A Wedding Card for Sis

Well, it's finally here...my Sister's wedding!! It's been a long year waiting for this day but the wait is over!! This Saturday, my Sister will officially begin her new life in wedded bliss! I am so very happy for my Sis and her husband to be, Jeff. I wish them a long, loving relationship together.

Ok, enough sappy stuff...Here's the card I made for their special day.
Thank you for stopping by to see me. I hope you have a wonderful 3-day weekend!


Stamps: Sweet Treats (Stampin' Up! Retired)

Card Stock: Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Whisper White-Stampin' Up!

Ink: Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad, Going Gray, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Certainly Celery, Bordering Blue Stampin Write Markers-Stampin' Up!

Accessories: Cuttlebug & Swirls Folder, Flowers-Prima Bubbles Pink, Rhinestones-Circle Ice Green-Stampin' Up! (popped out of brad holder), Ribbon-Basic-Michael's, Glitter-Dazzling Diamonds-Stampin' Up!, Glue Pen-Tombow, SNAIL Adhesive-Stampin' Up!, Glue Dots-Stampin' Up!, Stampin' Dimensionals-Stampin' Up!


Blog Candy Winner!!

Thank you so very much for all of your wonderful comments! I sincerely appreciate each one!

I had Random.org choose a number and that number was 19!!

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers: 19
Timestamp: 2008-08-28 13:40:33 UTC

SO... Claudia, I will email you for your address so I can get your blog candy in the mail to you!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

Claudia said...
I love the bright colored card you made for the 90th birthday, it's so beautiful. Love your blog.Claudiascfranson@charter.net
August 11, 2008 6:58 AM

I'm still having a little trouble with my Photoshop program but I finally got some pictures to upload of the blog candy. Here's what Claudia won!!
Just in case you can't read the stamps in the set here's what they say: big, DREAM, LIVE, THANKS, NEWS, wish, day. The set is retired and from Stampin' Up! and is called Think Big.


Downline Card Share

Here are some cards created by some of my downline ladies. At our monthly meeting I encourage everyone to bring whatever they have been working on to share with the group for ideas and inspiration. Here's what they shared.
I hope you all have a wonderful week and get time to do something nice for yourself.

These first two were created by Edra Jandro.
The following 4 were created by Joyce Cram.
The following 3 were created by Jennifer Wu.


August Downline Meeting

Good morning!! Here are the cards we made at my downline meeting this month. Isn't my team of demonstrators just wonderful! They are just so fun to be around plus they've really got talent!

I hope you're enjoying your weekend!



Jumper Dress Card

I got this idea from a swap my friends got at the Stampin' Up! convention this year. I just thought it was the cutest way to use some of our punches. I made this one for my nieces birthday coming up. I just saw another idea I'm going to have to try, for making an owl, using some of our punches in our Stampin' Up! Stampin' Success magazine. Demonstrators receive this magazine every month and it's full of samples, ideas, tips, techniques and business info. If you were ever thinking of becoming a demonstrator now is the time!! We're having a $99 special now through October 11th!! Click the link to the left or email me for more information. I'd love to see what you do with our awesome punches. Send me pics or a link and if you want I'll even add it to my blog, giving you full credit of course.
Recipe is below the pic.
Have a terrific Thursday!
Lorraine SUPPLIES all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Ginormous Flowers, Enjoy Every Moment & Just Celebrate
Ink: Basic Black, Regal Rose, Taken with Teal
Cardstock: Summer Sun, Taken with Teal, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Patterned Paper-DCWV Summer Matstack
Accessories: Large & Small Oval punches, Word Window Punch, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8" Square Punches, Rich Regal Brads, Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (dyed with Summer Sun Classic Pad), SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals

Pretty Flowers

Happy Thursday!! Here are a couple of cards I made. One was for my Mom's birthday and one was for my Sister's birthday. They're pretty straightforward cards. No crazy techniques but sometimes the simplest cards are still pretty. I just stamped the flowers and colored them in with markers. On my Mom card I also stamped the white dots in the center of the flowers and embossed them in white. The chipboard letters came with white polka dots but just not enough so I added some with my white gel pen. The recipe is below.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Stamps: Doodle This, Hero Arts-Buds and Stems (Flower Center Dots)
Ink: Basic Black Classic Pad, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Summer Sun, So Saffron Stampin' Write Markers
Cardstock: So Saffron, Taken with Teak, Regal Rose, Summer Sun, Whisper White
Accessories: Chipboard Alphabet Pink (Target Dollar Spot), Detail White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Powder Pal, Embossing Buddy, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals


DH Birthday Card

This is the card I made for my wonderful DH!! He absolutely loves the beach so when I found The Photo Stack 2 by DCWV I just had to have it. The stack has beach, nature, flowers, objects and city scenes in it and they're 12 x 12!! I don't know how many sheets of paper there are in this stack but it's about 1" thick!! Anyway, here's the card...I wanted it to look like I wrote the Happy Birthday in the sand so I used the Chocolate Chip Classic Pad and Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker. The alphabet set is retired and is called Brushstroke Alphabet. The background cardstock and ribbon are Brocade Blue. I also used River Rock Double Stitched ribbon The card is 5 x 5. It just makes me want to go to the beach.

Thanks for visiting me and I hope you get to the beach soon!


Thank You Notes

These are the thank you notes I created for my son's 5th birthday. They're very simple but I think they're cute and quite boyish. I needed to keep them simple as I had to make 25 of them. Thanks for checking in and I hope you're having a wonderful evening!

Lots of Thoughts (retired SAB 2008)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Wild Wasabi (retired)
Designer Series Paper: Jersey Shore (retired)
Ink: Brilliant Blue
Accessories: 1 3/8, 1 1/4, Square Punches, Large & Small Star Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals

Emerging Color

Well, I finally figured out what was wrong with my computer. I needed to empty some of the hard disk. My hard disk was absolutely FULL!! Can you believe that?? I couldn't believe how many pictures I had on my computer. Over 7,000 pictures and even more videos!! My DH bought me an external hard drive and I downloaded ALL of my pictures and videos to that. It was over 215 GB!! That's Giga Bytes!! Unbelieveable!! SO, now I've got plenty of space to add more pictures...LOL!!

Here's a project I made the other day. My good friend Gina Cardera bought me the Stampin' Up! Workshop WOW DVD from Convention and this Emerging Color technique was demonstrated on there by Rolanda Patton from Tulsa, OK!! I have seen this technique done before but this demonstration just made me want to try it again!! Thank you Gina and Rolanda!!
AND, thank YOU (my loyal readers) for sticking with me through the good times and the bad!
Lorraine SUPPLIES ALL STAMPIN' UP! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Ginormous Flowers, Enjoy Every Moment, Sweet Dreams and Cause For Celebration (retired)
Ink: Yo Yo Yellow, Only Orange, Pink Passion, Summer Sun, Lovely Lilac Classic Stamp Pads and Markers, Versamark Clear Pad
Cardstock: Whisper White, Summer Sun, Green Galore
Accessories: Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and Heat Tool, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Pretties Kit, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals. The ribbon and flowers were dyed using the Classic Pads.


I can't post anything right now...AARRGGHH!!!

Hello my blogging friends. I have to let you know that for some reason I can't get my Photoshop to work. I've got a few things to share with you and I'm so frustrated that I can't edit my photographs. I keep getting the error "scratch disk is full"!! I don't even know what that means! I've cleaned my computer, defragmented and everything and for some reason Photoshop automatically closes when I go to save anything. If you know how to correct this problem I would love to hear from you. I would even be willing to send you a special treat for your help. SO, until I can get this resolved I won't be posting any pictures. As soon as this is fixed watch out, I'm gonna' flood my blog with pictures!!
Thanks for hanging in there with me.



Well, my Blog-A-Versary has come and gone and I didn't even remember. It was July 28, 2007 that I made my first post. I can't believe I've made it a whole year!! YOU are the reason I am still here...all of my loyal readers! YOU are the reason I love to share what I create. YOU are the mighty force pushing me along the track to creative splendor! YOU are the wind beneath my wings! (ok, that was totally dorky...LOL!) I just want you all to know that I am here for you. You make me feel so unbelievably wonderful with all of your inspiration and your thoughtful comments. I sincerely appreciate each one of you for sticking with me over the past year and encouraging me to keep on creating. THANK YOU, EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!

Ok, now on to the blog candy...well, I don't actually have a picture of the candy just yet but believe me, it's going to be totally worth your time in leaving me a comment. All I ask is that you look back at all of the things I've created over the past year and tell me which project was/is your favorite. That's it! Please remember to leave your name AND email so I can contact you if you win.

Thank you again for being there for me and as I start my second year as a blogger I hope that I can be here for you. With inspiration, tips, tricks and above all friendship!
Happiness and hugs to you all!
PS Stay tuned for a picture of the blog candy...


SU! Downline Meeting

Here are the beautiful make & takes we did at our last downline meeting. There are only 2 this month but aren't they beautiful?!?!

This card was designed by Linda Provis:

This card was designed by Edra Jandro:

My card was the baby card in the previous post.

Thanks for visiting me! Have a wonderful weekend!


Baby Card

If you read my last post you know that my friend Julie is pregnant. We just found out that my Sister In Law is also pregnant. I am so very excited for both of them and can't wait till those little snuggle babies arrive!! Here's a card I made for each of them.

Hugs & happiness to you!


Birthday card for a good friend

Here's a birthday card I made for a very good friend of mine. Julie lives in Colorado and I miss her so much. She just told me that they are moving back to California though!! I AM SO EXCITED!! I just can't wait to see her and start hanging out with her. PLUS, she is pregnant!! WOO HOO!! How exciting is that??!!?? Anyway, here's the card I made her for her birthday. NOTE: It is a cased card that I received from swaps at Stampin' Up! Regionals this year. I just love the colors.

Thanks for checking in!


Birthday Invite

My little man (son) just turned 5!! WOO HOO! I can't believe how fast time flies! We had his birthday party last weekend and here's the invite I made for all of the guests.

Hugs to you all!


Bridal Shower Invite

Well, if you've been reading my blog for a while you know that my little sis is getting married this month. We just had her bridal shower last weekend and here's the final version of the invite I made. Thanks for hanging with me during my break. Hopefully things will be back to normal for a little while. :0)

Hope you all are having a wonderful day!


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