Tuesday, July 31, 2007
The card size is 9x5.5" and scored at 3" and 6". I didn't have instructions as to cutting the angles at the top, so I meausred 1 1/2" down and 1" in from either side, folded my card up so they'd all be the same, and cut across with large scissors.
If I were to do this again, I would not have my angles so large. Too much room to try and fill--so I went with ribbon.
As you can see, I made the daisy and ladybug with SU!'s oval punches, and I drew the dots for bug's trail and antenaes, and the rest was done with my stamps.
Monday, July 30, 2007
This one is Jacksonbelle's "Use brown and black" challenge. I discovered a couple months ago how FUN the kraft paper can be!! But I never paired it with black, and I really like it! :) I've also seen the fabo cards in this gallery all with the same color scheme, so my mind's full of possibilities....however--there's so many more challenges to try, so I prolly should move on. Don't worry--I'll revisit this one later!! :)
Sunday, July 29, 2007
I changed the size of the card from 5 1/4" square to a regular card size (4 1/4"x 5 1/2"), the designer paper, and the stamp sets. Everything else was pretty much the same.
The white centers of all the little butterfly flowers have dazzling diamonds in them. They look brown in this pic, but they are actually quite sparkly IRL. :) Thanks for looking!
[went to Janelle]
Friday, July 27, 2007
If watercoloring on Georgia Pacific White c.s., you don't want to do so many layers--it'll bubble and eventually rip from the wetness. It also "bleeds" into other spots or outside your lines on this type of paper as well. That's why I prefer watercolor paper. ;)
Thursday, July 26, 2007
I somehow missed Beate's sketch challenge, so I'm a little behind with this, but I'm glad I tried it, cause I really love how this one turned out! I used my old "Spring Showers" designer pack that was in SU!'s mini catty, and it wasn't even open yet--just been sitting on my sewing table for months! I do know of someone having a baby next month and don't know if it's a boy or girl, so I made one of each :)I cut my peices and taped them down to the Really Rust layer, then ran that thru my sewing machine with white zigzag stitching. Then I punched holes couple inches from the edges (in the middle of card) and ran white polka-dot ribbon thru each and tied knots and then taped the whole thing down to my Bashful Blue card.
The bunny is stamped with Stazon onto watercolor paper. Oval underneath bunny is by Amuse.
Stamps: A New Little Someone; Riveting
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Today's sketch challenge to was make these tent toppers (originally designed by Michelle Wooderson) and you can make it any shape or size you want.
I found THIS card of Ila's (Trina's Mom) and fell in love with it, so I kinda CASED it. (although I wish I had stamped off for my oval--it's a little dark). Be sure to check out her blog for some really FANTASTIC stuff!! :) (just click on the link above)
The bottom saying is called the "doughnut" design...I punched a hole with a large circle punch out of the 2 front layers and then the stamped part is attached to the inside back of card. :) TFL.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
I sewed the yellow and green layers to the whites and the red cuttlebugged layer to the Saffron card base.
I also used my ribbon slider cutting die for my cuttlebug with the "Riveting" set from SU! (thanks so much) and of course the "Flowahbella" was in my image swap from Trina--Thanks again Trina!
Oh ya, I added a little celery oval under her feet and that was by Amuse. TFL!
[went to Gena]
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Okay, now yáll know that you all are "rockin'" in my book, right?!! Suppose to nominate 5 others, and I'm sure many of you have already had this honor, so if you have, then consider yourself honored again--although you don't need to repost it, Lol!! :) So, here goes:
Heather Stevens' blog: A Secret Garden Grows Here
Lorie Ames' blog: Live, Love, Laugh, Create
Irene's blog: Shani's Mom
Jessica Canham's blog: Wild Rose Stamper
Jessica Newton's blog: Suck it up Cupcake
Tracy Harp's blog: Inky Doodles
Jan Hunnicutt's blog: She's Gone Stampin'
Friday, July 20, 2007
I just want to add that he was a Christian and I believe the angels are rejoicing and Jesus is welcoming him "home"--to his eternal home. That is a very happy occassion for those who know Jesus as their personal Savior. We do feel sad for the people he left behind because it is a huge shock to suddenly not have someone you love here anymore, especially someone young as he was. Jesus knew it was his time to go and though we will miss him, God allowed him to spend this week with his family as his parents just celebrated their 20th anniversary. I knew a lady who said that when she goes, she doesn't want a "funeral" with people crying, she wants a PARTY because she'll be with the Lord and that's she couldn't think of a better reason to have a party. So, that's what they did--balloons, cake and all!! :) We will try to be there for the family, and I believe it would be extremely difficult to lose a child, but there is HOPE in the Lord and all who know Him will have hope.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
It's 101 degrees here today. As soon as we got home from Vacation Bible School, we ate lunch and went out in the backyard for some summer fun. The girls love to run the hose down the slide , but at the end they bump and fall on their knees and tummies. They laugh and say it doesn't hurt, but ?? sounds like it does. At least they're staying cool and having fun! :)
While we were at my sister's last weekend, we weighed the girls. Maddy, who's 7 yrs. old, weighed 57 lbs. and Carly who's 8 1/2 yrs. old weighed 56 lbs.!!! Can you believe it? Oh ya...when we went swimsuit and sandal shopping, we found they both wear the same exact size in swimsuits and in shoes!! Whoa!! Maddy's a little shorter, but she's gonna pass her sister up in NO TIME! Lol!! I'm so glad I had them so close in age though (19 mo.s apart) because they are best friends--they play so well together (most of the time) and make each other (and us) laugh so often.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Colors are Ruby Red, Artichoke, and Vanilla. DP by Daisy D's.
And here's my second one. Along with this gorgeous paper, she sent a package of coordinating diecut flowers--awesome girlie!! :) THANKS AGAIN GENA!! I'm definately saving one of these cards for my mom's Christmas card. She will love this!
I also used my scalloped circle cuttlebug dies and a tan prima in the center. My colors are Ruby Red, Artichoke, and Creamy Caramel. Oval punches and ribbon are also SU!
Thanks for lookin'!! :)
Please take a minute and visit Gena over at My Stampin Garden . She is such a sweet gal and I've really enjoyed "chatting" with her and getting to know her better through our stamping blogs and emails. She's a reminder that God sends us all blessings that make life more joyful and I'm so glad He has blessed me with online friends like you all!! Those that take the time to comment and make someone's day and those that go the extra mile and send emails--they really lift my spirits. THANKS SOOO MUCH GENA!! Blessings to you all!!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
THANKS SO MUCH, TRINA!! She seriously flooded my mailbox with bella images and in return I sent her some Whipper Snapper ones. Go check out her blog at "Trina's Timeless Treasures".
This is called a "tent topper card", I believe originally created by Michelle Wooderson. The bottom part is 4.25" square and the top is added to make the whole heighth 5.5" to fit into a regular envie.
STAMPS: Cakeabella (Stampabella); Snap Stamps by Karen Foster; small oval (Amuse)
COLORS: Real Red; Brilliant Blue; White; Black
ACCESSORIES: Happy Birthday Cuttlebug folder; polka-dot paper (?); markers; primas; rhinestone brads; glitter brads (Oriental Trading); polka-dot ribbon
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
This is a fun shadowbox card I made for Susan Liles after her house flooded. It's an old retired SU! set called Noah's Ark (?) and I purchased it from her! :) THANKS SUS!!
I wanted to wait until you got it to post this, and I see you've been swamped with RAK's... YEA!!! :) I'm soo glad you've gotten some really HAPPY MAIL. I hope it lifted your spirits :)
My girls played with the set the other day... one made a coaster box with this set and the other made a spinner card!! Pics to come :)
In celebration of the 4th, our church is doing a float with the hot air balloon theme to advertise our Vacation Bible School. Maddy learned a cute song and dance that the younger kids will do on the float and the older kids will walk alongside and hand out postcards-invites for VBS. Then in the evening, we invited some friends from church over for a BBQ dinner. They have 3 kids, one is 8 yrs. (Carly's age) and the twins are 13 yrs. One of them has been babysitting for me this summer. Then we plan to go to mom and dad's to watch fireworks on their lawn with popcorn and curl up with blankets--annual tradition. :) Hope you all enjoy the day off tomorrow!!
Monday, July 02, 2007
"I love those stamp sets! You have a great blog here. Your banner is beautifulCongrats!! You won the 3 stamps sets!! Please email me (at right) with your snail mail address and I'll get those out to you ASAP. P.s. I see she has a blog too, go check her out!
too. Thanks! Cheryl KVD"
THANKS SO MUCH everyone for visiting my site and leaving wonderful comments. You make this blogging thing worth the effort and I really appreciate all of you. I will definately be doing more candy in the future. Hope you'll keep coming back!! :)
THANKS also for those who offered Bella images!! I took the first person up on their offer, but thanks for your generous spirit! Trina and I decided to swap images, Bellas for some Whipper Snapper, so it works out great. :) Have a great week!!
Sunday, July 01, 2007
NOTE TO SELF: When watercoloring on plain white c.s., wait for one color to dry b4 adding another! They "bleed".
STAMPS: Patient Puppy (Whipper Snapper Designs); Paisley ? (SU! retired)
PAPER: Positively Pink & Chocolate Chip (SU!)