Sunday, July 27, 2008

Quilting

I have been very busy with fabric these last few weeks. Mostly buying. :)


Our Church in involved in a humanitarian project and our ward was asked to make 100 quilts. It is a huge project considering we only have 3 months to do this. I am so excited to be part of this project though and once the kids are back in school, I will have more time to devote to this task.


I have awesome friends who are helping me and I am very greatful for them. So, all this to say that I won't be posting a lot of projects in the next 2 months due to this. We'll see how it goes.

This grogeous lady is sister Marjorie Hinckley. She passed away a few years ago but I wanted to share a few quotes from her. She has inspired me in many ways.

She said things like, "Well, you'd better enjoy your children because if you don't you'll make yourself miserable."

"I've found you can laugh or you can cry in life. I choose to laugh because crying gives me a headache."

"I try to make people comfortable with what they are and who they are. And let them know that they're appreciated and that they're making a contribution. They are. It's a rough world out there, the road has not been paved all the way for any of us. We all have a small place in our hearts where we store up our sorrows and our disappointments. Let's be kind to one another and cheer each other on."

And my favourite, "Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle"

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Old & New


This is a simple card using a retired stamp and some new pattern paper by SU!
I hesitated to use red and green as these colours remind me of Christmas and this isn't a Christmas card so... I thought that if I added brown, it would give it a country feeling. I think it turned out OK.
I used a sketch from Jen Del Muro. I added a link to her blog on the right.
recipe: SU! stamp set Country Pleasures,
Papers: Bella Rose, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White.
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Old Olive Poly-Twill ribbon, Oval punches, markers, blender pens, 1 3/8" square punch, 1 1/4 " square punch, pop dots.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Savings $$$

As far as I know, SU! has not discounted retired items in the past. I am very happy they decided to do this. Stampin' Up! has released a partial list of retiring accessories and they're 25% off, while supplies last.

Item # - Item Price - listed after discount
109117 167 Pocket Notes assortment $7.46
110479 168 Jersey Shore Designer Series paper $7.46
110699 168 East Coast Prep Designer Series paper $7.46
109159 169 Flowers For You Designer Series paper $7.46
110273 169 Spring Fling Designer Series paper $7.46
110748 170 Notebook Designer Series paper $7.46
109153 170 Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
110751 171 Azure Designer Series paper $7.46
109164 171 River Rock Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
109175 171 Almost Amethyst Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
109168 171 Groovy Guava Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
109169 171 Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper $7.46
110284 182 Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons $8.21
110285 182 Urban West Rub-Ons $8.21
110281 182 Cherished Memories Rub-Ons $8.21
109185 190 Jersey Ribbon Originals $9.71
109187 190 District Ribbon Originals $9.71
109189 190 Beachfront Ribbon Originals $9.71
110716 191 Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon $5.96
109062 191 River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon $6.71

Hodgepodge Hardware Kits that are also 25% off,

105532 188 Aged Copper Hodgeppodge Hardware $20.96
105531 188 Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware $20.96
105515 188 Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware $20.96

Friday, July 18, 2008

Sympathy card



I have to say that making sympathy cards is always so hard. A friend of mine lost her mother in law and I wanted to make her a card. I went to SCS gallery and found a beautiful card using Close As a Memory set made by Nancy Riley. I had to make a few changes as I didn't have the same elements that she used. Here is a link to her card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/946681?cat=7208 and I included a link to her blog on the right.


Recipe: Stamp set SU! Close As a Memory (p 44)
Papers: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Soft Sky, White craft, black
Accessories: Ribbon (unknown) , Pop Dots

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Miss U


My son has been working with my brother in law for several weeks now and we all miss him. I made this card a while ago and thought I'd post it before I send it to him. This is done using a technique called Rock n’ Roll. Here is the link to a tutorial http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ee/index.php/resources/tutorials/rock_n_roll/

Recipe: SU! stamp sets Looks Like Spring (retired), All About U (retired)
Papers: Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Certainly Celery.
Accessories: Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon.
Have a happy day!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

A RAK from Wendy

How fun to find this gorgeous card in the mail from my upline Wendy. She & I have known each other for a good 6 years now and I just love her. We have become good friends over the years. I met her at our kids' pre school and she invited me to a SU! event. I had been stamping and scrapbooking for several years before our meeting but I didn't really get into stamping until then.

I finally signed up to be a demo a few years later and I just love it! It's like having your own little scrapbook store and sharing the love for this craft with people who enjoy it as well. I learn from different people all the time and it is just fun.

Thanks for being such a good friend Wendy and the kind words in the card... dude, you rawk :)

Recipe: Stamp set SU! Always (p 57)

Papers: SU! Spring Silhouettes ( p 170) , Wild Wasabi, White Glossy, Whisper White

Ink:Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi

Accessories: Striped Grosgrain ribbon- Wild Wasabi, Double stitched ribbon- Blue Bayou

Have a good week and thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Colouring on vellum

This card is inspired by Karen Barber. Here is a link to her beautiful card. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/936728?cat=13815

This technique is very easy. You emboss your stamped image on vellum. Colour on the other side of the image for a soft look and voila!

Recipe: Stamp set: SU! Fresh Cuts (will be available in the new catalog coming out on August 11th).
Papers: Vellum, Bashfull Blue, Whisper White and Orchid Opulence, Prints Pack Designer Series Paper (hostess level 1).
Ink: White craft, markers- Orchid Opulence and Old Olive
Accessories: White embossing powder, Horizontal slot punch, 1/4 grosgrain ribbon (retired), white brads.
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A small sneak peak



I called SU! today and asked if it would be OK to post the sneak peaks on a public blog and the guy I spoke to said it wasn't a problem at all.

Aren't these cute buttons? I am so excited for the new catalog to come out on August 11th. Woohoo! New stuff!!

I hope this link will work for more sneak peaks:

http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/Fall_Winter_Sneak_Peek_0608_US.pdf

Here is the link for the directions for the onesie card posted yesterday.

http://laurenm.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2008/02/05/create-your-own-onesie-card-tutorial-and-important-note-please-read/

I am also including a link to Lauren's blog on the right.

Have a happy Wednesday!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

June Swap # 7



Is this not the cutest baby card!! Heather is the gal who made this one and I am including a link to her blog on the right. I like it so much that this will be the card we will make for tomorrow night's Open House. I will need to use different colours though because I don't have any Green Galore cardstock. I will let the ladies choose between Bashful Blue or Pretty in Pink.
I will post a link for the directions for this card later this week.

Recipe:

Stamp set: Pun Fun (p 66)

Ink: Black Stazon ( p 183), Green Galore

Papers: Whisper White, Green galore

Accessories: Blender pens (p 185), Scallop Circle Punch (p 181), 1 3/8" punch (p 180), Dazzling Diamonds ( p 186), 2-Way Glue Pen (p 186)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

June swap # 6

This turned out so cute! We made the clouds using the water paper piece as a template. Using a sponge, we swiped the sponge on the ink pad and brushed it on the white paper, moving the template to create different clouds.

Recipe: Papers: Not quite Navy, Whisper White, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Chocolate chip 1/4 " grosgrain ribbon ( retired), Not Quite Navy brad, 1 1/4 " circle punch, 1 3/8 " square

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

June swap # 5

A simple one using water colours. recipe: SU! set Blooming with Love, Weathered
Papers: cetainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Watercolour paper
Accessories: Blender pens, (p 185) ink pads, ( p 164-165), 1 1/4" circle punch ( p 180)

Happy Canada Day!!!

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