Sunday, April 29, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
I am so blessed to have GOOD friends! Thursday, my best friend, Amy (far left in photo) and I traveled a ways together with her son, George, to meet Becky (middle in photo). We met at a Cracker Barrel, and swapped cards we'd made and looked at each other's albums, and had a wonderful time. Becky brought her daughter, Hannah, with her - and what a beautiful little girl she is! She looks a lot like her mamma. :)
We tried to find a scrapbook store together, but ended up taking a scenic tour of the area instead. :D It was a wonderfully fun day, and we're looking forward to the next time we can get together!
Friday, April 27, 2007
From here until we leave is a run downhill. I still have to pack, can you believe that?
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
customers - Hi, Kathy & Donna! :) It's an envelope that's been
"transformed" into an individual-sized popcorn holder. It's super-easy!
Take a business-sized envelope and seal it shut. Then, use the "Hot to Dot" wheel and wheel both sides of it - I used Real Red. Next, take decorative scissors and cut it 1/3 of the way down - so you'll have one piece that's about 1/3 of the envelope, and the other piece will be about 2/3. :D
Next, take your crimper and crimp the larger piece of the envelope.
Now, get out your "Treat Yourself" stamp set. I stamped the bag in Real Red, and the popcorn in YoYo Yellow on Whisper White card stock. The measurements for MY piece are 2-1/4"x3". Then cut mats of Real Red and YoYo Yellow; the RR dimensions are 2-1/5"x3-1/4", YYY is 2-3/4"x3-1/2". Adhere the TOP HALF of the image to the uncrimped piece of envelope. Next, ink up JUST the "Treat yourself" part of the saying stamp with a Real Red Stampin' Write marker, and stamp on YoYo Yellow card stock. Punch out with the Word Window Punch, and add an "!" with the writing tip of the marker. Then, adhere diagonally across the top of your image.
That's ALL there is to it!!!!! I do have to admit, the "Hot to Dot" wheel is one of those tricky ones for me. The edges of my wheel like to pick up too much ink!!! I found today that if I just hold it steady and push it quickly, I don't have as much trouble with little lines. :)
I would LOVE to hear from you, if you decide to try this! Leave me a comment, send me an email, send me a pic!! I feel like I'm whistlin' in the dark over here in my little corner of the world. :D
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Whew!!!!!! It was another BUSY day. Church, then lunch, then to the store to buy some bubbles for our next assignment: taking pictures of Abby and her family. They arrived mid-afternoon, and we spent LOTS of time taking pictures - until our NEXT person for pictures arrived. By the time it was all said and done, we decided to go grab some dinner instead of cooking - it was 6:45!!!!
We had a picnic by the lake. It was the perfect temperature, and it was nice to just sit in the quiet of the evening.
How was your day? Did YOU get to blow bubbles today? :)
Saturday, April 21, 2007
I've been running around the house trying to get ready for my classes this week, and planning the projects for a workshop the DAY AFTER I get home! My real goal is to have as much as I can ready before I go - ideally, all I'll have to do is put stickers on new catalogs, print off the retired list and put it into the manilla folders I use for my workshops, and pack everything up. :) IDEALLY, that is....
SO. Pardon me for posting no photos or scans today; it's been busy, and I'm on the run. :) Actually, don't be surprised if this turns into more of a "We did this today" blog for a while, with vacation coming up. I am SO earning a rest.... :D
Friday, April 20, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Sherie and I had a great time yesterday morning! She followed my sample pretty closely, the one I posted last week. But *I* had to not do the same thing - too boring. :) So, I came up with this design! I used white paper bags for this one, and covered more of the bag with the card stock. It uses the same Simply Scrappin' kit from Sell-A-Bration, but I did use more than just a half of one this time. The inside of the brackets is what you see on the squares on the front; I also used another half of the Coral rickrack strip for an inside page.
I like the way this one turned out; it's not as "girly" as the first one, and is much simpler on the inside. Tell me what you think!
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
http://poohisstampin.stampinup.net/Events.aspx), and it uses the Simply Scrappin' kit from this year's Sell-A-Bration. I absolutely LOVE this kit; it's SO easy to use, and has great self-adhesive die cuts. Plus, the colors are so springy! :)
I alternated the paper bags, so every other page has a pocket - that blue tab you see sticking out is the tab on the first pocket. My little book has a total of 10 pages not including the front and back covers, and I used less than half of a SS kit on it! I think they make wonderful gifts - and with Mother's Day and Father's Day coming up, you could do one for both parents with one kit! :) The only things I used not in the SS kit were the brads, the ribbon - wide organdy and Prep School Ribbon Originals - and adhesive. Easy peezy! :D
Maybe tomorrow, I'll show you my favorite interior pages.... :) Have a wonderful evening! Thank you for reading my blog - and please let me know you do!!!!!
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Again, all supplies are Stampin' Up!®, including the cool Round Tab Punch from the Spring Mini. I wanted this book to be pretty simple, because it's going to be bulky by the time I get it home, and it will be the things tucked into the envelopes that will matter to me the most. I decided to put the Cool Carribean note piece in the outer pocket, so that small memorabilia can be kept safely in the other pocket - it will be harder for it to fall out when the book's closed. You can click on the picture to get a bigger view, or tell me you'd like to see the real thing! :)
I hope you're enjoying your day. After a big rainstorm last night, the tulips in the back yard are bravely recovering, and the birds are swimming in the fountain. Enjoy God's creation today!
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
going to my stepdaughter's wedding in May. :)
I'm starting to plan, and scheme; last night, I made sure to check with her - we're going to go shopping for her memory book sometime in the first week Ken and I get there! She's asked me to put it together for her. I'm SO honored and proud that she would ask me! I want to do a phenomenal job, so I know that's what I'll be working on a lot when we get back.
Until then, there's still a lot that we're going to do NOT related to the wedding that I can prepare for. This is my first envelope accordian book; there are six (I think, can't remember!!) envelopes joined together inside. I then made two covers, and hinged them with ribbon strips. The actual size of the book is 8"x6", and the inside envelopes are white. All the supplies I used for this so far are current Stampin' Up!® supplies; check out the online Idea Book & Catalog© on my website for prices, ideas, etc.: http://poohisstampin.stampinup.net. The background paper is Slumber Party designer series paper, and I love the colors!
As I get the inside pocket stuff together, I'll let you see those pages, too. I've already got plans - but no more motivation to stamp at this moment. It's too pretty outside! :)
Monday, April 2, 2007
After re-doing the Inspiration Station last week, I realized I didn't have too many spring-y 3D projects. So, today I decided to do up this mug insert really quickly. These mugs are really fun; I've found them at garage sales, and Walmart and Hobby Lobby both have had them. This is one of my favorite verses, and I've been blessed by just being ABLE to stamp today! I've also sent out my customer newsletter today; if you're interested in receiving it, please email me - and don't forget to visit my website at www.poohisstampin.stampinup.net! I just updated all my samples there, too! :)