Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Today, I'm gunna share this little card I made with scraps. The flower tiles are glazed with acrylic to make them shiny and hard. The button is GCD Studios, from the Melody Ross line. I like this card 'cause I can use it for anything... there isn't a sentiment, so I can quickly stamp one inside for the appropriate occasion! It's gorgeous today... And tomorrow, APRIL is here! I have lots of things planned for April: my birthday, a few giveaways, my anniversary, Wrigley's birthday, a new niece will be born, a couple of nieces' birthdays, and lots of pretty projects! Whew! You don't want to miss a single day, so sign up to FOLLOW me! Sometimes, it's okay to be a follower!
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*Lots of scrap layouts will be up this week! Yay! They are good ones!
Have a great day!
Monday, March 29, 2010
The Pink Elephant: Pastels
Pile It On: Animals
Practical Scrappers: Something you've had for over a year (the scallop punch is about 8 years old!)
I went to a crop Saturday (hosted by the awesomely talented, Shannon Zickle) and didn't get home until 3 AM! I got some super cute pages done and can't wait to share them with you... hopefully tomorrow!
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
For a list of supplies, please click here. Raegan, I know you are wishin' you had this cute, glass Prima bottle back now! :)Have a great day!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Supplies: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon; Inchie Tiles: Inchie Arts, LLC; Inks: Impress; Ribbon: May Arts; Stamps: Impress (flower) and Anna Griffin (sentiment); Other: Button, thread and lace.
A couple more pictures from the event (I couldn't resist...)
Getting shaved, lots of hair was taken off!
Mac, the 7 year old kiddo with the BIGGEST heart of anyone I know. He was so proud that he raised as much money as he did. Look at that face... precious!
Thanks to all who donated and came out to the event to cheer them on! Now, just hoping for either warmer weather or rapid hair growth!
Friday, March 19, 2010
Super easy, quick and fresh... just like SPRING!
Lastly, to toot my own horn... my Coffee Layout (in the post below) was chosen as a Sketchy Thursdays Fave! Check out my new, cool badge on the right!
Have a great day!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
And here is my card:
I'm also submitting this card to these two challenge site:
The Pink Elephant- "Spring"
Pile It On- "Pastel Colors"
Yes, this photo stinks to high heaven, but it's the best one I could get (sorry!). I made the big dahlia looking flower with paper scraps, a couple of punches and some inked edges. The sentiment stamp is an oldie from Anna Griffin and the center flower is American Crafts, the Dear Lizzy line.
Hope you have a happy Thursday! I have a date tonight with my girlfriends!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I have a layout to share... I used this sketch from Sketchy Thursdays:And, going with the challenge of scrappin' your favorite drink over at These Are a Few of My Favorite Things, this is what I came up with:
I LOVE coffee! My day doesn't start until I've had a cup or two or three... I treat myself way too much to our local coffee shop Heine Brothers and Starbucks, too. I like is strong, drink it black and consider it a necessity.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Do you love those monsters? I made this card for my oldest brother's 40th birthday. He loved it- and those monsters? They represent me and my siblings! The inside was just as good and darn it! I didn't take a pic of it!
Supplies: Monster stickers: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Chipboard Arrow: K&Co.; Letter Stickers: October Afternoon; Other: circle punch and brown ink.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
I tried out a new tool- Cutter Bee Bugs from EK Success. It's a rotary piercer that makes holes so you can stitch your card or paper. This is super fabulous for people that love the stitched look, but can't get their sewing machine to work (like me!). I got it at my LSS for around $8 and it included a set of 2. Enjoy your weekend, I hope to do a little crafting today... it's gloomy and chilly here.
Friday, March 12, 2010
This week, I chose to work with the doggie angel digi. Have you ever had a friend or family member lose a dog or favorite pet? If so, you know that finding the right/perfect card can be a daunting task. Well, this dog digi image is adorably sweet and the sentiment goes along quite nicely... The inside reads, "so sorry for your loss." You can't tell from the picture, but the halo is on foam tape so it pops up just a bit.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
This is a LO I did this past weekend at the crop with my girlfriends. I made it special for my sweet niece, Kendall. Kendall has a new pink room and is preparing for a new baby sister too! I used some new GCD paper (Homespun Chic) and American Crafts (Dear Lizzy) paper, embellies, and stamp, and a few other little do-dads! I framed it in a white wooden shadow box frame and gave it to her today. Sometimes, parting is such sweet sorrow!
A close up of my fave part- the handmade flowers!Have a lovely day! Get some sun on your face...
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
We were recently together at my dad's retirement party and again, she had me in hysterics! We snuck off to a room by ourselves and told one funny story after the next. We had a ball catching up because we just don't see each other enough.
So, I had this picture of us taken that night. I thought it was cute and wanted to send her a copy. I also wanted to make it a little special. I pulled out my handy dandy Xyron machine and made it into a refrigerator magnet! I decorated the picture with patterned paper and rub-ons, and shoved it through my Xyron. Lastly, I added my handmade button with some ribbon. Aunt Chrissy got the package yesterday and called me today to tell me she loved it. We had a few more laughs on the phone before saying good-bye. She is the best...
Monday, March 8, 2010
Here is this Thursdays sketch:
And here's my take on the sketch...
This is Elan and his first friend, Liam (my bestest craftin' bud, Elizabeth's son). The supplies I used are a random mix of cute things. I am also submitting this to a "new to me" blog: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things. This weeks challenge is to create a LO/card about your fave friend. If you want to play along with Sketchy Thursdays, you have until Wednesday night! Go check out both blogs and play along!
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Mac's face just tells it all- terrifying the first time and a blast the second time! I had a lot of fun doing this page- I got out my Studio Calico kit and some paint, did a little doodling around the edges, busted out some stickers, and so on... It's fun- exactly the look I was going for to showcase these awesome pictures!
Friday, March 5, 2010
The Pink Elephant- "green"
Pile It On- "lucky me"
Crazy 4 Challenges- "textures"
Practical Scrappers- "ink/chalk"
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket; Cardstock: Paper-Source; Ribbon: Martha Stewart; Stamps: Papertrey Ink; Other: Vintage button, quilters thread, brown ink, Copic marker (brown)corner rounder, Cuttlebug, and swiss dot embossing folder.
Hope you have a glorious day! The sun is shining and the temperature is rising... a fab day to play outside. I hope to get my sick one out for a little Vitamin D sometime today! Enjoy!
And the inside...
To see my post and all the supplies used, click here. Sorry for the short post, I'm exhausted. Anna was up all night barfing. So, the good news is that everyone has had the barf virus, we are done. I'll be back later with a challenge card!