Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Victoria Case Stamp Release & BLOG CANDY!

Good morning fellow scrappers. Are you ready for another fun release from Victoria Case? I can't wait to see what the talented Ms. Victoria has in store for us on the release date of July 30th. On top of this MUST HAVE stamp set you HAVE TO ENTER THE MAGNIFICENT BLOG CANDY over at the SCACD store blog. You will need to follow the instructions and your first stop AFTER the store blog will be the lovely Addy at Victoria Case Stamp Designs.

I personally own several Victoria Case stamps and one of my favorite line is Hearts and Hugs Collection. I love 'Little Diane'! Isn't she just the cutest thing you've ever seen?

So get on your scooter and ride over to the SCACD Store Blog and the Victoria Case Stamp Design Blog to start you candy journey! I hope you win!!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Stepladder Card

A few weeks ago I took a class on how to make these fabulous stepladder cards. I totally love this card and I am having a hard time parting with it to give to a friend. The first art is the separate piece that fits into the folds of the card. This is white on the back and so this is where the sentiment goes. Yes, I know my bow isn't perfect. The embossing was done on the cuttlebug.

This next one shows the card layout without the insert piece. Let me tell ya, there was a lot of measuring, cutting and scoring on this card, but it is so awesome. Again cuttlebug for the embossing.

And the final look. Let me know what you think? I am very pleased with it. It took me about an hour to complete from start to finish

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thank you, Wayne and Lois

Some really good friends of ours brought me some clam chowder when I wasn't feeling well. Shhhh...don't tell them I don't like clam chowder. These two people are so thoughtful and are always around to help out, listen when needed and are good friends. Victor helps them at their house and since Victor has been gone from home they come over and help me with the yard or snow blowing the driveway. You just can't get friends like this anymore. So, to thank them for all they have done for me and to show them how much I appreciated their friendship I made the following thank you card.

I colored her with my copic markers and glazed the eggs in her basket. I also used stickles on her ruffle and the ruffle on her sleeve. Added a few pearls and it's done. The following picture is of the inside. I just added a strip of paper at the bottom and added some buttons. I think this turned out really cute.

Then to top it off I put just a little square on the envelope, added some buttons and off it went to Wayne and Lois. This was my official second card and I am delighted in how it turned out.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Moe!

My step-father's birthday is today and I finished his birthday card yesterday, so it will be a bit late, but I think he will be ok with it.

I love making cards for people and this is one of the cards that I just really love how it turned out. Several years ago I had bought some cardstock off of QVC that was stick and peel. I loved this combination of solids with coordinating dots and it fit perfectly for a man's card.

I used the Crop-a-Dile II Big Bite for the grommets and I goofed up on one of them, but I'm ok with that. I really only cut and layered the cardstock the way I wanted it, stamped Happy Birthday and then I had white rub-on's saying Happy Birthday and I just love how those turned out. The inside of the card needs decorating also, so I took this picture of him last summer when I was in Kentucky for 2 months. I thought it was perfect for his birthday card. I distressed the picture by sanding it to give it a worn look and I think it turned out nicely. I printed the sentiment from my computer and attached it to the cardstock.

My confidence is growing each time I do a card. My next card is a thank you for some friends who brought me dinner while I was sick. I can't wait to show you what I come up with.

Happy Birthday Moe!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Camillas Magnolia "Candy"

Over at Camilla's Magnolia Kort is a great "candy giveaway". In celebration of her 2nd birthday as a Magnolia Design Team Member. She will be giving away the stamp for this adorable girl, a tip, half-beads and flowers. You don't want to miss this one! What you need to do to enter is click on the link to her blog and follow her instructions on how to enter. Good Luck!