Friday, June 12, 2009

Faux Woodgrain

This card has been floating around in my head for a few weeks and I am so happy that it turned out very close to my mental picture.

It all "came to me" as I was preparing for last month's Technique University. One of the techniques I taught was faux wood. It is super easy to do and packs such a punch on your projects. I prepared the recipe card for this technique with three samples: wood "flooring" complete with nails, a sheet of wood, and a picket fence.

As I was making the small picket fence sample, visions of this country scene filled my imagination. It came to fruition thanks to my paper trimmer, Big Shot and paper snips - and of course a smidge of stampin'. Can you tell I was raised in the South? lol!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Supplies Used:
stamps: Wow Flowers
card stock: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Retired DSP Ski Slope
ink: Whisper White Craft, Really Rust Classic, Chocolate Chip Classic (these 3 created the faux wood)
accessories: dimensionals
tools: Big Shot, Little Leaves Die, Birds & Blooms Scallop Circles Die, 1/2"Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer, Chocolate Chip & Summer Sun Stampin' Write Markers

Saturday, June 6, 2009

One Of The Good Ones

Here's a little card a made tonight for a sweet lady at church that will be moving out of state. She is truly one of the good ones and will be missed by the church family. Love you Terri!!

Supplies Used:

stamps: Smarty Pants
card stock: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Sweet Slumber DSP
ink: Always Artichoke Classic
accessories: Always Artichoke Ribbon, dimensionals
tools: The Big Shot, Daisies #2 Die

Friday, June 5, 2009

Things I Adore

Ya know, it's funny what jump starts a train of thought.

My 10 year old told me today that it is National Doughnut Day. Well, if there's one thing that people know about me it's that I adore doughnuts. I can not believe that I did not have prior knowledge of this momentous occasion; in fact, I'm shocked.

So, what action did I take after learning this yummy morsel of info? I headed straight to the nearest Krispy Kreme, of course, and grabbed my free, celebratory doughnut - and a dozen of it's closest friends. What's a party without a baker's dozen? Am I right? You know I am.

Now, as I was driving home and enjoying the intoxicating smell emanating from my small fried cakes of sweeten dough, I begin to think about the things I truly adore.

Have you ever thought about that? I mean what defines you? For me first it is my desire to be a godly Christian lady and follow God's will in all circumstances - let's make no mistake about that. However, on the lighter side, other than doughnuts, here is a little list of things that have my absolute adoration: my family, my fabulous friends & sister's in Christ, laughter, hugs, walking along the seaside, my Nikon D5000, seashells, eating out, Diet Dr. Pepper, Diet Coke, sunsets, the smell of Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion, luxurious Egyptian cotton bed linens, dessert (there's just too many to list), the sound of a steel guitar, Southern gospel music, coupons, strolling through any craft store, and of course all things associated with Stampin' Up!

I'm sure if my drive home had been a bit longer, I would have thought of several more things to add to my list, but I think I mentioned the main ones. So, I challenge you to make your own list and share it with someone. If you're up to the challenge, leave a comment on my blog and let me know - just for kicks & giggles.

Here is a picture share of tomorrow's breakfast of champions..can't you just smell them?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Janna's Graduation Day

It's hard to believe, but my niece graduated from high school today. You know they really do grow up right before your eyes.

This is the card I made for her. It's not completely Stampin' Up! because I incorporated parts of her invitation into the card. My aunt used my grad invitation in my gift (many years ago) and I still love it to this day. It made an impression on me and frankly is the only gift I remember, so I try to do what I can to carry that forward when I receive a special invitation.

I hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Stampin' Up! "Last Chance" list is HERE... get your accessories before they're gone!

It’s here!……Stampin’ Up! has released the “Last Chance stamp sets and accessories” list! Even better, some of the accessories are on sale up to 50% off! How exciting is that?

WARNING: The accessories are available only while supplies last and sell out DAILY (last chance stamp sets are available the entire month).
Your best chance to ensure that you get what you want is to shop online. This way, your order is processed immediately.

Here’s are the downloadable lists of the Last Chance items in pdf format.

CLICK HERE for the list in Alphabetical Order
CLICK HERE for the list in Page Order
CLICK HERE for the Decor Elements “Last Chance” List

Monday, June 1, 2009

June Workshops Get Extra Hostess Benefits!

Dates: June 1-30, 2009
Promotion Details:
The Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion has two parts:
  • Hostesses who hold a $250-$399.99 workshop will receive an additional $20 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
  • Hostesses who hold a $400 or more workshop will receive an additional $40 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
This special also will apply to online orders over $250.