This was a super duper easy card.
I created this from a sample out of last years Stampin' Up! Catalog. At the time it was NOT last years catalog. But now that it has become old news I won't bother you with all of the out dated details. But I will tell you that you can still get the Look Here Die that I used to make the inside of the card! And I love this die. It makes giving gift cards a whole lot more fun.
So, you might be wondering where I have been and what I have been doing, since I have not made any posts lately. Ok so you're not wondering any of that. That's okay, I'll tell you anyway. In a post from December I told everyone to check back to see what I was so excited about. Then I never posted anything. So many things happened after that post that my enthusiasm just kind of faded. My son got really sick and was in the hospital. (He's well now!) We went on a wonderful Spring Break vacation and then school started winding down. Then it was summer and that brought a whole bunch of new priorities but I am going to get the ball rolling again!
Soooooooo, here are a few pics of what I am so excited about. A little late, okay a lot late. But here they are.
Can you believe it? My own craft building! It is going to be amazing. Right now it is not much further along than what you see in the last pic but work will be starting up again soon! And I am so excited. I can't wait!
Even though it's not finished I've put my stuff in it and can go out and work in it. And yes I've been making cards. So I will be posting some of them soon.
And if you are interested in purchasing the Look Here Die I used for the card in this post give me a call or email me and I can have it sent to your house before you know it.
Thanks for stopping by and checking on me!
Here’s another teacher card. I got the inspiration for this card from Paige Evans card on page 106 of the August 2009 Cards magazine.
This is another one of my retired supplies cards!
But if I don’t make the scrapbook pages I bought the Primary Colors Simply Scrappin’ Kit for,I’m going to run out of the kit. You see, that’s what happens when you procrastinate. Oh, well it will have been put to good use.
Check back later to see the cards I made for my boys first day back to school!
Thanks for stoppin’ by!
Stamps Sets: None
Accessories: Primary Colors Simply Scrappin Kit (retired), Real Red brads, Big Shot Die Machine, Naturally Serif Die, Stampin Dimensionals, Gold cord (ret), clear button (unknown)
School started today. So yesterday as I was looking for card ideas I found a great card on page 92 by Brandi Parshley in the August 2009 Cards magazine. This is my interpretation of her card. Thanks for the idea Brandi.
I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted any cards but summer has been crazy. We spent quite a bit of the summer traveling around Texas staying at our wonderful state parks. But as state parks are about camping, they don’t all have wifi. So I did good just to keep my specials updated.
Back for now we are rooted again. I have a few more cards to post so please check back soon.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Sets: Tart & Tangy Stamp Set
Inks: More Mustard Classic Ink, Wild Wasabi Ink (retired)
Paper: More Mustard, Wild Wasabi, Textured card stock, Whisper White card stock, Confetti White card stock
Accessories: Primary Colors Simply Scrappin’ Kit (retired), Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Sixxiz Texture plate, Naturally Serif Die Cut, Spiral punch, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, paper snips, Stamp-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals, sewing machine and thread
Yesterday a friend called and asked if I could help her. She wanted to borrow a few things to make a card. She needed a stamp set and some pieces that she could put together in a hurry because she had to work. So I said sure and started to gather some things for her to come get. Then I thought well since I have this stuff out, I’ll see if I can come up with an idea for her. So as I was looking for an idea, I came across this card on Mary Fish’s blog. I check her blog most everyday. She has beautiful cards. Then I thought well why don’t I just go ahead and make a card for my friend since I’m already here. So I CASE’d Mary’s card.
Thank you, Mary.
I used the retired Simply Scrappin’ Kit Tie the Knot to make this card. You know me. I’m all about retired. OK, I’m all about procrastinating. Well now, you do have to give me credit for doing better. I have been trying really hard and I think it is paying off.
I hope you like the card. It was really easy to make and I think it turned out very elegant. If you have any questions about the card send me a note and I’ll be glad to help!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Sets: none
Accessories: Simply Scrappin’ Kit Tie the Knot (ret), half-pearls from Pretties Kit, ticket punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Big Shot Die Cut machine, Nestabilities Circle die, Cuttlebug Embossing folder (swirls)
Ok here is the first Baby Shower card I made. And I did not have a whole lot of time to make it either. I know most of you will think it was due to procrastination but it was not. I promise. Although I guess I could have started a little sooner….
Yesterday I had my #18 molar removed. Ouch! When I called Thursday to make sure everything was scheduled and ask if I needed to do anything special, they asked if I wanted anesthesia? Now tell me what kind of ridiculous question is that? All I could say was I think…YES! What did they think I was going to say No just yank it out and listen to me scream.
Anyway, after It was removed, I came home and rested. I couldn't really get any mojo going with that new hole in my head. So I found a sketch (Sketch #98) on CPS that I wanted to use and cut the paper but I did not finish it until this morning.
Yes, I used my new Nestabilities to make the ovals. And I give them a big thumbs up! Since this was the first time I used them, I wasn't quite sure which sizes I really wanted so this is what I ended up with. I was kind of tight on time so I couldn't do much experimenting. But I think they look OK.
I should have the second one tomorrow.
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Stamp Sets: None
Inks: Certainly Celery Classic Ink
Papers: Confetti White, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White card stocks and Simply Scrappin' Kit I'm Here-Boy DSP (ret)
Accessories: Bashful Blue Taffeta ribbon, Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Simply Scrappin' Kit I'm Here-Boy star sticker (ret), Heidi Swapp Baby Rub-on, Square Ice Blue Rhinestone Brads, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Nestabilities Scallopped Oval and Oval and Stampin' Dimensionals
The idea for this card came from page 79 of the Spring-Summer 2008 Catalog. Yes, that catalog was current when I made this card. Hey, I’m catching up. I’ve posted every day since the 1st. Now I’m not sure how long I can keep this up. Did I say that out loud? What I meant to say was I don’t know how many cards I have left to post. I’ll have to make some new ones. As a matter of fact, I do need to make some new ones. I have two baby showers to go to this weekend. I think I better get busy.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Sets: Bithday Whimsy
Inks: Not Quite Navy Classic Ink
Papers: Old Olive, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy and DSP from Simply Scrappin’ Toy Box (ret)
Accessories: On Board Ginormous chipboard, Earth Elements brads(Not Quite Navy), Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon Large Star Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Simply Scrappin’ Kit Toy Box
I hope everyone had a great and safe New Year’s Eve!
I know today is full of all kind of resolutions that people make and don’t keep. I have never been one to make a list but I always think of something I’m going to try to do better. And that’s it. That’s as far as it goes. But this year I am really going to try to do two things. And I hope those two things will make every part of my life better.
1. Get Organized!
2. Stop Procrastinating!
I think if I can do these two things everything else should fall into place. Right. Right? Tell me yes. Please! Sorry about that. I didn’t mean to get crazy on you but I need some support here. So one of the first things I’m going to do is show you all of the cards that I have made and taken pictures of but haven’t posted because I was trying be seasonal or catch up on all the things that I have put off or SOMETHING. And I am going to do it right now BEFORE I go and finsh everything else I have going right now.
This is the anniversary card I made for my husband in 2008. I thought it turned out rather nicely. I got the inspiration for this card from a Stampin’ Success magazine (one of the perks of being a demonstrator) and the Fall-Winter catalog page 85. It went together quickly because I used a Simply Scrappin’ Kit. Those things are great when you need quick. Although that is not going to be me anymore.
Organized and On Time.
That’s me now! Organized could be my middle name.
OK. I’ll quit.
I hope you have a wonderful 2009. I plan to. Check back soon. Even if it’s just to check on me to see if I’m keeping my resolutions. Thank you to all of you that have stopped by my blog in 2008. It’s been exciting to see how many people take a look. It’s almost been a year. I look forward to 2009 bringing more blogging fun!
Check below for card supplies.
Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs
Inks: Certainly Celery Classic Ink, Chocolate Chip marker (to write the number on the tag)
Papers: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, DSP Paper (All paper from the Scrappin’ Kit)
Accessories: Tie the Knot Simply Scrappin’ Kit, Pretties Kit, silver cord, Kraft Taffeta ribbon, white medium envelope
This is one of the cards I made when we did not have any electricity after the hurricane. Before the storm, a good friend of mine asked me if I could make a card for her for a baby shower she was giving at work. I did not want to let her down just because I didn’t have electricity so I had to work by the light of the day. Which was nice because with the windows open you could hear all of the kids playing and the birds singing (when the generators were not running).
As usual this card is a mix of old and new.
I hope you like it!
Stamp Sets: None
Paper: Kraft card stock
Accessories: Simply Scrappin’ Kit "I’m Here–Boy" (retired), clear button, linen thread, silver brads from Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver, small oval punch, Kraft and Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, glue dots, Big Shot die cut machine, brackets die (non SU) and white letter stickers (non SU).
I made this card for my Grandmother for her birthday. I think she is my number one fan. She just told me that she was going to put the cards I give her in a scrapbook so she can look at them all at the same time whenever she wants. How cool is that?
For some reason, I’ve been stuck on the Groovy Guava. Probably because I won’t be able to get it anymore after August. Isn’t that how it goes. I know, there will be something I like just as much. Well maybe.
When I was trying to decide what to do for a card, I started digging around in all of my Simply Scrappin’ kits for something with Groovy Guava on it and the Secret Garden kit popped up. Yes! RETIRED. I’m beginning to think it’s just because I’m behind on everything that I use retired stuff. I think "A day late and a dollar short" should be my motto. But none of that matters because my grandma liked it.
Stamp Sets: None
Paper: Groovy Guava, Printed Paper (Secret Garden Simply Scrappin’ Kit)
Accessories: Groovy Guava Ribbon, Pretties Kit flowers and white halfback pearl, green brad (Square Rhinestones-Ice), Secret Garden Simply Scrappin’ Kit die-cut stickers, Love & Happiness Rub-on, Stampin’ Dimensionals, sewing machine and white thread.