Friday, November 28, 2008
First, here's my card for the SCS Blogger Group 3, Challenge 1!! Saxon challenged us to use orange and yellow with at least 1 flower stamp. I decided to ink up Stamping Bella's Belinda Bumbleboots for the first time. I will not admit how many months she's been sitting in my stamping area!
Orange and yellow typically are not favorite colors of mine, but I am pretty happy with how this turned out. I stamped her on a sheet of CTMH Boom-Di-Ada paper (love this set!). Then, I stamped her again on a solid sheet of
paper, and finally on this cream colored cs. I paper pieced her umbrella, skirt, and pocket from her jacket from the pp. I colored and cut out the jacket, boots, and water from the solid sheet of cs and pieced it on. Finally, I colored her skin and hair directly on the cream cs. I used my glitter pen for the flowers in the umbrella and skirt and stickles on her wings.
I used the Bella Sketch Challenge 54. I layered the image panel on another piece of the BDAda pp, and layered that over a piece of MM autumn cs. I sponged CTMH chocolate ink around all the edges.
Then, I took a piece of PTI Lemon Tart cs as my base and masked off a 1/4" all around it. I stamped that small flower from the CTMH With Love set in versamark all over, and then a few times in chocolate for some pop. I then sponged the edges in chocolate, lifted the mask and had a great sharp line. I added a "Happy Everything" sentiment from the same set (couldn't resist since that's the name of my blog-lol). Finally, some brown grosgrain ribbon and it's done!
Please vote for my card! I could win everyone else's!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
At my craft day last Saturday, I took a sketch from Holly and turned it on it's side. I was going to use a color combo challenge, but this paper just called to me! They are scraps from Emma's 2nd bday lo. I paired it with CTMH Hollyhock and Garden Green and PTI lemon tart. The stamp set was borrowed from Lisa (CTMH... I *think* it's From Me to You). Awesome stamp set!! I really am very happy with this card.
Turned out better than expected... gotta love that!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
I *knew* they would be beautiful.
I *knew* I would post them to the blog.
But, I really didn't know how great it would be to see the envelope and *know* it was a card for me. I make cards for everyone now. Husband, children, parents, best friends, other friends, etc. But to get these cards meant a lot. I knew how much of a labor of love they were... so I could fully appreciate them.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
This DID take some time, don't know we'll be able to do it again!! The boxes open up so we can put a little candy in there!!
We made several... I really think they turned out cute!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
If you would like to follow their story, here's her blog:
Heart and Soul 4 God
Would you say a prayer for them today? They have travelled a long road, and yet still have a journey ahead of them.
Jack and Jessica: We love you guys!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
This is cricut New Arrival in pink and blue scraps- nothing too exciting!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
But, on my Feed list I started at Tori Wild's blog. Have you found her yet??
NO???? Oh my... go HERE now!!! (just come back!)
Wow, isn't she awesome? Love her stuff... sign up for her blog!
Okay, I'll have to leave some kind comments for my blogging sisters tomorrow night, sorry gals! (yep, I'm from TX... thought those of you in Australia and Canada would get a kick out of my accent in my post) hehe
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I recently completed Emma's layout for the pumpkin patch, carving, and Halloween fun. I used Storyteller's club pack (I got this when I attended their class at the GASC in Arlington in June). They have great cs quality, and some thin chipboard diecuts and thicker chipboard accents that you can alter. Their more expensive pack even includes ribbons and brads w/ additional cs.
I don't have circle nesties, or circle punches... just the good old reliable CM circle cutters and mat. I have never been able to make myself spend $$ on the punches, or even the circle nesties for that matter (especially now with the cricut!).
Monday, November 10, 2008
Because I did a traditional A2 card, these are more rectangular than square, but that's okay!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
I have some great stationery to show today...
I used Basic Grey Perhaps paper as the base and the scallop oval. I sponged CTMH Hollyhock on the sentiment oval. The pink grosgrain ribbon is from Walmart. The sentiments are CTMH Say it in Style, Love in Bloom, and Hero Arts.
I also used the Threading Water punch on the bottom of the base.
The scallop ovals and regular ovals are from OkieLadybug for the Cricut and CDS. If you have a cricut and design studio software, you MUST visit her blog!!.
Now, if you are interested...
Today is the birthday of my longtime friend and business partner. We have known each other since our college days (even though she was a year behind me... but I'm still younger- hehe).
She LOVES all things daisy, and I usually go out of my way to buy her something that she will like and it usually revolves around daisies... so I at
I absolutely love my profession- always have. The great thing is she does too. She is amazing and has a great gift to help others.
We have now been working together for over 8 years and are still enjoying every minute. We recently started a practice together, so this year we are "light" on the gifts, but that doesn't mean I didn't want to give her something great.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
This week I decided to play along. I really liked this week's sketch. I went all out for it too (haha).
I used CTMH Vanilla textured cs as my base and image panel with the stamping. The pp is CTMH Silhouette. The stamped panel is a combination of stamps from CTMH With Love that I stamped in black ink and versamark and then heat embossed with black powder. I had some extra of the panel leftover, so I cut out and popped up the flower and leaf.
I used 3 black brads and will stamp the sentiment whenever I am ready to send it to someone. I put repositionable glue on it so it'll come off and then I'll pop it up too.
This is one of the fanciest cards I've done and I really like it!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
The boys had fun on the John Deere tractor- they drove all over the place and had a blast. It is so nice to have a boy for Jake to play with that is close by AND so sweet too.