Sunday, March 28, 2010

I've been mooned by Zindorf!

Michelle and me at the workshop
The teacher

Michelle's sample

My first zindorf card!

Here is Michelle "mooning" the class, lol!

Here's my moon.

This is how she keeps up with her class samples and steps.

This is called Le Jardin Bontanique on a golden lake.

I was one of the lucky ones that was able to get into the Dallas area Zindorf brayer class today! This is the first Texas class that I have seen on her calendar. I barely got in and she had a looooong waiting list. She did 4 classes, two yesterday and two today. She does a beginner and an advanced. I got into the beginner only, but I will keep an eye out for her to come my way again so that I can get into that advanced class. Michelle was so much fun and her class was too. We were all amazed by our end products. There were many aha! moments. I'm sure you have drooled over her cards and often wondered how she gets those wonderful effects with her brayer. Well there IS a technique to it. I can't wait to demonstrate it to my down/side line and club members. I will let you in on a secret though ......start off the paper!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bunny Gift card holders

I wish I could say this was my design because they are so cute. But the truth is they we designed by Chat Wszelaki over at I plan to put in the target gift cards I bought for the grandkids to put in their Easter baskets. I think they will work perfectly. I used the ornament punch for the boys and the scalloped circle for the girl. The base if the petal die for the Big Shot.

A Thump in the Night

The first time I heard that thump it went something like this......

She said: Honey, do you hear that noise? It sounds like its coming from the attic!
He said: Yea, is it squirrels, you think?
She said: No, they usually run across the roof. This sounds like someone walking in the attic!
He said: What could it be?
She said: Sounds like a person. Do you think we have an intruder?
He said: Could be.
She said: Do you think a homeless person is living up there?
He said: What?
She said: What are you going to do about it?
He said: I think its an animal. I'll have to call someone tomorrow.
She said: Maybe I can scare it out.

So she opens up the attic, sticks her head in and starts screaming. ......Nothing happens. So she goes to the kitchen and gets a pot and wooden spoon and climbs back up the ladder to the attic and bangs away.

He said: What in the world are you doing?
She said: Scaring away the animal.
He said: Did it work?
She said: Nope.

Anyway after calling the pest control guy and having him come out and set a trap we finally rid our selves of the animal in the attic. He told my husband to cover the space in the garage attic that the animal was using to get into the house attic, but has he ever done that? No.
Sooooooo every so often, when I am sitting in my stamp room I hear:

And I say: Honey, he's baaaaaack!

What is in the attic? This fellow and his cousins.

We caught this one on Friday night and another one on Saturday night. I'm sitting in my stamp room right now and thankfully do not hear anymore thumping, but it's early yet. Wish my hubby would just cover the way in! I am afraid to even look to see what damage they are doing in my stuff in the attic.

Sasssc Birthday Party

The 2nd annual Sasssc Birthday Party!
these pictures are kind of out of order, but just excuse that and enjoy the show.
Time to party!

Self explainatory

For the main course we were served roasted pork, pineapple casserole, brocolli casserole and tomatoe casserole.
The birthday committee
Terry, Annie, Delia, Crystal,and Deb

Great job girls!

This was a darling shrink art charm that was on top of our pink flamingo cupcake. It was personalized so that we could add it to our key chain or bag tag.
Crystal made this wonderful salad with a homemade vinagerette dressing that was to die for.

Annie made these darling Pink Flamingo cupcakes.

We were supossed to play games but the rain didn't cooperate. Thank goodness or we would have had to bob for apples. Instead, Delia made us pose with an apple in our mouth wearing this pig nose. We were supposed to look like a roasted pig for the laua.
Deb was a roasted pig!

Delia's stuffed pig!

Mary's head on a platter!

Deb and Terry are making flowers for our hair.

Vegas doll


Can you see the raindrops on the welcome sign?


Don't you just love the cake!

This is Vegas in her hawaiian outfit

Yesterday was our 2nd Annual Sasssc ( pronounced sassy) Birthday Party. It was a Hawaiian Luau so we were all to dress in our Hawaiian gear. It sounded good at the time, but then I woke up yesterday morning to cold cold temps and rain. But being a trouper, I put on my flip flops, hawaain shirt and capris and headed over to the party. We had a great time even though we had to forego the outdoor games (what a shame, yeah). I was greeted at the door with a Pina Colada, yum, and a flowered lai. We had wonderful prizes, make and take, food and of course swaps. Here are some pics of our good time.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Birthday card for my hubby

I made this card for my hubby for his birthday on February 21st. It turned out so well, that I made one for his brother who had a birthday on March 5th. Then since I had the stamp set out and the paper and ink and etc....I made 12 more for the SASSSC birthday swap today.
The paper is To The Nines Specialty dsp. The image is from a retired SU set called Classic Pickups.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fancy Flower mojo

Here is the card I made for the demonstrator's shoe box swap for Sunday. I used the Monday Mojo sketch for this card. I love they way they were using lots of different dsp. I made the flower by rolling the Very Vintage wheel and rose red ink onto some vellum paper. (I didn't have any tissue paper handy) I punched out 5 of the XL Fancy Flowers (punch) and stacked them and secured the center with a brad and Sweet Pea felt flower (just the circle). Lastly I scrunched up each flower to give it dimension. I also rolled the vintage wheel onto the rose red card behind the dsp. The dsp is from the Sweet Pea designer paper pad.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy B-day Simply Scrappin' Layouts

I love using the Simply Scrappin' Kits for 12 x 12 pages. Here are the layouts for March's club.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Basket of Flowers

How do YOU say Spring Break? Well it means I can play in my stamp room alllllllll week long, even though I SHOULD clean house and work in the yard and go through my stuff in my classroom that I want to sale ( I'm retiring this year, whoohoo). Just as I was leaving school yesterday, another teacher approached me and asked if I could make a BIG thank you card for them to use in the teacher's lounge when we get back from break. I had seen this card by Regina over at The Stampin' Bean and knew that I wanted to try it sometime. I decided it would be prefect and springy. I started with two of the tag board pieces that come in the packs of designer paper from SU. I cut a 4 x 12 inch piece of white card stock, scored it down the middle, and attached it tot eh 2 12 x 12 pieces of tag to create a hinge a make a 12 x 12 card. Then I covered the front and back with 12 x 12 dsp. The basket is So Saffron sponged with More Mustard. I used various scraps of card stock and my Daisy #2 big shot die to make the flowers. The little sign is made from a "hugs" note. I really like the way it turned out and I think my teacher friend will be pleased.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Easter Blessings

I love the clean look of this color combo. I started to add an additional mat of pretty in pink with some dsp but it just didn't look right. When I removed it and saw this combo, I thought it looked perfect, clean and simple.

I used so saffron and barely banana on the flowers, and certainly celery and old olive on the leaves. I used re-inkers and my aqua painter. I used a wash of barely banana around the image.
This was my first successful attempt at using the scalloped trim border and corner punch. You should see the pile of paper I wasted trying to get this right. But now that I have the dimensions right, I've been able to duplicate this many times. Shimmer White: 2 1/4 x 3 1/2,
Old Olive: 2 1/2 x 3 3/4, Whisper White 4 3/4 x 3 13/16 before punching with the scalloped trim punch. I followed Julie's tutorial over at Paper Pleasing Ideas (see link on the side bar).

Can you see the Champagne Shimmer Mist I added to the petals and leaves. You can also she the shimmer paper. Very pretty in real life.