Thursday, March 18, 2010

Scrap Stamping Challenge!

Hello all! Its a very happy Thursday morning in  NC and the sun is shining. I just went walking  and hopefully dropped a bit of a buttcheek here or there.  I also saw a happy family of deer that thought that if they ran really fast across the road that I wouldn't see them. They were jumping a pasture fence and darting into the woods while I was thinking, "I wish I had legs like that, I would look much skinnier". Wouldn't that look funny, I mean if I really had deer legs......whoa.  Anyway, I sat down at my craft table late one night last week before bed, and had a smallish idea. What if I could take just the scraps that I found on my tabletop and made a card out of them, could I do it with just the scraps laying out?

This is what I came up with! The sentiment stamp is one of the new unmounted stamps from SU! They are pretty cool, and since I don't demonstrate for SU anymore I can say I used a PTI circles stamp to accompany it and bring some of the colors from the patterned paper onto white sentiment. I thought the words needed a little sparkle so I went over the sentiment with a little jellyroll pen action. This card is not perfect, but it was sooooo super quick, I am thinking like maybe five minutes. I added the little cloth flower at the top just because the jar was on my tabletop  and it really wanted to be on the card too.  I hope everyone is having an amazing Thursday, and will have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, March 8, 2010


Hello all! Happy Monday! Ya know...we should all love Mondays, because without them, you can't to Tuesday, ect., ect. It has been awhile since I posted, I have recovered fully, well almost fully from my surgery, with a little soreness, but my hands are working wonderfully! No numbness or anything! It is wonderful, I can actually hold my husbands hand without my fingers going numb! very important! So I made this little cupcake box for my mom for her birthday, in it went a little bracelet and charms made by Brighton. It was the kind that you can add beads and charms to, sort of like those Pandora bracelets and such, except a little less expensive. I got the idea from Val Stangles blog, she made the cutest little cupcake box, I am pretty sure there is a tutorial there is you can to visit and check it out for yourself. The paper is from SU designer series, the little die cut flowers are also from their new die cut collection. The stamp is Butterflyabella from Stamping Bella, soooo cute.

In other news, I went cruising around Salisbury the other day, my hometown, just taking pictures of some of the historical buildings and thought you might like to see a couple of pics of this really really cool hotel. The Empire Hotel was a place where the actors that played at the Meroney Theatre stayed (which was across the street) when they were involved in whatever play was active at the time. I am not sure how true this is, but I was told that there is a "tunnel" or passageway under the street that led over to the Meroney so the actors wouldn't have to travel outside to get the the theatre. How cool is that? I think I will do a little research on that and see if I can get some details. I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday...only three more days till FRIDAY! ( I apologize for the order of these pics. I am not sure how to move them quite yet!)