Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Here's my next Father's Day card (scroll down a couple of posts to see my first one). Still using My Hero My Dad... finally using my FIRST impression plate- Woodgrain (go me!!). How did I wait so long??? And, why did I ever get one of these can now I can't resist them???
Paper is from a big Michael's stack of "boy" paper and I used Kraft and Terracotta Tile cardstock. Fresh Snow, TT, and DC inks. DC Baker's Twine and sewing (with a TT button).
Friday, June 10, 2011
Well, this was an interesting challenge for me... I wasn't quite sure how it would turn out, but in the end I really liked the results. I made an easel card (you can google easel card tutorial) out of Rustic Cream cardstock and use Road Trip stamp set and paper. Then, I added in a bit of Botanical Silhouettes. I didn't have Melon Berry ink, so I mixed some inks to create the illusion. Then, added in some distressing and sewing and even a few diecuts to create some additional interest. Finally, I covered it with the tissue paper (and yea for running it through your die cut machine- that is a must!). Then, more distressing, restamping the sentiment and adding a few more things to balance it all out and voila. :) It was done!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Hi all! I'm back again (don't you love vacations!) with a masculine card using 2 of my favorite sets: My Hero, My Dad & Grunge Me. This also qualifies for the Papertry Paper Dolls Challenge #39 here. Please play along. Each challenge is open for a long time but we post a new one every other Thursday. I used Dark Chocolate and Fine Linen (FAVORITE!! neutral) with lots of Versamark ink and stamping off DC ink. Double ended banner die, chocolate twine and button "ties" it all up nicely.
*** I do have one thing to say about Tiffany Pastor's MHMD set. A lot of people on the PTI forum only wanted to have the corrugated stamp from this set (and yes, it is an amazing stamp!!). I must say that this entire set is worth every penny. I do have 2 cards to make for my dad and FIL for Father's day (and then for my kids to make their "grandpa" cards) and I can make a card for my husband from the kids (he really likes my cards) and then they can use it to make their cards for Father's day... but there are lots of other uses. I recommend you take a fresh look at this set again for all that it can do for your cards or scrapbook layouts. ***
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Quick post today... this was to thank my 4 year old daughter's daycare teacher for such a great year. Teacher's Apple stamps and Beautiful Blooms paper are perfect! The card was cut like a file folder from my cricut.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Today my dh and I celebrate 14 years of marriage. Striking to me that so many years have passed when I can still clearly remember our wedding day in great detail. I treasure those details to remind me of the importance of each passing year.
*** Before any of you go, I also wanted to let you know this card also completes the PTI Paperdolls #38 challenge here *** (join us!! We'd love to have you play along!)
Now, back to the regularly scheduled post if you want to keep reading :)...
Also, I have been writing the blog now since 2008 shortly before our 11th anniversary.
I thought I would give you the opportunity to take a peek into our lives by reading some of what I have written about him. Most blog posts are a bit about the kids or friends, but mostly about the card or scrapbook layout.
However, on our anniversary each year I have taken the opportunity to stop and write down for anyone to see how lucky I am. In fact, over the last 18 months we have watched several couples we know experience great marital hardships and some of them are now divorced. He asked me once why I wouldn't ever leave him ... and here was my answer, "I have been given gifts from God over the years, but I prayed specifically and with purpose from the time I was 14 years old to marry the right man he had for me. And you? He put you in front of me on a silver platter one day and said 'Kristin, here he is- the man you prayed for all those years ago.' Well, I will never give up that gift!"
Here is the June 2008 post
Here is the June 2009 post
Here is the June 2010 post (I didn't write much here because we had just entered an extremely difficult time in our family life- our marriage was and is rock solid I just didn't have time to devote to a post- but I still love that card!)
I have had time to really reflect over the past many months on our marriage and I have so enjoyed seeing how richly God has blessed my life with such an amazing man after God's own heart.
Friday, June 3, 2011
I absolutely loved a card similar to the notecards I made for Jake's teacher out of Floral Fusion #3. I have searched the DT, Nichole, Melissa B blogs, AND the gallery and can't find it to link. I can tell you it isn't my idea! :)
Then, I took Teacher's Apple to make a coordinating card for her and with the Library Pocket Die on the back filled it with gift cards.
So glad summer is here!!