Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
I can't believe that one year ago today I started this blog. It seems like such a distant memory deciding whether or not to start a blog. I am so VERY glad I did because I appreciate and am so thankful for all of you! You have no idea how much your daily visits and comments make me smile. I have made so many new friends all because of Oodabug Alley. . .crazy, isn't it?
In honor of Oodabug Alley's 1st Birthday, I'd like to give away some Oodagoodies! In this package you'll find:
-Autumn Leaves You Are Here Clear Stamp Set
-Stampin' Up Retired Hostess Set Weather or Not
-5 incentive stamps from SU Small Talk set
-American Crafts Uptown Green ribbon set
-All Girl Brag Book
-Heidi Swapp Ghost Alphabet
-25 sheets of 8x8 patterned paper
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Sunday, March 2, 10am EST. I will randomly draw a name shortly after and post the winner! Please only leave one comment and make sure there is a way to contact you should you win! Thanks for celebrating this year with me!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Don't forget to check out the new Easter ribbon available in the Pretties Boutique! There's also some great sales you might not want to miss! Verve Visual has also started sneak peeks on the Verve Visual blog of the THREE new sets they're releasing on March 1st! Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Thougtful Florals (Verve Visual); Ink- Basic Black; Paper- white (Georgia-Pacific), Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose (SU); Accessories- Stampin' Pastels, Old Olive and Basic Black markers, horizontal slot punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, paper piercer (SU), brads (Making Memories), gingham ribbon (Darice), Animals and Flowers Cuttlebug folders (Provocraft)
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
I can't believe it's Sunday already! The weekend just FLEW by! I need to get some serious laundry done today! Yikes! It IS nice and sunny here, though! Still cold, but at least it's bright and sunny. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Ride 'em Cowgirl (MFT); Paper- white (Georgia-Pacific), Basic Black (SU), Wild Daisy Rd Collection (Heidi Grace); Ink- Onyx Black (Versafine); Accessories- hemp twine, Copic markers, 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches, gold brads (Making Memories)
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Tonight, Paper Pretties is releasing the Look Who's Perky set! Be sure and stop by to check out the new set or to say hello! Hope to see you there! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Snowflake Kisses (Paper Pretties); Paper- pink (DCWV) pale pink, light green (unknown) white (Georgia-Pacific); Ink- Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Bordering Blue (SU); Accessories- lollipop ribbon, brads (Making Memories), small oval punch (SU).
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
You Are a Light Pink Rose
You represent sweetness and grace.
Your vibe: Kind and gentle
Falling in love with you: is like falling in love with a best friend
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
-stamps of choice (here, Just So Hippy from GinaK Designs)
-ink pads (here, Wild Wasabi and Palette Noir)
-embellishments as desired
Ink up and stamp just the head of the hippo. (I tried stamping the whole body and then putting the "behind" on top, but it looked weird when the behind moved and there were still legs there) LOL.
On a scrap piece of paper, ink up the whole hippo and stamp. Cut out just the "behind".
On the piece of cardstock that just has the hippo's head, use your craft knife to cut out a square big enough for a dimensional to fit through, leaving a little space on each side. Attach dimensional to penny, then put penny behind cardstock with dimensional coming through cut square.
Peel off backing and attach another penny on top of dimensional to form your "penny sandwich". (the third photo is a side view so you can see the pennies on either side of the cardstock)
Color the hippo.
Attach the hippo's behind on top of the penny. Once attached, tilt the piece from side to side to see that it works. If the hippo's behind doesn't tilt, try cutting the square a little bigger so the penny sandwich has a little room to move. Be careful not to cut the hole too big. . . unless you want the behind to spin around, that is!
When you're happy with how the piece tilts, flip the whole piece over and apply dimensionals to the four corners. You want the penny sandwich to have room to move, so you don't want it to touch the card base.
Apply mattes, embellishments and sentiment to finish card!
Hope that all made sense and that you had fun! I'd LOVE to see any "tilt cards" that you make! Be sure and post a link for me!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Today's the day! Verve Visual has released two brand new stamp sets and two old favorites that have been remixed! For this card, I used Fancy Florals Remixed. Even though I LOVE making flower cards with this set, I cut apart the "petals" and use them for other things. Do you remember the Peacock card I made a while ago? Well, this time, I thought I'd use the "petals" as flames in a fire. The "wood" was made using the Word Window punch. I was going to draw some "dimension" to make them look more like logs, but I was afraid of messing it up so I just left it alone. Hopefully they look enough like logs to you! :) The sketch is from Julee's latest Mojo Monday sketch challenge.
Remember, all of the stamp sets at Verve Visual are 15% off this month! If you were planning on entering the Honorable Guest Contest, you have until Friday, February 15 to submit your entry! Be sure and check out the Verve Gallery to see what the Design Team created with these sets! Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Fancy Florals Remixed, Polka Stars (Verve Visual); Paper- yellow, chocolate (DCWV), Whisper White, Really Rust (SU); Ink-Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, More Mustard (SU); Accessories- ribbon (May Arts), Word Window punch, horizontal slot punch (SU), hole punch.