Friday, June 27, 2008

Heartfelt Thanks

Here's a quick and easy card to create.
Stamp Sets: Heartfelt Thanks, Sincere Salutations
and background basics
Card Stock: Whisper White and Lavender Lace
Ink Pad: Lavender Lace
Accessories: Lavender Lace, Old Olive and Summer Sun Stampin' Write Markers

Faux Layering Technique

Last week at the technique's class, we learned how to create faux layering. This is the card everyone that attended created. I will be posting the next technique's class next week.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Pick a Petal

I got the idea for this card on Splitcoaststampers. I absolutely loved the idea and it was soooo quick and easy to make.
Stamp sets: Pick a Petal and Sincere Salutations
Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Black and Rose Red
Accessories: 1" circle punch, ribbon, and Stampin' Dimensionals

Retired list from the Spring and Summer Catalog is Here!

Just released today the list of stamp sets that will be retiring from the Spring/Summer 2008 Catalog is here. You can order any of the sets through August 10th, 2008.

The 1st link is by the page in the catalog and the 2nd link is in alphabetically order.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Rain, rain to away come back another day

Sorry no ideas or posts this past week. Our sump pump went out last Saturday right in the middle of the storm and we had over an inch of water in the entire basement. If you have been to my house you know that our entire basement was finished. The furniture for the most part is ok. We just removed the last of the carpeting Thursday night except under our pool table. That will have to coordinated the move of the pool table when new carpeting goes in. Some of our tile area was damaged and also had to be removed. What a mess! Doug, Scott and I spent over 4 hours Saturday night just trying to get the water out. We took the shop vac and every towel we had in our house to suck up the water. I have been drying towels and putting them back on the carpeting to absorb the moisture for the past 4 days. Saturday night all I did was take sopping wet towels and run them through the rinse cycle to get the water out and then took them back down to he basement to soak up more water. It was not fun. The only area that stayed dry was around the pool table and most of my craft room, thank goodness. We are running fans, dehumidifier and air conditioning to get the moisture out. DO not want to go through this again. We changed the sump pump and added tubing to all our down spouts to push the rain further away from the house. I am listening to the sump pump running at this moment. (Hard rain again last night) You can bet that I'll be checking the sump pump every time it rains from this point on. We have a lot to do to get our house back in order. We had to wait until yesterday to start removing everything until we had the ok from our insurance company. Grateful that this was covered by our insurance. Technique class will be held upstairs Tuesday. Not a problem, there is plenty of room. Hope all is well with everyone and that none of you had to deal with water coming into your home. See those of you attending the class on Tuesday. I am really looking forward to it. I think you will really enjoy the techniques.