Monthly Archives: August 2009

Good-bye Limelight Papercrafts!!!

bye!

bye!

Today ends my time with Limelight Papercrafts!!! Mandy, the owner of LLPC, always rocks out the customer service and has AWESOME product! In fact, I picked up this 8×8 pad of October Afternoon Road Map from her!

Materials:

  • Studio Calico Stamp
  • October Afternoon Road Map
  • Papertrey Ink kraft, aquamist, and vintage cream cardstock and vintage cream saddle-stitched ribbon
  • American Crafts Thickers
  • EK Success Corner Rounder
  • CTMH buckle embellishment

This is also my card for Get Sketchy #3:

Click here to go to the sketch!

Click here to go to the sketch!

NOT your day?

Bam Pop Furry Birds

Bam Pop Furry Birds

Hey folks! Today IS NOT MY DAY!!!! Is it yours? If so, I am way jealous!

My Rant:

Hubby has been sick for 4 days now (no explanation needed…we all know men are big babies), CJ made 2 messes last night (once in our bed), and Liam woke up screaming bc the cat somehow got inside his crib. Let’s just say I’m running on 2 hours of sleep, TOPS!

ALL DONE 🙂

Materials:

  • Bam Pop Furry Birds
  • October Afternoon Cherry Hill paper
  • Papertrey Ink white cardstock and aquamist satin ribbon
  • American Crafts thickers
  • Making Memories small brads
  • Offray orange ribbon
  • foam tape
  • Gelly Roll Glaze Orange pen
  • EK Success corner rounder
  • Copic Markers: C-1, C-3, C-5 (for the furry bird) and YG11, BG34, BG07 (for the balloon and grass)

CHECK OUT MY RIBBON PLEATING TUTORIAL 🙂

Goodies via Sarah Parker :)

Goodies!

Goodies!

My beautiful and talented friend, Sarah Parker, sent me this box full of Scarlet Lime Goodies 🙂

I AM IN HEAVEN 🙂 I think I counted 23 papers! She must have known I was coveting this kit club…lol!

If you haven’t seen Sarah’s work, YOU MUST!!! And leave her a nice comment, because she needs a pick me up!

Blog ya later!

Torendi’s Design Team Coordinator

Using Bampop's Bonjour Bot!!!

Using Bampop's Bonjour Bot!!!

Jenn posted a little bio about me on the Torendi Blog yesterday and I thought I should let everyone know here what I’m doing for Torendi!

First off, the grand opening is 9/9/09 and guess what my lucky number is…9! Crazy!

Jenn has asked me to be her Design Team Coordinator/Advertising/Promotions person! I get to do all the “right side of the brain” work, while she deals with all the “left side of the brain” work! I have been stalking people’s blogs searching for some Torendi Setters 🙂 Next month, the famous Maren Benedict will step in as our Torendi Setter!!! Maren works closely with Paper Crafts Magazine as their go-to girl, has designed for Unity Stamp Co from the beginning, and currently works with Lizzie Anne Designs. I’m so excited to see what she does with Torendi product!

So, if you like new, trendy, funky, different, check out the Torendi blog and find out how to contact me regarding a Torendi Setter Spot!

EtsyInspired #51

Red Crow Arts

Click here to go to the shop!

This week’s shop is Red Crow Arts!!! It’s amazing the things she does with clay and glaze!!!!

Here is some inspiration:

Picture 1

My Card:

thanks

thanks

I was inspired by the little turquoise jewelry holder!

Materials:

  • Basic Grey June Bug Paper, Chipboard, and Button
  • Close To My Heart stamp
  • Kaisercraft Pearls turquoise
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock and ribbon
  • Versamagic Chalk Ink

If you would like to play along, simply go to the store by clicking on the store banner above, find something that inspires you, and make something based off that piece! Lastly, post a link to your creation on Ashley’s Blog!

Stamping Supplies Expired? Time to check!

Paper Kissy started THIS THREAD, Stamp Stuff Gone Bad, over at split coast stampers dot com!

She asks, I hesitate to buy stuff that will go bad and that I won’t use up before it does. I have made assumptions but maybe I’m wrong about some products. Can you tell me about stamp supplies that you bought that went bad in 2 years or less?

For instance, stickles, smooch, shimmerz, some inks, ink refills, glues? Mostly wet stuff I assume will go bad, am I right or wrong?

Here are some answers:

  • Real Red and Brown Ink pad from SU gets brown and chunky. Some ladies suggested to contact your SU demonstrator and have it replaced for free!
  • Gel Pens dry from non-use
  • Liquid Applique
  • Heat & Stick Power
  • Embossing powders get clumpy, but try putting the little silica gel packets in there to absorb the moisture!
  • Metallic Embossing Powders Tarnish
  • Cardstock can discolor on the corners if not stored properly out of the sun.

If you know of anything else that may expire, please let me know and I’ll add it to the list!

Trio of Robots

Trio of Robots

Trio of Robots

I love making boy birthday cards! This one is full of FUNK and FUN 🙂

Materials:

  • Odd Bird Planet Robbie the Robot Stamp
  • October Afternoon Cherry Hill and Road Map DP
  • Bazzill Green Cardstock
  • Papertrey Ink White Cardstock
  • Palette Noir Hybrid black ink
  • Gelly Roll Glaze Pen
  • American Crafts Thicker
  • Making Memories Black Glitter Alpha stickers

If you haven’t heard, Jenn Coker is launching her new store, Torendi come 9/9/09!!!! I am the Design Team Coordinator for her 🙂 Please take a moment and check our the store and the blog and let us know what you think!

the BIG news….

Grand Opening 9/9/09

Grand Opening 9/9/09

Torendi means “Trendy” in Japanese!

Torendi will be bringing something different into your crafty life!

PLUS, there’s FREE merchandise up for grabs on our blog:

TORENDI BLOG

A Duo of Character Part II

Meet Liam

Meet Liam

He’s our joy-boy! He’s good natured, happy-go-lucky, kind hearted, and cuddly!

Meet CJ

Meet CJ

He’s our 30 year old 3 year old. He’s pensive, careful, introverted, and artistic!

A Duo of Character

Clean and Graphic

Clean and Graphic

Materials:

  • Close To My Heart Stamp, ink, and rif-rac
  • American Crafts Character Paper
  • Basic Grey Button
  • EK Success Corner Rounder
  • DMC Floss
Fun & Cute

Fun & Cute

Materials:

  • Odd Bird Planet Stamps
  • American Crafts Character Paper
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock
  • Close To My Heart Ink
  • DMC Floss & needle
  • Paper Piercer
  • Kaisercraft Pearls
  • Threading Water Punch

Over at Paper Crafts Connection & Moxie Fab, there’s been a lot of talk about having a clearly defined style. I thought I’d give these two a whirl bc they’re the easiest for me 😉