Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


GOOD MORNING! What a monumental day in America! Last night we took our kids out for dinner to congratulate them on a job well done for the first 9 weeks of school. What I found so interesting was that the talk at our table was about politics. Now the interesting thing is that we aren't much of a "political family" and what was even more interesting was that the only ones really talking about it were my 7 and 9 year old. They debated really. Very funny to watch. My son who is a total "card" saw a picture of McCain and said " Yeah, there's my man!" He cracks me up. He will be disappointed to find out his "man" lost this am.

Now moving on to much less important things......Here is my inspiration for my card today.
This is a comforter on sale over at JC Penney's. I LOVE new comforters. I could seriously change my bedroom decor atleast twice a year if I had the funds. They have so many beautiful things to choose from. While I think this one is nice, it is a bit too masculine for me. Something I would pick out for my dad or brother. Very serene though don't ya think?

Here is my take on this inspiration.

Stamp Set: A Beautiful Thing, Canvas BG, Retired set called The Art of Life.
Paper: Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Mellow Moss, textured Sahara Sand
Ink: Choc. Chip and White Craft , versamark
Accessories: Oval Punch, Circle Punch, Scallop Punch, Clear EP.
This was a really quick card to make. I LOVED that I was able to use some of my scraps. Hope this inspires you today.

Now I do have a few more cards to post that I have been working on. I am really getting into doing challenges that are issued by other bloggers . Here are a few to show:

This is the color Challenge issued by Splitcoast:
The colors were Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, and Kiwi Kiss.

I used some scraps that I had laying around of designer paper called Bella Rose. I also used the rub-ons from last years Salebration. I used the butterfly on the pink and cut it out. The red oval in the center is quilted in appearance. This is done by scoring the paper at 1/2" intervals. I created the border using a retired corner punch from SU. Simply take off the guard and it can be used on straight edges. I'm not that thrilled with this card but I am so happy to get rid of some of my scraps. (not a great picture)

This next card makes me sooo happy. I just love that little robot. I can't wait to be able to give this to some little someone. This is from a sketch designed by Jen Del Muro at I Heart to Stamp

The base of this card is done in Taken with Teal
and I used some designer paper I had laying around by Crossed Paths. I am a paper junkie. Whenever they have those 5 for $1 sales, I am THERE! The little robot is from the clearance bin at Michael's. Now I wish I would have bought 2. I used my salebration rub ons for the celebrate circle and then put those little dots all around with my white gel pen. That is faux stitching around the center phrase that is stamped in white craft ink and then embossed with clear EP. The ribbon is another clearance find from somewhere. It went perfectly. Don't you just LOVE when that happens. This card truly makes me giddy with how stinkin' cute it turned out. Below is the inside of the card. Sorry it is so dark. I forgot to edit it:(

Last one for today. I had to make this for my son's teacher. We had conferences yesterday and I got to talking (for those who know me...QUIT laughing) and I totally took up our time and the next person's. I put her behind for the rest of the evening I'm sure. I felt awful when we left and I looked at the clock. So I whipped this up this am for her and hope she forgives me. BTW, I wasn't just making idle chat...it was related to my son's education. (That is to make ME feel better)

This is leftover paper from this project. The top edge is made using my SU scalloped edge punch. This is a must have in your crafting supply! I again used my Salebration rub-ons for the main flower image and cut it out. I then layered a 1" faux stitched Choc Chip circle with a Close to Cocoa punched flower that was also layered with a small punched out flower from the designer paper. The strip of chocolate chip at the top is a stitched looking rub on from the A PERFECT DAY package of rub ons in the current catalog. SORRY is also faux stitched and embossed with white EP then punched out with the med Oval Punch. LOVE that punch as you can tell. I'm an oval girl. All this is layered on a 5 3/4" square card that is textured white cardstock.
Check in tomorrow as I will have Kristina's challenge and hopefully a small tutorial on 2 different medallion punches. Thanks for stopping by!


kathie said...

ha! no, i didn't see this post before i told your other child's teacher that you are chatty but at least the first teacher wasn't surprised...you two have conferenced before!
hope the sore throat is all better soon!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Adorable!! Love the little robot! Great take on the sketch.