Monday, October 29, 2007
1. My DH and I got married the day after Thanksgiving 6 years ago, and the weather was in the 60's. If you live in NE Ohio, you know what a miracle that is!
2. My son was born on his grandpa's birthday.
3. I can drive a stick shift, though I do too much city driving to enjoy it.
4. I love split pea soup! In fact, I made some just last week.
5. My favorite color is red.
6. I was a gym teacher before my son was born.
7. I don't own a Cricut, Cuttlebug, Bind-It-All, or any of those cool new "toys". In fact, the fanciest tool I own is the Crop-A-Dile, and I just got it a few months ago.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
And here is the finished product! I put all the cards and envelopes in a gusset bag and finished it with a topper made from soft sky designer prints and whisper white and chocolate chip cardstocks. I used the crop-a-dile for the holes for the white organdy ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
stamps - Carte Postale, French Flair
paper - basic gray, purely pomegranate, soft sky, whisper white
ink - basic gray, purely pomegranate, soft sky
acc - HPH, Pretties, gray taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, mini glue dots, aquapainter, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" circle punches
Monday, October 22, 2007
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stamps - All In a Row, Fall (CTMH)
paper - cameo coral, chocolate chip, old olive, whisper white
ink - cameo coral, chocolate chip, versamark (background)
acc - olive 5/8" grosgrain, white brads, earth elements (olive) button, mini glue dot(for attaching button), pop-up glue dot (for attaching cutout flower), dimensionals (for attaching main layer), CM circle cutting system
Sunday, October 21, 2007
stamps - Stem Silhouettes, Canvas, Sincere Salutations
paper - old olive, almost amethyst, whisper white, river rock
ink - old olive, river rock, amethyst and olive markers
acc - vintage brads, mat pack and piercer, white gel pen, white grosgrain ribbon
Thursday, October 18, 2007
stamps - Stem Silhouettes, Everyday Flexible Phrases
paper - old olive, really rust, whisper white, soft sky, Fall Flowers dsp
ink - really rust, old olive
acc - hemp twine, earth elements button
stamps - Carte Postale
paper - sage shadow, perfect plum, very vanilla, Enchante dsp
ink - sage shadow, perfect plum, close to cocoa
acc - 1-3/8" circle punch, copper brads, aqua painter(to add color to the flower)
stamps - Stem Silhouettes, Sanded
paper - kraft, soft sky, whisper white, always artichoke
ink - soft sky, always artichoke
acc - artichoke grosgrain, HPH, mat pack & piercer
stamps - Doodle jumbo wheel, So Many Sayings
paper - groovy guava, soft sky, whisper white
ink - white craft, soft sky
acc - pretties kit, guava double-stitched ribbon, white crochet thread
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Thanks for stopping by!
stamps - Polka Dot, Amazing to Zany, Typeset Lower alphabet
paper - pink passion, pixie pink, whisper white
ink - white craft, pink passion, pixie pink, pink passion marker
acc - mat pack & piercer, tab punch, silver brads, pretties kit, white button, crochet thread, dimensionals, mini glue dots
Monday, October 15, 2007
This card can be found on p. 147. This is more of an adaptation, as only the layout is true to the original.
stamps - It's Your Birthday, Everyday Flexible Phrases, So Many Sayings (dots bracketing the small hb)
paper - soft sky, taken with teal, old olive, lavender lace, whisper white, soft sky dsp
ink - old olive, white craft
acc - scallop punch, 3/4" punch, ice rhinestone brad, black gingham ribbon, dimensionals
Sunday, October 14, 2007
stamps - Polka Dot, It's Your Birthday, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Marvelous Matchups (inky antics)
paper - old olive, groovy guava, soft sky, fall flowers dsp
ink - old olive, white craft, versamark
acc - mat pack & piercer, circle cutter, pretties kit, kraft taffeta, white embossing powder
Friday, October 12, 2007
stamps - True Friend
paper - river rock, whisper white, chocolate chip, apple cider dsp
ink - river rock, wild wasabi, chocolate chip
acc - pewter jumbo eyelets, earth elements buttons, vintage brad, chocolate 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, hemp twine, dimensionals, mini glue dots
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
stamps - Baroque Motifs
paper - chocolate chip, close to cocoa, groovy guava
ink - groovy guava, chocolate chip, chocolate chip marker (for the dots bracketing the word)
acc - chocolate taffeta, pretties kit, crystal effects
The card on the right is for a swap featuring Hodgepodge Hardware (HPH). This color combo may be familiar to you if you are a religious follower of my blog, as I am SURE you are, right? Hahaha! Anyway, the soft sky layer has the Doodle jumbo wheel rolled on it in white craft ink for a subtle background. Both flowers are from Pick A Petal, with the smaller flower having a small halfback pearl from the aforementioned pretties kit as its center. The small soft sky piece under the HPH label holder is purposely cut bigger than the label holder and the corners rounded. I adhered it right on top of the white ribbon and then attached the label holder on top of that using the matching brads. The smaller flower is popped up using 2 dimensionals.
stamps - Pick A Petal, Doodle jumbo wheel, Amazing to Zany, Warm Words
paper - whisper white, soft sky, chocolate chip, river rock, rose red, Apple Cider dsp
ink - white craft, rose red, chocolate chip
acc - pewter HPH, pretties kit, white grosgrain ribbon, 3/4" & 1/2" circle punches, soft sky double-stitched ribbon, dimensionals
This last card was for a technique swap. I chose to do Faux Metal. Basically, you get a lot of layers of embossing powder and stamp an image while the embossed powder is still hot. It does not ruin your stamps, and it's really a cool technique!
This color combo says to me contemporary, so I kept the card simple, clean, and uncluttered. The faux metal tag is attached using dimensionals, and I just nestled it up under the ribbon a bit (a trick I learned from my friend Krystie).
stamps - French Flair, Carte Postale, So Many Sayings
paper - soft sky, chocolate chip, whisper white
ink - chocolate chip, soft sky, versamark
acc - silver embossing powder, chocolate 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, 1-3/8" & 1-1/4" circle punches, dimensionals
I have registered a domain name, and was attempting to map it here to my blog. It finally worked after some searching for help! You may see other subtle changes in the next month, so bear with me. My new domain name is www.lakeshorestamper.com, and I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you try to connect to my blogspot.com address, it will still direct you here.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
stamps - Autumn Fest, It's Your Birthday, Everyday Flexible Phrases
paper - soft sky, lovely lilac, lavender lace, taken with teal, old olive
ink - lavender lace, taken with teal, old olive
acc - olive 5/8" grosgrain, scallop punch, 1-3/8" & 1-1/4" circle punches, crop-a-dile, dimensionals
Saturday, October 6, 2007
After not stamping for 6 days, it was hard to get the creative juices flowing again, so I did what I always do when that happens: I opened up the 07 Fall/Winter Collection and found a card I like and went from there. This card is an adaptation of the one on page 155. I've always loved the color combo and clean lines of the card! Plus, one of my friends has a birthday this week (happy birthday Jimmi!), and I'll be sending this to her.
I cut a piece of groovy guava cardstock to 6 x 6 and folded it in half. I then rounded the two right-side corners. The celery piece is 2 x 6 with a 1/4" strip of soft sky layered on it. I stamped a row of flowers (All In a Row) in celery and tied celery knot of ribbon around the top. I adhered the celery piece to the guava card and cut the corner to match. I stamped the dots (In the Spotlight) in white craft ink and the sentiment (It's Your Birthday) in guava ink. The flower (In the Spotlight) is stamped in guava ink and punched out with the 5-petal flower punch. I layered it on a circle of celery (1-1/4" circle punch) and sky (1-3/8" circle punch), and attached a clear rhinestone brad (Pretties kit) in the middle. The flower piece is attached with a dimensional.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Wow, I can't believe there's been over 1000 hits
on my little blog already! I started this a little
over a month ago, so thanks to everyone that
takes the time to stop by!
Here a couple RAKs I got in the mail this week:
the one on the right is from Patti, and the one
below is from Tammy. Thanks girls, I love them! And who doesn't like happy mail?
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Here's a sneak peek at my swap card featuring Hodgepodge Hardware.
And here's my swap card featuring the Pretties Kit. Stay tuned for the full reveal!