Sep 30, 2010

Cardabilities Reveal #12

Hey there people in the blogosphere! It's that time again. Cardabilities it's last reveal of this month. Where did September go anyway?? Here is the sketch:
And here is my take on it:
I got this sweet small picture frame (Melissa Frances) from the dear ladies over at Pink Persimmon and used all Pink Persimmon stamps on it. I mixed some patterned papers (Cosmo Cricket and PTI) and did some Tim Holtz inking action to the paper.
I colored my Santa with Copics and added some dyed silk ribbon and the new bakery twine from Papertrey Ink. Lots of fun to be had on this card. I can't believe I am thinking about the holidays already, but it is that time again. Once October rolls around you really don't come up for air until January. But I do look forward to all the wonderful things that come with the holidays. School is finally in full swing as is the falling of the leaves and the nipping of the cold. It's time to break out the hot chocolate! YUM!

ok. really, now I want some, so I am gonna go now. I suggest you get some too, just because its so good. Happy sipping ( I mean, crafting!)

Sep 29, 2010


Good evening!! I have a boy card to share with you tonight. Stamps are PTI and Kim Hughes:

I adore this stamp set so much! Well, actually I adore both sets. So very fun. A fun color combo too. Hawaiian Shores and Ripe Avocado. I did some Copic coloring as well.
I am waiting for the husband to stop working in the garage so we can watch a movie tonight. It seems late to get started, but I am determined to relax tonight even if it means being dead tired in the morning! Anyway, I got popcorn made, salsa and chips and a nice big cold beverage. aaahhhhh. I'm gonna go now, but not before I wish you good night!! Happy Crafting night owls!

Sep 25, 2010

A card and my trip to Snapdragon Inn!

Hey there everybody! I wanted to stop in and share a card with you real quick, but also to share some pictures of the trip I took last week for my 10 year wedding anniversary (*gasp* 10 years!!)

So here is today's card. Simple and to the point:

I wanted to thank the lovely people at the Snapdragon Inn for such an amazing time! It was just what we needed to celebrate 10 years in style.
The Inn is located in Windsor Vermont (which is the most lusciously green place I have ever been)! You can check out the website to the Snapdragon Inn HERE. The Snapdragon Inn just opened to the public this month and it is fabulous. It is the former house of Maxwell Perkins who was the literary editor to famous writers such as Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Floyd. It has been completely remodeled and now is absolutely GORGEOUS! Here is a shot of the back of the Inn (you can see Patrick sitting on the porch):

Dontcha just love the look of it? Inside our room they had the most AMAZING bed. I tell you, for days after getting home, I really didn't like being in my own bed. It is SO horrible in comparison and I actually dreamed about the big fluffy one back in VT. Baby Kai loved the soft downy pillows and mattress:
The dear sweet owners left us a little love in our room to help us celebrate our special day. Chocolate covered strawberries!! What?!? How perfect is that? And all the roses *sigh* I want to go back!

One of my favorite things about the place was the fabulous toiletries they offered. You just can't beat L'Occitane! Every once in a while I would catch a smell of my hair and smile, it smelled so good! Wish I could go back to that, for sure. I loved the soft fluffy towels and the bathrobe too! Actually I wore that thing as much as possible since I don't have one at home. It made me feel extra spoiled.

The husb and I spent a lot of time on the back porch in the rocking chairs. It was so very peaceful there. You are surrounded by lawn, garden and trees everywhere. If you are looking for a nice getaway where you can actually relax, then this is the place for you! But there are even things to do as a family, which I know we will be exploring some day.

Here is the lake right behind the Inn. It's so lovely! We strolled all afternoon. You may wonder who I actually went on the vacation with right? I did take a few pictures with my husband, I promise. But it was so sweet to celebrate this with the baby because it gave us good alone time with him. Something he will rarely get growing up in this family ; ) And it was also such a great reminder of the journey we are on together... 10 years and 3 kids later.
So that was our trip and since we got home I just can't stop thinking about when we can get back there. If you live in the New England area and are looking for a quaint, quiet getaway, you really should look it up. (They are also having a special this month too which you can check out HERE!) I definitely think this will have to be a re-occuring trip for Patrick and I. I love the idea of making this "our place" while we grow old together. It was a perfect 10 yr. celebration and I look forward to many more years together and at the Snapdragon. Thanks for letting me share it with you!

Hope you have an amazing weekend.
love to you!

Sep 19, 2010

Guest Designer: Sketchabilities #31

Hey there all you Sketchabilities fans!! I am very excited to get to scrap today with all of you today since usually I am only seen at Cardabilities. Here is today celebratory sketch for the big party going on over at Sketchabilities. Come on over and play with us too!

Ooooh, the second I saw this I Loooorved it! Very fabulous sketch Karan!
Here is my take on it:
It didn't take much to find the perfect pictures to put to the page. I have an entire box of photos that need to be scraped, but these fall ones, when added with the sketch just seemed perfect. Or maybe the sweet crisp air that is starting to linger outside got me itching... hmmm I love this time of year!

This is my little peanut who is not so little any more (nor a peanut as you can see). I added some felt ric rac across the middle which is over top of a chevron patterned paper. The houndstooth pattern paper is a die cut (which I used only the bottom half) and it has a fuzzy texture to it. I added stickers to a die cut for the sentiment and hand cut stamped leaves and curled up the tips of them to give them some movement.
My journaling is placed on a stamped note pad image with a flourish and blowing leaves. I opted not to mat the photos. I think it gives a more modern look to it. All sketch and the patter paper really does all the work on this baby. Love the completed project (and love that its just completed!) Thanks to Karan for letting me participate with you all today. Hope you get a chance to play along!

Sep 15, 2010

Cardabilities Reveal #11

Hey there people. Happy day to you! Here is today's sketch reveal over at Cardabilities:

ooooh, I know. really great right?? And here is my take on it:
I pulled out some older Scenic Route papers. You really can't go wrong with orange and blue. I also used some of the Lawn Fawn stamps I have been coveting for such a long time now. It's taken a while for them to really get some use, but they are getting it now, I tell ya!

Here's a bit of a close up:
The tag was cut using my Cricut and the Tags, Boxes and Bags cartridge. I used a T1 Copic for shading the typewriter and an orange too. Colored up the push pins with the Aqua Mist Copic Trio. (not sure of the numbers) I also stamped some text behind my sentiment strip for a bit more visual detail. (PTI Background Basics: Text Style).

And that's about it! Thanks for stopping in today. The husb and I have celebrated our 10 year anniversary this month!! I will hopefully get back here to tell you aaaalllll about it.


Sep 13, 2010

PLAID Project: Herb GIft Box

Whoops! I am a bit behind with this post. Here is a final peek of my last PLAID project using Modge Podge and their tool kit. You can go to PINK PERSIMMON and check out the tutorial. While you are there, be sure to comment for a chance to win some PLAID goods!!!

Thanks for stopping in. I have a Cardabilities reveal coming your way in a few days, so be sure to head back over here!

Also, this just in: I will be with Cardabilities for another 6 months!!! Whoot.t.t! I love it over there and am so glad that I get to keep participating for a bit longer. You can check out the post HERE. Welcome the new ladies and the ones staying on for another round, and join us for a sketch or two, won't you??

Sep 8, 2010

PLAID Project Week with Pink Persimmon!!

Hey there!! I have another PLAID Project to share with you today. Here is a little peek of the final project.

Head on over to PINK PERSIMMON to read the tutorial and to enter the contest for the day! Have you been over there yet?? There was a fabulous tutorial yesterday by Samantha Sibbet. Make sure you check out every day and enter in the contest EVERY day because there are a ton of things to win from PLAID. CLICK HERE!

Thanks for stopping in today. I have one more project to share with you later in the week, so be sure to stop by!

Sep 6, 2010

PLAID Project Week with Pink Persimmon!!

Good Monday morning to you!!! Today starts a full fun PLAID Project week over at Pink Persimmon. This week is your chance to get in on some sweet Plaid products and see some fabulous tutorials using these products.

Today's project is one of mine. You can see a bit of a sneak peek here:
Head on over to PINK PERSIMMON to read about the tutorial and to enter to win some Plaid products. The giveaways will be going on for the next 7 days. (Starting Sept. 6th and ending Sept. 12th). There is a slew of things you can win, so get movin'!! CLICK HERE!!

I hope you have a great holiday today. We are heading to the park to enjoy some time with friends. Regardless of where you live, I hope you have a great day too!!

Sep 1, 2010

A few items of Bizzzz

Hey there. How is your night?? Mine is great. Kids in bed, hubby still at work so I have a bit of time to do some crafty craftin'.
Ok, so I have a few things of bizness to share with you tonight.

Just incase you haven't heard, Cardabilities is having a call for a NEW design Team. You can read all about it HERE.

PaperCrafter's Corner is having a Pink Persimmon stamp giveaway!!! It's going on until Sunday so head on over THERE and check it out for yourself. You may just win one of the new stamp sets that were released this last week!

Also, you may have spied a little something something I made using the new Pink Persimmon stamp set Vintage Pumpkins. They have it over at ScrapScene if you want to check it out HERE. It highlights a bunch of fun fall projects you can do yourself.

Ok. I think thats it for tonight. Stay tuned for next week. The gals and I over at Pink Persimmon did some projects using various Plaid products and we review them, so you will definitely want to check up on that. I think there will be one every day but I will let you know specifically the schedule so you don't miss anything!

I think thats it for tonight's bizness.... Going to go make me some cards. I will post them soon!

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