Thursday, February 28, 2008
I used the new Spring Moss ink, cardstock and twill and adore how they all match so perfectly! I can't wait to see what colors are revealed in March!
Other materials used: sentiment - Papertrey Ink: Women of Life set; white cardstock for focal image - Georgia Pacific; white cardstock for base - Stampin' Up!; plain and scalloped large rectangle Nestabilities - Spellbinders.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
I thought his ribbon storage was awesome, but I just don't have space in my craft room for those shelves, so this is what I came up with:
I got the wire shelves from Walmart and they look like this in the package:
This is how each end looks from the front. You can see the paperclip, then the CIU clip, then the rod hanging from it all. I said earlier that the nuts might not be necessary because the CIU hook holds into the threads keeping the rod from slipping around. I still used the nuts because they covered the raw edges a little for safety.
And here's how it looks from the side (sorry it's blurry - my camera didn't know what to focus on):So there you have it. It wasn't dirt cheap and it's not the prettiest thing, but I think it will work for all the rolls of May Arts ribbon I've been buying lately!
And one last note: You might be able to see I threaded the ends of the ribbon over and under and over the wire in the shelving. This is to keep the rolls from unrolling on their own, but I can still easily pull the ends and cut whatever length I want. Hope you like my idea!
Friday, February 22, 2008
I had a nice surprise waiting for me when I got home - an order that I had placed before I left from Starving Artistamps, Inc. for a whole BUNCH of DoodleFactory stamps! Yay!!
I've seen the images on blogs here and there and finally decided I couldn't live without them anymore! I ordered the full sets of the DoodleFactory Animals, Creatures, and the Halloween images. And those wonderful people threw in the DoodleFactory Birds N Fish for FREE!!
I'm still in the process of mounting them all on EZ Mount, but had to make a card with li'l Skoober right away because he's just too funny!
I used to be a Stampin' Up! demo, but was only doing it for the personal discount and finally left because the minimums were overwhelming me. As a result, I have WAY too many SU! sets, but I just can't stop myself from buying even more from a demo friend. I also can't resist all the TONS of other great stamps that are out there, so I am just plain buried in stamps!!
I hope all my sisters enjoy seeing my projects and I already know I'm going to love looking at all their blogs! Let the fun begin!
Friday, February 8, 2008
So here are the sets I got:
From the Kim Hughes Collection - Hugs & Kisses and Silhouette Blooms II.
Two backgrounders - Grid Paper and Lined Paper. I also *had* to get the new Classic Essential Expressions. It has a TON of great sayings and the simple font goes with everything!
And of course I just had to make a card with my new stamps, so here you go:
Super simple, but I love it anyway! It's kind of a weird color scheme for a love card, but I took the colors from the patterned paper - a light orange and turquoise. Sounds ugly, but I really like the combo!
Supplied used: All stamps - Cornish Heritage Farms; White cardstock, inks, and small circle punch to take corners off of sentiment piece - Stampin' Up!; patterned paper - Heidi Grace; Nestabilites - Spellbinders; brads - unknown.