Life is Beautiful

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Well the weekend is almost over and back to the grind tomorrow.  I went to my stamp club yesterday and had a great time.  We did a technique called emboss resist.  I loved the stamp French Script, I have to get it.  I also like the set Always.  I also found out this weekend what "case" means.  I was telling a friend that I did not like the word "case" when someone elses card has inspired you.  Well, she emailed me and said, "case" means, "Copy and Share Everything".  Case isn't such an awkward word when you use it like that.  I also learned a great technique.  I ordered a few stamp sets from Waltzingmouse Stamps and when I was using a stamp from the Vintage Banner, it was not coming out clean.  There were blotches on my paper.  So I put a message on facebook and I got two great tips.  One said to rub the stamp with an adhesive eraser then clean it.  The other tip was ink the stamp with veramark first and then ink it with the ink pad.  I did this and it really works.  When I finish that card, I will post it.  Here are the two cards I made at my stamp club this weekend.

This card was made with the stampin up set called always.  We used the scallop punch, pinking heart punch and the circle scallop punch.  Great card!

This card was stamped with the French Script stamp and the sentiment is from the style beautiful.  We used the top note, large oval xlarge punch, decorative label punch, and the crumb cake seam binding. 

T.G.I.F.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Yeah, it's Friday and I don't have anywhere to go this weekend!!!  It's a me weekend.  I am going to hopefully get some housework done and get some of my creative juices flowing!!!  I'm excited because tomorrow is my card club, so I know I will get something made.  I wanted to share a couple of cards I made a few weeks ago.  I love how they turned out.  You can hop over to my splitcoast and get details. 



Baby Card

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I made this card for a co-worker who is having a baby girl.  I really love the wild card cartridges.  I use this one a lot.  If you are looking for a cartridge to make cards, I really think this is the one to get.  I will post a graduation card I made for my daughter later.  Check out my splitcoast stampers, I made the same card for a baby boy.  Here is the link for the baby girl card:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1974625?&cat=500&ppuser=138376&perpage=96&thumbsonly=0

Paper Doll

Monday, May 16, 2011

My grand-daughter is in headstart and she brought home some homework.  It was to decorate a paperdoll to look like yourself.  Well, we made it a family affair and it really turned out cute.  She was so proud of it.  She was holding it in the car and said "my doll is going to be the prettiest".  I just said, "you don't know how everyone elses is going to look."  But, I was thinking to myself, it probably will.  Let's see what the teachers are going to say.....  Here is how the doll turned out.







Congratulations - Wedding

Friday, May 13, 2011

I made this card for a co-worker who just got married.  I thought it came out pretty nice.  You can see the details of the card on splitcoast.

Stampin Up Cards

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I went to a card camp and made the following cards. I am going to post them on my splitcoast gallery.  Check out the particulars if you want to know what was used. 

Just for you.  I love this card!!!! 

Great card for a mans birthday.

Can you tell this card was double embossed?  Love it!!!!

You're in my thoughts - very nice card, but simple.

Great Weekend

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wow, what a great weekend.  My birthday was Friday.  I celebrated with my daughter, husband and sister at BoneFish.  Then on Saturday my daughter graduated from North Carolina A&T.  What a great day it was.  She is still in disbelief that she does not have to write another paper or go to class or do her internship.  She was even more excited when she found out she made the deans list.   Yes Deatra it is over!!!!  Now onto another chapter of your life.   To top the weekend off, Sunday was Mother's Day.  We (husband and daughter) drove down to Charlotte from Greensboro, NC to have brunch with my mother, oldest sister, and neice at the Hilton Hotel.  Mmmm, the food was very good.  Now I am back home, trying to figure out where my daughter is going to store all her stuff!!!!  What a great weekend.
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