Thursday, June 28, 2007

It's been a rough couple of days. Yesterday, I had just completed my card for the SCS Sketch Challenge when I started feeling very tired. Rachel, my 3-year-old, was just down for a nap so decided to lay down myself. I awoke about 1 1/2 hours later with a fever, sore throat, headache and achy joints. Now we had just recouped from a nasty stomach virus but this was totally different. Dan had planned on being home by 5:00 so that I could go over and help my very dear friend finish packing to move. Belinda is one of our scrapbooking buddies and she is moving 20 hours away to Austin, TX to be with her daughter, Chris (another dear friend who moved last summer) and her family. I am going to miss Belinda terribly but having a fever I didn't dare risk sharing my germs with her with the move and all! Anyway, once Dan got home, I went to bed and stayed there until I had to get up with Rachel this morning. It's been pretty much the same all day today, though I am feeling some better this evening. I'm still break out in a sweat with minimal exertion and my arms were shaking while I was holding up the camera for the card pic. I'm stressing out a bit because our Open House for the new catty kick-off is Sunday and I really need to be working on door prizes and cutting the paper for the make & take that I'm in charge of. Oh well, it always works out! Guess I should stop whining and say a word or 2 about my card. The stamp set that I used to make the layered flower is Jolies Fleur by Lizzie Anne Designs. I purchased it on -line at Lindsey Botkins' ebay store, Jacksonbelle Embellishments. Lindsey's really got it going on in terms of beautiful, top quality products and excellent customer service. I ordered something today and it shipped today and it will not surprise me if it comes tomorrow or Saturday! Once again, I used the Gamsol Magic technique for coloring that flower. Got to be ready to teach our Technique Club, practice makes perfect-lol! Anyway, getting pretty tired. Take care!

Jolies Fleurs card recipe
Stamps: Jolies Fleurs- Lizzie Anne Designs, Faux Ribbon- Papertrey Ink
Paper: Groovy Guava, Blue Bayou, Old Olive, Whisper White, PP- Autumn Leaves
Ink: Palette Noir, Old Olive
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Sakura Quikie Glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Gamsol, Prismacolor pencils, Ticket Corner punch, circle punches, ribbon

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #7

I seem to have really bad luck when a sketch challenge is presented as "simple"- lol! This little card with the seemingly easy sketch became a true challenge for me. I knew that I wanted to make a baby shower card for one of my scrapbooking friends that is expecting a baby girl in August. I was going to a crop Friday night so I looked up Beate's Weekend Challenge for inspiration ahead of time. Now I LOVE to get together with friends to work on scrapbook layouts and cards but I must admit I do a lot more socializing than anything else! So after the crop, I essentially had the start of about 3 cards. For this card, I had completed the main image including matting it with the scalloped Lavender Lace CS but that was it. This was my first attempt at the Gamsol Magic technique. It is a technique that will take a bit of practice but the results are so nice that it is worth it. I will definitely use this technique again (and again.) Tonight I sat down and, wanting to participate in the challenge, knew I had to get it done. The rosebuds on the little jacket were my inspiration for the rest of the card. I searched through my "ever growing" collection of patterned papers but could find nothing that I felt went with my stamped image so I turned to my SU stamps for help. A great selling point for SU is with all the coordinating papers and inks, you can always come up with a patterned paper to fit your needs! The little rosebud from Wild Roses was just the ticket. I used a stamping off technique for the 2 step stamping and I added a little Stardust clear pen for a bit of sparkle. After clearing the PP hurdle, I had a bit of trouble deciding on ribbon but that was minimal. My final struggle was the sentiment. Part of my problem, I realized, was my main image was too large for this particular layout. It took several mis-tries before I decided on the oval surrounded by the Quickutz rosebuds. I'm not sure that this will be my shower card but, as far as this challenge goes, I am finished! Take care!

Sweet Pea Card recipe
Stamps: Wild Roses, Warm Words, Lockhart - Sweet Pea
Paper: Lavender Lace, Whisper White, Apricot Appeal
Ink: Lavender Lace, Gable Green, Palette- Noir
Accessories: Oval Scalloped Punch, Oval Punch, white gel pen, paper piercer, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stubs, Sakura clear Stardust pen, Quickutz, SU oval punch, Magic Matters, ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Self-Imposed Quarentine

I have to apologize for my lack of posts lately. My family brought back a souvenir from vacation- a stomach virus. It has hit, particularly, my youngest child pretty hard. I placed us under self-imposed quarantine, much to my older (and healthy) daughter's disappointed. I mean, she had not seen her friends in over 1 week, my goodness. All you mothers can rest easy now that I am no longer in the race for "mother-of-the-year" lol. To make up for my lack of stamping time, I would like to share 2 of the projects for the May meeting of our Technique club. This was the first out of 2 meetings titled Passionate for Pearls. We used the techniques of Heated Pearls and Poppin' Pearls. Both tutorials were from the SCS resource section and both were created by the talented Beate Johns. This was my first attempt at using these techniques and, essentially, the first time to play with Pearl Ex for Yazmin (my upline and general partner in crime) and me. We both fell in love with the Pearl Ex, and while sadden that it didn't make the cut in the new Idea Book and Catalog, it does allow us more freedom for purchasing the different colors from Michael's and Hobby Lobby without worrying if the color is offered by SU. Hope to create something tomorrow- NEED to create something tomorrow. Yazmin and I are having a new Idea Book & Catalog Kick-Off party at our local library on Sunday and we make lots of homemade gifts as some of the door prizes. Last year this event was a huge success! It can be rough to set a high standard-heeheehee! Take care!

Poppin' Pearls recipe

Stamps: French Scrips, Print Pattern, Finest Flourishes, Sincere Salutations

Ink: Versamark, Gold Encore

Paper: Really Rust, Whisper White

Supplies: Wide Organdy Ivory Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Super Russet and Aztec Gold Pearl Ex, Gold Zig Painty

Heated Pearls recipe

Stamps: All I Have Seen, All-Year Cheer I
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Certainly Celery, Glossy White, Blush Blossom, Whisper White
Supplies: True Blue & Spring Green Pearl Ex, Ivory Wide Organdy Ribbon, Oval Punch, Rich Regal Embossing Stacks, Crystal Effects, Soft Subtles beads, Clear embossing powder, sponge daubers

The image on this card used the Melted Pearls technique.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Tour de Scrapbook

Well, we came home from our trip to Knoxville yesterday, a day earlier than planned. Rachel came down with a stomach virus Wednesday night and threw up all night and all during the 4 hour ride home (too much information, right)! Anyway, it feels so good to be home. I can't wait to get back to my craft room and all of my new toys! I was fortunate enough to visit several scrapbook and stamping stores during our trip. On Monday we went to Brevard, NC to visit my sister and her family. Anytime I'm in Brevard, I have to visit Sandy's Scrapbook Corner. Sandy is such the enabler! I found Hambly Screenprint transparencies, Heidi Swapp bling circle frames and some beautiful organdy ribbons with swirl prints. The next day I made the rounds to Scrapbooks & More where I discovered Art Blanche products by EK Success and purchased their Coin Album for altering and rolls of decorative paper with 3 sheets of double sided PP that measure 24 x 36 per roll (great for altering larger objects.) That evening I got a chance to get out by myself and went to Joanne's ( some Brilliance Dew Drops) and AC Moore's (all open stock stamps 40% off and a 1 day only 50% off coupon) where I purchased 2 A Muse stamps and a set of A Muse acrylic stamps. Wednesday was probably my best shopping day. We went to Pigeon Forge and while my MIL & FIL took the girls to Rainforest Adventures, I got about 1 hour of uninterrupted time in Your Scrapbook Superstore. I was on the phone quite a bit while visiting this store because I found some things that my scrappy friends had been looking for but unable to find at home. For myself, I purchased some Marvy Uchida Ori storage containers, a BE storage caddy (Cathy) to alter, some Twinkling H20's and the find of the trip a set of Karen Foster Snap Stamps (small formal letters & numbers)! On the way out of town, I stopped by Jerry's Artarama where I bought a container of Gamsol and a couple to Copic markers to give them a try! All in all, a great trip without going too crazy with all the enabling opportunities! I wanted to be sure to upload a pic today, so here is the Thank-you card that I included with the blog candy that went to Cheryl at Engineered Expressions. It uses the same supplies as the birthday card I made for my friend Susan, except I used the Bee Trio from Stampendous. Hope to create something new soon. Take care!

Beate's Sketch Challenge #6

Here is my interpretation from Beate's sketch challenge this past weekend. It did not picture very well but I actually liked the way it turned out in person. The ribbon is a rust color, not the funky orangey color that the pic shows. Having a great visit with family. I've been to several scrapbook and stamping stores and can't wait to get home and share with you all my finds!

Card recipe:

Stamps: Tres Jolie by Lizzi Anne, TT- stitches (can't remember name right now), EFF
Paper: Barely Banana, Naturals White, PP- Crate Paper
Ink: Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip
Supplies: scalloped circle punch, coluzzle, colored pencils w/ gamsol, ribbon, quickutz

Friday, June 15, 2007

Wild About Baby

The time of our trip to Knoxville was chosen due to a baby shower for my neice. This is the card that I made the evening before we left. I got to play with 2 new items- Fun Flock and Onare dry embossing/paper piercing template both from Ellen Hutson store. Both were easy to use and brought about terrific results. I just wanted to make a quick entry so that I would have something to post while I'm "on the road." There are too way cool LSS, one in Knoxville and one in my sister's town of Brevard, NC (about 2 hours from Knoxville) that I can't wait to visit! Hopefully, I'll have an opportunity to share some great stories about those store. Until then... Take care!

Recipe for Wild About You card:
Stamps: Wild About You, Warm Words, TT- Girls We Love
Paper: Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Real Red, PP- Deja Views
Ink: Real Red, Barely Banana, Green Galore, Almost Amethyst, Apricot Appeal
Accessories: Punches, ribbon, Fun Flock

And the Lucky Number is

# 19 Claudia F at cfranson said...

"Wonderful blog!" Thanks, Claudia for the kind words and to each and everyone one of you that visits my blog! Claudia if you will please mail me your snail mail address, I'll get those goodies in the mail for you. I haven't had many of my "creations" to post lately getting ready to go out of town and all. We are heading up to Knoxville, TN- both Dan and my hometown. We celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary last night (yes, I had to work all night) but are planning on actually going out while we are in Knoxville and let the gparents watch the kiddies. Dan and I actually went to the same high school then started dating when we were in college at the University of Tennessee (Go Vols !!!!!) We dated for about 3 1/2 years, went our separate ways, married other people, divorced and got back together 11 years later. Our families never gave up on wishing we were together. He is truly my solemate, my best friend and the best man I know!

Anyway, due to my extremely busy schedule, I thought I would post a card that we did for our last technique using Pearl Ex. We used the Luminous Pearls , that is describe in Beate's tutorial by mixing True Blue Pearl-Ex with Lumiere paint in Pearl White. The background in Gable Green CS run through my CB then painted with Julee at Poetic Artistry technique for homemade "stickles." It is definitely a foo foo card but the members of the technique club really seemed to like it. Many of them got to experience the CB for the first time (I don't usually demo anything that is not SU but this time I made an exception) and loved it!!!!! I must start getting my family ready for our trip. I am going to do my best to stay in contact with everyone while I'm gone but until my return (next, Friday)....Take care!
Luminous Pearl card recipe:
Stamps: In Full Bloom
Paper: Gable Green, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Glossy White
Ink: Staz-on Black, Stampin' Write markers is Gable Green, Green Galore, Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion
Supplies: Pearl Ex, Lumiere, stipple brush, Crystal Effects, Soft Subtles beads, Dazzling Diamonds, Narrow Organdy White ribbon, CB

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Blog Goodies!!!!

Okay, real quick post- my 1000th hit seems to be coming up soon and I'd like to celebrate moving on the the next "millennium" in blogdom by giving away some goodies. So here is how it will work. Anyone who shares a comment on this post will be in a random drawing for some neat goodies to include a Lizzie Anne designs Simply Singles "Big Paisley" stamp, 5 packs of the new $1 stamps from Michaels, and a Heidi Swapp Distressing tool. Who knows what else might find its way into the mix... You have until Friday, June 15th "sometime in the early morning"- I get off work at 7am and I'll draw right after I put in my order for the new PaperTrey Ink release- to get your comments in. To make it interesting, why don't you share with me (if you like), what stamp or set of stamps are you currently yearning for that is yet to make it in to your collection? On to the drugstore! Take care!

Beate's Sketch Challenge #5

Finally, a minute to myself to tryout the Gate Card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. I am so very thankful that she allowed until Wednesday to get this done. I almost decided not to do it but I've participated each weekend since I found out about them and I'm a sketch challenge FOOL! Especially, ones as great at Beate's! Recently, I had been playing with my new scalloped punches and one of the reasons that I bought the Super Jumbo Scalloped Square was due to the tutorial that Nicole Heady did for a faux postage stamp technique. Well, in my supply of "stamped images with no home," I found this little strawberry postage stamp and figured it would save some time to use it. I am in love with the Aged Floral line from Fancy Pants Design and felt like it was a good choice for the Rose Red strawberry. The card came together rather easily (love that) which is good because my older daughter (Mary Elizabeth) just woke up (it's 2 am.) Poor kid has had a rough week: Sunday- bike accident with some major road rash on both knees, Monday- pediatrician's office to have gravel extracted from said road rash (she was a trooper for the doc, she'd have never let me clean her wounds that well), tonight (Tuesday)- came down with awful case of poison ivy (all over including very near eyes AND in her bike wreck wounds.) I sent her to bed covered in antibiotic ointment for wounds, cortisone cream for rash and benadryl for itching (and sleep.) Well, looks like we're on our way to the 24 hour drug store for some oatmeal bath or Dome Baro (not sure how to spell it but it works.) Poor kid can't sleep even after the Benadryl! Take care!
Here is the inside of my gate card. The "flower" centers are the Fancypants PP punched with the 1/4 in circle punch.
Gate Card Recipe

Stamps: Typeset Alphabet Lower, PTI- Green Thumb, TT- Girls We Love
Paper: Old Olive, Rose Red, Blush Blossom, Shimmer White, PP- FancyPants Designs- Aged Florals
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Circle punches, Square Scalloped Punch, Earth Elements
Brads, sponges, ribbon

Monday, June 11, 2007

Time for a celebration

I just noticed that I'm almost at 1000 hits. Stay tuned tomorrow to see something really "SWEET!"

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Passionate for Pearls, session II

Here is one of the cards we made for our technique club this morning. Our topic was Passionate for Pearl, II and the techniques included Painted Pearls, LuminousPearls, and mixing Pearl -Ex with water and gum arabic to make a Sparkle Spray. Here is the card that we used to demonstrate the Painted Pearl technique. The background is actually one that I CASEd from Beate Johns. I really like this background. I started off with a More Mustard 4 x 5 1/4 panel of CS and tone on tone Stamped it with the Canvas BG. Now it is ready to stamp the really neat word stamp down the left hand side of the card (I'm sure going to miss this set.) The focal point of the card is the 2 small images in the middle- the flower & the butterfly. After heat embossing them with gold EP, we painted inside the lines using a direct aquapen to Pearl-Ex technique. The aquapens were actually filled with Future floor wax. Such an easy technique with such a big impact! I'll share the other card using the Luminous Pearls technique tomorrow since I have to go in to work tomorrow evening and won't have much time for stampin'! Take care!

Recipe for Natural Beauty
Stamps: Natural Beauty, Canvas BG
Ink: More Mustard, Basic Black, Versa mark
Paper: Brilliant Blue, More Mustard, Garden Green, Ruby Red, Black
Supplies: Gold embossing powder, heat tool, Powder Pals, Pearl Ex, Aqua pen, narrow black organdy ribbon

Friday, June 8, 2007

Papertrey Ink. ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry, gals! It's been a little bit since my last entry but I had to have a small medical procedure and so I had to stay quite yesterday. Doing much better today but I'm not sure I'll be able to get a card together. I work this evening from 7pm-1am and I'm cutting paper today for our technique club tomorrow. Well, on to more exciting things. My mail carrier just rang my doorbell and guess what she had for me?!? My scalloped punches!!! I only pre-ordered them on June 1st and here it is 1 week later and they have arrived at my house! Believe you me, it is going to take all my will power to stay on task and not break these little guys in!!!! Since I don't have a card to upload, I thought I'd share a pic of the new additions to my scalloped punches. The Extra Jumbo heart seems so little compared to the others. As my 3-year-old Rachel would say "Itssocuteitslittle" yes all in one quick word. Well, better get back to task at hand. Don't forget to check out Beate's sketch challenge over at fresh & fun for this weekend. Hope I have time to play! Take care!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Answer Hello to Sketch Challenge

Here is my first answer to Sketch Challenge 127 at SCS. I really wanted to play with some of the stamps from the Spring Mini before they get pushed aside for the new rubbah! Since we won't know if these will make the BIG book until January '08, I'll be tucking these sets away for a little bit. Doodle Alphabet will probably stay out 'cause I love my alphabets for scrapbook pages. Not quite sure about this card. It came together real quickly which was good but it's not falling into my comfort zone. I do like the way the Cranberry Crisp accentuates the colors in the Petals & Paisleys DP and you cannot see it in the pic but the 3 Pretty in Pink paisleys at the bottom of the card are cut out to make scallops. I will definitely try that idea again but this time make sure that is makes more of a statement. I hand doodled around the "hello" panel but it is difficult to see with this picture- operator difficulties this late at night *wink.* I DO like the sketch and hopefully, will have time to use it again tomorrow. I've already got an idea brewing! Take care!
Doodle-Dots Card Recipe

Stamps: Doodle Alphabet, Polka Dots & Paisley, EDFP
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Cranberry Crisp, Cool Caribbean, DP Petals & Paisleys
Ink: Basic Black, Cranberry Crisp, Cool Caribbean, Stampin' Write Markers Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Quickutz (file folder tag), Micron Black Pen, stitched Cranberry Crisp ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Marvy Uchida Paper Trimming Buddy- scalloped blade
Techniques: doodling

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Talk about Being Enabled!

Today I made a visit to a new store that has opened in a small town not too far from us called WiseScrappers. It is a combination scrapbook and homeschool supply store. Do you think DH will wonder why we are using so many more homeschool supplies this year? TeeHeeHee!!

She's Got Cattitude!!!!

I've been busy, busy today. While Rachel was taking her nap, I put the finishing touches on 1 card for our Technique Club meeting this Saturday, then completely made another one for this same event. Pictures have been taken and saved but I will wait to upload them to my blog so I won't spoil the surprise for anyone in the club. I just received my first order from The Cat's Pajamas and I am so loving this little Kitty! We have a black cat known around these parts as Pepper Kitty or just Pepper for short. Side note: Kids come up with some of the dangest names for pets. Growing up my younger sister named a cat "Goose." I have no idea where that came from but out of the 3 of us she is the most creative and artistically talented. Anyway, I made this little card for my friend's, Susan, birthday. She is not a cat person (due to allergies) but they do have a pool in their backyard and I thought the sentiments were so appropriate for a mother of 4 children ages 3-10. I used this same layout, color scheme etc. to create a thank-you card but I used the Stampendous bee images instead. I liked the bee card better but will wait to post it until the recipient has a chance to open it. Well, it's "Take your Child to Work Day" at NASA tomorrow so Dan is taking Mary Elizabeth with him. That means I will have NO help with the Wild Child! Better wrap this up so that I will have plenty of strength to cope! Take care!
Recipe for Relaxing Card
Stamps: Relaxing and So Much to Do- The Cat's Pajamas, Riveting
Paper: Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White, Glorious Green, PP Pocket Full of Posies DCWV
Ink: Basic Black, Stampin' Write Markers- Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Glorious Green, Barely Banana
Accessories: scalloped circle punches, Sakura clear Stardust pen, Cuttlebug, sequins- Doodlebug Designs, ribbon- Michael's, rhinestone-Heidi Swapp
Difficulty (1-Easy 5-Advanced): 1

Saturday, June 2, 2007

10 Reasons

I received this from my up-line, Beckie, and thought is was pretty cute. #9 is a concern that I had never thought of before but should be seriously considered!!!!

10 Reasons to buy Stamps (SU demo wrote this author unknown)
1. It helps keep the economy going. It is our patriotic duty to support rubber farmers, lumber mills, rubber stamp retailers and catalog distributors ( addedum- not to mention UPS.)
2. It is less expensive and more fun that psychiatric care.
3. I'm participating in a contest- The one who dies with the most rubber stamps wins.
4. They keep without refrigeration, you don't have to cook them to enjoy them, you never have
to feed them, change them, wipe their noses or walk them.
5. Because I'm worth it.
6. When the Big Earthquake comes, all the rubber stamp shops might be swallowed into the
ground and never be seen again.
7. Stress from dealing with the Rubber Stamp Control Officer (DH) made me do it.
8. It's not immoral, illegal, or fattening. It calms the nerves, gratifies the soul, and makes me
feel good.
9. Buy rubber stamps now, before your husband retires and goes with you on all your
shopping expeditions.
10. A stamp a day is all the rubber stamp shops of America ask.

And the Winner Is....

Lucky number 8. Cheryl at Engineered Expressions wrote:

Hi! Can you believe that I don't have any of the scalloped punches? I want the circle, square, and oval in both the mega and giga size. Then I want to get the Gina K stamps that go along with them. Sometimes being a SAHM with no income can be a drag when you want things! Congrats on getting the punches...and a good deal!!Cheryl KVD

I know what you mean about being a SAHM with no income! Until recently, I was in the very same boat, but in January I began working again as a nurse in our local Emergency Room about 36 hours a month. I only work evenings and weekends when my husband (also, an engineer) is home with the girls. This has worked out so well for my family. Nursing can be hard work, especially in the ER, but the flexibility is great! Since it just hurts my heart to see a fellow punch enthusiast to go without, please e-mail me your 6 fav SU colors and I'll add some punched images of those colors, as well, as some neutrals to go with your blog candy. Also, please send me your mailing address so that I can get those in the mail next week! To all- Take care!

To Bee or not to Bee- TeeHeeHee

That was my question. When you get too many wonderful supplies, treasures if you will, the down side is what to play with first?!? My good friend, Dianne, and I went runnin' around today and stopped at both the lss and then Hobby Lobby. There was so.... much to choose from. At The Rubber Stamp Lady my Stampendous Bees had finally arrived! Other folks were enviously eyeballing those, I'll tell ya! They had, also, received several stamps from the Changito collection (cute little monkey that has been showing up on Beate's blog lately) and since I have my own little monkey, aka Rachel, at home, one of those little guys had to come home with me, too! Once Upon a Scrapbook had just received the new Funky Vintage lines Lizzie and Ruby from MM and, boy, are the colors yummy. I had to have some of the papers and the ribbons from the Lizzie line, along with the paints that go with them. Oddly enough the paint colors remind me very much of the new In Colors that SU will be releasing the first of July- hummm, pretty neat. My pics not the best but if you get a chance to see them up close and personal just see what you think.

So picture this, Hubby and oldest daughter are at the driving range, youngest daughter is off to bed and here I am with time for myself- YAHOO! I have one thing on my agenda- make a card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge using my new goods. I'm sitting there looking at everything. Oh, I forgot to mention, when I got home a box was waiting for me from Papertrey Ink with my new Green Thumb set, a Noir Palette ink pad, and some of their white CS that I've been hearing so much about! Can you see my dilemma? Any empathy out there- probably not!*wink* For some reason, my little Bee Daisy was calling me so I gave it a go. I had so... much fun making this card. I used my new MM papers & ribbons and even attempted to shadow my image for the first time. This is definitely going to take some practice. I used my Going Gray marker and a blender pen which I think I can eventually get the hang of (I want to be like Julee Tillman when I grow up, her shadows are super.) I really played around with the 3 images down the left hand side of the card. I tried different buttons, and button with ribbons . I finally remembered that I had a Quickutz die that resembled the daisy the bee is carrying so I cut them out using Regal Rose and So Saffron, gave them a coat of a Sakura Glaze pen and this is the results. What a fun sketch to play with. Well, it's getting late so I'd better say Take care!
Recipe for Bee Daisy card
Stamps: Stampendous- Bee Daisy, Papertrey Ink- Little Lady
Paper: Cool Caribbean, Really Rusy, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, White from Papertrey Ink, PP-MM Funky Vintage Lizzie
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Write markers in Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Rose Red, Going Gray
Supplies- scalloped punches, ribbon- MM Funky Vintage Lizzie, Quickutz, Sakura pens- clear Glaze and clear Stardust, blender pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, June 1, 2007

Pocket Fun

Finally, after a night of drying, I'm able to finish my Ways to Use It challenge card. I'm not overly thrilled with it but I'm ready to move on. I'm hoping to receiving some new goodies today via snail mail or Mr. Brown so I'm ready to play! Yesterday's challenge was to use one of the retiring sets from SU and I chose Pocket Fun. Although not a new set to SU, it is a new set to me and a birthday gift from my dear friend, Chris, so this is one set that I am definitely keeping! The black and white ribbon is May Arts and one that I'm loving these days! I've purchased it at a lss, initially, then I ordered more- a bit more, from StarLit Studios. I may need to see about getting a whole spool for this one! Take care!

Pocket Fun Card Recipe

Stamps: Pocket Fun

Paper: Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Palette o Prints

Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White, Almost Amethyst, Rose Red, More Mustard, Old Olive- I used the last 2 inks in place of So Saffron and Certainly Celery because they show up better on WW

Supplies: Earth Elements brads, May Arts ribbon, Ribbon Originals Sweet Shop, corner rounder, Stickles, Sakura clear Stardust pen