Sunday, December 6, 2009
This one is using the Dasher stamp.
This card uses "Christmas Punch" and "Heard from the Heart" stamp sets
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Back woods # 113407
Beautiful Baby #114492
Birthday Wish #114486
Branch Out #113200
Central Park #113732
Classic Sketches #113206
Classy & Fabulous #113226
Flowers in Silhouette #114498
Font of You #113405
For the Bride #113216
Friend by Definition #109425
Fun Flowers #114488
Garden Greetings #113716
Glad Friends 114490
Grand Soiree #11580
Hit the Road #113242
Lexicon of Leaves #113710
Man's Best Friend #113236
Ocean Commotion #114423
Playful Petals #113728
Polka Dot # 109276
Putt Putt #111544
Quilt Quips #113240
Really Retro #113754
Sip by Sip #113403
Sweet Stems 113726
That's Funny #113250
Wonderful Watercolors #113688
Para La Novia #114208
Acuarelas Maravillosas #114032
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
This card I made in several colors. This one is Brilliant Blue, also made it in Real Red, Elegant Eggplant and Glorious Green. I also went one step further and sprayed each card with a mixture of alcohol and the new Shimmer Paint (love this stuff) to add a little shimmer to the card. You can kinda' see the embossing on the white done with the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder.
I love this set "Big on Christmas". Unfortunately, Stampin' Up! does not have a snowflake embossing folder, so I had to use one from another company. Hopefully they will get one. The center was kept "unembossed" using a new technique. It you are interested in learning how to do this, please contact me, I would love to show you how easy it is to do.
Here are all 3 designs I have made so far...3 more to go..guess what I will be doing tonight - LOL!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
(Close-up of skull, done with bleaching technique)
Of course it isn't Halloween without pictures of costumes. Since my boys are grown and no longer home, I take pictures of my nieghbor's grandkids.
This scary little guy is Diane's grandson, Douglas.
This is Alice's grandson, Slade. He came over again after "Trick or Treating" so that I could get his picture, but was tired of wearing the mask and the gloves that had the blades on them. Not sure who he was suppose to be as not familiar with this comic book/cartoon character.
I didn't dress-up this year, but I did at least put on a little head piece I had picked up at the Dollar Tree. It was a drizzly night, but at least the temperature was pleasant and it didn't pour down until after the Treaker Treaters were done for the night.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I actually made this one for one of the ladies that can't make them by herself. I had to use what colors I had left, but I liked the combo once done. Looks better in person. It looks like Pink Passion in this picture, but it was actually Rose Red, so not quite a bright.
Monday, October 19, 2009
I used the Manhattan Flower Embossing folder. I then mixed alcohol with a little bit of the new Shimmerz Paint in a spritzer and sprayed the paper to give it some shimmer. Using a glue pin, I went along the raised edges of the roses and sprinkled on some Dazzling Diamonds. It was very shimmery in person.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Thank you for your patience while I have been away visiting my parents. My dad was moved to a phys. rehab./nursing home facility on approx. Sept. 18th and had a feeding tube put in as he was not eating and when he swallowed it went into his lungs. He is in constant pain and not doing any better. He has Dysphasia, Chronic Pain Syndrome, Leucocytosis, along with many other problems. I arrived there on the 19th and just returned home today. My mother also has some health issues (heart, and in her legs - arthritis, bursitis and fibromyalgia). She can barely get around due to her leg/knee problems. My sister and I spent the past few weeks rearranging my dad's bedroom - removed the huge CA King-size bed and put the full-size bed with the elec. controls for head and feet in his room and cleared out some of the papers and things he has collected/stashed away over time. We also took some excess furniture out of my mothers room as she has fallen several times and it is very hard to get her up as she can't help you much once she is down. We ordered a portable lift for her and now have room to use it in her room, when she goes down in the hallway or bathroom, we will have to figure that out when it happens as no room for the lift. We also got rid of some un-needed things in the living room and entryway to make things easier for her to get around. I am not in great shape, so my sister did most of the phys. labor, but I was there to back her up with my parents to say - this IS happening. With mom we met less resistance, it was usually dad that resisted us. We got a lot done, still a lot to do, but she can now get it accomplished overtime as we have the ball rolling on it now. Dad is not doing any better than he was when I got there, but not much worse, but based on the meeting we finally got with the director of nurses yesterday, before I left today and my sister met with the doctor today and got the same story, it is not looking good as he (my dad) is not cooperating with phys. therapy, because of the extreme pain he is in, so the therapy will stop and they are going to concentrate on pain control and then reevaluate him again in about 10days and keep doing that for awhile to see if they get any improvement. We did get to celebrate my dad's 77th birthday and all the local family were able to come to the nursing home at the same time and sing Happy Birthday, I even made a cake (which he unfortunately he couldn't eat). We each had some for him and gave the rest to the staff.
On the bright side, while I was home I was able to attend my HS reunion. It was for all of the 70's classes. DH came just a few days before hand to join me as we graduated together at the same school - Yep - HS sweeties. We had a great time and gave me a chance to relax. It was wonderful to see all my old friends and acquaintances from HS. We had a approx. 210 people attend and had a good turnout for each year (although I don't remember seeing anyone for 1970). We had a "Blast from the Past". I will have pics posted later on my personal blog, http://dragonsndragonflies.blogspot.com/
Well, enough talking (although it is good therapy for me - thanks for reading). After I have had some time to rest and get some things done here I will be posting some cards for you - I promise.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Ballerina or Fairy (add vellum wings)
We also did a Japense Doll, but I can't find my card for her...think I sent it to my cousin with some extras I had made for her.
We had such a good time with this and several others that wanted to attend were not able to, so I am planning on having another one with different characters soon, so keep checking my DBWS for dates. We will do 5 characters next time. Hope to see you there once I set a date. I think I will do a Halloween character one....already have a few in mind to make. I have a lot of things going on in Oct., so at this time it looks like Oct. 24th may be the only date I have open.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Now that you have viewed it - I hope you are as excited about the Big Shot as I am. It is a great tool and can be used for cardmaking, scrapbooking, gifts, 3-D items and more.
I will be having a Big Shot Top Note class on Oct. 3, 1-3 pm, at my house in Fredericksburg, VA. Please RSVP to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me, 540-372-2048 by Oct. 1st. Cost of class is $5. We will be making several different projects using the Top Note Die. You will also see demonstrations on using all the various other items Stampin' Up! offers to use with the Big Shot. You will get a chance to play with it as well, to see how easy it is to use. Hope to see you then.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
First, here is the bag by Denise that inspired me:
And now, the pail I made for Cole...
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
For those that RSVP'd by a certain date, I promised a gift. So for that I made each person a pocket-size notebook decorated with the "Razzleberry Lemondade" DSP and the "Razzle Dazzle "stamp set. I also used the new "In Colors" that were in the DSP for the bound edge and the scalloped circle. This one is using "Rich Razzleberry". Love that color. They also received a small pen with their notebook.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Who says February and Valentine’s Day are the only times to share love? Show your love ALL YEAR LONG for family and friends with this fabulous Deal of the Week. Paper punches are perfect for much more than paper crafting!
· How about using the hearts as bullet points in your journaling or list making for layouts?
· Create confetti or just sprinkle a trail down the hall to your child's bedroom.
· You could also place some punched hearts in the car seat of the driver or passenger. Add a note saying, "You've just been given a HEART ATTACK."
· Why not scatter punched hearts on the floor of the shower with the words, "You are showered with love."
· Add confetti hearts inside a lunch box for a fun, loving surprise to the recipient.
· Place a clear plastic bag of hearts inside the office mailbox of a coworker or on her desk to show your appreciation for their friendship or latest achievement.
· Use the heart pieces inside a shaker box for a card cover or layout.
· Make a "bag of hearts" to place in your own mailbox for your mail carrier.
· Deliver a heart treat to your favorite teacher when school starts! What a great way to thank a teacher from the past or to begin the school year on a positive note with a new teacher.
· Scatter hearts on your sweetheart's pillow to discover at bedtime!
There are ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES for these heart punches! Order yours before the deadline on July 31!
If you are interested in purchasing one of these punches, contact me asap, so that I can prepare an order to put in on the 31st.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
July 6, 10 AM (MT) through July 13, 9:50 AM (MT)
113474 pg.194 Sizzix Big Shot Doctor's Bag
Original Price - $69.95
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Just wanted to let you know that I am going to be turning this site into my Stampin' Up! Business Blog. I have created a new blog for personal stuff for family and friends to keep up with the goings-on in our household. Please visit it when you can http://dragonsndragonflies.blogspot.com - I should have more on it after this weekend.
Happy 4th to all!
- 8 die-cut table tents (2 each of 4 colors)
- Die-cut components, bamboo skewers, and envelopes to create 8 shish kabob invitations
- 12 die-cut coasters (3 each of 4 colors)
- 16 die-cut tags (4 each of 4 colors)
- 24 12" x 12" printed food wrapper sheets (12 each of 2 colors)
- 4 printed recipe cards
- 5 yards linen thread
- Ruby Red Classic Stampin' Spot
- Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Spot
- Dig In stamp set (item number 116700)