Saturday, February 27, 2010

TJ's & Paper Temptress! Oh happy me!

Are you surprised? I am posting 2 times in one day! Well I had to share this with you!

I bet you have all heard of Technique Junkies (or TJ's for short), right? Have you heard of the Paper Temptress ? Well TJ's has a weekly giveaway and it is different ever week! This week I won this stunning card created by Pat Phuntoon (TJ's Owner) and a $25.00 gift certificate from the Paper Temptress!

This card is so beautiful and shimmery. It arrived today & the picture does not do it justice. Pat calls it the Rainbow Collage technique. I am not sure how it is done though. Pat cut and pieced the images on the right lower corner. The stamps used on this card are from "I Brake for Stamps" I just love this set and hope to someday have it in my collection.

I have already done my shopping at The Paper Temptress and now just waiting for my goodies to arrive! I will say that Patricia, the owner is so very sweet and helpful!

I you want to learn more about TJ's and Paper Temptress, Just click on their names above and it will take you to the links.

Thanks Pat from Technique Junkies and Patricia from the Paper Temptress! You are both great ladies!

I would rattle on and tell you more, but my stomach has bee really upset for the last few hours, so I am going to go lay down!

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice evening, Hugs Lori

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above..." James 1:17

Congratulations!! Expecting your first Baby!

Hi Everyone,

This is the card I made to send to my Son Robert and his wife Dana. If you remember a few posts ago I posted that they are expecting my first Grandson!

I have seen his sonogram and he is beautiful. He is expected to arrive mid May and his name is Dylan Gregory! Wooohooooooo! I am so excited about this!

On to the card.....

I used my Nestibilities small Deckled die for the focal piece, which is a PSX image.

The background images are from a Hero Arts set called "Bundle of Joy". The Congratulations stamp is from The Paper Garden!

Well, off to do some more creating! Hope you like the card! Hugs Lori

"Behold children are a gift of the Lord...." Ps. 127:3

Friday, February 26, 2010

Gift Card Holder!

I hope your having a fabulous day! I am just a bit frustrated because I have been
wanting to share this gift card holder that I made at Christmas time and after trying for 2 hours, I can't find where I got the instructions for this. Now I always make myself a blank template on cheapy card stock or write instructions down, but they are scattered. I know I got it from a video, but can't find the one I got it from..............WoooooHoooooo!!!! I just found it!!! I got this from StampTV with Gina K Designs and here is part 2 .

As you can see Gina decorated hers so nicely and mine is kind of plain. My intentions were to make a nice one, but I got in a rush and just wanted to insert it in the Christmas card it was meant for. It was fun to make though!

My search did benefit you though, as while I was searching, I grabbed the links to the various different gift card holders that I found.

If you don't already know it, all of these ladies....Gina, Dawn, Kim & Angie are all stars in the stamping world and each has a great selection of videos to watch, so I hope you enjoy the links.

A tip for you....did you know that all of these gift card holders are the perfect size to hold ATC's too! So if you want to give an ATC as a gift to someone who loves them, this is a great way to do it.

Dawn Griffith and here there are other gift card holders, as well as quite a few other projects

Stampfest, Kim Burmeister

Chic n Scratch Angie Kennedy Juda

Have a happy Friday, a great weekend and happy stamping!

Hugs Lori

"[God] is before all things, and in him all things hold together." -Colossians 1:17

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!!

Howdy friends, I hope you are having a fabulous week. Mine has been very good, some of which I will save for later posts, so watch for more than one post today.

I finally made a waterfall card! I have been wanting to make one for years and
found a video on You Tube about a week ago that really made it easy to create. Click on the words "You Tube " above to go to the video. If you look at the side bar under related videos, you will see other waterfall card videos, if you need inspiration. Dawn Griffiths is really good too!

This card was for my Father-in-laws Birthday on February 20Th. He already has it and Mark (hubby) says that he kept playing with it all evening. I thought that alone was a big compliment.

Dad likes clocks and usually for his Birthday, I try to make him a clock card of some kind. This year I was at a loss as to what to do and when I saw this video it hit me that it was perfect.

This is the front with the waterfall.

1st Step opened

2ND step opened

3rd & final step opened

I also decorated the inside of the card. I used 2 ivory colored pieces
of card stock and sponged the edges with Brown Timber ink by PSX.
That is the ink I used for the whole card.
Supplies: Green c/s...Unknown, Lighter Green Decorative heavy weight double sided paper, Unknown (Not very good at keep track of papers...sorry! I will try to keep track of new papers received, but have tons of unknown, so it will be hit & miss!) Stamps: Time...Raindrops on Roses, Dad...That's all she stamped, The Lord Bless you....Stampendous, Wishing you a day of Memories....Penny Black, Happy Birthday...all Night Media. Others....Clock Stickers, Brads and Jute Twine for pull.
I wish you a wonderful weekend and leave you with this:
For He shall give his Angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all ways.....Psalms 91:11
P.S. Thank you for your wonderful comments and I love getting them.