Saturday, September 29, 2007
After I colored the bird, I started sifting through my patterned papers. I was planning to use softer colors, but nothing looked quite right. I finally settled on these prints from DCWV (for my dislike of orange, I sure am using it a lot!). I matted the bird with some hot pink, but left very little showing. The final touch was some orange rick rack between the two patterns, and the robin is definitely rockin'!
Friday, September 28, 2007
I *LOVE* this card, and honestly don't think I'll be able to part with it. In fact, I'm even toying with the idea of framing it. How cool would it look in a shadowbox?!? Might just have to take a stroll down that aisle next time I'm at the store...
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Although I have a LOT of stamps, I don't own the entire Bible in rubber :) The longer passages were computer generated. The charm on the spine says "faith," and the circle charm at the bottom in the second photo says "peace." I have three more sets of pages to do, and I already have ideas - just need to get them done! Be sure to check out Salt - they put up a new challenge every other week, and just posted that the new theme is Joy. I'll definitely be playing along again (although I'll be keeping my project simpler!)
(images from My Heart Stamps For You, Biblical Impression, Sweet Grass, Stamp Francisco, See-Ds)
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
What scrapbooking item are you?
You are PAPER! You are an all natural basic person who likes to act as a foundation to others. You are willing to take a backseat in most of your relationships and let others take the spotlight, while you show your support and help them shine! Underneath it all, you are the one who makes it all happen. You are the focus and stability in any group, even if you are not the leader. Others look to you to set the pace and provide ideas for ways to get things done. But Paper Beware - sometimes you get a little edgy with the people who look to you for support and can give them some papercut remarks that can hurt their feelings. Remember to watch what you say, because you are best when leading by example.
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I stamped the leaves (smARTworks, Leaves #1) in gold encore ink, then sprinkled on a variety of colored embossing powders. (Hint: next time you have a food sample with a little spoon, save the spoon for projects like this!) I layered some scraps of brown cardstock onto the artichoke base, and stamped the sentiment (To Life!) on mustard. I added a single copper brad for a bit more dimension, then adhered everything.
Hope you're enjoying whatever journey you're on today!!
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
I'd been planning to make her a card with this phrase (Custer's Last Stamp), and when I saw this week's sketch challenge on SC, I figured that was a good starting point. I pulled out some TAC Geneveive paper, then finished it off with two Prima daisies and a rhinestone brad.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) Lady Passat
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Coffee Shortbread
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) T Dan
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Green Dog
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Lynn Billings
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) Dantr
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink) The burgundy diet coke
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) Leonard Floyd
9. WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Kay Lawrence
10. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter) Natzel Nashville
11. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower) Christmas Hydrangea
12. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”) Peach Jeansie
13. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree) Toast Dogwood
14. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”) The Stamping Lightning Tour
and lastly, my personal definition:
Fuzzy to the touch
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I'm not going to tag anyone, but please feel free to play along if you'd like!!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Anyway, on to the card itself... I used some scraps that were in my "too nice to toss" stash. (And I feel compelled to add that the bottom panel isn't nearly as pink as it appears in the photo.) The little copper charm on the ric rac says "wish." The numbers were stamped with a Making Memories foam set using white acrylic paint (blended with a bit of reinker).
Here's wishing you a wonderful birthday, Dad. The wishes may not be timely, but are truly heartfelt...
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Quick but quite lovely!!
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
I ended up with three tables worth of stuff: I loaded the vast majority of it into a friend's minivan on Friday night and did initial set-up. I then came back home and sorted through even more, loaded it up into my station wagon, and then left the house at 6:30 Saturday morning to go finish setting up. I made several hundred dollars, and the remaining stuff all fit into our wagon (with the seats down, though!) I was hoping to clear more out space-wise, but it's a start! Several of the people wanted to buy even more, and have promised to give me a call in a few months. We'll see what happens...
So all in all, it was a good day. Tiring, but well worth the effort!! Would love to see this turn into an annual event...
Friday, September 7, 2007
In other news, the big sale is tomorrow! And this is what my back room looks like right now. Just need to finish pricing some of those stamp sets...
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
In other news, I'm still sifting through my mountain of supplies, determining what to sell at the scrampers sale this weekend. Yesterday afternoon I sat on the back patio, flipping through books and magazines while the kids played. I jotted down some layout ideas, and added most of them to the sell pile. It feels really good to let go of this stuff - now here's hoping that someone else actually is willing to buy it!! :)