Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sorry I've been MIA for awhile. I haven't really stamped anything new lately. I have made stuff, just nothing new to show here. In the last 2 weeks, I have made 10 more coaster sets and 2 purse tags, and I have stamped some images and colored them, but haven't finished the cards yet. Since that last time I posted, I started working out with my friend who is a personal trainer and it's been tough, but I'm going to get in shape if it kills me! No seriously, I just want to feel healthier, not so tired and rundown. Maybe when it's all done, I'll have more energy to stamp more! I also had a birthday! It was my 43rd and no I don't mind telling people how "old" I am. Most people say I don't look that "old" which makes me feel good! Wait until I lose all this fat!!! hahah! Hey, I have to poke fun at myself. It's the way I deal with what I have done to myself over the years. And no, I don't really think it's funny that I'm 70 pounds overweight. I am taking this very seriously, but laughter is what gets me through any difficult time. What would life be if we never laughed, even at ourselves! So, anyway, today I am heading over to a big stamp/scrapbook convention in Columbia, SC which is only about 15 miles from where I live. I am so excited! I also placed a HUGE Stampin' Up! order last week and should be getting it in this week. I bit the bullet and bought a Big Shot! I have a Cuttlebug, but I really want to start my business going again and thought that would be the perfect thing to jump start with. So stay tuned for some funness coming very soon!!!Thanks to everyone hanging in there with me! You are all so appreciated!Until next time, Hugs and Happy Craftin!~Lorrie

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The BUZZZZZZ......

When I saw this stamp set Just Buzzin' By, I HAD to have it!! Then, in true Lorrie fashion, had trouble with what to do with it. So off to Splitcoast I went. I love Splitcoast. I get such inspiration and am in such awe at the wonderful people and creations that are there. If you haven't checked it out yet, don't walk, RUN over there now. Well, after you read this of course! So, anywho, I started out with the DP from the SU! Haiku paper pack, because it kinda looks like a fancy honeycomb. From there, I got my other colors from that piece of paper. After I got started, the card just fell into place.

Here's what's on it: (all SU! product unless otherwise stated)

Stamps: Just Buzzin' By

Papers: More Mustard, Barely Banana, Haiku DP, Very Vanilla

Ink: Black Stazon, various SU! markers

Embellies: Stickles (on the bees), sparkly fiber (not sure where I got that), little acrylic flower from Target Dollar Spot

The bee hive was stamped, colored with markers, cut out and mounted to the piece of Very Vanilla. I decorated the inside a little, too, but didn't get a good pic. The rest of the sentiment, "have a honey of a day!" is stamped and the little flower from the set is stamped, colored, cut out and glued beneath the sentiment. It looks really cute, you'll just have to take my word for it!

That's it!! Now you can go check out Splitcoast!

Thanks for stoppin' by today! Until next time, Hugs and Happy Craftin'!