Sunday, July 29, 2007
Will you be the winner of this month's drawing?
Your name will be put into a box and drawn out....for each time you post......and then at the end of the month, I will draw a name.....YOU can be a winner! Maybe you'll win a free stamp?
Add it to any size card...This is a small card, 3x3
and yes...!!! the STAR FLOWER PUNCH will punch out this flower...PERFECTLY!!!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
This card is so cute..I love this card...I have done several of these, and they are great for swaps, and for quickie cards. It is 3" x 9" and I scored it using my Scor Pal. You score each of the sections at 3" and then the side panels are scored diagonally across (the same direction)
I then added the Rhinestone brad that is included in the Pretties Kit, and it is finished off with River Rock Stitched Ribbon around the Band. This paper is from the Fall Flowers set, and it is the reverse side of each other. I think they complement each other well!
Monday, July 23, 2007
This is opened to only customers..non Demonstrators!
Good luck in Winning a stamp set from Stampin' Up! All images are Stampin' Up! 1990-2007
Contest rules are on the website...YOU can choose this set, or look at your catalog and idea book for the other sets available!
Sunday, July 22, 2007
It rained today! What month is it? JULY??? in California?? And we're in the middle of a drought? Wow..it is humid, and this is like Florida weather! Whats up with this? I don't have any idea, but....God must have some great plans for this!
It didn't do alot, except just make everything muggy and icky. I have my swim suit on and it is now 8:25 pm! and I still am TOO HOT!
Well, we might have to turn on the A/C tonight. I haven't stamped like I thought I would since someone was taking a Drivers' Ed class online, and wouldn't move.....But, I hope to do some later tonight!
Well, I did do some 'stamping'. I pulled out my Pretties Kit and decided to try to do some 'coloring'!
You first have to decide which flower you want to use.
Then, you pick out your colors. Look at nature and see where colors come out from flowers. Do the darker colors stay only in the center or are they around the edges? Are the lighter colors always in the inside or do they come from the sides and undersides?
I played with several flowers, and I used the daubers for the flowers shown here...and in the card....This color to the left is Summer Sun with Pumpkin touching the edges.
The flower in this card is using Blush blossom, Summer Sun, Pretty in Pink and Pixie Pink. You can see the Blush Blossom around the edges of the larger flower.
I tied the center using the hemp cording into a celery button for the center of the flower.
This is the finished card. I think it complements the colors and still stands out. This is the NEW Double stitched ribbon...I love this color!
I went to see Billy Graham at Angel Stadium about 30 years ago and that was awesome to see so many Christian families in one area! We were way up in the nosebleed area, and we had to use a binocular to see Billy Graham! (they did not have big screens back then folks!) Anyways...this reminds me of Women of Faith....
I also got the NEW Harry Potter book, so we've been busy reading it too. I am also reading another book that I got from my friend in England, called TUNNELS. It was published by the same publisher as JK Rowling. I think maybe it might be a big hit coming to America in February 2008 bookstores...be on the lookout for this one for your kids!
I have been playing with the PRETTIES kit, so, I hope that I will be able to show some samples at the class, and have you do it next week (JULY 27th)
I hope all of you are having a great summer and enjoying the weather where-ever you are...and if you are on vacation...I hope it involves some stamping!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Monday, July 9, 2007
We did not do the ghost tour, we've done that. We've seen the pool, and the changing room. The pool was NOT spookey, but the changing room was really spooky. It was almost eerie to go into the rooms and look down that tunnel and see the little rooms that people used to change their clothes. I think that we could almost imagine something popping out at us....but, we did not do that this time.
Instead, we walked around the ship and saw the different areas on deck...and the captains rooms (we've seen that before too..) and Tori drags me up stairs, and I hate heights. I hate them, to the point where I am almost crawling on the floor. I have that awful feeling in my stomach like I am going to just lay down and stop moving. I resist the feeling, but my legs feel like lead and won't move quickly. But Tori and I are like two silly tourists! As we're walking into the Captain's area, I almost scream, because she's dragging me into it, and my legs aren't moving. We stand in the dark, getting accustomed to the dim light, when all of a sudden a LARGE...did i say LARGE, I MEAN LOUD LOUD horn blows! REALLY LOUD! We both jump and scream. It is the Queen's horn, which sometimes we can hear from our house!
So, after it stops, we laugh at how stupid we are, relieved that no one is up where we are, and heard us scream...and slowly make our way to the Steering room. Well, it was a fun trip, and even though it was only 15 minutes away from our house, it was fun to see another side of Long Beach, CA that we never get to see. At night, we could see these city lights from our port hole and it was really pretty.
The room was small, but comfortable, and it was cool to have a blast from the past!
If you ever get a chance to do this...you should!
Friday, July 6, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
We saw Transformers last night, and although I liked the movie, it was hard to see soldiers being killed (they were not graphic, but the idea was alittle hard). The movie was filled with action, fighting and JOSH DUHAMEL! He was pretty good as an action/soldier/special ops guy!
Happy 4th! Be safe!
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
You cut the pages to 6x6, and then I cut 1 section of the printed cardstock in 1" x 6", 1.5 x 6" and 2" x 6" strips, and I place them on the pages. I then, trim the edges with the adhesive strips of decoration that is included (which I cut down to 6")
Monday, July 2, 2007
He is still groggy at this point, and can't walk too well. He keeps stumbling, but I am sure he feels so much better!
I have to tell you..... I have alot of stamps for sale, all RETIRED!!
but, they are going fast..can you believe, I have already sold over 20 stamp sets!!! (okay, I won't tell you how many there are still on the table..hee hee!) Anyways...If you are interested in any retired sets, I hope you will let me know before I start selling them on ebay!
To be continued..!
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Using one of the Hostess sets, making a topper tent card. this does fit into a reg size A2 envelope! I got the idea from someone's blog...I can't remember who...I did try to look back...I think I will be looking through more blogs..I do like the way they photograph their cards....so, I will be changing the way I scan and photograph my cards.....
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