Saturday, April 28, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Here is today's challenge http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243223
For my card I used Regal Rose as the card base. I stamped 'French Script' background with regal rose ink. For the other panel I doubled it using Creamy Caramel as the bottom layer and Close to Cocoa as the second layer. The Close to Cocoa layer is stamped with the 'Canvas' background. The main image is stamped on Very Vanilla. I used the retired 'Reversed Prints' stamp. I did used the Poppin' Pastel technique, which is stamping the image with versamark and then I used cotton balls to wipe the Pastel colors on it. I also used my favorite 'Cracked Glass' technique, with which you emboss the image with Glassy Glaze Enamel. I did this twice. Then I put it in the freezer for about 15 min. After I took it out I bent it and it cracked beautifully. The sentiment is the current level 1 hostess set' Warmest Regards'. I tied some hemp through the eyelets.
All products used are SU except for the eyelets.
I challenge you to go and try this too. Happy Stamping!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Now I am supposed to give 7 facts or habits of myself and tag 7 other blogs.
1.- I enjoy reading other ladies bloggs so much, that I tend to neglect my own and also making my own projects.
2.- My dream is to someday play the piano with an orchestra (probably have to wait till I get into heaven - I think there I will be able to play any instrument)
3.- I speak 4 languages. I like the use them all together to express myself.
4.- I'm too shy.
5.- I would love to be a pilot.
6.- I enjoy watching American Idol. I find Simon very entertaining.
7.- I'm scared of spiders.
I am going to tagthe following blogs. All great stamper who inspire me:
Check out these great ladies blogs.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
So, I just HAD to HAVE the 'DOODLE THAT' SU stamp set. But when I got it, I just did not know what to do with it. I looked over on SCS in the gallery to see if it would inspire me. There were a few cards that inspired me, and after yesterday's mojoitis, you will see a number of cards used with this set. (Have to use it, right?)
Card base: Apricott Appeal
Patterned Paper: Spring Flowers
Layout: Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss
Stamps used: Main image - Doodle That; background stamping- Simply Said, Itty Bitty Backgrounds,
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink
Accesories: Soft Subtle WWCrayons, Soft Subtle Brads, Soft Subtle Buttons, Hemp, Pop up dots, Paper piercer
- If this was a challenge to use only SOFT SUBLTES, I did it!
EDIT: - I did not quite 'do it'. The Close to Cocoa is not a soft subtle.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
The scetch for this card is from last week Wednesday's Scetch Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I really liked it, but did not know right away how to use it. I must admitt, it sometimes takes me longer to think of what I am going to stamp then the actual stamping. Though today I must say that I have had so many interruptions, that this took me quite awhile.
All supplies used for this project are Stampin' Up.
Paper: Regal Rose, Red Rose, Marigold Morning, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Regal Rose, Red Rose, Marigold Morning,
Stamp: Delight in Life, That's Nice
I painted the flowers using the blender pen and ink pads, added some ce to the middles of the flowers. Popped up the sentiment and the flowers.
So, my SIL will be getting this late, but then I told you already that I am THE PROCRASTINATOR (I am at least sending a card!)
God bless you all!
Monday, April 16, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
So... the snack goes to....
Please send me your snail mail address, so I can send your snack out to you.
Have a great weekend everybody!
We'll do this again soon!
Friday, April 13, 2007
She is very scared, in part because her mother, my MIL, passed away last year from ovarian cancer, and she is scared that she will die too. She has 2 children 8 and 6.
I would just like to ask if you could keep her in your prayers, asking for healing and strength, and wisdom for the doctors.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Hope you are having a great day!
Don't forget about my Friday 13th SNACK! Scroll down to the post on Monday and leave a comment!
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Remember the great mail I got last week? Well, here are 2 of the mailboxes that were sent to me. My daughters both claimed one and so yesterday we had fun decorating them. On Saturday we went to Micheals where they selected the paper and stickers for their mail boxes.
Melanie's favorite Disney movie is Peter Pan, so she selected Tinkerbell.
Vanessa chose Cinderella, who's her favorite Disney Princess.
It was fun to make these. I used SU sticky strip to adhere the paper around the mailbox and TACKY glue for the front and back. The girls did the rest with a little help.
The inspiration to use Disney Princess and Fairy came from 'ahanek' on SCS http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/500034?cat=5615
REMINDER: Don't forget to post a comment on the BLOG SNACK http://rincondelencanto.blogspot.com/2007/04/snack-time.html
Monday, April 9, 2007
I don't know what you all think about the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs. Up to now, we have had Easter Egg hunts with our kids, but I just could never justify the Easter Bunny with Jesus' resurrection. This year my husband and I talked about the fact that we don't want our kids to be excited about Easter just because they will be getting Easter goodies. We want them to know the true meaning of Easter. So we decided against the chocolate and candies. We bought the Resurrection Eggs you can get at the Christian Book stores. The kids enjoyed them very much. Each egg has a different symbol of the events of the crucifiction and resurrection. So, when opening each egg we had to talk about what event they relate to. Great way to find out how much the girls have learned about this event too.
Mind you, I don't have anything against egg hunts. I think they are a lot of fun. As far as I could find out, the Bunny and the eggs have something to do with a celebration of spring, the celebration of new life. So I think having an egg hunt anytime during the spring season is a fun way to celebrate spring.
Check back a little later today. I will be having some BLOG SNACKS!!
Thursday, April 5, 2007
I received this gorgeous card from Joycelyn 'Stamps n'coffee' on SCS as a RAK. The reason we got in touch was that we both made a card for CC106 with the same stamp and basically the same layout and we uploaded them about the same time. She made a comment on my card saying that "Great minds think alike". Here is her card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=507441&cat=500&ppuser=111891. You can see mind scrolling down a bit to the BIG BLOSSOMS 'SMILE' card.
I also received a box filled with mail boxes, cute little pails and a gorgeous card from Barbara 'hnbmoore' on SCS. She made a comment on here and asked if I would like to have some of these mailboxes. I have wanted to have these for quite awhile, since we don't have TARGET here. So, she just sent them over and asked me to pay it forward. So now I have to find a way to pay it forward. I'll keep you posted when I decorate them and when I pay it forward.
My daugters Melanie (8) and Vanessa (6) have claimed theirs already and want to decorate them this afternoon, after school.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
On another note, don't you just appreciate the cards that have some actual sewing on them? I think it gives the card a great extra detail. I found this great tutorial on Julia Stainton's blog http://bellepapier.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2007/04/03/all-stitched-up-a-machine-stitching-on-paper-tutorial/. She wrote a very detailed tutorial on how to use your sewing machine for your papercrafts. Personally, I don't use my machine very much. I can actually not remember the last time I used it. Maybe this will motivate me to get to know my machine.