Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pinterest CASEs

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I love Pinterest.  I go there for ideas before I look other places because it is easy to look through the images and open only what you are interested in.  I would say it's a time saver but we all know it isn't because there are too many great things to see there.

The first card is a direct CASE with the exception of the words (I didn't want to dig out the set and made do with what I had on my desk).  I love Connie Babbert's cards.  She is one talented lady.
Stamps:  Watercolor Winter, More Merry Messages
CS:  Baja Breeze, WW, Pink Pirouette, Twitterpated DP
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Misc.:  Lacy Brocade EF, Designer Frames EF, XL oval punch, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals

This next one I was happy to see on Pinterest because I still have this DP from last year and was happy to use more of it up.  I didn't actually pin the card but you can easily do a search and find it or go to Jen's blog.  I am a Post-It person and I jot things down and put on the wall until I get to it.  At least I reference the blog instead of saying "I don't remember where I saw this."  It's the little things.

When I was taking the picture, I could see the sparkle on top of the roof and on the ground, but not in the picture.  One of those cards you say "it looks better in person", which is true if you like sparkle.
Stamps:  Christmas Lodge, More Merry Messages
Inks:  Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler
CS:  WW, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Frostwood Lodge DP
Misc.:  Scallop trim border punch, Dimensionals, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Crumb Cake seam binding, 2-1/2 Circle Punch, Nestabilities Scallop Punch

In the Spring I bought 20 yards of ribbon so I could make these necklaces for the moms in our Pack and Troop.  I finally finished enough for the Pack last month and then I finished off the ones for the Troop.   
They are nice when you go up and your son "pins" you with the pin of the rank he has been presented.  You don't have to plan ahead what you are wearing, worry about being poked and he doesn't have to feel awkward doing it.
What I still have left.  There are a handful that need to be distributed but I have some extras for boys that join the Pack or Troop.  Yay!
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

French Foliage Thank You

As you know, I'm a procrastinator.  I've known for a bit that I needed to get 40 cards made to hand off so teachers and music leaders could be appreciated for what they do.  Due to it being fall (not that you can tell here in FL), I wanted to use one of my fall sets.  I just couldn't get into it.  I tried.  I'm pre-occupied with other projects and they are what I think of right now.  Some are fun and some . . . eh, not so much.  After looking for some inspiration for something easy, that wouldn't cost extra postage, that wasn't too labor intensive with cutting, I came across a card like this on Pinterest.  Ha!  Just what I needed.  I went to the blog but it didn't have colors other than a Kaleidacolor (?) and gray.  I don't have any of the Kaleidacolor stamp pads any more.  A friend kept them about 7 years ago and I really didn't care because I never really used them.

I made a mask with a sheet of paper and brayered So Saffron in the rectangle window.  I stamped the script in More Mustard.  The "thank you" is stamped in Soft Suede.  The circle "Paris" and splatters are done in Sahara Sand.  The leaves were stamped in first in More Mustard, then I rock and rolled in Cajun Craze and on two of the leaves, I sponged on some Old Olive.

Stamps:  French Foliage, Curly Cute
CS:  Confetti Cream
Ink:  So Saffron, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Misc.:  Sponge, brayer

Take a look at this fabric I picked up for my next quilt.  I can't wait to do get started on it, but first I have to finish cross-stitching a bib for a baby shower tomorrow night.  I need to get going on our Christmas cards too.  I'm thinking I'll be working on this quilt in December when the cards are mailed and the house is decorated.  I'm shooting to have it all done by the end of November.  

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