Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Be Inspired Challenge #11

You take the time you have...and I have midnight. My daughter got sick today and has had flu symptoms. Imagine my joy. She's fallen asleep 4 times on the couch since about 345 this afternoon, so I'm FINALLY getting a chance to make my card from Beate's inspiration piece. It looked like a fun party kind of card, so here's this little birthday bird from Pun Fun. Then I used some already punched bright circles and did a few more. I framed the bird in a black square because he definitely needed colored. I used my Pumpkin, Orchid and Turquoise ink pads with blender pens to color him. The circles are Orchid Opulence, Green Galore, Pink Passion, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise.
Annnd now that I'm looking, mine is the same basic idea as Charmaine's! Good for me! haha!
I'm going to bed now, in my nice clean sheets- the one thing I got done today that was in my original plan!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

A sucker for a sale...

Yesterday I mentioned I went shopping. Yeeeahh... I went to the bookstore to buy myself a CD I wanted last year for Mother's Day, that I am now getting THIS year for Mother's Day. The helpful sales person handed me a flyer for their two-day sale and I like to browse their super cheap section anyway. Yikes! I walked out after tripling my sale!! And here's the other confession...!
I started scrapping in 1996 or 97. I used to haunt scrapbook stores looking for anything 'perfect'. Since starting my Stampin' Up! business, I haven't even stepped into a store for scrapbook supplies!!! Except...that I found a nice 12x12 album for $4 at this same bookstore in February. And then yesterday I found a boy and a girl scrapbook kit- album, stickers, rhinestones, paper, etc- for $10 each, valued at $50. OK FINE, I'll get that too!!! I bought the kits for the albums, and its totally worth it. Oh, and the boy kit came with a sticker that said this: "Of all the animals the boy is the most unmanageable." Couldn't resist that one! But I haven't spent any money on "other guys" no matter how much I've liked them. I usually have great self-control with money and hardly ever spend it on ME. There's always too much the kids "need" and want for me to justify money for Mommy. And if I'm going to buy it, I may as well buy it from myself! Not only do I like the discount and the commission, but I only demo what I can sell, so why own other products if I can't demo it? So that is my reason. And HERE is my first non-SU purchased page since I started the biz. (I have made pages with non-SU products because I have a big box full of stuff over there from my pre-biz days.) I was really happy with this paper from the boy pack. I really don't like letter stickers, that was my biggest reason for buying ABC sets, I get sooo tired of accumulating "q" and whatever other not-used letters. But these worked great for this page. I used my retired Buckaroo Blue card stock for the photo mats! Its a darn close match! He likes the pages too, so yeay!
But you want to know what else happened with sales yesterday? At the beginning of April I signed up with Kidvantage at Sears because my son has torn thru 9 pairs of jeans this winter. Um, make that 10. Friday he ripped the knee on one of the jeans I bought THIS MONTH. So we went all the way to Sears to replace them. That's all we were doing. But....Burt noticed a major buy-one-get-one-free sale throughout a lot of the store.... I got 3 new shirts and 2 new pants!!! YEAY!!!! Burt doesn't agree with the "ignore mommy" money philosophy, but he has to convince me...that did it! Dang sales! I don't even want to think about how much extra we spent yesterday..............

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Weekend Sketch #45

"Never do today what you can put off til tomorrow" that how it goes? That's where I'm at! I have a number of big projects I need to get done, oh and things like laundry and cleaning bathrooms, and I always procrastinate that!!! So on this long, not so great day, I've gone shopping, played a game with Hunter, and I thought I'd join Beate's sketch and try some soft, soothing colors. I ended up really liking the combo I used a while back with Bordering Blue and River Rock so I did that again today!

I used Bordering Blue card stock for the base, and a big chunk of River Rock card stock. I put a strip of River Rock double stitched ribbon for the rectangle along the bottom, and I even used some of my very hoarded Hodgepodge Hardware! I stamped the image and the greeting in Close to Cocoa and added a bit of paper-piercing. I am happy with the result- what do you think?

Friday, April 25, 2008

The Process of a Glittery Page!

I just got my latest order! It included the Sticky Cuts letters (found at the top of pg 186) and the new Chunky Sprinkles Glitter from the mini catalog. I think I really like the sticky cuts letters. I LOVE the idea! And I’m glad I ordered them so I know what they are! You know the Sticky Strip adhesive (bottom of pg 186) that is great for boxes and 3-d stuff? Yeah, its just letters and numbers die-cut into that exact stuff, complete with the super-static-y red part…
The instructions say to peel off the back part and firmly press it onto your project before adding glitter or beads. (I don’t have beads) I read something another person experienced that made sense to me...if you wait and add your glitter to your entire project, then everything ends up sparkly. So I added glitter FIRST. …annnd now I’m thinkin’ there’s a REASON they say peel off the back first! Otherwise you are wrestling with a double-sided-sticky-glittery mess that wants to stick to itself! It is VERY hard to put onto your project at this point...! HMM. I may end up with a love-hate relationship with these lovely sticky cuts letters… I’ll get back to you on that as I play more. I still really love the idea of them. I’ll just have to find a way to make them work for me. Maybe just on one-layer projects...
And the chunky glitter is actually "chunky". You can pick up each little sparkle by pressing your finger on it and put it back in the little cup! hardly a mess! Love that!!!
So here's my finished page. What do you think?
Recipe: Barely Banana 12x12 base, Hostess Prints DSP (pretty in pink), Berry Bliss DSP, Sticky Cuts, Chunky Sprinkles Glitter

Thursday, April 24, 2008

"Cards For Troops" Event!

Sunday, a woman at church asked if anyone would like to write to her son and his buddies who are serving in Iraq. Since then, I have organized a card-making event to do exactly that. Tomorrow I'm going to tape flyers to every door in this neighborhood and the next and hope for the best.

I'm going to charge $1 per card and have a variety of pre-cut cards ready to be stamped and assembled. The fee will help cover the supplies, provide envelopes and possibly postage costs. We'll make cards to write messages for the soldiers but we'll also make cards for them to send home to their families.

Here is a card I thought could work both ways. I used Not Quite Navy for the base and wheeled Matey's Map in Chocolate Chip ink on Sahara Sand card stock. I colored it with my watercolor pencils- no blending, just coloring. Then I used Sahara Sand and my Word Window punch for the greeting, which I stamped in Not Quite Navy. I think its a good masculine card for them to send AND receive! Here's hoping for a great turn-out!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Punch Class Details (LONG!)

As promised, I am posting details on the punch class cards. You can still buy the supplies for $15, if you wish you could have come! LOL!
The Apple and Purse post is here. For the Apple card, I used the Round Tab Punch and Very Vanilla card stock to make the apple cores. I used the 1 3/8 inch circle punch on the Real Red and Certainly Celery tab-punched pieces to make the top and bottom of the cores. We used the tiny flower from Priceless for the seed part, stamped in Basic Black. The cores were mounted on black card stock, which was wrapped with Real Red grosgrain ribbon. That was mounted on a piece of Vanilla card stock, and we stamped the Canvas background stamp on that in Red. All of THAT was mounted on a Real Red base! For the Purse card I used River Rock for the base with a layer of Whisper White card stock. We sponged Pretty in Pink ink on the edges of the white. The purse was made of River Rock and Pretty in Pink card stock with the 1 3/8 inch square punch, 1 3/8 inch circle punch and 1 1/4 inch circle punches. We stamped the River Rock pieces with the Canvas background stamp using Pretty in Pink ink, which made for a subtle woven look. Then we added a small piece of River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon and a Fire Square Rhinestone brad. I stamped "sparkle" from the Warm Words set.
The Film-Strip card is found here. I used More Mustard for the card base, then a strip of black card stock. To make the film look, we used the Spiral Punch. Then we stamped animals from Wild About You in So Saffron, Ballet Blue, More Mustard and Wild Wasabi and punched them out with the 1 3/8 inch circle punch! So easy!
Here is the Space card! This one was a big hit! I did the card base using Bordering Blue, with a square of Basic Black. Then the planets were punched from Barely Banana, Ruby Red, Gable Green and Bordering Blue. I used the 1 3/8 inch circle punch, the 1 1/4 inch circle punch, the 3/4 inch circle punch and the Large Oval punch! Then we stamped over the planets using the speckly stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds, and added the cool rocket from Pun Fun to the side!
I just posted the Frog card but here is the fast link. This one has an Apricot Appeal base, and a rectangle of Bashful Blue wrapped with White grosgrain ribbon. The frog and lily pad is punched from Wild Wasabi. I used the Large Oval, Small Oval, 1 3/8 inch circle, 1/2 inch circle, 1/4 inch circle and Horizontal Slot punches. I used my Always Artichoke marker, Wild Wasabi and Bashful Blue inks!
Now for the new stuff!
This flower card has a Close to Cocoa base, a Not Quite Navy front and the petals are More Mustard and the center is Close to Cocoa. I used the Small and Large Oval punches and that 1 3/8 inch circle. We swiped the edges of the petals in Close to Cocoa to make them more defined, added two silver brads and stamped the center with that same stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds. This Butterfly card uses a So Saffron Base and a square of Bashful Blue. The butterflies are punched with the Word Window punch using the Saffron Prints paper. The bodies of the butterflies are the Horizontal Slot punch with Certainly Celery Card stock. Then we used the Celery marker to add the antennae, and Celery ink for the Happy stamp. Finally this Ladybug card! A Rose Red base with a Whisper White front and a piece of Black Gingham Ribbon around the edge. I punched Rose Red and Basic Black circles in the following sizes: 1 3/8 inch circle, 1 1/4 inch circle, 3/4 inch circle, 1/2 inch circle, 1/4 inch circle. We used a pen to add the dots. I don't have a greeting on here yet, but I'm sure I'll add one and send it to someone!
So there is my class!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Be Inspired Challenge #10

I loved Beate's choice for the inspiration piece. Pretty, soft, spring-y colors! I wanted to do the baby-wipe technique to keep the softness there, so I needed a bold flower image. I picked Sending Happy Thoughts for that. I think it made a tropical looking card! I used Soft Sky for the base, a very thin layer of Chocolate Chip card stock for the mat and then Whisper White for the main image. I used Barely Banana, So Saffron and the retired Buckaroo Blue ink refills dripped onto a baby wipe to be used as my ink pad. The only *thing* is you have to clean the stamp each time, which gets tedious. I paper-pierced two rows on the White sheet and put that part at the bottom. (Had to play with my new Mat Pack that I FINALLY got!) Then I tied some White Grosgrain and stamped a greeting from the retired Happy Harmony set, in Chocolate Chip ink.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Final Punch Sneak Peek!

Coming to my punch class tomorrow? Here's another cute card you'll get to make! I just love this frog! I found the inspiration on the demo part of the Stampin' Up! site. Don't forget, if you can't come to the class, you can buy the pre-cut supplies!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Good Thoughts

I got this in an email from my cousin and thought many more people than just my email list should see this. These are all very good things to be reminded of. Happy Sunday! Life isn't fair, but it's still good. ~~ When in doubt, just take the next small step. ~~ Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. ~~ Don't take yourself so seriously No one else does. ~~ Pay off your credit cards every month. ~~ You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. ~~ Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. ~~ It's OK to get angry with God - He can take it. ~~ Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. ~~ When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. ~~ Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. ~~ It's OK to let your children see you cry. ~~ Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. ~~ If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. ~~ Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks. ~~ Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying. ~~ You can get through anything if you stay put in today. ~~ A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write. ~~ It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else. ~~ When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take 'no' for an answer. ~~ Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. ~~ Over prepare, then go with the flow. ~~ Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. ~~ No one is in charge of your happiness except you. ~~ Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?' ~~ Always choose life. ~~ Forgive everyone everything. ~~ What other people think of you is none of your business. ~~ Time heals almost everything. Give time time. ~~ However good or bad a situation is, it will change. ~~ Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your family will. ~~ Believe in miracles. ~~ God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do. ~~ Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. ~~ Growing old beats the alternative! -- dying young. ~~ Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable. ~~ Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion. ~~ Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. ~~ If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back. ~~ Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. ~~ Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. ~~ All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. ~~ Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. ~~ The best is yet to come. ~~ No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. ~~ Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. ~~ If you don't ask, you don't get ~~ Yield. ~~ Life isn't tied with a bow, but it is still a gift.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Baby Boy Card

Here is another baby card I made for my mom to give. Again with the retired sets...sorry about that.
I used Bashful Blue for the base and then a layer of Brilliant Blue which really seems to POP. I stamped the baby image on Whisper White with Basic Black ink, then colored him with markers. I just love that little baby!!! The greeting I stamped with Brilliant Blue on Whisper White cut into my own created tag because I didn't have my tag punches with me... So I layered that on Bashful Blue card stock and added a little Bashful Blue brad.
We are having some crazy wind here lately and my allergies are wiping me out. If you are an allergy-sufferer, you 'get it'. If you are not, I AM JEALOUS! lol! My little one keeps asking if I'm crying. I have told her I'm not, I'm just sneezy and she keeps saying "like Dopey?! No you're not!" then laughs like I'm totally nuts. You got it girl! Hopefully I'm going to bed early tonight, and the wind might calm down with the snow tomorrow.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

a Wedding and a Baby

...but not for the same people. ;) These are more cards for my mom. She got a wedding announcement and a baby shower invite yesterday so I did these for her. She does make a lot of her own cards, but right now she's just got so much on her plate. Plus, I like having new things to post!!

Here is what I thought was an elegant idea for a wedding card. I used Bravo Burgundy card stock for the base, Chocolate Chip card stock mats and Very Vanilla card stock for the images. I stamped the flower from More Petal Prints (retired!) in Burgundy ink and then the phrase from Word on Word (also retired!) in Chocolate Chip ink. I added some retired Burgundy organdy ribbon and two silver brads. I think the 'white space' in the top corner is ok left as is... Here's a sweet little baby card. I THINK the invitation indicates its for a baby boy (doesn't tell us, just the way they made the invite...), so I went with a boyish-neutral color scheme. I used Mellow Moss card stock for the base and the mat of the main image. I put on a strip of Barely Banana card stock to break it up. I used the retired hostess set Event Full for the main image. I think that sweet pea stamp is so cute. Anyway, I stamped it with Always Artichoke ink and then sponged Mellow Moss ink over it, diagonally. Then I stuck on a clear round button for a baby touch. Very sweet.

Monday, April 14, 2008

New Sneak Peek & a Re-post!

Remember my punch class I held 10 days ago? My second class is on the 22nd! You can still come, or buy a kit and I'll mail it to you! (RSVP by the 18th, $15 fee due on arrival) Here is another of the cards we're making. I saw an idea very similar to these planets on the demo side of the Stampin' Up! website and have waited impatiently to acquire (or borrow...thank you!!!) the punches to make it. Plus, I got this darn cute rocket from Pun Fun that matches so nicely!
This card I know I've shown already, but there's the greeting I wanted to use. Isn't it perfect? It was also perfect for my sister's birthday. Now that she's received it, I can say tell you! She's a very sparkly person and it just looked like HER. But after a West Wing marathon last night (all done!...sniff...I thought it would take about this long) and a very busy week ahead of me, I am going to bed early now! Should have lots of fun things to post in the coming days...

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Happy Happy Weekend Sketch #43

Oh happy day! Why do I stress before my husband comes home?! He fixed the camera in less than a minute! PHEW!!! So! here is my card for Beate's weekend sketch #43. I made it last night for a new little great-nephew who was just born. (yes, you read that correctly...I became a great-aunt at 19, just by marrying the right guy!) Anyway, for the card, I tipped the sketch. I used Certainly Celery card stock for the base, then a strip of Celery Prints paper. I tied white grosgrain ribbon around that part. I stamped the giraffe from Wild About You in So Saffron ink, on Whisper White card stock, and attached that with Celery brads. The greeting came from Holidays & Wishes, and I used Always Artichoke ink to stay with the green theme but have it stand out a little. Cute and simple, great for a baby boy.
I just wanted to add a quick reminder to my customers... Running low on card stock or adhesive? Ready to order that stamp set you've been eyeing? I am planning on sending in an order on Tuesday, April 15th and shipping is ALWAYS less when its combined. Just call or email and let me know! Thanks!

Little Miss-Chievous

Argh.... How fitting that the next thing I was going to post was related to this post about my daughter getting into too much trouble. Last night she (at least temporarily) broke my camera!!! Very, very bad thing to do right now.... argh!!! If Burt can't fix it, I'm taking it to Inkley's today to hope THEY can fix it. I don't have time to leave it anywhere or send it anywhere, and I REEEEALLY don't want to have to buy a new camera. I LOVE my camera! The only problems I've ever had are when it was stuck on some other kind of shot and everything came out fuzzy...but Burt fixed that and we've had no other issues ever! Great pics, good flash, clear shots...I really hope it can be fixed! *SNIFF!* Anyway, on to my next scrapbook page... I used a 12x12 sheet of Chocolate Chip card stock for the base. I did the side piece first, using some fabulous paper from the Berry Bliss pkg. Love that stuff! Then I cut the top Whisper White piece to fit. I sponged the edges with Pretty in Pink ink, but its really pale. I had typed up the whole story for her scrapbook and journal the next day, so I printed that off, cut it down to fit my page and then used Pretty in Pink brads to hold it together as a book! ....I haven't figured out what to do once I stick it in a sheet protector...but at least the whole story is with the page! And, you'll notice, no stamping on this page!
I do have more pages to post and I even participated in Beate's challenge late last night, but I don't know when I'll get to photo any of them to post... sigh...

Friday, April 11, 2008

Christmas Page

My scrapping is all over the place right now because I am three years or more behind! So here is Sienna's first Christmas, meeting Santa! I love these pictures...!
For this page, the base is a 12x12 sheet of Confetti White card stock, a long strip of Handsome Hunter card stock and then I matted the photos with Real Red card stock. I stamped a cute little accent using the retired Merry Little Christmas set, and colored it with the Watercolor Pencils. I stamped the title with the Taffy Alphabet and Handsome Hunter ink. I added some Real Red buttons and Real Red grosgrain ribbon to finish it off.
More pages coming! I am lovin' this!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

New page!

Remember that big family picture from the birthday post? Well I printed some photos today (to keep up with my goal of catching up a little on scrapbooking) and got this in a 5x7 for my parents Japanese student! Since I'm largely responsible for doing her scrapbook, I thought I'd get one page done!
She told me last weekend that she liked pink and brown together (very trendy) so I went with that. I mounted the whole page on a sheet of Close to Cocoa paper. When I do this, I often cut out the center to be used elsewhere, in this case, on the bottom of the photo mat! It saves me paper and bulk- yeay! I used a sheet of Whisper White for the main part. The photo is mounted on Pixie Pink and then Cocoa card stock. I stamped the title with my Taffy Alphabet in Chocolate Chip ink because I thought it was stronger. I added some of that lovely Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon with a new ribbon slide from the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware in the mini catalog. I stamped the little hearts from Merci in Pixie Pink to define my sentences in the journaling. I stamped the flowers from Merci in Pixie Pink and stamped the bee in Chocolate Chip, but colored him with So Saffron and a Blender Pen. I cut him out and mounted him on top of the flowers...shown here: Then the bee is stuck on with a Dimensional. I think she'll like the page...
I'll have more pages tomorrow! I got a few things done today!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A double inspiration card!

Hooray! I haven't got to participate in all the challenges I've wanted to lately, my daughter seems to be more mischievous every day! Then by the time bedtime rolls around I'm too tired to worry about stamping. So today, I combined two challenges of Beate's! I used her Be Inspired Challenge #8 for the colors and her tutorial on for the technique! COOL!

I used So Saffron for the card base, and cut it the long way for the "tent" style card. A thin layer of Pumpkin Pie card stock (which I was thrilled to discover I had - I thought I was out, thank goodness for scraps!) and then the focal point is Whisper White card stock. I stamped the flowers from Priceless in Brocade Blue first, then "THUMPED" my Night of Navy marker randomly on that. So here's how it looks! I did the same technique and same colors on the words, and then added three Fire Square Rhinestone Brads. A yellow, an orange and a big yellow one. Looks pretty nice, if I do say so myself!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

"Pretty Amazing"

This set is fabulous! My mom just got it and I got to play with it this weekend! These are two more cards for her to take next summer, so there aren't greetings on them. I used Close to Cocoa for the base of the card, then a piece of Cameo Coral, which I put in different spots on the cards. I stamped the butterflies in Coral on Whisper White and cut them out. The floral branch is stamped in Close to Cocoa. I think they turned out simply pretty.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Back to Scrapping!

I LOVE to scrapbook but I haven't done much of my scrapbooking in sooo long. But I am motivated to get back into OUR books. hee hee... I decided if I buy it, I have to use it, so I got a 12x12 album and two pkgs of card stock to work on Sienna's book so now I have to! I got my sweet new ABC set this weekend so I was able to complete this page. This layout was found on Lindsey's blog and I couldn't wait to do something fun for my girl with it. So here it is!
I had these progressive pictures of Sienna from I think two summers ago, so I used them. I did circles in three sizes, instead of the flowers on the inspiration piece. I'll add the 'recipe' later. Right now I have to go pick up Hunter and we have quite a day full of errands!
** Adding recipe for page:
I used a base of a 12x12 sheet of Pretty in Pink card stock. The title is done on a strip of Certainly Celery card stock. I used Tempting Turquoise and Lavender Lace for mats, punched circles from those, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery card stocks as well as the now retired Petals & Paisley designer paper. Punch sizes are 1 3/8 circle, 1 1/4 circle and 1/2 inch circle. Title is stamped in my new Taffy Alphabet and there is a thin strip from the DP as well. I added a swirl clip from my Hodgepodge Hardware and two pink brads from the Soft Subtles set.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Changing things up!

I like how I've mixed up the look of my blog. I got the cute background here. (thanks Melia for your help!!!) I got my new signature with tips from Katie, here and I found that on someone else's blog... Lots of you guys have cute signatures, so I was really glad to find out how to do that! I'll post more later today! Class is tonight! :)

From the Punch class...

Here is the 8th punch card we'll be making! This idea was on Stampin' Up!'s demo section too. I thought it was so clever to use the Spiral Punch to make it look like film! Love it! Then we used the biggest square punch (don't have the exact size with me now) for the white squares. The card is a More Mustard base, the inks are So Saffron, Ballet Blue, More Mustard and Wild Wasabi. This one was a big hit last night!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Inspiration Challenge!

Isn't this card gorgeous?! I LOVE it when I impress myself! I really love it that for once the Inspiration Challenge worked, rather than throwing me off! haha!
So this is based on Beate's Be Inspired Challenge #7 which she posted days ago! I really wanted to do something metallic but I couldn't think of anything metallic that I owned. Then I found my (retired!) Pearl Ex! WHOOHOOO!
I stamped these butterflies in Versamark on Close to Cocoa card stock. Then I brushed some bronze pearl ex powder over that. I mounted that on Very Vanilla card stock, tied with Copper Cord (also retired) and put THAT on Perfect Plum card stock. Then I stamped this very appropriate greeting from For Father in Elegant Eggplant with a little Versamarked butterfly on the bottom.
We have three special birthdays coming up so this is for one of the lucky birthday girls! It shimmers sooo pretty in real life...

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

New page and a Sneaky Peek!

Here's a new page for Sienna's book. She LOVES my dad's tractor! These pictures were taken nearly a year ago, I think right around the time he got it. Since then, every tractor she sees she either claims is Grandpa's, or reminds us all that he has one too. The page is pretty simple- a Ruby Red 12x12 base, Old Olive mats under all the photos and the title, and a Very Vanilla title strip. I stamped the title in Ruby Red ink with the ABC alphabet sets. Then I stamped the tractor from the retired By Land set, also in Ruby Red. Oh and I added some brads from my Hodgepodge Hardware. And heeere is my sneaky sneak peek! You can see pieces of 7 of the 8 cards we'll make at my Get Punchy class! Hmm...! So hurry and email me or post a comment saving your spot for either this Friday or the 22nd! Or I can even mail you the kit if that works better!
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