Monday, March 29, 2010


When my mother-in-law visited over spring break, she wanted to make some graduation cards for the kindergarten class she teaches.

I couldn't find my camera, so I had to scan them. It did weird things to the cardstock colors and my coloring...really, they are much nicer in real life.

We made one style for the boys, and one style for the girls, but with the girls we changed the hair and skin tone to match each of the little girls in the class, as much as possible, since I still can't color blond hair for the life of me.

The little girl stamp is one I received from Rick and Kari when I lived with them, can you believe, it has been over 10 years ago now. I used masking to put the graduation cap on her head (the cap is from a retired TAC set). The dinosaur is also from a retired TAC set, and I cut the graduation cap out of one of the sentiment stamps that my MIL brought with her...had to do a little extra snipping to make it fit the dino's head, but we made it work

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Summer Boys Birthday Banner

And now that I have shown you my losers, you can check out my contest winner HERE.

And here is a picture of it that I took before mailing it off. It was really, really hard to get a good photo of because of it's length, and I was in a hurry, since I had to unpackage it to get these pics and then get it back in the mail.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wonder and Joy 5

This card is another one of my unfortunate "losers" from TAC's March contests.
I really like this card, but wish I hadn't cut off the little flower pot that sits next to the little girl.
Wonder and Joy and Ordinary Greetings
Ink: Burnt Umber and Noir Palette ink
Paper: Kraft, Lilliana SWIC (tac)
Accessories: ribbon, scorpal with scorbug, watercolor pencils and blender, skin tone pencils, and a border punch (which TAC doesn't sell, and I had forgotten was on the card, so it would have knocked my entry down a bit, oh well)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wonder and Joy 4- Loser

Here is one of the cards I made for a TAC contest. It was part of a Terrific Trio. The challenge is to make three cards using just two stamp sets. I used "Wonder and Joy" and "Ordinary Greetings." Nope, I didn't win =(.
I did win another one called Birthday Bonanza though, and will post a link as soon as it is working

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Another Card from Melora

When my friend, Jessica, was giving birth to her fourth child just over a week ago, I had the priviledge of taking care of her older 3 children for the day. And I do mean priviledge, they are great kids, a joy to be around.
Melora wanted to make a card for her mom and the new baby, and this is what she created. Pretty cute, huh? I did the scoring for her, and the embossed background was already out on the stamping table, but the rest is hers. This girl has some potential =).
Stamp: Hello Baby T-1114
Paper: DCWV yellow and blue, white cardstock
Accessories: Embossing folder, brads, scorpal and bug, and colored pencils

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Robots 3

This is one of the cards that we are making tomorrow (Thursday) at my house. If you live around Locust Grove, and want to come create and have some fun, you are more than welcome =).


Stamp: Robots (TAC)

Paper: Just Like Dad patterned paper, aluminum foil (with cuttlebug folder), Bazzill green, and TAC blue

The coloring was done with watercolor pencil and dove blender

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Anchor the Soul Mini Pizza Box

I actually started this box with the idea of entering it in one of this month's TAC demo contests, but could never get it to what I felt is contest quality, and then the dead line passed.
This little box stores some matching 3.5x 3.5 notecards. I will have to share those later, the pics I thought I had of those have been deleted from either my camera or my computer.
Stamp: Anchor the Soul (TAC)
Paper: Kraft, Brown, Ivory, Sands of Time (All TAC)
Accessories: Big Shot and Nesties dies, scor-pal, brown scrapper's floss, and buttons.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wonder and Joy 3

I just LOVE this little girl...and look, Cristy she has a mouth!! Are you happy now? LOL.
To make this 4x4 card I used a sketch from Sketch Saturday. I am quite pleased with how it turned out.
Paper: Sands of Time patterned paper, Brown, Ivory, and Kraft cardstock (all TAC)
Stamps: Wonder and Joy, Everyday Cuties (for sentiment)
Accessories: brads, paper piercer, ribbon, watercolor pencil and dove blender, bella rose and noir palette ink

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

How To For Fun Foam Faux Leather

I received a few requests today for instructions on how to do faux leather with fun foam. I didn't want to reinvent the wheel, so I just searched around until I found someone else's instructions. HERE they are. I did not do the last two steps on today's card, but I have sponged the edges in dark brown in the past and thinks it adds a lot to the "leathery" look.

I also came across a blog where white foam was used, and then it was sponged after the embossing was done. I think I am going to have to try that one, since I have a lot of fun foam hanging around from different Sunday School crafts. I'll let you know what I think

Cowboy Boots 1

Sorry for the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad picture.

This card was done with a faux leather technique using brown fun foam, black ink, and a heat gun. So fun and easy.

Stamps: Cowboy Boots (TAC)
Paper: TAC Brown, DCWV teal, Rustic Chic (TAC-patterned paper)
Accessories: paper piercer, scorpal and scorbug, Noir palette ink

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Wonder and Joy 2

Here is another little fisherman, using TACs new stamp set "Wonder and Joy." Isn't he cute?
Stamps: "Wonder and Joy" and "Ordinary Greetings"
Paper: DCWV and "Just Like Dad" (TAC)
Ink: Noir and Burnt Umber Palette
I colored with watercolor pencils and blender pen. I also used one of Heather's old sketches when I created this card.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

3x3 Fisherboy Card

I felt like coloring the other day, but not really card making, so this is what I came up with. A cute, quick little 3x3 card that would work great for a gift tag.
I am working on getting my shading down so that a light source looks like it is coming from a certain direction. What do you think? Can you tell where the "sun" was on this little boy's fishing day?