Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
The weather here has been awesome. I think we may have to pay for the great season when the hurricane season starts. I guess we better enjoy it while we can!
I am sharing another page I did last week. It is hard for me to get good pictures of scrap book pages because they are so large. This really looks better in person. I used the Encarte patterened paper from SU for the background. You can actually see both sides of the paper because I cut a large triangular shape out of it and flipped it for the the middle section. I stuck all three pieces to a sheet of white cardstock. Along the 'seams' of the paper I stuck a ton of Prima flowers. They not only covered up the seam but added to the "wedding" feel of the page. This page may look a bit incomplete but that is because I left a lot of room for the journaling. I especially like this page because the large picture is actually an enlargement of a small snapshot I received. I was able to crop it down, change the direction of the layout and enlarge it. Isn't it amazing what we can do with our pictures these days? I love it!!
Monday, May 21, 2007
This next page was done using basic grey papers and a vellum quote. The journaling is temporary...I just copied what was on the back of the photo so mom could re-write it herself. The prima flowers are stuck on with mini glue dots and then dotted in the center with Stickles. The hardest part on this page was getting the heart the right size.
School gets out on Wednesday. yay! Then the fun really begins. I am working on the 'summer charts' today. We worked out a point system for the kids to earn their allowance. The goal is that they will actually DO some things around the house and that they will have their own money to spend and thereby won't be constantly asking MOM for money. We shall see...If you have any great tips on how to get your kids to do their chores, I am always up for suggestions!!
Have a great day!
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
for only $49! That is $40 off so...I felt justified. I have had SUCH fun with it! Here are few of the first cards I made with it.
The first is using pixie pink cardstock that
I ran through the CB and then sponged with craft
white ink. The background is so pretty...I didn't want
to cover it up! I punched out a white circle, stamped
the flower circle from seeing spots and stuck a clear
button over it with crystal effects. The white organdy
ribbon is wrapped around the pixie pink and the white
circle is stuck on with dimensionals. Very sweet!
The next card is made with the same CB folder but I ran a folded piece of vellum cardstock through this time. The vellum is thin enough to fit and it embossed both sides! Very cool! I stuck a piece of Pumpkin pie inside the card on the back side and stamped Happy Birthday right under where the front focal point was. The flower on the front is stamped with PPie and punched out with my biggest circle punch. I used a choco chip marker to add little dots around the edge of the circle for a little border and also to mimic the dotted circles in the background. The Brown ribbon is tied around the front flap of the card. To do that, I used a 1/4" circle punch and punched it right on the spine of the card. I secured the ribbon in a few places with the mighty mini glue dots. (don't you wonder how we ever did anything without those things? Love them!!)
This last card is just too much fun! I made all these cards after my watercolor class a couple weeks ago. Kim stayed late and we were in my office squealing over this awesome new toy! I don't remember what the CB fold is called but it looked like alligator skin to me! I ran a piece of green galore cardstock through the cuttlebug and then gently rubbed green galore ink over it with a sponge. The focal point is the alligator from Wild about you stamped in green galore as well. I added a bit of a shadow with some bashful blue using a blender pen. The red brads almost went in the alligator's eyes....we were getting punchy at this point, but decided to make him a nice guy and added them in the corners instead. Black gingham is the best thing ever and anchors this card as well as adds an element of fun. This is my kind of masculine card! Of course...we are talking about young boys...speaking of which, My 'baby' will be six tomorrow. How did that happen? No, I'm not having any more...
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
I received this card in the mail last week from Judith Novak. I love it! Talk about attention to detail! It is a cheerful as a fresh boquet of flowers. I am lucky to have such talented people in my downline!
I had a fun surprise today...since it was Tuesday Stampin Therapy, I had a few friends over to stamp. We had fun visiting and stamping and eating lunch. We also shed a few tears over the new retiring list from Stampin' Up! You can see the EXTREMELY LONG list here There are some great sets retiring!! Be sure to get them now while you can. After July 1st, they are gone forever. Anyway, back to my story. My surprise! My good friend Kim brought me this adorable donation jar she had made just for me! She even started it off with $5! The labels say "ribbon, adhesives, bling, ink, paper, & buttons." She is just too sweet! I showed it to my DH when he got home and he wanted to know if he had to climb into the jar...his name is Brad...LOL