28 March 2007
This fun package arrived today from my Supah' SCS DDSS ~ ~ in other words my current round secret sister. She has been just wonderful and I would love to thank her but I don't know her identity yet to actually thank!!
Check out my gallery here on SCS --- anything marked 'DDSS Round 7' has come from her ;o)
Thanks DDSS ;o)) I will soon know your 'true' identity and I can't wait for that time!! You have been soo much fun soo far to get to know thru your letters!
27 March 2007
Now... let us zoom in and take a closer look at things here... The two picture frames ~ Take a look here at her frame in her gallery. That is one of hers all 'hansomed' up --- isnt it just awesome?? We were lookin' at these in Michaels when we were shopping.
Then in the center of the frames is a cuttlebug embossing die ~ how funny that we have been discussing those and I believe I even mentioned this was one of my favorite ones?!...Then of course the center bag is a bag o' ribbon from the wall o' ribbon!!! OH GOLLY .... there has to be like 1000 and 1 yards in there all different kinds!!! Ohh wee!! Then she wrapped up some real purddy' pink chocolates ... mmm! .... maybe too perddy to eat??and there are some real purddy flowers --- Bazzill flowers to be exact! And look how they are all sooo organized ;o)) Sista' Mike knows how I love to be o' so organized!! ;o)Then check out the hardware hardware hardware!! She sent me some of the new Aarow hardware as well as some of the fun stuff from 'the alley' which is a little nook in the scrapbook store with 'good junk' ~ ~ ~ they will be fun on the frames don't cha' think?!?! *wink wink*
Whew ... and if there is any time left that I'm not a stampin' she also sent along a fun cookbook!! I've been telling her that I have been trying out fun new recipes that all involve a cake mix as the base of the receipe and the guys at work have been going crazy over them ... and they are sooo sooo simple to make!! So she has found me more fun and funky recipes to try out from this cookbook!! YEAH!!!!!
The first package I opened was from SCS'er Sheri (weavedreamer) ~ check out the awesome Friendship frame and matching card from her!! How awesome is this?!?! --- She says this is her first frame of this sort --- I'd say she is pro already then! WOW!! I absolutely LOVE the color combo here ~ too too cool....stunning as a matter of fact! You're a gem Sheri ~ THANKS SOO MUCH!!
The next package was from Dear Dear SCS'er TracyTripp (tracyltripp) whom I had as a secret sister in round 6 (last round)--- and here she is sending ME presents!! She even sent me a 'thank you' present after R6 ended ...what a sweetie she is!! lol She does such awesome stamping work ~ this fun package contained canvas frames to decorate, ribbon, tags, mini cards and envelopes, M&M's (oh she knows me soo well!) and an awesomely decorated 'delight in life' wrapped present --- look at all of that ribbon at the top --- wow!!!
Thanks sooo much Sheri and Tracy for thinking of me on my birthday ~ ~ your thoughts and stampin' gifts were soo thoughtful ~ ~ how awesome of both of you!! You helped to make my day extra special!!
Stampin' Huggs ~
22 March 2007
A mailbox full of chocolate? What could be better? How bout' a tin full of mini bars??!! She even sent me two extra mailboxes that are screamin' to be decorated and also an extra DVD tin too!!
Isn't this just the most beautiful you've seen? Yep!...it's alll mine ;o)) Jen even sent me one for me to decorate too!! Kewl!!!
Goodness! I think I won the Idaho lottery earlier this week here in Iowa!!! (and I don't even play the lotto!) This huge package arrived just the other day from my SCS'er friend Jen (scrapnstampin) --- holy moly!!! She has been busy ;o) Look at all them' creations!!! *whew* When I opened the box it *smelled* like chocolate ..... mmmm!!!
21 March 2007
I love how Donna used a cream cardstock base and then sponged around the front sides of the card stock -- what a cute idea that adds a neat touch! The circles are sooo perfectly spaced both horizonally and vertically ~ wow! She popped up the center circle with stampin' dimensionals and then used a piece of caramel gingham ribbon between the two punched circles. It's just an awesome awesome card!!! --- and I absolutely love the canvas background on anything --- it looks great here!! Yeah!!
Take a peek at Donnas blog when you have a second --- it's a beauty ;o)) Here is a link:
Thanks again Donna for sharing your stampin' talents with me via snail mail!! It's just stunning! I appreciate you!!
~TFL & Enjoy~
20 March 2007
I received 'fun mail' today!!! It was an SCS Blogger RAK from Lori in MD. It is such a pretty pretty card ~ ~ soo springy ;o)
The base of the card is done in certainly celery with antique background done in certainly celery too. The word 'wonderful' is stamped in the lower right hand corner in close to cocoa. Then she took a piece of regal rose cardstock and did a super cool technique --- it's called faux suede!! What an awesome texture --- I just wanted to 'touch it' right away!! She then tied a piece of celery grosgrain around the bottom for the perfect finishing touch.
& Oh! Ahhh!! The trees are sooo beautiful!!! The little pink blossoms just pop and sparkle thanks to a little bit of clear ep!!! I wish the picture could show you!! This is such a fun stamp set!! Lori has really done some wonderful things here with it! She also added two cute flower brads to the card front too ~ ~ What a fun FIRST Blogger RAK card to receive!! Thanks soo much Lori ;o)) I had not seen the faux suede in person --- so this card really is extra special --- thanks soo much!!
Please go visit Loris blog ~ ~ ~ she actually talks about this card there too!!
Would you like to find out more about the SCS Blogger RAK Club?? Take a look here for all of the fun details!!
~TFL & Enjoy~
17 March 2007
Many of you may have noticed that I have a new little fun 'watermark' that I have been adding to my uploads ---
Here is a closeup of the 'white' version:
I also have the darker version to use on lighter cards --- how fun!!!
I was 'blogging around' one evening when I found Cindy's blog 'imagine.dream.create.' and she actually designs these for anyone and everyone!! Just look for the info right at the top of her posts on her blog ~ ~ ~ She has an awesome worksheet with questions and ideas as well as frequently asked questions. She was really quick in responding to me and getting my design made up for me!! AND she was awesome about walking me thru questions as to how to actually apply it to my images too!!!
Sooo..... if you are looking to adding a fun watermark to your stamped images please check out her blog for all of the details!!! I am very happy with her work and would be happy to pass her name along to anyone that reads my blog ;o))
~Enjoy & TFL~
13 March 2007
I owe a big thanks to SCS'er 'whoopsie daisy' for this fun and simple idea. I changed it just a bit to use with my group.
I had them stamp the On the Spot background on the front of the card first. Then I asked them to stamp the 'sweet stuff lollipop' on the front in basic black trying to center that and explaining that we didnt want to stamp too low as the punch needed to come in and punch OUT the lollipop but leave the 'sweet stuff' saying there. Then we made the square punch (hold the punch upside down for the most controlled punch -- you can see where you are going!). Next I had them punch the lollipop stamp again on green galore and cut out just the lollipop and adhere that to a stampin' dimensional and center that sideways in the square (with the cardfront closed). That's it for a fun and cute make-n-take card!!!
As always, here is the recipe:
Stamp Sets: Very Punny (SAB Free Set), On the Spot BG
Card Stock: (From Color Coach) Pink Passion and Green Galore
Stampin’ Pads: Pink Passion and Basic Black
Accessories: 1 ¼” Square Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I'll soon be posting the cards that I am demo'ing this month --- what a fun Spring mini we have to work with!! Yeah SU!!!
~Enjoy & TFL~
09 March 2007
Card Stock: Cool Caribbean, Naturals White, Old Olive, Regal Rose, Marigold Morning
Stampin’ Pads: Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean, Old Olive, Regal Rose, Marigold Morning
Accessories: Chocolate Grosgrain, 1/14 Circle Punch, Keytag Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Gold Brads
08 March 2007
I then stamped the Touch of Nature bird on Naturals Ivory cardsock and used assorted stampin pads (So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand) and the aqua painter to color him in.
Card Stock: Always Artichoke, Naturals Ivory, Kraft
Stampin’ Pads: So Saffron, Mellow Moss Jumbo Wheel Cartridge, Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Crafters Tool Kit (paper piercing), Moss Gingham Ribbon, 1/16” hole punch, aqua painter, sponge, wheel guide
07 March 2007
I used the Color Coach to come up with my card stock colors for this card. The base is Old Olive, topped with a Bravo Burgundy base. The truck is framed in More Mustard, Old Olive and Naturals White.
The stamp sets I chose were Classic Pickups, Flannel Plaid BG and Everyday Flexible Phrases.
The Stampin’ Pads I used included Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Basic Black, Old Olive. When I colored in the pickup I used the Aqua Painter --- what a fun and handy tool that is!!
Other accessories included: Linen Thread, Copper Cord, Vintage Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 1/16” Circle Punch and the Tag Corner Punch.
~Enjoy & TFL~
06 March 2007
I had stated that I would be happy to just charge you what my parents had paid for them -- plus actual shipping. Well, they are cheap cheap cheap!! They cost $.0157 per bag when bought in the bundle!!!
I did a little figuring tonight and I can get 100 MAXIMUM in a flat rate priority envelope --- and those are $4.05 each for postage. Sooo for 100 it would cost $1.57 for the bags and $4.05 for the postage = $5.62 total. If you want to do less than 100, that is fine too....but do you have a stampin' friend to split them with? Even bettah' huh? LOL
If you are interested in more than 100 we can easily do another size of priority box that is bigger with no problem ~ ~ ~ right now I have 500 bags to sell. If you Ladies wipe me out of the 500 my parents are more than happy to pick more up for me before they leave AZ -- but those won't be back here to Iowa till the 2nd week of April or so but I would then be happy to get them out to you then ----
If you are interested, please reply to this thread so then everyone knows by looking who is interested and in how many. Then, also, reply to me HERE in an email titled TEA BAGS with your name and how many you would like and I will reply back to you with my snail mail addy so you know where to send your $$.
Bags will then be sent out in order that the $$ is received at my house. I will keep updates on here so everyone knows how many bags are left ~ ~ ~
Many Stampin' Thanks!!!
05 March 2007
Dang Sista' --- We left just in time to miss one snow storm but came back *just in time* to get in on another *even bigger* snow storm --- suppose you could bottle up some of that warm sun and send er' my way?! perddy please?!?! :o))) ....with sugar on top??!! hehe