Sunday, June 29, 2008

CD Purse Pocket


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

More Lovely RAKs


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.
Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Elegant Cherish

I think this is a great card but the photo does not do it justice. It is very pretty and elegant in person. You will just have to give it a shot for yourself to see the real beauty. Here are some of the things I did to create it. If you need more info, just drop me a line or leave a message. Sometimes I wonder if you are still out there reading this blog. Now that we can have a direct feed, we don't visit the actual blogs very often any longer. Here it goes.....

SUPPLY LIST
Paper Cutter
Scissors
SU! Crystal Effects
SU! Photo Corner Punch
Nestabilities Oval and Oval Scallop Die Cuts
Die Cut Machine
Adhesive
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
Heat Gun
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

Birthday Random Act of Kindness

The second of June marked my 40 something birthday and several kind ladies over at Split Coast Stampers sent me several birthday RAKs (Random Act of Kindness). I just wanted to share those with you today. Mary who is better known as #1volunteer sent this lovely card. She filled it with wonderful stamped images. Isn't it a lovely card? I think it is so cheerful.Stephanie (sbs81) sent this precocious cat . It reminds me of some of our cats that are constantly getting into things. Like my cat Tigger and the salmon at lunch yesterday. I had lunch on the front porch and got up to get something in the house. When I came back, Tigger was perched in my chair and leaning over my plate licking his chops! Guess who got to finish my salmon?

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

And the Winner Is!

My daughter and I have chosen the blog candy winner. It was done very scientifically. We literally drew a name out of a hat! LOL! DD is still asking why it had to be a hat! Without further ado.... the winner is Shannon! Just link up to my email and send your snail mail address and I will get the stamp out to you. Congratulations!

Monday, June 9, 2008

SCS Card Sketch 178 Dorothy's Notes

I have finally gotten around to participating in a card sketch challenge over at Split Coast Stampers. This is challenge SC178. I made these note cards for a very generous woman who works with my husband. She gave me numerous stamping and cropping supplies a while back.

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
Vanilla Brads
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

Does your house fit your personality?

I visited the Food Network web site today and couldn't resist the advertisement asking...... what kind of house are you? Naturally I had to click on the link and find out what my architectural personality was all about? After all, we are in the middle of this house renovation that we chose as our dream house. Could this quiz really tell me about my personal home style? What if the quiz said I would be most comfortable in a farm house or colonial? Had I chosen the wrong home to renovate? I had to find out. This was a 10 question quiz and just a click away. What could 10 little questions reveal? When I clicked on the link, it took me to a site powered by HGTV. Just click on this link if you want to take the quiz for yourself.

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

Half cooked eggs


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

Woo Hoo! it's Blog Candy Time!


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

Soarin' again


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.
Supply List
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
Mat Pack
Paper Cutter
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
Watercolor pencils
Crystal Effects
Adhesive
Stampin' dimensionals

Monday, June 2, 2008

Soarin' Blue Eagle


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.

Supply List

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
11. Sponge
12. On Eagles' Wings stamp set from our daily bread

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