Sunday, October 14, 2007

Hardware hinges

I wanted to add a post and let everyone know that I do still have some hinges left.

This is the #2 Medium hinge with rounded ends 5/8" Silver (10 per pkg.) with screws (40) and brads (40) - $3.75

I do still have these in a limited quantity.

Also there is the medium large hinge, it is 7/8" long. Each package includes 40 brads and 40 screws with the 10 hinges. These are $4.50 per package.

These are still available in gold or silver.

Then there is the #3 Large decorative 1 1/8" Silver hinge (10 per package) with screws (40) and brads (40) - $5.50

And the last item that I still have available is the decorative corners. These I only have in gold. They are #4 Corner protectors with scroll on outside - Gold Package of 20 - $4.00

If you have any questions just let me know. Shipping will be by first class mail. For these items the cost will be $1.50 per package, multiple packages will be combined under one shipping charge.
Email me at with any questions or to purchase these.
Thank you.

Visiting friends

Well, I was lucky enough to be able to take a trip the end of September to visit with some friends. We had a fun girls weekend with lots of stamping, laughing, and just plain fun!
I have been slow to regroup now that I am home! Way overtired and jet lag I suppose. Anyway, while we were together we did a shoebox swap. Lots of beautiful and really cool projects. This is one of the projects that I took.
It uses some of the hinges that I have for sale from a group share, Coasters, designer paper, twill tape/ribbon, and chipboard letters that came from the Target dollar spot. You could spell out just about anything but I liked the word home for this project. It really is quite simple to put together just a little time consuming to assemble.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The keeper

Ok so a while back I did this card! But I hadn't posted it here so I wanted to.

I have mentioned before, I love lighthouses. Not sure what it is about them but I really do like them. Love pictures of them, stamps, you name it!

My mom had a thing for seagulls. Don't know what it was but she really liked seagulls. Same thing with her! She had pictures, figurines, jewelry, you name it. I always found it odd as they are scavengers by nature! Anyway, so I was in a stamp store and saw this stamp. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to buy it.

It was the perfect cross between the two images!

I used this SU saying with it as I thought it was very fitting. The new basic gray from SU is the frame around the main image, it is stamped with the background stamp sanded. The main card is going gray with the image stamped on Shimmery white. I added the little charms on the old SU silver cord in the corner under the knotted grosgrain.

To friendship!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Abundant Watercolor Joy

I think this stamp set is so pretty! I love the flowers. Wasn't sure what color to stamp this then realized I needed to use my Watercolor Crayons to do it.
Tres Chic is the background stamp on the designer paper.
I colored directly on the stamp then spritzed it before stamping on to the watercolor paper. I like the way it turned out with the shading!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Renegade Turtle

I think this little guy is so cute! And a perfect example of how I feel!!!

If there is any one thing that I have learned in my life it is that - Life is definitely too short.

At least in terms of always following the rules. Now don't get me wrong I am not a law breaking, renegade citizen. I just feel that sometimes in life you just have to do what makes 'you' happy!

Stamping is something that makes me happy! So I love to stamp as much as I can. And as long as I am able to, I will continue to stamp!

When I was watercoloring this image I saw the saying laying on my desk and just felt it was the perfect saying to go with this little fellow. The saying is from Hero Arts. The turtle, water, and cattail sign are all Artful Inkables from Starving Artistamps.

I watercolored the image with watercolor crayons from Stampin' Up. The paper is Chocolate chip, groovy guava, shimmery white and designer paper.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Motorcyles and stamps, they do have something in common.

I decided to get these stamps in honor of my Husband! And besides I can blame them on him! LOL
About 6 weeks ago he went on a trip and decided to buy a Harley Motorcycle and ride it home. In his defense he did call me and ask me first. And even though I told him I didn't like the idea he did it anyway! Men!!! I think this is his midlife crisis.
Well, needless to say I have had some enjoyment from it. It is a nice motorcyle and I can comfortably ride with him.
So in honor of the motorcyle purchase I purchased these Artful Inkable stamps from Starving Artistamps. I really like the saying. It is quite appropriate I think.
The paper is basic grey, chocolate chip from SU and Shimmery white. I decided to use the brads as they reminded me of motorcycles.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Pomegranate Wishes

My son has a new job and his boss' birthday was today. Since he is unable to drive (surgery), he asked me to take him by so he could tell her
Happy Birthday.

Well I certainly was not going to let him go empty handed. So, I decided to make a birthday card for her. I knew I wanted to use my new pomegranate paper, but was unsure what to combine it with. I started to look at some of my designer papers and decided on this piece from Basic Grey.

While I was in the process of making the card he started to get a little anxious and wanted to get going. I am not crazy about the main petal prints panel, it wasn't really what I had in mind. But under pressure I started to rush and this is how it turned out. Not what I pictured exactly but I still like it!

Basic Grey paper, Pomegranate paper, and shimmery white. Pomegranate ink and white grosgrain ribbon were all used on this card.

Sorry about the picture, I used my daughters camera and I am not used to it. My DH has hijacked mine and I couldn't find it!

Sunday, July 22, 2007


Sorry for the long hiatus! I have had no stamping energy lately and this has been very hard for me.

I have several things I need to get done as far as stamping projects go and to overcome this has been hard.

I received a lovely birthday package in the mail a couple weeks ago. For the life of me I could not understand why I was receiving a package from a stamp company that I had not ordered anything from! Well to my surprise it was mailed as a birthday gift! Jody had ordered it and had the company send it to me directly! Thanks so much Jody!

I have a passion for lighthouses and beach scene stamps. So, she was so kind as to send me a sheet of rubber from Cape Arago Rubber Stamps that had lighthouses on it!

I have been dieing to try to stamp with them but with this no mojo problem I have been having I had some trouble at first. This isn't really that great, it really needs to be colored more but I was afraid I would mess it up. So, I stopped with just doing the sun!

It is ok and I am happy with it. I used the new stamps, Groovy guava paper, chocolate chip paper, and a designer paper from K-ology. The friends stamp is from one of my Paper Trey sets.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Gift Tin

My middle DD had a birthday party to go to last weekend. Her friend likes pigs! Different, but I do see where they can be cute! Like these cute little buttons for instance. I found these at JoAnn's and just couldn't pass them up.
She had also found a cute little stuffed pig to give to her so we decided that this tin would be the perfect thing to put it in. She did most of the work. I was there to assist when needed but she did really good on her own. We used the designer paper to cover the tin and edged it with grosgrain ribbon. She wanted to be sure that it had lots of ribbon on it. So after picking thru all of my ribbon to find the right ones we started tieing them on the top. (That is quite time consuming, not hard just a lot of time!) She added a few primas to the front and top. And we cut the shanks off the piggy buttons and put those on with glue dots.
Never really could find out from her weather her friend liked it or not. But I think she did! Never know about teenagers though!

Stamping too!

Ok so school projects aren't the only thing I have been doing!
I have managed to get a little stamping in here and there. Seems like it has mostly been there! Never enough of it to suit me. And of course I always have those days where nothing turns out right. They are so frustrating! But it is nice when things turn out good.
I like my end result with this card. It took me a little while but I was pleased in the end.
I use the paper trey stamp set that came out last month, basic grey paper and Stampin' Up paper. The polka dot ribbon is some I got from one of Jody's shares. I love this Basic Grey paper. I can't seem to get away from it lately. Something about those stripes that I really like!

School Projects

Well it seems that the end of the school year always brings lots of projects.
Don't know why that is but somehow it always seems to be this time of year or right around the holidays, when you are the busiest.
My youngest DD had to do a project for Science. They are studying the different space crafts that have been launched. Each student has to pick a different one and then they do their project on it. Collecting as many interesting facts, data and such as they can on the individual craft. Not always the easiest task on some of the earlier ones.
Her particular craft was the Freedom 7. It is funny how as I get older these projects really aren't so bad. See I was terrible at science and history when I was younger. They just weren't my thing. I really didn't get why we had to learn about things that didn't really affect our current lives. So now when one of my children has a project I somehow manage to learn something interesting. It is actually interesting to me now!
So, I helped her with this model. She had originally wanted to make it from popsicle sticks. Luckily, I found this tube from the inside of some wrapping we use at work. She was very happy with the way it turned out. I thought it looked pretty cool. So, since I haven't posted much lately I figured I would share this with you so you can see what other things I am involved in.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Friends and Fun

Last weekend I had the pleasure of spending time with three great friends that I met on Splitcoaststampers website. We had so much fun! Laughing, stamping, siteseeing it was all a blast.

This weekend it seems so quiet in my house! We spent last friday at the Stampin' Up Virginia Beach Regional. It was pretty fun, they had lots of great presentations. I learned a few new techniques that were pretty cool. After the regional we had an SCS gathering at a local restaurant. We were able to me lots of other great women that love the same things we do. It was a great time with lots of wonderful card swapping and some awesome door prizes!

Here are a few pictures from our weekend.

Jody, Tracy, Karen and I in front of Rudee's!

On Saturday we took a quick trip up to Williamsburg. This is in front of Bruton Parish.

This is the four of us in front of the Governor's Mansion.
It was so beautiful there, lots of flowers in bloom and the weather was perfect.
Miss you guys!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Well, I have been slack at updating lately! Sorry about that. Spring time seems to be so busy.

Here is the new hinge that I mentioned previously. This hinge is in gold or silver, like the others. It is 7/8" long. Each package includes 40 brads and 40 screws with the 10 hinges.

These are $4.50 per package.

I still have all of the other styles available also. Here is a link to the original post.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Hardware Mailings

Just wanted to post an update!

I have been busy counting and packaging! I have had several rounds of mailings. Most orders have gone out. I have placed an additional order for more of the hinges and corners. At this time I am hoping to receive the order tomorrow or Thursday. I will be able to send the remainder of the orders out at that time.

I have had a few emails letting me know that people have received their packages and I am glad to hear it. I would love to see any creations using the hardware, so feel free to leave a comment with a link to your work so that we may all enjoy it!

I also have an additional new style of hinge that I will post about later.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Hardware update!

The share is going wonderfully! Thank you everyone for your interest!

I have placed an additional order for more that I hope to receive on Friday.

I am currently filling orders with what I have on hand and once my supply is depleted I will continue to fill the orders with the new shipment when it arrives!

To answer a few questions, I am more then happy to ship to Canada. If I haven't responded to an email from you could you please send it again. At this point I am up to date on responding to all emails I have received.

Please be sure to note whether you would like silver or gold when ordering. Thanks again everyone!

For your convenience here is a direct link to the original post about the hardware:

Giftable Frame

Well, I wanted to make a little something for my husband so that he doesn't forget about me! LOL! He is very busy right now and doing some travelling, he is gone this week and will be gone next week also!

I decided to make a little picture frame using chipboard coasters. I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do but I wanted it to be like a picture frame. You know the kind where you insert the photo from the top.

This is made using 3 coasters, the top one on the left is punched out with my sizzix. (Man I wish I had a cuttlebug!) I covered the top two coasters (left and right) with scrapbook paper covering the opening that I made with the sizzix. From the back I carefully cut the paper away from the opening that was previously cut out. I then put the left and right coasters together with the Large Metal Hinge (See post below about hardware). After attaching the hinge I applied another coaster to the back of the left one that has the opening leaving adheshive off at the top and close to the sides of the opening. Thus leaving a little slot to insert a photo. Once they were together I took the piece that I had cut from the opening and applied adhesive and stuck it on to the back coaster thru the opening on the front one. This way if the picture is removed you still see decorated paper!

I then decorated the rest with some of the stickers from the scrapbook kit that the paper was from. I added primas and ribbon to help balance it out. I was pleased with the outcome. I hope he likes it!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Siesta Time

A friend of mine asked me recently to make some invitations for a bridal shower.
It is a co-ed shower with a mexican theme. She had a bunch of great ideas for what she wanted
them to look like.

We worked together and this is the outcome of our head bashing. This is the invite and the gift enclosure card.

The stamp of the hat was one we had made from a piece of clip art that we found. Couldn't seem to find any good sombrero stamps in the time frame we needed so this worked out well. It is colored using the Stampin' Up watercolor crayons. The copy was done on the computer. Real read card stock from Stampin' Up and scrapbook paper from our local scrapbook store were used. The charms came from Oriental trading. They are so cute!

Well, the bridal shower is tomorrow and I hope everything goes well!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Hardware Embellishments

Oh how I love metal!
I have found some wonderful metal embellishments and would like to share these with all of you.
They are hinges in various sizes and corner protectors.
The hinges come with brads and small screws they are available in gold or silver.



The corner protectors are also available in gold or silver.

The hinges are available in packages of 10 hinges, 40 screws, 40 brads - There are 3 different sizes available right now.

1. Small Retangular is 1/2" Silver or Gold (10) with screws (40) and brads (40) - $3.50

2. Medium with rounded ends 5/8" Silver or Gold (10) with screws (40) and brads (40) - $3.75

3. Large decorative 1 1/8" Silver or Gold (10) with screws (40) and brads (40) - $5.50

4. Corner protectors with scroll on outside Silver or Gold Package of 20 - $4.00

5. Metal Mania Package - One package each from numbers 1 - 4 above for $15.00. Colors can be mixed for the metal mania package but not within each item.

Shipping will be by first class mail. For items 1 - 4 $1.50 per package, multiple packages will be combined under one shipping charge.

Shipping for the metal mania package is $2.00

I will accept paypal, checks or money orders. Orders are available and ready to ship now, I have these in hand. Please contact me at

Thank you!


Well I enjoyed some stamping time this morning with some friends. We get together occasionally and do a shoebox style swap. It's always a good time! Great ideas and great conversation!

When one of us has a birthday we try to do a little potluck style lunch. Today was one of the girls birthday. Talk about good food! Wow it was delicious, stuffed shells, oriental salad, green salad, fruit salad, bread and chocolate eclair for desert! Way more then what I am used to eating for lunch but boy was it good. Keeping that in mind I tried to keep dinner a little on the lighter side tonight!

Well anyway back to the point of my post! I made a little gift for my friend who had the birthday and wanted to share it here.

I used one of the simply scrappin' kits from Stampin' Up that was in the Sell-a-bration catalog to decorate this.

The main body of it is made from chipboard coasters. I trimmed each side down to make them rectangular in shape rather than square. I punched holes with my crop a dile and laced ribbon thru to hold all the pieces together. (This was the most time consuming part of this!) Before punching them I had covered them with the scrappin' paper.

The letters are stamped with chocolate chip on white then layered on chocolate chip. Stickers applied to give it a little umph!

For the corners on either end I used some corner protectors that I purchased. They are so cool and I think really add a lot to the project and it's overall look.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Stamping! It's the fun thing to do!!!

I have wanted to stamp for days now and finally spent some time doing it yesterday. Wasn't sure what I was going to do at first. I have several ideas that have been swirling around in my head but just wasn't sure I wanted to tackle them.

So, when I sat down at my table I saw a piece of background paper sitting there and decided to use that up. (It is the same piece I used on my big clip that I posted previously.) I can't remeber who the paper is by for sure, but I know I picked it because I really like the colors in it.

I stamped a few cards and then decided to work on this little clip board stand. It is the cutest little stand thing and it has a clip on it just like a clip board. It is about 5 x 7. I found it at A.C. Moore for $1.00.

I used sticky tape to adhere the paper to the unfinished wood and let it overlap the edges slightly. Then I took ribbon and went around the whole outside edge (you can't see this in the photo!) to cover up where the paper went around the edges. I needed a little something to cover up the little 'not so perfect spots' at the top around the clip so I decided to use some primas on either side in the back of the clip. Then that great big shiny silver clip was bugging me so I added the large prima to it, like I have seen others do.

Stamped the saying and mounted it in the middle of the board and viola, it was finished!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Mass Mailings!

Ok so this was the back of my car today! This was round 2. The first round was Saturday. I totally spaced out on the fact that yesterday was a holiday. I had planned on doing mass mailings. What are they thinking closing the post office for a holiday? Are they crazy?!

This is only part of it. There are many more in the back seat too! People really look at you funny when you go into the post office with this many boxes! Thankfully most of these I had prelabeled at home and just needed to drop them off.

So if you payed by paypal you should have received a confirmation email of the mailing. Not all of the paypal boxes were sent this way but the majority was. There were a few that the online shipping thing didn't like so I had to do them at the post office.

This covers just about everyone. There are a couple that I am still trying to iron a few kinks out of. So hopefully in the next day or so you should be receiving your paper. I hope to hear good things when you receive it!

And I would like to say thank you to everyone for joining and being so patient while I counted and boxed this all up. Enjoy!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Paper update

Just a quick update, sorry to keep everyone waiting. I have been working on packaging and stuffing boxes. This is taking longer than I had anticipated!

I am hoping to have most all of the boxes in the mail by tomorrow morning. I will post again as soon as they are gone!

Thanks again.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

It's here!!!!

I just wanted to make a quick post and let everyone know that the paper is in. I received it yesterday. I am in the process of packaging it up and hope to have boxes going out by tomorrow!

It is so pretty! I love looking at the shimmer of it, it reflects the light so well.

I will post again once boxes are mailed. Thanks again to everyone for joining!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Update on Shimmery Paper

I just wanted to let everyone know that I received word yesterday that I should have the paper on Monday.

Hopefully, if all goes well and it definitely gets in on Monday then I will be able to start sending packages out mid week next week.

Just wanted to keep everyone up to date.

Also, I only have a few spots left before I will be closing it out.

Have a great Saturday!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

So Very

So very sweet! I like these 2 sets so much, and the flowers are awesome to work with when watercoloring.
I purchased some fabriano cards and just had to use them right away. This was my first attempt. It could use a little improvement but I was happy with the way it turned out. I used Not Quite Navy and Always Artichoke Watercolor crayons on the flowers. Misted them slightly then stamped, I repeated this several times. Sponged the edges with Not Quite Navy and added the ribbon bow.
I really thought that I would have a hard time not layering this up. Much to my surprise, I was quite happy when I stamped on it and thought that 'hey it really is ok with just one layer'. These cards are really very pretty!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Just wanted to make a quick post and let everyone know that I ordered the paper today!! It should be about 5 to 7 days to get to me. Then I will be boxing it up!

Yipee! Almost here! I love this stuff I can't quit using it now. My sample pieces are just about gone!

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Shimmery paper update

Just wanted to post a quick update. Not a lot of new information at this point. I have filled the first share for the white and opened a second one. I also opened the Vanilla share after getting several requests for it too.

The vanilla and white are filling quickly. I am now waiting on payments. I hope to be able to place the order on Monday, I may have to wait until Tuesday depending on the payments I receive.

If you have responded to me and not heard back from me please try again. At this point I have responded to all emails that I have received.

Thank you everyone for joining.

And here is a little teaser that I made with some of the samples that I had. The small stamped piece is the shimmery paper!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Shimmery Vanilla Card

Well, I had already posted a card before I opened the paper share that used the White shimmery paper. So, I decided to go ahead and do one with the vanilla so everyone could see it. It is dark so my picture is a little washed out from the flash but I still wanted to post it.

There are two views here. One shows the color a little better the other shows the shimmer better.

I also used bravo burgundy and always artichoke. Bravo ink on the butterfly and versamark on the background. Also got to use one of my new beautiful primas and placed a heart button in the center. The ribbon is ivory and the match for bravo burgundy from Jody's ribbon swap. They match wonderfully!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Shimmery Vanilla Paper ??

Sound yummy? You are not alone, I have been getting requests for shimmery vanilla paper. It is a close match to Very Vanilla Paper.

I can order this paper at the same time I order the Shimmery White and you can add on packs of 50 to your order for $12.00 each or packs of 25 for $6.50 and pay no extra shipping. I will ship in your existing box, for those who have chosen the envelope you can upgrade to the box for just $4.00 more.

I have been asked how many sheets of paper will fit in a flat rate box. I have looked into it and 300 sheets will fit into the flat rate 8.10 box.

I now need to see if there are enough interested participants to add the vanilla shimmery paper to my order. If you are interested in this option please email me at and let me know the quantity that you are interested in. Once the group has filled I will send out a mass email with payment total and options.

The shimmery white group 1 has filled and I am currently filling group 2.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Shimmery White Paper Share

I have decided to do a paper share, I guess I can call it that for lack of a better name!

I am able to get a large bulk quantity of Shimmery White Paper. It is exactly the same as Stampin' Up's shimmery white for about a third of the cost.

So, here are the details! All sheets will be 8.5 x 11.

Package of 25 - $6.50 = $.26 per sheet
Package of 50 - $12.00 = $.24 per sheet

(SU's paper is $.75 per sheet this does not include shipping and tax!)

So, the total cost with shipping will be:
25 - $11.00 - for the flat rate envelope or $15.00 for the flat rate box
50 - $16.50 - for the flat rate envelope or $20.00 for the flat rate box

I will mail these out USPS Priority mail. I can either use the flat rate envelope or the flat rate box. I will carefully package the paper with chipboard to protect it, but there is only just so much protection with the envelope. The bigger package is a little more to mail but consider sharing with other local demonstrators, upline or downline. This way you will be able to split the cost of shipping so it is more reasonable. The paper should be fine in this box and will be easier to safely package.

I can accept paypal, checks, and money orders. If you are interested please email me at and I can give you further details as needed.

So, that you know I do not have the paper in hand but will order as soon as I have enough orders. At that point it will take approximately 5 - 7 days to receive the paper, I will then package and send it out. I will post updates as frequently as I can. Thank you for considering participating!

P.S. The card that was posted before this post used some of the shimmery white paper that is available in this share.

Monday, January 29, 2007

This was my card for the sketch challenge last week, I really like the way this turned out. As soon as I saw the sketch I knew that I wanted to use these brads. I have been dieing to use them on something and nothing I have done lately seemed to be conducive to them. This was the perfect spot for them!
The paper is Cool Carribean, Chocolate Chip & Shimmery white. (I will be posting more about shimmery white paper later today.) The ink is taken with teal, not quite navy and mellow moss. The ribbon is some of the cool spools that Michael's has now. I sponged around the edges of the Shimmery White. The stamp sets are two of the current Sell A Brations sets.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Swap items

Ok this is one of those cute little mailboxes from Target Dollar Spot. They were so awesome! I managed to pick up a few before they were totally gone!

Each month I do a swap with a friend and sometimes I feel very challenged at coming up with something new and exciting as well as different! I tend to feel like I do the same things over and over and don't want it to be that way. But it is hard when you are in a slump to come up with something different. Well, I know these mailboxes are not 'different' but it was new for me so it kind of felt that way!

I used the designer paper from SU and several of the different Sell a bration sets. The ribbon is some 'Jody' ribbon, I thought it went well with this! The opposite side has a saying with a few primas around it. I really felt like the whole thing needed something else but I could not decide on anything that I liked. So, I left it like this. It is a little plain but sometimes I think that works.

Just a little note about the designer paper. I am curious if the recipient has noticed! ;) I made painstakingly sure that the stripes on the flag pole matched the actual box when it is in the down position! Also note the dot in the middle of the prima on the flag bottom, it matches too! I was quite proud of myself for doing that if I say so myself! LOL!!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Count the days!

I had a stamping day with my upline and some other demo's last week. We do a shoebox swap when we get together. I always enjoy getting together with them because everyone always has such wonderful ideas. This little calendar is similar to a project that one of the girls brought. I thought it was so cute, so I had to come home and try it in a different color combination. This was my result!

I used Chocolate Chip, Not Quite Navy and Cool Carribean card stock and Not Quite Navy ink. The little calendar I got from a Vippies booth when they were at a local stamp show a few months back. The ribbon is a wonderful crushed velvet that I found at Michael's. They have some really cool new little spools of ribbon and this is one of the one's I got.
And probably the coolest part of all this is I used my free sample of Uhu glue roller that I got recently. The samples were from Maria Filosa's Uhu Project - you can check out her blog here
I must say I am very impressed with the Uhu glue roller. I love the feel of it as you apply it to the cardstock. My biggest challenge now is going to be finding a place to get it. I have been unable to locate it locally! I hope I can find some soon. I love it!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

I came up with this card after doing the color challenge card. This card uses orchid opulence and always artichoke. The weathered background stamp is stamped with orchid on orchid. The flowers were colored with watercolor crayons and then I misted the stamp before stamping on the paper. I just stamped it three times so I could get the lighter impressions of it.

The brads are Karen Foster Loopy brads. I have had these for a while and have been wanting to use them. Seems as though everytime I try they just don't look right. Well I finally found the card they work on!

Challenge stamping

Well, I decided to try the color challenge this week at SCS. I wasn't real crazy about it but this is what I came up with.
The little friend tag had the perfect colors in it for this challenge too. It is from a set of tags that my daughter picked out and gave me for Christmas. I believe she got it from the scrapbooking section at Target.
The colors used on this are pale plum, sage shadow, and close to cocoa. I never have used the sage much but it works on here. I also used perfect plum ink for the saying. The ribbon was white grosgrain that I ran across the ink pad a few times to give it the plum color. With all the ribbon I have after doing Jody's ribbon shares I didn't have one that went with this I was a bit surprised to not find a match!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Not exactly Stamping!

Ok, well this isn't exactly stamping but I was rather proud of how it turned out. Some close friends of my husband and I are getting ready to be first time grandparents. Well today there was a baby shower for their daughter.

While talking with some friends on SCS a few weeks ago Sharon mentioned a diaper cake as a good baby shower present. Well, it has been so long since I had been to a baby shower or in a baby store I had no idea what she was talking about. Kindly enough she posted a link to a place that makes and sells these. After looking at their website I decided that I could do it and save myself a ton of money!

My sister and her husband visited last weekend and I talked my sister into helping me get this put together. It really came together very easily. I was surprised. The core has a container of wipes in it to help take up some of the space. This uses one package of small diapers. The theme for the nursery is fish and ocean lifeh. I was happy to have found the fishy type elements to use on here. And I love the octopus that is on the top, when you squeeze his head he plays music and in each of his legs there is a button when pushed says the color of what is on that tentacle.

There are washcloths, diaper pins, baby bath, baby lotion and ointments, rattles, nail clipper set, medicine dropper, wipes, bath toys, baby powder, goldfish container all included on it.

It seemed to be a big hit!