Thursday, July 31, 2008

Stationery Box

I saw the coolest tutorial that a lady on Beate's Yahoo group found, and I had to try it. It's an all-in-one stationery box that includes cards, tags, mini cards (or love notes), a place for stamps, and a pen. Instead of an address book, I added post-it notes for reminders. I didn't get to make the cards yet, but I was so excited about the container that I had to share!

Here's the tutorial - I think you should try one. :)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Mystery Blog Candy from Janette

Hey ladies - here's a chance to win "mystery" blog candy. Check it out on Janette's blog:

Good luck!

Happy Harmony

While Laura was working on her creations, I took out the Happy Harmony set. I haven't had it that long, so I had fun looking for inspiration and playing with it. The "many thanks" stamp on this first card is from the dollar bin at AC Moore. I couldn't believe how much I liked it, epecially for a $1 acryllic stamp.

The inspiration for the next card came from one on Splitcoast. I absolutely loved her card, especially the 3-D butterfly. I think I would like mine better with the round Nestabilities, like hers. (Guess they go on the list!)

The last card was inspired from this one (by Brenda) that I saw on Beate's Yahoo Group. I liked the way she had the flowers coming in from the sides. Now I just need Crystal Effects like her card. (Sounds like I need to shop!) Happy Saturday, ladies.

Friday, July 25, 2008

More Laura Creations

My friend Laura came back for more card-making today, and I love her creations! What a pro. :) These are my 2 favorite cards she made today. Enjoy!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Daisy's Haircut Layout

Yes, I know - everyone tells me we need children when they see my layouts about Daisy (my Bichon Frise). And yes - she's spoiled rotten. :)

This layout is for Bela's Summer Romance online crop, and I used the sketch below from the July Pagemaps sketches. The challenge from Bela was to use use different patterned papers from the same family. I used my favorite - Basic Grey. The light pink, dark pink, and circle papers are all from the Two Scoops line. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Blog Candy Alert

My lovely SBS-8 sister Fran has 2 awesome blog candy offers on her blog. Go check it out:

Good luck!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Teal and Brown RAK

I made this RAK this morning, but I won't say who'se getting it (since I haven't mailed it yet). I was inspired by this card by Beate, and while I still like hers better, this one's not too bad. I scored every inch on the diagonal and used the same basic colors and layout as her card. Hope the recipient likes it!

Monday, July 7, 2008

OC Getaway

When I saw the sketch on Becky's new Pagemaps Blog, I knew I wanted to play along. Here's my take on the sketch. (Just overlook the piecing job on the scan - it wasn't cooperating.) Hope you have a great Monday.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Birthday Card and 4th of July

I made this card for my mother-in-law's birthday (which is tomorrow) AND for a challenge in Bela's online crop. (The challenge was to use the same colors as a picture provided, which was a picture of lemonade sitting outside with grass in the background.) I had fun using one of my new Primas!

The other pictures I'm sharing today are from our weekend getaway to Deep Creek Lake. the first one is me and my DH on the lake (before the boat broke down), and the second one is from the fireworks at Wisp. (I pasted a couple pictures together in Photoshop.) Hope everyone had a good weekend!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

RAK from Nancy

I received this adorable orange and teal card from Nany through Bela's Yahoo group (Cropper's Time Zone). I love the little bird stamp and all the sparkle on the card. She also sent me two great min-sets of acrylic stamps. Thanks, Nancy. :)