Sunday, July 8, 2007

Happy July! I apologize for not posting lately, we have been enjoying our summer. Our Foreign exchange student arrived on Monday and we have been attempting to show her a good time. Small budget and six busy kids makes it interesting, but I think she is enjoying the ride! Here is a picture of her(Lucie), Shelby, and Mae on the 4th. We snagged a great spot for fireworks at the marina with our friends the McCarters. The weather was awesome and there weren't even any bugs! Maybe the fireworks scared them off? I was prepared to be eaten alive but wasn't! yay!!

I actually had a minute to stamp for me last night. I made this card using the new onboard shapes. I love them! They are so easy to customize with our craft pads. I inked the flower with Pretty in Pink and the circle with Mellow Moss. While the pink was still wet I dumped Irredescent Ice embossing powder over it and then embossed it. I love the sparkle the ice powder gives! Way quicker and less messy than the dazzling diamonds for a large area. I punched the hole in the flower with the Crop-a-dile, which SU now carries!! yay!! and then popped a rhinestone brad in the center. I stuck the flower on with a dimensional and the circle on with snail. I added a couple stapes for stability but...more for the look. The patterned paper is from the mini catalog and the Congrats in from the new catalog. When I was done I decided the circle "needed" a touch of the magic white gel pen so I dotted around it. Easy peasy! This week I will be working on shirts and jammies for convention and just maybe some swaps! I'll post some samples if I get anywhere! Have a happy one!


Michelle Tweedy said...

Super cute card. I love the staples! I really need to get a crop-o-dile!

Beth said...

What a cute card. Love the use of the chipboard! Thanks for the tag. I got tagged twice last week so now I'm tagging you back. I'd be honored if you could play. Take care!