Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I'm back and tagged!!

I've been tagged by Denise

This is called the middle name game. Here are the rules...1. You must post the rules before you give your answers.2. You must list one fact about yourself for each letter of your middle name. Each fact must begin with that letter. If you don't have a middle name, just use your maiden name.3. After you've been tagged, you need to update your blog with your middle name and answers.4. At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged & need to read your blog for the details.)Well, here goes..

I have a very long middle name so this will be tricky...Elizabeth(and a "z")

E enjoys stamping (now I bet you didn't see that one coming:))
L loves american idol!!!
I i am looking forward to spring!
Z zebra enthusiast (we just got back from Disney and saw a lot of zebra and really what else satrts with Z??)
A aunt to be in july!!!
B born on same day as my grandfather
E economics was my major in college
T ticket corner punch user
H have a husband who loves to iron

Now to find people to tag, if you've already been tagged, sorry! Well it looks like while I was gone most of my SBS3 sisters were tagged so I'm tagging people from great new blogs on Lovinstampinup, a new blog for bloggers who are exclusively SU!

So Sandra, Becky, Vivian, Alexandra and Michelle you've all been tagged!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

One of my blogging sisters has blog candy and a great blog. Check it out!

Finally Friday Challenge

This week's challenge is from my daughter. She loves to try things she's never had before (although she says "neba had bepore") I am finishing up a 6x6 recipe page. So if you've never done one give it a try or try a scrapbook page in a new size. Post a link to your pages, I'd love to see them. PS my recipe involves chocolate so check back this afternoon.......

And here it is. The heart are embossed on the DSP so they stand out and are covered in CE and dazz diamonds.
Stamps: Loads of love, choc. chips wheel(retired), rough edges alpha
Paper: Pretty in Pink, choc. chip, Very vanilla, Prints dsp(cocoa, rose red)
Ink:Choc. Chip classic and craft
Access.: Pink grosgrain, clear EP, crystal effects, dazz. diamonds, circle punches, sponge
Techniques: Sponging, paper piecing
Thanks for visiting:)

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Bloggin Blunder

Welcome Everyone

My site is under construction at the moment. I was changing the layout (it reminds me of SU! prints in soft sky) anyhow, I saved my previous layout as well as copied it and emailed it to myself just in case it didn't work out and well it didn't. My widgets are all widgety!!! Anyhow I'm getting it back together slow and steady with the help of a 3 year old and 7 month old. Hopefully it will be back to normal for the weekend!!! Oh well......

OK I need to step away from the computer now...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

You make my day

I've been given the you make my day award by Denise and Vicki, Thanks gals!! And now I have to nominate some people who make my day. I'd have to say all my SBS3 sisters make my day each day for visiting.
Of my sisters I need to single out Julie, who is my swap sister for the next 2 months and will be getting some mail very soon:) Denise who gave me the award for having an amazing blog
And Carolyn King who visited my blog today after i found her blog thru another blog.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Finally Friday Challenge

That's right it's finally Friday again! And what a week it's been! Up here in NH we had the first in the nation primary. For those of you who don't live here, let me give you a little glipse into our week because it's a pretty big deal as far as NH goes. All the presidential candidates were in the state visiting restaurants, including one of my favorites The Backroom in Manchester yum!!, we received flyers from each candidate everyday, and ALL commercials were presidential ads. And now we are just left with signage over all the roads and actual commercials for products!!

So today's challenge is to make a card using the primary colors, red, yellow and blue.

Here's my red, blue and yellow challenge card. It is also my first attempt at a kickstand card! Fun and easy!
Stamps: Embrace life
Cardstock: So Saffron(yellow), Regal Rose(red), Soft Sky(blue) and Whisper white, Prints--soft sky
Ink: Saffron, Regal rose, mellow moss.
Accessories: Rose grosgrain(my 5/8in is on a UPS truck so I used retired 1/4in), light pink organdy(please let SU bring back organdy!!)

Thanks for playing, post a link so everyone can see your projects!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Punch Challenge

My fellow stamper and bloger Denise, had a challenge on her blog to create a card using Stampin Up's punches. So here is my super simple example. This is a trifold card. I used the flannel background stamp in pale plum on the front. Then using the scallop punch, I punched out the scallop shape. On the inside I embossed the stamp from embrace life using choc. chip craft ink and clear EP (oooh embossing for my Friday challenge I hadn't gotten to yet). I watercolored the image with perfect plum and mellow moss reinkers and my aquapainters. I then used both oval punches for the sentiment which I inked in marker so I could "stack" the sentiment. The oval punches are on a dimensional. I used my 1/8 in circle punch to punch holes for my ribbon to go thru, the moss gingham. Finally I used the slit punch to create a flap to keep the card secure. I also added a rhinestone brad, because really what card is complete without one??? I also sponged the inside edge of the scallop punch with perfect plum to soften it a bit. I plan on using this as a make and take at my workshop tomorrow. Now to think of my next make and take.........

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


What a busy weekend!! I got a lot done but did not get a chance to stamp!! I have some semi-free time tomorrow so check back!!

Also for any SU demos that belong to SCS, check out my demo spring bling swap!!

Thanks for visiting!!

Friday, January 4, 2008

The First Finally Friday Challenge of 2008

Well 2008 is here and so is Friday!! Things are starting to get back to normal now after the holidays. And I've started filling in my new calendar with workshop dates for the new year. One thing my hostesses seem to be asking for is embossing. So for today's challenge I decided to "give them what they want"----embossing. Dust off that heat gun, or find it under that last pile of wrapping paper and emboss away!! Post a link here so everyone can see your beautiful finished product.

Thanks for playing!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

First post and tutorial of the new year!!!

Here is a card I made for the last finally Friday challenge of 2007. It's a card that made me happy because it is my first acetate and tag star card. I had wanted to try these 2 techniques for quite awhile and finally did!!!


First..What is an acetate card?? I used a sheet of transparency as my acetate base. It's a little hard to see in the photo, but the card itself is see thru. The basic gray cardstaock is 3 1/2 x 4 the rest of the card is clear plastic. You can stamp on acetate with staz on ink. My white stazon ink is on my first Stampin Up order of the new year so there is not any stamping on this acetate at this time.(next one)

Now the tag star..

I will post a link to great directions on how to make the star base using both tag punches here.

After cutting out my star, I inked the entire image in versamark. I then poured iridescent ice embossing powder on top and heated the star to set the EP. Now the entire star is sparkly!! I then added a square rhinestone brad which allows the star to spin on the card. I did not adhere it to the pomegranate piece.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year!!

Hope everyone had a safe new year's and is now starting to adjust to 2008!
Now that the holidays are settled down hopefully we'll all have more time to stamp!! Especially with all the great new products in Stampin UP's new catalog!!

Can't wait to start stampin'!