Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I'm Baaack...

...for awhile anyhoo(the rest of this week). I'm sorry I've been MIA but just had so many things going on around here lately. I will be gone all this next upcoming week at my oldest daughter's house kid/house watching while they(daughter/son-in-law) are gone on a nice little trip to Las Vegas. I can't say I'll be babysitting as my 2 oldest grands are nearly 12 and 10 lol! ANYhoo, when the vacationers return, I will be presenting a workshop for my daughter and her friends. It's gonna be soooo fun too! I'll be telling them about the Scrapbooking Paper specials going on ALL this month at Stampin' Up! IF you buy 3 paper packs, you can choose/get a 4th one for free! This great deal includes textured and Designer Series Cardstock!! I'm also going to be showing the Big Shot. My daughter thinks that her friend's mom MIGHT want one so we will be making an adorable Flower Pot Slide Card. I've already made one and here is mine for you to preview:
This is it all 'put together'And here it is 'separated' card from the pot...
these photos aren't the greatest(I know lol) as the colors aren't showing up how it really looks at all...but at least you can get the general idea. :)

Isn't it adorable?? I got this idea/ tut from Stephanie Luman andHERE is the link to her blog.
I used a discontinued cardstock from SU and the ginham ribbon was some I had around here but the stamp set(words) is Oval All from the Occasions Mini Catalog. The pretty butterfly is from a hostess level 1 FREE stamp set called God's Beauty. The flowers were cut using my Big Shot's cute little embosslit die called Stampin' Up! Flower Burst(product #114515). To color the few flowers that needed some coloring, I used my Stampin' Write Soft Subtle markers. I cut the 'oval' shapes with my large oval punch and a new oval scallop punch sold in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

I'll have yet ONE MORE project to show you a bit later today. ACTUALLY, it's TWO more(now don't faint lol) but they more or less go together. I need to make photos of them(let's HOPE they turn out a bit better than the ones above lol).

I'll see ya later and until then, no stamper is completely happy unless she gets a bit of ink on her hands! ;)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Post It

Hi all,
I just made this really cute post it note holder. I got the tut HERE. If YOU make one of these of cute little post it note holders, do a comment adding your Blog link and I will feature YOURs on MY Blog, including YOUR BLOG LINK---free advertisement for YOU and HOPEfully, more traffic for me cuz I'm HOPING you'll spread the word! :) I'll take projects through this week ending on Easter Sunday.
Here's mine closed:

Here's mine opened:

The little hoop is for a small pencil or pen which I will get and add to it soon!
Don'tcha think this would make a really CUTE hostess gift? One could make a coordinating card too!
The cardstock is all retired SU and the stamp used is from the Sale a Bration set, Polka Dot Punches.
Until we meet again, have a happy stampin good time and DON'T FORGET to add a comment below along with your BLOG link once you've made one of these!! :)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

For You Card

Hi everyone,
Hope your weekend is going well. It sure was a pretty(but a bit windy) day today. After all the rain we've had lately, the sun was really good for our garden. :)
Today I used my Big Shot and made a quick and fairly simple card tho the results look really nice.
These colors aren't ANYthing like the real colors of this card lol! I used my Big shot for the embossed/texturez backgrounds(both on the blue and cream)...I just LOVE the texturex backgrounds for the Big Shot. You get 3 different 'plates' BUT each plate actually has 2 different designs so you get a grand total of 6 different texturez! I have Backgrounds 1(product #114512 found on page 203). As soon as I can, I'm gonna get the other set. NOW if you decide you want to order a set of the backgrounds texturz plates, do NOT FORGET you will need to use them with the MULTI-PURPOSE PLATFORM, IMPRESSIONS PAD and also the SILICONE RUBBER(all sold separately....the multi-purpose platform comes with the Big Shot).
I also used the nifty Eyelet Border Punch(product #113692).
Until we meet again, ya'll have a stampin good day!

Friday, April 3, 2009

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