Friday, February 29, 2008

Retirement is finally here

Yesterday was my last day of work at Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley. I had this serene feeling when I took that last walk out the door at the end of the day. I am ready for this new chapter in my life. I look forward to spending more time with my family, golfing, stamping and just having fun. I found a quote I like about retirement, "Retirement: When you stop making a living and start making a life." Need I say more!!

Polka Dots and Paisley Card

Here's a quick card that I did for a swap with my upline's group. I made a slight change to mine and added the Cheers stamp from a set offered in the Sale-A-Bration mini catalog.

Stamp Sets: Polka Dots and Paisley and Lots Of Thoughts
Paper: Whisper White and Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Real Red and Old Olive markers, Black Gingham Ribbon, and White Embossing powder

Monday, February 18, 2008

Friendship Blooms (Note Pad)

Here's another project you can do. I went to my local dollar store and bought an acrylic 5 x 7 photo frame. Love the dollar store! I use a 5 x 7 pc. of Basic gray paper for inside the frame with a photo of my two favorite boys, added some stamped and cut flowers from the stamp set. I then cut some printer paper 3 x 4 (enough for a note pad), punched 2 holes at the top center, added a binder top, threaded a basic black grosgrain ribbon through the holes to hold the paper together and backed it with Bashful blue card stock . Lastly I attached the note paper to the frame with SU sticky strip. SP: Alphabet set used was Best Friends (lower). A quick and easy gift. Only took about an hour to make.

Friendship Blooms

When I started this card I wasn't sure how it would turn out. This picture doesn't do it justice. I just love this one and it was so easy to make. Let me know what you think.

Stamp Set: Friendship Blooms ( Sale-A-Bration set)

Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White and Brocade Blue

Stamp Pads: Brocade Blue and Going Gray

Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Pretties Kit and Ribbon Originals (Jersey)

This set is free during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 order (now through March 17th). Call me or email me for more details on how to get this free set.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Time Well Spent

Well it is snowing again! I should have been stamping tonight but instead I played a game of scrabble with my family. I did however finish a card last night for a swap I'm in and thought I would share it with you. The stamp set used is called "Time Well Spent". How appropriate for what I decided to do tonight. Let me know what you think.

The stamp set is a Level 3 hostess gift which you can earn with an in-home workshop. Email me for more details on earning free stamps.

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Gable Green, So Saffron Prints Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip and So Saffron
Accessories: 1/16" and 1/2" circle and ticket corner punches, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Gable Green marker