Saturday, August 22, 2009

Out of the Box

This is a really fun new set called Out of the Box. I loved it the second I saw it. It has several items that can pop out of the box. I'm sure you'll be seeing more! This isn't a favorite card at all. Just a quick thrown together one. I had this background leftover from a past class. The greeting "Hello Baby" comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Stamps for Sale

I've updated my Stampin' Up! "Stamps for Sale" on Craig's List. Let me know if you are interested in anything.

(There is also a link on the right sidebar.)


I didn't place an order from the new catalog until August! That is a record for me. This is the first stamp I HAD to have. It is called Medallion. It is one of the "big mama" stamps, as I call them. As I look at other blogs, I think it is a favorite among a lot of stampers. The greeting I've used is from Kind and Caring Thoughts. Colors are Taken with Teal and Certainly Celery.

The Designer Paper is called Kaleidoscope. As my sister and I went through the catalog over the phone, we both said that this paper wasn't "us", but we both loved it. It is a little bright for either of us, but in person I just love it and can't wait to use it more.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Forever Strong

While I'm impatiently waiting for someone to help me unload the camera, I'm going to recommend a movie to you. :) Before we left Utah, I bought four for the ride home to entertain the kids. Last week Brandon wanted me to watch a couple of them with him again. I HATE watching movies. It drives me crazy to sit that long doing nothing. We watched one that was okay, not great. Then he wanted to watch another one. I told him I'd watch for "a minute", but I was quickly hooked on this one.

Forever Strong..... I've linked it to the site so you can read more about it. It has a great message to it and is based on actual events. It probably isn't for young kids, but all of mine liked it. It is the best movie I've seen in a long time.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Grand Finale, pt 10

This is the last card from the Grand Finale class back in June. It is the same layout as this card that I showed quite a while ago. The Whisper White Organza ribbon was definitely a highlight! It is so pretty and shiny in person. Perfect for wedding invitations. Everyone liked how the Big Shot Movers & Shapers Die worked to get the piece cut out. I've explained it on the previous card, so I won't explain it again, but it is still really cool! :)
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It has been an unbelievably crazy week! Two of the boys have had birthdays, a Primary Quarterly Activity to plan and pull off, Marching Band started, plus three migraines! I'm hoping things calm down a little very soon.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Grand Finale, pt 9

Part nine of the Grand Finale was this card. It used the Parisian Breeze Specialty Paper, which has a little bit of texture to it. I really like the new papers that have this feature! There were a few different choices on the larger piece of patterned paper. The flowers in the background were stamped with the Versamark pad. The border was punched with the Eyelet Border Punch. One more class card to go!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Man Card!

"Man cards" are always a challenge! As stampers, we tend to want to pretty them up a bit, no matter what. For the most part, I think this one would qualify as a man card. I used the Big Shot to get the neat texture on the olive and navy papers. I roughed up the edges of the olive paper (which comes from an old pack of Designer Series paper called Bali Breeze) with the Cutter Kit. The stamps sets I used are Lovely Labels, On Your Birthday, and the So Swirly wheel.