Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Been in a downer mood..

I have been in a depressing mood lately. I guess its finally getting to me not having any friends out here to hang with. Its gotten to the point where I dont want to do anything except sit and read. Im pretty much giving up trying so hard and still having noone who wants to hang out with me or at least return my calls. But are some cards I made on Friday to have on display for the event I did Saturday. Most are cased from someone else but since most of the time when I see something I like. I just print if it to make later. So it'll be hard and time consuming to give credit where credit is deserved. Also there are simply too many cards to sit here and give out the recipes for. So if you see something you like and wanna know what I used to make it, leave a comment. Thanks!

Samples for Display

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Making display cards

First, as I was checking my reports I noticed that I got promoted to Senior Asst. YAY!! So as a congrats gift my upline Nicole gave me this super cute note pad and book. Isnt it funny that I just used that same paper for my last card. LOL! Then since I am doing more vendor events I went over to her house yesterday and made some cards to have on display. I am going to be making quite a bit more today, will post tomorrow. And finally, I received a question from Tammy about my flashcards. As you can see in the picture I used a rotary cutter to cut the chip board. Note that now that I used it for chip board..I'll have to buy another one that is only for fabric. Its about 2 1/2 X 5 1/2. What I did was made a template for the inside cards and add some cm and cut the board, then used that board to cut the second piece. Its probably alot easier to just get the On Board Accents and use the pieces from that. Also it looks like they used the tag corner punch for the inside cards. Its alot of work, or just takes alot of time. Im also going to put eyelets on the covers so it'll move smoothly and look nicer. Like I said in the other post...its not quite done yet. I hope that answer your question Tammy! Thanks for asking!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Color Inspiration #9

Sorry took me so long to get a new card up. Here's another Color Inspiration from Kristina's blog. I think I should do all my stamping at night when the boys are sleeping. No distractions...take my time, and peace and QUIET!!! I really love how it turned out!!! And Im sooo proud of myself too. I came up with the design all by myself with no casing what so ever!! YAY me!!
Stamps- Pun Fun
Ink- Tempting Turq, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron markers
Paper- Real Red Prints Design, East Coast Prep Design, So Saffron, Tempting Turq
Accessories- Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Monday, May 12, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Well I had a very busy pleasant Mother's Day yesterday. In the morning, DH made breakfast for me....but I had to walk him thru the whole process. Who would have thought pancakes were so difficult! LOL! Then he took my oldest son to get some you can see here. I just planted some lilies in the front of the house so I think thats why Donovan picked these. I just love lilies!! DH also helped him write his name on the card...sooo cute. They also got a balloon but it got a hole as soon as they got home...oh well, its the thought right?! Then we all went to a going away party for one of DH's buddies. It was at a beautiful lakeside park in post. Very pretty but was very windy. Donovan wanted to go fishing sooo bad. Well have to get him a fishing pole soon. Then we went to Target and Kohls for Mother's Day sales. Then DH was craving spagetti for dinner so we went to Dirty Dave's pizza and spagetti is very rare to get a nice meal for the 3(1/2) of us for only $20!!!! So over all it was a very nice Mother's Day.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Secret Pal Card

Here's the one of the cards I did for Secret Pal. I didnt take pics of the other ones I sent.
Stamps-Pun Fun
Paper-Close to Cocoa, Fall Flowers Design
Accessories-Hodge Podge Brad, Blender pen, Cho Chip Ribbon from Mini, Sanding Block

ABC Flashcards

Here is the ABC flashcards I made last night. I only got to O, still outta of red paper. I pretty much copied page 157 in the SU catty with minor changes. I thinks its just sooo cute! Well I just got back from an event I did in Auburn, only 7 other vendors and hardly any people stopping by. But I got a good lead with one of the vendors and I got a free foot massage!!! YAY! So not a total waste of time. I wanted to make up a bunch of mother's day cards to sell but I dont have any SU mother's day stamps. Plus I had 1 day notice of the event so no time to get one...oh and learn right?
Stamps- ABC Alphabet Lower, ABC Images, My ABC's wheel, Defining Alphabet
Inks- Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Versamark
Paper- Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
Accessories- Wild Wasabi Double Stiched Ribbon, 3/4 Circle Punch, On Board Book Basics(small) <---I noticed later that On Board Accents has the right cover

Friday, May 9, 2008

200,000 Hits My Goal!!

One of my favorite blogs just hit over 200,000 hits!! WOW!!!! Thats totally my goal is to get that many hits. She is giving away some iCandy...maybe I'll win :). Check it out iSTAMP, I just love her site! I am working on ABC Flashcards right now, but I just ran outta real red paper. But luckily I have a box waiting for me at my upline's house that has...Real Red Paper!! I am doing an event tomorrow so my goal is to get it finished tonight to have on display tomorrow. Will post a pic of finished product soon!!! I was thinking of offering it as a class but alot of work so perhaps not.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Trying to Kill two Birds with one Stone.

Here is my attempt at Dawn's newest project(post it note holder) and doing Kristina's Color Challenge. I am NOT in love with this...but I gotta get my butt working on my MI swap...this month, weddings/anniverseries. Im sure I could whip out something better. My creative juices are NOT flowing so well lately.
Stamps- Garden Whimsy
Inks- Brillant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue
Paper- Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Brillant Blue
Accessories- Cho Chip Ribbon from Mini

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Ok I take it back...

The part about not getting gifts on your birthday. My armywife friend Katie just showed up on my door step with a bday gift!!!!!! It was such a sweet surprise. She got me the movie 27 Dresses and CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES!!!!!!! Its actually funny that she got my that movie because I almost bought it yesterday but instead got the movie PS I love you...with Gerald Baker....yummm. Thanks again Katie!!

I turn 24 today!!

Today is my 24th birthday....YAY!!! Though after you turn 21, birthdays are not as exciting as before. You reach the age where you just get cards and no gifts...but you're also at the age where you start buying gifts for yourself!! This year I got myself a sewing machine...yes another hobby. I got a super deal on it so I couldnt pass it up. DH is excited about it, he has all these plans for things he wants me to make him. I did recieve gifts from my mom whom as a fellow stamper always gets me the best gifts. This year she got my the light cutter and a subscription to Martha Stewart's Living. YAY!!! Anyways...I didnt get to finish my star book for my mom yesterday. I was waiting for some recent pictures of my nephew from my SIL. I didnt get them till late yesterday so I just finished it today. So here's it is!! Note, you see my new sewing machine in the background :)!

You can find the intructions HERE. Its not perfect being my 1st time trying it. But it was alot easier to do than it appears. I used Summer Picnic Design Paper, Tart and Tangy stamp set, and I also used the retired set Fruity Phrases. I know my mom will just LOVE it, I used pictures of all her grandsons plus an ultrasound picture of her newest grandson Jacob...who is due to be born anyday now!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Im going to Convention!!!!!

I registered this morning for Convention!!! I didnt wake up at 4am like I wanted to and my alarm clock aka the baby didnt wake up either. So DH woke me up at 8am when he came home for breakfast. So still half asleep I registered!!! Thank God it was so easy to do. Im going to be in Track 8 along with my uplines team. Im sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited to go!!!!! Now I just need to find a baby siter for the boys for the days Im gone while DH is at work.

Monday, May 5, 2008

House is clean, time to stamp!

I have just now finally got my house in order after being away in MI. Today I was busy working on my Mother's Day gift to my mom. Im just waiting for my SIL to email me some pictures and it'll be done. I got lazy this year and used already made cards for my other moms(step,gmas). I got to work on a manly bday card for my BIL. So hopfully tomorrow I'll have some projects to share with you!

Friday, May 2, 2008

SU! Starter Kit 20% Off!!!!!!

SU! is offering another awesome discount on the demonstrator starter kit!!! You get 20% off PLUS a free tin of Hodgepodge Hardware (p. 188) from the Spring-Summer Collection 2008 (a $27.95 value!).*note the hardware in the Occasions Mini Collection 2008 is NOT include for this deal* Please email me if you're interested in taking advantage of this wonderful and limited time only deal, you got till the end of May to sign up! Also you can do it all online, just email me and I'll give you my special code so you can order and personalize your starter kit.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Matching colors with Design Paper

Coordinating Colors for Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers:
Azure: Brilliant Blue, Very Vanilla
Bali Breeze: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Taken with Teal
Berry Bliss: Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate
Cutie Pie: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron
East Coast Prep: More Mustard, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi
Fall Flowers: Old Olive, Really Rust, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Groovy Guava, Ruby Red
Flowers for You: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise
Ginger Blossom: Cameo Coral, Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, River Rock
Jersey Shore: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi
Le Jardin: Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, River Rock, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Notebook: Kraft, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla
Olive Press: Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Porcelain Prints: Blue Bayou, River Rock, Wild Wasabi
Prints: Monochromatic papers available in Almost Amethyst, Always Artichoke, Blue Bayou, Brilliant Blue, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Groovy Guava, Lovely Lilac, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, River Rock, Rose Red, So Saffron, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise
Spring Break: Blue Bayou, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky
Spring Fling: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Sage Shadow, So Saffron
Spring Silhouettes: Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi
Western Sky: Blue Bayou, River Rock, Ruby Red, Soft Sky

And in the Occasions Mini:

Afternoon Tea: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi
Summer Picnic: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red

I found this on one of my blogs I like to visit. Its funny that I just now found this without actually searching for it because just yesterday I was saying to myself "I need to find a list of colors for the designer paper" and whala one finds me. LOL!