Monday, March 31, 2008

Time Well Spent

This is the friendship frame that my dear friend Tiffany made for me following the passing of my father last November. I really appreciate this and keep it in my craft room. She used the Time Well Spent set from Stampin Up.

Time well spent is one of the most beautiful stamp sets! I made this card using the time well spent stamps by Stampin UP. I also used wild wasabi paper, along with the Ginger Blossom paper. I used Stampin Up pens to color the stamped flowers and butterflies. I LOVE my Stampin Up pens!!!! I also used small rhinestone stickers to highlight my flowers. This is a much softer colored card than I usually do (: but I really like how this one turned out. Hope you like it!
P.S. Can anyone tell me how Blog candy works? I am still learning, Thanks!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sorry, this picture is not so great...I had too much coffee when I took it!!!!!! If I am not in my craft room, I am at our local coffee shop.
Yes, I cut the flower out of the Bali Breeze paper...It was so easy! I really LOVE that flower.

Thank you to some of my FAVORITE stampers for responding to my Blog. I am having way too much fun with this and my DH thinks I have lost my mind. Ha! I reminded him that HE was the one that spray painted my peg board hot pink (:
I am a paper addict and literally own hundreds of sheets of gorgeous papers. I decided to create a few cards with the paper as my inspiration. In the two cards I am posting today, I used Stampin Up Bali Breeze. I just Love the rich colors in theses papers and of course they are all designed to go together…so easy. It was easy to coordinate my SU colors to match; I used Purely Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise and chocolate chip Ink pads. So many SU stamp sets can be mixed and matched to create a very unique, but well coordinated end result. I used the Baroque Motifs set. One card is a friendship card and the other is a Thank you card. My friends tease me that I keep all my favorite cards instead of giving them away…I have to admit I have a card hording area in my craft room!!!!!! Is that so wrong?

Friday, March 28, 2008

Tart and Tangy FUN!

Here are two of the cards I made yesterday using the Tart and Tangy set from Stampin Up. I found that the best way to use these stamps is to color right on the stamp with SU markers and stamp. I wanted to use my bright green paper along with the red, so I only used the three fruits in those colors. I need to see some cards made using the orange, I just couldn't visualize it yesterday. I love using new sets for the first time! I get a real rush... I know I have a problem, Ha! It is so much fun to get together with my stampin friends and share stamps. The next best thing is to look at every-one's creations on splitcoast and Blogs. Hope you enjoy these cards!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Craft and Blog Day

Today I spent a portion of my day doing housework, thus the new housework survey (: Wow, I hate picking up toys a zillion times a day! I clean a room go to another room and the last room is already trashed. That is life with four children all under 8 years old. I love my children so much and would have them all over again if I had the choice, but wow can they stress mom out. My saving grace was my visit from my friend Tiffany at noon. She brought along some of her new SU sets for me to play with. We had so much fun in my CC that we had to make a pot of coffee. She wanted a little caffeine so I made the Starbucks Half Calf….I am still awake! The coffee and crafts were a great mix, but now my family has gone to bed and I am bright eyed!
I am happy to say that I made several fun cards that I will share with you. I was so inspired by Tiffany’s new fruit set, Tart and Tangy. I love the bright green and red color combinations! I didn’t think that I would use this set, but now it is on my must have list! I also NEED the paper that matches these stamps…so cute.
I will be posting those cards tomorrow so keep an eye out.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My New Blog

I have had so much fun putting together this blog! I have wanted to create one for sometime now, but chickened out. I always overcomplicate things!!!! I love the blogs created by other splitcoaststampers. Before I go into my craft closet I spend a little time looking at everyone’s beautiful creations. I believe that creativity is contagious, so I find myself catching a “creative bug” that helps inspire me to create also. I am still learning and adding, so if anyone has a suggestion or would like to contact me, I will be placing my email address on my page soon. My kids want to go outside, so I better go now.

Copic Club Information

Scrapbook Store at Your Door Copic Collector's Club

1. Six months of Collecting to make Copics affordable!
2. Four amazing options to fit YOUR needs, just pick one:
~Sketch Stamping Set A 36 marker set, $40 monthly
~Sketch Stamping Set B 36 marker set, $40 monthly
~Ciao Sets A, B, C or D Sets of 36, $26 monthly
~Customized Option, $40 monthly
the fourth option is best suited for those of you have random Copic markers and would
still like to belong to a Copic Club outside the sets. Send us your existing collection list and we will add 36 new Copics to your collection over a six month period. Here is the totally customized part, let us know what color families you really love and what stamps you love to color. This is a truly customized option that is unique to our store.
3. Shipments of six markers will be sent to you monthly for six months.

4. Memberships are for six months and at the end of the six months you will receive a plastic or cloth case to fit your markers. You are also welcome to rejoin the Club after your six months of collecting with us is complete.

5. Send us an email or leave a comment in this post and we will send the sign up instructions to you. *You have the option of mailing, calling in, faxing or emailing the sign up/ payment options form.

6. It will take 6 months to complete your membership. We do not stock Copics long term in our store in order to ensure the freshest markers possible for our customers. They are a special order item. If someone wishes to end their membership early a fee of the next months membership will be charged.

7. Club Member's outside the United States will be requested to pay shipping.

8. 2010 Copic Collector's Club Round 1 starting January 2010-June 2010

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