Rubber stamping, scrapbooking, card-making and other paper crafts

June 3, 2008

Oldy but Goody

Although the Touch of Nature stamp set was retired by Stampin' Up!, I can't resist to continue to use it for making cards. The stamps have a wonderful line drawing image which is a great base for colored pencils and/or watercoloring. I used a new birthday present from my DH, the Cuttlebug, to cut the oval and scalloped oval for this simple design.

Stamps: Touch of Nature

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Brown, Wild Wasabi

Paper: Wild Wasabi, Naturals Ivory, Whisper White

Accessories: Wild Wasabi double-stitched ribbon, colored pencils, Stampin' Sponge, dimensionals

~ Alice

June 2, 2008


I have been busy creating, but haven't posted here on my blog for quite awhile. So here are a few ideas to get you caught up on what I've been doing. :-) I finished a scrapbook that contained all of the page spreads that I taught in my Scrapbook Class for the past year. When we started in September 2007 I promised the attendees that if they came every month, they would have a completed "Year in the Life of My Family" scrapbook with highlights of holidays, birthdays, and other important events that they wanted to remember. The layouts below are the opening and closing pages of this scrapbook. We used the Stampin' Up! Creative License Simply Scrappin' kit from last year's Hostess Rewards. If you would like the chance to earn free stamp sets and other SU! merchandise, contact me to set up a date to have your friends attend a "Girls' Night Out". We can meet in your house or mine, and make two hands-on projects for FREE! You can choose to make cards or scrapbook pages -- whichever you prefer. You provide some simple snacks and interested friends, and I will bring all the supplies and fun!

~ Alice

June 1, 2008

Shuttle Launch

We drove for about 2-1/2 hours to the Space Coast of FL to watch the NASA Space Shuttle launch. Route A1A was one long parking lot as tens of thousands of people lined up on both sides of the narrow road to claim a spot and camp out until the time finally came for the countdown to begin. Seasoned veterans were prepared with collapsable chairs, coolers, beach blankets and battery operated radios. We just stood next to a tree and tried not to look too hot... hehe As the countdow began, we all inched closer to the edge of the beach, cameras and video cameras all pointed across the water for the exciting spectacle. We were not disappointed. Although the entire take-off was over way too soon, the launch was thrilling, and took place without a hitch. The shuttle is on its way to the Space Station with another load of precious cargo.

We then returned to our car, packed up and headed for home. About two hours later, we had travelled only nine miles . So we switched to Plan B, made a U-turn, and drove in the opposite direction of home for awhile. We finally found a route that wasn't backed up with mile after mile of jammed traffic, and almost five hours after the launch began, we finally arrived home in Apollo Beach.

~ Alice