Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
We went to Savannah's preschool orientation last night and it was a BIG relief! The teacher and her assistants all came up to us at one point or another and said "Savannah's the one with the peanut allergy, right?" We didn't even have to mention anything, but everyone knew. I do have to say that I was reassured that she'll be fine and I shouldn't worry as much as I have. Well, thanks for stopping by today! I really appreciate it! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Fancy Florals (Verve Visual); Paper- Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Basic Grey Wisteria, Whisper White; Ink- Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black; Accessories- paper piercer, Aquapainter, rhinestone brad, purple Stickles, small and large oval punch, celery grosgrain ribbon.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Savannah, as most of you know, is my oldest so this is the first time I'm experiencing sending a child off to school. I know it's only 2 days a week, but I'm still nervous! She's never really been away from me. I'm not so nervous about how she'll do in school because she's SO excited and I'm sure she'll adjust instantly. I'm nervous about her severe peanut allergy. Those of you who have never had to deal with food allergies probably have no idea the worry that a parent goes through. I have no idea what another child might try to "share" with her when I'm not there to tell her it might contain peanuts. We've always carried an Epi-Pen for her, but have never had to use it and I pray we never will! Anyway, school starts September 6 for her and I thought this card would make a nice piece of the scrapbook pages I intend to make for her first day of school.
So head on over to Beate's blog and give the sketch a try! It's another great one! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- ABC Alphabet Upper and Lower, My ABC's wheel; Paper- Cutie Pie Designer series, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Basic Black; Ink- Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate; Accessories- Spiral Binding punch, Jumbo circle punch, 1" circle punch, polka dot organdy ribbon, paper piercer, Basic Black marker, DCWV stickers, Stamp-a-ma-jig.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
For those of you who haven't seen, Amy at Heartfelt Greetings is having a contest on her blog. It is to create business cards for yourself! First of all, let me say that I have REALLY missed Amy's challenges! She used to do a sketch challenge every Sunday that I LOVED! So, when I saw that she had posted a "challenge", I was so excited to participate! Now, when it was for business cards, I had to think about it a lot. This is definitely something I've never done before. . .what was I going to do in such a small space, and make it functional at the same time? Then there was the issue of "what do I advertise"? I'm not on any design teams, and I wouldn't exactly call myself a Freelance Designer as much as those things would be a dream! :) That's when I thought I could use my blog to advertise what kinds of things I make just in case someone might want a card or gift set. Who knows if I'll ever give one of these out, but it was A LOT of fun to create! Really very simple too! Thanks, Amy, for the challenge! If any of you are up for it, give it a try! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Garden Whimsy, Whimsy Jumbo wheel; Ink- Old Olive; Paper- Papertrey Ink white cardstock, DCWV black; Accessories- slit punch, hole punch, Ruby Red and Basic Black markers.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
On a side note, I had a question the other day from Mary Anna. She asked:
Charmaine, Your cards are very nice!I do have a question? I see that you are using Cling for the back of your stamps now. and I see that you are storing them in the regular clam shell boxes.My question is how does this save you space?I thought the whole reason for cling backing was to save space too!!
Mary Anna, to answer your question. . .I don't save any space :), but that wasn't why I used the Cling. I used the cling on that particular stamp set because it comes as 3 stamps (3 large wood blocks) with a list of sentiments on each stamp. Instead of having to color JUST the sentiment I wanted to use or stamp the whole thing and cut out the sentiment I wanted to use, I cut ALL of the sentiments apart. Since I didn't have small blocks for each of the now 34 stamps, I put cling on the back so that I could use them with an acrylic block and not have to worry about finding wooden blocks for each of them. Does that make sense? So far, that's the only set I've done this to. Hope I've answered your question!
SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Gardenia, Inkadinkado, sentiment, SU; Ink- Basic Brown, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip; Paper- Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White; Accessories- Making Memories brads, small and large oval punch, grosgrain ribbon, Aquapainter, blender pen, paper piercer, Bashful Blue marker.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
A - Choose one stamp for the main image that needs to be colored.
B - Choose ONE of the following:background stamp OR flourish/swirly type stamp or wheel OR patterned paper
C - Choose one sentiment.
D - Any colored ink and solid color paper
E - Choose ONE of the following:ribbon OR brads OR buttons OR eyelets
F - Choose of the following specialty tools:paper piercer OR crimper OR Cuttlebug OR a punch
So, how would you have done? :) I'm glad I did it because it made me realize what my favorite design elements are. I do like how the card came out, but I naturally would have added a little more, maybe with punched corners or a background stamp. The card turned out simple, simple, simple. . .and sometimes that's best! Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Merry & Bright; Ink- Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Groovy Guava, Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand; Paper- Bashful Blue, Palette O'Prints, Whisper White, Groovy Guava; Accessories- paper piercer, Making Memories brads, Aquapainter, blender pen.
Friday, August 17, 2007
So now that you have that informative tidbit (grin), head on over to Beate's blog and try her sketch challenge! You'll be glad you did! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Priceless, So Many Sayings; Paper- Sahara Sand, Close to Cocoa, Apple Cider DS, Groovy Guava; Ink- Sahara Sand, Groovy Guava, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip; Accessories- horizontal slot punch, grosgrain ribbon, Making Memories brads, paper piercer, Chocolate Chip marker, Stardust Stickles, ticket corner punch.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
-11 1/4" square of double sided cardstock
-9 3/4" square of double sided cardstock