Friday, April 30, 2010

Dragon Tales-Bookmark

My family has a bad habit of two to three of deciding to read the same book at the same time. Each of us will have our own bookmark to mark our spot, but it seems that one is "always" falling out when it shouldn't. Soooo, when I saw the High Hopes challenge for this week was to make a bookmark, I knew what kind I wanted to make...the kind that doesn't fall easily out of a book when it is being handled.

The magnets inside this bookmark keep it closed around, and secured to, the page. Pretty nifty, huh? I learned this cute bookmark idea from my friend Karla at seminar one year. She brought them as was love at first sight (I am a book-a-holic, and NOT a recovering one, lol)

Stamp: High Hopes
Paper and Coloring Tools from The Angel Company

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Little Stinker Gel Card

This image just cried out to me to be used as a gel card. I didn't have a baggie the right sized to hold the hair gel, so I created my own with red line tape and a clear envie. I just had to be extra careful to make sure there wasn't even the smallest hole along the sides.

Stamps- Little Stinkers (TAC retired), Running Stitches (TAC), and Ordinary Greetings (TAC)

Paper: TAC's patterned paper called "A Little Whimsy," Bazzill's purple and green, and white and black cardstock

Accessories: Scrapper's floss(black), hair gel, watercolor pencils and blender pen, red line tape

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Little Stinkers Decoder Card

I started making a set of fun kid cards to do as a class, and then this adorable set was retired before I could ever teach it...bummers. I am going to share the cards over the next few days.
The idea behind this card is to have a hidden message that can be read with the little circle that is hanging down. The message is stamped in a light blue, and then stamped over a few times in red with the Speckle background to "hide" it. When the red cellophane is put over the top the red ink "disappears" and the message is revealed. I couldn't get it to show up in the photo, but it does work fairly well.

Stamps: "Little Stinkers" and "Speckle"
Paper: A Little Whimsy (TAC), Bazzill green and purple, black and white
Accessories: Scorpal and Scorbug, red cellophane, circle punch, coluzzle, purple scrapper's floss, button, and scalloped scissors

Monday, April 26, 2010

Aged Ornaments 2

Ok, here is another CASED "Aged Ornaments" card. This time I the talented Laurie's work was my inspiration.
Supplies: White and black cardstock, black ink, Mimi ribbon (or is that Juliette), a button and white floss

Friday, April 23, 2010

Aged Ornaments 1

This is one of the cards we made at the hostess club meeting last night. It was a card I CASED from the lovely and talented Stacy. You can see her card HERE.

The string coming through the button is actually a strip of the yellow cardstock that was laying on my table while I was stamping. I thought it worked really well. Most of the ladies decided to use scrapper's floss, but one tried the paper way as well.

Here is the inside of this card.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Soup's On

I was able to participate in the High Hopes challenge this week, something I haven't done in quite awhile. This week we were challenged to use stamps that had something to do with food, and at first I thought I would have to sit this one out, but I decided to check my small supply of High Hopes stamps just in case. That is when I found these two stamps...I think they work, don't you? I don't believe I would want to actually EAT what is in that pot, but think it definitely qualifies for "food."

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dear Friend 1

This little cutie is from TACs stamp set called "Dear Friend." I think she is so adorable.
I used some patterned paper from my stash (Provo Craft, maybe?). The cardstock is TAC's brown, craft, and Lillyana pink.
The coloring was done with watercolor pencil, a dove blender, skin tone pencils, and a little bit of white gel pen for accents.
I love easy cards, and white space is something I have been enjoying a lot lately.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Wonder and Joy 6

One of the few little bits of stamping that I was able to sneak in last week while Lia was sick. I am not sure what I think of it, but it is done, lol.
Stamps: Wonder and Joy
Paper: DCWV, LillyAna SWIC (TAC), and matching cardstock.
Accessories: Nestabilities with my Big Shot, watercolor pencil and blender, Friskars border punch, ribbon, and skin tone pencils

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Chicken Pox

No stamping going on around my house. The school year is coming to an end, baseball has started up, and I have spent a week pretty much house bound due to the chicken pox. It ended up being a full blown break out, not the light dose I thought we were going to get when it started, but it is almost over, YEAH!!! This was her belly on Tuesday night, they are starting to scab over and disappear now.

We had a strange visitor at our house this morning. Brandon wasn't up to doing school work, and thought he needed a little extra super power to get him through to the end....isn 't he cute?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Bug of Fun 1

I colored with watercolor pencil, punched the circles, and that is about it for this simple, simple card. That is about all I have had time to create lately. Oh, yeah, and I did add a couple of brads to the "hub caps."

Stamp set: Bug of Fun

What else has been going on at our house? Well, Julia has the chicken pox! She had her vaccine about a little over a week ago and Saturday afternoon started running a fever, Sunday she broke out in a rash and ran a fever all day. Today, besides itching, she is feeling fine. I guess it is a lot easier than the "real" chicken pox would be (without the vaccine), but I still feel sorry for the poor girl.
Neither of these pictures shows her "spots" very well, they are ALL over her face. I am not a photographer, so I am not sure what is keeping the spots from showing up in the pics.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

April Specials!!! WOW!!!

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these sets. Good masculine sets are hard to come by...and the words set? Oh my! It is so versatile. I can be used for so much more than just Father's Day cards, and is great for both scrappers and card makers.
Ok, do you think I have gushed enough?
If you want to see some these a little better you can check out TAC's site HERE There are a couple more specials going on this month as well, and you can see those HERE and HERE.