Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stationery Box Refills - A Very Special, Specific Request

My dear friend Antonio requested a set of cards to refill his Stationery Box I made so long ago. He requested black and white as a color theme, and I asked if I could use blue as an accent color. Black and white look so classy together... I like the combination but needed something for a little color.

Why all music themed? He spends much of his time away from work at his music. He is an amazing pianist, and sings beautifully. I've asked him before why he's not on stage... it's a good answer, but I still think he should reconsider. At the school for our Christmas program we played together for the performance. It was fantastic!

Here they are... 20 cards with a variety of techniques including a new one I've discovered recently!

These two have embossing glitter in 1 and 3 colors respectively. Indigo blue, and the second card has Antique Copper, Honey Comb, and Goldenrod.

The shadow card is a new technique we played with at Stamp Club last night. This one is going to be fun to work with! More details later!!

There they are - all 20 cards!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Two Cards - Thank You / Birthday

I had two cards to make recently. I got my first order on the Stampin' Up site! I was THRILLED!!!!! SO, I sent this card out to my customer. I hope she likes it!
This new embossing folder is called Tiffany. I know it's going to get lots of use! It's so pretty!

This card I made for someone who LOVES the water, and the color yellow. Lots of different techniques here: watercolors, markers, stamping, punches, layers, etc. Never thought I'd use this stamp as much as I actually do... so THERE! You never know, do you?

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tulsa State Fair Entries

Today was turn-in for the 2011 "Tulsa" State Fair! I have a total of 3 entries, but one must be turned in next Saturday... and I need to bake it Friday night.

Here are pictures of the two projects I turned in today.
The first one is a "basic card". I used lots of techniques here...
Heat embossing, matting, marker coloring, buttons, 3D elements, embosslits.
Most products on this project are from Stampin' Up.
For cardstock, I used:
Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight.
Markers used:
Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, So Saffron,
I also used Elegant Eggplant Craft ink and clear embossing powder for the
embossing on the main piece, and the inside as well.

Here's the inside of the card. The 3D piece is the lattice die from Stampin' Up, and the butterflies were cut with the Embosslits die in the cardstock colors listed above.

Here is my Christmas piece. This one took me about a month to complete! At first I thought it was way too busy, BUT as an Advent Calendar, the person using it will have an entire month to look at it, so with lots of details, it won't get boring! When I get it back, my parents will take it back to Wisconsin with them, and it will go to my sister Gail. I know she'll LOVE it!

This bow was made on the Bowdabra with wired ribbon I got from Hobby Lobby.

Here you can see the Stampin' Up Matchboxes stacked in sets of 3.
I used Debbie Mumm paper for the top and bottom as well as the red and green glittered striped paper for the sides. The small circle cut-outs are also from the Debbie Mumm Harvest & Holiday's stack.
The button pieces - holly & ivy, hat & mittens, snowflakes, and snowman all came from Hobby Lobby in the Christmas aisle.

All the rest of the items are from Stampin' Up!

I used a new technique using Glossy Effects, reinkers, and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. You can see it on each individual number from 1 - 24, the poinsettia, and the bells.

Here you can see one of the stockings from the new Holiday Mini... I really LOVE those stockings! I heat embossed it, used the Ballet Blue marker for accents, and a rhinestone in the center of the snowflake.
Here on box #7 you can see one of the snowflakes using the glossy effects, a blue reinker, and the dazzling diamonds. They're so sparkly!

I used the glossy effects on the poinsettias as well. I know my sister will LOVE this!!!

I also embossed the green stocking and used the Daffodil Delight marker to add some accents to it.

Each box was filled with either wrapped Hershey's Nuggets (even dates), or red peppermints and green spearmint candy (odd dates).

As I said, I turned these in today... so we will see how I fare in the ribbons. I really worked hard and put a lot of thought into these two items!!! Hopefully they will realize it. :)

Your comments are always appreciated!
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Happy Birthday, Colin Firth!!!! Sept. 10, 1960

OK, so WHY am I making this post??? Because I really LOVE Colin Firth! I've seen almost every one of his movies, and as some of you know, I watch Pride and Prejudice every weekend! Yes, EVERY weekend (unless we're traveling).

Why do I love CF so much??
1. He's a Virgo!
2. He's just 8 days younger than my husband.
3. He's a wonderful actor.
4. He's Mr. Darcy!!

Today, my girlfriends are over crafting all day, and guess what's playing on the TV..... Pride and Prejudice!!! :)

"Think what you're doing, Lizzy. You'd be a simpleton indeed if you let your fancy for Mr. Wickham lead you to slight a man of ten times his consequence." That told her! :)

Happy Birthday, Colin!

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Five Question Fridays! Sept. 9, 2011

1. What ringtone do you have on your cell phone?
I have a kitty meowing on my cell phone! You should see people LOOK when they're not used to it! LOL "Where's the cat?" they ask. It's a long story, but I'll ALWAYS have a kitty meowing ring tone!

2. What is your favorite memory from this summer?
Our wonderful, WONDERFUL trip to Williamsburg, VA! Historical city, Chesapeake Bay cruise, seeing the Cole, quality time with my parents who can travel with us, Historical city, driving through tunnels, Jamestown settlement, and Yorktown Victory Center, Historical City, fantastic time-share, quality time with husband, and SWIMMING!!!

3. Paper books or e-books?
BOTH!! I love, LOVE, LOVE my Nook, but also read paper books.

4. If you could have one home upgrade what would it be and why?
Granite counter tops in my kitchen... swimming pool, sun-room, circle drive... I can't just stop at one! :)

5. When was your first serious boyfriend/girlfriend?
Sorry, can't talk about that one.

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