Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Computer Probs (AGAIN!)

I just realized that I never posted the graduation announcement I made for my daughter. The base of the card is the now retired color Handsome Hunter that I ran through the Big Shot™ with the Movers & Shapers™ die. The Basic Black panel was embossed with a Cuttlebug™ embossing folder. The cap is a stamp from a retired Stampin' Up!™ graduation set; the diploma is a stamp I picked up at a garage sale.

I printed the Senior 2010 on a sheet of Brushed Silver paper using my inkjet printer. I used My Digital Studio™ to space the text so I could punch them out with my Curly Label Punch.

I am posting this using my daughter's computer. We had a large storm here in Kansas City on Sunday and out power went out. My son's & daughter's computers fired right up with no problems but mine is well, sickly.

This is such a busy week! I just got a new box of goodies and I still haven't had time to play. Oh well there is always tomorrow!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

An Artistic Etchings Makeover!

I took Trisha's advice and added ink (Marina Mist and a stamp from the Extreme Elements stamp set) and some Silver Foil Smooch Spritz™ to the background. I then tossed the Eiffel tower and replaced it with a couple of stamped images from the Friends 24/7 stamp set. I also switched out the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware™ for some Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware.

Much Better now!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Another Artistic Etchings

I am going to post this card even though I am not happy with it. It is missing something. I have changed it, added the corner asked the bunnies what to do but, I don't know. I am just not too happy with it but well it is finished. I think it needs more layers, not sure I like the Eiffel tower cut out, I don't think I like the corner UGH!! Need chocolate!!!!

Stamps: Artistic Etchings
Paper: Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Marina Mist
Ink: Crumb Cake

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso!

I used two new SU colors called Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso. Makes me want dessert just typing the names. Once again I used the new stamp set called Artistic Etchings. The base is Crumb Cake (again making me want dessert!) which was wheeled with Vintage Vogue. I added an outline around the Eiffel tower with a SU Blushing Bride (one of the new In-Colors) marker.

Every year I go with my kids and buy fireworks. Every year when I get home I hem and haw to my DH about how much I spent. Last year I think it was around $50. His response is always the same, "You spent how much????? On something you are just going to set on fire & burn up!!!" This year he went with us. . . He spent $90!!! I'm just sayin'. . . .

Happy Fourth of July!!!!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Stamps!

Finally pulled out my new SU set from the new catalog called Artistic Etchings. This is a great set for making some vintage creations. I love the vintage look but it does not come naturally to me. I have to look at everyone's creations and sorta force myself to scrunch, crumple and sponge. The first time I went to a workshop and was instructed to wad up my paper I just couldn't do it. It just didn't seem right. You know I grew up thinking wrinkles were what you tried to get rid of with spray starch and ironing. It was unthinkable to take a perfectly smooth piece of paper and wrinkle it and tear it on purpose! Gasp!! I have tried to overcome that fear and do occasionally tear or crumple my paper.

Anyway, pulled out my hidden stash of River Rock paper and ribbon (so happy to see it return!) and Baja Breeze with just a dash of Chocolate Chip!
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