Saturday, February 28, 2009

St. Patty's Post-it Note Holders

These are my first attempts at Post it Note holders. I keep seeing them on, but I hadn't tried them. Well, I joined a bulk coaster purchase, so I had to try them out. They were super easy, and pretty cute if I do say so myself. These are made with retired DSP, Chocolate chip ribbon, chocolate brads, a binder clip from the local office store, and rubons. I will definately be making more of these in the near future!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Book 2 Look

My upline has been signing up new Demo's left and right. That is great, except I am running out of customers. I have tried to think somewhat outside the box to interest new people. As we are stationed on an overseas military post, there are only so many people we are authorized to sell to. One of my not so out of the box ideas is a "Book 2 Look" box. I have filled it with lots of little gifts and products to entice people to sign up to host a workshop. I have to admit that so far it seems to be working. I've only used it at one small workshop, but all three workshop participants signed up to host their own shows. I would definately have to say that a 100% return is a positive sign :)

I made this box using retired DSP, A sticky cut number, micro beads, Jumbo Outline Alphabet and one of those Turquoise tins that everyone bought, and no one knows what to do with! :)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Men can Stamp II

I've been meaning to show you this for a little while now. My husband seems to have been bitten by the stamping bug. Well, maybe it's only a small bite. Anyway, Valentine's Day he surprised me with this home made card. The paper isn't SU!, but no one is perfect. I think this is probably one of my most favorite gifts he's ever given me.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Risque Hostess Gift

Admit it, the title got you didn't it? One of my recent hostesses is a Slumberparties consultant. You know what that is.....the in home tupperware that buzzes? If you have no idea what I'm talking about, check out her site! Anyway, we traded shows. She did a slumberparty for me and my friends on Friday, and I went to her house and did a SU! workshop on Saturday. For anyone that knows me and my friends, we had an absolute blast Friday night! Lots of laughs, good food, and a great time. If you want to hear a funny story, ask me about "Joe". Anyway, I wanted to make her something special for her hostess gift. I thought thank-you cards that she could use to give to her hostesses would work well. I found this great pattern for a corset ATC. I just added a small tag that could be pulled out that says Thank you. I used Night of Navy and Versamark. The silver cording actually came from the Country Living Kit. She loved the notes. Hmm, I wonder if I'll get one? :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Punch Art....It's Addicting

Ok, I'm not very creative. Whenever I can find something to CASE, I do. Rarely will you see me do something that can truly be counted as original. This is not one of those original ideas! I had a hostess who really liked punch art. She always asked for a workshop that used punches in an unusual manner. I decided to make this for her. She hosts workshops on a pretty regular basis, so my plan is to make her a punch book. this is just the first page. Most of these punch ideas came from Splitcoaststampers. I don't know what I would do without that resource!
The sheep is my favorite! I used it on my hubby's Valentine's Day card. It said I love EWE!!!!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Birthday Change of Heart

After I created the three previous party favors, I remembered that I had an adorable pattern for a "piece of cake" party favor. I sent the mother a picture of one I had done previously and she loved it. So, I quickly set to work making one for her son. I didn't have SU! items to make the whole baseball theme work, so I printed pieces of paper on my printer and adhered them to cardstock before assembling the pieces. I then used my Just Rite monogram stamper for the Happy Birthday sayings on each piece. Each piece is filled with an assortment of sour gummies and candies. I hope he loves it! It was a lot of fun to make.

Birthday Favors

I had someone ask me to make Birthday Party Favors for their soon to be 10 year old son's birthday. Thats a hard age to come up with something for, especially since he had no "theme" for his party. His mom told me that he liked sports, baseball especially, so I used the Sporting stamp set (I don't have the "Just Baseball" one) and came up with the following three party favors.

The first is an acetate treat holder. I found these great colored transparencies in the office supply store. They aren't wonderful for everything, but they worked pretty well for this. I have to mention that while this wasn't the mother's favorite, it was the one chosen by my 10 year old daughter and my husband. (None of the designer paper is SU! I hope you can forgive me for not wanting to use up my DSP on a kids birthday!)

This second one was my favorite. It is made using the Christmas Cracker template found here. I thought the basic grey and real red made this box "pop". Of course I added a little bit of star paper and the word champ to keep with the sports theme.

Finally, this was the favor that was chosen. I used a lot of stamps from the Sporting set. We just stamped all over the paper and then used the peek-a-boo treat box tutorial from splitcoaststampers. I think this one was probably the simplest to do. I guess it just goes to show that less is more.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Tequila Card!

Ok, I warned you yesterday but you still had to look didn't ya? :) This is my Tequila card. My day job consists of working with the Army Substance Abuse Program so I have liquor on my mind quite a bit. This card was no exception. My upline came up with a cute card using the Peanuts from "That's Funny". I decided I really liked the idea. Let me point out that this was very late on a Saturday night. Once again, I must have had liquor on my mind (probably thinking about all the extra work I would have on Monday after the long weekend!). Anyway, this is what came out of that mental state.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


I'm not a "pretty" kind of person. I like the cutesy and funny stamps and cards (wait until you see my tequila one tomorrow!). I guess that is why I've never seen any need for the two step stampin sets that SU! does. I own one now, but that is because it's a SAB set and it was free. Anyway, I was over at my Upline's the other day and she pulled out her watercolor crayons. I had never used them before, so I gave them a try. I am hooked. I absolutely loved the way this card turned out. The colors are eggplant and old olive and the picture is on our watercolor paper. Do I have to tell you that I came home and added them all to my wish list? I'm still not a "pretty" person, but I will say that you might be seeing more of these types of cards from me once I have my crayons!

Friday, February 20, 2009

SAB Samples

I thought maybe you would like to see a couple of sample cards I made with my SALE-A-BRATION sets. The first is made with the polkadot punches. I have to admit this one is probably my favorite. In case you haven't notices, I'm all about punches, so to have a stamp set created just for that purpose is awesome. The other great part is that it is absolutely FREE! That's right. All you have to do is purchase $50 worth of SU! supplies and you recieve your choice of a SAB set for FREE. It also stacks, so if you spend $100 you get two FREE sets. Want to see all your choices? click on the pink catalog located on the right hand side of this page. So, back to my Punches card. This is made out of RidingHood Red and Whispher White cardstock. the designer series paper is Bella Rose. I cut the front a little smaller than the back so I had a place to adhere the circles.
The second card is made using the Yummy SAB set. I also tried to use my tearing edge on this card. I didn't do a good job. I have a hard time getting it to tear straight. I used night of navy and blush blossom card stock. Notice the flower from the Pretties kit. Have I convinced you that you NEED one of these kits yet?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Another Workshop Card

How many of you have seen the great tutorial on SCS that shows the crimped envelope card? If you haven't make sure you click on the link cause it's super easy and a whole lot of fun. I actually made two of these cards. One for my St. Patrick's Day hostess as a sample, and then one for a workshop make n take last weekend. I did change it up a little bit (of course I did). Instead of using the A2 cards as directed in the tutorial, I used a regular business size envelope. Am I the only one that hoardes my SU! stuff. Even the envelopes. It killed me to use all those clear ones on the Girl Scout recipe books, even though that is what I bought them for! Anyway, I stamped images around the envelope and then used my daubers (yet another newly discovered tool that I can't get enough of) to sponge color around the outside of the envelope. Then I crimped the envelope. The Shamrock one got crimped in the wrong direction so I turned it and crimped it again. It turned out looking like long johns. I liked it. Inside is just a basic layered tag with some punch art. Three hearts for the Shamrock and two circle punches for the head and body and then small circles punched out for the spots ( I used the negative image in the red and just layered it over a black circle). Once again I used my pretties kit. Thank goodness I bought some more with the bulk purchase!

Who doesn't love Candy??

Blog Candy that is. There is a new blog candy give away on Wendy's blog for a Scor-Pal. I have been looking and looking and looking at this and I just can't decide if I want a Scor-pal or a
Scor-it. Anyone have a suggestion?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

How much is that Doggy in the Window?

Ok, he is free :) And a cutie too. This is the card I decided to stamp tonight to get my mind off my troubles. Today, I managed to slip on some ice as I was walking into brief a commander. I landed pretty hard on my bum, and of course it was in front of a ton of soldiers. So.....I needed something to relax me. Needless to say I did stamp him standing up though!

He was also done for the C&C on Sudsol tonight. I used the Man's Best Friend stamp set, Real Red, Whisper White, and Basic Black card stock and a little bit of Whisper White ribbon. I didn't take a picture of it, but inside is a fire hydrant as well. I'm now going to go cool off my derrier. Enjoy!

The Grand Prize!

Ok, this isn't really the grand prize, but it is the card that goes with it. I didn't want to give anything away in case someone who is reading this is a that even a word? Anyway, the theme this month is Italy, so I thought our Voila chef would be perfect. Look he is even carrying a bowl of spaghetti. This card was so simple to make, but I think it makes a statement. The red and white paper is from one of the Hostess print packs. The cardstock is black, white and Riding hood Red. The only embellishment is those tiny black brads once again. I must have them in my head this week. I did use my colored pencils and blender pens to color the spaghetti and I used my blender pens and a stampin' spot to get the red accents on the chef. I love all the things you can do with those blender pens. I think the next order I make will include at least one set of the watercolor crayons. I played with them once and fell in love. Anyone out there want to tell me all about them and help me convince myself I need them?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dice Cards

Aren't these adorable. Ok, I admit it, I've never played Bunco. But I was told it involves Dice. So I created these cute little dice cards to go with each of the prizes. I thought making them out of pink and flowery paper would make it a little more feminine. This of course is one of our retired DSP's from last Spring/Summer. I can't remember the name of it. I used the 3/4" square punch to create the dice, and then used black brads for the spots. The flower is from our Pretties kit and is anchored by a soft subtle brad. I don't know why I didn't buy one of those pretty kits months ago. Ever since I got it (by the way I got it for FREE through the demonstrator's GREAT REWARDS program! ask me how you can not only earn things for FREE but also get a 20% discount on everything you purchase!) I've used it on everything!
I would have to say that it is probably one of those embellishments I can't live without. What about you? what do you have to have in your stamping arsenal?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Your Hired!

My next several posts will be items that I made specifically for a local Community Spouses Group as Bunco prizes. One of my customers at a workshop I held recently was in charge of providing prizes. She liked the items we did at the workshop so much (especially the lifesaver treat bags) that she hired me to make all the prizes for the February Bunco night. The first thing I am going to show you are the life saver treats. She wanted apple ones, so I used real red and whisper white card stock. I also embossed the apples with white embossing powder. The final touch is the whisper white ribbon which is tied with, surprise surprise, the Stay Put bow tying technique. Make sure you check out the link. I live by this method. It may use up a bit more ribbon, but it is so worth it!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Workshop Card

I have a workshop this afternoon. My great friend Andi asked me to do a birthday card Make and Take for her mom's birthday. I've never met Andi's Mom, but if she is the reason that Andi is as wonderful as she is, I know she deserves something special. I created this card for her workshop, but I am waffling. I still haven't decided whether we are going to do this one or the flower pot card. I guess I will have to let you know after the workshop.

This card was made on Pretty in Pink card stock. The large square is Certainly Celery while the dark green circles are old olive. I used the Old Olive and Pretty in Pink markers to color the Eastern Blooms set. I absolutely love that set. It is so versatile. I do think I will change the saying if I do decide to do this card. Maybe something from the Hugs and Wishes set. I definately love the filagree brad though, and will definitely keep it. So, give me your honest opinion. Which card should I do for the workshop? The quadrant card, the flowerpot card, or how about both?

Recipe for Love Card

Have you ever had an entire workshop planned out, supplies purchased, and kits made, and then had a change of heart? That is so what happened to me. I was planning on demonstrating this card at my workshop today. I mean it's Valentine's Day, it couldn't be more perfect. Well, something about this card just isn't right for this party. I don't know what it is exactly, call it a gut instinct, but I had to change my plan. I still like this card though, so I thought I would share it with you.

This card actually came from a great friend of mine. She made a Recipe for Love Card and it was so cute it got me thinking about my own. I used the Voila stamp set as well as the Love you much bundle to create this. The recipe itself was found on the internet, but as usual I can't remember where. I'm horrible about keeping track of where I get my ideas! I still think it is a cute card, especially with that Bella Rose DSP, but like I said, it just wasn't right. Oh well, I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

This weekend is Crazy!

Ok, this weekend is absolutely nuts. I have a friend coming over to do her one on one Altered mailbox class tonight, then I have a Slumberparties party at my house tomorrow. I also have an in home workshop scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Anyway, I'm not sure how much of a chance I'm going to get to stamp, except of course at my workshops. So, this weekend you get to see some of my past stampin projects. It always amazes me how much I have changed and developed with my stampin over the past several months. Someone said (I think it may have been Andrea Walford) that creativity is like a muscle. The more you use it the stronger it gets. You can learn to be more and more creative. It just takes a little practice. The first step is CASEing someone. And I did a lot of that in the beginning (who am I kidding? I do a lot of that now!) Anyway, as always, I would like to give the original creators credit, I just don't know who they are. If it happens to be you let me know so I can link everyone to you.

Here is my blast from the past!

The good old Ghiradelli Chocolate Box. I think every demo and probably every customer as well has made this cute little box. Mine is made from Berry Bliss DSP (wayyyyyy retired) and Chocolate Chip Card stock. The belly band is Regal Rose. And then of course I used a couple of those cute Flower Fusion Two felt flowers. I have made so many of these over the past few months. I even made one for every teacher in Jay's German Kindergarten. They loved them. (One loved them so much that she came back to Jay three times to get the extras!). They are an easy and relatively inexpensive gift to make, and to give. You can find the template at Splitcoast. If you've never been, you really need to check it out. It is a CASEr's dream come true.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's Almost Valentine's Day!

I thought it was probably time that I show you what I've made for my kids. Valentine's Day has always been a big deal for me. When I was younger, my parents always had small gifts and candy set out on the Kitchen table on V-day. I loved to open up my "presents" before school. I just assumed every family did this, until I met my husband. I like presents though, so I have continued the tradition with my kids. This year, my kids get their own Altered Target Mailbox! Woohoo!!! My Mom was kind enough to find them stateside and mail them over for me. I have to admit I had so much fun putting these together. Both are made with retired designer series paper. Jay's box has the bugs and kisses stamp set all over it. After punching out the bugs with the 1 1/4" square punch, I layered them onto either Not Quite Navy or Old Olive cardstock. The letters for each of their names were punched out with the Big Shot using the naturally Serif die. Katie's box revolves around a pirate theme (it is a private joke between her and her daddy. I would explain it, but I haven't been let in on the secret yet.) I used the Ahoy Matey set for the pirates and the sentiment on the flag. The "Sweet" is from Seriously Sassyn and has a Fire Circle Rhinestone brad set in it. Finally the skull on the front is from Just Jawing and it has been embossed white and then the "eyes" covered with red chunky glitter. My plan is to fill the boxes with candy and small gifts and leave them on the table for the morning. Do you think they will like them?

Yes, Men can stamp!

Ok, recently my downline's husband made a gorgeous basket. You can see it by clicking here. Anyway, I decided to use his achievement to prod my hubby into my stamping room with me. You see, my stamp room is wayyyyyyyy upstairs. So, unless I have a friend over, I'm about as far away from civilization as I can get. Sometimes it gets lonely. Finally, by using James' accomplishment as a challenge, I managed to get my hubby to climb those stairs with me. This is his first and possibly only creation! If you don't understand the joke, there is nothing wrong with you. My husband just has a unique (to say the least) sense of humor. I will give you the technical details of this card. First off, he ran the cardstock through the crimper one way, and then turned it and ran it through the other. He was absolutely entranced by that crimper. I have several pieces of card stock that can prove his enthusiasm. The "Ham Sandwich" is actually the S'more stamp from Under the Stars while the letters are from the retired Best Friends Upper Alphabet set. The inside letter were cut using the big shot and the majority of them were made from the pieces of trash in my paper bin. Once again, don't ask me why...creative license I guess. It definitely wasn't from necessity as I have a ton of scrap card stock lying around. Anyway, I have to say that I was rather impressed. I NEVER thought I would get him to craft with me. I guess all I can say is THANK YOU JAMES!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

St. Patricks Day Card

I decided that the 6x6 page wasn't enough to keep everyone entertained during my party on Sunday, so I added this simple card. I really like the fact that it is so simple. My ladies thought the windows in the card, and the glitter were great little touches. I really freaked out when my hostess said "St. Patrick's Day". The St. Patrick's stamp set in the catalog isn't even on my wish list. Luckily there was a shamrock in the Holiday blitz and Define your Life had "lucky". It just goes to show that many of our stamp sets are versatile enough to be used for things you never even thought about! I used Glorious Green, White, and Gable Green Card stock. Glorious Green ink and the green fine glitter. I did let the ladies decide how many shamrocks to glitter and how many to leave plain. They liked the fact that they could show their own creativity while still having my sample as a safety net if they really couldn't decided what they wanted to do. Now I have to make a new friend that's Irish so I have someone to send this to. Anyone out there want to volunteer? Let me know and I'll send it to you.

Monday, February 9, 2009

My Mini Leprechaun

Has anyone ever noticed that as soon as you do something once for a hostess they and every other hostess expects it again? Well that is what happened with my party yesterday. Tammy, my number one customer and world's greatest friend, is a scrapbooker. So when I did a party for her the first time, I had everyone do a 6x6 make and take scrapbook page, but I showed them how to turn that 6x6 into a 12x12 via a progressive page. Then I gave her the 12x12 page as part of her hostess benefits. This time, she asked that I make a St. Patrick's Day 6x6 page, but reminded me that I needed to turn it into a 12x12 for her. I'll be honest, I was planning on doing that anyway (did I mention she is my best customer?!) but I had to laugh. So, not only did I make another progressive page (which by the way I really like) but I also learned a valuable lesson. Don't start it if you aren't willing to continue doing it :)

Ok, enough rambling and on to the page. First of all here is our 6x6. I love the mini leprechaun. I found the larger Top Note leprechaun that I showed you yesterday, but he was too big to fit on a tiny page. My upline pointed out that the curly label punch is the same shape as the Top Note
(am I the only one that didn't know this) so we adapted the die leprechaun to fit the punch. I think it turned out really cute. The ladies at the workshop loved it as well.
Well, I'm assuming that if you have waded through this post this far, you want to see the entire page. In case you were wondering I learned another important lesson from this workshop. Fine glitter will NOT stick using versamark. Yes, I'm sure most people already knew this, but it was a lesson learned for me. Anyway, on to the specifics. I used Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Kiwi Kiss card stock. The DSP is from Raspberry tart. The shamrock is made from our new sticky sheets and the three heart punch. These are sticky sheets that you can cut or punch to any shape you desire. This is probably one of the greatest things since snail! You have to check them out. I covered the sticky sheet with micro beads. The flower is made from the Pick a petal stamp set and versamark and pink fine glitter. Like I mentioned before the versamark will NOT hold the glitter. You need to use something else such as heat and stick powder or crystal effects. All in all I really liked the way this page turned out.

I finally decided against the glitter and remade the 12 x 12 page. Instead of the glittered flower, I just dyed three of the smaller flowers from the pretties kit barely banana and placed them across the bottom of the page with rhinestone brads. Guess I know better for next time!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I've been dying to show you this!

Ok, I've been dying to show you this cute little book I made last weekend, but I couldn't. This is the hostess gift for one of my best customers. She is going to Ireland and I thought this would be a great place to put her pictures etc. Ok, I have to admit that I am going to Ireland too (just another upside to living in Germany) and wanted one for me. Anyway, as she sometimes reads this blog (Hi Tammy!). I didn't want to give away the surprise. Her party started at two today, so now I can finally show you my cute little leprechaun. Once again this wasn't my original idea but was cased from Mary Jo Price-Williams, but I did tweak him a little bit. I cut out the chipboard covers and the pages using the Big Shot and the Top Note Die. His Shamrock is made from three of the medium hearts from the three heart punch. She asked to do a St. Patrick's day themed party, so I thought he would fit right in. Tomorrow I'll post the scrapbook pages we made with miniature leprechauns on them. Wait until you see them!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Cards for a Silent Auction

In case you didn't figure it out from the million recipe books I needed to make, I am a very active part of our Girl Scout Overseas neighborhood. One of the things we do every year is to have a silent auction. This year I decided to donate some cards to the auction. I had a left-over retired Pina Colada Simply Scrappin' kit that made the cutest cards! I wish I could take all the credit, but as usual I cannot. These are totally cased from LeAnn from StampingQueens. The only thing they used besides the Simply Scrappin' kit was adhesive. Those kits are great for making cards. While Pina Colada is retired, there are tons of new ones available. I'm finding it hard to choose which ones to get this time. To see them, click on the Stampin' Up logo to the right. Let me know what you think, and how much do you think they will go for at auction? I'll let you know later if you were right!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Greatest Idea Ever!

Have you ever wanted to see what one of the Big Shot dies actually looks like before you buy it? I mean, lets be honest, some of those dies are expensive and I want to make sure that I absolutely love it (and will use it) before I buy it. Well Elizabeth from LatenightStampers has come to my rescue. She organized a swap consisting of 66 different individuals. Each one of us is responsible for sending 66 samples of one particular Big Shot die or texturz plate set to her, and she will in turn send each of us one sample of each die and texturz plate back to us. I chose to make samples of the Texture Plates kit #4. It actually didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would. Here is a picture of all six sets of samples ready to be mailed to Elizabeth. I can't wait to get all my samples back!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

2nd Cute Card As Promised

Here is the second card we made at our downline meeting. I think part of what I like so much about it is that it is so simple. And of course it uses the Love you Much stamp set. I think these birds are absolutely adorable. Remember, even though the Love you Much bundle promotion has ended, you can still order the punch, the Candy Cane Lane DSP, and the stamp set individually.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cute! Cute! Cute!

A few weeks ago we had our first downline meeting at my upline's house. It was so much fun. We got to make tons of stuff, but my favorites were two of the most adorable cards ever. I'll post one today, and one tomorrow. The first one is probably my favorite. It's made with the new Sweet Stems stamp set and an altered round tab punch. Isn't it just the cutest thing?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Wanna see what's been keeping me busy?

Here in Germany I not only have work and Stampin' Up! to keep me busy, but I also have Girl Scouts. There are two of us here that share responsibilities for running the Girl Scout neighborhood in Vilseck and Grafenwoehr. It's a ton of fun, but sometimes I don't know when to keep my mouth shut. Thinking Day will be in February. For those of you who don't know, Thinking Day is a Girl Scout holiday that we use to teach girls about scouting in other countries. The girls usually do reasearch and make a booth and some food about a specific country to share with the other girls in the neighborhood. This year we decided that it would be fun to have the girls each collect a recipe card from the different booths and make a recipe book. Like an idiot I told my OCMT about the cute little clear envelope books I have seen all over the internet. They agreed with me that it sounded perfect, and told me to make 100 of them. (Ok, truth be told I volunteered to make a hundred....what in the world was I thinking?). Thankfully my upline and another friend helped me put them all together. To keep the cost down we didn't use SU! paper or eyelets and we didn't put on a front cover, but we did use the SU! clear envelopes. 12 Packages to be exact! Here they are. The 2009 Grafenwoehr Girl Scouts Thinking Day Recipe Books. I wonder how long they will last!

Monday, February 2, 2009

OOOPS! An Almost Tag Calendar

I was so excited. Another challenge for the Latenightstampers group and I had a great idea! They asked us to create tags. You could use them on cards, on scrapbook pages, to make an album, anything we could think of, but you had to use tags. I had the perfect idea. A few months ago I made a tag calendar. I know I got the idea from someone else, but I have no idea where it came from. I don't mean to not give credit where credit is due, so if this is your original idea please let me know. I will update this post and give you all the Kudos you deserve. Anyway, back to my story. The tag calendar I made before was made using non Stampin' Up! supplies, and it had a major flaw. It didn't have enough rows. This is what it looked like:

If a month started any later in the week all the dates wouldn't fit. Aren't the holidays cute!

Anyway, I decided to make a new all SU! one. I thought the Bella Rose paper would look awesome so I used it as the background. I made the tags from Pirouette Pink and Riding Hood Red. I got all the tags punched out, the month stamped, all the brads placed, and went to put the dates in. That's when I had my oops! I have to use current SU! product for these challenges. I have the calendar alphabet and numbers on my wishlist, but I haven't gotten them yet. Unfortunately the only numbers that I have are the Best Friends numbers which are retired. So, I haven't gotten to finish my calendar yet. Needless to say I missed the deadline for the challenge, but I figured I would at least put it on my post so someone got to see it. I promise that as soon as I get the calendar alphabet and number stamp set I will finish it and post a picture of it as well. You have to admit that this is a really cute idea anyway!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

No Shades of Grey

I am a colorful person. I like bright, bold colors. There is nothing boring or dull about me. So, when the Sudsol group challenged me to make a black and white card I cringed. Black and white is sooooo boring. But, I did it anyway. This is what I came up with. I actually kinda like it. But, I can almost guarantee that this will be the only monochrome piece you will ever see come from my creative hand! I used the stamp set Fresh Cuts, Black and White Cardstock. Black ink, white ebossing powder and ribbon and brads from the silver designer hardware.