Monday, July 30, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Then I thought why not put a brad in the scallops of a scallop punched piece? Of course, I like to hoard my supplies so this was a little hard because I had to choose what brads to use up. These ones came from the $ store so that made it much easier (is that cheating?).
I started out by stamping the octopus in black and coloring it in with watercolor pencils. Then I punched it out with my Giga scalloped punch and matted it on a Taken with Teal circle I cut with my Coluzzle. I punched the holes for the brads with a 1/8" punch through both pieces to make it easier to hide the backs of the brads.
I used my white gel pen to accent the scallops because I found that once the brads were on there you really couldn't see the scallops any more. The 2 brads in the bottom corner were the last 2 from the pack in those colors and I figured I might as well add those too! LOL!
I didn't put a sentiment because I'm not sure what I will use it for. Probably a kids birthday. What do you think? Would you use this many brads on 1 card? I know I wouldn't have if it wasn't for the challenge (and the $ store brads). LOL! If I remember correctly there are 20 brads.
Oh, guess what? Today is my Anniversary. 9 years! Man, the time has flown by. Guess what else? I don't have a card for Joe. Are you surprised? LOL! He is bringing home LOBSTER for supper. I can't wait. I have bread in the bread machine and salads in the fridge. Yummy!
I have a card for you today. Actually, I have a few I haven't shared here that I have done over the last week so I plan to get my act together and post some of them over the next few days/week. Plus there are special challenges on SCS this next week and I have already done 1 and started the second. The only problem is I decided to use the one that is done for stamp camp....I'll show that after Saturday.
The other night I wanted to take a break from getting ready for class and stamp "just because". I had the Pretties Kit for a bit and hadn't had a chance to use anything from it so that was kind of where this started.
The flowers are from Garden Silhouettes. I used Certainly Celery and Rose Red markers to ink the stamp. The stitched ribbon is Purely Pomegranite....sooo nice!Look at what I picked from MY garden today (this morning before it got too hot). It is exciting to pick your own veggies. And soooo yummy.
Time to get supper ready. Too bad these fresh vegetables don't really go with lobster. Anyone have any good recipies for beets or peas? We are going to have tonnes over the next couple of weeks.
One more thing.........I was just talking to Happy Stamper and she has requested "Get well soon" cards for her computer. She had to take it in to get fixed today and won't have it back for a few days so if you need to talk to her it will have to be by phone or maybe by "snail mail" if it isn't too urgent. LOL!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
This is the inside cover:
Inside the album are pictures from Paper Arts A Thon and from the last stamping party. I had tears in my eyes when I was looking through this.
I am so lucky to have this group of stampers that have become my friends over the last few months and years.
Every once in a while they say how good I am to them but really, they are soooo good to me! They laugh at my forgetfulness (with me, of course) and always love the projects I come up with. I love how easy going they are, I can do whatever type of card or project I feel like and they are happy with it. It is such a great group of women that come together to stamp every week and I am so thankful to have them in my life!
Thank you so much Sandra for this little album. I love it! You know, this could be the beginning of scrapbooking for you though ;-)
Ok, I think it is time for another card. This is the 3rd card I made for the door prize for Sunday night.
The cardstock colors are Blue Bayou, Soft Sky and Shimmery White. Inks are the same with Purely Pomegranite ink for the flowers.
I don't know how well it shows up in the scan but I stamped the flourish in Soft Sky first and then used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp it again in Blue Bayou. I did the same with "Kind".
Someone asked me on Sunday night what you would use the word Kind for. I thought it would be good for a "Thank You" card, or for a friend "just because" or you could use it in scrapbooking. Do you have any other ideas?
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
This card was another of the cards I made for a door prize. It was a set of 3 cards with envelopes. The card in the last post was one and I will post the 3rd one next time.
I was really glad to see that Office Accoutrements made it into the catalogue because I hadn't used it very much. I also think it will be good for scrapbooking (when I start again- I need to make the time).
This was my last card I made and I was running out of time so it was really quick. The colors are one of my favs- Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery and Apricot Appeal.
The flower is stamped on the white piece and then stamped again on a smaller piece and cut out. The turquoise flower is on dimensionals. I wanted to cover the word "memo" so I placed my ribbon over it.
These are a couple of pictures from t-ball last night. When we get there Ian is a little shy and wants to stay right with Daddy but once he gets going he loves it. I found this week was much better, he played catch with the coach right away and was running the bases alone in no time while Daddy stayed on first base.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Sunday morning we got up and I said to Joe that Emma was getting sick. I could smell it on her breath (I know Mom knows what I mean.....anyone else?). Sure enough she had the flu and was sick until she slept it off the rest of the morning. Our company left around 10am and then I got to work prepping for the party last night.
We had a great time last night and I have to take a picture of the party favors Donna did! When I got home Joe said Emma had just been up (around 11:00) and then she was back up 3 more times in the night! Anyone know of any sleeping pills for kids? It wasn't because she was sick because she was fine by mid-afternoon. I sure wish I could figure out the trick to getting her to sleep. Oh well, someday she will be sleeping through the night and then I probably won't be able to sleep. LOL!
Anyway, how about some pictures?
The first is one of the cards I did for the door prize last night ( have 2 more but I am going to space them out just in case I don't get to stamp much this week ;-) )
The colors are Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst, Black and White. I still don't have my first SU order yet so I don't have my Paper Pretties kit to use for the flower so I used a white Prima and colored it with Aqua Painters and ink from the lids of the Elegant Eggplant and Almost Amethyst. The brad in the center of the flower is an Ice Rhinestone brad.
I have to show a few pictures from the weekend too.
This is Ian and Mackenzie watching "Nanny" fishing.
Ian and Mac-the human seat belts because Emma wouldn't hold on to the swing. I don't know if you can see them holding hands?
Emma and Mac on Max. They both loved it up there and were pretty comfortable. Oh, I wanted to cry when Emma said she wanted to get on the horse........my girl likes horses. YAY!
The last one is for Dad. Joe had to drive his tractor up the farm because it was his birthday and he loves driving his tractor. The only problem is he left the battery on and needed a push start. Luckily the farm is on a hill!
Friday, July 13, 2007
We have a busy weekend so I probably won't be on the computer much the next couple of days. My in-laws are coming with my neice (Joe's sister's daughter "Mac") to celebrate Emma's and Joe's Birthdays (tomorrow is Joe's Birthday).
Hope you all have a great weekend...it looks like it is going to be a nice one! YAY!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
This is a really quick post because I am still not ready for class tonight!
Tomorrow is Emma's 2nd Birthday! Do you think I have a card ready for her? Nope. Joe's Birthday is Saturday and I don't have his done either. I am sooo bad at that. I love making cards but when it comes to sending them or having them ready for a particular occasion I am always last minute..........oh well, I work well under pressure. We have a wedding to go to the 21st, maybe I should start thinking about a card now. LOL! Nah, I have other things I need to do first.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
As promised yesterday here are the 2 projects we did Friday night.
The first is a really quick card using Zoofari with Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranite, Soft Sky and Whisper White. The patterned paper is from the Soft Sky designer series pack.
Second is a bookmark made with Baroque Motifs and the verse is from Summer by the Sea. Colors are River Rock, Wild Wasibi and Soft Sky. It is hard to tell in the scan but the brad is one of the new rhinestone brads. So pretty in real life!
Monday, July 09, 2007
Ian and Amy checking out the map.
Marty ran over the big sand pile a couple of times with Kaylee, I don't know who had a bigger grin on their face...........Marty or Kaylee. Ian then had to follow suit and run over it. You can see him in the background.
Tomorrow I have some pictures from the Tattoo to show.......I'll try to keep it a little shorter than todays :) I didn't plan on posting this many pictures but I just couldn't decide what ones to use. LOL!
Saturday, July 07, 2007
The ladybugs wings are the polka dotted petal stamped in real red and cut out. Then I went around the outside of the petal with my black marker. The body is black cardstock punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch and the head is the 1/2" circle cut in half. I free-handed the antena and dots behind.