Friday, February 26, 2010

Seeds of Blessing Scrapbook Page

I just realized that I never posted the 6x6 scrapbook page that goes with THESE cards.
I made it really simple, but love it.

Stamp: "Seeds of Blessing"
Paper: Mimi, Kraft, and Brown

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wonder and Joy

This is one of the cards that we made at my last hostess club meeting. This showed them how to mask and to make their own clouds in the background with sponges.
Stamps: Wonder and Joy
Ink: Noir and Reflection Blue Palette
Paper: Misc yellow and blue, Kaleidascope Boyz (TAC), white
Accessories: Watercolor pencils and dove blender, skin tone pencils, hydra sponge

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Valentine Robots

What do you think of my VERY thrown together Valentines? I made them the morning of our homeschool meeting...well, the boys and I made them. They did the coloring while I very quickly stamped, cut, and punched everything else.
Inside is a no-bake oatmeal cookie bar. I think the kids liked them. One of the boys even saved his robot so he could reuse it on something else.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Everyday Cuties 1

Is this green enough for you?

Green is NOT one of my favorite colors, but I like this simple card.

I used one of TACs new stamp sets "Everyday Cuties", which comes with either English or Spanish sentiments. The paper is Die Cuts with View (DCWV), and is embossed using my Big Shot and an embossing folder. The circles are from punches, and the image is colored with watercolor pencils.
Here is the whole set...isn't it cute?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Firstborn

I love this boy! He is such a blessing to my life. He is loving, caring, bright, and intellegent.
Sometimes wise beyond his year, sometimes so young and refreshing, both sides of him can take my breathe away in amazement. Amazement that God would entrust me with such a gift!!! I am so completely unworthy, yet strive to show my son the One in my life who is.

He turns 9 this summer, and I can barely believe that I have had him for that long, and yet at times it feels like a lifetime. My friend Tony said, when his twin girls turned 9 a couple of days ago, that they were now half grown, and it made me want to cry. It is so true. All things being equal we have now used up half the time he will be in our home, under our care. Hopefully, we will continue to build and maintain a relationship and friendship that will go on into eternity.
I have been tremendously blessed to have a mother that, throughout my WHOLE life, I have been able to call one of my best friends...I want that with my I am off, to work on that very thing. It won't happen with me sitting in front of the computer.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Birthday Fairy

Isn't she cute? I had some leftover pieces cut from one of my hostess club meetings, so I was able to very quickly put together this cute card.
I colored with watercolor crayons and a waterbrush, then added a touch of sparkle with a glitter pen. The button is an oldie from SU!, and then on of my favorite thing, Scrapper's floss.
Here is a picture of the whole set, called "Fairy Birthday"

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Bitty Bugs, Under the Weather

Here is a quick and easy card I made with my Scor-pal, Scor-bug, and my Coluzzle system...I am so bummed they have stopped making that cutting system.

I colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen. The hardest part of this card was lining up the circles so that they match up.
The stamp set is called "Bitty Bugs" is so adorable.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Butterfly Bits 5

This card was made for the bingo contest on PaperWings, so I was in a little bit of a hurry.
I used watercolor crayons and burnt umber palette ink for coloring. The embossing was done with my Big Shot and an embossing folder, and also with my Scor-pal for the straight lines.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Summer Boyz Baseball

A card done with Running Stiches and Summer Boys. This one is about as quick and easy as they come.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Oceans of Life #2

A quick and easy card using a Level A hostess set called "Oceans of Love." The paper is from "Kaleidoscope Girlz," also from TAC.
I colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Julia Does School

Julia likes to pretend she is doing school work while the boys do. Here she is sitting on the futon "reading" one of the boys history books from last year-notice it is upside down and backwards.

She also likes to do you convince a child, who sees her brothers writing in workbooks all day, that writing in books is a "no no?"
This next picture is a little bit older...from Thanksgiving, but I love her bright and smiling eyes.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Perky Penguins #6

This card was made with one of my favorite winter sets, "Perky Penguins", the snowflake background was made with a stamp called "Snowflake Backgrounder"

I colored with watercolor pencils and blender pen, and used the different circle punches. It was quick and easy, but I really like the results

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Valentines Card-Sweet Goodies

I used the same card I used for the milk box to make this Valentine's Day card. It was quick and easy.
Stamps: Sweet Goodies
Paper: White, Black, and Pink cardstock
Accessories: Circle and Scalloped Punch, white gel pen, corner rounder, Swiss Dot embossing folder,
Ink: Noir and Bella Rose Palette

Monday, February 1, 2010

White Cardstock and Ink

Isn't this cute?
I made this for a Limited Supply challenge posted by Stacy over on Paper Wings (a forum for TAC demos). We could only use one color of cardstock (I used white), any ink (I used Noir and Bella Rose), heat embossing, and ONE embellishement (I used scrappers floss), oh yeah, and any stamp sets we wanted. We had to use each of these things, but no more...well, after a little whining from some of us (ok,ok, it was me), Stacy allowed us to also use our scor-pal, but not the scor-bug.
You are now looking at what I came up with. I found the tutorial over on Splitcoaststampers.
Stamps: Sweet Goodies