Sunday, July 11, 2010


Hi everyone!

Well yesterday was Ronda Wade's Color Crazy Day event, and what a day it was!  Ronda really outdid herself with 20 awesome card designs for us to make and put in 4 different baggie books, based on the stamp set we used.  She used all the new color combos, and 4 brand new stamp sets.  We each got a roll of ribbon, rhinestones, and half-pearls in our bags to accessorize our cards.  Check out her blog (linked in first sentence) to see how the baggie books looked when finished.  She will be posting more pictures during the week.  I had so much fun.  The food, company, and cards were all awesome. 

Lynn Schultz (see pictures on her blog), Sandi Haynes (picture in next post), and I did presentations on different flower techniques.  I was to make my flowers with cloth.  Well, we all know I don't sew so I had to come up with something a little different.  And thanks to my friend Lynn Schultz who suggested using glue, I came up with a completely different flower that I haven't seen on a blog before.  Very fast and easy to put together.  I did many different sizes, using various Big Shot dies, but only demonstrated one version featuring my new technique using the BIGZ Clear Flower Die (#114534 for $19.95).

This is a rag purse I made for my granddaughter, Emily, which was special ordered as it is larger than most along with having a flap over the top.  She loves it and has gotten many nice comments from her friends, which surprises me because they are teenagers.  Anyway, I made one of my flowers to match and pin on the top flag.

Here is a close up of the flower using my new technique (applying a dab of glue to each petal and pinching it together so it looks like a real flower petal, then gluing all 9 layers together).  I used the small daisy flower die for the center and toile for one of the layers.  The top black petals have a little shimmer paint applied.  I know I say this all the time, but this picture really does not do justice to what it actually looks like in person.

Here is another flower using different shades of blue and a little more shimmer paint (yes, that is a discontinued Baha Breeze corduroy brad in the middle).

And this card has nothing to do with my presentation, but I wanted to show you my swap card I made that I didn't need because nobody swapped cards!!  Another one of my dah moments.  LOL  When I was putting this together I decided to add some ribbon above the "Friend" sentiment and realized SU did not have any CHOCOLATE CHIP ribbon in the new catalog!!  Oh my goodness, I couldn't believe it, and it had to be chocolate chip to coordinate.  I had the new Espresso ribbon, but it didn't look the same. So I ended up making my own ribbon with a 1/4" strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock -- which is fine with me because I always like the shabby chic look.  It just took forever to make these for the 20 swap cards. 

Stay tuned for more pictures this week, I have lots more so I hope you come back.  Until then, happy Stamping!!



  1. Love, Love, Love your swap card. You need to send me one. Can't case it because do not have the lattis die or the corner punches. Great out of the box idea with the cardstock ribbon looks real. I think I like it better than if you used real ribbon. Good Job keep them coming and need I repeat you can send this one my way.

  2. I like your card combo. Gotta try the paper ribbon like you did!

  3. Very cool bag, love the flowers and your card is fab. Great colours.

  4. I was really bummed when I saw how few ribbon colors there are in the new catalog. I figured that I'd be spending a lot of time dying ribbon but now I can use your idea of using card stock to make ribbon. Great idea.