Showing posts from May, 2008

Bloomin' Beautiful

Sorry I haven't posted lately I have been so very busy! Last weekend I took 17 students to NYC. Then on Wednesday we had our annual art show my colleague and I hung and took down 400 pieces of art work in 24 hours. Whew I get tried just thinking about it! I have a card to share with you I created this card a few weeks ago and this is the first chance I have had to post it.
I used the bloomin beautiful set from the occasional Mini that is good through the end of June.


Stamps Bloomin Beautiful, Sanded, floral
Ink Purely pomegranate, Soft sky, river rock, Always artichoke
Paper Purely Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper white
Accessories Coluzzle, sherbet ribbon, 1 3/8 punch, Blender pen.

I started by stamping and coloring a series of flowers from the blooming beautiful set on whisper white. I used a blender pen and ink to color in the blossoms and the petals and some of the sky. I punched a mask for the moon using a 1 3/8 punch and a post it note. Then using a sponge and soft sky i…

Ever Wonder How to Use a Crop-a-Dial?

Wow I saw this video today on someones blog. I'm sorry I can't remember whose, I spend way too much time on the Internet! It has a great tutorial on the use of Crop-a-dial so I thought I would share it with you. I must confess when I first purchased mine a was a bit perplexed of it's use. After using it at the Stampin 'Up convention and seeing it power and ease I became a convert. I was amazed at how many layers it can punch through and no more getting out my hammer and setter to put an eyelet. So enjoy thanks for looking!

Look at what I got in the mail!

Look at the lovely card I received from my Upline Debbie Moczek! I love this card so much I had to make my own! So with some help from my Upline Laura Currie here is my version! This card starts with gluing down designer series paper to a card stock that is already folded in half. I then used a carousel note to create my template for this card and traced the upper half to create the purse and then cut out the pattern on all layers. I then cut a section of apricot appeal and glued it down to the lower half. With a small strip of Blue Bayou I crimped it and then glued that on top of the card stock. Using the pretties kit I took blue Bayou ink and the polka dots from Lots of Dots and stamped a Daisy flower. I then punched on designer series paper and using scallop punch I cut a scallop out. with a scrap of apricot appeal and the 5 petal flower punch I punched a star burst. I promise to show you how to do this after I teach my stamp groups this month! With a fire brad in peach make a sandw…

I've been nominated!

I've been nominated for an award!
well, not a real award, but a cyber-award...

I've been nominated by Michele for the award!! The Arte y Pico award. (Thanks Michele) This award was originally designed by Eseya at arte y pico . You pick five blogs that you think earned this award based on their creativity, design, interesting material, and contribution to the blogging community. List the names on your blog and link to their blogs. Leave a comment on one of their posts to let them know of the award! Each winner has to show the award and put the name of the person who gave them the award with a link to their blog. Also show the link to arte y pico. Here are the 5 girls I'm passing on the award to:

Laura She’s my up line and has been so inspirational to me she has such great ideas!
Deb Olson She is the queen of blogging and is everyone’s favorite!
Angie this woman rocks so many ideas I don’t know how she finds the time!
Jackie Love her blog I visit it every day!
Flaxychick Another gre…