Thursday, February 28, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
The adorable fish card is from Chelsea C, , IL. The card on the right is from Donna C, GA. I love all the texture.
The first card is from Amy S, MI. I love the colors. The card on the right is from Sarah P, Western Australia. I love the butterfly sentiment.
I LOVE the colors of both of these cards. The one on the right is from Cathi C, IL. I love the sparkle around the sentiment. The card on the right is from Thanh V, British Columbia. I love the bg paper with the image.
The next two cards were hand drawn by my niece. She has a handy trick: when you want to draw flamingo legs, just make the number 4. She thought she was pretty clever to draw a bat and call me "Beather."
I love the shrinkydink hat from Pat G, British Columbia. On the right is a really pretty card from JP, England. It came in a fun home-made envelope.
This fun card from Nancy F.,MD. My niece says it is her favorite and the "funnest card ever." On the right is an adorable card from Cheri S., FL. I LOVE all the polka dots.
My friend Joanie M, MA must know I love Elzybells, the color combo pink and green, AND polka dots. Love it! The card on the right is a beautifully colored gatefold card from Jan E., CA.
The candle card is from Joanne D, TN. We've been swapping cards for a few years now. She is so sweet she even sent a little goodie. The card on the right is from my French Canadian friend, Pascale S. I think I'm going to have to borrow this layout sometime.
I love the bright colors and fun fold from this card from Mary C, AZ. The last card is from my friend Heather S, UT. I think she used resist emboss. I don't know but it looks cool.
Thank you ladies. You made my day. Tomorrow I'll post an Easter treat for y'all.
So remember that week a couple of weeks ago when I was winning blog candy left and right? Well, I also won Barb's Bingo. My prize was a gift certificate to Jessica Lynn Originals. I ordered these fun Tiki stamps. They remind me of when I lived in Hawaii. Thanks Barb. This was my second order from Jessica Lynn and she is wonderful to work with. She has some really fun stamps for dog lovers.
ETA: Jessica Lynn added an extra monkey stamp. It is so cute, he is flying a kite. Thanks Jessica!
Friday, February 22, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
It's true. The roadside stands that sell strawberries in town are open for business. Love it.
This is a simple card that I made using DCWV papers and justjohanna stamps. I love these papers because they are thick and sparkly. Here's the trick for paper piecing the strawberries: 1. stamp the strawberry pair on green patterned paper 2. stamp again onto red pp 3. cut out the entire strawberry outline on the green paper 4. cut out only the red berries and adhere them onto the green cut outs.
I cut out the strawberries separately so I could pop up the top strawberry. I used the justjohanna Happy Birthday sentiment but the images are pretty neutral for other occasions.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Then, I took Moses to the Moe Toys for the dog toy warehouse sale. We had fun except Moses got car sick on the way home.
Okay fellow dog lovers, please post a comment below with a favorite dog memory. I'll do a random draw on Friday and will send two posters a homemade goodie (no, it's not edible).
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Online galleries are a great place to find creative inspiration. It's also a great place to share your talent and make friends. I've been posting my projects in online galleries for years and I love leaving praise on my fellow crafters' posts. Here are some tips for good posting and some galleries that I know about. And, please feel free to leave a comment and ask questions or leave suggestions.
- Write a catchy title that describes your theme or technique that you used.
- If you are posting something with several pictures like an inside/outside view of a card, try to post in as few posts as possible. Some galleries allow you to post multiple pages.
- Post good pictures. If you scan pictures, crop out the extra stuff and make sure to rotate it so it's facing the right direction.
- Write a description of your project including supplies and techniques used.
- Give credit where credit is due. If you used a sketch or "borrowed" someone's idea, give them the credit and a link to their original post.
Some Online Stamping and Cardmaking Galleries:
- Splitcoast Stampers
- Two Peas In A Bucket
- The Stamp Shack
- Papercrafts Magazine
- Simple Scrapbooks
- Creating Keepsakes
- Scrapbooks, etc.
- Paper Wings
- Rubber Stamp Chat
Challenge Online Galleries:
I'd love your feedback on this subject. Please leave a comment if you know of other online galleries or if you have additional tips or questions. The next Notes About subject will be: Getting Noticed.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
I've gotta be honest. When I first got a sneak peek of the February justjohanna newsletter sketch, I was clueless. Something about those diagonal lines just stressed me out. Then, I pulled out my cute diagonally striped note cards from the Target Dollar Spot and I knew I could handle the sketch. Other papers are also Dollar Spot. Images: justjohanna Intertwined kitties and Happy Valentine's Day.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
- Love fancy
- Heart Trio
- Paisley Heart
- Inverse Heart
- Madame & Monsieur
- Louise Right and Left
- Lacy Circle Medium
- Happy Valentine's Day
- I Love You Flourish
- Floral Flourish Left
- Lacy Border
- Nigel the Owl Left and Right
- Bigger Nigel the Owl Left and Right
- Waltzing Mathilda (L and O)
- Intertwined Kitties