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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Ok, I did it! I finished the fabric album that I started in Donna‘s class! How VERY exciting! Lots of fun with paint and Unity stamps-LOVE the result! I used pictures that I took during one week of my life last fall. This album is a great snapshot of my life from that time. I even look back not quite a year later and think “oh yea! I remember that!”. Thanks for looking!

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I must admit, with a¬†little Blushing,¬†that one of my favorite paper companies is BasicGrey. Oh Baby, is it Eerie¬†that every collection of theirs, I can Infuse easily in my scrapping.¬†There are¬†lines¬†that I like more than others (Lollipop Shopped for one), but when feeling a bit Offbeat in my scrapping, I can look¬†within the¬†BasicGrey papers in my stash and come up with Two Scoops of something! I’ve tried to resist purchasing the lines when they’re first released,¬†Perhaps to be sure I’ll like them in real life.

Who am I kidding?

Why¬†Dasher myself when I know I’ll be¬†Bittersweet when I don’t get it before it sells out at the lss or worse yet, when the lss doesn’t order it? It’s not like I’m paying for a trip to Marrakech or something! Color Me Silly indeed! Just DO IT, put it in the budget and don’t stress any longer. Submit to the pure Sublime Ambrosia and Mellow!

I thought that I would put together a list of the BasicGrey collections just so you could check off the ones you have. Ok, I really did this so that I could see which ones I’m missing! Lucky you! You benefit though from my Sultry obsession. Grab a glass of Lemonade and take a look at it, my little Sweet Pea! I bet you’ll find a Vagabond collection or two that you forgot about or never heard of. Hard to believe, but possibly true. ūüėČ

Ambrosia
Archaic
Bittersweet
Black Tie
Blitzen
Blush
Boxer
Color Me Silly
Cupcake
Dasher
Dawson
Eerie
Eskimo Kisses
Euphoria
Eva
Figgy Pudding
Fruitcake
Fusion
Granola
Hang 10
Indian Summer
Infuse
June Bug
Lemonade
LilyKate
Lime Rickey
Lollipop Shoppe
Lucky
Marrakech
Mellow
Motifica
Nook and Pantry
Obscure
Offbeat
Oh Baby Boy
Oh Baby Girl
Perhaps
Periphery
Pheobe
Phresh&Phunky
Porcelain
Recess
Romani (originally Gypsy)
Scarlett’s Letter
Skate Shoppe
Sophie
Stella Ruby
Sublime
Sugared
Sultry
Sweet Pea Alyssa
Sweet Pea Jack
Two Scoops
Urban Couture
Urban Prairie
Wassail
Wisteria

What collection was your first purchase?
What is your favorite?

Enjoy!

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A big thanks to Dawn for the award – I know it took me a little while, but here it is! ūüėČ Thank you much my friend!

With this prestigious award comes the fine print:
In order to accept this award you must:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog
3. Link the person who nominated you for this award
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate
7. Leave comments on all 7 blogs letting then know you nominated them

Here are my 7 Kreativ Bloggers:
Becky
Barb
Jodene
Darlene
Eli
Jackie
Kim

And my 7¬†“interesting” things about me:
1. I can wiggle my nose like a bunny rabbit.
2. I can tie the stem of a cherry into a knot with my tongue.
3. Both my natural parents and step-parent have passed away.
4. Rainbows still make me smile.
5. I have 3 holes pierced in my right ear and 2 holes on my left.
6. I have an extra heart beat.
7. Darjeeling tea is my all-time favorite beverage.

Thanks for all the inspiration ladies! Keep it up! Love you all!

Ok, I know that I’m a little early, but there were so many great comments and support for the mini hop that I’ll send 2 cards out! There are a little different from the actual one shown in the post below, still super cute though.

Without further ado…

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Angela and Gail!

Send me your snail mail addresses and I’ll get those cards off to you!

Thanks for all the awesome comments and support for our Heroes!

Cards for Heroes

Hey!! Need some holiday card inspiration? Welcome to the Cards for Heroes Mini Blog Hop! Check out all the blogs for great ideas and beautiful holiday card samples to get you in the mood to create cards. And if you have any extras, send them to Card for Heroes to send overseas to our Heroes.

Here’s a holiday card that I recently completed for a 1:1 card swap. This would NOT be a good card to send to Cards for Heroes. Why you say? Isn’t that mouse too cute??? Well, glitter is a no-no for our Heroes. Could I use the same stamp and color with say, watercolor pencils, crayons, markers or chalks? Yes, MOST definitely, but stay away from the glitter. It exposes our Heroes because it is so reflective and it gets everywhere!

House Mouse

and here are the totally AWESOME glitter glitz colors that I used from PK Glitz.

House Mouse colors

To make this card, stamp on acetate using StazOn. Get out your liquid clear adhesive (like Glossy Accents) and “color” in each section with the Glossy Accents. Go a section at a time: adhesive, glitter, dump and flick. Move on to the next section and it will go pretty fast! Make sure you reuse the glitter for another project.

After the glitter “painting” is complete, mat and adhere to the front of a card. Add extra embellishments if you would like. Enjoy!

I LOVE making cards for our Heroes!! Using scraps and embellishments and oh yea, my stamps is all so much fun!! You should try it! ūüėČ

The holiday card cut-off is November 1. That means to get your cards mailed to one of the 3 addresses shown on the site by November 1. Get together with your friends and really pack a USPS Flat Rate box!! You can do it!

 

START HERE: http://cardsforheroes.org/bloghop/ for the hop!

Go HERE NEXT to Sheila’s blog:
http://sheilalovesstamping.blogspot.com/

 

¬†Leave a comment and I’ll pick someone to send this card to!

Happy holidays and glad tidings!

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