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Monday, June 30, 2008

last of the sneak peaks

This is my last card for the sneak peak at the new "Delicate Moments" Stamp set that is 1 of 2 new set being introduced this evening at Clear Artistic Stamps. I love this set! It is so perfect for little note cards...this card measures 4x51/2. The perfect little "just because" card. I also made several little 4x4 thank you note cards that I will share at a later time.
The paper is from SU pretty in pink & Lavender Lace. I also used an old set from SU, Simple shapes with the Matching pink & purple inks. I used my white jell pen & a part of one of the stamps for the white border. Of course the main stamp is a part of the new "Delicate Moments" set from CAS.
You still have until 6:00 pm Central time this evening to enter to win this beautiful new set!! all you have to do is go to my Saturday post & leave me a comment telling me the weather where you are from to be entered in the random draw! It has been fun seeing where you all are from, & what the weather is like. The weather is always the same here this time of year...Sunny & HOT, HOT, HOT!!! it will be at least 110 here again today!! Now as much as I would just love to sit here & blog hop & create for the rest of the day...sadly...I must work for a living! so off I go to work!!
Have a great day!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

sneak peak and Blog Candy!

Wow, I’ve so been waiting for these! TWO new Serenity Sets are coming out from Clear Artistic Stamps . They will be released on June 30th at 6 pm central time. To make the wait a little bit sweeter I am able to offer you some gorgeous blog candy!! You can enter from now until the 30th just by leaving me a comment. ACTUALLY....Leave me a comment letting me know the weather were you are blogging from...for me...Sunny & 110!! in Gilbert, Arizona... hot, hot, hot! One lucky winner will get the brand new set called “Delicate Moments”, a new dreamy set of stamps in Belinda’s very special elegant style that makes up the Serenity line of her stamps. Here is a sneak preview for you...My card is made with some of the stamps from "Delicate Moments" NOW...if you would like more chances to win...just go to the store http://www.belindalandtroop.com/
click on "getting to know" This will take you to the designers page. Just click on any designer & it will take you to their blogg so you can see if any of them are offering even more chances to win some candy!!! Time for me to clean up my little crafty area!!! so I can create a couple more sneak peaks for you this weekend!! catch a later!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Dawn!

Happy Birthday to my friend Dawn at work!! she is the best as every week she gives me all of her Michael's Coupons!!
This is a pretty loooong card. The beautiful DP is from the Angle company. The Brown paper is from SU, as well as the little ticket punch I used on the corners & also the brown ink. The ribbon & the heart as well as the silver beads all come from Michael's...most likely with one of Dawns 40 or 50 % off coupons :)
This card is also doubles for the http://caardvarks.blogspot.com/ "pink" challenge....just make a pink card... This looks pretty pink to me!! My job has gotten all crazy busy again so have not had much time to blogg surf! I really hate that!!! So I will be around when I can!! hope you are all having a fantastic summer!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ainversary party invites

I have been busy making party invites for my parents 50th wedding anniversary party. I must admit I am a little tired of tying bows! I think I did about 45-50 of them. I think it turned out pretty good. I will get them in the mail tomorrow & be done with that job!!
The paper I found at our local scrapbook store. It is hard to see but the white paper has a pearl sheen to it...very pretty. The little yellow flowers are from papertrey & the pearls are from SU. The ribbon I got from Michael's.
I do have several other cards that I have done but can not show yet as they have been entered in contests and magazine submissions. If any of you have not entered in any contests or magazines & would like to but are not sure how.....just let me know & I can tell you how/when & who to submit to. You can e-mail me at snaterg@aol.com
Of course I have never won or been published in a magazine but if you don't try you can not win!!!
Well that is it for today...better go cook for my hubby!!
Have a great Fathers Day!!! Thanks for visiting!!!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Pretty in Pink

This is another quick graduation card...only one more to go!! the Idea came to me from the papertake weekly challenge. this is my take on it. It actually is pink & brown..having trouble getting a good picture. The card stock is from stapmin up...pretty in pink & chocolate chip. the DP is also SU. I used the large nesties for the center brown. The chipboard is from Michael's crafts. I used the crop-a-dial to add the rivit to the center of the flower. I believe the ribbon is from Papertrey. The congratulations is from the dollar bin at Michael's. I think this was the quickest card I have ever done :) I you want to play along with the papertake challenge go here http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ guess that is all I have for now!! enjoy your week!!

Fantastic Incentive program!!

Clear Artistic Stamps

http://www.belindalandtroop.com/ Belinda has unveiled her new incentive plan! She is offering a beautiful new stamp set called Secrets of Butterflies on qualifying purchases. You can't buy this set in the store, so it is very special. And if that wasn't enough, there is a very generous reward for having a card published with CAS stamps. Check out the details at the store!!!

This card was made using the Clear Artistic set A country Life. The Card Stock is from Stampin up & the ribbon is from Michael's Craft store. The little yellow rhinestones are Hero Arts. & for something different...I just doodled around the outside with a fine Sharpie. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.
Hope you all had a fine weekend!!
Thanks for visiting!!!!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Happy 27th Dear Hubby!

27 years ago today I married my best friend! Where did the time go??? This is the card I made for him.
The paper is from CTMH...I think this is perfect guy paper. The stamp set I used is from Technique Tuesday. I also used the Heart Nesties.
I also used the little tab punch from SU.
This card is also for a challenge over at http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ the challenge is to use any die cuts...I used the heart Nesties on this one.
Well now I am off to enjoy the day with my husband...hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
Thank you for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

non traditional grad card

Who says a grad card has to have a cap or gown on it?? It is all about what is inside anyway.... isn't it??? I made this card for my cousins daughters graduation. very very quick I easy.
The paper is berry Sorbet from Paper Trey. I embossed large flowers on the paper with my big kick & the Flower rings embosser. I also embossed the white glossy texture paper with the flower #4 mat. I think if you click on the photo you can actually see it better. I found these cute little flower brads at Michael's craft store they are made by Provo craft....they come 45 in a pack and all different colors!!! I added the hero arts gemstones to the centers. The congratulations is from the dollar bin at Michael's.

Because this card has brads on it I am entering it in the my time to craft brads/ eyelets challenge for this week. http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/

I really like this card....simple & easy!!!

enjoy the rests of the week!!


Sunday, June 1, 2008

Round & Round & Round

Greetings from Sunny Arizona! I have for a long time wanted to make a round card....It was so so hard!!! I really struggled with this!!! Spent several hours on it & do not even like it!!!

I like the idea of the skore lines & actually I like the whole green part but I just could not figure out what to do with the rest of it!

The pretty Roses are from the set Nature in word by http://www.belindalandtroop.com/
everything else is by stampin up.
Well I have wasted plenty of precious time today so better get back to my other...more pressing projects!
Hope you are all enjoying beautiful weather!! It's June!!!! Woot! Woot!!


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