Thursday, July 26

Gotta get a digital camera

I don't have a good digital camera. I scan my cards which is why you don't get to see good dimension on my images. I promise to make the big purchase soon so that I can get better quality images.

Garden Whimsy

Garden whimsy is my favorite set in the new catalog. I was all prepared to buy new fall sets, halloween and leaves... but when I saw Garde Whimsy I just had to have it. Here is the card I've been doing at my clubs and workshops this month. Hope you like it.

Set: Garden Whimsy
Mellow Moss, Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate, Vellum
Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black
Purely Pomegranate stitched grosgrain ribbon
You can't see it, but there is crystal effects on the vellum butterfly wings and the bottom of the mellow moss card is scalloped with the corner rounder punch.
The vellum butterfly is cut out and bent on either side of the body so it is three-dimmensional.

Tuesday, July 24

Sallie Stamper

Look at this crazy beagle. This is Sallie. She's my helper... Well, as you can tell, she's not so much a helper but a hindrance, most of the time.

Saturday, July 21

Refuge and Strength

I'm participating in a Christmas in July craft show next weekend at my church and am making some things to sell for their charity. This set is perfect. What do you thing of these card? I'll be putting them in sets and also selling them individually.

Set: Refuge and Strength
Cardstock: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: River Rock, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain (retired), gold brad, spring bouquet punch, paper piercer and mat, 1/8 inch punch, cutter kit

Set: Refuge & Strength, Canvas Background
Cardstock: Ballet Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Ballet Blue, Basic Black, Garden Green, Versamark
Accessories: Vellum, Wide White Organdy and Silver Cord (retired), 1/8 inch punch

Set: Refuge and Strength
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Sky Blue, Blush Blossom, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Sky Blue, Basic Black
Accesories: Simplicity Corner Punch, Clery Grosgrain, Celery Brad

Friday, July 20

Chipboard Mania

I've been playing with the new On Board Blossoms and Basics chipboard and having a blast. If you are new to chipboard you should give it a try. I have to admit- I didn't use any of what we carried last year because quite simply... I didn't know what to do with it. But I bought the Pick a Petal set and had to get the coordinating chipboard set. When I sat down to play I just starred at it for a while but then it started coming to me... the creative juices started to flow. I hope you like what I have to share with you.

Sets: Hugs & Wishes
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst & Certainly Celery
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Almost Amethyst & Certainly Celery Prints Designer Paper, Celery Grosgrain, sanding block, ice rhinestone brad, 1/2 and 3/4 inch circle punches, on board blossoms & basics chipboard

Sets: Pick a Petal, Hugs & Wishes, Polka Dots & Petals
Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black

Ink: Whisper White Craft, Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black
On board blossoms & basics chipboard, sanding block, black gingham, pretty in pink grosgrain, stampin' sponge, ice rhinestone brad, petals & paisleys designer paper

Sets: Hugs & Wishes, Pick a Petal
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Accessories: On board blossoms & basics chipboard, stampin' sponge, naturals hemp, wood beads

Wednesday, July 18

New and Improved

Well, I finally made the move... From my old Yahoo website to the blogging world. I think this will be much easier to keep up with and you will be much happier with me. I hope anyway. I promise to try to populate it more often than I did my website. I will do my best to bring you up-to-date samples and inspiration. With all the new product in the new catalog and what is coming in the new winter mini I sure do have plenty to work with. Stay tuned.... there is lots to come!