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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Faux Handmade Paper



Happy Saturday!

I made the above card using a technique called Faux Handmade Paper, from the Technique Junkie's newsletter, which can be found here.

I then ran the paper through the cuttlebug using an embossing folder. I used a lot of different colors making the faux handmade paper, and it really shows in the relief from the embossing folder. I added a flower, stamped the sentiment, rounded the corners and adhered it all to a glossy black backround. I love the way it turned out and it's so textured in real life.


Please continue keep my great nephew, Bradley, who was diagnosed with acute lyphocytic leukemia (ALL), in your prayers. He is to begin his chemotherapy and the search will begin for a bone marrow donor today. According to his sister, his chances for "recovery" are 30 - 40%, which are not good odds for a young man in his early 20's.


I hope you have a great weekend and get a chance to craft some. I've been cooking rubber f0r orders all afternoon, and now it's time to play a while. It's great therapy, and I want to make a special card for my neice, and another for Bradley.


We'll chat again soon...


Friday, June 27, 2008

Sympathy Card


I had to make a sympathy card this week for my husband's neice and her husband who lost a baby. It was very hard trying to come up with a card that wasn't too dark and morbid for a newborn, but this is what I finally came up with. The saying stamp is from The Angel Company.

How has the weather been in your neck of the woods? It has been hotter than hot here, and yesterday we had some whopper thunderstorms. We needed the rain, but I hate thunderstorms. They make me crazy.

My great nephew was diagnosed yesterday with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, and was sent directly to the hospital at the University of Kentucky to begin chemotherapy today, so please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. His sister, who just completed schooling and got her RN degree went through the same thing as a teenager.

I have a lot of stamps to press this weekend, which I would like to get done tomorrow, and maybe relax poolside on Sunday.

Hope you have a relaxing weekend, too.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Poll

I was a little disappointed to see that only 5 people voted in the poll. Come on, I know there were more of you here than 5 people (I look at the stats weekly), and I know you all have opinions. So, I'm extending the poll out a bit in hopes that we have more people vote.

Becky

Saturday, June 14, 2008

More New Images

I got up early this morning so I would have time to make a few cards and get them posted. I had quite a few requests for patriotic/support stamps, and I was happy to oblige.

All images © My Paper Moon unless otherwise noted.
The awareness ribbons come in two sizes. This one is the small one and is perfect on an ATC or envelope. The larger one can be seen below and is perfect for a card. They can also be purchased as a set. Each stamp or set comes with a sheet with all the colors and what they mean.

I loved this quote the first moment I ever heard it, and knew that someday it would be on a stamp. I think everyone should live this way.

This is the large awareness ribbon stamp. I stamped it on pink linen cardstock and cut it out.


Angel hugs. What could be sweeter than that? I am a Soldier's Angel, and I always write this on the cards I send to the wounded soldiers.

The flower stamp is by Hero Arts.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and find time to get some crafting done. Until we talk again...

Friday, June 13, 2008

New Poll and New Stamps!

Take a minute to answer the poll on the left side of this page. It could be very lucrative for you to do so....

New stamps are here and ready to ship! Woohoo! I couldn't wait to get them on the website so I could play with them, but I managed. They are under "Rubber Stamps" and in the New Images category. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

These are some cards I put together quickly just so you could see...

Sandpipers

This is my Gibson Girl and she comes in 2 sizes, small and large. This is the large size.

I have had several requests to make some patriotic stamps for the angels who send cards and letters to the troops, and I gladly obliged.
So, all in all, this has been a very good Friday the 13th for me. :-)
I hope you have a great weekend. I plan on stamping.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Just Because...

I have read a couple of places online about purchasing flowers at your craft store and using them on your cards. So, I decided to give it a try. I got lots of flowers from the stems, and I even cut a few of the leaves and saved them for later use. The above card uses a couple. I like the pearl bead in the center. Small flowers and flat flowers work best. The daisies I got came in several different sizes. I like the white ones because you can tint them with your reinkers or inkpads and make them whatever color you choose. I have even watercolored them for a soft look.

I think summertime has finally found it's way to Florida. It has been really hot for the last few days, and it's unbearable. If we got rain during the day, it would only make it more humid and muggy, but we could use some rain during the evening or night. Everything is brown looking and one good rain would green things up. A couple of days it has turned dark like we would get some rain, but it goes either to the west or south of us. Kind of like today. We don't need the lightning to start fires, but we do need the rain.

When I get my new rubber, I need to either give out some stamps as blog candy or have a contest so you can win some. Which would you rather see? Take my poll (located at the top left of the page) and let me know.

What have you been up to lately? Talk to you soon...

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Cuttlebug and Foil

I know it's been awhile since I posted. My bad. Had a lot of stuff going on, like my granddaughter's softball tournaments (that I HAD to attend - they lost in game 4), and her graduation from elementary school. And don't forget the lunch I had with her and her class when they roasted hot dogs on their solar roasters. And lots of orders. That's a good thing.

For those of you who have asked about the ostrich stamp, they should be back in stock shortly. I'm working with my rubber presser to get lots of them made. Also, the new stamps should be here shortly too, and I'm excited.

For today, though, I was playing with my cuttlebug embossing folders and some regular old aluminum foil. (You know, the one with the tab in the end to lock the roll in place - which I never knew until recently). This is what I came up with:

Isn't it pretty? This is how I made it. I glued a piece of regular aluminum foil onto a piece of cardstock. When the glue has dried (you don't even want to know what happens when the glue isn't dry and you run it through the machine) THEN you can run it though the cuttlebug with the embossing folder of your choice. It looks pretty just like that, but I took some staz-on pads in red, yellow and black and dabbed and smeared and generally made a mess. I also spritzed it with 91% alcohol, and rubbed it with a cotton ball until I was happy with it. I REALLY like the way it turned out, don't you?

See you soon.....

Becky