Thursday, December 31, 2009

Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop!

Happy New Year!

If you are hopp'in on the blog hop you just came from Cindy Leek's site. Keep going and it will loop around if you are just starting here.
January's stamp set is called True Friends - and I have a few of them! In fact, this set made me think of one I don't see enough - Ann! She'll get this card! I started with our Colonial White base card and added Creme Brulee cardstock for the top and the stripe paper is from our NEW Creative Basics paper kit called Veranda - love the colors and patterns! I stamped the frame twice, once in green and cut out around the outer edge, and a second one, I cut out the center and put it on foam squares to life it off the card. I used Creme Brulee Marker to fill in the hearts and sponged the edge of the inside piece. The ribbon is not in the new catty - oops, not sure if it's discontinued! But I think it's from our Christmas Round Set.

I felt the bottom was too plain so I used a Martha Stewart Edge punch to cut out two rows and I layered them so that the Colonial White cardstock peeks over and under the Creme Brulee cardstock.

Inside I put a little stripe on top and on the bottom for the stripe paper and I used Daisy White ink for the frame and did the same as the cover minus the foam squares.

Hope you like it! Now head over to the next blog which is Sylvia Jacquot's blog - enjoy!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Gift Card for a Friend

I received an email from a good friend asking if I could make some gift cards - they have a travel business and so I got all excited to try it. Of course the perfect stamp set I don't have, but she's into stamping and scrapbooking so I called her with idea. Several times I asked "do you have Summer 2008 catalog?", "What about the Winter 2008?" and it was fun because she had everyone I wanted her to look at for different papers and layout ideas! Nothing like having someone on the same page as you!
This is what we came up with. It's out of the 2008 Summer Catty - All I did was copy the layout and print out A Gift of Travel from my inkjet printer onto Colonial White Cardstock. I even stitched around the top of the card like the sample in the book!The bottom of the card needs something, but I don't have a lot of travel stamps to make it work better - they were happy with them just as they were. I ended up having three done for them in one night. Met Linda for lunch and gave them to her. There's also Indian Corn Blue ric rac ribbon between the two sections. I put Bamboo cardstock mats in the inside and I created a mat for his business card for the inside on the left out of Chocolate. Too bad this paper is now discontinued - Route 66, the map is a great page. The other paper that we had was Vintage Travel and that's discontinued too - bummer. Going to need to figure out a new layout for future cards! Thanks for looking.

Monday, December 7, 2009


Guess who has the new SPRING Catalogs at her house! Every time a catty comes out I feel like I'm gonna go broke. I try to pase myself, but it never works. Gotta have half the book! Let's make a list and see if I can get it before the end of the year! The stamps of the months are great, you're gonna love them! I'm already doing a project for January!

The new papers are great too - I'm saying great too much....I'll sneak a peak here and there for you when I can - sorry the camera is full - but check back soon!

I'll be mailing cattys in a few weeks! Maybe in time for Christmas - something to read between Christmas dinner and dessert!


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