Sunday, September 30, 2007
DO YOU OR DO YOU KNOW OF SOMEONE WHO BUILDS WEBSITES OR TEMPLATES, OR EVEN WHO WOULD JUST DO A BANNER/HEADER FOR US?? I have an idea of what we'd like, but we don't have $200 to spend. Please let me know if you can help...THANKS!!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
My daughter also loves horses right now--I'm soo excited that I actually got a magazine in the mail today that has a ton of collector Christmas ornaments in just about anything you can imagine, and found her the cutest horsey one. We have a tradition every year where my hubby and I get a sitter and we go shopping for a special ornaments for each kid that reflects something about that year (ie. what they're "into") so my other daughter is getting a piano ornament, since she's very into music and is going to be taking piano lessons starting next week. They both are, but I just HAVE to get the horse one for my oldest. Then we write on the bottom their name and the year. That way when they get married they'll have a box of special ornaments that have sentimental value and she can relive the happy memories of what they were "into". :)
SO...bet I know what you're thinking..."well, if she orders them, then she won't have a reason to get a sitter and go shopping with your hubby!" well, don't you worry your pretty little heads about THAT!! We can take that opportunity to go to dinner and a movie, or just dinner--out of town. Ok, I'm getting waaay off the subject here. Back to the card!!
THE CARD: The saddle is shiny and so is her band on her hat and shoulders on shirt--that's from colored Sakura Stardust gellyroll pens!! I LOVE ÉM!! The rest I just watercolored with my aqua painter and classic ink pads. This card came together very quickly as I had these blue and pink backgrounds already cut--left over from my niece's T.Y. cards. :) Just needed a quickie. Thanks for visiting!! :)
HERE'S MY RECIPE:
Stamps: Giddyupabella (Stampingbella); Paisley bg (SU!)
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink; white; Creamy Caramel; designer (?)
Accessories: silver brads; brown gingham ribbon; rose grosgrain ribbon; Sakura Stardust Gellyroll pens; sponge
Monday, September 10, 2007
I don't know about you, but it's when I'm at the coast, looking out at the vast ocean and sky that I am reminded how Great God is!!...and how small I and my problems are. It's amazing that even though we are tiny specks on earth, He knows each of us by name, knew us before we were even formed in the womb, and loves each of us so much that the measure of His heart defies the human mind.
Anyway, sometimes the Lord touches people's hearts through ordinary people like us, so I just want to send them a smile and a reminder how much they are loved and thought of. If you'd like to send Trina's uncle a card, please see the link at the top. She will send you his addy if you email her. Thanks!
HERE'S MY RECIPE:
Stamps: Coast to Coast; Stippled Shells (both SU! retired); Warm wishes (SU!)
Cardstock: Soft Sky; Blue Bayou; watercolor
Accessories: Aqua Painter & classic ink pads; silver hardware; silver cord; southwest corner punch; sponge
Inspired by a card of NANCYRUTH's on SCS
Saturday, September 08, 2007
*Note: This card fits a large envie and measures 6.25"x 4.5" when folded. (6.25"x 9" to begin with and scored at 4.5")
HERE'S MY RECIPE:
Stamps: Jolies Fleurs, (Lizzy Anne Designs); Warm Words (SU!)
Cardstock: Barely Banana; Lovely Lilac; white; Pink Passion
Accessories: 2-way glue; Dazzling Diamonds; markers; jewel -stick on; slit punch for scallops; pop dot for large flower
- Survival Kits - or Recipe boxes made from altered lunch tin
- Lighted Beaded Glass Blocks with Christmasy pictures on them
- Beaded/crocheted angels
- Altered Clipboards
Do any of you have some suggestions?? I think there might be a section on SCS for this type of thing but not sure how to find it. Any help would be much appreciated!! :)
Ok...I've gone to "search" part in the gallery (scs) and clicked on several of the "anything but a card" categories like "altered tins" and other containers, but it comes up with nothing. What am I doing wrong?? Do I have to also put in a search word up on the top part? Funny...I've been a member of SCS for years and can't figure this out! HELP! :)
Friday, September 07, 2007
another cat with a "hat" :o)
Maddy trying to catch the cat to put a hat on him!
FINALLY...a plant I haven't killed!! (yet!)
My daughter painted this pot at school, and brought me this plant
on Mother's Day, 1 1/2 yrs. ago and it's just now blooming for the first time!!
I thought it was a spider plant, and that those don't get blooms on them, but ???
what do I know?? Apparently nothing about plants! Lol. I'm just glad it's not dead.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Here's the Recipe:
STAMPS: Like it a Latte & Riveting (both SU!)
CARDSTOCK: Kraft, Sky Blue; Blue Bayou (SU!); Designer (Creative Memories)
ACCESSORIES: sewing machine; slit punch for scallop; ribbon; circle punches (CM)
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
I had my hubby cut a piece of wood for him, but I still don't have any rubber cement, so I layed the stamp on the block, inked him up and then layed my c.s. on top and rubbed it all over. I worked! For the time being anyway ;)
The celery c.s. is stamped with Linen bg and then cuttlebugged with the swirls folder. I used pumpkin c.s. and SU!'s retired holiday stencils and then I sponged pumpkin ink in various places. Drew in lines with markers. His paws are on pop dots for dimension. The scallop is made with the slit punch--I prefer that method to scallop scissors because I don't cut straight...but with the punch, you get it straight every time.
I JUST HAVE TO ADD: I saw SCSer, Mothermark's gallery that she has set aside just for this kitty--she calls him "Rocky", that I fell in love with--and I KNOW my MIL will absolutely treasure as she's such a cat collector--real ones AND ceramic! So, I got my inspiration from her gallery HERE. Check it out--tons of really creative and fun "Rocky" cards. THANKS!!
SO, you've prolly noticed that my blog is different--AGAIN! :) I just really like color. That brown was not setting well with me. I also realized that my previous blog colors (celery and apricot) pretty much went really well with my new Fall picture banner, so I went back to that...except I did make them a tad darker. What do ya think??