Monday, May 31, 2010

June SOTM Blog Hop

Hello Again!

We are hopping thru the June Stamp of the Month - see what over 70 ladies have created with this same stamp set - see how creative we can get!
You should have come from Jen Patrick's Blog, if you are starting here first, that is ok too - keep hopping and you will come full circle!
I did a card for my Father for Father's Day. I wanted to use several stamps from this set - I really liked this one!

I stamped the argyle print on a piece of white cardstock and then cut it out, sponged the edge. I stamped the pocket watch onto the white card, but I didn't like the messy spot so I stamped the My Hero, My Friend and cut it out and put it over the smugged area. I used Rustic Alphabet Stamp set to stamp the word DAD. I cut them out and glued them on.
I used foam squares to raise the circle so that it stood out

For the inside this setup was by accident - I was priming the stamp when I stamped these words over a pocket watch that was on scratch paper and like it!

Now, continue hopping by clicking here to go to Kristie Herdener's Blog!

Purse Gift

Here's something I did last month but haven't gotten around to posting - the days are just flying by. We spent all weekend out working on the lawn and I'm crispy and bright red!
My niece Tiffany turned 30 this last month and I made this paper purse for her. Sorry I didn't hide the office mess in the background. I rushed to get it done and then barely remembered to take photos of it when it was done. I scraplifted this from Renee R. and I don't know where she got it from. I'm testing a new camera (cheap thing I got the day after Thanksgiving that I just barely took out of the packaging) - looks like focusing is an issue - I can't find a way to auto focus. I used Veranda Paper Pack for this purse.
Filigree Charms were used for the button on the front of the purse. There is some weight to the brad and being metal it will keep the front flap from jumping open.

2 scores create the bottom of the purse. The finished size is 3.5 x 8.5 inches. I decided to leave off the handle and make it a clutch style. Base is 8.5" x 12" and it's scored at the 3.5", 4.5", 9" and 9.5" inches .

I cut triangles and glued them down for photo corners and they hold the $20 into the top of the card. I bottom I added another piece of Colonial White Cardstock and type the message of Happy Birthday. Her Mom took her to a Casino so the money was a little something extra for her to have fun with.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Where O Where Have I Been?

I've been knee deep into other things that have been keeping me away from my scrapbooking and stamping, let alone finding time to blog!

First, we sold the lake house - no more scrapbooking retreats at the lake - (sob!) but also, no more mortgages - (Yeah!) It's a bittersweet thing. We moved across the street to a bigger house and I have a room for my scrapbooking! Yes, litterly across the street - we used the lawn mower and a trailer to move the boxes! Now to get 2 houses of stuff under control under one roof - I'm choking on furniture!

2 of our neighbors have come over to tell us that we can use their pier to park a boat or go swimming anytime. My daughter loves the lake and swims like a fish! So, it's not so bad. I'll miss my sunroom - three walls of ceiling to floor glass facing the lake, but I'm setting up my foyer to be the next best thing. I have an actual room you walk in when you enter my house that I call the foyer! I can put a small table and 2 wicker chairs in and still have room for a foot stool.

I'll survive.

I've decided to limit Cricut Classes and start doing more of my stuff. I have dozens of layouts (more than 100) that are pictureless and made for classes that I hope to start filling. Jeanie has turned 4 and I don't have one scrapbook finished for her.

I'll be doing another weekend retreat in January! Watch for more details - people are already signing up!

Enough chatter, I'll post stuff soon. Thanks for reading!


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