Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
That is all for now. Next step with these...mounting on card bases, and adding a sentiment. I just got a great Christmas sentiment from QKR Stampede I am going to use.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
And a side view...
Big difference huh? The good news is I can now see what I have in there, and can start to maybe use some of it up...so I can buy more ribbon! lol. And really...who knew that on the bottom of this drawer there was also some colored staples, and some post-it notes!
Well I am heading back to the couch to get some more rest. I finally gave in and went to the emergent care place today. Apparently the giant white blotches on my tonsils are NOT strep. That terrible giant Q-Tip test came back negative, but the doctor said the white blotches look terrible, and gave me antibiotics anyway. So hopefully this awfulness will all be gone by the time my baby nephew gets here on Wednesday. I haven't seen him since April. Well hopefully I will feel well enough to get to play with some of my new stuff from the convention too!
Saturday, August 28, 2010
As you can see, we made 9 different projects last night. We made 7 cards, 1 paper basket, and 1 4"x4" scrapbook. Sorry the basket isn't totally finished yet, but we only had so much time at each table, and I didn't get to finish. Of course it didn't help that I was getting sicker by the minute while I was there. I felt kinda blah all day Friday, but by the time the make and take party was over, I was just plain sick! I guess I got whatever my girls had earlier this week. Well, today I HAD to go to the convention...because it only comes once a year. So off we went to shop. Lets just say...I did a fairly good amount of shopping...lol. Between myself, my mom, and my 7 year old...we brought home a pretty good amount of stuff. I think my "happiest" purchase is my new ribbon organizing system. I can't wait to share it with you. I am hoping to get it all organized tonight...since all I can do is sit in my chair and watch TV....ha ha. I was hoping to be able to use some of my new stuff tonight, but I just don't' have the strength to go down to my stamp room. Well, thanks for stopping by...and don't forget to check out the Stamp Scrap Art Tour website, and see if they are coming to your town/area. If not this year, then next season. It is soooo worth it!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I did a little "adjustment" on the sketch...I made it a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card instead of a square. I started by stamping this cute little raccoon snag 'em stamp from Imaginisce onto cream CS. I colored him with marker, and cut using my Creative Memories circle cutters. I layered him onto some PP from the Apple Cider collection. Next I used my circle cutter to cut some circles from the "text paper" from the same collection. You can even see a little version of this cute raccoon on that PP. Last, I added some buttons in various "fall" colors...which all of these colors are in the text PP. The buttons are from Fancy Pants. Oh, and I layered everything onto a brown CS piece which is on the cream CS base.
For the Thank You sentiment (which is also from QKR Stampede), I stamped the image on white, and again on the yellow PP. I paper pieced 5 of the starts...I just didn't have the patience to do the 2 tiny ones...lol. I used a yellow marker for the other 2 stars and the dots on the letters. Last, I layered the images onto the same PP I used for the hat of the moon. Well that is all for this card. Be back soon with another challenge card.
Monday, August 23, 2010
I also used blue and green as my main colors for this card...which is the challenge this week over at the Cupcake Craft Challenge. I used this seashell PP from SEI's On the Coast Collection. It is actually glittery too. The PP behind the shells is also from the same paper collection. The shells and starfish are stamps from TAC, and the sentiment is also from TAC. The ribbon is from SU...I think it was a sale-a-bration freebie a couple years ago. The glitter brads are from SEI. I also added some hero arts glitter to the starfish and seashells, just to add some accent. Well that is all for now. Back to my sick children. 2 of my 3 girls woke up with upset bellies and fevers today. The youngest had a fever the other day, but was very upset this morning that she didn't have a fever. LOL. She actually threw a temper tantrum about it. Oh the mind of a three year old!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
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I started with a white CS base, and layered some blue paper onto that. Next I used a piece of PP from the Target $1 Spot (it has yellow in it). I used this adorable bug on a flower image from QKR Stampede called Bug Hugs. I colored the image with markers, and trimmed it down. The sentiment is also from QKR Stampede and is called Thinking of you. Last I added some yellow ribbon, and some little paper flowers (from Creative Memories). I added some blue gems to the centers.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
She used this owl image...which I believe is from High Hopes. She colored with souffle gel pens. The base of the card she did all herself! She cut it out to look like an apple, and then added some leaves and a stem. She wrote "Welcome Back" on the outside, and on the inside wrote a little note to her new teacher for this year. I was so proud of her for doing the card all by herself with NO help from mom at all!
Well that is all for now...Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
You can see from the photo, that I cut the little flowers out of the green so the purple would show through. I cut the white image out with an oval cutter, and layered all the pieces on. For the BG paper, I used a piece from TAC's A little Whimsy set. Last, I added some heat set star gems to the right side. Well that is all for now. Have a great day!
Ok...last confession of the day...I didn't actually make this a card. After making it, I looked it over and thought it would look really cool on a scrapbook page. Since I gave her red hair, I thought it would be perfect for a first day of school scrapbook page. So...I am putting it aside until I get to the September photos, and I will add it to my scrapbook.
Ok...now...if you haven't been over to the Creative Belli Challenge yet...head on over and see what the other Belli girls have in store for you. And...please give a special welcome to our newest Belli Girl Robin Parker! Don't forget to play along and link your projects to the bottom of challenge post 98!
Monday, August 16, 2010
Well that is it for now. Thanks for stopping by!
Well, what do you think? Not to bad! I went searching through my entire stamp stash for the perfect masculine retirement stamp. Well, I thought of using some trees, but then I saw this Reilly Mouse stamp(not sure if I spelled that right, but they are from Hannah Stamps). I stamped him, colored him with markers, and fussy cut him out. Then...from the base up...I started with a 5"x 5" kraft CS base. I then layered the tan polka dot paper onto that. (All the PP used on this card are from the DCWV Guy Stack.) I cut the green PP strips next. The rectangle is also Kraft CS. I layered the image onto that, and hand wrote the words around him. For the piece on the bottom, I used a SU boarder punch on Kraft, then layered the blue PP onto that. I hand wrote onto that too. Last, I added the buttons. On the inside I stamped a sentiment from a SU set that says "let the relaxation begin! (happy retirement)". I hope this is what my mom was looking for! Have a great day.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
blog now. I am positive you won't be disappointed in her work.
And remember, if at any point during the hop you get off track, just head back to the QKR Stampede Blog, and pick up where you left off. Oh, and don't forget to leave a comment for each of us...we love to read your comments!
Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for the QKR Stampede School Days Blog Hop! You are in for a good time!!!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
The background paper is from Creative Keepsakes Stacks I got at the Convention. These stacks are great! They come with lots of stuff, papers, rub-ons, vellum sayings, punchout pieces, etc. The solid CS is from the stack also. I used my Cricut to cut the "LAND" word (which is what we call our property). The flowers on page 1 are some of the punchouts from the stack too. The April sticker is from a set of month stickers I purchased at one of the chain craft stores. I did my journaling after I took the photos...so you can't see my terrible writing...lol. Sorry the photos aren't the greatest, I am not good at taking photos of the 12x12 pages.
Well that is all for now. Thanks for stopping by. I will be working on some cards tomorrow for a couple challenges, and don't forget Friday is the QKR Stampede Back to School Blog Hop!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Kona Kid Krafters - Animals
Children's Challenge Corner - Ribbons and Bows
Ash used this image she won from a previous challenge. She colored with marker, and even cut it out herself. She wanted purple paper on the background...that is her favorite color. She picked purple ribbon too. The sentiment is from TAC, and we stamped it with a kaledicolor pad.
I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch for this one. I stamped this image (An Apple a Day) and colored it with marker. Yesterday I was at Target, and found this metallic CS. I had a gift card I won last weekend, so I decided to buy this pack of CS as well as a new PP Stack. I really liked this CS because it was shiny. I used some of the red for the background, and the top rectangle piece. The PP is from the Target $1 spot a few years back. I also added some tan CS to help pull the color from the PP. I used a green piece of ribbon (another color from the PP), and added a couple heat set pearls. I was trying to think of a sentiment to go with this, but nothing came to me, so I left it for now. Well, that is all for now...have a great Thursdays. OH and next Friday 8/13 we will be having our August QKR Stampede Blog Hop! I just love these hops. This month we will be featuring back to school/class projects. Be sure to hop on over and check it out.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
She colored the image (which is a digi, and is from Digital Delights). She wanted to make a rainbow shell. She used colored pencils. She mounted the image onto rainbow CS, and added some colored ribbons and brads. The star PP strip is from DCWV Nana's Kids stack.
I used this technique to paint the balloons on my image. For the rest of the image, I used this technique...
I used ink pads and aqua painters. Once the image had dried enough (which really doesn't take long), I layered it onto a pink piece of CS that I ran through the cuttlebug. I added some ribbon, and some glittery brads too. The sentiment is also from QKR Stampede.
I thought I should add that this sketch I used was from my LSS's Blog. They have a new sketch challenge every Friday. This is the one from 7/23, so I am a little late...lol.