Monday, August 27, 2007

Irresistible Halloween

Let me tell you what, today was just not my day when it came to stamping. I have done the resist resist technique many, many times, but today, I couldn't get it to work. I settled for just the versamark resist technique on this one. It's for the Technique Lovers Challenge on SCS. I went for the scrap bin on just about everything - I really need to do that more often. I should make that my own challenge this week!! Anyway, the brads by Queen and Co. I found while cleaning out my stamp room, and they are just perfect!!!!! But then every card should have brads, right??!!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

What a Cool Cat!

Another swap card using Cool Cat -- as much as I like cats, I don't use this set a lot. Could it be I have too many other stamps to pick from ---- NEVER!!

The cat could be any color, except black. I used Going Grey because Basic Gray was just too dark. Something needed to sparkle on the card which is always a hard thing for me, I'm not the glittery lady. I used Iridescent Ice embossing powder on the background and that provided me with plenty of glitz. I'm still cleaning up glitter!!!!! Colors used for cardstock were Night of navy, Garden green and Real red. Great Christmas colors, don't you think??!!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Sometimes Simple is Best

This card took just minutes to make -- which is a good thing when it comes to making swap cards. This is for my favorite swap, Different Kinda Swap. The recipe was to use the Serene Sunflowers set with Rich Regals cardstock and Earth Elements ink. Only one word could appear on the front of the card too. I can't believe how quickly this one came together. I sign up for so many spots that an easy card becomes a blessing.

Well, next week school begins, but the teachers are threatening to go out on strike!!!!!!! Don't they know my children NEED to go to school -- or is it me that needs them to go to school??!! School shopping is all done, the tour of the new 7th and 8th grade building has happened, now for the first day to hurry up and get here!!!!!!! Keep your fingers crossed with me about the strike.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Happy Day!

I can't believe a whole week has gone by and I haven't updated my blog!!! Busy, busy, busy time at work. I teach karate (taekwondo to be exact) and every 8 weeks we do our belt rank advancements - well, this is the week for them. Lots of preparation goes into it, very stressful yet oh so rewarding!

I made this card because I was in need of some birthday cards - I plan on making more, just in different color combos. I received the cake image thru the wonderful Wish RAK group. Just post a wish and ***POOF*** it shows up in your mailbox, sent to you by a very generous person from wish rak. Of course you can see I used my Cuttlebug (love that thing) , added flowers I found in my craft room (I'm always amazed I can find anything in there) and popped up the cake layer. It's fun stamping...for fun!!! Thanks so much for looking!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Birdie Wishes

I love birds but I wasn't sure if I liked the stamps of birds by Martha Stewart. So what did I do?? Wished for them in the Wish RAK group on SCS and I received a lot of them from some very generous ladies. Okay, I like them, but, and I can't believe I'm about to say this, not enough to buy them!!! I will keep playing with the ones I received though!

This card is for one of three catagories of the monthly Wish RAK challenges. This card required a minimum of 2 layers -- mission accomplished. I had colored this image in while we were on vacation using watercolored pencils.

Thanks so much for looking and believe me when I say your comments are always very much appreciated!