Saturday, February 2, 2008


I stamped!!!! At least for the fun of it anyway!!! I've spent the better of January prepping for two large stamping events I was involved in and they kind of overtook my life!!! And procrastinating doesn't help either!!!

I also have been working on finishing up as many projects in my house as I can before I start my new job this Monday!!! I am so excited. Staying home has been nice, but it's time to get back to the daily routine of getting up every moring and so on!!
Now to the stamping projects! I decided I would apply for the Display Stampers for the 2008 SU! convention and the projects I have here for you are the ones I submitted. You were to submit 3 cardfronts, a 6 x 6 page and an 8.5 x 11 or 12 x 12 page.
I went with an 8.5 x 11 page as I thought this might be a little easier since I do not scrapbook on regular basis. I had a hard time trying to decide what exactly I was going to do, and as I was looking through my photos on the computer, I came across these pictures of a hummingbird I took last August. I just love how these pictures came out and I quite surprised myself with how well I liked my end result of the scrapbook page. I used the Touch of Nature set on here and pulled my colors from the photos. What do you think?

This is the 6 x 6 page I did. You may notice this page and layout from an earlier one I did, but this has a few changes. I removed the copper metal edged tag (retired) and the twill tape across the top along with the copper brads. In place of those I used a brushed copper circle, my scallop punch and distressor on the edges of the copper circle and the photo mat. I really like how this photo of my grandson Cameron goes so well with the Wanted set and these colors. The layout is from the SU! planner 2007.

This card uses Boatloads of Love, which the images I received from the SCS wish RAK forum. I also used SC160 and CC150 of Real Red, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky. I like how this card would be an appropriate Valentine for a male. I used my watercolor crayons to color in the images and used the 1/2" circle punch on Basic Gray textured cardstock to make the "tires" on the edge of the boat. I then cut a slit along the edge of the dingy and slipped the heart in.

This card is a copy of one I completed a few weeks ago as part of the IC on SCS. I needed to make some changes here as well to use only all SU! products. On my original card I used my white cardstock from PraperTrey Ink as it's heavier, but here I used Tempting Turquiose as my base and layered it with Shimmery White. The white embossing is the same, as well as the bird. On here I did emboss the bird in black ep. The ''smile" is from the Eastern Elegance rub ons. I used Baroque Motifs and A Little Birdie Told Me sets.

My last card uses the new Embrace Life set and the new Ginger Blossoms dp. I just love how these colors go so well together. I used Ruby Red, So Saffron and Groovy Guava. Not much to explain about on here.

Now that my stamping mojo has returned and I am slowing down on the home improvement projects, I will be stamping more and posting more!!!! I have my stamp room done and 90% percent put together so will get pics up soon!!! I promise!!!

And I want to leave you with a picture from my wonderful trip to San Francisco!!!! This is one of my very best friends, Deb, who I went with at the Golden Gate Bridge lookput point!!! A truly magnificent bridge!!

Happy Stamping & Take Care!!!!



Mary Fish said...

Divine cards . . . Boatloads is amazing.

Denise said...

Your projects are all beautiful! I love the picture by the bridge too, I hope to visit it myself ...someday....LOL