Big stamping hugs from Pegi, Willow, and baby Lily!
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Big stamping hugs from Pegi, Willow, and baby Lily!
Posted by Pegi Taylor at 10:07 AM
Friday, September 28, 2007
I designed these cards for my first month of card making classes at Memory Creek where I am a card instructor. The classes were fun and I met some wonderful women. We had a lot of fun trying out some new stamps, punches, and techniques. I hope they will join me again next month.
My cards were made using Bazill paper for the bases and the designer paper is from Bo Bunny's Shabby Princess line. The stamp set is Just Picked from Technique Tuesday. I am loving these Technique Tuesday stamps. Oops . . . the first card is made using the Hippie Flower stamp from Limited Edition and the sentement is from Amuse. The other two cards are Technique Tuesday and the sentement is from my computer. Hey . . . if you can't find the right stamp . . . wing it!!
If you would like a chance to win one of these cards, please leave a comment on my blog and tell me about your exciting plans for the weekend. I will put all the names in a hat and draw three lucky winners out tomorrow night and announce the winners Sunday morning.
I hope you all have great plans for the weekend and thanks again so much for all your kind words.
Big stamping hugs,
Posted by Pegi Taylor at 6:25 PM
Thursday, September 27, 2007
And of course my dear sweet little puppy had to get in on the action too. "Look Momma . . . you dropped something!!" Do you remember the story of how Willow sits under my stamping desk and waits for any piece of paper . . . no matter how small . . . to drop from the sky? Well it looks as though she has caught herself a little paper treat. In case you can't see it . . . Willow has a small piece of paper stuck on her mouth. Can any Stampin' Up! fans tell what that is stuck to her sweet little face?
I hope everyone is having a great week . . . I know I am!!! Lot's of fun stuff going on here and I will have to sit down later and tell you all about it. Have a great day everyone . . . and thank you all so much for continuing to read my blog and for all your wonderful comments as I continue to grow in this craft. A very special thank you goes out to Kristina Lewis for all your beautiful compliments. You make me want to try new things as I continue to spread my wings and come out of my shell in this whole crazy stamping/papercrafting world. Big hugs to you and your beautiful family!!
Big stamping hugs to everyone from me and Willow!!
Posted by Pegi Taylor at 8:26 AM
Saturday, September 22, 2007
There is a lot of blog tag going on right now and I'm happy to join right in on this fun game!!!
First of all I was tagged by Taylor and here is how her little game of tag works.
1. YOUR ROCKSTAR NAME (first pet, current car): Mia Jetta . . . okay this game might be kinda fun . . . that sounds like a famous rock star or a rock star's daughter.
2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME (favorite ice cream, favorite cookie): Chocolate Chocolate Chip . . . okay that's really gonna impress all my gangsta friends. "Word up . . . Chocolate Chocolate Chip here . . . holla back if you wanna go to Archivers and stamp with me tonight".
3. YOUR FLY "GUY/GIRL" NAME (first initial first name, first 3 letters last name): P-Tay . . . P-Diddy . . . okay that might work.
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME (favorite color, favorite animal): Pink Cat . . . okay I guess that works . . . wasn't the Pink Panther a detective?
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME (middle name, city where you were born): Sue Lincoln
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME (first 3 letters last name, first 2 letters first name): Taype . . . not a big Star Wars Fan . . . would that be pronounced TAY-PEE or just TAPE? Either way . . . it sounds stupid!
7. YOUR SUPERHERO NAME (2nd favorite color, favorite drink, & add "the"): The Blue Fresca . . . what kind of a crazy superhero is that?
8. YOUR NASCAR NAME (first names of your Grandfathers): Harold Heye . . . okay . . . I think Harry drives a mean race car.
9. YOUR STRIPPER NAME (favorite perfume, favorite candy): Chanel M&M's . . . I better do like Cher, Prince, and Madonna . . . use my first name only!
10. YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME (Mother's & Father's middle names): Louise Lee
I was then tagged by my dear friend Kristina and here is how her game of tag works.
Four Places I have worked:
1) IMS Mortgage Services, Inc.
2) Midwest Lending
3) Men's Wearhouse
Four Places I have lived:
1) Minneaolis, MN
2) Des Moines, IA
3) Columbia, SC
4) Lincoln, NE
Four Places I have been on Vacation:
1) St. Thomas US Virgin Islands
2) St. Maarten
3) Sanibel Island, FL
4) Seattle, WA
Four Favorite Foods
4) Chineese Buffet
Four Friends I'm tagging that are most likely to respond:
1) Paris Otremba
2) Sheila Oliver
3) Michelle White
4) Tammy McBeain
I hope everyone is having a great weekend and now I am off to go stamp and will hopefully have some fun cards to post.
Thanks for stopping by.
Posted by Pegi Taylor at 9:33 AM
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
This card started out to be a sketch challenge over at SCS . . . and it just got a little outta control with all the layers . . . 14 to be exact. It has so many layers it won't even stand up on it's own . . . it keeps tipping over. It sure was fun to make though. I was in the mood for something Fall looking and I don't have any leaves, so I made a Fall looking flower instead.
The card base is SU's Close To Cocoa and the dp is Basic Grey's Aged&Confused Vagabond line. I used SU's 5/8" Chocolate Chip ribbon and added brown organdy ribbon over it. I used some Hodgepodge Hardware from SU and the flower is from the SU Doodle This set. The sentement is from SU's Short & Sweet.
Thanks for stopping by.
Posted by Pegi Taylor at 9:50 PM
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Okay . . . so I bet you are all thinking that we sure got a lot of stamping done . . . well I am sorry to disappoint you but there was more laughing, talking, and shopping at Archivers going on than there was stamping. We had most of the inventory from Archivers and Stampin' Up! already on our table . . . but we are all out in the store checking out what we might be missing for our big evening.
Okay . . . so it wasn't all laughing, talking, and shopping for the entire evening. We did manage to get some things done . . . we made a card. Yup . . . thats right . . . we made "a" card . . . "one" card . . . in six hours! LOL. It was probably the most fun card I have ever made though because all four of us designed it together, and shared in the making of it. We had so much fun making that little card and each one of us are going to share it on our blog.
So that was pretty much our fun filled evening. We did take a little break half way through the night and the Blogger Babes came over to my house (two miles away from Archivers) so they could see my townhouse, my stamping room, and of course my sweet little Willow. Willow was a little shy at first (she hid under the couch and kept peeking out) but the more they come over to visit the more she will warm up to them. She did manage to give Kristina lots of kisses though ((((((Kristina . . . I can't wait for our next stamping fest on Wednesday))))))).
And here is a picture of Willow standing on my stamping bag all ready to go on the next outing of the Blogger Babes.
Have a great week everyone and I will be back to share more creations, stories, and pictures with you.
Posted by Pegi Taylor at 8:21 PM
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Now don't get me wrong . . . I do not plan on giving up my Stampin' Up! stamps anytime soon, but it is nice to know that we do have choices. And it's nice to know that there are other stamps out there just as nice as our beloved Stampin' Up! So if you find yourself in a situation where you can't use SU products or you just want to try something new, I recommend you give Technique Tuesday a try. I think you will like them.
So for this little card I used my Just Picked set from Technique Tuesday. The card base is Bazill paper and the dp is from Bo Bunny's Shabby Princess line. The ribbon is from SU and the brads are from Karen Foster.
I hope everyone is having a great week, and thank you for stopping by.
Big stamping hugs.
Posted by Pegi Taylor at 9:44 PM
I made this card using SU's Chocolate Chip cardstock for my base, I layered Basic Grey's Infuse paper for the rest of the card, and I used SU's Sassy Stems and Warm Words sets for my image and sentement. I stamped them on the Basic Grey dp and instead of coloring in the flower, I paper pieced it. I used SU's Hodgepodge Hardware for the sentement. The brown ribbon is from SU and the pink ribbon is from Archivers.
I hope everyone enjoyed the recap of Scrapfest. We had so much fun and I am so excited to stamp with Kristina, Kathleen, and Michelle at Archivers on Saturday night. We are going to have so much fun. I will post pictures of our stamping night and hopefully a project or two for you all to see.
I thought you might enjoy seeing this picture of my little stamping helper. She sits right here next to my stamp table chewing on her flossie anxiously awaiting any small scrap of paper that might fall off my desk. That's her cue to grab it up real quick, run out of the room, and then run around with it in her mouth for the next 10 minutes taunting me and just daring me to try and get it from her. When she has had enough of the game, she takes her new prize under the couch where Mama can't get to it and stashes it away and then she comes out and waits for the next piece of paper to fall down from the sky and we play that silly game all over again. It's a wonder I get any stamping done at all.
Have a great day everyone!!!
Posted by Pegi Taylor at 6:31 AM
Monday, September 10, 2007
Our next stop on the Scrapfest tour is the Cosmo Cricket booth. Does Cosmo Cricket remind you of anything? Don't you feel like you have seen it somewhere before? Well if you said yes then you probably know that Cosmo Cricket is the creation of married designers Eric and Julie Comstock. You might have heard of Comstock before. Eric and Julie are the original creators of the Comstock Collection. The Comstock Collection is still being featured by We R Memory Keepers at scrapbook stores all over the country. They have recently decided to go on their own and Cosmo Cricket was born. Same look . . . but a different name . . . and their very own company. Cosmo Cricket you ask . . . how did they come up with that name? Cosmo Cricket is an anagram of Eric Comstock. He typed his name in wordsmith.org and that's what came out.
Our next stop on the Scrapfest '07 tour is the Westrim/Autumn Leaves booth where we met the sweetest woman, Illiana. It was nearing the end of the day and the lines were still very long at each booth. Paris and I started talking to Illiana about the cute little Rhonna Farrer butterfly stamp they were featuring and that I was going to go up to Archivers after the event was over and try to find it. Illiana informed me that Archivers had already sold out of it but if I came back to her booth in a few minutes she would give me that cute little butterfly stamp to take home with me. How sweet is that!!! So I went back and Illiana gave me the butterfly stamp and the word flourish stamp that she had used all weekend at her booth. She took great care in cleaning them up for me and was concerned that they were a little dirty still. I told her that they had received much love over the last few days and I was honored to be receiving them. Illiana was fabulous and I hope we see her again.
I hope everyone is enjoying their guided tour through Scrapfest '07. Our final stop on the tour today will be some of the display boards featuring some of the wonderful projects that were offered in the workshops. Enjoy!!!
Posted by Pegi Taylor at 9:26 PM
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Hello everyone . . . I know it's been a couple of weeks since I have been able to share anything with you. I hate not having time to stamp and blog and talk to all my friends . . . but my new job at the bank has been very busy. Once I get settled in a little more, and learn my job a little better . . . I will have more time to stamp and chat!
It's Scrapfest weekend here in Minnesota, which is an event sponsored by Archivers, and a lot of women from all over the country are here for the workshops and make and takes. We are very lucky this year to have our very dear friend Taylor VanBruggen from tayloredexpressions in town with us and we had dinner last night in her honor. There were about 15 women at dinner and we had such a fun time. It was so nice to finally be able to meet so many of my stamping/blogging friends and be able to sit down with them and talk and share and get to know everyone a little better. I am excited to say that we are planning on doing it again in the near future.
This set is the new SU Priceless set and I have to say I was a little stumped at first on how to put something together with it . . . but once I started inking up the stamps . . . the card just flowed. I really like the fact that it has 11 stamps with it and you can not only make your main images, but you can make fun backgrounds too. Can you see how I took some of the stamps and used the SU White Craft Ink to add to the dp?
I also broke out my new 2007-2008 SU In Colors and used Wild Wasabi for the card base. I also used Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranate inks, and Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon. The dp is from the Basic Grey Perhaps line. I used one of my 6 x 6 pads. I really like those pads.
So whether you are at Scrapfest this weekend, just enjoying time with your family, or sitting in your stamp room creating something special, I hope everyone is having a great weekend!! I am looking forward to tomorrow when Paris and I are going to Scrapfest and meeting up with Katheleen and Kristina. I will try to post some pictures this week of all our activities.
Posted by Pegi Taylor at 9:10 PM