Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Today's ramblings...

Hi everyone! After struggling with stomach issues, I finally went to see my doctor about it and found out I am the proud owner of a nasty ulcer. I am happy to report that I am half way thru my 14 day regimen of medication where I have to take 4 different pills FOUR (yes 4!!) times a day! Blech!! I guess when I worry and stress, I keep it in and it has manifested itself as an ulcer in my stomach. I know, I know- TMI. ha ha. Not really playing the sympathy card, just want you to be proud of me for enduring this horrible medicine situation. I know. Things could be worse. Thank God it's not cancer, which is something I worried about, which I'm sure only contributed to the ulcer's happy party in my stomach. Ok. enough.

Now on to happy talk!

I went to a card party last night with my SU! guru, Donna LaPorte where we made 5 cards and one gift item for $15.

Here's what we did:
(all items are from Stampin Up unless otherwise noted)

A bleach technique was used with the Upsy Daisy stamp set. I love finishing the inside of the card with the same stamp set but inked with Melon Mambo ink. When the card bleaches it turns a pretty vanilla color, which goes well with the vanilla grosgrain.

Isn't this baby buggy card cute? To make the buggy, just take a circle punch and cut a wedge out of it. The button wheels are made with a small circle punch and a paper piercer was used to make the holes. The buggy frame is made with SU! gold cord. The slit punch on the bottom holds the top flap in place. The sentiment is from Whimsical Words in the SAB flyer.

Isn't this lovely and lacey looking? The "lace" was done by first inking the bottom with a sponge and soft suede ink. Then it was cut with a scallop border punch (found in the SAB flyer). This punch can be earned free. Ask you demo about it. The stamp set is a new feature of SU! which is an unmounted stamp. It clings on to an acrylic block so you can see better where you're stamping. This stamp set is in the new occasions mini (I think!).

Last but not least is this Easter card done with the chocolate bunny stamp that's in the occasions mini as well. The bunny was stamped with Versamark, then embossed, then fussy cut and placed on the mats. A cuttlebug folder was used to create the grass. The leaves are a SU! die that was cut out on a Big Shot. The sentiment was from Teeny Tiny Wishes (I think) and the tag was used with the Oval Window and Modern Label punches.

If you don't have a demo, you can either contact Donna (above) or a new, sweet friend I just met on SCS who is also a demo, Jamie. She can help you as well. Or just email me what you want and I'll find a way to get it to ya!!
And there you have it! Enjoy!


Jamie Kaufmann said...

i'm not worthy, i'm not worthy! LOL. aw, you are too sweet. these cards are fantastic! great work!

Margie H said...

OH, FABULOUS cards!!!

It's good to see your creations again, T! Love it!

You take good care of yourself and NO MORE WORRYING!!! My DH had one years ago and had passed out on the plane to Tokyo...almost did an emergency stop in Alaska...TAKE YOUR MEDS!!!

Ts & Ps for a full recovery! xoxoxo

atika said...

hey, i just went through your blog..it is really nice..u can check mine at www.atikaly.blogspot.com
it is for my journalism project.. apart from this, i loved the cards, they were awesome.. just take good care of yourself and things will be fine=)

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