Friday, January 22, 2010

Vintage Valentine

Hi Everyone! How are you doing this fine Friday? I am ready for the weekend. I don't have anything planned so I am hoping to finish cleaning up my scrapbook room and start working on some projects. One of my most favorite card magazines is Paper Crafts. I just love all the fun ideas that they have in there! The January/February issue arrived not too long ago and I was so excited to see all the fun Valentine stuff. Vintage is really in this year and they just caught my eye so I decided that I would try to set out and find some fun vintage valentines or vintage photos online. I started reading the supplies list of all the valentine cards I liked and I found this neat web site called Lunagirl Images, you can check them out here. They have the neatest web site, you can purchase a CD Rom for 14.99 and get 1,000 or more images, or if you are impatient (like me *wink*) then you you can download some for $3.95 each sheet. The image above is on a sheet of 12 or so. What do you think? I really like the way it turned out! I am going to play around some more this weekend so I may have more to post.

I have some sad stamp news too...this may be old news to some of you but Hana Stamps has gone out of business. There were several of there stamps that I really liked and I missed the boat on that one. One of my stampin' buddies mentioned that I may be able to find them somewhere else online so I may check that out too.

Hope you all have a great weekend! Hugs!


Paper: old olive cardstock (SU), patterned paper (bo-bunny shabby princess collection, cherry pie)

Stamp: I love you, Out On A Limb Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Chestnut Roan (Colorbox Chalk Ink)

Tools/Accessories: oval & scalloped oval punches (SU), flowers (Hobby Lobby), lace (Hobby Lobby), vintage button (stash from around the house)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Stamps

Hi friends! How are you this week? I don't know about you but it has been tough for me to go to work this week. Maybe I have the blues after so much activity during the Christmas season, or maybe I am a little sad because my pants are fitting a little tighter after Christmas. Either way a little sunshine would help! Sheesh it has been so cold here, but I hear that we should have some nicer weather this weekend and I plan to get out and enjoy it a little bit.

What do you do when you are blue? Me, well I hop online and look around at the fun crafty sites. I hadn't been to Papertrey Ink in a while so I thought I would look around. Yep, I know I don't even have to finish my already know I bought some new stamps. I thought I would take one of the sets on a test run last night and the card above is what I came up with. I got my inspiration from Amy at Prairie Paper & Ink who used to design for Papertrey Ink...the girl's got talent! I need a little more practice with this set but over all I am happy with the way it turned out. This is a fun little set that Papertrey Ink sells called Guidelines. This is what the stamp set looks like...

Or you could go here to get a better look (yes you are right, I am enabling you right now to spend a little money *wink*). You stamp the Guideline stamp on your paper then you use the other little stamps to make a fun pattern. I usually buy Stampin Up cardstock but since I was buying stamps from Papertrey I thought I would try out their white cardstock, so that is what I used on this card. I really liked the weight and it was a little cheaper than SU *bonus* The sentiment is also a new stamp from Papertrey and the name of the set is Signature Greetings. To simplify my posts a little bit I am going to try something a friend of mine does on her blog and put all the information about the card at the bottom of the post.
Because of the weather our daughter Whitney and her baby Angelina weren't able to make it for Christmas so they were in last weekend and we got some of these pictures while they were here. Angelina is into everything and loves putting things in her mouth! We got to help feed her. That was so much fun for us! Let me tell you there is nothing like lovin' on a little one in the morning. It was so hard to see them go but we all had a great time.
Thanks Grampa for my Christmas presents! I love you!
Thanks for peekin' in! Hope you're having a great week! Valentines day is not too far away so I am sure I will start working on some fun projects soon! Take care of you!
Here's the scoop:
Stamps: Guidelines (Papertrey Ink), Signature Greetings (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: SU Perfect Plum & Pale Plum
Accessories: SU ticket punch, SU key tag punch, purple flowers (Walmart), brad

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sports Paper

Hi friends! How are you after all the holidays? I am better now...I got sick over the New Year holiday...sinus stuff...but I am back to feeling better now...thank God!
I am so excited to share with you a really neat website that I stumbled upon a few months back. As most of you know my girls are golfers and it is so difficult to find golf stuff anywhere, let alone fun girl golf stuff. If a store carries it unfortunately it is the same stuff at practically every store. So in my frustration I decided to look online and see what I could find. I was so excited to find Scrappin' Stuff! They carry a large variety of different sports papers and embellys...some sports you wouldn't even think of...but I was really excited when I found all this golf paper. Sports tend to be their main gig but they have all kinds of other school related stuff too like choir, band and lots of other stuff too...check this out!

And this is the one that I am so excited about! PINK GOLF PAPER! CHECK IT OUT! ***WOOT WOOT***

And how great is this? It coordinates with the pink!

And embellys to match! How exciting is that?

Well, thanks "fore" peekin' in today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy New Year!