Apr 24, 2010

Card Patterns #60

Good evening folks. I got this  in just under the wire! Only one hour left to go before the deadline is up!
Card Patterns # 60:

My take on it:

This doosey of a card had me goin'! The doily, the sanding and distressing of the papers, and that bow! for some reason that baby took me a long time to tie!
I added some glitter to the key and colored my Gnome in with Copics. That gnome makes me smile.  SO with this baby done, I have a few precious moments left to read before my bedtime. I am sure I will fall asleep after the first page. I always do. Some books take me forevah to read! 

I hope you have a spectacular weekend planned. Tomorrow is our first T-ball game (uh, i think I told you that already) and we are going to picnic in the park before hand just to spend all the time we can in the sun. Aahhh, that spring sun. How glorious it is! Have a great time, whatever you do and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Gnome Home, Key To My Heart (Pink Persimmon)
Ink: Rasp. Fizz (Papertrey Ink), Black Graphite (Brilliance)
Paper: Girlfriend Plaid (Amber Winward), Smokey Shadow, Stampers White (Papertrey Ink) 
Accessories: Copics, Art Glitter, Satin Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Distressing Tool (SU!) Doily (Michael's)

Apr 23, 2010

Welcome Cottage

I have been coloring away with some Copics and Pink Persimmon stamps. I used this cottage from the Gnome Home set to make a 'welcome to the neighborhood' kind of a card:

I added a shadow to the house with a T1 marker and also outlined the entire thing to help it pop a bit more. I am not really sure what the buttons and scallops are doing, but its the result of an original idea that changed at least ten times. 
You can see a close up here. I wanted it to feel like there was a warm fire all aglow in this little gnome cottage. Maybe a fire with an entire gnome family sitting around making smores. I really want to live in this cozy little gnome cottage.... or maybe I just want a smore. It's hard to tell.  

This week has really moved along (as they all do, right!) We have our first baseball game of the season coming up this weekend which is really exciting. DH is taking tomorrow off so we can go to the kindergarten Spring Play and hopefully there will be a lot of relaxing happening. DH has been working hard and coming home late this week which means DW(thats me... dear wife ; ) has been alone with all three kidlets each day and hasn't had too hard of a time with it all. We spent the entire day at the park yesterday since we had no school and even got some nice sun on our cheeks. Spring has been just delightful and we are really enjoying ourselves. I am looking forward to getting some sleep tonight and honestly can't wait to feel the sheets on my toes. In fact I am having a hard time not nodding off already. 

Anyway. I hope you sleep well and dream of sweet things. I hope to dream up a card sketch or two to help inspire me to create more this weekend. I miss crafting everyday! I hope to get back to that soon.
nighty night!

Apr 19, 2010

Sweet Cherry

Pink Persimmon has this card up on their blog. The blog post is all about how to ruffle ribbon! You can see this card and another card by fellow PP creative member Samantha

I used the cherry image from Vintage Cupcake and colored them in with Copics. Added a simple sentiment and some ribbon:
To add ribbon like this to your card, just stock up on your glue dots! I put glue dots down and then ruffle the ribbon and stick it down. I kinda like it cause it reminds me of curtain ruffles. 
I added three rhinestones that I colored with a Copic to make them the right color. Pretty easy. Be sure to stop by the Pink Persimmon blog to see other post of cards and projects from all of the Creative Team! There is a lot of inspiration over there. 

Hope you have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

Apr 17, 2010

Just A Note

Happy Weekend my friends! I can't believe another week has gone by. I feel like I just turn around and already its the weekend again and I haven't posted! Well, today is another Pink Persimmon card. I have a lot of them up my sleeve. Lots of fun projects to work on and cards to make this month.

This is a card that turned out a bit differently than I had imagined. But that is what is so fun about it! I used Ric Rac Circle to create a stamped background. I just love the Ric Rac look. It's a really fun and versatile set:
The sentiment is from Vintage Greetings and the little birdie was thrown in there last minute. It's from Singing Birds set. Which is a really cute set I think.
This turned out to be quite a masculine card, which is a good thing. It can be so hard to create for the male gender. I had to do away with the buttons and bows, but still managed to use brads and pop dots. You can't strip everything away, or else you might as well buy a card at the store!

Anyway. Simple Simple. Tomorrow is a big day for the Larsen family. We are starting baseball season for Ronin. The first time ever! We got him some cleats, baseball pants and even a little cup (you know... for protection) I felt SO odd walking through a sports store.... let alone buying a protective cup for a 5 year old, but coach said we needed one. And after seeing the first practice with all the 5 year old mayhem, I can see why. Those kids are throwing like crazy and running all over the baseball field. I don't even think they know what the bases are for. It was quite hilarious to watch. So with one practice under our belts, we have the baseball parade and team pictures tomorrow. Ronin is ecstatic to say the least. At the sport store there was a woman there that had three boys (all older) and since I had my three in tow, we had to swap war stories and she gave me a few 'sport tips' to get me through the next 20 years of my life as a mom of boys. A life I can see will be full of jersey washing, team shuttling and cheering on the sidelines. When I think of it in those terms I get excited! Should be an interesting time.

Ok. Thanks for stopping by. I will have some posts for next week, so do stop by. I have been trying to get some crafting in this week, but baby has not been sleeping well which means a lot of holding to be done on my part. Hopefully that will stop soon!
Have a great weekend!

Apr 12, 2010

Pink Persimmon: For You

Hey there all. It's Sunday! Tomorrow starts a new full week and I wanted to share a little something with you before it all got started:

Here is a little card I made up for yet another wonderful person that sent us a fabulous gift for baby Kai. I am SO excited for it. It's germinating in my fridge right now. My Tulip-To-Be Tree. Isn't that the most original and thoughtful way to celebrate a person? It should take about 10-15 years to be a full tree but when it is, it will be gorgeous! Anyway. I wanted to say thank you so I sent along this 'For You' mushroom card using all Pink Persimmon stamps.
The striped ribbon is SU! Buttons by PTI. I colored in the mushie with Copics and popped it up with dots onto this tag. (I actually repurposed the tag all my Divine Twine came on!) I wrapped the tag with some jute and popped it all up again over the ribbon. Pretty simple, but I do love the bold stripes with the dark blue.

Good luck with a new week ahead. I finally got Ronin signed up for T-Ball and they actually start this week, so we are all excited about that. Well, R is excited and I am a bit bewildered at the fact that I have such a big kid. I am amazed at how fast time actually goes. But I am kind of looking forward to being the 'baseball' mom. Shuttling to games, practicing in the yard and washing all the uniforms. I guess I better get used to it since there are still 2 more boys to come after. It's quite a fun thing having these three boys ; )

Ok. That's all for me tonight. I must go to bed. I have this strange eye twitch that I think will only be cured with rest. so too-da-loo!
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Vintage Greetings, Polka Dot Mushroom (Pink Persimmon)

Apr 7, 2010

Best Wishes

Hey there all. Happy Tuesday!! Just want to post real quick. Have to run and pick up the boy from the bus and little baby is crying so I have to be quick....

These stamps are all Pink Persimmon:

I used the Little Red Wagon set and instead of putting the suitcase in the wagon I used a black marker and drew the bottom of it myself. It was simple as long as you use a ruler ; ) Colored it all with Copics and added a Vintage Greeting to the top.

The frame is from a scrap pad by K&Co. Its full of fun vintage paper and embellishments. I thought it went perfectly with this image. Just a quick card to wish someone well whether they are moving or graduating.
Ok. gotta run. Hope your week is going well! Thanks for stopping by!!

Apr 4, 2010

Pink Persimmon Bitty Cards!

Hello and what a fabulous Saturday evening it is! Hope all is well with you and your weekend thus far. We have some wonderful company in town this weekend. It's been so fun. Especially with the two babies cooing and laughing all around. (ok, kai doesn't quite laugh yet, but does giggle when he sleeps).

I wanted to share with you some cards I made up this week. I LOVE little cards. They can be so versatile and handy to add to flowers, small gifts and bags. Just perfect for a few nice words to a loved one. Well, I pulled out some Pink Persimmon stamps and wanted to make them focal points on my bitty cards. 

Here's the set of all four cards together:

I cut my white card base to 3x3. Then cut the center square to 1.5 square. I stamped my main image in the square, and colored it. Using a little tape I temporarily glued down the center square  so I could draw in the outlined frame and stamp the sentiment at the bottom and then I added some pop dots to finally adhere them to the card base. And here they are in no particular order...

I used the balloon set from Vintage Cupcake and colored it with Copics. I then punched two small holes on either side of the balloon string and thread it with Divine Twine. The sentiment is from Ric Rac Circle.

Cute as a Button:
I used two sentiments for this one. The baby is from Ric Rac Circle and the other sentiment plus button image is from Cute As A Button set. A vintage button and thread is added to the middle.

I 'love' this image! It's also from Vintage Cupcake and very vintage! I added just a little color to the suit, flowers and brides hair. Very simple with the frame and "Love" sentiment from Ric Rac Circle.

I love this little snail from the Flower Garden set. There are a lot of small simple images in this set that could be used for a whole slew of cards! The fun is endless, really! I colored him up and popped him on. I loved making these cards because they really are so simple but FUN FUN to make!  I think having a lot of these on hand will be so useful. 

So! What are you doing this weekend?? We are eating, playing and spending some wonderful time together as a family. It's been really peaceful and I really don't want the work week to start. One more day of bliss! The kids did easter eggs and baskets today since tomorrow we wanted to focus on more spiritual things. They have been eating candy ALL day. In fact I don't think they ate any real food so I am sure they will not sleep well. Or maybe if I am lucky the sugar crash will last until the morning ; )

Anyway. Hope all is well with you. Happy Easter and Happy Spring!!

Deets: All Stamps Pink Persimmon
Stamps: Vintage Cupcake, Ric Rac Circle, Cute As A Button, Flower Garden
Ink: Graphite Black (Brilliance)
Paper: Stampers Select White (Pink Persimmon)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Pop Dots, Divine Twine, Black Marker (SU!)

Apr 1, 2010

Card Patterns #57

Whoo buddy... two posts in one week! I am rockin' it! Ok... today is another card challenge. Card Patterns #57, at your service:

And I realized how long it has been since I have crafted at a steady pace cause this baby took me forevah to pull together! I think I may have groaned a few times too ; ) Alas, I introduce you to, todays card:
Have a beautiful day! It's been raining like crazy here which is why I think I needed me some bright colors and spring images! I used some Divine Twine again too (LOVE IT!)
Stamps are Hero Arts and My Cute Stamps.... Purdy darned cute eh? 

I am totally happy about the weekend coming up. DH has friday off (3 day weekend!) and we have some family coming into town. It's going to be great. Can't wait till they get here. 

Hope all is well with you and you get some serious crafting in. I would love to say I will, but I know I won't... family comes first ; ) but I will see you next week with some Pink Persimmon goodness, so come on back now, ya hear!
love to you!

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