Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sale-A-Bration... So Many Scallops

Oh weeee! I was sooo excited to get home on Monday and open my stamps. I just didn't have the energy to stamp. How wrong is that? I managed to squeeze a few minutes in on Tuesday night and have to say, I'm lovin' the So Many Scallops set. I contemplated getting this set from the start as it seemed kinda plain to me. It was the first set that I used, in fact, I haven't had a chance to even use any of the other sets. I can't wait to use this one again and dig into the other sets.

Tonight when I get home, I'll have more goodies waiting for me. I bought a Crop-A-Dile and some other fun toys. As well as the stamp set "Just B". I am willing to bet that I will love that set just as much as I love my "All About U" set. I love how versatile the sets are. With a little luck and a snow storm heading our way tonight, I may be able to get some major stamping done!! Wish me luck :)
* So Many Sallops
* Stem Sayings
* Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, So Safron
* Certainly Celery
* Making Memories

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Thank You - Military style

A co-worker called me up on Friday night and asked me to make a special "Thank You" card for her. A colleague of ours did something very special for her family while her daughter and son-in-law were visiting from Alaska. He just got home from Iraq in November. Her only request was something in Army green or along those lines. I remembered Hobby Lobby had some camoflage paper so I picked up a piece and this is what resulted:

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Valentine Card Swap

I joined my very first Valentine's Day card swap. There weren't any requirements that I recall other than it being a V-day card. These two cards are very similar, only the ribbon and hearts/flowers are different. I love this stamp set from SU! It is so versatile.
Stamps: All About U
Paper: Real Red , Basic Black, Whisper White
Designer Paper: Hobby Lobby
Ribbon: Offray Organdy & Gingham
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black
Embelleshments: Making Memories Brads

Saturday, January 12, 2008

My first sketch challenge

The same group I did the Valentine's Day challenge for had a sketch challenge going this week. I haven't had much time this week to play around since my husband was out of town. But, it's Friday and I don't have to do anything this weekend. That only means one
thing... STAMPING!!!

Any way, here are the is of the sketch and the other is of my card. I used Barely Banana, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red. The lighting is a bit off down here where I do my stamping so the colors may not come through as they should. It's definitely not the camera as it's a Nikon D-70 and takes beautiful pictures. It may just be the photographer ! *wink*

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Simply Said

I started making these last night but my time grew short and I didn't want to just throw something together. I wanted something that was Valentine-ish but not your mainstream colors. I ended up using SU Old Olive and SU Tempting Turquoise. A few embelleshments from Making Memories as well. Offray ribbon since I've yet to stock up on SU ribbon.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

My first card challenge

I recently joined a group that is having a Valentine's Day card challenge. The requirements for this were that you had to use not just pink and red but black as well. I don't have that many "heart/love/mushy" stamps so this was a bit of a challenge. Here is what I came up with.
You can't tell in this picture but the black heart is actually 3-D. I am not very good yet at taking these kind of pictures. Soon.... soon, I hope!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Time Well Spent

I've been at it again this morning...I CASED this card but I forgot where it came from.

This card is made from SU's set - Time Well Spent. I used Rose Red and Regal Rose Chalks, and Dashes, Dots & Checks Ribbon along with Black, Whisper White and Regal Rose Card Stock. I used the blender pen on the "Friends" stamp with the Regal Rose and Rose Red chalks.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Oh My!

I placed an order with Stampin' Up last night for all the stamp pads that I don't have. We're talking a majority of them as I have maybe 15 colors if that. I'm very excited to receive the email that informs me when they've shipped my order. However, I believe because the spring catalog ordering began yesterday it may take longer than normal. :(

In the time being, here is a card that I made at Christmas. Although I see that the top flower was not aligned properly when I took the picture I think you get the jist of it.