Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Monochromatic Doilies

I absolutely love monochromatic cards, so I just had to do the challenge with Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.  The sketch I've used is this weeks' Splitcoast Sketch Challenge.

I dug out my Flirtatious Specialty paper and used the Wisteria Wonder along with Crushed Concord.  It's the first time I've used fabric with my Big Shot - but since it matched I just had to!!!   For the doilies on the Wisteria paper I used white embossing powder.  I didn't want to clutter things up with another punched piece for a sentiment, so I decided to use Staz On to stamp on the jumbo brad.

The first day of school was good - I love doing door supervision in the morning because I get to greet everyone!  And I tell ya - I don't think I'm going to have any problem with working half days!

Hope your day has been fantastic also - thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Birthday Penguins

Today's card is a combination of the Mojo Monday Square Sketch and this week's Our Creative Corner Colours of Real Red, Basic Gray and Basic Black.  As soon as I saw the colour combination I thought of zebras so I pulled out my Zoo Review set.  I decided to use the penguins though because they're just so cute.  I stamped one onto a stickie note, cut it out and used it as a mask to I could have a little group of penguins.

I'm back to work tomorrow - it really is hard to believe that we're starting school again!  Ah well, it's going to be good to see all the kids again!

Hope your week is fairing well - and thanks for stopping by to visit!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sailing out of Summer

 Well, it really sucks that the last two days of summer were spent nursing a migraine! What a complete waste of time.  I woke up today relieved of the headache before heading to school for meetings.  After school I made sure I got some stamping done!  I decided that for this week's Paper Players sketch challenge  I would use one of the Summer Mini sets (The Open Sea) which will be gone soon.

I brayered some Early Espresson onto the embossing folder to add that bit of depth before embossing.  What a wonderful sketch this is - one to keep in mind for workshops!

I had an Open House this past weekend, and re-did my Door Prize box with some of the new Mocha Morning Specialty paper.  To be honest, I may never redo this box - I love it!  I used the Lace Ribbon Border, put it through the crimper which made it bend around the edge of the lid easily.

It won't take long before the school routine gets set in, but I'm happy I'll still have time for stamping and sharing classes with my peeps!

Hope the summer is winding up well for you also - thanks for stopping by for a visit!  Joan

Friday, August 26, 2011

Halloween Webs & Pumpkins

Oh I had fun this morning with this creation.  It's for today's Friday Mashup! 
  • Create a card using Lesley's sketch  OR
  • Create a card using dry embossing  OR
  • Mash the sketch and the dry embossing together on one card
I LOVE using my embossing folders so that was easy, and Lesley's sketch was easy to work with too!  Once I decided to create a Halloween card, I used the Spider Web embossing folder - but the "busy" part of the raised web was in the "wrong" corner for the sketch - so I turned the paper over, saw the valley's and thought - Dazzling Details!!!!  I tried doing the same thing with Two-Way Glue and Dazzling Diamonds, but I didn't get the same effect.   I did think ahead and placed the matting on the paper so I knew where I DIDN'T have to put the Dazzling Details.

Last night I created a paper pumpkin for display at my Open House tomorrow, and thought a little stick-out pumpkin would be perfect for this card too - so I took the smallest oval punch and punched 6 pieces using some left over embossed "matting";   folded them in half and glued them together using TomBow Glue.  I left the pumpkin "open" so I could use that flat area to attach it to the card.   For the leaves and runners I used the leaves from the Bird Builder punch (omiting all but the bottom leaf) and used a skewer to roll the "stem" and, again, attached them with TomBow.
It's been a productive morning - I'm anticipating more of the same for the rest of the day.  Hope things are working out for you on this fabulous Friday!  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Maculine Collage

Just a quick post today before heading off to school to drag my instruments out of storage....

I was totally inspired this morning by THIS card by Carrie at Artistic Avenger from the sketch challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary.  I liked how Carrie layered the paper and ribbon and attached them with brads.  The colours are from Create Ink this week - Soft Suede, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz.  I guess this is a case of how things can be the same but different because I completely CASED Connie's card.

I was asked by my Mother for a card for a male friend of hers and so moved toward a more masculine collage today.  He does photography and likes music so I included those features in the collage.

Well - off to school - I hope things aren't in too much of a mess.  Thanks for stopping by for a visit - I hope you enjoy your day.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Changing Seasons

 I didn't intend to make two "cool weather" cards today - it's nice and sunny here and after posting this I'll be heading to the deck to enjoy it - sat out for a while this morning with my coffee and had a beautiful red dragonfly land on me and visit for a while.

Anyway - Stampin' Royalty are asking you to "Bring on the Bling" with their challenge this week - and holy crow does this new silver Glimmer Paper dazzle!!!!!  In a sunny room you almost need sunglasses to work with it!  (I don't usually use my flash when I take pictures of my cards, but I did today to bring out the bling!) This paper will certainly add a lot to Christmas projects!!!!

This was actually the first card I created this morning - but couldn't see how to add any bling to it.  The sketch is from SCS (I didn't keep to it totally) and I was inspired by THIS card by Taylor Ursy.  I loved the flowers she had on the watercolor paper - so I tried it with these leaves and this will turn into one of my workshop cards for this fall!!!

S0 - off to enjoy the sun - hope you have some in your area of the world to enjoy today.  Thanks for taking time to stop by for a visit!

Oh - and a special thanks to Lesley for adding some music to my banner - I love it!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

An Afternoon of Scraps....

Okay, I didn't use scraps for the card I created for the SUO Challenges today - which was to create an invitation of some sort.  I also used one of the  Stamping 411 sketches for this week.  I stamped the "Celebrate" onto white Taffeta ribbon with Black Staz-On ink.  Oh, and notice how the polka dots are backward....I put the Night of Navy and Bashful Blue pieces through the Big Shot together, and didn't pay attention to how I placed them in the embossing folder - ah well - still works!

Now HERE are the scraps.  This is not the picture that I had in mind when I began this page - so I had to scrounge for something to add.  I sometimes get annoyed with all the different sizes of DSP that I've kept & organized - but not on occasions like this!  I've included retired DSP and the retired clear buttons which I sewed into the corners.  I also added a bit of doodling to the letters, heart and around the white matt.  It took all afternoon, but I'm happy with it.

Now I guess I have to go fix dinner - no rest for the wicked!  Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Mojo Die Cuts

Happy Monday!  Truly my last week of summer for 2011 - gotta make it good!

I think I may be getting a wee bit of a handle on this "watercolour" technique - I used the glimmer paper for this flower, embossed the image on, used my aquapainter to "paint" water on the paper instead of misting it, and then dropped the re-inker on with the aquapainter....and let it go where it wanted.  I'll have to try it with one of the "Fifth Avenue" flowers to see if I've finally got the knack.  I have stacked three of these flowers on top of one another - can't really see that in the photo.

I used pieces from the Playful Polka Dots Simply Scrappin' Kit  to complete this sketch from Mojo Monday - different borders was the highlight of the day - so I used the ones from the kit as well as the scalloped circle and leaves.

Today I'm spending little snippets of time sorting my husband's music from his Men's Chorus - I gathered 3 bags and one box of music - Sheesh!  He hates organizing and I love sorting - so it all works out.  We're going to a music reading tonight with a couple of other choir members to see what's new.  Just one more thing that gets started up again in the fall.

Hope you're having a wonderful day.  Thanks for dropping by.  Joan

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Holiday Extremes

What a productive day - and as I said - holiday extremes:
For this weeks' Paper Players there was a Clean and Simple Sketch.  Thought I would pull out my "Pick Your Poison" DSP and see what happened.  For the "light" inside of the pumpkin I coloured the sections with Daffodil Delight and then covered them with the Dassling Detail - just added a wee bit of sparkle.  I'm going to keep this sketch in mind for workshops this year - those three little sections could be filled with virtually anything!  Love it!

These are the Christmas Tags and the tin I created last week.  I'll be offering this whole thing as a class this fall.  I took the container on page 19 in the upcoming Holiday Mini as inspiration for covering my tin.  Ya gotta love how embossed paper no longer looks like paper - especially after you distress it a bit also.

Finally,  I created this scrapbook spread this afternoon....again, in preparation for classes this fall.  I love how preparing for SU events helps me to get my own scrapbooking done.  Allison and a friend spent an afternoon in the park last fall taking pictures of each other.  Since "I" rarely get pictures of her,  I'm glad to get them from other people!  Gotta love Facebook for that.

So, I'm going to relax for the rest of the evening - maybe finish my book.  I hope you have had a productive weekend - in whatever area of your life that needed "production".  Thanks for taking time to stop by!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Imagine Paris Possibilities


Oh I love this new Mocha Morning Specialty paper - it's so rich!  Of course bit of velvet swirled on anything makes it rich.  I've used the Sketch from Our Creative Corner today.

I received a warm fuzzy from my daughter this morning....she saw the card I made yesterday - with the cupcake.  She said, "Oh, someone has to have a birthday soon 'cause this card is so pretty."  It made me feel good after the fuss I had with it yesterday.

Spent a bit more time stamping today - I made up some sticky-note packages with matching pens to stock up on Hostess/Door Prize stuff.
I copied one that my friend, Amy, made a number of years ago for our staff at school with our Mascot on it.  There are large magnets on the back so it can stick on the fridge.  The pens have a piece of DSP inside.  Everything is quick, easy, and I'm not sure why I've waited so long to put them together.  I've had the supplies for ages!

That's how it works sometimes though - Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for taking time to stop by.

Friday, August 19, 2011

And We're Done....

I must say that after a productive morning/afternoon - the afternoon/evening took a tailspin and I'm done!  After I'm done posting here, I'm going to hunker down with a bowl of popcorn and watch some mindless television....which I rarely do.  Better find a good movie I guess.

Today's card is courtesy of the Friday Mash-Up!  I so look forward to these to see what the combination is going to be...
  • Create a card with buttons OR
  • Create a card with cupcakes OR
  • Create a card with buttons and cupcakes.
I so rarely use this cupcake die for the Big Shot I thought I'd pull it out for this challenge.  The colours are from Just Add Ink - Cajun Craze, Peach Parfait, Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla.  

For the icing on the cupcake I used the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder and then added some of the new Dazzling Details to the ridges.  I did put the cupcake holder through the crimper, but after squooshing it to get the sticky tape to stick, the ridges disappeared a little.

The card is good - I'm happy with it, I just need to sit and not move for a while, because I can't seem to just do one thing alone this evening.  I went upstairs after finishing this card and somehow proceeded to clean out the sideboard, and a china cupboard, and iron  (yes I said IRON) some linen napkins.  That's after repotting a whole whack of house plants earlier.

Sheeesh - I need school to start soon !!!!  Hope your evening/day is restful!  Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Water Play & Prep

Well, fancy that....I've found a new Challenge Blog - Create with Connie and Mary.  They alternate between Colour Challenges and Sketch Challenges.  This week's Colour Challenge is Tangerine Tango, So Saffron and Pacific Point.  Gotta admit that I moaned when I saw Pacific Point, but all turned out well for these little guys spending time in the water!

To create the "lake" I used my Aquapainter to pick up ink from the inside of the Pacific Point stamp pad.  Because I was using the aquapainter the colour wasn't as strong as I applied it, but it keeps the Pacific Point hue.

I haven't used this fold (Gatefold) for a card for YEARS.  I think it's still a bit plain, but I'm going to leave it as is.  On the inside of the card I have attached a white piece of cardstock with the children stamped along the bottom in Tangerine Tango.

I'm in the process of creating projects for my September workshops.  I came across a version of this card by Onja Ming on Stampin' Connection.  I really liked how she had placed the ribbon BEHIND the punched border.  I always like to be able to give my stampers something to decorate their envelopes with - and it's usually a stamp that is used on the card itself - hmmmm - no stamp on this card except for the sentiment - NO Problem - I decided to take another piece of the Lace Ribbon Border and using it as a "stencil" to create the design on the envelope.

I just love it when the ol' lightbulb comes on over my head!  Hope your day has some AHaaa moments in it too.  Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Treat Yourself

What an easy sketch today over at Stampin' Royalty!  I had to redo my large pink piece because of a smudge - it's amazing how ink can sneak onto your fingers when you're not looking!!!  I perked the "background" up a bit by adding a little Crystal Effects - I need to go back and add it to the headlight on the scooter too.

I finally got around to doing a real-live scrapbook page today too.   I've had these pictures out ready to work with for quite a while - I totally CASED a scrapbook layout from Spring 2009 Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine.  The original page was made by Tracey Kuzniak.  And oh do I remember walking in on this mess in 1990!  Grant was so please with himself - keeping so quiet and busy after waking up from his nap.  It was a mess to clean up - but one of those "must capture" moments.Covered in Penaten Cream - Sticky gooey Mess!

Keep an eye open for those special moments - they're never repeated.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Watercolour Pear

Well, I spent the morning cleaning cupboards in the kitchen (wanted to do only one and ended up doing three - that whole migration of work thing happening again - yikes!)  Then I spent time designing a tin to put a series of Christmas tags in for a class - I am pleased as punch with the way it turned out and will share it with you another day.  Finally I nestled into a couple of challenges for the day -

Hand Stamped Sentiments is looking for either real or faux stitching on this weeks project.  I knew I was going to use this pear image because the SUOnly Challenge is  to use one of your new favorite stamp sets (or your favorite one in general if you haven't gotten any new ones lately).  As soon as I saw this Faith in Nature Hostess set I knew I wanted to have it; so I picked it as one of my Pre-Orders in June (Just one of those perks about being a SU demonstrator).

I used Staz-On ink and then the Aquapainter with So Saffron and Old Olive to paint the pear.  The mat pack, paper piercing tool and Soft Suede fine tip marker helped me to create the faux stitching along the edge.  For the River Rock "matt" I used the new "Stripes" embossing folder and put the paper through in two directions giving the paper a cool woven effect.  Finally the DSP is from the Well Worn package.

Remember that Stampin'Up! has a fantastic special on Designer Series Paper until the end of the month - Buy 3 packages and get one FREE.  Let me know if you'd like me to set you up with some (you can truly never have too much DSP!), or visit the Designer Series Paper "department" of my on-line store at my website. Your order will sent directly to you!

Well, I'm now going to focus on working on some more pages for the Anniversary book I'm making for my husband and I  on My Digital Studio.  I'm going to have it printed into a book by SU so I'm on a bit of a time-line.

Deadlines are good for us - hope you have some goals your aiming for too - thanks for taking the time to stop by for a visit.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Snowman in August...

I've been waiting to get my hands on this snowman set - and today was the day.  I've used the Mojo Monday Sketch - except I flipped it so that I could have the little birds rolling along the bottom.

I've used a new "Snow Burst" Embossing Folder from the upcoming Holiday Mini.  I'll purchase ANY embossing folder I think - I just love when the paper has texture!  While looking at the card just now, I've realized that I neglected to put the rhinestone into the centre of the snowflake which Snowman is holding - so you'll have to use your imagination!  I will be adding it for sure!

And now - I want to give a HUMUNGOUS THANK YOU to Lesley Croghan from Always Playing with Paper!  She offered to help me with creating a new SU banner for my blog - and then she surprised me with the design you see above - and I LOVE it!!!!  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you - Lesley!!!!!!

I accomplished an awful lot today - ya know when you start one job and it sort of migrates into an additional I cleaned the linen cupboard, the back entryway and took labels off old wine bottles.  (My husband should be bottling some time before the school year starts again)  I had to go pick up the quilts that were at the cleaners because nights are getting a bit cooler this week - if you keep the windows open.

Tomorrow - who knows what's in store!  But I'm ready for anything, and I'm sure some crafting will be included!  Hope you're able to include some crafting in your day - and thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Kiss, Kiss, Kiss

Ooo - Ooo - Ooo - I must say I was tickled pink when I saw the challenge over at The Paper Players today.  I have been waiting for a pink challenge so I could pull out the "lip stick" for this stamp.  Allison is the one who wanted this stamp - but we share. The colour challenge at Paper Players is - Pretty in Pink, Rose Red and Regal Rose.

I used my craft inks for the lips and then covered them with clear embossing powder so they would shine.  I am loving the font for the "Hand-Penned Holiday" stamps which are coming up in the Holiday Mini.

I must say that this card is a duplicate of THIS ONE I created with the  butterflies.

I spent yesterday afternoon re-creating the paper flowers from the July Stampin'Success front cover...I added a few extra colours of my own - I have to "copy" first sometimes before the creative juices start to flow...  I think I will get some floral stems because then they'll bend - these guys are pretty stiff right now ( I used skewers which I sponged with Lucky Limade).  I had fun making them!

Thanks for taking time to stop by for a visit.  Have a great day!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Smudged Cherry Friends

Lesson Learned:  Don't start putting your card pieces together if your hands are a bit sweaty from the heat!!! You'll notice the Cherry Cobbler smudges on the homemade DSP - I made one smudge accidentally and decided just to make marks over the whole thing to make it look like I did it on purpose.  Our inks dry pretty fast - so I obviously inked the image a bit too much - on top of the moist fingers.

Upon returning from Banff I had a box of stuff from Stampin'Up! waiting for me...which included the new Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  I have been waiting for SU to come out with their equivalent of the Scor-Pal for quite a while and am so excited it's finally here!  I didn't use it a lot on this piece - but did create the small "embossed" squares along the right side of the card.

Today's sketch is from The Sweet Stop,  I've used the SCS Colour Challenge from this past week - Crumb Cake, a yellow (Daffodil Delight) a red (Cherry Cobbler) and a green (Lucky Limeade).  I've also used the challenge from Our Creative Corner to include fruit.

I'll have to remember to go out to our garden this afternoon to pick the raspberries which ripened while I was gone.  Mus'n't be wasted!

We're enjoying a wonderfully sunny day today - hope things are sunny and bright in your neck of the woods too.  Thanks for dropping by!

ps - Just checked my e-mail and found out I was picked by The Paper Players:
  for my school card which I posted HERE.  Thank you so much ladies - it's an honour and I'm tickled pink!  I love playing along with your challenges and I'm so happy to have found your site.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Butterfly Gratitude

I'm back from the mountains and raring to get into gear......I had planned on doing some planning while in the mountains, but that didn't work out -  which I guess is good in the long run.  The weather was pretty good - but it sure is warm back at home.  Perfect for spending a wee bit of time in the basement stamping.

I created this butterfly card for the Friday Mash Up! this week and I used the sketch from Stamping 411.

The Mash Up! was:
  • Create a card with butterflies and bling  OR
  • Create a card using Perfect Plum, Marina Mist, one other colour and a neutral  OR
  • Create a card with butterflies, bling and the Color Combo.
I chose Wisteria Wonder as my extra colour and Very Vanilla as the neutral.  I actually like these colours together - I'll have to keep them in mind for the future.

I'm going to have to make sure that I get some school planning in during the next while - in addition to workshop planning....not much time left - but I'm NOT counting yet!

Hope you have some events to look forward to - and thanks for taking time to stop by to visit.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It's almost Time....

This week it's "School Daze" at The Paper Players Challenge.  I can't believe the school year is almost upon us again.  Ya Know - it's one strange profession - you close EVERYTHING down for two/three months (depending on where you live) and then you start EVERYTHING back up again.  I'm always excited to get back though - it's good to see the kids again and to see how they've changed in that short amount of time.

I had to go into some retired paper for an appropriate background - and when I found the die-cut "message" - I thought this would be a perfect card for one of my friends who retired in the spring and won't be starting up again in couple of weeks.

I'm spending this week in Banff - my husband has a conference - and will enjoy the final bit of relaxing before my head starts swimming with school start up again.

I hope you have a fantastic day - not filled with too many plans yet.  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy Birthday, Lesley!!!

I am so excited today to be part of a 
blog hop.

I "met" Lesley through the Design Team for "The Color Dare" challenge blog.  I've only known her a short time, but I know she's an incredibly supportive and helpful person.  We have a number of things in common.... we're both Canadian, teachers (she used to teach music, I'm currently teaching music) and I've discovered we have similar interests in music and movies too.  I love going to her blog to see what she's created because it's always fantastic and inspirational!

So - I'd like to encourage you to go over to Lesley's blog and wish her a happy birthday - She can be found at
and be sure to participate in the blog hop to see all the wonderful creations Lesley's friends have created for her...
Anne Marie Hile - Stampin’ Anne
Carrie Gaskin - Artistic Avenger
Cindy Beach - Stamps, Paper and Ink
Jaydee - Stampin’ with Jaydee
Jen Mitchell - I Create
Joan Jeffery - JJ Creations (Me)
Lauri Ingram - Paperville
Laurie - Hiding in My Craft Room
LeAnne Pugliese - wee Inklings
Nance Leedy - Canopy Crafts
Rita Wright - Cards by Rita
Sandra Azzopardi - Sandra’s Stamping Spot
Tui Nathan - Stampin’ Time

Thanks for stopping by today - Joan

Friday, August 5, 2011

Purple Mash-Up

I'm not altogether sure what happened to today - but it went past with a lot of things accomplished - which is good.  I didn't get to creating a card until the early evening - ....Hmmmmm - maybe I'd get more done if I picked that time of day more often - if I start creating in the morning I tend to get nothing else done.
ANYWAY - enough rambling!  Friday's Mashup! was to:
  • Create a project with "glitter"  OR
  • Create an anniversary project  OR
  • Create an anniversary project with "glitter"
I guess I just got "bling" stuck in my head for this one.  I did actually take apart a number of "ice" rhinestones to glue within the scallop - but the purple wasn't that great so I opted for the clear rhinestones that I didn't have to use glue for!!!

I'm going to have to work on using the Designer Frames Embossing Folder - I tried to get the "frame" within a piece of cardstock; but after going through the Big Shot there were indentations from the outside of the folder.  Any ideas from anyone?  I opted to just cut the oval out and mount the centre sentiment.

My daughter is heading down to the Calgary Zoo tomorrow - I'm sure she'll have a blast with her friends....all over 20!  Those were the days!

Hope you have some fun things planned for this weekend.
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thanks Giraffe

Happy Thursday - Today's sketch is from Splitcoast Stampers and the colors come from Create Ink. ( Pool Party,  Not Quite Navy, So Saffron)  You should go over to their blog to see what the DT has created this week - they're spectacular.

I've stayed on the edge of plain today again..... I had all the layers put together, except for the giraffe - and I just couldn't help putting the whole thing through the Big Shot with the Polka Dot embossing folder - I just couldn't take the flat paper today.  I did have to deviate a bit from the Create Ink colours in order to darken up the giraffe's spots - I touched them a bit with Soft Suede.  The grass is a combination of the Not Quite Navy and the So Saffron.

I hoping to get some workshop planning done today and some pictures copied.  However, I can be so easily distracted these days that we'll just have to see what the day holds!

If you have a list of jobs to do for today, I hope you get most of them done!  Thanks for taking time to stop by for a visit.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Simpler Day

After  the detailed card I created yesterday, I decided to go a bit simpler today - I didn't even do any distressing today!  I did finally open up the "Button Buddies" set and those wonderful polka dotted brads!
The sketch is from Stamping 411 and the colours (which I love together) are from the Color Throwdown -Pool Party, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and White.  I've had this piece of scrunched up Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon on my desk for quite a while and finally added it to a card! 

I had a terrific time last night catching up with a group of women who were housemates at Concordia College about 32 years ago (there were 9 of us in the house in total).   We try to get together once a year, but it doesn't always happen, and we rarely take pictures - so we made sure we did last night.  
We haven't changed a bit!

Hope your day is full of simplicity and friendship!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tri Fold Nature Walk

Today, over at Hand Stamped Sentiments, they've laid down the challenge for fancy fold cards - I don't think I've ever actually finished one of these Tri Fold Shutter Cards - but I'm relatively happy with the way this one turned out.  Lots of little pieces depending on the sections you want to highlight.  It's interesting to look through the gallery on Splitcoast for this type of card  - just to see the different ways that people have place their papers and what they've done to embellish their creation.
AND, over at Hand Stamped Sentiments, the DT has a wide variety of fancy folds cards to share for inspiration.

I'm off to the city to do some shopping and then I'm looking forward to having dinner this evening with a few of my former (won't say "old") college roommates.  We've been staying in touch for over 30 years!!!

Hope you have some life long friends to share good times with.
Thanks for stopping by to visit

Monday, August 1, 2011

Dino Mojo

Finally got around to using this new dinosaur set - They're just so cute; as dinosaurs go!

I've used the Mojo Monday Sketch and the colours - Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand. Early Espresson and Certainly Celery are from Just Add Ink.

I got a number of chores done outside this morning including stripping the finish off of an old toy box my Grandfather made.  I'm planning on painting something musical on it to use in our "black and white musical basement" to store extra blankets in.  If I don't set side tracked I may sand it down tonight so I can start working on it tomorrow.

Hope you have some chores that are keeping you occupied and happy!  Thanks for visiting,