Sunday, November 4, 2007

I love my Crop-A-Dile!!!

Okay, So I am pretty much AMAZED right now.. I covered this clipboard with the Fall Flowers DP to show you another way to take advantage of the Paper Party.... After I was done Modge Podging (is that a correct term?...) I thought... well the jumbo eyelets would look great at the base of this clipboard... I had been wanted to put my Crop-A-Dile to the test... so I gave it a go. Now this is a regular office supply clipboard... NOT a paper crafting chipboard clipboard. The Crop-A-Dile went through with ease!! I barely had to add more pressure than I do when using it on paper. With the jumbo eyelets, I have found that the hole the Crop-A-Dile makes on the 3/16 side is a little small, but if I make it a little larger with the Crop-A-Dile, there is no problem, and no difference in the finished product. I simply punch around the hole a couple of times, enlarging it a little. This has worked for me... Also: Here is a link from Splitcoast showing how to alter a clipboard.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Grateful and Designer Paper

This card is for SCS Sketch Challenge #148. The Card base is a standard 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of Wild Wasabi Cardstock folded in half. I then layered River Rock and Really Rust in 1/8 inch increments with the Really Rust punched in the corners with the ticket corner punch. I then added vintage brads to each corner. The Designer Paper at the top of the card is Apple Cider from the Holiday Mini Catalog. The Wild Wasabi band around the middle is "faux ribbon" made by crimping a 3/4 inch width piece of cardstock and then piercing the upper and lower edge with the paper piercing too from the Crafter's Tool Kit. I used Dotted Autumn for the stamp set. The central image is on Very Vanilla Cardstock. I used River Rock, Really Rust and Wild Wasabi ink. I punched the pumpkin out with the scallop punch and pierced the scallops. I used the Mini Library Clip on the top of the scallop with some non-SU ribbon. Don't forget about the Pretty Paper Party!!!

My Brother, The Beast

Okay, so I may sound like a gushing big sister, but hey, I am. My little brother is a freshman at Freed-Hardeman University and HE GOT THE LEAD IN THE HOMECOMING PLAY!!! He is an AMAZING baritone with a great opera sound. Where he got the talent, I may never know. The play starts next Thursday and my sister, Anna, and I are going up for 3 of the 4 performances. We are so excited. My mom sent me some of his pictures in costume and I wanted to share them with you all.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Stems and Designer Paper

I know what you're thinking: I can't believe she is using Stem Silhouettes... again. Well.. I'm sorry, but i can't help it. I love this set and how well it goes with the Fall Flowers DP (which is part of the pretty paper sale by the way :). I promise, from now on I will try to limit my use of Stem Silhouettes, but I must admit that it may be love and it may take me some time to move on... This first card is a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 card made from the textured soft sky cardstock. The main image is whisper white mounted on creamy caramel cardstock and the stamp is stamped twice: once in old olive and once in soft sky. The "Thank You" is in creamy caramel. In the lower right corner, I used my Crop-A-Dile to set two of the Jumbo Eyelets in pewter. The ribbon is non-SU olive colored ribbon.

This card also uses Stem Silhouettes and the Fall Flowers DP. For this card the base is a standard 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 folded card in groovy guava. The designer paper is folded to reveal both sides of the paper. The image is also mounted on Fall Flowers DP and has the corners cut with the tag corner punch. I used the Jumbo Eyelet in pewter in the left upper corner and Hodgepodge Hardware also in pewter around the image and in the right upper corner. The image is stamped in Old Olive and the "Thank You" is stamped twice: once in groovy guava and once in soft sky.
Thanks for looking!!

Pick a Pretty Paper

I wanted to share with everyone the Stampin' Up promotion for November. Pick 3 Designer Series Papers, get your 4th free!! I am very excited about this promotion, especially since there is no limit on the number of paper packages you can buy... every time you buy 3, you get one free... great deal.

Here is a link to the Promotion Flyer!

Here is a link to the Pretty Paper Swatches!

Here is a link to some great project ideas using the great high-quality double sided paper.

Please email me if you would like to place an order or live in the Nashville, TN area and would like to host a workshop at

Throughout this month, I will be posting projects that highlight Stampin' Ups designer paper. Hope you enjoy!