Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Just for you

Hi, Hope you are having a great week! I wanted to share this card that I made for a friend. I added stitching around the edge of this card with thread, I love how it turned out. It is time consuming but I think it's worth it. I poked holes using a Lasting Impressions stitching guide template and then sewed the thread through the holes. I used several different Lasting Impressions templates for this card, SG300, L528 and L9012. All the paper I used is from Lasting Impressions too. I have the day off from work today and am going to do a little cleaning and organizing in my craft room, and hopefully have some time to create!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Exciting News!

Hi, Happy Monday! Here is another card I made using the same bee template I used on my last card. I did not like this template at all when I first saw it but it is quickly becoming one of my favorites! I used several different Lasting Impressions templates for this card, L9402, L9369, and L9640 and the bubble swirl edge on the side of the card was made with the M24 template.

Now for my exciting news... I have been named to the Lasting Impressions design team! I am so thrilled to be a part of the design team. I love Lasting Impressions brass templates. Lasting Impressions has a new website, and to introduce it they are giving away two $20 gift certificates to their store. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on their blog or Face Book page for a chance to win. Contest ends Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Be sure to check out the new website, there is a gallery where you can submit your own embossed cards. I'd love to see your creations!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bee Happy!

Hi, This card took me so much longer to make than I expected! Does that ever happen to you? You envision the card design in your head but then when you try to put it on paper, it seems to take forever!! I used a Lasting Impressions stitching template to punch holes in the cardstock, and then hand stitched floss through the punched holes. I dry embossed the bee and added it to the card, and printed the "Bee Happy" sentiment from my computer. Have a great week!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Challenge Card

Hi, I made this card for a challenge on a Facebook Group I belong to. The challenge was to make a card using Orange, Pink and White. It also had to have two circles (behind my flower), a square (behind the circles), flowers, ribbon, a sentiment and two buttons. This was a tough challenge for me! It was a lot to fit onto one card! I like how it turned out though. All the paper and brass templates I used are from Lasting Impressions. I'm not sure who makes the Pink ribbon, the orange ribbon is from Lasting Impressions as well. Have a great day and stay cool!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Stamps!

Hope you had a great weekend! This is a card I made for a friend. We went shopping yesterday at the outlet mall, and she helped me pick out a lot of cute summer clothes for work. Clothes shopping is definitely not my thing and I consider my friend to be a fashionista! I couldn't have picked out the clothes that I bought without her help! These stamps are by Woodware USA, and I just love this bear set. I think it's so cute.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nashville Vacation Scrapbook Pages

Hi, I wanted to share some of my scrapbook pages from my Nashville vacation last September. I had a fabulous time there! It was my 2nd vacation by myself, and I have to say, it is the best way to vacation! (For short trips!) I do whatever I want, eat when I want and where I want! It's the best!

Starting from the top picture:

I went to Cooters Place in Nashville, I grew up watching the Dukes of Hazard so this was so neat to see!

Dukes of Hazard Museum in Nashville - wow, who knew there was so much memorabilia!!?? I was amazed. So fun to see all the Dukes of Hazard stuff they had on display. They also had TV's set up playing re-runs of the show.

Chihuly Glass Display at the Botanical Gardens - this is the same artist that did the glass display in the ceiling of the Bellagio in Las Vegas. It's blown glass art, and it is gorgeous! They had a special display in the Botanical Gardens where the glass art was lit up at night. This was so gorgeous!

Dog Marley - walking down the streets in downtown Nashville, I came across a man who had two dogs sitting on his motorcycle. Both the dogs had dreadlocks, and he had their hair dyed!! They were so well behaved, not sure I would have been in their position.

Predators vs Caps game - My reason for going to Nashville! I saw the Caps play in a pre-season game against the Predators. My first time there and in that arena. So much fun, and the Caps won! I met two other Caps fans there, we had a blast hanging out after the game and I still keep in touch with both of them!

Fall Creek Falls Park, I drove 2 hours to reach this park, it was gorgeous! I crossed a suspension bridge for the first time! I spent the day hiking, it was so fun!

Jack Daniels Distillery - so interesting! I took the tour of the distillery, and I would love to go back and do it again. Beautiful town and a really cool experience!
Have a great week!

I got a lot of the sketches for my pages from Amy's 4x6 scrapbook sketch blog. I did not crop any of my photos! Quick and simple!

Have a great week!