL, but I know we all wish that.
Angel hugs

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Blog Candy Winner is....................

Sorry I am late I should of done this last night but, got so busy I didn't get it done. So tonight is the magic night.
I enjoyed reading every ones memories of times with your Mom's. I have had so many that it is hard to pick just one. We always teased that she lived in a fantasy world as for all the holidays she always went all out and decorated. Christmas we all decorated but Mom always found more things to put out to decorate the house with. I remember many rooms being decorated when I was young. It rubbed off on us girls as we always decorate a bunch to during the holidays.
So I bet your wondering who that winner is! You all have such wonderful memories. I had my son pick a number and he chose 15 so the winner is..................................................
Miriam said...
What great blog candy! My mother gave me much love, faith, and a creative spirit. She would paint illustrations of my nursery rhymes, she made rag dolls, clothes pin dolls, and stuffed animals (always without a pattern). She painted images of the family on our picture window each Christmas and made snow sculptures of bears, elephants and many other animals. She decorated cakes for the family with a paint brush and cut marshmallows and gum drops. She handpainted ties for the men in the family. She could create anything and continued making toys for my children until it became difficult for her to see. She was a crafter before it became "popular" and contributed greatly to my interst in all artistic things.
So congrats to Miriam, please send me your address so I can get your prizes out to you.
Angel hugs

Friday, May 16, 2008

Sympathy Blossoms

Running late tonight, my youngest son graduates 6th grade this weekend and they have a dance and sleep over at the school tonight. So have been there for awhile tonight and tomorrow is another busy day with the graduation mass, dinner and a program after that and dd has a pre-college thing tomorrow morning for 4 to 6 hours.
My Dad's only brother passed away on Wed night. So I needed to whip up a quick Sympathy card, and need to make another for my parents to give. This is a real quick one and I love how it turned out. I know he loved flowers and he kept them so pretty in his yard. So I did this card and the one I do for my parents will probably be a manly card. I hope this makes it in yet tonight.
Supplies needed:
Same design as the orange slice one. Love that design, and am hooked on it.
Blossoms Abound and Friendship Blooms
White and Elegant Eggplant Card Stock
White Craft Ink, Old Olive and Elegant Eggplant
Purple color gel pen
Directions same as the orange slices one. Except this one I used the Lilacs on and then layered.
Hope you enjoy and are getting some ideas for yourself with my projects.
Angel hugs

Protect your photos and creative property

This was posted on one of the groups I belong to and it is important to all of us who have blogs or places we put our creative property or our photos of family.
Protect your photos and creative property
Posted: 15 May 2008 09:50 AM CDTI read about this issue on Claudine Hellmuth's blog and wanted to pass it along, especially to those with blogs and online galleries. The "Orphan Act" is up for vote in the House and the Senate. This could affect all crafters, designers, authors and scrapbookers who post images of their work online. If passed, photos on the Internet will be subject to this new copyright legislation and this new bill will essentially make them public domain - which means anyone can use your photos, in any way, without your knowledge or permission. Claudine's post provides a link to an electronic letter that you can send to your local representatives - all you have to do is fill in your contact information. It will take you all of two minutes! Please take a moment and make your voice heard!Enjoy the day!
I already went and put in my request that this not happen, now it's your turn.
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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tart and Tandy

I am feeling better today and at least able to move my arm enough to stamp. I had surgery about a year and a half ago for a ruptured disc in my spine. They went through the front of my neck to replace the disc. Anyway, that has really been bothering me lately where that disc was that was replaced. Plus my arm and shoulder was acting up because of it. Beings it was on the right side it was difficult for me to stamp as I am a right handed person all the way. So hopefully it is going to continue to feel better so I can play.
I got inspired from Denise Mohr. She sent me a RAK today from VC. VC is Virtual Convention on the Internet for those SU demos that can't go to convention and the ones that love SU period. Really fun group, they have a faux hotel, swaps and all kinds of fun things going on just like you was really there. This is my 5 or 6th year of being on this fun group. So thanks Denise. I am going to show her card and the one I made as I loved it so much I wanted to case it but didn't want to copy completely so put my own touches to it. Denise's is done with Strawberries and so cute and mine is the one done with orange slices.
Supplies needed:
Only Orange and Whisper White Card stock
Only Orange and Craft White Ink Pads
Ribbon of choice.
Scalloped punch I used the smallest one and then cut out my oranges and added to the scallops that way.
Crystal Effects for the orange slices
Tart and Tandy SU Stamp Set and Friendship Blooms SU stamp set
Orange Gel Pen or Marker
Cut card stock (Only Orange) the long way at 4 1/4 x 11 fold in half and score one end at 1 1/4 inches. Cut a strip of WW at 4 1/4 by 1 1/4.
With Craft White Ink pad stamp the swirls from the Friendship blooms stamp set in various places on the front of the card and on the flap of the card. Then one image on the bottom of the right corner of the inside of the card. Set aside to dry as craft ink takes longer to dry.
Stamp orange slices on WW card stock and cut out. I did 4 oranges and got 2 pieces out of one.
Punch out 4 scalloped circles and mount orange slices to this. Add orange dots in scallops. With Crystal Effects add to the orange slices and set aside to dry.
Back to your main card, add your strip of WW to the inside of the flap. Only leave about an 1/8 to 1/4 inch sticking out. Add orange dots to this. Add ribbon to the flap.
Now with the orange slices dry place randomly on card. You will be cutting some off that goes over the edges, these pieces are really good for nothing so just throw those extras out. With the ones that go under the flap if you do it just right you can get both sides done with one piece. See samples for placement. Now glue down your flap and add a saying to the inside and your done.
So easy and such a cute card. These work up rather quickly even with the Crystal Effects waiting on it to dry. Not sure why my orange slices look dirty but they match the card perfect IRL.
If anyone is interested in joining VC this you can join by going to
Hope you enjoyed the project for today and thanks for sticking with me while I posted very little.

Angel hugs

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Free Tide Stain Remover

I know not stamping or anything but hey we get ink on our clothes once in awhile too. So check this out. It takes 6 to 8 weeks to get but I can wait. LOL Click on Get my Free Sample and put in your info.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Page Sketches

I found some new page sketches some of you might be interested in.
I have a bunch of testing this week for health so won't be posting much this week, I will again as soon as I am done with all of this.
8.5 x 11 page sketches
12 x12 page sketches
More sketches various sizes
Hope you all having a good week and had a wonderful Mother's Day. Don't forget to sign for the blog candy. Ends Friday.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Blog Candy

Bet you all thought I was kidding on the blog candy. Heehe, well here is your chance to win some. Up for grabs to one lucky winner is the following:
Karen Foster Chipboard Book Kit ( Kit contains 2 covers, 8 pages and 2 rings ).
Karen Foster Jumbo Eyelets ( 40 pieces ).
15 Punched out Vases, in 5 colors, 2 designer paper ones, 2 cuttlebug embossed and one plain.
5 Cut out Metal words that are ( Traditional, Home, Happy, Festive and together.
So what you need to do to win this candy is to tell me something about your childhood that really stands out to you, but it has to be something that also involved your Mom, beings it is Mother's Day. So think hard and leave a comment to this message and I will have my youngest son pick a number out of a hat and get the winner. You have until Friday the 16th to leave a comment.
Angel hugs

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day

Hope you all have a safe and enjoyable Mother's Day.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A Great Blog site with Tutorials

I came across a great blog site today and she has step by step tutorials on almost all of her artwork. I have not made it through her whole blog yet but what I see is amazing. Check it out, Michelle Zindorf does an awesome job of showing you how she creates her masterpieces.
I have also added her to my blog along the right side so you can find it easily there to. Hope you enjoy her blog as much as I do.
Angel hugs

CBC16 Let's Play Ball

Chrissy over at Creating with Chrissy is having her weekly Belli Challenge, you can check it out here. This week she has using eyelets. Here is what I come up with for you challenge this week. I use big eyelets on this one that I got at a dollar store.
I also used a sketch from iheart2stamp, I will include the sketch here for you to try to.
Supplies needed for this project:
Whisper White, Real Red and Choc Chip card stock
Black ink
Large Eyelets

Crop-a-dile or Big Kick
Stamp sets of choice
Gamsol and colored pencils
Cut WW for basic card at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 fold in half to form card. I stamp with black ink softballs over the background of the card.
Cut 3 strips of Choc. Chip at 1" wide x 4 6/8
Cut 3 strips of Real Red at 3/4" x 4 6/8, mount to CC strips
Cut 3 strips of Whisper White at 1/2" x 4 6/8. Mount on-top the Real Red strip.
Cut Choc Chip at 3 x 2 7/8
Cut Real Red at 2 3/4 x 2 5/8 mount to Choc Chip piece
Cut Whisper White at 2 1/2 by 2 3/8 and stamp image in black ink and color in. Mount this to the Real Red and Choc Chip piece. Add adhesive to the back and add strips evenly spaced behind this. See sample for placement. Then punch holes for eyelets with your crop-a-dile or Big Kick. Add eyelets and mount all this to your main card.
I thought this turned out cute and will make a nice card for either a male or a female that plays in sports also.
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Rub-ons that Glitter

I love these, my girl friend in the cities called one day and was at Michael's and said they had really nice rub-ons what ones did I want her to get me. So this is what I picked sights unseen. I love each and everyone of them. If you haven't used rub-ons your missing out they go on so nicely. SU also sells rub-on's but not with the glitter on them. I wanted some of these to go on candles as I seen some on SCS and loved how they turned out. She got these for 99 cents each and sent them to me. I got them last week and will be working with some real soon.
Go quick and check out your Michael's or another store that might carry them and get yours to play around with. They look fantastic on candles, cards, scrap book pages, tins, you name it.
Angel hugs

Monday, May 5, 2008

Nobel Deer --MoJo18

I am really late on this sketch but I really like it. I got to use eyelets on it and use my crop-a-dile again. I love using both. This sketch is one of Poetic Artistry's you can find the sketch and other cards by going to her blog here.
Supplies used:
Nobel Deer Stamp Set
Patterned Paper (found at dollar store)
Brocade Blue Eyelets
Choc. Chip and Very Vanilla Card stock
gamsol & colored pencils
Cut VV at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 fold in half to get basic card.
Cut a strip of VV at 4 1/4 x 1 1/8 and a piece cut to 3 1/8 x 3 1/8
Cut CC at 3/4 x 4 1/4 and one at 2 7/8 x 2 7/8
Patterned paper is cut at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and mounted to the VV main card
Now cut your another VV piece at 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 and stamp deer image on and color in with gamsol and colored pencils. Mount this to the CC piece that measures 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 and then to the VV that is 3 1/8 x 3 1/8. Mount this to the card as shown.
With the 3/4" CC piece mount to the VV that is 4 1/4 x 1 1/8. Punch with crop-a-dile every 3/8 inches you should have 11 brocade eyelets to add there. At least mine measured out to be 11. Mount to card on the right hand side.
Hope you enjoyed today's project. Stay tune this week I will be putting up some blog candy so keep checking back. You won't want to miss out on your chance to win.
Angel hugs

Sunday, May 4, 2008

You Cured Yet? Sketch Challenge

This sketch is one by Maria Bell, I do many of her sketches. I have had to make a lot of Get Well cards lately so I went back to my set with the pig set again. For this one I used watercolor pencils and aqua painter.
Supplies needed:
Stamp set of choice
Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Pencils
Aqua Painter
Patterned Paper
Black, Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla card stock
Black Organdy Ribbon
Black Gel Pen
Black and Bashful Blue Ink Pads
Large and small oval punches
Cut main card stock (Bashful Blue) 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 fold in half for basic card. Cut another piece of Bashful Blue at 3 1/8 x 3 3/8.
Black is cut at 3 4/8 x 3 3/8 and one at 3 1/2 x 4.
Cut Watercolor Paper at 3 x 3 1/8, stamp image on Watercolor paper and color in with watercolor pencils and aqua painter. Set aside to dry.
With patterned paper cut at 3 7/8 x 3 3/8 Mount this to the black piece that measures 3 1/2 by 4. Add black organdy ribbon to this and put ribbon off to the left side. Mount to basic card.
With your oval punches punch out largest oval punch with black card stock. Then with smaller oval punch punch out the very vanilla and stamp. Add black gel pen dots around outer area of the very vanilla and mount to black. Add pop dots to back
Now mount your dried image piece to you bashful blue piece and then on to the remaining black piece. Add dots around outer edge with Black Gel Pen. Mount to card as shown in the sample or sketch. Then mount the little oval piece.
Your card is finished and ready to go in the mail.
I have had so many relatives lately that has had surgery or just not doing good at all. 2 had heart surgery, one had stints put in her legs. One had colon cancer and one was just put in a nursing home as she is not doing well at all. And one just had a pacemaker put in his kidney. Never heard of them doing that before.
Hope your having a good weekend, it is beautiful here today.
Angel hugs

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Ready to Pounce

I got this stamp at our local dollar store. This little kitty is so darn cute and ready to pounce and eat that lady bug. I believe it is an Anita Stamp.
Same directions as the one I posted a few minutes ago. But this time I have the sketch to go with it I hope. LOL, if blogger will let me this time. This sketch is one of Mary Jo's at Techno Stamper.
So this card is for Mary Jo's Sketch Challenge 15 and for Chrissy's Belli Challenge 15.
Hope you enjoyed both projects tonight.
Angel hugs

An Elephant Never Forgets...CBC15

Here is another card I did for Chrissy's Belli Challenge 15. In fact I made two more I will share the other one too. There is also a sketch for this but blogger isn't letting me do that right now so will try again on the next one.
I got this cute little Elephant in a image swap. Isn't he just adorable? And so much fun to color too. The patterned paper was given to me by a friend. I was up late last night and couldn't sleep so this is what I ended up doing. Creating what better way to spend a sleepless night!
Supplies needed:
Stamped Image of choice.
WW card stock cut at 5 x 10 fold in half to make a 5 x x card.
Basic Gray
Patterned Paper
Colored Pencils
White Gel Pen to do his toes.
Color in image and trim around and mount to a basic gray piece. Not giving a size on this cause you may not have this stamp.
Cut WW pieces of patterned paper at 4 1/4 x 2. Cut WW at 4 1/2 x 2 1/4. Mount to back of image. Then with Basic Gray cut at 4 3/4 x 2 1/2 and mount to back of the white you just did. You should have two pieces identical.
Mount them to your 5 x 5 card. Then mount your stamped image piece to that and your done. Very simple and quick to do.
Angel hugs