Monday, February 28, 2011

Ain't She Sweet.....

This post is about 2 daughter-in-law Abby, who is turning 26 this Friday (Happy Birthday Abby--we love you!) and the SAB set Sweet Summer....Here's the birthday card I made for Abby that was cased from The Queen's Scene although I did leave a few of the details off--not as much ribbon and different ribbon and tags.  It truly is much prettier in real life, but I had a bit of trouble getting it in the envelope--one of those leaves on the right got crumpled again!

Set Used:  Elements of Style, Tiny Tags
Colors: Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink

Love the Sweet Summer SAB set--it's so easy to color and has such a clean and simple look!

 This was totally cased from Dawn Olchefske here, I just changed the image a bit.  If you have any questions e-mail me!  I'm off to bed...ready for a good night's sleep!  

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Just in CASE....

I finally had some time today to stamp.  It's been a busy February with Parent-Teacher Conferences, a 4 day trip to Florida (beautiful weather), and Stampin Up classes.  However, I was stalking my favorite blogs during this time and have a whole pile of ideas that I want to try--here are today's CASE's.  Love them!

First from Inking Idaho....I saw a variety of ways to use the "Have a Seat" stamp set around Christmas time there and although I'd never even given this set a second glance I had to buy it asap!!  When I made this I didn't yet have the scalloped square for my Big Shot from SU--the sizzix die I did have was a bit smaller, but I can tell this is going to be a "keeper."  I really like how it came out.

Stamp sets used:  Have a Seat, Birthday Bliss
Colors:  Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Whisper White

My second card is a CASE from Stamping School which I have been a member of for almost 2 years.  I love the ideas I get there and would recommend becoming a member to anyone who want ideas for a reasonable price!!  This card is a "birthday bag" card with a pop up inside to attach a give card.  It also gave me a chance to play with my owl punch--fun, fun, fun!

Stamp Sets Used:  none--Owl Punch
Colors:  Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso, Play Date DSP

Well I'm off to stamp some more!  Adios!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Disaster with a Capital D and Snow

     I'm home again today due to snow---AGAIN!  I've taught in Kansas for 25 years and this breaks the record for the number of snow days in one school year--we are at 6 + 1 for no heat in the building and as you can see from my pictures the snow continues to fall and is supposed to do so until noon tomorrow!

This is quite a gift for me when it comes to my stamping room.  I've had 2 classes in the past 3 days which involved taking a lot of my supplies to different locations--which then means I have to put it all away now!
     My first class was scheduled by an older woman (mother of a lady I work with) for her retirement living area.  She wanted to do 5 cards in an afternoon--so I set out to create what I thought were fairly simple cards.  Do you know the saying, "Pride goeth before the fall?"  Yep, that's me.  I was terribly proud of my organization.  I had all materials for each card cut, scored and put into labeled baggies and then all 5 baggies put into one large ziploc so the ladies could keep track of their cards etc...  I then tubbed all the supplies for each card and wrote out step by step directions for the ladies to follow if they wanted.  I was READY!  =-)

My first clue should have been when a few of the ladies pulled all of the baggies out and looked at them and said, "I can't read what it says here--what is that?" I responded #3--"those are the makings for card #3."
Then I heard--"well I don't have that stuff here at my table" followed by response that the cards were set up around the room followed by this:  "I have to move???"  Oh My Goodness--they didn't read the directions, listen to my directions or even look at the samples to see what their card was to look like--I cleaned up more glue than I usually do in my first grade classroom--even though I'd told them multiple times that it was very strong glue!  30 minutes in I was praying for God's help because the ladies were frustrated and there wasn't enough of me to go around!  Fortunately, they hit a wall 1 1/2 hours in and decided that I needed to come back early in March to help them finish.  Good!  Time to problem solve.  Sharyn who organized this class got 4 of the 5 cards done and did a great job--I may have to put her to work helping me in March!  Anyway---really LOOOONG story short---here are the cards we worked on:

They were all cased from other blogs--with just minor changes according to the supplies that I own.  I'll try to find the 5th card--it's in all the stuff I'm putting away--the dimensionals with the protective papers pulled off of a whole sheet, my sticky tombow multi glue bottles, ink pads left open, glue dots stuck's to cleaning time!