Sunday, May 25, 2008

I need your help!!

I am tryingt o get the word out! I am participating in the American Cancer society's Relay for Life
this June! This is a cause that is very close to my heart! I am a cancer survivor for over 20 years now! My particular bout may not have been as life threatening as some but it was 2 years of operations and it was on my face!! Every time I look in the mirror(Still to this day) I am reminded.
Because of the scars that glare at me. Fortunately I had a wonderful plastic surgeon to put me back together. The scars on my face have faded but I can still see it as clear as the first day I saw it.
BUT I AM ALIVE and kicking. Now I would like to try and kick cancers A$$ if I can!
Each and every one of us unfortunately has a family member/friend who suffers from this scourge too.
So I would like to ask your help in my quest to rid the world of cancer. Please follow this link and make a donation to my team! Any amount would help and is greatly appreciated!! Please feel free to pass this link on too!

Thank you for your support!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Double pocket Bag!!!

This is the coolest bag I have seen in a while and this was so super easy!!! I will say that to you but for those that I give this to I am going to re-enact the Rice Krispie sq. commercial! LOL Because it looks labor intensive but is so far from it!! Ya know throw a little glue on my shirt(washable of course! LOL) Pull some of my hair out from the clip or ponytail! haha. I know it would work! LOL

I can definitely see myself making these all the time! You can find a tutorial on SCS here. Love it!

This is a shot of the inside
One side can hold a small card! and the other pocket can hold a gift certificate or a tea bag, package of cocoa etc.
The possibilities are endless! I am so excited.

I used all Stampin Up Products
12 x 12 designer paper
ribbon circle punch, scallop punch
Lots of thoughts stamp set
eyelets crop a dile

Off to make a more girly version.!!! ;)

Monday, May 12, 2008

A challenge with my new set!

I love this new set by SU For father! It has such cute images and it is so masculine. I struggle making guy cards because I always want to add more and guys do not want the bling and the ribbon and such! So making it simple and masculine is rather hard for me!
Todays challenge on SCS was to make a card using embossing with watercoloring. I love this technique and it worked wonderfully with my new set.
I embossed in fine detail black and then used my aqua painters and ink pads to color. tore some paper and did a bit of piercing on the inner layer edge. Simple was killing me! lol
I think it came out terrific, even if I do say so myself! And I do!

Thanks for looking

Friday, May 2, 2008

For someone special

Another challenge at SCS!! The limited supply challenge.

Here are the Rules--------
This week, you're limit is on tools. Not only are the tools limited, but you can only use one type of punch.... CIRCLES!

Stamps: any
Paper & Ink: any
Embellishments: any
Tools: circle punches, circle die cut shapes, circle cutting systems

YIPPEE! I got to play with my new nestabilities again! I am sure lots of you are going to tire of hearing me say that. BUT I love these diecuts! I will definitely be future purchases to my budget!

Ok on to the card here it is--------------
I also was able to use my favorite stamp set SU's very own Blossoms Abound.
Card measures 5 1/4 X 5 1/4. I rarely make square cards but I thought it fit my circles the best.
Plus I have a ton of sq envies and I running low on the regular ones LOL.
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and gets lots of stamping in.