Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Ok, this set is on the dormant list. Most of my customers don't take the time to look at that list during my workshops so I thought I would make a few samples to show them. I don't really like how this turned out, although the technique was fun to do.
Remember those woven placemats you made as a kid? Well I did the same type of weaving with some DSP and then placed it behind a cut out portion of the daisy (check out the close up picture). I am going to have to try it again and maybe perfect it a little more. Let me know if you think this type of paper piecing would be worth making a video tutorial about. I've never tried one, but i think it's about time to step into the next generation of blog tutorials.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
To support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.
For those of you who don't know, my husband is Active Duty Air Force. I am what you would call a horrendous military wife. I can honestly say that I HATE moving all the time, I DESPISE the fact that he is gone for months on end, and I DETEST all the time I have had to play both Mom and Dad. Now, having said that, I have never been PROUDER or more AMAZED and HONORED to be part of this life. The men and women who give their time and their lives in order to fight for my freedom need to be remembered, recognized, and respected. I believe that cardsforheroes.org does just this. I am grateful to be a part of this mission.
Ok, enough of my babbling, on to the card. I made this card to send to Cards for Heroes. I am extremely grateful for everything these military members do, and I wanted to show my appreciation. The card uses Stampin' Up!'s real red, brilliant blue, and whisper white card stock. The small star stamp is a retired one, but the larger group of stars in the corners are from the current "Starring You" set. The blue star is made from SU!'s small star punch and the dog tags are punches as well, the key tag punch. The greeting is from the Upsy Daisy set. If you would like more information on any of the products I have mentioned here, feel free to click on the catalog located on the right sidebar.
Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my blog. If you would like to start this tour from the beginning, click here. While you look at this tour please remember those who have given the ultimate sacrafice to allow you the freedom you enjoy today. To too many people, Memorial Day is just a free day from work. As you enjoy your BBQs and get togethers, please say a quick prayer for those who are still there, supporting our freedom. Thank you for looking. Your next stop will be Kelli from Illinois. To check out her blog and continue this tour click HERE.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Anyway, with the weather turning so gorgeous, I was in a summer mood. It was definitely time to use my Just Beachy set. This card actually did double duty. I am a member of VCRocks (stands for Virtual Convention). One of our challenges was to create a card using six different colors from the same color family. Obviously I used the bold brights. What do you think, does it look bright enough?
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
they look. What you do you think?
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
This card uses the Sweet Slumber DSP and the Summer Sky stamp set and Baja Breeze buttons from the occasions mini (better hurry, all that stuff goes away the end of June!!!). I thought this card was totally breathtaking when I first saw it, and even with my jerky pastel painting attempts, I still think this is one of my favorites. I was trying to figure out what other stamp sets would work with this card. Any ideas? This is one of the cards I will be sending Sherril Graf in the "You're Hired" series. I know she will enjoy it...I hope you will as well.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Are you tired of the watercolored roses yet? Me neither. My son really liked the technique as well. If he, at age 5 can create one (using the wrong side of the paper and everything) than you can too. Take a peek and let him know what a great job he has done!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Welcome to the May 15th & 16th Blog Tour. Stop #9, Tour #6
This tour features 22 blogs! Each blog will show case a beautiful project using items from Stampin' Up!'s - Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog.
Don’t forget to bookmark your favorite blogs as the links that make up this tour will disappear at midnight on May 16th.
While the images have a very formal feel, by using only the words the entire set can change its vibe. Pairing the sentiment with bold colors can make these stamps appealing to a whole new crowd.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
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Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
I know, I know, I talk about LNS all the time now. Well that is because it is such an amazing group of talented stampers. I'm so grateful to be a part of them. Sherrill Graff, list mom, is so encouraging. Creating cards for my "You're Hired!" series is really making me step outside the box. Anyway, LNS has come up with yet another way to help us encourage each other. I am now a lucky participant of the LNS Bloggin' Stars group #2. This is a talented group of bloggers who spend a little time each week encouraging each other via blog comments. You would not believe the amazing group I am with. Every time I see something remarkable on their site I will make sure I let you know. With this group I can almost guarantee that will happen constantly! If you are interested in following their blogs, you can always find them listed under the Latenightstampers Bloggin' Stars #2 Logo located on the right hand side of my page. Now, get to blog hopping, get inspired and get stamping!