Friday, February 29, 2008
What were you doing ten years ago?
So Feb of 1998, I was a senior at UNH. I was working at The Disney Store and wondering what the heck I was going to do with the rest of my life. I was driving my 1979 brown Volvo, Betty that I miss everyday. She was a tank!! Did I think in 10 years from now I'll be a SAHM with 2 kids and a SU demo????? not at all!!
What were you doing 1 year ago??
A year ago I was pregnant with my second daughter. And I was convincing Denise that being an SU demo was lots of fun!!
Name your five favorite snacks...
ummm, yes, all snacks!! I couldn't just name 5!!! I guess right now my favorite is Special K chocolatey delight cereal. (That's my idea of diet food)
Name five things you would do if you were a millionaire...
After this winter of snow and ice the first thing I'd do with the $$$ is flatten the gigantic hill in the middle of my driveway!!! It's always an adventure getting to and from the house. Second I'd go to Hawaii, we went for our honeymoon and after getting there and realizing we'd used all our $$ to get there, well I just don't think we got the full effect of the islands eating dinner at Denny's(although the sunset there was the best we saw the whole trip!!!). Third I'd take a year(well March-October) and go to all the Formula 1 races around the world. Then the practical me would kick in and I'd put money away for the girls' college tuition and then decide what charities and schools to give $$ to.
Name five things you like doing...
Spending time as a family, stamping/crafting, sleeping, blogging/chatting/hanging out with friends and travelling.
Name five things you would never wear again...
my prom dress, a string bikini, acid washed jeans that are tight rolled at the bottom with 2 layered pairs of socks, ultra low rise jeans and short shorts
Name your five favorite toys...
Well of course all my Stampin' Up! supplies, I'd go insane without them. The computer, which is my life line to the outside world. My daughter's travel DVD player, aka the only way for me to take a shower. My digital camera, I have a bit of a picture taking problem. My sudoku magazine to keep me sharp!!
Now, it's my turn to tag five more people. I tag... Alexandra, Stacy , Jessica, Jennifer and Robin. These are some of my blogging sisters and new friends. Hope you girls get a chance to tell us a little more about you. You just need to answer these few questions and then tag 5 more bloggers. Have fun! :)
FINALLY FRIDAY CHALLENGE
Well I found out this week that I am going to be an aunt, twice!!! My sister and my SIL are both prego!!! One is due in July the other in September!! So today's challenge is anything baby!! Shower favors(which I need to think of!!!), welcome baby cards, scrapbook pages whatever if it's about a baby go for it!
This is my card for my challenge and the monday mojo week 26 challenge. This one is for my sister. I love this color combo and after playing with it last week, I already had a lot of pieces pre-cut!! This uses the SU stamp set swell news, which is retired (tomorrow there is a new pregnancy stamp coming out in the mini though!!). The sentiment says, "you grow girl" I used my fine cosmo glitter container to make the growing belly on the side.
Stamps: swell news ink and CS:groovy guava, old olive, WW, cko. chip, blush blossom. Accessories: artichoke grosgrain, sponge, scallop, 1 1/4 circle and oval punches, crop-a-dile, pretties kit, rhinestone brad.
Thanks for stoppin' by!!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
This is the wonderful RAK I received from Denise(check out her blog, it rocks!)!! It's some stamped images from SU!'s new Occassions mini(the sets I didn't order so perfect for me!!!) and really neat embellishments. I received this RAK as part of her "Pass It Forward" blog candy. I'm going to have fun working with these new images images and dew drops :)
The purpose of "Pass It Forward" is to do something kind for someone else and to keep the kindness going. I will send a little something to the first three people to post a comment here as my way to keep the kindness "passing forward." Have fun! And thanks Denise!!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
It was a little tricky to photograph since there is a layer of acetate over the basic black layer. Denise made a card this way and I loved it so I had to try one for my self. The white flowers are stamped in stazon which works great on the acetate. The ribbon slide fits perfectly in the center of this flower.
Stamps:One of a kind Ink & CS: Sage shadow, basic black, WW, acetate, pretty in pink, white stazon. Accessories: silver hodgepodge, silver brads, sponge, ticket corner punch, pink grosgrain ribbon.
I am currently working on a card to showcase the new wild wasabi card stock special, hopefully I'll be able to post that a little later.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
It was the color combo that was really out of the box for me. The combo was pumpkin pie, celerey and orchid opulescence. Not a combo I've ever used before, in fact I don't think I've ever use orchid before at all!
I'm still debating on whether or not I should color in the flowers on the main image. I had to leave before I hada chance to color it in but now I'm not sure if I even need to.
Stamps: Simply said Ink and CS: celery, orchid, pumpkin, WW Accessories: silver brads, pumpkin grosgrain, ticket corner and oval punches, sponges.
Thanks for stoppin' by!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Denise had a challenge on her blog today to take inspiration from another blog and do something new...so I did!! You should check out what she came up with!!
So I like rubons a lot more than I thought I would!! They are super fun and easy!!
I did this card from the sketch on Beate's blog which may have been on SCS first, but I was insprired by her interpretation of the sketch. This is a 5x5 square card; I love this size card! The only stampI used was the polka dot background which I stamped in white craft ink and then embossed with white EP. I used my pretties again, I think they are so pretty and really look great on cards. The rub on I used are from the SAB pack-love & happiness. I used a white rub on on the guava and the old olive rub on on whisper white. I then masked the sentiment and sponged with old olive.
For anyone new to masking it's a great little technique! With stamps just stamp your image on scratch paper and cut it out. Then lay it on top of the same image on your project. You can then sponge over for the effect I created here or stamp other stamps around the original image.
I finished the card with an artichoke grosgrain bow. I think this artichoke ribbon can work with artichoke or old olive card stock.
Finally as a side note, don't tell my husband I said this but, I really can get a lot more stamping done when my stamp room is clean!!
**Also any SU demos that are interested, I started a "say what?" swap on SCS, check out this link for details:)
Thanks for stoppin by!!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I like it though and it worked out well since I needed to hold my little one half the time I was stamping .
Stamps: Big on spring Ink and card stock: basic gray, bashful blue, celery, whisper white Accessories: Bashful blue prints dsp, white gel pen, chunky sprinkls, chipboard flower, blue gingham ribbon, 1 3/8 circle punch, scallop punch, round tab punch and clear rhinestone brad. Techniques: paper piecing, criss cross card
Well I finally did a sketch challenge!!! Here's a link to the sketch.
It's hard to tell in the post because my layout softens the pictures but there are 2 flatback pearls on the moss taffetta ribbon. I also used my brand new cuttlebug on the pale plum layer. Boy is that fun and easy!! I embossed the flowers from loads of love in iridecent ice on the perfect plum layer.
Thanks for looking!
Monday, February 18, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
But here's the challenge.....I've been posting amazing cards from my Spring Bling swap this week, soo let's see your bling!!! I'm so excited to use the new spring chunky sprinkles I just got!!!(they're in the new mini!!!)
So bling away!!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
The final card is from scubaduo on SCS. There are 2 kinds of bling on this one! First from the two strips of dazzling diamonds and second the red glitter on the flowers.
I'm very excited that these ladies used this set. I have it but haven't been able to come up with anything I like. These 3 are great inspiration!! I can wait to try the glittery tissue and I love the holes on the scallop punch out. Don't be surpised if you see those on up coming cards!!!
Thanks for stoppin' by!!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
This one is from jo-ni stamper on SCS. She embossed the butterfly with clear EP, so it really glimmers IRL!This one is from lyndaj on SCS. I thought it was funny that they both used the same set!! I thought this card was very springy and blingy with all the different colors on the butterfly and the second paper layer!
This 3rd card is from erin madsen. She embossed sparkle from warm words so it really pops!! The chocolate strip is the 5/8 in choc. chip grosgrain, my favorite!!
I was soo happy with all the cards I received so far from this swap! It was like Christmas opening all the envelopes!
Monday, February 11, 2008
This is an acetate card. I stamped the booties in vanilla craft ink, it's quite smudgy. I definately recommend using Staz on instead. I also used the distressing attachment from the tool kit which I haven't used in awhile, I forgot how great it is!! I also used the taffeta ribbon, which I love!!
Stamps: Buggies and booties(retired), warm words Ink: Basic brown, blush blossom, pretty in pink, vanilla craft Cardstock: Vanilla, pretty in pink, river rock Accessories: Vanilla taffeta ribbon, cutter tool kit, crop-a-dile, aquapainter, antique copper brads.
My 3 1/2 year old daughter is very excited about Valentine's Day and this is the card she created. I did most of the "heavy lifting" like the punching and cutting. She did the stamping (including the set choice), coloring, color combo and bling. She saw these "diamonds" at Target and we had to have them!
Stamps: Zoofari, short and sweet Card stock & Ink: regal rose, real red, pretty in pink, Whisper white Accessories: corner rounder, scallop and 1 3/8" punches, real red 5/8 grosgrain, prints dsp in pretty in pink(hostess), target heart rhinstones.
Thanks for stoppin' by!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
So here it is....
I basically made my own designer paper by using the one of a kind stamp set. I first stamped the three flower image(which coordinates with the boho flowers punch) in pretty in pink. I followed that with the small flower in purely pomegranate. Finally I added the large flower in chocolate chip. I finished it off with a piece of double stitched ribbon in the pomegranate. These are the same colors that are in the berry bliss DSP, which is gorgeous!! Making your own designer paper is a great way to coordinate with SU! DSP(and it helps when you're scrapbooking and realize you're 1 6x3 1/2 piece of DSP short!! yes, that's happened to me!)
You can tell it's almost Valentine's day since I keep reaching for the pinks!! Then it will finally be on to spring colors and weather!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
The set I signed up for was the boho friend wheel, so I tried to make that the main image instead of the background. Since the card stock I was wheelingwas just 2 x 3 1/2, I used the Soft sky ink pad to ink my wheel. That took a bit longer to do than using a stampin around cartridge and I found the edges of my wheel got quite inky after about 6 pieces. So I ended up cleaning my wheel about every 5 pieces to avoid getting ink smudges.
Stamps: Boho frind wheel, one of a kind CS and ink: Soft sky, old olive, blue bayou and whisper white Access.: Soft sky double stitch ribbon, silver brad Punches: ticket corner, double rectangle, designer label and photo corners.
I plan on displaying my 6x6 by the end f the fay so check back, thanks for stoppin by:)
Friday, February 1, 2008
This week's challenge is a fun and easy one I think......use a Stampin Up wheel to create the main image of your project. Standard or jumbo, just wheel away!! Mine is done and I will upload as soon as I unload the 600+ vacation pictures( I wanted to make sure i had something to scrap...)
don't forget to link your work!!