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Monday, April 26, 2010

Over The Moon Monday - Meet the rest of the ladies

Good morning! I hope you had a restful weekend.  I attended a bar-b-q cookoff on Saturday, and my nephew took home first place in ribs.  And they were good.  There were quite a few teams competing, so I got to sample a lot of food, and his truly were the best.  I also work for him at my day job, so I'm sure he will have a swelled But I do love it when he brings lunch...he's a good cook.

Today I want to introduce you to the rest of the new images at My Paper Moon. I think you will like these ladies, too.

This is Winnie.
And Uma comes to us from India

This regal lady is Nefertiti, but she really needs to introduction.

And this is Bessie, who could be a flapper, or just an elegant lady.

Millie is an old-fashioned kind of gal, one of the early settlers, maybe.

and Athena has had poetry written to her

Yuki is a gracious geisha

And finally, here is Anna, who is a beauty.

I hope you have enjoyed meeting all my beautiful new ladies.  This is the last week they will be 10% off.  Next week we will be back to our regularly scheduled programming.

I hope you have a great week.  Do something crafty!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Over the Moon Monday - New Stamps Preview

Good morning, and welcome to Over The Moon Monday. 

Where does the weekend go?  It seems like a few minutes ago it was Friday, and now it's Monday again.  They sure do fly when you're having fun.  And I did have fun this weekend. For my early birthday/anniversary present my hubby got me a hot tub.  And boy is it nice.  I can't imagine what we did without one. It's very relaxing and I can see it getting a lot of use.

I'm excited about the new stamps, too!  I have them up on the website and for a short period of time they are on sale. Instead of having a challenge today, I'd like to spotlight some of the new stamps.

This is Claire. Claire is an elegant flapper (or whatever else you want her to be).

Meet Jill.  Jill is a sultry southern girl.

This is Summer.  Summer could very well be a bride, with the right colors.

And the last one for today....

This is Wendy. Wendy is a free spirit. You might find her at the beach, or riding a horse, or working in the garden.  She's very versatile.

I hope you have enjoyed the glimpse you have gotten of 4 of the 12 new woman images just released.  They are all available and on sale now at My Paper Moon.

See you next week!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Over The Moon Monday - Out of the Box

Good morning. Hope you had a great weekend.  I made stamps on Saturday and spent Sunday reading and relaxing. There is still a cool breeze where I live, so it's nice to be outdoors still (except for the pollen, which is a killer). Summer is only a few weeks away, and it will be brutally hot, so I'm enjoying the cool while I can.

I want to share with you today an Out of The Box card.  Although in this case it's an "out of the oval" card. Here is the card:

I used My Paper Moon stamp #276L-10 (Make a Joyful Noise). Here are the details for the card construction.

I stamped the image onto green cardstock, using black dye ink.  I decided how much of the image I wanted to stick "out of the box", then used a nestability oval die to cut it out.  In this case I didn't want a lot to hang over. If I had wanted a lot to hang over, I would have chosen a smaller oval, but I wanted the words to be on the green cardstock.

I stamped the image again onto white cardstock, colored it in with markers and a white gel pen, then cut it out.  I adhered it over the image that was stamped on the green cardstock.  Notice how some of it hangs over the edge?

I covered my base cardstock with blue patterned paper that coordinated with the colors I had chosen for the image. I adhered a blue ribbon, the attached my out of the box image on top.

I had colored the bird on the left birdhouse blue, but when I put it against the blue background, it faded away, so I recolored it red. I added a little bling with some glitter on the flower centers.

I was pleased with the results.

I will have new images coming out sometime this week or next at My Paper Moon, so be sure to look for them.

Have a great week!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Huge Blow-out Sale Today Only

Just a quick reminder that there is a huge sale going on at My Paper Moon. Today only, 50% off unmounted stamps.  U. S. customers only - no international shipping at this time. It's not advertised on the site and you don't need a coupon.  Just place your order. Prices will be correct at check-out.

See you soon!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Over The Moon Monday - Paper Piecing

Good morning and welcome to Over The Moon Monday here on the blog.  I hope you had a nice Easter. My hubby, who is the cook in the family, fixed a ham, lamb, mashed potatoes, roasted veggies, green beans, crescent rolls, deviled eggs, and for dessert we had fresh strawberry shortcake.  Yummy!  I think I heard the table groan under the weight.  We shared it with my daughter and her family and her mother-in-law.  I don't think anyone went away from the table hungry.

Paper Piecing is so much fun, and today I want to share another one with you. The stamps are from Sparkle 'n Sprinkle. And as always, please share a link to your creation in the comment section.

I stamped the rabbit on white cardstock and colored in the parts that would be showing.  I stamped it again on the dotted patterned paper, and cut out the dress and the wagon. I used the same patterned paper for the mat.  Then I glued them to the stamped bunny.  You could also use double sided tape or xyron to attach the dress.

I also cut out the Catch A Falling Star stamp on the patterned paper that was adhered to cardstock (to give it support), then used pop dots to attach it to the background, which is contrasting patterned paper.  I sponged coral ink very sparingly around the edges of the white cardstock, then attached it to the dotted patterned paper and adhered to the background.

I used glitter goue for all the stars. I don't think it shows very well, but the background has some glitter also.

I used this card for a birthday card for my stepdaughter.  I was very pleased with the way it turned out.

Now that spring is here and the weather is turning nice for those of you who live in snow country, you will be able to get out of the house and enjoy the warm weather.  But don't forget to take some time for yourself and do something crafty.

Don't forget to share your creations with us. And be sure to watch the header area for a special one-day-only sale coming up soon.  Check back often so you won't miss it.