Thursday, May 30, 2013

Stained Embossing Spoiler

This week's Technique of the Week for Technique Junkies  was Embossed Gelatos but.....since I don't own any of those, I chose a different technique for you from the newest June newsletter!!


I really LOVE this technique.  It really has a lot of interest and it quite easy to do....AND gives a lovely result.  I hope you have a ton of fun playing with it when you get your June newsletter....Only 2 days away!!

This card would be perfect for a man.  No stamping at all!  I've had that fleur de lis punch for AGES and when I grabbed my fleur de lis embossing folder, it just seemed like a match made in heaven!  The fleur de lis circles and the circles behind them are bumped up with foam tape.

We had a wonderful time in Oklahoma with my step-mom.  We were there for her birthday, she turned 97!

It was really stormy when we arrived in Tulsa the Tuesday after the tornado hit Moore.  The plane even slid a little on touchdown.  The weather worked in our favor at the car rental place.  The Taurus we had rented was gone and she had upgraded us to a SUV......but.....we really didn't want an SUV.  It would be harder for Gerry to get into.  So, I looked around....they sure had a lot of Mustang Convertibles sitting around not going anywhere.  So, we said that if we could have it for only $10/day more, we love to have one of those.  The clerk checked and said 'Yes!"  Yeah!!  We had a lot of fun with that convertible.  We even took Gerry out to get ice cream with the top down.  Weather was wonderful for 90% of the the low 80's.  Perfect!    We had a wonderful time getting her little things for her birthday.  We got to sing to her at least three times that day.  Hard to believe she is 97 when you look at her!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Free Papers for you

Today, I was playing around making a background paper for a wedding card.  It was fun playing with different colors.  I used a free graphic from The Graphics Fairy of an old rose.  I recolored it and filled an 8.5 x 11 page with the image then changed it to different colors.  Please feel free to click on the image to enlarge it, right click and 'save as' to use as your own.    Here is a link to the actual rose.


Leaving me a message to say that you grabbed it would be nice but is not required...I know I often don't have time to do that myself! 

50th for Lana

My daughter-in-law's mother needed a 50th Wedding anniversary card for her sister.  Since I wanted to play with my Silhouette, I made this card.  I use the Forever & Always file that came with the Silhouette Portrait BUT I do NOT suggest that you try that file.  I used a font that was exactly the same instead.  The portrait file was so slender on parts that it just fell apart.  So.......squishing and squashing the font gave me larger lines and it worked!  On the flip side, the 50 cut effortlessly.  It was hard to get a decent picture since the gold is so mirror like!  I hope that she loves it!  Shocker of all stamping on the front of the card!  I did redeem myself though on the inside with an Happy Anniversary sentiment.  ;-)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Copic refills for sale

I found that I had a number of doubles on my copic various refills.  If anyone is interested, they are $5 each plus shipping.  Normally $9 each.

I have the following colors available.


Let me know if you are interested.  I can ship in a padded bubble envelope or a priority box, your choice.  I can also take PayPal payment but will have to add the fees since I'm not getting retail for the refills.  I can give you a full quote before you say yes!  Make sure you have your contact information in your comment.