Monday, December 21, 2009
It has taken me several weeks to get her to let me touch her so that I could try and fin her a home. Well this little girl won Nick over I guess because he suggested that we bring her in...lol. Of course Patrick was excited. Here he is with Sophie! She is taking to being inside well. We have to make her go out...lol Yesterday she was still hiding every time you made too much noise but today she has really come out of her shell!
Sophie has already started tormenting the birds. So much so that I had to put a large board on the top of the cage so she couldn't be seen by Jack and Jill...lol
Now on to my stressing!!! I can not believe that we are 4 days from Christmas! 4 Days!!!! Yikes!!! I am no where near ready. I am sure that is because I just haven't been in a very festive mood this year. I only got the main decorations up, just started shopping last week and sad to say I haven't even gotten cards sent out. I guess I will be sending New Years cards...lol.
So are you all ready? I am ready for it to be over! Bah Humbug I know...this is totally not like me. I love Christmas it is one of my favorite times of year! I usually go all out and rippin and raring to go in Sept. Nick always tells me I have to wait until at least Thanksgiving...lol
Well I better go I have tons to do today. I have way to many cookies to bake! Gifts to wrap! Grocery shopping to do...oh my!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Due to the upcoming holidays you will have 2 weeks this time to play along at Scrap and Stamp & at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle!
The challenge at Scrap and Stamp is to scrap a Christmas layout, altered or mini! Our sponsor this week is Making Handmade Cards! Jo and Claire was so generous to offer each of the DT the "Funky Christmas" ekit to use. Plus one participant will win this ekit as well!
We have a sketch for you to use at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle this time. Our very own Carlie design it! You can flip it, rotate it or anything else as long as we can see the sketch! Our sponsor is Paper Temptress!
Here is the fabulous sketch from Dawn!
I made two cards with the sketch! The first one is pretty much right by the sketch but the second one is abit altered...lol
Saturday, December 12, 2009
It is time for another challenge over at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays! This weeks challenge is a shaped card, mini or anything else you would like to do! As long as it isn't rectangular or square it will work! Our sponsor this week is Victoria Case Art Designs!
Here is my take on it.
Now for this weeks Scrap and Stamp Saturday challenge....We would like to see you scrap a gathering. Any type of gathering, birthdays, holidays, reunions, showers, gradutations get the idea...lol. Our sponsor is the fabulous Creations by Penny!
I used the pictures from my cousin Kristen's graduation. You may remember me talking about it back in May. She is the one who went to the Georiga Acadamy For the Blind, it was a very emotional day for us. You can read more about it HERE if you would like too!supplies: Bazzill cs, Heidi Swapp stamp, Making Memories everything else
We hope you will have a chance to play along with us at both Scrap and Stamp & at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle. You will have until Friday Dec 18th to play along! Please go and check out what the rest of the design teams created!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Here is the fabulous sketch from Dawn at ICS for this week!
Everyone got to work with one of Glitterbabe's digi images this week. I use "hangin on" well part of it there was the elf and a reindeer in this file!
Can you believe that I used fabric! I know that doesn't happen very often...lol.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Today it is time for another challenge over at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle. This week we are gearing up for Christmas so that is what we want to see. A Christmas card, layout or altered item!
I made a few of these gift card ornaments last year I believe with directions from an online crop I was participating in at the time. Sorry but I don't remember which one!
They are super simple. In the past I made them with just pattern paper but this time I used a chipboard base (from kits2remember) for the ornaments. The red one has a little pocket on the back right below the ornament top to hold a gift card and the blue one is on the front.
They were pretty simple and fast to make and I think a cute way to present a gift card.
supplies for red one: Making Memories charm and pp, Pebbles Inc ribbon, Hambly rubon, embrodery floss, Prima flowers, gems supplies for blue one: Reminisce pp, ric rac, snowflake die, button, stickles
This one also works for the challenge at Cupcake Crafts (make a gift card holder).
It is also time for a new challenge at Scrap and Stamp. Unfortunately I can't load my layout right now. I loaned my camera to my cousin who was going out of town since hers died. And I forgot to download the picture first...lol. silly me! So I will post it in a few days. I hope you will still head over to Scrap and Stamp to see what the rest of the design team did and to see what the prize is this week. Whats the challenge you ask....well it is fall traditions with at least one stamp. We all have traditions we carry on with so we want to see them large and small!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Here is my take on Dawn's sketch. I used a super cute freebie from our very own dt member Stef H (glitterbabe)!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Today I got a couple of hours to play in my scraproom so I decided to play along with some challenges. Since it seems like it has been forever!
I really liked this sketch so I just had to use it. I added stickles to the penguins hat and skates plus around the edge of the "ice." I used metallic cs for the ice. I just used the lime green pp to put behind the card since I had to take a pic inside.
this one is for these challenges....
Lili of the Valley-sketch
Color Create-green, red and white
Cupcake Crafts-digi image
Spoonful of Sugar-babys 1st Christmas/preschooler
Magic in the Air-use the image adn metallic cs or mirrors
I made this little ornament from an extra cookie cutter I had. Last year I made a few and they turned out super cute! The cropadile works great for punching a hole in the cookie cutter!
One Stop Craft-snowflakes
3 Clovers-Christmas with no red or green
Creative Belli-Christmas themed embellies
I changed the sketch up just a bit to make it work for what I wanted!
this one is for....
Paper Blooms-thank you
2 Red Bananas-thankful
Have a great night! I am off to get the little one in bed so I can scrap some more...lol
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Today it is time for a new challenge at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle & at Scrap and Stamp!
This week at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle we want to see a flower pot card! Now I had to go a little differently than the usual...lol. I had been trying to figure out a way to make my flowers be coming out of the pot. Now I have Design Studio but I don't get to play with it as much as I would like. I lucked out while searching for something else and found a version of this card with directions and a cut file at Custom Crops! Our sponsor this week is Dustin Pike so one player will get 3 digi images of their choice!
I made it completely from scraps and I added some raindrops to the centers as well. I did notice when I put the card on the background piece that a few of the spaces didn't cut out. But it wasn't a biggie I just used my craft knife and trimmed them out.
I think I will add a tag with a sentiment when I decide what I will use it for!
Creative Card Crew-string it up
This week at Scrap and Stamp we have a fabulous sketch for you to use from our very own Pamela! She does such beautiful sketches.
I stayed very true to the sketch this time because I wanted my focus to be on the photos. These are pics from my mom and dads wedding in '75! I don't have but a handful of shots from that day so they are all precious to me!
Our sponsor this week is Unity Stamps! There is a full Le Chic Boutique stamp set plus more up for grabs to one lucky participant!
I used a stamp from this set on my page and plus some of the papers as well.
supplies: Unity Stamp Co. stamps, Jillibean Soup and Cosmo Cricket pp, American Craft thickers, Making Memories rubon alphas, Prima flowers, Robins Nest dew drops, Recollections pearls, Offray ribbon and ceramic birds, leaves from some silk flowers
I am also using this one for this challenge....
pile it on-5 pearls and 3 flowers (I used 6 pearls and 4 flowers)
I hope you will join us this week at both sites. We know it is a busy week but we all need a little time to play too...lol. Please stop by and check out the rest of the design teams beautiful layouts and flower pot cards!
Have a great weekend!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Be sure to go and sign up for the newsletter if you haven't already. They will be sending out all the info on when you can get it in the near future. Plus when you sign up you get a free ekit!
I love that you can print out everything you need to whip up a quick card or altered project!
I made a treat jar for kitty. He likes to eat the cardboard containers that they come in when you buy them...lol. Which actually makes him a bad kitty...lol.
I added ribbon, paint and stickles from my stash. I traced a precut label die for the front of the jar. I printed the sentiment on the computer.
I love this 3D puppy, he is just so cute! I wanted this one to be simple without alot of extra. Again I traced a precut label die for the label. I also added stickles to the bow and santa hat.
Well I always need extra gift enclosure cards and gift tags around the holidays so I whipped up a few with the scraps I had laying on my table. I printed the sentiments on a 1/4 of a sheet of paper and it made them the perfect size for gift tags. I just trimmed around the edges without getting super fussy about the cutting. I added a little stickles to each!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Here is the sketch!
And here is my simple take on it. Sometimes you just need to do a simple card...know what I mean?
supplies: Pebbles Inc pp, candy dots and stickers, Offray ribbon, cardstock unknown, sharpie
I hope you will take time to go by the ICS blog and see what the rest of the design team did with the sketch. Of course there is a yummy prize up for grabs as well so play along!
have a great day!
Monday, November 16, 2009
I wanted a hanging decoration for the doorknob on the front door for Christmas. So I decided to use three 4inch acrylic circles from k2r. I covered them all with some Daisy Bucket papers. The "ribbon" I made by cutting strips of the pattern papers and wetting them so that I could crinkle them up. After they were dry I stretched them out a little bit and adhered to the back of the circles. It gives the look of ruffled ribbon but with the sturdiness of paper. I painted some Deja View alphas white and adhered to the centers, then added some bling snowflakes to each circle. I punched my holes with the crop-a-dile and added ribbon. I used a stickles bottle to insure my loops were the same size, except for the top one I made sure it would fit over a doorknob. Voila it is done!
Normally I don't use pinks at Christmas but I really like how this one turned out. You could easily replace the snowflakes with some other embellie and it would work for a new baby. You could add another circle and change the word. So many possibilities.
supplies: kits2remember acrylic, Daisy Bucket pp, Deja View alphas, MAMBI and Paper Studio bling, Making Memories paint, ribbon
While I was making Christmas decorations I made a little new puppy ornament for a friend of mine. Their little one is getting a new puppy for Christmas this year and she wanted something to give him ahead of time to give a few hints. So here is one thing.
I used an atc size acrylic panel from k2r, pattern paper from the upcoming Christmas Pets ekit from Making Handmade Cards and paint.
I painted the edges of the acrylic with red paint and let it dry. Then I added a piece of pp to the back of the acrylic and a small piece to the front to add some depth. The little puppy is from the ekit and he is layered. I added some stickles and the year and I was done!
I will have other samples from the Christmas Pets ekit from Making Handmade Cards posted on Wed! So be sure to come back to see more of this ekit!
supplies: kits2remember acrylic, Making Handmade Cards ekit, sharpie, stickles, Peebles Inc paint, paint pen, ribbon
Have you all started your Christmas projects yet? What are you making? We would love to hear about them or even see them!
Have a great week!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
This weeks challenge is a sketch at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle. Be sure to stop by the blog to see the actual sketch. I pretty much followed it except for I added the ribbon and didn't put a sentiment on the front. I simply stamped on the inside "I hope you have a ball this Holiday Season!" Our fabulous sponsor this week is Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs. She was so generous in giving the design team some fabo images to use!
this one also works for the Crafty Calendar Challenge (weather)
And at Scrap and Stamp this week we would like to see a layout about your spouse or significant other with at least one stamp. Our sponsor this week is Mo's Digital Pencil. Mo was so sweet to whip an all new image for us to use this week. Isn't it the cutest? I see me using it on alot of cards. I am still not sure if I like it on my page or not???
I will add the journaling later once I am sure of just what I want to say. I plan to journal a little bit about how I love to see him and our son together!
I hope you will join us at both Stamp, Scrap and Doodle & Scrap and Stamp this week.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Is this image not the cutest or what?
Tuesday was Patrick's 6th birthday but we didn't have his party until Sat! It is hard to believe my baby is 6 years old! Where does the time go? He is big into TMNT right now so he wanted a ninja turtle cake. I was lucky enough to find one of the old Wilton pans from the 80's. I was not happy with the way it turned out but Patrick loved it and that is all that mattered. Right? I know what the problem was though. I used the whipped icing and it was too hot in the kitchen while I was icing so it got to soft.
Patrick with his cake!
Monday, November 9, 2009
I got to work with the upcoming "Happy Flowers" kit back in October! It was a little more challenge than I would have thought to use just the ekit and basic supplies. I didn't realize how often I reach for buttons, pins, dewdrops etc until trying to not use them...lol. Of course once you purchase the ekits you can use what ever goodies you would like with them!
This ekit is chocked full of beautiful images, background papers and greetings. There are so many combinations that you have an endless supply of choices!
I made 5 cards with this kit and I see me reaching for this one again and again!
I made this one really simple and the only thing I used cardstock, twine, popdots and a sharpie from my stash.
I used a sketch from a challenge blog somewhere but I am sorry to say that now I can't remember where. If you know please let me know and I will give credit where credit is due! I added cardstock, stickles, ink and raindrops from my stash. For the seniment I printed out the supplied sents on regular printer paper and then traced over the sentiment with a sharp pencil so that I got a little bit of an indention in the paper and then traced over it with a sharpie.
Friday, October 30, 2009
I hope you all have a Happy and Safe Halloween today! We will be hitting the streets with an umbrella in tow...it is raining here!
Today is the day for a new challenge over at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays. This week we would like to see Anything but a Card! So let your imagination go wild and show us what you got! Regina at The Cutting Cafe is our fabulous sponsor this week. She also gave the DT 3 cut files to work with as well. I used the box template for these 2.
These are the goodies Patrick took to school for his Halloween party. The boxes are full of mini reeces cups for his teacher and the class grandma. The school has about 10 grandmas that volunteer every single day and help with the classes. The pre-k and kindergarten classes eacg have one all day and the rest of the grandmas rotate out with the other classes.
I kept the goody bags for the class simple this yes and just added a stamped tag. No muss no fuss...lol.
It is also time for a new challenge over at Scrap and Stamp today! This week we want to see a Halloween layout or mini with at least one stamp! Perfect timing for me to finish up last years pictures before I get more tonight! Our sponsor this week is Dream Designs.
I stamped the tiny spider that is added to the tag all over the background cs in black ink. I wish it showed up in the photo but it adds just enough to the page.supplies: Bazzill cs, Making Memories pp, Reminisce and Doodlebug stickers, My Sentiments Exactly alpha stamps, American Craft thickers, chalk ink, stickles, Studio G spider stamp, Cricut for spiders, wiggly eyes, white gel pen, floss
I hope you will join us at Scrap and Stamp and at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle this week! You have until Friday to get your projects in!