Monday, September 29, 2008
My parents asked me to design an invitation for their Christmas brunch (or maybe dinner - they did not give me the details yet). They love Christmas and decorate their whole place (they will start to decorate right around Halloween). I wanted something fun and not too traditional so this is what I came up with. The stamps are from Great Impressions. The cardstock, DSP and inks are all Stampin Up. I also used some stickles and my Sakura Stardust glitter pen.
I designed it as a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 pocket card - they can put the details on the insert. Hard to see in the photo, but I used the Signo White Gel pen on the scalloped edge of the red CS.
Here is the insert - I may have to modify it a bit depending on how much information they want to include. We will print the details onto the Whisper White CS before decorating. Depending on how many invitations there are, I may cut out the little penguin and attach him with dimensionals.
Markers - Ruby Red, Old Olive, Bordering Blue, Summer Sun, Creamy Caramel, Purely Pumpkin
Scallop Border Punch; 1 3/4 inch Circle Punch; ticket corner punch
Non SU 2 inch circle punch
Stickles - Gold, Stardust and Candy Cane
Sakura Gelly Roll - Black and Stardust
Signo White Gel Pen
This afternoon Judy and I are going to finish the Andrea Walford Dreams du Jour class - we have one card to finish and we still have to make the bag. So, maybe there will be a second post today!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. You have the classic "Type A" personality.
You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.
You are fair, honest, and logical. You are a natural leader, and people respect you.You never give up, and you will succeed... even if it takes you a hundred tries.You are rational enough to see every part of a problem. You are great at giving other people advice.
You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
This is pretty scary -- a lot of this is true (maybe not the Type A or agressive parts - but most of the rest describes me pretty well)
What is the meaning of your name? Check it out here.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Last week we sent off 234 cards to A Card for Home - a program started by two young military wives. They collect handmade cards (blank inside) that are then shipped over to our troops in Afghanistan so that they have a selection of cards to choose from to send home to their loved ones. We are planning a stamping day with my sisters and hopefully a few friends so that we can get more cards made to send off.
Friday, September 5, 2008
We made this Reindeer Treat Holder (Judy found the template on Heather Summers Blog - http://stampwithheather.typepad.com/ - see the October 29, 2007 post). Is it not the cutest? I think I may use larger google eyes and a glittery pompom next time. We also thought we should maybe have a sprig of holly on the 'Forehead'.
We also made a darling card Judy found on Dawn Griffith's site. You can find it in her August 14, 2008 post at http://dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com/. Dawn got her inspiration from convention (I think on a display board, or perhaps in a swap).
Although I do not consider myself to be a scrapbooker, I did make an attempt at scrapbooking to create a memory album for my niece who is getting married in October. It is a gift for her bridal shower so that she can display some of her wedding photos. When making the pages, I was thinking more in terms of the candid shots, rather than the formal ones from the photographer. I probably should have just written a note inside the card saying an album was coming and waited for the photos. I think it turned out OK and will be giving it to her tomorrow. We can always make adjustments according to the pictures she chooses to showcase. Here is the card I made for the shower. I used the Top Note die and outlined it in gold between the Eggplant and beige layer. I also used my dauber and eggplant ink for the edges of the base card. In the scrapbook I used the same flower and butterfly images from the Life's a Dream stamp set.
I have also been playing with my new Cuttlebug embossing folders - snowdots, lace tree and the border sets. They are so fun!
I have made a few Christmas cards. The card on the left uses the Lace Tree Folder. I embossed it on SUS Shimmery White and enhanced it with a half pearl on the top and Stickles on the tree. The one of the right uses the Snowdots and Swiss Dots folders. I also used the ScorPal. The greeting is a non SU stamp.
The next two both use Snowdots and Swiss Dots. The gorgeous red velvet ribbon came from The Scrapbox here in Ottawa. I love how just a small change in embellishment changes the card.
Last year my sister received a lovely Christmas card from her friends that I was quite taken with. The card on the left is the one she received and the one on the right is my version. Are they not fun? I used my oval nesties for the snowmen (I don't have it yet, but I think the wide oval punch may be just a bit too big).
Until the next time - thanks for looking.