Sunday, February 26, 2017

Chipping Away at the Box


Here's another card using pieces from the BOUB*. The die-cut tree and Pool Party background were in there, so I just stamped the greeting and "bubbles", then popped them up on a Crumb Cake card base. Another easy card done. This one works for a any gender, too!

Here's a sneak peek at tomorrow's card:

Ooooo, sparkly!
*Box o' Useful Bits

Measurements
 Tree: Soft Suede 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
 Background: Pool Party 3" x 4"
 Card base: Crumb Cake 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Bee Happy!


I wanted to use the hexagon embossed piece in the bits box, and as I was going through it, I found a piece of vellum that was also embossed. I think it helped tone down all that yellow, and added some visual interest, to boot! The flower, leaves, and Stitched Shapes circle were in the box, as well, so all I had to stamp was the bee and the greeting strip.

Unfortunately, I haven't made a dent in the box.....I guess it's going to take many more cards, and possibly adding some of the less useful bits to the round file. *gasp!*


I used a SOB (Some Other Brand) glitter brush on the bee's wings. I like the CTMH gold glitter brush much better than the Gold Wink of Stella. I know we don't sell it, but I'm just giving my honest opinion here. I will always be honest with you about products I use and recommend!

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Country Livin', Masculine in Monochrome


I got to spend the day stamping with my friend Sherry yesterday, and I made up my mind while I was at her house that this weekend I am going to doing some serious "weeding" in the Box o' Useful Bits! This is what it looks like.....


I know, not very pretty or organized, huh? Maybe I should decorate it with some retired DSP. As for organizing it, I haven't a clue. Group things by color? Group by texture? Group the die-cuts together? There are things that fall into multiple categories!

After digging around in it for a while (so many things I forgot were in there!), I pulled out the two embossed pieces and the stamped truck from Country Livin'. All I had to do was color the truck, add a couple of Soft Suede mats, some burlap ribbon, and stamp a greeting (from Oh So Succulent). Voila! Guy card DONE!


I think tomorrow I'm going to use that yellow hexagon-embossed "useful bit."

Measurements
 Truck image 2-1/4' x 3-5/8", mat 2-3/8" x 3-3/4"
 Sparkle embossed piece 1-5/8" x 3-1/4", mat 1-3/4" x 3-3/8"
 Seaside embossed piece 2-1/4" x 4-1/8"

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Thanks for the Vet


Our poor dog has been having intermittent tummy troubles for the last three weeks. She saw the vet the first of the month, and we were given anti-nausea medicine for her. Well, that only works if she isn't throwing it back up. A couple times we were ready to take her back, but then she'd start acting normal again, so we didn't. Until yesterday (which happened to by my hubby's birthday). She couldn't even keep chicken broth down, so we called the vet and went in.

Our veterinarian is wonderful. We were able to get squeezed in at the last minute of a very busy day, and he and his staff stayed well past closing, doing sonograms, X-rays, and lab work. He gave her an injection for the nausea, and so far it's working! (Paws crossed it keeps working!)

Anyhoo, I wanted to express our gratitude, so this card was made and sent today. It's from May, saying she and her mommy & daddy are grateful for the care they gave her. I hope it brings a smile to them when they receive it!


Today begins the Second Release of Sale-A-Bration items, and the glimmer paper on this card it one of the items that I'm SURE is going to be very popular! It's so pretty, and shiny, and glittery! What is shown is the Sweet Sugarplum, but it also comes with Bermuda Bay and Mint Macaron!

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