Color Combo Friday, Tart & Tangy

If you’ve seen many of my cards/designs you know I’m in love with the Tart & Tangy stamp set. This set is so versitile and a great price ($12.95!) This Stampin’ UP! sample is a great example of how to use this set in an unexpected way:

Fruit Card Project by Stampin' Up!

Here are some fabulous inspiration pieces in this color scheme from around the web:

1. Lightroom New Zealand three sheep color landscapes - Shot on the Nikon D3 - Color graded in Lightroom - Vivid green grass landscape clouds & sky nature at it's best, 2. Sweet Thing - Big Eye Dolly Doodle, 3. deconstructed lamb tagine with grilled apricots and olives, 4. Rusted weathered and colored door from Guadeloupe, 5. just A piece of "banana cream tart", 6. 11100 - Train Steam Engine - Rusted, 7. Female Olive-backed Sunbird, 8. My Complimentary Gift Wrap!, 9. ice cream?, 10. Rust on Rust - EXPLORED Oct 24/08, 11. coconut and lemon cream balls, 12. Michaela Reading, 13. Green Elephants Garden Sculptures, 14. a little ice-cream treats, 15. come my tiny metal children, 16. The old moated castle

Supplies used for the card:

Best of the Bunch Mini Note Kit

Tart & Tangy

Dusty Durango 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock

Kraft 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock

Very Vanilla 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock

Dusty Durango Classic Stampin’ Pad

Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad

Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad

Elementary Ribbon Originals

Stampin’ Dimensionals

¾” Circle Punch

1” Circle Punch

Purchase everything needed for this project (and many more) by clicking the “Shop 24/7” button on the right.

Have a great weekend!

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April 23, 2010 at 11:24 am 1 comment

Pink, Yellow, White & Chocolate

I love this color scheme and I’m seeing it more and more around the web. I recently picked up this Simply Scrappin’ kit from Stampin’ UP!, Love Sparkles:

Love Sparkles Simply Scrappin' - by Stampin' Up!

This set includes 8 sheets of 12″ x 12″ textured card stock
6 sheets of 12″ x 12″ patterned paper
6 sheets of 6″ x 12″ self-adhesive die-cuts (2 each of 3 designs)

Here is some of my favorite inspiration from the internet in this scheme:

*Sorry, my computer crashed after I saved the image, but didn’t get a chance to save the sources.

I’d love to see your inspiration with these colors, and I’ll upload a few samples with that set soon. Have a great day! 🙂

April 20, 2010 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment

An idea to ponder

**Don’t forget! This Saturday I’m hosting a craft supply yard sale from 8-1 and a Spring Fun workshop from 3-5! The sangria’s already on my list of groceries… HINT HINT! Hoping I can bribe you with booze, lol! 😉 **

I was blog-surfing the other day and came across a fabulous quote in passing. I’m afraid I can’t remember which blog it was on, but it was a business blog.

“Spend your money as if you were voting.”

So concise, so clear, and so right-on-point. Too often we buy things “just because”.

It was cheap.

It was fast.

It was there.

But what if we went out of our way a bit more each day. What if we spent our money on things that tasted better, felt better against our skin, took care of our bodies better, and with businesses and people we trusted and cared about?

Now I’m not one of those people who only buys from small businesses, hates the big-box stores and only eats organic. However, I firmly believe in supporting the businesses and employees I care about. I do try to buy handmade whenever possible (I need to work on that), and try not to give into instant gratification when something I want is available at a valued business but I find it at a place I wouldn’t usually give my money right now (I really need to work on that).

As an independent business woman I can firmly say that I want to be that person/business that is valued. I want my customers to become friends as I’ve become friends with so many people at the businesses I frequent. Where we spend our money is usually the place we spend the most of our time. More importantly, I want to put something out there that makes people feel better about themselves, their abilities and their memories.

And I want to spend my money like I’m voting.

April 15, 2010 at 9:23 am Leave a comment

Events this Saturday

If you’re in the Austin area I would love for you to join me this Saturday (Apr. 17) from 3-5 pm for a Spring Fun event at my home in Round Rock! This FREE event will include make-and-takes, snacks, and door prizes. Bring a friend and you’ll get an extra entry into the door prize pool! Simply send me a note for my address and directions.

Also on Saturday I’ll be holding a Craft Supply Yard Sale. It’s Spring Cleaning time around here and I’m selling a ton of new and gently used crafting supplies – sewing, scrapbooking, stamping, polymer clay and more! Stop by from 8 am – 1 pm for these fabulous finds.

Can’t wait to see you Saturday! Please let me know if you can make it so I have enough treats for everyone. 🙂

TM

April 12, 2010 at 10:24 am Leave a comment

Care for a Spot of Tea?

Alright, this doesn’t exactly look like a teacup… more like a coffee cup, but that’s ok. 🙂 I think the recipient will get the idea!

Supplies:

Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper pack

Scallop Circle punch

Tart & Tangy stamp set

So Saffron Classic ink pad

Label sticker from a retired SU! Simply Scrappin’ set

Letter stickers, thread and button not SU!

Have a great night! 🙂

April 10, 2010 at 9:10 pm 3 comments

Perfectly Me

I found an amazing website today: Sunny Mummy. She posted a “Perfectly Me” blog post and I thought I’d do the same! 🙂 Enjoy!

10 things that are Perfectly Me:

1. I’m not a perfectionist. Not in any way. I like to do my best, but if it’s not perfect that’s fine with me. Nobody’s perfect anyway!

2. I have always had the ability to shrug off other’s opinions of me. Peer pressure never really got to me, even as a kid. I was always fine doing my own thing, in my own way. I’m very thankful for that now, as an adult.

3. I stand up for people, and I’m a “helper”. I really believe one of God’s purposes in my life is to help others as much as I can. It’s not always easy, but I try.

4. I love to sleep. It’s a hobby really. A nice cool bed and a big fluffy quilt and I’m set.

5. I don’t wish for a million dollars, or even more hours in a day. I just wish for more energy. I wish that when I got home from work I wasn’t exhausted. I wish I could push all-out until I fall down into bed.

6. I love coffee. Not just to help me with energy (see item 4), but any time, any way. Usually black. Coffee and a good book – that’s all I need.

7. I have NO memory. Zilch. Even if you tell me your name a hundred times I may still forget it. That doesn’t mean I don’t care about you – I always remember a face – I just can’t remember facts, figures, etc.

8. What was I saying??

9. I can’t watch anything scary, gory, or disturbing. I can’t watch medical dramas even. However, I often-times enjoy the storylines of these movies/shows and will hound my husband to tell me what happened – just without the visual aspects. He gets annoyed by that sometimes but always fills me in. 🙂

10. If I could only save one thing during a house fire and my family was safe I’d save my scrapbooks. I don’t know how I’d carry them all out in one trip, but by gosh I’d try!! The first to be scooped up would be my daughter’s baby albums. After that I’d be ok. Heartbroken, but ok. Oh, and anything with photos of my grandparents. I tell my family that if I die and none of my descendants want my scrapbooks to bury them with me! 😉

Well, those are 10 things that are Perfectly Me. I wouldn’t trade my family or these things for any amount of money in the world.

April 10, 2010 at 8:27 pm Leave a comment

I am not Bakerella

I adore Bakerella. I mean, seriously, LOVE her work. However, I am most definately NOT Bakerella. Case in point, my Easter “cookie pops”. 🙂 These were Oreo Cakesters, covered with white chocolate bark and gel icing.

Go ahead, laugh. You won’t hurt my feelings. 🙂 Just thought I’d share a crafting mishap for your viewing enjoyment. LOL

April 5, 2010 at 9:29 pm 3 comments

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