Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Technique Tuesday - By The Seashore Card

I'm keeping it simple tonight.  It's hot and muggy, and I made this cute little fast and easy card because, well, it's fast and easy!!  And it's way too HOT to be up in my craft room.  Soooo, here it is....a summer card featuring the seashore.....
Just grab a couple of ink pads, some summery images, and stamp, then color in with your favorite markers.  Add some sparkle with glitter, and Voila!  An adorable card to commemorate the last few weeks of summer!



Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Technique Tuesday - Dies and Embossing Templates With Matching Stamps!!!

Someone, please pinch me!!! I have dreamed about the combination of stamps with dies, and wouldn't you know it, Hero Arts did it!!!!  And they went one step further....stamps with embossing folders.  I was literally watching this video with my mouth open, and every few seconds I made funny sounds and little yelps.  It's VERY exciting, peeps!  You really have to see this. 

Here's the video with Jennifer McGuire demonstrating these combinations and how to use them.  Now, pour yourself something refreshing, get comfy, and WATCH THIS VIDEO HERE .  You will need to scroll down the post to the video part. 

WARNING:  You are going to want these stamp/die/embossing folder sets!!  You're going to want them now....I know I do!!  So, here's the tease....they are not available until September.  But, the good news is....I will be selling them on my Etsy site, and through my blog.  So, keep watching, keep coming back, and soon we'll be using our new stamp sets!

Meantime, enjoy these late summer days.  It has gone by so quickly for me, with my week in Florida, remodel work around the house, and starting my new job, the time just seems to have vanished into thin air.  I'm hoping to have a better grasp on my job soon, and maybe take a little break from the house stuff for a while, to enjoy my favorite time of year....FALL!!! 

My daughter and son-in-law just bought a house.  They close at the end of this month, with any luck.  Hubby and I will certainly be spending some time there helping them with the move.  Of course, I wish it were closer to Rochester, but at least it's still Buffalo...well, Hamburg actually.  Keeley is very excited about her new home.  She wants to share a bedroom with her little sister Kennedy.  We'll see how long that lasts...lol. 

My job is going well, and I'm finally starting to feel like I'm understanding some of it.  I still have a long, long way to go.  Haven't even touched payroll, yet, or many of the other parts of the job.  But, I'm getting there.  Today I did several of my tasks all alone, without calling my predecessor even once.  Made a couple of mistakes, but nothing earth shattering.  I really do love working here, and enjoy my job so much.  It's stimulating, fun, exciting, and challenging.  And, I'm learning so much.  I get to use my creative abilities on the church bulletin and the general intercessions and announcements.  I never dreamed I'd love working in an office again...but this is unlike any other office job I've had. 

I do miss having more time to stamp, scrapbook, and blog.  But, once I get settled and much more comfortable with the job, I will be back to blogging and creating more again! 



Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Watercolored Pear Card

I seem to have a 'thing' for pears!  I seriously enjoy a good, juicy pear,  love the way they look in a bowl, and mostly, I have so much fun stamping and coloring them, and using them on cards.  Here's one I watercolored with my Ranger Adirondack stamp pads.  See my post * HERE * here for directions on how to do this.
 The background papers were in my stash, and they went perfectly with the colors I chose for the pear! Apearently they were meant to be together.....a perfect pair!  Oh, I'm just cracking myself up here.  It appears I can't control myself.  The bow was made with my Bow-Easy!

OK, before you start throwing things at the computer, I'll say good night for now.  
Many blessings,