Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I took this class at Scraptopia in Brandon. It was GREAT and have been totally hooked on the new glass cutting mat that Stephanie suggested was the ONLY way to go. Needless to say, it is. SMOOTH is not the word for how the exacto blade glides around your design as you cut on this matt. Get yourselves one. You will not be dissapointed. You might, though, if you pay the price. A large tile will work the same, and so will the glass cutting boards many of us have. If you are like me, you don't use yours for cooking anymore...something had to go when I began to scrap and stamp every waking moment, and it was cooking. Ha! So, have a look-see at this fabulous book by Kaisercraft...they're in the UK, but products are available locally...at least at Scraptopia and Whim So Doodle! Loved making this Dream Book so much, me and my friends got together and made more. Everyone had fun. TFL!
Please take some time to visit Coastal Cabana in Dunedin. It is a fabulous chic seaside shop that has some of the most beautiful home accents EVAH!! In addition, the owner, Lisa, has asked me to design a line of cards exclusive to her shop. Exciting! This is one one of the cards I designed and presented for her consideration. The background paper for this card was created by spritzing Stampin Up! Night of Navy Ink Refill on my water color paper; spritzing again untill the paper was just the way I wanted it. Beachy. I think it is beautiful and is totally complimented by the Night of Navy ink used for the samped image. TFL!!
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Did you go to the Scrapbook Expo this year in Orlando? I did, and so did my friend, Joanne. First time "expo-er" Joanne went right on to be second place winner in the page layout contest. Yep. She ehtered the 2 page layout of her daughter Heather's wedding day and WON!!It was beautifully done, to, I might add.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Administrative Professionals Day was established in 1952 at the suggestion of the International Association of Administrative Professionals to recognize the administrative workforce and their increasing contributions to businesses. The day is observed on the Wednesday of Administrative Professionals Week, the last full week in April.
I plan to make a habit of putting a message and image of EVERY card I send to whomever I send it from this day forward. Why, you ask? Other that the obvious “need to share”, the REAL reason is the USPS (United States Postal Service.) Now, I like the Post Office…while all that “Neither snow nor rain nor heat” stuff is great; and in view of the fact that my father retired from the USPS way back in the day when I actually bought ROLLS of stamps…it leaves a little bit to desire when it comes to MISSING MAIL. Every holiday card I mailed in 2007 was received by the intended recipient – except for one. Yep. You got it. One stinking card is MISSING and it was to my friend Joanne. We waited, waited, and even watited to see if it might be found in the Valentine’s Day "Mad Mail Rush" of 2008. Alas, the card has NEVER been delivered. Hence, my new habit.
I fell in love with this Stampin Up! Stamp from the 2002 catalog and just had to have it. I think the simplicity of it is just gorgeous. It’s aptly titled Serenity. My Mother would have loved this card and would defiantly been the recipient, however….my friend Joanne has MANY grandchildren, and I have become good friends with one of her little granddaughters, Miss Megan who lives nearby and this card is for Joanne and Megan. Of course, Megan has a sister, Lily, but this year I “luck-out” as Miss Lily is only one year old and could care less if she is remembered in a Mother’s Day card to her grandmother, or not. (Tee Hee)
Tonight is my regular monthly meeting to share Stampin Up! card creations and techniques with a great bunch of ladies. We meet either the 3rd or 4th Wednesday of the month, make cards, chitchat and have a wonderful couple of hours – just us – the girls… Card making starts at 6:30, although we generally start arriving in time for a bite to eat. We meet at Perkins Family Restaurant on Park and Starkey in Seminole.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I have been contemplating this Blog for quite some time. I visited many other Blogs out there and researched the different Blog hosting services. I've subscribe to “Artful Blogging” by Stampinton – I received April's issue this past weekend and I have read and devoured every single word from cover to cover. And, now, I am ready to just BLOG IT!! (i hope)
I really like how this frame turned out. It is a chipboard frame from one of the scrapbook stores I frequent here in Saint Petersburg, Whim So Doodle. It's embellished with two of my favorites - Cosmo Cricket Papers and Anita's Outline Stickers - both available at another one of the scrapbook shops I frequent, Scrapbooking In Paradise. The colors are fabulous and the Bling is jumping off the frame! Bill loves it - he is my biggest fan and harshest critic.