Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Another Goodbye

Happy Tuesday!  Did everyone have a great holiday?  Well, I sure hope so.   I did a little stamping this weekend and cased another card from the catalog.  I don't always case cards, but my mojo has been on
a long hiatus, and it's not quite sure it wants to come back full time, lol.  It has dropped in from time to time
lately, but those projects are swap projects and can't be posted yet.  Stay tuned.....

Anywho,  This card is made with a set called Three Little Words, that will be retiring in a couple of days.
It is a great set and I will miss it.

Colors used are Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White.  Old Olive
1/8" ribbon, Ribbon Border Punch, and the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
and my trusty Big Shot.

Thanks for looking today.  Have a great day!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day. Always Remember

Happy Memorial Day!  Hope your weekend is going great, but let's not forget why we have this holiday.

To those who serve or have served and their families and those who gave all.  Thank you.  We will
never forget.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Gnome Season

Goodmorning!  Happy Sunday!  Just a quick card today.  It's summer, it's hot here in Florida, and gnomes are popping up everywhere.  In our Occasions Mini that ended in April, we had a really cute set with Gnomes in it, and a sentiment set that went along called Gnomenclature.  Well, I was looking around on one of my favorite blogs, Addicted to Stamping by Jackie Topa, and found a punch art gnome she had made and just had to case it.  Especially since our gnome set didn't make it to the new catalog.  take a look:

The saying on the card is To gnome you is to love you.  Sorry about the picture, not sure why it uploaded
so blurry, but he is absolutely adorable.

 Have a great day, and thanks for taking a few minutes out of your holiday weekend to drop in.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Goodbye Vintage Vogue

One of my favorite stamps sets in the past couple of years has been Vintage Vogue, and as we will be saying goodbye to it in a few days, I wanted to post one more card made with it.  This card was cased from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.

Colors used are Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Old Olive and Pear Pizazz.  Also used
the Scallop Circle #2 Die, White Bakers Twine, some DSP (sorry, don't remember which one) and mini

Hope you like it.  I love casing cards from the catalog.  After all, Stampin' Up! has great artists for their
samples, so why not case them?

Thanks for stopping in today. Have a great holiday weekend.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Have A Heart, VC Rocks Blog Hop #1 2012

Hi Everyone, and welcome to the first VC Rocks! Blog Hop for 2012. If you don't know what VC Rocks! is, where have you been, under a rock?  lol.  I know I talk about it alot this time of year, and today is no different. VC is a virtual convention.  It is a celebration of Stampin' Up!  We make loads of new friends, have lots of
fun, we have swaps, games, challenges, classes, a virtual hotel, and we just laugh, A LOT.  I have so many wonderful friends from my time at VC.  Click here for our blog, to find out more, or start at the beginning of the hop.

So,  If you started at the beginning, you may have come here from Marisol's blog, A Touch of Sol, Marisol is so talented.  I just love her blog.

Our theme for this year, and this hop is Have a Heart.  Our project must have at least one heart on it.
Not being one to overdo a theme, lol,  here is my card.

One of my daughter's friends is getting married this year and asked for some sample cards that
are wedding themed, so this is my first one for her.  I think it turned out pretty good, but sure hope
she doesn't end up wanting 100 of them cuz holey moley, all those little hearts and pearls were a pain
to put on, lol.   I hope you can see the shimmer, I really put my shimmer mist to work on this card.  Could have just used Shimmery White Card Stock, but didn't think about it until it was almost done.

This is a single layer card.  I used Whisper White card stock, my Simply Scored, with the Diagonal
Plate for the embossing.  Then added hearts punched from the heart punch from the Punch Trio, and the smaller one from the Owl Punch popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals, and lastly I used Stampin' Up's adhesive Pearls to finish it off.  Wasn't sure what kind of card this will be, so didn't use a sentiment, instead used lots of Shimmer spray made with our White Shimmer Paint.

Well, hope you enjoyed my card.  Your next stop on the hop will be Terri's blog, My Stamp Vault.  Terri is another awesome stamper, so I'm sure she will have something wonderful to share with you.

Thanks for hopping with us today!  Our Rockers are very talented, as I'm sure you have seen already, there are, I believe, 30 stops on this months hop.  Better get hopping!  Have fun!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Monkeying Around

Hi All, Sorry so late with this post, but hopefully it will be worth the wait.

As a member of VC Rocks! ( Check out our blog here and join us now by clicking on the icon in the
right sidebar.) We are a celebration of Stampin' Up!  A virtual convention.  We have games, challenges,
swaps galore, a virtual hotel, classes, and the most wonderful and funny group of ladies you will ever meet, virtually or not.

Now, that being said, we also have a problem.  We have a monkey problem.  Every year these monkeys,
of the blue butted variety are somehow turned loose in our virtual hotel and wreak all kinds of havoc.  They
crash our pool parties, they mess with our swaps, there is nothing they don't mess with.  They are cute and funny, but they always leave behind a mess.

I just happened to get a glimpse of one the other day and decided to make a look alike out of punches.

Here is our VC Rocks! Monkey 2012:

So, you'll notice that this guy is caged.  I have been sending them out to a few of our wonderful
Rockers and had to cage them to get the post office to take them, lol.  When uncaged, if you dare,
he can actually act as a bookmark, if you can get him to be still long enough.

And just to prove that he is of the blue-butted variety, I have a photo of him from the back, with another
monkey looking on. TeeHee.  Really this was a photo I took while working on these last weekend at Panera, my favorite place in the world to just sit, read, drink coffee, have a soup or salad, chat, or just
do a little crafting.  This was actually my prototype so he's not quite as finished on the back as the ones
I'm sending out.

I did quite a bit of research for this little guy, lots of blogs, the head came to me from here. Stasia had bought a gift bag at a retail store and decided to copy the monkey head on it.  Then I saw it at the "M" craft store and decided he was definitely the "VC" type.  The arms and legs were a mish mash of other monkey parts I saw on the web by googling punch art  monkeys, Stampin' Up!.

Well, enough for today, gotta go play in the stamp room a bit more today  Maybe finish up a few more of
these guys.  Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to check out VC Rocks!  We are open for new members throughout the month of May.  Hugs,

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Yet Another Bookmark Card....Same But Different

Hello. So glad you took time out of your Sunday to stop by.  I was doing a little cleaning around in my craft area the other day and came across several punched pieces, some embossed pieces, some paper flowers, etc, so I decided to make something out of them.  Here is the card I made:

I'm not that happy with it, need to replace the little butterfly with a celery or pink butterfly, but I do like the  left hand side.  That Whisper White panel with the sentiment and
flower is a removable bookmark.  I have been a reading fool lately, (over 40 books read so far this year), so
I'm always in need of a bookmark or two.

Colors used:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery. Inks: Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade.  DSP:  Print Patterns.  Accessories:  Designer Label and Butterfly Punches, Polka Dot and Elegant Lines Embossing Folders. Pretty in Pink 1/8" Ribbon.

Well that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Because I Care

Hi, and Happy Friday!!!  Today is another card.  I hope you don't mind.  It is made with a set called Because I Care, that is retired, but it is oh so pretty and I just have to use it from time to time.

Isn't it pretty.  I took inspiration from Andrea G. another demo on Stampin' Connection, our SU demo only
website.  Our place for all things SU.  It's amazing how many wonderfully creative people there are at SU.

There is a special going on at Stampin` Up! right now.  When you join, you can put together a kit of any of
our current products, Your Choice.  That`s right! up to $125 of any SU products that you choose, plus a $65 business supply pack, and free shipping.  That`s a $190 value for only $99.  Click here to join.

Colors used are Concord Crush and Old Olive.  First Edition DSP (retired), Print Pack DSP,  Victoria Ribbon and Vintage Brads.

Thanks for having a look today.  See ya again soon.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Zindorf inspired Birds on a Wire

Oh my goodness!  This post was supposed to run yesterday. I thought I had it scheduled, but you know my feeble brain, lol.  Today's card is Zindorf inspired from her card here.  I used the baby wipe swipe technique to
make my background, then just punched some birds, and made a wire out of black cardstock (it's really more like a very large cable, lol)  and Voila!  this really cute card.

So sorry about the bad picture.  Taken with my phone until I get batteries for my camera.

Cardstock: So Saffron, Basic Black.  Inks: Basic Black, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, and Not Quite Navy.
Accessories: Bird Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Baby Wipes

Have a great day!  Comments are appreciated.