Archive for May, 2008

I’m back!!

We’re back from a good vacation, but still suffering from jet lag – Orvil and I were up at 3:15am because we just could not sleep – I know I will need to take a nap this afternoon! 

Now, there is so much to catch up on, but I wanted to post this card I made just before I left.  It is from the Rock A Bye Baby set released by Flourishes earlier this month.  This set of 4 stamps is perfect for baby announcements, birthday cards and scrapbook pages. 

The background paper is SU designer paper and I used Sky Blue for the base card, grey for the mat.  The moon image was stamped in Palette Noir, lightly colored with prismas but the sparkle was added with Twinkling H2O’s.    I love these little pots of color  – they are so easy to use and I’m happy to report that Flourishes is carrying these in our store!  I lightly sponged some blue around the edges.  “Baby” was die cut with Cuttlebug alpha’s and the ribbon is some old SU sheer I found in my ribbon stash!


Here is what the Rock A Bye Baby set looks like…



May 28, 2008 at 1:23 pm 4 comments

Greetings from Germany

I’ve been off the computer – we are on vacation – taking a river cruise through Germany and Austria.  Just wanted to pop in and tell you we’ll be back in a week and I’ll be back on line! 

May 19, 2008 at 3:11 am 7 comments

JustRite Monogramer

This easy card uses the latest tool in my stamping toolbox – a JustRite stamper!  Have you seen this great new product?  It’s a fast and easy way to do monograms, initials and short words, and uses a unique mounting system that is the perfect blend of unmounted stamps and wooden mounts – without using any cling foam, double stick tape or any adhesive.  Both unmounted stamps and the wood mount have “grooves” on the back that match up with each other – so the stamp and mount just click in place.  And if you are doing a big project where you have many impressions to stamp, they also have a device that allows you to ink and stamp in one step – something like those self inking tools, only MUCH better since the stamps and inks can be changed.  Flourishes is carrying many of the JustRite products and you can find a direct link HERE.

You can also find more information about this product on the Flourishes Newsletter.

Now for the card – it was oh so easy!!  I started with white shimmery card stock, then added these beautiful new Basic Grey papers from the Sultry line, just layering some of the solid colors with the print paper.  I use the Special Occasions Monogram Kit to stamp both the border and letters.  The ribbon is actually sheer red ribbon, but its sheer quality looks pink both in the photo and IRL.  Flourishes carries this Basic Grey paper and the sheer ribbons as well.



May 4, 2008 at 3:35 pm 9 comments

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