May 29, 2009

"hello" Thursday !

Hello all from Arkansas!!! So incredibly sorry this is so late! All I have is a dial up connection here, and I dread getting on the internet! But here I am a little late.

So here is the card I made for this week. I use Lindsay's Ellie the Elephant from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. She is having another awesome sale this month. Spend just $10 in the store and you can get one of Lindsay's wonderful card kits for free! These are great for a quick and easy card! And there are plenty to choose from!

Well that is all for now. I can't stand this slooooowwwww connection, so I am signing off til I get home on Tuesday. We are enjoying our vacation and I am taking plenty of pics that I will share when we get home! Talk to you all soon!
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May 28, 2009

Easy Peasy Card in Under 15 Minutes

I don't know about most of you, but when it comes to scrapping, the ideas generally flow freely. Now cards on the other hand......well let's say I have a creative block there. Well not anymore! Over at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff she is now introducing a few printable card kits. Each kit comes with elements to create 3 different cards in minutes! Just print, cut, and adhere, and you have a card in under 15 minutes! Great for those "oops, I forgot moments!" You can check them out in the store, they are only $2.00 each.....for 3 cards that's one heck of a bargain! Want to try one first for FREE???? Check out Lindsay's Blog.

So here is the card I created using the Elegant Black and White Kit.For this card I printed out the image on textured cardstock, then colored using Bik Mark-its. Adhered to plain yellow cardstock. Attached self adhesive yellow ribbon, then layered another piece of purple ribbon on top. Added the digital stamp, Daffodil #2, from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. Easy Peasy and I was done very quickly.

Reminder for the rest of the month of May, spend just $5 in the shop and you can choose any image for free!
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May 24, 2009

Shhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

Since my mom very rarely comes here, it should be ok to post this gift that I made for her. And if anyone reading this knows my mother, KEEP IT QUIET!!! LOL
I am getting ready to go on a 10 trip to Arkansas to see my parents, both my sisters, and all four of my nieces. This will be the first time all of the cousins have been together. And with 3 under 3 should be a trying time! :) So anyway with all the grandkids together I figured we would get a good group shot of them all to put in this oh, so cute frame I made for my mom.


Grandma's Garden:

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May 21, 2009

Hello Thursday! Let's Celebrate

Not sure what exactly we are celebrating, but here is a card I made to celebrate just about any occassion! For this design I used Lindsay's Carousel Horse. I colored it with Bic Mark-its, and from the back side I scribbled a pattern with pencil and colored in various spaces with the green. I then cut slits in the digi stamp, and used pipe cleaners for the carousel pole. Dressed it up with some bling, and here we have a pretty carousel guaranteed to make any celebration a little bit brighter! Thanks for looking!

***Circles were cut from the George Cricut Cartridge

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May 14, 2009

'Owl" always love you!!!

It's Thursday, and that could only mean another creation using the wonderful digi-stamps from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. For this weeks project, I used this stamp, Owl On Branch. You can get this little guy for only $1.00. And for the rest of May at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, if you spend $5.00 on stamps you can choose any other image in the gallery for FREE! Yep, FREE!! What are you waitng for?? This little guy needs a home!
For this layout, I printed the image on a white CS circle, cut from the George Cricut Cartridge. I also cut 2 more circles out of the green and black. I colored the owl, leaves, and branch with Bic Mark-its and inked the edges. After drying, I lightly wet the image down and crumpled it up. then unfold and lay flat to dry on paper towels to absorb the excess moisture. When it dried, I attached the black CS to the back and cut a slit to fold over and adhere with brads. I finished the image with brown, black and green chalks for a blended background, and used stickles on the leaves.



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May 10, 2009

May 9, 2009

Lovin' Lindsay's Stamp Stuff!

So I have only been at this DT thing for a little over a week. I am having so much fun playing with all these images. I LOVE the versatility of Digital Stamps! I love that I can make them any color, but you can do that with traditional stamps as well. My favorite part is that I can make them any size!

For my latest project,and also a challenge this month at Have Your Way With Paper, I decided to make a Mother's Day card for my mother in law. This mpnth's challenge is to make a card that is NOT a square or rectangle. Flowers pots are round right??? I got the idea from a fellow blogger, Shanna. She found the idea from another blogger, Stephanie Luman, where the directions for this wonderful card can be found. This card was so easy thanks to the step by step on Stephanie's blog!

For my card:
Patterned Paper: The Paper Element, unknown
Cardstock: White Bazzill
Digital Stamps: Daffodil #1 from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Printed in 3 different sizes then colored with colored pencils.
Royalcoat Dimensional Magic
Ribbon, tag, and gem unknown
Journal Block: Autumn Leaves stitched jounaling panels
Leaves were cut from the Graphically Speaking Cricut CartridgeHappy Mother's Day to ME!!

My wonderful husband and son surprised me this morning with my Mother's Day gift since he has to work tomorrow. What did I get? What every design team member needs of course. MARKERS! I got a set of Bic Mark-Its. Set of 36 with a wide array of wonderful colors. Though I am upset, I have to take them back. 2 of the 36 are dried out! :( Will get me some new ones, and start playing soon!

To all the other Mama's out there, Have a Wonderful Mother's Day! Let those babies spoil you for a change!
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May 6, 2009

For My Mom

My mom. I never really knew what exactly my mother went through when I was a child. She was a full time mom, she worked full time, and still made time for the family. I just thought that was what she did. She made it look easy. Now I am a full time mom, I work full time, and I understand just how hard it is to combine both lives. Being a mom is the best job I have ever had. And it makes me appreciate my own mom even more. So take some time this Sunday, pick up the phone, and call your mom. Get her something nice. Do something out of the ordinary for her. Or simply just make a card to express your love and appreciation.

Here is the card I made my mom for this Mother's Day. The very cute doodled flower is Digital Stamp from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff and you can find it here. I painted the image with watered down acrylics so the stitching on the stamp would come through. Then I used my craft knife to 'lift' the inside petals up so they are raised a bit. Finished it off with a Prima flower and red crystal heart in the center.

Other products: Patterned paper, Die Cuts With a View. Border stamp, Studio G. Vellum. White Sakura Gelly Pen. Ribbon, brads, and cardstock unknown.
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May 2, 2009

I Missed Most of It

National Scrapbook Day that is. I had plans all week and even into last evening to scrap all day today. Instead, I slept until 4!! Chase ended up having last night off, so we dropped C.J. off at grandma's and headed to the casino which is 2hrs away. We did not make it home or to bed until 9 this morning.

So, I slept NSD away. :(

But I DID scrap. I may have missed most of the online happenings, but I did get my scrap on!
Here is the only layout I got done today. It is based on a sketch from this month's PageMaps:
*** Butterflies and Bracket border were cut from the Home Accents Cricut Cartridge

*** Scalloped Circles were cut from the Mini-Monograms Cricut Cartridge

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