Saturday, June 30, 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007

Under Construction =)

Well I just switched my resolution on my computer from 800 X 600 to 1024 X 768. I am starting a work at home job and for some reason it requires that I use this resolution to run their software (yeah I don't get it). So anyway, my blog looks really funny on the higher resolutions (which I think is what most people are using now), so I'm going to do some work on my template to get normal looking again. =) So everything might look really lopsided while I'm fixing stuff. Just bear with me!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Scallop circle with corner rounder punch tutorial

1.) First of all, you will need to cut out a circle. You can use any type of circle cutter you like. The circle I used is 31/2 inches (Please note, I am using the old corner rounder, so the measurements may not work for the new one) Remove the guide from your corner rounder punch. To do this gently pull on the side and it comes right off.

2.) After you have removed the guide flip your corner rounder punch over so you can see the bottom. On the bottom of the punch you will see a V. Hold your cardstock up to that V like the picture below (thats not a very good picture by the way. You want to make sure that your cardstock is flush up against the V). Punch the first scallop. When you punch the second scallop make sure you are right up against the first scallop so you don't have any gaps.

3.) Continue to go all the way around the cardstock.

4.) Finish your card! The circle I put in the middle is 3 inches. The scallop edge at the bottom is done the same way, just without the circle.

-Stamps: Doodle This, Wonderful Words
-Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White and So Saffron Designer Series Paper
-Ink:Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron.
-Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, White Signo gel pen, Turquoise grosgrain ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Retired Accessories-only 10 days before they are gone forever!

As we bid a fond farewell to this year's retiring stamp sets, we also say goodbye to our retiring accessories. Products are usually discontinued based on current trends or lower product sales to make room for new and exciting products. Please keep in mind that

  • Discontinued accessories are available until June 30, or while supplies last.
  • Quantities are limited to stock on hand, so once they're gone, they're gone!
  • This is your last chance to stock up on 2006-2007 In Color ink, card stock, and ribbon.
  • Stamps and Stampin' Around wheels will be available through June 30.

In addition to discontinued items, many years we also have a number of items that are being offered in a different quantity or assortment in the upcoming catalog. This year, we're offering the following items differently in the Fall-Winter Collection 2007:

  • Select individual color packs of 12" x 12" card stock
  • Confetti White & Kraft Tiny Takeout boxes & tags
  • Select embossing powder colors
  • Select 1/4" grosgrain ribbon colors
  • Corner Rounder punch
These items appear on the retired list and will be retired in their current quantity or assortment, but you will be able to purchase these or similar items in a different configuration, quantity, or assortment in the Fall-Winter Collection 2007.

Click here to see the retiring accessories list

Click here to see the retiring stamps sets and wheels

There are only 10 days left to purchase these products

Email me if you would like to hear the special I am offering on retiring products!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Fathers Day shirt card

I just tried Cambria's shirt folding technique for my fathers day cards. Check out her awesome tutorial HERE. For the tie, I just used a strip of paper, cut the bottom to the right shape and wrapped another piece around the top of it with a mini glue dot underneath to make it pop a little bit.
I don't have a Happy Fathers Day stamp, so I used an alphabet set instead (thats why it looks so crappy), the happy is from polka dots and paisley though.
Stamps: Polka dots & Paisley, Straight Up Alphabet (retired), Linen Background (not sure if you can see it. I didn't have Buckaroo Blue ink, so I used Bashful Blue).
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue
Paper: Buckaroo Blue, Close to Cocoa, and Chocolate Chip (pattern paper is not SU!)
Accessories: French Blue grosgrain, eyelets, ticket corner punch.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Artfully Asian one layer

This set is so great for making quick one layer cards. This was probably about a 5 minute card. The edges were sponged with Creamy Carmel, then lightly sponged around the edges with Chocolate Chip.
Stamps: Artfully Asian, Measure of a Life
Ink: Black StazOn, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip (sponging).
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Ruby Red & Old Olive Stampin' Write Makers, Copper Cord

Wild About You Birthday

This one was for my husbands 26th birthday Tuesday. The card base is 4 1/4 X 11 folded in half, then the front flap folded in half again.
Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisley, Wild About You, It's Your Birthday
Ink: Old Olive, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: White Signo gel pen, Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Chocolate grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

I got tagged

I have been tagged by Debbie about a week ago, but I couldn't post it because my blog has been locked! Make sure you check out Debbie's blog! This is the one word answer tag. This is the first time I've ever been tagged, so here goes ;)

Yourself: Bored
Your Partner: Wonderful
Your Hair: Blondish
Your Mother: Sarcastic
Your Father: Funny
Your Favorite Item: Stamps
Your Dream Last Night: Unmemorable
Your Favorite Drink: Dr. Pepper
Your Dream Car: New
Your Dream Home: Big
The Room You Are In: Craft
Your Fear: Roaches
Where You Want to be in Ten Years: Successful
Who You Hung Out With Last Night: Hubby
You’re Not: Short
One of Your Wish List Items: Baroque Motifs
The Last Thing You Did: cleaned
You Are Wearing: Clothes
Your Favorite Weather: Spring
Your Favorite Book: The Notebook
Last Thing You Ate: Lunch
Your Life: Good
Your Mood: Happy
Your Best Friend: Husband
What Are You Thinking About Right Now: Stamps
Your Car: Camry
What Are You Doing At The Moment: Typing
Relationship Status: Married
What Is On Your TV: Nothing
What Is The Weather Like: Thundering
When Is The Last Time You Laughed: Today

I think I am supposed to tag three people, so I am tagging