Saturday, August 29, 2009
These two I didn't have cards for, but the bloomer one was from Stamps N' More, and the snowman card from Art Gone Wild.
Saturday morning, bright and early, I was off for a day of shopping at the show. Well...needless to say I spent all the pennies and dimes I collected...haha, and saw lots more I really wanted. There was make-and-takes at most of the booths during the show, but since I had 2 of my girls with me, I wasn't able to spend the time waiting for a turn. Two year olds don't like waiting! I was able to do one project while my mom sat with the girls for their snack, but that was it. It was still a great time. Check out their website, as they still have a couple more tour stops this fall, to see if they are coming to your area. They pretty much make the same stops each year too, so maybe you just missed it and will be able to catch it next year. Of course I HIGHLY recommend doing the Friday Make-and-Take Dessert Party too if they come to your area. Thanks so much for stopping by...now I must prepare for my next Angel Company Party on Tuesday!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Doesn't she look sweet! This week the Cupcake Craft Challenge was to create a shaped card...anything but a square. So I saw this image and had to use it. I thought it would be cute to layer her onto a watermelon shape. What a fun image this is for summer. This image is from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. I also used this card for this weeks Creative Belli Challenge...which was to use water based markers to color your image. So I used my markers (strokes markers) to color her in. I also added some diamond stickles to her bows and "lace" of the dress. I cut the image out and layered it onto the pinkish CS, which I added the green CS strip to and drew on the seeds with black marker.
Well, that is about it for tonight. I am off to go work on my Christmas cards...well get them started at least. I know it seems early, but I have to get working on them or I will never get them done in time. Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
We used various PP I picked up at my LCS, and there were 4 different styles of paper. For the base of the box I used some very heavy card stock that I have had for a VERY long time (like 12 years...sad I know). We used the little safety pin stamp from a SU set that I had on the inside of the boxes. The template for these can be found on SCS HERE. These were the 4 count boxes (long).
Well that is all for today. Hopefully I can get some "fun" stampin' time for myself this week. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great rest of your Sunday.
Monday, August 17, 2009
I used the TAC set Artsy Owls. I stamped the owls and tree branch on DSP from the TAC Winchester paper collection. I do love these collections in the catalog they are all put together with matching ribbons, brads, buttons, papers, ink suggestions, etc. After stamping the owls and branches, I punched them out with a scalloped circle punch, and layered them onto solid color CS from the TAC Penelope CS set. I added some little googly eyes to the owl, gold stickles to the leaves and owl, and used a white gel pen to bring out the stitched look on the owl. I used Kraft CS as the base, and layered a piece of brown CS that I stamped a few of the branches from the stamp set onto for background paper. I layered again with another sheet of Kraft CS, and added the owls and branches. The sentiment is from the TAC set Trendy Greetings, and I punched it out with an oval punch. I also added the gold eyelets to that.
Well that is it for today. We began a new venture in our house today. My 2 year old has decided that she wants to use the potty. Day 1 went pretty well. Only a couple accidents, and many more successes! I just hope we can get through this, and help her get over her fear of toilets that aren't at home. She wouldn't go at Target today (which was one of the accidents), and she wouldn't go on the potty at the fitness place we go to (which is VERY clean). All in good time...I just have to keep telling myself that. Thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
The image I used is from High Hopes, it is called Open Ark. I colored it with watercolor crayons first. Then I added some brown fun flock to the lion's mane, liquid pearl (pewter) for nails on the ark, baby blue stickles on the water, and peeled paint distressed stickles on the olive branch. I cut the image out and layered onto a trimmed piece of white CS with dimensionals. I used a piece of animal printed paper from the DCWV Nana's Nursery baby boy PP. I layered that onto Bashful Blue CS, and layered it all onto the white CS base. The "Baby" down the side, I used TAC Kinder-Bet (which is discontinued, but there are a few very similar alphabets in the new catty). I added the little hand brads that I picked up at Micheal's. They hands look funny if you don't use them in pairs, so that is why I put 2 on there. =)
Well that is it for today. We are off to our property for the night tonight. I am excited because my mom is coming for the first time today! She is even spending the night! We are supposed to go berry picking down there too. Looking forward to a fun weekend, and hoping to see some shooting stars!
Friday, August 7, 2009
And here is what I came up with...I used a The Angel Company hostess set for my card today. This set is called Oceans of Love, it is a Level A hostess set. I thought is was adorable, so I had to have it. Right now TAC is running an AWESOME deal for hostesses. It is double rewards from now until September 30th! There are all sorts of extra bonuses for hostesses right now. Not only do you get double the credit, double and 1/2 off items, but you also can earn exclusive stamp sets and some of the TAC album kits. It is a fantastic time to book a TAC funshop. If you live in the Buffalo, NY area and are interested in hosting a funshop please feel free to contact me via the comment section. Leave your e-mail or contact info, and I will get back to you.
ANYWAY...sorry had to throw a little sales plug in there...I stamped the image in black and colored it in with watercolor crayons. I cut the image out in a circle shape. I then used the More Mimi SWIC PP from TAC to add the pink square layer, and the opposite side of the paper is the printed paper that you see under the pink square. I also distressed the pink layer square. I added the green ribbon to the side. I of course can't make a card without some bling, so I added some stickles to the hat and the water. I also used some liquid pearl on the boat (pewter color), and some to the girl's hat and sleeve.
Well, that is all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
As you can see the colors are an orangish color, brown, and "pebble white". So here is the card I came up with...I used the orangish color for the base. I traced an owl shape onto it along the "seam". He actually has a seam along his left wing. I then stamped an owl onto a brown oval from the TAC set Artsy Owls. I added some white color to him using a white gel pen, and some liquid pearl for his beak. I also added some googly eyes for dimension. I layered some PP under him that I got from Papertrey Ink (chocolate remix is the set name). For the "big" owl I used some felt leaves stickers for eyes and added googly eyes. The beak is drawn on with liquid pearl. I also added some stitched look to the large owl by using the while gel pen around the edges. On the inside I wrote, "What's Whooo?".
Last thing to share tonight is just another shower prize I made for the baby shower that is fast approaching.
I used a 4x6 magnetic acrylic frame, used TAC DP...Miss Moxie. I found the calendar template on SCS HERE. I started with Sept. 09- Dec. 2010. I added a small post-it notes, and made a matching RSVP pen.
Wow...that is a lot tonight. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Monday, August 3, 2009
That is all for today. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the little book created by my 6 year old.