Sunday, December 6, 2009

Another card to send to Jacob

Well, here is my last and final design to send to Jacob. Mailing them tomorrow. Hope the guys like them and there are enough cards...variety of numbers of each card, but totalled up to 100 cards by the time I made them all.
This is using the "Holy Triptych" stamp set. I painted it in using the Shimmer Paint and reinkers.
Here is a closer shot of the angel, you can see a little of the shimmer. The dress is using "Lavendar Lace" ink. I wish I had added a little more to deepen the color, but it does show up more in person.

More Sr. Cards and cards to Jacob

Well, I went to the Sr. Center again on Fri. to make more cards. We had a blast. 4 ladies this time....counting Janice, the director...she tries to sqeeze in time between phone calls to make a card or two when I go. Anyway, here are the cards we made this time. I came home later and made more to send to Jacob for him to had out to the guys to send home. I had taken a picture at the center only to get home and find out my compact flash card was not in the camera, so of course they weren't saved -Ugh!

This one is using the Dasher stamp.

This card uses "Christmas Punch" and "Heard from the Heart" stamp sets

We also made the card using the "Big on Christmas" stamp set that I posted earlier.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

List of Dormant Stamp Sets to be Discontinued

The following stamp sets will be discontinued on Jan. 4, 2010. If any of the sets listed below are on your wish list, make sure you purchase them before they are gone for good.

Back woods # 113407
Beautiful Baby #114492
Birthday Wish #114486
Branch Out #113200
Celebrations #114496
Central Park #113732
Classic Sketches #113206
Classy & Fabulous #113226
Flowers in Silhouette #114498
Font of You #113405
For the Bride #113216
Forever #114494
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

Cards to Soldiers

I have been busy the past few days making cards to send to my son, Jacob in Iraq for him to give out to the guys in his platoon to send home. Here are samples of what I am making. I have 3 more designs in mind. I am waiting on an order that comes in on Thurs. to make one of the designs. Had to have that Dasher stamp to make some. Plus, I am out of envelopes and clear envelopes to put each into to protect it and keep the card and envelope together and those are also in the coming order. I will be very busy Thursday night as I plan to mail them all on Friday.

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!

Christmas Cards by my Senior Ladies

Sorry for the delay in posting these. On Nov. 20th I went to the Sr. Center again to make cards. This time I did design 2 cards for them to make and let them choose which Merry Christmas they would use on the front... they all fell in love with the one from the Level 1 Hostess set "Holiday Best". I only had 2 ladies attending this time due to illness and dr. appts., but we had fun. This time I requested that they each make an additional card for me to send to my son in Iraq for him to give out to his platoon. I will be making a lot more to send and will include these from them. We did the ornament card in a variety of colors. I had pre-stamped and punched them out in Eggplant Envy (pictured), Brilliant Blue, Rose Red, Perfect Plum. The ornaments from "Definitely Decoratives" stamp set are on white that has been embossed with the Stampin Up! Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder (you can't really see it in the picture). The Snowman card is using the Level 2 Hostess set "Christmas Punch" and the words are from the "Heard from the Heart" stamp set.