Saturday, January 27, 2007
Also, wanted to let you know that you should head on over to Cindys and Nancy's blogs. They are both giving away some awesome blog candy. While you are there be sure to check out all of their creations. A couple of talented ladies!!
Just wanted to do a quick post of my newest Penguin creation...have I told you how much I love these little guys?!!
This one was done using some patterned from Michael's that I put through my CB with the D'vine Swirls Embossing folder. And it just so happened that this paper matches quite well with SU Mellow Moss and Blush Blossom! Colored the penguin with Mellow Moss, Blush Blossom and Regal Rose ink with a blender pen. I added a little hint of sparkle with my clear glitter gel pen. Added 3 Primas with some mini white brads I picked up from Scrapbookers Paradise this week.
And of course some sheer Michaels ribbon. I also used some pop up foam dots to add some dimension to the penguin layer. I think this one is cute, but pretty at the same time.
Thanks for stoppin' by.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Cindy , an online stampin' friend of mine, has started up a little business of doing custom watermarks for your blog pics. I have seen hers and some of the other ones that she has done and wanted one. I was trying to do one on my own, but nothing that I could come up with was as nice as the ones Cindy was creating. I sent her an email this morning and she is already done creating my new watermark!! So stay tuned...
And if you would like one of your own check out her blog...and while you are there check out Cindy's creations. She is a very talented lady. She does it all...stamps, knits, sews and bakes!!
Be back soon!
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
You can not see it that well in the pic, but the black layer I ran through my Cuttlebug with the Swirls embossing folder, then wiped it with some white chalk . The red ribbon is from my new purchase of Costco ribbon and the black ones are from Michaels. Used my Silver Sakura Glitter Gel pen on the cupcake holder and the Clear Sakuar Gel Pen on the hearts. I really like the way this one turned out!
And since I had the chalks out I used them to color in the hearts on this one. Added some Clear Sakura Glitter Gel pen and a few gems for some added bling. The ribbon on the bottom was one of my Michaels bargain finds. I liked it but it is quite thick and I have never really found anything to use it on. It matched the Pixie Pink so I thought I would add it to this one. Not too sure if I like it or not. What do you think?
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Friday, January 19, 2007
A - Available or Single: Neither...married!
B - Best Friend: My hubby...Allen
C - Cake or Pie: Cake
D - Drink of Choice: Tazo Chai, Brewed Iced Tea, Sangria...depends on my mood
E - Essential item you use everyday: its a toss up between my computer and my bed!!
F - Favorite Color: I like greens and earth tones
G - Gummy Bears or Worms: neither...don't really like them
H - Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
I - Indulgence: Tazo Chai and Tazo Chai Frappachino
J - January or February: Don't really like either one...too snowy and cold for me!!
K - Kids & Names: Emily(5) Elizabeth(almost 4) Allen(36)...just kidding ;0)
L - Life is incomplete without?: my girls and Allen
M - Marriage Date: May 3rd, 2001...but we have been together since June of 1990
N - Number of Siblings: none...only child
O - Oranges or Apples: Oranges!
P - Phobias or Fears: my girls getting hurt or sick is a big one for me!!
Q - Fave Quote: don't really have one...although I have one from 'Cars - the movie' right now...'He did what in his cup?!?'...sorry I have seen it everyday since Christmas and it is still funny!!
R - Reason to Smile: my girls and hubby!! and of course my stampin'!!
S - Season: Spring, Summer, Fall...just not Winter!!
T - Tag 3 or 4 People: Nancy(nancy's creative mess), Cindy (imagine-dream-create), Kelly(diaries of a stamper)
U - Unknown fact about me: can't think of anything
V - Vegetable you don't like: brussel sprouts...yuck!!
W - Worst Habit: being too critical of myself
X - X-rays: many...head, chest, abdominal, pelvic, knees, feet
Y - Your Fav Food: wish I was having some Burban Street Mai Mai from Bubba Gumps in Maui right now!!
Z - Zodiac Sign: Libra
Monday, January 15, 2007
Card stock or heavy patterned paper
Hershey's Nugget or Kiss
1. Start with a strip of cardstock/patterned paper 1-3/8" X 4-3/4"
2. Punch the end of the card stock with the tag punch(but leave the strip long) To do this feed the strip through the front of the tag punch and then out the bottom of the back. If you have trouble doing this, feed the strip through the on the diagonal and then straighten before punching.
3. Stamp strip as desired.
4. Starting from the tag-punched end, score the card stock at the 3/4", 1", 2-1/4" and 3-1/4". Then cut off any remaining cardstock so that the total length is 4-1/2"
5. Cut a 4" Length of ribbon and attach to the purse with sticky strip.
6. Mark and punch hole where you will attach your brad to the purse.
7. Put a mini glue dot on the Hershey's nugget or Kiss and position it inside the purse.
Hope this helps. If anyone still needs any help just let me know. Have fun!!
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
And then my friend Dianne had told me about a dollar store here in Calgary, so I thought I would check it out today. Well I went there before I went to Costco. Look what I got at Dollar World??
Yup! More ribbon!! Yikes...I think I am gonna need a few ribbon holders now!! Can you have too much ribbon?? ;0)
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These are my two tables. The first is one of those large folding tables. I do not recommend getting one of these for stamping. First thing...I actually melted it while embossing ;0) and it has too much give to it to do other projects like setting eyelets and using large background stamps. But the other table is awesome. My mom bought it for me for Christmas. It is from Ikea here in Canada and it only cost $39.99!!! I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a crafting table!!
This pic is of my desk, but what I really wanted to show you was how I store my 8 1/2 X 11 cardstock. This is one of those plastic hanging file folder boxes. I bought a stack of files and seperated all my colors into their respective color families. But I have found now that I need another one. When I first started stamping I would just buy a pack of a full color family, but now I am buying individual colors as I run out. But I find this works great for me!
This is a pic of my wall of art. I just took some hemp thread and made a few rows to hang some of my own creations and some of the creations I have received from other people. I is a little bare right now as I gave away all mine for Christmas!! But I am workin' on getting my stock pile back up again ;0)
This is quite amazing!! This past May, my hubbys Grandmother past away. When his parents went out to clean up her things they brought back this supply of beads!! It is pretty amazing. I have used some, but they will truely last me my lifetime!! I am one lucky girl...I know!
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Monday, January 08, 2007
My hubby got to be a part of the Allstar game for the NCHL here in Calgary. He is a member of the league and is the goaltender for the Chargers. The Allstar skills and game were held here at the Saddledome!! It was very exciting. Of course I forgot the camera!! But my inlaws had theirs and my brother in-law brought the video camera. It was very cool. There were 3 goalies so he only got to play 1 period, but still very exciting. His team won the game 7-5!!
Thanks for stoppin' by and I will be back with a new creation tonight or tomorrow!