Monday, June 28, 2010

Girly And Grungy

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful Monday. We have some exciting things going on in our family in the next couple of weeks. It's going to be a busy couple of weeks. But I have planned ahead and have all of my videos ready to go for you.

Today's card is for my daughter who will be turning 12 on Thursday. She's kind of at "that stage". I wanted to create a card that was girly, but also had that grungy, "teenager" vibe. Something told me that sparkly cupcakes weren't going to cut it this year. I had to make something "cooler". I am actually very pleased with how this one turned out. I just hope she doesn't think it's too Hannah Montana.

The background stamp that I used, Tres Chic, is one of the items retiring this month. You have until June 30th to order. If you feel you must have it, you can go to my Stampin Up website, www.carissawiley.stampinup.net, and order 24 hours a day.

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Retiring Products Card

Hello everyone.  I have another card for you.  This card uses several of the retiring products from the 2009-2010 Stampin Up catalog.  There are several products retiring and there are several colors retiring.  Be sure that you have your reinkers and card stock for your favorite colors.

Taken with Teal is one of the colors I am going to miss the most from the current color collections.  I really love the way Taken with Teal looks with Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and it looks great with Pumpkin Pie too!

The Tres Chic background stamp is also retiring.  I used it on this card as well.

I hope you are having a great summer and staying cool.  It's heating up here!

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Artistic Etchings Father's Day

I honestly don't know how this happened, but this video has been uploaded to my You Tube account since Saturday, and I didn't post it to my blog. Oh well! Better late than never?

I used some new products from the 2010-2011 Stampin Up catalog. I LOVE the new Newsprint designer paper. It's so versatile! I also love the new Cherry Cobbler card stock.

I hope you had a wonderful Father's Day weekend.  After church on Sunday morning, we hung out at home.  In the evening, we had my in-laws over for steak.  It was yummy!  Then we played some dominoes.  We love to play games!

Keep checking back!  I've been working on some stuff!

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

With All My Heart Scrap Card

I wanted to "throw" together a quick card and it all started with a scrap on my desk.  I had a piece of textured chocolate chip card stock on my desk that had already been stamped with the Woodgrain background stamp.  I also had a scrap piece of ribbon...and it turned into a thing.  I decided I would only use scraps for this card.  Even the card base was a scrap (which is why it is an odd size).  I actually really love this little card.

I bought the Sizzlits Lots of Labels set a little while back, and I have not used them nearly enough.  The Pumpkin Pie label was cut using Label #2 from that set.  It's fund to layer labels and punches to create more interest.

You will see in this video that I am not perfect.  I goof up and make mistakes all the time...and then I go with it.  You don't have to be perfect when you craft...just do it!

Thank you for hanging in there with me while I've redone my craft room!  I will do a video of it when I have it done.  I am still settling in and reorganizing things.

Thanks for watching!  Enjoy your day!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Under Construction

Hello everyone! I got an email today asking me where I have been. It's kind of a crazy story (or maybe just average, but it's been crazy here). I thought when summer rolled around I would have more time to make some videos...and I bet you thought so too!

About a week and a half ago, I decided to clean my craft room. Well, that craft room cleaning turned into a full on craft room re-do. I have torn my entire craft room apart, and I almost have it put back together. I have repainted, searched the world over for the perfect craft room furniture, bought it, put it together, rearranged...the list goes on and on.

Then, on Thursday of last week, my husband and I left for a getaway in Lake Tahoe with our friends (you may remember Breanne from my CHA video). All of the kids stayed with their grandparents, and we had a relaxing weekend. I watched two movies while we were gone. I hardly ever sit still long enough to watch a movie. On the second night, it was decided that I am no longer allowed to choose the movies (the picture on the front looked good and it has Jennifer Aniston in it, so I thought it would be good). At least we had ice cream to keep us entertained during that movie.

We are in our way home from Tahoe right now. I convinced my husband to let me stop at Ikea on the way home to find the last little bits to complete my craft room. He is such a good sport! The closest Ikea to my house is three hours away, so I don't get to go very often. We are about three hours from home now. I have a video on my "list". It shouldn't be too long and I'll be "back in business". I'm thrilled with the way the re-do is going and I honestly can't wait to get in there and use the room I have worked so hard to put together. Thanks for asking where I've been (you know who you are), it makes me feel good to know you've missed me!

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Quick Tip For You

I don't know if this is already out there, but I was looking for a quick way to get some paper onto the front of cards...and ensure that it was straight! This worked fabulously!

I am currently hard at work on a craft room re-do. I have been sweating away all day in there.

Enjoy your day!