Friday, July 20, 2007

TK Stamp Projects

Ok This is not the best picture But the excitement from finally getting two images worth making cards out of could not be contained! Thomas Kinkade is an amazing artist I can only hope that these cards somehow do him justice. I will post better shots in the very near future.

Card Recipe
Thomas Kinkade Forest chapel Vignette stamp for both cards, Stampin up paper Orchid Opulance, Pale Plum, Orchid Opulance Ink to stamp The Angel company BG and Stampin Up Organdy Ribbon. I used Aqua painters and the crayons to color. Used the Aqua Painters very dry and heavy on the color.
I also outlined the edges of the stamped image with the Orchid Opulance marker. For the second card Stampin up paper Mellow Moss and Barely Banana, Cuttlebug to emboss the BG and Stampin Up Gingham ribbon. I used the Aqua painters (very wet this time) and light on the crayon. I smooshed the edges of the stamped piece with Mellow Moss ink to soften the edges.

Goodies revealed

So I have been without a phone or *gasp* internet for several days now! Boy did that stink!! However did we live without a computer and internet???? BUT It gave me the incentive to play in my craft room more! Since I still do not have my camera so I am improvising with the cell phone I was just so excited to share. I made this tin as an example for the project I am going to do in daycare. I have several 9 to 10 y/o girls that will love this!! This one has sunflowers,,, I wonder who would like that? What do you think Trina?????
Project Supplies
Tin from oriental trader, paper is Mulberry Meadow from The Angel Company, and a value pack from a trade show, Stampin Up Gross Grain ribbon, Punches and brads.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Does anyone remember Fred Sanford?

Sometimes life is just odd or maybe it is just me!
For years I have struggled with the reality that is my body and the number which pops up on the dreaded scale. I tried a new diet tip the other day which I DO NOT recommend to anyone! I steeped two different tea bags together which I heard would help as a diuretic. Oolong and Green tea and proceeded over the course of a few hours drink several cups of this. Well it worked,, to a point. I was peeing all right but I also gave myself a stimulant overdose, thought I was having "The big one!". I don't ever even use caffeine so my system just went haywire! Numb hands and arms, sweating, nausea, the works! Six hours in the ER and I was sent home to let it run its course from my system.

I always assumed that if a situation arose that appeared life threatening I would have one of those cathartic spiritual movies of my life flash before my eyes. BUT true to my deranged and quirky nature do I see that? NOPE!! All I see is Fred Sanford grabbing his chest yelling to Elizabeth that this is it and he is on his way! I did however think, I hope they have crafts up there! LOL It really was not comical at the time and fortunately it was not "the big one!" But now I can joke about it. I told my 13 yo and his response was along the line of Mom you never do anything normally anyway. He was very sweet though. He wanted to sleep with me that night to watch me. Just in case! So we climb into bed. I shut my eyes and felt his watchful little eyes boring holes into me! It took me several minutes to reassure him that I would be ok if he slept! He was not however, the least bit worried ask him he will tell you!! It is a great feeling to be genuinely cared about like that!

I have been crafting but since my camera is still not repaired I can't show you. Maybe I can talk my dad into loaning me one of his. HMM I think I may go work on that now!

Blessings to all.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Well I have been playing with this site for 2 days now and I think I have gotten the hang of things!! But you never know with me!~ I also am super excited I received my first Thomas Kinkade stamp from <Cornish Heritage Farms >
I love it! I bought the forest chapel Vignette. I have stamped it in monotones and have tried my hand at coloring it! The coloring is aggravating me! I can't seem to get the look I want. Thomas Kinkade I am not!! LOL The SU water color pencils just turned into a muddy mess, the SU crayons worked better, but so far my favorite method seems to be the chalks! As soon as I get an image I am happy with I will upload it.

OOHH I wanted to say this is my first experience ordering from Cornish HeritageFarms and I am very impressed. My order was here in a flash!! (Even with the release the Thomas Kinkade stamps.) I indefinitely will order from them more in the future!!

OK Off to earn my cash to support my stamping habit! Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Housework Stinks!

I made this card a while ago for a challenge on Inky Antics She is a fantastic stamp! Reminds me of Helen Roper from the old show Three's Company. Housework stinks is an appropriate title since I hate deplore and otherwise can't stand housework!! I would rather stamp! There are several other "ladies" that I own now and will upload soon! I used a mixture of supplies from Inky Antics, to Stampin Up and of course my favorite new item the Cuttle Bug.

So now I am a blogger!!!

Well my niece and son would be proud of me for entering the blogging world(that is if they were even remotely interested in anything that came from my typing!! LOL) I plan to use this space for showcasing some of my stamping activities and other crafts that I accomplish. I love to read other peoples blogs every morning and thought to myself; I can do that!! I might even make a few readers smile :) Please be patient with me as this is way new for me and I promise to try an keep the typos to a minimum!! Hope you drop around sometime.