August 31, 2008

A Blogging Pledge and New Cards

I, Charlotte, promise to be a better blogger and post on a weekly basis. Well at least for the month of September! Where have I been? Nowhere! Absolutely nowhere!! Just busy livin' 'la vida loca'. However, I do have a few items to show you. They are made from SU's new Haiku DSP. This DSP is just beautiful! What do you think?

I don't remember who's blog I CASED this card from. It was one of those days, where I was blog surfing during work and I was interrupted and instead of minimizing I actually closed Internet Explorer (IE). The image of this card remained in my brain until I came home and immediately the card. I am quite pleased with this card.

Made this card out of the scraps of paper left over from the previous card. Love the way it came out. I had no idea what to do with the scraps, but then I just started cutting the pieces and layering them. The center image has Estern Blooms directly stamped on the DSP in Close to Cocoa. I then stamped the image on Very Vanilla in Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, and So Saffron and punched out the flowers using the 1/4" circle and applied them to the branch on the center image. The center image is also popped up on a pop dot to give it some dimension. to complete this card, I added a felt flower and used a build a brad in the center.

This notebook was made from the left over scraps. I tell you this DSP is too beautiful to waste. The pages on the inside are index cards. I used the BIA to bind.

Hope you are inspired by these. Thanks for looking.

August 13, 2008

Cards Made at my Playdate

This past Sunday, I had a playdate with my upline and sideline. I thought all three of us would be stamping some great images, but I was the only one stamping. They were busy making their list of things to order from the new SU IB&C.

I was looking through the August issue of Cards magazine and came across a few layouts I liked. I decided to case the layouts of three cards but only two of them were okay for your viewing pleasure. I will re-do the other card later on. This card is made with the Eastern Blooms stamp set. Cardstocks used were Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink. Inks are Regal Rose and Choc. Chip Craft. The image in Choc. Chip and the sentiment were embossed with clear EP. I finished the card with Pretty in Pink and Chocolate 1/4" grosgrain ribbon and Diamond Stickles to the center of the Pink flowers.

This card did not turn out the way I imagined, but it is acceptable. I really like the layout. It is clean and simple. I will use this layout again sometime because it will force me to use the Hodgebodge Hardware I already own. For this card, I used Kraft, Tangerine Tango, and Very Vanilla cardstock with Pumpkin Pie 1/4" grosgrain ribbon. The image is from Embrace Life. I used the stamp off technique for this card.

Hope you like it. TFL.

August 10, 2008

Convention Swap Cards

I must be getting older! I seem to be forgetting everything. I thought I posted these cards after I returned from Convention. Anyway, these are the cards I made to swap with the girls from my online group at Convention. I am pretty pleased with these cards. The Happiness Always card is pretty simple, but the second one is my favorite! Lots of love and hard work went into this card.

Both cards were made with the new In Colors and the new Bella Rose DSP. I am really feelin' this DSP. Come the 11th, I plan to order several packs of Bella Rose DSP, along with some other things! Stay on track ... Both cards use the level 2 and level 3 hostess set, which can be found in the new IB&C. The second card was watercolored using a combination of the In Color re-inkers and the Watercolor Crayons.

Check back tomorrow, I will share the cards I made at my playdate today! TFL.

August 3, 2008

I Forgot to Mention ...

The new Fall-Winter 2008 IB&C is off the chain!!! It is awesome!! Lots of great new stamp sets and accessories! Don't wait, order yours NOW!

E-Mail me to get yours.

Convention Highlights

Hello Blogging friends. I am home from Convention and am super tired. Convention was a blast. I got to spend time with lots of friends new and old. There are lots of exciting information and just a few pictures that I will share later. My camera battery went dead on me -- I forgot to charge the battery before I left home. So I am counting on my friends to share their pictures with me. So, are you ready for some information?

1. Shelli will be launching her new blog (go live date to be determined)
2. A line of products that is personally endorsed by Shelli.
3. SU has partnered with Sizzix and will be selling the Big Shot die cutting machine, exclusive SU dies, and accessories.

Besides the free stamping products that some demonstrators won, the most excitement came when UPS personally delivered the Ronald McDonald set, Say it with Scallops set to over 6,000+ demonstrators. That was super exciting!