Sunday, July 27, 2008

Happy wrap-around front and back

I finally got Rosalie's Birthday card done - did a wrap-around card - as a Toastmaster, we are reminded, never to do a "free" speech, meaning one that does NOT get counted on our project manuals. Therefore, I guess I'm adhering to that same philosophy in stamping now... never do a free card - make sure it gets entered into some contest. :)))

Rosalie is my daughter-in-law and I love her dearly. See the inside of this FUN card:)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Entries for 2 Peas 7/25/08

I entered this in the Two Peas in a Bucket contest at Thank you,

Anne, for your nice comment. When I pulled the 8th sheet from my papers, I wanted to go to another stack because both draws were light-colored. But I was able to use it as the filler between the heart and the outer heart ring. They were the same shades, but I would have liked a little more color. Still, it came out good.

Always stretching... and my flowers were from the Cuttlebug, which I absolutely love. Nice to have any color flower you want with a piece of paper and a bug - Cuttlebug.

Love Anne's tag. The colors are dynamite.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

House Mouse on flower

House Mouse on flower
House Mouse on flower ,
originally uploaded by Clarian's Hawk.
I have this little mouse up on my blog, but I'm going to enter him into the Hero Arts contest for summer theme contest. I just think he is so cute. Hope you like it.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

House Mice - drinking cocoa

I went to a morning tea party in a friend's home with a total of 10 of us - had a ball chatting and indulging in quiche, fresh fruits and homemade biscuits. Two of the women played violin. It was a refreshing morning. We had a wonderful Strawberry Darjeeling and a English Breakfast Tea too. I thought, even though my card is not tea, it's the drinking in friendship of a beverage that many times brings us together (not really talking beer here:). The outer rim and mouse on the left are pop-dotted. I'll try to get a shot tomorrow.

Used House Mouse Stamp and HA clear "be happy" stamps. Stamped the back of the envelope with mice feet.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Two Peas - July 11 challenge

I must have missed the post to choose from in the upload gallery in the Two Peas in a Bucket July 11th contest.

I did something very simple, but I like the way it turned out. I used the swirl cuttlebug folder and set a Little House Mouse on top of some grid like paper. Used the same paper for the Hero Arts Hello Friend stamp. Hope you like it.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Two Peas - July 11th challenge

The challenge is out for Two Peas! I love it... should be interesting to try out.

I've been hanging out at the Hero Arts site looking at the great cards done by kids... way to go! My granddaughter is loving it. She loves looking at all the submissions by children, future stampers of the world.

Two Peas in a Bucket contest

I see only a few submissions and maybe this contest is over, but I made a Birthday card last night that I submitted and I have a Heart card there too.

My granddaughter and I worked a little bit last night. She likes to use the Cuttlebug and has a photo box with her Cuttlebug selections. We've been grabbing the tissue boxes before they're put in the trash. I'm sure they'll re revived on cards shortly.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Two Peas in a Bucket contest beginning July 1st

I finally found the contest beginning July 1st.

It's quite simple and I think I'll have a go!

Buzzing different sites

I've added "The Paper Garden" to my blog. It's a wonderful local store in the Sacramento, CA area in the Town & Country Village shopping center, right on Fulton Avenue, though the address is 2601 El Paseo Lane, Sacramento, CA. So, if you're in the Sacramento area, don't forget to buzz on by!

Stephanie and hubby, Ken, are very enthusiastic people who will help with ideas, finding "the" stamp, as well as testing punches for sizes... yes that's what I was doing yesterday - looking for a one inch square punch for inchies. I don't think I'm going to be an inchie trader, but I see ways to accent cards with the one inch size punch.

I've added Stephanie's blog also. She has wonderful ideas and is a very positive person - who wouldn't be if they're a stamper? Right? Right!

I was, of course, checking the wonderful submissions in the Hero Arts group on Flickr and came across a link on becs attwood's submission for a great tutorial on making a Pull-out Scrapbook, wonderful for wedding and baby showers. On g_taly's submission, she had yet another tutorial on making a pull-it pop-up card.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Charity event in the UK

I'm so glad Cathy A. got my donation for her charity benefit. I had a lot of fun doing a "Masterboard" on "Our Creative Corner" and so had a few more cards to send her from that great challenge. A masterboard is a piece of cardstock (8 1/2" X 11") on which you stamp different items (small is good) and use as a master from which you cut and shape your cards. The challenge was to make 4 to 5 cards using the masterboard. It was a lot of fun and I got to use them right away by sending them to Cathy (newkidfish). And a great big thanks to Cathy for posting them on the Hero Arts blog. I have been thoroughly enjoying the Hero Arts Challenges. There's so much to learn and relearn and remember that "yes" you have done that technique before...