Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Anniversary Cards

October is Anniversary month over here. I made these two cards for anniversaries, one for my cousin and her husband and the other for my neighbor that I grew up next to.

The first is using the Le Jardin DSP from Stampin' Up! I cut out a piece of Bravo Burgundy and punched an oval out of it with my smallest Marvy Punch. I embossed the doves in Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder. The ribbon is a velvet white that I got from a ribbon share. The saying is from Hugs & Wishes and I sponged the edge with Versamark and then also embossed it with irridescent ice EP. The lace border on the top I found at the dollar tree. It was quite a find since it comes with adhesive on teh back. I like it.
This card was made using a sketch challenge from SCS. I turned the sketch on it's side. I stamped the love in versamark and then used a violet pearlex. Then I restamped over the first image in versamark and embossed in clear. The rose paper is from a DCWV Stack - I don't know which one. The saying is from Happy Everything and I punched it out with the Mega scallop punch and then framed it with the giga scallop punch. The ribbon is again the white velvet.
Happy stamping!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Oh how I love....

......stamping and Christmas and Papertrey and and and....okay you get the idea. *grin*

I finally got to spend some time stamping this week, alone and with friends. The halloween costumes are done, the laundry was done....sort of...and the vaccuming and dusting...well...they will never be done. ha!

I got my new Paper Trey stamps late last week and I was just itchin' to use them. If you haven't seen them yet...head on over there....they are adorable. New ones will be debuted on the 15th again. Gotta love that! New stamps every month. Wooppeee!!!

Anyway...here are two cards that I made. The santa card is from the Believe set. I stamped him in Black Stazon and then colored him with the SU metallic colored pencils. Blended him with a blender pen. The beard I colored with my white galaxy marker and the fluff I colored with the white gel pen. Paper is Old Olive, Bravor Burgandy and White. Ink to match. Didn't he come out cute? It's all in the stamps....swear!
The second one, I owe almost completely to Sarah McLachlan and her Christmas album. I think it's called Wintersong....but I wouldn't swear. Anyway....I couldn't figure out what to do...and then I started listening to that and it got me all Christmasy and snowy brained and then...out popped this card. I luv it! This is also a Paper Trey set called Take A Bough. Sooo cute! I stamped the branch of the tree several times. Colored it with my white galaxy pen and then added glitter to the branches. The ornaments are pearl-ex-ed in different colors and then I drew in the hangers with my silver pen. The saying was stamped in white craft ink and then embossed with irridescent ice. I hope you like it.
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

I'm not going to apologize anymore....

I am really sorry....but I can't keep saying I am sorry that I am a bad bad blogger. I know that I am not a daily blogger....I really really try....it's just not happening over here right now. Probably not for the next 3 years - sorry. So I am sorry that I drift off for some time now and then and I just want you to know that I really appreciate those of you who read this blog. Thanks! =)

So, in case you weren't aware....October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. (If you don't know this....you might want to get out a little more. HA!) There is a group of bloggers out there that are going Pink for October (meaning they are changing their blog colors to pink) to raise awareness about Breast cancer. Lucky for me.....mine is already pink....but I still wanted to participate. I learned about the Go Pink group from Lisa over at Poppy Paperie. She has gone pink too (and she is an amazing stamping artist). You should check out her cute blog sometime.
There are many reasons to go pink this month.....and many ways. The number one reason...you could end up saving your life or the life of someone you love. Check out the Race for the Cure in your area. If you can't walk, or just want to sleep in....then you can do the sleep in for the cure. You still get a t-shirt and you are still supporting the cause.
Mail in those Yoplait lids! 10 cents per lid....just to mail them in...come on...lick the lid and mail them in. Holy-Pete if you go through yogurt like we do (and it's totally on sale all month) it really adds up.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do your monthly self checks, get your yearly mamograms...it may just save your life. Click here to give someone a mamogram for free. Wouldn't it be a wonderful day when we could say....there is no such thing as breast cancer anymore? We have come so far and done so much....let's keep that momentum going.
You may be thinking that breast cancer or cancer in general is something that happens to other people. I am here to tell you that in one instant...that someone else can be you. I am a cancer survivor (14 years this December-thank you God), my mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor (going on 2 years cancer free) and my cousin (Shelly) who is 36 years old just was diagnosed with breast cancer. She will be a survivor too. She never did self exams. She had never had a mamogram. We don't have any history in our family of breast cancer. By the grace of God she did a self breast exam a couple of weeks ago and she found the lump in her breast and went to the doctor immediately. A week later, they told her she had breast cancer. In that short amount of time....her life changed forever.
You probably know someone who has had or has breast cancer. Almost everyone does. Think about them and do this for them. Ask yourself what if it were me? What would I want others to do?
Wishing you health and happiness.
Happy Stamping!
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