My Frame of Mind

These are my thoughts, however I may quote those who are smarter and wiser than I am.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Use up those old products and welcome the new!

Raise your hand if you have a lot of retired products from your favorite stamp/scrapbook company! *waving both hands here*
Raise your hand if they are out of sight, out of mind! *waving both hands and a foot here*
Raise your hand if you need a last minute birthday card and run to the nearest Target.
*waving both hands and feet in shame here*

Well, NO MORE ah say, ah say! (sorry, the rooster on the porch is starting to influence me)
I have 3 packages of these cute retired CTMH letters/numbers, a tons of Stamp Sets and I swear I will start using them…RIGHT NOW!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wowzer There's More Artwork!

This is not a trend…
This is not a trend…
This is not a trend!
But I've had some fun and am glad to finally get some new artwork posted here for those of you who are not on Facebook (what?! you're not on Facebook????)
Anyhoot; I'm sure I've mentioned here that my new fav color with CTMH is Pear, and of course, I've also mentioned I collect Pear-a-finalia, too. Uh, and also live in the heart of the Pear Delta, too…right?
Colors: Pear, Buttercup, Smoothie, Desert Sand
Stamp Set: You're Sweet B1351

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Aspire Set

Not that it took me all day to make this card, but I admit it…I did have a nap between starting and finishing. While on vacation from work, all my REAL plans fell through, but I've been resting my mind, and body…which I desperately needed anyways.
So heading for the Studio:

I've been a "flower" kick lately…see previous post. This cute little pom-pom style flower is simply made with a 1"scalloped punch and about 11 punches. Fold them around a wooden BBQ skewer and glue down to a base punch. Try it for a larger size using our new 2" scalloped punch!
I found the idea on another blog and am trying to find it to reference here…may need to add that later though.

I used Aspire stamp set C1455 and the newest Sweetheart Level 2 Paper Kit and Wings
which you can get for yourself by clicking here on my website.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Whole Lotta Rollin' Goin' On!

I learned how to roll paper roses, and am now ready to harvest, and sell in bouquets.
(not really, but I do have enough, really.)

For a full tutorial on how to and to see the incredible original idea, visit
Tracey Mason's Blog

Her inspiration holds no bounds, people! And check out her post showing her Studio!
(it's what mine looks like in my dreams)

But for now and without a drum-roll, here's my lowly version
I used the same techniques as Tracey (why reinvent the wheel?) however being the first time
(no comments from the peanut gallery) I had ever attempted the flowers, they are a tad on the large size. This took me almost a month! I'm getting better though…the 2nd one only took a day to roll the roses and it's ready for embellies. More on that one later.