Friday, June 15, 2007

some moving gifts

We are getting a new assistant pastor in July. I made a few things for welcoming them to Roanoke. I made a folder for putting in menus from some deli type places, some maps of the area with things located on them of interest to them. And then I made 20 we've moved cards, and then a couple of tins with little activity things in them for their two girls to have for move in day. I'll post the tins later.
And I forgot that I plan on adding some embellishments to the folder too. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Baroque Motiffs in river rock

Another Baroque Motiffs card. I like this one alot.

colors: river rock, chocolate chip, groovy guava

Preview Catalog... Baroque Motiffs

I just love this new set. It is soooo pretty, easy to use, and makes the most beautiful cards and quick. This set didn't grab me at first, but then I saw all these beautiful cards on Splitcoaststampers, and I am going to have to get this for me. One of my downline ordered it, and I am borrowing it before I leave town. She is so sweet. I hope you like the new In Colors shown, they are very pretty in real life and go great together.

Stamps: baroque motiffs, Hugs and Wishes
Inks and Papers: vanilla, white, river rock, wild wasabi, blue bayou, groovy guava, black, grey, white

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Wedding bells in June

Here are some wedding cards I made for upcoming weddings, and bridal showers my family has been invited to. They were pretty easy, just a little time consuming for cutting out the cakes. I used all Stampin' UP! colors, but used my Cuttlebug and a non-SU! stamp for the rest.

Monday, June 11, 2007

19 days and counting....a little new catty teaser

I was able to look at the new demo magazine, Stampin' Success, today for the month of July. It was chock full of new products that will be in the 2007 Fall/Winter collection catalog from Stampin' UP! Oh, my goodness, you are going to be loving this new catalog to pieces. New ribbons (wide grosgrain, stitched ribbons to go with new IN Colors, taffeta ribbons, and more Ribbons Originals), lots of new gorgeous double sided papers to coordinate with specific stamp sets (BOHO Cowboy is one line), dyeable silk flowers with pearl brads, hat pins, etc. in a kit called Pretties, lots more punces including a star and a scalloped circle, new simple scrappin kits that have double sided papers more die cut stickers, and textured solid cardstocks, and lots of CHIPBOARD!!! Chipboard is everywhere and now we get a chipboard clipboard (with three clips to show off photos, make a message center, oooooh I am loving this), more chipboard alphabets, accents, flowers, etc. Okay, let's see what else, I think that is it, but I could be missing something. If you haven't signed up and paid to get your new catalog on July 2nd from me, please contact me immediately. I can't give you the catalog unless you have paid. Thanks.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Another classy brass flower

This is a brighter version for a swap I am doing in July. Just thought I would post it too.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

new style gift card holder

This is a cool new origami style gift card holder. With a few scores, folds, and turns of your paper, you can make this great new gift card holder. And this is a little sneak peak of a project you will get to make at my July stamp camp. This is a first try, so the one you will make will have more pizzazz, and hopefully fun new Christmas papers from Stampin 'UP!

The picture of the front has an insert. On the next picture is the insert and then what it looks like inside with the gift card and an inside insert.

graduation book

This is a book I made for a friend, whose son is graduating. She sent out notecards to friends and family of her son and asked them to write down a favorite memory or a word of encouragement for him. I made a book to fit them in when she gets them all back. This is the book part.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Leftovers into Makeovers

For all of you unlucky ones who didn't make it out to my stamp swap, you missed a fun time. You also missed your chance to stamp 3 cards for absolutely FREE. Ah, well, I took the leftovers and remade them into a few different cards. Here they are.
By the way, most everyone who showed up with stuff to sell/swap sold something. I think next time if we have more participation, even by people wanting to shop, it would be even better. Alas, we all had fun chatting, stamping, and catching up on how things have been going.

Don't miss out on my next stamping event: Christmas in July stamp camp. For a mere $25 you will get to stamp up to 10 projects to use to wrap it, tag it and organize it this holiday season. You are going to love it!! Don't forget to sign up by the end of June and pay your fees. Thanks.

Something old is new again; something new will be gone soon...

Okay, so I didn't come up with a good title, but I wanted to highlight some cards that I made up quickly using those same "Mish" card layouts. These are so much fun and easy. The hardest part is finding colors to use, but use that color coach or go to the link on the right that says SU! color combos to make that part easier. Or find some beautiful patterned papers and let those dictate your color scheme. Anyway, these cards are for my stamp swap/sale open house today. I thought if we are shopping for stuff, we might as well stamp too. I cut 10 of each of these in about an hour (again, I was a little stumped on color on a couple). Then it took me less than 10 min. to stamp and assemble all three.

I am saying farewell to some of the retiring sets (Best of cluck), some already retired stuff from last Summer (Polka Dot posies and summer papers), and trying a masculine card for Father's day with current items that will be returning.

Hope you like what you see, and don't you wish you had come today to make these yourself? Well there is always my Christmas in July stamp camp coming up on July 28th. You can sign up for that until the end of June.

Friday, June 1, 2007

My Mr. Crabby Pants

Here is my version of the crabby card. I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder, some ribbon, ticket corner punch, and a new color scheme: not quite navy, cool caribbean, and certainly celery and red. Pretty cool if you ask me. This is another Michelle Wooderson layout using a 4x4 piece of embossed paper, and a square main focal point. Again, super easy and if you used a full 12x12 sheet of paper, you could easily crank out 12 of these out of one sheet.

Mr. Crabby Pants hits our house

A fellow stamper had named this stamp "Mr. Crabby Pants", and alas the name is catchy and has stuck in our house. We have a birthday party to go to this weekend for my sons' friends, so I got out my Cuttlebug, which they love, and we got a little crafty. Here are Nathan's (6 yrs. old) and John's (3 1/2 yrs. old) cards.