Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Just for Fun

I've taken a break from stamping and I promise the break is almost over. I have to get through a garage sale this weekend AND today we get to go get our seventeen year old daughter who has been in Taiwan for 7 weeks. We've all missed her incredibly. We decided to welcome her home with balloons...lots of them! Here's some footage of us filling her room with them.

Back to our regularly scheduled stamping soon!

You are Close to My Heart,

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Crayon Resist

Well, I'm taking a break from garage sale cleaning to get ready for a workshop AND do Vacation Bible School. I'm always on the lookout for Kristina Werener's color challenges. In today's case it provided the last card I need for workshop this weekend :0)

This card uses a technique called Crayon Resist. It's really easy. You stamp your images in your base color, most likely black, and then take a white crayon and color everywhere that you don't want color. Then you sponge over your design with pouncing motions. Here I've added orange, watermelon and sunny yellow. They are not the "exact" colors for the challenge, but they're close. Once you have your color added you take a tissue and wipe off the color where it won't stick on the white crayon. Watch it pop! So cool! My downline Amber taught this at our last unit meeting. Check out her crayon resist card by clicking on her name.

The flower stamp is from Simple Blossoms and the message stamp is from Celebrate Life. If you have questions, let me know.
You are Close To My Heart,

Monday, August 4, 2008

Check This Out!

Ok, it's going to be another garage sale cleaning day, but first I wanted to share this video I found on a friend's blog. I promise I'll stamp something soon ;0) Oh, I should warn you...get out your Kleenex. It's a good one.

You are Close to My Heart,

Saturday, August 2, 2008

I'm Sorry

I've been neglecting my blog lately. I don't mean to. I'm getting ready for a garage sale and if you've ever done one of those you know how much work there is involved. For those in my area it will be on Saturday August 16th. I've been doing a lot of weeding in my stamp closet so you won't want to miss it I'm sure. I know my sistah Stacy has been going through her stuff too so mark your calendars. There's a new catalog coming out and I need to make room for the new stuff :0)

Back to weeding and pricing...

You are Close to My Heart,