Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Lovely As A Tree & Enjoy Life Scrapbook Page

On Monday night I did a stamping party at Sandy Wellmususon's home. We had a great time as usual. Here are the two projects we did. Every one just roared when they saw the scrapbook page with Lady Di and her grass hair! She is such a good sport....she didn't even get mad at me! I thought that picture was perfect with the saying Enjoy Every Moment. Diane sure does! Love ya buddy! Boo

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Fine Belgium Chocolates1

My buddy in Oregon, Colleen and I exchange packages in the mail. It started out that we would trade cards that we made in our stamp camps so that the other one would have the ideas too. Now it has turned into much more and who knows what we will be sending back and forth. Last month she wanted to use my stamp set Unfrogettable so I sent that to her and some other goodies. This week she sent it back along with some things that I will be showing tomorrow night at Sandy's party so can't show you that stuff is a surprise! But the most wonderful surprise in the package was the cute egg that was full of Fine Belgium Chocolates! Now is this a good buddy or what!!!! Thanks Colleen! Boo

Friday, April 25, 2008

Singing in the Rain

Yesterday afternoon I went out to Diane's to play cards with her, her sister Judi, and nephew Richard. I had my camera on necklace underneath my sweatshirt and Diane did not know this. She was outside on the deck grilling pork steaks with her umbrella and started singing and dancing Singing in the Rain. I got Judi to keep doing it with her. Judi was inside by me. So I started shooting pictures of Lady Di with out her knowing it! At least a couple before she caught on. Wish you could have seen it in real life. She is such a ham! Boo

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Uncle Sam

Woo Hoo....more spoilin' I love it! Here is a picture of a little vignette I made in my living room. The Uncle Sam in it is a new addition from Melissa. They are boxes stacked one on top of the other. A good place to stash chocolate! Tee Hee! Actually the top box was filled with Kisses which didn't last long around here! When Melissa was buying Hershey's Kisses after Easter, Isabelle asked if those were for Aunt Elaine !?!?!? Ahhhhh......I have ONE trained right! :-D Enjoy your friends. I do! Thanks Minerva. Boo

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Gift Tins

On Saturday, I sold at the craft fair in Big Flats and did really well. So it is motivating me to work and make some more stuff to sell. I will be selling at the Mud Drags on May 17th so am working hard to get things ready for that. Here are some pictures of what I have been doing. These are
General Foods International coffee tins that I altered. I made 3x3 note cards and envelopes to put in them. You can use the tin as a pen holder after it is empty. They make such cute little gifts. I used the retired stamp set Happy Harmony and the striped paper on the can is from the Simply Scrappin' Kit Confetti. I made 4 of these sets on Sunday. Thanks for bring me a new supply of tins Beth!

I started altering the tins on Sunday night and made more 4 note card sets with Planter's Peanut Cans. The designer paper is the retired Au Chocolate paper and I used the stamp set True Friend. The paper on the bottom of the note card which is a little hard to see in the photo is Berry Bliss. I made 3 sets of these and finished them this morning. I took a picture of these before I bagged them so you could see them better.

My last project for today were these post a note holders. They are like a match book. They are stapled on the bottom and the Certainly Celery ribbon covers up the staple. The flap tucks into the bottom just like a match book. I used the stamp set Enjoy Every Moment (Melissa's) to stamp the background and used the Bird and flower from the stamp set Fun & Fast Notes. I just love that little bird. He is so cute.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Miss Minerva and the Chinese Restaurant

These pictures were shot on a recent road trip of Miss Minerva (aka Melissa) Varga. Her momma loves to see pictures of her and I happily oblige. Now Miss Beatrice (aka Lady Di) was not cooperating. She had the gall to actually get up and leave the table. Usually she is most cooperative....but Melissa told her several times that day that she was "cantankerous" when we were discussing other topics! Minerva is quite lucky that she didn't get belted by Beatrice. She can be quite feisty at times! Any hoo...we had a fun day as usual!

A Day At The Zoo

I told you in the previous post about the ATC swap I am participating in. Well the theme for August is "A Day At The Zoo". This is the little ATC I made with our stamp set "Wild About You". I am happy with how it turned out! Elaine

Friday, April 11, 2008

ATC Cards!

Today I have been making ATC cards. For those of you who don't know what they are, ATC stands for Artist Trading Cards. People trade these just like you would a baseball card. They are baseball card size, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"only they are works of art. People use all sort of materials to make them. I have seen painted ones like miniature paintings, fabric collages on them, stamped, etc. The scrapbook store in Black River Falls that Diane and I go to when we stay up there is having a year long swap. This swap has a monthly theme. Each month you make 10 of your card to trade with the other people in the swap, plus an extra one that is displayed in the store. In return you will receive 10 different cards from 10 different people. Diane and I are both participating in this swap this year. I did my first 3 months worth today. I love making little things like this! When I start receiving my swaps back, I will post pictures of them on here. This first one is the one for May. We were to make something feminine, girly, something that represented Mother's Day. The saying is from the stamp set Sweet Thing p.68. True love begins when nothing is looked for in return. I thought that was a quite appropriate saying as mother's tend to love unconditionally. On the right side of the card I used the wheel Forever Flowers p.46. I just love it. It looks so elegant! This next ATC is the one that I made for June. The theme was to make a masculine looking atc. I used the background stamp Sanded p.136 on the Sage Shadow card stock. I love how it looks! You can make just about anything look masculine if you pair it up with this background stamp. The horse and the stars are stamped from the set Wanted p.107 and then I used the small star punch to punch out the star. I also did some tearing around the horse and some distressing with the ink pad. I also used the spiral punch to get the notebook effect.

July's challenge was to recycle in honor of our nation's birthday. We were to use something we would normally throw away. I decided that I would cut the base of my card from my Post Raisin Bran cereal boxes. I used the brown side up and inked the edges with craft ink. The center piece is glossy card stock which I brayered ink on with a spectrum pad then stamped Lady Liberty with stazon ink. You would never know this a cereal box unless you flipped it over and saw the writing on the back of it. I purposely left that showing so that they would know that I did use something recycled on the project. Make some ATC's....they are a blast! Elaine