Wednesday, December 19, 2007
This card is for today's sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I love that site and how it motivates me with these challenges to get busy and stamp. I thought I'd make use of those wintergreen dp scraps from my "mint for you" bags. I think it will compliment the gift. I love these colors that are in this design paper. The background paper is not SU, but I found it in my stash and thought it coordinated well with my colors.
I call these my "Mint for you" bags. After a miserable failure at attempting to make candy for gifts, I went and bought a variety of chocolate mints. I punched out with the scallop punch and circle punch to make little covers for the mint patties. I love the wintergreen papers and thought they complimented this project well. The topper is blue bayou with a strip of the wintergreen dp. I stamped "Merry Christmas" on the back.I used the larger cello bags and cut my topper paper 6 inches by 6 inches.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Time is very busy during the holiday season, but I want to wish all my friends, family, and anyone who comes to visit this blog "a very blessed Christmas and a hopeful new year." I'm hoping our men and women in Iraq get to come home this year. I'm hoping to retire this year, and I'm hoping everyone gets to do the things that bring joy and contentment to their lives. I rejoice over the birth of my saviour and pray that His love, His mercy, and His grace reigns over the season.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
The weekly sketch challenge is one of my favorites on Splitcoaststampers' website. This is for today's challenge. I also challenged myself to use pieces of paper I had already cut from other projects without cutting a new piece of paper. This is what I found that seem to coordinate with each other.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
I have always wanted to live the life of an artist, but knew it might not pay the bills, but now with retirement it might be something I would get to try! I also would love to do what I love and share what I love with others, so I might be able to build up my Stampin' Up business as well.
I hope I will have more time to devote to learning more about blogging and getting to meet more of my stamping friends that are out there in cyberland!!! I've gotten my sales tax number and my business name is going to be Right Brain Madness as well. So, I hope to move from being kindergarten teacher to rubber stamp and paper craft artist (fulltime)!!! Instead of paying therapists.....I buy rubber!!!KWIM???
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Don't these colors look gorgeous together? They are blue bayou, certainly celery, and chocolate chip! I think that so swirly wheel is a great filler and so easy to use, of course!! This card look only about 10 minutes to make so it's quick and elegant---a combo hard to beat!!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
This new design paper is just so fun! I made this card for today's sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers. The colors are so great and the dots just seem to coordinate with so many things. If you haven't tried those new large eyelets, you have to because you will love them.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Fall colors are some of my favorites. I love the new groovy guava added into my fall color scheme. I was just creating out of my scrap pile from my table where my paper cutter is. This was my end results. I just had to also try out my new 5 petaled flower punch and my new wider grossgrain ribbon.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The color combination challenge for this week on splitcoaststampers.com is purely pomegranate, old olive, and pretty in pink. I put my new wheel to use on my card and combined it with carte postale. I've been super busy with school getting back into the swing, so I have had limited time for stamping but couldn't give up some of the challenges because they are just too much fun.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wow, my body just hasn't quite gotten back into the swing of my back to work mode yet. KWIM?? Couldn't resist doing this Halloween challenge on Splitcoaststampers today, so had to get this together before I get to bed. Aren't these the cutest Halloween stamps from the Batty for You set?? It's time to get those fall themed cards going!! Hope all my stamping buddies out there who are teachers have a smooth beginning of year and a very successful year!!Remember you can say when asked what you do---I teach future lawyers, doctors, and engineers!! The bumper sticker on my car says,"I teach, so therefore I rule!"
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I've got to go back to school today, but started the morning this morning with Emily's color challenge on Splitcoaststampers.com. We were to use groovy guava and soft sky. I love this combo and this eyelet idea I got from javagirl 984 CASEd from one of her cards. I decided to run the ribbon through to see how that would look. Gotta get to work. Have a great day too!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
I used one of my new stamps from the new mini catalog coming out in September. This is True Friends and I used the new sanded background from the big catty. It looks great when you stamp over an image with a very subtle color. Here I stamped over with sahara sand. This card was made for today's color challenge on SCS. The colors are bayou blue, sahara sand, and chocolate chip.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
That Splitcoaststampers is the most wonderful place out there. Michelle, aka "istamp31," recently sent me some already punched scalloped ovals, squares, and circles, because I whined on a comment on one of her lovely creations that I did not own any of these fabulous punches. She took pity and sent me some that she punched out for me. I made this card with some of these. Got the new boho friend wheel that is in the new mini catalog that all of my customers should soon be receiving. I also used the true friend set from that mini as well.
Friday, August 10, 2007
How excited all of my stampers are going to be to try out the new punch out images to mount from the upcoming mini catalog from Stampin' Up! Wow, it took only about 5 minutes to mount this set and I was stamping in no time. This card was made with the True Friend set. I also used the new In color purely pomegranate. Check out those new jeweled brads and that new ribbon in the new in colors that is double stitched. You're going to love these new things from Stampin' Up.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
I made this card today for two challenges on Splitcoaststampers. The featured stamper this week is 88 keys (Deb) and I used her fabulous layout for this card. I also used a tole flower for the technique challenge of the week. I really liked the way the layered tag turned out. That new scallop punch is great and fits so many of the stamps and other punches well.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Soft sky is one of the new IN colors that Stampin' Up has in the new catalog. This card is also using the new wintergreen design paper. I love the color combinations in this paper. Baroque Motifs is becoming a very popular set from the new catalog as well. I combined not quite navy with the soft sky and certainly celery on this card. I also did some paper piercing and SU's Mat Pack makes it super easy!!
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Isn't that a great ribbon SU has that matches the guava so well?
I didn't get to do all the challenges today on Splitcoaststampers but here's one of the ones I did enjoy doing.The challenge was to make a card and then make another one adding a few other things to it. I added the script background and the gold domes for my second card. I made use of two of my new stamps: Refuge and Strength and Sanded (a fabulous new background stamp).These little dominoes were a great find. I stamped the verse on them with Stazon Jet Black.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I've been having so much fun with this new set from Stampin' Up. Being from Texas, I have kicked myself for not having bought some of the other cowboy sets that SU has had in the past, so I jumped on this one right away! It is going to make great guy cards, and I also made an embellishment for a page in my little grandson's scrapbook with this set.