Saturday, August 9, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
This is one of the cards that I came up with recently. It is based off sketch #4 in the TAC catalog (did you know that there were 5 card sketches on page 3 of the catalog?!). In fact, it is an almost direct CASE of the card shown on that page as an example.
I love this solid orange that comes with our new Penelope cardstock -- reminds me of pumpkin pie. The circle on the card is the leftover edge printed on the Sydnee circle album kit after I punched out one of the circles. The piece stamped with Happy Birthday is actually one of the tags from the Penelope cardstock and I cut off the end where the ribbon would normally go. The Happy birthday is one of our new GWPs.
This card makes me ready for fall with leaves changing and cooler weather. Unfortunately, that doesn't get to Arkansas for several more months -- it is so odd to me with my northern roots to send my children back to school in shorts and t-shirts. It just doesn't seem right, but it has been near 100 here for the last two weeks. We will be lucky to see it dip back to the high 80s before school starts.
If you want to beat the heat and learn more about how to use the 5 card sketches in the catalog, sign up for my Lotsa cards class on Friday or Sunday. You can see more details about the class here -- including a picture of 5 possible cards that you could make at the class.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
This is what my stamp room currently looks like! I can't even begin to do any work in here until I clean up the mess from making my seminar swaps and finish the reorganization project that I started six months ago and never finished!
This week is actually a fairly slow one for work -- unlike next week which is the week before VBS and I'll be slammed -- so I'm going to spend lots of time working on cleaning this room -- starting today.
In the meantime, mark your calendars for Friday, July 11 from 6-9 pm. That's when I'll be having my open house. You'll get to see all of the swaps that I received in exchange for the two that I took to seminar. I'll also have all of the make and take and class samples on display and some new product -- because I just found out that my first order is getting to my house today! Of course, there will be make and takes and lots of fun. More details coming as soon as I excavate!
Here are pictures of the card and scrapbook page that I swapped at seminar:
Monday, June 23, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Here's a card that I desinged for the Angel Gathering that I hosted way back in March. I can't believe that it's already been over two months -- and nearly two months since I've posted. Time just seems to slip by without even realizing it.
Anyway, I wanted to use this card for a FUNShop too but was out of the brown cardstock and the brown and pink Rustic Chic paper. So my friend suggested that I use cobalt cardstock with the other patterns of Rustic Chic left in the package.
Here's the other version of this card. Same layout. Same basic elements. Just a change in color combinations. Oh, and I did a little less distressing on the second card.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Today I want to share one of the projects that we made at the Angel Gathering. These are quick, easy, and inexpensive little treat baskets. I made these at Halloween too and gave them to all of my co-workers.
To make it you will need dixie cups, patterned paper, a strip of white cardstock, and some brads. Here we are using TAC's Gentle Beginnings Designer Collection and Polo Shimmer Brads.
To start, roll up the top rim of a dixie cup. Cut down the seam of the cup and tear off the bottom of the cup. Trim away the area that was the rolled over part of the rim. Now you have a template to trace on the back of your paper. Trace the template on the back of your patterned paper and cut out. Glue this piece of patterned paper to a second dixie cup. A friend recently introduced me to the Scotch permanent glue sticks that are sold in Sam's Club. I was really impressed with them and they are super cheap!
Cut a 3/4" x 8 1/2" strip of white cardstock and 1/2" x 8" strip of patterned paper and glue them together. Holding your handle in place punch holes in the side of the cup and handle and insert a brad.
To make the Easter egg tag, fold the remaining patterned paper in half and use the Mega Oval punch to punch out an egg shape being careful not to punch through the fold. I stamped the egg with the Happy Easter saying from Trendy Greetings and tied it on with some scrapper's floss. Fill the cup with some Easter grass and treats and you are ready to play Easter bunny!
Sunday, March 9, 2008
We also had a fun card challenge which was won by Tonya, Kristine, and Mendy. There were fun games and lots of laughing besides the stamping and crafting.
A huge thank you goes to my friends and team members, Lori and Angela, for all of work that the did to help put this event on. It would not have been possible without them.