Sunday, July 25, 2010

CHA here I come

I had resolved myself to not going to summer CHA this time and had loaded my phone with reminders for all the online Prima classes next week and 2peas  to still feel a part of things.....

I got a call from my LSS owner YESTERDAY  asking me if I would like to go along since someone cancelled.  A few minutes of begging and pleading with hubby and I'm going to Chicago!  I'm beyond excited since it's so unexpected.  I even get to take the sold out Teresa Collins/Paperlife class & see the new stamp machine in action and her new product lines before CHA.

Can't wait to see all my online friends, beautiful samples, and all the new products... but most of hanging out on a road trip with the EMI gals.  They are so fun.

I'll have lots to post on the blog now.  Well I am out the door....

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


All my in stock Ippity Stamps are on sale now to clear out what is left & make room for the to die for new releases next month.  Click here to shop now... remember I ship free to USA/APO & give allowance for international shipping.

I've been so neglecting my poor blog... I'm so sorry.  Our house is still a construction zone with the master bath and sunroom slowly being remodeled.  Chaos just seems to suck the creativity out of me... I like organization and everything being just so.  To top it off the pages/mini books I've been working on are all about my sons... and you all know that gives them "power of veto" when they don't want current things shared about them... oh how I miss having little ones with no say so lol.  I've also been trying to submit to CK and other card magazines which means no sharing that project online prior - why aren't they easy like the Trends?  So if they don't get picked up I'll have quite a few to share with you.

Also my sister is finally home from the hospital - wow almost a month was unbelievable.  She's recovering at our parents house.  Thanks so much everyone who sent her hand made cards - y'all are awesome and I can't tell you how much it encouraged her.  Thank you thank you thank you!

Well gotta run I promise to post something tomorrow

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Card Frenzy for Everything Scrapp'n'

Well I guess you've heard the news that Everything Scrapp'n' is going out of business.   Heather needs to focus on family & can't give the business the attention it needs.  So everything is on sale right now - head on over for the best selections as there is still lots of the latest/greatest new products left.

I have been making lots of cards lately so that is what I will be sharing with you....
Note not all of the supplies are in stock at ES anymore.

My sister has been in the hospital for almost 3 weeks so she has been getting quite a few of these cards.

She wanted a funny card & I've been crazy about turquoise/green/orange color combo lately...

Distressed Inks are a favorite supply since you can do so much with them....
They make it so easy to get the antiqued look to plain inexpensive white cardstock

I always here scrapbookers say that they can't make cards because they don't have stamps... well using the tag paper from Pink Paislee you can easily make a quick card without any stamps.

I'm totally obsessed with these paper "yo-yo's" right now.  They are super easy to make by according folding a strip of paper then gluing down to a circle.  I love the subtle stripe by Echo Park in the Sweet Summertime line.  It matched well with the Pink Paislee line.

More Echo Park Sweet Summertime... It's such a fun line.
I cut out the strip of circles which reminded me of the gum balls in the stamp.

More paper "yo-yo's"  I hesitated to post this one since it's a bit of disaster....
I cut out circles from the Echo Park patterned paper & covered them with Diamond Glaze.  Being the impatient gal that I am they were dry to the touch but when I turned them over to add adhesive the glazing cracked so I'll be making them again (that's why they aren't adhered down) and how in the world did I stamp the sentiment wonky when I was using the Stamp-a-ma-jig?  Leave it to me....

I know it isn't Valentines Day but these paper doilies were hanging above my desk calling to me to do something with them.  They came from the Dollar Tree so I figured I could play around with them without feeling wasteful.....  I think it would be a great anniversary card.

I just used liquid glue and adhered it to red cardstock then cut out around the edges & trimmed the extra part of doily in the card crease which I added a ribbon to disguise. 

I cut the center part of the doily out of a second heart & adhered it to white cardstock then stamped my images & sentiment and inked edges.  I attached it to the card with pop dot adhesive.

Another super simple card with a doily on it.
The more I look at it the more I think it needs a sentiment on the front doesn't it?

Thanks so much for visiting today.  Don't forget to check out the going out of business sale at Everything Scrapp'n'.  I know there is still lots of good supplies still in stock so get to shopping by clicking here.