Thursday, May 29, 2008

Be Careful with a Power Saw!

While in NC Joe had an accident with a power saw and fortunately he'll be fine! He's stuck in this splint for 12 weeks, and that really limits his activities. Of course being in NC and relaxing has it's benefits. I am stuck in Florida!
We have lots to be thankful for -
Joe didn't cut his arm off or permanently disable his arm/hand.
Our friend, Don Shepson, came to the rescue and took Joe to the hospital.
Joe was referred to a GREAT specialist in Asheville.
Don and Marge have been taking good care of Joe and helping him out!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Team Exchange Update

Hi Everyone,
I realized last night that I was missing one of our cards from the exchange! The picture didn't come out on my camera, and since I'm out of town I couldn't retake the watch for the card by Debi Squires tomorrow!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Winning Art Work

Below this post are the cards in a recent team exchange/art work contest. Our guest judge this time was my daughter, Laura Williams. Laura is on several company design teams and has numerous cards published in magazines (see May 2008 CARDS Magazine for 3 recently published cards.)

You can view more of Laura's work on her blog at

All of the cards below have been created using new stamps and papers from our Summer Idea Book. We all have our own style, and this is really a great selection of our creative styles! Enjoy and be inspired!

A Winning Card by Liane Donovan

Can you tell Liane is a dog lover? These new stamps are perfect for any pet lover! Putting the stamps together with the new Sarsaparilla paper is a great combination. Liane also used our new decorative scissors, distressing ink, Edge Anchors, and ribbon.

Winning Card Created by Monica Julien

This is one of the two winning cards - a pocket card created by Monica Julien. Monica' s creative use of the stamps really impressed our guest judge, Laura Williams. When I took the picture of the card, I wanted you to see a portion of the pull out card. Monica also used Clear Buttons, Bigger Brads, Bitty Brads, Prisma Glitter, and distressing inks.

Created by Gayle Krisher

Gayle's card is 5 X 7 pinwheel card using the new Whoops-A-Daisy paper pack. The creative folding for the pinewheels is really pretty with the paper designs. Gayle also used stamps, Sassy Strands, Bigger Brads, and our Prisma Glittler.

Created by Leah Crist

Hopefully you can see the creative fold of this card created by Leah.
The right panel folds over the front of the card. Leah used a lot of great embellishments on her card - paper flowers, bigger brads, rick rack, sparkles, and eyelets. The Boom-Di-Ada paper pack is one of the most popular designs!

Created by Penny Duke

Bigger Brads have been one of my favorite embellishments, and Penny used them to secure her horizonal blue band. Stamping a background is a great way to create a "patterned paper" look while using your stamps! What a great friendship card!

Created by Therese Pierro

Therese created this card with a unique front opening. I hope you can tell from the photograph. The flower image stamped on the front using the White Daisy ink (you know how much I love that!) overlaps in closing the front. Therese also used glitter and white flock!

Created by Venia Joray

With the bright Whoops-A-Daisy paper pack, Venia created this pretty card. I love that she used the White Daisy ink on the top section of the card, and I'm totally in love with the new bitty brads! This card could be used with many different sentiments.

Created by Jamie Burton

There are a lot of techniques shown in this card. Jamie used Liquid Glass, Wire, Foam Squares, sanding, distressing, sponging, and stamping tone on tone.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Created by Sue Waters

Sue Waters created this card using the new Sarsaparilla Paper Pack and Yeehaw (B1305) Stamp Set. I love the way she used the waxy flax to create her lasso, and the White Daisy Ink pad was perfect for her white cross design down the front of the card!

Created by Teresa Pander

This card has lots of cool touches. Not sure you can see them all, but look closely at the frog and the sentiment square. I just love the Boom-Di-Ada Creative Basics. It includes this paper and the Hollyhock Rick Rac!

More artwork from our recent Team Exchange/Art contest, so keep checking back!

Team Artwork Contest & Exchange!

Hi Ladies,

I am going to begin posting the cards in our recent exchange and art contest. You can also view two cards I created on my website at http://www.susan.myctmh/.

Keep checking back for more great cards/ideas!

Here we go!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hello card

I love these square shaped background stamps . . . and they are really much more vesatile than you might think! For this background, I stamped the image twice, and cut them in half (so, yes, i had one half leftover.) The flower and vase set is the June Stamp of the Month. You know you want it!!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Playing with Bryce

Hi Everyone,
My 3 1/2 year old grandson, Bryce, is here with his mommy. To say he is cute would be an understatement! He's funny, he's fun, he's adorable, and he's imaginative.

Watch for some pictures this week.

Do you know what else this means? Laura is here too. I told her she had to create create create while here. Last night she made a great card with an upcoming Stamp of the Month. I'll get that posted too!

Back to playing!