Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Here is a card that I received from Cyndi Willis from the SUDEMOONLY group swap. As previously stated, the theme was Real Red, Crushed Curry, and Tempting Turquoise. Cyndi combined these colors very nicely! And, the Crushed Curry polkadot ribbon is a great addition to the card.
It took me a long while to jump into "swapping." But, this group has been wonderful and the card quality has been phenomenal!
Enjoy your weekend!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Each month, there is a swap. You don't have to participate every month, but I try too! This month the theme was a color theme. Crushed Curry, Real Red and Tempting Turquiose. I instantly thought of this new set in the Holiday mini. It is a great color combination for girls or boys and I had a ton of fun making the card.
I used my Big Shot to cut the scallop circles and emboss it with the texturz plate. I embossed this little guy with black embossing powder and he was easy to color. I colored with markers (which are great in the New In-Colors). And, added a little bit of Crystal Effects to the balloons and it really made them "pop."
I had so much fun making and coloring the cards, that I decorated the front and back of the envelopes, too! I hope that the ladies enjoy them!
Have a great day!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I will continue to research what others are doing with this set and the next sample will be much more fun! My time was limited, so this is what I came up with!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Well, good morning. It seems like I was just here. Actually it was less than 12 hours ago....and here we are again! I was on a mission to post this morning and not wait until this evening!
This is the other card that we made at Fridays workshop. We used Night of Navy, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay with the Greenhouse Garden stamp set. I wanted to show off the Stamp-a-ma-jig again. So, this was a perfect set to use.
It is a very cheery card. And, since I have Teeny Tiny Wishes it helps everyone at the workshop be able to make a card for whatever occassion that they need. I think that they really like that too!
Well, have a good one!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Here are some magnets that I made recently. My downline, Jessica, introduced me to the concept. They are so stinkin' cute and easy to make. For this set of magnets I stamped the image from Farm Life and then colored it in with my markers.
Then you use the 3/4 inch circle punch to cut out the image. Using a craft glue dot attach the image to a 3/4 inch magnet. To apply the marble, just put a small dot of crystal effects on top of your image and set the marble on top. It will dry quickly and be ready to go.
The flat marbles are found in any craft section. They are the ones that are used in floral arrangements and such. The marble kind of magnifies the image and they come out so nicely. We did this project last night at my workshop.
But, to keep it even more simple, we just cut out 3/4 inch circles of designer paper and used that. They came out super cute too! I will have to share them sometime.
Thanks, Jessica. For this super idea. Our refrigerator is covered with magnets, but most of them are so light they don't hold much up. Now, we have super cute and strong magnets!
Enjoy your weekend!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
So, here is the result of 5 minutes of "playing" yesterday. My time in my stamproom is minimal, and I knew that I had no new card to post today. So, I used the Lattice Die with Very Vanilla and Bermuda Bay cardstock. I used Teeny Tiny Wishes to add happy birthday.
I thought that the card was done. But, maybe it needed a little something. So, I spotted my bottle of Crystal Effects. I added it to some of the spaces on the die. And, this is what I came up with.
Maybe, the card still needs a little something, but I don't want to over do it. Thanks for checking in!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
For some reason, I have always had a good time with any set that has a balloon in it. I think it is because you can make them work with any color combination!
Here is another card that I made with the Beary Best Friend stamp set. I used Rich Razzleberry and Pale Plum. The colors work so nicely together. I also used the Finial Press embossing folder. And, I colored it in with my markers.
I will have to change themes for tomorrow so that I don't bore you to death. I wonder what I will use?
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
This Inspired by Nature set is an "old new set." It was introduced a while ago. Then the last catalog SU! placed it on the Dormant List. Which means that it was available for purchase, but wasn't featured in the catalog. I knew as soon as I saw it originally that it was a set that I must have! I was extremely disappointed when it wasn't in the last catalog. Then, it magically appeared in this catalog. You can only imagine my excitement!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
This card reinforces the reason that I love the Lattice Die. It is so quick and simple, yet it is great on the eyes.
The size of this card is about 4 by 4. I made it to fit into a business envelope with some SU! workshop receipts that I needed to send. I used Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry cardstock. The DSP is from the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP paper pack.
We survived camping. Most of the laundry is done. And, we are back to reality. It is a rainy, stormy day here....so hopefully, I am able to keep the kids contained and entertained!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
So, here is another page of little Ava! This has been one of my favorite projects. I have been watching Ava for well over a year now. Every once in a while I take a picture of her and scrap it in a 6 by 6 layout and give it to her mom. So, she has a little album of her little girl.
Each time I do a 6 by 6 layout I love it more. Generally, I use 12 by 12. But, boy these little pages are so fun to do! They go together so quickly! I think that I am going to continue this with my niece and my niece or nephew that is on the way!
For this page I simply coordinated the colors with her shirt. I used Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue. The stamps are from the Garden Greenhouse set. I just cut them out and attached them to the page.
Thanks for checking in!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
For several years now, we have collected monarch cattepillars. We look for the eggs or young catepillars on milk weed plants as we take our walks. We bring them home and put them in our butterfly palace. We continue to feed them fresh milkweed leaves until they form a chrysallis.
A short while later, the chrysallis turns into a beautiful monarch butterfly. After their wings dry and they are ready to fly, we release them to continue the life cycle.
We all enjoy the process, but Ryan has developed an "addiction" to collecting the catepillars. This was our fourth release this year. We have one in the palace that will be released today! It is great fun to watch the cycle of life up close!
Enjoy your day!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
The possibilities with this die are endless! For this card, I cut two of them and layered them so that they would cover more area. I chose Old Olive and Not Quite Navy. On the inside of the card, which I forgot to take a picture of, I put down a layer of Old Olive cardstock and then used a sponge to very lightly sponge over the Lattice template. So, there is a very faint image of the Die. It looked lovely. I will definately remember to photograph the inside next time!
I can't wait to get upstairs and try this with more colors. It is one of those pieces that requires very little embellishment! And, that is why it is one of my favorites!
Thanks for looking!