Thursday, February 22, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
This is my newly-created stampin' shrine. The Simply Sent Kit cards (left-hand panel) were made at Tami Waddell's demo event for the Winter Mini. I just love it when I can use samples again! The yellow and blue tag album (little hard to see here) was also made there. The next panel holds cards using sets and paper that are NEW to the Spring Mini. The top three (2 pink and one green) were made at the last NoCal SCS gathering. The rest of those I made this weekend... busy stamper, wasn't I?! The rest of the items on the shelf (candles, book, and long note) were also made this weekend. Carla Murphy made the votive as a gift for me for organizing the NoCal SCS gathering. We're having another one next month... you in?? There's one more of my Spring Mini creations hanging from the shelf. The far-right panel, along with the bottom panels are cards and swaps made with current SU! sets; some were made by me and some were part of swaps that I've participated in. The 6x6 page shows a picture of my parents' dog and her puppy. They were "playing" - German Shephard style. I caught this photo, and it is my absolute favorite picture (probably) ever.
All of these wonderful creations are held in place with mini clothes pins that I bought at Michael's ($3.99 for 72). The panels are made with those put-together-yourself cubes that I bought at Target. I only used half of the cubes, so you know another one is on the way. Since we have another demo event at Tami's house this weekend, I'm so filling it up, too... all with Spring Mini stuff! I need to make a little one with just coffee things, too, since I'm a rediculous coffee fiend - Starbucks only, though, please!
This Friday starts the Jelly Belly Basket Fest at the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, CA. It's sponsored by the Longaberger Company, of which I also belong. This is awesome for me!!! Two of three favorite things all in one place - Jelly Belly jelly beans and Longaberger baskets. The only thing missing is stamping... maybe they'll have something there for me. In any event, stay posted... LOTS of pictures to come!
Here's a little of what I did this weekend... I completely CASEd all of the Spring Mini samples that I could from Stampin' Success and the mini itself... some of them had to be a bit modified because I don't have everything from the mini (yet).
Friday, February 16, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
The card is 4 x 2.75 with the tag at 3 x 2.25.
Basic Black CS
Very Vanilla CS
Silver Wide Organdy Ribbon
Basic Black Dye Ink
Stirling Silver Embossing Powder (and the rest of the embossing stuff)
Old World Map (retired SU! background)
Save This Date stamp (PSX)
The information for the Big Day will be printed on the vellum tag... I couldn't find my vellum adhesive when I made this, so you can see the adhesive through the vellum... oops. Needless to say, when these go out, you won't see the adhesive. :)
Hope you like it!
Monday, February 12, 2007
Tonight and tomorrow night, I have to finish everything for Valentine's Day, so wish me luck!
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
The middle one was made at 4:30am when I couldn't sleep. I'm REALLY liking this one. I stamped the Canvas background in So Saffron ink on the So Saffron CS. I used the color coach to pick my colors because I don't use So Saffron that much. The color coach said to use Bordering Blue and Old Olive, so those were the markers I chose for the Heartfelt Thanks flower. It also said to use Close to Cocoa, so guess where the Word Window punch went... I LOVE THE COLOR COACH!!!
My last one was Vintage Violet. I really like this color paper, but the ink always looks black to me... I decided to do a little different things... I stamped the Background Basics dots on a strip of Pretty in Pink, and I really liked that! So, then the dots won, and I brought out the circle punches... I think this one turned out cute, too, as the card says! :)
I finally found the metal mailboxes, but not at Target - this one is from Michael's. I used some more Michael's items on this mailbox... The hearts are foam stickers. I used a Sharpie marker to write the name on there. Be careful, though, because that takes a minute to dry!! I got some glitter glue at the Target Dollar Spot, and I traced the little heart with that. The red glitter hearts are actually magnets from a Dollar Spot photo frame. The other side says "Happy Valentine's Day" with 2 more heart magnets. The ribbon is Stampin' Up!, but the rest is from Michael's and Target... I finally branched out!
Friday, February 2, 2007
So, any word on the rat?? Did he see his shadow or not??? What's the story? I know it sure got COLDER here in California.
By the way - I watermarked this using Microsoft Power Point. I followed Jen's steps for Microsoft Publisher and just used Power Point. I haven't plunked down the cash for Publisher yet... HTH! :)