Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards are not fun to make and it's hard to get excited about one. But unfortunately, there are times when a sympathy card is needed.

I used mostly retired Stampin' Up cardstock and designer paper.

  • Stamps: MSE
  • Cardstock: River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, LeJardin DSP
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: ribbon, Marvy punches, Sizzix dies

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sneak Peak Set - Autumn Days

This is my project for next week's getogether for the FL Stamping Sisters group (a demo-only group)

We are having a shoe box swap using new items from Stampin' Up! I decided to do something other than a card this time. This is a cover for a 3x5 tablet.

Cut your base card stock at 5-1/4" x 7-5/8" Fold the cardstock in half (longways), then score at 3/8" on both sides of the center fold.

Fold the cardstock along the c enter fold and make two cuts about 1" from the top & bottom; stop cutting at the score lines. Fold the top and bottom sections in (valley fold) and the center section out (mountain fold). This will hold your pen.

Secure your tablet inside; I used multi-mono glue. Decorate the front as desired. The layer of DSP was cut at 3-1/8" x 5"

  • Stampset: Autumn Days
  • Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Lovely Flowers DSP (from Hostess Level 3)
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: brads, scalloped border punch

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Stampin 411 Sketch Challenge

This card is my entry for the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge.

This was a fun sketch and I'm sure I'll be using it again. The floral image was stamped then colored with markers. I put some Crystal Effects over the flowers to make them pop.

I like this card, but it is rather bland and the 1" strips of DSP are "lost." If I use So Saffron again, I'll use Chocolate Chip as the base and add a layer of Chocolate Chip under the 1" strips of DSP.

  • Stamps: Sweet Stems, Oval All
  • CS: So Saffron, Whisper White
  • DSP - Tea Party, SAB paper
  • Ink: Basic Black, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
  • Accessories: Crystal Effects, large and scalloped oval punches

Friday, June 12, 2009

Late Night Stampers designers

Check out these great blogs for some wonderful card and rubberstamping projects! These ladies design for the Late Night Stampers yahoo group.

1.Gretchen Barron gbarron56@comcast.net http://gretchenbarron.typepad.com/
2. Barbara Dondero barbaradondero@gmail.com http://BarbsStampingSpot.blogspot.com
3. Tammy Fite stampinmama@comcast.net www.stampwithtammy.com
4 Judy Jackson JudyStamper@verizon.net
5. Mary Brown mary@stampercamper.com http://stampercamper.com/
6.Sarah Wills sarahwills@austin.rr.com http://sarahsinkspot.blogspot.com/
7.Selene Kempton e.selene@verizon.net http://stampinfunwithselene.blogspot.com/
8.Virginia Killmore vkillmore@gmail.com http://virginias-website.blogspot.com/
9. Elizabeth Sloman sloman4100@bellsouth.net www.mamastamper.com
10.Marisol Gutierrez atouchof_sol@yahoo.com http://atouchofsol.blogspot.com/
11. Dawn Bullock Dbullock28@comcast.net www.stampincreations.blogspot.com
12.Sandi MacIver sandi_maciver@comcast.net http://www.sandimaciver.com/sandi_maciver/
13.Stephanie Sullins stephenandsteph@earthlink.net http://owlwhimsy.blogspot.com
14.Susan Shields blestmomof6@cox.net http://createdwithlovebysusan.blogspot.com/
15. Rebekah "Becky" Jens en www.stampthat.com
16. Heidi Michel heartfeltblessings@gmail.com www.heartfeltblessings.blogspot.com
17. Barb Slaughter stamper0910@yahoo.com
18. Lisa Milliron uniquedesignsbylisa@windstream.net http://www.uniquedesignsbylisa.typepad.com/
19 Connie Babbert iluvstamping@columbus.rr.com http://inkspiredtreasures.com/
20 Nancy Dawson nancy@centralva.net http://creativewishes.blogspot.com
21 Bethany Keeney bethanykeeney@hotmail.com http://keeneyfarm.blogspot.com/
22 Kirsten Brown stampinsilly@gmail.com http://imstampinsilly.blogspot.com/
23. Mary Jo Price-Williams technostamper@roadrunner.com http://technostamper.blogspot.com/
24. Elizabeth Hurst stampwithelizabeth@gmail.com www.animalscraps.blogspot.com
25. Vivian Swain florida_scrapper@earthlink.net http://floridastampinwithvivian.blogspot.com/

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Home from vacation

We returned home last night from vacationing in Tennessee. My husband's family lives there and it was nice to visit with them again.

Now it's time to relax for a while and get caught up around the house with such chores as laundry and mowing the yard. Apparently there was quite a bit of rain while we were away and the grass has grown a LOT!