Wednesday, September 24, 2008
There is a topper on the candle made to coordinate, just make sure to remove it before you light the candle!!
The last project will just have to be a surprise when you get here, cuz I don't have it done yet! I can tell you, it is the Kissing Technique, where you "kiss" 2 stamps together for a really neat look.
The charge for this class is $8 to cover supplies, and PLEASE bring your own adhesive and paper trimmer if you have one. If I don't see you before Friday, you can pay when you get here. Also, due to some other scheduling conflict, the Stamp a Stack is postponed to a later date. I'll let you know when I reschedule.
I hope you see you at my house, Friday Sept. 26 at 6pm
Monday, September 22, 2008
- Stamping on Candles
- Kissing Technique (stamps, that is)
- Paper Piercing
- Not sure
I'm not sure what the last one will be, we'll have to see what I come up with this afternoon. Lisa is coming over to help me get stuff prepped and ready, so later today or tomorrow I'll be able to post our samples. Please let me know if you plan on attending. I need to know how many to prepare for.
Now I'll leave you with some pictures of 2 my kids. These were taken on the day Sammy came back from New York before we headed out for the airport. It was raining outside, and they love to jump on the trampoline in the rain (or sprinkler). Bubba is a real life acrobat, flipping any which way he chooses.
There's a cute one of Amanda. She's not really into doing flips, just getting as high as she possibly can. It really is fun to jump on the trampoline. I should do it more often, cuz it's a really good workout and the kids think if I jump with them they'll bounce higher cuz I'm heavier. It's sad, but true.
Friday, September 19, 2008
I stamped all the envelopes to match the cards. I think they're pretty adorable. I love this stamp set call Bugs and Kisses from Stampin' Up!
Here's a close up of one of the cards. I used my scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circl pumch and my 1" circle punch for the little bugs. I used my new scallop edge pumch along the bottom the dress them up and just dotted all the scallops with my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker. The whole set took about 30 minutes to complete!
I'm trying a new layout for posting pictures and would like to know what you think. Is it easier to view with the pictures centered and the text underneath, or with the pictures on the side with the text next to it? I have a hard time matching my text with my pictures, so I thought this might be easier. See you later!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Here is what I came up with for the Stamp A Stack. I cased (copy and steal everything) this card. Isn't that cute with all the Sesame Street characters? They are all made from different punches. This is a pretty neutral kids birthday card, don't you think?
This is just a simple little layout also with a few punches. I'm not sure if I like it or not. It seems to be missing something. Maybe it's the ribbon I usually put on everything, but I'm trying to keep these cares fairly simple for 2 reasons. 1. So they don't take too long to make. 2. So I can keep the cost at $1 a card. So there you have it. a simple card.
So, in keeping with the rules stated above, here is the baby card I came up with. You could choose between boy or girl simply by changing out the pattern paper and blue feet for pink feet. Inside it says, "A baby is cuddles and tickles on toes, the sweet scent of powder, a kiss on the nose." Isn't that cute? Simple, yet effective.
I still have one more card to design, so I'll try to get that done today. I also need to work on my projects for Technique Class. I hope you guys haven't forgotten about that, have you? It's the last Friday of the month as usual, starting aroung 6 pm. I'm thinking about getting a sitter if everyone is willing to put a few dollars towards it, and maybe getting the kids some pizza to keep them entertained. Please let me know if you plan on coming to either Technique Class or the World Card Making Day Stamp a Stack, or both! I think I'm going to do the Stamp a Stack at church in the Fellowship Hall. Well, gotta go. I'll post the last card when I get it done. Thanks for looking!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
World Card Making Day is Oct. 4. To celebrate, I'm hosting a Stamp-a-Stack! It's just what it sounds like! You stamp a stack of cards. I'll design 5 cards and you stamp 4 of each design for a total of 20 cards (envelopes included)! There will be
- Birthday (choose boy or girl)
- Baby (choose boy or girl)
- Thinking of you
- Wedding/Bridal shower
I haven't made the samples yet, but I'll be sure to post them when they're done. The cost will be $20. You can't buy a card for that price, and what better way to let someone know you care than with a handstamped card! If you place an order for $50 ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT I'll refund 1/2 of your registration. I'll also have a couple door prizes and snacks.
Now, here is where I need your help. I want to hold this event on Friday, Oct. 3. It would be best to get an early start so we don't get done too late. Also, I don't want to sound picky, but it would be best if we didn't bring our children. This should be a time for moms to visit and have fun without the kiddos running around like wild banchees. Now, I know for most of you (myself included) that means finding a sitter. What would you all think of getting a couple of our teenage girls from church and all chip in to pay them? Please leave me a comment stating the time that is best for you and how you feel about hiring a sitter. I appreciate your understanding. Let me know what you think. Thanks so much!
Monday, September 15, 2008
I made this tag to hang on a diaper bag, so when the baby is in the nursery, there's no guessing, "Whos' bag is this?" You know what happens, you have to check each babies diaper and see if the one they are wearing matches the ones in the bag to see if you're in the right bag for the right baby! Of course the first picture is the front, second picture is the back and the third is hanging on the gift bag the contains the scrapbook (see previous posts).I picked up the ID badges at Staples's and it came together in about 5 minutes. When I was done, I thought it needed some ribbons, so I just tied them on where the clip attaches to the plastic holder. Supplies are:
- Bugs and Kisses stamp set
- Best Friends Alphabet
- Whisper White Card Stock
- Green Galore Cardstock
- Green Galore, Real Red, Brilliant Blue, Only Orange and Basic Black ink
- Real Red Striped Grosgrain, Black Gingham, and Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon
Friday, September 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Edited to add: I just got a call saying Bible School is cancelled to tonight. So, maybe I'll get to stamp tonight. Hopefully :-)