Glimmer Mist Embossing Technique Tutorial and Card Challenge for this Week at LCOM

A few weeks ago over at LCOM's Birthday Bash, Liz Hicks chatted with us and told us that you could emboss with glimmer mist.  Pretty cool, eh?! Well, I decided to try it out and make a technique tutorial out of it while I did it.  I posted it over on LCOM, but figured I would post it here too.

Step 4...clean up your area! Put embossing powder away! LOL!!!

And there you have it the finished product.  To make the card I just punched out three scallop strips from the scallop punch and sprayed them with a little patina and attached then put lace on top.  Then stamped my salutation from STampin UP on there with a piece of matching ribbon.  So simple...yet so very elegant!! Thanks for looking!!!

This week Anita is hosting the card challenge...it is a red, white and blue color challenge or a red and white color challenge.  We are celebrating our July 4th here in the USA and July1st...Canada Day in Canada.
Here's my card that I made for this week:

Supplies used:
Bo Bunny chipboard and paper
Stampin UP star punch and ribbon
Bazzill paper

Get your card posted here by Saturday July 3rd at 8PM EST. Then winners will be posted on Sunday the 4th. The winning card creator will receive a Guest DT spot with the card team for the week of July 12th.


Turning Out Some Crate Cards and Putting Myself Out There...YIKES!!!

OK...Tanya you can stop stalking my blog, I did it!!!
When my scrappy best friend found out that Crate Paper was having a Design Team Call she called me on the phone and said, "No backing out, we are doing it!" Well, needless to say.  I have himhawed around and haven't done it. Here it is Sunday night and I am doing it, but still a little scared.   T and I have talked almost every day on the phone and she has hounded me to do it.   So much that one night I had a DREAM that I saw Christine Middlecamp come out of her office while I was talking to Liz Hicks ( who I have never met in person, but have talked to on the phone and chatted with a few times).  Now why I would see Christine and Liz together is beyond me because Liz lives in Colorado, but that's a dream for you!!! I also NEVER remember my dreams like I remembered this one.  Anyways Christine looked so tired.  Her eyes were so droopy and black underneath.  She only came out of her office for only a few minutes to get a cup of coffee and Liz asked her how things were going.  She said things were going very well and she was exhausted, but she had to get back to work.  I told her that my scrappy friend was trying and that Tanya wanted me to enter my cards too, but I figured she already had it all figured out with all the great cardmakers in the industry.  Christine reassured me that I should apply and should put myself out there.  (I also told her that if she picked Tanya and I for the DT then she'd only have to send one box and Crate could save on shipping because we only live five minutes away.)  LOL!!!! I know it was only my subconscious that has been bugging the crud out of me, so I am putting myself out there.  I am also trying to practice what I preach to my own children.  I tell my kids to go for things and here I am their role model...if I don't do it then what is that saying to them. 

Crate Paper Lillian Collection
Buttons Stampin Up


Crate Paper Lillian Collection
Stampin Up stamp set
Big Shot flower die cut
American Crafts buttons

Crate Paper Lillian Collection
Stampin Up STamps and ribbon
American Crafts buttons

Crate Paper Lillian Collection
Tim Holtz Fragment
Stampin Up Stamp Set
Cricut Cartridge

Made last summer
Crate Paper Orbit Collection
polka dot texturz embossing folder

Front of card

Inside of card

Crate Paper Orbit Collection and Lillian Paper Collection
Making Memories Letters

Crate Paper Seasons Collection
Stampin Up Square Punch
American Crafts buttons

Wow! Something I really noticed is that either 1 I have gotten better at taking pictures and modifying them or 2 this new camera I got makes a world of difference.  The 1 cards I made last summer's image is completely different than the others...Amazing!!

Thanks for looking! Can't wait to see who is on the official Crate Design Team.  I have to tell you...I realized today why I do like Crate so much.  It's because the company comes out with such a variety of styles to meet a scrapbookers needs.  Thanks for being so versatile Crate!!!!:)


It's Power Week At LCOM for Card Challenge

Over at LCOM Corinne chose a Monochromatic challenge and JJ chose a Transparent challenge.  The catch is it's a POWER week.  Which means...you've got the POWER to choose to do one challenge, both challenges and you can do it by doing 2 cards or by combining them into 1 card. 
I chose to combine and do both challenges...this is the Lillian collection from Crate, so the bluish color is kind of like a teal color(but it's in the green in family).  Then I used a Tim Holtz fragment as my transparent piece.  You should see what the other Card Team Members did.  Lots of variety and some great eye candy!
Oh, did I mention the prize... you can either choose a prize or you can choose to be the next GDT for the week of July 5th.  It's all about having POWER this week over at LCOM.  Stop by and check it out!!!


Cosmo Cricket and Templates OH MY!!!!

I dug into my Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety kit and just couldn't stop!!! If you want your own template...you can go to Krisis Kreations at Scrap Matters to download them. It really is a great deal!!! They are very easy to use!

Here they are up close!

Supplies Used:
Cosmo Cricket Garden variety
Chocolate Chip stamp pad and cs Stampin UP
Crushed Curry stamp pad and cs and polka dot ribbon Stampin Up
Trendy Trees Stamp Set Stampin UP
Texturz plate Sizzix
bracket template Krisis Kreations

Supplies Used:
Crushed Curry stamp pad and cs Stampin Up
Real red cs, ribbon and classic stamp pad Stampin Up
Garden Green stamp pad Stampin Up
Trendy Trees Stamp set Stampin UP
Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety Chipboard and paper
small polka dot Texturz plate Sizzix
bracket template Krisis Kreations

Supplies Used:
Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety kit
old olive cs Stampin Up
Always Artichoke Stamp pad Stampin Up
American Crafts felt brackets
MLS olive letters
bracket template Krisis Kreations

Supplies Used:
Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety kit
Handsome Hunter cs and stamp pad Stampin Up
MLS red letter stickers
real red grosgrain ribbon Stampin UP
paper clip Stampin UP
bracket template Krisis Kreations

I also made these 3 hats in Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety and I went to a scrappy friend of mine who has 3 little girls who I love dearly.  I took a quart of strawberries and we had a pretend birthday party.  This hat went together very easily.  I made THREE of them in about 20 minutes.  I used that red sticky tape to hold them and they stayed very nicely during the photo shoot.  I do recommend putting ribbon or ties on them to hold them on the child's head.  Here's a link to where you can go get it!
Here's mine up close!
Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety
Inkadinkado Happy Birthday stamp
real red and garden green stamp pad Stampin Up
Reminsce ribbon
And here they are on the girls!!
Thanks for stopping by and looking! This was so much fun!!
And....Don't forget  about my post from yesterday to see the water bottle bib from the Garden Variety Cosmo Cricket too.  It came out really cute!!!


Krisi Kreations

I made it...I still can't believe it!!! A couple weeks ago I headed over to Scrapbookcalls and saw this call.  Krisi has a lot of templates and well...I think templates are pretty doggone cool, but I don't know ANYTHING about this whole DIGIscrapbooking thingy going on.  Anyhow, I thought what the heck the worst she can say is NO...and well...I've heard that said lots of times to me.  When I got the email that I made it, I had to read it like 10 times because my mouth was laying on the computer desk.  I headed on over to Scrap Matters and started perusing around over there...well everyone over there is SOOOOO nice, but it's like reading FRENCH! I remembering emailing Krisi and saying I agree to this, but I have no idea what these acronyms mean. LOL!!! So...here's opening my eyes to a whole new world.   Today...I worked a lot on projects for Krisi.  Hope she likes them!!! Tomorrow is the release date for a few things so be sure to check out Krisis blog.  Here's one thing I can show you that I made. 
You can buy her Label Me Up: Water template here.  There are a variety of templates that you get and it is so easy to put together....even if you aren't a digi person (like ME)!!!! :) Check back tomorrow and I'll post some more!!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!
Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety pattern paper
Tart and Tangy stamp set Stampin Up
Real red marker/Garden green marker Stampin Up
Real Red cs Stampin Up
Round tab SU punch
Scallop SU punch


Graphic 45 Beach Page

I took this picture last year when we went to Wildwood, New Jersey.  I'll never forget it was so foggy and I wasn't even going to snap the pictures.  When I got home I played around with them a little.  This is what the one looks like after I fooled with it a little.  I just love the reflection in the sand.  I think it is absolutely amazing.  When I saw the Graphic 45 Beach paper I knew it would look great with it.  I used glimmermist on the flowers to make them aqua on the ends.  Thanks for looking.


Lets Capture Our Memories Card Team

I was very honored when Tanya at LCOM asked me to be on the Card Team and then asked me to be the DT Coordinator....very exciting scrappy news.  We are starting new over there...the card challenges are now moved to the blog and the card team will CAPTURE a CARD of the WEEK and some FAVES of the WEEK.  Then the winners will be able to display these blinkies on their blogs.  Tanya's giving away some great prizes this week too! Pretty cool, eh!!!

This week the challenge is to create a card with a Birthday Challenge since LCOM is celebrating their 1st Birthday and having a Birthday Bash.  Check out all the inspiration and the cards by the team at the blog

Here's another birthday card I did awhile back to inspire you.  It's made with Upsy Daisy paper (some really old stuff)!!!



Let's Capture Our Memories is turning ONE.  There are some great things happening over there this weekend.  To celebrate we are rocking  it with a Birthday bash blog hop!!!
I've got an RAK for you filled with lots of scrappy goodies.  Sorry I didn't get a picture of it!!!Here's how you can get it.  Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post telling me....
see this scrapbook page....
it's so NOT my style...
I usually INK it up...sand it....I refrained and tried to do the opposite...
This page is not totally finished.  I need to journal.  So in your comment I want you to tell me what would be hard for to refrain from doing or do the opposite of what you usually do when you are scrapping or making a card? I will pull a name on Monday June 7, 2010!
Ready for some more fun....
Stop on over to...Lynne's blog
And the winner is
Random Integer Generator

Here are the numbers, generated with randomization from 2010-06-07:


Timestamp: 2010-06-08 02:27:49 UTC

which makes Heather my winner!!!!!