Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I Love my Bigshot

I especially love the top note that came with the starter kit, so versatile. Today's card is one that I saw a while ago while blog surfing, problem is I don't remember who I need to give credit to. So if it's yours give me a shout because it's almost identical, other then a slight change of color.
Another thing that I love but don't use often enough, is the pretties kit, well more so the flowers from the pretties kit. I also love that I can tint them so easily with my brayer and ink pad.

Stamps: Echoes of Kindness
Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, DSP- Fifth Ave ?
Ink: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Sahara Sand, Close to Cocoa
Other: Rhinestone brads, Flowers from the Pretties Kit, Sizzlets Little Leaves

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 27, 2009


What a fun summer it's been so far! So many fun things to do in the summer, camping, fairs, zoos, etc. Too much to do, too little time, lol.

One of my favorite things to do is to cook. I love finding that perfect recipe that you want to try over and over again. So my sister and I thought why not start a food blog. It'll be a blog where we share dinner ideas, and all other testing done in the kitchen. If you like food blogs, why not check ours out. You'll find the link on the left hand side called "Better Than Takeout".

Ok, on to the card. It's been a little difficult creating this summer, partly to the fact that my mind is on the move to our house (even though it's only across the street), and also partly to the fact that I'm really concentrating on getting my SU! business going over here. Hopefully once schools back on I'll get my mojo back.

Todays card is one that we made at our last stamp class, I had loads of fun with these ladies, can't wait for the next one. We use teh two step stamping technique and also used my bigshot and the texturz plates to give the card some more dimension.

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow, DSP-To the Nines
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Always Artichoke
Other: Grosgrain ribbon

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Good morning, well for some of you it will be good afternoon already. Today is shaping up to be a good day, my laundry is almost done, I've made a card, countertops are clean... life is great.

Today's card is a step away from what I normally do, it's more of a shabby chic look. I also used non SU designer paper (gasp), I have so much of it stashed away, feeling neglected so today I decided to use it in conjunction with my Stampin' Up cardstock. I have to say that Soft Suede is very quickly becoming my favorite of the new In Colors, it goes so well with so many colors. Love it! I also used the top note die with my bigshot, lovin that as well. I love how easy it is to create a great layer on a card and with so little effort. Boy can you feel the love today?! lol.
My only complaint about this card is that the piece with the sentiment on it is driving me crazy, I feel like it looks out of place. I think I'll pry it off and round the corners, maybe that'll help it blend better with the top note.

Stamps: Refuge & Strength
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, DSP-?
Ink: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze (used to dye the flowers)
Other: Halfback Pearls, Soft Suede Ribbon

Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I Think I Should be Embarrassed...

This card took me over an hour to make, yikes. And the result isn't even that spectacular, lol. Oh well, sometimes I guess we need to slow down a little and enjoy life a little more, although I don't know if this would fit the bill.

I got the inspiration for this card somewhere in the web, I think it might have been SCS, but I did change a few things to make it my own. I love vellum but so often forget to use it on my cards.

Stamps: Seaside, Kind & Caring Thoughts
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, DSP-Parisian Breeze
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Other: Jumbo brads, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Nestabilities

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

What a wonderful Day!

We just had a nice thunderstorm roll through, and I love thunderstorms! There's something so beautiful about them. It also makes for a great stamping day, well who am I kidding, any day is a good stamping day, lol.

Well I'm very excited to start offering classes in Mitchell. I love stamping with friends or soon to be friends so this is something I'm really looking forward to. I had a table at our flea market and was able to fill a class, it should be a lot of fun. If you live in the area and are interested in coming please give me a call.

Today's card is one that we'll probably make at the techniques class, it's called thh wax paper resist technique. Very easy and nice to do when you don't have any Designer paper in the color that you'd like. I did see this card on Splitcoaststampers so it's definitely not my original idea.

Stamps: Embrace Life, Kind & Caring Thoughts
Paper: Basic Black, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla, Glossy White
Ink: Basic Black, Sage Shadow
Other: Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Crystal Effects (on the flower)

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Canada Day!

Sorry I don't have a card today, I just wanted to wish everyone a good Canada Day. We spent the day watching Ice Age with the kids, spent time with family and finished the day with some awesome fireworks. It was such a nice day.

Before I go I want to let everyone know that Stampin' Up's new catalogue has officially gone live! Wohoo, more reason to shop, lol. So if you have a minute, check it out on the left side of my blog.