For the card pictured above, I stamped it in Soft Suede and colored the flower with pastels. The background stamp is one of my favorites, called Sanded. Thanks to Teri for taking the picture and sending it to me!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
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Thursday, July 02, 2009
We went to dinner with the scouts, visited their camp for a bit, then watched their skits. This is always my favorite part. They did a great job! It was one I had seen before, but you never get tired of them, and each troop does them a little differently. I'm so impressed with how this particular camp handles everything. The volunteers that are there each year are just wonderful.
Afterwards we went back to their campsite for a while and OOPS! - - no "s'mores" supplies! That could be my fault. It's a tradition, and I think maybe I've brought them every year. ??? Well, I forgot them this year. I did make cookies though. Not a good substitute when all the little kids (and little and big scouts) just want to roast marshmallows. Mental note for next year!
We had a good night's sleep (sort of....a baby screamed for much of the night close to our room) and got up and swam for a couple of hours again. I got some reading time in. I *finally* started reading The Work and The Glory books. I know I'm the only person that hasn't read them. It took me forever to get into the first one, but now I'm half way through the second. My grandma gave them all to me as they came out.....well, up until she passed away. I think I ended up not having the last three, which I've already purchased because Richard read them all one summer. Her inscription in the first one says something like "Thanks for giving us those two cute little boys!" It was in 1992, I think! You have NO CLUE how happy she probably is that I'm finally reading them! :)
The "spring" on the inside is the 1 3/4" circle punch cut in a spiral. It is attached with Glue Dots, and each of the flowers and the butterfly are also attached with a Glue Dot.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
P.S. Jon looks like Richard's brother!
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Here is the inside. I used the coordinating Cute & Curly stamp set and Punch to go with it.
This is what the die looks like. The purple part is a very strong magnet. You can move it around anywhere and it will stick while you run it through the Big Shot. The instructions say to cut through only one layer on this die, but I did layer the Walk in the Park Designer Paper on the card first and then run it through. It worked fine. Next time, I would put the card face down on the die instead of face up. The stitching around the cut out looks a little nicer on the inside than it does on the outside.
This die will actually cut out your card and score it too. I find the scoring nice, but the cutting kind of annoying. I already had my card cut, and it trimmed it a little more. Not a big deal at all, but I just think it is weird that it does that. If you have the Big Shot, or are thinking of getting it, I would recommend this die. It is a really neat one!As demonstrators, we were able to pre-order several things that will be available in the new catalog beginning July 1st. One of the items was more shapes for this die. There is a star, heart, a scallop oval and another new type of punch. The name of them is Punch Shapes, so they all coordinate with our current punches. Mine are on their way!
Friday, June 05, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
114492 Beautiful Baby
114486 Birthday Wish
114490 Glad Friends
114498 Flowers in Silhouette
114488 Fun Flowers
Also, the following items were added to the Last Chance accessories list and are available for purchase while supplies last.
116210 Birthdays Count
Monday, June 01, 2009
This is the second and probably the last card I'll be showing for my Grand Finale Class. We'll be using the new Circle Scissor Plus (awesome!) on this one.
The class will be held on Friday, June 19 from 7-10 p.m. These cards are a little more ......um......detailed, than what we usually do. I don't want to use the word hard, because none of it is hard at all! They just might take a few more steps than usual. This class is a great deal and I'm sure you'll be glad you came.
On some cards, such as this one, you'll be able to choose your greeting or leave it blank. On the other card I've shown you (see here), there isn't a choice because the greeting matches the rest of the card so well.
The class is getting full, but so far we still only have around two people signed up per card, so that isn't a big deal at all. See complete class details on the right sidebar, and let me know if you have other questions.
Remember: You must sign up and be paid by June 8th in order to be included in the class preparations! Thanks to everyone who has already done so. I look forward to seeing you for my last stamp class as a demonstrator!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
2) Become a demonstrator for just $75.
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Thursday, May 14, 2009
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
When I got home from running errands the day after, there was a message on the phone from a local floral shop saying to look on the front porch. I found this cute arrangement from a sweetie in our ward thanking me for putting things together for the program. SO nice!
Sunday, May 03, 2009
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Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thanks to everyone who has helped with this project!
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Friday, April 03, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
On the inside, we used the Big Shot to cut out the Scalloped Envelope Die. You can fit a gift card inside. It has to stand up, but that is ok! They really turned out cute. If you wanted to make up your own card on the computer, you could design something that would fit in the envelope, but a standard gift card that you buy is just a little too big.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
1 3/8" Circle Punch: punch a circle in the front of the card, in a scrap of Chocolate Chip, and punch a circle out of Baja Breeze.
1 1/4" Circle Punch: punch out the flower design for the inside of the card and layer it on the Baja Breeze circle.
1 3/4" Circle Punch: *around* the Chocolate Chip 1 3/8" hole you already punched out of the scrap, center the 1 3/4" punch and punch it out to make the circular frame for the front of the card.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The Botanical Blooms sets is available for FREE through March 31st, with a $50 order. If you are ordering online, don't forget to add your free choice! If it is forgotten, I am not able to add it later.