Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Scrappin' afternoon style~

Hi all! I have a scrapbook layout to share with you today! I started my inspiration with a scrapbook layout challenge. Here is that layout:

I have been itching to do a layout with the papers with the Afternoon Tea DS Papers. I had a layout in mind with pictures of my grandma. I'll give you a little background on the pictures (that aren't on the page yet...I'll add those later today...). They are pictures of my grandma on her birthday two years ago...I know...that is how far behind I am. (Well...I am further behind than that but I am telling myself that scrappin' started when my little one was born now. lol!!). She was wearing a light peach sweater with a few small flowers on the front so I thought the guava with a touch of wasabi would be perfect. Wanna see it?

First off, I gotta tell you...all of the edges were distress by swiping them across my chocolate chip ink pad to kind of antique them a bit. The base is all the same piece of ds paper. The three photos are matted onto chocolate chip. Where my forth photo was supposed to be (according to the sketch), I used for a journaling block. I still can't get into the mindset to scrap without journaling. I see lots of layouts that really don't have journaling....I just can't do it. The half oval on the right is also from the afternoon tea ds paper pack. The flower accents are two different sizes punched with the boho blossoms punch adhered with an antique copper brad mounted up on stampin' dimensionals. The title isn't stampin' up. They are thickers. I have soooooo much scrapbooking stuff already, you will probably see some of it infiltrate into my scrapbooking posts. I hope you don't mind. ;)

Saturday, April 26, 2008


Stampin' Up! has just released the following information:

"We are pleased to announce that we are extending the sales period of the Occasions Mini Collection 2008 through June 30."

WHOOOOHOOOOO!!! How exciting is that???? So instead of May 31 being the last day to order...we have an extra month!!!!!

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - week 44

Howdy! I come to you today with another blogger's challenge group card. This week we were to use certainly celery, brocade blue, so saffron and chocolate chip......so up my alley! I bought pun fun last month and can you believe this is the first time inking it up????? The images in this set are soooooo cute!!!! So this would be the time it would see ink!

Here is my creation this week:

The card base is brocade blue. I punched stars with stampin' up!'s star punch and adhered them to my card base with tombo mono multi glue. This really gave the base dimension, I think. What an easy way to adorn a card.

The bottom panel is certainly celery wheeled with see you around in certainly celery. This month is Free Wheelin' month....if you buy pun fun you get a free jumbo wheel - sweet stars which I love but didn't want stars on the top and bottom so I used the free jumbo wheel that comes with year after year in the Free Wheelin' promotion. I really like the fact that the wheel images are interchangeable with different sets but blend seamlessly! I put a thin piece of chocolate chip where I would have normally put ribbon. I intend this card to go to a little boy so I didn't want to use ribbon. I know.....I hear what you are saying....two cards this week without ribbon?!?!?!??!? I don't know what has gotten into me. I gotta get back to the ribbon and bling!!! I miss it!!!!!

The cute rocket was inked up with jet black staz on ink. Notice the sentiment wasn't stamped right under it...where it is intended to be on the stamp. Usually I cut the sentiments apart from the images but this set I didn't so that. Every once in a while I throw myself a wrench and do something unexpected....like this. So what I did was took a piece of blue painter's tape (any piece of tape would work....painter's tape was closest in my reach....LOL!) and taped over the sentiment and then inked it up. Now this is the IMPORTANT part......remove the tape before stamping!!! (trust me...if you forget to remove the tape good things will not happen! :) )Voila! Stamped without the sentiment! I water colored it with my aquapainter and ink refills. I did some shadow coloring around the rocket with going grey. Don't forget to shadow around images to give them some dimension. I did put crystal effects on the little window...I couldn't get a good picture of that...but trust me it's there and it looks super cute! I matted that onto so saffron and then chocolate chip. I adhered that with stampin' dimensionals. (big shock there, huh?)

I then cleaned my rocket stamp with staz on stamp cleaner. This stuff is amazing!!!! For the sentiment I inked it up with my black stampin' write marker and stamped it onto whisper white. I punched it with the word window punch and adorned it with two stars in brocade blue and so saffron.

That's it for today. Now....go stamp! hehehehe!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I won! I won! I won!!!!!!

Can you believe I won???? I can't...I don't win anything very often. but I won this from Jaime's blog:

She had a week long blog candy a while back and I won this set of Stampin' Up!'s Flower Fusion!!! WHOOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!! I was so excited to win. let alone win something so awesome....I love these flowers!!!!! And you wanna know what???? They fit perfectly into Kristina Werner's color challenge today. Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Sahara Sand.

I was soooooo excited!!!!!!

Anyway....Here is what I did: (sorry the card look crooked......)

Kristina's cards are so "clean and fresh." She has inspired me to "clean up my act."

Card base is Sahara Sand. My sentiment is from All in a Row inked in wild wasabi. I used my stamp a ma jig to position it. The background panel is pumpkin pie stamped with polka dot background stamp. I rounded the two bottom corners and all four card base corners with my 3/16th inch corner rounder. I cut a slit in the fold of the card to slip the pumpkin pie striped grosgrain ribbon through and tied it in a simple knot. I layered a wild wasabi scalloped circle with a so saffron 1 3/8 inch circle and a pumpkin pie felt flower from my new flower fusion flower tin!!!!! I really do love these flowers! I adhered those layers together with a brad out of the ice collection of circle rhinestone brads. Bling and felt all together......sweet harmony!

What do you think? I must say...I really like it. It is so fresh from my normal water coloring and sponging. I like to get myself out of a rut and go a total new direction with my creations.....challenge yourself to do the same thing.....I dare ya!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Stand Tall

This card is for my husband's birthday tomorrow. I used today's online sketch challenge as a starting place for it. I have been soooo busy this past week and I have to go to the car dealer today and I wasn't sure when I would get home so I got up extra early today to give you some eye candy. Sorry I have been a bad blogger lately.....please forgive me!!!!

I wanted today's card to have a masculine feel without fluff.....so no ribbon or bling :(

Here it is:

I have to be super quick today...sorry ;)

All edges are sponged with whisper white craft ink.


cardstock: always artichoke, sahara sand, so saffron

ink: always artichoke, chocolate chip stampin write marker, whisper white craft

stamps: lovely as a tree, sanded background, big bold birthday candle (sentiment)

accessories: mat pack and piercer, aged copper brads, stampin sponges

By the way......I now accept Mastercard, Visa or Discover for your orders. I am only able to accept them for the orders that are placed through Stampin' Up!. (meaning I don't accept them for class or camp fees or sale of retired stamps.)

If there is anything you want to order through Sunday, let me know. The Free Wheelin' sale ends soon and I don't want you to miss out on that sale. I will be placing my final order for this month Sunday afternoon.

Happy stampin!!!!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - week 43

This week's blogger's challenge was to use chipboard.

I do have a confession, though! I have been so busy this week taking care of other things that I haven't stamped barely at all. This book wasn't made this week but I haven't shared it here yet and it does qualify for this week's challenge. Now don't get me wrong....I know challenges aren't meant to find things that you have done already that fit the challenge....we are to create new things. Honestly....I wish I had time this week to fulfill that challenge. If I get time this weekend I will create something new and post it. But for now I have this to show you:

This is the book I use to keep the technique and card folds that I teach all my club members. They also have their own version of a technique book. One club is using the retired chipboard ATC album and my other club made books out of these chipboard board basics from Stampin' Up!. All of my club members have seen this book but all of you wonderful blogging friends have not. That's why I still decided to share it with you.

Quick run down....have tons of stuff to accomplish today too. Covered in fall flowers designer series papers. Flowers are from Pretties Kit held together by build a brad. Scalloped semi circle was done with colluzzle and 3/16th inch corner rounder. Sentiment "inspire" is stamped on confetti cream with jumbo outline alphabet. I colored the letters in with stampin' write markers or a blender pen (soft sky). My ring holes are adorned with jumbo eyelets set with a crop o dile. Ribbon tie was made with round tab punch and there are various stampin' up ribbons adorning the rings that hold the book together. (some of the ribbons are retired...I wanted to have the color and texture of different ribbons......)

There you have it! Hopefully you will get some more to look at this weekend.....

I thought being a stay at home mom would give me more time.....not the case at all! hehehe!

Happy Stampin' All!!!!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A quickie!

Get you minds out of the gutter!!!! I mean a quick card!!!

I used the new sticky cuts letters on this one. The sticky cuts are letters and shapes cut from the same type of adhesive that our sticky tape is....how cool is that???? I used the new chunky sprinkles glitter from the spring mini catalog on the letter "h." I'm keeping it simple today because I gotta run! I have been so busy this week and I need to get some more blood work today but I didn't want you to go another day without some eye candy.

Here it is:

I scalloped the edge with my 3/16th inch corner rounder after cutting a little off with my paper trimmer. I adhered some certainly celery designer series prints paper to the right hand edge to accentuate that edge. Card base is close to cocoa. My sentiment comes from fundamental phrases....told you it was versatile! :)

Until later my stampin' buddies......happy stampin'!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Upcoming Stamp Camp



I sent this camp information out to all of you that are on my email list but it has been brought to my attention that the pictures opened sometimes, but not all times. So I thought I would post the information here.

Date: Sunday April 27th, 2008
Where: McDonald's Big Mac Board Room
When: 2:00 pm
Limited to the first 10 registrants only!!!!!!
email me directly if you have any questions. regcorn@zoominternet.net

This would make an excellent gift for any woman in your life or for yourself! (Think Mother's Day!!!)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Deadline approaching!!!

Hey everyone.....the deadline to register for the camp is approaching....call or email me today to reserve your spot!

I can't wait to see you there!!!

I wanna be a cowboy baby......

lol!!!!! Sorry I haven't posted in a few days! I went to a play date yesterday morning and had an appointment yesterday afternoon.. When I got home from all of that....I got a phone call that I forgot my camera at the play date. I am so sad!!! I don't like to be without my camera at all!!!!!! I can't take pictures of new stuff to post let alone not being able to take a picture of my little one if a "cute moment" occurs! I checked my picture folder on my computer and realized that the stuff I did last week and already mailed out are on here already!!! no camera necessary!!!! So you shouldn't have to be punished for my inability to keep track of a simple camera, right????

A friend of the family had a birthday Sunday and he likes western stuff, so I used this a perfect opportunity to execute something I have had swimming in my little head for a long time!

So...here it is:

Does it look like an outfit? hehehe!!! Ever since I bought this set, a while ago......, I have envisioned a belt buckle out of this stamp. oh my! I need help, I know! I am starting to envision clothing pieces looking at stamps or pulling inspiration from our stamps when I am in town......sickness, I know! ;)

The base is blue bayou with a top fold. I stamped it with my brand new twill background.....I can tell already I am going to have a very deep connection with this background stamp....kinda like me and my sanded background....some stamps just mean more to you than others....while you love them all...some hold special places in your stamping heart...this is one of them. Anyway...it was stamped with blue bayou ink. The top (shirt) is real red stamped with the small flower medallion from Wanted in real red then stamped with the paisley stamp, also from Wanted, in whisper white craft ink. I dried that with my heat tool....way too impatient to let it dry alone. lol! I stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment using my stamp a ma jig with fundamental phrases. This set is a very valuable set....the words are all separate so you can combine them in many ways. Love versatility!!!

I made the belt from 5/8 inch wide vanilla grosgrain ribbon. I wanted to use the 5/8 inch chocolate chip grosgrain but I am all out....can you believe it????
not having chocolate chip ribbon??????
I know!!!!!
It is already on it's way from Stampin' Up!, don't worry. Now for that little...or not so little...belt buckle. I stamped the large medallion from Bronc Buster in encore silver ink onto brushed gold card stock and embossed it with silver embossing powder and my heat tool. Wanna see it closer????
After cutting it out, following the outline of the stamp, the buckle was adhered with stampin' dimensionals.

Well....that is about it today....go stamp!

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Have you ever participated in a challenge that I have participated in and then posted here? Well...if you haven't, here is your chance! This card was inspired from a color inspiration over at Kristina Werner's blog. Weekly, she posts a picture she has found inspiration in and then translates the colors into Stampin' Up! colors.....how great is that?????

Here is the inspiration picture:

Isn't it serene? Oh, how I could go there!!!!

These are the colors that was inspired from this beautiful picture:

very vanilla, tempting turquoise, taken with teal, old olive, chocolate chip, close to cocoa

The Chocolate chip, cocoa, vanilla and old olive are right up my alley....I don't use the others very much. I like the colors...believe me...I just don't instantly "go to" them when creating. Often I find myself in a mode that I only use two colors and then white or vanilla....so I wanted to use all of these beauties on my card for today. (Well, actually I made it yesterday....I just didn't have the chance to post it....sorry!)

Here it is:

My base is chocolate chip...can't go wrong there, right? hehehehe!!! My background panel is mainly tempting turquoise stamped with taken with teal ink. I used the flower trio in the level 2 hostess set, Spring Solitude. I love this little branch and bird. CUTE!!!! I flanked the long edges with a piece of close to cocoa and then a scalloped piece of taken with teal. I scalloped it with my slit punch...easy peasy!!!!

My main panel is vanilla stamped with the branch numerous times from Spring Solitude. I inked it up with stampin' write markers - chocolate chip and old olive. I stamped it generation style to give color variance with the branch. Next I inked up that cute little bird with tempting turquoise and then took my taken with teal stampin write marker and inked up his belly. Did you notice the difference in color? I matted that onto old olive with the bottom portion much longer than the rest. I used the mat pack to align three holes for brads. I made washers for my brads like I did HERE and put them behind three blue rhinestone brads from the ice rhinestone brad pack. That was mounted on stampin' dimensionals....I know...big surprise, huh? luv my dimensionals!

If you do follow this inspiration...I would love to see it! post a link to your creation here in the comment section of this post.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Accepting credit cards.....

Hi all you stamp clubbers! I did tell you last month that I would be able to start accepting credit cards in April...Stampin' Up! hasn't rolled out that program yet. Sorry for any inconvenience...I will let you know as soon as I am able to accept them. I was told they are going to start sometime this month.....I'll keep you posted!

On a different note.....I will be bringing some different retired sets this week to club that I have put in my "sell bin." These are cash and carry, not to be included in club sales.

I'll see you all at 6:30 tonight and Thursday night!

Want more scrapbbooking?

I have two pages to show you today. I started them last week and just finished up last night. This weekend was a busy one to say the least so I didn't get to even look at my desk! (insert sad face here.....) My little one has been wanting her "big girl bed" so she finally got it! She wanted her room to be decorated in...are you ready for this???.....Hello Kitty! Let me tell you...decorating a bedroom on a non-hello-kitty-collector budget wasn't easy! I don't know how she got that in her head!!! They had sheets and blankets at Target and she picked it there....I tried to get her to change into something easier to decorate around....Princess...Dora....Sesame Street.....she wouldn't budge! I wanted her transition into a new bed to be positive....so hello kitty it was! With all of that going on and my husband spending all weekend building a vinyl shed kit for all of her outside stuff so her could get his space back we had a jam packed weekend!!! That is why it took me a two week spread to get these pages done...don't get me wrong...it does take me a very long time to make decisions on scrapbooking...it usually doesn't take me two weeks! LOL!!!!!

Anyway...here they are:

The base is barely banana with flowers from Ginormous Flowers stamped all over the background. I inked them in barely banana and rock and rolled them in summer sun. my patterned paper is from Flowers From You. The two pinks are pretty in pink and pixie pink. I made scallops with my slit punch and accented them with my white gel pen. my title "Sweet Cheeks" is stamped with a retired alphabet - Letterpress. I inked then in pretty on pink and rocked the top and bottom with pixie pink onto whisper white card stock. I then cut them out with my hobby blade and cutting mat. Let me tell you...this was a bit labor intensive but I could have NEVER done it with scissors!!!! I love to cut things out with my hobby knife and cutting mat. All the flowers were cut out with the hobby blade as well (unless they were flowers from a punch.....).

My tags on the left hand page are stamped with sentiments from Warm Words. I punched their edges with my 3/16th inch corner rounder and tag corner punch. I then punched a hole for the ribbon with my 1/8th inch handheld punch and threaded pink gingham ribbon through. The flower adornments are two layer. The bottom flower is from the boho flower punch and the upper flower is from three for you. They are adhered together and to the tags with gold brads. Those are mounted up on stampin' dimensionals.

The flowers that accent the larger picture on the left and the journaling block on the right are stamped with various flowers from ginormous flowers and layered with a fire rhinestone brad holding them together. Gotta have bling in the scrapbook, right? They are mounted up on stampin' dimensionals as well.

My journaling is done with my pixie pink stampin' write marker.

Wanna hear something about these pictures? When my little one was not on the go...I would lay out a sheet or something and just snap pictures of her at least weekly...the pictures from this are from one of those sittings. I also had her picture taken professionally once a month for her first year...so needless to say I have a ton to scrap of her! These pictures really had nothing to do with her cheeks....but when I was deciding what to title these pages...her smile and her cheeks (which she has grown into :) ) just radiated from the pictures. And I tell you....I never took her anywhere (and I ahve taken her everywhere with me...I don't like to leave her behind.) that someone didn't comment on her cheeks and her eyes! Perfect strangers would approach us and make comments on how beautiful her eyes were and how cute her cheeks were! So I decided to scrap about that. Isn't that really what scrapbooks are about?? The day to day stuff that would eventually be lost in time....not really just the big stuff like birthdays or graduations. Making my daughter's scrapbooks have taken me into a place with journaling I never thought I would go....deep! I want her to know "stuff" not just dates of snapshots....you know what I mean? This is why I am sooooooo very far behind! That is ok...I will catch up....someday...hopefully....maybe.....but if I never do...you know what....what she will have will mean something to her...her story...her life. I hope anyway.....maybe she won't give 2 craps about it....who knows???

Oh well..enough rambling.....I tend to go into great lengths when I get up early and post, don't I? Maybe because I don't have anyone chattering in my ear for a snack....drink....movie change....a new dvd.....dress my baby......another snack.....play a game on your computer mom?.......can i paint?......what else is on my channels?...... Now I see why it takes me two weeks to get 2 pages done! hehehehe!!! Oh well...I wouldn't trade it. I'm not saying I wouldn't like a minutes peace once in a while...but I wouldn't trade it!

Now....dig deep and go stamp a scrapbook page! You heard me...go! lol!!!!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - week 41

Hi all!

This card is for blogger's challenge. We were to case the card on page 65 in the catalog. The long and low card. Here's mine!

The base is groovy guava. It was cut to 6 3/8 x 6 folded in half to form a 6 3/8 x 3 card. I stamped the leaf branch from Embrace Life in groovy guava and then stamped my sentiment in jet black staz on with my stamp a ma jig. The background to my main image was a rectangle of saffron designer series prints paper that I rounded off with my culuzzle circle cutter. I also cut a piece of white with the same circle and scalloped the edges with my 3/16th inch corner rounder with the guard popped off. LOVE to make these scallops with my corner rounder!!!!!

My flowers were stamped three times on whisper white with jet black staz on ink. I used my sponge daubers to color them. Can you believe it????? No aquapainters?!!?!!??!!??? Here is what I did......used so saffron in the centers, finished off the entire flower with blush blossom and then hit the edges with groovy guava. I purposely went "outside the lines" when I colored them so when I cut them out if I didn't cut exactly on the line...you would see no white! I always do this if it is something I am going to silhouette. I then took my white gel pen and colored in the stamen ends....what ever those are called.... :) Here's a close up of those beauties (if I can say so myself....):

I adhered them with lots if dimension. I started by curling some of the petals around my fingers to give the petals a more realistic look. The I pulled out the stampin' dimensionals and went to town!!!!! After they were mounted in place where I wanted them, I adhered flat backed pearls from The Pretties Kit with mini glue dots. I really love those pearls and since I am out of flowers in my pretties kit...I can STOP HOARDING those beautiful pearls, right???? I don't know why I keep doing this...not like I can't order another pretties box!!!!! ARGH!!!! Wanna see all of that dimension?

Oh yeah!!!! Before I mounted the flowers down, I tied a piece of 5/8 inch old olive grosgrain ribbon around the top.

Need some inspiration to stamp today...play along and case the same card.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Balloon's up!

Hey! A second post in one day????? What is up with that? Well....I can tell you my union benefits have kicked in this week and my little one has taken two naps so far. Today....nap number 2!

This card is for today's online sketch challenge. I must admit, though, that when I saw the long main image panel...I couldn't get balloons out of my head! So I decided to use my Sale A Bration set - Birthday Whimsey. I didn't really get the chance to use my sale a bration sets like I would have liked to because I was cramming in Artisian Award entries. So still today...even though Sale A Bration is over....they feel so neglected!!! I don't very often post projects using retired stuff...but today I could resist. I wanted to create a masculine card that wasn't too "over the top" manly....maybe I could use it for a young man or an older "little" boy. Don't get me wrong, I love to do cards that are strictly for an older man...but today I wanted to get a different feel. I hope you agree that I met that goal of mine.

Here it is:

It's pretty straight forward....base is kraft, horizontal panel is wild wasabi matted in chocolate chip. present stamp is stamped in certainly celery so it would be more muted than if I did tone on tone with wild wasabi. See those brads???? Did you read my earlier post today that showed you how to do that? If not scroll down one post....there is a tutorial on how to make washers for you brads.

The vertical panel is confetti white matted with not quite navy. I really like to use confetti white or confetti cream when I am going to have a big open space that will not be sponged or distressed in any way. The flecks of color in both really set off the panels. My balloons are done using an older technique - rock 'n' roll. The colors were bashful blue and not quite navy for the blue ones and certainly celery with wild wasabi for the green one. The strings are natural twine adhered to the back. Two of the balloons are adhered with stampin' dimensionals.

What do you think? It's a pretty plain card for me....I usually sponge, distress, ink edges, color, etc...etc...etc....and I really enjoy stepping back and making a card that has clean lines and straight forward stamping.

My Shooting Star! (and a mini tutorial)

Hey all!!!

If you are reading this....you have scrolled down past my camp information...thanks! That doesn't mean I don't want you to read that information....I just want you to read this too. :):):)

A little bit about this card.....

I have a customer that is relatively new to stamping and we were talking the other night about her daughter being in a play. She said she wanted to make her a card....something with her star punch....(little did she know I had an idea of a shooting star in my mind since I bought this punch when it first came out and never put it out......by chance, I don't thin so! :) )

On another note...I really wanted to do the online color challenge from yesterday: creamy caramel, mellow moss, apricot appeal, and cameo coral. When I read those colors...I thought "How feminine...but still keeping a shade of brown...(you all know I love chocolate chip!!!!)." I really wanted to do it....I just ran out of time yesterday. I woke up before my little one....so I jumped out of bed and ran into my studio with hopes of pulling this together before she woke up! Guess what????? I did it! If you read my blog daily, you would have read a while back that I get into "insomnia modes" and have stamped through the night or gotten up with my husband at unGodly times in the morning when he went to work to stamp......let me tell you.....lately isn't those times!!! I could sleep the clock through, I think! That is another story! lol!!!

A third thing about this card.....When she (customer) was telling me about going to her daughter's play every night...it really warmed my heart! ***To all of you with children out there - your kids want you at all of their functions if they tell you that or not!!!! OK.....enough of my preachy-ness!!!!! sorry..... So anyway.....I was thinking..."If my little one were in high school and participating in a school event, such as a play or concert of some kind, what would I want a card to say to her????" (Can you believe I went here with my thoughts???? My little one is only 2!!!) My mind kept going to the sentiment in the set Live Your Dream from the Occasions Mini Catalog...... "Go CONFIDENTLY in the direction of your DREAMS." by Henry David Thoreau. What an awesome quote for your children!!!! A great quote for anyone, indeed. Anyone who has a dream of something.....if that dream is something earth changing or as small as a personal goal.

Boy I am getting deep this morning, huh???? HEY!!!! I meant deep in meaning, not deep in *#it! hehehe!!

Without further adieu.......

Can you see the dazzling diamond "Shooting star trail?"

Card base is creamy caramel....4 1/4 inch square (cut card stock to 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 and fold in half). My main panel is whisper white with score marks 1/4 inch in from the ends. Do this with your bone folder along a ruler or in the groove of your paper trimmer. I matted that onto cameo coral. My sentiment from Live Your Dream is stamped in cameo coral.

I lined up the brads using my mat pack and piercer. Punched large star punch three times....mellow moss, apricot appeal and cameo coral...arranged them like they were shooting off of the card. I used my 2 way glue pen to adhere dazzling diamonds to the star trail. The stars are adhered with stampin' dimensionals.

Oh yeah!!!! Did you see those brads??? Did you notice???? I did promise you a mini tutorial, didn't I??????

here is another look:

Well.....Anyone that attends any of my classes, and now those of you that don't, know I am a miser when it comes to wasting card stock. Don't get me wrong...I use tons of layers....I'm not a miser like that. I hate to throw it into the garbage can, I don't hate to use it! So when ever I have small scraps, I create my own prima flower jar. I take the scraps and punch flowers from my Three for You Punch Box and my Boho Blossom punch. I keep all of those flowers in a little jar. Not only am I not wasting card stock, but I have something pretty to look at in my room! When I need a flower...I pull out my jar and it is already for me!

Well....I took that "miser-y" one more step. I haven't started a jar for this...but I can see one coming on! If you have a scrap that is bigger that 1/4 inch...you can do this!!!!

First: punch a hole with your 1/8 th inch hand held punch. (any old scrap will do......)

next: turn over your 1/4 inch circle punch and center it over the 1/8th inch hole and center it.


and punch it out.

There you have it.....A BRAD WASHER!!!!!!! Now Washers aren't just for the hardware store (or the laundry room....hehehe!) anymore!

Slip that washer over your brad prongs and place it through your card.

What do you think about that?????? hehehe!!!!

WOW!!!!!! I was a regular chatter box this morning, huh?????

If I get time to stamp some more, I'll be back!