Aug 30, 2010

Pink Persimmon Project + Tutorial!

Hey there everyone!! Today you is a full day! If you are here for my Cardabilities post just scroll down. I also have a tutorial to share with you today over at Pink Persimmon. I made up some closet clothing tags and you can find all the supplies and instructions HERE. Hope you like it! Here's a little photo of them to pique your interest:

Also, Pink Persimmon is releasing some new stamp sets today! Check them out!!! You will be seeing some cards coming your way in the next few weeks using these fun images. Don't forget to sign up for their Newsletter so you can be first to know about their releases and fun tutorials from the Creative Team!!

Hope you have a great day today. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Cardabilities Sketch #10

Hello there, and time for another Cardabilities Sketch! Today's sketch:

And my take on it:
It ended up being really simple and more of a simple layered card. That's what I love about sketches, you just never know what it will end up being. I did pop up the balloons after stamping the sun on the card base. I then stamped the green hills, distressed them and popped them up a bit too.
Well, thats it for the month of August. Where in tarnation did it go anyway? School is pounding down the door and fall time is just itching to creep in. I am so sad summer is over. What a lovely time it was and can't wait until next year!

Thanks for stopping by today.
loves to you and yours

Aug 21, 2010

School Time is Almost Here!

Welp folks, I can feel it edging in on me. We now know who Ronin's teacher will be in September and have also started gathering his school supplies. We visit his class room this next week and before you know it he will be starting 1st grade. I can feel summer thinking of changing to darker and cooler nights and I really am not ready to say goodbye. However, I do Looorrrve Fall!

So in light of new school beginnings I made up a few cards for the store:

This is also an 'Ode to Cornish Heritage Farms'. You all know they are closing their doors so I quickly ordered a few things that I have always wanted and while they have yet to see ink, I did get to pull out an oldie but goodie Kim Hughes set, Making the Grade. This all in celebration of who Cornish Heritage Farms is and was. They had great service and great products and they will be missed!!

I also made up two similar cards. One for a girl:
one for a boy:
Eek! I love this pencil image SO much! And definitely when its colored in. So we will see if these babies sell. There is only 2 1/2 weeks until schools starts here so hopefully they will move before then.

And here is a smattering array of close ups for ya all:
Hope you have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Aug 20, 2010

Birthday Tag

Just a little something to share with you for the start of this weekend. I am really loving these K&Co. die cuts. Just so much fun to play with. I made up this birthday tag:

These die cuts are scored and cut so you can round them up and make them really 3-D. Just beautiful! You know you could do this easily with your own scallop punches. In fact, lets try that next week and see what we come up with. What do ya say?
Here is a bit of a close up. I added some pearls on the inside for some detail. I love how easy it was to pull this thing together. Some die cuts, distressed stamping and a birthday sentiment and you are ready for gift giving!

Hope you all have a smashing weekend! It looks like there is deck building in our future so I won't be around the computer much. Hope you do something enjoyable.
loves to you

Aug 19, 2010

James Dashner--ARC Scorch Trials!

Ok, really I don't do this often, but there is a giveaway for the ARC (advanced reading copy) of the second book of the Maze Runner series by James Dashner and I really want to win it. Really, I was DEVASTATED when I made it to the last page only to find out there were two more books to come that weren't even written yet!

So I am posting about it here knowing I will get another entry into the contest but also secretly hoping no one else joins the contest so that my odds are better ; ) Ok, just kidding! go there NOW and check out the great giveaway and join in the adventure known as the Maze Runner. If you haven't read it yet, you really should....
thanks to the Lateiner Gang for the great giveaway!


Aug 18, 2010

Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards for Kids!!

Hey there all and welcome to the Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards for Kids Blog Hop!! We have all come together today to make cards for a wonderful cause, Cards for Kids! We hope to encourage you to also make cards for this great cause and have some fun along the way too. So please hop along with us, and make sure to leave comments as there will be prizes for commenters and participants. So lets get hopping!! Also, if you get lost in the hop, you can always start at the beginning at the Lawn Fawn Blog. Thank you so much for hopping with us today!

I got so exited about the hop, I had to make two cards! Here is my first one using Lawn Fawn's 'Just My Type' stamp set. I have had this set for a few weeks but haven't had the time to introduce it to some ink, so I was extra excited to get going!
Gorsh, I do love these colors together. So vibrant and fun! I couldn't stop without adding some felt ric rac which of course goes so well with scissors ; ) and I tied a tiny button with some twine to my chartreuse scissors and popped it up with a dimensional. I stamped the scissor images on some linen vellum and then distressed the edges so it has some nice texture.

The second card is done using Pink Persimmon stamps. I love this set SO very much. And I thought maybe this would be a good pick-me-up kind of a card for a lovely girl. Everyone wants to know they are a jewel and priceless, right?!
I used two shades of pink for this baby. I stamped the main jewel image with silver ink so it is nice and shimmery. I used red and pink adhesive gems to finish off the image. I also used an impression plate on the card base and brushed it with some white ink to help it pop.
My kids also wanted to get in on the action and each chose a child to make pictures for to send. Here is Ronin's. It's a picture of both Zach and he dancing under the sun and a disco ball. How does he know about disco balls? While we were working he said he was going to draw a sun on Zach's chest to show that he had grown healthy and strong there and then he outlined it with a heart. Sometimes kids are wise beyond their years.

And here is Cache's picture for little Gavin. He is just learning how to draw people and its been so fun to watch. He was a bit camera shy when it came time to show the goods. We hope these bring some joy to the recipients.

And there you have it!! Go on and leave a comment because remember there are prizes to be won and then click on the name to hop to: Rhonda!! Remember if you get lost in the hop go back to Lawn Fawn and get your bearings. There are so many wonderful cardmakers that are participating in this hop you really don't want to miss even one of them!

Have a fun time and thanks for stopping in!

Aug 15, 2010

Cardabilities Sketch #9

Hey there everyone! Today is another great sketch reveal for Cardabilities! Check out today's sketch:

This is a fun one, so I hope you can participate. And here is my contribution:
I picked up these fun die cuts from K&Co that were on the clearance rack. They are sorbet and white crosshatch patter on one side and a solid sorbet on the other. I added some pearls, some distressed text stamping and put it all together on a bunch of white cardstock, which I personally love doing.
There is something so fresh and clean about an all white card. I also love repeated stamping. It's a great way to fill in some extra space. That's all for today. I hope you get a chance to participate!

thanks for stopping in today. Have a good one!

Aug 12, 2010

Pink Persimmon: Tickled Pink

Hey there! A little Pink Persimmon styled card for you today. I really adore this new set they have out. Did you get your yet? If not, go on over and check it out. They have a 15% off coupon for newsletter subscribers that you can use to stock up on all the new goods! So head on over and subscribe for heavens sake!

For this card I paired some blue with this fuzzy sorbet paper from S.E.I. I did some fussy cutting so the damask print was in the middle. The card base was rolled through a crosshatch impression plate and rubbed with white ink to help it pop a bit. The sentiment is double stamped with pink and black.
Can you even tell its a baby card? Well, its supposed to be! Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Aug 11, 2010

Hello! and a project

Well, I tell you what, this is the loooongest I have ever gone without blogging. Whew buddy! But I am back and hope to keep myself moving forward. Patrick was off last week so we did a lot of work around the house and then we went camping and you know there is just something wrong about blogging while you are camping,(not to mention the lack of internet service) so I thought I would just enjoy time with my family and see you all this week. SO I do have some other projects that I have been dying to do lately. One of which I am sharing with you tonight. I have seen this idea around the blog-o-sphere and finally got to do some myself. It took me a while to find the GoodWill but once I did, I perused the glassware section and found these beauties:

I picked up some heavy duty glue that bonds most surfaces and applied it to the bases. Add a little pressure and dry over night:
Then you get this!:
Two cake pedestals ready for serving. It's honestly one of the easiest projects I have ever done and finally I have something to hold my favorite chocolate cake.

So, what have you been doing while I have been gone? Hope you are still around and all is well. I have some projects for Pink Persimmon coming up and another Cardability reveal this week too so come on back.
Thanks for stopping by!
loves and good night kisses~

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