Friday, July 31, 2009
The bartender, confused, tells the duck no. The duck thanks him and leaves.
The next day, the duck returns and asks, "Got any grapes?"
Again, the bartender tells him, "No -- the bar does not serve grapes, has never served grapes and, furthermore, will never serve grapes." The duck thanks him and leaves.
The next day, the duck returns, but before he can say anything, the bartender yells, "Listen, duck! This is a bar! We do not serve grapes! If you ask for grapes again, I will nail your stupid duck beak to the bar!"
The duck is silent for a moment, and then asks, "Got any nails?"
Confused, the bartender says no.
"Good!" says the duck. "Got any grapes?"
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
How 'bout that background paper? I love the new digital paper pack made to go with this stamp set. It's called Bloomin' Doodles also. Here's a little peek at how I printed my paper(s). I cropped a quarter of a sheet of each of these four papers and added them all to one document. I use PhotoShop Elements. That way I can get a variety of papers on only one sheet. Because I never use whole sheets anyway. They just end up laying around, making a mess of my stamping desk. You can see how they print with a border, since I don't have a borderless printer. At least not that I know of. LOL. So they work perfectly for layering on 4.25 x 5.5 inch cards.
What's In It?
Stamps: bloomin doodles, say it in script (Lizzie Anne Designs) Paper: bloomin doodles digi papers (Lizzie Anne), pearl white (paper accents), white (pti), pale plum (SU) Ink: black (memento), pale plum (SU) Copics: V09, V15, YG03, YG63 Other: label 1 (spellbinders), thread, sewing machine, glossy accents (ranger), brads, paper piercer and template (SU), pop dots, white gel pen
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Stamps: beautiful you (Verve) Paper: office lingo (pink paislee), turquoise (SU), raspberry, white (pti) Ink: onyx black (VersaFine), turquoise, pink passion, kiwi (SU) Other: flat clip (Making memories), ribbon (may arts), dotted wave punch (EK), nesties and flower creations(spellbinders), grass/ivy pearl (basic grey), white gel pen, pop dots, sponge daubers
Now, be sure to see what the rest of the team has done, and let us know on the Jbelle blog if you've decided to play along!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I used this week's Lizzie Anne sketch by Kendra, though I forgot to add in the twist of adding some gems to your card. (oops) I stamped the July release single, Grow with Love, using Memento ink on Papertrey white card stock and die cut with the Spellbinder's Labels 4 dies, including a mat for layering.
Money saving tip: Just buy white thread (and maybe brown and black). Then, before sewing, color a length with a Copic marker to match any project. It only takes a few seconds. I leave my machine threaded. Pull the thread out past the needle, and color. Then re-wind the spool. That way you don't have to go through the whole up, down, loop, over, in, etc. threading process.
You can now find all of the new Lizzie Anne stamps available for sale, here, on their new release page.
So far, my plans are pretty low key for the next couple of days. I hope you have a great weekend.
What's In It?
Friday, July 24, 2009
Have you heard about Lizzie Anne's new Montly Mix kits yet? Be sure to follow that link if you'd like more info. Because, not only are these sets so fun and versatile, they're also a great deal with even more perks for club members. You can even get free shipping on the first month if you sign up before August 1.
This card uses the August Monthly Mix: Hey Sunshine! and this week's sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. I stamped the three swimsuits (all one stamp) individually to get my three panels, then colored with Copics. After I colored them, the middle suit reminded me of Wonder Woman. LOL! I know you all want a suit just like this now, don't you?
What's In It?
Stamps~ August Monthly Mix: Hey Sunshine! (LAD), polka dot basics (PTI)
Paper~ bashful blue, ballet blue, real red (SU), yellow from celebration (American Crafts), white (Georgia Pacific)
Ink~ tuxedo black (memento), rea red (SU), Versamark
Copics~ B32, B95, YG03, Y38, R29
Other~ square and label 1 nesties (Spellbinders), hello kitty flower bouquet die (Sizzix), paper piercer and template, clear embossing powder (SU), pop dots
It's another preview day at Lizzie Anne Designs. But I don't have any of those peeks for you today. When you're done here, you can head over to the Lizzie Anne blog for full set reveals, sample ideas, and give aways. That's right. Make sure you enter to win EACH DAY's stamp sets. You still have time to enter all three.
Men Are Just Happier People-- What do you expect from such simple creatures. Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can be President. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park. Car mechanics tell you the truth. The world is your urinal. You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Same work, more pay. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100. People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.
One mood all the time.
Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.
Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Three pairs of shoes are more than enough. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything on your face stays its original color. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck.
You can play with toys all your life. One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look. You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a moustache.
You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.
No wonder men are happier.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Stamps~ Bloomin' Doodles, Say It In Script (LAD)
Paper~ white, bitty box basics (PTI)
Ink~ tuxedo black (memento)
Copics~ B23, B32, Y21, RV29, RV34
Other~ raspberry fizz satin ribbon (PTI), white gel pen, Queen and Co. Kissy Fit brad, pop dots, glue dot
If you're making a card today, why not use one of Lizzie Anne's sketches and enter to win the ENTIRE summer release? You have until July 24th. All the details can be found on the Anniversary Celebration page. You must feature LAD stamps.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Featuring The Great Outdoors:Mushrooms are so trendy right now, so I was thrilled to see this little cutie nestled among The Great Outdoors camping set. I love how it can be organic or funky, like I've done with the blue, green, and orange combo here. And I have always loved this Shakespeare quote! That dotted paper is also from The Great Outdoors Digital Paper Pack.
Featuring Cute as a Bug:
Whether it flutters, flies, or inches by, you're going to love the non-creepy crawlies in this set. And of course the matching sentiments so that it all "works", know what I mean? Here I used the delightful butterfly, water colored and flitting over a field of green.
You can head over to the Lizzie Anne Designs blog to see these two sets revealed in their entirety, BOTH matching digital paper packs, and some more fab design ideas.
Funky Mushroom card:
Stamps~ The Great Outdoors (LAD)
Paper~ great outdoor digi pack (LAD), wasabi, pacific point, pumpkin (SU)
Ink~ tuxedo black (memento), pumpkin, saffron (SU)
Copics~ YG03, YG63, G07, YR04, YR18, B05, B23, W3
Other~ star dust Stickles, ribbon tag trio die (Spellbinders), circle punches, ribbon (American Crafts), pop dots
Buggin' Ya Butterfly card:
Stamps~ cute as a bug (LAD)
Paper~ white, raspberry (PTI), sweet cakes: sweet nothings and lovey dovey (Pink Paislee), water color (Strathmore)
Ink~ onyx black (Versafine), turquoise, pink passion, rose red, summer sun (SU)
Other~ aqua mist satin ribbon (PTI), slit punch (SU), button, thread, pop dots, Star Dust Stickles
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
And before I forget, there's yet another awesome product focus and sale going on as well. ALL Inkadinkado is a sweet 25% off all week long! I used an October Afternoon stamp set and paper for my card this week, all from the Hometown Collection. I also added some extra *oomph* with May Arts ribbon and Prima gemstone stix. Does that ribbon not just look like its made to go with this line of paper? You should see it with some of the other papers in this collection. Maybe I'll have to give you a gander at that before long. *wink*
What's In It?
Stamps~ Hometown (October Afternoon)
Paper~ Hometown: Depot Park and Woolsworth (October Afternoon), white (PTI), so saffron, vanilla, olive (SU)
Ink~ ballet blue, brilliant blue, summer sun, chocolate chip, olive (SU)
Other~ crate words rub ons (sentiment), May arts ribbon, spellbinders oval nesties, prima gemstone stix, dimensionals
Now head on over and see what the rest of the talented team has come up with!
Trudee Sauer - I'm not 100% sure if Trudee will have a sample today since she just joined the team, but you can always stop by and give her a big hello either way. Welcome!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I finished it off with some So Saffron sponging and added highlights with a black micron pen.
Black panel was dry embossed with the Birds and Swirls cuttlebug folder, then lightly sanded to let the white core show through.
Looks like I was kind of wordy today. I hope the explanation helped somebody out there.
Thanks for stopping by!
What's In It?
Stamps~ abundant blessings, heart to heart (Verve), background basics: text style (PTI)
Paper~ white (PTI), white, black, caribbean (SU), metropolitan (american crafts)
Ink~ caribbean, olive, sahara, saffron (SU), fresh snow (PTI), onyx black (VersaFine), versamark
Other~ labels 4 dies (Spellbinders), birds and swirls (CB), sponge dauber, clear embossing powder, pearls, black pen, sanding block, pop dots
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Hugs to you! And thanks for dropping in.
What's In It?
Stamps~ Thankful Blossoms (Verve)
Paper~ celery, caribbean (SU), raspberry fizz, white (PTI), girl friday (Cosmo Cricket), black dots (Making Memories)
Ink~ onyx black (VersaFine)
Other~ long scalloped rectangle nestie (Spellbinders), Nursery Tales gemstones (Prima), pins (Heidi grace), ribbon (American Crafts)
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
For my card, I stamped Wag My Tail on PTI white card stock and colored with Copic markers, including some grass, flowers and sky to give him some color. All of the papers are from Basic Grey's Romani 6x6 pad. The star is a piece of chipboard elements, covered in that same Basic Grey.
Be sure to check out the Daisy D section at Jacksonbelle Embellishments this week too, as it is the featured product and ALL on sale.
What's In It
Stamps~ wag my tail (inkadinkado)
Paper~ Romani (BG), white (PTI)
Ink~ tuxedo black (memento)
Other~ chipboard elements, precision file set (BG), embossed curve punch (EK success), Copics, button, thread, glue dot
Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the design team has put together as well:
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I hope you're all enjoying your summers. Have you taken any vacations? We mostly vacation in the winter. Although we did take a long weekend to Myrtle Beach a month or two ago. I guess I'm more of a "staycation" girl for the summer months. My back deck is my oasis.
Thanks for dropping in for a visit. You know I love it when you do.
What's In It?
Stamps~ vacation (wordsworth)
Paper~ white (Georgia Pacific, PTI), black (SU), farmers marker (memory box), magnolia (my mind's eye)
Ink~ black (VersaFine, Memento)
Other~ Copic markers; black grosgrain, word window punch (SU), button; clear and gold glitter pens (atyou Spica), stardust gelly roll pen (Sakura)
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Stamps~ bird watching additions (PTI), happy anniversary (Hero Arts)
Paper~ white (PTI), tangerine, baja (SU), Girl Friday (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink~ pumpkin, teal (SU), onyx black (VersaFine)
Other~ MAMBI crystals, PTI lemon tart grosgrain, button, thread, needle, Ornare template
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
And while I've got you here, keep in mind:
- All Cosmo Cricket is on sale 25% off all week long.
- NEW Basic Grey Lemonade and June Bug is available NOW.
- Brand new STAMPAVIE soon to arrive. Keep your eyes peeled.
- Now taking pre-orders for the latest Martha Stewart punches.
And here's my sample to get your creative juices flowing. I used Cosmo Cricket's Hello Sunshine 8 x 8 pad, which includes journal cards like the cool one I featured below with the clouds and grass. I just added a tree and bird from Lizzie Anne's In the Treetop and a sunshine button. I lined the clouds with some Star Dust Stickles for a little extra glitz.
What's In It?
Stamps~ In the Treetop (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Paper~ Hello Sunshine (Cosmo Cricket), black (SU), white (PTI)
Ink~ onyx black (VersaFine), wasabi, ballet blue, cocoa, yoyo yellow (SU)
Other~ star dust Stickles, dimensionals, button, zig zag scissors (Provo)
Now you can check out the great samples from the rest of the design team too.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
A man walks into a pet shop and says to the owner. "Ok I want to buy a pet, but I don't want a boring normal pet, no cats, or dogs or budgies I want something different." The pet shop owner informs him that he has a talking centipede. "really?" Says the man "How much?" The owner informs him that the talking centipede is £50. Happy with the unusual offering the man pays the money and takes his new pet home.
On getting home he lays the match box with the centipede in it on the table, opens it and says "Hello mr centipede, fancy going to the pub for a few drinks?" The centipede says nothing. Figuring it must be tired from the journey he decides to leave it for an hour and try again later.
An hour later he opens the match box and says "Hello mr centipede, fancy going to the pub for a few drinks?" The centipede again says nothing. Starting to get suspicious the man decides he will give it one more hour, and if the centipede doesn't talk he will take it back to the shop for a refund.
An hour later the man opens the match box and says "Hello mr centipede, fancy going to the pub for a few drinks?" The centipede says "I heard you the first time you moron! I'm putting my shoes on!"
Thursday, July 2, 2009
What's In It?
Stamps~ Lavender (MFT), faux ribbon for sentiment and polka dot basics (PTI)
Paper~ PTI white, SU Haiku, amethyst and saffron prints, chocolate chip
Ink~ black memento, SU chocolate, PTI Fresh snow
Copics~ G21, YG63, G99, BV02, BV04, E30
Other~ square, scallop square and label 4 nesties, white opal liquid pearls, vintage cream satin (PTI), 1/4" punch, pearls (Mike's), dimensionals, thread, sewing machine, glue dot
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Stamps- Blooming with Love (SU)
Paper- white, pumpkin, baja breeze (SU), pretty please: flower drops (My Mind's Eye) both sides
Ink- black StazOn, sky, cocoa, caramel
Accessories- Labels 4 and circle dies (Spellbinders), ribbon and plastic shape (American Crafts), prismacolor pencils, gamsol, blending stumps, dimensionals, sponge