Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Organic Grace Duo

Today is both my step dad's and my niece's birthday. With them in mind I created this pair of birthday cards using the new Level 1 Hostess set - Organic Grace. Both cards use the same layout and stamp set, but as you can see both cards are entirely different.

For the masculine version I used a technique I haven't done in a while - Polished Stone. That created the marbled looking background on the fern panels. I had originally planned to then stamp the fern image using Black Stazon, but it didn't show up enough against my polished stone background so I then decided to emboss. The detail on these stamps is so fine that it lost a bit of the detail in the leaves when embossing, otherwise, I like the results.

If you've never tried polished stone, you should give it a shot, it's a fun way to create some amazing looking background paper.

You will need:

  • Glossy card stock
  • Re-inkers - including a metallic one. In this case I used Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Always Artichoke & Encore Metallic Gold
  • Alcohol (rubbing alcohol not the kind you drink...but that could come in handy too ;-)
  • Cotton balls

Follow these steps:

  • Saturate the cotton ball with your rubbing alcohol - but don't make it dripping wet.
  • Add 2-3 drops of each color of re-inker randomly onto the cotton ball
  • Dab the cotton ball onto the glossy card stock until you get the color/pattern you like
  • Allow to dry well before stamping...especially if you plan to emboss.

If you do want to emboss, then I recommend heat setting the paper first. Another good hint is when picking your colors, pick colors that are of the same tone, or be careful to not over mix them onto your card stock or it will end up muddy or brown looking. Even though I used Kiwi Kiss & Pacific Point re-inkers, when I was done with my polished stone background, I felt it looked better with Old Olive & Not Quite Navy card stock, because of the way the colors mixed together.

Stamps: Organic Grace & Every Day Flexible Phrases
Card stock: Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Basic Black & Glossy
Ink: Old Olive, Versa Mark, Black Stazon & Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Always Artichoke & Encore Metallic Gold re-inkers
Accessories: Antique Brass HPH, mat pack, paper crimper

For the feminine version I used one of my favorite color combos: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum & Mellow Moss. I water colored each image and added a bit of Stardust glitter pen to the wings of the dragon fly and to the tops of the flowers. Too bad the photo doesn't capture that shimmer. For the panel behind the 3 images, I did the same as the card above - stamped random images from this set with coordinating ink.

Stamps: Organic Grace, Sanded Background
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum & Mellow Moss
Ink: Black Stazon, Pale Plum & Mellow Moss
Accessories: Vintage brads, Large & Small oval punches, mat pack and pink polka dotted organdy ribbon

I'll be busy the rest of the day getting ready for a big "Mexican Fiesta" dinner tonight prepared for my Step Dad. Made a big batch of black bean & corn salsa last night with fresh herbs and veggies from the garden...yum! Have a great day!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

House of Haunts Sketch Challenge

I was so happy to see that Beate is back posting on her blog again after enjoying a wonderful summer with her family. She always provides such great inspiration - not only with her fun challenges but with all the amazing cards and pages she posts. She has a really fun sketch up as her first Weekend Sketch Challenge, so luckily I found some time to play along.

I've been wanting to use my new House of Haunts set and of course my new Big Shot, I figured this sketch was perfect for both.

I stamped the haunted house image on Glossy Card stock using Black Stazon ink. Then I sponged on the color starting with the moon. I punched out a circle from a post it note and I used that to mask the moon. (I think it was a 1" circle but don't feel like running to check right now) For the large jagged edge circle I used the largest Bigz Scallop die - fed thru the Big Shot twice. Cut out your scallop like you normally would, then line up your punched scallop onto the die so that it is off set. Then run thru again and you get a jagged edge - the perfect look for Halloween projects!

I love the spooky tree image with the owl in it, (also included in this set) so I decided to ink up the owl and one branch with my marker and add it to the Happy Halloween greeting. I couldn't use this new set and not also use the matching Haunting wheel, now could I? I just love the creepy trick or treaters shown on this wheel! I can't wait to get my hands on the Frightful Fence jumbo wheel shown in the Holiday Mini too. I have so many Halloween photos to scrapbook that I'm sure both of these wheels will get lots of use!

Stamps: House of Haunts, Haunting jumbo wheel
Ink: Black Stazon, Perfect Plum, various others for sponging
Card stock: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Perfect Plum & Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Vintage brads, Bigz Scallop, Photo Corner & Ticket Corner punches

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Stamp Something Birthday

Some exciting news! I was asked to be a guest designer for the Stamp Something Challenge Blog for this weeks challenge!!! The challenge is to stamp something with a birthday theme. Here is the card I created. Hopefully everyone will like it. As soon as I saw the Inspired by Nature set I knew I must have it ASAP! I just love cone flowers and this is such a large beautiful silhouette stamp that has so many possibilities. The poppin' pastels technique was used to create this card. I stamped the image onto Pink Pirouette card stock with Versamark ink and then lightly brushed over it with the desired color of pastels.

The large scalloped circle was cut out with the Big Shot using the largest of the scallop circle dies. The background paper is from the new Designer Prints pack in Perfect Plum. I dyed some white taffeta ribbon with a plum reinker and then set it off with one of the beautiful new filigree brads with a rhinestone brad in the center. The filigree brads come with plain silver brads, but you can put any color or type of brad in the center to make these even more versatile and fun. There are two sizes in the pack, and the one I used here is the largest size.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, It's Your Birthday
Ink: Versamark, Always Artichoke
Card stock: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette & Perfect Plum Designer Prints
Accessories: Bigz Scallop Die, Coluzzle, Taffeta ribbon, Filigree brads, mat pack

I hope you will take on the challenge and Stamp Something birthday! Then go on over to the Stamp Something Challenge Blog and leave a link to your could win this weeks blog candy! Thanks again to Denise at Stamp Something for asking me to take part in the guest designer was and honor and lots of fun! I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!

I thought i would also show you another card I stamped at the same time. I used the same technique and supplies with the exception of this time I used the Top Note Bigz die and the Paisley background stamp. Oh...and I also used the scallop border punch. Can you tell that I'm having fun with the Big Shot!? This card is going to my Mom because she gave me the money for my birthday to buy the Big Shot. :-)

Thanks for stopping by...Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Snow Swirled Top Note

I was up late last night playing with my new goodies! So far I have lots of things cut out while playing with the Big Shot. Lots of stamped images - some even colored...but not a whole lot completed. LOL Gotta try everything out ya know! Here's one card I actually finished.

So far I can tell I'm going to get lots of use out of the Top Note Bigz die for the Big shot! (That's the curvy looking piece I stamped the main image on.) If you look closely it has little perforated lines around the edge that can be left as is - kind of looks like faux stitching, or you can cut around it to easily make a smaller piece that can be matted on another punched out piece like I did here.

I knew when I first saw the Snow Swirled set in the new catalog that it would be beautiful that's the first thing I did with it! It's such a pretty set...and it's even on sale right now. The greeting is from the Level 1 hostess set Punches Three. Of course I had to get the adorable scalloped square punch too! The greeting on my card is the scalloped square punch which I trimmed the top off. I thought it looked a little nicer with the tree that way rather than leaving it whole.

Card base is Riding Hood Red with some Holiday Treasures paper (cute little hounds tooth pattern on this sheet) Image is stamped on Always Artichoke and embossed with gold EP. The ribbon is the new 5/8" Striped Grosgrain which is available in all of the new In Colors.

Check back tomorrow for another project created with my new goodies! Have a nice evening!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Big Shots in da house!

WOO HOO!!! I got my new catalog order! Part of it showed up yesterday and the Big Shot showed up today! I've been having all sorts of fun playing with my new goodies! Unfortunately I've been checking out and playing with each thing and not really finishing anything! Kind of like a kid on Christmas morning...a little bit over whelmed with so many new goodies. LOL

Hopefully by tomorrow I'll have something completed that I can share with you here. I just had to share my excitement since my hubby and two sons just don't seem to be feeling the love for my new Big Shot! I even told them we could have a Big Shot party tonight after dinner and they could cut out whatever they wanted in any color card stock! For some reason they all mysteriously vanished after we finished eating! What's up with that!???

The Holiday Treasure paper is so beautiful and the I Wish Simply Scrappin' kit is really nice as well. You can see both in the photo above. (click for an enlarged view) The SSK coordinates with the Snow Swirled stamp set. At the bottom of the photo you can see a couple sheets from the new Designer Prints pack in Perfect Plum and the new Filigree Brads...I'm loving those

I'm going back downstairs to play...check back tomorrow to see what I've made.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Love Always

Yesterday my wonderfully sweet husband and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary. Where does the time go!? We celebrated on Saturday by enjoying a relaxing day by the pool followed by a delicious dinner out. He got me a beautiful bouquet with 23 red roses. The weather was just gorgeous...just like it was 23 years ago. It was a nice weekend!

This is the card I made for him using the sets Always, Wonderful Words and the Sanded background. His favorite color is blue, and he always comments on the cards I make using popped up images, embossing and paper piercing, so I made sure to include all those on this card.

Not Quite Navy & the new Baja Breeze work well together...those are the two blues I used for this card. For some reason the NQN ink photographed a lot brighter than the card stock did. He really liked the card. Here are the beautiful roses he got me.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Stamp Club Projects

Thursday night was the start of another round of Stamp Club. We welcomed back Julie to the group along with one new-comer - her SIL Teresa. What a nice, fun group of women! As each one arrived, I took a photo of them that we will use for next months project. Later on in the evening we got together for this group shot...glad I remembered to do that before it was totally dark! Julie was out first hostess and she brought chocolate fondue with fresh fruit for everyone...YUM!

Everyone loved the new catalog and we had fun discussing what our favorite new sets and papers are. The projects I prepared used the new In Colors and a couple sets I pre-ordered, since my new catalog order has yet to arrive. (that will be here next week! woo hoo!)

I got the idea to create the flower on the card below from this blog. Isn't it cool? You use the 5 Petal flower punch to create the flower. Basically all you do is punch out 7 flowers. Sponge on a darker shade of ink - in this case I used Apricot Appeal & Cameo Coral on the Pink Pirouette punched flowers. You want to make the center of the flowers more shaded and try to leave the tips less inked. Put one flower aside and the proceed to cut the other 6 into individual petal shapes. Then, using a glue pen you adhere the petals in between each petal of the flower and keep layering as you go. You can make any size you want depending how many layers you add to the original punch out. There is a tutorial on the blog linked above, so check that out for much better instructions than I just gave! lol For the leaves, I ran Celery & Artichoke card stock through the paper crimper, punched out both small & large ovals and then cut the end into a point to form a leaf.

Stamps: Floral background, Fresh Cuts
Ink: Certainly Celery, Cameo coral & Apricot Appeal
Card stock: Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Always Artichoke & Cameo Coral
Accessories: Pretties kit, 5 Petal Flower, Flower Bouquet and oval punches

The next card used the new level 2 Hostess set Serene Spring. I've been having fun making lots of cards with this set already. This card used the new scallop border punch to create ric-rac.

Stamps: Serene Spring, Boho Backgrounds
Ink: Baja Blue & various others to watercolor
Card stock: Apricot Appeal, Baja Blue, Tangerine Tango & Certainly Celery
Accessories: Mat pack, Scalloped border punch, aqua painter

My plan was to use every one of the new In Colors for the projects, so I had to come up with one more project. Since the first 2 cards were a bit complicated, we did a quick & easy card. I got the inspiration for this card from one of the cards I received in my new catalog preview card swap. (you can see it in the slide show on my last post) JoAnne created that card using Wow Flowers, but since I don't have that set, I used Big Flowers.

Stamps: Big Flowers, Heard From the Heart
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, VersaMark
Card stock: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Whisper white
Accessories: Scallop border, Crop-o-dile (used for dry embossed circles) White embossing powder

Julie got to pick a stamp from my goodie basket and everyone got to take a sampler pack of the In Colors home to play with. Now they have to wait until next month to see what we are going to do with their photo. ;-)

Monday, August 11, 2008

New Catalog Preview Swap

Happy New Catalog Start Day! WOO HOO! I'll be ordering me a Big Shot later...along with lots of other good stuff from the new catalog!

I was invited to participate in a card swap with some other demos to making cards using the preview sets. This was my first time swapping with this group, and I was really happy with all the cards I received!

Serene Spring and Heard from the Heart were the only sets I pre-ordered, so that is what I used for my swap cards. (I'll make up for that later today when I place my new catalog order!) Here is what my swap cards looked like:
I choose colors and the rough texture of the Sanded background to show that just because this set is called Serene Spring doesn't mean you can't use it for other seasons. To me this card has more of an Autumn feel to it, don't you think?
Stamps: Serene Spring, Heard from the Heart & Sanded background
Card stock: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango & Very Vanilla
Ink: Black Stazon, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip & various to watercolor
Accessories: Photo Corner & Scallop Border punches, Vintage Brads & Chocolate wide grosgrain

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

It's Here...It's Here!!!

Hi there! Just wanted to post an update so you all don't think I had to resort to a life of crime after yesterdays post! hehehe Yesterday turned into a good mail day...without me even having to hijack a UPS truck! Not only did I get the boxes of new SU! catalogs, I also got a box filled with some beautiful Cosmo Cricket papers I had ordered from their new Haunted line. I can't wait to make some page with these; but what I really can't wait for even more is to get some of the fantastic new SU! sets in my hands!

I can seriously say that I think this is the best catalog since I've become a demo! I think there is a good variety of sets that will appeal to a variety of people, and unfortunately for my bank account...way too many appeal to me!

I think the cover is just beautiful, despite the fact that it doesn't look like "Fall~Winter" to me. It even has a die-cut scallop edge on the cool is that?! Another great feature added to this catalog is that on the pages featuring the designer papers, they list the color palette of colors featured in that paper. Since SU! is no longer doing the little technique booklets, they have also added a technique page at the start of each section. The samples are just gorgeous too!

The Holidays & the All Natural sections of the catalog are always my favorites. Here's a couple photos of my favorite pages in the Holidays section.

Of course I'd pick a Halloween page as my favorite! I love both of these new sets shown on these two pages...especially the one on the left called House of Haunts with it's matching Haunting wheel. See the new Haunted Cosmo Cricket papers in the background? The next photo shows my favorite Christmas themed pages, along with the cover. (just click on the photos if you want to see better detail)
As you can see I've been busy making my Wish/Want list! One of my favorite new Christmas sets is even on sale for 15% off from the time the catalog goes live on Monday right thru the end of September! It's the set on the top left called Snow Swirls. It's one of 10 new sets that will be offered at a discount during the Never Before Seen promotion. There's even a beautiful new Simply Scrappin' kit that coordinates with this set. There's also a gorgeous set of new Christmas papers called Holiday Treasure that I cannot wait to get my hands on! It uses a palette of Old Olive, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip & Baja Breeze.

If you would like a copy for yourself, just let me know. Well off to salivate over all the new goodies in the catalog...again...

Friday, August 08, 2008

I'm still waiting...

...when will my catalogs get here???! I'm getting very impatient & grumpy now...seems everyone else has received their catalogs. Why not me!??? WAaaahhhh! I thought for sure they would be here by now. All I can say is they BETTER be here today! Or I'll...who knows what I'll do??? Maybe hijack a UPS truck and demand that they find me a catalog? I could always get Shelli on the phone and ask her what the...? Or I could drive over to my uplines house and break in and steal one of hers while she's at work?

Jeepers cats! (my Grandma used to say that! ;-) How did such a fun little hobby lead to such an addiction that I would actually consider a life of crime!? hehehe Actually, if they don't show up here today I am going to my uplines house - when she's home that is! and borrowing one of hers until mine show up. She's super nice and won't want me to go through such agony. OK...enough of my ranting & whining...I'm sure you didn't come here to hear this, now did you?

Looking back at the soon to be "old" catalog, I think my most used, versatile set of all has to be Boho Backgrounds. It is just so dang cute...I LOVE it! This card uses every stamp in the set! Along with one of my favorite color combos: Pumpkin Pie, Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip & Close to Cocoa.

If you are wondering how I created the punched out pieces for the medallion, I used the scallop circle punch, but punched it twice. Click here and scroll down for a better description plus a photo to get a better idea.

Today is a beautiful, sunny, yet cool day. It's only supposed to get up into mid 70's. The perfect day to work outside in the gardens. (or perhaps sit on the patio with my feet up and a cold glass of iced tea while browsing through the new catalog!) Here's a photo I took a couple of weeks ago when my Lillys were all blooming. It goes perfectly with today's color scheme I think.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Serene Spring Challenge Card

Still waiting for my boxes of new catalogs...still busy creating with the Serene Spring stamp set...still have the song "Big Shot" by Billy Joel* going through my head! Guess that means I'm crazy...or at least getting there. LOL!'s a card I created to participate in two different challenges.

The first challenge was to stamp something with a "Thank You" theme at the Stamp Something blog. Then I came across a really cute sketch challenge at another blog called Our Creative Corner...if you haven't seen that blog before check it out...they are a talented group! So I figured I'd combine both challenges into one card.

Here's what the sketch looks like. Hopefully my use of the scallop punch to create the curvy portion on the left side of the sketch still qualifies. I just can't stop using that punch!

I used the Paisley background stamp inked in White Craft ink to stamp both the Plum & Tangerine layers. The card base and mat are Mellow Moss. I cut out the large wing of the butterfly and popped it up & I added some sparkle to the butterfly's wings and to the center of the flowers, using my stardust pen but unfortunately those details don't show up in my photo. I even went outside (in my jammies no less!) to take it hoping it would make a difference. Oh well.
*If you are wondering why I am plagued with hearing the song Big Shot in my head over & is because Stampin' Up! recently announced that they are partnering with the Sizzix company and are now offering the Big Shot Die cut machine along with exclusive SU! dies! I have been want a die cut/embossing machine for a really long time and I am probably one of the few paper crafters left on the planet who never purchased one. So I am SUPER excited about this! I will be placing my order on August 11th when I can also order new catalog merchandise and qualify for new hostess sets. That's less than one week away!!! Sing it with me now...

Yes, yes, you had to have a Big Shot, didn't cha
You had to prove it to the crowd
You had to have a Big Shot, didn't cha
All your friends are so knocked out
You had to have the last cut, last night
You're so much fun to be around
You had to have the scrap page, bold type
You had to have a Big Shot last night,
Oh ohOh Oh whoa whoa oh,
Oh Oh whoa who-oo-oo-oo-ah,
Oh Oh Oh whoa whoa oh, Oh Oh whoa. the song will be in your head too! hehehehe...sorry! ;-)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

My Favorite New Hostess Set

While waiting for my boxes of new SU! catalogs to arrive, I've been keeping myself busy playing with my favorite new hostess set - Serene Spring. But...since I have not actually seen the new catalog yet, maybe I'll have another new favorite soon. While stamping a certain song by Billy Joel keeps going through my head..."You want to get a Big Shot , don't ya" Anyways...isn't this little bunny the cutest? I've been having so much fun water coloring the images in this set! You cannot really see the dimension on this card, but I cut out the bird and the flower and have them popped up. The scalloped border was of course created with the new border punch and then I dry embossed it using the crop-a-dile. If you've never tried that before, all you do is use the part that you would normally use to set a large eyelet, line it up where you want it on your card stock and squeeze. The key is just don't squeeze too hard or it will leave a small crease on your card stock. I forgot and grabbed my Flannel Plaid background stamp for this one. I love it, but that is one that is retiring, and I don't usually make new samples with retiring sets. Oh well.

Colors used: Barely Banana, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose & Certainly Celery

Here's the little guy done with Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink & Pink Pirouette. See the little ric-rac border? That was also done with the new scallop border punch. I started with a piece of card stock that is 7/8" inch wide, punched my border, then took out the card stock and flipped it around to do the other edge. You will want to make sure you place it back in so that the scallops are off set and do not line up. Before you all start telling me what a genius I am for thinking up this brilliant trick, I saw it here first.

I used my Boho Backgrounds set for both the background and the little flower embellishment, which is punched out with the Boho Blossoms punch.

I'm hoping that my boxes of catalogs will show up soon...I'll let you know as soon as they do! Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Born on the 5th of July

Here's a couple pages I scrapped of my Aunt's 60th birthday party we went to on the 4th of July. (her actual b-day is on the 5th, hence the title). There are a lot of details that don't show up too well in this small pic, so click on the photo for a better view. You may remember me posting a red, white & blue gift set and matching card a few weeks ago. I told you it was for my Aunt who loves to stamp...well, this is from her party. You can see her about to open her SU! gift bag on the bottom left photo.

I used Deluxe Cuts Color Blocking templates to create this layout. I was lucky enough to pick up a whole stack of them along with a matching book at a garage sale not too long ago. I LOVE garage sales! You never know what you'll find! Anyways...these templates are great if you like to use a lot of photos on your pages.

This is my favorite embellishment that I created for this layout. I used the Big Bold Birthday set for the cupcake and the little red flower. The happy definition is from Define Your Life and the word happy is from So Very. (an SAB set from a year or so ago) I layered it on a Soft Sky prints paper. The punched flower is from the Boho Blossoms punch.

Some fun & exciting news for me: While I was looking through a slide show of convention photos, I came across 1/2 of a two page Halloween layout I had submitted to Stampin' Up! for one of their contests last year. It was on one of the display boards! That was pretty cool! However, I do wonder why they used the right side of the layout which reads "night" vs the left which could more easily stand on it's own? The right side reads "spooky" and I actually thought it was a little cuter. Oh was still fun to see my page on a display board at convention! It's good to know that my hard work didn't go totally to waste. I have yet to recreate the 2 pages for my own scrapbook. If you want to see both pages, click here.

More news that I'm super excited about! Stampin' Up! has teamed with Sizzix and will be offering the Big Shot die-cut machine! Along with several SU! exclusive dies! I've been wanting some type of die cutting/embossing machine for a while now, but held off since I couldn't incorporate it with my business. Now I will finally get one!!! WOO HOO!!!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Two quick cards

I started off my day with some exciting news! When I went to check out the Stamp Something blog to see what this weeks new challenge would be, I saw that I was the winner from their last challenge! Woo hoo! I NEVER win anything! I'm excited! It is a gift certificate to an online scrapbook store called the Coconut Scrapshop .

Today I have a couple quick cards to share with you. This first one combines one new In Color - Pacific Point, with a couple of my favorite old standbys - Tempting Turquoise & Certainly Celery. I inked the little flower from the Seeing Spots set first in TT then rock'n rolled it in the PP.
This second card originally started as the background for the card above...but it wound up being WAY too busy. Even though the Spot On wheel is shown to go with the Seeing Spots set I can never seem to get them to work together. I always think of bubbles when I use this wheel...especially with a blue background. Since I also needed a birthday card for my nephew, I decided to make good use of my bubble background and pull out my Very Punny set which hadn't seen the light of day in quite some time! This card also uses Tangerine Tango.

Now I must confess something that has been bothering me...I've been a lousy, rotten, ungrateful blogger! I've been given a couple of blog awards recently by some nice blogging friends and I didn't even acknowledge them here or pass them on to any of my other favorite bloggers. Honestly, it really isn't that I'm ungrateful...I really am! I'm just happy that people actually stop by here and like what they see enough to leave a comment, for some to include me as one of their favs by giving me an award is even nicer! So what's my problem??? Why haven't I passed on these nice awards to some of my favorite bloggers??? I guess lack of time is my best excuse. LOL. I have to fight for computer time with 3 guys! OK...enough excuses, right?

I received this award from Mary. Check out her blog: Primitive Seasons she has recently posted some great Halloween themed projects. My blogging friend Denise also passed on this award to me. You can see her wonderful creations here: Stampin With Denise
Now, I need to pass this on to seven other bloggers...that is the HARD part! There are soooo many wonderful, talented bloggers!

Crafting the Web

I also received this award from my friend Denise. She is so sweet and always takes time to leave such nice comments! She is VERY talented go check out her blog! I'm supposed to pass this one on to 4 regular visitors of my blog, 1 new visitor & 1 from another part of the world. But I'm going to take the easy way out and just say anyone who is reading this is considered one of my blogging friends.
Have a great weekend my friends! It's gonna be another hot one here and I think I'll spend the day relaxing in the pool.