Friday, January 25, 2008

Two posts in two days!!!

I know - it is hard to believe. But yesterday I was hit with the creative bug as I kept looking at the cover my Stampin' Success (this is the magazine that SU! sends to its demos). They had a little box shape formed out of Real Red cardstock (to be a candy holder) and with the Big Deal Alphabet stamp set, stamped the "L", "V" and "E" for "love" and used a flower for the "O". I decided to use that idea on a card and I changed some stuff around. But I have to admit - I never thought about putting Real Red and Almost Amethyst together before this. I love getting inspiration!
I hope that everyone has a great weekend - who knows - maybe I will post something else in the next couple days again! Remember, I did have a goal to show my blog more attention this year!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Cute little "milk" carton

I love everything that Beate makes!!! So when she posted this tutorial on SplitCoastStampers, I knew that I wanted to try it! And I am definitely on a Valentine's theme lately. I want to make a couple more, but there are also lots of other things that I want to do - like start the curtains for our family room. I did make a valance and posted all about it on the blog I share with Justin.

This little carton is the perfect size to put some little Valentine's Day treats into and give to someone!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Two weeks worth of sketches

Now that my husband is home for the weekend, I asked him where the camera was and of course it was right next to the computers the whole time! So - I am sharing what I made for last week's sketch challenge as well as this week's :) I decided to make Valentine's cards for each since that is our next holiday. As it turns out, I really don't have many Valentine sets, but I don't see myself buying anymore anytime soon - too many other things that I want. :)

Here is the card that I made for this week's challenge.

I LOVE Boatloads of Love! And I love the jumbo eyelets that Stampin' Up! sells - I have looked for similar elsewhere and can't find any as good. I also love how the jumbo eyelets fit so well with this stamp because of the round life-preservers on the side of the boat. I am sad that the Darling Doodles DS was retired after the last catalog - I thought it would be a great carry-over to the Spring, but apparently not. I'm going to have to get myself some of that Berry Bliss paper to make up for it.

Like I said, I also made a card for last week's challenge too, but never got it posted. Here is it.

I'm not sure how I feel about the end result of it. I like purple, but I always have a hard time using it. I'm not sure why. And there was hardly any stamping that was done on this card since I used the prima flowers as the main part of the card and designer paper as well.

Hope everyone has a great weekend - it is a long weekend for me, but not for Justin who will be heading out again Monday morning for his last week in Houma (hopefully for a few months at least).

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Beate's weekend sketch challenge

I did make a card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge for this week, but I haven't been able to get a picture of it to post. :( I don't know where the camera is and the scanner isn't working. I will try to have some great stuff to post this weekend!