Tuesday, July 31, 2007
I am rearranging today so probably no stamping again today. I love the challenges they are posting for the Dare to get Dirty I just havent had time to do many of them. When I get my desk set back up Im going to try to go through them and post on here since the gallery will be closed for posting on Thursday. Have a great day!
Monday, July 30, 2007
I was going through the gallery after I posted my challenge card one day(I dont remeber what challenge) making comments on others card and seeing what they had came up w/for the challenge and I stumbled across this card by Cindy aka Mothermark on SCS. The title of the card was 3 little fishies and I started singing this song in my head my Granny Hickey (yes her real last name) used to sing to me. So I click on the card and starting reading Cindy's story for the day. I love looking at her cards and reading all her stories.LOL! She made this card thinking of the song and all she could remeber was the part of the chorus. So Im laughing and jumping my chair and make a comment with the verse that I remeber from the song. Within minutes Cindy sent me a pm saying That's it! So I tell Cindy my Granny used to sing me that song and she wanted my address to mail me the card in honor of my Granny. Of course the first thing I do is grab the phone and call my Mom. I tell her to look the card and read Cindys story and to read my comment and shes about half way through reading my comment before we are both balling! Its so funny how Cindy had no idea when she made that card that she would make our day by bringing back such a fond memory. My Granny Hickey passed away years ago and I miss her dearly! I wish sometimes she could put my babies in her lap just once and sing this song to them like she did for me. The verse I commented on Cindys card was this:
Down in the meadow in a itty bitty pool
swam 3 little fishies and a mama fish too
swim said the mama fish swim if you can
and they swam and they swam right over
You can see Cindys card w/all the other comments about her card I think BadSherry posted the name of the song and the singer in her gallery on SCS. Just click on Memeber galleries and type in Mothermark in the search field>go and it will pull up her gallery. A big thank you to Cindy for this card! Its definetly one I will never give away!
Saturday, July 28, 2007
I havent completed any of the challenges from yesterday yet but hopefully will get to work on them today or tommorrow and post a few for you. Hope you have a great day! We are heading to Chehaw Park for the day and then going to my kids favorite place to eat LOGAN's!
Friday, July 27, 2007
Todays challenge was to use black ink on white paper-No coloring! You could pretty your card up by using DP. This was a great challenge for me b/c I have a couple of off days and I needed an easy challenge. I've had this DP for over a year its out of one of the paper slabs for HL.
I matted the DP on going gray and then onto basic black card base. I used silver cord across the card in an x shape. The main image is Elegant greetings and I embossed the image w/black ep. I notched the corners and put silver brads. I just love silver w/black, white, gray color combo! The Happy birthday image is matted on bb and gg.
Another day of challenges at SCS today! Hopefully I can come up with something to redeem myself!LOL!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Okay for this card I used Looks like spring and the flower punch. The top panel is pixie pink and always artichoke. The bottom panel is from the POP in celery. To cover up where all the paper meets I cut a 1/4" strip of certainly celery and pierced it. I went over my piercings on the celery strips and the oval scallops w/the white gel pen. The main image is the large flower from the Looks like spring set stamped off 2 x's before stamping on my WW then I stamped the sentiment from Its your bday in artichoke and layered on the artichoke scalloped oval. The flowers on the pixie pink panel are stamped tone on tone and I went over the center w/diamond stickles.
I hope you all had a great weekend! My Dad is 52 years old day. Happy Birthday Daddy! We grilled and spent the evening w/him last night and celebrated. Have you ever seen a kitten attack a child? It was so funny the kids had been chasing a new kitten my Dad has the entire night and we were getting ready to leave and Madison was running over to Daddy to tell him bye and this kitten had been stalking her in the bushes and jumped out at her! It was so cute! He was just getting her back! On a sad kitty note w/a cute twist. My oldest daughter has had a cat named Topaz since she was 2 and we found her dead under the porch Sat. night. She had a bad cut on her arm(a hawk or owl) and we had treated it but I think it was already bad before we ever found it. So we had to sit down and have the talk w/the kids about death we've had brief conversations when distant relatives have passed but thankfully no close realtives have passed so they have not had to really deal w/death yet. I didnt really want them to they are still so young. Well after we had the talk my middle girl Madison goes around looking for the phone and Danny asked her what she was doing. She was firing mad she was calling God to tell him she wanted her cat back. You would have to know my little girl she is such a cutie pie!!! Danny had to hide the phones b/c she was adament (sp) she was calling God and telling him she was getting her cat back. Well you would have thought she would forget about it right?!?! Nope...at church Sunday during children's church in front of the entire congregation she announces to everyone she is mad at God b/c he took her cat!
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Todays challenge was to decorate your corners using things like brads, paper piercing, etc but not using standard corner punches. I saw this corner decorating tip in the current CTMH book and have been wanting to try it but kept putting it off so today was perfect for it. Take a 2" sq piece and found in half twice creating quarters. Fold two corners in to the middle fold to create the corners shown. I used eyelets and 1/4" ribbon from Ribbons and Bows Oh My on mine.
Okay for the rest of the card now...I just got this ice cream set from CTMH I think its retired now its called I Scream. Just imagine the ice cream is closer to the glass! LOL! I just couldnt get it right! I colored the ice cream and glass w/prisma pencils and blended w/gamsol. I applied Crystal Stickles on the ice cream. The cs is textured cs I got from Walmart. The DP was my inspiration and starting point for this card. It was in a slab from Paper Studio. It reminds me of Dippin Dots. You know the ice cream! So thats how my card was born. The hardest thing was finding cs to match the colors in the DP!
Stamps: I Scream-CTMH, So very
Paper: Bashful Blue, textured cs-Non SU, WW, DP-Paper Studio from HL
Ink: black staz-on, bashful blue pencil, cream pencil
Ass. ribbon, stickles, circle punches
Okay blonde moment story to share! I've been wanting these Karen Foster snap stamps for awhile now. These are great for creating your own sentiments. I've found several but I wanted this font (casual) so I went over to Create for less and got so excited that I found them that I just ordered them! Well they came in yesterday in this big box. I thought wow thats a big box for a little alphabet. WRONG! Not a little alaphabet. These are 1" letters! OOPPSS! Well I still love them but Im on the search for 1/4" letters in casual now and I will defintely be paying closer attention to the size this time!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I really enjoyed todays sketch challenge! I made this card for Danny. I havent made him a card in soo lonnng! He did something really sweet Monday so I figure he's due for a card.
The card base is stamped with the doodle swirl from doodle this and all the dots are pierced. The base is purely pomegrante stamped tone on tone. My 3 panels are basic black, rose red, and regal rose stamped w/love stamped in purely pomegrante. The heart is watercolored w/purely pomegrante and the flower is regal rose sponged in rose red punched w/ an ABC punch. The dots along the heart are pierced. The hearts are up on dimensionals.
I got a goodie in the mail yesterday I will post later.
Stamps: doodle this, doodle that, wonderful words II
paper: watercolor, basic black, regal rose, rose red, purely pomegrante
ink: regal rose, rose red, purely pomegrante
ass: dimensionals, punch, paper piercer
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Paper: WW, night of navy, bordering blue
Inks: mellow moss, bordering blue, night of navy
Stamps: Rustic Flowers-CTMH, Butterfly kisses-Papertreyink
Ass. Ribbon from Ribbons and bows oh my, brad, dimensionals, paper piercer, scallop punches
Thursday, July 12, 2007
I thought I'd share with you the buckets I made for Brayden's Dino Party this weekend. We are having a dino dig so I made each of the kids their own dino bucket. I got the buckets at Dollar Tree and it came with a shovel. Each bucket has bubbles and a cello bag stamped w/the dinos and filled with candy and a dino.
Brayden is getting so excited about his party. This is actually his first party that's just for him. Madison's bday is Aug 23 so we usually had their party together about the 1st of Aug so that is was in b/w their bdays. I think every party they have had has been a pool party.
Okay funny story to share I have no idea how me and my DH have survived these 3 children of ours with our weak stomachs. My Mama seems to get a kick out that for some reason....anywhooo I hate coffee and the way it smells! Well the dino rock recipe is coffee, dirt, flour, salt, and water. Digusting!!! You should have seen me and DH trying to make the rocks last night! LOL! They look like dino doodie instead of dino rocks!!LOL!
Hope you have a great stampin day!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
I sponged the main image w/real red and layered it on real red then basic black. The blue ric rac I got from Hobby Lobby and matches brilliant blue perfectly!
I used basically the same things on each card. 1 strip of paper the main image and mats and one embelishment or accent to show the different looks you can get w/a few supplies. Hope you enjoy it!
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Todays color challenge was inspired by the new Basic Grey paper called Infuse. Check out Eclectic Paperie to see the new line. The color in todays challenge are pretty in pink, old olive, and chocolate chip. I also used sahara sand as a neutral color in my card.
Hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July! Hopefully the weather will permit for the classis 4th of July celebrations here. We plan to swim, grill, watch fireworks, and catch some fireflies.
Monday, July 2, 2007
I will be posting later at night from now on it's just easier for me to post after kiddies have gone to bed so I can think! Im so not a morning person so you dont wont me babbling incoherently(sp) in the morning! Have a great night!