Tuesday, October 9, 2007

RAK Thank You

My best friend, Mary, sent us this card to thank us for holiday gifts we shared with her family. Mary designed it using items she had on hand and I just love it! Really shows off her style.

The color combo of purple and yellow is classic and fresh at the same time. The flowers are stamped in Purple on White paper and watercolored. The leaves are stamped in green. The sentiment is stamped in purple and layered on light a purple mulberry paper scrap (from the Soft Subtles pack I believe). The background is the Canvas Background Stamp, not sure what color Mary used, but it's in the gold family. All images are Stampin Up!

This layout is very easily duplicated - stamp a background, repeat a favorite image twice, slightly offset from one another, add a sentiment with a little embellishment and you've completed a lovely card!

Thanks Mary for this great idea!

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I'm back!!! Thx to a wonderful computer tech here in East Greenbush, I am back online and able to sign into Blogger. Just a little tiny problem with my modem and internet company, oh, not talking to each other!

I'll post in a short while some RAK cards (Random Acts of Kindness) that I found while scrapbooking some holiday 2006 pages.

"Talk" to you in a few!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Trouble Logging In

Hi All! Haven't been able to log in to my blogger account since October 4th, so I decided to try from a different internet connection - and viola! I can sign on, but I don't have any of my files on this computer (as it's not mine!)

In the meantime, I'll be contacting blogger.com to see what I have to do to be able to sign on from my own computer once again. Until then, I appreciate your patience!

I'll have something great to post when I can finally log in....thanks!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Gift Card in a Pinch

Good afternoon!

Had to come up with a fast baby gift card today, and it was so easy! I used SU!'s new textured 3x3 note cards (So Saffron) and their Very Punny Set and it came together fast.

Stamp the image in Stazon Jet Black and color with watercolor pencils and your Aquapainter. I used generic colors as the card is for a friend who is newly pregnant and it's too early to know girl or boy. Punch out with Creative Memories' Square Maker (1-1/4") and mount with a SU! DP Almost Amethyst Square (1-1/2"). Mount a scrap of SU! DP Certainly Celery across card, add white grosgrain ribbon with sticky tape and add the image on top with a pop-up glue dot. I find these glue dots work well when there is ribbon underneath. Personalize the inside to fit the gift recipient and you are DONE!

Enjoy your day...as my friend Tina often says ~ onward!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

5-Minute Layout

Hi! I am so excited! Today I took a few minutes while Jewels was at preschool to work on some sample pages using Creative Memories (CM) new products for this month. I LOVE the Starry Night Album Kit and matching Starry Night Perfect Fit Paper Pack!!!! I used it here in this layout (recipe CASE'd from Splitcoatstampers about a year ago, didn't write down artist, so sorry!)

The scan came out kind of dull - look at the papers on my site at http://www.mycmsite.com/sites/cgraziano/catalog-index?event=productdetails&eventId=701&productGroupId=&categoryId=118&categoryIdParm=%7C118%7Cprod701%7C&pageTitle=Starry+Night+Album+Kit&relatedItem=N&qtyOrdered=&productId=&itemSku=&act=to see the true colors...they are just spectacular! I like the patterns and how they are subtle, but add a ton on texture and depth. I used the pink sparingly just to make the layout pop. The stickers saying "Warms the Heart" is from CM's Vintage Jumbo GL Titles Stickers.

Can't wait to try these papers for cards now!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Two Color Combo

Here is a quick card that I made up for my friend, Nerissa's, birthday (of course, I've missed her special day by a week - have to work on my timeliness!) This layout can be used in any color-combo, just pick two you like and go for it!

Supplies are easy (by Stampin Up! unless otherwise noted): Three for You punch box, Wild Wasabi cardstock and classic ink, Purely Pomogrante Ink, Purely Pomogrante double-stitched ribbon, adhesives you like...I used Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Tape, and Creative Memories Tape Runner.

A Stamp-a-mi-jig is handy to line everything up and using the punched out flowers on the card front adds unexpected dimension. Hope to whip up a few more (I made 2 of these) once Juliana takes a nap (maybe) this afternoon. I'd like to have some on hand for times of RAK (random acts of kindness).
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