Thursday, February 15, 2007

Valentine from DH

This was pretty cute - gotta give him props, but not 100% until it's a STAMPED creation...still waiting on that one (hopefully someday I will be surprised)
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We've been so busy getting packed to move out that we've both been exhausted. A few days ago I was literally fighting to keep my eyes open at my desk at work. Phew! In the back of my mind...I thought if I got caught, I could use one of these:


5. "They told me at the Blood Bank this might happen."
4. "This is just a 15 minute power nap they raved about in the TimeM anagement course you sent me to."
3. "Whew! Guess I left the top off the Whiteout. You probably got here just in time."
2. "Did you ever notice sound coming out of these keyboards when you put your ear down real close?"

And the NUMBER ONE best thing to say if you get caught sleeping at your desk...

1. Raise your head slowly and say, " Jesus' name, Amen." Pin It

Cool Caribbean & Basic Black - where have you been??

I was inspired to make this card using the Doodle This set (which is SO not my style, but I'm trying to think outside the box - so why not?) I totally LOVE the simplicitt of this card & how wasy it was to make! Oh and the fact that the Black Gingham is PERFECT for it! Here's my original inspiration from splitcoast:

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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Love Bug

This is my first time making a swing or flip flop was surprisingly easy...thanks to Beate's awesome tutorial on splitcoast! Swing Card Tutorial
There's Stickles on the heart, which I LOVE!!! Just have to be patient with the drying time {wink}

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I love this card - compliments of Beate Johns!! The colors, the stamp set, everything!
I met Beate for the 2nd time at the Dallas SCS Shoebox Swap in Oct 2006 hosted by Milette. It was an awesome time - from riding up with Jeanne S, Jenn Balcer & Michelle, stopping in Salado on the way up & back, meeting a bunch of SCSer's, all the great presentations, samples & swaps to the wonderful dinner with Texasgrammy, Emilymomto3boys, StamperSharon, JackieG, Beate, Milette, Jenn, Jeanne (I hope I didn't forget anyone). It was a memorable time! I practically begged Beate for one of her cards, she was out but so graciously offered me one she had materials for that she was making for her downline. That was so sweet!! Well, I finally put it together today (I know, for shame) but I've had a LOT going on lately...I promise. I put the top greeting a little high so I know for next time to move it up a little. Thanks, Beate!! You're so awesome!! Check out the tutorial by Beate here Hidden Message Slider Tutorial
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Friday, February 9, 2007

Valentine Cards

I had a great idea a few days ago & wish I'd thought of it sooner – I work at a local homebuilder & the majority of the office is men. I sent out an email to them sending a link to my splitcoast gallery & blog to show some of my artwork and that if they were interested in me making some valentine cards for them to give their mom, wife, sweetie – let me know. Well, I got several responses & I presented the idea to the owners as well and they bit too. Here are some of the cards I created. It was fun & a good way to help out my co-workers & make a little spending $.
This idea is for a guy's mom-how sweet.

The inside has a framed quote: Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction. Antoine de Saint-Exupery. One of the owners wanted a 'romantic' card. He liked it!!

The concept was nice - a guy wants the image changed up.

One of the superintendent's loved this card & bought it right away! It's a spinner

One of the guys loved this one - for his wife. I think it's my favorite.

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Valentine Frame

I am so happy I decided to get some of the Target $1 Spot Magnetic Frames - some smart stamper on SCS posted a great idea for them and I was ALL over it!

See SheilaKyles Mailbox SAS

I put this together to send my sister so she can put at her desk at work. I'm pretty proud of it & decided to head to Target to get more frames!!

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