Friday, August 28, 2009

Hound Dog

I LOVE how this card turned out! The stamp was a 'virgin' before this card. It is one I got in a grab bag from Viva Las Vegas Stamps. The saying is from Hero Arts. The paper (ironically enough) is from the same friend that the card ended up going to. She'd cleaned out her stash and given me some papers. I made a card and sent it back her way. LOL.

Isn't it cute?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fall To Layout

There is a blog I've mentioned before that I really like to visit. It is called Clean & Simple. She has layouts she calls "Fall To Layout (FTL)" which means they are the layouts she returns to time and time again. This is one of her FTL's and I can see why. I made a first one, and then a second...and then a third! All within a couple hours. Clean and simple!

The ladybug is from TAC (The Angel Company). Greeting is from Hero Arts. Enjoy!


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Girly Hang in There

Well, I have now officially finished TWO cards since I've moved my workspace. It is still not completely finished/organized but it's good enough I can start using the space a bit.

This is the first card I made.

The image and saying are both from The Angel Company. This is one of the first sets I bought from them. It's a "two step" stamp and they aren't clear they can be a little difficult to line up. But I trim mine pretty close so it's not too difficult. As you can see, it is off just a tad. I figure the recipient will just have to deal with it and be thankful they got a card! LOL. The paper is from Close To My Heart.

Anyways, hope you enjoyed the card. I made another one today that I really like - but will wait to share it until after I give it to the recipient.

Have a great day!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Pool Boys

These are a little older pics - but I love the pictures themselves and the simple layout. The saying in the middle is a CTMH stamp.

I finally sat in my new space a couple nights ago and made a card. So that will be shared pretty soon.



Sunday, August 16, 2009

Beach Scrapbook Pages

I have spent the better part of two weekends and I'm STILL not finished. How much stuff can there possibly be??? Well, I spent most all of today organizing PAPER. Good grief! :-) But it is slowly taking shape.

I haven't managed to make any new cards to share - so instead decided to share some scrapbook pages that I found while cleaning. These were probably completed at the last scrapbooking retreat I went to...I don't think I've scrapbooked since then. (Linda...if you are reading this tell Stacey she HAS to start having Scrap Camp again or my poor children's lives will NEVER be documented via scrapbook pages...cause it seems like those retreats are the only time I get anything done! LOL.)

Anyways, here are a couple pages to share. We'd taken the boys to San Diego. I had the pictures developed in both black and white and color. I really like the black and white. And for just a little "pop" I "spotlighted" the boys with the color photo on the second page.

Hope you liked the pages. I have more to share - so come back and visit!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Going to be MIA for a Bit

I have spent all weekend trying to move (and in the process) declutter my scrap/stamp room. So...if you don't hear from's because I'm buried under a stack of 12x12 papers and can't get up! LOL.

Seriously, I do have a few items for sale...

- An ATG Gun (Scotch ATG 752) Older but works fine.
- Sizzix Machine (would be heavy to ship)
- Sizzlet Machine w/alphabet set (would be heavy to ship)
- Fastenator and 2 packs of staples to go with it

In addition I've thrown out 2 boxes of stuff, and boxed up 2 boxes of stuff to give away to friends. And I'm STILL not sure I can make everything fit into my new alloted space! (A bookcase and three iris carts).

Wish me luck!


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Brayered Friendship Card

This is another attempted at brayering and then using a sillohette stamp on top of the brayering. I like how it turned out!

All stamps are Stampin Up.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Be Happy Penguin

I love my Memory Box penguin stamps. If I had to choose between the Memory Box Penguins and the Stampendous Changito monkey'd be a realllllllly hard choice!

The greeting is part of a Hero Arts greeting that says BE HAPPY EVERY DAY. I just inked up the first two words. The layout was taken from a CAS (Clean and Simple) challenge on Splitcoaststampers.



Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sympathy Card

A former coworker lost her son recently and I wanted to send her a card. I had seen some cards made which used a brayer and a silohette I decided to go with that. For me, sympathy cards are so difficult to make. You don't want them to be too cheery - but you also don't want them to be too dark. Hopefully I found the right combination.

What do you think?

Silohette stamp is from Stampin' Up. Sympathy greeting is from Clear Dollar Stamps. Ink and colored cardstocks are from Close To My Heart.

I actually had time this weekend to make a couple other keep your eyes open for more to come!