Monday, March 31, 2008

Sharing a card using a Gina K stamp!

Good news: I took off the extra step for comments a little while ago. Hopefully the spam won't start up again like it did last time! Now you can leave a quick message for me - I'd love constructive criticism too if you have it! :)

I made this card for my aunt's birthday earlier this month. She recently started scrapbooking and has fallen hard for it! Everyday I get at least one email from her where she asks advice on products or talks about buying something new! We went to the Creating Keepsakes convention in Seattle together in November last year and had a blast. Anyway, I'm glad that she's found scrapping and card-making as it gives us another reason to get together and go out and have fun shopping!!

Her daughter, Carrie, is an obstetrician and does scrapbooking too in her spare time (between delivering babies, I guess)lol- and get this --- Carrie has an 8 year old son who LOVES to scrap! LOL Can you believe it? Runs in the family I guess!

My card is a bit of a strange combo of colors (at least for me). There is scoring on the green panel, and a bit of Memory Box patterned paper underneath that. Some Making Memories rub ons, a Prima Hydrangea, Martha Stewart's sticky scallop for the glitter, and some big, fat, wide striped ribbon by L'il Davis.

I also used two items on this card which I hardly EVER use....can you guess what those items are? Buttons and photo corners! I don't remember the last time I used a button or a photo corner on anything! So there you have it - my attempt to use what I have (and hopefully hubby will buy it when I tell him I'm using my stuff) I can go and buy more! LOL

Happy sunny Monday!! (Sunny in Seattle, that is!)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Running behind...

Running behind is typical for me! I did this card a while back when I saw Kwerner's color challenge. She has some pretty fun tutorials, especially on Mondays when she does the "MACM" (Make a card Monday) series.
I finally photographed my challenge to share. The picture did not come out well because it was taken inside - the colors are soft and soothing together. It uses white craft ink, tiny Primas, and an SU greeting that someone else owns - so I don't know the name of that one - sorry! Also paper piercing and some nice wide grosgrain with dots from May Arts!
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!

See you all tomorrow!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Here is a link to Tami Bayer who is offering up some blog candy if you spread the word about helping promote ways to fund finding a cure for breast cancer. Link it, and email it -- I bet we've all known someone that has been affected by this in some way - whether it is direct or through someone who knows someone...

It's freezin here and even snowing in Seattle - so take care! I don't want to take pics out in the I'll stay inside where it's warm and create some stuff to share with you later!

Can one of you in the sunshine states send us some warmth and sun? ;-)


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wooohooo! Another card...or two!

Here are two more cards that I did up - one would think that flowers are a favorite in my repertoire -- and that one would be right! One card uses rub-ons from SU, and some felt fusion flowers...aren't those fun to add on your cards and creations?

The other card has a little bling, a little bit o Prima flower love, some stickles and some ribbon- pretty much the same thing I add on every card! Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

This was done for one of the challenges on SCS, but I never got it loaded...imagine that! ;-)
Anyway, it was to use the colors lovely lilac, and certainly celery - and optional was the addition of yo-yo yellow. I did my best using Gina K's stamp set that I got a while back. I like the scored background. I hope it shows up in the photograph - it's actually a plaid pattern, but the horizontal shows a lot more than the vertical lines.

I put a last minute Stampin Up order in for the Sale a bration sets (scallops and the sayings one...sorry, I don't do many workshops, so I don't know the real names of the sets), and now I wish I had gotten the Friendship set!! DARN! I know I can get it later on when our local demos have their annual garage sale, but I want it now!!

Guess I'm feeling a bit whiny today because gas hit 4.29 a gallon. I do most of my work outside the office and it costs $82 to fill up the tank...twice a week. I get .49 a mile for re-imbursement. It almost covers the cost of an oil change...blech! I think I need to look for a new job! Outside Sales is not cutting it - especially with the traffic in Seattle!

Hope you all have a great Wednesday! If I can get home in time, there are more cards to photograph and share tomorrow!!


Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Can you believe I forgot to wear green?? We have a spirited bunch at work and I knew I was in trouble when I walked into our meeting this morning and there were all kinds 'o green all over the place!! YOWZA!! It was quite pretty actually!! Everything from Olive, to hunter, bright kelly and lime green, and pale mint green, deep emerald, and every other green you can think of. We have 30 people in attendance at Monday's meetings...eek!

Anyway, here's my St. Patty's day card for y'all. it's not the most creative card, but at least I used the rub ons from DCWV from Joanns! They were bought during one of my weekend expeditions!

Happy Green Irish/Shamrock/Leprechaun Day!!


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Weekends are nice, aren't they?

....especially when you can do whatever you want! It's cold and a bit damp in Seattle today, but I don't mind - Especially when I have lots of new things to play with! Last weekend Debbie and I finished the Great Northwest Paper Chase. We had soooo much fun! I did go over budget but there are some neat new things to play with!!!

I didn't finish all of my projects this weekend either, but here are some things that I DID get finished. Some are from a few weeks ago and just weren't photographed because it's been dark, wet, or too cold. (I take most of the pictures outside since the light is brighter).

Are you all ready for St. Patrick's Day tomorrow? Here's my Bella card for St. Patty's Day. It's for my niece who's birthday is the 17th. We are going out to dinner tonight to celebrate. She loves chinese food, so that's what we'll have! I hope she likes the card! :)

Thanks for stopping by today.


Saturday, March 8, 2008

Cute St. Patty's Day stuff!

The sweetest vintage images for St. Pattys Day are on Lisa at this link:

Check them out!! I think they are just great!

the Great Paper Chase in the Pacific Northwest!

I want to share some fun scrapbook shopping that I started a couple weekends ago with my friend Debbie. We went on a wild day of safari scrap shopping. We hit so many stores that day and had a blast!

One of the scrapbook stores was selling "Passports" for an event called the Great Paper Chase that began on Feb 29th. The passport is a list of scrapbooks stores in the Pacific Northwest and at each store you get to make a commemorative 6x6 scrapbook page and get your passport stamped at each store. When it's all over on Sunday March 9th, you enter your passport into drawings for many different prizes.

I hit two of the stores close to my home got some great new mini papers by Jenni Bowlin, DCG, Rusty Pickle, and a bunch of fun things to add to my stash! Two racks of Prima flowers in little glass jars...they are just adorable!

I guess it was a good thing that I didn't order that $70 worth of Bellas yesterday. See, there was an email that Ms. Em sent off to one of her customer lists, and it was really only meant for the winner of a challenge. Since I had never entered that challenge, I assumed it was a spam/phishing email and didn't really think to use the '$15 awarded prize' for the challenge. Later I found out that Em was honoring the 'awards' that should have gone to the winner but went to out to thousands......I thought it was helping her business to have put in another big order (after all, I had just ordered a couple weeks ago when we got free shipping!) Others shared viewpoints that it was taking advantage of Em's generosity which I hadn't thought of. I thought I was helping her business by placing an order that was well over the $15 mark. In any case, I didn't place it. I decided I could add it toward my weekend of shopping during the Great Paper Chase!! So I burned it at the first store that I went to today....hopefully I will be able to show some restraint tomorrow and Sunday when Debbie and I head back out - we need to hit the other 14 stores in the passport list!!! What should I plan to get?????

If you've seen something great/new lately, let me know what it is!!

I've got a few new cards to photograph and share I hope you stop back again this weekend! :) The card here is one I made a while back and it was in the computer and had not been uploaded. It uses the monogram sticker letters in the Michael's $1 bins. Easy peasy, super quick notecard!


Saturday, March 1, 2008

Here's the card.....

Blogger is acting up....not sure why this wouldn't load last night, but it worked today. I need to plan a meal for dinner. Does anyone have a yummy recipe they can share right away? I want something warm/hot for dinner! :)

Have a great Sunday and Happy March!! :)


QVC item....

I ordered an item from QVC's craft day last month. It was a product that Lisa Bearnson has put her name on, and I thought I'd share today.

The kit is called, "Make an Impression - Embossing Kit". I think it came to a total of $26 or $27 with shipping and tax. There are 23 shape templates, a stylus, and a booklet of tips and tricks. They are made of acrylic. It all stores very neatly in a dandy long rectangular box. If I had seen it in person at the store I probably would not have bought it for this price. The acrylic isn't a thick piece of acrylic, but rather like the stiff acrylic packaging that we all have a terrible time opening.

Cute designs though! Some of them were 'warped' and don't lay flat. For that reason, I MAY send it back -- because it's the swirls that are warped...they're probably the best ones, right??

Here's the card:
(for some strange reason I can't add the card right now, so I will post and then try to edit in order to add it)....

Have a great evening!


What do YOU do with fibers? Here's what Dannette did!

I am stumped as to why I was so enamoured with fibers. Now I have tons of fibers and don't know what to use them on. This card was my attempt to use some...mind you there's about a thousand times more than this in my will probably need to find a new home soon.

Dannette Ruger apparently knows how to use fibers the RIGHT WAY! She sent me a darling Bella RAK using fibers AND bling! - it's adorable! Thank you so much, Dannette!! Isn't that little flufffy pom-pom made of fibers cute?? It fits the pajama & slippers theme just right!

I hope you're all having a great weekend! I plan to get out and wash the car again this weekend because it's already so covered in a layer of dusty/residue from the rains yesterday.

Take care everyone!