Friday, September 12, 2008


So I have decided to run in a 5K. It is the Shawn Nassaney Memorial race at Bryant Colleg: Shawn worked at APC with me and was a victim of the 9/11 attacks. I am so excited to be a part of this event. My goal is to just not be last. I participated the very first year and couldn't even finish. Of course that was over 100lbs ago so I have higher expectations this year. My hubby will be there cheering me on and taking pictures. If I find any that are not to crazy looking, I will post one. Hopefully of me crossing the finish line!!! So this Sunday around 1:00 PM I need you all to send me swifty thoughts.

I will let you know how I make out.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Couldn't resist..

Okay, so I don't normally get into holiday cards except for that one in the middle of winter (afraid to say it because I am still holding onto summer..).

But, we made this card in this months Adventure Stampers meeting and I thought it was so cute I had to share. It really was so simple to make.

The card itself is made from one of our new In Colors Kiwi kiss. We used two circle punches for the Whisper White and Basic Black eyes and the Kiwi Kiss nose and eye lids cut in half. You may noticed we also sponged some Kiwi Kiss on them too to give a little definition. Using a white gel pen we made a little highlighted the Black on the eyes. We then used the Basic Black Marker to draw the mouth and the small scar on the side. Topped it off with some Lavender Lace for his hair and a little Smarty Pants (Item # 110980) saying stamped on his head.

Put it all together and you have a cute whimsical Halloween card that you can send to kids, family or your best friend. Hope you enjoyed this one...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Open 24/7

Today Stampin Up! released it's new Online Store. You can now shop with me 24/7 through my Stampin Up Website. My hope is that this will give you just one more outlet to get the supplies you need to create your fabulous projects. All pricing is exactly the same and the product will be shipped right to your door. If you have any questions, feel free to call me. You will still be able to place orders with me in person and at events. It is very important to me that we spend time together sharing what we love to do STAMPING - this has not changed!! :O)

Have fun and happy shopping!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Here is my latest creation. The technique I used is called Moonlighting. You basically punch a circle out of a Post IT Note - stick it to the card stock to mask the area and then sponge your color around it, making a moon. I wrote about this technique on my Monthly Tip/Technique section of the My Story page - click here to view.

On this card I used the Inspired by Nature stamp set with Basic Black, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango and Ridinghood Red Ink. One tip I would give is to visually decide where your moonlight will go in comparison to your stamped image, but wait to stamp your image until you have sponged. I found that even though I let my black stamped image sit for approx 10 min before I started sponging that it still smudged into the sponged ink. I would have liked to have made the color more vivid, but when this started happening I decided to let the color stay. This is a really cool technique and I will definitely use it again.