Thursday, July 31, 2008

Blossoms pocket & a color challenge!

Here's another card with Whipper Snapper's new Blossoms & Butterflies and Blooming Expressions sets by Anna Wight! I decided I wanted to do a SCS challenge card. I went to the color challenge that Emily hosts every Tuesday and I loved the idea of using a soon to be retired SU! In Color, CC177, for this weeks challenge. The colors she choose were Whisper White, Sahara Sand & Groovy Guava. Be sure and click on the CC177 link above, you can play too!

I wanted to do all white flowers so I picked out the flower stamps that I thought would be white. I stamped the flowers on the Sahara Sand, then using Craft White or Pine White as some of us call it *grin*I colored the flowers with a small paint brush. The sentiment says count your blessings one petal at a time.

Supplies: Stamps - Whipper Snapper Designs Blossoms & Butterflies & Blooming Expressions by Anna Wight. Paper - SU! Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Groovy Guava. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Copic markers (leaves, stems, butterfly, flower centers) SU! Groovy Guava, Inkssentials white pen (faux stitching) Spica clear glitter pen. Acces. - SU! circle and border scallop punches, Groovy Guava ribbon, Tim Holtz poker and ruler, Dimensionals.
This will be my last post until next week, some of the Hanna Stamps design team and Texas girls are gathering at Tex's house for a few days to stamp, see the sites and do some chit-chattin'! Ahhhhh, good times!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 28, 2008

What's shaken bacon?

Here's Riley on his tractor doing a little farm work. This stamp is a hoot and so is the new sentiment set by Hanna Stamps! It was a toss-up on which one to use, this one or "Well, this day was a total waste of makeup" hee hee!

The edge of the card is hinged, the screw brads go through the front & back of the card and the front is scored so it opens like a book.

Supplies: Stamps - Tractor Riley, Just what I meant to say (sentiment), Spring Time Hanna (grass), Tis the Season (trees), Route 66 (clouds). Paper - Basic Grey Motifica, SU! Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Georgia Pacific white. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Copic markers. Acces. - silver screw & plain brads, large silver eyelets, black Magic Mesh, dotted Grungeboard (colored with a black Copic), ribbon, staples, Dimensionals, Ranger Glossy Accents on the tires.
Look at my new old Hoosier cabinet. Me and Terry had been looking for a cabinet to go in my kitchen. We went to Batesville, about an hour away and spotted a sign that said "Antiques" with an arrow pointing down the highway, so we took off. This is the BEST antique shop I have seen in a long while, everything in there was right up my alley! I'm looking forward to going back again soon. If you're in the area the name of it is Arkansas Antiques and Collectibles, it's on Hwy. 167 South in Batesville.
I didn't have to do a thing to this, it was already painted white, just what I was looking for! It has the flour bin and sifter and the pull down roll top thing, I don't know what the name of that is?? It's in the middle there and you can pull it down to close it up. The top work surface is enamel and it has 2 drawers and 2 doors under those with plenty of storage space. I can imagine some lady rolling out pie crusts on this long ago....

On the 2 shelves behind the glass doors I put this border lace, I got for cards & altering, but, I knew it would be perfect on the shelves. On the top right is my Grandma's enamel pan, bucket and dipper. I remember that sitting on her counter, she would go get water from the well and put in this bucket for drinking water, take the dipper and dip it in for a fresh drink. The lamp on the top left belonged to my Great Grandpa Berry, it has flowers painted on it, it will not hold lamp oil because there is a hairline crack in it, but, I love it just the same!

The 7 Up clock belonged to my aunt and uncle, I bought it from my aunt at a yard sale she was having long after they sold the store. Their store was way out in the country, it was a general store, they sold a little bit of everything in that store from food, to gas to feed to fabric. I loved coming to AR. and staying with them when I was young, you got to see everyone that came into the store and play with the kids while their parents shopped. The clock has quit running once since I've had it, and I found a man that got it running for me again. All I do is change the bulbs when they go out, it's a great night light too.
It's things like this that mean so much to me and keeps a part of my family near me.

I hope you have a memorable day, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

SCS Flood Relief not a Raffle and a Crafty Secrets Give Away!!

I have so much to talk about today, there is a lot going on! First of all Sandy Redburn is having a great give away over on the Crafty Secrets blog, you need to hurry though, it ends Saturday 7-26, WOOHOO!!! She's giving away the 4 new Journal Notes Booklets and the new Halloween set, HOLY COW, you have to see and comment to get in on it! The Halloween set is so cute, it's the first time Sandy has made one, I'm so excited!

Look at this sweet little girl hanging her sock on the mantle for Santa, see her little bum peeking out, how ca-ute!! This is one of the images in the new Christmas Journal Notes Booklet, love all of the vintage images! I sprayed the tag with Glimmer Mist and stamped over it with Believe from the mini set Believe, the swirl along the bottom is from the Mini Memories set both by Crafty Secrets.


There is a non raffle going on over at SCS! It's for the mid-west flood victims. Go to SCS here and check it out, there are some great prizes that have been donated by companies, SCS dirty girls and members! Kristi Ferro from Hanna Stamps donated these 4 wood mounted Riley Stamps! We've got Easter, a baby, football and coffee, what could be better, LOL!!
I made this fridge calendar from the Crafty Secrets Sweet Chips Little Girl Dress. The calendar can be changed out yearly. Sandy Redburn from Crafty Secrets donated the 4 Journal Notes Booklets, they are filled with great vintage images to use in your cards scrapbooking and altered projects! Make sure and go over to SCS following the link above and make a donation, all the proceeds will go to the Red Cross for the flood victims and you could be a winner!!

I hope y'all have a cooooool day, stay inside!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Friends are like flowers...

Here's another card using Anna Wight's flowers and a butterfly by Whipper Snapper Designs!

The possibilities are endless with the Blossoms & Butterflies set. There are so many cute flowers, seems I'm going back to this one, black-eyed Susan, daisy or purple cone flower, depends on how you color it, I love it! The sentiment is from Anna's Blooming Expressions set.

Supplies: Stamps - Whipper Snapper Designs Blossoms & Butterflies, Blooming Expressions. Paper - Daisy D's Beacon Hill 8x8 paper pad, Prism Sunflowers medium, SU! Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Georgia pacific white. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Copic markers, Chocolate Chip marker, So Saffron, Ruby Red. Acces. - Damask Vintage Glass Art Glitter, ribbon, new SU! buttons, tracing wheel, Marvy scalloped & oval punches, new SU! scallop border punch.
I bought this huge Angel Wing Begonia earlier in the summer, it has bloomed the whole time. I picked off some stems to root so I can get another plant started, I love flowers that bloom so much!

I hope y'all have a wonderful day, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Crafty Secrets Journal Booklets and ornaments!

Sandy Redburn owner of Crafty Secrets has 4 new Journal Notes Booklets that she is showing at CHA this week! They are really fun, some cool images for your cards, scrapbooking and altered art! They are Halloween, Christmas, Little Dolls and Girlfriends! They are pictured here in this ad that will be in Cards magazine soon. See the altered box at the bottom of the ad, that's mine, I was super excited over that!!

I used 2 of the images from the Halloween Journal Notes Booklet on these papermache star ornaments from Sandy. I got my Halloween tree out to hang them on.

Supplies: Paper - Crafty Secrets Radiant Paper Pad, Basic Black. Ink - Copic markers (to color the black and white paper, orange and black on the pumpkin ornament and to color a white Prima flower black). Acces. - bat & pumpkin jingle bells from Michael's last year, Martha Stewart black glitter, Stickles Copper, black wire, black organdy ribbon, huge black brad, photo turn, Prima flowers, googlie eyes, orange crystal stickers, faux Scrabble tile, Marvy oval & circle scalloped punches.

The sentiment on the little witch journal page says "Too cute to spook", perfect because she's got the sweetest face!
How do you like my new blog banner at the top?
I just love it, aren't the white Japanese irises beautiful? My friend Bethie from Freckled and Fun designed it for me! Take a guess where the picture of the irises came from? Monet's garden in France, yep, Bethie took this picture while they were there this summer, how cool is that?!!
I hope y'all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

truest language

Here is another card using the new Blossoms & Butterflies set by Anna Wight for Whipper Snapper Designs. The flowers in this set are so fun to play with and there are so many pretty sentiments to choose from in the new Blooming Expressions set. Click on the Whipper Snapper Designs above, Anna has 2 more new sets that were released, LOVE!! Oh, Oh, Oh~just wait until you see the August releases, OMG!!

Supplies: - Stamps - Whipper Snapper Designs Blossoms & Butterflies, Blooming Expressions. Paper - SU! Confetti White, Chocolate Chip, Long Notes Wild Wasabi and envy. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Copic markers, Chocolate Chip marker, Spica clear glitter pen. Acces. - Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass, scalloped scissors, ribbon, Dimensionals. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This is a tigerlilly that's blooming in my back yard. They are really showing off now, some of them are as tall as I am!

I hope you see some pretty flowers today, they are sure to make you smile!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 14, 2008

New Whipper Snapper sets by Anna Wight!!

I'm so excited to tell you I'm a Whipper Snapper featured designer for July & August I've always loved Whipper Snapper stamps and Anna Wight illustrating for them is just icing on the cake!! You have to check out the other designers, I'm in amazing company I tell ya!!

Anna Wight, Carol Halvorson, Trudee Sauer, Leslie Miller, Jami Sibley and me!

If you love working with flowers, these sets are for you!
Pretty flowers, greenery & butterflies are in the Blossoms & Butterflies set and sweet sentiments in the Blooming Expressions set. I adore Anna's flowers, her illustrations are fun and easy to work with, from coloring to paper piecing, like I did here.

I made a garden journal with a matching card. I used my Bind-it-All for the first time I've had it for awhile and thought I would give it a try. I put grid index cards inside for drawing garden plans, etc.
The sentiment on the journal says All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today, so pretty! The sentiment on the card says Thoughts of you.

Supplies: Stamps - Whipper Snapper Designs Blossoms & Butterflies and Blooming Expressions by Anna Wight. Paper - Daisy D's Brighten My Day, Georgia Pacific white, SU! textured Blue Bayou. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Copic markers and Spica clear glitter pen. Acces. - Round Tab, corner & Martha Stewart flower border punches, Bind-It-All & 1" white wire, 2 4x6 rectangle chipboard coasters, grid index cards, paper distresser, white brads, ribbon, silver cord, silver charms, tracing wheel & Tim Holtz ruler.
Y'all have a great Monday and thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Witchy Woman!!

Remember the song by the Eagles,Witchy Woman? That song came to mind when I was uploading my pic's of Witchy Sophie. Ewwww, witchy woman, see how high she flies.....are ya singing, LOL!! I LOVE this stamp, I had to have her mounted on wood so I could display her in my printers box, she's just so darn cute and halloweenie!!

Halloween is one of my fave times of the year, all the fun decorations, cool paper crafting and stamps, ahhhhh, love it!!
I found a coooool Halloween blog via Tammy (shirolives on SCS). Kris has some great ATC's and all things Halloween on there, great shopping sites too!! It got me all in the Halloween spirit!!

Supplies: Stamps - Witchy Sophie Ü by Hanna Stamps. Paper - SU! Halloween Night Designer Series paper (retired), Basic Black, Certainly Celery & GP white. Ink - Ranger Distress Black Soot, Copic markers. Acces. - Martha Stewart white gold and black glitter, black brads, black organdy ribbon, Creative Memories circle cutter, Tim Holtz poker, round needle point canvas, Dimensionals.

I hope y'all have a happy day, thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Fairies & chit chat

I was at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago and I got this paper weight for $1, it's dated 1983 & says Avon in the glass. It's domed and I knew what I wanted to do with it the moment I saw it! I've been admiring Vicki Chrismans little fairies she's been making in the wooden spools and I wanted to make some. I got these 2 pictures of me and my brother and scanned them. The one of me was taken in our yard when we lived in High Ridge, outside of St Louis. I was sitting on a blanket, looking up and taking in the fresh air, LOL! I used various Crafty Secrets stamps for the crown, hat, wings and wand.
I stamped the wings on paper from the Radiant Paper Pad and cut them out.

Supplies: Stamps - Crafty Secrets Party Queen (hat), Altered Art (wand), Favorite Fellas (Troy's crown), Cherubs (wings). Paper - Crafty Secrets Radiant Paper Pad. Ink - Ranger Distress Walnut Stain and Copic markers from Hanna Stamps, ePaperie or Ellen Hutson. Acces. - pink pom-pom, pink Martha Stewart glitter, rick rack, Dimensionals, Crystal stickers.

This is my birth announcement. My mom had sent it to her sister when I was born and my cousin gave it to mom not long ago, I am so thrilled to have it! The book on the card front opens and my picture is inside. The card opens and my birth info is inside. In the hospital they put a little bea bracelet on my wrist that had my last name on it. Hmmmmm, where did I put that?!

Are y'all ready for the big weekend? I sure am, I love long weekends! I'll be roaming around looking for sales and flea markets I haven't been in for awhile!
Have a safe 4th, thanks for stopping by!

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