Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Guess what? Stampin' UP! has a CLEARANCE RACK ~ check it out! Click on the red CLEARANCE RACK, and when you get into my site go to Products (drop down list)/click on the shop now and then on the left, second item down, Clearance and you're there. You will need to do an on-line order, that's the only way Stampin' UP! can keep track of their inventory since these items will only be available until they're sold out! I already ordered 25 of the tins I'll be using for my Build-A-Bears (a little magnet, bear, clothes) perfect gift to keep the kids happy while traveling! I'm working on my bear so should have clothes for him soon! Here's what I have so far~
Sunday, September 27, 2009
We went for a visit to the Alpaca Farms today! It was so much fun and my Grandson Johnny really enjoyed getting to see all the animals and feeding the ever so friendly Alpacas. Below is a photo of the owner's weighing in a brand new baby Alpaca ~ the visit of a lifetime.
There were two farms that were open to the public today and Maureen Macedo works with my daughter (Johnny's Mom) and so it was really special to visit and meet such nice people.
This is the time of year when new Alpaca's are born and we were lucky enough to get to see a new one that had been born just an hour before we got there ... very exciting!
Oh ~ and my digital STUDIO made it so easy to save the experience with captions, added embellishments and stamps! Way cool!!!!
This little card I saw on the Stampin' UP! Demo website. I changed it up just a bit by running the Bashful Blue CS through the embossing folder Petals-a-Plenty. Used the border punch on the bottom and mounted onto Very Vanilla CS and then onto Basic Black CS. The hodgepodge hardware with pink tafetta ribbon ~ just like the sample. I used SU water color pencils on the little girl bear. She's just the "sweetest"! Thanks for looking and keep stampin'~
Saturday, September 26, 2009
This was so much fun to make and all the directions are on the SCS site ~ it even has a video! I used Dusty Durange CS and ink to sponge edges. The die cut is the Pillow Box. I used the Cast-A-Spell DSP to make the handle ... punches were 1" for black circles for eyes and 1/4" punch for the white part (Whisper White CS) and used my Slot Punch to lace the handles through and fastened with little black brads. Then, filled it with Halloween candy ... ready to go!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Equal opportunity ~ did the girl bear earlier so now it's the boy bear's turn ~ isn't he cute?
I used the Build-A-Bear Beary Best Friends Stamp Set and Beary Nice Wishes Stamp Set. I colored him with the colored pencils. Top Note Die cut in half (Dusty Durango CS) and Modern Label Punch to mount the Beary Best Wishes. I used a piece of Dusty Durango Grosgrain Ribbon across the center. The DSP is Pawsitively Prints and Bashful Blue CS and I stamped with Brocade Blue Classic stampin' pad.
Hope you like him!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Judy wanted me to try and make the little pumpkin basket from Inking Idaho's instructions ~ so, here it is! You have to go down a ways in her Blog to find this because she's so good, she posts pretty much every day! Becky's instructions are awesome, the only change I made was I used the in color Dusty Durango DP and ink for sponging. I also used my little leaf from the Autumn Days Stamp Set with Always Artichoke Ink.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
This card is so much fun. Judy saw it on Dawn's site and made one and I just had to duplicate too. Dawn is so great at doing tutorials and videos (when I grow up I wanna be just like her!) LOL! Check out Dawn's instructions. I used the same supplies as she did with the exception of my pink CS is the new Melon Mambo and the ribbon I used was the 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain. Also, I used the Happy Bearthday! stamp in the word window. Too much fun!!!!! Happy Stampin'
Aren't these critters just too cute! I used my new SU color pencils for the coloring and Pawsitively Prints DSP along with the girl bear stamp from Beary Best Friends Stamp Set. Melon Mambo DP for card base and rim around the bear. Satin Ribbon and some brads .. love that little gal!
Friday, September 18, 2009
This is for Tina ~ she saw it on a blog (and it's in the Holiday Mini Catalog page 11). She ordered the stamp set (Twick or Tweet) and the Specialty DSP featured on that page too. I made it for her so she can use it as a sample to make more ... she's so good at this stuff. Happy Halloween my friend! I also used brass brads and Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon. Black Staz-on Ink to stamp the little fella. I used the Word Window Punch for the 'you make me smile'.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
A friend at work lost her Grandma this week. This is the card I'm sending her ~ hope she can look at it and think of some great memories. I used Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set, Paper Pack III (a Hostess Gift), Melon Mambo CS, Pearls from the Pretties Kit and Soft Suede CS, Ribbon and Craft Ink. The Small Oval Punch and Modern Label punch.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Casing "Just-Sponge-It" again. Her stuff is sooOOOO cute! I think she got it from somebody else, but check out her blog by clicking on the highlighted name above, she tells all! LOL!! I forgot the little stripies, but otherwise this little guy sure doesn't look like he was punched from the new Christmas Ornament punch. How do these people figure this stuff out? Amazing. I used the Razzle Dazzle Stamp Set for the It's Good To Dream, Whisper White Card Stock, Crushed Curry CS for the back ground and fins and Bermuda Bay CS & Ink. Also the scallop punch for the water edge. Black for the eyeball and Bermuda Bay Dotted Swiss Ribbon. Punches are so much fun! Thanks for looking.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Finally made another card....been busy! Love those new Sweet Treat Cups. Used the DSP Razzleberry Lemonade with the Melon Mambo Paper and Ink and Whisper White CS. The stamp sets were Sweet Centers for the hot air balloon and Short & Sweet for the 'best wishes'.
Hope you like it!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
This is so cool ~ Tina made me a little pocket card with such a sweet note. The journal book she found at one of her favorite little creation stores, too cool! Thanks Tina, you're awesome. Glad we got to spend some time with you tonight ~ keep crafting ~ you INSPIRE me! Tight hugs, J~
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Here's the card I made for my Twin for her Birthday today .... she loved it! I found it on the site Tina sent me to look at something else (thanks Tina) ... Frantic Stamper
Birthday's are so much fun ~ I had a wonderful day, my Hubby sent me flowers to work and we met my Daughter, her Boyfriend and my Grandson for dinner at Outback n Modesto. Then we all stopped by Judy's (my Twin), what an awesome evening.
The card I used A Kind Word Stamp Set, the watercolor wonder crayons to color the image, DSP Bashful Blue. Black and Bashful Blue CS. The most important part is Judy wasn't expecting it (I told her we shouldn't need to exchange cards but she had already done mine for me so this was a surprise for her) .. and she loved it! Thanks Tina and Frantic Stamper!