Thursday, August 21, 2008

Flying the Coop!!!

This card is for the Pen Pal Challenge to use a stamp that has never been inked. I got this stamp as a gift in June and I am using it finally!!
We (the four chicks represent the four cousins going on Cousin's Cruise #4) are Flying the Coop.............Headed to New York next week.
The glitter doesn't show well in the picture but it does IRL.
It is missing something, maybe ribbon? or DEW DROPS!!!! Too late, I have already mailed it but maybe the next one I do will have more Bling. I was kind of in a hurry to get it mailed out.
I have 3 sisters so I will have to make a card using the 4 chicks for the sister who's birthday comes next or maybe for invitations to the next Sister's get toghether? Such a variety of things I can use this for! TFL!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Rainbow Sherbet

I love these colors. They remind me of rainbow sherbet which brings back fond memories of my childhood. We use to go to the corner store every once in a great while and our father would give each one a dime for a double scoop of ice cream. Except for me. He gave me a nickel for a single scoop since I was only around 4 or 5.
Naturally, I always felt left out. The store owner, nice person that she was, always gave me an extra little scoop on top to make me feel grown up. I always chose Rainbow Sherbet, because I loved the colors! That was before I discovered ROCKY ROAD of course!!! Now I am usually torn choosing between the two.
I am still using my scraps from my scrap box. This Thanks has hung around forever so it was time I used it. Thanks for looking!!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

My Little Boxes

I am going on a New England/Canada Cruise with 3 of my cousins in just 10 days (as all my pen pals know and are tired of hearing) We usually have a group of 8 to 11 that go but not this time. One of our traditions is the giving of a little gift. Nothing expensive just some little thing. We each take turns giving our gift out at the dinner table each night and it is just so much fun.

This year I bought these cute little ID holders. Now I have the gift, how do I wrap it? I decided making boxes was the thing to do. I proceeded to measured and cut and score and Voila!!!! here they are. There are individual pictures of each box below.

Thanks for looking!!!!!

The Pink and Black Box

I really liked the way this one came out. I JUST got this cardstock a couple of weeks ago. I can't believe I am actually using it already. I usually hoard it for at least a year! The lighbulb moment came when I was cutting the edges to fold the box in. Wow, I could use my new CB embossing edge folders!!! Woohoo! I used "With Love" at both ends, and the flower edge on both sides. It really looks cool!

Green Little Box

This is actually the 1st box I did. I used Apricot Cardstock and adhered the DP with my Xyron.

Little Boxes

Box number 3. I have had this DP for quite a while, who knew it matched Rose Red and Going Grey? Just got the bottle of black, white with black polka dots, white with grey edges, and these nice gray Primas.

SUPPLIES: DP, Primas, Scallop scissors, NEW CB Flower border embossing folder, pink Walmart Crystals, and the wonderful Scor-Pal

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Back from Texas

I am back from Texas at last! Had to go for training on a new system. The good part is that I got to meet one of my pen pals and her family, the bad part was that I was there for a whole week. I made this card before I left on my trip and used my new embossing folders. I am really liking the border embossing folders. I colored the embossing with chalks.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Another White Basic Card

I bought another Swiss Dots CB embossing folder and I cut it up so that I could do this sort of card with a blank in the middle. It was originally only going to have to white flower on it with a black center. Then I smeared the "Thinking of you". So here comes the black background square that I just happened to have in the scrap box and it fit!!

Here is the card that I made at the same time as I made the Pink Sunflower card. I used a different CB folder but I really like the Swirl one instead of the dotted one. I also used a different ribbon.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Wow!!! Notimetostamp's challenge card sample

Well, I must say it was so exciting to learn from Sharon (notimetostamp) that she wanted to link my card on her blog as a challenge example. I am glad she and others share my fondness for the simple lines of the card. Number one, I like PINK, and number two I love my new Penny Black Sunflower stamp, and Number three, it came together so fast. I also made it in blue, but the photo is sitting in my camera waiting for me to upload. Tomorrow for sure. Thanks Sharon for making my week!!!