Sunday, May 31, 2009

Christmas CPS

Whew! This one took me awhile! Not even sure why! Well, it's Sunday, so those who visit often, know it's Sparkle's Christmas Challenge. I also did the CPS challenge on this card. Sparkle's Challenge was to use scraps. I did. I totally pulled out scrap dp paper, the red cardstock left over from yesterday. Than I grabbed a black sheet, and realized eeek! It was a full sheet! So, I half way did it right! I tried to use a bella, as that was a double points if you did, but couldn't find one I wanted for the layout. So, went with the always in style cute Lily and Tweet. The circle to the right is a TAC set.

Supplies: Lily and Tweet, TAC Sweet Goodies?, copics, nesties, stickles, Martha punch, SU Red Ridinghood, PTI black, DCWV Christmas stack.

Copics:Eoo, Eooo, E11, E95, Rv000, R20, B02, 100, C5, C7, C1, E33, E35, R59, R29, R35, YR68, E77, R46

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Hang Loose Sketch

Needed a boy card for a birthday party for Trey today. I still have a present to wrap! Grabbed those cute Elzybell's clear boys, and went with the skater dude. I followed the Sketch Saturday challenge, but flipped it. Happy Birthday to Sketch Sat! Kept it easy with embellishments, cuz it's going to a seven year old boy, and not sure he'd really be all that interested! I did topped the skateboard with crystal effects.

Trey got a home run today! Normally, they make you stop at second, but the Coach on the other team told him to keep going. Which I thought was way sweet! He even had the other team back up with Trey went to hit, because he said he was a hard hitter! Made his Momma proud! All Trey could talk about on the way home was how he hit a home run, and got it on one hit! I kept trying to explain to him, that was what a home run was!

Supplies: DCWV Spring stack, SU brocade blue, ruby red, dew drops, nesties, copics, TAC sentiment.

Copics: Eooo, E11, E95, R27, B12, B24, G07, G14, C5, C1, Y08, YG23, E57, E29. Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Magnolia

Oh, my! I'm so pleased with this card! This is the Friday Sketcher's layout and Just Magnolia challenge, which was to showcase bugs or animals on the card. My friend, Kim, sent me this image with the cute cowgirl the other day. So, I just had to try out a Magnolia challenge. Worked perfectly with the sketch challenge at Friday Sketchers! I skipped painting this morning, so I'm off to do that next. What fun!

Supplies: K and Co Wild Raspberry, SU Baja breeze, so saffron cardstock, nesties, EK punch, gems from Prima, Basic Grey buttons, copics, stickles.

Copics: SKin-Eooo, E93, Eoo, E11, Flowers-R37, boots/basketE53, E31, leaves-G21, clothes-R11, R20, Y21, hair-E35, E37, E57.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cute Whiff of Joy full of Bling

I finally got to stamping today. I've been dying to get to it all day. I worked on Trey's room painting trim and his closet doors! I so badly wanted to skip it and stamp, but I was good, and painted first! I combined a few challenges into this one card. More bang for the buck, with a short amount of time! Trying to get stuff done before the kids are out of school in a few weeks. The Whiff of Joy Challenge was to make a card that was blue and brown. Hard for me, I'm not good with blue! Happy with the end result, but wished I had a better matching blue to my papers. Than it was Cute Card Thursday, which said bring on the bling! I have stickles on there, brads, flowers, and a ribbon. And on the Stampin Out Alzheimer's site, there was a sketch challenge, so I did it too. This was the Sweet and Sassy sketch.

Supplies: K and Co paper, brocade blue, creamy caramel cardstock, stickles, close to cocoa, choco chip ink, nestie, copics. Skin-E000, E11, R11. Dress-blender, B39. Apron-E53, E33, Hat-E74, Boo. Hair-E37, E49, E57. Flowers-B32, YG63.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Two Times Lily

This is a double challenge Lily card. It's Wed, and I like to try to do a Flutterby card. Than this is also the sketch challenge for the Sketch and Stash blog. Fun layout! And always so nice to use some stuff you have, right? I used my Sabrina paper pack, stash, Lily stamp set, stash, flowers were new/unopened, stash, and matched the Sabrina papers, stash. The brads and ribbon were also from my stash. Grabbed a new punch last week, and the big, what started as white, flower top left, from Michaels. The punch is cool, it punches out baby flowers, seen on top of the pink polka dotted flower. Now, the flowers are just looking like circles, they were kinda embossed, but not showing super well out of the package. I boo booed coloring her hair. Her headpiece was pink, but the black really ran. Thank goodness for stickles, because it fixed it for me!

Other supplies: pretty in pink cardstock, black from PTI, nesties, copics, ribbon, brads.

Copics: Skin-E000, E11. R20, hair-C7, C5, C1, dress-RV21, inside of wings-C5, C1.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

These Boots are Made to Shimmy!

Real quick post today. Gabi's got dance soon, and I gotta get dinner going. I spent the morning painting Trey's room. He's been stuck in Winnie the Pooh land since he was born, so it was time to update his paint! It had a blue sky, and a green sponged grass area. Perfect for Pooh and Friends, not so much for an almost seven year old. He's saying he wants surfing stuff. Sound be interesting! But the painting is taking forever, and I'm not finished.

I had a happy surprise in the mail today! My good friend, Kim, surprised me with some images. Thank you so much, Kim! Made my day! She sent me this way cute Greeting Farm image, and Surfing Ian too! Maybe I can make something on his wall with that! She also sent a cute Magnolia! So, I had to color something! I grabbed this cutie, because it reminded me of Gabi. I had to make the hat and boots pink, because my darling daughter lived in pink cowgirl boots, and hat to match! I had to show off a photo of her about 2 years ago wearing her pink bling cowgirl hat! I followed the Midnight Madness Sketch, so it enabled me to have a quick cute card. I used Basic Grey's Bittersweet. Can't you just picture a cute floral shirt on a cowgirl? Thanks for looking! Now off to cook that girl some dinner!

Other supplies: SU Pixie pink, Chocolate chip, shimmerz, brads, Copics, nesties.

Copics: Skin-E000. E11. R20, hair-Y02, Y06, shirt/boots-R85, RV34, clothes_YG93, E47, E29, E77.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sugar Baby Mojo

I hope everyone has a lovely day today. We live in a big military area. We have an Army base or two, the Navy, two Airforce bases, and Coast Guard in surrounding areas. It's also so nice to them in uniform walking around town. You can feel the difference when they are called to serve our country in far distance country. My Grandfather was in the Navy, and my brother was a Marine.
Our first grade recently put on a show, and it was about being a proud American. They sang a song that had all the songs to the branches of the army and made those who had served or are serving stand up. It was so cool to watch the pride of the children when their parent stood up, and they knew the song that went to their branch. Makes ya get that lump in the throat when they sing songs like that.
Back to the card, this was another image sent to me by Linda. Thanks, again, Linda. I thought it would go perfectly for today's Mojo Monday sketch. I used Pop Fashion from Pink Paislee, SU Rose Red cardstock, and the blue cardstock is from PTI. I used my copics again to color. Thinking I'm not getting away from that medium any time soon! Naturally, topped her off with some stickles and butterflies using Martha's punch. Icky, the close up shot makes the white gel pen look awful! I had a hard time getting the ink to flow well, but it doesn't look as badly as it does in the close up shot.

Copics: Skin-E000, E11, R20, hair-E33, E35, clothes-RV34, R58, B93, B95, B97, flowers-RV23, R22, R05, grass-BG93, G99, outline-B60

Sunday, May 24, 2009

CPS Lily at the Beach!

I'm on a roll! My second post for the day! I did the CPS challenge and used my new Lily at the Beach set. It just arrived yesterday. I'm so happy to have this set. I was lucky and won it the day of the release. It's taken awhile to get here, because I emailed Melisa my address, but it didn't go thru. Since I knew the stamps came from Canada, I didn't email back for awhile, thinking it was because of the slow shipping. Finally, getting worried they were lost in the mail, I emailed again, coping to myself, only it never arrived in my box. So I emailed her again, feeling badly, thinking I was bugging her! Only to discover she never received any of my emails! Whew! And on top of that, it did get caught in a mailing machine, because it was in another clear bag, and the original envelop was torn open, so I'm VERY relieved it made it to me! Sucn a cute set! Thanks so much, Melisa!
I used a retired paper line from TAC. I feel like I had too much negative space on the card. But I couldn't find anything in my stash to fill it up some. Other supplies are nesties, copics, stickles, Wild Was. and Rose red cardstock, dew drop, and gems.

Copics used: skin: Eooo, E11, R20, clothes: YR23, R37, hair-R06, Y02, Turtle-YG23, G21, YG11,YG03.

Favorite Holiday

Today for Sparkle's Christmas Card challenge we were to select our favorite holiday set and make a card. That honestly was hard for me! I do love alot of my holiday sets, so had to sit back and ponder before I got to work. I have a few TAC sets that I adore because they work so nicely for cards, and scrapbook pages. Two of my favorites are Holiday Magic, and Simply Christmas. They also work well together. Makes it that much nicer, right? I do believe both are retiring this year, and if it's not both, I am for certain Holiday Magic is going bye bye. I also love an angel line from Stampendous. I think they have retired as well. So, I grabbed from those to place to make my card today. The swirly sentiment is from Holiday Magic, the ornament is from Simply Christmas, and the image is Stampendous. I used versamark, and detailed silver embossing powder on the TAC parts. The image was colored with copics. The paper is DCWV Christmas stack from last year. I love the mellow side of this card. I don't use blues often, but the paper was so pretty, I just had to use it. The cardstock base is from PTI.

Copics: face Eooo, B85, girl clothes:B39, B45, B95,B93, snowman: BV31, YR69, C1B32, B97 E37, hair:E37
Other supplies: Martha punch, dew drops, nesties, stickles, fun flock with glitter.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Rachel Anne Sketch Sat.

Had some time to play before taking Gabi to dance, and than to a birthday party later this afternoon. Who knows, I might get lucky and do another challenge some where too! Having a blast with those lately! This morning, I did the Sketch Sat sketch challenge. I used another image that was given to me by Linda. Thanks again, Linda! I pulled out DCWV Sweet stack, and decided to use the yellow paper with the white flowers. That gave me my color combo, and I grabbed the sheets that went with it, and ended up with colors I don't normally use. I love how the card turned out! Maybe I should use different colors more often! I cropped the image a little short, and cut out the extra flower and popped it up next to the cutie pie. I left the petals on the flowers white, to pull up the element from the pattern paper. I used copics to color, and topped off parts with stickles.
Copics: skin-E000, E11, R20, grass-G21, YG11, dress-Y17, YR23, flower center-Y38, animals-E93, W1, E21, E53, E31, hair-E37,E29.
Other Supples: nesties, More Mustard and wild wasabi cardstock.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Willow

I was hoping to do a few challenges this morning. That didn't happen! But I did manage to get this one done tonight. Nothing better than a day going differently than you planned! Figured I'd hit Target to get what I forgot to get yesterday when I was there. Needed some hair dye, because the greys were shining brightly! Than after the kids came home, I let was putting together this water slide thing for them. Wow! They were in it for two hours, freezing, but having a blast. Than came dinner. I swear, I lost a day today!

Anyways, this is the Friday Sketchers layout challenge. I just got in some square nesties this month too, so I was happy to finally use them! Plus, I used a image from my stash, thanks Linda for sending me this! (Side note, my birthday was in Jan, and that was when they sent me the images.) But how cute did this turn out? This is a Basic Grey paper line, sultry? SU pixie pink, and close to cocoa. I used copics to color again, and topped her off with some stickles, and primas. I used a sentiment from a TAC set called Dear Friend. Doesn't it go perfectly with the image? Cut it a little short on the word punch to make it straight on the one end, and added the dew drop.

Copics: Skin-EOOO, RV20, E11. shirt, jewlery, and hearts-RV06, RV02, RV10, RV34-fastly becoming a favorite color choice, pants YG91, YG95, hair and belt-E77, E47.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Golffella Dude

Did my first Cute Card Thursday challenge tonight. The theme was sports. I have a few sport themed sets, but they weren't 'cute', so I went digging thru a stash of images, and found I had Golfingfella. From there I pulled out Basic Grey's Mellow. Than I used SU More Mustard, and Old Olive card stock. My other two shades are scraps. I used a sentiment from TAC's Golf set. I added some diamond glaze to the tops of the clubs after I added the dew drops.

Copic markers- skin Eooo, E53, hat and bag R59, clubs and covers YG63, W7, W3, grass G99, clothes E57, YR23, B93, B97, B95, hair E47. This will probably end up being hubby's birthday card, which is in a few weeks.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Summer Joy

No Lost on TV tonight, meant free time to stamp-this is my second post for the day! The Whiff of Joy Challenge blog had a great sketch, so I decided to play along while listening to Captain Jack Sparrow! I love the new summer kit, and discovered that DCWV Sweets stack goes perfectly. They have a few sheets of paper that has fruit on it! How cool is that? Plus, the paper has glitter on it, so it's even more fun to use! I use my new skinny large ovals to cut her out. Colored her with copics, added some stickles to her, and called it a day! Simply darling card! I found the charm at Michael's, in their bead section, or possibly it was Joann's in their bead section.

Copics used:hair=Y15, Y11, Y17, skin-E000, Eoo, E11, R20, clothes-YR04, YR16, R85, RV34, RV10, E29, G000, YG11, G21, B93, B95, YG63, outlined with BG10.

Other supplies: PTI Summer Sunrise cardstock, SU Wild Wasabi cardstock.

Stickybuns Flutterby

It's Wed, and that's a Flutterby Wed on Danni's site. Today I used a Stampin Bella stamp. The name escapes me, but it had something to do with cinn. buns! I used the layout challenge on Sketch Sat. Used a favorite paper line from TAC called Mimi. I cut her out with nesties. Covered her with some pixie dust glimmerz, which is thicker than shimmerz, and I think mine needs more water. It was hard to mix up today. I cut out her hat, muffins and bow and popped them up. I used a sentiment from WOJ Summer Kit. I'm diggin those sentiments! I brushed close to cocoa on the edge, and used SU's scallop punch, and regal rose cardstock. The brown cardstock is from DCWV.

Copics used: Skin-Eooo, R02, E02, Hair E37, clothes-YG23, R00, RV34, RV 85E53, R13, E33, RV000, muffins-C3, RV23, RV85, wings-RV10, RV13.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Basic Hello

A little birdie told me about a sketch challenge called Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Thought I would try it out today. Gotta love the name! LOL! Those who love sketches, like my friend, Kim, should totally check it out. Today I grabbed a set from The Greeting Farm. I fell in love with after seeing Tammi use it, and she was sweet enough to send me some images. Had to have it after she did that! A true friend is an enabler! LOL! Anyhow, I tried to follow the sketch as closely as I could. I ran into an issue with the bottom right. Wasn't sure what I wanted to do there! That took the longest time to complete! I used Basic Grey's paper line, Bittersweet. The buttons are also from Basic Grey, but I can't think what line. I added some stickles to the flowers, her buttons, and the little lace on the bottom of her dress.
I had a close up of the image but my desk top decided it didn't want to finish uploading. It's stuck on wanting to quit MSN, and actually closing out the program.

I used copics: hair-blender, E57, E77, basket-E37, E35. dress and socks-RV000, RV34, R85, face-Eooo, Eoo, E11, R20. tulips-R32, R29, leaves YG63.
Other supplies: nesties, Hero's art sentiment, EK punch, SU Rose Red, Chocolate chip cardstock.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Berry Cute Mojo Monday

Super fun layout on Mojo Monday this morning! I just had to play when I saw it. Better yet, the new Whiff of Joy stamps would be perfect with the layout! My in laws have left, so it's laundry day, means free time during the wash cycles! LOL! I pulled out Wild Raspberry paper line from K and Co. Colored with the cutie with Copics. First trying to make a blond with the colors I have. I hope her hair looks right. Wasn't sure if it would be too bright of a yellow. I topped her off with some stickles. I used Pixie pink, and apricot appeal cardstock. Than cut it out with some nesties. Don't forget Elisbeth Bell has some blog candy on her blog! You can find a link a few posts below this one, or go to Whiff of Joy, and click on link from there.

We saw Star Trek yesterday. Very good movie! I was very impressed with it, and wasn't a fan of the old ST movies. I found they stayed true to the original movies, but made it more updated and fun. They even had a cool surprised person on there. At least a surprise for me, since I hadn't read any reviews or anything on the movie. I found myself laughing often, and loved the younger James Kirk! JJ Abrams had the perfect match for Spock too!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sparkle Mouse

I was able to sit down last night while the in laws and Paul were watching the race. I'm not much of a race fan, so I snuck up to the bonus room to stamp. I had picked up this cute mouse image at a local Stamp store when I was looking for Memento black ink pad. They didn't have it, so my friend Amanda in TX, was nice enough to go to her Hobby Lobby and pick one up and mail it to me! Such a sweet thing to do, thanks, Amanda! The ink pad arrived yesterday, and I was dying to see how it would work with the copics. Wonderfully! Now I know why everyone who loves Copics uses that pad!

Anyhow, it's Sparkle's Christmas card challenge. I didn't have time to check to see if she had another challenge up, since I have company. So, my card is the normal A2 size card. This sucker is covered in glitter. I was playing with the Art Institute glue again. That's some cool stuff. I think that metal little tip gets into the small spaces. I used SU's diamond dust, Martha Stewart glitter, and the red is from a 6 kit jar. It wasn't fine enough. Martha has a cool pack of glitter at Walmart and Michaels. I'm thinking I'll be picking that up in a month or two! Cuz who doesn't love some bling?!
Oh, good news! It didn't rain on us yesterday! So, Trey played yesterday. His team is looking like a real team. One little boy had his first out, like he got the kid out, he was so proud! It was so cute to watch! Neat seeing them come together! Today is rainy, so we're trying to come up with something to do, because there are no kids movies out right now!
Supplies: nesties, WOJ sentiment, PTI Pure Poppy cardstock, DCWV Christmas stack, glitter, Copic glitter pen-green, buttons.
Editted to add: You all know I love the images that Elisabeth Bell designs for WOJ, and Sugar Nellies. She's got some blog candy you might want to check out too! Click on here to go see it, and enter to win! She makes the most darling images!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Summer WOJ with Friday Sketchers

I couldn't wait to ink the new WOJ stamps up! My in laws aren't here yet, and the house is clean, so that meant play time with the set! I think this is my favorite out of the new kit. Isn't she just the sweetest looking?! All of them in the kit are all so sweet looking! The sentiments are darling too! The sentiment on the card is one of them. I colored her with copics. The paper is Basic Grey Two Scoops. I used SU Pink Pirouette and Ocean Tides from PTI. I added stickles, and shimmerz to her. I put shimmers on the flowers to turn them pink. This is also my first time doing a Friday Sketchers layout challenge. This also works for the Whiff of Joy Challenge to make a friendship card. Other supplies: scrappers floss, nesties, buttons.

Well, gotta go. Cross fingers no rain tomorrow. My in laws are traveling 9 hours to see Trey play t-ball, and rain may be in the forecast. We had a good shower today, so hoping it got it done and out of the way so he can play ball tomorrow!

Whiff of Joy Summer Kit!

Oh, my kit just came! So stinking cute! Love it! Man, wishing I didn't have company come in so I could play with them! Who else got one?! That Elisabeth Bell is gonna kill my bank account! I just love all her images!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Catching Dreams A Day Late.

I started a Flutterby card yesterday, but had no time to finish it. I finished it up today. Danni put out a challenge to use a sentiment or quote on the front of the card. Always a challenge for me! I never seem to leave room for a sentiment! But I think the card turned out lovely. I used TAC's True Beauty and More Abundance, one of my favorite sentiment sets. I used K and Co Wild Raspberry papers, and Kiwi SU cardstock. I used Flower Soft for the first time. Gotta work on that product. Not sure I like it with the image I used. Cool product though. I also The Art Institute Glitter, and added some glitter to the card. It really sparkles. I liked the glue, and the extra fine tip with it. I had to buy the tip, it doesn't come with the glue, but did fine it was perfect for getting into small spots, and the glue dries white.

Than for my birthday, my friend, Tammi, sent me this darling image. Thanks, Tammi! I knew as soon as I saw it that it would be a perfect card for my FIL. Both of my FIL's fish, or like to fish. One of Paul's sets of parents are coming up this weekend, and the other set is coming up the first weekend in June. Both FIL's have birthday's coming up. This one's birthday is late May, so I got the card done, so we can give it to him this weekend. How cute is this image though? I used a sketch based off the Sketch and Stash blog. I flipped the sketch to fit the direction of my image. I didn't get the scallop part on the bottom of the image, so it's not an exact layout challenge. But fun layout on there if you haven't checked it out yet. I may have to try again later with it. This card is also bigger, due to the image size. I added some glaze to the frog, fish, and stars. I used Green paper pack by DCWV. Thought it fit the fishing theme well. My cardstock on this card is PTI Ripe Avacdo.

Both images were colored with copic makers.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Quick few photos and Trey story.

I got some photos in the other day from Trey's baseball photos, and spring school photos. I'm not posting Trey's school photo, because I have his Tball photo. The guy who does the photography for the tball league takes them of the coaches too for free. So, they took a photo of Trey and Paul. Such a sweet photo. I'm looking forward to scrapping it. Paul had a few call outs at the restaurant, so he had to skip the game that week, but stayed long enough for the photos. So, he's wearing dress shoes, and slackes in the photo. I was so worked up over Trey's smile, or lack of in his photo, that I didn't notice the pants in this photo! How cute is it that one leg is higher than the other. In his individual photo, he's bitting his bottom lip, instead of smiling! I so wanted an open mouth smile to show his growing in teeth!

Gabi just looks so much older to me in this photo. It's a lovely photo of her. Just amazed me at how much older she seemed in the picture. Hopefully, time permitting, I'll get a Flutterby card done today. It's a busy night, Gabi's got dance, followed by a meeting at her new school for next year, and than Lost! Our current school only goes to third grade, so it's her last year there. So sad, because I love her school!

Now to my story. Last night was the first grade PTA performance. Trey was some how selected to have a speaking part. He's a very quiet kid in school, and teachers often complain they can't get him to talk to them. Naturally, I was shocked to hear he had a speaking part. Than I figured it was a lot of kids in his grade. Discovered it was only 10 kids who had speaking parts. Now, I have no idea what to expect from him, but my guess was we wouldn't hear a peep from him! I was commenting to friends how we had no idea what was gonna happen when he went up to talk. Let me tell you, I was floored when he spoke, because he was so loud in the mike, it caught me off guard! My jaw dropped! My neighbor was sitting by me, and went, well, he wasn't quiet tonight! Even his teacher commented when we went to get him how surprised she was, because she was expecting it to be worse with him in front of everyone. I was so proud of him, because I know that had to be very hard for him, but he came thru LOUD and clear! LOL!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mojo Greeting

The Mojo Monday sketch is a fun one this week! I pulled out a Greeting Farm set I recently picked up at Rachel Hope's store. Such a cute fun set! Grabbed that DCWV paper stack that I had to have, and whipped up this cutie of a card. I believe the paper stack was Animal Crackers. The cardstock base is PTI Pure Poppy. I think this is becoming a favorite red of mine! I'm not digging my coloring so much on here. I think I didn't have my pen wet enough or something. I didn't go with the copics, because I wasn't sure I had enough browns to color all the animals. I topped it off with some stickles, ribbon and brads.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Holiday Mother's Day Card

I did a two-fer today! It's Sunday, and one of my favorite challenges is Sparkle's Christmas Challenge. Today's challenge was to use dry embossing. Also, figuring today is Mother's Day, I went with my TAC Snowman Nativity set. I was thinking Mother Mary is a pretty important Mother to a lot of people. Than, I hadn't tried Amy R's Friday Sketch this weekend, and this worked perfectly for her sketch on Friday. Added a new set of Christmas papers I found at Jacksonbelle's website on clearance to the card. Perfect for a Holiday Mother's Day card! I even pulled out some scraps, the embossed snowflake sheet is one I've had done forever, it's sprayed with Glimmer Mist, so hard to photograph that stuff. But it has a nice shimmer to it.
I hope all you moms out there have a special day today. Hope everyone gets spoiled rotten! Nothing big planned here today. We're going looking at Camcorders. Trey has a speaking part in his school show on Tuesday. Boy is quiet as a mouse at school, so I'm looking forward to seeing how this goes! But our old camera is blurry, so I want to upgrade. Next month Gabi has her dance recital, so I'd also like to tape her practices. We can't tape the live show. The kids made a bunch of fun stuff at school for me. I love stuff like that from them. Paul made me a card. Love when he does that! Will have to post photos later.

Supplies: SU Real red, brocade blue cardstocks, nesties, stickles, charm, copics, gems.

Friday, May 8, 2009

First Sugar Bowl

I did the sketch challenge today at The Sugar Bowl. This was my first time playing. I love seeing what Tammi does when she plays, but I didn't have any Sugar Nellie stamps until recently. Than today, Kim posted such a pretty card, so I just had to play today! I borrowed Blossom from a friend of mine and stamped off a bunch of images. Glad I did too, because she was a lot of fun to color! I used a new pack paper from Wild Raspberry by K and Co. Such pretty colors in it. My image is colored with copics. I see some spots that weren't filled in all the way. I popped out the flowers, and added stickles to them. I used SU More mustard, baja blue, and pink piro cardstock. Cropped her out with my nestie. I really want to get the slender rectangles. Added some primas that I had floating around. I was looking for this other pack I had, just saw them other day, and couldn't find them tonight! I know they'll bite me tomorrow when I return to my desk! Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Moo, CFA!

I worked feverishly last night on making gift cards for the teachers last night. Why do I leave things for the last minute? I was planning on making these all week! Waited til the day before I'm handing them out!

Than, ever have one of those crafting days where you know what you want to do, but something keeps it from being a smooth process? I have made these before, love making them, but man, it wasn't easy last night. From the start I messed up by cutting my carstock wrong!
These are made for holding gift cards. I fill them with a few Be Our Guest cards, BOG's from CFA, for a free sandwich or meal, depending on the BOG coupon. (My husband has a CFA.) These coupons are the size of a business card, and thick carstock. So, they work wonderfully inside of the pocket.
I went for my high quality cardstock, and grabbed my PTI cardstock. I do not recommend using this paper for this project. It's super thick, great paper, but too thick when doubled for the punching of the centers with the word punch window and circle punch, and even harder when I layered on top of that with more papers, I couldn't even get the nesties to cut thru. That caused some issues for me. Than make sure you use the thin the red tape, because the thicker takes up some space inside where the gift cards go, and that made them stick too far out. But you can find a tutorial on SCS, TLC165. Great project, fun, easy, usually anyways, and wonderful way to give a gift card. I made five last night, was planning on making six, but all the little bumps, made it so I couldn't. I couldn't even really concentrate on Lost because I was so involved with them! It was all worth it though, because all the teachers who the kids gave one too, where super happy to get them, and I had waves of compliments from them this morning.
The inside sentiment is from PTI's Teacher set, and says we appreciate you. It also fits so perfectly in the word punch window! I love to use TAC's An'Udder Birthday because CFA has it's way fun cows that tell you to eat more chicken, so that set is perfect to put on the front of the gift card.
Other supplies: Scrappers floss, stickes, nesties, DCWV spring stack, TAC Uptown Girl, felt flowers-found at Rachel's store, buck fifty, scor-pal, TAC retired paper line, lyra water color crayons.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Teacher Tin

It's Teacher Appreciation this week, so I made a small tin filled with Starbucks Chocolates for Gabi's teacher. I used my last little bit of Basic Grey papers Urban Prairie. I'm just about all out of it now! Than I sent my WOJ card with it with kind thoughts since it matched perfectly. I used my nesties to cut out the top circles. The top scallop part was hard, as I didn't have any perfect sizes. I had found the tins at Michael's forever ago for a buck. I lapped the scallop part over, which created a perfect little touch on the side. It took a little bit of hot glue as well as Modge Podge to get it to stick. Than I topped it with a different sheet from the BG line, and flowers. I hot glued the clip on the side, with the sentiment from PTI. I'm so glad they made that set. Works perfectly for adding the right touch on projects like this.
I used a flower from TAC's Beautiful Day set for the shadow on the sentiment sheet.