Friday, May 29, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Card Blank - Brown double sided paper from Autumn Leaves Foof-a-La paper pad
Image - Penny Black Mushroom Hedgehog 1998 (bought this at a garage sale at my LSS recently)
Sentiment - See-d's Father's Day circle set
Words on bottom are from Autumn Leaves Foof-a-La paper pad as well
Thought bubble - "blurb" from Plantin Schoolbook, inked with Olive Green StazOn and E50 to give it an off-white color. Yes, it's 'splotchy'. It's okay, the words at the bottom are splotchy too
Copics - YR31, E71, C1, C5, E37, E00, E50, E31, RV10, R37, C7, 0
Thanks for looking!!
Black card blank
Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug folder for the background layer, inked with Pink Passion SU inkpad.
Butterfly - Cut on Cricut with SCAL, then embossed and inked with Basic Black SU inkpad.
See-D's stamps - "I Love You" sentiment from "All My Heart" set and the Scallop frame from "Lil' Outline Frames". Popped it up with a little foam adhesive
Copics - B02 and BG23 to color the frame
Flowers - Two Primas from one of the milk bottles, layered with a brad in the center
Ribbon - Michaels (?)
Diamond Stickles - for the hearts on the background paper and in the embossed portion of the butterfly. I'm not sure if it'll show up on the photos, but if you click on them, you may get a better view. Bling is very difficult to photograph!
This was a very simple card, but I like the way it turned out. Here's the straight-on view!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Someone told me a few days ago about the Crafty Monkeys blog site that has kid challenges. This week's challenge was to create "one for the boys"...a boy or man card! I decided to have my daughter make a Father's Day card, since that day is rapidly approaching.
Here's what we used:
White cardstock - I cut it to A2 size and showed her how to fold it with my piece. She folded her piece...a little crooked, but Daddy won't care! ;o)
Father Vellum - This was a neato paper pack I bought at (yes!!) Tuesday Morning. I wasn't really intending to use it for 'father' stuff. I just liked some of the colors. But it was perfect for her! KEEP IT SIMPLE! LOL
Sentiment - Inque Boutique See-d's "Father's Day Circle" (bought today on clearance for $1.99)
Buttons - three blue/gray buttons from our stash. I pulled out 3 each of 4 different colors and she chose this color. They match the blue on the left hand side of the card too...good job, girly! She put glue dots on the middle and stuck the buttons down where she wanted them.
Yes, my daughter did write this! She has been writing for about a year now. She helps write my grocery lists (I tell her how to spell things, of course!) and she writes our family members' names without assistance. She does very good for a child who barely turned 5 and has never been to school or daycare! (Or at least I think so...but I'm biased!)
*Disclaimer* I helped her with the cutting, inking of the stamp and punching the sentiment out. She folded the card, did all of the glue dots, stamped the sentiment, chose the buttons and positioned everything where she wanted it.
I think she did a very good job!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
And here are the two 'cards' my little one made while I was making mine. Of course I did the Stickles, but she picked them out and told me where to put them! This is her in her 'princess dress' (night gown). Isn't she cute??? Yes, I'm a bit biased. ;o)
Friday, May 15, 2009
Congratulations, Patty! I (ironically) have your mailing address from the challenge you just issued, so I will get this in the mail to you shorlty! Thanks for playing along and until next time.................
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Yep, this one is pretty much the same as the other card I did, however this one has a larger image, I used the intended Copic color for the baby blanket and I added a little "bling" using my Sakura Gelly Roll Pens. The envelope is a white A2 envelope that I added a strip of the striped paper to and punched using a Martha Stewart heart punch.
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Friday, May 08, 2009
Here are the pictures:
This is what I see when I walk into my room. My desk is on the far right-hand side of the room. The door straight ahead is the door out onto my balcony/porch.
A more up-close view of my desk area. There are brown file cabinets to the right, with my current ebay listings sitting there (hee hee), the almond color cart on wheels is my Alpha Smart cart. It holds 'some' of my 12x12 paper. It holds a ton of paper...you'll see inside of it further down. The white shelves to the left of the picture are Jet Max cubes. I got them for Christmas. They came from Michaels.
From behind my desk, this is the view I see of my Jet Max cubes. Yes, I know some of my drawers don't have handles! I put them together a few days ago and decided to go with the wooden knobs like you see on the one drawer. I put those on that drawer last night as a 'tester' to see how they're going to hold up before I start drilling into all of my drawers and ruining them! ;o) On top of the cubes: Sizzix, Xyron 900 and Cricut.
To the right of my desk, I have these handy little wooden bins that I bought at Tractor Supply on clearance back around Christmas. They had some ugly pictures on them, so I covered them up and I love 'em! The hold my Primas, Adhesives, Stickles and Glitters.
A peek inside the Alpha Smart cart! Look at all that paper that this thing holds...and it's not even full! Some of my paper is here, the rest is in the Jet Max cubes. Have I mentioned that I *love* paper??? The silver containers you see on top of the cart are little glass jars with silver lids that I bought at Ikea. They hold the majority of my Flower Soft.
My stereo, rolling tote and the slatwall my husband and I put up over the weekend to hold my ribbon. I've got about 1/3 of it on dowel rods and on the wall. The other 2/3 of my ribbon has small holes through the middle of the spool, so I'm going to have to get some smaller dowel rods.
How do you like those curtains? A little childish, but bright and cheerful. ;o)
If you'd like to see the video I did, click here. Hopefully they've completed the "audio swap" by the time you listen to this because I sounded like a TOTAL Texas girl (which I am)! LOL I couldn't stand it, so I had music placed over my voice. ;o)
So, there you have it! A peek behind the door...was it everything you expected??? ha!
The card will come to you with an A2 card and shipped in a different envelope so that you can use this to send it to whatever friend you choose.
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I bought this pack of paper today at Tuesday Morning. Twenty-five sheets of double-sided paper for $1.99. Have I mentioned how much I like these paper packs? ha!