Altered Memo Clip (Photo Clip)

October 25, 2008

It is a slow start to getting more of my personal stamping done, but I altered this memo clip last night.  Because of the color of the cube itself, I did use retired Marigold Morning ink and card stock.  But when it didn’t turn out exactly as planned, I could have used any colors.  I purchased the clip from the school supply section of my local OfficeMax store.  The cube is approximately 1″ square.



Laundry Quarters

October 18, 2008

Last year my daughter simply swiped her ID card to access funds to pay for laundry in her dorm.  She is at a new school and quarters are required to operated the washers and dryers.  After hearing that she forgot to take quarters to the laundry room (first floor and she lives on the third floor), I made up one of these cute quater holders.  Certainly, not my idea.  I had been “saving” this one for the day she went off to college.  Then last year she didn’t use quarters.  I was bummed.  Then, because I was in a hurry, there isn’t any stamping on this one and the paper isn’t Stampin’ Up!  I ran it through my laser printer. Oh, well.  She was very excited to receive it.  The little tube is from mini M & Ms.  I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch the holes and adhere the eyelets.  I think next time, I would attach the ribbon with the eyelet.  The knots in the ribbon prevent you from “dumping” the whole container of quarters out.  So, maybe they are a good thing afterall.


Happy Fall

October 17, 2008




Early October Snow Storm

October 12, 2008

  We are now under an emergency only travel order for the City of Billings.  Here's why:


I guess the neighbors won't be sitting on their deck today:


And we just had our trees trimmed:


Waterfall Card – Parts / Pieces / Dimensions

October 10, 2008

For my version of the Deer Friends waterfall card, I used:

Base – Confetti White card stock

1st Layer – 4" X 5 1/4" Garden Green card stock

Strip Layer - 4 1/4" x 7/8" Real Red card stock

Large Square – 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"Sage Shadow card stock

Medium Square – 2" x 2" Garden Green card stock

Stampin' Up! Scallop Circle Punch - Handsome Hunter CS

Stampin' Up! 1 3/8" Circle Punch – Real Red card stock

Stampin' Up! 1 1/4" Circle Punch – Confetti White CS

     (stamp & color before punching)

Mechanism Strip – 1 3/4" x 8 3/8" Garden Green card stock

          Scored at 4 3/4" + 1" + 1"

(adhered to real red strip layer with sticky strip)

Place the sticky strip on the inside of the top half and attach to front of the real red strip

2 gold brads & 1 gold eyelet with red & white gingham ribbon

Waterfall Card from Red Lodge Mini Convention

October 10, 2008

Here is my waterfall card from our recent Red Lodge Mini Convention.  At the end should be download links for two different instructions.  I’ll post the dimensions for my card either after the high school cross town rivalry game tonight or in the morning.














Download waterfall_card_for_dummies.pdf

Download waterfall_card_directions_trish_defoggi.pdf

Thank you card for Dr. Krusemark

October 8, 2008

Here is a thank you card I made for Dr. Krusemark in September.  I finally got it off my digital cameral last night.  So, hopefully, more items to come soon.

Dr. Krusemark

Dr. Krusemark