Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Taken With Black Orchid

This has became one of my favorite color combos - Orchid Opulence, Basic Black, Taken with Teal and Whisper White - don't know why but it just seems so striking and elegant to me.

I stamped the image with B.Black onto Orchid, used my chalks to color in the flowers, added some Crystal Effects to a few of the leaves for dimension, and finish it off with some ribbon and hardware.

Hope you like it too!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

It Started With A Bee Sting

So how do you treat bee stings? My mother in law always said to mix some baking soda with a little bit of water and put it on the sting to draw the sting out of it. So this past summer Katie was stung and she mixed up baking soda and water goop for 100 bee stings! (Just kidding, but it sure seemed like it at the time!)

Anyway when she realized she had way more than she'd ever need this is the conversation that followed:
Katie: Can't you use it on your paper stuff
Me: I don't think so, it's baking soda!
Katie: What difference does that make? You use shaving cream for pete's sake!
Me: (Lightbulb goes on) You're right let's try it, grab a re-inker color and I'll grab some Glossy Cardstock.
Katie: Now what?
Me: Put two or three drops of ink into the bowl with the baking soda goop and stir it just a bit.
Katie: Now?
Me: Spread it onto the cardstock and we let it dry to see what happens.

So after it dried we knocked the dried baking soda off and had this cool marble kinda background, and then I sat it aside and completely forgot about it!

Until this weekend when I found it in my stash of WishRak images! This is what I ended up making with it...
- ain't it purdy?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Like 99% of us I will be crazy busy today and tomorrow with Holiday stuff, but I couldn't get busy until I wished everyone a very merry Christmas!

May the new year bring us all hope, love, contentment, and peace!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Now This Is WICKED!

When we went to get our Christmas Tree there was hardly any snow to be had!

Then we got LOTS of fluffy, white stuff dumped on us!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dragonflies In Tapestry

Here's a quickie post on the fly! I made these two cards using the Tapestry technique over on the SCS Resources page, love the soft edges the craft ink gives to the overall feeling of it!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

WishRak Secret Santa

I made this piece of Framed Art for my WishRak friend Debi, aka bottomphish. I didn't even think to picture of it myself so she was sweet enough to do it for me. I SOOOOO want this Santa Stamp, but no place around me sells him :( So I depend on my WishRak friends that are lucky enough to own him to keep me well stocked ;)

I found the poem on the internet - hope you likey!

Friday, December 12, 2008

I've been a bad blogger

And I'm trying to make up for it tonight!

Now, I need to put a disclaimer up :)

The card you're about to see is completely due to my own twisted sense of humor, it by no means reflects on any stamp company that I'm involved with!


Remember when I asked how to hide a Big Shot? Well DH found it and rolled his eyes at me!!! Then I get this poem from my friend Joni:

Twas the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace?
Or a Cricut, I said, with a smile on my face.

And that's when I heard him,
"Hi Santa, " I said
"You know....good little girls
should be in their beds."

"I know I should Santa,
and now I've got caught.
But I was just so excited
To see what you brought."

"Well, let's take a look
in this room where you work.
He shook his head quickly,
And left with a jerk.

I heard him exclaim
as he put it in gear.
"You've got enough crap,
I'll see you next year!"

~Author Unknown

Is someone trying to tell me sumtin???????

Stamp Camp Projects

Here are two of the projects we did last Saturday at my stamp camp - I'm loving the Big Shot and the Pretties Kit! What the heck did I wait for???

Christmas Goodies

Here's some of my Christmas goodies this year.