Saturday, March 20, 2010

AFIS Internet Congrats and Phila PD Anniversary cards

Quote for today:
Have the courage to act instead of React! (Earlene Larson Jenks)

I have a quick post of a couple cards I have had to work on (1) for AFIS Internet, Inc. a Retirement card and (2) for work, a 20 year Anniversary...

(1) Retirement Card

Supplies: Cardstock: Precut greeting cards AC Moore, DCWV textured, The Paper Company;
Sentiments: JoAnn's Essentials Congratulations woven labels; Ribbon: Multi /JoAnn's;
Ink: Stampin' Up; Templates: Cuttlebug


(2) Anniversary Card. This card was made for a co-worker. The inspiration came from a suit I saw her wear last year. I wish I had a photo to show you. If I get it later, I will post it.

Supplies: Cardstock: DCWV, The Paper Company
Patterned/ Specialty Paper: Making Memories Houndstooth Rough;
Sentiments: Unknown, Accents: Punched flowers, butterfly and white brads from JoAnn's, Police emblems (City, Local, Unit); Ribbon/Fiber: black velvet ribbon; white/pink stitched ribbon from Walmart

Thanks for the visit! Hope to see you soon...


Friday, March 19, 2010

A Super Busy Saturday...

The play "Respect" and Spring Stamp Camp!

Quote for today:
The purpose of life is to not get rid of the butterflies in your stomach,
but to make them fly in formation (David Fly)

Hello! I have a brief post today. Two weeks ago I had a busy and enjoyable Saturday. In the morning I drove to Maryland for a Stamp Camp. It is hosted by 5 Stampin' Up ladies. One of the best parts for me is getting to look over the retired stamp sets.

After that, I drove into downtown Philadelphia to the Society Hill Playhouse to see the musical play "Respect". It is a womens journey told through music. It was so great! I would highly recommend it to anyone who might be interested to see it. Well worth the time.

This is the cast we had. Each lady was great! They seemed to each represent a different era in the music. It was well put together!


These are some sample cards from stamp camp that were made by the Stampin' Up ladies...

Some of these cards are really cute, aren't they?


These are the projects we made.

(1) Bird house
I must admit I was much less than enthused with this project. I really have no use for it.
It was my least favorite project at stamp camp.

(2)Butterfly card
I thought this card was cute. Funny thing though, there wasn't any stamping involved. :)
I didn't mind, but I do need to improve in that area. : ) Really cute, tho' isn't it?

(3) Easel Card
I have been gawking at these cards on SCS, and I finally got to make my own, and it wasn't hard at all. I really like this one. The one they made at Stamp Camp they put beads on the top of the cupcake, but I skipped that step. I didn't like the color beads they had.

(4) Flower Card
I liked this one, too. The Stamp Camp card had glitter on a glue dot for the center. I did not like that either, so I brought it home and used a rhinestone center.

(5) Easter card
I thought this chocolate bunny was the cutest thing hopping! Both bunnies are embossed. I also changed this one slightly. The Stamp Camp card had the paper Easter grass laying horizontally behind the bunny. It was kinda cute, but I came home and used my Sizzix to cut some grass, and then glittered it. I like how it turned out.

All in all I was very satisfied. It was a really good day!

Thanks for stopping by today. I will be working on another post for tomorrow with some misc. cards. I also want to get in on a couple challenges before they expire.
See you then...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Poppy Seed Challenge number 2

My Quote for today is:

My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope. (Ovid)

I wanted to participate in the first Poppy Seed Challenge, but I just didn't get back to it in time. Something led me back to this blog today, and I was determined to try. ;)

Here is my take...

Supplies: Cardstock: Halcraft natural color card pack, DCWV textured;
Patterned Paper: Martha Stewart polka dots; Stamps: Beauty definition/unknown, Butterfly set by Hero Arts; Accents: button/unknown; Ribbon/Fiber: Making Memories scrapbook stitches floss; Ink/Chalk: Stampin Up Chocolate Chip, Rubber Stampede/Black, Versa Mark; Embossing Powder: Orange, Violet, Blue and Yellow embossing powder by Creating Keepsakes ; Tools: needle, EK Success punch, pop dots; Templates: embossing /sizzix

Monday, March 15, 2010

San Antonio, Texas

Hi there! I haven't posted lately, but I've still been working on various things, plus I took a trip to San Antonio, Texas. It was for business, so I didn't wander too far from the hotel, but I will share with you some of my favorite shots from the riverwalk...

At the bottom of the post I will share one card I did for a friend.

My quote for today:
Indecision is the thief of opportunity. Jim Rohn

I was trying hard to capture some of the beauty and peacefulness that I experienced the first time I visited the San Antonio Riverwalk. Although I must admit this visit was different in many ways. I was there over St. Patricks Day when they turned the river green, blocked off the streets, and held a parade on the water. Loads and loads of people came out to listen to the bands and watch the laser light show. It felt like summer, it sounded like summer. Still...all things considered, it was nice...

I know you were probably wondering what happened to the St. Patricks Day Parade, and where were all the people! Well, in grand ole Rachel style...I actually lost my camera for a day- exactly that day! So I missed all of the exciting photos of the Riverwalk area transformed. But actually, this is the way I like it...peaceful...serene...and green! Hope you enjoyed!

The end! :)

My one card post today! :)

This card was cased form someone talented on SCS, unfortunately, I can not send you to their blog or gallery to see the original, because I do not know the address. But it is NOT an original design of mine.
I saw it, I loved it, I figured I could somewhat duplicate it to meet my needs, without a pattern.
I estimated, and made my own pattern out of cardboard. I was very pleased with the final results. It was for a 14th birthday.

Supplies: Cardstock: DCWV (textured/white), Unknown (grey marble); Patterned/Specialty Paper: DCWV (Vintage Creme Pack); Sentiments: (Inside/computer generated); Accents: Collar tabs/ unknown (letter V); (Other) Color Medium: Water color pencils (black), Jelly roll/white; Tools: hammer, Paper shapers photo corner punch; Templates: Embossing folder (tie), hand cut/tie and pocket; Other: Numbers by Stickerpotamus

Thanks for stopping by. As always, I appreciate your comments and feedback.