Crafty Betty

Project 15 of 365: Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 32 and FTL92: Thinking of You May 31, 2010

Wow…..I have had quite the productive day, which is extra surprising since my husband and I went to a cookout yesterday and then watched movies and played video games with friends until after 1am… I think I was able to drag my butt out of bed about noon, and then continued to lay around the house like a lazy bones until probably 2pm.  Yet, I still completed 3 projects today, went to another cookout/birthday party, and when I finish this post I think I’m going to work on another project since I am on a roll 🙂

As I have been writing up these posts today I’ve had the TV on in the background and there’s a show on the History Channel (I think) called “American Pickers.”  It’s mostly been on because the remote is in my crafting room, and I am in the adjacent office nook and I’m being too lazy to get up and go change it….but anyway….half the time I find those guys pretty annoying, and half the time I’m dazzled by the stuff they find.  Well….thanks to them I now think vintage gas station signs, and gas pumps are sooooo Cool!  Thank Goodness I’m broke otherwise I would be running off to every flee market I could find to get gas station memorabilia lol!  The other super cool antique that I just wish I could afford to get my hands on are antique slot machines that have not been modified.  I don’t even know what it is about them that I think is so cool, but every time I see one older than about the 1960s I just wish it were mine, if its one of those from the 1890-1940s I’m just in awww.  Maybe this explains why I really wanted to get married in Las Vegas.  It’s actually pretty funny because I am not really a gambling person, had never been to Las Vegas, yet it was all my idea to get married in Vegas.  Yeah, I know, sometimes I just don’t make sense….but I kinda like that about myself.

Anyway…. this project is a combination of  Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 32 and FTL92 which is a layout challenge from the Clean and Simple Stamping Blog.  In my version I decided I wanted to make a small note card…..so the measurements on this one are a small 4×4.  Plus I just had to find a way to incorporate the “Kind & Caring Thoughts” stamp set I had borrowed from a friend.  Sure, it would have made more sense to make use of the beautiful flowers in the borrowed stamp set, but, the images just weren’t working with my “Clean and Simple” design….But not to worry, I did get permission to borrow this set for awhile, so I have plenty of time to make some great stuff with it.  My main intention in borrowing the set was to do many “Black Magic” projects with the flowers so be sure to check back often to see what I come up with.

Project 15 of 365: Thinking of You

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 32 and FTL 92

15 of 365: Thinking of You

15 of 365: Thinking of You

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Whisper White
  • Summer Sun
  • Summer Picnic DSP (retired)
  • Apricot Appeal
  • Regal Rose

Classic Ink:

  • Rose Red

Stamp Set:

  • Kind & Caring Thoughts

Accessories:

  • Rose Red 1″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

I really like how simple and sweet this one came out and it would be super easy to mass produce these if someone wanted a set of note cards.  And of course….I would be more than happy to make you a bunch of them 🙂  If you would be interested in purchasing this card or any of the cards I list in this blog just send me an email betty.ray020@gmail.com. Or you can also contact me to make a custom order for cards or scrapbook pages for any occasion.

For more information on the Curtain Call Color Challenge click on the image below.

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 32

Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 32

For more information on the Clean and Simple Stamping Challenge FTL92 click on the image below.

FTL92

FTL92

Hope you enjoyed this sweet and simple card….  Remember you can shop for all your Stampin Up! supplies at my Stampin’ Up! shop. Other ways to help support me on my crazy ride to complete 365 Stampin’ Up! projects in 365 days are through the donate button on the upper right portion of the blog, or I sell all completed projects you see here, as well as taking custom orders for any occasion.  Just email me at betty.ray020.gmail.com and let me know what you are interested in.

Hope to See you back soon!!

StampinBetty

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Project 14 of 365: All Star Birthday

Today is my husband’s nephews’ birthday.  He has twin nephews who are very into baseball, and play on a little league team.  So when my husband mentions to me an HOUR before their birthday cookout that we needed birthday cards I was like what the heck am I going to be able to whip up in less than an hour (plus I still needed to get ready to go.)  I almost went to the store and bought cards….but I realized that would just not be right since I am trying to show everyone how easy it is to make their own.

As I thought about it I knew I had recently purchased the “Just Baseball” stamp set, but I wanted more that those 3 simple stamps, so I pulled out the trusty Cricut as I have tons of cartridges, and even the Gypsy, that have not seen their fair play time since I started on this self-imposed Stampin’ Up! Challenge.  I decided I was still going to post the cards here on my blog, even though I used my Cricut, because the paper, and the stamps inside are Stampin’ Up!  And since I’m the boss here I win 🙂

Jason and Brian play on a little league team called the Red Sox, and their jerseys look like the Boston Red Sox, so I decided that would be the theme for the card.  I cut the words “All Star” from the Baseball Cartridge, Their initials from the “black letter” cartridge, and “birthday” from the “Stamping” cartridge.  I had also cut out baseball player silhouettes, but I decided not to use them as the card was getting crowded.

Inside the card I stamped “Happy Birthday” from the “Birthdays Count” stamp set, and then stamped off with all the images from the “Just Baseball” stamp set.

Project 14 of 365: All Star Birthday

14 of 365: All Star Birthday

14 of 365: All Star Birthday

If you look close enough you will see that the glue is not even dry yet….but I had to get the pictures snapped, and get on the road because we were about to be late for their birthday cookout, so excuse the messy glue 🙂

Inside of the All Star Birthday Cards:

14 of 365: All Star Birthday inside

14 of 365: All Star Birthday inside

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Whisper White Textured
  • Night of Navy Textured
  • Real Red Textured
  • Yoyo Yellow Textured

Stamp Sets:

  • Just Baseball
  • Birthdays Count (retired)

Classic Ink:

  • Real Red
  • Night of Navy

Other:

  • Cricut
  • Baseball Solutions Cartridge
  • Blackletter Solutions Cartridge
  • Stamping Solutions Cartridge

I’m happy with the results since I only had an hour, and the boys thought it was pretty cool that their baseball birthday cards were homemade.  Even their mom liked the cards and she’s not into crafts….

Well I still have another project to post today, so check back soon!

Hope Everyone had a Great Memorial Day weekend!

StampinBetty

 

Project 13 0f 365: Anniversary Explosion Box May 30, 2010

13 of 365: Anniversary Explosion Box

Hi All!

The project I am posting today is a belated Anniversary gift for some friends.  When I posted my first blog they had mentioned they liked the Explosion Box Project, and since I had neglected to make them an Anniversary Card, I told them I would make them one if they told me what colors they liked.  Tina said she liked Green and her husband liked Dark Purple, so I hope the colors I used are close enough.  I will soon find out as I will be giving this to them when I head over there in a little while for a pre-Memorial Day cookout!  Yum- Yum…I can’t wait…..Plus I get to give them their gift in front of other people…and maybe, just maybe, some of those people will want one too 🙂

I have been thinking about either holding an Explosion Box class or selling them per request (incorporating colors/themes the people want.)  I am still working out how much is a fair price….So if any of you out there would like me to make an Explosion Box for you, or are interested in hosting a class let me know!!  Email me at betty.ray020@gmail.com.

These boxes really show better when they are filled with pictures and momentos….so click HERE to be taken to the original one I made a couple weeks ago which looks more polished since it is full of pictures and other little things 🙂

Project 13 of 365: Anniversary Explosion Box

13.  Anniversary Explosion Box

13 of 365: Anniversary Explosion Box

Click Here to be taken to my Stampin’ Up! site to purchase current Stampin’ Up! products used to complete this project.

Supplies:

Paper:

  • Whisper White Textured
  • Rich Razzleberry Textured
  • Kiwi Kiss Textured (Retired)
  • Bermuda bay Tetured
  • Walk in the Park DSP (Retired)

Classic Ink Pads:

  • Kiwi Kiss (Retired)
  • Old Olive
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Bermuda Bay

Stamp Sets:

  • Vintage Vogue
  • Lovely Letters

Accessories:

  • Versa Mark Pad
  • White Emboss Powder
  • Beautiful Wings Embosslit
  • Simple Flower Embosslit
  • Lattice Bigz Die
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Ornament Punch
  • Stickles (non SU)
  • Pearls (non SU)
  • Crystal Effects

More Pictures:

13 of 365: Anniversary Explosion Box

13 of 365: Anniversary Explosion Box

13 of 365: Anniversary Explosion Box

13 of 365: Anniversary Explosion Box

13 of 365: Anniversary Explosion Box

13. Anniversary Explosion Box

13 of 365: Anniversary Explosion Box

I have so many projects partially finished or still floating around in my head so check back often to watch me complete 365 Stampin’ Up! projects in 365 Days.

Have a Fun and Safe Memorial Day!

StampinBetty

 

Projects 11 & 12 of 365: “A Day at the Beach” and “Stenciled Inspirations” May 28, 2010

Hi All,

It’s been a few days, but I am back, and as promised back to a more positive attitude!!  Yesterday I held a small workshop up in Kaukauna, WI, and we had a lot of fun.  We even put together some ideas for future events….So hopefully I will be keeping myself busy 🙂  Plus, as it turns out, one of the girls gave me a good lead on a retirement community about 45 min from here that would probably have fun doing crafts.  Many of you don’t know this, but for awhile I was doing crafts twice a month at an Assisted Living Facility in Caledonia, WI.  I had SOOOO much fun there, but unfortunately they were a newly opened facility and since they did not have many residents yet, they did not have room in their budget, and even with the HUGELY discounted prices I gave them they were unable to continue inviting me back 😦  I actually really miss going there!!  So I’m pretty excited that I might get to go back to doing crafts in retirement and/or assisted living communities again.  It’s just so much fun when their eyes light up like little kids that they were able to create something so pretty.  The ladies (and occasionally, depending on the project, I would get some of the men to join us) would all be sitting in our “craft area” long before I even arrived because they were so excited to make something new.  Gee, I really do miss them…..maybe I should give a call over there and see if they are ready for me to come back yet?????

On another happy note….Our new downstairs tenants will be moving in next week.  This is super cool for many reasons.  First, the apartment won’t be vacant since the last tenants are moving out this week (they were picture perfect tenants.  I am sad to see them go….why do 20-something girls have to fall in love and move in with their 7-year boyfriends….lol…Congrats to her.) But more importantly, I found out that one of the new tennants also has a fascination with paper products!!  She is an illustrator, and while I didn’t ask her specifically what she did, I guess I just pictured “commercial” type of work….but I checked out her blog a couple days ago, and she actually does a lot of wedding invites, and such.  While she is a true artist, i.e. she draws all her images, while I just make stamps and such look pretty it is still cool to know that we might be able to bounce some ideas off each other.  Plus I think some of her images would make AWESOME rubber stamps….  Not only that, but when she was viewing the apartment I had somewhat jokingly tossed around the idea of starting a screen printing business in the basement since she illustrates, and I had recently bought I hobby screen print set-up and realized how easy it was.  In some ways I was just happy that she didn’t think I was a crazy lady and run out of the house…as those who know me better will attest that when I like something I tend to get very excited like a little kid.. 🙂   So I was quite surprised when she answered my email and actually brought up our screen printing conversation from a couple months ago.  Seriously….how cool would it be to start our own little screen printing company in the basement and/or garage……When they get here next week I will do my best to keep my excitement under check and not jump up and down like a little kid, and give them plenty of time to settle in before I try to get anyone to jump into business LOL!!!  But it is pretty exciting to have someone moving in that shares some of the same interests….Plus, even though she is moving from New Orleans, she actually knows more people in Milwaukee than I do….Then again, I guess that is not too shocking since I probably know about 1o people here….I really need to get out more.

I knew there was one more exciting thing today….I am going to watch the new “Sex and the City” movie tonight with Tina.  I’m gonna call her my bestest Milwaukee friend, even though I haven’t know her all that long.  (Our husbands work together.)  We have already found ways to get into all kinds of “trouble,” granted innocent trouble.  We are both light weights where you have no idea what kind of crazy ideas we will get in our heads when we have a drink or 2 (and I am being serious when I say a drink or 2, cus that’s about all we can handle, lol).  So I am a bit concerned since she said we should have a cosmo before the movie to get  “In the Spirit.”  Hopefully she doesn’t tackle me in the parking lot again….Maybe I should wear football pads tonight…just in case 🙂

Now, before you all fall asleep, here are a couple super SIMPLE 6×6 scrapbook pages for you.  The first one “A Day at the Beach” is one of the make-and-take projects I did for yesterdays workshop.

Project 11 of 365: A Day at the Beach

11 of 365: A Day at the Beach

11 0f 365: A Day at the Beach

Don’t give me a hard time about the outfit….The only “tropical” pictures I could find were from when my brother got married in Hawaii 8 years ago!!!

Please click HERE to shop my Stampin Up! site to purchase any of the supplies needed to complete either of the 2 projects shown today.  You can also click on the DONATE button on the upper right portion of the blog to contribute and help me on this quest to complete 365 Stampin UP! Projects in 365 Days.

Supplies:

Paper:

  • 6×6 Old Olive Cardstock (100702)
  • 1 3/4 x 5 1/2 Mambo Melon Cardstock (115320)
  • 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
  • 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 Tempting Turquoise Cardstock (102067)
  • Whisper White Scraps

Classic Ink:

  • Old Olive (102277)
  • Pumpkin Pie (105216)
  • Tempting Turquoise (100814)
  • Melon Mambo (115656)

Stamp Set:

  • Tropical Party (wood-118515 or clear 120081

Accessories:

  • Bold Brights Brads (106957)
  • Soft Subtles Brads (106954)
  • Earth Elements Brads (106955)
  • Dimensionals (104430)
  • Snail Adhesive (104332 or refill-104331)

Project 12 of 365: Stenciled Inspirations

12 of 365: Stenciled Inspirations

12 of 365: Stenciled Inspirations

Supplies:

Paper:

  • 6×6 Sage Shadow Textured
  • 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 Whisper White
  • 3×3 Rich Razzleberry

Classic Ink:

  • Sage Shadow (102532)
  • Perfect Plum (101437)
  • Rich Razzleberry (115658)

Accessories:

  • Folk Flowers Stencil (118139)
  • Sage Shadow Grosgrain 1/4″ ribbon (111369)
  • Snail Adhesive (104332 or refill-104331)

Hope you like these simple scrapbook pages…..Check back often for more paper crafting ideas!!!

StampinBetty

 

Project 10 of 365: Black Magic Watercolor Trio May 24, 2010

I’m back….as promised with a second post today.  Be warned, I am having one heck of a bad case of the “Mondays.”  Gee…who would think that is even possible when you work from home. LOL!

If you are new to my blog, I promise I am not always as negative as I sound  in my two posts today, but I REALLY need to vent.  Not only do I need to vent, but so does my attic…literally…which is where all my frustrations of the day are coming from.

I do all my work in our walk-up attic, which lucky me, is an attic where 2/3 of it is finished space giving me a small office nook, and another kind of small room which I use for all my crafting.  Normally I consider myself quite the lucky lady that I have this space all to myself to do with as I please, but today it had me in tears!!!  While the rest of our house has forced air heat and central air, the attic rooms honestly have 2 FAKE vents, making it appear, to an unsuspecting buyer, that this FINISHED portion of the attic has heat and air conditioning….Too Bad “Holmes on Holmes” doesn’t come to Wisconsin…. he would probably love to see a home where someone went to the trouble to put “fake vents” in a room, and then market it as a finished attic with a bedroom and large walk-in closet….

Well, what happened today is not technically the house’s fault….but….if there weren’t fake vents in the attic I wouldn’t need to have a portable heater to use the room in the winter, or a portable air conditioner for the summer.  Today it was 90 degrees outside, and I guarantee the attic was reaching close to 100 degrees.  So I hooked up the $300 portable room air conditioner which I bought just last fall and used maybe 3 or 4 times, and the thing starts beeping at me.  So I pull the owner’s manual out, open to “troubleshooting,” expecting to see some simple answer….but of course I have the light that is blinking that means I need to call the service center and have a technician come out and fix it.

Ok, that seems simple enough.  I figure it sucks that I won’t be able to create today, but at least the air conditioner is under warranty, and it should get fixed in the very near future.  I couldn’t have been more wrong!!!  All started out fine, the lady gets my model and serial #’s, and even gets me a repair ticket #, then the bomb hits….She said all she needs is the ORIGINAL PAPER RECEIPT FROM THE STORE WHERE I PURCHASED the air conditioner.  At first I thought no problem, it should be right here with the owner’s manual….but it wasn’t.  So then it just had to be in last year’s tax receipts…..but it wasn’t.  So that put the whole process on hold.  The lady tells me all I should need to do is call the store where I purchased it and if I paid with a credit card they should be able to look up the transaction and just print a new receipt.

Fine, I called TARGET, I got transfered, I talked to Someone in India, was told I could go to the store provide them with my credit card and ID and they would print a receipt.  Drove to the store, was told they “can’t” print me a receipt for anything more than 90 days ago, I ask to speak with management, as I had printed all my credit card info showing the date, and store where the purchase was made (unfortunately that was not enough detail for proof-of purchase for HAIER AMERICA, it had to be the ORIGINAL store receipt), and I wasn’t asking to return the air conditioner or for a refund (as I purchased it more than 6 months ago, and just needed a receipt so HAIER would honor the warranty).  The BOY (not man) at the counter calls the manager who refuses to come down and talk to me and instead I can hear her telling him to just tell me “There was nothing they could do, they do not have access to past transactions.”  Wouldn’t the IRS like to know that they can not recall transactions from 6 months ago (since their corporate office also told me there was NO ONE in the company that could provide me with a new receipt, because they DO NOT keep the details of transaction)?  If they got audited they could be made to show detailed transactions from 10 years ago!!!

So I call my credit card company in the off-chance there was something they could do with their buyer-protection service.  I have to say everyone at the credit card company was not only IN the U.S. they were all VERY friendly, and there were no less than 3 people who actually went out of their way to try to help me try to find a way to get this whole thing resolved.  Unfortunately no luck…

Even with all the additional info the credit card company armed me with I still spent over 4 HOURS  on the phone with a countless number of Target employees, including 2 managers, who all gave the same bottled answer, “I’m sorry we do not have access to that information.”  A high level manager at the corporate office even admitted that this was a problem that she had been trying to work on for over a year to be able to RESTORE the ability to recall transaction information for people in cases such as mine.  When I told them this just didn’t make sense….We could all SEE that I had paid for the item, but yet no one was willing to do anything to make this right!!!  She and several others said that ultimately it was my responsibility to hang on to the receipt.  I understand that I did, in fact, lose the receipt, but I provided them more than ample information to get a new one.  I even asked several of the people if they had ever lost a receipt, and every person I asked said yes, everyone loses a receipt at some point.  So then they should have understood my frustration, and I provided more than enough information (thank you again to my credit card company)…gee…I think the only thing I didn’t provide them with was the color of the underwear that I wore on the day I bought the air conditioner.  🙂

When I realized that no matter how many managers I pleaded my case to (and even cried to 2 of them) NO ONE was going to take 5 seconds out of their day to help someone who made an honest (and lets admit MINOR) mistake.  I know, this seems like ridiculous lengths to go to for a $300 air conditioner, but money is TIGHT these days, I can’t buy another one, and this one is supposed to be under warranty.  I called HAIER again, and thought that if I told them everything I had gone through for the past 4 hours that they would have a heart and accept all the credit card info I provided, and know that there was no way anyone would go this far out of their way for a $300 air conditioner, but I got a very rude man who claimed to be both the Supervisor, and Top Manager in charge, and said there was absolutely nothing he was willing to do without the ORIGINAL receipt, and when I mentioned the air conditioner was in my office he quickly jumped all over me and said that since it was used for COMMERCIAL USE there would be NO WARRANTY anyway.  Seriously…..this is a HOME OFFICE????

SOOOOOOOOO sorry for the rant, but I gotta say I am actually a little broken hearted right now.  I have been a DEVOUT Target addict for well over 10 years.  They have gotten a very large percentage of my income for many many years!  I thought they were the greatest place in the whole world to shop (my wedding registry was even there)…..Now I gotta tell you the thought of ever walking back through the doors of any TARGET makes me ill.  I don’t think I can…..Which really sucks since they always have lots of cool stuff. ( I know they didn’t make the faulty air conditioner, but they are the ones refusing to give me the stupid piece of paper I need to get HAIER to fix or replace it.)  It’s easy to say I will never purchase HAIER products again, but no more Target really hurts!!!  I mean what has the world come to when someone like me can provide an OVERWHELMING amount of evidence that I purchased the air conditioner and the date I purchased it yet everyone tells me “Too bad, so sad, suck it up and stop calling us, because WE DON’T CARE.”  Normally I would admit to being a Drama Queen, but everything that happened today was ridiculous, and I think I have the right to be disgusted, but if anyone out there thinks I am in the wrong or did something wrong (besides misplacing the receipt) please let me know….because I would really like to find a reason not to personally BOYCOTT Target.  (don’t worry I won’t make anyone sign a petition to boycott with me, because I am sure many of you love Target the way I did for so many years…..)

So on to the Project I promised, and you were so nice to read (or at least skim to get down to the picture).  At least this pretty card makes me smile, so hopefully you will too.  I used a technique called Black Magic….or in this case, brown magic.  This is so simple, but so dramatic at the same time.  Simply stamp a mostly solid stamp using white ink on dark colored paper (can use any paper, but the results are more dramatic when on dark paper.) Then color over the image with watercolor pencils or (like I did) use beautiful Prismacolor pencils, and if you want a little more POP, highlight your images with a white gel pen.

Project 10 of 365: Black Magic Watercolor Trio (I also submitted this as part of Splitcoast’s Technique Lover’s Challenge)

10 of 365: Black Magic Watercolor Trio

10 of 365: Black Magic Watercolor Trio

Click HERE to open my Stampin’ UP! store in a new window so you can purchase any of the Stampin’ UP items used in this project or any other project. Your purchases help support this crazy ride to complete 365 projects in 365 days.  You can also support this journey through donations made by clicking the DONATE button in the upper right column of the blog.  I accept donations of any amount….even $1.

Supplies:

Paper:

  • 6×12 Ruby Red Texture Cardstock (108697)
  • 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 Cameo Coral (105566- multipack which includes the chocolate chip also used)
  • 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 Chocolate Chip

Ink:

  • Whisper White Craft (101731)

Stamp Set:

  • Watercolor Trio (wood mount-117050 or clear mount-120084)

Accessories:

  • 1″ Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (retired, but your could used the grossgrain ribbon)
  • White Gel Pen (105021)
  • Snail Adhesive (104332 or Refill 104331)
  • Prismacolor Pencils (non-Stampin’ UP!)

Hope this inspires you to create.  Sorry again, for the rant…..but like they say, sometimes you just feel better if you have someone to tell about it….

I PROMISE to start my next post with a POSITIVE message 🙂

Be Back Soon!

Stampin Betty

 

Project 9 0f 365: Sunshiny Petal Pizzazz

Happy Monday….or is it????

Why does it always seem that more computer/internet issues happen on Monday’s than any other day…..Are the “techno geeks”  (and I call you this with much affection, because without you no one would see my pretty cards) hungover/dragging from the weekend?  Or do they simply want everyone else to suffer because they don’t want to be at work either?

And seriously…..why does a website claim to have LIVE help if all you do is send a message in their chat system and then sit and wait a half hour for someone to respond…. (at that point I noticed there was a little thing where it said the number of people who were on live chat….it said 1….which means I was the ONLY person there…so for the hell of it I started typing and chatting to myself  🙂 just to see if anyone would even notice it when they checked their “live help” system, at what ever point they check it.) I wonder if I should ask for a refund of the donation I made to them yesterday???? LOL.

So for the past hour or so I have been trying to upload 2 cards to SplitCoast Stampers.  When I got up this morning I thought that this was going to be such a productive day.  I had made two cute projects last night, and right away I got up, photographed them, edited them, looked up how to submit them for the 2 challenges they were made for.  I thought I was Super Organized, but alas, all of that has fallen to the wayside as NONE of it has worked.  I am at the same spot I was 2 hours ago.  So I decided to flip-flop my plan and see if I have any better luck posting here.

So the below project is for SplitCoast Stampers Featured Stampers Challenge.  Each week they name a Stamper and then you go to that person’s gallery and CASE one of their cards.  The stampers screen name is NCSUnikki and click HERE to see the card I cased.  Basically all I used of hers was the layout and the polka dot background.

Project 9 of 365: Sunshiny Petal Pizzazz

9 of 365: Sunshiny Petal Pizzazz

9 of 365: Sunshiny Petal Pizzazz

At first I didn’t even notice how the yellow flower was almost a little more like a sun than a flower (as that wasn’t the goal) but the more I looked at it the more I thought sunshine….

Click HERE to be taken to my Stampin UP! store to purchase any or all of the Stampin’ UP! supplies you need to complete this card or any other project here.  If you like what you see here and want to help me be able to complete my challenge of 365 projects in 365 days you can shop at my Stampin UP! site or click on the DONATE button on the upper right area of this blog.  I accept donations of any amount…  I would rather work for donations than charge people just to tell them what colors, stamps, and paper I used or what size to cut your paper. 🙂

Supplies:

Paper:

  • 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White (100730)
  • 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 (cut 2) Rich Razzleberry (115719- multipack which also includes Crushed Curry)
  • 1 1/2 x 5 (cut 2) Old Olive DSP (112160)
  • 2 1/2 x 3 Crushed Curry
  • 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 Whisper White

Classic Ink Pads:

  • Rich Razzleberry (115658)
  • Old Olive (102277)
  • Crushed Curry (115659)

Stamp Set:

  • Petal Pizzazz

Accessories:

  • Old Olive Satin Ribbon (117292)
  • Whisper White Satin Ribbon (114616)
  • Stampin Dimensionals (104430)
  • Snail Adhesive (104332 or refill 104331)

Thank you for stopping by….I should have another card posted later today 🙂

StampinBetty

 

Project 8 of 365: Upsy Daisy Thank YOU! May 23, 2010

First of all….let me tell Ya’ll (getting back to my southern heritage…) I almost fell off my seat when I logged in today and looked at my hit counter!!!  At first all I saw was that diagonal line just racing up with every hit coming in, then when I looked closer I realized I had OVER 200 hits TODAY alone, and the day is not even over.  Can you imagine how big the smile on my face was.  Let me tell you, I was smiling from ear to ear, and if my husband were home I would have ran right down to him jumping up and down like I had just won the lottery.

Right now I would be very proud to do a re-enactment of Sally Fields accepting her award…”You like me, You REALLY like me.”

So today’s project is a dedication to every single one of you who have stopped by to check out this newby blog.  If you keep showing me this kind of love there is no way I could possibly fail at this challenge.  I would feel way too guilty after all the great responses I have been getting from all of you.  Just last week when I finally posted that first project I sat here thinking how silly this might be, and how in the world would people stumble across me, but some how, some way you have all stumbled to me.

The huge bump in hits I got today is most certainly due to the gallery I posted over at Splitcoast Stampers just last night!  So I will do my best to keep Splitcoast Stampers Updated with the new projects as well.  Originally I had popped over there to see what great challenges they had going on.  Those challenges are a fantastic way to get the creativity pumping when you are experiencing a block….

So here is my great big thank you to YOU!!

Project 8 of 365:

Upsy Daisy Thank You Card

8 of 365: Upsy Daisy Thank You Card

As always click HERE to open my Stampin’ UP page in a new window so you can purchase any/or all supplies you need to complete this card.  I have changed this from previous versions, as I found out the link I was using before was actually defaulting to a generic Stampin’ UP site where I would not have gotten credit for your purchases.  So when you click the above link to my store, to shop go to the PRODUCTS tab accross the top, under that heading click on SHOP NOW!  For those of you who would like to help support my quest to complete 365 projects in 365 days, but do not want to purchase more products, or maybe you are a demonstrator, or already have a demonstrator you can also donate directly to me by clicking the DONATE button on the upper right portion of this blog.  I accept any size donations, so even $1 is great 🙂  (donations are processed on the secure PAYPAL website.)

SUPPLIES:

Paper:

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Chocolate Chip (102128)

5 x 3 3/4 Pretty in Pink (100459)

4 3/4 x 3 1/2 Whisper White (100730)

Ink (classic):

– Chocolate Chip (100908)

– Pretty in Pink (101301)

Stamp Sets:

– Upsy Daisy (111710)

– Thank You Kindly (111700)

Accessories:

Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (117287)

– Snail Adhesive (104332 or Refill 104331)

As you can see this is a very simple yet pretty card.  It is probably one of my favorites…. Hmmm maybe I should use this on at my upcoming workshop this Thursday????  The chocolate chip ribbon does not look like it matches in the photo, but there must have been something going on with my camera flash, because in person it looks great.

Please keep the positive feedback coming, and if there is a project you would like to see me tackle on this adventure let me know, and I will see what I can do!

Thank You for visiting,

StampinBetty