Monday, March 26, 2007

I had the most fantastic Saturday! I got to get together with several other stampers from SCS and make so many wonderful projects and cards!! This was my card for the swap. I wanted to do something 'springy.' The 2 sets used are Flower Filled and the saying is from Loads of Love Accessories. The base is Lovely Lilac stamped on the side with versamark and the egg. Then layered with Certainly Celery that was distressed a bit and the main image stamped on white with bashful blue, certainly celery, and real red. The basket was cut out and popped up with dots and tied with a purple hemp. Stickles on the basket and center of flowers. Hope you enjoy.

Monday, March 19, 2007

What a weekend! Had a date night my hubby (for the longest time forgot what that was) enjoyed a fab Italian meal, watched a great hockey game ( not good if you have high blood pressure) and got to sleep in the next morning. YES!! Anywho..was stampin Saturday and came up with this. Used 2 sayings from Small Script and Edgy Eloquence on whisper white and sponged around the edges with bashful blue. Base is chocolate chip. patterned paper is from the local scrapbook store before they went poof. Pierced both the thin white strip and dark brown piece. Had to put stickles on the flower. Someone needs to take that bottle away from me!! I have too much fun with those. Ribbon and clip complete the card. Hope you like it.

Friday, March 16, 2007

I found a great group of ladies on Splitcoaststampers that have a monthly challenge to do 10 Christmas cards each month. That way by the end of the year they have them ready to go and not be caught unawares like I was.. (sorry, folks, I only got to the "L"s in the address book) So I joined them to try to get a head start. This was my March card. Almost Amethyst, Mellow Moss, Vintage Violet and Whisper white paper. The saying is a rub on. Used the square scalloped punch, pierced and then used white gel pen around hole. Stamped snowman with basic black, colored with pencils, blended with stump and gamsol. Used stickles on snowflakes, top of hat and buttons. The matching button is from SU! I think its safe to say I'm enjoying those stickles too much.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Yes, 2 more sets to cross off. Used the Favorite Friends (the warm weather has me thinking about hanging out at the pool) and Fun with Shapes. I used so saffron, cool caribbean, basic black and a bazzil red papers. Stamped the image in basic black and colored and used gamsol and stump. Then stickles on the sea grass, starfish on his swimming trunks and bubbles, and black gingham ribbon. I really need to learn how to do more close up with my camera.. oh well.

Monday, March 12, 2007

What a day! My eldest daughter came over and we stamped 24 cards for her to use for thank you and birthday. After she left I decided to play a bit more and actually came up with original works... Shock! The card on the left if using the retired set Country Vine and Cute Converse. Paper: whispers white, yellow brazzil, regal rose, and certainly celery. Inks: certainly celery, regal rose, yoyo yellow. Also stickles on the flowers, ribbon, piercing with white get faux stitiching, and frame from Queen & Co. (Frame-Girl set).

The 2nd card was one that she took, simple birthday or thank you on the bottom. Uses the Let's Party set and Simple Sayings II, Ink: Bashful Blue. Paper: bashful blue, whisper white, and pool party paper. Stickles on the candles and matching brads.

I hope that you enjoy these. I crossed out 20 sets on my list today. I was so excited. Whew..only 257 more to go.

A new week, a new chance to stamp. Got several projects done over the weekend. Dh got sick this weekend, so was trying to stamp in between work and making him feel better. Decided to use up some of the old forest foliage paper. Card uses FF, Close to Cocoa and confetti cream. I pierced the edges and faux stitched with a brown pen. The stamped images are sponged and bottom corner turned up and black brads with hemp string added. Woohoo, with this set and the ones I used this weekend I can add 6 more sets to my "stamp all sets at least once" challenge. To see the original card that I cased from check out:

Friday, March 9, 2007

Where I have I been all week? No blogs, no new cards. Well, when I made the challenge to myself to stamp something from each stamp set that I had, I didn't realize I didn't know how many I had. So this week in the evenings when I usually have time to unwind and stamp I have been...but cataloging stamp sets and not making cards. These are just a few of the sets I stamped and orginized in catagories. I think its safe to say I have taken this craft to an unhealthy I also have a stamp cabinet full also. I'm beginning to wonder if I have bitten off more than I can chew with this stamp from each set. Oh, well, I did find stuff that I had been looking for, for many years. I wonder if there is a 12 step program out there for stampers? Anyway, hopefully now, I will be stampin up a storm since I can find everything and know what I have. (hm, the new spring catalog came out...)

Monday, March 5, 2007

My sister asked for some thank you cards... and I had some more new ribbon laying around calling to No case actual original...gasp. Ballet blue card with 2 red eyelets. Old olive pierced and saying from Little Boys set. Yea! Another set checked off my list. Main figure stamped in basic black, colored and blended with gamsol and stump. Layered with Bazzill blue and red. Matching envie stamped in old olive.

A new week has begun. Nice and sunny and cold. I had bought some ribbon at Michaels over the weekend and wanted to use it somehow. Was looking over ideas at SCS and ran across this. Chocolate chip base with mellow moss stamped with leaves from Best Blossoms ,masked and pierced down the sides. Saying from Friend to Friend set. Bird (from Natural Beauty) stamped on white and colored with pencils. Layer with artichoke, moss, then chocolate chip. Ribbon of course michaels. Yes, 3 more sets to add to my "use each stamp set at least once this year" The link to the case is:

Friday, March 2, 2007

From bad to worse...

Yesterday was a yucky, yucky day weather wise. Rain and thunder all day. Had all afternoon to stamp. I thought, "I'll get a bunch done." Yeah, right. I just couldn't get in the groove and everytime I tried to stamp, it just didn't come out the way I wanted. This was my first attempt at SC113. Oh, well...pressing onward, now that I've shown my junk cards, maybe my muse will return and I can get in the groove again. lol

Ever have one of those great ideas for a card, but when its made doesn't come close to what you had in your head? Combined 2 challenges (wed and thurs) from SCS using the sketch and non SU products. Blah. Oh, well, success with failure must be taken in small doses.