Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Just Beachy has just a week of life left, before it hits the road forever. If you love these cute flip flops or can't live without the very funny fish, please give me a little nudge, so we can get you busy ordering! This card is kind of a flipped version of the sketch, using all the brown papers from the Parisian Breeze DSP, also retiring on June 30.
There are a few fun magazines available for inspiration in the rubber stamping world. One of my favorites is Stampers Sampler. It offers so many cards and projects in each edition. And quarterly they publish a big book of cards and projects only, no articles or biographies. Recently I got a message from a friend that I had a card published in the quarterly Catch Up Issue! Much to my surprise! My DD and I had implemented a sketch suggestion from the magazine and we sent our cards in, totally on a lark, and I was lucky enough to be chosen. They sent me a free copy of the issue, with just a small amount of prodding, and I will proudly share it with anyone who expresses even the slightest amount of interest, just ask!
June is just flying by, and it is supposed to be a HOT week, so crank up the air conditioning and catch up on some personal correspondence, with handmade cards, of course!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Good morning! I feel a bit remorseful lately, I have too much on my plate and some of the details have to slip. But I'm enjoying a busy fun life, even if I have to "face the music" occasionally, like a goofy little raccoon! As you can see, he helped me meet this color challenge, even if my camera left us a bit short in color and sharpness. Crud. I really have to work on that.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
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The exclusive Country Living Summer Cookout Kit includes the following products:
- 8 die-cut table tents (2 each of 4 colors)
- Die-cut components, bamboo skewers, and envelopes to create 8 shish kabob invitations
- 12 die-cut coasters (3 each of 4 colors)
- 16 die-cut tags (4 each of 4 colors)
- 24 12" x 12" printed food wrapper sheets (12 each of 2 colors)
- 4 printed recipe cards
- 5 yards linen thread
- Ruby Red Classic Stampin' Spot
- Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Spot
- Dig In stamp set (item number 116700)
Note: the kit does not include tablecloths, plates, or flatware.
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Sunday, June 14, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Well, it looked better in my mind. . . and now I have to just let you imagine how it might have been. . . I used the brayer technique currently so popular, to add color to my embossed rose and I cut the letters on the BigShot. Somehow this just isn't singing to me, but all my brain cells are focused on the activities for the rest of my week! I'm off to Baylor University with my DD for freshman orientation. Baylor is in Waco TX and we live in Chicagoland (yes, folks from northern Illinois call it Chicagoland, and we don't care that it sounds silly). So that means, lots of travel to just get there, to walk around for two days and see the campus from every angle. Maybe they will reveal the secret to "paying for college in this economy" or maybe you will all order tons of "last chance" products from me while I'm gone, so I can afford the tuition!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
If you haven't been paying attention, my daughter is graduating from High School this week! So everything we do has an element of excitement attached! This card was a proposed grad invite, which she declined (see yesterday's post for the winner). I just love this treatment of the scallop circle, cut on the BigShot. Once you have your circle cut from DSP (designer series paper) you just free-hand the bodice-waist-skirt, snip snip snip and add a belt! Lots of stampers have been using this dress pattern with much more embellishment: bling on the belt, vellum apron, glitter and more! Since this was a prototype, and because I anticipated mass production, I kept the design to a minimum. It is nice to be able to create a good looking card that can be mass produced, that will still be a WOW to each person who receives it.