Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
I made this card for Heathers sketch and color challenge for this week. I pulled out my fave set to use with these colors! Always! I dont know why but I just love this set in these colors. Im not exactly thrilled with how my card turned out mainly b/c I hate the Fiskars ovals! I started to change the image to a square but I figured Id actually try to follow the sketch this week!LOL!
Ink: grooy guava, chocolate chip, blush blossom
Paper: very vanilla, groovy guava, choc chip, blush blossom
Other: K & Co adhesive pearls, guava ds ribbon, fiskars ovals, sponges,
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I colored the image using gamsol magic technique and outlined with copic cool gray no.1. I cut the image out using Fiskars circles and punched the scallop out in riding hood red. I used my baja breeze reinker and fantastix to color the bridal flower. I attached the bridal flower to the tree using SU rhinestone brads. To finish off my card I added 2 larger rhinestone brads to the top left side.
You will be seeing this color combo and dp again b/c I love it!! And....did you notice my watermark. Yep trying that again its an older one but Im trying it out again before I get a newer one. Have a great day!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Okay card deets now..Riley is colored with gamsol magic technique. I added used my sakura gelly roll pen on the pan and under the cupcakes. I also added stardust stickles to the frosting. Riley was cut and embossed using square nesties. Oh and I also spritzed the image with all 3 colors! The layout is CPS #78. The ribbon looks much darker in the pic than it is IRL.
Im on cloud 9 today!! H & M will be releasing 40 yes 40 stamps/sets in Septemeber and I got major happy mail today! Yall are gonna LOVE these!! Ashley from Treehouse also emailed me this morning and asked me and Mama to stay on as guest designers for the month of September. GREAT DAY!LOL!!!
Stamps: pif Baking Riley image stamped w/black stazon
Paper: textured close to cocoa, textured blush blossom, textured ruby red, cocoa prints pack
Other: cranberry ribbon from Joanns, sakura gelly roll pen, stardust stickles, scallop border, silver brads
Monday, August 18, 2008
I didnt want to put candy in my box so I went through my treat drawer and found some dinos. I always keep some of these on hand. They come in a bag of 50 dinos for $1 at Dollar Tree! They also have frogs, lizards, etc. I made this card here for Braydens first day of school but I forgot to give it to him! Bad Mama!LOL! So I made a box to go with it. I love this dino day set from H & M because its a bold stamp set and its perfect for those quick cards you need for kids!
Short post today. Alana has an appt today to see if she needs her tonsils and adnoids taken out. Have a great day!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Todays featured stamper is Jessie aka knightrone. Jessie is a super stamper with a fabulous gallery. Featured stamper challenge is one of my faves. I like browsing through their gallery and seeing a card that will make me get out an image/set that I havent used in awhile or not at all. While looking through Jessies gallery I came across her petal friendship card. I had to case it! Pick a petal was one of the sets I ordered out of the preview from last years catalog. I think Ive actually used it twice. I inked up the polka dot petal in brilliant blue. I stamped the petal onto whisper white stamping with the corner of the petal off the cs. I stamped the doodled image in stazon over the polka dot petals. I stamped the flower center in black stazon then the doodled center in craft white. I added stardust stickles to the polka dots. The flower image is matted on black. I stamped the polka dot background on brilliant blue in craft white. For my sentiment I pulled out PTI's faux ribbon. My fave set for small sentiments. I stamped the wishing you well on ww. I added the silver HH and MM rhinestone brads. I went digging through my ribbon stash and found this blue polka dot ribbon from Joanns. After I assembled the card I added the black dots to the ww panel under the ribbon, under the sentiment, and the corner. There was just way too much white going on for me!LOL!
Well Im family reunioned out today! We went to my family reunion yesterday and Dannys today. They are always on the same weekend so its usually a busy weekend for us. Now its race time!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
As soon as I saw this cute pumpkin image & sentiment from Treehouse (available now here) I knew what I wanted to do! My Dad is the type of person that loves to pick and aggravate people. He lives for it! So he was picking on Madison one day and called her onion head. Boy did she get mad and she was giving it back to him calling him every food she could think of picklehead, tomatohead, etc! She loves to go back and forth with her Pepa. It tickles me because it reminds me of me and my Dad when I was Madisons age. She's just like me b/c she will keep it going b/c she HAS to have the last word even if its yelling out the window as we're going out of the driveway!LOL! Seriously she does this all the time! So as soon as I saw this pumpkin head sentiment I just had to make a card for my Dad from Madison! He will love it!
I stamped the pumpkin image on PTI using Stazon black. I colored the pumkin first with apricot appeal SU marker and blended with an aquapainter filled with alcohol instead of water. I went over parts of the pumpkin with the pumpkin pie SU marker and blended again. I colored the stem with gable green and green galore. I covered the pumpkin with crystal effects and it smoothed out the lines even more. I used copic cool gray No. 1 under the image to add shadow. I added eucalyptus stickles to the stem and its the first time Ive used any stickles other than crystal, diamond, or stardust I always thought it wouldnt make a difference if the image was colored. Well...it does! I love this eucalyptus stickles! Thanks Shannon! I love this dp from MM and I stamped flannel plaid on the green galore strips to match the dp. I distressed all edges. I colored the bella baubles with my pumpkin pie marker. Have a great day!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Look at this cute and fun card I got from Michelle aka MishB. I sent her a card along with the images I sent her so she sent me this card. Isnt it so cute?!?! Love the cool cat!LOL! Thanks Michelle! Sorry Im late posting it! I lifted it out of your gallery since its storming here and I cant take a pic. Check out Michelles gallery here
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
I used this cute monkey image from H&Ms Wild birthday wishes
and since hes holding a cupcake it fit perfectly for Taylors cupcake challenge. I colored the monkey using the gamsol magic technique and then outlined in copic cool gray no.1 marker. I used the white gel pen to go over his eyes b/c I colored them in. I also added diamond stickles to the icing of the cupcake. I added 3 ribbon strips to the image using choc chip and turquiose grosgrain. I cut a 2" and a 1 1/2" circle with my fiskars circles and layered the sentiment punched with SU large oval. Both the oval and circle layers are popped up. My card base is 6 1/2 x 7 folded in half so it measures 6 1/2 x 3 1/2. Hope you have a great weekend!
Friday, August 8, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Todays card is a triple challenge card. Todays ways to use it is bejewled. I used K & Co jewels on the polka dots on her rain boots. So now she has blingy boots!LOL! I also used mftsc42 for my layout. This card is also for the mfgd09 Hot in the summer. Okay you are probably looking at my card and thinking where did she get summer from this?!?!LOL! Let me explain. This dp that I *heart* is from American crafts. The circle dp is called hula hoop and the striped dp for her paper pieced rain coat is called monkey bars. During the summer we usually go to the park on Saturday mornings. You following me now?!? Okay for the rain or shine part. I actually have two answers for this...A couple of weeks ago we were going to get in the pool it was a little cloudy but the sun was still shining and it was HOT! We got out to the pool and it started raining but by the time we got to the door it stopped. So we decided to wait about 15 mins to see if it was going to start again. Nothing! So we got back out in the pool. We swam for about 30 minutes and it started raining. No clouds in the sky sun shining! What?!?! I was determined we were going to swim! We hadnt been in the pool all week. So I told the kids unless we heard thunder we were staying in. We swam in the rain for about 30 minutes before it ever thundered and they were sooo funny. They had a blast! Thats the long winded answer the simpler answer is when it gets HOT in GA like its been the last 3 days with heat index of 110 we usually have BAD thunderstorms especially late in the afternoon. Guess what its doing today?!?!LOL! Yep! Storming! If you look at the pic of the kids this morning you can see how thick the air is!
Have a great day!
Last night when we got back to the house I was talking with Brayden reminding him how he had to sit in class and listen. I dont know how it is where your kids go to school but here going from Pre-k to K is like night and day. They get to play and have center time and 2 recesses in pre-k. They do most of their reading and lessons in the morning. In K they have center time once a week and no recess (just PE) and hes a full fledge 5 yr old boy. Very active!LOL! Anyways...I was talking to him last night telling hime he had to be a big boy and it hit me he was going to Kindergarten!!!! I got a little weepy and he looked at me and said "Mama dont worry I'll be your baby boy even though Im a big boy!" Yep that did it!
I'll be back later with a card to share!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Have a great day!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I knew I wanted to use my verve sentiment so I decided to go floral today. I pulled out this image from Garden Silhouettes that I just cut out this morning!LOL! I used reinkers and fantastix to ink up my image. I used pallette of prints in guava and wasabi. I have to use up some of my stash so I can get the new prints that are coming from the new catty! I also used fiskars treading water punch and added MM eyelets that are a perfect match for wasabi. I havent made a tall card in awhile and I love making them I just hate taking pics of them b/c I have a hard time. This card didnt photograph well b/c its heavy. I added dimensionals under the wasabi/white layer. Then I added dimensionals under the main image and sentiment.
We went to cheerleading and football yesterday and Alana came home with a busted lip and Brayden got a knot on the forehead. Great start huh?!?!LOL! Even with that they had a blast. Yesterday was just an evaluation and drills. They will all drive me crazy b/c practices dont start until Aug 26 thats 3 weeks that I get hear "Are we going to cheerleading/football today?" Yayyy fun for me! Have a great day!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
I made this card for todays featured stamper challenge. Todays stamper is Michelle aka Shellapoo. I was inspired by her frockling frogs card but I decided to use my neglected Hambo frog. I love this image! Hes sooo cute and the sentiment cracks me up!LOL! I used Jens sfytt for my layout. I pulled out my wintergreen dp from last Christmas. I love using this for frog images b/c of the colors. I dont think I made but one or two holiday cards with this dp everything else has been frog or turtle images!LOL! I colored the frog using the gamsol magic technique and outlined him with a copic marker. I colored the clear dew drops with my SU arthicoke marker to match my card. I used soft sky ds ribbon and some polka dot celery ribbon I got from Michaels $1 bin.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Since Ive been a slacker blogger the past couple of weeks I decided to do two posts today! I made this card for the OCC sketch challenge and todays inspiration challenge. I went to Mamas today to stamp which is something we havent been able to do in awhile. I brought along this super cute AC dp for the inspriation challenge since I loved the striped and polka dot bag. The dp is Monkey Bars and Hula hoops. I used her fiskars wavy border and Martha Stewart circle cutter. I had alot of trouble using the circle cutter. I did find if you cut your circle first then stamp is was easier which is backwards from what I usually do! I had to stamp another balloon and pop it up to cover where the circle messed up! Those of you who read my blog regularly might remeber my Bandit card from before. I love this adorable raccoon image from Hambo and I named him Bandit after a stuffed animal I used to have as a little girl. Madison has a raccoon too and its one of her faves and she calls her Raccy!
We just got out of the pool again today. It really stinks that we are having great weather and this is our last summer weekend! Thursday its back to school and back to work! Yuck!!
I used Wild birthday wishes for my card today. I combined both the color and sketch (sorta!) I had to change my main image to an oval b/c the gator was too big for my circles. I used fiskars ovals instead. NEED NESTIES!!!! Thank goodness for a bday soon!LOL! I love the colors Heather chose this week. I will be using them again. I love how the night of navy seeing spots background looks stamped on the soft sky. I also had to leave off the sentiment and stamp it on the inside of the card b/c I didnt have enough room.
I used some colored brads on my card which is something I always forget I have. I just always seem to go for my silver brads for some reason. There is still something off to me on this card Im just too tired tonight to try to figure it out!LOL! Be back in the morning!
Friday, August 1, 2008
For my card today I started with a summer sun textured ccs base. My rust layer is layered with Pebbles, inc halloween stripes and an old olive strip and ribbon. The main image is stamped on pti white and outlined with the copic marker. I added fun flock to the spider to make him even more FUN! I cut the circles out with my fiskars circles. I doodled the frame with my white gel pen. I stamped the sentiment onto summer sun and punched out with small oval punch and large oval punch. Super simple card. I cant decided if Im going to give this to my hubby or to Brayden. I think its makes a cute Halloween card!