Monday, June 25, 2007

Incognito.... may have noticed that I have been absent...I am also absent minded...har har. Summer is crazy busy around here and I have been mourning the loss of our many retired stamps and accessories and have somewhat high hopes that Stampin' Up! isn't going to let us down with the new catalog that should be here within days. DAYS! Woohoo! Are you on the edge of your seat?

I have made some pages and a couple other fun things with some of the new sets coming out and have been frantically trying to find a minute or two to work on convention swaps. You can check them out in my Splitcoast gallery. The convention swaps are not going so hot...but whatta ya gonna do? I guess if they get done, they get done and if not I will be swapless....go figure. I am sure I will get them done...apparently the word on the street is that I work well under pressure. Although I am not necessarily jolly to be around under those times, I do manage to get it done. tide you over until the new catty gets here (in couple of days) I am posting these two cards....both for my for Father's Day and one for his birthday which was right after Father's Day (practically!).

BTW I love the Fellas....if you haven't checked them out recently...there are some new additions....and don't you know "Every Bella has to have a Fella....that's their boyfriend" so says my 5-year-old. Training them young. Ha!

If you still want something that's retiring...time's a tickin' only a couple days left for that and the spring you probably should quit procrastinating and hop on it. ha!

Happy Stamping!


Saturday, June 16, 2007

Card class cards....

Happy Saturday!

I finally stole a few minutes away from the munchkins to post pictures of the cards we made in Wednesday's card class. The first is a pocket card that I CASEd from Greyhoundstamper on SCS who cased it from Julie Buhler. I changed the colors a little and used the faux leather technique for the belt, but other than that, it's nearly a copy. But I loved the idea and it made for a great "man" card. =) The stampin' girls enjoyed making this one and some changed it into a Father's Day card. I liked the birthday theme because I always struggle with not putting frilly things on guys cards. I used buckaroo blue and chocolate chip. The Linen Background stamp was stamped in buckaroo blue on the card base and tehn the pocket stamp was stamped with basic black. The "Happy Birthday" in the pocket is from Birthday Best and the words on the pocket are stamped on Marigold Morning and are from Amazing to Zany. The belt loops are made with the word window bunch and then the black dashes were drawn on. Ribbon is Stampin' Up! grosgrain in navy and taupe.
The second card was a layout posted in April by Michelle Wooderson which she dubbed "tent toppers". I love this design because it is interesting and it still fits in a standard card envelope and you can stand it up on a table. So, here is the card I came up with for this layout. We used the Doodle This stamp set (because as you know I am in love with this set and if it's not in the new catalog....I am going to be very UPSET!) The card base is Marigold Morning and the topper base is Cameo coral. I used both the Office Accoutrement flower and the Doodle This flower for the topper. They Doodle flower is watercolored with the ink pad and an aquapainter and has a bling in the center. The other flower is stamped in cool carribean. I also stamped the swirly from Doodle This is Marigold Morning to match the paper and then a saying from Office Accoutrement in Basic Brown stamped off once. The ribbon is turquois grosgrain from SU.
There is a theme here, in case you haven't found it yet. Most of the sets are retiring or going away in a couple of weeks as are all of the in colors which I chose to take advantage of.
We made this Thank You card (which could also be considered man-ish) with the Natural Beauty set. The bird is embossed in gold and then watercolored with the watercolor crayons. In class we used the pastels and it worked also. I used the Certainly Celery DSP from the Pallete O' Prints (which will be coming out in the new catalog) for the small strip and the bird is mounted on Certainly Celery to Match. The card base is chocolate chip and the matching ink was used to stamp the saying twice along the edge.
I used the spring moss grosgrain ribbon and the "thank you" is from the All Natural set. I lined the inside of the card with Very Vanilla CS.
My personal favorite was this "girlfriends" card using the Girlfriends set. The card base is Pixie Pink and the saying is stamped one shade darker in Pink Passion. A strip of chocolate chip is on the side which I punched out using the 1/4" punch up the edge
to give it a 'groovy' feel. I drew in the dots and checks with my gel pen and then added a piece of green galore. I coordinated that behind the girlfriends (which I colored with the markers) and then added 'celebrate' from All Year Cheer II stamped in versamark and the pearlized with Pink Flamingo pearlex. I love the colors on this one.

The last design was also CASE'd from Cambria who borrowed it from Julie. I love those girls...they make the CA-UTEST stuff. Swear! Anyway. The shirt is origami folded and you can find out how here. I again used the paper from the Palette O' Prints promo in the So Saffron color. The zipper tie was made from this paper ribbon stuff that I found at Archiver's which is also SO FUN! The card base is brocade blue (even though the picture looks a little bright). The yellow strip is a scrap leftover from the shirt and the happy is from Polka Dots and Paisley's as is the Paisley in the background. Old Olive is the green and the "father's day" is from everyday flexible phrases.
Enjoy the weekend and I will hopefully have some retired loot posted it for you in the next day or so.
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Quick Post

Here's an anniversary card I made for my in-laws. Their anniversary is on Flag I gotta mail Yes, I am always late. Better than never eh?
I got the sketch from the card sketch challenges on Splitcoast Stampers. Check it out if you are having a stampin' block. Great stuff!!!

Happy Stamping!

Summer it seems....

Summer it seems has taken me by storm. One minute it's spring and the next, school is out, swimming lessons have started and it's all a bit a whirlwind. Sorry I have been lax in my blogging....bad blogger....bad blogger....I will try to do better. I am posting some pages that we did during my Scrapbooking Class last Friday night. We had a good time drinking, eating chocolate, laughing and of course stamping. I love my stamping friends. Yeah!

The class was focused on the Pockets & Pieces set in the back of the Stampin' Up! catalog. All the little accessories (tickets, etc.), pockets and booklets came from this kit. They were accented by stamping or designer paper and I really enjoyed using the kit. You get a lot of bang for your buck and they are in neutral colors so you don't have to fight with color choices. Fun stuff! Now if I could just get up to our 5th birthday party....I might be caught up. Yeah right! har har!

I also completed the homework page from the last class and will try to get the next one done for the next class coming up at the end of the month. I am making good progress on my pages.

I have actually been doing quite a bit of stamping. I have two of several card swaps that I will be swapping at an SCS dinner at convention created and now I have to duplicate. But, I can't share those yet because otherwise my stampin' friends at convention won't be surprised. But, I will share them right before I leave. There will be so much to tell you after that I want to leave with something before I go. =)

Now for the exciting news...I got my first ever PaperTrey stamps and I LUV LUV LUV them! I bought the green thumb set and I finally put some ink to rubber this afternoon. I think these acrylic stamps are totally growing on me. Hee hee. I also got some of the new scalloped punches that I can't wait to play with. I have a card class coming up tomorrow night, so I hope to post some pictures of those cards by the end of the week. Yeah!!!

Also, I will be creating a gallery for my retired sets and putting a list of prices up here. If you would like to purchase one, please email me and I will sell the stamps to the person who emails me first. This was the only way I could figure out how to do it fairly.

I hope you enjoy the pages.

Happy Stamping!
P.S. I can't get this page to format worth a crap tonight....sorry you will just have to forgive of the twins is screamin' so I gotta go. =)
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