Friday, May 30, 2014

I finally got my swap card in the mail on Tues.  Everyone should have it by now.  I have not used this embossing  folder much.  I tried coloring each candle with markers in colors of the rainbow.  It looked awful.  Did I fail coloring in Kindergarten?  Looked like it after that experiment!!  A trip  to San Antonio today & I have moved all my stuff into my new room. All my stampin stuff that is. Joe rigged up a top for the desk as it takes 4 to 6 weeks to get it.  I'm in business and can now get started on my June birthday cards.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

I am finding it difficult to make cards because I still don't have the room set up like I want it.  Some things still aren't in here and I go  to get it only to find that I already have it in the room some where.  I'll get there.  Here is the Just Because Hero Arts stamp I was talking about.  First  time used & I can see that I will need to really ink it up well to get a good impression.  I like the new gray SU color.  It goes nicely with the Basic Gray.I tried to stamp it all (remember it comes apart) together and did not get a good impression so I stamped them all separately.  I am trying to use some of the corner punches that I have and never use.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I did make a card yesterday.  Today I want to show you may new CD holder.  It is really cool.  It took me hours to label this stuff but was worth it in the end!  The cabinet, next photo is all  my unmounted stamps. Next photo is all my dies and the last shows my cling stamps.  I need to find a source for the  knock off version of the StapinUp containers.  Saw one, and now I can't find it again. GRRRRR.  I hate it when that happens.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I hope you had a nice holiday weekend.  I spent the last three days moving my stuff into the new space.  I did not realize how much stuff I have.  Some is going that is for sure.  I made a card for a friend that is still recovering from surgery.  I went through all my 12x12 paper and got rid of some that I know I will never use.  I am now on a first name basis with my Brothers labeler..  In the beginning the words were ones I care not to reveal but I finally got the hang of it.    Here's the card.   This stamp is in three parts.  I cut it out and then added the inside part then the sentiment.  DUH, I should have stamped them all together.  At least I got it pretty centered.  It is a Hero Arts & another one came in the package that is Just Because.  I am going to try to use it today.  Enough of this organizing, I need to stamp!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Another Prim Poppy card.  I took this one to shoe box because I did not have the Velcro for the card I showed yesterday.  This die is from Making Memories and is very easy to get out.  I labeled all of my dies yesterday and put them in my new CD holder cabinet. I'll get a picture done of it when I get some other things in there.  I think it is going to be super storage.  My work table came yesterday and I am hopeful that Joe & Trev can get it put together today. .  Trev leaves on Sat.  We sure have enjoyed his visit.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Shoe box was yesterday and I made this card.  I needed Velcro to hold it shut.  You take a sealed envelope, cut a portion off to make a pocket on the inside and then add you message.  This is an old StampinUp set that of course is retired.  I used Pistachi
o  Pudding.  I want to work some on my room but I can't do much until I get my work table. It's coming from Ikea and I don't know how to trace it.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Pink and gray bookmark card.  One more bookmark card I made using the word windows punch.  The stamp is Great Impressions. Shoe Box today which is always fun.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Another bookmark card.  This is Pool Party and black.  The buckle is a Making Memories.  I need to make a couple more birthday cards and get my bigger swap cards done.  We have the walk through today and yesterday my work table came.  Joe is putting it together.  It's a nice piece.  He has some shelves  up in he closet so I can start filling it up!

Monday, May 19, 2014

I started on some new bookmark cards for the gift shop yesterday.  I struggled with this card .  I tried to used this Crisp Cantelope color which is new to me.  I paired it with Pool Party which is as close to Baja Breeze as I could find.  Just not the same.  Why do they take away the good colors?  I still long for Hunter Green!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Another May birthday card.  This one is pear and navy.  This punch no longer works and I have not used it very much.  Maybe that is why it is discontinued.  I'll stick to dies I think, easier to store etc.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

I am working on my May cards and this is one I made for a birthday gal in the Auxiliary.  I colored the poppies with a marker, not one of my favorite coloring media.  Then I used a white pencil to make some highlights.  I am not sure if you can see that in the picture.  I bought this polka dot paper @ Hobby Lobby.  I hope they still have it when I run out!

I could not get on line this morning, tried rebooting twice & that did not work, then Joe sat down, did the same thing and Walla I was back on line.  Go figure!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

TA DAH!! Here is pictures of my new room.

Picture @1 out side view
2 &  3 dual closets doors coming today YEA!
Picture #4 the area where I will put my computer, printer and hopefully a chair for a reading area
Picture #5 My work area.  Love the lights from the window and the sconces.
Picture #6 Overhead fan with light & Cam lights for plenty of light
#7 The floor which matches the flooring in the great room
#8 My view out the sliding glass door
#9 Another view of what I get to look at every day.

Can you see why I am so excited.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I bought some new dies and was going to use it on this card but I liked the negative better.  Rose Red and white.  Didn't get any stamping done yesterday as planned.  I am going to try to get some done today.  We had a big rain storm last night.  It was blissful!  Thunder this morning but not raining now. I am hoping for more.  I am going to take some pictures of the new room today.  Sure do wish they would surprise me and come finish.  At least we get the carpets cleaned on Thurs. so I can get the rest of the house back together.  I ordered the verticals for the slider today.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Here's the card.  Don't know why it did not post.  Probably my error!
Saturday was our shoe box.  I was in Colorado but I made my card and sent it to everyone.  This stamp is StampinUp and was a hostess set.  The birdie has never seen ink.  I colored him with Not Quite Navy Ink pad and a blender pen. I used two Nesties to cut the circle and then the band in Not Quite Navy that I popped up.  The room is finished except for the closet doors and a little of the trim.  Now it's decision time!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Here is the card I made for my smaller swap.  Almost Artichoke and white.  I cut the flower out and popped that panel up.I stamped the daisy in AA ink and colored the center yellow with a marker.  Pretty Simple.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Finally  got some cards made yesterday.  I made this card for an Aux.birthday.  I tried inking this folder and it didn't work.  Maybe because the paper is dark.  Don't know but I tried inking the front and the back and neither worked.  Never had that happen before.