Tuesday, April 29, 2008
If this is Spring then I must be crafting like crazy! This weekend the service club I belong to, Quota International of Raleigh (www.quota.org), hosted our district-wide conference. As a small fundraiser, I sold packages of hand stamped greeting cards to attendees. We sold out -- and I didn't have to bring a single card home!
For the one assortment I used the Glorious Greetings set along with some retired Petals and Paisleys Designer Paper (have to USE that stuff and not hoard it!). Glorious Greetings is a real work horse set. You can hardly think of an occasion that isn't on one of the stamps in that set!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I've been busy stamping Teacher Treat Boxes for our upcoming Teacher Appreciation Week at Preschool. One day they all attend a luncheon and each place setting will have one of these boxes stuffed with gift certificates from generous merchants.
I used the retired Serene Sunflower to match the luncheon invitations (a very subtle background). I did half in Apricot Appeal and half in Barely Banana because the turnaround time was short and I had to use paper already in my stash and I needed to make 26 of them. I partially inked a stamp from the SAB set "Lots of Thoughts" because it was so appropriate!
The directions for making "2-5-7-10" Boxes can be found HERE.
Stamp Sets: Lots of Thoughts, Serene Sunflower
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Barely Banana, Chocolate chip
Accessories: Theater Originals ribbon, Scallop Pnch
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I am featuring the "Enjoy Every Moment" Stamp Set at April's Stamp Club Meeting.
I love the set because it is LOADED with layering possibilities. All of the circles and images work with each other. The flower match the ones in the Felt Fusion set as well as the ones in the Bali Breeze Designer paper -- not to mention the punch in the "Three for You" box. "Enjoy Every Moment" is also part of the Free Wheelin' Promotion so you buy it now for $29.95 and you get the matching Daisy Dash Jumbo wheel (an $8.50 value) for free! I used it as the background on the card here.
We will also be making a double-page 12 x 12 scrapbook layout with the Bali Breeze Designer paper and the Felt Fusion flowers.
I love the sentiments in this set for card making and scrapbooking. Just think how versatile an "enjoy" card is. Enjoy this gift, enjoy your birthday, enjoy your new baby, enjoy your new life together, enjoy your retirement, enjoy your well-deserved vacation -- it goes on and on and on.
And for scrapbooking you can use enjoy "the little things" or enjoy "every moment" or enjoy "life". It also has a journalling circle with lines.
And it's got a 'thank you" as well. Plus a free wheel until April 30th. Enjoy!
Friday, April 04, 2008
Afternoon Tea, that is! I am loving this Designer Paper and the projects it is inspirng!
Stamp Set: Live Your Dream
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Afternoon Tea, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava
Accssories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Ribbon Theater Originals, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Blender Pens