Monday, April 20, 2009

It's been a while but I'm back. Feeling much better. I get my new contact tomorrow so I should be seeing much better and the eyes won't be itching so much.

This past Saturday (4/18) I attended a Shoe Box Swap in Adams/Friendship WI. We had newbies and experienced stampers but you would not have know it by looking at the cards and items everyone made. Several of the ladies are from a group of us in WI who try to get together every month. It all started when we decided we wanted to meet IRL and decided to get together at Gina K's shop in Madison WI one Sat. It was so much fun. We chatted and showed off some of our favorite cards. We went to a local Culver's for lunch and Cheese Curds and then some of us went back to Gina K's for a COPICS class. We had so much fun we went back again and are meeting at Shoe Box Swaps around the state. We are called the 'Curds' or 'Curd Hurd (Herd)'

This week I'm gearing up for the Mini VSN on August 25th. Stop in anc check it out.

Working on getting pics uploaded.

Web connection is acting up so will sign off for tonight. Catch you later.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Stopping in to say Hi.

I have been down with a very bad cold that has kept me in bed for the past several days. My voice has finally come back and I can stay awake for more than an hour at a time.

I have a shoebox swap on the 18th so am working on those items. When the swap is over, I'll try and remember to post pics.

I am involved with the VSN on SCS this time around and things behind the scenes are heating. If you have never done a VSN, I recommend that you stop on over and check it out. No pressure, lots of fun.

Happy Easter

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Today I spent time working on the layout. I think I have this set up the way it will be for awhile. Hope you like it. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

I also worked on making something I saw on SCS. The tutorial can be found here... Woven Basket. It was so simple and fun to do that I will probably be making more of these. I don't want to post a picture yet, as I made it for a WOW item at a shoebox swap later this month. Will post pic after that event showing everything else I made to put in it.

I don't know if I'll have time to add anything this week so have a great week everyone, be safe and take time to relax.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Viva Las VSN

I was chosen to be one of the six Pit Bosses for the next VSN to be held on May 15th and 16th on SCS. The Theme is Viva Las VSN. On March 28th the Pit Bosses did a PRE (mini) VSN to kick things off. We each did a challenge based on a Las Vegas Hotel/Casino. I chose the LUXOR PYRAMID for my challenge. I was inspired by the shape of the hotel and so I challenged the players to make a Triangular shaped card and use the FAUX FELT technique as either the top image layer or the layer immedicately below the image.

I had a lot of trouble with leaving enough of the card at the top peak so that I didn't separate the top and bottom layer of the card. I also used my FAUX FELT for my bee hive and honey pot.

The stamp set is Buzzin' By by Stampin'Up! Check out my Gallery for the full recipe.

Check out the other amazing challenges by following the VSN blinkie on the right side of this page.


I am finally biting the bullet and setting up my blog. Please be patient while I set things up and figure out how to do everything.