Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
A Few Pickups!
This card was made for a (belated, unfortunately!) birthday card for my uncle. I watercolored the images and filled the bed of the truck with JustJohanna's mini cupcake! I popped a few cupcakes up on dimensionals and added dots to the Canvas background with a white Signo gel pen for interest. I added the crystal for a headlight (I've always thought the truck needed a headlight!).
Stamps: Mini Cupcake (JustJohanna); Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories (SU!). Paper: Brocade Blue, Whisper White, Basic Black. Ink: StazOn Black, Brocade Blue. Accessories: Celery Ribbon, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, AquaPainter, White Signo gel pen, Xmas Red and Crystal Stickles, Heidi Swapp clear jewel.
This card was sent for my Monday Mailer partner. I like the headlight on this card better, although it didn't turn out as great in the picture! I used a green Ice Rhinestone brad and it really looks cool on the card!
Stamps: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories (SU!). Paper: Brocade Blue, Whisper White, Basic Black. Ink: StazOn Black, Brocade Blue. Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, AquaPainter, White Signo gel pen, Ice Rhinestone brad, Black Brads.
My Gym Birthday Party
Okay, we really did have a busy weekend! But Cameron had a BLAST! People have always told me to get Cameron involved in a baby/toddler gymnastics class, and I've kind of bucked the idea. I mean, he's a boy, right? Gymnastics??? Then we got invited to a birthday party at a place called My Gym...HOW MUCH FUN!!! Cameron had so much fun running from activity to activity. He got lots of good exercise and just had fun! We were surprised at how well he did at some of the activities! His favorite was definitely the trampoline...and he doesn't even jump yet! :) I'll share a few pictures here of Cameron playing at My Gym... If you have itty bitties and ever get the chance to take them, GO!
Friday at the Museum
Cameron's Day with Nana and Grandpa
Friday, October 19, 2007
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
ALL Cards Need Glitter.
I was needing a few cards all at once for some girls in our church youth group. Two are similar in style, layout, everything except for the stamp used! The third card is for a girl who loves bugs! I thought Bugs and Kisses would be the perfect set to use for her! The final card is one I made for the Monday Mailer program I am doing. I used the faux stained-glass technique on that one. With the stained-glass, you stamp your image on vellum, color the other side (watercolor, whatever you want...) and layer it on top of a piece of white cardstock.
Stamps: Eat Cake. Paper: Whisper White. Ink: Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Barely Banana, VersaMark. Accessories: Yellow Stickles, Stardust Stickles, Iridescent Ice EP, Pink Ribbon from either American Crafts or May Arts- I can't remember, Pink Jewel from Heidi Swapp, Distresser.
Stamps: Eat Cake. Paper: Whisper White. Ink: Basic Black, Orchid Opulence, VersaMark. Accessories: Stardust Stickles, Iridescent Ice EP, Black Polka Dot Ribbon, Distresser.
Stamps: Bugs and Kisses. Paper: Certainly Celery, Whisper White. Ink: Certainly Celery, Ruby Red, Garden Green, Ballet Blue. Accessories: Lime Green, Xmas Red, and Waterfall Stickles, Sponge, Scallop Punch, Celery, Red, and French Blue Ribbons.
Stamps: Doodle This, Loads of Love Accessories. Paper: Certainly Chocolate Chip, Vellum, Whisper White, Apple Cider DP. Ink: StazOn Black, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Garden Green. Accessories: Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Antique Brass Brads.
This last picture was just something that made me laugh. I was doing the laundry and noticed that the label on one of my shirts is fading. I just bought this white t-shirt from Motherhood Maternity (I am pregnant, remember...) a couple of weeks ago, and it's one of those shirts where they print the label inside the shirt instead of on a tag. The name of the store USED to read "Motherhood". But after one wash, what does it say now??? Oh, yes.... "Otherhood". I guess I buy my clothes at the Other Hood now! Just made me laugh!
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
This first card is for Cameron's Sunday School teacher. She loves hot tea, so it will go along with a little gift we picked up for her. I am planning on creating a card similar to this one to submit for the JustJohanna design team call. Do you see the little vellum teabag tag? :) I stamped the little flower flourish on the tag and put Stardust Stickles on it for some shimmer.
Stamps: grandteacup, Allison little, steeped in love, floral flourish left(all justjohanna). Paper: Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Chenille by Basic Gray, vellum. Ink: StazOn Black, Brilliance Graphite Black. Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, AquaPainter, Orange Peel and Stardust Stickles, thread.
I was actually just sitting here stamping my new images and had the idea to stamp just the bottom of the mini cupcake and put the pumpkin cap hat on top of it! It's a little PUMPKIN CUPCAKE! HA! I have a great recipe for that, so I will have to use this on tags, mini cards, etc.
Stamps: mini cupcake, pumpkin cap hat, hi pumpkin(all justjohanna). Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla. Ink: StazOn Black, Brilliance Graphite Black. Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, AquaPainter, Stardust Stickles, sponge, Very Vanilla ribbon.
This is just a quick card for my husband. He's not had the best day! :(
Stamps: Allison little, hi pumpkin, pumpkin cap hat(all justjohanna). Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie. Ink: StazOn Black, Pumpkin Pie. Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Crayons, AquaPainter, Velvet Ribbon from Sherbet Ribbon Originals, and Stardust Stickles.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Pumpkin Picking in the NC Mountains
We visited Hickory Nut Gap Farm for pumpkin and apple picking, petting and watching the animals, and taking in the sights! Cameron has come to love pumpkins...and it is the cutest word to hear him say! :) He tried to pick up several of the pumpkins, which were too big for him! Of course he LOVES apples, too. He enjoyed sampling the cold fresh apple cider, and whenever he got his hands on an apple, he would put it straight toward his mouth! Yes, he did get a bite or two... Enjoy these pictures from our trip! And for those of you who know me, GUESS WHAT?? The farm is an ORGANIC one!! :)
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Sparkle and Shine Challenge
Ahh! Some color!
World Card Making Day Challenges
Let's start with this one. The challenge was to use a transparency AND paint on it! I actually don't have any paint around at all, so I made some using Crystal Effects mixed with reinkers. My first thought was to make a rainbow, so that is what I did with these three colors. I painted those on the back of the transparency, then sponged white craft ink on the front with a sponge dauber for the clouds. This card needed a little bling, so I embossed (carefully!) with Iridescent Ice EP. I actually really like how the clouds came out! The sentiment is by A Muse. This is my first attempt at painting and transparencies, and clearly I have some practice to do. (Get it??? CLEARLY!?!?!? Haha...)
This card was for a one-layer card challenge. I fought the temptation to keep adding more. It is easy to get into that habit, isn't it? But I really liked this challenge because often my favorite cards are the simplest. I used the scallop punch and punched the top fold of the card. I also punched a Post-It note with the scallop and lined it up under the punch on the front. I used that as a mask in which to stamp this cute image from Batty For You and sponge Lovely Lilac all around. I used Only Orange and Basic Black markers to ink the sentiment, which is from Everyday Flexible Phrases. I then just tied black and pumpkin grosgrain ribbon around the top and called it done!
Birthday Blog Candy Winner!
Hey Mandy, Happy Birthday to you...Oh to be in my 20's again.... So anyway, I love the cards...to cute!Keep the creative juices flowing...:)
So, nettystamps, please let me know your address, and I'll get your goodies out to you!
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
In love with rhinestones...and BLOG CANDY, too!
Okay, I've been pretty busy making cards lately. And all of them have tended to include this fantastic little rhinestones by Heidi Swapp. I get them from my local scrapbooking store, Family Memories in Charlotte, and I use them all the time! I hope you enjoy!
A neighbor of ours is having a sweet little baby boy in March...this was for her when she had her ultrasound recently! I used the Pebbles Pastel Shimmery Chalk for the maternity dress, so it REALLY sparkles!
Stamps: A Muse Maternity Dress, SU! Rough Edges. Paper: Basic Black, Shimmery White, Bashful Blue. Ink: StazOn Black. Accessories: May Arts ribbon, Heidi Swapp Rhinestones, SU! Pure Color Pencils, Pebbles Shimmery Chalk, Corner Rounder Punch.
I needed a quick birthday card for my cousin, and this is what I came up with. I LOVE using Liquid Applique on cupcakes, furry animals, etc.! But I do love the rhinestones more...
Stamps: A Muse Frosted Cupcake. Paper: Cool Caribbean, Whisper White, Pixie Pink, DP from Basic Grey Blush Collection. Ink: StazOn Black. Accessories: Liquid Applique, Heidi Swapp Rhinestones, Ticket Corner Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Elastic Cord.
I had to make this card again but with a few modifications! You know, it's nice to have an extra on hand. I love gray!
Stamps: A Muse Frosted Cupcake. Paper: Going Gray, Whisper White, Pixie Pink, DP from Basic Grey Phoebe Collection. Ink: StazOn Black. Accessories: Liquid Applique, Heidi Swapp Rhinestones, Ticket Corner Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Elastic Cord.
HAVE A HAPPY DAY!
Blog Candy for a Cause
On another note, I will be posting my own blog candy later today....and some cards!! Stay tuned!
Monday, October 1, 2007
And then we saw this bottle of Dr. Bob soda. It's generic Dr. Pepper. The name in itself was funny, but check out what it says below and to the right of the name of the soda! This cracked us up!
Okay, I have to also share a couple pictures of Cameron. I took him for a smoothie yesterday because he has had a little cold/allergies. Look at how happy he is about his smoothie! Too cute!:)