Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
The final challenge this card covers i the Papertake Weekly challenge to use glitter on your project. I put stickles in the heart, but it's hard to see in the picture! You can visit their challenges HERE!
Monday, April 14, 2008
You can find the tutorial for the double pocket cards on Judy's Blog found HERE!
The paper is East Coast Prep from Stampin' Up. I used the Creative Memories Cutting System to make the ovals. The scallop circle and regular circle were punched from Stampin' Up punches.
I have had the star brads FOREVER! I have no idea who makes them, but I was happy to use some of the stash!
The ribbon on the tags is from Stampin' Up (real red), Must Be Ribbon from the Spool (turquoise), and American Crafts (polka dot).
Thanks so much for looking!
Stamps: Just Celebrate (SU!), $1 stamp from Michael's
Embellishments: Star brads (unknown vendor), Scallop Circle Punch (SU!), 1 3/8 Circle Punch(SU!), Jumbo Eyelet (SU!), White eyelet (unknown vendor), Polka Dot Ribbon (American Crafts), Turquoise Wide Satin Ribbon (Must Be Ribbon from the Spool), Real Red Ribbon (SU!)
Tools : Crop-a-dile, Oval Cutting System by Creative Memories
Cardstock: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, East Coast Prep Dp (All SU!)
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I hadn't used my Dance Sketches set in a long time, so it was great to pull it out!
The card base is pretty in pink, black is layered on top of that. Then I used blush blossom behind the pretty in pink dp. The image is matted with regal rose. I used my white gel pen and black marker for the dots and dashes.
The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday's from the set "Words We Love". I got it in a Divine Secret Sisters package a few rounds ago on SCS.
What do you think?
TFL & Happy Stampin'!
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Thanks for looking & Happy Stampin!
Splitcoast Stampers to use eyelets on your project and Julee's Mojo Sketch found
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
So the challenge on Splitcoast Stampers was to pick ONE non-neutral color and pair it with white. You were not allowed to use any other colors. I picked real red.... it sounded good at the time. I'm really not sure about this one. I think maybe the image was too small for the sketch I chose or something.
I think I'm going to try this again because I like how one color looks paired with white, I just am not toooooo happy with this one!
The sketch was based on Beate's Weekend Sketch found HERE.
So, what do you think?
Stamps : Just Celebrate (Stampin' Up)
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Real Red DP (all Stampin' Up)
Embellishments: Hardware (unknown vendor), Prima, Brad (unknown vendor), Ribbon (unknown vendor)
I hope you all have a great day! Happy Stampin' :)
*PS - as soon as I hit 1,000 hits, there will be blog candy to be had!*
Thursday, April 3, 2008
So, I haven't been able to stamp all week! I finally got time this morning, so I combined two challenge from Splitcoast Stampers
I combined the color challenge to use Mellow Moss, Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, and Creamy Caramel. At first I really wasn't sure about this combination, but I really like how it turned out!
The other challenge I completed on this card is the Ways to Use it challenge to use rub-ons on your card or project. I decided to use this awesome flourish from the Stampin Up Sale-A-Bration catalog. This is my first time using these rub-ons on a card and I really like how it turned out!
I colored the row of three flowers with Stampin' Up markers (mellow moss and apricot appeal), huffed on it, stamped in a scrap paper and then huffed and stamped on over the sentiment. I like the effect it gave!
The ovals were cut with the Creative Memories oval cutting system... I love it! I need to get the circles next!
Stamps: Friendship Blooms (Stampin' Up)
Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Mellow Moss, Whisper White, Creamy Caramel (all Stampin' Up)
Embellishments: Apricot Appeal Designer Paper (Stampin' Up), Friendship Booms Rub-Ons (Stampin' Up), Statin Senations Chocolate Ribbon, Silver Brads, Oval Cutting System (Creative Memories)
Thanks for looking and Happy Stamping!!!
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Wow, one of my past cards was selected as the basis of the sketch challenge today on Splitcoast Stampers!!! I was so excited to get up this morning and see it! Unfortunately, I don't have time right now to stamp.. ugh I haven't stamped since last Friday! There's a lot going on at the studio and this morning I have to go see our insurance man!
So, here is the card that was selected! If you participated in this challenge, link your card to my blog so I can check it out!!! The link to the challenge is HERE
I'm not sure what company makes the balloons I used on this, but they are colored with Stampin Up markers with crystal effects and glitter on them. The ribbon is from AC Moore.
Have a great stamping day!!!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Hi all, I hope you all had a great weekend! I had a busy one, so I was unable to stamp or post! But, here is the latest in the Life of Riley....
I don't know if i have told any of you this yet, but I run a dance studio named Divine Dance Center. Recently it was brought to my attention that a dance studio about 7 miles from me opened up named Divine Dance Inc.
My attorney sent them a cease and desist letter ordering them present in writing their plans to change their name by March 31. Yesterday came and went and we heard nothing. Today my attorney got a call from their attorney... this looks like it's going to court and i'm sick to my stomach.. why would someone steal my name? why wouldn't they change it? UGH I don't want to go to court!!!
The only thing that is not getting me totally down is that I have a studio full of students and parents who have my back. All of them are appalled by someone stealing my name. I never really know how territorial they were until this happend!
I am hoping that my attorney got back in touch with theirs and they can settle this out of court. I really don't want to go to court... oh yeah, I already said that!!! Pray that this gets settled with out court and without too much expense!!!
The above picture is of some of my students!