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You've stumbled upon my escape from the daily grind! I hope you enjoy what you see here. I am a SU Demo who loves trying new techniques, holding card making classes, creating techniques of my own, and most recently blog design, I love anything stamping related! I hope you'll stay a minute and come again! I'd love to know you were here, so feel free to leave comments!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Team Edward at Eclipse!!!

This is the gang (plus the middle ones hubby...she's a newlywed...hahaha) who went to see Eclipse at midnight last night! My sister, Emily is on left, I am on the right, and our friend since High School, Danielle is in the middle. Danielle printed the iron on transfers, and we all got together to make our shirts before leaving for the Premiere! The shirts say "Team Edward...I run with vampires". I don't know how many of my blog followers are Twilight Saga nuts, but I am, big time! If you can't tell already, I am die hard Team Edward, though I respect Jacob for his love and commitment to Bella and his tolerance of his enemy for her happiness. It truly is a beautiful love story. Whether you are Team Jacob or Team Edward, if you saw the movie last night, you know how great it was! There was a lot of info in that book, I almost wish they had split it into two movies. The fight scenes were shorter than I would have liked. All in all, it was wonderful. I am already itching to go see it AGAIN! And then buy it of course when released on DVD. So, we had the shirts, I also made this....
This is a pic of the canvas tote bag I made to take with me instead of a pocketbook. It's 13x13 and will be great for carrying around for just about anything. The letters are silver glitter transfers, they don't show up well against the black in the picture. So, the front says 'Team Edward' with a couple of hearts, and the back says 'Jacob Who?', the question mark didn't get done yet, I will do that later with stud transfers. I like how it turned out with just an iron!!! So, this isn't a stamping post, but I rarely post things that are not, so I hope you will bear with me. GO TEAM EDWARD!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Because I Care....

This is a brand new set coming in the 2010-2011 IBC from SU! It's a Level 1 Hostess set called 'Because I Care'. I LOVE it! Here, I used an Always Artichoke base, Elegant Eggplant for the layer, and the stamped image is on Whisper White. Scallop Trim Border and Corner add a nice touch, and make it look like more than the quick card it really is. I used SU markers to color the stamped image and sentiment. I stamped the envelope to match to use it for a 'Card with Matching Envie' swap I had to send out this week. I got really attached to this one, almost kept it and made another for the swap:) Check out the next pic to see the top view....
One of the things I love most about this new set, aside from the fact that it is beautiful, is there is a single bloom image that you can stamp several times, trim and pop up on little pieces of Dimensionals. This really gives the flowers a realistic look! You can see I also matted and scalloped the edges of the inside matting. I also stamped a matching flower image lightly by stamping off once first.
I am smitten with this new Hostess Set. The new catalog is SO GREAT! I will definitely be using a lot of new goodies in the very near future. I am a little behind on posting on my blog as well as cruising my Blog Groups. Hang with me everyone. I will be catching up some tonight, some tomorrow. We had a water leak in our freezer, and our hardwood floors are ruined in the kitchen and breakfast nook. The floors in those two rooms and the dining room will have to be cut up, not all of it, just a big portion. New floor has to be laid, all 3 rooms, plus the foyer sanded, stained and resealed with all new moldings installed. We have had LOUD, HUGE drying equipment in the kitchen for over a week. It was 100 degrees here in NC today, and our house would not cool lower than 87!!! The drying equipment shoots out HOT air, and our AC hasn't shut off in a week, not once! So, on the home front, things have gotten hectic and I had to set crafting aside for the last week. I am glad to be back, and hopefully will have a good report on my floors soon! A little more drying, and they are ready to be replaced!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Graduation and a Sock Monkey!

My little girl graduated Preschool yesterday! I knew that her cap was going to be red, if I had known the ribbons would be yellow, I would have matched the monkeys:) I have NO graduation sets (although I had her graduation and a niece and nephew graduating High School next week), and I was stumped as far as her card goes. If you have followed me for a while, you know my DH and I made homemade Sock Monkeys for our girls, and they love them. So, I pulled him out. I made the cap using square punches (partial punches) and a brad and silver cording. It's popped on a dimensional...here's a close up for the flag and cap...

The flag is also in Sock Monkey stamp set, I stamped it on the white, and again on red. I cut the flag out of the red and attached with glue dots. We use the YMCA Preschool, so that's what I put on the flag. I really like how the hat turned out, and Chloe was amazed that his hat looked just like hers. Also, the rough coloring is intentional! I don't want you to think I cannot color. Sock monkeys perfectly blended are so odd, it's not how they look IRL, so it's not how mine looks. This look is also fast and easy!
And here is a pic of Chloe receiving her 'diploma' from her Assistant Teacher. The lighting was terrible in the gym, I am hoping some of the others came out better, if not I will be fixing them all before they are usable. I can't believe she is off to Kindergarten this Fall. Where has this time gone? And my baby is only 2 yrs behind her and will likely go to Preschool this Fall to help with the adjustment of her 'Sissy', and BFF who lives next door going to K at the same time.