Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Catching Up

After working the last six days in a row, I'm behind on everything. So, my plan for today? Stamp of course. Who needs clean clothes right?

After seeing all the uses for Martha Stewart's punches on HSN last week it's all I can think about. I'm putting the few I have to good use. And I have this new love for a TAC set I've had for a couple of years now called Aged Ornaments. It's still in the catalog which makes me very happy! Seems like the sets I like the most always get retired. I think I'm just now learning how to use this set and maybe that's why. I don't know, I just know I love the set and am trying to think of lots of ways to use it.

I hope you enjoy today's post and thanks for looking!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Paper Bag Special

Here's the project I submitted for a TAC contest. I finally found the photos on my computer. They aren't very good quality, but you get the idea. This is a really easy project. It's basically just a paper lunch sack folded in half. It was really fun to put together especially since I don't do these kind of projects very often. I really am a card maker at heart. The truth is, I'm really bummed it didn't win. I've submitted before, but so far have yet to win. My biggest bummer is that you don't get your project back once you send it to them. I'm not sure where they end up and can't imagine anybody but me wants a photo of my son and our trip the the Winchester Mystery house. Anyway, you should give this little project a try. I did one a few years ago for my sons second grade teacher and slipped a gift card inside instead of a journaling tag. It turned out great!

Thanks for looking and have a great day! Oh yeah, all paper, stamps and embellishments are from TAC.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Cute Boots

I've been wanting to post this card for the longest time now. It's very similar to a layout I did for a TAC contest with a paper bag. I didn't win, so I figured it was ok to finally post the card. The paper bag project I submitted is much cuter and when I find the pictures I took I'll post it.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Many Thanks

I love it when a card comes together. What started out to be a standard nestie, nestie, image card ended up being a little more exciting. I just kept adding elements until I was happy with the outcome. All the paper is from the DCWV linen stack. I love the soft colors in this stack. And all the stamps are from TAC.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Miss You

Yes cool weather I miss you!! Eeesh, it's hot here. It was 111 in my backyard yesterday. We are supposed to break records this week. Oh goody. Nothing like living on the surface of the sun...

So, it's all about simple stampin' today. No heat tool and nothing too complicated. I thought this would be a good card to add to my Operation Write Home stash.

I hope where ever you are, you are staying cool and enjoying some creative time.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

More Cherries

Here's a little goody I put together from a layout in one of my magazines. If you pull the little tab there is a message inside. It's not really a set because the paper doesn't match, but I had a little scrap of that cherry paper left so I decided to use it on one of those giant wooden paper clips from Michael's to make a photo holder. Don't you just love the dollar section at Michaels?!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Label Lingo

I just love this set! It's a TAC called Label Lingo and it's retired, but I sure do love it. And I have the best stamping friend ever! You know who you are!! I am thoroughly enjoying this new to me stamp set.

I hope you are all enjoying your day and thanks for looking!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Don't you just love Basic Grey paper? It's all so pretty and hard to come by where I live, so I use it very sparingly. I copied this layout from a square card my sister made. I think she said it was one of Mojo Monday's sketches. I love their sketch's! Not very 4th of July looking, but I'm not feeling the stampin' love lately. Maybe after I place my TAC order next week the inspiration will come flooding in! Until then, I hope you all have a safe and happy 4th!