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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
This was one of my Easter cards:
And this was another:
and this one, too!
I finally got around to photographing and posting them! I just love the bunnies in this stamp set - and coloring them with my copics was easy as can be. DEETS: CTMH My Acrylix Bunny Love stamp set, Sweet Pea B&T papers, Lilac Mist and Key Lime cardstock, Prisma Glitter, Pink Organdy Ribbon, Rhinestone flower sparkles, Lilac Mist ink, Copic Markers, Spellbinders Scalloped Circle, Square and Lables One Nestabilities, Threading Water border punch, Martha Stewart's border punch, misc. polkadot ribbon.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
New papers .... mmmm yummy! New stamp sets ..... the gotta-have-it list just keeps growing! The new embellishments ... fabulicious! Oh and the ideas for you to recreate will keep you busy til the next book comes out! So, what are you waiting for? If you would like a copy of our latest Idea Book/catalog - email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, April 20, 2009
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Friday, March 6, 2009
Sometimes it seems everything that needs doing is like a dominoes game ... My neice had a baby boy, so I need to make a card. Several hours later, after processing through piles of paper, stamps, inks, die-cuts, stickers, ribbons, buttons, stickles, brads and the assorted tools to create with I have a lovely card -- and a big pile of stuff that needs to be put away. Well, I want to post a photo of this card, but first I need to charge the camera battery. While it's charging, I'll clear off a counter to prop the card on. There's a bunch of stuff that doesn't belong in this room ... while I'm in the laundry room, I'll put on a load of towels. Hmmm, the sheets need changing ... back upstairs, oh yeah, I was going to fill up a box to go to Goodwill ... geez now I have no black shoes to wear, I'll have to go out and buy a pair. While I'm out let me stop at the grocery store to pick up something for dinner, cuz you know I forgot to take meat out of the freezer. Back at home, I remember the towels are still in the washer. And the stuff is in piles on the counter. But the groceries need to be put away. Oh my ... is it dinner time already? Then of course, the kitchen needs to be cleaned up after dinner. And the husband would like to talk to me about his day. Someone is bound to need help with their homework. And the dog would like to go outside. The dominoes have all fallen down. All I wanted to do is make a card and post a photo on my blog. How did the day get away from me???
Yes, I need to get organized. But first I need to find the time! you know, years ago, I actually bought a 'book on tape' titled "How To Get Organized When You Don't Have The Time". I didn't have the time to
OK, so today - I blogged. Tomorrow, maybe I'll post that photo!
to all of you who missed me -- I'm still here :) and I've been lurking on YOUR blogs!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
The only changes I made were that I used Technique Tuesday's Eiffel stamp set for the ampersand (inked with Grey Flannel, then overstamped with Platinum Planet), and CTMH Elegant Script stamp set for the Mr. Mrs.(in black), and also CTMH Curly Sentiments (in red) for the inside sentiment which reads: Wishing you the Best, today, tomorrow and always. Also, I ticket punched the corners and added the red sparkles and used Holiday Red organdy ribbon on the bow. And of course, the background texture was achieved with the Cuttlebug embossing folder 'Textile'.
I hope you likey and thanks again to Vicki!
My neighbor was blessed with a baby girl a month ago, so I made her an 8x8 scrapbook and a set of cards she could use as either thank you's or announcements. This is the card:
CTMH Sweet Pea paper pack, Flower Child and Express Postage stamp sets. Colors are Baby Pink, Key Lime, and Amethyst.
She liked them so well she asked me to make 30 more! (I'm getting on it, Susan, I really am!)
Last but not least, I jumped on the Stamping Bella bandwagon. I am sooooo addicted to these little beauties - they are so versatile and FUN! This card goes out to my buddy in Ohio who will completely understand the sentiment on the front
(I know my photography skills stink, so I will type it out: Stamps: $6457.33 Supplies: $7872.58 handmade card: priceless) Truer words were never inked! LOL
CTMH Boom Di Ada paper pack, marker inks Barn Red, Taffy, Grey Flannel, Hollyhock, Blush, Sweet Leaf; Cardstock in Hollyhock, Garden Green and Buttercup. Garden Green Bigger Brads, Hollyhock grosgrain ribbon.
There are many more bellas to come ... I've only put a dent in my Bella Wish List. I am going to play enabler now .... www.scrappingbella.com. You can thank me later. LOL
Well I've got 10 more cards to make tonight to finish a swap I joined. Better move it! G'nite!!
*inky hugs* Ava
ummm ya, I don't know if the last two cards got rotated in photobucket, or what, cuz they look like they's lyin down to me! grrrrrr Hopefully it will correct itself cuz I rotated and saved twice! arrrrrrggggggh photobucket!!!!!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
So here's a card I made for a very kind teacher who gave of her talent and time to make a CD of the music Olivia will use for her Jazz Choir audition. It holds a Starbucks Gift Card inside, hence (who still says 'hence', besides me???) the title "Thank You ... a Latte" 5x5 card
Twilight, Bamboo, Cocoa inks; B&T paper from Simple Pleasures pack, Cocoa, non-CTMH beige CS, vellum; May08 Stamp of the Month "Say It In Style", Coffee Shop, Spot On Backgrounds, Simple Stitches Stamp Sets; Scalloped Oval Nestabilities; Brown polkadot organdy RibbonFX. Steaming coffee cup mounted on scalloped oval is pop-dotted for dimension. And the inside has a little pocket to hold the Starbucks Card.
*inky hugs* Ava
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
The May Stamp of the Month "Say It In Style" is a must-have set of over 40 sentiments (yes, forty!) all in one set perfect especially for card-makers! http://www.closetomyheart.com/stamp_of_the_month.aspx
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Remember that cute little guy from 1995? Well he's in college now - and last month he informed us he did well on his mid-terms. So I sent him this cute little rooster card. Inside it reads: Congratulations on your grades - that's something to crow about!
CTMH Free Spirit B&T papers, Autumn Terracotta brads, Technique Tuesday stamp set for the rooster and sentiment (I stamped him with Star Spangled Blue, and used markers in Autumn Terracotta and Sunflower.) Swiped the focal point mat with Cocoa.
When he got the card he told me his roommates think I have way too much time on my hands! the nerve!! Oh and ya, never heard the expression "something to crow about". Does that make you feel old? It did me!
I used CTMH's Imagine book for the layout map, with changes to accommodate photo sizes. Some CTMH CS and Daisy D's papers from the School Days pack (I altered the striped paper with Moonstruck stamped lines to create the plaid, and also added blue dots to the multi-dot pattern) My Acrylix™ Stamp Sets used: Genuine Fun, Solo B, Atomic lower case alpha. Inks used: Cranberry, Moonstruck and White Daisy (pigment)
Monday, April 28, 2008
You will love them -- sooo much creativity! Soooo much inspiration! Warning: take a bathroom break, then grab a snack and a beverage, before beginning to click on the links. You will spend some delightful time browsing :)