Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A new twist

Lookie what I made! It is a bracelet with the designer brads from SU! We are doing these at our Christmas giftables camp. Isn't it purty?

Friday, September 26, 2008


This is a manly card, no? I was going to title this post Doe a Deer... But then I realized this is a buck so that wouldn't work. On this card I used the Deer & Fence stamp from The Rubber Cafe. I created the background by going direct to paper with the close to cocoa classic and vanilla craft ink pads. I stamped the image with chocolate chip and then used a blender pen to pull some color into the fence and the deer's body.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Santa Doing The Hula

I finally got a chance to try out my new stamps from The Rubber Cafe.

On this card I used the Lg Palms and Hula Santa. I had fun building the scene with some sand paper and a sun made with a flower punch and a circle punch.

On this one you can see how the grass skirt tilts. Splitcoast Stampers has a great tutorial for the tilt card HERE.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tagged Twice in One Day

First, I was tagged by Dawn Marie and then by Tiffany in VA. Lucky for me they were for the same game.

Here are the rules of the game:
Link your tagger and list the rules on your blog.
Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Now let's see...
  1. I love to eat popcorn and M&Ms when I am watching a movie. I need a little of both at the same time.
  2. I have to sleep with a fan on at night. My DH started that and now I am addicted.
  3. I need to get my brows waxed bad.
  4. I've got two sets of holes in my ears for earrings, but I rarely wear earrings in my 1st set of holes. I always wear the diamond studs my mom got me for graduation in my second set of holes.
  5. Speaking of holes in my ears, when I was in high school I let my friend put a third hole in one of my ears with a pin. It was crooked so I let it close up.
  6. We have a new dog. His name is Ozzy. My DH traded Ace for Ozzy last night. He is a younger English pointer. He barked all night. I can't keep up with DH and his hunting dogs.
  7. Today is my dog Bailey's birthday. She is two. My youngest daughter, Morgan, will be two on Thursday.

I'll tag some of my new SCS Swap Moderator buddies and some of my new Rubber Cafe DT buddies.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cupcake Card

This was my other card for Crystal's new catty swap. I don't know how I ended up with this color combo. I wanted to use Pacific Point and I wanted to use the Pink Pirouette ribbon. I think when I added the glitter I ended up with the Rose Red. I wasn't totally feeling it at that point so I added the sentiment on the key tag punch and attached it with some black hemp and then I felt better about the whole thing. The cupcake is paper pieced. That is a lot of cutting for me, but I only had to make 6 of them so I went with it.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Don't look!

If you are in Crystal's swap with me and you want to be surprised. This is one of the cards I made...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Toot! Toot!

I really don't like that word, but nothing else fits better. I am tooting my own horn today. I got the go ahead to tell you all.

I made a design team!!!! A week or two ago I saw a design call on SCS and all you had to do to apply was send them a link to your blog. Easy-peasey. How could I pass that up? So I sent them a link and they loved my stuff and I am now on THE RUBBER CAFE design team!!!! My new stamps are on the way. I can't wait to get them and start playing. They have a wide range of stamps. Lots of unique stuff. I'm not going to tell you what I am getting yet. I'll let that be a surprise. So check them out. Melissa and Diane recently bought it and are in the process of revamping everything. I am so excited to be a part of it!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Stamp Camp Cards Revisited

Last week was a good week stamping wise, not so much because of the time I got to stamp (I should say lack of time), but because of some other news I got. I got an email that I was accepted for a design team, but I don't know if I can share info on that yet or not so look for something posted on that soon. I also got an opportunity to represent SU! at a local stamping and scrapping event. I'm excited about both of these things. I would love to build my "creative resume" and build my SU! business. Stamping is what I love to do and it would be so nice if I could make something of it.

Friday night was the 1st session of our September stamp camp. I tweaked the cards I showed you a little while ago just a bit.

For the 1st one I added the designer button to the center of the flower, but when I did it didn't look like Baja Breeze. It looked more Bashful Blue so I switched up the colors on this card.

On this one, I added the polka dot background.

Everyone on Friday really enjoyed these cards, and the gift card holder and double pocket card that my upline Tracy provided as her projects. The emerging colors card was like magic to most of the campers. When they were stamping the smaller flowers on the white they couldn't figure out how it was all going to end up looking like the samples I had out. A few of them thought they were going to cut out each petal and paste them on Not Quite Navy cardstock. Hee hee! If you have never tried the emerging colors techinique check out the tutorial on SCS...HERE.

I did manage to get one card done for my pal Crystal's swap. And I started on the second last night, but I am not loving it. I'll have to play with that one a little more. So look for cards with some new SU! stamps coming this week!

Thursday, September 04, 2008