Sunday, April 29, 2007

Another example using the Faux Metal Technique

Thinking of You.... another example of this great technique!


Stamps: Warmest Regards, Good Things Grow, Polka Dots and Paisley

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Versamark

Paper: Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Designer Paper, Cameo Coral

Copper Embossing Powder, Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon, Spring Bouquet Flower Punch, 1/4" punch, Marvy Scallop Punches, Stickles Glitter

It's always fun to learn a new technique!

I spent the entire evening playing with one of the newest techniques....Faux Metal. I had embossing powder everywhere... everything felt gritty like I was in a sandbox, and I loved every minute of it! What a fun technique.... I made a couple of cards to share with you using copper embossing powder. This "bird card" would make a great card to send to a guy... or to dad for Father's Day.

Stamps: Natural Beauty
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Designer Paper

I also used Copper embossing powder, Cuttlebug template, Copper clip, Sponge

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Christmas flowers in April???

Just when I think spring is here... my Christmas cactus decides to blossom! I'm not sure if it's me or the plant that's messed up..... sure does look like I've got a green thumb though, huh???

Designer series paper....

Today I decided to use some of the new designer series paper called Petals & Paisleys from Stampin' UP! So Saffron, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, and Whisper White card stock was also used. The flowers come from Polka Dots & Paisley, and the greeting is from Blossom Abound. Can't forget to mention the Marvy mega scallop punch was used, along with the Marvy jumbo circle punch for a perfect fit. Rose grosgrain ribbon pulled it all together, along with the final touch of adding some dimensionals to raise up the scallop piece, and white dots made with the Signo white gel pen....

Monday, April 23, 2007

Clear Stamps bought at Michael's

Just a heads up for those of you that have bought the clear "Studio G" stamps from Michael's. This particular set has one of the words spelled incorrectly.... the second "L" in the word LITTLE is missing. Yikes!! I hadn't even noticed.... a friend of mine brought it to my attention (thank you Kimberly) as she had also bought this clear set. If you've purchased it too.... here is the phone number where you can call and they'll replace it for you as soon as the new ones are ready. Ohhhh....imagine how many they have to replace???

It's finally spring!

Well, spring has finally sprung in Massachusetts! So many people were out this weekend with the wonderful weather we had. People were out buying flowers and gardening tools, and many parents brought their little ones to the parks and playgrounds, where there were lots of smiles to be seen, and laughter to be heard. My little grandbaby enjoyed the playground but seemed to enjoy the walk in the park with her daddy even more! I think they were talking about the Red Sox and Yankee games this weekend....can you tell they're both big Red Sox fans?

Saturday, April 21, 2007

I just love buckle cards...

I have no clue who designed and created the first buckle card, but they sure were clever! I don't make them very often but I really like them. Here's one I made using Stampin' UP's "Doodle This" stamp set from the spring mini catalog. The scan doesn't show it well, but both the center and the dots on the flower have glitter on them.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Our newest family member!

Say hello to Wilma! She's the newest member of our family, and just turned a year old. She needed a new home, and I had decided I wanted another cat after my sweet Priscilla, a.k.a. Mrs. Pussycat, went over the Rainbow Bridge. Wilma is still learning the "house rules" but is fitting in and FINALLY ignoring Daisy, our dog. I didn't think that would ever, ever, happen! The first day she came to live with us, I was looking everywhere for her... and finally found her here.... I think she was trying to hide from the dog at the time. I couldn't resist taking this picture.... and I'm glad I did, as she hasn't been in the sink since... and that's good thing!