Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Classic Rock

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Whisper White.
DSP: Howlstooth & Scaringbone, World Spectacualr, Brights DSP.
Stamps: Boms Away.
Ink: Basic Black.
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Black Embossing Powder & Heat tool, Epic Day Washi Tape, \
2 1/2 in circle punch, Hung Up Cute Clips.
Spring has sprung and June is almost here! I can't believe that May is almost over. Where have the months gone...

I created this card for last months class. I wanted to try the Bombs Away photopolymer stamp set. I like this set, but I really hope they don't change to photopolymer. I just love all the cute sayings that come with this stamp and they are perfect for anyone. I used the Black embossing powder to create the BOMB and punched it out using the 2 1/2 in circle punch. Another favorite of mine is the new Washi tape!

I found this layout from www.badabingpapercrafting.blogspot.com. I just love her cards and I always find insiration there.

I am hosting my FIRST Open House/ Bogo Event on Saturday. I'm actually getting nervous about the whole thing now. I've spent the last two weeks preparing for it and I know I'm prepared, but I think I'll feel better once the day is here!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Flowers for Mother's Day

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Whisper White.
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes,FAbulous Florets, Lovely Letters.
Ink: So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Raspberry Ripple.
I don't know where my "Ink-spiration" went. Lately, I have been procrastinating! I go into my craft room and walk back out. Our weeks seem to merge into each other now and with the beautiful weather we have been having, I find there is no time to stamp!

I went to a meeting my upline had last month and a card like this was demonstrated. I loved the technique that was taught, so I used it in my own class.

The Whisper White cardstock was masked with note paper and was adhered to the grid paper with tape to keep it in place. We then stamped around and over the masked note paper with the Summer Silhouettes and Fabulous Florets. After, we peeled off the notepaper and a white spot appeared. With a ruler and the basic grey marker we drew a line on either side where the note paper use to be. It creates a layer without using extra paper. I then stamped MOM with the Lovely Letters stamp set (which is retiring on May 31st).

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013


Cardstock: Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Whisper White.
Stamps: By the Tide.
Ink: Sahara Sand, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade.
Accessories: Linen Thread, Polka-Dot Embossing Folder, Basic Desginer Buttons.

I recently read on the internet (probably something I pinned as well), that the age of your first memory would most likely be the same age that your children will have their first memory. My first memory was when I was three. Yes, that's right, I was 3. My parents and my husband think I'm crazy because I can remember things from that age, but I can. And I don't just have one, I have many and they aren't things that were recorded with a photograph or film.

When I was three, my great grandfather bought me my first Barbie doll. It was the day of my birthday party and I was dressed up. My mom ran out for a few minutes (and not far, we lived in an apartment above my family's convenient store and those were the days when you didn't worry if you ran out for minute). My Great Grandfather lived across the street from us and I remember him showing up with a gift and asking where my mom was. I opened the gift, which was the Barbie doll. I also remember that my Great Grandfather had left before my mom returned because when she did return she wanted to know where the doll came from.

My Great Grandfather was a big part of my life until he passed away when I was 6. I went everywhere I could with him. He owned a trout hatchery and I remember going with him to deliver baby fish to supply other ponds. He also made honey and I still buy the honey my Great Uncle/Aunt make.

I purchased the stamp set "By the Tide" because it reminded me so much of home & my memories. Not only was my Great Grandfather a fisher, but my maternal Grandfather also loves to fish and  I have many memories of fishing with him as well. I knew this stamp set was one I would use often, especially to make cards to family and friends back home.

I CASE'd this card from Yvette at Splitcoaststampers and I didn't change anything about it because I thought it was so pretty. *SPOILER ALERT* and *HINT HINT*: When I bought this set I was really hoping it would be carried over into the new 2013-2014 Catalogue and it was!!!

I hope that my son has many good memories and even if he doesn't remember anything from the age of 3, I plan to make them the best memories he could ever have!