Thursday, June 30, 2011

Spellbinders fleu de lis

I've been missing in action again!  My laptop stopped working over a week ago and I took it to this small company in Madison that I had dealt with previously but this time there was a new owner.  I'm a very trusting person so I left it and as we were leaving last Thursday to go to the Great American Scrapbooking Convention in Chantilly, we stopped to pick up the computer.  Well, he said the screen was gone and he had to order another one, that it would be ready on Monday.  Okay, we went onto the convention and I had a blast looking at all of the displays, new ribbons, flowers, stamps, papers, etc.  First off, I did a make & take at the Melissa Francis booth.  Oh my, her paper, ideas, albums, everything is so dreamy!  Okay, I loaded up there! and then kept looking.  I went into the Heartfelt Creations booth and spent so much time there (and money!).  Then onto Our Daily Bread Designs booth.  I left there with a hefty bag also!  Then I went back the next day and only stayed for about three hours.  Hubby was out of patience of sitting around!
Then on Monday we tried calling about my lap top and no answer all day!  On Tues. morning hubby drove to Madison.  The federal agents were at the computer store and had the guy in handcuffs!  Anyway, hubby brought the lap top back and took it to a reputable business.  We found out the guy in Madison had disconnected the screen and when he put it back on it was not connected correctly and all of the wires were cooked!  So, now I am looking for a new lap top!!
How do you like my card today?  I tried for a vintage look.  I have all of this lace I need to use up and I made the flower.  I die cut the flower and used Tea Dye distress ink to color it.  The seam binding is also dyed with the Tea Dye.  I used Spellbinders Grand Calbiur to die cut the fleu de lis patterns.  Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Elijah's 5th Birthday

I just wanted to wish my youngest grandson a HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!  He is five years old -- how time flies!  I started making him a card to take him tonight and got a litlee carried away!  I started out using Papertrey Ink Men of Life stamp set.  This is a great set for male cards.  I stamped the bottom of the boat in Orange Zest by PTI and the sails I stamped on the background paper which is Basic Grey.  I cut out the sails and attached onto the ivory cardstock which is by PTI.  I use mostly cardstock from PTI because of the luxury feel and the weight.  I then added a strip of orange zest and then found an old sheet of letters and cut out his name.  I used my Cuttlebug to cut out the stars.  We are taking the family out to dinner and then we have some new Cars 2 gifts.  He has been crazy about Cars ever since the first movie came out!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day

Thought I would wish all of the dad's out in blog land a Happy Father's Day.  This card could be used for any type of occasion.  I love the sentiment which is from Hero Arts -- it is one that can be used for many occasions.  The chair is from Lockhart Stamps and I use it quite a bit for masculine cards.  It is colored with Prismacolor pencils blende with Gamsol.  I used the Grand Calibur die cutting machine from Spellbinders Paper Arts using one of the nestabilities set to die cut the frames.  The green top portion is cut with a border punch from EK Success and the sentiment is punched out with Stampin Up punches. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sunny Days

Last week was a scorcher here in Virginia -- hitting almost 100 every day.  The weather changed Sunday night and now we are enjoying temps in the 80's.  Great, greaet.  Anyhoo, I thought I would show another picture of the shell set by SparkleNSprinnkle.  This is such a beautiful set.  I stamped the shells with white ink on watercolor paper and embossed.  Then I took several colors of the distress inks and using the Rangers Ink blending tool, I blended the colors around and over the design.  I cut out the sun and popped it up on dimensionals over brown ribbon.  You can order this set of stamps at  Have a beautiful day!