Sunday, August 30, 2009

Featured Stamper Challenge #FS134

This is my card for today's Featured Stamper Challenge at Splitcoast. Darlene's gallery is phenominal! If you need some inspiration, that is the place to go!

I chose to CASE this card because I knew I could finish it before church. I changed the cardstock, dsp, embossing folder, and stampset. I also changed the layout slightly and used flat backed pearls instead of ribbon.

  • Cardstock: Rose Red, Whisper White, Bella Rose (retired) and Berry Bliss (retired)
  • Ink: Rose Red
  • Stampset: Four Square
  • Accessories: flat back pearls, scalloped square punch, 1" punch, embossing folder

Saturday, August 29, 2009

FaveCrafts Mettalic Pearl Inkpads contest

Metallic Pearl Inkpads
New Colors For FolkArt®Marvy

Review by Maria Nerius
This is a new line of inkpads from Marvy Uchida. The inks have a metallic look with a touch of pearl shimmer. This is pigmented ink with a raised inkpad. The top of the inkpad indicates the color of ink. The ink is acid-free, archival and water based. Once dry the ink is water resistant. There are 8 colors in this line: gold, silver, black, blue, red, green, orange, and violet.
Testing Feedback
Great colors. The metallic pearl shimmer is very pretty.
Easy to clean up. Just soap and water for hands, stamp, and work area.
Inkpad is easy to hold in your hand to ink the stamp and also direct to paper techniques.
The top of the inkpad is easy to seal onto the inkpad, less change of your inkpad drying out.
You can never have enough metallic ink colors. Great for special cards like holiday and graduations.
Marvy Uchida inks compliment each other; it’s a brand you can depend on.
Win these New Ink Pads!

Monday, August 17, 2009

New card, as promised!

Most importantly, my Dad went home last Friday from the hospital. He's still not 100% but he is a lot better than he was!

As promised, here is a card using one of the new sets from the Holiday Mini Catalog; it's called Autumn Splendor.

I made this card for yesterday's Featured Stamper challenge over at Here is my gallery submission that shows a link to the card I CASE'd. I chose to leave the sentiment off for now; I'll add that when I actually use the card.

It's hard to see in the pic, but the leaves are popped up for depth. I used two colors of ink - I first tapped the image in Really Rust, then in Old Olive to get just a hint of color. The trick to that is to use the lighter ink for the base color and the darker for the highlight. That way, you won't ruin your lighter inkpad.

Stampset: Autumn Splendor (available to order Sept 1st)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Really Rust
Ink: Really Rust, Old Olive
Accessories: Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, ticket corner punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder (herringbone)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Life has been crazy lately!

I haven't been making many cards lately; it seems that "life" has gotten in the way. :-)

My Dad was rushed to the hospital last week and he is still there. I'll find out more this morning, but the hope is that he will be able to go home today.

He went to his doctor because he thought he was coming down with pneumonia again. It turns out he was suffering from congestive heart failure; his doctor sent him immediately to the emergency room. I am very thankful that he didn't wait to see his doctor and that he is getting very good care from the doctors and nurses at the hospital. I've been spending most of my non-working hours at the hospital since he got there.

My Dad is an active 74 YO man and he loves his race car! There was a small article at (you have to scroll down on the home page to see hs pic and the note) which is the racing associaton he belongs to.

If all goes well and he goes home today, I will be able to post something new in the next few days. My Stampin' Up! order will be delivered today and I will have new toys to play with!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and Blog Candy!

Wowsers! Go check out this site, pricillastyles, for an awesome blog candy giveaway! She is giving away a SU! Big Shot, doctor's bag, and embossing folders!

Oh my! I would faint dead away if I won that.

Be sure to leave a comment on her blog for your chance to win.