Sunday, July 24, 2011

Two Weeks of Scout Camp Left!

This week has been eventful! It started Sunday night up at camp with a friendly wrestling match between my son Ryan and one of his friends. This was the results of the match. . .

So instead of going home that night and getting sleep I made a trip to the ER, with in 5 minutes of my leaving to the ER 3 more staff members got injured in accidents (we had only had one all summer, then last Sunday 4 in ten minutes).  It was suggested by the camp director that maybe he should take some time of to heal, Ryan wasn't willing, he did go home at night with me but he was at work everyday. He works in shooting Sports but he didn't let being one armed stop him.
Yes he did hit the target and earned 9 points for the shot, it impressed the scouts.

We had many handicapped boys in camp this week. One scout group really impressed me with how well they included the handicapped boy in their group.  Maple Dell has a competition called the Jr Iron man, it is done with teams, one person swims across the lake, tags the next person who runs around the lake and tags one member of the two man canoe leg of the event, those two launch the canoe and with out paddles must go around the buoys and back.  So the troop had their swimmer, but three boys pushed their handicapped team member in his wheelchair/jogging type stroller around the lake and then let two others take the canoe leg. They lost the race but won all my our respect. The smile on the face of that boy was the best part of the week.


Kids paddling in Jr Ironman

I'll try to post another card soon.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Happiest Birthday Wishes

New Color, new ribbon!
  • The card base is the new In Color Island Indigo layered onto that is Whisper White, Melon Mambo, then another Island Indigo.
  • The top layer was ran through the Big Shot with a new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder called Designer Frames. A set of two folders, one this oval and one that is a rectangle.
  • I punched two holes at the top and threaded the new Polka Dotted ribbon in Melon Mamba through them.
  • I colored the stamp from the Hostess Set Happiest Birthday Wishes with Island Indigo and Melon Mambo and stamped it on Whisper White then punched it with the Wide Oval punch. The punched out piece fits perfectly in the embossed frame.
A fast and easy card!

Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Zoo Review

Zoo Review makes a great masculine card!
  • The card base is Crumb Cake cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" folded in half with 1/2" from the front. A 1" x 5 1/2" piece of Well Worn DSP was added to the inside of the card! (This is my favorite DSP).
  • The lion was stamped on Watercolor paper with Stazon and colored with Watercoclor Wonder Crayons and an Aqua Painter.
  • The image was layered onto Cajun Craze and then Not Quite Navy.
Have a great day and go ahead and stamp something. . .

Saturday, July 9, 2011


I fell in love with this little stamp when I first saw it in the A la Carte section of the new catalog and it was first on my order, This card uses many "new" items and was fun to make.
  • The card base is Baja Breeze cut at 4 1/4" x 11" folded at 5 1/5" with 1/2" cut off the front. I ran the front through the Big Shot with the new Stripes folder. Add a 1" strip of striped DSP from Just Add Cake to the inside edge of card so that it peeks out when closed.
  • Elebration is stamped with Stazon onto Watercolor paper and colored with Ink and an Aqua Painter. I pulled my colors from the DSP; the elephant is Baja Breeze with Blushing Bride ears , the balloon is Peach Parfait and Poppy Parade, the cake is a mix of Peach Parfait and Blushing Bride with Wild Wasabi scallops and Poppy Parade candle and plate, the grounding shadow is River Rock.
  • I stamped the hip hip hooray from the Hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes in Poppy Parade right onto the Watercolor paper.
  • I layered the image onto Island Indigo (new In color) and then on Peach Parfait, then placed it on the card base.
  • Last I added new ruffled ribbon in Island Indigo.
I did get several cards made this week so I should be able to post some even though I will be back at Scout Camp. There is 4 more weeks to go and then it will be over until next year.  I hope that you all have a wonderful week end! It is my youngest's Birthday today, he is turning 15, so we will be partying tonight!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dates to Remember

Club Dates: Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7- 11am

Halloween Treat Package Class: Oct 6 11am to 1pm $10(prepay by Oct 1)

Monthly Christmas Card Class: Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21- 10 am (prepay one week before each class) Stamp 10 cards of a different design each time- each class $15

Stamp a stack- all occasions: Aug 25 10 am to 1pm (prepay by Aug 18) Birthday, Thank you, Get Well, Baby 2 cards each design $12

12" x 12" Scrapbook Class: Sept 22 & 29 10 am to 1:30 pm (prepay by Sept 15)

Day one – Valentine/Love, Spring, Patriotic, Summer -2 page spreads $20

Day two- School, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas- 2 page spreads $20 total for both classes $40

2nd & 4th Tuesday Stamping 10am to 2pm

Can't make the date but still want the class? Every 4th Monday will be class make up day, all classes must be prepaid for supplies to be bought, cut and ready.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday America!

I thought this was a fun birthday card, It uses one stamp set and the Cupcake Builder punch.

  • The card base is Whisper White with a front of Pretty in Pink that I ran through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper folder.
  • I ran a scrap of Whisper White through the Big Shot using the Manhattan Flower folder, I then punched it with the Cupcake Builder Punch, that way I had swirls for the frosting
  • I ran Cherry Cobbler CS through the Crimper and then punched it out so that the cupcake wrapper was pleated, and Finally the Cherry is Poppy Parade CS that has Crystal Effects on it.
  • The Cupcake was popped up on a Pretty in Pink oval using Dimensionals.
  • The oval was placed on a rectangle of Whisper White that had Happy Birthday stamped in Cherry Cobbler at the bottom, the Whisper White was mounted onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler CS and then was added to the card front.
My order from the new catalog should arrive tomorrow, I can't wait!