Sunday, March 20, 2011

Wellness Challenge

I am participating in a Wellness Challenge at work and part of that is developing an exercise program - 30 minutes at least 3 times a week. I can't convince them that Card Making is an aerobic sport so have started riding the stationary bike. I have decided to take a Virtual Bike Ride- tracking how many miles I have ridden by how far I would be traveling on a cross-country journey. If you would like to go along, you can do so at Mary's Virtual Ride

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tulip Border Embossing Folder

I just love the new tulip border embossing folder - have you tried it? And did you know you can make your border fit smaller sizes of card stock so you aren't stuck using it only on a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card fronts? I have been playing with it and here are some of my creations - one of these will be a card for club this weekend. I'm not telling which one :-)

Stamp Set - Fast and Fabulous
Ink - Rose Red, Crumb Cake
Card Stock- Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze,Very Vanilla
Embellishment - Rose Red Seam Binding

Card Stock - Springtime Vintage, Baja Breeze, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set - Punch Bunch
Embellishment - Springtime Vintage Big Designer Buttons

Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Springtime Vintage, Very Vanilla
Embellishment - Crochet Trim, Springtime Vintage Bid Designer Buttons
Stamp Set - Thoughts and Prayers
Ink- Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake

Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Springtime Vintage
Embellishment - Crochet Trim

Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Springtime Vintage
Embellishment - Crochet Trim
Stamp Set - Punch Bunch

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Oh My! Where have I been?

I can't believe my last post was February 1- where has the time gone??? It's mid-March and the signs of spring are all around. Can't wait for the flowers to start blooming and the days to get longer.

March's Technique Tuesday is Plaid Stamping. You can use any stamp with a solid or almost solid image and come up with some cute, one-of-a-kind cards. Don't miss out - Technique Tuesday has been moved to the 3rd Tuesday of the month so March 15th is the date. I start at 6:30 p.m. and you can drop in any time before 8:30 p.m. It doesn't take long - and for the $5 fee you get the printed instructions, a sample, a card using the technique and a sheet protector for a 3 ring binder so you can store all your techniques together and refer to them often.

This is the card we are going to make on March 15th. It could be a birthday, thinking of you, or even a get well card.
Card Stock - Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight
Inks - Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
Stamp Set - Teeny Tiny Wishes, Playful Pieces
Embellishments - Pearl Jewels

Here is another one of those cute little flowers. The ribbon on this is from the Ice Cream Parlor Sale-a-bration set. Hurry - Sale-a-bration ends March 31at! You don't want to miss out!

Card Stock- Bashful Blue, Perfect Plum, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink - Bashful Blue, Perfect Plum, Regal Rose
Stamp Set - I {Heart} Hearts

And this one uses one a stamp that is not completely solid but the plaid affect still works.
Card Stock - Whisper White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Encore Gold
Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations, Christmas Greetings