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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Weather and Water Updates for Canby, Oregon

I had said that I wasn't going to talk about the snow...well let me tell you what happened. It started warming up, then warm rains showed up. Do you know what happens guessed it FLOODS. These were taken with my phone..Sorry for the quality. The Willamette River at Oregon City is running really high. The local parks have the river running through them with the boat launches under water.

The constant downpour (4 inches in 48 hours) has stopped and the temperature has cooled again so the snow runoff has slowed. What a difference 3 days can make.

The top picture is one that was taken in August of 08 without the flooding

January 1-3, 09

The Inspirational Challenge for today (1/3) is located HERE. I have never seen such beautiful cakes in my life. We were to make items inspired by them. These are my samples.
Please check out the gallery of wonderful cakes. They are truly art forms.

Stamp set: A Rose is a Rose- Stampin' Up!
Ink: Regal Rose , Rose Red
Paper: Regal Rose, Summer sun, Raspberry twist DSP
Accessories: glue pen, dazzling diamonds, Stamp-a-ma-Jig, half pearls, ribbon, nesties, Big Shot

Paper: Brushed Silver, Sage Shadow
Ink: Encore Silver
Accessories: Silver Ribbon, cuttlebug folder, big shot machine

Stamp Sets: Light of the world-Our Daily Bread Designs
Sincere Salutations-Stampin' Up!
Paper: Pacific Point, White, DSP
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: Copic Sketch Markers, top Note Die, Big Shot, Label Punch

The challenge for January 1 was to use our favorite things. Though I have never been a real pinky girl, since I have been around Cambria I find myself using more and more pink. My new favorite colors are regal rose and rose red. I used those in conjunction with my new favorite designer paper from Stampin' Up! called Raspberry twist.

Stamp Set: Dream a Little
Ink: regal rose, rose red
Paper: white, DSP Raspberry twist

This one is from the same challenge
Stamp set: Always, Warm words
Paper: Regal rose, white, black, Raspberry Twist DSP
Accessories: SU Scalloped punch, ribbon, clear embossing powder
Ink: Rose red

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

December 31, 2008

The last day of the year....

Rick and I are going to the show. There are a couple of good comedy shows in the theaters right now. Yes Man with Jim Carey and Marly & Me with Jennifer Aniston should be a good afternoon.

I had to get my card made for todays sketch challenge

I am going to try to be a bit more detailed as time goes on into 2009, but no promises...

Stamp Set: Dream a Little-Stampin' Up!

Papers: Neenah solar white extra smooth
Basic Black
Designer Series paper-Raspberry Twist from Stampin' Up!

Accessories: Corner Punch- SU

Tuesday 12/30..color challenge

The SCS challenge for today was to use Bravo Burgundy, Handsome Hunter and So Saffron to make the cards. Here is the link to the challenge.

These are the two that I made. The first one is a new stamp set called Petal Pizzazz from Stampin' Up! the is scheduled for release on January 19th. The textured backgrounds are made with cuttlebug folders using the Big Shot machine.

The last one is a stamp from a company called Stampscapes. The gold is a wheel from stampin Up! and the Birthday wishes is from a set called Sincere Salutations also from Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Well the year is about over and its getting time to tie up loose ends for the year. That will be in a separate post.

Here are a few cards that I made today getting ready to share the new sets with the general public.

This one is called Just Buzzing By. It is from Stampin' Up! and all images are copyrighted.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunday 12/28/08

Good Sunday evening!!

Today has been relaxing after going shopping yesterday. We just sat around watching a marathon of HOUSE

The challenge for today was the FEATURED STAMPER

I cased her card located here

Stamps: Dr Peanut--OUR CRAFT LOUNGE
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Rose Red, Neehan Solar White, SU Basic Black
Raspberry Twist DSP-Stampin Up!-Release date 1/19/09
Retired SU Ribbon
Martha Stewart punch
All coloring with Copic Markers

Saturday 12/27/08

OMG...The snow is going away so we decided to go to town and do some shopping....The local store was so packed that there was a person every 3 square feet. It was like black Friday on Steroids.

When I got home I had a lot of fun with the challenge for today. It was an inspirational challenge and here are the cards that I made. I was into the spring theme and these new stamps from OUR CRAFT LOUNGE

Friday 12/26/08

Today was warmer....finally. The great thaw has started. The cars are still under about 6 inches of snow..Our plans are tomorrow to get out and do some shopping.

I spent a lot of the day making cards..anything but Christmas cards

I really like this bird from Martha Stewart.He was colored with various Copic markers. I used the Fern stamp from a new hostess set called ORGANIC GRACE from Stampin' Up!. It will be available on January 19, 2009 with the launch of the new Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog. The sentiment is from SINCERE SALUTATIONS.

This one is a recycled card that I received. I loved the picture so much that I had to make a birthday card from it. I trimmed the picture then coated it with tombo all purpose glue. Added clear EP, melted with the heat gun, added veramark and another layer of clear ep. This is sorta like the cracked glass method without the freezing or cracking. By doing this it gave it texture and sheen


I love my new top note die. I used it for the main frame if this card, I added Encore gold ink with the jumbo wheel leaves ala carte.

I used the Big Shot with nesties ovals for the main LOVE image.

I created the lettering using the computer and the heart was made with Seasonal Icons from Stampin' Up!