Saturday, May 31, 2008

Swap # 6

It is hard to catch glitter on a photo but this card has a lot of glittler on the lilacs. I know, you'll say lilacs aren't glittery... well, too bad, I like glitter so there :) I put more glitter than the other gals that night. I had glitter all over my shirt. I looked like I was wearing a shirt from Neil Diamond ( back in the day, he doesn't wear those anymore).

Recipe: SU!'s Blossoms around, Weathered

Papers: Whisper White, Pale Plum

Ink: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Old Olive

Accessories: Lots of Dazzling Diamonds :)

Friday, May 30, 2008

Swap # 5

The nice thing about these swaps is that I get to try a bunch of stamps I don't own yet. I don't have this set called Always but it sure is cute. I also like how this card has several layers.

Recipe: SU! Always, All Holidays, Floral, Boho Backgrounds.

Papers: Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Ballet Blue

Ink: White Craft, Chocolate Chip, Ballet Blue.

Accessories: White embossing powder, dimensionals, Photo Corners punch, Ticket Corner Punch

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Swap # 4

This one is so cute. It is with the set called Unfrogettable. I just love that set!


Stamp: Unfrogettable

Papers: Real Red, Mellow Moss, Vanilla, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: markers, blender pens, heart chipboard, Hemp twine (natural)

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Swap #3

Love how easy this was to put together.

Stamp set: Simply Said, Celebrate Everything

Papers: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Cetainly Celery

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: brad, Round Tab punch, markers

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Wednesday!

Monday, May 26, 2008

May Shoe Box Swap #2

Very easy and simple card using the Seaside set and some hardware. The challenge here is to stamp the images at equal intervals but time is tight at the swaps so I had to go fast.


Stamps: SU!'s Seaside, Sanded

Papers: Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Blue & Blue Bayou.

Accessories: Spiral Punch, Hodgepodge Hardware, Hemp Twine (natural)

Ink: Black

Thanks for stopping by! Have a happy Monday!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Another Shoe Box Swap

Here is the first card in a series of about 10 of the last Shoe Box Swap I attended. This swap was with my upline and I did get permission to post these.

I really like this one because I typically don't ever use SU! 's Barely Banana colour. I think it looks really good with the black.


Stamps: Spring Solitude, Solitude wheel (Hostess level 2)

Papers: Barely Banana, Basic Black & Whisper White.

Accessories: Brad, Black grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals.

Ink: Black

Thanks for stopping by! Have a happy Sunday!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Homage to Pine is Here/ Colour Challenge 167

This card was inspired by Pine is Here
She has an amazing blog with wonderful ideas. Her style is mostly "clean and simple". I just love everything that she does! One detail I noticed is that the white craft ink looks like Soft Sky on the Blue Bayou cardstock. Woohoo! :)

Stamp Sets: SU! Nursery Necessities, Nursery Letters
Paper: Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, WW
Ink: Certainly Celery, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, White Craft
Accessories: Large Star punch, Blue Bayou stitched ribbon, dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Homage to StampinKub

Here is a simple card that I made for my brother in law. His birthday was a month ago...

The inspiration for this card came from a very talented young man. Here is the link to his card and you can find a link to his blog on the right side of my blog.

Stamp sets: Stampendous

Papers: SU! Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories: SU! White Signo gel pen, White eyelet, markers, white embossing powder, Versamark, dimensionals, SU!'s 3/4 inch punch.

Have a happy weekend! I need to work on the yard now :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Homage to Lisa

I am very excited to feature or pay homage to a super awesome artist. Her name is Lisa and here is a link to the card that inspired this one:

I absolutely love everything she does. I have added her blog to my list on the right. Go check it out!

Thanks Lisa for the inspiration :)

My daughter needed a card for a friend that will no longer be in her class next year because she is moving. She and her friend have been very close and she is so sad they won't be in first grade together. I hope she'll like it.

Stamps: Hero Arts, SU!'s Watercolor Joy standard wheel, Stampendous clear stamps Petal Plus set (sentiment). Papers: SU! Pretty in Pink, Whisper White and Basic Black. Ink: Black and Pixie Pink. Accessories: SU! markers, ribbon by May Arts , Gems by The Paper Studio, dimensionals and Fun Flock .

I tried to capture what Fun Flock looks like and it is hard to do! Fun Flock is like small fuzzy powder and you apply it like you would apply glitter. First, use a two way glue pen, then sprinkle the Fun Flock. It comes in several colours. I used Caramel Latte Tan on the hair and Cotton Ball white on the shirt to make it look like a sweater. It is such a fun little detail to add to cards or scrapbook pages. I saw that Lisa used it on a card that she posted on her blog and I am so glad I tried it. It is so fun to work with!
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

You are Special and a recipe

Just a simple card for my son's school teacher as it was Teacher Appreciation Week last week. She likes Peanuts characters and I have had this stamp for a long time so it was fun to ink it up again.
Papers: SU! Whisper White, Basic Black and So Saffron
Ink: real Red marker, Basic Black
Accessories: White gel pen, dimensionals
Stamps are by Rubber Stampede and CTMH. Thanks for stopping by!
Here is an easy recipe for Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
- 7 cups peeled & cubed baking potatoes
-6 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/8 teaspoon of pepper
Place potatoes and garlic in a sauce pan. Cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Simmer about 20 minutes; drain. Place drained potatoes and garlic in a mixing bowl. Add reamaining ingredients; beat with a mixer until smooth. Serves 6 to 8.
Enjoy :)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Maternity Shoot

Once in a while, I pretend I am a photographer and take photos of people other than my kids! This is my friend Stacey. She is due soon and she asked if I would take some photos. I am fortunate to have a very good camera and she was a wonderful model! Isn't she the cutest prego mom ever?

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Shoe Box Swap # 3

This is the last card for the swap. This is Jen's card.

I don't remember which stamp set the sentiment comes from. And I think all the supplies are from Hobby Lobby. I like it because it is very clean and simple.

The card I made was the one I posted earlier and it has the Mother's Day greeting in French.

Thanks for stopping by and have a pleasant Tuesday!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Shoe Box Swap # 2

This is Peggy's card. Isn't it so cute!! I just love how she made the fence and used the Daisy Wheel.
Recipe: Stamp sets - Daisy Wheel, Sheltering Tree for the small red flowers on the fence, Pocket Fun for the girls and For a friend for Thank You.
Ink - Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, Elegant Eggplant
Others - White Gel Pen by SU!, ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Thanks for stopping by and have a pleasant Monday!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Shoe Box Swap # 1

We were a small group last night but it was fun! Here is Wendy's card.

I love how clean & simple it is.
Stamp set is SU! Heartspeak (retired)
Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby (I think)
I'll post the other cards in the next few days.
Have a wonderful Saturday!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Homage to ilinacrouse

When I saw "ilinacrouse" ' s card on SCS, I just had to copy it! Here is a link to her gallery at SCS

Mine is slightly different because I used a French greeting since my mother speaks French. This card was a bit time consuming. The little beads don't easily stick to the fingers and when they do, it is hard to get them off the fingers! One thing I want to mention is how much I have taken SU!'s ribbon for granted. The ribbon for this card is very cute but it is very stiff and not easy to work with like SU!'s ribbon. I hope sometime, in the near future, SU! will also sell printed ribbon because it is so cute and I will enjoy the better quallity.

I also needed to include this photo of the snowstorm that is killing my chances of having any fruits this summer! Can you believe it is snowing on May 1st!!! Typical Colorado weather in the spring.

Recipe: SU! Cardstock Soft Sky, Groovy Guava & Chocolate Chip

Stamp set SU! Time Well Spent, All Holidays (in French)

Ribbon and beads from Michael's,

Used Blender Pens to colour the flowers and butterfly with Groovy Guava & Soft Sky ink pads.


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