Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dog Days of Summer

Hi y'all . I hope everyone is doing fine. I am amazed at how beautiful the weather has been this August. Here in Dixie August is usually a really miserable month. Hot, Humid, Hot, Humid, did I say HOT? Well, this August has been very pleasant, almost fall-like which is just weird for us. We normally swim in our pool a lot in August. The water has actually been a little chilly this month! Well, all that to say I am getting in the mood for fall. School has started already and I'm ready for the next season to follow. Actually it's only like a 120 days til Christmas! Let me get back to the next holiday. Halloween is not one of those days we really get all excited about. However, with grandbabies running around and fall Festivals getting ready to abound I included a couple of Halloween cards in this months Stamp a Stack. I hope you like them. I think they are really cute! The base of this cards is Whisper White cardstock. The next layer is Only Orange cardstock that was crumbled, then straightened and ink to paper technique done with basic black ink. The spider is made with the scallop punch and the photo corners punch using black and lovely lavender cardstock. The sentiment Happy Halloween is from Tiny Teeny Wishes, a great set to have. It is punched with the window punch and layered on the modern label punch. This is really a quick and simple card.
Up coming Events for September
9-3 is my next Stamp a Stack featuring birthday cards.
9-5 is the monthly PMS creative therapy session.
9-11 I will be hosting a free Cards for the Troops event
9-15 hostess club
9-25 C3PO's scrap booking club meeting and
9-29 Gift Stamp Camp
Please call or drop me an email if you are interested in any of the upcoming events. RSVP deadline for the first week of September is August 31st.
Gotta Run. Have a blessed day and be a blessing to someone along your way and you'll both be blessed!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Congratulations Karen

My friend Karen has a very funny and thought-provoking blog. It's called My Points in Time. She is a very gifted writer and I encouraged her to start writing a blog. Well, this week she made her 100th post! She has not had this blog for very long, so I am very impressed. If you need a good laugh or something to ponder check out Karen's blog. You'll be glad you did. I, on the other hand, am not so prolific. But I am on my way to 100. So stay in touch and keep coming back. I'll have to offer blog candy for my 100th posting! The card I want to share with yall today is from July's Stamp-a- Stack and in honor or Karen's pink, I give you Enjoy Life in Pink! The Enjoy Life stamp set has proved to be very versatile in card making and scrapbooking.

Cardstock is Melon Mambo, Basic Black and Whisper White, DSP Razzleberry Lemonade

Ink is black classic ink and the ribbon is Melon Mambo polka-dotted. I also used the circle punches for this card, 1" and 1 1/4".

Hope you enjoyed this card. Please leave me a comment with your thoughts- good or bad and most importantly go be a blessing to someone in your life today.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Yikes! I dropped the ball.

I can't believe I haven't even looked at my blog for 2 weeks. I was in Salt Lake City for a few days for the Stampin' Up Convention! which by the way was a blast. However, that is no excuse for getting so far behind. I have a ton of things to share with yall. I also received a special gift from my daughter, Lee. Before I left for SLC she gave me a new camera! It was really sweet and thoughtful. It's a Sony Cybershot. I have no idea how to use it aside from the point and click technique! So, I have lots of pictures on the camera to share that I haven't managed to download to the computer yet. No more excuses.
Here is a card we made last month at my Stamp a Stack event.

Stamp set: This is one of the Level 1 hostess sets in the current cattie, Cute as a Bug

cardstock: Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry, DSP Razzleberry Lemonade and White
ink: Chocolate Chip and Dusty Durango and markers to color in the bug
accessories: Modern label punch, window punch , brads and soft suede polka dot ribbon.
Thank you for looking, please come back. I'll try to get better about posting more consistently. Be blessed and bless someone else today.