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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Denise Kasanda's earring....from holiday mini

Denise was given a wonderful gift at the LNS get together....a pair of earrings made from the embellishments in the holiday mini...they were really pretty!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Postage Collection Hostess card

I was working on this card idea before I left for convention ...but finished it a few days before my class...really love how it turned out....I embossed the two black images and stamped the red and then punched...love the set....I just used the other delicate design folder on the white behind the three postage stamped images...and used the other embossing folder with the two black pieces...it really is a beautiful card up close and personal...used the leftover piece from cutting the scalloped piece with the scallop die for the top inside of the card....and repeated the same embossed piece on the bottom of the inside...stamped the balloon in red and the priceless in black and then cut it out and curled it with the bone folder and attached with a dimensional...small piece..


Monday, July 29, 2013

Flowering Flourishes, Mixed Bunch with Modern Medley

Like everyone else I am sssooo in love with this paper...have asked SU to keep giving up black and white and although this is vanilla and white sometimes it looks like white..close enough...lol....nothing is embossed on this card...but the mixed bunch is punched and then cut and added to the 3 1/4 inch square piece of vanilla paper......
Vanilla seam binding  tops it off....this was one of the cards from last weeks class...

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Radisson food was wonderful...one of the great shoebox swaps..

Doesn't this salad look yummy...it was....
 the main dishes were good too...but the desserts were wonderfully presented and to die for....my stomach just growls when I think about it...sorry Carolanne...(my nutritionist..lol) but it is true...meals are excellent but way too expensive to repeat next year which is understandable...

 the butter was nice and soft and melted on the rolls...
 this is one of the LNS shoebox swaps....really cute...

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Washi Tape swap

I flew into SLC from Atl rather than Birmingham because the rates were so much better...two hour drive was worth saving between 200-300 dollars..plus Rick drove me to the airport and picked me up and I didn't have to pay for parking...yeah!!   He is a real sweetie..!!
 Wrapped the washi tape around gold and black clips...some of the gold ones came out nice but the black ones were too faded so I used

sticky strip and
white paper before added the washi tape to some of the black clips....
 it really made the black clips pop...can you tell I was doing this at the hotel...lol

Friday, July 26, 2013

Another of my swaps....Wetlands..and SU HQ

This isn't one of my better cards but I loved the soft look and it is still a masculine card......
 Did the background first with the wheat...
 Then sponged using the multi scalloped template....

 then these two layers were embossed...
 This isn't the first time I have been to SU HQ but wanted to show my customers and friends...that I did ask about the blank spots again...yes, I had already asked for the colored spots many times before.....this is on SU dream room wall....hopefully they will be read by all the employees...and management...gave it another shot anyway...lol
 This is the line ...a section of it...where they pick...
 They have an exercise stretching time before a shift is started...they probably REALLY need that...

 This was new...didn't remember this from a couple of years ago...was new as of last year...they have that oval blue button to the right and the thumb is scanned and they can get what they want from the cooler or other machine and the room is huge...with multi refrigerators and microwave....
This is a picture of my roomies from last year...I will be ssssooo glad when I get this weight off...have 11 off but mooch to go....hopefully within a year..that would be nice..lol...the person in the middle is Debi Kaufman...she lives only thirty minutes from me in Anniston, AL...still haven't gotten together...but we have tried...the one in the green is her sister, Lynn Starzl..both really  nice ladies...
Got someone to shoot a picture of me in from of SU HQ fountain...there are tables below  and around the fountain...the top of the picture is where the entrance is (yesterday's pix)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

My convention swap share and another share

I did this one in Razzleberry and daffodil with a phrase at the bottom as a last minute swap.. I cased it from the curry and cabana one I had done earlier for a one on one swap......gave some of them(the first one to Linda Bauwin's group...thanks for the pizza Linda!!
 This is Linda with her husband, Jay...
 I did this card as a quick general swap since I was in 3 organized ones..do the middle embossing first....believe me ...it is the only way to get few creases.....and then I did both of the heart border embossed (have two)..elegant one layer card...


 Picture from Stampin Up HQ...beautiful building!!


 The receptionist when you first walk in...

Hi old roomies...really enjoyed seeing you again...love you....I should call you the Bobsey Twins...lol...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Swap received and my LNS swap

This is a swap I received...it was done by Carey Payne from Longmont, Co...that wonderful ribbon makes the dress...gorgeous!!!
 This was my swap for the LNS swap...it is a case on a card I did that was sssssooo similar to this but used the quint essential stamp....all the black and white and saying are embossed...won't do that again for 81 cards...lol


Here is Sherrill doing my shoebox shirt card...congratulations to Sherrill on being one of the 25 people that have been with SU the longest!!  Nice gift from SU!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

One of my convention swaps

Yes, I cased a card I made earlier in the year...just used our DSP paper in places instead of ribbon and also did it in two midnight muse prints..it really pops when you use brighter colors....am SSSOOO glad SU had this single stamp to emboss as quintessential that I used on my cased card had retired.....in my former swap I used can be found on this post http://franscraftplace.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2013-04-20T05:34:00-07:00&max-results=7&start=39&by-date=false

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Eastern Elegance with Round Array....love these colors..

Another two colors I would never have put together but I am in love with these colors and the paper you just don't want to cut...it is sssoooo gorgeous...
 Curry and Coastal Cabana....
 the section with the curry scallop is popped and the friend tag added with the linen thread..it is then placed on the dimensions under the curry section...a dimensions pops the tag on the card....

Monday, July 15, 2013

Papillon Potpourri with soft colors

Found these colors on the color coach...they are gorgeous together..sahara sand, wisteria and soft sky...would not have put them together...
 Added some wisteria ink refill to clay and made wisteria buttons

 the bottom of the card is done with one embossing folder...and then I marked the upper plate and used the fancy fan for the top part...

 the soft sky piece was glued to the inside of the card....