Saturday, May 30, 2009

SU172 Sense of Time

Followed Mojo Monday sketch #46 for this card. I think I could get quite used to the Mojo site on my sidebar. As usual, I leaned on my Color Coach for colors and I did the Faux brad thing!

Stamp Set - Sense of Time from the Occasions Mini Catty ending June 30, 2009.

Cardstock - Green Galore, Rose Red, Garden Green, White (scraps).

Ink - Garden Green.

Accessories - Coluzzle, Nesties Scallop Circles, 1/4" hole punch, Crystal Effects, sponge

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

SU171 A Friend

I have a class to do over at Star City this summer. They have never done any stamping so I want to keep it pretty simple. I also wanted to introduce the Faux Brad technique.  Hope they enjoy this card. Used the same color combination as my last card.

Stamp Sets - Simply Said.
CS - White, Rose Red, Always Artichoke.
Ink - Rose Red, Always Artichoke.
Accessories - Watercolor Joy wheel, 1/4" circle punch, Trio Flower punch, Crystal
Effects, Laurentian pencil crayon, sponge, ribbon, mounts.

Monday, May 25, 2009

SU170 Learn From Yesterday

Found this Mojo Monday Week 87 sketch so kinda followed it for this idea.  Love the Faux Brads!
Stamp Sets - Sense of Time, Simply Said.

CS - White, Rose Red, Always Artichoke.

Ink - Rose Red, Always Artichoke.
Accessories - Watercolor Joy wheel, 13/4" circle punch, 2" circle punch (non SU!), Scallop edge punch, 1/4" circle punch, Trio Flower punch, Crystal Effects, Pencil crayon, sponge, ribbon, mounts, Faux Brads, SU! Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Father Phrases

Here are a few sayings for your Fathers. They work great for cards or scrapbooks. I lost my Dad in November of 1996.

You were always there as I grew up
You taught me good from bad
You were my rock to lean on
I'm so proud that you're my Dad

My father always told me, "Find a job you love and you'll never have to worka day in your life."

Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice

A father carries pictures of his children in his wallet where money used to be.
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.

DAD you are always there When I need you so,
The loving and caring you often show,
Your strength and wisdom, Shine's out of you,
And here is a wish Just for you. HAPPY FATHERS DAY

A father is neither an anchor to hold us back Nor a sail to take us there But a guiding light whose love shows us the way.

Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be rough. (Wilhelm Busch)

DAD: someone who hopes his son will turn out just like him, and who is afraid his daughters will meet someone who did.

Dad's Dream: to have enough money someday to live the kind of life his wife and kid's do.

Dad dreams; he plans; he struggles that we might have the best.
His sacrifice is quiet; his life is love expressed.

I'm just as lucky as I can be for the world's best Dad belongs to me.

F is for fortune and fun and a barrel of it.
A is for appreciation you deserve every bit.
T is for today wishing happy Fathers Day to you.
H is for helping us grow in everything you do.
E is for an end to your worries, may they get fewer.
R says your really the best Dad in the world for sure. -Paul MCann

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

SU168 Congratulations

Don't think I am done with the Manhattan die as yet ... I still have a couple techniques I want to try. I will move onto Grad for today though. There’s nothing particular about this card. I am pleased with how it turned out though.

Faux Brad Technique
Punch 1/4" circles from cardstock.  Glue to card.

Add a drop of Crystal Effects to the punched circle, just enough to cover the circle.

Allow to completely dry.

Stamp Sets: Great Grads, Congrats.
Accessories: 11/4" circle punch, used the Coluzzle for the outside circle, 1/4" circle punch, Classic Stars jumbo wheel, sponge, Crystal Effects.
Ink: White Colorbox pigment ink, Real Red, Black Memories.
Cardstock: Black, Real Red, White.

Idea from Chrissyd723 card.

Friday, May 15, 2009

SU167 Brayering the Manhattan Flower

Seen this idea on Patty's blog. She used Shimmery White Cardstock, I didn't have any. She did a 'hit and miss' with her brayer. That didn't look so good on the plain white cs so I completely covered my piece with each color without rolling it off onto a scrap paper as Patty did. I just didn't use my brayer forcefully as I wanted the under color to show through. 
Embossed the Manhattan Flower die onto White cardstock. Turned the finished image over so the raised portion was facing DOWN onto my table. Inked my brayer in Apricot Appeal and rolled onto "debossed" (flat) side of the rose image. Lightly covered the image entirely with color. Repeated with Pink Passion. Sprayed with glitter.
I found it easier to turn the rose over and cut the image following the raised edges. Originally, I had shaded the bird in pink passion but because of mixing the 2 colors together on the rose, the pink passion had changed color so I used Apricot Appeal to shade the bird instead.
Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die, Glitter spray, Brayer, Sponge,
Bird w/leaves and flower Bigz Die
White, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery Cardstock
SU! Apricot Appeal, Pink Passion classic ink pads

Mother Phrases etc.

I'm a little late with this but thought I would add them just the same. The first one came from one of my sisters and it made me cry! We lost our Mom in July of 2007. I miss her so!
MOTHER Phrases
The Images of Mother
4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 YEARS OF AGE - Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either.
16 YEARS OF AGE - She's hopelessly old-fashioned.
18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit about it!
35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.
Real Mothers don't eat quiche; They don't have time to make it.
Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox.
Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.
Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn’t come out of carpets.
Real Mothers don't want to know what the vacuum just sucked up.
Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?' and get their answer when a little voice says, 'Because I love you best.'
Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or years or grade ... it is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, Because that is the doorway to her heart,
The place where love resides. The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!
To one that bears the sweetest name and adds lustre to the same,Long life to her, for there's no other who takes the place of my Dear Mother.
If God had made Moms flowers And had us pick and choose, Then you would be a perfect rose And I would have picked and chosen you! I would have picked you out from all the rest because you're the Mom that's simply the best!
I may not always mention The love I feel for you, Or how much I appreciate The thoughtful things you do. But you are loved much more Than words can say All that you have given me could never be repaid. So I will just say "Thank You" And pray that you'll be blessed, With all the things in life That bring you happiness.
You are the sweetest person, I have ever found For caring and sharing, You should be world renowned Words cannot describe how you have made me feel blessed But I'll try anyway, Mom, You're the Best!
Millions of stars in the heavens above Only one Mother to cherish and love Thousands and thousands of flowers and trees Hundreds and hundreds of mountains and seas Everything's multiplied over and over Robins and butterflies, bees in the clover Many good friends to think of the world of But only one Mother to cherish and love.
Mom, you've always been the best A better mom than all the rest. I'm thankful for all the things you do I'm glad my mom is extra special you!
On Mother's Day, I want you to know You're the greatest mom, and I love you so.
There's one more thing I want to say: I wish you Happy Mother's Day!
My Mother, my friend so dear Throughout my life you're always near. A tender smile to guide my way. You're the sunshine to light my day. Happy Mother's Day!

I do not take the time to say I appreciate all you do So a very Happy Mother's Day, Mom And lots of love to you

This special Mother's Day wish That comes with love to you Brings warm and heartfelt thanks For all the thoughtful things you do -- It also comes to let you know You mean more to us each day To everyone who's lives you've touched In such a loving way. Happy Mother's Day
When it comes to Mothers There's lots of them about But you're the very, very best Of that, there is no doubt. Happy Mother's Day!

Thousands of stars in the night sky, And shells on the shore together, Hundreds of birds that go singing by, Especially in sunny weather.
Millions of dewdrops to greet the dawn, Thousands of leaves in the fall, Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn, But only one mother, that's all. Happy Mothers' DayTo the One and Only

To the other Mother I received The day I wed your son And I'd really like to thank you For the loving things you've done.
You've given me a gracious man With whom to share my life You're his lovely Mother I'm his lucky wife
This card comes from both of us Your son couldn't love you more And I say thank you Mom You're a terrific Mother-in-Law.

No matter how old a mother is she watches her middle-aged childrenfor signs of improvement. -- Florida Scott Maxwell

SU165 Thinking of You

The background was done with the Watercolor Joy wheel, pg 205 & Black Memories ink. The rose impression was done using the Manhattan Flower Die, pg 202 and my Cuttlebug. My white Colorbox Pigment inkpad was slightly on the dry side so it worked great to swipe over the embossed image with gentle pressure. Of course, I used a little glitter spray before I snipped it out.
Stamp set - Sincere Salutations pg 135
Ink - Black Memories, white Colorbox Pigment
Accessories - Designer Label Punch, Large oval punch, Manhattan Flower Die, mounts, sponge, glitter spray
Thankyou, Connie for the inspiration!

SU164 Manhattan Flower

April 27, 2009
This time, I used the polka dot side of the Apricot Appeal from the Prints Pack (double sided paper) similar to the pack on pg 18 of the 2009 Spring/Summer catalogue. I ran the paper thro the Manhattan flower folder, pg 202, then sanded the raised parts with the sanding blocks on pg 189.
I used the reverse side of the polka dot paper at the bottom of the rose & covered the join with ribbon.
Not sure if the scan shows it very good. I love doing the Faux brads - 1/4" circle punch then add Crystal Effects.
I checked with the Color Coach pg 153, to help me decide what color my card & 'brads' could be. I am no good at putting colors together so thank goodness for the Coach!
Paper - Prints Pack, Certainly Celery.
Accessories - 1/4" hole punch, Crystal Effects, Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions die, Scallop punch, Sanding Block, White grosgrain ribbon.

SU162 Just for You

April 21/2009
Still having fun with this Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die on pg 202 of the Spring/Summer 2009 catalogue. I stamped the background of the card with the Sanded stamp on pg 129 in Certainly Celery ink. I then patted Regal Rose ink on the smooth side of the rose folder, sandwiched my piece of white cardstock and put it thro the Big Shot. Although the scan doesn't show it, I sprayed the rose with a glitter spray that I had in my stash, before trimming.

Stamp Set - Oval All, pg 8 in the Occasions Mini catalogue,  Sanded.
Ink - Regal Rose, Certainly Celery.
Paper - Certainly Celery, White.
Accessories - Large oval punch, Scalloped oval punch, Word Window punch, 1/4" circle punch, Crystal Effects, Glitter spray (non SU!), Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die.

SU158 Just for You

April 13/2009
I have been having lots of fun using this Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die found on pg 202 of the SU! Spring/Summer 2009 catalogue. I tried using regular vellum but it embosses so deeply that it just cuts right thro it. You will need to use the vellum cardstock sold on pg 156 and the Big Shot die machine on pg 193.
I used the So Swirly jumbo wheel pg 204 for the background with Apricot Appeal ink and cardstock, both on pg 154. The phrase is from the Oval All stamp set and I used the oval scallop punch to punch it out. These are both on pg 8 of the Occasions Mini Catalogue.


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