Thursday, August 2, 2012

Holiday Mini is Live

Just a note to let you know that the new Holiday Mini is LIVE as of August 1!  It is absolutely awesome and you can see it in my left sidebar so check it out, you'll be glad you did, but maybe not your wallet, lol.

I do have a couple of ATC's to show you today.  I made them for a swap I hosted.  They went to the two ladies that did two sets.  We only had 11 players, so I wanted to give them a little something extra for their trouble.  |I made these two cards and also sent them each a little notebook I made for them.  Will post those later.

Hope you like them, they were quick and easy.  have a great Thursday!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Kindness Matters

Hi All.  Just a quick share today.  This card is a fancy fold called a Double Gate Card.  I just love the chevron look on the front, plus the Labels Framelits are an elegant addition to it.

Really not sure why the picture is jacked up.  Probably user error, lol.   Stamp set is Kindness Matters.
Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great Monday.  Hugs.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Coffee Time with The Open Sea

Hello everyone, and Happy Friday!  Today's share is a fun little gift that would have been great for Father's Day, but could be used for any occasion.  This one holds some coffee bags.  I love coffee, so any chance to
give a gift of coffee, I jump at it.  Isn't this too cute?

I got the idea from another demo, and I will update when I remember where I got it, lol.  If it's yours, let me know, will ya?  
I used The Open Sea and Perk Up as my stamp sets.  Soft Suede ink and Crumb Cake Cardstock.  I also used some Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, some hemp twine, and the small tag punch. The filling is something every SU demo has loads of.  It is the packing paper from a SU order.  There are loads of uses for this great paper.   Thanks for stopping in today.  Hugs,

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Father's Day

Hi!  Thanks for stopping by today. We had a wonderful day Sunday, just enjoying being together as a family.  We had my hubby's favorite meals, which I don't cook often. Stuffed Grape Leaves, Cucumber Yogurt Salad, and for dessert, a Semolina Cake with almonds called Harissa.  It is not a quickly prepared meal, but it is delicious.

 Hope you had a chance this weekend to join us on the amazing VC Rocks! Blog Hop.  I shared the card I made for my hubby in the hop, today I want to share a funny little
gift I made for him.  He has a mustache, has ALWAYS had a mustache, probably born with it. I've never
seen him without it. Not sure I'd recognize him, lol.

It's a candy bar wrapper.  Chocolate with Almonds, his favorite.  I wanted to put a tie on it, but he hates ties.  The only one he will wear without fussing, if he can get away with it, is a bolo tie and so I used some Hemp Twine and some retired Hardware to kinda sorta make one.  I thing I should have stuck with a regular or bow tie, but it just
wouldn't have been him. The mustache was freehand.  I used the sentiment YOU ROCK (my world) that was laying on my desk  from the VC blue butted monkeys, lol.  The set it is from is eluding my brain at the moment.  Typical....

Anyhoo, that's my little share for today.  Hope you enjoyed it.  Have a great day!

Friday, June 15, 2012

VC Rocks! June Blog Hop

Hello Everyone and welcome to VC Rocks! June Blog Hop.  There are 31 wonderful stops in this weekends hop, so get you a cup of coffee, a bit of chocolate, and get ready to see some awesome artwork from our talented Rockers.

VC Rocks is a group of fun ladies that get together each summer to celebrate Stampin' Up!  We have loads
of challenges, swaps, games, classes, a virtual hotel, and we develop friendships with some of the nicest people you will ever meet.  Membership is closed for this year, but keep an eye on our VC Rocks! blog for
our grand opening in Spring 2013.  Now on to our hop.  The home stop is Here at the VC blog, so if you
get lost, that's where you can be found again, lol.

 You may have come here by way of Janice's blog, Stamping With Janice, I know she had something awesome to share with you today.

My share for today is the card I made for my hubby for Father's Day.  My hubby loves anything with
horsepower, including horses, thus this card:

I used the Out West and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets, now retired.  Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Very Vanilla Card Stocks.  Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy and Chocolate Chip Markers with a Blender Pen. Houndstooth and Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folders, Corner and Square Punches, Hemp Twine and Silver Mini Brads.

I'm hoping he will like it, It was a lot of fun to make.  Love the Spotlighting Technique.  Haven't used it in
quite some time.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!  Your next stop is going to be Mary's blog, Mimi to Jett.  She will definitely Wow you!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wedding Dress

Hi.  Happy Sunday.  Just a quick post for you today.  Was checking out a blog that I just love, named Understand Blue by a very talented and funny demonstrator named Lydia F.  She was a guest at a wedding shop, and did some videos of some wedding type favors, etc.  One of them was a little gift box, inside a
gorgeous wedding dress.  I have been working on some things for my daughters friend, to give her some ideas
for her wedding, and thought this would be awesome.

So I set out to find the die, I know it isn't Stampin' Up! Well, I found it, but not only does it use my trusty Big Shot"s Big Brother, but the dies will not fit my Big Shot.  What to do?  Figure out a way to make it myself.
 I first cut a large oval from my retired Oval Frame Die and used it as a template for the bottom of the dress, then hand drew the rest of the dress, punching out the neck with the Wide Oval Punch.  It still needs some tweaking, especially on the flat bottom,  and a box on the inside to hold the gift, not sure yet which one will fit, but here it is.

I think it turned out ok.  Like I said, still needs some tweaking, but it's cute, and  made out of only 1/2 of a sheet of Shimmery White card stock.  I embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder, and tie a bow with some retired 5/8 Satin in White, then used our Pearls around the neck. I'm thinking, if I make another one, I will use smaller ribbon, maybe 3/8" and leave longer tails on it.

Thanks for looking today.  Enjoy the rest of your day.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Betsy's Blossoms in the new In Colors

Hi everyone, I'm back, sorry I haven't posted in a few days.  Life gets in the way sometimes.

I received my first order from the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  It contained the new In Colors, in the brand new
foam ink pads (which are AWESOME). and the Betsy's Blossoms set.  I decided to do a card using these new colors all at once.  Well, needed some help trying to figure out how to put it all together, so went to Stampin' Connection, and found the perfect card by a Hilary Smith, another demo.  I tweaked it a tad to make it my own.


Cute, huh?  The new In Colors for 2012-2014 are: Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse,
Primrose Petals and Gumball Green.

Hope you have a great Friday.  Thanks for stopping in.