Slowly coming back...

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I'm finally starting to feel well enough to get the creative juices flowing again. My late night stamping has given way to sleep, but I've really missed not making my little "artworks". I had to play with this Sneak Peek from the upcoming catalog though - Fresh Cuts and the Fresh Cuts Notes. Talk about quick - you could whip up some of these babies no time! I stamped the largest image on the front in Always Artichoke and the small flower in Blush Blossom. I attached a 5 point flower punch to the inside front and then a piece of Blush Blossom to cover the cut out part. On the front I put a white brad through the little flower and adhered it with dimensionals. Tie a ribbon on the side and that's it! I did dye my ribbon though since I didn't have any that matched. Just drug the white grosgrain through my inkpad. Lots of possibilities with this set. I'm sure you'll be seeing it again.

Here's one that I've been wanting to do for a while. I saw KWerner do this ribbon weaving on her blog a while ago and I loved it. Since it's a little thick I thought I'd cut out the front of the card and adhere it to the inside. The ribbon is Soft Sky double stitched and the flower is from the Pretties Kit with a half pearl. "Thank you" is from the Fresh Cuts set embossed in white on Soft Sky CS and the White Taffeta ribbon finishes it off. I almost embossed the front panel with my Cuttlebug but then decided against it. Maybe next time with a replacement for the weaving. What do you think?

100th post!

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Wow - as I went to write this up I realized it will be my 100th post! I have a couple things to share. One being some cards my son made. He had an ear infection and didn't feel well Sunday and Monday so I tried to do things with him that took it off of his mind. He wanted me to post them, so here they are. I didn't help at all. He just asked for some of my supplies and did his own thing. My new stamping buddy!

Next, is a way cute idea I got from Angie Juda. Again, I didn't have all the same supplies, but I'm lovin' this format! You can use a 12 X 12" CS and cut it at 3", which will give you 4 cards. Or, use an 8 1/2 X 11 and get a slightly smaller card. So your measurement will be either 3 X 6 or 3 X 5 1/2". If you place the 1 3/8" Square Punch all the way in, it'll be centered. Here's a pic of my next tip. To get evenly spaced dots or piercing marks, use those plastic canvas sheets! I got mine at Michael's for about 39 cents! I got a circle one too. They have some other shapes as well. For this card I just used the small point of my marker for dots. Did you notice the ribbon too? It's the Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain. It doesn't come with the yellow in it - I just added it with my YoYo Yellow marker! My larger square layer is actually Summer Sun but that marker turned out too dark on the ribbon to match. The orange is from Tart and Tangy and I stamped it in Pumpkin Pie on White and punched it out with the 1 1/4" square punch. I didn't have the saying stamp so I just wrote it on! Cute, huh?

Lastly, I'm having some minor surgery tomorrow (nothing serious) so I probably won't be back on the computer or stamping for a little bit. I'll be back as soon as I can though, 'cause I'm sure I'll miss it! Take care,

Catching Up

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Trying to catch up with my computer stuff today. I have 2 fun things from my SBS sisters:
First, Percy nominated me for this "Kreativ Blogger" award. Thanks!!

And here's what Aimee tagged me with:
1. Ten Years Ago: I was planning my wedding! I was also living in NC teaching Middle School Art.

2. Five things on my to-do list: Clean, Make hubby's bday cake, put laundry away, go to PO, & (longterm) loose weight

3. Snacks I enjoy: Chocolate (in many forms), Kettle Korn Popcorn, Fresh Fruit (Pineapple & Strawberries!)

4. Things I would do if I were a Millionaire : Buy a new house, car and invest!

5. Places I have lived: Conshohocken, PA; Kutztown, PA (college); Charlotte, NC and Plymouth Meeting, PA

Now go check out Percy and Aimee's blogs and if you haven't been tagged, consider it done!