Sunday, August 31, 2008

Holiday Treasures

I'm loving the new Holiday Treasures papers! No they're NOT traditional, but they are very elegant! Here's two holiday cards I made with the HT papers and the To You & Yours set!!!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Challenge of the week

This week SU! demo's were challenged to make a Fall/Autumn card but we couldn't use any Earth Elements! Do you know how hard that was for me????

But this is what I found out - if you mix Bravo Burgundy with Apricot appeal, you'll get a Rust color!!!
The background is actually from the Holiday Treasures papers, I randomly stamped the Pocket Silhouettes on that, the ribbon is Apricot that I used a sponge to rub some Burgundy ink on one side, the one in the middle is ink side down, so when I tied it the burgundy only shows on the ribbon tails. The main image is done with my markers and I sponged Burgundy on the edges of the Apricot oval. Then I stamped my envelope to match and "Ta Da" all done!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Another Cards For Troops Weekend challenge

You all know that I love WishRak - it gives me a chance to step out of my demonstrator shoes and into my "Paper lover crafting shoes!" This weekend is another challenge weekend to use some of our WishRak stash and provide cards to troops overseas! Crafting for a good cause!

So.... I'm afraid that I really let Janine aka PeggySue, and Vicki aka Flutterbees13, down this weekend for VSN, but in my defense I was busy!!!

Wanna peek at what I've been doing? Here's a few, but I completed 2 dozen cards to send overseas!!!!

Christmas Kiss - simple one layer, for soliders to send home to spouses.

Kids Christmas, to send home to your kid from overseas.

True blue Thank You, this will go to someone in a Combat hospital. It's actually a napkin left over from 4th of July, that I did the "Faux Silk" technique on to adhere it to C/S.
So there you go, what I've been up to - for more peeks, check out my gallery this week.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New goodies!

This one is just my style! Plus I dug out my glitter, Pearlex (still upset with SU! for retiring this) and did collage! I love this hostess set!!!!
Now I know - this isn't my normal style! But, I feel in love with this set and I know soooooooooooooooo many people that this sentiment is perfect for! Ha, Ha, Ha!
Now wait till I show you what I did at my demo meeting tonight! Melissa & Michelle you rock!!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

It's been crazy!

Well I've gotten my new catty and my first order - yay!!!!!!!

I've also taken my oldest by to college and have been dealing with sick parents for almost three weeks, so I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed and unfortunately when something had to give it was my blog!!!

However I promised some friends that I'd share some of my recently altered goodies for my upcoming Altered August secret friend exchange - here's what I've done:

Here's her card - SCS Resource, Joy Fold

Altered, beaded Ornament - hanging in my Willow tree

Altered Votive Candle with Bella Rose paper

Altered 4 x 6 frame, pen, and clip all with Bella Rose papers

2 1/2 x 5 x 7 1/2 x 10 x 10 1/2 Bag (whew! That's a lot of numbers!)

Altered International Coffee tin, with Bella Rose papers
Everything will have goodies inside of them as well!!!! Now I've just gotta include some chocolate!