Friday, February 29, 2008

Pretty Amazing Week!

Hello! ... we've been a bit distracted around here! We finally received the long-awaited referral call for our adoption!!! If you'd like to know more, you can read about it HERE!

Now we head into another dreaded wait for a court date, then we wait to pass court, then we wait to travel. We'd appreciate your prayers!

Thought I should at least leave you with something on here, so this is a sample with the Pretty Amazing stamp set that I just purchased. I'm still doing design work for our Stamp a Child Home project.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Just Because

Okay, at the risk of boring you, I'm posting another card using the same set as yesterday. :) Have I mentioned that I LOVE this set? ... Just Celebrate, in the new All Occasions mini.

Simple and fast card. It uses one of the new paper packs, Summer Picnic. So fun and fresh!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Monday Moments!

As I shared in the Welcome of this blog .... Monday Moments are dedicated to my wonderful 'lil "Moments in the Making" group! Since we are quite spread out across the miles, I wanted to have a place that I could post some things with them in mind. So here goes . . . . !

Hello Ladies! I can hardly handle winter any longer, so I'm stamping for Spring! During the pre-order I purchased the new Just Celebrate set that is in the upcoming All Occasions mini. I love this set! I mounted my images separate from the sentiments for greater versatility. Lately, I've been using a lot of iridescent ice and I ran out. Gasp! These butterflies needed shimmer! So I decided to learn something new and use the "Heat & Stick Powder" I ordered. You all may already know how to use this. I did not. So, if you're like me ... this is what you do. Once you have your image ready (I used markers for the butterflies), color over it with a Versamark Marker (these are great!), then sprinkle Heat & Stick powder. Use your heat tool to set, just until "melted". Then quick sprinkle on the Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Heat set again. The glitter is stuck so well then and doesn't want to brush off. This is a great set and would be a wonderful one to earn for FREE during SAB. Questions?, see your January Stampin' Success, pg. 13! One of the many benefits of being a demo that you get to enjoy! ..... earning free stamps. :)

Okay everyone, hope you have a wonderful week. I've been getting a ton of stuff ready to send off to MN for Stamp a Child Home. So my house is needing some MAJOR attention!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Happy Saturday!

Just a simple card today. This is using the Kind Thoughts set from the spring catty. The image shown here matches up with the scallop punch! Easy! The DS prints papers make such fast backgrounds. This one is River Rock. The ribbon is from the Beach Front ribbon originals. Sentiment is from Elegant Cheer. Hope you have a Happy Saturday!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Let's get practical

Okay .... time to be practical .... loved that blog template with the fun colors and flowers but it made my eyes go wonky when you're trying to look at the cards. So ... I'm going plain. Plain isn't always bad. Ha.

Enjoy every moment

I recently got the Enjoy Every Moment stamp set. It's a very versatile set. I can think of many occasions this would work for, as it comes with several different sentiments. Anyway, I paired it up with the Crew Girls scrappin' kit. LOVE this color combo in the kit. The Wasabi here on this card is the textured paper. The dotted print is from the scrap kit. Basic Grey taffeta ribbon (this is SO easy to tie!). Silver brads and a square rhinestone brad from "fire squares" finishes it off.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Beautiful Boho Blooms!

This card was designed for my recent Boho Blossom & Bloom class. LOVE the Berry Bliss papers in the Spring catty! They work great for guy & gal cards, which is important since I have both! We started with a Purely Pomegranate base, layer of Pretty in Pink and the Berry Bliss papers. The big flower from Fabulous Flowers is stamped in Pomegranate, then the small flower is done in cocoa. For accessories we used the stitched Pomegranate ribbon and ice circle rhinestone brads. My pink are all gone now .. how sad! I need to figure out something to do with the rest. Of course we needed to add some glitz, so after a quick application with a two-way glue pen and some Dazzling Diamonds glitter, it was good to go.

Now that both sessions of the Boho Blooms class is over, it's time to get ready for next month's Eastern Elegance class! I can't wait for this one. We'll be doing a bunch of fun projects. Be sure to mark the date, Sat. March 8th! More details to come soon.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

One tulip is good, three is better!

While I had the tulip out, I decided to make one more.

Anyone ready for Spring?

On Wednesday of each week you can check out a wonderful sketch challenge on SCS. Love them! I decided to take a quick creative break and try today's sketch out with Garden Whimsy. Getting really tired of the frigid North!! ... time to break out the tulips, don't you think? Anyway, you should give it a try by clicking HERE! I used certainly celery, apricot appeal for my color combo. The apricot prints papers are in the great little Level 1 hostess pack! For a bit of shimmer, I used my Versamark marker on the tulip and then applied iridescent ice, then heat with your heat gun. Simple and fast card today!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Welcome to "Moments in the Making"!

Some years back, I was introduced to the creative world of scrapbooking and card-making. While living on a frugal budget, it was a challenge to keep a stock of supplies. For the last couple of years I have thoroughly enjoyed being a Stampin' Up! demo. At the time, I had no idea that fun would grow! Since it has ... and since there are many miles separating our 'lil growing group ... I wanted to provide a creative spot where we could share ideas and inspiration. So here it is! ... the on-line home of "Moments in the Making"! Here I'll share info about upcoming events, creative ideas and on good days, maybe a bit of inspiration!

So welcome! I am thrilled to have several gals now in my group. Some of us are hobbyists and some are working to fund their own habit ... oh!, I mean hobby!!!

Since my family is in the midst of an amazing journey called adoption, the posts here might be limited at first. You can follow that adventure here! I hope to at least post something each Monday for my group, which will be called "Monday Moments".

One of the biggest blessings to this creative little part of my life is building relationships with some wonderful gals, namely my customers. Many have become dear friends. So ... for you all, this will be one more place that hopefully you can enjoy some creative ideas, keep up to date on class info and various other things.