Saturday, December 22, 2007
I won't be posting for a few days, as I'm heading down to my folk's in Florida. My mom is having some health issues and my dad is feeling all alone. So, I'm all packed (taking along the remnants of my holiday cards....which still are NOT done!), and heading down. Leaving behind the hubby and kids....so, it's going to be a different kind of Christmas than I had planned this year.
As this year comes to a close, I want to thank all of you who visit for stopping by! Hopefully, you'll pop in from time to time, and enjoy your time here. Watch for lots of great things in the new year....remember, the new catalog is only a few days away!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Photo #2 is the outside of the "after," or "transformed" photo. (The color changed in the photo for some reason....still closely matches Mellow Moss.)
Photo #3 is the a photo of the altered notecards and inside of the stationery box.
So, what do you think? Doesn't look like I purchased it for $3.99, does it?!!
*Background Designer Paper will retire with the new catalog due out on January 1, 2008
**Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon is still available through the Wrap It Up Promotion going on now, through December 31.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
While looking around online for a unique and different idea, I came upon these. Easy and uses just one sheet of background/designer paper. So, this is what I made for the gift certificates for my Mom & Dad, my Mother-in-Law, and my nephew. Remember, it's the presentation that counts!
The above packets feature Designer Paper from last winter......I loved it so much, I bought 3 packages! (What was I thinking?!!) Each packet has a card and the gift certificates in the pockets.
For starters, I have last week's and this week's Challenges.......
Stamps: Print Pattern, Canvas, Jolliest Time of Year
Inks: Jet Black StazOn, Garden Green
CS: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Garden Green
Misc: Wide Real Red Grosgrain, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Mega Square Scallop Punch, Sparkly Stick-ons by Stampendous, Aqua Brush, Watercolor Crayons
My new Sweet Sampler set was sitting out on my desk top since I've been busy packinging things up, and thought, "well, why not?!!" The motif in the background of the greeting works perfectly! The Cuttlebug was also pulled out for this one.....I used the Textile Texture Embossing Folder and then gently whiped my Whisper White Craft pad directly over the raised surfaces. The greeting is from a retired set, Warmest Regards.....just can't part with it!
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Stamps: Simple Somethings* (card), Warmest Regards*; Nice & Narrow* (envelope)
Inks: Jet Black StazOn
CS: Whisper White, Barely Banana
Misc: Certainly Celery & Barely Banana Markers, Cuttlebug Bow Embossing Folder**
*Retired sets; **Non-SU
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Stamps: Take Three, Autumn Fest, Weathered, Sanded
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red
CS: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Ruby Red
Misc: 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Corner Punch, Paper Piercer (Tool Kit), Mini Brads (Vintage Collection); Old Olive, More Mustard, Ruby Red, & Chocolate Chip Markers
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Inks: Brocade Blue, Jet Black StazOn, Whisper White Craft
CS: Brocade Blue, Kraft, Watercolor Paper
Misc: Jumbo Eyelets (Antique Brass), Rhinestone Brads (Circles: Light Blue from the Ice Collection), Coluzzel, Black Gingham Ribbon, Brocade Blue Marker, Mini Library Clips (Antique Brass) from the Holiday Mini, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Aqua Brush, Watercolor Crayons (Summer Sun & More Mustard), Cropadile
Friday, October 26, 2007
Be sure to check out the other Bloggers' ideas! Have fun looking around.....and thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Many Merry Messages
Inks: Old Olive Craft
CS: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Old Olive
Misc: Scallop Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Real Red Grosgrain (1/4" & 5/8"), Dashing Background Paper, Clear Embossing Powder
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
So, anyway, I'm back! While there, I finished up a project that I had taken with me to trade or swap out tomorrow at a gathering of demonstrators at our group Fall Fest. In the middle of finishing them up, I suddenly realized that they work perfectly for this week's Challenge. So, this project ended up doing double duty!! (This explains why you don't need to wait till the end of the weekend as previously promised!!) To the left is the front view....or the back view, which is exactly the same. The photo to the right is a side view. If you have been visiting this Blog for awhile, you may think this stamping idea looks somewhat familiar!....and you would be right since I CASED my post from August 17, but used Old Olive instead of Wild Wasabi.
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Each letter was stamped 2 times: first in Pumpkin Pie and then again, just slightly off in Basic Black.
The "bow" at the top has a piece of Black Gingham threaded through....just colored it with my Pumpkin Pie marker.
Oh, and the background paper really IS black, but looks gray in the scan. Now it's time to go and check out the other Bloggers' submissions to see all the wonderful ideas they have all come up with. We have a terrific new member that just joined this week, MaryJo....a fantabulously creative stamper....be sure to visit!
Stamps: Letterpress Alphabet, Party Punch (Hostess, Level 1), Sanded
Inks: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
CS: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Misc: Pumpkin Pie Marker, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Basic Black Narrow Grosgrain and Black Gingham Ribbons, Round Tab Punch, Creepy Crawly Background Paper
Please note: I will not be participating in next week's Bloggers' Challenge.....at least not on time. (Ok, so that's not unusual!!) Hubby and I will be away next week celebrating our anniversary....it's a BIG one!
Saturday, September 29, 2007
BUT, a few Conventions ago....maybe 2 years ago?....we were shown Versamark Resist on Whisper White, but a solid ink was used. It's just as fun, just a bit more work, with a noticeably different result. So why not get those brayers out and try it out for yourself?
Inks: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Patch Spectrum Pad, Really Rust (cut out leaf), More Mustard
CS: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Natural Ivory, Glossy
Misc: Old Olive Wide Grosgrain, Cutter Kit (for distressing), Dimensionals, Ruby Red Marker (for accenting the cut out)
Ok!....so that's it for the Challenge this week. Thanks for stopping by! Now, you really need to go see what fabulous ideas the other bloggers have created! Have fun looking!!
Monday, September 24, 2007
Stamps: Punch Pals, Sanded Background, Dotted Background
Inks: Bashful Blue, Always Artichoke, Basic Black Craft
CS: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke (layer inside card)
Punches: Corner Rounder, Word Window, Key Tag, 1 3/8" Round, Scallop
Misc: Pure Colore Pencils, Certainly Celery, Only Orange, and Real Red Markers (coloring in the leaves and berries on the snowman hat), Clear Embossing Powder
Friday, September 21, 2007
Be sure to check out the other Bloggers who take part in the Challenges. They are all sure to have amazing creations to share!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) -Boots Envoy
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Peanutbutter Chocolate (Hmmm! Not sure that one works!)
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) B-Don
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Blue Dog
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Mary Montclair
(I kinda like that one!)
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) - Donba
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”) The Moss Chardonary
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) Richard Stephen
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) Eternity Butterfinger (Ewww! THAT sounds tacky!!)
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Grace Robert
So, I guess if you read through, you'll actually learn a bit more about me...and it was fun!
Ok, well, now I'm supposed to pass this on to 5 more bloggers....but I think I'll spare them!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
*I used the Wild Wasabi Ink Refill to ink up a blank Jumbo Cartridge
FYI: The Holiday Mini will be available for your viewing pleasure this Saturday, September 1 at www.stampinup.com