August 31, 2009

Squigglefly Challenge #17 ~ Shape Card

Kim issued the challenge this week and I really had a hard time with this one... make any shape card but not a square or rectangle.  Be sure to stop by Squigglefly's Blog to see the other Design Team's creations!  I just did and they are awesome!!  Hopefully I will be able to create something and be able to post it!

August 26, 2009

Soul Mates...

When I found this sentiment over at Paper Makeup Stamps, I fell in love! This sums up how I feel about my hubby!! :) It was a Friday Freebie from their blog (here) so I downloaded it.

I decided to make this into a framed piece of work instead of a card. The colors are from the color challenge over at the Kaboodle Doodle blog and the layout is from Papertake Weekly. I added a bit of color around the words Soul Mates and underlined you for some dramatic effect.

Paper: from stash
Stamps: Soul Mates (Paper Makeup Stamps)
Ink: printer ink; purple marker
Accessories: white & black ribbon; white photo mat

August 25, 2009

Squigglefly Challenge #16 ~ Circles

This week is Rhonda's turn to challenge us ... use circles!!! It can either be in your image, your paper, your imagination is your only limit! For my card I decided to use some paper that had different color circles on it and the image I used is Broken Teddy.

This is a tent-topper gift card holder. I cannot remember where I found the directions so I'll post the basic measurements: cut cardstock to 4.25" x 10.25". Then score at 4.25" and 8.5". This will leave enough to fold inside to make a pocket for the gift card. The front will measure 4.25" x 4.25". I think you can see the inside better in the next picture. I'm more of a visual person and pictures help!

I really like this one and I'm sure I will be making more like this!! Super easy! Be sure to head over to the Squigglefly Blog to check out the other Design Team creations and link your card with Mr. Linky!!

I am also going to enter this into the Pollycraft Monday Challenge ... Favorite Things. It really looks like this teddy was someone's favorite!!

Paper: from stash
Stamps: Broken Teddy (Squigglefly); sentiment (TAC)
Ink: printer ink; Memento
Accessories: white ribbon

August 24, 2009

My Girl is growing up...

My baby girl started Kindergarten this morning!!  Here she is just cheesing for the camera.  I woke her up this morning and I whispered that today was her big day & up she got!!  She kept asking if it was time to go until finally we left.  Daddy took the morning off so he could be there too.
Here are both kids cheesing!
She was such a big girl today!  
We won't know who her teacher is until Labor Day!!  There are 3 different teachers and 50 kids.  They are going to rotate the kids to each teacher and then right before Labor Day they will make the final decision as to which teacher the kids will get.  I can't wait until she gets home and hear all about her day.  I know they were going to have an assembly this morning which she will love!  I'll fill you all in with more detail later!

August 23, 2009

Our Newest Addition...

There is a funny story behind our newest addition...

Hubby and a buddy of his went fishing down on the Missouri River yesterday. Dustin (the buddy) got bait. They fished for awhile and caught a few striper bass and a gar but none were legal. When the day was done, they had some of the bait left over.

Low and behold, our newest addition!! We found a cheap 15 gallon fish tank (via KwikSwap) that came with the gravel, lid and light. Once we got the tank cleaned we put the bait, our new goldfish, into their new home. There's about 10 fish in there (and a couple are pretty good size). The kids think it's pretty cool!! Jake (our boxer) keeps looking at the tank trying to figure out what it is, lol!

August 17, 2009

Squigglefly Challenge #15

Kim's challenge over at Squigglefly is to use a sentiment only ... no image!  I apologize now for the bad picture!!  My camera is still dead so I scanned this into the computer.

I used white card base and printed my sentiment (With Deep Sympathy) where I wanted it on the card.  Then I used my Scor-Pal to make horizontal lines above and below the sentiment.  Rotating the card, I then made diagonal lines avoiding the area with the sentiment.  I used 2 Bazzil flowers with a small white flower and a large brad for some definition and attached with glue dots.

Thanks for looking and be sure to head over to the Squigglefly blog to see the other DT creations!!

Paper: GP white cardstock
Stamps: With Deep Sympathy (Squigglefly)
Ink: printer ink
Accessories: 2 Bazzil flowers; white flower; large brad

August 14, 2009

2 Squigglefly Events ... with prizes

Tonight, August 14th, beginning at 7pm CDT ...

It is DIGI-day! The fun will start over at Squigglefly yahoo group. You must be a member but there's still time to join! Click here and join for the fun! There will be fun, games, prizes, and sneak peaks at new images!


The fun will continue over at SNR card universe tomorrow night - same time 7:00 - 9:00 pm. central - with Stef! Again there will be challenges, fun, prizes. Don't miss out on all the excitement, join!

You have until Sunday night to play and the winners will all be announced on the Squigglefly blog on Monday AND the new images will be released then too!

August 13, 2009

Why I've Been MIA...

Just want to let you know that the batteries in my camera died and I haven't been able to take any pictures. I will get new ones today so I can upload some of my projects!! :)

August 11, 2009

Project ... Part 2

Remember the clock I showed you earlier? Well here is the matching magnet board...

This was a piece of scrap metal from hubby's job. I used my Crop-o-dile to punch the holes at the top. Then I primed and painted the board the same color as the clock. I left a little bit of white showing through just for a little bit of visual effect. I used the same stamp set as the clock (Delight in Life from Stampin' Up!) For the magnets, I stamped the small flower onto white cardstock then used Crystal Lacquer to attach the flat glass marble. Once that was dry, I glued a magnet to the back and now you have matching magnets! I have 2 more sheets that hubby brought home for me to create and I told him to bring me even more home, lol!

Paper: GP white cardstock
Stamps: Delight in Life (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Tuxedo black (Memento)
Accessories: magnets, flat glass marbles, black cording

Project ... Part 1

This is a fun project that I made!! I really like how this turned out (although I broke the plastic cover). This was an old clock that we had floating around and I've been meaning to alter it for a long time. I finally had an idea on what to do with it ... and here is the result:

I painted the clock pink to match the centers of the flowers. The stamp set is Delight in Life from Stampin' Up! that I've had for awhile. I traced the center onto cardstock so I knew where to stamp then cut it out. I used my anywhere hole punch to punch where the hands go.

As the title says, this is just Part 1 of this project. Be sure to check back in later to see Part 2. Thanks for stopping by!!

Paper: GP white cardstock
Stamps: Delight in Life (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Tuxedo black (Memento); Petal Pink (VersaColor)
Accessories: pink acrylic paint; clock

August 10, 2009

I Wanna Be a ... Superstar

I have been holding this one back for awhile.  I was going to use it for a Design Team submission but decided that I wanted to show you!  This is Superstar Anya from The Greeting Farm.

The layout is an older one from Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  I colored the chipboard flower brown and added the turquoise flower and silver brad.  Just for a little more fun I added Stickles to her boa.  Doesn't she look like she is having fun?

Paper: from stash
Stamps: Superstar Anya (The Greeting Farm)
Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: silver brad, white ribbon, Prima flower, chipboard flower, Stickles

August 9, 2009

Feeling Groovy

I had intended to get this card done for the challenge over on Bloggabella but I didn't.  So I thought I'd share it with you!

This image is from Stamping Bella, here.  This is another image I received from the Express Image Swap on Splitcoast Stampers.  I added a three flowers attached with silver brads.  For the sentiment, I put yellow dew drops for a little more dimension (thanks big sis!).  Thanks for looking!!

Paper: from stash
Stamps: Peace VW (Stamping Bella); Feeling Groovy sentiment (Stamping Bella)
Ink: unknown
Accessories: flowers, silver brads, yellow dew drops

August 7, 2009

Red, Black & White

Here is a fun card I made yesterday...

The layout is an old one from Mojo Monday. This uses an older set from Stampin' Up that I've had for awhile called Delight in Life. The challenge over on The Cuttlebug Spot is to use a favorite embossing folder for a chance to win brand new folders! This card uses Swiss Dots. This is one that I use more than any other folder.

Thanks for looking!

Paper: from stash
Stamps: Delight in Life (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Memento
Accessories: Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder, corner rounder, scallop punch

August 6, 2009

"Clean Out Your Craft Clutter" Garage Sale

If you are in or around the Mid-Missouri area, I would really recommend you heading to Mexico, MO. The local scrapbook store, Remember This, is having a "Clean Out Your Craft Clutter" Garage Sale this Saturday!

Saturday, August 8
7:30 am to 2:00 pm

They have so much stuff that they have to hold the sale in the building directly across from the store! They have the windows decorated so you can't miss it!

Here is a Summary of What's for Sale
Cricut machine, Wizard machine, punches, etc (lots of tools)
3 - 8' tables FULL of Rubber stamps
Tons of 12 x 12 paper
1 - 8' table mounded with scrapbooks
Several tables of embellishments - Jolees, etc
Storage items
Flower soft, foil, watercolor pencils, embossing powders, ink
and more!!!

Someone else's crafting "has been" may be your new favorite item! Be Sure to Attend!
This is an Opportunity for Some Really Great Deals!

August 5, 2009

Button Flower

This card was really fun! Ever since I found this image, I knew I wanted to create a card like this with lots of dimension. The flower is called Button Flowers from Squigglefly. I printed out the flower 2 times completely and then just the button part 6 times. The leaves and flowers are popped up on pop dots as well as the buttons. I punched holes where thread would go and put in some twine then tied. I also pinched the petals on the popped up flower for even more dimension.

The layout came from a new challenge blog called Bizzy Becs which will have it's first challenge on the 15th. This is the layout they want people to use to try out for their Design Team so I thought I would give it a try. It also fits several other challenges as well:
Stamp Something ~ paper piece (I think this would count as paper piecing)
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ floral
Pollycraft Monday ~ buttons and bows
Simon Says Stamp ~ buttons and ribbons
Crafty Creations ~ buttons
Rubbernecker Stamps ~ flowers

Paper: from stash
Stamps: Button Flowers (Squigglefly)
Ink: printer ink
Accessories: twine, pop dots, corner rounder

August 4, 2009

Want to win $100 in new products?

Simon Says Stamps is a great place to find stamping/crafting things that you would have to go to several different places to find.  With the economy the way it is, saving every penny is important and saving on shipping would be a great benefit from shopping at Simon Says Stamps.  You can find Magnolia, Sarah Kay, Tim Holtz, Copic, Basic Grey, Whiff of Joy, Hanna Stamps and much more!!

I don't normally post things like this but for a chance to win $100 of great goodies I thought I would.  Head on over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog for more information on how you can have a chance to win $100 of great new goodies!

August 3, 2009

Squigglefly Challenge #13

This week it is Kim's turn to hostess the current challenge over on Squigglefly's blog. She asked us to create something with this Reindeer.

This one was more of a challenge to me for some reason. I tried several times but didn't like anything I created. Finally, I settled on a one-layer card. I printed the Reindeer on my cardstock and added a sentiment. He is colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with OMS. Then I added a red ribbon. I just love his blue eyes!

Be sure to head over to the Squigglefly blog to check out the rest of the Design Teams creations!! I'm going to enter this one in the Digital Tuesday challenge to simplify. Thanks for looking!

Paper: Georgia Pacific
Stamps: Reindeer (Squigglefly)
Ink: printer ink
Accessories: red satin ribbon

August 2, 2009

Moodles Birthday

I'd like to introduce you to Gregory, part of the Moodle's collection from Pollycraft.

I had planned to enter him on the Pollycraft Monday Challenge but forgot that I had to add food somewhere so I will enter him at Our Creative Corner for their color challenge. I followed the sketch (instead of flowers, I added large dew drops).  This little guy is really cute but maybe a little too purple!  I used a sponge dauber to add some purple to the edges.

Thanks for looking!!

Paper: from stash
Stamps: Gregory Star (Pollycraft); sentiment (TAC)
Ink: printer ink; Memento for sentiment
Accessories: large dew drops

August 1, 2009

The Sky's the Limit

Another card using Fly Away from The Greeting Farm. This one shows the hot air balloon floating among the clouds.

This one took me awhile as I had the balloon colored before I had the paper picked out. I had a hard time finding the right shade of pink and purple. I stamped the balloon and clouds more than once to pop them up for more dimension. Colored with Prisamcolor pencils and blended with OMS. The layout is from the challenge, here, over on Sketch and Stash Challenge blog. I added the white flowers and purple eyelets to enter it into a challenge over on Cute Card Thursday.

Thanks for looking!!

P.S. If you don't hear from me today ... it's my birthday! Plus we are going over to Mexico, MO to drop off some of my unwanted craft goodies for a Craft Garage Sale that is being put on next weekend by one of my favorite (not so local) craft shop, Remember This.

Paper: from stash
Stamps: Fly Away (The Greeting Farm)
Ink: Memento
Accessories: white flowers, purple eyelets

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