Saturday, January 31, 2009

I Chews U

I got to play with my Bubs The Beaver set from The Craft Lounge. I had to purchase this set.. mostly because of my last name.... Bevard... It seems that everyone loves to mispronounce this name! I always get Bee-vard, Brev-ard, Bev-erd. Ber-vard.. Anyway, with all of this our name reminds me of Beavers.. In fact, my husband's nickname for us is The Beaves. LOL So I had to get it because of the beavers... By the way, it is pronounced Bev-ard. :) Anyway here are a few things I used for this card:
  • Bubs The Beaver with copics
  • LI brads
  • SU regal rose, pink pirouette, whisper white CS
  • Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders
  • word window punch
  • SU ribbons
  • iridescent cord

Monday, January 12, 2009

Valentine Tin

I put this tin together with the intention of filling it with valentines. I thought it turned out pretty cute! I used an alterable bandaid tin. I used my CC Designs stamps and colored images using my Copics. I also used SU DP from a couple of years ago (gotta use it up sometime!) I had to take several pictures of the ribbons so you can get a better idea of what they really look like. Most of the ribbons on the tin are pink with iridescent trim, and a couple of them organza with sparkles. The darker picture kind of gives you the impression that the ribbons are iridescent. Anyway, just use your imagination! LOL I believe I used about 7 different ribbons on the top...

Miniature Valentines

I made these sweet little valentines to go into the valentine tin. I broke out my CC Designs stamps and whipped 'em together... I bought them last year and I finally got a chance to use them! These are all trading card size and fit perfectly in the tin. I probably would have made more but a few of these are a bit bulky. Another thing I used on these are my Copics. I think I'm starting to get the hang of how to blend them! I guess it just takes patience and time... On these I used SU and Bazzill CS, several Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders, some Quickutz dies and brads from Makng Memories and Bazzill, SU eyelets, and various ribbons and punches...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Selling Retired Stamp Sets

Just wanted to put a bug in your ear that I am selling many of my Stampin Up stamp sets... Please take a look! I have them listed on the right side bar... I have over 80 more Stampin Up sets up for grabs. I am also posting some retired SU accessories and wheels that match some of the sets I will be posting. I will be posting as time permits--lots of stuff going on in life right now... Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Scary Times!

After the terrential down-pours and much melting of snow my home town and surrounding areas are flooding!! My home is not in a flood plain and we are not affected by this--yet... But here are some links and photos of the outlying areas...

Video of Merwin Dam Here in Woodland, we live right off of a fork of the Lewis River. Merwin Dam is approximately 20 miles to the east of us and drains into this river. This is the site at the dam, showing how much water is coming out of the dam. This water has come down to our town and flooded much of the east side next to the river.

This photo was taken up by the dam in another area--Cougar, WA.. The strange part about this picture is that the flooding is from melted snow. THIS SNOW HAS NOT EVEN MELTED!!! Some areas in and around Cougar had over 5 feet of snow during Dec. The flooding happened so fast! They had over 9 inches of rain between Jan 6-7....This area sits in a mountainous region... This pic was snagged from KATU news

Just to the north of us (where we recently moved from) is some of the other smaller tributaries. This video is just off of Rose Valley Road on the south end of Kelso... There were many mudslides in the Kelso area yesterday--left alot of people without power...

On the north end of Kelso (very close to our other house) is Ostrander road. My friend Shelley lives up this road. This is what it looks like on the way to her house... YIKES!