Sunday, August 23, 2009

Crazy for Christmas

This is my 2nd card using the SFYTT from yesterday.... I am loving this sketch!! And I am ahead of the game for Christmas... well, 1 card ahead of the game!!

I ran the Kraft paper through the Swiss Dots folder, did some distressing and some Copic coloring... and there you go!! I used a glitter pen on the ornaments so they are fairly sparkly though you can't tell in the picture.

Yesterday was the best day... I stayed at home all day and stamped as well as cleaned nad organized my craft area. I didn't get around to organizing the patterned paper... another day!! Then went to the gym and Marty and I went to Chili's for dinner. Today was work all day and more of the same tomorrow:(

Details-Paper-SU Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Kraft and Whisper White; Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa; Stamps-Amuse sentiment, SU Crazy for Christmas; Accessories-Copics, glitter pen, Swiss Dots folder, edge distresser, button, ribbon and SU linen thread

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Beautiful You

Based on the colors I chose for this card, I would say I am ready for Fall!! Though they are also my favorite colors! I used today's SFYTT... I flipped it and made a horizontal card. I snapped a picture outside just in time before a HUGE downpour... the work of Hurricane Bill!! A perfect day to hang out at home and stamp! I plan to make some cards using this sketch but ... I'm looking around my stamping first I had spread from my desk to the table...then the floor and now the chair... time to clean!!
Details-Paper-SU Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Kraft, Whisper White, Amuse DP; Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa; Stamps-Verve Beautiful You; Accessories-Heidi Swapp ghost flower, button, SU linen thread, Ribbon, Swiss dots folder and edge distresser

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hello Friend

I have wanted to wait to cut into this Cosmo Cricket DP until I used up some other paper... but I just couldn't wait any longer!! I love this paper from the Early Bird collection!!!

Speaking of self control, my formerly snug pants... no more!! Woot woot!!! Health, shmealth... I want to buy new clothes!! I also made a deal w/ myself.... as I have been drooling over Papertrey Ink stamps for a while... when I lose 10% of my body weight I will place a PTI order. That's motivation... for me anyway!!!

Gotta run... this internet connection is slow... I can't deal anymore!

Details-Paper-SU So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Kraft and CosmoCricket DP; Ink-Memento Cocoa Brown; Stamps-Amuse; Accessories-Paper piercer, corner rounder punch, scallop edger, SU scallop circle, American Crafts thickers

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Today's Card

Here is a very simple card that I made for my friend, Katie, who recently got engaged. I used the SU set Fairytale Weddings, which I'm pretty sure is retired. I also used Sage Shadow cardstock, which I have never used before... and some Heidi Grace rub ons I have had for a while. I LOVE using up old items... just so I can justify buying new!!

I took this picture outside in natural light... a HUGE difference!!

Details-Paper-SU Sage Shadow and Cream Confetti; Stamps-SU Fairytale Wedding; Ink-SU Sage Shadow and Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories-Spellbinders, Copic, glitter pen, Heidi Grace rub ons

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

In the Clouds

This is a small 4x4 card using Verve's set Up,Up and Away. I love these hot air balloons!! I also used the clouds and tree from this set as well as my new scallop edger.
That's it today... too hot to think!!
Details-Paper-Kraft, SU Certainly Celery DP, Whisper White; Ink-Versamark, Memento Cocoa Brown, Blue Bayou; Stamps-Verve Up,Up and Away; Accessories-Spellbinders, scallop edger, copics
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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy Birthday, Kyle!

I can't believe that Kyle, my oldest nephew, is 10!!! It seems like just yesterday that my mother called me and told me he had been born!! At the time, I was driving home from Arizona and I was in South Dakota when I got the call... I couldn't wait to get home and meet him. Kyle quickly became one of my favorite little people.. he is very smart and sweet, also very stubborn and bossy! I just love him!

This card matches the notebook that I made. Love these K&Co. stickers. This card was so easy... less than 5minutes to make!!

Details-Paper-SU Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, CosmoCricket; Accessories-AC thickers, K&Co chipboard stickers

Friday, August 14, 2009

Put Down the Crystal Effects

How cute are these bees??? I love them... I borrowed the stamp from Pam. They were very fun to color w/ Copics. I tried Crystal Effects on the umbrellas and raindrops... but every time I use Crystal Effects, it ends in disaster! A huge glob came out on top... I tried to salvage it... it's not that noticeable!:) Also, this card is made from scraps, based on Mercy's TSC33

Details-Paper SU Cool Caribbean, Rose Red, Whisper White and American Crafts DP; Stamps-Stampendous; Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories-Copics, gel pen, Crystal Effects

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday Sketch

I had this piece of embossed Wild Wasabi lying around and thought it would be great for this week's Tuesday sketch by Mercy. Since I had already embossed, this care came together very quickly. I used Verve's Beautiful You set as well as last year's in colors. I made a bunch of cards tonight... plenty to post throughout the week, I hope!

Details-Paper-SU River Rock, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White; Stamps-Verve Beautiful You; Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories-Corner rounder punch, piercer and mat pack, SU ribbon, textile embossing folder
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Friday, August 7, 2009

This is a horrible picture taken w/ my phone... that takes really bad pictures!! My camera takes 3 pictures and then the batteries die... so please forgive the bad picture!!

My oldest nephew, Kyle, has a big birthday coming up... breaking into double digits!! Kyle has a spiral bound notebook of drawings and "other ideas" so I thought I would make him a special notebook. Drawing inspiration from these notebooks (BTW, LOVE Kerry's blog!! She has the cutest stuff!!) I used Cosmo Cricket paper and K&Company chipboard stickers, this took me no time to make. I covered the back w/ Cosmo Cricket paper, the coordinating robot piece. I had to buy this paper at AC Moore as I really don't have appropriate stuff for little boys. AND I have 5 nephews!! These chipboard stickers are super cute and make decorating very easy! A wave of exhausted just hit me and feel I'm rambling so must say good night!!

Details-Paper-Cosmo Cricket, SU Whisper White;Ink-Colorbox olive pastel and SU Blue Bayou; Stamps-SU Headline Alphabet; Accessories-K&Company chipobard

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Love and Laugh at Mistakes

I started out with a great sketch... but it went downhill from there! This is Mercy's Tuesday Sketch from a couple weeks ago.
I love this color combination and I love the SU Cutie Pie paper. First, though, I had trouble cutting and cut the piece behind the sentiment at least three times and the other smaller panel had to be redone once. I have never mastered tying bows and I was SO frustrated trying to get this one right... finally I gave up and used this cheater knot!! So, then the card was done and assembled and I realized that the largest panel is SU Blua Bayou and the smaller are Baja Breeze. I thought about taking it apart but instead I think I will keep it in the "send to a good friend" pile;) I blame this on the fact that I wore myself out on the elliptical machine tonight!!!
Details-Paper-SU So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou, Whisper White, Cutie Pie DSP; Stamps-Inkadinkadoo; Ink-SU Purely Pomegranete; Accessories-SU PP ribbon

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Make A Wish, Cupcake!

I followed SC240 for this card... sort of! But I wanted to keep it pretty simple! I want to add some buttons along the bottom... but I want to start sewing buttons onto card. I have been reading the blogs of the Papertrey Ink design team... Heather Nichols posted a tutorial on sewing buttons to cards using twine or linen thread. I LOVE it!! I ordered some linen thread and can't wait for it arrive!! I also ordered the SU scallop edger... can't wait!!!
I took two of my nephews mini golfing today... it was fun but the hottest day of the year and no shade!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Simple and Sweet

This card was so easy!!! I took my ideas from this cute card on Clean and Simple Stamping. I almost pretty much copied except I wanted to use my new Marvy heart punch. I picked it up when my mom and I made a trip to the Scrapbook Cupboard. The punch was discounted and I think I paid about $6 for it... craziness!!! I also used another semtinment from SU's The More the Merrier... it says sweetest ever. The most time consuming part of the card was punching the black strip w/ my corner rounder punch to make the scallops!!
Details-Paper-SU Very Vanilla, Lavender Lace, Rose Red, Certainly Celery and So Saffron DP, Black; Stamps-SU The More the Merrier; Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black; Accessories-marvy heart punch, corner rounder punch and America Crafts ribbon

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Quick Thanks

This stamp is from a new SU hostess set called "The More the Merrier." I LOVE this set!!! I can't wait to put it to more use!! I think this paper is Scenic Route that I picked up. Not much to say tonight... Marty and I just got back from spending the day in western MA w/ his parents. We had a really nice dinner and then they kicked us out at 7... so we could get on the road and not drive after dark:)

I don't think this card is one that I CASE'd however I'm not sure... I'm paranoid about not giving credit:)

Details-Paper-SUChocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, Kraft and Scenic Route DP; Stamps-SU The More the Merrier; Ink-SU Chocolate Chip; Accessories-SU Very Vanilla grosgrain, Spellbinders, rounder punch