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Monday, July 14, 2008

Sorry faithful Bloggers

I am sorry that I have not posted. I have some exciting news. I am MOVING. YEAH. My husband and I have been looking for a while to find a new home for us and our children with no luck. I just happened to call to look at a house that was for sale with our realtor and of course we did not like it. He told us about one out on the Island (we live on the Mighty Mississippi River) and asked if he could show us it the next day. We said okay.

Well he took us to a different house first and we loved it. We "officially" close Aug 1. So needless to say I have been SUPER busy. I have had a major garage sale, painted 3 rooms in the house and generally packed and cleaned the whole house. I have been at my mom's for the past week and I forgot the cord for my camera. I have made a bunch of cards and took the photos, but I can not upload them. I will post a bunch this weekend when I return home, providing that I did not pack the cord for the camera. :)

Have a great day all. Do not forget tonight is the July PTI release. I just love the owls and quilters set on Nicole's Blog.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Blog Candy Giveaway a Starving Artistamps

Our newest giveaway is a WHOPPER!Its for:
ONE brand spankin' new sheet of DoodleFactory TROPICS and TWO sets of our newest TROPIC SENTIMENTS!
Tropic sentiments collection 2 sentiment sets are each 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 )Good give away huh!?

Here is the link for more info and GOOD LUCK! http://www.starvingartistamps.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Papertrey Blog Hop May 2008



I did it finally. Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. I just made it under the wire. I think. its 7:42pm central.

Edited to add recipe:

Ink: SU Chocolate Chip and Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Father Knows Best
Cardstock: Stock Brown, PTI White
Misc: Making Memories Copper Brads and Green Buttons(?) and
the Camouflage Ribbon is unknown.

This blog hop was about to Score or Not to Score. I scored around the tree and the main cardstock with my stylist. The background was at 1" apart then decided to make a brick pattern with 1" intervals also.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

For Ernie--I mean Jer!

I am skipping my baby sisters birthday card for a couple of more days. Sorry EA, No Peeking. That way she can get her mail before she sees my blog. [She left b4 the mail arrived and no mail Monday :(]. Here is her husband's birthday card, which is Monday.
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, and the green too Sorry forgot the color. PTI White
Stamps: PTI Pond Life
Inks: Versamark, SU Chocolate Chip marker, Certain Celery & Wild Wasabi pad. PTI Spring Moss
Ribbon: stock not sure (Michaels?)
Other: Scallop Nestabilites, Googlie Eyes from Michaels

Thursday, May 22, 2008

For Dan the Man! (Don't Look till 23-booner!)

My little brother and sister's birthday is tomorrow the 23 of May. I am uploading my brother's card because I do not think he will cheat and peek, AND he should have it today or tomorrow. They are 2 years apart but share a birthday. Anyhoo here it is:


Paper: SU Real Read, Yo Yo Yellow, Certain Celery
Ink: Stazon Black, Versamark
Ribbon: from Micheals
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps (Coconut & Bananas); Papertrey (Hi There-Mixed Messages, happy birthday--Birthday Basics)
Misc: Stickers from Chiquita Bananas, CM Circle Punch, SU Mat Pack

Friday, May 16, 2008

I'm SOOO sorry. . . .

for not posting anything in over a month. Bad Blogger. I am going to get some stamping done this weekend and I WILL POST more than once okay!

Thanks for staying with me.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Papertrey Inks Boot-iful Basic Challenge


This is the card I made for Nichole's BOOT-iful Basics Challenge.
Cardstock: SU Ballet Blue, Wild Wasabi, Close to Cocoa; PTI White
Ink: SU Ballet Blue, Wild Wasabi, Close to Cocoa
Stamps: PTI Green Thumb, SU Boat load of fun and Festive Fruits? (retired)
Misc: Font-Giddyup; glitter & ribbon from Michaels, glue stick, Largest Nestablities Scallop Rectangle, 3m double stick tape

I died the ribbon with Wild Wasabi ink. Sentiment Inside: & jumping & splashing in Puddles

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Papertrey Blog Hop

Dear all faithful Blog Hoppers,

I am sorry I do not have something ready this month. I forgot about it until 5:30pm tonight central. My hubby left for China yesterday and I just plum forgot. I will try and make something and post it late but look for me next month. I tried to delete me from the bloghop post but I was too late. Sorry.

Candi

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Papertrey Ink March Countdown



The countdown has begun at Nicole's blog for the March release. I am so excited for the Birthday set and the Boxes, Bags and Tags set.
Anyhoo, here is another card I made with the Shapes By Design set for the Guest Star Stamper contest. This is a card I made for my Little Sister who moved across country to Seattle on New Years. She went from 2.5 hrs to LOTS of hrs away. Sorry the first pictures a little dark. Also the flower centers are the glitter and the medallion is glittered. My sis promised not to look until she got it in the mail so I better get it out to her tomorrow. LOL Most IMPORTANTLY, I got this idea from: Rachele Funk's Blog. Check out her other ones. THANKS RACHELE!

Recipe: Ink: SU Pretty in Pink and Pink Passion.
Stamps: PTI Shapes by Design Papertrey, Beautiful Blooms, and Mixed Messages.
Cardstock: PTI White, SU Pretty in Pink and Pink Passion.
Ribbon: from Michaels.
Misc: Glitter, SU dimentionals, basic envelop, and 3m double stick tape.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Papertrey Ink Birthday


My sister-in-law's birthday is this week. This is the card I made for her. Recipe:

Cardstock: SU Lavender Lace, PTI White
Ink: Black Stazon, SU Lavender Lace Classic and Marker, Versamark
Papertrey Ink Stamps: Shapes by Design, Mixed Messages, Faux Ribbon
Ribbon: From Michaels
Bling: From Michaels $ spot
Adhesive: SU dimentionals, 3M double stick tape, glue dots

I stamped the ribbon with the Birthday wishes from PTI Mixed Messages.
The background was created alternately stamping the square design from Shapes by Design and the double lines from Faux Ribbon

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!


Today is my Mom's Birthday Here is the card I made for her. She is going to see it here first before actually receiving because I forgot no mail on President's Day.
Paper: SU Real Red, White from stash
Stamps: SU Riveting, Sketch n event, candle is SU too, PT dotted line from Borders and Corners Circle, Gina K designs scallop circle.
Punches: QK Circles, Creative memories punch and Marvy Giga Scallop Circle
Misc. Embossing powder from Hobby Lobby and SU dimentional.



Inside of the Card. I actually need the red circle for my CTC 3x3 card and I just happen to position it to work out to make this card from the rest of the cardstock.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Another Post Today, Beate Weekend Sketch #35


Here is my card for Beate's Weekend Sketch #35

All of the cardstock is stash, (Sorry I need to keep better track)
I know the marbled flower paper was a SLAB I bought years ago. The Birthday sentiment and the leaf stamp is from Papertrey Ink. The Flower brads are from Making Memories.
I am going to send this to a Stampin Up group lady who's grandma is going to be 90 and she is hoping to give her 90 homemade BD cards.

Lots of New Cards

Yesterday we had our "blizzard." TONS of snow 6" on top of 1/4-1/2" ice. Blowing snow like 25 mph. Anyway, we spent the day inside HWY 52 was still closed this morning as of an hour ago it was "roadway is mostly covered with mixed snow ice or slush, towing services prohibited" Anyway, I made 4 cards yesterday and one more to finish today. Here are the first 3: they are for my virtual demo's Case The Collection series. I do not have all of the sets or anything like some of the SU articles so I deviated to my own collection.

This is the CTC Page 110. I used stash flower, ribbon, light purple cardstock and button brad I believe is Making Memories. The Green Cardstock/Ink is Green Galore and Classic Ink pad by Stampin up and the Smile stamp is from Wonderful Words II(retired, I think).

This is the CSC Pg. 108. The green pattern paper is from a SLAB, Scrap pink and white cardstock. Ribbon is from Michaels. I used Craft White pad from SU. Flower stamp is from a retired set, the Celebrate Life is from So Many Sayings (Both SU). The swirl is a Autumn Leaves stamp from Target. The Circle stamp is from Papertrey Ink. I used white/sliver glitter embossing powder and SU dimentionals behind cutouts. I also used QK flower and circle diecuts in my cuttlebug.

This is the CSC Pg. 32. It is 3x3 card. SU Products: Green Galore CS, White Craft Ink, Apple from retired set, Medallion from Wanted, Not Quite Navy Cardstock and Real Red and Green Galore Markers. The Ribbon is from Michaels. Cut the Circle out with my QK Revolution die. and I embossed navy with my dots Fiskars texture plate.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day


Here is the cards I made for my kids teachers. (First Photo)

Second photo is for my dd. My son got the blue valentine posted for Beate's sketch.

All stamps are Papertrey ink from their Borders and Corner's Heart Set. Ink is Ruby Red or White Craft ink from Stampin' Up. Also used Riveting for heart pocket card.

All the cardstock is from Hobby Lobby (I think)

Heart Stickers, Bling, Pink Heart, Red ribbon is from Michaels. Foam hearts came from Walmart long time ago.

Red Vellum is from ???? and the heart on top with pink hearts if a die cut I got years ago from Creative Memories.

Forgot to scan hubbies card, waiting for him to open so I can snag it quick. He said he would open it later!!! :)

DON'T FORGET PAPERTREY INK'S REVEAL and BIRTHDAY PARTY starting at 10 tonight.

Budding CardMaker/Scrapper



These are my dd's valentine's. I cut them using my Creative Memories CCS system's Heart shape and the blue blade. However, all the rest was created and designed by her. Her comment was that this year her valentine's were BEAUTIFUL and last year's were not. (She made them last year too and I thought most of the them looked great--the others were her being too much of a hurry to work carefully--more lets just get them done. And she stamped them and she had not done a ton of stamping before that.) She thinks she has to be "prefect" like "mom's cards." Ha Ha she just never sees the fugly ones I cover up or throw away. Mom makes plenty of mistakes. So when I do now, I make sure she sees how and if I can fix them.

Anyway--didn't she do good?

Monday, February 4, 2008

My Uncle Ralph's Turning 89!


My Great Uncle Ralph is turning 89 on Feb 10. This is the card I CASED from Jan Tink
I did not have the same stamp set so I used the Shapes and Shadows Leaf from Stampin Up.

I used scraps for the rest. Black marker for the outlines and the Best Wishes is from Papertrey Ink.

Beate Weekend Sketch #33


This is the first time I have made a card with Beate's Sketch. This is also the first Long card I have made for a Business size envelope. The blue papers are from a slab from Walmart and the white is generic cardstock. The heart images, love, and the be mine is from Papertrey Ink. The ribbon from Michaels. This card is for my son for Valentine's Day. Also the little hearts are filled with glitter.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

R U READY?

I am so READY! Ask my family. I have been squealing like a teenager again. WHY do you ask? I'll tell you why. There is a rumor the my guys NKOTB are COMING BACK! I am so there. I am already signed up on their site for updates and listened to the new teaser song that is said to be recorded by ALL 5 guys back in Nov 2007. OH WHAT A DREAM COME TRUE!

Sorry this is not a stamping post but I CAN NOT WAIT. Donnie is my favorite. Always has been always will be. He even was on my first date with my hubby. He was a supporting roll in the movie Ransom. His named popped up on the screen during the beginning and I looked at my date (hubby now) and thought NO WAY, it CANT be. And it was. He was the nice kidnapper. Just like him. LOL

YEAH ME! YEAH YEAH YEAH!!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Another Valentine Card


This is one of the cards I made around New Years that I rejected as a Class project. I liked the other one (see previous post) better. Everything is basic stock. White cardstock, Pink and red ink spots, vellum. Not sure who the Love Script Heart made, I bought stamp off internet yahoo group. The red string is from Michaels christmas ribbon section. The Letter beads and Eyelets are from Target $ spot.

Friday, January 11, 2008

My First Card Class!

I am teaching my first card class in Feb. Here are 3 of the cards I am planning to teach.

The first is a valentine one that started with taking a scrap piece of paper and cutting out a heart using my Creative Memories CCS heart. Then I placed it over some vellum and rubbed white ink using the heart as a stencil. Then I found a heart background from Google. The ribbons are some I have had from Michaels and the heart button is from there also. The white heart brads are probably Making Memories. Main cardstock is light pink.

Card # 2 is Orange Bazill paper. The Giraffe is a Cuttle bug animal that I used scraps for. The Giraffe clip is from my LSS that has the same giraffe on the front this is the back of the magnetic bookmark. The 3 eyelets are sliver. The green and tan card stock are scraps. The stamps are SU suitable for framing set.
Card # 3 is one I made a few years ago at my mom's LSS called the Memory Box in Mora, MN (it is closed now) All the paper is generic or scraps. The Under the Weather is printed off my computer with a free font of the internet. The eyelets are unknown

Papertrey Ink Limitless Labels

Papertrey Ink
This is one of the latest sets from Nicole's Team at Papertrey Ink. This is Limitless Labels. The green card stock is Bazill Basic and the white is generic from my scrap pile. The ink is a Stampin Up marker. Flower is from Quickuts Revolution dies. Flower is popped up on a SU dimentional.