Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Feeling Vintage

Feeling old? Well, yeah, a bit but mostly feeling vintage. In an effort to use up my stash of dp, I have found myself going toward the vintage/shabby chic.

And brown--lots of brown. Well, after all it is fall!!

Materials SU! unless noted
Cocoa Bliss Card:
Stamps and sets: Like it a Latte. Noteworthy, Elegant Inspirations, Linen, Swirls by RF (Autumn Leaves)
Paper: DP Kangaroo and Joey, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Close to Cococa, and Chocolate Chip
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate chip (and marker), Regal Rose, Creamy Caramel, Alabaster Chalk Ink by Clearsnap
Accessories: Cloud scissors by Fiskars, White Gel Pen, Tab Punch, Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals

Coffee Bliss Card:
Stamp Sets: Like it a Latte, Noteworthy, Time worn trim, Elegant Inspirations
Paper: 4 different dp's (non-SU!) Chocolate Chip, Close to Cococa, Whisper White
Ink: Close to Cococa, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Ribbon (unknown), Stampin Dimensionals, Cloud scissors by Fiskars, Tab punch

Shabby Box:
Stamp Set: Time worn trim
Paper: 3 dps (unknown), Close to Cocoa
Ink: Close to Cococa, Creamy Caramel (mostly sponging)
Accessories: Chipboard Coasters (unknown), Dies (Go Slim-alpha) and Machine (Ellison), 1/8" punch, Ribbon (various), Flowers (Prima Mktg), Deco scissors (Fiskars and Unknown), brads, Mod Podge (Plaid)

  • This also happens to be my #100 post!!

    WOOO HOOO!!!!

    Monday, September 24, 2007

    Name Game

    I was tagged by several of my online buddy, Judy, with this game. It's a funny one! Just answer the questions and see what your "alternate" names would be!

    1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) – Lazarus Windstar

    2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav. ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Coffee Shortbread

    3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) JSWA

    4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) – Burgundy Tiger (sounds kind of sexy—eh?)

    5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)- Marie Toledo

    6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) - Swaju

    7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”) The Red Latte

    8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)- Donald George

    9. STRIPPER NAME : ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) (sorry—clueless about perfume—so I looked online for a pretty bottle with a catchy name) Clementine Skor

    10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Ann Cavin

    Now time to tag..... Hmmmmmmm

    Some new friends:

    My Paper World
    Stay tuned--will be posting cards again in the next 24 hours.

    Friday, September 21, 2007

    Monkey Fun!

    I found these papers at a scrapbook store. It is by Reminisce. I have a couple of monkey stamps--so I thought I would give them a try. I tried coloring the monkey with pencils but I couldn't get the right vibrancy. So I tried my first love, water coloring.

    Though, the coloring is not perfect (need to work on my shadows) I was much happier with the end result.

    I used chalk/pastels, a sponge dauber and a homemade cloud template for the sky.

    Though I am not totally satisfied with this--he looks TONS better than his predecessors.

    • Stamps: Karen Foster Snap Stamps-1/4" Casual, Monkey by Great Impressions
    • Ink: StazOn Jet Black, various dye inks by SU! for water coloring
    • Paper: DP (see above), Garden Green, Almost Amethyst, Chocolate Chip by SU!, white
    • Accessories: Flower by Prima, Brad by SEI, Corner Rounder, Cloud Scissors by Fiskars

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Saturday, September 15, 2007

    And the winner is.........

    ............Cindy Vernon!

    My random # generator:

    She made the numbers and drew one for me. Very high tech.
    So Cindy e-mail me your addy:
    julesiana "at" go "dot" com.
    And I will get your ribbon out to you!!
    Thanks for playing!!

    Thursday, September 13, 2007

    Peas on Earth

    I just wanted to share another card with you. It has pretty much the same story as the Penguin card, but this stamp is from Penny Black.
    (as usual you can click on the image to make it larger)

    Thanks again for stopping by!

    Christmas Penguin Joy

    I had the rare pleasure of shopping at a brick and mortar stamp store on the way home from visiting with a friend. (Sadly there was not a stamp store in the town where we met.) I stopped at Apple Tree Lane in Clare, MI. I had been meaning to go there for YEARS. After all, my husbands parents live only 20 minutes away from there. But, timing never worked out for me till Tuesday.

    Is was such a sweet store, with SHELVES AND SHELVES of stamps. The owner was so helpful and answered the questions that I had. So if you are in Clare (it is such a cute town--well worth a look-see) stop in and check it out for yourself.

    One of my purchases was this penguin stamp from Magenta. Since Magenta does not sell many of their stamps online, I had not seen them in some time. There were a few of their stamps with which I had trouble deciding. This little penguin made its way into my basket. I just love how the gift is being held like a father penguin holds the penguin egg or how the parents hold the penguin chick.

    As I colored this little guy, I decided he would do best in a Christmas Eve surroundings. So the night sky evolved, then the Stickle stars, then the Christmas star, then the crystal. (from my friend Shelly--Thanks Shelly)

    The patterned paper was from my purchases earlier in the day from a scrapbook store in Mt. Pleasant. It has an iridescence like there is Pearl Ex in the paper. It is also double sided. It is called *Sugarplum Stripes* and is by Reminisce.

    I used may Palette glue pad for the snowflakes and Pearl Ex to give them some shine.

    I kept the card simple because hope to make a bunch of them to sell at an upcoming craft fair.

    • Stamps: Penguin's Gift by Magenta; Snowflakes from Merry! and Joy from Small Script by SU!
    • Paper: DP by Reminisce, Night of Navy and Garden Green by SU!, white
    • Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Night of Navy craft
    • Accessories: Stickles by Ranger, Ric Rac, Stampin Dimensionals, jewel, Prismas, LOMS,

    Thanks for looking!

    AND there is still one more day left to get a card out to a friend (and qualify for blog candy ribbon)!! Grab and envelope, get a stamp, and send it out!!

    Tuesday, September 04, 2007

    Toadally Christmas...

    Sometimes when you set out to design one thing...........something else pops out.

    I was trying to design something for a Christmas tag swap, but this is what came out....

    He is growing on me...we will see if he becomes a Christmas tag...

    • Stamps: Frog (Rubber Stampede); Printer's Type Alpha (HA); Rough Edges Alpha, Circle of Friendship, Crab and Co. & Double Line Doodle (SU!)
    • Paper: Patterned paper (My Mind's Eye), Basic black, Watercolor paper, Old Olive, Certainly Celery (SU!)
    • Accessories: Flowers, Circle punches, label holder die, brads, cloud scissors, Stampin' Dimensionals, watercolor brush.

    Thanks for stopping by!