Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Lilac Mist, Bubblegum & Crystal Blue has snowed here today but I still managed to make an easter card last night. CRAZY!

See how EASTER is in different colors? I cut my stamp! EASTER was one image & I used some pointy scissors to cut each letter apart. I can stamp each letter in a different color! EASY!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Crystal Blue, Chocolate, Cranberry & New England Ivy

Four more unusual colors that I just really like! And I really LOVE how this card turned out tonight. The cover is cut on the edge to reveal the chocolate/cranberry circles that are actually on the INSIDE of the card. Fun! I used the magic foam stamps from last week to stamp the cranberry strip & the background of card. Hope you like it as much as I do! Now I just need someone to do something special so I can send them this congrats card!

Hollyhock, Cranberry, Barn Red & Garnet

These are FOUR colors for the weekend. They are not colors one thinks to use in cardmaking really. BUT...I think they look sorta cool together.

I used woodland sentiments for the little greetings. They are SO tiny...but I like what they say. Wish they were just a tad bigger & wish we had more like these sentiments for cardmaking, maybe in the new book which debuts 1/1/07!!!!!!!!!!!! Cannot wait to get that book in my hands!

One is for my sister's bday card...the others just use up scraps. I attempted to color my photo hanger by heat embossing it. Oops! Next time I will use a silver one that has no color over it already(the white started to melt into my embossing powder). I think it looks good enough to pass!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Magic Foam

I LOVE This can do a goggle search for magic foam stamping. And you'll find them...but try to buy them locally...I found some for $.75 a block at a local art shop. Online they were more $$. It's like a foamy block you heat with your heat gun, then press into 3D shapes to make your own stamp out of. I used ribbons, Just Blooms, Dimensional alphabets, buttons, electrical supply stuff, FUN! You have to try it!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Funky Photo Art

Wouldn't it be fun to put one of these on your wall? OR you kids room? Saw a link on another blog & had to try it out.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Fall Layout-weekend colors

So, my weekend color combo challenge is goldrush, olive & chocolate. I had a large photo from last year that I ended up not using, so I will give this layout to the folks for their scrapbook. Try to give them a few pages each year to sum it up. I ended up adding a fourth color to mat the photo on in this one:

Friday, November 17, 2006

TV Show Soundtracks

Do you ever watch shows on tv, series...and just LOVE the music & songs they play? Like tonight, I was watching Las Vegas & just now Ghost Whisperer...and they play the greatest songs, I know you can find out who they are (at least I think you can). Wish somebody didn't take our ipod or we could find it (still think someone took it GRR!) I could load some of these songs on to it & enjoy them more than just the bit on a show. Wonder if the network ever comes out with a top songs soundtrack for all their shows?

Thursday, November 16, 2006

This weeks colors...

3 Colors (cranberry, black & ocean) quite bright. It's hard to see but JOY is heat embossed with silver powder. I think I will make these some back up christmas cards in case I run out of other ones already made.
4 Colors (cranberry, indian corn blue, outdoor denim blue & desert sand) more sublte...but still fun! I didn't stamp on these, just used ribbons, flowers & accents to finish them off. I will stamp some sort of sentiment on them later I think.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

AFRICAM-very cool

http:// fellow consultant posted this on a board and I had to put it here for you all to's a live feed from a place in Africa...make sure you turn your sound on or up on your computer so you can get the full effect.

Saturday, November 11, 2006


This was for the weekend too, four colors...really enjoyed thse & the flower girls stamp set...which I don't use often enough!

The weekend Colors

Are so much better...phew...blush, sweet leaf & garnet...nice & easy to work with!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

A more pleasant color combo

This was from last weekend (I think) and I really did like these colors!

This weeks color combo art

So...this was an AWFUL color combo week for me. Not sure what in the world I was thinking! I liked the 3 color was the 4 color one that threw me. Gosh...I need to stick to colors I "know" work well! Here is an example of each combo!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Grocery Game

I am trying this out for least until December 15th...during the 4 week free trial. I think I will stay at it for the suggested 12 weeks to see how it goes. I went to some of their suggested sites & joined online that I don't have to "have" Them in hand at the chosen store automatically uses them for me. I am just TIRED of paying full price for groceries & know I can do better. Last week I did take $40 off my bill with my own coupon clipping/hunting. Just in case you want to join or check it is a link. Make sure to put my email in as a referral if you join!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Happy Halloween Layout

I am getting addicted to digital scrapbooking....I will make some calendar gifts, layout pages for my parents & such. Here is a fun halloween one. I have yet to print one out, so not sure what it'll really look like.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Sewing Machine cards

I can't sew on I managed to sew on a few cards tonight! I really like how it turned out too! The colors are hollyhock, buttercup, cocoa & indian corn blue ( all ctmh of course) and Sunflower stamp set.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Got the hang of it...

I think. At least to me they look nice....I am getting quicker at it too. I need to get some fun cardstock to print some of these accents on. And what kind of paper to print a digi layout on? Matte photo paper? Cardstock? Hmmm....don't want to waste too much ink on practicing. Ineed to research this I guess.

One more digital....

Ok, if I can do one or two layouts a week....digitally, then I can print them off later for quick xmas gifts for grandparents, parents, etc. I can make a mini calendar or a mini scrapbook...and it wont' take me forever!