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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Blast from the Past and a "Peek" at the Future

First of all, I just want to thank all of you who read my little comment about being worried about a lump I found on Audrie, our 4 year old (well, she'll be 5 in two weeks!) and sent along their thoughts and good wishes. We took her to the doctor yesterday, and come to find out, she has a hernia! Still not the greatest news, but FAR BETTER than what it could have turned out to be! So we will be going to talk to a pediatric surgeon on Friday to have it fixed. We are so thankful that's all it is! Thank you so much! Now on to the projects at hand: This first one I found at Target in their Halloween candy section. It was prepainted that green color and had bats on the front and came with the black and orange
jelly beans for only 3.99! I just covered the bottom portion with some old old old SU! designer series paper, and made a cute little tag from the Monster Party set from Storage Units, Ink and More. I thought it would be a cute little container for the "You've Been Booed" game that some neighborhoods like to play at Halloween. I didn't put the poem in there just yet, but it could easily be printed out and stuffed down inside with the candy. The fun birthday card was also made using the Monster Party set. I think it will be one of my all-time faves and is a VERY popular choice at the SUINK and More store! I did this one about a week ago for the Featured Stamper Challenge FS84. My goal was to use the set for something other than Halloween, and I think it works quite well for a little boy birthday card. Or I guess you could color them pink and make it for a girl--some of them can be little monsters as well! I used Crystal Effects on their eyes and did a squiggly line of the same over the sentiment. It's a fun look in real life!
So enough talk about the past, let's talk about the future. Specifically tomorrow, October 1st. That's when Storage Units, Ink and More will be released the four new stamp sets that have been making their debuts all over blogland the past few days! You can get a rundown HERE in case you missed any, and for today's peeks, head on over to Mary Jo's, Dawn's, and Jen's blogs to check them out!

TIP: When coloring with Copic Markers, they don't always have to have the look of blended perfection. Do a little darker outline action with a color from the same family around the inside of your image for boldness without blending it to the lighter color.

You've Been Booed
Stamps: Monster Party (Storage Units, Ink and More)
Paper: Basic Black (SU!), Olive, Dark Orange (Core'dinations), Papertrey White, Designer Series Paper (SU!)
Ink: Palette Noir (Superior)
Accessories: Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, CM Circle Cutting System, Regular Hole Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Threading Water Scallop Punch (Fiskars), Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Wide Apple Green Grosgrain Ribbon, Box with Jelly Beans (Target)

Monster Celebration
Stamps: Monster Party, It's My Party (Storage Units, Ink and More)
Paper: Real Red (SU!), Kiwi, Jaybird, Izmir Purple (Core'dinations), The Goods-Bumblebee (American Crafts)
Ink: Palette Hybrid Noir (Superior)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Crystal Effects, 1/2" Circle Punch, Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Red Brads, Dinosaur Back Paper Edgers (Fiskars), Dimensionals


  1. Such cute cards.... and I'm so glad to hear that it wasn't serious for Audrie. So scary!!

  2. Both of those projects are fabulous! I love the box and need to go to my Target to find one! I just got that set and just inked it up!! What a fun set!

  3. Thank goodness your sweet little girl is ok, a hernia does stick but you are right it could have been a lot worse. I just love this set and you have really rocked the samples with it. I think it is one of my favorite SUInk sets, and I don't even own it, lol. Wonderful samples.

  4. I love your Halloween treats! So cute and the colors are so bright. Glad to hear your daughter is okay.

  5. So sorry your little girl has to go through surgery. That's so scary. And that's good it isn't someting worse. Big hugs there for ya! Your cards are totally ADORABLE! I love both!! :)

  6. Your Halloween container turned out really cute!
    Glad to hear it is nothing serious for your daughter, but I will be praying for all to go well for her with the surgery.

  7. Hi! I have a 4 year old son that will be 5 in November and he has an epigastric hernia. Which the pediatric surgeon said that those sometimes heal on their own and don't amount to much but if it's not gone by the time he is 8 or 9 he will have to have surgery. So I'm hoping it will go away. His is above his belly button. Just wanted to share. Hope all goes well with your little girl!


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