Another in the cache of cards I have made using Rubber Stamping Fun stamp images. I have no idea what the company thinks of my cards because I have had no communication from them since they sent me the stamp set in early July. A bit odd but I know others who have ordered from them in the ensuing time period, so they are alive. And so is my gnome.
This card was so quick and easy. A plain black textured card was layered with the pink strip half way up (this card folds from the top) . Then using the Trio tape runner, I applied the ric rac across the met edges. I used some pink conches (clearance aisle as they have been discontinued)-from Scrap Works -and placed them evenly across the top of the card. I used a foam piece of stuff-yeah stuff-that came with brads from Karen Foster to help apply these underneath the card stock. Just gently press down where you want to put them-then use a nail file to fold over the pokie thingies-okay prong thingies. I then applied a Jolee flower inside each conch.
Stamp the phrase on plain white, layer to a pink piece and then to a black textured piece and just like that-ta do-done and ready to send. Just 4 u-a super easy card.
Friday, August 31, 2007
Another in the cache of cards I have made using Rubber Stamping Fun stamp images. I have no idea what the company thinks of my cards because I have had no communication from them since they sent me the stamp set in early July. A bit odd but I know others who have ordered from them in the ensuing time period, so they are alive. And so is my gnome.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
I could really use this as I am waiting on Jpegs from my son's wedding. I have a first generation HP printer and this is so much nicer
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I used a piece of the plain area for one layer under the phrase and a piece of the opposite side which is a darker blue for another. I also cut a few strips for horizontal mini layers from the same blue. This card just pop dots together in a snap and then I punched some stars from scrap Bazzill paper that matches closely and done. This card is easily color switched for girls, or using a different phrase makes it another occasion all together.
Make sure you check out the Rubber Stamping Fun website above or thru the link on the sidebar. And if you were chosen to make cards for them too, let me know and I can link to you. I don't get paid for this-but I did sleep at a Super 8 once.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I only made one card. This way I had to be extra careful not to screw up as I was only working with the items in the baggie and had no room to spare. The bull frog stamp is from All Night Media . We were given the reddish brown card stock to be the background and that was the only paper restriction from the kit-every one's card will be a base brown.
There were also multiple papers included in the kit- a dark green stripe, a light green stripe, a plain dark green, a medium blue textured piece and a spotted piece-along with a quarter sheet of white to stamp out images on (which left enough to practice stamping and painting). Included were two leaves punched from Bazzill Bling, a sun punched from the same, 3 large shiny gold square brads, 2 odd buttons and some jute in two different colors. We could use as much as we wanted but could not add anything except ink, coloring of the image and Stickles if we wanted. We could choose to add a one stamp phrase if it was wanted. I chose a phrase but put it inside-it was Bugz and Kissez spelled with funky individual letters I placed on an acrylic block and stamped on blue and framed with green stripes.
I did not like the brads as they were too large and shiny and the buttons in the kit did nothing for me. I did love the sun (even if hubby insists there is no sun in the swamps) and knew right away I had to use it-just on the non-shimmer side. And the texture of the jute twine was a jungle winner! I wound it around the front and taped it on the back of the embossed card stock. That is where the leaves came into play. I tried laying them here and there until they looked right-and pop dotted them down. I used the non-shiny side of the bling and actually added a little more color at the end for more variegated leaves.
The finishing touches were the piece of paper inside to look like watery fun and a touch of Souffle black pen on the irises for his eyes to pop! I spent a lot of time on this card-but found that making only one was better than playing. I did make a sketch and stayed with it 100%. It just played out right in my head I guess. I had only tiny scraps left over plus the brads and buttons. And I did not use the light green striped paper. Into my stash it went.
The contest is limited to 15 possible contestants instead of 20 and the prize is no longer 100.00 in fun stuff-we now get to take a free class. But with Laurie as a teacher, well worth it! The voting ends September 30 and it can only be voted in person, so wish me luck! Or stop in the store for some fun shopping too.
The back of the striped paper was a lighter pink (this may have been SEI) and I layered the white and darker pink with lighter pink and then roughened the edges with my handy dandy Heidi Swapp 99 cent distresser . I also tried to roll the edges a bit but this card stock isn't great for that. So the Prima flowers-using a canister of pinks and one of yellows, I selected and played with layers and was going to use small brads for the centers, until I discovered these shimmery center jewels from K and Company on sale for 87 cents. I used those on the smaller flowers and medium eyelets set with a Cropidile on the two larger flowers and attached with mini pop dots.
Simple and sweet and used up more scraps. I will have another card tomorrow using the blue style of this card stock-and now I wish I had more of it as I really liked using it . Rule #27--If you really like card stock or a patterned paper, buy two or more sheets, not just one. You will never see it again in the stores. And you will want more when its gone.
Make sure you visit Rubber Stamping Fun and the previous card for other ideas and be back soon for more fast and easy cards using RSF stamps.
Monday, August 27, 2007
The phrases are very contemporary and by using papers, card stocks, punch outs, ribbons and the typical add ons we all have and going for a quick and non-fussy look, I came up with this card for my first try. I used a salad plate to form my half circle and just cut the circle in half and will use the other half later. A few layers under the stamped phrase and some ink distressing made the card go fast and I rummaged thru my stash for some twill ribbon bits and a button. This card would do well for young or old and either sex.
In the coming days, I will post another 7-8 cards made with this set of stamps (which had no name yet) and I will also have a photos of the stamp set front and back for you to check out. Please visit the stamp site either thru the above link or the link in my sidebar and see if they have anything to interest you. The sets that are being tested are NOT on the site yet, so be patient. There are also some gallery cards up for you to peruse.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
ETA-heard from Mike in Fenton-he is fine as is his house and family! Nice news to wake up to with the sun finally!
This was a card from stamp camp. I stamped my image on glossy paper using Stazon ink and colored it with Sakura pens. This was layered on dark blue card stock . Stamping a row of snowmen across the bottom of a patterned shimmery block of paper,the images were also colored in using the above pens. The glossy snowman was layered on this sheet and onto a plain white folded card. The finishing touch was two mitten buttons that were applied over the stamped bottom images of the snowman after removing the back shanks.
After another downpour today, we are expected to dry out and then I will have some current ideas. I also need to make a trip to a scrap store in Saginaw for fall papers-my daughter got some really cool Heidi Grace fall shimmer paper today at Archiver's grand opening and I NEED some now! Oranges and browns with shimmery stripes and fuzzy stuff. I know I said I was sick of her stuff-but I hadn't seen this particular line before. And she had some monster paper that I thought was Cloud 9 but cant find online yet.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
This card was made from a punch out sheet band aid I bought about 3 years ago. All the other items are from my scrap bin and easily layered. The corner brads were added for a little more dimension.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
I started this card with a red base card stock that has sparkles in it. I used a similar card stock back here. I got a lot of the card stock when an online store went out of business a few years ago. It works with just about any image or idea-just enough shimmer to catch the light and show it off. I then used another card stock for some of the layers in the Malachite color which also has some shimmer. This card stock is a bit thicker too. It punches so nice for the corners. As you can see, I used two different colors to layer and also punched the darker color with leaves. I punched the red dots for the holly in the same color as the base card. The white I stamped my images on also has this sparkle to it too.
I colored the images using Prismacolor pencils with Gamsol. After I did all the layering and positioning, I added some Stickles to the gifts and the center of the holly for some extra shimmer. Because in the dead of winter, we can use all the shimmers and sparkles we can come up with.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
- Any cat or dog allowed to run loose, breeding wantonly. And then the owners get mad because I can't take in their "carelessness" and they dump the animals to fend for themselves. It's not the animals fault, people!
- Raising taxes on a yearly basis when it's clear the property values have gone down. I and most others cannot sell our property for what the taxing authorities say it is worth. Not even close. But you are allowed that 5% because of Prop A and absentee owners.
- People who automatically say "Oh I would never do that because I am a god-fearing Christian" but will molest, steal and stab if you aren't looking and then deny or say it can't be them as it's not in their demeanor (I can show you a state prison full of these liars)
- Portion sizes in casual restaurants-I am not an army. If I can only eat 1/4th of what you put on my plate and ask for a doggie bag as soon as the food is presented to me, isn't that a clue? Offer half portions or let me eat off the kiddie menu.
- People who take more than one newspaper from the box but only pay for one (or just as bad, reach over my shoulder as I put my coin in and take one, sometimes the last one-and laugh about it)-access doesn't mean a free-for-all to the contents.
- Seeing the same 5 sets of stamps and same paper company used on every one's blog for art. If that is all anyone is using, what is that saying about what the companies are selling? Either there is a shortage of quality or too much to begin with and it's time to cut back in the catalogs or online stores. It's all looking the same to me. Because it is!
- Police chases from Florida or California every day on CNN, MS-NBC, Headline News or Fox (I am just assuming on Fox, but probably true). What makes the news programmers think because someone has a helicopter and can follow these morons in a car, that the entire nation needs to see the cops slow speed follow up the freeway, and then wrestle some idiot out of the car everyday? Are we all waiting for a self destruct, gun-to-the-head-end exploding in Technicolor on our plasma TVs for a thrill? Is this the result of colossal ratings from OJ years ago? Or are we all hoping for the worst possible end just to say we saw it? Sadly, several people died recently trying to bring us this crap. It's NOT news!! It is happening everyday. So make a channel called real time police chases and make it a pay channel.
- EBay sellers who charge for Priority mail and some extra, then send it parcel post or first class and pocket a lot-and that free box from the PO turned inside out didn't cost a dime (they say it's for packaging) or having wrapped it in a priority bag but it's inside and no one knows until its opened. And charging for delivery confirmation but using online postage and DC is free if it's printed there.
- The pop bottle return machines at Kroger-the machines are always full or broken after I put in a few but have taken all the bottles out of the bag I brought them it. Meijer's machines reject my bottles as if they are foreign. VG's are wonderful, so go there!
- Weight machine hogs at the gym-your name is not imprinted on it and signs are posted. You are not entitled to a half hour on the bicep machine. And wall vibrating grunting doesn't mean you are actually doing anything positive. You are just calling attention to your pot bellied self. Get off and give us a turn.
- The History Channel-there is more to the past than wars. I personally see enough war in real time TV-I don't need to watch hubby snore in front of this anymore. How about the history of education in the US, or the history of brain surgery or the history of organic gardening. Or change your name to the War Channel.
- Grab bags-that are all little kid scrapping things. I wish the assemblers would write on the box or bags something to identify age or sex. I got a grab box today as I have from this same woman every year and its all baby/little kid stuff. I have neither and cannot use anything in the box except a pen. I will have to give most of it away and am out 50.00. Not on my list anymore for her boxes, which in the past have been glorious. But her attitude has changed a lot too-my inquiry was answered back with surliness.
- Lottery tickets-if I spend a dollar (and I only do when it's over 100 million), I want at a least one number-that doesn't get me anything but nice to at least have something match. Time after time after time, I have nothing. Is it a conspiracy to me or is it like that for everybody?
- Socks-I always buy white socks but not the same brand or style. But hubby thinks they are. So either I have one sock tall and one sock short matched up or he gives up and throws them in the bin for me to do later. Or the best one, he matches up socks that have an obvious defect like a huge hole in the toe. The sock fairy is not gonna fix that, I guarantee.
- Being brain dead for ideas. I have a project due the 30th and cannot do anything with it. I have tried over and over, getting out the paper, ink, stamps etc. I can't come up with one viable idea for it. I am limited to one color card stock and several other patterned pieces, but they are not matching in my head.
- Okay. I have an extra one I just figured out. Blogger's spell check sucks! It does not recognize contractions as needing to be fixed. Outlook and Word fix them fine but not Blogger. So if you see some weird words like wont-its because Blogger did not recognize them as misspelled. And I didn't see them in time.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
This card was made a while back and was in my queue for the appropriate time. Basically, it's a dark blue card with the bottom edge cut a bit off on the front and a torn piece of white added to look like snow. Then the image which I think is a Northwoods stamp is inked and embossed in snow white powder. I like snow on Christmas eve only and this reminded me of that-looking out at my very tall pine trees sparkling and heavily laden with snow.
Eating toast-I tear it from the inside out in bits and then eat crusts.
I only drink bottled water-Volvic from Whole Foods.
I hate the phone-will meet up with someone or email them.
I am totally anal about balancing my checkbook and have been known to be hysterical if I am one cent off.
I always take my scrap/stamp supplies out of their plastic/cardboard stuff and recycle what I can't use. I find the supplies take up a whole less room that way. I even take apart the paper from the label to recycle it too.
Speaking of recycling, don't invite me to your house if you have garbage laying out-I will go thru it and take out the items I know can be re-used or recycled. I have no shame!
I only wear white undies-all cotton at that. Same with socks.
I save the warranties/instructions for every item I buy until it dies, is given away or blows up. I keep them in a large accordion file in the hall closet. I have some for over 25 years now.
I save all my movie, concert, arena sports and other entertainment tickets. I have hundreds if not thousands of them now. I started saving them at 12. I have no idea why-I just can't toss them.
I only wear running shoes. I recently had to buy some dress shoes for my son's wedding. I wore them that day and they are back in the box probably for forever.
I sleep with a heating pad and a hot water bottle even if it's 90F. And a handmade quilt and flannel jammies finishes up the sleeping photo.
I hate electric toothbrushes-it's because my mouth is so ticklish.
When I grocery shop and use a coupon, I tally up the amounts of the coupons and put that amount in a jar-once a year I take it to the bank along with any rebates I have amassed and buy a certificate of deposit. I have used this found cash for 5 computers, a digital SLR , season tickets to the Pistons and other high end items. The stuff I could live without but want.
I have to have something to read with me at all times-my daughter is the same way. It drove her old boy friend nutty when we were with them. I would even in desperation pick up local free non-English newspapers just to have something/anything to look at. This dates back to reading the cereal boxes as a kid I think.
If dining at an Asian restaurant, I have to use chopsticks. I don't understand why anyone would want to use Western implements while eating Sushi. I think it makes you eat slower and savor the flavors more anyway.But some places don't even offer them to you and are surprised if you ask for them.
I can't light the gas grill. I am terrified it will blow up on me.
I always give up eBay for lent.
I save the fronts of all my t shirts for quilt squares-most of them are running shirts but a few historical ones like Hands Across America, Comic Relief and the World Championship ones of the Pistons, Tigers, Shock and Red Wings are also included.
I leave love notes for the garbage collectors. Just in case they think about not taking something.
If I am out for a late night run and see dogs or cats-I stop and talk to them. Just because I can.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
This card is the remnant of several mistakes. The top of the base card had words across the bottom edge that smeared, so I cut them off the white base card and then layered another color over the top and didn't like that. So that is when I decided to use the scissor treatment. I put the orange on the inside of the white card and then trimmed the bottom of the top. I snipped the same design on a piece of blue and redid the bottom of the white too, to make a matching front.
Adding a strip of pattered paper across the front helped but I was originally going to use some Prima flowers on this. I had a die cut slide holder and it matched up pretty well, so I stamped a word on some vellum and popped it on the back of the slide.
It is an awkward card because you can't stand it up and have to lean it against something but I can't throw perfectly good pieces of paper or card stock away. I wouldn't go out of my way to make this design again but ya never know. I just need another cheesy phrase to come up with another idea at midnight, I guess.
Vicki died on Friday. Please go to her website and read the posting from her daughter Melanie Sage here.
Some of the very first UM stamps I ever purchased were from Vicki on EBay. She passed on her love of stamping and art to so many and will be very much missed.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
My granddaughter turned 18 this week and she also just graduated. She says she wants to get married. I got married at 18 and if I had to do it over, I would wait. A long time wait. She was born when her mom was 17 just as I was so young. I want her to stay as young as she can for a while because there is already too much responsibilities in life today-more so than I had back in the early 70's in high school. Once I got married, I had a mortgage, two car payments, college, a job, a husband for god's sake at 18! All this in the first year of my marriage and adult life. How insane is that? Can I legally drug her and wake her up in 10 years?
For all you card makers, this card used Great Impression Stamps Feb 2007. I colored with Prismacolors and Gamsol. Inked distressing by Tim Holtz using Marmalade. Lots of scraps and layers and a piece of ribbon then add a few brads. Simple card really-just play for the look. Use up those scraps.
Chelsea, happy birthday. I miss you. What can I bake now----I need to trash the kitchen some more.
What was Allison thinking? Me a thinker? I am a dreamer, a brooder, a reactor. But I am not sure about a thinker. I hope I am not too deep a thinker because my head might implode. I do think out loud a lot. I spend most of my time alone (and actually prefer it that way) so I talk to myself, the clouds, flowers, the fly on the wall-and sometimes I am luck enough to get an answer from them. And now I am rambling too. Hey, its 3 AM and thundering. The dog is freaking too (he does that instead of thinking).
Go to this blog for an explanation of this award.
The participation rules are simple: If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think, link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.
Now I have to come up with 5 others to award this to. My first is easy.
Each of you can now post the above icon on your blog and thank you, Allison for nominating me. It just took me a long time to get caught up as my brain has been so tired from all this extra work it's doing lately thinking about thinking.
Oh and Allison, hockey season might be closing in again but baseball, WNBA, Tiger Woods, NBA and pretty much anything not involving a piece of metal and 4 wheels or a bunch of sweaty freaks in boxing arenas keeps me jumping for the summer. My TV is permanently set to ESPN (except for the hurricane updates with Jim Cantore). Yummy.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I think the stamp I used on this card has been discontinued. It's from My Sentiments Exactly. I see they are going to acrylics, which is okay. But there is something special about rubber on a wooden block. I know I like highly detailed images on rubber only tho. This particular stamp did not have the "O" in love so you can fill it in with anything from a button, flower, photo etc. I did find another one locally from MSE that is on the same track but it isn't at their website so may be older. For anyone searching the item numbers are MSE SS107. That one only has the word LOVE on a square block with the "O" also missing.
This card is pretty easy to do. Use a plain white folded card. Stamp with silver embossing ink and silver DETAIL powder the phrase on a pink sheet cut to size. Make sure when stamping you leave enough room on one side for the ribbon and enough on the other end to tear it a bit.
Punch out a heart from glitter paper-there are at least a 5 or 6 companies making this in both 8 x 11 and 12 x 12 sizes and some are sticker paper for convenience too. About 2.99 for the larger size and you will get a lot of punch outs too. Place the heart in the space left blank for the "O".
On the left side, run a piece of silvery ribbon up the side and tape on the back. Then add two heart brads for a little extra eye candy. Make sure you tear the right side about a 1/4 inch off and then layer to your base card. Pretty simple. I know there are other companies that make similar stamps or you could find a word stamp you like and mask off the area for the heart.
Hubby is coming home from work early tonite-is he sick? It's still daylight! Maybe I will get to go to a movie and be home by 10PM.
One of the dresses is now being auctioned anew by the current owner Women's Entertainment (WE TV) and the proceeds will again aid a charity that loves kids. Diana's dress auction will be fun to WATCH because most of us don't really have this kind of cash. This was not my favorite dress of hers-I am not a pastel person-but it sure looked wow on Diana
When the original auction was held in 1997, I wanted the dress below so bad! I even threatened to cash in my retirement fund to get it. And it was the cheapest one that actually was auctioned off that day. 12,500.00. I still have my auction book from Christie's and the books themselves are going for hundreds of dollars on auction today. I won't part with it ever-it will be passed to my daughter and maybe someday to hers.
I would still like to play Barbie with this dress once. I would even wear the odd set of gloves!
Interesting as I am finding all these snowy cards and I hate winter! It wasn't 90F today and I had long pants on. Anyone out there want to trade places with me? I will trade some stamps for permanent heat but then you get the sofa slug with it-so choose wisely.
Here we have another beauty from winter Stamp Camp at Stacey's. I honestly wasn't sure I like this at first but the more it shimmers in the sun the nicer it gets. Starting with a winter blue card folded on top to make a sandwich card, I stamped a snowflake image over and over in VersaMark ink. This will give you just a hint of color on the background card as anything else would have been overwhelming.
Take a matching blue ink (Stazon Azure works nicely) and stamp a snowman on white shimmer paper that is punched using a large square punch from Marvy. Set aside.Use pieces of light and medium blue card stocks, preferably with a little texture and cut oblong pieces to fit the front of the card. This will depend on how big a snowman stamp you use too-so size them up accordingly.
Tear the bottom of each and the lighter one is a bigger tear than the bottom. Tack after layering with a glue runner at the top only! Then dip the ends in a heatable glue tack or other similar product such as Palette
and when tacky dip in the finest glitter you can get. This is what makes it look like new fallen snow to me.
Add the snowman piece and then tack the layers to the card when dry at the top only. Run a pretty crystal ribbon under the snowman and tie in a bow to lie flat and then tack the bottom to the card too. I always have a hard time tying bows so found if I anchor part of what I am working on to another piece, I get it to lie better. The final touch is to add some Stickles around snowman and let dry.
I imagine a Christmas tree or a sleigh or even a small stamped scene would render this card quite well to winter. I know that Thomas Kincaid has some images available from here that would be wonderful for glittery cards.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
First of all, the workers at this store are dumb! One customer who had never stamped was being coerced into taking a class without even knowing what this lady was wanting to do. The customer asked about ink pads which were described by a teenybopper as using thick and thin color pads. I "had" to listen to this!! She told her that Colorbox inks were for thick lines and Tim Holtz Distress was for thin lines. The customer asked what do I use for the heating stuff and the girl said-whatever, it doesn't matter! And that Stazon was only for glass! I stepped in right there! How can any store hire someone like this?
I sat down with the lady as I was waiting on hubby to finish work and it was nice to meet a hopefully fellow stamper. I asked her what she was hoping to do and she wants to make graduation announcements for her son like the ones they had on display in the store. So I went looking for these papers/stamps etc. and then we asked the store personnel, and they said it was out of season for that!! OMG!
I gave the customer the website for Split Coast Stampers for ideas and told her NOT to take a class at this store. I gave her a couple of options locally as there are a lot more stores in her area including the Scrapbook Tree just up the road a bit in Shelby Township. I should have given her my email as she says she would love to go to the conventions but none of her friends want to as it's too expensive even as she offered to share stamps with them. No one I know would do that! I do hope I run into her again and I will remember her face for sure. She did say she would visit the Tree later in the week.
I thought Archiver's would have some of their own brands for one. Too many binders/albums on display for my taste. Too themed. Not enough adult scrapping items and the samples were too corporate-didn't anyone local make any for the store or is the idea that every Archiver's class for say, Christmas cards, make them the same all across the country? That would suck!
I did buy a few things-I had a coupon :). There was already a clearance bin in the back so I got some Crate Paper packs. A few new stamps for Halloween and some of that wonderful flocking stuff everyone is raving about. But nothing that I haven't really seen before or have access to. If I see any more Heidi Grace stuff that isn't new I will puke. One whole wall of this-and I know a store that was, I swear, turning into a Heidi store for a while. Even Joann's has it now. Too much!
One shocking thing-you know those wonderful 99 cent stamps we all see at Joann's and Micheal's? A buck ninety nine at Archiver's. Their special priced items in the back are double what anyone else sells them for.
So I just went thru my stash-and found mistakes. The paper packs were supposed to be half off and rang up for 25% off, but the two packages of brads-not on the receipt. One stamp was over rung by a buck and the another pad of paper not showing either. I have yet to figure out if I came out ahead, in the red or broke even!
I did have a good thing happen tho-I stopped for din din at a place called Buca as it was almost 9:30 and hubby finally got out of work and I was not driving home and cooking. If you want giant portions, go here. I have enough left over for 2 more meals and the garlic bread is soooooo yummy!
My grade for Archiver's C-. My grade for dinner B+. The ink girl F.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
We first punch the corners of the front of a plain white folded card. After running a metallic piece thru a corrugater, the paper is slipped behind the corner punched slits to hold. I usually add a dab of some glue in case it slips out.
Then taking a die cut piece of chipboard (this one being from Hero Arts) I stamp snowflakes (Hero Arts) around the piece in two different colors and shapes. I also edge the chipboard with the blue ink. Then turn it over and tape a piece of acetate to fit over the aperture and put some foam tape around all the sides close to the inside shape so no small spaces will let your shaker ingredients fall out. I took regular foam tape and cut it in half lengthwise to conserve tape. Then I added about a good tablespoon full of Vintage Crushed glass which was from Art Glitter Institute and then the entire back of it is covered with a Bazzill textured scrap after taking the protecting paper off the foam tape. Press to seal and shake a bit to make sure there are no escapees! Then you mount your shaker to the front of the card!
This card is very heavy and don't forget-you also get the pop out to decorate when you buy the Hero Arts Chips. A card and a tree ornament or a gift tag perhaps? Shake it baby!
Monday, August 13, 2007
Poor lonely stamen got no votes at all. I am not sure what that thing actually was but most thought it a spider. If I turn it upside down, it reminds me of a firework or waterfall. The crystal leaves and the fairy each got one vote apiece. and the butterfly did a little better. Almost tied for 2nd place were the two button renditions and I personally liked the satin button a lot more than the swirl button. But in a runaway, the original design ruled the voting with more than twice as many votes as the runners up. So here is the winner as selected independently by my fellow bloggers. Sometimes it's best to trust first impressions and not tinker, I guess.
I personally am freezing, so my heating pad is calling. I hate it when its under 70F and will be pulling out the warm jammies tonight. Ciao!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
I was going to call this dueling tomatoes as my friend Becky has photos of the ones she is growing so I went thru the pix I took last week and added them here. This is a new tomato to me. It's smaller than my thumb fully grown and sweeter and very firm but isn't a plum or Roma variety. I have been eating them for several weeks now and have a bunch ripening on the window sill. Hubby managed to bump and crack the buckets I am growing them in and a bunch fell off green. As you can see, I also companion planted some basil in the pots too.
I send a big congrats to Becky and a pat on the back to myself on growing 'matoes with no blossom rot this year! And hopefully, Brian doesn't run over hers with the lawn mower like my duffus tried to.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Elvis had left the building.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
For each question your answer has to start with the same letter that your first name starts with. For boy/girl names the name can't be the same as your own. I challenge you to try this out with YOUR name.
- Your Name: Jan (or Janet)
- Famous Artist/Band/Musician: John Denver
- 4 letter word: Junk (what most stuff is to me)
- Vehicle: Justy-from Subaru pre-1994 and ugly too.
- TV SHOW: Jeopardy
- City/Town: Jackson, MI
- Boy Name: Jonathan
- Girl Name:Jacqueline
- Occupation: Journalist
- Something you wear: jeans
- Celebrity: Janet Jackson
- Food: jasmine rice (yum!!)
- Something found in a kitchen: Jamaican Jerk spice (yum too)
- Reason for Being Late: jump the shark (life is like TV sometimes)
- Cartoon Character:Johnny Quest
- Something You Shout: Jeez Louise (thank you Archie Bunker)
I gave him my old digital to take to China and Korea and he took a bunch of photos-but only one came out okay. A photo of his bed. I won't bore you with it. He seems to think taking photos off the bus thru the window should be Pulitzer Prize Winners. They were all glare and washed out-except the pristine white bed. But he also went to a wedding in Iowa and none of those came out EXCEPT the one below. Why would anyone want a photo of this?
I do like the colors and the basic design of this card. Normally neon anything that isn't attached to a building in some urban area freaks me out. But it works here because there isn't a whole lot of it. I used a die cut of a crayon for the candles. It must be an Ellison as I don't see it listed on the Sizzlets list. I took a plain white front, smushed some inks here and there on the edges to distress and took a couple strips of patterned card stock to resemble ribbon across the top and bottom.
I used the Trio Runner to attach the candles and tied some string around one for a little bit of color. Using some acyclic letters on a block, I lined up a phrase to fit and stamped it over the top of the candle/crayons. Adding a button to the bottom threaded with the same string and done. I then layered it on a folded card-which now is just a layer waiting for a card.
My gnome friend is one of a kind! His sister fell off the deck in the storm and has been decapitated until I find some Crazy Glue. Such a sad boy.
If you find it hard to find a form down the road, let me know. It is not available at Prismacolors site but many online stores have them to send you if you buy from them.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Now I am really gonna take a shower-and get out the heating pad for my knee. Have a nice Wednesday everyone. August is flying by!
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
One thing please be aware of-I moderate the posts. So if you don't see your posting right away, there will be a message at the top that says it's waiting for me to approve it. I got some nasty posts on my other blog when I first started it (and I am neglecting so badly) that I had to remove the posts and moderate it too. Some people thought it was un-American to choose to not partake of animal flesh.
This card was fun and again used up some scraps-and the gnomes like to help me out a lot too.
CARD 3--- BUTTERFLY
CARD 4---CRYSTAL LEAVES
CARD 5--- STAMEN
CARD 6---BUTTER FAIRY
CARD 7---SWIRL BUTTON
I will leave this opinion piece open until Sunday night when I get home from the Stamp Convention in Novi. So around midnight, I will randomly draw a number and that person will get a fun little prize. Haven't figured out what yet-had a bad experience with my last non-pareil as the recipient still has not received it and it's been several weeks. Stupid me--I did not put delivery confirmation on it. And of course, none of it is replaceable as it was a one of a kind box of goodies.
So let me know what you think on this and I will post the winner and the photo that was chosen along with the prezzie late Sunday!