Saturday, July 30, 2011

Another Saturday Night

Today was another gorgeous day and I even managed to take my dog Annabelle, for a short walk. It was 95 degrees and our timing wasn't the greatest. We ended up a half mile up the road and then all these old (very cool) cars started driving by as it was cruise night! As each car passed, they revved their engines. Very fun, but not for our canine friends!
The card I chose to share with you is another favorite of mine. It uses:
Stamp Sets: Elements of Style w#118611 $27.95 c#120045 $19.95 and retired Sanded Background stamp
Ink Pads: Rich Razzleberry and Always Artichoke
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White
Accessories: silver cord, Aqua painter and Oval Scallop Frame Bigz Die
Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend.
Stamped Blessings,
~ Arlena

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I'm singing in the rain!

Hello everyone! I'm fighting off a terrible headache, due to the weather, but am so thankful for the rain we had yesterday and last night. We needed it so bad.
I'm looking forward to the weekend. I'm hoping to spend some time stamping and coming up with ideas for a workshop I have on August 25th. I'm looking to add some more events to my calendar so that I can share my passion with others. It is so much fun to watch some create a beautiful card from plain paper, a stamp and some ink. The most simple card can be so elegant and ANYONE can duplicate a card, ANYONE!!!!!
The card I chose to share tonight is an oldie but a favorite! Any sentiment can be stamped inside the small oval.
Stampset: Inspired by Nature #111656 $23.95
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip and retired Close to Cocoa
Ink Pads: Always Artichoke
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, retired small oval punch and retired slotted punch
Well, it's time for me to call it a night. Until next time....
Stamped Blessings,

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I am so thankful for air conditioning!

Of all times when air conditioning can go out...of course it would be when temps are pushing 100 every day! But today it is fixed and I will sleep like a baby tonight!
As I said with my last posting, I was getting together with friends to do a little stamping. As it turns out, there was emphasis on "little". But I was able to make a couple of cards.
As you can tell, I am having difficulty placing my photos where I want them, but I know you will forgive me.
The thank you card is made with the retired color blushing bride and the beautiful new In Color, wonder wisteria. The stamp is called Elizabeth.
The Harley-Davidson card is one of a few cards that a friend asked me to make for a fund raiser for English Mastiff Rescue. Yes, the cardstock is pink!!! To all of us lady riders, enjoy the ride! The English Mastiff Rescue is an organization that helps in finding homes for English Mastiff dogs. These beautiful canines are very large, but very gentle. They don't realize their size and truly love people. My friend fosters them until permanant homes can be found for them. She falls in love with every one of her foster dogs and is very passionate at matching the perfect family with each dog. If you'd like to know more, please let me know.
That's all I have for tonight. Thank you for visiting. Until next time, Blessed stampings!
~ Arlena

Friday, July 8, 2011

If at first you don't succeed

Hello Friends!
I can't believe it's been almost a year since my last post. I have been encouraged by a friend and fellow blogger to keep trying until I succeed, so here I go.
I'm going to make my first attempt at posting a picture. It's of a card I made last night. I changed it up a bit from the original picture that was sent to me. Unfortunately, I do not know who the original designer was. The original card was made with gold embossing powder and gold paper, where I used copper and SU's Very Vanilla card stock. The stamp set is called Because I Care.
I'm getting together with some friends tomorrow and we're going to stamp the day away! I look forward to getting creative and bouncing ideas off of everyone. We all have different tools and supplies and that's always fun to share. I'll try to post again this weekend with some of the cards I make tomorrow.
Have a great weekend.
Stamped Blessings,