Thursday, November 27, 2008
I'm thankful for the blessing of such a wonderful stamp store called Fond Memories. Where else would we get such great products, stamps, paper, tools, ideas & great service? Thanks, Kathy!
Enjoy your turkey & pumpkin pie!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I really like the reindeer & the trees on the Reindeer Flight set, too. I sure hope I can find time to play with these stamps over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Monday, November 24, 2008
So I picked out 2 Graphic 45 papers on my lunch. I had my Cornish Heritage Farms Time to Stamp set with me. It's not exactly a Thanksgiving set but I decided to use the verse. Once I started putting it together, the clocks seemed like a logical choice to fill in. I cut out the "stamps" & "butterfly" to mount separately. There's a subtle background stamped on the brick colored paper created with a CHF stamp called Pretty Pattern. I used the new Versamark Champagne ink pad. It leaves a watermark with gold sparkle. You simply can't see it in the photo. I added a bow & 3 round gems from Hero Arts that I colored with an Aidrondack Ginger marker.
I finished it up after work just in time to get it in the mail... Whew!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I just made the Guest Designer Team for Artistic Outpost stamps for 2009! I'm so excited.
In order to accept the position, I needed to have my own blog. So, last week, I created one. It's called Creating...My Style. I'm still tweaking the layout & adding things. Guess that's a continuous thing....... You can find it here. I've posted more info about the Guest Designer Team there.
I plan to continue to write this blog...... You may eventually read posts from some of the other FM girls, too!
I created this card with stamps from the Artistic Outpost Bluebird plate. Find it at FM!
I used it as one of my submissions for the Design Team. I used Distress inks........again!
It's also posted on my blog with more info........
Friday, November 14, 2008
The Store is decorated and filled with a wonderful selection of holiday décor and gifts for everyone on your list. As always, we are proud of our specialty toy selection, packaged foods, jewelry and books for all ages. Stampers and Scrapbookers: we offer a great selection of products for your holiday designing.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
FRIDAY, NOV. 21 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
SATURDAY, NOV. 22 9:00 AM – 5:00PM
SUNDAY, NOV. 23 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
$25.00 DOOR PRIZE DRAWING
EVERY DAY OF THE OPEN HOUSE
FIND THE PICKLE AND WIN A PRIZE!!!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
The little bird in the center of the wreath is one of the stickers. First, I cut the little square of white paper with a Spellbinders square die & embossed it. Then I centered & a new Spellbinders Pinking circle around a wreath on the Christmas Wreath paper & cut it. I cut a petite scalloped circle of dark red (which is the back side of Christmas Boughs) to place under the wreath. Next I cut the large Spellbinders Labels 1 in the dark red paper. I set the cut out aside to use on another card choosing to use the negative space. I trimmed the edges to fit on a 5 1/4" card allowing for a border. The blue card front is the back side of the wreath paper. There are little white pine branches all over it. Hard to see in the photo.
Do you remember this little tool? It was a gift to all our Workshop attendees. I've had this little tool on my work table for .........well, a long time. Today, I pulled it out to punch the little holes along the edge of the red square. It was so easy to use! I centered it along one edge using the guide marks to line it up. I used the top edge with holes every 1/4". I just moved the tool along realigning with previously punched holes until I got near the corner. I left the corners all for last since the spacing didn't come out exactly. I punched a corner hole & filled in with another hole....not quite the same 1/4" spacing but all the corners are alike. It's a design element!
I added a little tag cut with a Cuttlebug die. The "Merry Christmas" is from a tiny Hero Arts clear set. An iridescent bow & some Star Dust Stickles on the wreath berries finish off the design. So little stamping.....only the verse.......and no distressing! So fun!
There's a set of coordinating dimensional stickers that I want to try next!
Come back soon!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Doreen created this Thanksgiving card using oval dies for the pumpkins. Three ovals make up each pumpkin. The papers are Graphic 45.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Doreen & I put some finishing touches on the cards today. It seems no matter how early we start getting ready for an event like this, we end up finishing at least one design at the last minute. Today, we had 2 that needed tweaking. We hashed over a few ideas & scrapped some original ideas.......and came up with 2 great cards by late afternoon!
There are 4 cards that you can make for $2.00 each. Plus, there's a free card! You have the opportunity to make 5 cards. All the cards feature at least one element cut with a Spellbinders die.
We hope to see many of you at Fond Memories on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. For all our blogger friends too far away to visit, I'll post photos starting tomorrow.
Monday, November 3, 2008
All the Spellbinders dies will be on sale! The new dies will be available starting Thursday. There are some great new designs. If you're a blog checker.....like me..........you've seen many of the new dies featured. It was frustrating not being able to get them. Well, you can get them on Thursday.
I wish I had a card to share........but I don't. I can't show you the cards for this weekend.......not yet anyway. I'll be sure to post them on the weekend.
See some of you at the Extravaganza!
Saturday, November 1, 2008