July 21, 2007
Yesterday I received an RAK (Random Act of Kindness) from my friend Carol. Wow, did she spoil me or what? I got LOTS (and I mean LOTS!!) of stamped images, stamped on Stampin’ Up! Whisper White and Paper Trey’s white card stock, a generous amount of blank card stock from Paper Trey (I have never used this before and already know that I LOVE it!), two beautiful handmade cards (isn’t this one gorgeous?), and some Anna Griffin fabric squares! All of this was packaged in some pretty, scented, rose tissue paper.
I can’t imagine the amount of time this must have taken her to put together. What a great surprise, thanks again, Carol! I will have lots of fun playing with my new goodies!!!
July 19, 2007
Wow! I have been nominated by Melissa for the Rockin’ Girl Blogger Award! What a surprise! I think it’s fitting too…since my husband is a rockin’ drummer! He recently played at Sonshine Christian Music Festival and had the honor of meeting some of the talented guys of Casting Crowns and Jeremy Camp. And of course, had the privilege of playing with his own band Tom Hipps. Check out my husband’s blog Twin Cities Drummer for more rockin’ fun!
So back to my own Rockin’ Girl Blogger Award! I get to have fun and nominate five more so here they are! Thanks for letting me play, Melissa!
Dianne – The Scrappin’ Librarian
Domenica – Crafty in Calgary
Tandra – A Little Inkalicious
Corie – Creations by Corie
Michele – Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker
July 16, 2007
Here is the second Bella I bought over at Doctor Scrapbook. I thought this one was so cute!
Thanks to Dianne (The Scrappin’ Librarian) for the gorgeous color combination of Groovy Guava and Chocolate Chip. I also added Creamy Caramel. I embossed the Chocolate Chip paper with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, Stylized Flowers and used the outline flower from Simply Said for the background. A combination of blender pens with Groovy Guava and Prismacolor pencils blended with baby oil gave me the coloring I wanted. I also sponged Soft Sky behind her, though it’s hard to see in the picture. Christmas Red, Lime and Waterfall Stickles were added for some interest. Really, I have a hard time NOT using my beloved Stickles!
July 15, 2007
I picked up HuggyBella at Dr. Scrapbook in South St. Paul. If you are ever in the area, stop by and tell them Shelly sent you. They are wonderful over there! I don’t use yellow much but have always liked cards that use yellow as the main color. So I thought I’d challenge myself and use some bright yellow! I am also finding how versatile the Spots and Dots embossing folder is. I have other embossing folders, however, this is the one I find myself grabbing the most. I used two circle punches and used the embossing folders on them. The sentiment is from Simply Said.
The Bellas are colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with baby oil. And of course, no card is complete without Stickles!
July 14, 2007
This was a fun card to put together. I used some Basic Grey paper along with Stampin’ Up Old Olive, Ruby Red and Creamy Caramel. The Kind sentiment is from Baroque Motifs and was a perfect fit in the oval. I distressed the edge of the Old Olive card stock by using the edge of my scissors. Both the main image and sentiment are on dimensionals. Of course, no card is complete without Stickles! Fruit Punch and Lime Stickles have been added randomly to the flowers and leaves. A little organza ribbon and my card is done.
July 14, 2007
I really liked how my hostess gift cards turned out using this color combo so I went back to it and used the same stamp set and added the French Script background. I cut out the butterfly and added a hint of Stickles to the wings. Finished the card with some organza ribbon and BAM! (did I do that right, Emeril?) had a quick card!
July 14, 2007
This little guy is so cute! I had some googly eyes and thought they’d go perfectly with my little frog. I used my craft knife and cut two slits in the sides of the frog and tied the ribbon around him. Wild Wasabi spots were added to the ribbon using a blender pen and I used a white gel pen for the flower petals, polka dots and doodled borders. The background was run through my Wizard with the Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spots and Dots. I really like this new In Color, Wild Wasabi and can see myself using it a lot!