Thursday, July 31, 2008

Pay It Foward blog candy

Okay so have you see this amazing website? Ma ma ink! Not only is her site amazing... but she is doing some GREAT blog Candy for you to win! Check it out at this website! and then stay tuned here for who the winner is and if I win I have to give away some blog candy too.... WOOOO what fun!

Habitat for Humanity

Oh man it feels like I havn't blogged for a long time. I have a donation of 25 different cards that I am donating to a silent auction, this auction is to help fundraise for the Habitat for Humanity. I am so exicited... they are calling it Raise the Roof. I am making a card box that has dividers and then some cards inside.
So as I get them done and scanned I will share them with you!

Monday, July 14, 2008


My best friend's birthday is on the 23rd, she has 3 daughters, 2 of which share the same birthday! Can you imagine sharing your special day with not only one daughter but TWO!

This card is for one of the daughters... she is going to be 10 years old!! I remember seeing the double lines on the pregnancy test with my friend the day she took the test. Amazing how time flies.

So about the card:
this card's layout comes from a challenge on SplitCoastStampers. A great place to get ideas and layouts, challenges, and veiw what other's are doing with the stamps you have.

The patterned paper is from a pack of paper I got from the dollar store near me. The stamps are from Stamping Bella this is Tinkerbella, and her saying. I love the dew drops on here I got them from Ellen Hutson they are also known as baubles which you can get from Stamping Bella also.

The picture doesn't show it... the real card is so much cuter because you can see all the dazzling diamonds I put on all the pixie dust, and all over Tinkerbella.

On the inside I made a name plate that pops up when she opens the card. Again it is so much cuter in real life... I used a little Tinkerbell stamp from the local hobby lobby. and again hand-drew the pixie dust and put glitter on each individual pixie star.

Anyway, I hope that you and Amber enjoy this card!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Got it!!

I GOT MY SCANNER TO WORK!!! I can now start scanning and posting again... on a very regular basis. I can't wait.

With NO further delay... I HAD to make this fabulous card for my friend who's birthday is in a week or so. I used the FABULOUS colors because of a color challenge that I was just dying to use!!! Groovy Guava, Bairly Banana, and Chocolate Chip... with Whisper white of course.

There are some elements on this card I just can't let you miss out on:
1. Do you see the perfect little dry embossed dots along both sides? How fabulous are these. These are made with the CROP-A-DILE. Yeah, it's not only good for setting eyelets, and punching holes. You can ALSO make these perfect little embossed dots on the edge of paper. If you get the "BIG-BITE CROP A DILE" which I don't have you can probably put the embossed dots everywhere and anywhere! I also put them in each scallop on the scalloped circle "tag" as well.... .

2. The second thing I want you to see is the frayed ribbon. Isn't it fun to see a different texture? I love it. this is so simple... you are simply faying the ribbon... First I died white ribbon. I used rubbing alcohol in a "pringles" lid and then I added drops of reinkers from Stampin Up! dip the ribbon in and you now have ribbon that is died to the perfect color.

Now make sure your ends are cut bluntly (square - no angles this time) With the way that ribbon is made there is always one side that is easier to "fray" than the other... I pull with my finger nail to find the string that keeps the ribbon all weaved nicely... pull on it...(if it is the wrong end of your piece it won't fray easily, so try other end.) Now pull and pull and pull... keep a tight hold on the they will be everywhere if you don't. In fact I fray to the middle of my piece and then I tie it with cord, thread, embossing thread, another piece of ribbon or what ever and then finish fraying the other half.
the stamps for this project: I used the retired Stampin' Up set called Watercolor Garden II. and I also used the wheel that is Stipple (I think that is what it is called.) And Happy Birthday is fromViola set.