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Notice anything different?

Jul 2, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: My family stuff

Check out my banner! My favorite set Jolie Fleurs is now my Blog Banner!

As if getting anew stamp room wasn’t fab-u-lous enough for one week!

It was designed base on this post-there is a card I designed with that set, and of course with colors that compliment the base of my blog.

I LOVE that paisley as a butterfly. It was quite a EUREKA moment!

Anyway, I hope you like my banner! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!

And a HUGE thanks to Meridith for dealing with my crazy request! I am so blessed!

Thanks again.

Back to organizing my room

NOTE TO SELF: Do not buy anymore alterable items or 12×12 cardstock.

Faux Sand Dollar

Jul 2, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Tutorials

Faux Sand Dollar-Beachy Keen

 beachy keen

I absolutely LOVE Shore Thoughts by Lizzie Anne Designs. I think its the prettiest shell set I have ever seen-seriously! I have made several cards using it, and will design another hopefully this week for a Wedding I have on Saturday (provided my room is all set then). I am MOVING IN, but that is a huge process. Just moving my stamp alone makes me never want to sell our house! I also realize I have way too much stuff! Is that possible? HMMMM, maybe till I move it all in, then Ill be ready to get more! LOL! 😀

I designed this card for Lizzie Anne Designs, and it is the featured here, for the July Card of the Month! When I saw the open line starfish it reminded me of a sand dollar!

Im glad I made this a while ago and can share with you now cause I obviously havent inked a stamp in a week or so, and Im going through with-drawls.

Here is the info. Hope you enjoy and try it on your own!

Stamps: Little Bits™ Shore Thoughts
Other Supplies:
Paper: Vellum, Cool Caribbean, Sky Blue, and Kraft Cardstock- Stampin’ Up!
Inks: Sahara Sand – Stampin’ Up!, White StazOn
The Essential Glue PadTsukineko
Brown Glitter – Martha Stewart Crafts
Vellum adhesive
Pop up glue dots
Blue organdy ribbon
Hemp twine
Paper piercer
Embossing stylus
Mouse pad
Green jewel


Making the faux “Sand Dollar”
1) Using large starfish image, stamp onto vellum cardstock using white StazOn.
2) Make sure it is dry, then turn image over to back. Place on mouse pad or piercing mat.
3) Use embossing stylus, trace stamped image.
4) Use paper piercer and pierce the circle in the star center.
5) Trim out star image with paper snips-not in a perfect circle.
6) Sponges edges and star image with white stazon
7) Apply jewel in center

Set aside.

Steps for card base:
1) Make card base from Kraft cardstock (size 4 1/4 x 5 1/2)
2) Rip the top of a layer of sky blue and sponge edges in white StazOn. Adhere to bottom of card.
3) Rip the top of a layer in Caribbean blue cardstock, making sure it is smaller than Sky blue, then sponge edges with white stazon. Adhere to bottom of card.
4) Repeat above instructions for vellum layer. Attach with vellum dots adhesive (so you cannot see it).
5) Using speckled sand image, randomly stamp across top of card using the Glue Pad.
6) Sprinkle brown glitter over card. It will stick to the “sand”.
7) Tie on organdy ribbon and hemp. Cut excess ribbon.
8) Using Sahara Sand ink, stamp solid starfish onto card 1/2 in “water”.
9) Stamp sentiment twice (if you want dimension to the sentiment) using first white StazOn (let dry) then in Sahara Sand ink. A stamp-a-ma-jig would be helpful doing this.
10) Attach sand dollar to card with a glue dot

The excitement is building!Its almost ready!

Jul 1, 2007 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, My family stuff

The Excitement is building here at my house (for me anyway!).

My stamp room is “almost” done!!! Floor is going down as I type. The cabinets are together, I did that part myself (real fun let me tell ya) and will be hung after the floor is in. Jason still had my lighting to put in, and the cable/electrical outlets. He has to put the sheet rock on the far-wall, finish and paint it, and the trim for the new window. Sounds like alot but most of that he will do once the major stuff in done so I can start moving and organizing! Im am so excited. Many have probably seen my current corner of the world here on my blog. While its tiny it was ALL MINE. Very “organized” while it looked “cluttered”. I will post new photos and a comparison in the next few days! I also took some pre=new room photos Ill share as well. So PRAY Jason works fast today! LOL! I’d like to be in for the 4th of July.

So in the mean time here is a cute little card I did using , which you can also see here.

I like to call it my Monster in Love.

green grass monster

See he is holding a little heart. The layers started as one. Meaning the did the orchid and gable green layers. Rounded the corners, stamped the row of hearts in black, then cut the layers! I mounted then on opposite ends of the card. Pretty funky huh? I really liked this card. And my layout rocked! LOL!

Its one of those when you make a mistake, have one idea, that suddenly turns totally different, but was better than the original KWIM?

The colors came from my Vera Bradley bag! LOL! I like the monster being blue cause he POPS. Anyway, I hope this tides you over till I have more to report!!!

Im crawling out of my skin waiting today. I went to Target ans got some more “organizational” stuff which was ON SALE! $135 later………………….lets just say I better not NEED anything else.

Im peeved it cuts into my stamping money but then have to think-isn’t it better to have a room that is organized than yet another stamp set or package of purty paper with matching ribbon? Like I said Im still trying to convince myself!

Enjoy your day.

My Etsy

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