Sunday, April 20, 2008

It's Been Forever...

It has been a while since I last posted. We have been doing a lot around here. We had a *HUGE* yard sale last weekend and I spent many, many, many hours going through closets, drawers, cabinets... to get everything out of here. Unfortunately, it rained at 11:00 so we didn't sell as much as we would have liked, but we made some ***mad*** money and the rest goes to the American Veterans, so we feel good!

I also spent a great deal of time getting a portfolio of things together for a showcase day we had at my MOPS group last Thursday. That is probably the biggest reason I haven't posted. I was busy gathering goodies for the show and creating like mad. It was pretty successful, not all my stuff is stamping. I have a lead to be commissioned on painting some canvases for a woman who makes beaded things and bows. She sells at a lot of craft shows and wants to make some of my stuff part of her booth. I'll show you the biggest seller in a post this week.

For now, here is a card I did for our MOPS coordinator who just turned 40 a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, we were not able to go to her party, since we had NO babysitter. We don't have any family around here, or at least none that we claim :-). So finding sitters has proved to be our "BIGGEST" problem over the years. My kids do just about everything with us, we don't have much of a choice. Good thing we like them! :-)
So, for this card, pretty self explanatory really. This was my first tent topper. I bought these stamps from Shannan Teubner (thanks Shannan! :-) a while back when she was selling some of her "old" stuff. It's true what they say "One (wo)man's trash, is another (wo)man's treasure!" I love this martini girl!

I colored her with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS to match the polka dot paper, which I think is MME. The scalloped bottom is done with a corner rounder. The scallop around the image is done with scissors, while the scallop around the sentiment is a marvy punch. I don't have the oval nesties *yet*; they're on my long list! I added some stickles across the top of the drink for some added sparkle, and colored some faux baubles with a sharpie to match the ribbon . I popped up the sentiment with dimensionals and other than that, pretty darn simple!

Hope to be back this week with some more samples. Things are dying down a little around here, so perhaps I will...

Have a great week!

What I used:
Stamps: Inky Antics
Paper: PTI White, Base is Carnation by Martha Stewart, Polka Dots MME, Pink is Prism (don't know what shade)
Ink: Staz On Black
Accesories: Faux Baubles from Michaels, Sharpie marker, Lime Green Stickles, Liquid Pearls in Petal Pink, Prismacolor Pencils and OMS, Scallop scissors, Marvy Mega Oval Punch, Oval Coluzzle, Paper Piercer, Ribbon Basic Basic Collection rom Michaels, dimensionals


Shannan Teubner said...

So cute! I'm so glad I sent my stamps to a good loving home! :)

Barb Schram said...

Glad you are ok, Kacey! I kept checking your blog! This martini card to very cool! Look forward to seeing more of your creations! I know the thing with babysitters...when we had our kids we were in the same boat...DH job was moved, we had no one to watch those darling girls!!