Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Calling All Stampers!!!

Hey, ladies, World Card Making Day is almost here! Above is a sample of what lovely cards we have in store for that day. There is still space to attend if you are interested. Details below!

World Card Making Day is a holiday especially for card makers around the world to: Celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family. It is also kick off (and get a head start on) the holiday card-making season. This is the third year this this holiday has been celebrated globally. How cool is that?

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World Card Making Day, Saturday October 4th, 2008
5 cards for $5 per session, 5 sessions to choose from.

Session times: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 Pick one or stay for all.

Coon Rapids United Methodist Church www.coonrapidsumc.org for directions.

Please let me know ASAP if you are attending! Your prepaid registration is required. Thank you!!!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Stamps: Gratuitous Graffiti 111636, Sanded 109294
Inks: Going Gray, Basic Gray, Black, Riding Hood Red
Papers: Basic Gray
Accessories: Sanding tool

OK, so maybe I have not fallen completely off the earth! Boy, it has been a loooong time since I posted anything crafty. I made this card for my son. He is into the grungy, underground, skateboarder scene (at 8 years old). All about looks with that one!

Inspired by a poster I saw at the "J" store (Joann ETC, if you HAVE to know), using the direct to rubber technique, I smooshed the going gray and basic gray ink pads onto the Gratuitous stamp. Then I came back with black and "highlighted" areas. Press paper onto stamp. Stamp sanded stamp using going gray onto card front also. Ink up just the word Gratitude using Riding Hood Red. Cut out. Sand and ruff up edges. Sand heavily the card front. Dust off the card (it gets kind of messy). Adhere Gratitude right over the gray Gratitude on the card front.

It is an oh so simple card. Great for teen or tween boys. I would love to try making this into a larger canvas, a 12 x 12 or 8 1/2 x 11 poster too.

I still cannot believe how long it has been since I had a post, between camera problems (still unresolved), schedules, no internet for almost a week (gasp!) and so on. I am hoping to put that all behind me. I just have so many things to post!


Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

An Apology Owed

An apology is owed to anyone still checking my blog. Between two broken digital cameras (I would rather have my arms chopped off than be without a camera. And yes, I do see the point - no arms, no point!) and a rather busy back to school schedule my posting has flown right out the window. Big Ooops and Big Sorry but I do love Big Shot! I have been playing around a lot, it is too bad I do not have the pictures. I have been hinting at the hubbie that maybe something new might be in order. Or borrow someones for a coupla hours might do the trick too.

We did have a nice end of the summer stay-cation, just the four of us. We went tubing down the Apple River in the middle of the week. Went to the State Fair with another family. Bummed around a local mall and went out for big, overpriced, expensive desserts. We rarely go to a Mall. MOA - Mall of America - we get to about 1-2 times a year. There is just nothing that we need. It is fun to people watch, though.

I have so much to post. Quite a few Decor Element items and cards and such. So with that promise, after I get through my big demo this weekend (I am demonstrating to other demonstrators), I will once again get back in the groove, somehow.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy