Sunday, March 30, 2008

Card Tins

They're like a 3-D card- and so many possibilities. I finally figured out how I like the lid to be inside and out. On the outside of this tin I used craft ink, and helped the drying process along by using my trusty heat gun. After letting it and me rest a while I decided to mod podge over it. Yeah! Works like a charm. You see, mod podge and I aren't the best of friends. I'd sooner glue my fingers together than get it on the actual intended work surface. How in the world did I make it out of kindergarten??? Ha! None the less, here's one of my finished tins. All supplies are from Stampin' Up! One more piece of 12" x 12" down, 3127 left to use.

Do you notice how low those eyelets are in the tin? That's thanks to my nifty Big Bite Crop-A-Dile II from We R Memory Keepers. I bought it a while ago and have been a bit intimidated by it's size. No worries, though. Once I punched a few holes (and yes, it's like buttah going through these tins!) and set a few eyelets- it's like it's suppose to fit in my hand just so. The weight is no big deal, either. I'm in love and doin' the happy dance!

I'm off to finish dinner and work out my stampin' and crafting schedule for the next couple of months.

Happy day!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Focal Spotlighting

The technique focus at last weekend's stamp class was focal spotlight. It's a quick and fun card that really pops. The supplies used for this card are (all Stampin' Up!®):

Stamps: Morning Soft, Sprinkles
Paper: Bordering Blue, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Staz On Brown, Regal Rose, Green Galore, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Versamark
Misc: Pink Gingham ribbon, clear button, various circle punches, distressing tool.

Now, I'm off to continue the cleaning of the stamp room. Oh, it's ugly. How can one person have sooooooo much paper? (Forget the fact that the stamps out number the paper!)

Happy day.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Shop! ...???

So many folks have asked if I sell cards. I do, I do! My (on-line) store is in the works. As soon as I fix the photo bugs you'll be able to see what's for sale. You'll be able to view single cards first, then packs of multiples will be available shortly after.

It's not that I don't want to fix the store bugs right now. I'd much rather play around some more right here. Unfortunately (or is it?) our accountant is expecting Joe and I this afternoon. Yup. It's that time of the year. I've been dragging my feet getting my business receipts in order which is why our taxes aren't done yet. I'm happy to report I am finished and ready to take everything to the accountant. Yeah! No more procrastination. Oh, except for all of the other stuff I was suppose to accomplish this morning. That's ok, this is a huge task off my plate. I can peacefully move on to prepping for Saturday's class (I did mention I am a procrastinator, didn't I?). So much for prepping tonight's dinner... perhaps it will be take out after all :-).

Happy day.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

As vacation nears the end ...

I feel fresh and rejuvenated. We've rested, soaked up sun (all the while using at least SPF 15), played on lava "beaches", snorkeled , walked (got it about 15-20 miles), ate wonderfully fresh fish, and of course sampled most of the island's Mai-Tai recipes. After all, there were many folks on the mainland requested we do just that.

Today is a day of travel, tomorrow we'll all be back with you - working away. Fortunately for me, working tomorrow will consist of getting class ready for this Saturday's focal spotlight class. (Yeah- stamping!) Haven't signed up? Give me a call or drop me an email. I'll check my messages tomorrow and let you know if I have space.

Happy day, happy stamping!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Greetings from Hawaii!

Ahhh.... the weather is warmed by a beaming sun, the ocean is calmly waving 30 feet outside our condo door, the most spectacular sunset since our arrival on the island is about to form, and we are happy and healthy. Did I mention we're celebrating Siena's 6th birthday? Yeah, and Happy Birthday to Siena! (pic to follow!)

I did get a chance to visit Kona Scrapbooks while we were here. Of course I happened upon a stamp that needed to come back to Cali with me- a dragonfly by Inkadinkadoo. I'm a sucker for dragonflies! I want to ink this baby up asap when I get home. Oops! I think I owe someone a buck and a beer, lol.

Don't forget to check out my google calendar for class listings. I have class this Saturday that has a few seats left.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini

The NEW 2008 Stampin' Up!® Occasions Mini is here! This mini isn't limited to just stamps- there's rub-on stickers, SILVER Hodgepodge Hardware (oh- this has been a hope of mine for a long time now!), chunky glitter, twill ribbon, Designer Series Paper, Die Cut Blooms with rub-ons to match!

I can't wait to get some samples up on-line to share. Of course, that'll have to wait until I'm back from vacation. Enjoy the links :-). Aloha from Hawaii and Happy Stamping!