Thursday, September 30, 2010

More wedding stuff

Bridesmaids gifts. Times 6. {smile}

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Where do the years go?

My niece was married last week. She was a darling baby at my wedding, 20 years ago. {sigh}

She couldn't find a guest book anywhere that she liked, soooo, I altered one for her. Her colors were butter yellow, navy, and light blue. Did you know it's very hard to find butter yellow fabric in stores in September???? Fortunately, I had some in my stash. Not enough, so I had to sew two different pieces together. lol But it worked! Added some navy 5/8 grosgrain and some flowers from the Flower Layers Die.

Here's the inside page:

The rest of the pages were stamped with a watercolor flower image. . . I forgot to take a pic of that part.

So just look out, because those little darlings in your life will be all grown up SOON! {sniffle}

Saturday, September 25, 2010

October Card Buffet

It's time for a Card Buffet! 
Thursday, October  21 6:30 pm
The cost is $15, and you choose any 8 cards you'd like to make! Additional cards are $2 each. The sunflower pin/magnet is available also. I'll have all the materials cut and ready for you, and you make the projects!

Please email me with your choices by midnight Thursday, Oct 14! I will send you a paypal invoice as soon as I receive your request. You can also pay by check. All payments are due Oct 15.

Now for the cards!

Falling Leaves.

 Three Butterflies.

White Hydrangea.

Three Red in a Row.

Lattice Birthday.

Sunflower pin or magnet (please specify). $5 if you make it. $8 made to order.

Let me know which 8 (or more) cards you'd like by Oct 14!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Silk Flowers

I have 4 daughters, so we're always interested in the newest accessory trends! These are what I officially call "melty flowers." :-) We used the Big Shot and the Flower Folds die to cut all kinds of black fabrics that contain polyester--then held each flower over a candle flame till it's all melted. Sew the layers together with a button/brad/bauble in the middle, add a pin back or hair clip, and ta da! Give it a try! Super easy!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My favorite mushrooms

When I first saw this set, Funky Four (120438), I HAD to have it! What says early '70s more than these babies??? Ahh, the memories.

Anyway, we made this card at our Club meeting on Tuesday, using the make-your-own-ink-pad technique with white felt and re-inkers. We also had fun with the Tasteful Trim die (120893), and made this adorable Early Espresso ric rac behind the main image.

Stamps: Funky Four, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: More Mustard, Ridinghood Red, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive Classic, Re-inkers: Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Old Olive, Ridinghood Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Brights Brads (Old Olive), dimensionals

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

See ya later, alligator

Every month at club, we do a swap. This month's swap theme is animals. I {heart} the Level 1 hostess set Longfellows, and decided this was a perfect opportunity to show it off! I used the faux alligator skin technique, which is an old favorite! If you'd like to learn how to do it, let me know!

Be on the lookout for a card buffet next month! {gasp} I know, it's been a year since the last one!

Stamps: Longfellows
Paper: Old Olive, Peach Parfait, Early Espresso, Greenhouse Garden DSP
Ink: Versamark, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Accessories: Clear EP, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Neutral Brads 3/8", 1 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Stampin Sponge

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Join Stampin Up!

If you've been thinking of becoming a Stampin Up demonstrator, I'd love to talk to you about it! In addition to getting a discount on products I love, I have made dear friends with demonstrators from all over the United States and Canada! This month, new demonstrators will receive this fabulous tote FREE with purchase of a starter kit! Let me know if you'd like more information.

Dates: September 1-October 18, 2010, or while supplies last

New recruits who join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator during the promotion period will receive a FREE craft tote (valued at $39.95) with the purchase of their Starter Kit.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Watercolor just for you

I didn't make it to the Stampin Up Convention this past summer, but I made this card inspired by one most Convention-goers made!

It uses the fabulous stamp set Just Believe. I inked it up with my markers, then spritzed with a bit of water to give the watercolor effect. How about those Brights Buttons! I love 'em. I edged the card with the Scallop Trim Border punch, and then put a line of Old Olive cardstock on the inside of the card to highlight it.


Stamps: Just Believe
Paper: Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Naturals White
Ink: Old Olive and NQN markers, Not Quite Navy classic pad
Accessories: spray bottle, 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain, Brights Buttons (Old Olive), Linen Thread, Scallop Trim Border Punch

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A fish story

I wanted to post a close-up of one of the fish I did for last week's blog hop. I like this one, because you can see the Smooch Spritz on it! This really is one of my favorite projects in a long time.


Paper:  Concord Crush, In Color DSP 6x6 hostess pack
Ink: Concord Crush
Accessories: Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Die, Neutral Buttons, Rhinestones, 1/8 White Taffeta, White Gel Pen, Stampin Sponge, Mono Multi Glue, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz