Thursday, September 9, 2010

More Shares

Gees, I have a heck of time getting here to post. Need to get my ducks lined up again. Lately they just wander all over. I do have all my swaps mailed out and just about done with all the little books I had to stamp in. Have 2 to make and their all gone. Started sewing yesterday, need to really get busy on that or I won't be doing any bazaars this year.

I said I had some exciting news, so here it is. I put in for a Site Manager job for the afterschool program at the High School and got the position at North. I'm so excited to be working with 1st and 2nd graders. Have some ideas I want to try and a great staff to work with. Now just wish me luck that these ducks line up.

Guess I better get to sharing. The first card is the Vellum card. I really like this card and got the idea from my friend Lanae. The back ground is Navy blue cardstock, from my stash. With 2 layers of vellum with torn edges. The top on is embossed in gold. The stamp is retired from Close to my Heart and one of my favorites. It's very simple but elegant.

The second card is the one with Flowers. These are the one you get in the jars. I used Goldrush cardstock as my background, they layered a piece of creme bulee that was run through the Cuttle Bug using the writing plate. The flower on the bottom is yellow with Goldrush tips, the next flower is a lighter yellow with Goldrush in the center, the last flower is a creme bulee with a Goldrush brad used to hold them together. The cardstockused for the Thanks is Sunflower. All Close to My Heart paper.
This was a great swap for using things that don't always get used or you forget you have. My challenge to you is to find something in your stash and make a card around it. Until next time.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

2 Shares today

Yesterday was a pretty laid back day. Got another Homer from my little books in the mail. Now I have 3 to share.

Todays share is still on the Stuff Swap. I do have to say when you start using up stuff you have in your stash, it's challenging. I had the hardest time with the Button one, so hope you like what I came up with. The base paper is Goldrush, it's brighter in person. I stamped the fish bowl in Black and the inside water in Heavenly Blue. The fish was stamped in Black and colored in Gray Flannel with Goldrush on the scales. Everything was cut out and placed on a light blue mulberry paper. The button are the bubbles in a light blue. Once you get the idea go with it. I start out going to make a candy type bag and fill it with buttons, but it didn't look in real like it looked in my mind. I suppose most of you will know what I'm talking about.

This next card was a little easier on my brain. I started looking at what I had for stickers and ran across these rub-ons. The frog is stamped with Topiary. The cat tails are colored on the stamp then stamped. All inks on both cards are Close to my Heart. The papers are from some tablets I got for Christmas. Back to the card I used the curly-q as the frogs tongue making it look like it was after the dragon fly.
I've really had fun working on these cards. Yesterday, I started a new swap. It's a technique swap using a technique from the Technique Junkies Newsletter. Hoping my cards turn out like I want, so far they look cool, just had to check and see if I could tweek the technique a little as it wasn't working using what they used. Until tomorrow enjoy the day as it's a little warmer. Have a safe weekend.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Card Share

Try as I might I've had a heck of a time finding time to share. I've been busy trying to get my gambling books in order, I'm still working on it and looking for stuff to finish my reports. I gave 2 TIPS classes last week, was wonderful. Made a trip to Wenatchee for one. Was a hot trip, the next day it cooled down 30 degrees. It's still fairly cool now, suppose to warm up to the 80's for a few more days.

I've been busy making cards for my swap and doing pages in little books. Got 2 homers, so will try and get them shared later. For today I'm sharing another card in my 6 card swap of buttons, ribbon, brad/eyelet, flowers, stickers/rub-ons and vellem. This one is my ribbon card. The stamp set is called "Who Love you". It's done with Clover Meadow, Chocolate and Desert Sand inks. The ribbon is from Walmart. The background papers are Clover Meadow and Crystal Blue. The saying says "just because". I think it turn out rather good. Until you start to do a swap like this, you don't realize how hard it is to figure out what to do. Believe it or not I have the whole swap done as of today. It will go in the mail tomorrow. Then I'll be working on a technique swap. Haven't figured out what I'm doing for it.
Next week I have a big secret to share, so be sure to keep up with me. I'm very excited about it. Until tomorrow, have a good evening.