Saturday, April 28, 2007

Oh (so sweet) Baby Girl!

The VIC (Very Important Customer) crop was today at our LSS and between all the eating and talking, we did manage to get a little bit of scrapbookin' and card makin' done! I worked on a couple of cards for our May technique club meeting using Pearl-Ex and was very pleased how they turned out. As soon as the club meets I'll share those samples along with the tutorial. Pearl-Ex is a super medium. It is both beautiful and versatile. Since I can't share those cards right away, here is a card that I made for the birth of my daughter's new cousin. Her father is a big Alabama fan so I hope he enjoys the fact that this is an elephant card (not to mention the fact that is was made by a die-hard Tennessee fan)! I completely CASE'd this card from one made by Betsy Veldman for the April/May 2007 "Paper Trends." This idea book was a birthday gift to me by my dear friend Dianna. Yes, I'm finally 29- and I'm here to tell you that it has been the best 11 years of my life! Anyway, the book is chock full of ideas that I can't wait to try out, along with the other wonderful gifts from the rest of my ever so thoughtful scrapbooking buddies! This little gal is cut from an actual size template included in the book. Her patterned paper is Basic Grey and lo and behold I actually had the elephant paper, the striped paper and the same colors of Bazzill CS in a group to do a scrapbook layout. It doesn't get any more convenient than that. Now Betsy actually went and sewed the big floppy ear on her elephant but I was not going to get my machine out at 2am so I scored mine, attached it with redline sticky tape and did a faux stitching technique. Stampin' Up! has hands down the best white gel pen that I have ever used. You can actually journal right on your photos with it! To finish her up, I stamped a sentiment from the SU Riveting set and cut out mats with the Coluzzle circle template. Even though it is an elephant, I think she turned out right cute. I wanted to get an entry in this evening. My in-laws are coming down from Knoxville tomorrow so my husband and I will be in a cleaning frenzie tomorrow morning and I'm in ACLS class for work on Monday and Tuesday. Hopefully, I'll have time to "play and share" by mid- week. Wishing a blessed week to all!!!!!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Timepiece for a Good Time

Well, yes, I too, have started a blog. Wasn't sure exactly how or at first, why, but then I thought what a great way to communicate with all my stampin' and scrapbookin' friends in a nice neat centralized location. I won't mention the fact that I refused to be shown up by my dear friend Chris that started her blog last week!!!! I thought a good topic for my initial post would be to maintain the theme of my blog title (A Stampin' Good Time) and share with you a clock that I just finished for my sis-in-law. I was real excited (as so many were) by the new and improved scrapbook department at the local M's. Now don't get me wrong, I am still very much pro-locally owned business and will do most of my trade with those guys BUT there is often a time when I NEED something (a scrapbook "fix," so to say) after the lovely ladies at our local stores have gone home or are closed on Sunday. Anyway, one of the things I was excited about was their supply of BE products by Creative Imaginations which include a 11 3/4 x 11 3/4 clock. I had at home in my stash some of the beautiful Anna Sophia papers by Bo Bunny and knew the red accents would be something that my sister-in-law would like. The "numbers" on the clock are a variety of things. The "insects" are stamps from Technique Tuesday's BoHo Buss which have been heat embossed with black embossing powder. The buttons are from Autumn Leaves. The Chipboard "12" is Basic Gray stamped with Canvas BG and heat embossed in black and the "six" is stamped with Technique Tuesday's Serendipity Lower-Large and punched with a Marvy Uchida scalloped punch. The flower pot and the "seed" packet were cut from Bazzill CS with a Xyron Personal Cutting System. The ribbon and black sequins are just some that I had in my collection. Hope you enjoy! Until next "time"...