Monday, June 30, 2008
SU! Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip - what lovely color combination! Pinks and browns generally go well together. I love the richness of the Chocolate Chip color. The sentiment of "just because" comes from the Sell-a-bration rub-ons Love & Happiness. All supplies are SU!
Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Fresh Cut Die Cut Notes in Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Love & Happiness RubOns (retired), 5 Petal Flower Punch, Pretties Kit, Word Window Punch, Soft Subtle Brads. ENJOY!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
This is one of my favorite Fresh Cut designs that I made. Besides the pretty, fresh and Summery color combo, I like the flower petal stamping. Instead of pooping out the die cut petals, they are left in. But *how* do you stamp them? My friend Cambria inspired me on this technique! You use post-it notes under the petals and covering the notecard to mask off the part you don't want stamped. Masking is a useful and long-lived technique that provides various results. Give it a try!
I died the SU! Pretties Kit flower right on my So Saffron Classic Ink pad. It seemed to look too dark at first, so I squeezed it between layers of tissue a couple of times which redued the color and helped it dry faster [Note: Mini Glue Dots *do not* stick to dyed, wet flowers! lol - seems like common sense but now you can live from MY experience! :) ]
The Fresh Cut Die Cut Notes are 4" x 4" and come with envelopes - currently only in Whisper White. We'll see what the new catty brings! You cannot mail this size card as is - so you have three choices. Use these die cut notes as gift enclosures, mount them on a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of cardstock (like the above design), or just use a standard envelope with it instead (you can always make your own 4" x 4" cards out of colored cardstock to use with the envelopes!) All supplies SU!
Stamps: Fresh Cuts & Priceless
Cardstock: Die Cut Notes, So Saffron Prints DSP, Ballet Blue
Ink: Ballet Blue, So Saffron
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots ENJOY!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
I CASE'd this layout idea from fellow Sudsoler Gretchen Barron. I just changed the focal piece layering for my design. We had a wonderful time at Stampin' Chat last night - THANKS LADIES! :) This was the second make-n-take for that event.
The focal piece is Whisper White Craft Ink and Clear Embossing Powder on Elegant Eggplant. I love how it turns out looking Almost Amethyst! (This works for Whisper White Craft Ink on Night of Navy paired with Bashful Blue too!) I really like the new pieces in the Stylized Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Kit too - how about that cute flower ribbon slide? It also has a Designer Label Punch shaped piece! All supplies are SU!
Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Almost Amethyst Prints DSP
Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink, Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink
Accessories: Stylized Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Clear EP, Heat Tool. ENJOY!
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Elvis and sparkly just seem to go together - especially this Jumpsuit Silhouette image from Cornish Heritage Farms. I also finally used some of my SU! Stylized Silver Hodgepodge Hardware Kit (Note: This Kit is no longer available after June 30th - the last day of the Occasions Mini Catalog! - Though I am hoping it will be in the new catty!). Elvis was stamped in the Essential Glue Pad then sprinkled with Pewter Ultrafine Opaque Glitter on a piece of SU! Basic Black that had been sprayed with Silver Glimmer Mist. (Did you know you can get all three of these items for 10% off and Free Shipping for orders $50 or more at CreativePlayStamps?! Offer ends 6/30/08)
Stamps: Jumpsuit Silhouette - Cornish Heritage Farms
Cardstock: SU! Basic Black, Going Gray & Naturals White
Accessories: Essential Glue Pad; Pewter Ultrafine Opaque Glitter; SU! Stylized Silver Hodgepodge Hardware and Crafters Tool Kit; Creative Memories Oval Cutting System
Monday, June 23, 2008
Yep - lots of ElzyBells for you today! I am still having fun using the images I stamped and colored on the Stamp Day a week and a half ago. I really love the simplicity and sweetness of these ElzyBells images. This is "Girl on Swing" from the Friendship Collection. You'll see her and Gossip Girl several more times as these were the two main images I stamped and colored that day. I hope you can see the shading and shadowing I tried to effect on her dress, shoes & cheeks.
Which do you like better - the hair colored in like this sample, of just outlined like the previous post?
This is another contest layout challenge from GinaK Designs Friday night release party over at SCS. You can find the details here.
Stamps: Girl on Swing - ElzyBells; Thinking of You - CreativePlayStamps.com
Cardstock: SU! Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Very Vanilla & Loves Me DSP(retired)
Ink: Brillance Graphite Black; SU! Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Copics: E31, E25, YR000, YR00, YG67, R27, Colorless Blender
Accessories: All SU! - 3/16" Corner Rounder, Ticket Corner Punch, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots ENJOY!
Though I try not to be a gossip - this telephone gal did remind me of ME! I could be talking to my mom, or one of my best girlfriends - usually about married life, parenting and our faith walk.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
If you like to read, but can't seem to make the time between household tasks and paper-crafting (lol) - give audiobooks a try! They are wonderful while I do dishes, stamp, and drive (must be appropriate for the kids of course) - not so good when I'm blog surfing though! DH & I are huge Harry Potter fans, and Jim Dale (who reads the Potter novels for on audio) is one of the best we've heard! It is a very entertaining listen - and if your kids are old enough their sure to enjoy it too! Another good (middle school and above) kid fantasy series is the Eragon Trilogy. The third book is due this Fall. There are several good Christian series - I especially enjoyed Jan Karon's Mitford Series and am looking forward to the next Fr. Tim Series novel when it is released. anywho - back to Jane Austen...
Answering the questions was interesting, and I felt I had some very different answers in terms of personality charateristics, and yet...it nailed me correctly! Here's my results:
You are Marianne Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility! You are impulsive, romantic, impatient, and perhaps a bit too brutally honest. You enjoy romantic poetry and novels, and play the pianoforte beautifully. To boot, your singing voice is captivating. You feel deeply, and love passionately.
Have fun with this - and let me know which Austen Heroine YOU are! ENJOY!
Friday, June 20, 2008
So how about all these uploads today?! I just couldn't help sharing this ElzyBells card with you! I am so tickled to have some of these images to play with, as I said here. I'm still trying to figure out my new camera myself - so bear with me on image imperfections. I am able to get the glitter to show a little though, so I'm doing something right!
This image is Girl on Swing from the ElzyBells Friendship Collection. I used my Copics to color in the image, then Spica Glitter Pens on the dress, shoes, hair barrette and flower garland. I've been feeling the urge to use buttons lately, and they turned out to be perfect embellishments for this card.
Stamps: Girl on Swing - ElzyBells; One of a Kind- SU!
Cardstock: SU! Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Very Vanilla and Summer Picnic DSP
Copics: B18, E31, E25, YR000, YR00, Colorless Blender; Spica Glitter Pens in Sky Blue & Red
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, SU! Brilliant Blue
Accessories: SU! Star, Large Star, Oval & Large Oval Punches, Bold Bright Buttons, Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots & Dimensionals; Marvy Giga Scallop Oval Punch.
CONGRATULATIONS to our niece Stephanie on her highschool graduation! When Steph was born, I was living in the upstairs apartment of my sister/b-i-l's house. I remember being woken up in the middle of the night to come sleep downstairs with the now big brother, while they went to the hospital in labor! (Steph long since became a big sister to another brother.)
Steph requested hot pink and black for her announcements - I hope she likes these! I wasn't sure which Cuttlebug A2 embossing Folder she'd like best - so I did some of 4 different designs - Swirls, Script, Diamonds and Distressed (not sure if these are the proper names, as I threw away the packaging and they aren't marked on the folders! lol) The SU! grad hat was stamped in the Essential Glue Pad and covered with Pewter Ultrafine Opaque Glitter, along with the "2008" along the bottom on the Basic Black.
Stamps: SU! Sketch an Event & Simple Type Numbers(both retired)
Cardstock: SU! Pixie Pink, Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Pewter Ultrafine Opaue glitter, Essential Glue Pad, Creative Memories Cutting System, Cuttlebug & A2 embossing folders, Dimensionals, Stamping Sponge, SU! Black Wide, Organdy Ribbon (retired), Mini Glue Dots
Warning: Summer Picnic DSP is only available through June 30, along with everything else in the Occasions Mini Catalog! Don't order at your own risk!! :)
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I have been adoring the Elzybells images since I started seeing them on Cambria's Blog. They are just the cutest little images! I browse the website often just because they are so cute to look at, and they make me smile. So when I saw Patti had a few Elzybells stamps when I was at her home for the Stamp Day last week (waahh, a week has gone by already!) I had to stamp some images and then have fun coloring them in with my Copic Markers.
I took this pic with my new Canon Powershot S5IS - which I *need* to learn how to make full use of. I was pleased that it caught some of the glitter from the Clear Spica Glitter Pen on the cloud and angel's wings - I hope you can see it to! It didn't pick up the delicate & lovely Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist sheen on the Textile Texture Cuttlebug Embossed SU! Whisper White background though - which goes wonderfully with the Gold Spica Glitter Pen I used on the starts. And then there's the Liquid Pearls I used to add the pearl dots around the edge of the Marvy Giga Scallop Circle. Funny thing about the Liquid Pearls - when I saw them on the CreativePlayStamps website, I thought it would be so cool! But when I got it, I had *no clue* what to do with it! LOL I do now! It is perfect for making tiny pearl accents without having to fuss with a separate adhesive and tiny half-pearls.
Stamps: Elzybells Angel; Stampin' Up! Sincere Salutations
Cardstock: SU! Whisper White & Bashful Blue
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, SU! Bashful Blue
Copics: Y21, Y17, B21, YR000, YR00; Spica Glitter Pens in Clear and Gold
Accessories: Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist, Marvy Giga Scallop Punch, Liquid Pearls, SU! Scallop, 1 3/8" Circle & 3/16" Corner Rounder Punches, Stamping Sponge, SU! Pretties Kit (half-pearl), SU! Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon and Gold Cord(retired), Dimensionals, Cuttlebug & Textile Texture A2 Embossing Folder, Mini Glue Dots. ENJOY!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Here is the last of the shoe box swap cards from the Stamp Day last week. I can't believe it's been a week already (well, tomorrow anyway!) This is Patti's beautiful design. You can check out her blog, Pure Inkspiration and for details on this card click here.
I love shoe box swaps because there is always some way to "make it your own" - (just like CASEing a layout). Patti used Stickles on teh buterfly's body - I added it to the wings and swirls under the butterfly too!
Patti really has an eye for using designer papers and bling! THANKS Patti! ENJOY!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
This is my friend Paula's shoebox swap - isn't it cute? Paula always does beautiful work - you can check out her blog Capricious Creations to see more, as well as to see this cards details. I like the subtle color combo - it's so soft and pleasing to the eye. The heart image is from Stampin' Up!, and we watercolored it using the Watercolor Paint Brush and Watercolor Wonder Crayons(WCC). Watercoloring is one of my favorite techniques, especially with the WCC and the Aquapainter. I also got to try out the Spica Glitter Pens, which is made by Copic Marker. I have been wondering about these and now I know they are wonderful! lol You can't see it in the scan, but the scallop circle has each scallop dotted with the Clear Spica Glitter Pen as well as the dots in teh heart and around the SU! Lavendar Lace sentiment layer. Thanks for a wonderful card Paula!
Monday, June 16, 2008
A few days ago - I posted about the fab Stamp Day I had with some some old and a new friend. This is the shoebox swap from my new friend, Theresa. So many cool things about her swap - but first, isn't her design lovely? :)
I don't usually scan envelopes with my cards, except we made this one using some Provo Craft designer papers. That includes the envelope "liner" in a different pattern. If I'm remembering correctly, for the short side of the envelope you add 1 1/4", and for the long side you use double + 2 1/4" (the 2" is for the flap.) Fold down the top 2", then measure the short side of your card and add 1/4" to that measurement (#B). Measure just below your flap fold line, Measurement #B, and score or fold up the bottom flap. Use your Paper Snips to cut away 1/4" on both sides from the top flap and the bottom flap - this creates the side flaps that fold in for the body of your envelope. Use your SU! Corner Rounder on the top flap corners. Then fold the top flap down, and round the corners of the side flaps too. If you are going to "line" your envelope, measure out the amount that you want (probably 4" x 5" - don't forget to round the top corners!) Fold the bottom flap up, and secure to the side flaps with Sticky Strip. VOILA! (Clear as mud?! lol - Definitely try it out on scrap paper first, until youe get it right)
Another cool thing about this design is the use of the Scor-Pal to create the quilted, dry embossed background on the SU! Pretty in Pink layer. I have heard much about the Scor-Pal, but never seen one or tried one. Of course, I thought I didn't *need* one - but now..... ;)
Stamps: SU! Heartfelt Thanks
Cardstock: SU! Pretty in Pink, Whisper White; Provo Craft Designer Paper
Ink: SU! Stampin' Writes in Regal Rose, Rose Red & Sage Shadow
Accessories: SU! Ticket Corner and Corner Rounder Punches, Sage Shadow Eyelets, Dimensionals & Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon; Scor-Pal; Crop-a-dile
Sunday, June 15, 2008
This is the card I made for my dad for Father's Day. Remember my dad, from the Elvis or Is It?... post? Hhmm, looks like I'd better try my new camera next time for taking a pic of this Pewter Ultrafine Opaque Glitter cuz my new scanner doesn't do it justice - it's beautiful in person!
The image is Jumpsuit Silhouette - from the Elvis Series at Cornish Heritage Farms. He was stamped on a SU! Basic Black oval cut with the Creative Memories cutting system, using the Essential Glue Pad . When I saw this Elvis image, my first thought was the Pewter Glitter! Elvis is then attached to a piece of SU! Whisper White that has been coated with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist, then run through the Cuttlebug using the Textile Texture A2 Embossing Folder (which CreativePlayStamps now carries! WOOHOO!) that I had used my SU! Basic Black Classic Pad to rub ink onto.
I picked up this technique from SplitCoastStampers right after I had gotten my Cuttlebug. Depending which side of the Embossing Folder you rub the ink on - you get different effects. For mine, I rubbed ink on the inside, bottom of the folder so that the ink would be pushed into the paper from the back. If I flipped over the Whisper White, it would look like the "normal" way you use a Cuttlebug Embossing folder. (For the opposite effect, rub the ink on the inside, top of the folder, and the ink will coat the cardstock, but the design pushed in from the inside, bottom will remain the color of the cardstock your are embossing. It is quite cool! Try it, then upload you link here!)
Inside the card, I wrote - "Dear Dad, On Father's Day and everyday, we wanted you to know that you're still the King!"
Here's a recap...
Stamps: Jumpsuit Silhouette Elvis (CHF)
Cardstock: SU! Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Basic Black Classic Pad, Essential Glue Pad
Accessories: Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist, Pewter Ultrafine Opaque Glitter, SU! Corner Rounder Punch, Cuttlebug and Textile Texture A2 Enbossing Folder.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Have you checked out the line of Happy Hoppers stamps they carry? Isn't the above image adorable? I find coloring in line images to be quite therapeutic - no matter what the medium. My favorite mediums are the SU! Watercolor Wonder Crayons and the Copic Sketch Markers. I colored this yesterday during the Stamp Day I posted about earlier today. It's the blending capabilities of the Copics that make using them so pleasant. I feel like I am really being artistic as I try for depth of color, shading, etc. Do you like my spotted bunny with his white outlines? :)
Stamps: Puddle Fun (Happy Hoppers) and Happy Anniversary sheet
Cardstock: SU! Brocade Blue, Mellow Moss & Close to Cocoa
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black Pigment Pad
Copics: Y15, Y17, B21, B23, E31, E25, YG67, YG93
Accessories: SU! Ticket Corner Punch and Black Brads
The project at right was my shoebox swap. But I have a confession to make - I *forgot* the stamp set! It was supposed to be the SU! One of a Kind stamp set. I looked in Patti's closet and found two sets that worked beautifully with my layout. Important lesson: When you see a color combo, layout, etc. that you like - you *do not* have to have the exact stamp set to duplicate it. Very often, you can use the stamps you have on hand (embellishments too!) along with the layout you wanted to duplicate or CASE (copy and share everything).
Stamp: SU! Wanted and Small Script(retired)
Cardstock & Ink: Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate Double-stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Antique Brass Build-a-Brad, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots and Sponge Dauber. ENJOY!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Dates: June 1-30, 2008
From June 1-30, Stampin' Up! is providing an advance purchase opportunity for the Fresh Cut stamp set (#111634) and coordinating Fresh-Cut Notes (#111882). These two products will be included in the Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog.
- Buy the Fresh Cut stamp set and get the Fresh-Cut Notes for just $5
- Buy just the stamp set for: $21.95.
- Buy just the Fresh-Cut Notes for $8.95.
Fresh-Cut Notes FREE.
Description Page Number Price
Love Notes assortment p. 167 $8.95
Circle of Friendship stamp set p. 143 $17.95
Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad p. 165 $5.25
Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon p. 191 $7.95
Total (non-bundled) $40.10
eScape Bundle price $30.00
Friday, June 06, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Both of these images are Copyright Thomas Kincade and Cornish Heritage Farms (CHF) and Stampin' Up! (SU!) for the sentiments.
Lighthouse - Lighthouses are special to us because of our involvement in presenting Marriage Encounter weekends. So I got this stamp because of it's beauty & coloring potential. Watercoloring with my SU! Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Aquapainter is next on the "To Do" List.
Stamps: The Light of Peace Vignette by Thomas Kincade (CHF); It's Your Birthday (SU!)
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke & Whisper White
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot, SU! Night of Navy Classic Ink
Copics: Y14, Y15, Y17, E21, E25, E27, YR00, Colorless Blender
Accessories: SU! - Stampin' Writes in Night of Navy & Always Artichoke, Ticket Corner Punch, Paper Snips & Night of Navy Eyelets, Crop-a-dile.
Wishing Well - I am a co-coordinator (with another talented stamper friend!) of the Women at the Well program for our parish. It is a program that occurs four times a year, during the school year. It gives women a night out to renew their faith and spend some time with their sisters in Christ. Sometiems we make event date cards for inviting and table favors - so this stamp will be perfect cuz we can change the coloring with the seasons! do you like my light pink dogwood in bloom in the background? :)
Stamps: Make a Wish Cottage Vingette by Thomas Kincade (CHF); Words of Wisdom (SU! retired)
Cardstock: SU! Rose Red, Sage Shadow, Bashful Blue & Shimmery White
Copics: YG67, B21, B23, RV10, RV17, RV23, E25, E27, E31, Colorless Blender
Accessories: Pearl Glimmer Mist (this is on the Rose Red cardstock, very pretty in person, doesn't show up all that well in the scan), SU! Bashful Blue Taffeta Riboon & Dimensionals, and Marvy Giga Scallop Oval Punch
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
As I was finishing up these bookmarks for my dear friend Mindy - and was already 'burning the midnight oil' - I was inspired to create a holder for the bookmarks, so that when Min gave them to her friend (borrowing here from the art of cooking) the presentation was as nice as the entree. I apologize for the blurry pic of the open folder - cheap digital camera (new on eon the way! woohoo!) but you get the idea. I didn't follow any template, I just measured the widest and tallest bookmarks, then figured out the size of the folds and pockets from there - good thing I have 12" x 12" card stock on hand.
Stamps: SU! Define Your Life (journey stamp) and Sketches (retired)
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black (can't remember if it was the dye or pigment one! That's what happens when one stamps until 3:30am!!) This is one of the new inks I am trying out with my Copic Markers, got it from CreativePlayStamps.com
Cardstock: SU! Textured Basic Black, Blush Blossom & Recollections DSP (retired)
Accessories: SU! Slit Punch, Aquapainter, Watercolor Wonder Crayons in Bravo Burgundy, Blush Blossom Eyelets(retired color), Crop-a-dile & Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon. ENJOY!
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
This simple and lovely bookmark is SU! Pretty in Pink, Basic Black and Naturals White. It is accented with a flower from the SU! Pretties Kit that was sprayed with Silver Glimmer Mist, with an SU! Pretty inPink Brad and Basic Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon. ENJOY!
This was another one of my favorites because the colors are so yummy! Yep - yummy - doesn't it look like mint chocolate chip ice cream to you?! ;)
Stamp: SU! Garden Silhouettes
Card Stock: Choclate Chip, Certainly Celery & Whsiper White
Ink: Certainly Celery Classic Pad, then Stampin' Writes in Clost to Cocoa to ink the stem (yep, right over the Certianly Celery ink - it toned the brown down a bit, which I wanted to make sure the verse could be easily read.)
Accessories: All SU! - Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet, Antique Brass Brads from HodgePodge Hardware, Crafters Tool Kit for paper piercing, Chocolate Chip 5/8" & Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbons (I used Mini Glue Dots to adhere the ribbons together!), Corner Rounder Punch. ENJOY!
I had fun playing with the Love & Happiness RubOns I got for FREE during SU!'s Sale-abration earlier this year. You can't see the slight gloss to the black rub-ons, but it makes a nice look to this simple bookmark. I used SU! Rose Red, Basic Black & Whisper White card stocks. ENJOY!
Monday, June 02, 2008
The Mindy Bookmarks continued... ;). This Scripture verse speaks of being in Eden and being bejeweled with precious stones. Anyone else hear GLITTER! being exuberantly and joyfully screamed out? heehee But not just glitter, also some gemstone brads!
Okay - so I took advantage of the FAB sale over at CreativePlayStamps, (CPS) [which, by the way, was extended through TODAY, June 2nd - that's 15% off everything in their online store - like all the items I used on this bookmark!] and got LOTS of fun embellishments to play with. so look for some CPS inspiration in the coming months.
#1 CPS Treasure Find - though not new to many of you, The Essential Glue Pad Kit was new to me and IT IS AMAZING! Nothing could be easier. I used it to stamp the CPS Monarch Butterfly image, then sprinkled the Angel Dust Ultrafine Transparent Glitter (similar to SU! Dazzling Diamonds Glitter). I tried out several of the Glitter colors that CPS carries on the SU! Elegant Eggplant cardstock before settling on this one that went best with the SU! Almost Amethyst the Scripture is printed on. If you use alot of glitter you simply MUST have one of these Glue Pads - and why not get it on sale? Get over to CreativePlayStamps TODAY, and you can stock on glitter too! :)
The Butterfly also has a few SU! Fire Circle Brads on it, to reinforce the gemstones talked about in the Scripture verse.
#2 CPS Treasure Find - Gemstone Brads & Velvet Brads, along with felt flowers and butterflies. The Jeweled Brads from Heidi Swapp have some HUGE brads that would great flower centers among other ideas. You really need to check out the entire CPS Embellishment Section they have really expanded. ENJOY!
Sunday, June 01, 2008
This time I used the Summer Sun Stampin' Write Marker to polka-dot the Pretties Kit large flower. The Scripture verse is printed on Barely Banana, and punched out using the 1 3/8" Circle Punch. This time around, I tied the bow FIRST, SU! Black Gingham Ribbon for this one, then adhered the bow with a Mini Glue Dot. I like this much better than tying it around the clippie. That's how designing goes isn't it? You keep tweaking it until you hit the perfect combination. That's part of what makes it fun for me, how about you? ENJOY!