Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Here's what I came up with. This was the quickest card that I've made in a long time AND I didn't even use one stamp on it! *gasp*
As soon as I saw this paper by BasicGrey, I immediately thought of these adorable owls I picked up at Michaels a while back. There were 5 of them in a package for $1, so of course I couldn't resist.
I hope this has inspired you to create your own masterpiece with Lauren's sketch.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team did!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Long story short - I freaked... my husband left for an hour....when he came home he had a brand new laptop for me and a bottle of my favorite champagne!! Woo-hoo! I'm thinking he's a keeper!
For any of you who have e-mailed me in the last 24 hours, you'll have to resend it and give me a few days to get back to you. Other than that, things should be going smoothly again. (fingers crossed!)
I'll be back at midnight with a first look at Lauren's Saturday sketch.
Can anyone out there recommend a great laptop? I'd really like to get myself one, but I'm totally clueless. I'd love any tips and recommendations that you may have.
Let's get to the reason why you stopped by!
Here are the two layouts that I came up with.
For those of you that are local, be sure to run over to Green Tangerines and check out all of the goodies that have come in from CHA!
Thanks so much for stopping by. I have the best blog readers ever! You guys are the best!
I'll be back later today with a new recipe to Fool Your Family!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
We used Stampin Up's new Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss cardstock with the delicious Bella Rose paper collection. I'm not real big on floral papers, but this collection is just beautiful. The colors are great and I am loving all of the polka dot patterns that come with it. In other news, I had my first official design team meeting at Green Tangerines last night, so I'll have a layout to share with you tomorrow.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
My selection of baby stamps is VERY limited, however I recently got a new one during Stampin Up's last Sale-A-Bration. I just love this image from the "So Many Scallops" set. It's not too goo-goo gaa-gaa, if you know what I mean.
I used my Summer Sun, Cameo Coral and Chocolate Chip markers on the image and then sponged the edges with Creamy Caramel.
The scalloped circle is attached to the front of the card with a dimensional on the bottom edge. That way it holds down the Close to Cocoa panel above it, keeping the card closed.
Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I needed a masculine thank you card, so I decided to go with Not Quite Navy and Chocolate Chip for my main colors.
I used my favorite flourish stamp from Inkadinkado to spiffy up the sentiment panel. Then I sponged around the edges with Creamy Caramel.
The background was Versamarked with the retired Print Pattern by SU and the sentiment is from a set in the last mini catalog called "Full of Life". I was SO happy to see that this set had been added to the new catty, because it's one of my favorites. There's a great sentiment for practically every occasion.
To cover the border of where the two cardstock colors overlap, I used some of the medium width twill tape. I cut it in half and frayed the edges (I was experimenting). To finish off my "manly" card, I added some large copper brads to the corners.
Thanks for popping by! I'll be back tomorrow.
Monday, August 25, 2008
So guess what?
Speaking of Hambo, here are two more cards to share. Is it just me or does this little kitty look like she's had WAY too much catnip??
Here's another one...
For the yarn balls, I punched out 1" circles and wrapped them with thread.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Here's what I came up with...
All of the paper is from the Far East paper pack by Die Cuts With a View.
Are you inspired yet?
Be sure to check out what Lauren, Alicia, Dawn, Kim, Kirsten, Kristy, Maria and Tamara did too!
Now get off the computer and go create something!
Friday, August 22, 2008
I made this card for my daughter to send to her Kindergarten teacher over summer vacation. On the inside my daughter wrote, "I'm counting down the days until Kindergarten."
The main panels of patterned paper on the front are by Luxe designs. I found them in the clearance bin at my local scrapbook store and just loved the colors. The mini paper chain and paper pieced dress are from SU's Bali Breeze collection. Oh, and I can't forget about that cute little girl in the middle of everything. She's from SU's "All in the Family" set.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I decided to go with green. It's been kind of a stressful day, so I thought I'd have a little fun with my entry for tonight. The frog and space suit images are from Pink Cat Studio.
The little fly in the background is from Meer Image.
Here's how I made the card into the "rocket-ish" shape.
Cut three pieces of cardstock to 4" x 4" and score on the diagonal of each one.
Fold on score lines
Then take two of the pieces and fit them together this way.
You'll get a shape like this.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
For my class earlier this month, I thought it would be cute to make a pouch with lifesavers. Get it? A boat....lifesavers? I thought the project worked perfectly with the phrase "I'm pulling for you".
I used the paper piecing technique for parts of the boat and the water. Most of the gals in my class had never used this technique before so it was fun to watch them play and really make the image their own.
Here's a side view of the pouch inside. I used a clear envelope and filled it with 15 wintergreen lifesavers. I couldn't believe my luck when I found a 3 pound bag of them at WalMart for $7!
Want to make a goodie pouch of your own? Come on....you know you do! It's super easy.
First cut a piece of cardstock to 4 1/4" x 11" and score it at 4 1/2" and 6 1/2".
For the top of the pouch, cut a coordinating piece of cardstock to 4 1/4" x 2" and score at 1". I used the spiral punch on the front edge of my topper.
Hope this was helpful. If any of you make one, don't forget to link it up here so I can see it too!
As some of you may know, I'm the guest designer over at Hambo for the month of August. If you get a chance, be sure to pop over there and take a look around. LOTS of cute stuff!
For today's card, I used the frog stamp and the cute sentiment that goes with it. It's kind of hard to read in the photo, but the sentiment says "Time's fun when you're having flies!" My daughter is in the "frog class" at her school, so this little cutie was a must have for me.