Friday, June 29, 2007
Stamps: Doodle this
paper: blue bayou, soft sky, watercolor
Ink: blue bayou, soft sky, black stazon
other: silver stickles, silver cord, distressing tool
Thursday, June 28, 2007
I got the puzzle invitation from Joann's. I left it where they can color the invitation when they put the puzzle together. The party info is on the back. I had a hard time getting a good pic of this and Im not sure why. Everytime I took it the bottom of the card was dark.
UPS brought me some goodies the other day that I still have not had a chance to play with but as soon as I do I will post them here.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
I was sooo mad Friday morning! I got up early looked at the challenge...got my card made before kiddies woke up...went to computer to load card...kiddies still in bed...computer crashed! You can take a look at my gallery to see my bee card I was going to put on here Friday morning. It was for thurs. square card challenge. I love me some square cards!
Todays card is for yesterdays technique challenge and todays color challenge. For TLC122 we had to create a long card that would fit in a business sized envelope with retiring sets. So I pulled out my fave set..you know youve seen on here before! Fishy Friends!!! Now I love fishy friends but have to admit I find myself only using a couple of the stamps out of the set the most but I believe thats true for any stamp set. Come on ladies I know you've bought a stamp set of 8,10,or 12+ just b/c you fell in love with one stamp in that set! The jellyfish is the stamp in this set that gets the least amount of love from me so I inked him up today! Now the details...I stamped ittybitty backgrounds in pretty in pink on the white card base. Cheesecloth is stamped on the cool carribean layer for tone on tone. I colored the jellyfish w/my prisma pencils and gamsol. The jellyfish is colored in yellow orche and highlighted with light pink. The bubbles are colored in cool carribean. I added stickles to the bubbles and the jellyfish. The riveting circle is stamped in marigold moring with the center image stamped in pretty in pink and popped up. The circle is placed where it is to cover up an uh-oh! (dont ask)! I did some tearing and fauz stitching on this card! Polka dot ribbon is from ribbons and bows oh my.
My fingers are crossed that my cattys come in today! According to UPS they should so I will be stalking Mr. Brown today!
Monday, June 25, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Reason #1: The sketch is very similar to the one I posted yesterday so I didnt want to use the scallops again and I new alot of people would be posting cards w/the scallops and I gotta be a little unique!
Reason #2: I went to a CTMH class last night hosted by a friend (Hey Kim!) and guess what we made CIRCLES! a super cute circle album.
So I was not exactly thrilled about the sketch. I knew I needed a bday card b/c Madison got an invitation in the mail yesterday for one of her classmates bday. This little girl is a super sweet girl who has been through alot. Her aunt and uncle are raising her and her sister b/c the Mom was an unfit mother. The kids also got an invitation yesterday for another bday party on Thurs. that I already knew about; its for their cousin (Ella) my SIL threw together a last minute party for her. SIL is having Cinderella come to the party and my girls are going to have a fit!! We have a bday filled week this week. We have Ella's bday on Thurs, Lexi's on Sat @10:00, and Rebekah's @ 1:00 on Sat. I have Ella's gift and card made already but I have to get busy on the other two. Anyways back to my point this card is for Lexi's bday, I will post the rest of her gift later (after I figure out what Im going to make!).
I wanted to use fun colors on this card since it's a girls bday card as I was looking throught my color combos I remebered I had some cuttlebug pieces that I did @ Moms house. I dont have a cuttlebug b/c Im not a huge fan of the embossed cards and to be honest they are on just about every card you see in the gallery and I get tired of seeing them! So, I had this ballet blue piece that had bubbles (circles) embossed on them and my card was born! I colored my images w/prisma pencils and blended with gamsol and stumps. I also colored the background this time which really makes a difference in the image to me so you will be seeing alot more of that! The cameo coral layer is stamped with the bubbles (open circles) from Itty Bitty backgrounds. I use that stamps everytime I use one of these cute little images from Silly Sealife they were just made for each other! I put a dot of stickles on each of the bubbles and on the turtles so its super sparkly IRL! The sentiment is from the faux ribbon set by PaperTreyInk.
Stamps: Silly Sealife, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Faux ribbon
Paper: cameo coral, glorious green, ballet blue
Ink: same as above + black StazOn
Other: stickles, ribbon from Taylors ribbon share, cuttlebug circles, fiskars circles, stickles
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
I used my scallops that I punched out from Mamas a couple of weeks ago. I tried 4 times to get the flower centered in the scallop and finally just settled on this one it was the closet to the center. I think I need to remount that stamp! If you have any stamps that need to be remounted its very easy to do. Stick your stamp in the microwave (rubber side up) for about 10-15 seconds and it will come right off for you to remount! I stamped Well worn words background on the real red layer but you cant see it in the pic. The creamy caramel layer also has some tone on tone stamping. I colored the flower w/prisma pencils and gamsol.
Stamps: delight in life, well worn words
paper: real red, creamy caramel, WW
Inks: stazon, creamy caramel, real red, barely banana
other: ribbon, scallop punches
Hope you all have a great stampin day! I plan to lay the cards aside for today and try to do some scrapbooking. I am so behind on my scrapbooks! I bought some photo storage boxes at HL and just finished getting all my pics organized-I filled up 3 boxes and I think they hold about 1,000 pics! Most pics have 2-3 copies for the Nanas books too! I hope I will have something to post for you later on today!
Monday, June 18, 2007
The inside is covered with the DP and has all the images from Silly Sealife and Fishy Friends stamped in black on regal rose, rose red, lovely liliac, only orange, old olive, and barely banana to match DP. All the animals have stickles along them for some sparkle. The are glued to craft mini sticks with their names handwritten on the sticks. The pic of the inside of the tin is blurry for some reason. Sorry! I had the kids help me name the animals. All the animal name begin with the same letter as the type animal they are like Sammy the Shark. My kids liked it so much now I have to make one for them.
Okay on to the card. Todays TLC was to create a card that you could create in 5-10 minutes. These type of cards are usually created in bulk so you can send out RAKS in the need a lift forum. Well when I think of quick and easy cards a one layer card always seems to come to mind. I also had some yummy ribbon that I got from Michaels in the $1 bin awhile back that I wanted to use. So here is what I came up with for a speedy card.
Stamps: Bodacious Bouquet, Faux Ribbon
Ink: Aegean Blue, Tea Leaves Versa Dew Drops
I also used my brocade blue marker and color spritzing tool all over the card for a little something extra.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
P.S. I know you are probably tired of reading my drama but sometimes as messed up as it sounds I like to read about other peoples troubles. It makes me feel a little better to know that others are going through some of the same stuff as I am. I just try to remeber that there are people out there who are in much worse situations which makes my troubles seem less than I made them out to be. Although this week that has been kinda hard to me to do!
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Sorry no post yesterday. If you dont want to read my long drawn out story scroll down to the pics. I had the day from h**l yesterday. My day started with being woke up by AWFUL weather lightning that was lighting up the house..thunder that literally shook the house. It lasted about 2 hours and was gone as soon as it started so we could get on with our plans for the day w/o any weather. We were getting ready to go to Valdosta b/c my cousin is here from Alaska. He is in the navy and was stationed in Hawaii for 5 yrs. then he got moved to Alaska and he's there for 5 yrs. The last time he was home Alana was 3 months old. Let me start by telling you a little about my car-lately my car is turning into a ghetto car! You know the drill...car is almost paid off, warranty has expired and everything in it starts going. For some odd reason my AC and windows wont work when you turn on the card unless you jiggle or push on the key. When my engine gets warmed up and Im in 4th gear and I have to stop like at a stop sign/light(like on 319) my engine jumps and my car will not go past 2nd gear its like it gets stuck....now heres the ghetto part. If I pull over and restart the car its fine....until I have to stop again. This has been going on about 2-3 weeks now. My Dad is a mechanic and cant seem to find the time to work on my car for me. Story of my life. He was supposed to work on it this past weekend but I obviously intruded on his plans so he didnt work on it. If you know me personally you know the complicated story of my Dad. There are just so many things built up and they all came to head yesterday when once again he couldnt/wouldnt help me. So back to when we were at the gas station getting ready to head out to Valdosta. My air wasnt coming on so I jiggle the key still no air/windows wouldnt come down. I tried this about 3 times then started to push on the key and as I did this my key broke off in the ignition. WHAT??!!! My car completely shut off while Im in the middle of the gas station driveway. So, guess who I have to call.....Daddy. He actually comes through this time he was on his way to help me. While waiting on him I started fiddling w/it to see if I could at least get it to crank since the key was in the ignition. Got it cranked, called Daddy and he sent me to Tri-State lock. It took the guy 2 minutes and $6 to get my broken key out and make a new one. (Big sigh of relief) So I called my cousin again to tell him we would be on our way and loaded up the kids. Crunk up the car no air/windows wont go down. By now I scared to jiggle/push on the key. So I fiddled with it a few minutes...NOTHING. SO I said forget it! I called my cousin told him it just wasnt in the cards for us to see each other today. Me and my 3 head back to Omega-no AC no air PERIOD. We were all sweating our butts off b/c we couldnt let the windows down and the only thing coming out of the AC vents was HOT air from the engine. So we get home and I end up having to call my Dads friend at another shop to look at my car. Well their parking lot has been broken into 5 x in 3 weeks so I have to go there at 5:00 to see IF he has enough room to house my car inside for the night. My hubby goes to work at 6 a.m. and they dont open until 7:30 so that option was out. So I had to find another option to get my car there and get an alternate car. So I called my Mom and she let me use her truck. So that was checked off the list. My MIL was going to meet me @ the shop to drop off my car-Check. Now I needed a back-up plan in case he couldnt store my car overnight. So took a deep breath and called Dad. My Dad lives 3 miles down the road from me and has to PASS my house to get to Tifton where the shop is, so I ask him if they cant house my car could he pick it up in the rollback(wrecker) and take it to Grimes on his way to the shop. My Dad drives the wrecker everywhere b/c he's always on call so I thought this was no big deal. His answer was he would have to wait until tommorrow to see if he could. So I said "So, youre saying not to depend on you as a option". So I got my car to the shop @ 5 they had enough room to houe the car.(bigger sigh of relief). MIL took the kids went to a stamp class. On the way home I called my Dad to tell him I got my car to Grimes and they would start on it the morning. Longer story short what I said to him completely got turned around to me saying that he was not dependable. A few tears and harsh words later my Dad hangs up on me. So my awful day ended with me crying myself to sleep about my Dad AGAIN!
Okay now for the card.. I made this card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge I love doing sketch challenges! I borrowed my Mom's In Full Bloom set that she just bought from my upline. I never bought this set. Another one of the sets I loved all the creations from it just never got around to buying it. The card is the gate fold. It was super easy to make and super fun! The first pic is the front of the card and the second pic is the inside of the card. The bee circle helps keep the card closed. All images were colored with SU markers.
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Summer Sun, Green Galore, WW
Ink: markers in above colors, Sahara Sand marker
Stamps: In Full Bloom-retiring.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Hello all! Just a quick post today. This card is for the featured stamper challenge. Today's featured stamper is Seewah. She has an awesome gallery. Her cards are crisp and clean lines-very pretty. I chose to case her boy bday card here http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/552408?cat=500&ppuser=378
I changed her layout and brad placement a little since my card was longer. I needed a boys bday card too so I went with Wild about you b/c I dont have the dino set.
Paper: very vanilla, chocolate chip, card base from K&Co. from Hobby Lobby
Ink: chocoalte chip, sahara sand, most mustard, creamy caramel, old olive.
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Friday, June 8, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Okay on to the recipes. I used almost amethyst, Palette Noir for inks. The ribbon is from Taylors awesome ribbon swap! Paper I used was pallette o prints, almost amethyst, basic black and my new PaperTreyInk white which I love. It's so thick!!! Great for using to gamsol!
Well I have a swimming pool just calling my name so Im off to have some fun in the sun with the kiddies so I will post something else for you later on this afternoon. Have a great day!
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Just a note: I usually post different cards on my gallery than on my blog so for more of my creations check out my SCS gallery.
I know you've all been seeing some of the preview brochure cards on SCS! Im so excited about the new catalog. It seems like forever before July 1 will get here! My preview order should be in next week so I will be creating something for you soon. I will be back with some SCS challenges later this week I've been slacking on the challenges but I got some cards made for you today!
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Good morning everyone I hope you had a fab day yesterday! Well I've promised some pics of the swaps we did in Winder and here are a few. I will be including some in the post this week. I have so much I want to show you but can not get it all on one post! The first pic is my swap. I made a post-it note tote and a pouch. My pouch is very tired after a long drive and a day full of stampin fun so you have to excuse him for slouching! LOL! Because we had to take everything you needed to make the swap I tried to keep it pretty simple (less stuff for me to keep up with). The post it tote is old olive, cameo coral, and WW. The post it tote is super easy to make. You take cs 3 1/2 x 11 and score @ 5, 5 1/2, and 6. Then punch a handle using your word window punch. Attach your post it notes to the inside with sticky strip(red line tape). Tie a ribbon around the handle and VIOLA! A super cute gift to give along with a matching card and beaded pen! To make the pouch (again super easy) I used the Au Chocolate paper from the Spring Mini but your pouch will stand better with cs or cs weight DP (like American Crafts). The paper is 5x11 and score @ 1 1/2 for the flap. I added a scalloped edge to mine and glue the flap closed! I used the thank you from tags so much and stapled ribbon to the top. I put a cello bag inside filled with paper shreds and a cute little gift! Super easy and still so cute just the way I like it!
The second pic is some of my fave swaps we did on Saturday. The cards include rock 'n' roll, emboss resist, and watercoloring direct to stamp. It was so fun to meet these ladies we had a blast. Robin was fantastic for putting this thing together! Im looking into having one in Tifton soon if you are interested let me know. I will be starting a thread on SCS with the details but I will let you know when I have decided what Im going to do. Happy Stampin
Monday, June 4, 2007
Your favorite item:DP
Your dream last night:???
Your favorite drink:tea
Your dream car:SUV
Your dream home: spacious
The room you are in: living room
Where you want to be in 10 years:happy
Who you hung out with last night:family
One of your wish items:house
The last thing you did:punish
Your favorite weather:cool
Your favorite book:V.C. Andrews
The last thing you ate:grits
Your best friend:Mom
What are you thinking about right now:answers
What is on your tv: scooby-doo
What is your weather:cloudy
When was the last time you laughed:today
So you are supposed to tag 5 other bloggers but Im going to cheat...I want to tag you! So leave me a comment with your answers so we can get to know each other!
We had a great time Sat. in Winder!! Very long drive but we still had fun! I will post some of the shoebox swaps we did later this week. I have a ton of pics I have to get ready to post for you guys this week!
Kids are ready for breakfast so I will have to finish up later this afternoon b/c I've been tagged by Ashley!