Saturday, July 31, 2010

A Little Sympathy

The father of a friend of ours passed away this week and the services are on Monday, so I sat down to make a nice simple sympathy card.  I like how it turned out.

Stamp sets used - Thoughts and Prayers and Close as a Memory - ink and colored cardstock used is Rose Red.

Thank you for looking.


Finally - some RAIN!

Seems there's been rain all around us, but none at our house since spring, today, Mother Nature made up for it and we had over an inch of rain in less than an hour according to our rain gauge.  We were at lunch at Islands Restaurant near Paradise Valley Mall when it started so we decided to come home to see if we were getting drenched here and sure enough we were.  Here's some pictures of the drive. 

You'll see dry road and then a line where the downpour starts.  The rain was coming off the mountains so quickly the roads flooded in just minutes.

At first we thought this might be a funnel cloud starting but when we pulled over to take a look, it wasn't swirling, just a cloud that was heavy with rain I suppose.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I Want My Mummy...

Ok, I know practically everyone makes these adorable Halloween cuties with their Top Note Die, but I just had to try my hand at this one.  He came out soooo adorable!  I used Crumb Cake ink to sponge the edges.  He's attached to a Sizzix box with handles.  That was interesting to put together since the instructions have gone missing, but I managed to figure it out (yay for the brain today!)

Thanks for looking!
Hugs, Donna

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Another Use for the Ornament Punch

I saw this the other day and just had to lift it.  Who would have ever thought an Ornament Punch (119847)could be a vase!!!  The ornament was punched out of Whisper White cs and trimmed across the bottom to make it a vase.  The stampset used is Eastern Blooms (111626).  I stamped the flowers in the vase with the Whisper White Craft Ink and then added SU Clear Emboss and set it with the heat gun.  The cardstock is Pretty in Pink and Perfect Plum.

Ok, this adorable bear isn't SU, he's from Penny Black, one of my all time favorites for cute critters, but I couldn't resist posting him!  The paper base is WhisperWhite cs and the "happy birthday" is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370) and punched with the Large Oval (119855) and the Extra Large Scallop Oval (119856).

Isn't he just adorable???

Thank you for stopping by.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Summer Catalog... time is running short

It's almost time to say goodbye to the Summer Mini Catalog.  Be sure to take a look to see if there is anything you'd like from the Summer Catalog before it's too late.  Last date to order will be August 31st so don't delay!!!

Have a great week!


Sunday, July 18, 2010

Team Meeting - aka Getting Ready for Convention!

Today I was over at Rebecca's for our monthly "team meeting" except it was more of a work day for those getting ready for the SU! Convention in Utah later this week. Since I'm not going, I helped Rebecca with her swaps. My fingers are still inky, but isn't that what it's all about? LOL

Here is her big project for today that I helped with. It's made out of the match box die and is just the cutest thing I've ever seen. It's an Advent Calendar leading up to Christmas.

These are mine. Two cards and the baby shoe. I just LOVE the baby shoe!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Watering Can Pens...

I finally got everything together and made my flower pens for my workshops so everyone would have something pretty to write with when they fill out their order forms. We were at Michael's last night and I found these adorable tin watering cans to use instead of clay pots. Much lighter to carry around to workshops too! Isn't this just adorable!?

I had some difficulty with the tape on the pens since it seemed to be super sticky, so after I wraped them up I put some baby powder with cornstarch on my hands and rubbed the pens in my hands to remove the sticky. Seems to be working very well!

I have some more to make tonight, but this gets it started at least. Sorry the picture isn't that great. I left my camera with the good picture at home so I had Jen take a picture with her camera phone and send it to my camera phone. Isn't technology wonderful???

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

First Workshop Coming Up!

My first official workshop will be this Saturday! I'm excited and nervous at the same time. Hoping I don't miss any of the pieces and parts that are needed for the projects. I suppose that's the good thing about having the party at my house, if we need anything we'll have it right there!

Watch for pictures this weekend. We're going to have a blast!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

It's Finally Here!! July 1st and the 2010-2011 Catalog Goes LIVE

I'm so excited for our new catalog debut. Many of my customers have their new catlogs and are ready to start ordering. I'm just waiting for 11 a.m. when I can put in my first order of new papers and stamps and inks, oh my!