Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Technicolor Watercolor, showing off! :D

Good morning! What a beautiful day here in middle Tennessee again - it's well on its way to the 70s, being 66° at 10:37. Wow!

Today's share is a card from last week's Technicolor Watercolor class. I'll show you my FAVORITE from this class on FRIDAY, so be SURE to come back by then!

SO fun! I wish you could all have come to the class - but since you couldn't, you'll just have to OOOH and AAAAH over mine, and get a few friends together so you can have a private class! :)

Card Stocks: Whisper White, Garden Green, Not Quite Navy, Watercolor Paper

Inks: Versamark, Garden Green Craft (which needed to be re-inked, so my second card looks MUCH darker on the embossed turtle!)

Stamp sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Nature's Nest

Accessories: Earth Elements Watercolor Wonder Crayons, clear embossing powder, gold embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool

Ta da! That's it! :D

OK, I'm off to enjoy this beautiful day. I hope YOU have a wonderful day - with a bit of time to STAMP something! :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sparkling and shiny!

Means a bad photo. Sorry, everyone, but you'll have to add your imagination to this photo. :D It's a graduation card from Saturday's Spring Quick Card Class!

Don't forget, you can see any photo at the size I uploaded it by clicking on that photo!

Card stock: Almost Amethyst, Very Vanilla

Ink: Vanilla craft, Lavender Lace

Stamp Sets: Medallion, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Well Scripted (inside)

Accessories: heat tool, embossing buddy, clear embossing powder, Pretties Kit, Tombow Multi Adhesive, Frost White shimmer paint, Regal Rose re-inker, Modern Label Punch, stampin' sponge

You could change the greeting and the inside very easily for a birthday card, a shower or wedding card, or just about anything you can think of! :) It's the shimmer paint mist that made it difficult to get a good photo of this. :D

OK, I'm off! I hope you have a WONDERFUL day - and be sure to take the time to stamp SOMEthing. :D

Monday, March 29, 2010

You're going to want this wheel!

Good Monday morning! It's another beautiful, sunny day here in middle Tennessee - after a rainy, cloudy weekend. :)

Speaking of weekend, it was our Spring Quick Card Class Saturday! We had a BALL making these cards - and you're going to want to pick up your own Very Vintage Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel after seeing today's card!

It's SO elegant, and simple! You could put together a whole BUNCH of these in a quick period of time - and change the color scheme to suit. What a pretty wedding thank-you card this would be!

Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink: Basic Black

Stamp Sets: Thank You Kindly, Define Your Life ("gratitude", inside)

Accessories: Very Vintage Jumbo SA Wheel, jumbo handle, Basic Black jumbo ink cartridge, black gingham ribbon, scallop oval punch, wide oval punch, dimensionals

I can't stop thinking about different colors this would look great in - we have red gingham ribbon, too, which would give this almost a French country look. It would look great in just about any color that we have 1/4" grosgrain ribbon in - and you would definitely change the look if you used wider ribbon!

It's the END!!!
Of Sale-a-bration, that is!

I don't want you to miss out!

You can do one of three things:

Bring me your check or cash by MONDAY NIGHT, MARCH 29, for your order - remember, for every $50 you purchase in merchandise, you get FREE STUFF!

Call or email me with your order and CREDIT CARD INFORMATION by Wednesday, MARCH 31, by NOON - so I can be SURE to get your order in!

Go to my business website and place your own order by WEDNESDAY NIGHT, MARCH 31. Just click on that link, click on the SHOP NOW button at the top right or the PRODUCTS link at the top, and GO SHOPPING! :)

OK, I'm off now - I need to get next week's LET'S GET PUNCHY 2 class designed; the nieces and nephews will be here a week from today again! :)

Have a WONDERFUL day! And PLEASE, be sure to take the time to STAMP something - you'll feel SO much better! :)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Late on Friday - imagine that.... :D

Sorry, ladies and gentlemen - I was going to post this morning, but my computer was NOT cooperating. SO, I'll give you this one, late in the day!

It's one of three you'll see from last night's Technicolor Watercolor Class! :)

We had a great time!

Card stock: Garden Green, Creamy Caramel, Night of Navy, watercolor paper

Ink: Versamark, Not Quite Navy Stampin' Write Marker

Stamp sets: Kind Thanks, Nature's Nest

Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, black embossing powder, Earth Elements Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aqua Painter, embossing buddy, heat tool, Champagne Shimmer Paint, paintbrush, Big Shot :D, SU! Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates

Tomorrow's a Spring Quick Cards Class! Card stock is cut, but it's time to clean up the studio a bit. :D Have a WONDERFUL weekend - and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Quick post!

Good morning, dear friends! Sorry I'm a bit late; I'm tired. :)

Today's share is from late February parties! It's a BUNCH of fun! :D

Most of the products we used are from the Occasions Mini, which is good until the end of April. The designer series paper, however, is the paper pack you can earn for FREE when you place an order during Sale-a-bration. IT ENDS THE END OF THE MONTH! Get your orders in NOW, people! :D

The Very Vintage wheel is done in Blush Blossom on both cards; the color card stock is Melon Mambo or Bermuda Bay - and that's the ONLY difference on both cards! Inside, we used one stamp and the different Stampin' Write Markers to match the card stock.

OK, I'm off! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me! I LOVE knowing you're out there! :D

Have a WONDERFUL day - and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Last of the Easter stamp camp projects!

Hi, everyone! Here it is, Wednesday already! I hope you're having a great week! It sure is beautiful here today, and warming up quickly. I may have to spend a few minutes sitting on the swing this afternoon! :)

Today's share is the final project from the Easter stamp camp. We had a BLAST! Tomorrow night is our TECHNICOLOR WATERCOLOR class, and Saturday is the Spring Quick Card class. :) I wish you could ALL come play with us!

It's SO super-simple, and so fun! All it took was Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, and Creamy Caramel card stock, Creamy Caramel ink, and some punches - scallop edge, scallop circle, 1-3/8", and 1-1/4". The bunny is from FOREST FRIENDS - which you can earn for FREE if you put in your Sale-a-bration purchase by the end of the month!! Email or call me to find out how, or to place your order! :)

OK, I'm off to enjoy this beautiful day - and to do some designing. :D Have a WONDERFUL day - and be sure to take the time to STAMP something!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Easter Card!

Good morning, ladies! How do you like this?!?!? EARLY on a Tuesday! Thank goodness for pre-posting. :)

Here's the Easter card from Saturday's Easter stamp camp. I'm telling you, you missed a FUN class!

Seriously. FUN card - a little labor-intensive, but SO worth it!

Card stock: Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal

Stamp sets: Well Scripted, Celebrate Everything, Christ is Born (last two inside; see below)

Ink: Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery Stampin' Write Marker, Apricot Appeal and Barely Banana Stampin' Spots

Accessories: 5-petal flower punch, Boho blossoms punch, SU! Little Leaves sizzlit, Petals-a-plenty embossing folder (STILL AVAILABLE!!!), Big Shot ( ☺ I ♥ MY BIG SHOT!!!), assorted rhinestone brads, scallop trim corner punch

Here's the inside! (Sorry, the color is way off, but you'll get the idea, anyway! I couldn't get the color correction to work properly!!)

OK, I'm off. Lots to do! :) Have a WONDERFUL day - and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

You SO missed out not coming Saturday!

OK, so usually I don't say stuff like that. :D HOWEVER, we did some REALLY fun projects. This is the MOST fun one; tomorrow I'll show you the card, and Wednesday I'll show you the most simple but still-cute project. :D Is it a deal?

It's a HEN HOUSE! Isn't it CUTE?!?!? Those are chocolate Cadbury eggs in there; instead of using grass, we used excelsior - it looks more like straw or hay, and it's pretty easy to just cut chunks of it and stuff the holes. If you haven't gotten the mini milk carton die yet, you want to now, don't ya. :D

I can't take the credit for this idea; I shamelessly copied from an INCREDIBLE fellow demonstrator, Jackie Topa. WOW, is she EVER talented!

Here's the recipe. Sure wish you'd been here with us to create one for yourself!

Card stock: Kraft, Whisper White, YoYo Yellow, Basic Black

Ink: Real Red

Stamp set: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Accessories: Real Red Polka Dot 5/8" Ribbon, Welcome Neighbor DSP Pack (Sale-a-bration), Pinking Hearts edge punch, word window punch, toothpick, sticky strip, Big Shot, mini milk carton die

It SO makes me smile! :D Oh, and here's a close-up of that cute chick! :D

OK, I'm off! Now, make sure you send me a link or a picture if you make one of these! :D And be SURE to take the time to STAMP something today!! :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fantastic Friday! :D

Hey, y'all! What a GLORIOUS day it is here in middle Tennessee today! It's 69° right now, sunny, and Mom and Dad have been working outside to uncover the plants. It won't be too long until the tulips come out - and then you might want to come take a class just to enjoy our back yard - or book a photo session!

But that's another business. ;D

Good news to report: Ev is feeling MUCH better, and is home. He's restricted from driving for the next three months, but is doing well. Thank you for praying!

On a sad note, another good customer and friend's mother passed away unexpectedly after surgery yesterday. Please keep Cindy in your thoughts and prayers; if you'd like to send me a condolence card to pass on to her, please do so!

Today's sample is another from those workshops earlier this month.

I just love TOTE-ALLY TESS. :) She's so much fun to stamp with!

Because I got TESS as a clear mount stamp, we were able to place several of the smaller stamps - the snips, stamp, and marker - on one acrylic block to use as a background. It was REALLY fun - and a really cool, crafty look!

Card stocks: Whisper White, Ballet Blue, Regal Rose

Ink: Jet Black Stazon, assorted Stampin' Write markers

Stamp set: Tote-ally Tess

The only accessory we used was adhesive! We stamped the "I ♥ Stamps" stamp inside. :)

OK, I'm off! There's a lot more work to do this weekend - and I cannot WAIT to show you what you're missing if you're not coming to the Easter stamp camp tomorrow! :)

Have a WONDERFUL weekend! Be sure and take the time to STAMP something!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Sale-a-bration is winding down!

Good morning! How are you today? It's already been one of THOSE mornings; I had to go delete about 25 of those stupid ad comments from this blog. It really irks me, and takes a lot of time. I just don't get WHY people think someone's gonna click a link in my already-small comment section that is nonsense language except for the word SEX. Hello?!?! :D

ANYWAY. Today's share is a birthday card that we did for two workshops earlier this month..

Card stock: Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker

Stamp sets: Well Scripted, Crazy for Cupcakes and Things I Love (inside)

Accessories: Sending Love Specialty DSP, Wide oval punch, Scallop trim corner punch, Scallop trim edge punch, dimensionals
Edited to add: Well, slap me nekkid & hide my clothes (from a dear professor who was from OK!)! I forgot to put my FAVORITE accessory down - the BIG SHOT! I also used the scallop square die. Sorry for any inconvenience! :D

Now, then. That scallop trim EDGE punch will be available in the next Idea Book & Catalog, but you can earn it FREE through the end of THIS month with a $50 purchase. After that, it's unavailable (I think!) until July, when you can purchase it for $15.95. Good deal to get it NOW!!!

The corner punch, Well Scripted stamp set, and the DSP are in the Occasions Mini, and are only available through the end of April (although I'm willing to bet the corner punch will be in the IB&C with the edge punch!). It would be SO easy to put together a great $50 order from the Occasions mini and get your Sale-a-bration item for FREE by the end of this month!! You can email me, call me, or shop 24/7 on my business site - just click the SHOP NOW button!

OK, I'm off to work on designs for Saturday's Easter Stamp Camp! I hope you have a WONDERFUL day - and please, take the time to STAMP something! :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Today's quick tutorial is how to make a sparkly shamrock without a single stamp. :D I hope you have fun, and perhaps do a few of these! I may have to wear one to church tonight, if I can't find something green to wear. But I AM Irish - that should take care of it all, dang it! :D

Don't forget: you can see any of the photos at the size I uploaded them just by clicking on the photo!

All products are copyrighted by Stampin' Up!®. I'm not going to put the © on each image, but you have been told! :D

For this project, you will need:
  • Green card stock of your choice - I'm using GLORIOUS GREEN.
  • Heart punch - I'm using the Full Heart, but you can use the Heart To Heart, also.
  • Oval punch - because I'm using the Full Heart Punch, I'm using the Wide Oval Punch.
  • Paper snips, just in case.
  • Adhesive
  • Shimmer spray, made with alcohol and Frost White Shimmer Paint (Want to know more about how to use this? Get four people total, and have a private class for only $15 per person!)
Please note: I'm showing you how to do this by putting it together and then spraying the whole thing, but it will go better for you if you spray the pieces and let them dry, THEN put it together! (Voice of experience! :D )

Step 1:

Start by punching three hearts out.

I turn my punch upside-down, so I can see how close to the edge I am. :D

Step 2:

Using your oval punch, punch half of an oval from the side of your card stock. OK, so maybe it's not QUITE a half - see the photo for approximation! :D

Step 3:

Now, punch a stem shape by lining up more card stock from the area you just punched from. Take a look at the photo, and see what I'm talking about. :D It's really hard to describe in words!

Step 4:

Now, put the larger end of the stem piece back into the punch, and punch a little bit off. We're trying to make it look a little more natural! :D

So, these are the pieces you should have for your shamrock - see, it's not difficult, is it! :D

Step 5:

Now, adhere them together!

First, put the central heart at the top of the stem.

Then build up from there, until you have your shamrock completely together!

Awww, look! It's a shamrock! (Actually, it's a clover, but I can say whatever I wanna! :D)

Here we go! Are you ready for the final step?

Step 7:

Shake your shimmer spray well, and spray until you're in love with how much shimmer is on your shamrock!

Let dry.

OOOH and AAAH over your beautiful shamrock!

WHEW! They're easy to do, but not so easy to tell HOW to do! :D I hope the pictures helped! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask them! :) And if you need any of the supplies, you can email me, call me, or just place your order at my business site - just click the SHOP NOW button at the top! :)

For those of you who are praying for Ev: he was supposed to be let out of the hospital today, and they were hoping to at least start the trip back home today. Please keep praying for him - he's feeling better, but has a long road ahead of him. THANK YOU!!!

OK, I'm off - I'm gonna make SOMETHING green for tonight's snacks. :D I hope you have a WONDERFUL day - and especially make time to STAMP something! :D

I really do have a reason! :D

This is a quick post to explain about yesterday - and then I'll get busy and do a quick tutorial for today's post.

Besides being not home most of the day, our internet connection was intermittent down here yesterday. It's not the best excuse, but it IS true! :D

Sale-a-bration ends when March does; have you placed your order or hosted your party??? Kenn thought this saying on the box was pretty cool. :D I don't think any of my hostesses lately have SEEN a box, since I've sorted the orders for them! :) Place YOUR order with me, or at my business site - just click on SHOP NOW at the top!

OK, off to work. I hope you're having a great day! Take the time to STAMP something - I'm gonna!

Monday, March 15, 2010

New Week, New Life!

Good Monday morning! How are you today? Did you have a good weekend? Did you get something done that you wanted to? Did you spend wonderful time with someone you love?

Item of business: PLEASE pray for the husband of one of my dear friends/customers. His name is Ev; he's having a scope procedure done, in a hospital far away from home, on his heart. She has gone to be with him; please pray for their peace, and that the doctors will be able to find what's wrong and help them. Thank you!!!

There was a very special wedding at our church this weekend; our young adult minister and the principal of Lancaster Christian Academy married his love Saturday night. We didn't get to go, but I've got the gift all ready to give them. :D Here's the card I made - I was told that "the girls are wearing blue, and the tables are decorated in sage, blue, and black". Well, I had to guess at the "blue" part - as you know, Stampin' Up! has about 10 choices in the blues! :D But I like the way this turned out!

Card stock: Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Sage Shadow, Basic Black

Ink: Versamark, Brilliant Blue, Sage Shadow (inside)

Stamp sets: Oval All, Celebrate Everything and Well Scripted (inside)

Accessories: Bride Specialty DSP, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, dimensionals, embossing buddy, heat tool, Iridescent Ice embossing powder

It's pretty self-explanatory! :D Lots of layers, some specialty paper and embossing powder, and poof! a beautiful, customized wedding card!

I hope they like it.... Congratulations, Kevin and Shari! May you be blessed with MANY years together!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Take Two: Milk Carton!

Good Friday Morning! Are you surprised to see me this early? :D I got the chance to pre-post! What a happy thing. LOL!!

Here's today's - a LOT like yesterday's, but different.... :D

I love that you can see the colors of the jelly beans through the vellum! BE WARNED: When working with vellum for this project, you MUST be careful, because it will crack VERY easily. Also, USE SHIMS to ensure getting those critical score lines on it!!!!

Card stock: Vellum card stock

Accessories: Gold brad, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Mini milk carton die, Big Shot :D, Sticky Strip, Mini glue dots (I highly recommend these, so the butterflies stick!)

So, which one do YOU like better, Thursday's or Friday's? :)

Have a wonderful weekend! And be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Let's make CARTONS! :D

Good morning!!! How are you today? It's a rainy day here in middle Tennessee, but it's been a nice day so far. I've been up entirely too long. :D

Today and tomorrow, I'm going to show you the basic SAME design for one of the new MINI MILK CARTONS, with the die that's in the OCCASIONS MINI (good until the end of APRIL!); JUST by changing the colors, we changed the whole LOOK.

Here's today's!

So! Isn't it pretty? And I have to tell you, tomorrow's is even simpler - we left off the bottom strip!

Card stocks: Gable Green, Only Orange, Whisper White

Ink: Whisper White craft (used to highlight the embossing on the butterflies)

Accessories: stampin' sponge, Big Shot (YES, I DO love my Big Shot - and you CAN all say it with me! LOL!!), mini milk carton die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, scallop trim punch (FREE if you purchase $50 in merchandise until the end of MARCH - and it will be in the next Idea Book for $15.95!!), Sticky Strip, clear rhinestone brad

See how simple?!?!? And it's filled with jelly beans - what a fun co-worker gift, or little something to tuck into an Easter basket....

OK, I'm off again! :) Lots to do today! I hope you have a WONDERFUL day, filled with good things! And be sure to take the time to STAMP something! :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

OK, OK!!

LIFE! :) Can someone stop the world from spinning for just a bit? I need a break! LOL!

I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to post yesterday - it was just one of THOSE days. So, to make up for it, I'll post all four of the layouts from last month's scrapbooking class. Will that put me back in your good graces? :D Part of it's been not being able to find the surfaces necessary to take photos - what a MESS around here! I'm working on it, however. :D

I'm also going to apologize right now for my scanner. If someone wants to bless me with a GOOD all-in-one, I'd be so grateful! LOL!!!!!!!! The scanner bed is 11.68 inches - so it cuts off 12"-long items. And let's not talk about anything wide.... :D SORRY!!!!!

Here's the first one!

Isn't it FUN? That paper pack is the FREE one you can get with Sale-a-bration going on; it's ONLY through the end of the month, so I'd be SURE to place your order now, or book your party in the next week or so!!! With every $50 you purchase, you get something awesome for FREE - and if you are the hostess, for every $300 your party hits, you get another FREE item! That's on TOP of the already awesome benefits! :D

Anyway. The only other products we used were Bermuda Bay and Whisper White card stocks, SU! Timeless Type Alpha Sizzlits Dies, and a 2-way glue pen. Fast, easy, and so cute!


Again, super-simple, cute, and will give those special photos a real boost! That's the BRIDE Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). We also used a brayer, Real Red ink, Frost White Shimmer Paint, large heart punch, Real Red and Basic Black card stocks, and dimensionals.

The third one!

How SIMPLE is this? But it's REALLY cute in person - and SO simple! Another with no ink! :D Just Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla card stocks, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, and the scallop square die and scallop oval punch. I'm thinking little girl's tea party photos, or Easter dress, or or or!

Final one - and it was a LOT of fun, but the most work of the night! :D

SO fun to do! Let's see. We used Not Quite Navy, Blush Blossom, and Very Vanilla card stocks. We used Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Creamy Caramel, and Blush Blossom ink. We used the eyelet border punch, the crimper, the SU! Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates, and the Petal Card Die. There's a pocket behind that heart, for extra pictures OR journaling, and we used the Heart to Heart punch to make the pull for it.

So, there you go! Lots of ideas that will transfer to cards, or grow for larger scrapbooking ideas - or maybe it's a color combo that you want to do some home decor items with. Whatever it is, I hope you got inspired today! :D

Have a WONDERFUL day - and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Welcome to Monday!

Wow. What a weekend! LOL! Life never stops, does it?! Faster and faster....

Saturday was the first GREAT GIFTS class, and it was APPLIQUE WITH THE BIG SHOT. We had a BLAST!

Here's one of the items we made!

We also made an apron that kind of matches. I can't tell you how fun this is - and now we're planning to make tote bags with my nieces and older nephew when they come back through.

To make that go easier - I mean, there will be SIX of them, plus Mommy! - I'm going to go ahead and do their names. My sister and brother-in-law are so smart! When they started having children, they chose a color for each one - so my oldest niece is red, the next one blue, the next one yellow, and so forth. That way, they can get items in each individual color, and know at a glance whose they are! So, each name will be in their colors! I'm going to pre-cut some of the appliques to help the little girls out a bit. I've got to come up with a boy's design, which is NOT going to be easy for me, but I'll do it! :D

OK, I'm off. I'm designing today! :D The studio's an absolute DISASTER, so it needs to get cleaned up a bit, AND I need to do Bible study homework. EEK! Where's my day speeding to?!?!? :D

Have a WONDERFUL day! Be SURE to take the time to STAMP something - and enjoy this beautiful spring day!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Happy Friday!

This is gonna be a quick one - it's my day to teach! And then a doctor's appointment. UGH. ANYWAY. :D

Here's your sample - from last month's Advanced Techniques! Yup, it's a Techniques Junkies technique, called Jenny's Coat.

Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Gray

Ink: VersaMark, Whisper White craft, Lovely Lilac (inside), Basic Black

Stamp sets: Medallion, Well Scripted, Define Your Life

Accessories: Clear embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, Frost White shimmer paint, white embossing powder, brayer, Hostess Paper Pack III

This was a FUN technique! Be sure and tell Pat I sent ya! :D

Have a WONDERFUL weekend! Be sure and take the time to stamp something!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Almost time for my crazy weekend to start. :D Am I the only one who feels like my weekends need to settle DOWN? :D

Anyway. Today's card is one I made to show my newsletter recipients a tutorial on Poppin' Pastels. If you'd like to get my newsletter, just email me and let me know! :)

It's Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, and Ruby Red, with Stampin' Pastels and VersaMark. That's all I used!

Sign up if you want to see HOW I did it. :D Or book a party with me - Sale-a-bration's ONLY going on until the end of this month!

OK, I'm off to finish writing my newsletter. I hope.... :D Have a WONDERFUL day - and take the time to STAMP SOMETHING!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I know, I know....

I'm sorry it's been so long since I posted. Life's getting in the way! :D

Today's card is from January's Advanced Techniques Class; this is another technique I learned at the Chattanooga Half-Day Regional!

This is a little 3x3 card - so you could make eight of them from one piece of 12x12 card stock. Here, we used Real Red, Whisper White, and Basic Black.

The stamp set is Animal Crackers - and I just love it. :D You'll also need Crystal Effects, Stampin' Pastels, and the ticket corner punch. Oh, the "thank you" is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. :D

OK. I'm off to WORK, and for church. :) Have a WONDERFUL day, and be SURE to take the time to STAMP something!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy March!

Good afternoon! PLEASE forgive me for being so tardy today; it was an all-out, run-the-race weekend. PHEW. For those of you waiting for my newsletter, it's going to PROBABLY be until Wednesday when I get it done. I'm sorry, but I am WIPED OUT.

I have to share with you a blessing from this weekend. My sister and brother-in-law and seven kids were here; the 2-year-old wasn't sure what to think of me for a while, but then she brought me a note and told me it said, "I love you". I pulled out a piece of scrap paper that I'd stamped "fan mail" on - which was funny to ME, because she'd had her sister fold my note into a paper fan. :D I wrote, "Aunt Lori loves M-------", and handed it to her. She treasured it all weekend - and brought me notes that not only said "I love you", but "Aunt Lori loves me". :D Here's a picture of my desk piled HIGH with love notes!

And, FINALLY, when I said goodbye to them - I did a hostess party yesterday afternoon - I got a hug from her. :) Kenn caught this one!

OK. :D Enough of my family - but my heart (and face!) is still smiling. :)

Here's today's sample, from February's ADVANCED TECHNIQUES. It IS a Techniques Junkies technique - how did you know?!?! :D

It's called MONO DIES!

Card stock: Pixie Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White

Ink: Pixie Pink, Tempting Turquoise

Stamp set: Well Scripted

Accessories: Big Shot, SU! Sweetest Stem Embosslit, wide oval punch, Tempting Turquoise ribbon

Seriously. If you've never been to an Advanced Techniques class, you should COME! We have a BLAST, and you get to learn different ways of using your supplies!

OK, I'm off. I'm trying not to feel too guilty about not getting my newsletter out today.... :D I need to clean up from my workshops, and get busy stamping for MARCH! :D

Have a WONDERFUL day! Don't forget to STAMP something!!!!