Saturday, September 29, 2007
To start I took a piece of cardboard (you know like the ones that come w/SU dp) and cut it to 31/2 x 11. Score @ 31/2 and 7 to make a triangle or tent. This is where you will store all your recipes you are not using. Then I took 8 coasters one for everyday of the week and one for the cover and covered them in brocade dp. I sanded and distressed all edges and sponged w/choc chip. My cousins colors are neutral so I thought this paper would be perfect. I printed out the meal and planner on my computer and stamped the baroque in choc chip and punched out w/my scallop.
The other seven coasters are covered, distressed, and sponged also. Each coaster also has a day tab stapled to them. I used velcro for the recipes to attach to the coaster so its easy to change out. I printed out 10 of my fave recipes for her and gave her some blank ones to handwrite her own recipes on. All recipes were printed on the computer. I stamped the baroque swirl in choc chip onto the recipe in the lower right corner. Some of the recipes hang off the edge a tad but not enough that I wanted to redo them!LOL! I'll let you know if it will be a or not. Along w/the meal planner and recipes I have some dry items in the recipes Im giving her.
When I was going through Dawns blogs the other day looking for the candy bar card I found another card I wanted to case. (Note to self: Dont go on Dawns blog she has too many amazing cards to copy!LOL) Mama got this Booglie eye set and let me borrow it and I hadnt inked it up yet. After seeing Dawns card this cute little spider got some ink!
The card is a trifold card (the measurements are on Dawns blog). For the front of the card I inked up my cheesecloth in versamark and embossed w/Holographic ep. I wanted a little sparkle! I punched a 1 3/8" sq. out of the front layer and used the sentiment from MFT fright night for the oval. I doodled around the frame and added bling to my oval sentiment.
For the inside layer I colored my spider w/prismacolor pencils and applied googlie eyes. I also added some crystal stickles to him. I punched out the spider w/a 1/4" sq punch and layered w/a bb 1 3/8" sq. I doodled around the frame on this layer also. The cheesecloth on this layer is stamped tone on tone (no sparkle). I also puched the large oval out of this layer for the second sentiment to peek through. The inside is white with the Boo sentiment stamped on the smallest oval on ww and layered on the large oval in bb. I doodle around the oval sentiment also. I attached the entire trifold to a bb base with the ribbon laying under the trifold to secure it. The ribbon ties at the front to keep the card closed. I used my white gel pen to doodle around the trifold layer. To see Dawns card and measurements click on the link on the sidebar -Dawns stamping thoughts.
I will be back later to share the bridal shower gift Im still not quite through with. Have a great day!
Friday, September 28, 2007
I had alot of fun with todays challenge. We had to use a halloween image with a non halloween sentiment. I decided to also use non halloween colors for my card. Everyone who knows me personally knows I can be a bit sassy!LOL! I love the sassy sentiments in Missy B designs Sassy girls! I knew I wanted to use a MFT set for Kirsten's contest and I thought of my sassy girls sentiment.."dont make me get my flying monkeys"LOL! I love it! I called Mom to make sure using that sentiment wasnt "cheating". She said I should use one of my monkey images on the card too but I thought they would be too big. So we thought of using polyshrink to make a charm. I did two things on this card I havent done before polyshrink and paper piecing. YYYAAAAYY for me!LOL!
I started out with a choc chip base 4 x 5 1/2. I layered my American crafts dp measuring 3 7/8 x 5 3/8. I started out with the idea of using Wed sketch challenge but the sentiment wouldnt work right for it and I HAD to keep the sentiment so I had to adjust the layout. I used choc chip 1 1/2 x 5 3/8 with cameo coral ribbon wrapped around it for the center of the card. To get my charm to lay right I used a faux bow and used a glue dot to attach my knot to my ribbon. For my main image I used MFT fright night set. I didnt want the bats in the corner showing so I covered it w/a quickutz photo corner. The witch is paper pieced w/dp and colored w/prisma color pencils. I sponged the edges of the paper pieced dress and the main image. I matted cameo coral and so saffron with 1/8" mats. I stamped the sentiment on the opposite side of dp in timber brown and matted w/so saffron. The entire main image is up on dimensionals.
Madison went back to school today after much debate!LOL! She thought it would be better to wait until Monday to got back to school. Alana is already having to take breathing treatments and on steriods b/c shes having trouble. See told you 2-3 days did I nail it or what?!??! Peanut season-such a joy! Its so bad right now you can walk out the door and taste the peanut dust! Hope you have a great weekend! My cousins bridal shower is tommorrow so I will be back to show you a cute little gift I made for her.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
This is for todays sketch challenge on SCS. I struggled to get this card finished. It didnt quite come out the way I wanted but Im pretty happy with it. I wanted to use my new baroque dp and hodgepodge hardware. Well I didnt get to use my HH b/c the card started getting too busy for my taste. The card base is river rock. I layered the baroque dp on choc chip w/ a 1/8" border. I used my ticket corner punch I havent used in forever on this card too. You can see it in the pic but I pierced along the corner of the choc chip layer. The strip of choc chip measures 1 x 5. I stamped the baroque swirl in river rock and tried to shadow it w/old olive. I stamped the small flower w/always artichoke and used my ticket corner punch. The swirl image is matted on old olive and measures 2 1/4 x 3 1/4. The main image measures 3 x 2 3/4 and is a choc chip and old olive layer. I used my ticket corner punch again on the old olive layer and put brads in the corner notches. I stamped my baroque in old olive on vanilla and punched it out w/my scallop punch. I stamped the small flower in river rock and cut it out and placed a jewel in the center. The small flower, the scallop, and the choc chip layer are all up on dimensionals.
Well out worst time of year began last night! They fired up the peanut mill last night and already I have a sick child. Madison ran a temp of 102.5-106 last night w/chills. We are heading to the Dr this morning. I HATE peanut season! I give Alana 2-3 days before we are doing around the clock breathing treatments.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Brayden had his first field trip today and he was so excited and so cute. They went to the fire department. I realized all the pics I took were of the class so I can share them on here but they were each given a fire hat and badge so I will take a pic after school to share. Madison wore her glasses to school today lets cross our fingers they make it through the day. Her Daddy buried his glasses in the school yard (the exact school Madison goes to) when he had to wear them to school.LOL!
Monday, September 24, 2007
Stamps: holy tripytch, wonderful words
ink: groovy guava, creamy caramel, blush blossom, going gray
paper: going gray, watercolor, groovy guava pp
other: crystal stickles, unknown gray ribbon
Madison had to go to the eye doctor last week b/c she failed her vision screen at her yearly check-up. After going we found out she needed glasses and we went this weekend to pick out her frames. She was so cute! They had a selection of frames that would fit her face and I told her to try them on and make two piles. One pile for the frames she liked and one for the ones she didnt like. There was only one pair in the dont like pile.LOL! So we narrowed it down to a pink, blue, and purple pair. I was suprised when she picked the blue pair but they look so cute on her b/c of her big blue eyes. She wanted to take them home that day but I had to explain to her they had to put Madison lenses in the glasses just for her. This is her first pic w/her new glasses.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
For this card I used basic gray for my card base and stamped sanded background for tone on tone. I used Basic Grey dp scarlet letter. As soon as I saw the challenge I knew I wanted to use this dp! I stamped the dp w/the sanded bckgrd after stamping off. I layered the dp on real red cs. I used my quickutz photo corner in bb and put 3 brads on the photo corner. I used my basic gray taffeta ribbon on the real red strip under the main image. For the main image I used my Fabulous flower stamped in versamark and applied heat and stick powder before applying my glitter. The card really sparkles IRL. The flower is layered on bb and basic gray.
We have been dog shopping for the past couple of days for the kids for Christmas and seen some adorable dogs. Unfortantely we have came to the conclusion that are kids are still too little for a small dog that we want. My kids can trip over their own two feet.LOL!
Okay all you Moms out there Im sure can relate to my next story! Sometimes I get so upset w/my kids that all logical thinking just goes completely out the door! My kids were supposed to be cleaning up their toys and I was making tea. Well Alana is the oldest so she thinks she has to be the boss! I had already told her like 3 or 4 times to not worry about Madison and Brayden and get HER stuff up. Well Brayden had laid 2 of his trucks up off the floor and layed them on the couch to bend down and pick up another truck. Alana walks by and picks them up and throws them on the floor telling Brayden "those dont go there!" Well I had one of what I call my Linda Blair Mom moments and before I had even realized what I had done plastic spoon still in hand I go running up to her with the intention of popping her butt w/my hand and popped her w/the spoon. I broke the spoon! Thinking about it now I cant help but laugh at the look on her face! She got her butt up and got her toys up w/out one more work though!LOL! Thats probably going in the terrible mom hall of fame moments!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Okay so Im starting to feel more like a human being today!LOL! This was my card from yesterdays sketch challenge. I wasnt exactly thrilled w/how it turned out but I didnt feel like messing w/it too much. I have a much better version of the sketch I will post tommorrow!
Sometime during the past few days I hit 5,000 on my counter. YAHOO! Thank you all for visiting! I will post some blog candy the first of next week!
Okay on to the card...I used my American crafts dp I love to use for card bases since it has a coordinating solid color on the reverse side. The yellow panel layered w/pumpkin pie is actually the color on the reverse side of this paper. I stamped the sentiment on the yellow panel with black stazon and the strip is old olive with a silver brad. The rabbit and carrot are colored w/SU markers and layered on creamy caramel and bb. On the rabbits tummy, tail, ears and paws I used Tulip puffy paint in Diamond. I got mine at Walmart and I love the dimension it gives! The carrot is popped up on dimensionals. The inside of the card has the rest of the sentiment (A whole bunch) with several carrots stamped in the corner. I love the sentiment and rabbit! Too cute!! The rabbit, carrot, and senitment images are from Hambo stamps.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
This card for for Julie from Poetic Artistry blog challenge Mojo Monday. This week it was a sketch. I combined it w/this weeks color challenge on SCS-really rust, river rock, and choc chip. I had a hard time w/this card. Partly b/c I felt like crap!LOL!
Hopefully I will have something more upbeat to share tommorrow!
stamps: wanted, sanded bckgrd
paper: outlaw dsp, river rock, very vanilla textured cs, choc chip, really rust
ink: choc chip, river rock, really rust, brilliance cosmic copper
other: clear ep, copper snaps,
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
This is the last card from this weekend and its my favorite! I love the color combo! I used alot of bling on this card too! I also used the dirty dozen sketch from this month.
Stamps: swirly jumbo wheel, priceless
Paper: marigold morning, wild wasabi, blue bayou
Other: Robert Stanley collection sheer ribbon, bling, oval punches, dimensionals, paper piercer
Okay so I have a story to share...I dont have to worry about my floor getting pregnant wanna know why??!?!? Cause it was covered in rubber this morning!LOL! Okay I know you're probably saying HUH right now so I'll explain....As I was getting up from my desk to take a pic of my card today I knocked over my stash of rubber come on ladies you all know you have them. The boxes/bags of leftover rubber from cutting out your stamps!!! See the way I see it is I save money on dimensionals this way and b/c I pop up something on every card I make I never want to run out of rubber sooooo I have to buy stamps to make sure I have plenty of rubber!LOL!
Monday, September 17, 2007
We had eye appointments today and I think I will get my car back tommorrow. FINALLY!
Recipe- paper: summer sun, old olive (cut into strips for the grass), choc chip, ruby red, american crafts dp
ink: timber brown stazon, ruby red
stamps: hambo mower and sentiment, riveting
others: dimensionals, primsacolor pencils, gamsol,old olive ribbon from Taylors share, circle punches, quickutz photo corner, quickutz goosebumpz checkered.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Okay funny story to share....the girls go to cheerleading 2 nights a week and they are there for an hour. My friend Tracy's little girls goes too so instead of just sitting there talking like we usually do we decided to start working out in the cardio fitness room. Danny came to get Brayden today and wanted to play around w/the machines. The last thing he got on was the treadmill. I put it up to 3.6 speed and he was walking-well..I looked out the window and saw the girls coming and pushed stop. The next thing I know I hear something and turn around and all I see is a white shirt flying. I was so funny I laughed for like an hour afterwards. Do you remeber the Jetsons where George is going to walk Astro on the dogwalker and it takes him and hes stuck it in going around and around. Well thats all I could think of!!! Danny said he saw me hit the stop button so he stopped walking well the treadmill goes for a little bit to slow down so when he stopped walking the thing basically threw him off and he landed on his hands and popped his self right back up. It was one of those things where you had to be there. I wish I would have had a camera!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Now I have to back up a few days and fill you in on this weekend. The kids went to the Dr. Friday for check-ups. brayden got 5 shots and was not happy. Madison got 1 shot and has to an eye doctor b/c she failed her vision screen. Contrary to popular belief my kids hearing is fine. LOL! You wouldnt think that being around them for 5 minutes though! Saturday morning was the pepper festival and parade and we spent the day there walking around and playing. Saturday was the concert and laser show and we had a blast!! My oldest child Alana has no rhythm bless her heart! There was an area in front of the stage for dancing and Danny doesnt dance and I love to dance I took Brayden up there for a slow dance and then the girls wanted to go up there too. I took Madison up there and after she got in the crowd of people and realized the music was loud she started screaming wanting to go back. She does not like loud noises well let me rephrase that she doesnt like NOT being the one making the loud noises!LOL! I took Madison back and got Alana and my friend and her daughter went w/us. The band was on break so they were playing dance songs like electric slide, lean w/it, etc. By the time we got up to the stage electric slide was over and they were playing lean w/it so me and Tracy were trying to show Keegan and Alana how to lean w/it pop w/it. They were so funny!!Alana's feet were glued to the cement!! She would only move her body from the hips up I got so tickled at her. It was the kids first concert and they throughly enjoyed it! While the band was playing they were all sitting in a row in front of us clapping and laughing too bad it was dark and I couldnt get a good pic!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
This is the make and take project from last nights class. Isnt the treat holder so adorable?!?! Nichole is a genius!! A cute and cheap way to send goodies and a 3x3 card is just perfect to go along w/the treats! I still have a couple of cute stories to share but Im so tired so I will have to share later.
Sunday, September 9, 2007
I hope you are all having a great weekend! I have some things to share from this weekend but it will have to wait until tommorrow. Im still super tired from yesterday and we have a dentist appointments in the morning that are out of town so it will be after lunch before I post tommorrow. I also have a super sweet RAK to share too! Stay tuned....
Friday, September 7, 2007
The card base is Paper studio chocolate weave textured cs. The dp is American craft and is matted on summer sun. The ribbon is from Joanns I think the name of it is chartruese. I colored the silly bird with prismacolor pencils and blended w/gamsol. The bird is matted on the reverse side of the dp and then summer sun. Both the bird and sentiment are stamped in Stazon timber brown. The sentiment is layered on pumpkin pie with two silver brads. I used my corner rounder to punch scallops at the bottom of the card base although its hard to see in the photo. I used the scallops on the bottom of the card base to match the dp. I love how this card turned out!
Tommorrow is the Pepper festival here in Omega which is only one block from my house. My kids are so excited they love going to things like that! Today we have Dr. appointments--fun, fun, fun. Brayden has to get 5 shots! OUCH!!! Have a great day!
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
I stamped the flower on WW inked w/groovy guava layered on textured groovy guava. I used my copper cord under the main image. Instead of a square on the sketch I used my WW punch and used my new set from verve visual for my sentiment. The sending you smiles sentiment is stamped in brillance cosmic copper. I used my MM copper snaps on the ends of my sentiment. The fall flowers dp is layered on really rust and attached to the sahara sand card base.
Really rust is a color I seldom use but alot of the pp in the current catalog has rust in it so I find myself using it ALOT more lately.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
I made another card for today color challenge and this time I used Julies Monday mojo sketch. I love this sketch and Im loving this set! I used my paper ribbon for the main panel and the priceless is up on dimensionals. I used Beate rule that choc chip is a neutral and added it to the card.
Stamps: priceless, swirls jumbo wheel
paper: groovy guava, choc chip, naturals white, always artichoke
other: dimensionals, silver brads
paper: always artichoke, groovy guava, SEI winnies walls dp
ink: always artichoke, groovy guava
other: artichoke ribbon, SEI brads
Hope you had a great labor day!
Monday, September 3, 2007
Hope everyone has a great labor day! Yesterday was an eventful day to say the least I went to my Moms for some stamping therapy and put together everything I needed for the class next week on the way home my car ran hot and I spent about 2 hrs total on the side of the road trying this and that to see if I could make it home. My dad finally had to come tow my car to the house where he fixed it. Thank goodness for my family owning a wrecker service! My sister had to try to top me though and hit a deer last night. When my Mom called me to tell me last night I laughed and said she just cant be left out can she (of course after I knew she was okay!).
Heather email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org and give me your address and I will get your goodies out to you and let me know your pick of a card from last week to send along w/your goodies.
I read all of your comments and I think just about everyone's favorite embelishment is ribbon and there were all different forgotten embelishments. HH, eyelets, buttons were the most popular forgotten embellies. Thanks to everyone for commenting!