Sunday, April 25, 2010


Hello America (don't I just wish!!)

Yes, it would be wonderful if all of America would visit my blog, but I am happy with just having you visit!!

Today and for the next couple of days I will be posting pictures of projects I worked on last week for Ronda Wade's RubberQueen Spring Fling Event. Yes, I have to repeat myself -- it was another totally awesome event. You cannot believe the over-the-top displays the presenters had showcasing the new products in the Summer Mini Catalog. I didn't get a cheat sheet this time, so let me see if I can remember the names and projects the other gals presented: Trisha featured the new Smooch Spritz and Mostly Vintage Decor Stencil; Sandy Haynes featured the Tropical Party Designer Series Paper, Island Floral Bigz Die, and much more; Tamie Ackerson featured the new Builder Wheels; Christine Kolly also had a table with lots of goodies but I was not able to get over there after she finished her display (long story). So you will have to visit Ronda's blog to get the deets on her display presentation (from what I did see it was awesome).

Here are a few of my projects showcasing the new Elements of Style stamp set and other products in the Antiques Collection.

I cased the idea for this card from Sue Grant (using the new Presto Designer Paper after I brayed with Black Classic Ink and a clear button). This was also my swap card for the event. I did this one for Tamie Ackerson because she is a black and white card lover.

For a 3-D project, I decided to do this gift box with matching 4" x 4" cards; using the envelopes that came with the Fresh Cut Notes (these would be easy to make however). It is the first (and only) time I made one of the roses everybody is displaying on their blogs. I punched the flowers from Bella Bleu DSP and sponged the tips with Night of Navy classic ink, and after assembling; added some Crystal Effects with Dazzling Diamonds.

Here is a close-up of the card box. Make sure you click on the picture to enlarge so you can see the awesome sparkle in the rose.

A close up of the cards.

This beauty was cased from Vicki Burdick; but I added different accessories to showcase my handmade paper bead on the hat pin and new Mini Vintage Tags. I also made it a large card to fit the Bigz Scallop Oval die and everything else.

I hope you like, and check back to see more projects from the Spring Fling!! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hey, This looks like you had a good time! Some of the items look familiar though. Love your homemade beads a lot...Tell me, are they really made of paper? Look forward to more pics.

  2. Hi Sandy - loved your display at Spring Fling yesterday. Thanks for showing us how to make the beads.

  3. That's it Sandi, either you need to move closer to me or I need to move. I am so jealous. I love the box set and the cards are just beautiful. I love black and white and the bottom one all I can say is WOW!!!

  4. Fabulous cards! So elegant looking.

  5. Okay since my post did not go through the first time I will try to remember what I said the first time. I did give you lots of kudo's for jobs very well done. Love them all! But questioned if they were really done by you since they are all so beautiful:) Come on fess up. My favorate is the last one of course cause of the colors, but the humming bird is to die for, pin and bow accessories. You know how I love all the 3-D stuff my kind of card. Need to case this one fast good seller for sure a $5 card! There does that settle you igo? LOL Gotta love ya cause your my sister, see ya.