Sunday, February 22, 2009

Local Crop for a good cause

I posted info about this crop last month, but now the official advertising has begun, so I wanted to add another post for this wonderful group. My BFF and I have already made our reservations, and it would be such fun if there were other ladies from our area attending!

Momas Crop for Marty is a charity crop being held at The Cottages at Brushy Creek in Greer, SC on Saturday April 25th from 10am-10pm. The cost is $25 which includes 3 meals, snacks and drinks, a goody bag for all, and hourly prize winnings. There will also be offered free rubberstamp and scrapbook make n takes, and Fiskars product demos throughout the day. And a vendor will be available on site.

The funds raised at this event will go toward making photo ready memory books that will be given to Mom's who have lost an infant child, right here in the Upstate. Our goal is to raise enough money to be able to provide 50 completed books to meet this year's need at Carolina Perinatal Hospice and some at March of Dimes
Upstate division.

To register
contact Sondra Bright. Payment is by cash check or money order to Sondra Bright (who will hold your spot until your monies have time to arrive), or by debit or credit at the Funkie Munkie store. If you pay at the store, you still need to contact Sondra to register. We need to know if you are planning to sit with anyone or if you need an electrical outlet (20 available first come first serve). Due to the nature of this event, all monies received are non-refundable.

We hope you will join us in supporting this great cause while we provide you with one great day!

And their Vision Statement:

An organization that coordinates volunteer paper artists who make and donate cards and photo-ready scrapbooks to several interest groups. “Momas” volunteers are ministers of memory and script to such groups as soldiers stationed overseas, Alzheimer/dementia patients, Special Olympians, foster children, Hospice Moms, and Moms who have lost an infant child.

happy stampin'

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Birthday Tag Swap

Hi everyone! This has been a rough week because I've been down with a sore throat - I'm suspicious of strep ... anyway ... I am starting to perk up a little and thought I should peek in here for just a minute so you didn't think I had fallen off the edge of the Earth, lol.

I am hosting a swap on the SCS forums - I'd love to have you join in too! The swap is for Birthday Tags. I got the idea from this blog (scroll down for a photo): Papercrafts Connection.

If you'd like to join - check out the details here: SCS BIRTHDAY TAG SWAP
If you are not a member of SCS, it's free so go ahead and register. There are tons of great stamp companies represented there and lots of galleries to browse.
IF you don't want to register w/ SCS but do want to participate in the swap, email me or comment here and I will add you to the list. I would love to have lots and lots of swappers!!!

happy stampin'

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Blog awards

This is a super fun post! Broni (Splashes of Watercolor) gave me this blog award for leaving comments on her blog. If you haven't visited Broni's blog, you really should ... she posts the most awesome creations on a regular basis. Plus Broni is part of the Color Throwdown team that comes up with the most fun color combos ever! BTW, Broni leaves me the sweetest comments here, but I don't guess I am supposed to tag her back ... but I could...

The award was given out by Marianne of I Like Markers (Copic fans will know exactly who Marianne is). Marianne actually drew this award - that makes it doubly cool! So now I get to pass along the award to those who comment regularly on my blog, ready?

Cheryl - Never Enough Stamps

Keri - Pink Lemonade

Joan - Giving

Stop by their blogs and say hello if you have time.

happy stampin'

Happy Valentine's Day!

A very happy Valentine's Day to you today!
Go out of your way and make someone happy today.

happy stampin'

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Make 'n Take Card

Our LSS offers a free make 'n take every week. Yes, I know ... we're spoiled! Today's share is a recent project from the m'nt, so I don't have a complete supply list. All I really know is that the die cut birdie is a Quickutz die and the cardstock is Bazzil. What I like best about the card is the color choice of green and purple. Those colors sing when put together. What do you think?

A nice little card project for free, don't you think?

happy stampin'

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A cute little heart

Today's share is a wiggly heart - is there a real name for this type of item? - that I altered. I found it at AC Moore for only $1. It's perfect for a photo holder, or you could clip a small note on it. Behind the heart shape, which is wooden, is a clothes pin.

To alter the "wiggler", I first painted one coat of pink with Making Memories scrapbook paints and let it dry. Then I mod podged pattern paper on each side, sponged ink around the edges and tied a ribbon around the bottom. The epoxy heart is attached with a nifty little tagger tool.

I think this would make a nice desk topper to showcase a favorite photo - like the one of my niece above!

happy stampin'

Monday, February 09, 2009

Whoa, I made a necklace?

I am not a jewelry maker, and I rarely wear jewelry myself except for my wedding rings. But, there is a new line of jewelry products by Plaid that are so fresh and contemporary! I fell in love when I saw it. This is how deeply I fell in love - the person who doesn't wear jewelry spent $53 on supplies!

The first project I wanted to make was featured on the display. It's a necklace and I just had to make it for my daughter, I think she might like it. I also bought some charms, etc. that may work on a card project. As soon as I have time, I'm going to play around with those charms and see how they work out.

LOL - are you laughing at my photo? I didn't have a good way to photograph the necklace, so I put a pillow down and threw a towel over it for some dimension. I tried my best to get the necklace to hang attractively... this is the best I could do.

Would you like a closer look at the quote charm? Ok, here you go:

That's it for today! I'll see you again soon.

happy stampin'

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Simple Cards

You can't get any simpler than one-layer cards. The cards today are super simple, yet really pretty (esp. in person). A line image was simply stamped and colored in quickly.

For the first card, I used Copic markers and a clear Spica glitter pen. The color intensity is amazing, and this photo does not do the card justice! If I wanted to add a little ribbon before mailing, it could be easily tied on the side. I will wait to choose a sentiment when I actuallly need the card ... I learned that lesson slowly and I have an entire box of "thank you" and "thinking of you" cards to prove it! LOL.

The second card was colored with retired SU! Metallic pencils. I am sad these are no longer for sale, but at least I have them to use when I need them. On this card I did stamp a sentiment because it was the sample card for the Senior Center Fundraiser we held a few months ago. Again, a little ribbon tied on the side would be nice, but we'll see, I kind of like it plain too.

I really like the difference you can achieve by changing the coloring medium (or would it be media?). Using the same image, you can get an entirely different feeling simply by changing your coloring tools.

happy stampin'

Friday, February 06, 2009

Valentine Tag

Made using a plain round coaster, today's project can be a card or a tag. My peeps made this last month at our Girl's Night Out. They brayered the coaster with Pretty in Pink classic ink, made grass with SU!'s new scallop edge punch, and stamped the images. Everything except the truck was stamped on white cardstock and colored with SU! markers. The adorable polka dot truck was made by stamping on patterned paper and trimmed. We adhered the truck with dimensionals for a little variety.

A hole is easily punched in a coaster using the Cropadile - which also sets the large grommet (eyelet) like butter! Tape a sucker to the back and call it a day!

happy stampin'

Thursday, February 05, 2009

More Love - of a different kind

If you are not a pet lover, you can skip over today's post because I don't have a project to share today. Instead, we'll take a quick intermission from our Valentine projects to share this silly little kitty chill-laxing in my Bind-It-All bag. What a silly kitty - but oh how much we love him.

This is how he helps me when I am trying to create and enjoy my free time. It looks almost as if the BIA people made this bag just for him, doesn't it? Next post - another uber-cool Vday project that I think you will enjoy.
happy stampin'

Monday, February 02, 2009


I have been attempting to share projects appropriate for Valentine's Day on the ol' bloggity. I can't avoid sharing one of my most favorite stamp sets, Always, by SU! I love this stamp set! Both the images and the sentiments.

This was a card from January's Girl's Night Out. The papers are Bella designer series paper - so yummie all by themselves ... but look at them paired with the heart image from Always:

The heart was stamped on ruby red in white craft ink and embossed with white ep, then trimmed and adhered to the card front. I like the chocolate cardstock because it gives some depth to the pinks/reds and grounds everything. My favorite touch (other than the embossing) is the little surprise of polka dots inder the main image! I hope you like today's share as well.

happy stampin'

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Heart Pouch

I'm not sure if this project looks as easy as it really is ... but trust me, it's sooo easy to make! You can whip up a dozen or more before Valentine's Day.

I started with a 4 petal die by Sizzix - you will need 2 of the shapes die cut from red cardstock. I then embossed both pieces with a Cuttlebug folder. Next, fold in the two bottom petals of each die cut and stick them together with tape. That gives you the heart shape and the pouch as well. I adhered the ribbon with a glue stick and decorated the front.

The print paper is an older design from SU! I was going through my stash and the colors worked, so ... The image and tag were colored with SU markers and a white gel pen. Would you like a closer look? Good ...

All you need to do now is add a cellophane bag of chocolates! Yummie!

happy stampin'