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Monday, April 30, 2007

Mother's Day Card

Here is another Mother's Day card I made. I'm still searching for just the right card. I only have one mother but I need a few other Mother's Day cards for those special people in my life who have been like a mother to me! I still have 13 days left!!

I used Ruby Red and Mellow Moss card stock and ink pads to make this card. This set is SO fun. I love the depth the flower stamp gives you when you use the same color and stamp off. And of course for the words I used Black Staz-on. It's such a dark rich black and the words come out so crisp!

And off on my quest for the next Mother's Day card!

Thanks for checking in!
Wanda

Fun Filled Pretty Fun!!!

Ok, I got quite a few very helpful suggestions. This time I just started at the top and went with the first 5. Next time I will use the random number selector and go with that person's suggestions. But since this was the first time I did this, I'll just do it this way. Learn as you go!!!


Actually it was very fun and the suggestions were constructive and enlightening. I would like to play the "Card Game" again sometime soon!!!

Ok, the first suggestion was by Cheryl (CAKVD) and here is what her suggestion was:


I actually like the card. The only thing I would change is the piece that has the crosshatch stamping on it. I would make it bigger so the part with the boots could fit on top of it. Does that make sense? Thanks!Cheryl KVD


Here is the card I came up with using Cheryl's suggestions:



The next suggestion was by Jackie and here is what she suggested:

Well, I think it just needs a little ribbon on the bottom half to balance it out and you may be right about losing the button. But otherwise it looks pretty good!

And here is the card I came up with using Jackie's suggestions:


I will post the other three tomorrow. I do have them done but I just thought I'd keep you in suspense for a day!!!


This was a fun challenge for me and a nice learning experience. There is a wealth of talent out there!! I love your suggestions and wished I had the time and the card stock to try each one of them!
Cheryl and Jackie, please email me with your mailing address and I'll send you a little something along with the card made using your suggestions!
Thanks SO much!
Wanda





Eye on the Counter Winner!

And the winner is . . . . Pat from Kentucky. I checked my gmail today and there it was!! The whole page. How cool is this? Ok, for me it's a big deal! Creating and maintaining a blog does take a little work and time. I think the most difficult part is accepting the fact that you can't "make" the people come to your blog. So what do we do? We bribe them with Blog Candy! LOL I will continue to display card samples as I make them, projects and patterns as they come up. And of course the Blog Candy. It's a nice way to say "Thank you" for visiting my blog!
Again, Congratulations to Pat. Your package is on it's way to you!
Thanks SO much to all of you,
Wanda

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Fun Filled Not So Fun? Card Game Blog Candy!

Did you ever "whip up a card" and actually have it look like you whipped one up??? Well, the more I look at this card the more I'm seeing that. Yes, I did just "whip up" this card but I REALLY didn't want it to look like it.

If you click on the picture you can see the image enlarged. I used the Linen background stamp on the largest background card stock but you can't really see it. The more I look at this card the more I think it could have used some black. And that button could have been omitted. I'm seriously going to have to rethink this card!

Any suggestions? I can handle it!!! Actually I will take what you suggest and make the card accordingly! That sounds like fun and like a challenge!!! Don't get too crazy though, I'm trying to improve the card!!!! LOL

I will pick 5 suggestions and run with them! Who wants to play? Yes, there is candy involved. Though I often wonder about all this candy. Weren't you ever taught NOT to take candy from strangers??????? I'll find something (blog candy) and post it with a finished suggestion!

I can't wait to hear your suggestions.

Thanks for checking in!
Wanda

Blog Candy "What is It?"

Are you having fun guessing what the item is??? I will give you another clue. There is another hole in it on the other side too! That narrows it down now, doesn't it?? LOL I am LOVING your guesses! Be sure to click here or go directly to the "50,000 Hits, What is it?" post to leave your comment. Do not leave it here or it will not be counted in the drawing. A luck winner will be drawn on Wednesday the 2nd of May. Oh my, what has happened to the first quarter of this year???

This set could be yours!!


Good luck to you all!
Wanda

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Ginger Did It!

Here's a fun card that requires a feather and some pearls. I did CASE this card from a local stamping store I use to teach at. I've always thought it was a fun card!

The footprints stamp was done in black and then there is a floral background stamp done over it in clear embossing powdered. The words were stamped in the pink that matched the background and layered with black. It's attached to the background paper with Dimensionals. Before the Dimensionals are adhered the pearls were slipped under it and adhered with tape. The feather was added last. It really is a simple and quick card. I have been really into simple and quick lately! And LOVIN' it!!

Thanks for checking in!
Wanda

50,000 Hits Blog Candy "What is it?"

There are actually two Blog Candies going on now. This one I am just going to post for when my blog hits 50,000 and the "Eye on the Counter" candy. And yes, you could win both! Because 50,000 hits is a BIG milestone for me I'm giving away a very nice stamp set by Hero Arts.



For this Blog Candy you need to identify what the object is in the next photo. At first glace it looks like poo. Well, it is not poo, it never has been poo and it never will be poo.
Here is some info on the object. It is 1 1/2" long and 5/8" wide. It can not be eaten nor has it ever been edible. It is very firm but yet fairly light for it's size. It came from something that belongs indoors only. I did not make it, it was manufactured. And as of now it serves no purpose at all and will be tossed out. But I did keep it to have a little fun with it here!!!
What is it?
You do not have to know the correct answer to win. All names will be drawn by using the Random Number Generator. I will be drawing the name in the afternoon on Wednesday May 2, 2007! Please leave your guess to this post here. Just click on the "Post a Comment" and leave it there. This is a tough one. Even I had to try to figure it out when I found it and my first thought was poo! LOL I assure you it's not!
Have fun but keep it clean!

Friday, April 27, 2007

Run Don't Walk Out of the Store!

Ok, probably not good advice. You will look REALLY suspicious and that's not a good thing. Anything that would detain you from getting home to make cards is not good. I was at Menard's and found some wallpaper samples that I thought looked like fun. They were SO masculine that I thought they should be put on a card. SOOOOO I proceeded to take more than one!!! Oh come on, like you've never done that back when stamping on the paint chip samples was in! LOL I made this card the same way I made the one I posted yesterday. The only difference is (other than wallpaper is used) the size of the stamped image. Like I stated in the post from yesterday, I measure my wood block and go from there. Again this was a fun, quick and easy card to make. No coloring either!!! How much more simple and quick can you get? Well, I suppose if you have someone else make your card for you!

Now of the two cards I like the plaid one in Old Olive much better than the weathered wood one in Always Artichoke. What do you think?

Thank you for checking in!
Wanda
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE COUNTER. Click here to find out why!

Blogs That Link Here

Another Blogger that links their blog to mine is Trish over at Tah Dah! You'll want to take a few minutes and check out her blog. She has a very unique style and some samples.

Thank you Trish for linking your Blog to mine.
Wanda

Thursday, April 26, 2007

WOW! Super Easy! Super Fast Card!

I can not even begin to tell you how quick it was to make this card. Decorative paper saves you some time but this whole layout makes a quick, pretty and simple card. I tend to get stuck in a rut with layouts and after a while it seems (to me) that all my cards start looking alike. I LOVE to find new layouts and you can't beat it when they turn out to be a quick card too!! I'm going to have to play with this layout a bit more.

OOPS, I forgot to tell how I made it. I cut the card stock in half on the 8 1/2" long side. I folded it in half and there are two ways you can do this front. You can either fold the front piece in half, folding it toward the first fold so you have a raw edge on top of the first fold of this card. Or (as I did) you can cut the front half of the card off. I find it's less bulky and I don't have to tie the ribbon all the way around the card, just around the piece I'm adding on top of the card. For the top layer, well you're on your own for that one. It all depends on how big the stamp you're going to use is. I measure the wood of my stamp and cut my card stock accordingly. Cut the layer behind it 1/4" larger all around. I have made another using this style and will post it on Friday.



Thank you for checking in!


Wanda

Keep you eye on the hit counter to win the 5 packages of Charming Embellishments!!!

Eye on the Counter Blog Candy

I have two Blog Candy posts coming up. One I'm going to add now and the other in a day or two. My blog is soon to have 50,000 hits! A BIG milestone for me! For the first blog candy you must be the first to see, cut, paste and email me the hit counter when it is at exactly 50,000. I will be moving the hit counter up towards the top of the right column so you can see it better when you open my blog.


To copy it all you need to do is take your cursor over the numbers and with the left mouse button highlight it. Then hit your "Ctrl" key and while holding your "Ctrl" key down hit your "C" key. You have now copied it to your computer. You can email it to me by going to the "Email Me" link just below the hit counter. To paste it you will want to hit your "Ctrl" key and your "V" key, in the same way you did the copy part. "V" in keyboard lingo is paste "P" would make more sense but "P" is for print. Anyway, now that you have it pasted in your email you will send it to me. If you have a different way of sending it you can find my email address in the same column and is now just below the hit counter. Along with the hit counter on your email you will need to include your snail mail address so I can send you the Blog Candy. I will be posting the Blog Candy tomorrow.

Please ask any questions (via email) now before the counter passes 50,000 and you miss it!

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE HIT COUNTER!!!!



When my blog hits the 50,000 mark or close to it I will be posting the blog candy for that. So the first one is for the person who emails me the 50,000 on my hit counter. It's kind of like that thing with the car. It's SO cool to be the one driving and watch the odometer turn over! I know, I do need to get a life! LOL Anyway the other one will be a fun little game to play. So for hitting 50,000 there will be two blog candies and two winners!!!
The Blog Candy for the hit counter cut and paste is 5 packages of card & scrapbooking "Charming Embellishments". The topics of the these are: Sports, Wedding, Summer, Fall and Sewing/Crafting.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Close as a Memory Sympathy Card

Here is another Sympathy card I made using the Stampin' Up! set "Close as a Memory." For this card I used the "Lace" background stamp with Ruby Red ink. I find with some of the card stock the background show up better if you use the same color ink as the paper instead of using VersaMark. I used markers and gave the stamp a spritz of water before I stamped it. I also did the background of the flowers with the "Linen" background stamp. I used Going Grey and I stamped off once. I sponged around the edges and then added a couple of corners to give it a little better look. For the word part I cut the card stock, stamped on it and then put the ends through the circle punch from the backside. I used the 1 1/4" circle punch for the white card stock and the 1 3/8" circle punch for the black card stock. Square just didn't seem to look right with this, it needed something more round to go with the lettering. I added 3 large brads. The small ones were just too tiny and seemed to look like mistakes on the card. I sponged the Ruby Red and white pieces. It was a pretty easy card to make.



Thank you for checking in!
Wanda

Blogs That Link Here

Sheri at StampJunkie has linked my blog to hers. I feel so honored when I see blogs that have linked me. I try to check Technorati from time to time to see who has linked me so I can return the favor and give them a little post on my blog to thank them!

Sheri started stamping about a year and a half ago and just loves it. You can tell that by her cards!! If you have a moment check her blog out!

Thank you Sheri for linking your blog to mine!
Wanda

Blog Candy

I have two Blog Candy posts coming up. One I'm going to add now and the other in a day or two. My blog is soon to have 50,000 hits! A BIG milestone for me! For the first blog candy you must be the first to see, cut, paste and email me the hit counter when it is at exactly 50,000. I will be moving the hit counter up towards the top of the right column so you can see it better when you open my blog.

To copy it all you need to do is take your cursor over the numbers and with the left mouse button highlight it. Then hit your "Ctrl" key and while holding your "Ctrl" key down hit your "C" key. You have now copied it to your computer. You can email it to me by going to the "Email Me" link just below the hit counter. To paste it you will want to hit your "Ctrl" key and your "V" key, in the same way you did the copy part. "V" in keyboard lingo is paste "P" would make more sense but "P" is for print. Anyway, now that you have it pasted in your email you will send it to me. If you have a different way of sending it you can find my email address in the same column and is now just below the hit counter. Along with the hit counter on your email you will need to include your snail mail address so I can send you the Blog Candy. I will be posting the Blog Candy tomorrow.

Please ask any questions (via email) now before the counter passes 50,000 and you miss it!

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE HIT COUNTER!!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I Was Challenged

My challenge was to take this 3" or so in diameter magnet (from the dollar bin at Michael's) and alter it. Then we're to bring it to our next meeting. This is what I came up with. I keep wanting to add some ribbon to it but where? I was told it doesn't need anything else. I tied a bow and set it on the circle in various places and it didn't look right. So I'm leaving it as it is but in the back of my mind I think I need to put some ribbon on it somewhere. LOL SO I just need to WALK AWAY!!!







Thanks for checking in!



Wanda

RAK Gift

But wait. The RAK didn't just stop at a card. I also got a fabulous gift. I didn't want to open it because I just loved the packaging. Ever do that??? I have some chocolates (don't tell the chocolate police) that are still in the decorated wrappers because they are just too pretty to take apart!''

This package contained a purple slide mount, some wonderful purple snap on metal fasteners (I've never seen anything like it and I can't wait to play with them!), a package of 3 "Dress it Up" beaded flowers, a spool of stitched ribbon, two clear acrylic stamping blocks and a package of "Girlfriends" clear acrylic stamps. I'm going to have some fun playing with all that! It was such a sweet gift. And of course it brought tears to my eyes when I opened the envelope!





Thanks SO much Suzanne!

RAK Card


Yesterday I received a fabulous card in the mail. This card is from Suzanne way down in Florida! The set she used is "Doodle This" and "Circle of Friendship". I love how she used watercolor paper and distressed the edges. The "thank you" is raised up with Dimensionals and the cute ribbon woven through. Such a cute card and such a nice thing to do.


Thanks SO much Suzanne!

Box Maker

While going through some "stuff" on my computer I found this PDF file of a box. So I printed out the box and found that on the paper was printed the website of the place where I got the pattern. Well, of course I had to check it out. WOW, it had been a couple of years since I had been there and I forgot all about this place. It's SO cool! You just enter the measurements you need and it gives you a PDF file. You can make boxes in any size you need (as long as it fits within the paper requirements). Be sure to give Craig P. Forbes credit for the box, it is his software that creates it. And what is most amazing is the speed of this thing. You enter in the measurements and a click later you have the PDF file! Check out Super Deluxe Tuck Box Template Maker for all of your small box needs! The only thing bad about this is the words on the box print out too. If you use dark card stock or if you decorate the box it shouldn't show through. But for the convenience of this I'll make it work!

Have fun with this!

Monday, April 23, 2007

I've Been Tagged by Stamp Owl

There's a new tag game going around and I was tagged by Stamp Owl. And now I need to tell you 7 things about myself.

1. I own more stamps than I'll probably ever use!
2. My birthday is January 4th and I was the New Year's Baby in our small town!
3. I have 3 cats
4. I LOVE movies
5. I am a polymer clay artist
6. I have had several cross stitch designs published
7. My favorite place to be is along the North Shore of Lake Superior

Now I need to tag 7 other bloggers!

Just A Card

I guess this card could be considered one of those versatile cards. I wanted to make a card from this set. I don't think I've ever used the set. I have a few of them like that and I want to use them before they retire!! I REALLY like this "Natural Beauty" set. It's a bit difficult to see but I used the "Rough Texture" jumbo wheel on the background. Not much of it is showing, which is a good thing because it got it a bit crooked. And that's ok too because after all, it is a handmade card! If you click on the photo you can see it enlarged. The words came with the stamp and I used the "Stamp-a-ma-jig" to line them up. I stamped them three times. I thought it made a nice background. I used a blender pen and Bravo Burgundy marker to color in the flowers and Certainly Celery and Garden Green markers for the leaves, stems and buds. I made a mask of the flowers and buds and then lightly sponged over the entire piece and of course the edges! I added a couple of black brads on the open corners. It just needed something there. To test the area I will punch out small dots and place them where I want brads or eyelets to go so I can visualize it better. I no more punched them out and set them in place and knew brads needed to go there. A fun card to make!
Thank you for checking in!
Wanda

Blogs That Link Here

Check out Renee at "Blush Blossoms". She's got card samples, projects and recipes. The one for a Cinnamon Sour Cream Cake! I'm going to have to try that one!!! I LOVE cinnamon and I can almost smell that one baking!!!

Thank you Renee for linking my blog to yours!

Wanda

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Close as a Memory


I need to make sympathy cards for a swap I'm in and I thought I'd give the set "Close as a Memory" a try. I've had it cut out for a few months but haven't had time to mount it. SO this was a perfect time to do that! I like the Ruby Red color but for this card it was a bit too bright so I toned it down with the "Flannel Plaid" background stamp. Yes, I did say flannel on a sympathy card. Interesting but it did work here! I used three backgrounds on this card. I used "Linen" on the Very Vanilla card stock and on the long piece I used the "French Script". The flower was done using markers and a couple spritz from the spray bottle. I sponged the edges on the vanilla card stock only.


I made another one and I put the long strip in the middle and the flowers on one side of it and the words to the other but I didn't like that layout as well. I think I should have centered the words on this one. I played with the pieces on this one for a long time before I decided to go with this layout.

Thank you for checking in!
Wanda

Blogs That Link Here

Judith over at "Gone 2 the Dogs" has linked her blog to mine. She has many card samples and photos of her beautiful dog. In one photo, I'm not positive but I think she taught the dog to stamp!!! If you have a moment take a look at her blog.

Thank you Judith for linking my blog to yours!

Wanda

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Weekend Project Recipe Card Holder

I'm betting you thought I was going to forget about the weekend project or that I may perhaps have run out of weekend projects? Well, I didn't. If you want a REALLY fun weekend project you can come over and rake my yard!!! LOL Ok, so it's not so fun but we can stamp after it's done! Such a tempting offer, any takers?? LOL

Ok!!! Here's your weekend project. You do need to have access to some binding equipment of some type. But don't be discouraged if you can't. You can always punch holes by hand and use hemp or ribbons to bind them yourself. There's lots of options out there. You can even use the "Rubber Band" book technique to bind them too. Though for that one I would recommend punching at least two holes so you can tie all the pages together. If you decide to make yours that way, make sure you leave a little extra card stock on the left side. Anywhere from 1 1/2 " to 2". And score it at 1" or 1 1/2".

To make this recipe card holder you will want to take your favorite recipe card stamp and measure it. You will then cut your card stock that size but you will add an inch at the top for binding. Or if you want your book to be bound at the side you will add your inch there. You can have these punched at Kinko's and Office Depot. There may be other office supply places and even your local printer but these are the two I know of!

I recommend you stamp using black Staz-on but a permanent black ink pad will work too. Just be careful if you are coloring yours in with light colors. The black tends to come off the paper onto the marker and making your color a little darker than you really wanted to. Should this happen stop coloring and take your marker and draw on some scratch paper until it comes out clean all around, not just on one side. And include the tip too.

On the front of this one I found some kitchen type stamps that I liked and went with it. I really like the oven mitt in the background done in VersaMark. I got the little rolling pin at Michael's and I just painted the handles red and glued it on top of the cover. Coloring the pages is what takes the most time but it's SO worth it!

TIP:
When stamping the recipe card on your card stock (and the same with any larger stamp) you will want to turn the stamp up on your work surface so the rubber is facing you. Ink up your stamp. Now before you use it you are going to take a sponge and dab it on the ink pad like you would for sponging edges. You are going to go over the entire stamp, inking and dabbing and inking an dabbing. This will get rid of any uneven lines on your stamp (these lines are called demarcation lines). It will give your image a very clean look as though it was printed and not stamped. I do this on all of my large background stamps. Now you are ready to line up your card stock and put the image on the paper!

Have fun and thank you for checking in!
Wanda

Blogs That Link Here

Here's a fun blog to go to. "Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker." That title sort of says it all, doesn't it? She does a combination of cards and scrapbook pages. You need to go check out her blog!

On a personal note I would like to thank you Michele for linking my blog to yours!

Wanda

Friday, April 20, 2007

Doodle This Birthday Card

Here's another card I made using the "Doodle This" set by Stampin' Up! A friend of mine (you know how I HATE to mention names on here) Cathy *wink, wink* made a card with this layout and colors last night and I just ran with it! It's a fun layout to play with! This really was a quick and fun card to make. No stamping the backgrounds, it's decorative papers from the Four Seasons package. I did use the Linen background stamp for the small square. It just needed a little something other than plain white. I cut out the flowers, sponged the edges and then taped it to Chocolate Chip card stock and then cut them out again leaving about 1/4" of brown. The edges needed to be darker than I could make them with sponging. I just LOVE quick cards!

Thank you for checking in!

Wanda

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Customer Appreciation Gifts

I have stampers coming over tonight and I wanted to give them a little something. Well, it doesn't get much littler than this!!! LOL I used the "Doodle That" set (again!) and stamped in Staz-on on white card stock. I used markers to color in the flowers and the hearts. I punched them out with the 1 1/4" circle punch and then punched out 1 3/4" circles of Rich Regal card stock and layered them. The words came from the set "Mini Mates". Soon to be retiring. I thought I'd give it a little more use before I have to say goodbye to it! I used the Stick Strip tape to adhere the circles onto the Pearson's Peppermint candy. I wanted them to stay stuck on that foil paper. I then put them in 2 x 3" zip baggies (you can get these at Michael's). I folded the Regal Rose card stock and stapled it together in the middle. I then taped the words on the front and VIOLA! a little gift. These could make great Make N Takes too!

These were a quick and simple project to do.

And if any of my stampers who are coming tonight see this and mention it to me you get an extra one!!! Lucky you!!! It's just a test to see if they really read my blog!!! LOL

Thank you for checking in!
Wanda

Blogs That Link Here

Kristine over at "Ink Something" has linked her blog to mine. She has some wonderful cards and you REALLY need to check out her non-card items. She's made some fabulous gift type items!

Thank you Kristine for linking me!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I've Been Tagged by Michelle

I've been "Blog Tagged" by Michelle at "Painted Desert Serenade" . My very first RAK was from Michelle. I still have it too!!! I get to pick 5 of my favorite blogs to visit. Only 5??? I'm picking some of the newer ones that I've discovered. My favorite list is VERY long and this was difficult to do. I think these newer blogs need to be visited too and you'll see the inspiration I've found in them!

Ok, here they are:
1. Sara's Studio
Sara is fairly new to blogging but obviously not new to stamping. She's got some GREAT card samples on her blog!


2. Lu La's Corner
Laura has some wonderful card samples and I believe she is TOTALLY addicted to rubber stamping!

3. L8ybug Stamper
Rita has SO many samples on her blog. Be prepared to spend some time viewing there! She's such a sweet lady!

4. Berkerblog
Many of her card samples have inspired me!

5. M.A.D. Stamper
She has quite a mix of cards and scrapbook pages. You'll find her submissions refreshing.

Thank you Michelle for tagging me. I hope you all find these blogs inspiring.

Bundle of Joy!

Here's two more baby cards I made using the "Bundle of Joy" set by Stampin' Up! I got the pattern for this at Kwerner Design in her tutorials section. It's called "Circle Window with Frame." It's a very fun and easy card to make once you see how it's done. For the giraffe's I took the 1 1/4" punch and punched a hole using scrap card stock. I set that piece on top of my white card stock and then stamped the giraffe. This lets you see how much of the giraffe you can get in the circle. I didn't make the head of the giraffe go all the way to the top. I wanted to keep some white space all around the entire circle. For the words I used the Expressive Flexible Phrases set. Because of the decorative paper I wanted something that would stand out and this did the trick! I was SO surprised at how quick it was to make these two cards!

Thank you for checking in!
Wanda

Blogs That Link Here

Lu La's Corner is another blog that links to mine. She has quite a few fun cards on her blog. If you have some time, hop on over and check hers out.

Thank you Laura for linking your blog to mine!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

That's Nice Card

I thought I'd post something more from the Spring mini catalog. This is from the set "That's Nice." The background is the "Petal's jumbo wheel. Gotta LOVE those jumbo wheels. They cover a lot of space in a short period of time. I used the Pumpkin Patch Spectrum pad with the wheel. It almost looks like designer paper! This is a regular 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card. It "hinges" at the left. That left section is taped shut. I chose this layout because you can use the smaller stamps on a regular size card. It involved a bit of cutting for the layers but basically it was a fairly simple card to do!

Thank you for checking in!
Wanda

Blogs That Link Here

Living in a Desert links her blog to mine. She goes by the name of Mrs. Adept. She has been stamping and blogging for a while. Her site has some nice card samples for you to check out. And get this..... She's from Australia!!! Pretty cool, huh???
If you have a few minutes check her blog out!

Thank you Mrs. Adept for linking my blog to yours!

Blog Candy Winner!

Thanks to all of you who participated in the Blog Candy Riddle. Now I was told there were two answers to this riddle. The first answer is a Sympathy Card. But I was told that this is an old riddle and the answer is a coffin! EWWW. I like the Sympathy Card better!!! I was trying to stick with a Card theme here!! I LOVE some of the guesses. Keeping it fun is what it's all about. The next blog candy is going to have a much more difficult question!!! LOL

Anyway the winner is Sara and here is her comment.

"Ok Wanda, to me the answer is a CARD, Ha Ha Ha Ha! Cute question, love all of your Blog Candy."

Sara, please Email Me Here with your snail mail address and I'll get the package off to you!

Thank you all for playing and for checking in on my blog! It really does mean a lot to me!

Wanda

Monday, April 16, 2007

It's a Boy!

Ok, I'm still not sure if it's a boy or a girl or if she's even had her baby yet! But now I'm ready for either!! This card was done exactly like the pink one only I used Bashful Blue and Brocade Blue. I made two and they went a lot faster than the pink ones did. Have you ever noticed that. The first one you make seems to take forever and then once you get going on the others the next thing you know you've got a bunch of cards in a short period of time. Maybe it's because of that first card and all the cutting and measuring. I don't mind the measuring so bad, it's that cutting and cutting and cutting. But SO worth it!!!

The next thing I need to do is send out an email to see if she's had the baby yet!!!

Thank you for checking in!
Wanda

Blog Candy Drawing Tomorrow - There's Still Time

Don't forget to leave your comment on the Blog Candy question/riddle! Just click here and you'll be taken to the Blog Candy page! You don't need the correct answer to be in the drawing. It's a random drawing to be held on Tuesday!


Good luck to you!

Blogs That Link Here

I want to say "thank you" to Nancy over at "Nancy's Creative Mess" for linking me to your blog. Nancy she's been bloggin' for a while now and has a lot of card samples and some fun gift making ideas. Take a few moments to check her blog out!

Thanks again Nancy for linking me!

Wanda

Sunday, April 15, 2007

It's a Girl!

I need a baby card but I haven't been told if it's a girl or a boy yet. In fact I haven't been told my friend's daughter-in-law has had her baby yet. So guess what color card I'll be making tomorrow??? LOL

This is a CASE from a card that blondie090277 on Splitcoast made. I made a few changes but for the most part it's pretty close to hers. It was a fun card to make. I think the worst thing about making cards is cutting the card stock. Once that is done making cards is a lot of fun!

Okay, the recipe here:
I used Pretty in Pink for the main card. I cut the sheet of card stock in half and folded them in half (I made two of this design card). I opened the card back up and cut the piece from 8 1/2" long to 7". Be sure to fold your card first before you cut it, it will mess up your card if you don't. Unless you are REALLY good at knowing where to fold the card once you cut it. It can be done, just not as easy. When you open this card all you see on the inside is the Regal Rose inside layer with the ovals taped to it. The giraffe piece is taped to the front of the card and lifts up with the front of the card. It shows up better in blondie090227's picture. I photographed mine flat. I wheeled on the rattles with Pretty in Pink ink. I sponged Pretty in Pink ink on everything! The words came from that same set. The stamp in that set reads "Introducing our Little Bundle of Joy." I just inked up the "Bundle of Joy" part and punched it out with the small oval punch. I used the bigger oval punch for the layer. And yes, I sponged that too!!! I stamped the giraffe on Whisper White card stock with Black Staz-on. I always use Staz-on when I use a blender pen. I used Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose markers and the blender pen to color in the giraffe. I used the writing point of the Regal Rose marker to go around the outer lines of the giraffe. I took the Certainly Celery marker and went around the outside of the giraffe. The green softened the pink down a bit. I was going to use Bashful Blue but it didn't have as much of a subtle effect as the Celery did. I punched the corners, added some pink grosgrain ribbon and taped it all together. I was thrilled that I finally got to use the baby rattle wheel! I have SO many wheels and I need to start using them more!

Thank you for checking in!

Wanda

Who Wants Some Blog Candy?

Don't forget to leave your comment on the Blog Candy question/riddle! Just click here and you'll be taken to the Blog Candy page! You don't need the correct answer to be in the drawing. It's a random drawing to be held on Tuesday!
Good luck to you!

Blogs That Link Here

Today I am thanking Amy over at Amy's Stampin Obsession for linking my blog to hers. Amy's blog is only a couple of months old but from the looks of it she's got a good start to it. She's got some card samples posted and what I found very helpful was the list of the daily Splitcoast challenges and who runs them! It was fun and helpful to know that!

If you have a moment stop by and check out Amy's blog!

Thank you Amy for linking me!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

CD Birthday Card

This was a fun and quick card. I used the "Jazz" wheel and a black ink cartridge and off I went wheeling the musical lines!! I got the musical note with the heart from "Mini Mates" and the Happy Birthday is from "It's Your Birthday". I embossed the musical note in silver in two corners. The musical note on the CD is stamped using Staz-on. The words are also stamped with Staz-on. It just seems to be more vivid and richer looking than the Basic Black is.

The CD:
To cut the CD in half you just heat it up with your embossing gun and just when you see it start to bend a little it's time to cut it with a sturdy pair of scissors. Heating it cuts it cleanly, evenly and fairly effortlessly.

I sponged the edges on all the white pieces and taped them all together. I did use the Sticky Strip tape to adhere the CD to the card. I didn't think snail tape would be strong enough.
Thank you for checking in!
Wanda

Blog Candy Question

Don't forget to leave your comment on the Blog Candy question/riddle! Just click here and you'll be taken to the Blog Candy page! You don't need the correct answer to be in the drawing. It's a random drawing to be held on Tuesday! Good luck to you!

Blogs That Link Here

Here is another blog that has linked mine to theirs. Michelle's Stamping Room She has card samples and lots of scrapbook pages plus you'll find some projects too! Stop on over and see her blog!

Thank you Michelle for linking me!

Wanda

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Weekend Project! Rubber Band Book

Here is something I came up with that is pretty fun! I used the Sahara Sand "Long Notes" from the Stampin' Up! Spring mini catalog and I used the Petals & Paisleys Designer paper from the same catalog. You don't need the Long Notes to make this, you can use regular card stock. I used the Long Notes because I liked the way they are folded in half. It was easy to work with.

To make this you take your card stock and score it about 1 1/2" to 2" in. If you click on the photo you can make out the score line on the cover. I did cut one card in half so I could wrap it in the decorative paper for a front and back cover. First you need to take your small square punch and punch half way in on each side. You will need to move the punch over and punch again to equal a punch and a half in width. In other words, you want the punched out piece to be the size of your rubber band. It's best to make a template and trace the punched out area on the card stock and punch it out. This way you can be sure that it is equal on each side. If you look closely at the cover of the book you will see there is a small piece under the rubber band. This piece is measured from the edge of the book to the fold. You will need to make and decorate two, one for the front and one for the back. You will also need to make a few undecorated ones (from matching card stock) and slip them in between the pages. This will help keep the book balanced from when you add photos, etc. You will be adhering these pieces on. If you don't they will slip out. You will know how many you need as you fill up your book with photos and other memorabilia. You can add two or three to a single page. Again, you'll be able to tell how many you actually need. Because it's a rubber band book you can take out pages, add more stuff to the pages, add more pages and put the book back together with ease. If the rubber band breaks, well . . . you just add a new one. There are some fun rubber bands out there too. I've seen some great ones with words embedded in the rubber. Those would be a lot of fun to use on these books. I made one all about my grandma. I have one page left to do on it and I'll post it on here. It was a LOT of fun to make and I think it turned out very well.

Have fun decorating your Rubber Band Book! I'd LOVE to see your creations. Email me with your photos!
Thank you for checking in on my blog!
Wanda

Snow!!

We got snow on Wednesday April 11th. I think it was a couple of inches. At first it melted as it hit the ground and then it began to accumulate. By evening we had over an inch on the deck. It was VERY pretty. Not enough to make a snowman though, unless you like yours full of dead grass and twigs. It wasn't even enough to cover the roads. Even the side roads were decent to drive on, which is a good thing. You know snow this time of the year just won't last and it didn't. There's just a trace of it here and there in the yards. We didn't even shovel off the driveway or the deck. If you click on the photo you can see it up close and you can see the flakes falling. I dearly LOVE snow but I think this was the last blast now until fall.

Yup, It's Blog Candy Time Again!!

Thanks to all of you my blog has reached 40,000+ hits and to celebrate it I have some Blog Candy for you.

What is it you ask?? Well, from the left to the right we have the following:
1 package of 10 mm gold brads (80 pieces)
1 container of antique square brads (30 pieces)
1 Eyelet Tool set (this set contains 3 different size hole punches, 3 matching setting bits and the handle tool thingy! The hole punches measure 2mm, 3mm and 4mm Perfect for all of your brads and eyelets!) I've had one of these tools for a few years now and it's still sharp and believe me, it gets used a lot!

Now you're wondering how you can get this fabulous tool thingy and the brads??? Well, it's simple. Just read the question below and leave your answer and your name will be entered in a random drawing in the afternoon on Tuesday April 17th.

Don't look at the other comments before you answer! And you don't need to have the correct answer to win.

Here is your question: (another riddle!)
Who ever makes me sells me.
Who ever buys me doesn't need me.
Who ever needs me doesn't buy me.
What am I?

Please do not leave your email address on your comment, it's best not to let the whole world (especially spammers) have it. A first name and last initial is fine, you'll know it's you by your comment!

Have fun!

Blogs That Link Here

The next in line of blogs that have linked me is Barb from "Barbs Card Creations & Other Stuff " She's been blogging for a few months and has some cute cards on her site. If you have some time, take a moment and check her out.

Thank you Barb for linking me!



Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Flower Filled Birthday Card

Did you ever get stuck on a set that you just can't put down? I'm having a lot of fun with this "Flower Filled" set from Stampin' Up!. I am one that will make card after card with a set and I don't recall getting too sick of any one set I have. I will also stick with a layout too! Not much for venturing out, huh?? LOL This card involved a LOT of cutting of card stock pieces but it is worth it. I just love this layout and if you can find the right stamps to fit in the areas they always turn out cute! I used the 1/2" round circle punch on the darker blue flowers and added Dimensionals behind them. I also popped up the one boot with Dimensionals too. I used the tiny 1/16" hole punch to make the center of the flowers. The butterflies from "Beyond the Basics" was used in the background. I stamped off twice to get a softer look. And of course the "Sincere Salutations" word set. It's a set I'd have to say I use the most often. The primary color in this card is Ruby Red. The coordinating colors are Not Quite Navy and Bordering Blue. The seemed to compliment each other when put with the Ruby Red. The leaves are done in Certainly Celery and the flower centers are punched out in Barely Banana and Summer Sun. Lots of sponging a bit of ribbon and some tape and you've got a card!!! It was a little time consuming but still a fun card to do!

Thank you for looking!
Wanda

More Blog Candy

Tomorrow I will be posting more Blog Candy. My blog has hit the 40,000 mark! So to celebrate this auspicious occasion I will be posting some Blog Candy and a fun question!

Check back tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Friendship Card

Here's a fun and quick card I made tonight. I used the "Flower Filled" set. One boot is cut out and mounted on Dimensionals. The apricot flowers were stamped on Whisper White card stock and then punched out with the 1/2" punch. They fit in it perfectly! The smaller flowers are done in Bashful Blue. Not many colors involved in this card! The words are from the set All Year Cheer II (which will be retiring at the end of June). I'll miss that set, it had so many versatile words in it. But I'm sure something even better is coming out to replace it! I used Brocade Blue for the main part of the card. The next layer is the decorative paper Spring Showers and behind the Apricot Appeal layer is the decorative paper from Pool Party. I added Vanilla grosgrain ribbon and tied a knot. The flowers have brads in the centers of them and Dimensionals are behind them. I sponged the edges of everything but the Brocade Blue background piece. You know me and sponging!!!

It's a fun card to make!

Thank you for checking in!
Wanda


Here's a fun and quick card

Monday, April 09, 2007

Want to Have Some Fun?





I got these little game books at the Oriental Trading Company. They've got TONS of things there you can alter! They sometimes offer free shipping and sometimes you can get 15% off too! Just have to be in the right place at the right time. It's best to go online to their site and sign up to be on their email for special offers!

Okay, back to the little game book. I just recovered the front with white card stock and added my artwork. Not difficult to redo. I thought they'd be a good thing for an ill child or even an adult. Though I think children would have more fun with the games inside. But then again it can be pretty boring in a hospital!!! You can decorate them up for birthdays or with a Christmas theme too. They'd make GREAT stocking stuffers. They sell well at craft fairs and they don't cost all that much either!

Thank you for checking in!
Wanda

Blog Candy Winner!

WOW! I almost forgot to post the winner! I'm sure you're sitting there biting your nails wondering who the winner is!
This was another fun Blog Candy!! Quite a few of you got the answer right. I'm going to have to find harder questions!! Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world? The correct answer is Mount Everest. Just because it hadn't been discovered yet didn't mean it wasn't the tallest mountain! For those of you who got it wrong, don't feel bad. I got it wrong the first time I heard it too!



And the winner of the Blog Candy is Pat and here is her answer!






"foodpartyfun said...
It would be Mt. Kangchenjunga in Northeast Nepal. Thanks for making us use our brains!"

Email me with your snail mail address Pat and I'll get this out to you! My email can be found on the link on the right side of the screen, just scroll down a little!

Thank you all for playing. I will be posting another Blog Candy later this week. My blog is soon to hit the 40,000 mark!

And thank you all for checking in on my blog!
Wanda

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Monogram Alphabets

Here is another monogram letter I did at one of the monthly meetings. It's hard to see it but the edges are done in Bashful Blue. I have mine on the wall in my workroom! It was a fun project. Monogram letters just aren't for cards!!! Have some fun with them. This one was traced and cut out of wood. You can do the same with chipboard and if you want it thicker, cut out more than one and glue them together. It's fun when you can take stamped items and hang them up on your wall!

Thank you for checking in!

What Does Your Name Mean

Here's a fun thing to try. I saw this on Allison's Blog, "Stampin' When I Can." It looked like fun so I thought I'd try it out. Check it out at "What Does Your Name Mean?"

Here's mine!

W is for Wonderful
A is for Adventurous
N is for Neat
D is for Delightful
A is for Amorous

WOW, huh?

Ok Gerry, I believe you now. Wonderful did come up here!! Sorry I ever doubted you!!!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Mother's Day Card

Oh, don't be too impressed. It's one thing to make your cards early. It's another to remember where you put them or even to get them sent out on time!!

I was SO inspired by a card I saw on Splitcoast by cdrhoades . I was most impressed by the basket. You use the new Round Tab punch found in the Stampin' Up! Spring mini catalog. I cut the top off flat. Before I punched it out I used the "Canvas" background stamp on it. The handle to the basket is made by using both oval punches. Super easy! (If you click on the picture you can see it close-up. Just hit the back browser button at the top of the screen to navigate back here). I added some of the new Petals & Paisleys decorative paper and a few flowers from the "Little Reminders Accents & Elements" tin. I used the "Happy Mother's Day" stamp from the "All Year II" set. I use Black Staz-on for wording. It's a bit more vivid than regular black ink. I added a few brads and a punched out a couple of black 1/2" circles. The background is stamped with the "Canvas" stamp on the Certainly Celery piece and the card stock behind it is Always Artichoke. And don't forget the sponging. There's LOTS of sponging on this card! Remember, it's my favorite technique!!!

Thank you for checking in!
Wanda

2 Days to Drawing a Blog Candy Winner!

Don't forget to leave your answer to the Blog Candy question. Just click here to be directed to the link to enter. Your answer doesn't hae to be correct to be in the drawing. It's a random number drawing.It looks like the time this Blog Candy is done I will be adding another one for 40,000 hits!!!

Thanks for playing!!!

Wanda

Blogs That Link Here

I feel SO honored when I find blogs that have linked me. Of course I have to go check them out and add them to my blog list as well!!

The next in line of blogs that have linked me is Cindy Keery "Live Well, Laugh Often Stamp Much!" She has quite a variety of items on her blog. She's featuring some quilting right now and below that are a couple of recipes. And of course card samples. If you have some time, take a moment and check her out.

Thank you Cindy for linking me!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Altered Note Holder

Michael's keeps getting these wonderful notebooks in and I keep buying them!!! I open them up, take them apart and add my own favorite papers and layers! These are SO easy to dress up. I want to wait until they are half price but it seems they always sell out before that happens. I do have a pattern to make my own but it's SO much easier just to alter theirs! I will make one of my own sometime soon and post the pattern on here!

I now have an email link on the right column. It's located just after the "View My Complete Profile" link. I'd love to see what you are casing, making or designing!

Have a GREAT day!
Wanda

3 Days to Drawing a Blog Candy Winner!

Don't forget to leave your answer to the Blog Candy question. Just click here to be directed to the link to enter. Your answer doesn't hae to be correct to be in the drawing. It's a random number drawing.

It looks like the time this Blog Candy is done I will be adding another one for 40,000 hits!!!

Thanks for playing!!!

Wanda

Blogs That Link Here

Here is another blogger who has linked me on their blog. It's Ana over at Ink A Stamp . She's got some wonderful samples on her blog. Her cards are very colorful and I just love her layering. Take a look at what she's got!!

On a personal note:
Ana, thank you for linking my blog to yours!

Wanda

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Mixed Bouquet Notebook 2

Here is another notebook using the Mixed Bouquet wheel. I LOVE using wheels because (with a cartridge in them) you can cover a lot of card stock in a short period of time. These are SO easy to color in too. You just need ink pads and sponges. I begin with what I know I see in any design. For this one I knew the round circles with the tiny circles are flowers so I colored all of them Only Orange. Then I knew what was leaves and stems and colored them with Old Olive or Garden Green. It depends on what I think looks better with the Only Orange and in this case it was Old Olive. Then I filled in any areas left with Bashful Blue. And you're done!!! Add some layers and it can be used on a notebook or on a card! The beaded pen was done the same way, wheeling on the design and coloring with sponges. If you're going to make more than one I recommend you wheel on the label sheet first, color it all in and then cut it to fit the pen. It will save you a lot of time.

Thank you for looking!

Blog Candy!

Don't forget to leave your answer to the Blog Candy question. Just click here to be directed to the link to enter. Your answer doesn't hae to be correct to be in the drawing. It's a random number drawing.

Thanks for playing!!!

Find it Here!

I spent a little time tweaking my blog today. I finally got the label thing straightened out. When you first start doing a blog you have no idea what half these things on here are for until you get into it for a while or you start asking other bloggers questions. Off to the right column I have a new element titled "Find it here" and all of my posts are now sorted out. So if you want to find just cards you click on "cards" and you'll get a page full of the cards I've posted. How cool is that? SO organized!!! I wish it were that easy to organize my home!!!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

It's Blog Candy Time Again!

It's Blog Candy time! I have over 200 subscribers! That REALLY means a lot to me. I thank you all for subscribing. This blog candy is not open to just subscribers, anyone may enter.


How do I enter you ask??? Well, last time the "mystery item" was a lot of fun but I'm going to save a new one for later this month when my blog is over 40,000 hits. Which by the looks of the counter it won't be long. This Blog Candy will be ending and the next one will be starting!

This Blog Candy consists of Metallic Rub-ons in the Color Kit #1 (Blue, Purple, Copper, Silver (Ruby, Emerald and Gold) and the Earth Tones Kit #2 (Colonial, Nubian, Pewter, Olive, Deep Gold, Gunmetal and Brass) and a package of Antique Square Brads.

To enter you just need to give your best guess to a Brain Teaser! All comments will be entered regardless if your answer is wrong or not. Now you want to leave your answer BEFORE you see what other's have said. In the event that someone knows the answer. Once you leave your answer then check out what other's have guessed. It will keep the game fun!

Okay, here it is!!

Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?
I forgot to add, I will be doing the random name drawing on Monday afternoon around 3:00pm CDT!

Blogs That Link Here

There are several blogs that have been linking to mine and I will be featuring them here every so often and I will be adding them to my "A Blogging We Will Go" blog list. Today "KathysCreations" is the featured blog. She is new to blogging. She has some cards posted and is working on getting more posted. Stop by and check her blog out. She doesn't have the subscription icon yet but I'm sure it's coming. It's like moving into a new house, there's SO many things out there that you want but it all takes time to get things done. I will have her blog on my list so you can always click there until she gets her subscriptions going.

Best Wishes to you Kathy and thank you for linking my blog to yours!

Wanda

We Got Snow!

Click on the photo and you can see how huge the snowflakes were. Now from the looks of the thermometer it's 28 degrees out there! It's also April 3rd!!! The trees are starting to bud here in good ole Minnesota! I dearly LOVE snow and I was delighted to hear that we were going to get 1 to 4 inches! Well, we ended up with almost an inch and there's not much left on the ground as I write this. No snowman. If you could make one it would have been full of twigs and leaves. Not a pretty snowman at all. SO I believe this was my last shot at making a snowman this season. But on the brighter side, it's only about 6 more months until the next snowman season rolls around! Until then I'll blog!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Weekday/Weekend Project

Since this coming Sunday is Easter, I thought I would put the "Weekend Project" in the middle of the week. I was going to omit it but then I realized that not everyone will be tied up with Easter stuff all weekend. Some of us will have some time on our hands to have some fun.

I bought the package of tissue at my local grocery store (Cub). They were a bit spendy for one package ($.99) and I figured it would go to someone VERY special so it was worth the dollar!!! Ok, not that I'm being cheap here but I can purchase a package of 10 of them for $1.00!!! Granted it's like wiping your nose with that gown paper you get at the clinic!!! But in a pinch . . . . ! Anyway, when I saw this paper I thought it looked like the Pretty in Pink color by Stampin' Up! It's such a close match!

Now on to making one for yourself! I got the pattern here.
It was created by Julie Ebersol over at Paper Trufflez. The link to the pattern is at SplitCoastStampers. Just to let you know where you will be going when you click the word "here." Okay, once you get the pattern, score the lines, punch the hole and snip away what you need to (according to the pattern) you are ready to stamp. I took the eraser end of a brand new pencil and used White Craft ink and stamped the dots. I think if you click on the picture you'll get a better view of it. After I got all the dots on I set it aside because Craft Ink takes a while to dry. Then I stamped, colored the flower and cut it out. For the leaves I used the larger flower in the "Doodle This" set. I colored it and cut out the petals I wanted to use for leaves. Now before you glue/tape (I prefer glue) your tissue holder together you will want to punch two holes for the ribbon. You REALLY should do this before you assemble it. It makes it much easier to tie the ribbon. Oh and add the ribbon before you put it together too, it's tight quarters in there when you add it last! You don't have to tie it, just string it through. Or you can just forget it completely, tie a bow and glue it on when you are done!! Assemble your tissue holder, add the flower and leaves. I wanted to use Dimensionals but it dawned on me that if it's kept in a purse the flower may get hooked on something and rip so it's best to just tape/glue it flat. Tie your bow, put the tissue inside, tuck in the bottom flap and it's ready to go! It really is a simple project! I hope you have fun with it!

Thanks for checking in!
Wanda
I was informed that the link to the tissue pattern lead to a dead end. Well, that's not good. I think I fixed it. If you can not access the pattern you can also try going here. This is the post that Julie had with the photo of her tissue holder. Just click on the photo and a link will come up in her description paragraph. The photo is in the middle of the page and it's titled "Sniffle Ensemble".

Blog Candy Winner

Debbie J. has made herself known so there will be no second chance drawing on this Blog Candy. But wait!!! I said I was going to post another one and I will tomorrow. It's been crazy here and I haven't had a moment to myself. This one will be to mark my 100th post for the year so far!! Looks like there will be 3 to 4 of those Blog Candy type events, unless I start posting a LOT more stuff!!

Again Congratulations Debbie J. and thanks to all of you who submitted a comment. It was a very fun contest!

Watch for the Blog Candy tomorrow!

Thanks for looking!
Wanda

Monday, April 02, 2007

Monogram Wall Art

If you have a Stampin' Up! Catalog & Idea Book, turn to page 84! TOTALLY CASE'd!!!

When I bought the monogram stamp I kept the backing. I took that piece (saved me from having to make my own template!) and I traced it onto a piece of wood. I cut the wood out and just copied the one in the catalog to a "T"! Well, why not?? It is VERY nice!

Thank you for looking!
Wanda

Allison at "Stampin' When I Can"

I had a little time today to actually take a look at my own blog. I forgot I had put a search on it that keeps track of who links to my blog. It's called "Technorati". Why I thought I needed this I have no idea. I guess I saw other bloggers had it and I had to have one! Sounds like a reasonable answer to me! SO I clicked on it and I was surprised to see that a few blogs link to mine. I took a little time and checked the first one out. It's called "Stampin' When I Can" by Allison from Calgary. I think it's a wonderful blog and if you have a few minutes you may want take a look at it. She provides a lot of information about other blogs and she has card samples too! If you have a few minutes check her blog out!

Thank you Allison for linking me. I will be adding you too!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Mixed Bouquet Notebook

WOW, it's not pink!!! Lately it was getting pretty pink in here!! Pink is an ok color and it seemed lately that everything I was making needed to be or looked better in pink! Well, I suppose this could be done in pink too but I'm liking the teal much better!

Not many colors involved in making this. I used the Mixed Bouquet Jumbo wheel. Gotta love those jumbo wheels. They cover a lot of space with one roll! I used Mellow Moss on the leaves and stems. I colored over the Basic Brown and went a bit outside the lines so the green showed up. I used a Teal maker and colored in the flowers and small buds. I used the Mesh background stamp with Creamy Caramel(stamped off once) on the background. Add some ribbon and a layer and VIOLA! a notebook!


Thank you for looking!
Wanda

March Unfinished Notebook Orders

I think I am caught up on the notebook orders for March. I have emailed everyone today to let them know the status on their orders. If I missed anyone, please email me and let me know. I had a lot of orders and it's easy to miss a few.

I will begin filling orders for April beginning next week (April 9th). You may place your orders at any time but I will not begin filling them until until next week.

Thanks SO much,
Wanda