Sunday, August 31, 2008

OK. . . . . these are the same patterns, but with the new Creative Basics kit . . . to be available September 1st in the Autumn/Winter Idea book. The stamp set is from the Just Because Card kit.
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National Stamping Month

I was pretty excited when I received my "Just Because" card kit. The pre-cut papers were convenient to use and I loved the finished results. I took the time to draw up a cutting guide so that I could make similar cards in different colors. These cards were made with a piece of Background Texture paper from the Simple Pleasures paper packet , a piece of Cocoa Cardstock, and some Bamboo cardstock as well. I used Cocoa, Bamboo, and Twilight inks. I used Liquid glass to accent the hearts.
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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Volleyball Stamp set

I'm not 100% happy with the blue around the edges. . . but I like the volleyball net with the school initials across the top. . . . I'm sure I'll be using that net on many projects.
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Today's Date

I know that I'm going to have plenty of opportunities to use the August Stamp of the Month - "today's date". Here is a post card that I'm sending out to remind friends and family that have expressed interest in attending one of our son's football games this fall. I was able to stamp up several of these cards in a short time.

I know I will use it alot of scrapbook pages. . . but I think it will be great for invitations as well.
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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Clearance Madness

Close to My Heart promoted a Clearance Sale to begin at 9 am on August 5th. I gathered orders, promising to do the best I could to get the requested items. What a riot! Compare it to the day after Thanksgiving doorbusters but on line. I had all of my orders compiled and ready for the next mornings sale. . . even trading work days so I could be home. Well during the evening we had a line of severe thunderstorms go through. . . so I had no power! UGH! Now I needed to look for a computer to use. Thank goodness, my mom wasn't effected! My neatly compiled list was on the computer as well, so I had to recreate my list. Whew! Well the order entry was tedious, and some of the items that I successfully added to my order were gone before I was able to check out! But all it all I'm not complaining. Enjoying free shipping we cummatively saved over $475! about 70%

Monday, August 4, 2008

More Thanks

I used the "t" alphabet solo for this thank you card. The primary color is topiary and I tried out my "spot on backgrounds".
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4H Thank you

This is the card that Kristine is sending out to The Kurish Family, her 4H pig buyers. The Pigs are from the nursery bash set. The 4 leaf clovers are from the March word puzzle. The green is topiary.
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Friday, August 1, 2008

Cottage Floral

This is a photo frame that I decorated for my niece. Her mom mentioned that her bedspread is yellow and black, so I thought this would work out well. I used 2 stamp sets. B1306 - Cottage Floral (page 16 in the Summer Idea book) and D1186 - Rustic Flowers. Rustic Flowers was a previous stamp of the month, but is also included in the Spring Idea book on page 63. The ink colors are Honey, Buttercup and Black. I printed the verse on vellum. The frame is from Target.
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