Friday, April 30, 2010
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Monday, April 19, 2010
On to the share. This card went on the scanner a little crooked. All products used are Close to my Heart. The bottom layer is Gray Wool, then Gray Flannel. The background paper is from a retired Reflection set, I can't remember the name of it. Then the Gray's again. The stamp Happy Anniversary is from Say it in Style in Gray Wool. The ribbon is Gray Wool organdy wrapped twice and tied. I like it, not sure if it's to plain or not, I think that depends on the person.
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Sunday, April 18, 2010
Todays share is a time consuming one. The technique is one I learned at a Stamp Convention a few years ago. You use painters tape to tape off areas and use a stipple brush to put on the ink. This one is done with Olive (CTMH) ink. The roses are stamped in Cranberry (CTMH) and Olive ink. I did this by using markers to color the stamp. The stamp is borrowed so I can't give credit to the company. The Thinking of You is from For Every Occasion (CTMH), stamped in Cranberry. The ribbon is from CTMH in Olive. I tried to do something different on each card. Although I did use alot of ribbon with is unusual for me.
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Saturday, April 17, 2010
On my share today, I must tell you this is the first Belated Birthday card I've ever made. I started one and messed it up big time. Then decide to try this design. It's from one of the cards I got in my background and embellishment swap. Let me tell you it isn't easy, well at least not for me. Getting the folds just right is a bugger. Where it says Happy, it folds out to say Belated. The tall spot with the strips and bow says Birthday. The papers I used, are retired CTMH , Heather. The ribbon is from my stash, that was on a gift. The cake stamp and Celebrate are from the stamp set Celebrate (CTMH). I thought it turned out pretty good for the first time try. I'll get better at this fold after I practice some more.
Before I go, I'll give you a update on my school classes. We started a new quarter on Monday. I started with 8 in each class, I'm now up to 14. I have 4 boys in it, 2 in each class. Yesterday, was my Happy day. One of the boys is only suppose to come on Fridays. He said, "I had so much fun today I'm coming on Mon. and Wed. too." This is coming from a boy no one wants in their class. He was so good. Loved what he did with his pictures. I have to say, he did a great job on his 2 pages. Guess that's what make this job worth it. Even ran into some boys I had about 6 years ago, got a hug from each one of them, big old Juniors that they are.
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Friday, April 16, 2010
My share today is from the same swap. It's a 10 card swap, so I have a few more cards to share. This is my Get Well card. I love this stamp, it's from I Brake for Stamps - Senior Collection. The main background is Olive cardstock (CTMH), then a piece from my stash. The Mulberry paper is from some I bought at Convention years ago. Wanted it to look like a rug. She was colored with markers. Inside says, Hope you feel better soon. I think I know it looks crooked but in real life it isn't.
Hope you enjoyed todays share. Check out the I Brake for Stamps website for these stamps. They are all really cute and have names. Come back again soon.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Today is another share on this swap. I'm never quite sure about making Sympathy cards. They make me nervous. That may sound silly, but I not sure how to make a real serious card that I feel is appropriate. Anyway this is what I came up with. The main background is Amethyst cardstock, with Floral Impression (retired) paper, Garden Green cardstock and Amethyst cardstock. The stamp is from Faith (retired) and was embossed in gold. All cardstock and outside stamp are from Close to my Heart. The inside saying is from a stamp in my stash, is embossed in gold and says, "gentle thoughts during these difficult days". It's kind of plain but I like it. Couldn't decide if it need an embellishment or not.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Here's todays share. All items are from Close To My Heart. The paper is from "Everyday Celebrations" packet. The colors are Sweet Leaf, Chocolate, Colonial White, Indian Corn Blue. The stamp is from "A piece of Cake" and colored with markers. This was tweeted from a card in the "Everyday Celebrations" kit., quick and simple.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Went to the post office and picked up a week and a half of mail. Got one of my little books, so I'm going to share it, as it has an unusal cover. This was made by Barbara, it's a very cool idea and one I wouldn't have thought of. It's a jelly jar lid. The theme for this book was "Faces of Men". The background she did is sponged. The man is stamped on a small tile. It is held closed with ribbon.