Thursday, February 28, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I miss being in London.
|You Belong in London|
And London is diverse and international enough to satisfy many of your tastes. From curry to Shakespeare, London (almost) has it all!
What European City Do You Belong In?
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Stamps: So Many Scallops. Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Bali Breeze dp, white. Ink: Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel. Accessories: brads, tacky tape, dimensionals, scalloped circle punch, eyelet, cropadile, ribbon, sponge.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
The faerie's skin and face is all cross stitched too - in teeny tiny stitches.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
My project: A milk carton. :) We got a lot of snow yesterday and I really wanted to use my Winter Blast set - those penguins are adorable! So with the help of Beate's milk carton tutorial in the Resource section of SCS, I created my own.
I had a blast doing this and I think it looks adorable!
Stamps: MFT- Winter Blast and Essential Sentiments. Paper: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Georgia-Pacific white. Ink: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Versafine black onyx. Accessories: brads, Marvy mega scallop square punch, ribbon, stapler, tacky tape, stylus, paper piercer, prismacolor pencils, word window punch, silver cording.
I also made a card for the Ways to Use it Challenge - DOTS. I think I did a pretty good job on this card and *gasp* No embellies!!!
Stamps: Stamping Bella: Cuppacakeabella and Obey all the Rules. Paper: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Really Rust, Watercolor paper, Fall Flowers dp. Ink: Versafine black onyx, Really Rust, Reinkers: Really Rust, Old Olive, Soft Sky. Accessories: corner rounder punch, ticket corner punch, aquapainter.
Update on my problem from yesterday. Talking it over with my friends on SCS and hearing what they had to say - as well as those who posted here - I've come to the conclusion that papertrimmer blades don't count as stamping supplies - they're more of stamping necessities. So I'm going up to Hobby Lobby tonight and just buying blades. I did make it through the MFT release party without buying anything last night!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
*palmtohead and headtodesk*
I can't believe I didn't think of it. I have plenty of adhesive, I just started a new roll of Tacky Tape, I have an extra pack of dimensionals. I have more brads, ribbon and primas than I know what to do with, I just ordered a bunch of cardstock before I decided to give stamping stuff up.
I have a 25 - 6x6 recipe card swap due in the middle of Lent as well as my regular cardmaking.
I'm wondering how I can get around this problem.
On a better note, I made a card today. It was for the Sketch Challenge on SCS. It's also a sample bridal shower card for my future SIL. The wedding's not until next year, but since I'm designing and probably making most of the paper stuff (invitations, bridal shower invites, thanks you cards, etc), I want to get a head start.
Stamps: Stamping Bella - Bridalpartybellas; Papertrey - Piece of Cake. Paper: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla. Ink: Palette Burnt Umber, SU Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow. Accessories: Prismacolor pencil - jade green, Sakura Quickie glue pen, Martha Stewart glitter, May Arts brown satin ribbon, brads, paper piercer.
While I was waiting for the card to load, I went to the Post Office website to look at where some of my packages are - I'm a BIG fan of delivery confirmation since one of my swaps went missing for 3 weeks. Something confused me and honestly, it doesn't take much today. WHY, if all my packages are heading west from here, are 2 of them (specifically the ones heading to Utah) in BALTIMORE?
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Today's person is Renee - prchvs. I loved this card of hers: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/506924
I don't have any watercolor crayons, so I used Julie - Reneejul1's technique of using SU markers to create the illusion of Copics - kinda. :)
Stamps: Bundle of Joy. Paper: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Cutie Pie dp, Watercolor paper. Ink: Palette Burnt Umber, SU Markers: Old Olive, Certainly Celery. Accessories: ticket corner punch, corner rounder punch, ribbon, paper piercer, aquapainter, Sakura silver stardust pen, dimensionals, paper distresser.
Don't forget you have 6 hours until my blog candy closes!
Saturday, February 2, 2008
While I don't belong to a denomination of Christianity that asks its members to give something up for Lent, I like to do it on occasion to see what my willpower is.
This year, I'm giving up buying anything stamping related. No cardstock, no dp, no brads, no stamps*, no stickers, no rub-ons. NOTHING.
*I want the SU set One of a Kind when it's available again. If it happens to be available during Lent, I will get it.
The reasoning behind my decision (while people are recovering from their faints of shock and horror): I put together a 12x12 paper rack I got for Christmas and realized I have a LOT of stuff - brads, cardstock, dp, stamps, etc. and I DON'T use it.
It needs to be used before I buy more. I don't want to be my grandmother with her boxes FULL of clothing patterns and fabric.
So, here we go. No more buying stamping stuff until March 24th.
Don't forget my blog candy in the previous entry! You have until Sunday/Monday at Midnight to comment in that post!
- A partial pack of K & Co. designer paper in various sizes
- 2 packages of adhesive gemstones - pink and red for Valentine's day
- A pack of crystal brads
- Back to School - a My Favorite Things stamp set that I bought and never used
- A red Target mailbox... with a secret.
Now the question becomes.... what's in the mailbox?
You have until Sunday midnight EST (Monday morning) to guess.
The correct answer will win, if there's more than 1 person with the correct answer, names will be put in a random # drawing.
If no one guesses correctly? We have a total random # drawing.
Friday, February 1, 2008
Yesterday's List of Goals
- Play with my new stamps - done with some pictures of cards
- Clean/organize the dungeon - it's better than it was, but I didn't get into a DEEP clean
- Work on my SU! order that I want to email to my demo tomorrow (today) sometime - Order was emailed, but I need to rethink it because I got a phone call from my demo that the set I REALLY wanted has quality control issues. *pouting*
- Mail out some birthday cards for people who have birthdays coming up - DONE
- Get the Bella images I stamped mailed to the people I agreed to send them to
- Oh, yeah, go to work. - Already did that yesterday.
- List some blog candy because I'm over 2,000 views. Not quite yet, I have ideas of what I'm going to offer, but nothing solid. I promise, soon.
Life's been interesting - the snow's falling heavily again and the kids get another snow day, but daycare's open today. Which doesn't bother me - I can handle it. I just called in and they're doing okay with staff.
I think I'll grab some lunch and figure out what I want to do about my SU order. I really like that One of a Kind set and if I just take it out of my order, I lose $5 in freebies and a SAB set. Not that the losing the SAB set really kills me, but it's the principle of the thing.
I got to play with my new stamps. I made 2 cards with Cake Decorating 101 as the focus - I like how they turned out.