Sunday, June 29, 2008
I finally took the time to make something besides a card! I needed something small to house a compact disc that I was giving as a gift. I came up with this by looking at numerous purse designs over on the splitcoast web site. I wanted something with details that wouldn't take so long to put together. All you need is a 12x12 piece of double sided paper some card stock and a few other stamping supplies.
This view shows the cut out detail along with the hook and loop fastener. I just used a circle punch to cut out the half circle so it is easier to pull the CD out of the pouch. You can also see how the cuttlebug flap is attached. Notice the extra strip of card stock to reinforce the top edge of the purse where the eyelets will be added.
This view shows the cute flower eyelets I used to loop the strap through. I thought it was a nice detail that added a bit of glitz. I was pleased with the way things turned out. What do you think?
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
When I first joined Wish Random Acts of Kindness (WRAK) over at Splitcoast Stampers, some of the members sent me some wonderful cards. This was about the time I started blogging so I saved the cards with the intent of sharing these cards with all of you! It took me long enough but I am finally getting it done. This first card was sent along with some stamped images by Nancy (crooked River). This is an adorable House Mouse image.
This next card was sent from a Random Act of Kindness(RAK) member Kitty (Oregonstamper). She welcomed me to the group by sending me this card. I have this stamp set and never would have made a card like this with these colors. It's a great card and I think I shall CASE it one day!
Kathy (KathleenCurry) sent this card along with some stamp pads. I had a wish for some ink refills of past in color ink and this great lady didn't have the ink but sent the stamp pads instead. Was that a granted wish or what?!
Cathy Hostetler from RAK sent this one. I think this butterfly is just great and that corner punch is a favorite of mine.
This was a WRAK from Becca Payne. When I saw this stamp set in the Stampin' Up! catalog, I didn't think much of it. After all, I like floral and/or elegant cards. Then Becca sent this card and I think it is so adorable. I regret not buying this stamp set. It amazes me at how many stamps I see and don't give a second thought until I see someone Else's creativity and handiwork.
If any of you ladies have blogs or would like to share your gallery with my readers, please post the information here on this post.
Monday, June 16, 2008
SU! Crystal Effects
SU! Photo Corner Punch
Nestabilities Oval and Oval Scallop Die Cuts
Die Cut Machine
SU! Bordering Blue Ink Pad
Versa Mark Water Mark Ink Pad or Pen
Cuttlebug Textile Embossing Folder
SU! Bordering Blue Card Stock
SU! Very Vanilla Card Stock
Light Weight Vellum
SU! Illuminations Stamp Set
SU! Prints Pack Designer Series Paper 6x6 - Pink and Blue
SU! Light Blue Embossing Powder
Light Blue Organdy Ribbon
The card front was embossed and then rubbed with a water mark pen. The Stamp was inked with bordering blue and stamped on vanilla card stock and cut out with a die cut oval. Next I took the next size larger die cut and cut a piece of vellum. This was then centered and glued over the stamped image. The glue was only applied to the C and then concealed by embossing on top of the vellum. Does this make sense? Leaving the vellum open around the edge just adds to the depth. When the bow was added with the crystal effects as glue, I also put a small dot on the vanilla card stock beneath the bow.
I think the rest you can figure out by viewing the photo but if you have any questions, just ask. I would be happy to answer them. It is always good to hear from some of you every now and again. Happy Stamping!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Jackie (babitoons) sent this cupcake card. It's sweet isn't it? Love the floral paper!
Just a thanks to these ladies who sent these wonderful cards! They are so thoughtful.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Here is the list of supplies:
SU Perfect Plum CS
SU Very Vanilla CS
SU Baroque Background Designer Paper
SU Frames with a Flourish Stamp Set
Anna Griffin Alphabet Stamp Set
Anna Griffin Border Stamp
Cuttlebug textile embossing folder
Die Cut Machine/Cuttlebug
Cut your cardstock to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches and the paper to 4x6 inches. Crease the paper at 5/8 inches and fold over. Add adhesive to the top back of card and adhere the paper. Cut a piece of vanilla card stock to fit inside the card and still leave a border of the plum card stock showing. This way a note can be written and seen easier than if it were left with dark card stock.
The rest is pretty self explanatory by viewing the photo. If you have any questions, just drop me a line or leave a message on this post. Happy Stamping!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Without further ado, let's check out the results of the quiz that I took!
You're a refined Victorian!
You love antiquing or working in the garden when not planning the next fabulous party you're hosting. You love the preparations and presentations of life but this doesn't mean you're shallow -- far from it. You want your friends and family to feel cared for and comfortable. Like a Victorian house, you can be dark with mysterious passages, but for someone willing to look there's always a sunny spot.
LOOKS LIKE WE CHOSE THE RIGHT HOUSE!
Friday, June 6, 2008
Well since we cracked the eggs to make the omlet, the eggs are only half cooked at this point. We do have a rear porch now and things are coming along at a slow pace. Many of the new exterior trim pieces are being made on site since milled trim is much different today than it was 118 years ago. We have also been waiting for more green flashing to be manufactured. It was ordered three or four weeks ago and we only received 1/3 of the order. We can finish the trim and install the upper window when the flashing comes in. Hopefully that will be next week. Some of the plaster ceilings are being removed because they are coming loose and I would hate to have the ceiling come crashing down on me! Hope to have the drywall contractor arrive in a week or two!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
It's that time again for blog candy! I meant to do this when the blog hit 5,000 but I was too busy during that time so I will send blog candy now if you just leave a message on this post and vote for your favorite card of the last three posts with an honest critique .
1. On Eagles Wings
2. Soarin' Blue Eagle
3. Soarin' Again
The blog candy is a new House Mouse stamp. It is mounted on a 4"x5" wood block and called Close Knit Family. Check back in about a week to find out the winner. The Winner can send me an email with their snail mail address.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I hope you aren't tired of seeing this stamp set just yet. I promise this is the last card for a while. My favorite part of this card is the inside. Isn't it nice? I thought the front was great until I added the glitter. The circle opening needed something but glitter wasn't it. Maybe if I had darkened the edge of the circle with green ink, it would have been better.
I do want you to look at the three cards I created with this set and wait until tomorrow's post to let me know what you think. Tune in tomorrow.
Our Daily Bread Designs On eagle's wings stamp set
Stampin' Up! Refuge and Strength Stamp Set
Stampin' Up! French Flair background Stamp
Round Tab Punch
Photo Corners Punch
Fiskar Rope Border Punch
Marvy 3" round punch
Paper Piercing Tool
Perfect Plum Card Stock
Certainly Celery Card Stock
White Card Stock
Le Jardin Prints Designer Paper
Brocade Background Prints Designer Paper
Brown Stazon stamp pad
Green Galore stamp pad
Barbara Trombley's Ultra Fine Azure Glitter
Glue for glitter
Earth Elements watercolor crayons
Monday, June 2, 2008
Yes you're right, this is another Our Daily Bread stamp set card. You will notice a common theme LOL over the next few posts and then it will make sense in a few posts from now. Stay Tuned!
I used the sketch challenge SC177 over at Splitcoaststampers for this card. This is what you need to create the card.
1. Cuttlebug D'vine swirl embossing folder
2. Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder
3. Die cut machine
4. Stampin' Up! Brocade Blue card stock
5. White card stock
6. Stampin' Up! Prints pack bashful blue paper
7. Stampin' Up! Brocade Blue stamp pad
8. Hole Punch
9.Ticket Corner Punch
10. 3/8" Organdy silver and antique blue ribbon
12. On Eagles' Wings stamp set from our daily bread