Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Think you have to make huge changes and expend a ton of extra energy to achieve bigger and better results? Think again! And consider this …
At 211 degrees, water is very hot. At 212 degrees, it boils. And with boiling water comes steam. And with steam, you can power a train.
Applying just one extra degree of temperature to water means the difference between something that is simply very hot and something that generates enough force to power a large machine.
The message of this simple yet powerful metaphor should be clear to all:
Seemingly small things can make tremendous differences.
The key learning is equally powerful:
The application of additional heat (effort) to whatever task or activity you undertake will not only help you achieve the primary objective you seek, but also reap exponential rewards that are possible by applying one extra degree of effort.
Have a Great Day!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
She used Flight of the Butterfly and Dream a Little Stamp (the flower) sets.
Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, More Mustard, Really Rust, Very Vanilla and Juntos DSP.
Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Really rust and Stazon Black
Supplies to make this card:
1/16" circle punch; 1/4 " grosgrain ribbon in Mellow Moss; 1/8" red sticky tape; brads, dazzling diamonds glitter; embossing powder, dimensionals, heat & stick powder; paper piercer, sponges and scallop edge punch' and word window punch.
Thanks Nancy! This is absolutely beautiful!
How about....... now?
Yellow roses again!
I used pocket silhouettes on the top note and then added a little sizzix tag that says "Thanks so Much" and threaded organza ribbon through it.
and the usually: water color crayons, gel pen, water color paper, always artichoke, ticket punch, dsp, top note.
Are you getting tired of it yet?
This time I used the tool kit and punched holes in the upper left corner by the flowers and added the birds and flowers from the Big Shot Exclusive Dies from Stampin' Up!
The Dear Friend sentiment is stamped on whisper white, punched out using the word window, then sponged with so saffron.
I layered it on a double strip of paper ribbon which I notched at one end. I put Red-Line Sticky Strip on each end of the 'ribbon' and attached it so that it bowed out in the middle making a banner.
Hostess Level 1 Dear Friend Set.
I used the watercolor crayons and the aqua brush to water color the image on watercolor paper. It islayered on So Saffron, Old Olive then dsp and a Whisper White Top Note die cut from Big Shot. It is then layered on another dsp and finally on Tangerine Tango Card Stock.
On the Top Note I stamped Upsy Daisy in So Saffron and the Birthday Greetings in Tangerine Tango.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
A Soldiers Mom had this prayer up on her bulletin board. I borrowed it, copied it and have made several of these Altered Formica Samples using this prayer.
I punched 1 inch circles to go behind the buttons and layered them on the side with gold cord knotted through the holes.
I used the certainly celery ribbon and hung a little charm that looks like a very mini soldiers dog tag and 3 charms: "U S A" hanging by gold cord from the ribbon.
The Prayer is layered on Certainly Celery then Rose Red then onto the formica sample with dimensionals between each layer.
I love this Sentiment:
Angel loves to jump up in the middle of my Stamping Desk when I am hard at work, Completely surprising me, then slowly turning to look at me with that "What?" look.
I have had many projects destroyed with 'someones' foot print that mysteriously went from stamp pad to project in a split second.
You would think I would lock myself in my room when I am working.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
The Inside of the "Buzzin By" card. This is called Paper Piecing. You stamp your image on the Card or Scrapbook page, in this case the Honey Pot. Then stamp the image on a different card stock or designer paper. In this case I stamped it on Whisper White, Water colored it, added Crystal Effects to the part that is Honey dripping over the edge and let it dry. I then cut out the pot "INSIDE" the lines. When you attach it to your card the lines are already there for you and the image pops out!