Monday, January 31, 2011

A Birthday Card For Barb...and A Quick Update...

Where did last week go...and so fast! My sister-in-law Barb had her birthday on Wednesday and the card I sent her was another that I learned from Michelle Zindorf's brayer classes. We also had our Monthly card night and I helped one of the girls to get the card together for the night. The group has graciously offered to have my sister join the group. I think she is very happy to know she is welcome. She can't wait to demonstrate "Flower Soft". It's her new passion...she has to figure out how to add it to every card she makes right now. LOL :0) (you can check out some of her cards in one of my older posts this month)

I made the little "Matchbook" note pad/callendar's for the girls in the group. You can't see it very well in the picture but the little matchbook has a note pad on it and I just added the calendar at the top flap. I got the adhesive calendars from Vippies. (I used there little stick figure stamps on the match note pad) I also gave some chipboard coaster, calendar, and adhesive magnets to make their own magnetic fridge calendar. I made the pear one for Monica and the other is mine. I just used stickers from Cloud 9 Design on mine.

Sadly Lee wasn't up to company this weekend(really all week) so we had to cancel our family game day. He hasn't totally gotten over a cold he had earlier in the month. It was the one thing I was looking forward to all month. Instead, I ended up cleaning and scrubbing kitchen cabinets and started the move of all my rooms. I can't wait to get everything moved around. To have a whole room devoted to my stamping will be awesome.

Well, hope you like the card I sent Barb. The bird card is the card we did for card night. All the cards used all Stampin Up! Supplies.

I'll post the weekly card for David later this afternoon. :0)

Till my next post...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Not All Cards Turn Out The Way You Want Them To

I saw a card similar to this one and thought "how cute" ...I'll just change it out a bit. The original card was stamped with hearts not owls(I tried to go back and find it to post where to go to see it but can't find it now). It also had a longer saying and tied with the cutest bow. The "circles" where place higher on the strips of colored cardstock. In the end mine didn't turn out as well as the other one. I think mine would have worked better without the Orchid Opulence color and using a brighter color of orange or purple.

Oh well, it's not a total disaster but I think I could have done better. I like the basic format and will give it another shot.

As always I hope you will find time to be creative and most of all to stamp!

Till my next post...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Card for David...week 33

Well, the weeks are just ticking by. These cards are the inspiration of one of our stamping friends Barb Mechling. (Thanks Barb for letting me use your stamp set, tape and embossing folders!) The metal looking strips are from the hardware store. It's some kind of tape you use to wrap pipes. :0) Barb used them in her embossing folders. Let's face it we stampers look at things differently! Everywhere we go we are looking for things to stamp with or on. And anything we can use our Sizzix Big Shot Die Machines for. hehe

I'm sending one to not just my brother but my nephews and sister-in-law as well. I think they will get a kick out of them.

All supplies except for the sliver tape are from Stampin Up!

As always I wish you time to be creative and most of all time to stamp.

Till my next post...

Sympathy Card

Sadly one of my stamping friends Paula, had her sister passed away on Friday. Her sister was young so it's so hard to find the right the reality there isn't any. I hope Paula knows how much all her friends are here for her. Paula is one of the nicest, funniest and talented people I know.

This card is made with all Stampin Up! supplies

I tried to keep it soft and minimal. Using white on white makes a quiet but elegant statement.

I am thankful for all my friends and family everyday...I think I need to send reminders to each and everyone of them....

Till my next post...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Card Making With My Sister

What a nice day it was yesterday. I had been promising to find time to stamp with my sister(Mary) and we finally got together yesterday. Mary had bought this product that is pretty hot in the stamping world right now called "Flower Soft". It is like flocking which has been around forever only better. It is so fine and the colors are totally FAB and after it's applied it is so fuzzy and well...soft!!! These are a few of the cards we made. We did them kind of a assembly line with both of us working on the cards. Mary ended up doing all the Flower Soft(except the card with the heart...I just didn't get the hang of it). I loved how the Iris turned out. I have the Queen Ann's Lace stamp from PSX and can't wait to use it on it.

Supplies used: Flower Soft and Flower Soft Glue on all cards. Additional items listed below.

Iris Card: stamp from PSX, markers and papers a mix from Stampin up and Close To MY Heart

Rose Card: All products and stamp from Stampin Up

Heart Card: Stamp from Stampendous , punch used for border from Fiskers and all other products from Stampin Up

Allium Card: All products from Stampin Up

Hope you enjoyed the cards as much as we did making them. :0)

As always, I wish you time to be creative and most of all time ot stamp!

Till my next post...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Valentine Cards for Black & Orange Cat Foundation

Well, what a day it has been. My laundry is caught up and I've got more cards done for B & O Cat Foundation. I had made about 2 dozen that I forgot to take pictures of. :0(

These are pretty simple and not much bling but the googlie eyes are a hoot . The pictures don't do them justice. Now to get on the stick and make some birthday cards and I'll be doing good.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

As always I wish you time to be creative and most of all time to stamp!

Till my next post...

Favorite room in the house...Laundry Room...Really!

Yes, my favorite room in the house is the laundry room. :0) It is my favorite job.(how I hate to dust!!!)I got my new washing machine yesterday evening...ahhhh...I'm in Heaven! LOL I just got the vinyl wall cling and Lee got me the "Mother Theresa" saying(it's my all time favorite quote) and since the frame had a leaf motif of course I just had to have it. I'm finding my favorite things to decorate with are birds, trees and leaves. I can't wait till I have everything moved where I want it and finish hanging all these pictures I've got.

Now to go catch up on all the laundry that piled up while I waited for delivery of the washing machine. You never know how much laundry you actually do until you see it pile up! LOL :0)

Well, this wasn't a "stamping" post but I have a great card I will be posting later tonight.

Till my next post...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Card For David ...week 34

Well, here is the latest in my cards for my Brother. I made this card in the class I took from Michelle Zindorf. It was amazing learning how to use a brayer to make the backgrounds. She is so talented. I took her beginner and advanced classes and it was so fun. I will post the other cards another time.

All supplies used were from Stampin Up!

As always, I wish you time to be creative and most of all time to stamp!

Till my next post....

Monday, January 10, 2011

Secret Door Card for David ...week 35

Wow, I can hardly believe I have sent David something the last 15 weeks! The time flies. This card is a "secret door" card. You need to Fold it into a "valley fold" and then pull it open and it shows a separate message inside. You never see anything on the back. I also made one for each nephew and my sister-in-law. I think they will love them. It's hard to explain how they work. Hope the pictures will help to understand how it works.

This year I plan on getting a video camera and will start posting how to videos. :0)

All the supplies came from Stampin Up! discontinued papers. I printed the saying off my computer for the "Whale" card. (aren't I funny...LOL)

I'll be posting again in a bit. I need to do some catching up and would like to show you some of the cards I made in Michelle Zindorf's Brayer classes this past Saturday. It was so fun and I learned so many new techniques!

As always, I wish you time to be creative and most of all time to stamp!

Till my next post...