Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Rain, rain go away.....

Mother nature has given the state of Minnesota quite a spanking the past week or so. You either have webbed feet or wrinkled toes. The amount of rain that has hit different parts of the state is absolutely overwhelming. The southeastern section received about 17 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. Peoples homes have been swept straight off their foundations and others completely lost due to flash flooding. People watched campers and trailers at a campground float past them and today they reported picnic tables caught in the tops of trees after the water receded. People have at least 6 inches of mud & sludge covering the floors in what's left of their homes. At last report 7 people lost their lives to the flooding and the collapse of roadways. Minnesota seems to be experiencing such devastating losses on different levels since August 1st and the bridge collapse. I know that other parts of the country are experiencing extreme weather conditions as well, I just hope that the storms lose their strength and soon! Until next time.....I hope you and your families are safe and dry.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Under water Smooches....

I think this card is pretty cute - even if all the sets used are now retired! It's been awhile since I made this card that I can't even remember the names of 2 of the sets I used! (the sentiment set and the one with the circles both escape me at the moment, but when I make my way back to my stamp room I'll look them up and add them below.) Hope you enjoy the under water smooches! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Stamps: All SU retired sets, Fishy Friends, sentiment set, Fun with shapes?
Cardstock: SU white, green galore, turquoise.
Ink: SU black
Misc: SU markers: green galore, gable green, yellow, turquoise, orange, lilac. Turquoise brads.
Info: Stamped the fish on white cs in black ink, colored them in with SU markers, stamped sentiment in black, did the rock 'n roll technique for the circles/bubbles, layered onto green galore, added the brads in each corner and then mounted it on turquoise cs. Easy peasy!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

No Stamps but Oh So Pretty!

This card uses absolutely no stamps and was super easy to create! I will admit the most difficult part of this card was taking a decent photo! I was at my girlfriends lake home stamping for the weekend with 3 of my very dear and favorite stamping girlfriends. (Hi girls!! MWAH!!) We stamp from sun up to FAR beyond sun down, sleep very little and get up to do it all again the next day! This is one of the cards I created during that weekend. I couldn't recall if I had just thought of this idea or did I dream it? At any rate, I thought why not try it and see what happens? Here is the result, and quite honestly I love it! This card is much prettier in real life than in the photo. You will have to make one for yourself and you will see what I'm talking about!

Supplies used:
Cardstock: SU brushed gold. Burgundy velvet paper from Hobby Lobby.
Misc: Retired SU burgundy wide organdy ribbon, and gold cording. Sakura Stardust gel pen.
Info: I cut the piece of velvet paper and ran it through the cuttlebug, using the stylized flower embossing folder. I then outlined all the raised images with the Sakura Stardust gel pen. Mounted it onto the brushed gold cardstock, added the organdy ribbon and gold cording and there you have it! Normally the Stardust gel pen gives a silver sheen to cardstock but used on this color of velvet paper it looks gold and much better layered on brushed gold cardstock than silver. I have yet to try it on other colors of velvet paper to see if it changes the color. Perhaps you can try that for yourself and let me know!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Love you to pieces....

I absolutely love this set, it is called "Love You to Pieces" and is available for purchase through Gina K Designs at her store www.stampingfreak.com. This set in particular was designed to support Autism and $8.00 of every set purchased is donated to the cause. Gina is the most generous person in giving back to her customers as well as to other causes. There is a new stamp set that is set to debut on August 8th, in which funds from the sale of the new set will be donated as well. Be sure to check it out! This set has heaps of possibilities and is so fun to play with and each card I make with it, I'm happy to know that I contributed to the cause! Hope you enjoy it! As always, thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Gina K Designs
Cardstock: SU white, celery, black
Ink: SU celery, Memories black
Misc: SU celery grosgrain ribbon, black gingham ribbon, black brad
Info: I stamped the main heart image on the white cardstock and also stamped it on a post it note and cut it out. I placed the post it note over the stamped heart image and then took the small puzzle piece and randomly stamped inside the heart. I then removed the post it note and what you see is the finished image. I stamped the small puzzle pieces in opposite corners of the main card base, and stamped the sentiment over that in black. Added the main image to black cardstock, placed the 2 ribbons together with the brad and viola!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Thoughts and Prayers

I'm sure by now you have heard, whether on TV, radio or in the newspapers about the bridge that collapsed in Minneapolis, Minnesota yesterday. Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers. Not only the people who survived with and without injuries, but those who have died, and those who are still missing and unaccounted for. Their families need your prayers as well. We also need to remember and pray for the rescue workers, police and fire departments, the Red Cross and so many other people that helped and continue to help in what ever manner, these people are heros.

Thanks for stopping by.