This week's sketch at Stamping 411 was just perfect to showcase this designer paper. Greenhouse Gala is over the top gorgeous and just like a beautiful dress it doesn't need a lot of accessories to shine. Real Red satin ribbon, an image from Friends Never Fade and this card is ready to head out!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Someday I will actually complete a Mojo Monday card on Monday........instead of finishing it in the last ten minutes of a Wednesday! On the bright side this will be sent to a friend who just broke her wrist and it should get to her before her cast comes off in four weeks........hmmm maybe if it were Mojo Monthly I'd have a chance!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Pals Paper Arts summer theme led me to create this card using the Sweet Sunday Sketch. I love summer and here are my Top Five Reasons why:
5. No heat bills
4. Extra hours of daylight
3. Campfires by the lake
2. Reading on the beach
1. The guys do most of the cooking!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
270 Comments! Wow! I have read every one and enjoyed all of your answers describing your stamping styles. Sara is quick and ribbony, Lorijane - randomly balanced. Lisa P is a "crell" - crisp and embellished. Julie C is "queasy" while Linda W and Kelley R said they were "cleasy". Marybeth likes glitter and sparkle and labeled herself "glitarkle". Trish in Wisconsin said CASLAYS - clean and simple with layers. Sarah likes modern with a dash of cute. And Michele hit home when she said "Quick always helps but who are we kidding?" Hmmm.... I am thinking that maybe I should have had "painful and time-consuming" as a category! I feel your pain - some days my waste basket is the most used tool in my stamping room!
And now, the WINNER of the blog candy pictured above is:
Donna who wrote: Beautiful work! Love your style. I would say I usually go for quick and easy, but I love to use lots of embellishments, layers and fun techniques if I have time.
Congratulations Donna! You have 48 hours to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you send me your address. Thanks to everyone who played along!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
I am a definite fan of Wendy Janson! Long before I became a demo I followed her blog. I did this shower invitation about a year and a half ago. It is a CASE of a birthday card that Wendy did in September of 2008! Check it out! I thought her card was beautiful and I reworked it slightly to turn it into invitations for a baby shower. I rummaged through my sample box and found it to post today. And why would I dig that out? Wendy recently celebrated 100,000 hits on her blog. I left her a comment of congratulations and ended up winning a fabulous box of blog candy! So thank you Wendy for the treats and more importantly for your wonderful inspiration!
The card is a beautiful combination of Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink and Rose Red. I changed it so that just the white square layer of the card opened. The shower information was printed on the inside white panel.
Part 2 of this tale will come tomorrow when I post the winner of my blog candy picked from the comments left after our Pals Farewell Hop......stay tuned....
Friday, June 11, 2010
If I could send you all flowers I would! Thanks for the wonderful comments many of you left after Tuesday's Farewell Hop Post! The response was fantastic - over 250 comments and counting! You still have a chance at the blog candy - the deadline is Friday, June 11th at 3pm - CST. Click here if you would like to enter. I will post the winner Sunday morning - June 13th. PPA's challenge this week was to use Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede. I put them together using some DSP, Sweet Scoops and Pocket Silhouettes. So to all of you who drop by and say hello, these buds are for you!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
4. Nina Dee
6. Ann Schach
8. Kim Lampone
9. Mike Funke
10. Regina Mangum
11. Linda Callahan
12. Anne Eicher
13. Mary Fish
14. Carla Bazhenow
15. Joanna Munster
16. Margaret Moody
17. Martha Stewart
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
It was a picture perfect holiday weekend at the lake but it's time to get back to the real world. I came home and decided to clean up, clean out and reorganize. There's new catalog buzz in the air - I need to be ready! I scooped bits and pieces of everything from my desk into a basket and then began sorting the larger pieces of paper. I found some Wild Wasabi blank note cards (3 1/4 x 6 1/2). Who knew? Cleaning is definitely over-rated so I decided to stop and create a card using one of them. I remembered the scrap basket and thought of Patti MacLeith. I love when her posts begin with "Just had these scraps lying on my desk and I decided to put them together......" Her results are always terrific! So this one's for you Patti - I just put together pieces that were lying around........... maybe you can clean and create at the same time.......