Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I hope all of you are well. I decided to share a card, that of course the picture doesn't do it justice at all, because soon it'll be time to take Hollyanne back to dance class. She loves it! But she's also discovering another sport that she loves equally well. TaeKwon Do. (hmmm, maybe Em needs to make Martialartsabella) So begins the running!!
Anyway, about the card... I used my Cuttlebug Thanks embossing folder the for "How Thoughtful" sentiment. Her beautiful dress is actually pink with Hologram Highlights over top to give her sparkle. I also used my Coluzzle envelope template to create the wavy edge.
She's sweet, isn't she! She was my first Bella... now 14 or so later... I still think she's my fav!!
A word about my pictures. I discovered I need to work on purchasing a new a camera! My camera is incapable of taking close up shots! Urrrrgh!! This one is scanned, and I'll think I'll stick with that method even though it still doesn't give me the sharpness I desire.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I promise, I will get some lessons on how to take better photographs of my cards. I really think it's because the lighting is HORRIBLE in my craft room. I understand it's better to take pictures outside, but it's almost 10 pm. Not a good time for photos! I will get better. Any tips you can share with me, I would surely appreciate it!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
What am I going to share with you today? My creative juices are following like Jell-O right now. Hmm - maybe an older project. Oh! Did you hear about Stampin' Up! latest offer? It has something to do with that lovely new punch box and 3x3 cards! OK, so it really goes like this... purchase the Three for You punch box the features a new punch, 3 ink spots Basic Black and the new In Color colors Purely Pomegranate and Wild Wasabe, and a 9-piece die-cut coordinating stamp set and you'll receive a package of 30 textured love notes FREE! Pretty awesome, eh? Here's the catch, there's not much time left for this offer. Ends in 2 weeks! Why do I mention this offer? I love 3x3 cards. They are sooo much fun. Here's one I made for a swap I participated in months ago. This one features a Bella, but you get the idea. These are great for gift tags, or to insert in a card fork-holder in a flower arrangement. I hope you like it!!
This picture doesn't do this beauty justice, but her wings are sparkly, her flowers are silver and a wand that dazzles!!
Oh, one other tidbit to share... I'm thinking of hosting a snowman card swap. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE snowmen and I picked up a Penny Black snowman couple stamp on Friday. Too cute. I need to play that stamp and what better way to do than with a card swap.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
How about a recipe page I made for a drink swap I participated in a few months ago. It isn't the best representation of the lovely pink card stock I used for the letters and the mat for Cosmobella. I love the base of the recipe. This paper was so fun and funky and fit Cosmobella to a T! Don't you agree? I also used my beloved Cherish Sizzlets font. They are a pain to work with, that is until my sister came to the rescue with a great tip. She said to cut your letters out and then place them on the table how you want them to be on your project. Then take removable tape and stick over top of your letters. Turn them over and using a Quickie Glue pen or Zig glue fine tip glue pen, put glue on your letters. Turn over onto your project, press down and lift off the tape. Viola'! Perfect placement and no sticky Xyron boogers to clean up!! (Don't misunderstand, I love my Xyron machines, I have 4 of them myself, I just don't like the gooey residue that's left around the sides of the letters.)
I'm not a huge fan of the drink, but my sister is, so I made this with happy thoughts of her!!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
I also used my Mom's Cricut to cut the blue postage stamp shape. --If only my pictures would come out a little better. I've tried scanning and photography and they both don't measure up!
Hope you like it!!!
Thursday, August 9, 2007
I just had a birthday and I received an awesome gift from my sister and myself. My sister gave me two Bellas and this set of templates by Chatter Box called Doodle Genies. This one is called Whimsical (background). I gave myself a CTMH set that I have been drooling over for months and I finally bought it. It's called Alfresco. So I just had to try these out tonight and I needed something new for the blog. I used only Brocade Blue ink & ribbon and Very Vanilla card stock. The result, something so fitting for both a guy or a girl. I am really liking this!
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
I have been very busy working on swaps! I have my monthly recipe swaps just about done for the swap I do with the ladies at work. I have my Penny Black card designed for the swap that my sister talked me into doing. I also just about have my recipes done for two other swaps, too! I still have to design my monthly card swap that I am co-hosting with my Canadian pal Erika. I've had my paper picked out for a month. I need to sit and play with it.
No pictures for this post. I just wanted to get August rolling. Hope you all are doing great! I am having such a ball with this blog, and swapping, and stamping, and walking every night. I am so thankful that the Lord has blessed me with all that He has. Great kids, a now-healthy marriage, awesome friends, my Mom and most of all my sisters! My sisters are my bestest friends in the whole wide world.
'Nuff mush! I'll post a project soon.