Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
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Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Blush Blossom, Going Gray, Confetti White
Ink: Basic Gray, Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum
To make Bunny: 1 3/4 circle punch for bunny bottom
1 3/8 circle punch for bunny head
small oval punch for ears
All bunny pieces punched with Going Grey cardstock.
Flower punch for the tail using Confetti White.
All of the punch pieces except tail were sponged using Basic Gray ink
I bent down one ear just to give the bunny some character. Bunny put together with mono adhesive, tail was popped using pop dot.
Perfect Plum base was stamped with Paisley background stamp using Basic Gray ink. I really wanted the detail of the paisley image to show through so I selected the gray ink instead of using plum ink.
Blush Blossom cardstock was cut with Top Note die then stamped with Canvas background, edges sponged with Perfect Plum. Grass was added using Inspired by Nature stamp set with Artichoke ink.
I really like how the ribbon worked so well with this card. Light and airy. Reminds me of Spring. The little carrot I found in a package at Pat Catan's. I added that to the card using a mini glue dot.
That's it for today. Be sure to stop back in tomorrow. I'll have a bookmark to share with you for the Belli Challenge #60
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Hope everyone else is feeling there best!!!!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I had fun making this card!!! This week's Belli Challenge was to use wheels. I can't even remember the last time I even used a wheel on a card. I got a free pack of designer paper from Archiver's this weekend so I started with a piece of that for this card. It's pink with small leaves. Inked up the Spring Solitude wheel with Brocade Blue and wheeled on the designer paper. Next strip is wheeled on Orchid Opulence, last strip is Certainly Celery. I wheeled the bottom of the base card, then mounted the strips. Stamped the bird, branch and word from matching stamp set Spring Solitude, and added the flower at the bottom and window punch pieces at the top of the card.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I did go to weigh in on Thursday. I lost 2 of the pounds I gained back. I was hoping for more but as long as the scale is moving down again. Seems like I'll never get past this last 10 pounds I need to lose to be in the hundreds at last. I'm hopeful with Spring around the corner my mood will lift and it will get easier to be outside to workout. I really struggled this winter with getting on the treadmill. Since it's in the un-heated garage it's been hard to get moving.
The sun is shining today. Still not what I'd call warm even by Ohio standards, but the sun makes you feel a bit warmer anyway. I told hubby that I feel like a caged animal. I was going to get my hair trimmed today and then dye it at home. Gray is showing. YIKES. Instead I made an appointment to have it cut and colored at the salon. Hubby is going to pay for it. That was sweet of him. Seeing how with my mid length hair it will be over 100.00 to have it done at the JC Penny Salon. I don't trust my hair to many people and there is a wonderful woman there named Joyce she has done Sarah's hair several times and it's always perfect. So I'll have to deal with the gray till the 28th of this month. It was the soonest she could fit me in. I'll take pics and put on the blog. I'll tell you now I've decided to go lighter. So it may be a shock! Now back to that caged animal... after I'm finished posting this we are going to the lake and take a walk then off to Archivers. Like Kat says......I need retail therapy.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Seeing how I've been stamping with lots of un-mounted stamps...I was having issues with the acrylic block rocking when I tried to stamp my image. I came up with this technique....Place the stamp you want to use on the block and ink it up. Also put a smaller un-mounted stamp on the other end of the acrylic block to balance it out. Don't ink the smaller stamp. Now when I stamp no more rocking!
That's all for today. Thank goodness it's finally Friday!!! Seems like it's been taking forever to get here. Don't forget that Saturday night you need to set your clocks ahead an hour. I know I'll miss that one hour of sleep but it will be nice to have more daylight. Means Summer is just around the corner!!!! I'm ready for some warmth.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
She was a bit late getting the Valentine card to me. Didn't help that hubby had lost the envelope that the card was in so it had been on the kitchen table buried in with the newspaper. Glad I finally found the card.
The next card was done for a challenge. My buds and I put in a single stamp each and we have to make each other a card using the stamps that we put in. The tree is just stunning with the ribbon woven in through the branches. Connie said it was a pain to make but I think it was worth it!!!
I had my first bad weigh in. I gained 3 pounds this past week. I tried very hard to stick to the plan but because of my pulled muscle I couldn't work out, and the pills I was on did not help matters. Good news is I'm better and will be able to start working out again tomorrow. Time for some damage control. I need to get back on track. So ladies I really need some encouragement cards this week!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Small paper flower was added, and white gel pen was used on the eyes and nose.