February 19, 2010


Hi all!!! WOW!!! What a week!!! I promise I did not just leave....someone here hit a light/power pole which took out my Internet AND my phone line so we had NOTHING for the last two days - this is the first day back and I am soooo happy that they got it fixed!! I admit it - I am addicted to my computer, LOL!!! However, I have been stamping and I have something to share with you today that has an element on it that I saw on Patty's blog and fell in love with. It's the flower!! Yep, using the new Extra Large Fancy Flower punch in the Occasions Mini(item 118073) you can make this gorgeous flower! Of course, I don't have the vintage cards and books that Patty has so I made my own vintage paper by sponging, distressing, and crumpling, LOL! but I am happy with how it came out. Thanks for the inspiration Patty, you ROCK! And, just so you can see a close-up of how fun this flower is, here is another pic showing you just the flower! Isn't it purdy??!! Heehee!! I am using this card tomorrow for my stamp club and I am hoping they love it!! Lots of fun elements - dry embossing, punching, sponging, and of course some yummy hardware! So, I am off to cut, cut, cut some paper for my gals tomorrow but I will be back with another fun project to share soon! Thanks sooo much for stopping by, I sure do appreciate all your wonderful comments! Have a fabulous weekend!

February 15, 2010


Happy Monday all! It's my last day at my mom's as I am flying home tonight. I had a great visit, but I miss my husband and the kids so I am looking forward to going home...not to mention I am missin' my craft room *smile*. I did manage to get this week's sketch challenge card done though and I am glad I did because it is a fun sketch. For those demos out there, head on over to the Stampin' Connection and play along! For this card I finally inked up my Medallion stamp and I wondering what took me so long because I LOVE it!! I used Versamark, added some gold embossing powder, added some heat, and WOW! look at it shine!! Such an amazing stamp, I think it will be fun to work on some bigger projects with it! I am off to spend some time with my sister before I head home so I am going to leave you the recipe and say bye for now. Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate the visit!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Kraft, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy card stock, Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper
Inks - Versamark, Not Quite Navy classic ink
Stamps - Medallion, With All My Heart
Accessories - Whisper White satin ribbon, jumbo brads, Scalloped Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Circle Sizzix Die for the Big Shot, Not Quite Navy brads, Swiss Dots Embossing folder, Gold embossing powder, heat gun