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Sunday, May 31, 2009
Go quick!! to check it out!!
The rules for this award are:
* comment on this blog
* cut and paste the award logo and use it on your blog
* nominate 5 to 10 blogs that you feel show great attitude and gratitude
* link to your nominees within your blog post
* comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award
* link back to the person who gave you the award to shown your appreciation
I think that I can do that...
- Susie @ Sassy Designs by Susie at Die Cut Dreams
- Pricilla @ Skraptacular Designs
- Melody @ A Paper Melody
- Marsha @ Stampin' Down South
- Kim @ Paper in the Works
Please, these are not the only people that inspire me. There is so many creative people out there I can't keep up with. The internet is a bad place. By that I mean, I spend so much time "ooohhh" and "aaahhhh" on every one's blogs that I barely have time to paper craft for me. I can tell you though with my computer upstairs and my craft room downstairs I have the most tone calf muscles!
I hope you all have a wonderful day where ever you might be!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Our county faire is coming up in a couple of weeks ~ now that's fun. Really small town America. I love to go and see the demolition cars, that's a lot of fun!
I did some re-arranging on my page and added a few buttons. Take a peek at the sidebar and you'll see.
Thanks for stoppin' by!
This page was made with paper from Paper Salon. It is the Enamored collection. It was from last year and I can tell you that it is my favorite!! I still have just a bit left, scraps that I'm saving!
I did have one more page that I did, however the picture is awful fuzzy. I will re-take the picture and post it. It's another Halloween page. Yes, I love Halloween! It's one of my favorites to decorate for.
I'm not sure if anyone here has any plans for today or not ~ so I'm not sure if I will get any crafting done. I hope to, but it is the weekend. I like to do family things on the weekend.
Whatever you've got planned for the weekend I hope it's great!
Have a great day!!
Friday, May 29, 2009
This was Ricky and I in August 2005. It was just before we moved out here, at his sister's house. This was also me 25 pounds lighter and him, well, 50 pounds lighter.
Thanks for letting me share my life and my craft with you all!
She had been eyeballing Mom's card organizer and I asked her "pick a color". I sometimes do that, then I just go from there. She picked burgundy, so I looked thru my paper and this is what I came up with.
I pulled out some burgundy linen cardstock that I had and the Parisian Summer DP that I was keeping. I had some thin chipboard that hubby brought home from work and my Mod Podge (great link, take a look at it!!) ~ I love that stuff! I covered the chipboard and covered it with the DP and ribbon. I also took a piece of the burgundy paper and cut out a top note die and placed it on the top.
When we originally made these we followed the directions on SCS and they had pockets for each month. Well, we don't use the pockets because we have so many birthdays that they would not fit in all the pockets. We store our cards elsewhere. So I just used the burgundy paper and only made one page with pockets in the back of the book. I left it pretty blank so Joyce can decorate it how she wants. I did decorate the back pocket pages because I wanted to bind it and it was easier to stamp the pockets before binding it. She's a butterfly lover so I knew that I could not go wrong so I used my TAC set Butterfly Swirls.
Next I made a card tracker for her. The card organizer is to add birthdays to so you don't forget. The card tracker is more for tracking holidays. If you write down the holiday that you sent the card out then you know that you sent it. You can also track if someone has sent you a card too.
I basically did the same thing with these covers. I took the thin chipboard and covered it with Mod Podge and added the paper to it. I used paper from SU! Bella Rose collection - that's my favorite! I did decorate this one up a bit because like I said, it's my favorite paper and I just had to have fun with it! Once again I used the top note die and I added some ribbon, buttons and rub on's from American Crafts.
Yes, she loved them!!
I hope this is enough for today. I did get a late start today. I don't know why I'm so tired in the mornings - I can't get out of my own way. I really don't sleep well at night, I know that could be the problem. But I'm not spending too much time on the computer today, I need to craft! And I've got a bum sewing machine I've got to tackle, oh yes - laundry too!
Have a great day!
EDITED TO ADD: I printed the inside pages of the Card Tracker at Mini Scrapbooks. I have the link posted in my sidebar if you'd like to check it out.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I thought that I'd put his name on the front cover so I cut those letters out with my Cricut Base Camp cartridge. I use that one for most of the lettering that I do, it's a nice font and it's easy to adhere. Then I covered the letters with stickles to give it a little "pop". Since I don't have a star punch I cut the stars out by hand and added some stickles around those edges too. For the inner pages I just adhered some paper and a few photo corners here and there. I stamped in a few places where there can be journaling added with my TAC set I Remember When. On the last page I stamped the little fishbowl from TAC's Everyday events and added some diamond glaze to it to make it look a little more realistic and I was done.
If you get a chance go check out Jan's blog too! Make sure that you let her know that I sent you.
My next card is a Father's Day card that I made for Ricky. I'm sure that I will have to make another from Danielle too, I don't mind. Guy cards are just a little tricky. I'm used to pretty colors and flowers and frills. You sure cant do that on guy cards.
Mom recently got the SU! set And Many Mower for Father's Day so I had to ink it up. I wanted to put the image of the lawn mower on the card. I actually had it stamped, colored and cut out and did not use it. I do that a lot then I toss them on Mom's desk. She's got a little envelope full of things that I did not use ~ she eventually uses them. It's easier on her. Anyway, I stamped the sentiment from And Many Mower and colored it in. It says "recliner, remote, refreshments" but I stamped the word "relax" colored it, cut it out and used pop dots to adhere it to the card. I thought that it was a little more appropriate. Then I pulled out my Let's Hear it for the Boy set from My Favorite Things. I stamped the image, colored it and cut it out and adhered it to the card. I did not like how the headless image sat on the card because I cut it out from the frame of the image so I stamped the frame from And Many Mower and used that ~ so now it all matches!
The base card is Kraft cs that I layered with Pacific Point and some DP from SU! old Spring Flowers collection. I kinda distressed the left side of the DP before adhering it. I took a length of ribbon and added a piece of Chocolate Chip to it and then added some small eyelets to the ends and adhered that to the card. All in all I think that it turned out manly enough, what about you?
I think that is all I have for right now. I'm working on a digi page to show you later. I hope that you have a great day!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Well I'm off again. Gotta go create something with real paper this time.
I think that I mentioned that I've got to stock up on birthday cards, Danielle's used a lot of them up. "Hey Mom, so and so's birthday is tomorrow. Can I get a card?" Well what am I going to say? No... I should have her sit with my and make some up, she used to. But that's not a cool thing to do when your a teenager. Maybe someday she'll want to spend time with her old Mother... Can you tell I'm starting to feel the "40" coming on? Just a few more months, ugh.
Anyway ~ on to the card. The base card is Ballet Blue. I stamped the swirls from my TAC set Simply Devine with versamark. I then stamped the images from TAC's Little Cupcake and colored them in with my pencils and gamsol. I also paper pieced the cupcake with TAC paper from the Mulberry Meadow and Lily Anna collections. Saving those little scraps comes in handy sometimes. I layered the image panel on to Barely Banana and Riding Hood Red. I stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner and layered that also. Once the card was put together I added some stickles for some sparkle and I was done.
The next card was kinda a quick card. I'm not only trying to stock up on birthday but all cards in general.
The base card is Barely Banana that I layered with More Mustard and Garden Green. I stamped the weave pattern from Wonderful Weaves with More Mustard ink. I then added a length of the large twill ribbon I "found" in a box of ribbon I had. I stamped the daisy from the DD Daisy set with More Mustard, Always Artichoke and So Saffron inks. I layered that on to a piece of More Mustard cs that I paper peirced and then on to a piece of Garden Green that I tore. I stamped 2 more of the daisies and cut them out to add to the card front. The sentiment is from Curvy Verses that was also stamped in More Mustard . I was thinking that it needed a little sparkle, but I'm not sure.
Well - I'm off to pay a few bills and I'll be back tomorrow with more!
Have a great day!!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
I was on the computer with on line chat for about 4 hours total today. And I still don't have the problem fixed... But instead of the "abort" message that I am getting when I log into blogger it let me log in now.
So I wanted to just give you all the heads up so you know that I am here ~ kinda.
I will try to work on the problem this weekend, so keep your fingers crossed for me.
I hope that you all have a safe and happy long weekend!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
One of the orders I had placed for a friend when TAC was having their sales on the hostess sets. Joyce had bought the set, and one thing that I do for my customer's is if they want their sets cut apart I do it for them. I have a hot knife and it only takes me a minute to do. Well I told Joyce that I was cutting them apart for her that I was going to stamp a few... good deal, huh? So I did. Then of course like everything else, and I'm sure you all can relate ~ they sat on the corner of my desk for a couple of weeks. I grabbed them the other day and decided to do something about it...This is a Hostess Level 3 set from The Angel Company called Be of Good. I stamped some of the images on Certainly Celery with Certainly Celery ink. I stamped the sentiment in Certainly Celery on white cs and the image over that in Blush Blossom ink. I layered that on to a piece of Summer Sun cs before attaching to the card. For the inside I stamped the image on Barely Banana cs with Barely Banana ink. I stamped another sentiment in Barely Banana on white cs and centered it on inside.I had stamped the butterflies in Barely Banana ink on white cs and cut them out closely. I added some wire to the butterflies for the "antenna", pop dotted them on the the card and added stickles for some bling and I was complete.
OH! I wanted to mention, if anyone is interested in the hot knife do wait to buy it. A couple years ago I finally decided to unmount all of my SU! stamps. Mind you I have a LOT of sets. It took me just over a week to do. I was at it literally the whole day, morning to evening. I unmounted my stamps, removed the old grey foam and replaced it with the black thin foam and cut it out with my Kai scissors. I did not have the hot knife then, but so wish I did. It is an investment that pays for itself each time I use it. It takes seconds to cut out the stamps, and you don't have that gunky mess on your scissors too! But if you are considering the purchase of one, I'm here to tell you that you don't have to buy a glass mat. I want to say they are about $25.00 for one ~ and I saved my $25.00 and I use an old pie plate. Same thing, it's glass. And it has a rim on it to turn the plate and the glass mat doesn't. Anyway, just my 2-cents....
This was part of a sneek peek that I showed you the other day. I'm in a swap that the theme is Patriotic so I reached into my stash of House Mouse stamps. I had a whole lot of them and sold most of them years ago to Gabby, but this one I kept. It is called Patriotic Wrap. Those little guy's are so cute!
I colored the image with my watercolor crayons and pencils and gamsol. I sponged some Ballet Blue ink around the edges. The base card is Ballet Blue and I layered it with Riding Hood Red and Reminisce Glitter Bursts DP. I also added some stickles to the stars for more of a pop. The sentiment is from Peddler's pack, and I stamped that in Ballet Blue also. Even with all the coloring it was a quick card.
Another one of my sneek peeks the other day was this little box I made.
This little box is something that I gave away with my last TAC order. I try to make something to give away when people order from me. It's just my little way of saying thank you again.
This little box is made with the largest Scallop Rectangle Small Nestie. Say that 5 times fast *Ü* Anyway ~ I used my CB Devine Swirl and Love Language folders to emboss the paper. The paper is from the Mimi TAC collection. I used my scor-pal to score the box and I used my 1 3/8" circle and scallop circle punches. The button is from Fancy pants, and I used a length of ribbon to make the handle. Velcro is used to keep the box closed.
I will try to get to the tutorial in the next day or two for you.
Next thing I want to show you is some more of the digital scrap booking. I have fallen in love with this. It is so much fun!! And there is so many places out there that have the free digital packs to download. I showed hubby last night and I kinda, quickly went thru the process and told him it is so much fun without having to buy the tape. Of course being the smarty pants that he is he said "well then, why don't we put up all that stuff in the craft room on EBay and you can just do this instead". Uh, my answer was a quick and simple "no".These pages are made with elements and papers from The Digital Arts Cafe. I even went out and bought a new SD card that's 8MB to hold all my "papers and elements".
Well, that's all I have for today. I think that it's time to get off the computer and start creating something....
Have a great day!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
I just wanted to pop in and let you know that I am still here. Today was a busy day. Of course it did not help that we went to be last night after midnight because we were with our noses in the TV. Then when I went to bed I just "had" to finish a book I was reading ~ all the while knowing that 5:00am comes way too early.
Betty stopped by this morning to pick us up and we were on our way to Anne's house for another wonderful stamp camp. Anne is such a gracious hostess ~ and a very talented paper crafter. Anyway, when we left there we went to the scrap store in Frankfort. It was Betty's first trip there and we all enjoyed it! So now we are home and we are pooped! I'm ready for a nap, but I just got a copy of The Da Vinci Code and I've got to start reading it. I want to read it before I see the new movie - just to brush up on it.
I wanted to share with you something today, so here is a digi page that I made of Danielle's birthday Saturday. Just something quick, I made it from a download Daisy Daze that I got at Bouquet of Pixles.
I'll be back tomorrow!! Thanks for sticking with me.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I'm not sure if you all go to Brenda's blog or not ~ but if you don't you seriously need to bookmark it! Just about every week she has the Michael's coupon up. She's also had other's too. So if your in need of a Michael's coupon go there!
Yesterday was little Ms. Danielle's birthday and boy did I surprise here. I'll tell you more about it tomorrow ~ and I'll be back with some creations. A couple of friends of ours sent her some birthday cards - I'll share those too! I'm sure your going to want to case them!!
Have a great Sunday!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Isn't he just beautiful!! I could watch them for hours. And they have the cutest little chirp.
This is our weeping willow that we have out back. Of course this day every time I grabbed the camera to take a picture he would fly away. I finally snapped him though, and this was zoomed in. He's pretty high up in the tree. I think he was just playing hard to get and didn't wanna be pictured.
This is just a little sneek peek at what I've been up to. I'll be back to show you more later.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
It's kinda funny, I'll give you a little history here. Just a little.
All the times that we've crafted together Joyce and I always ended up sitting next to each other. Now, I'm not sure that it was planned, but we were always next to each other. We would be sitting there making our cards, doing our own thing. Joyce would finish and I'd peek over at here and smile and say good job or whatever. Then came the "you know what you could of done...." It never seemed to fail. Then Joyce would say "why didn't you tell me then". And then I'd tell her because I was not paying attention. So now it's the standing joke, "you know you could of...." I guess you had to be there *Ü*
I made another flower book for the challenge over at PCP. Wanna see it??
Once again I used the my Cricut and the Accent Essentials and Walk in My Garden cartridges.
I covered all the pages with TAC's Winterberry paper collection and other plain card stock.
I used various embellishments like ribbon, brads, flowers. Like the cork flower? My friend Anne made that with her Big Shot and cork. Love it!!
The stamps are also from The Angel Company. I used A Blessing to Me, Small Sentiments and Floral Labels.I think it's kinda cute! What do you think??
Well, I'm off. I just heard the door bell ring and I think that the postman has a package for me. Nothing fun, just tape.
I hope that you have a great day. I will try to get on the computer early tomorrow to post. Tomorrow's going to be a busy day.
Have a great day!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
This will be a short post for today, maybe.... I've got to finish a project on my desk and I'm anxious to get back to it.
The sneek peek from yesterday, remember? Well this is what I made. I love the Wednesday challenges on SCS. That community is one great place to be a part of!
Well the challenge last week was to make this backpack. At first because it shows so many steps I was a little worried. But it actually is so simple. If you can make a milk carton you can make this. They are kind of along the same lines. Anyway, here is the tutorial if you'd like to try one yourself. I used Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel cs for the backpack. I stamped the flowers all over the cs before scoring and putting it together. I don't remember the name of the stamp, but it was a large roller from SU! I stamped it with Chocolate Chip ink. A few eyelets, some ribbon, some rub on's and I was done. I gave it to Danielle and she looked at me like Mom's done it again. I have so many little boxes, bags and creations around here I have no idea what to do with them all!
The next thing I want to show you is what I made for the May Challenge over at PCP. This month I put up the challenge on the BIA group I belong to. If anyone is interested, go to PCP and join up with the Bind It All group and you can play. I love my BIA!! I'm always looking at things different to see if I can do something with my machine.
Anyway, the challenge is to make a book in the shape of a flower. Well, mine is a flower and a pot, but same thing....
I used some of that thin chipboard that hubby brought home and cut it out with my Cricut. Then I covered it with some DP and Mod Podge, and let it sit for a while. The flower is cut from the Accent Essentials cart (thanks Anne for letting me borrow it!!) and the flower pot and the buggies are all cut from Walk in my Garden. I stamped the inside pages with my TAC set A Wittle Bug. So, what do you think? You up for the challenge? The winner is getting 2 packages of O Wires from me. Stop on over here and sign up....
Well, so much for a short post... I will be back tomorrow to show you some more!
Have a great day!
Monday, May 11, 2009