Thursday, July 31, 2008

Rain drops keep falling on my head.........

Yeah, we finally got some rain tonight. I can't remember the last time we had rain. We have been in the triple digets now for 13 days I think. The rain is much appreciated. I know you can't see it very well but I took a picture of the rain coming out of the downspout, it was raining to hard for me to get any closer without getting soaked. LOL But you can see the rain drops on the camera lens. Sorry there is no card, been busy this week, hopefully I will get one made sometime tomorrow. Thanks for reading.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Happiness Always

I was on a stamping frenzy last night and than again this morning. I made 5 of these cards for my pen pals and plan to make more. I really had fun making this card. I got the layout idea from The Ultimate Paper Crafts Collection from Paper Crafts & Stamp It! I love this book, it has over 650 projects and ideas. I have another one of their big books (right now the exact name of it excapes me) that has a lot of tips and techniques in it. Anyway this card was really easy to make and came together really quick. We have been really busy with going swimming at the community center and over at a friends house so it was nice to be able to sit and make a quick card. This will be a layout that I use often I am sure. Thanks for reading. Have a great night.

Stamps: Happy Harmony, Just A Note by Creation Inc.
Cardstock: Blue, yellow, black and SU's whisper white
Ink:SU's Ballet Blue Classice ink
Markers: Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, So Saffron, and Old Olive
Rhinestones:Blue Hobby Lobby, I did put small buttons on a few too. :)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Cranberry Thank you

I started this card last night but finished it today. I used a cranberry colored CS for the base. The DP is from a K-ology 6X6 Hannah Paper pad that I got at Michaels. I mounted it on True Thyme from Stampin Up. I used the Thank You stamp from the Seeing Spots set from Stampin Up. I stamped it in Cranberry Crisp ink on Whisper White CS. I than punched it out and mounted it on True Thyme CS. The ribbon is from Michaels. Thanks for looking.

Sketch Challenge 180

I made this card for SC180 over at Splitcoaststampers. It has been extremely hot here in Texas, so I thought I would try and make a fall card, maybe it would make me think cool thoughts. LOL I haven't decided whether or not that I like it yet. I used Brown CS from Michaels, the white is Georgia Pacific that I got at Walmart. The DP is called Aqua Stripe from the Paper Studio that I got at Hobby Lobby. I used Baskets Full Of Fun from Stampin Up. I stamped the image in black Stazon and used my Prisma Colored Pencils and Colorless Blender pen to blend it. I than stamped the basket on a post it note to mask it and than stamped the apples in black Stazon and colored them in. I haven't put a sentiment on it yet I thought I would wait until I decided on who I was going to send it too. :) Thanks for looking. We are supposed to be in the triple digets in temps for the next 5 days so we will most likely be spending a lot of time at the waterpark. Have a great week and try and stay cool.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Card for Camp

This is a card that I made for Kaitlyn to take to Girl Scout camp this year. I made her about 6 to send to family and friends. I used Kraft paper from Hobby Lobby, and a scrap piece of blue. I used a Versamark pad and stamped the stars and Moons from SU's Halloween Backgrounds. The 3 images are Cuttlebug Die cuts. I paper pieced on each one, so my CB worked over time. :) Kaitlyn was gone for a week at horse camp, she came back home today and was full of stories. She had a great time and can't wait to go back again next year. This is her second time going to a Girl Scout camp, each one different. I would highly recommed if you have a daughter in Girl Scouts that you let her have the experience of going to camp whether it be a week, just over night or even just day camp, it is a wonderful experience. Kaitlyn has learned a lot and loves going. We are very lucky here in Texas that we have very nice camp grounds for the girls to go to. Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

These are the cards that Ethan and Lauren made to send to Kaitlyn at camp. Ethan's is on the
left (just the card) he worked very hard on it, and thought of the whole thing himself. He punched out the flowers and then drew the stems himself. The big brown thing in the middle is supposed to be a horse, because Kaitlyn is at horse camp. The card on the right and the 2 pieces of CS in front Lauren did. We put them in envelopes along with a magazine that featured the Jonas Brothers and mailed it on Monday. She should get it tomorrow or Thursday. I promise to have something that I actually made uploaded tomorrow. Thanks for looking.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Keychains and bookmarks

I finally got my camera to work for a bit. Now it is charging. :) I got the idea for the Keychains from Chic n Scratch you can find the link to the left under blogs that I read. Angie has a lot of great idea's and how to video's on her blog, she is a very creative lady. The books marks were a project that was featured over at Splitcoaststampers. They were very easy to make and I had a lot of fun doing them. I used my Cuttlebug to cut out the flowers in chipboard and then again in DP and CS. I get the jumbo paperclips and key chain hooks at Walmart. They take no time at all to make, in fact the thing that takes the longest is waiting for the glue to dry. I use an industrial strength glue by Alleen's to glue the paperclip between the chipboard flowers. Both of these projects are a great way to use up scraps. I am finishing up cards for my DD to take to camp with her, as soon as I get them done and my camera finishes charging I will upload them. Thanks for reading.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

I have decided to change the layout of my blog. I wanted something a little more layed back so to speak, I still can't decide if I like this one yet, so you may see several changes until I find one I like, so bare with me please. :) I hope y'all had a great 4th and remembered those who have served or are currently serving our Country to give us the freedom that we have all come to love so much. Peace.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Lots of Blue

I made this card last night using Beate's sketch again. I still haven't figured out how to do a link yet, but I am working on it. I used blue CS for the base, the DP is from K and Company, it is from the 6x6 paper pad called Addison. I than put a strip for tan CS. The image is from Stampin Up's Oh So Lovely set. I stamped it on Georgia Pacific white CS in black Stazon and colored it in with my Stampin Up markers. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. Thanks for looking. :)

Just Bee-cause

I just love this bee. I stamped him on Whisper White CS in Black Stazon and colored him with Prima colored pencils, don't know if you can see it or not but I put glitter on his wings. I made the base out of Maroon CS and used tan for the squares. I cute a square of Maroon and used my Fiskars Ultra Shape cutter to Deckle the sides. Than I put 3 tan buttons at the bottom. This is a very quick and simple card.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Crape Myrtles

These are the Crape Myrtles that I have in my back yard. I have 5 total, these two are dwarf ones and the other 3 are more tree like, the tree like ones haven't started blooming yet. This area is still a work in progress as far as plantings and such, behind the Myrtles are Irises that have multiplied since we moved to TX 3 years ago, I need to move them cuz the Myrtles are starting to hide them. The Crape Myrtles smell so good when they are in full bloom. These two are my pink the tree like ones I have one white and 2 lavender colored ones. They are by far my favorite "plants" in Texas and they are everywhere.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sketch Challenge 156

I love this sketch, so simple and quick. I used True Thyme, Marrigold Morning CS from Stampin Up. The stamp is from Stampin Up's Blooming with Love. I stamped it on Whisper White CS in Black Stazon and colored it with my Stampin Up Markers. I put 3 metal dots that I got from Joann's dollar bin. I sponged the image with Marrigold Morning ink. I haven't put a sentiment in it yet cuz I don't know what I want to put on it yet. I used my Fiskars Ultra Shape cutter and the circle template to do the circles. I like the way this turned out and it only took about 15-20 minutes to make, gotta love that. :)

Sketch 182 Redone

When I made this card the first time there was just something about it that was off. I couldn't figure it out. So I asked my GREAT friend Lisa what it needed and she suggested sponging ink on the white CS so that it wouldn't be so stark, I liked that idea a lot, so that is what I did. Here it is with Creamy Carmel ink sponged on it. I really like how it looks now. Thanks Lisa knew I could count on you for good advise. Your the greatest Sis!! :)