Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Garden Groovy Skies

This card was made for SplitCoast Color Challenge CC128, and I love how soft and pretty it turned out. I was able to use up some scrapbook snaps that were given to me, they matched perfectly! I love Garden Silhouettes, such a pretty stampset, I put it with the linen background set and lots of layers. I used a Hero Arts Sentiment that I picked up at Quilted Bear last week, I really like it.

In My Prayers

This card was made for my son, with Cranberry Crisp Ink, Flannel Background, textured paper that was in my stash forever, and the new sentiment I got last week. I love the colors and textures, the sentiment is popped up.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Baby Shower Gift Card Matches Scrapbook Pages

This card was made in a big hurry, I forgot I had to have a card to go with the cute matching blanket and cap gift I gave. So I made this up very fast. (15 min) I don't really like the baby stamps I have very much, so I grabbed an extra image from doing the scrapbook pages, and this is what happened. I felt like the card looked better in real life than in this photo...but maybe I just like the card, lol. Anyway, the scalloped square was done on the cricut, a leftover from the scrapbook pages that I didn't want to use, so I already had it. The sentiment was pieced together from some random stamps I had along with the cowboy Howdy from a Stampin Up set. The card uses Barely Banana Card Stock, Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla. The dotted chiffon was from Walmart. Chocolate Chip Ink, Tim Holtz Distressing Tea Ink, and SU Brads. The image was colored with Rose Art Colored Pencils. Anyway it worked, and I think it's cute...and new mom to be liked it too!
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Baby Shower Scrapbook Pages

I'm invited to a baby shower tomorrow evening, and the hostess asked us all to whip up a couple of scrapbook pages, so the new mother will have a wonderful book to fill with pictures! Our hostess brought us all some paper, so things will go together nicely. Since the name of the paper was Cowboy, that's the SU stamp set I chose, along with Office Accoutrement's and Petals and Paisley. Also the stars from Love it are in Versamark on the yellow background paper on the cute baby page. I like the way they turned out, even without the pictures yet! I've already dropped off the pages, and she will present them all in the scrapbook, I can't wait to see everyone elses pages....

Thursday, August 9, 2007

LDSMoms Card Exchange


I belong to a group of great ladies in a yahoo group called ldsmoms. We did a card exchange this summer, and here are the cards...now sometimes when you do an exchange with people who are not on card sites or "into" just cards you get some strange looking stuff back. Not with these ladies...look at this fun stuff. Thank YOU so much ladies, fun, fun, I love looking at these, and it will be hard to send them to anyone else! That's why I had to take a picture of them, I want to remember each card! Thank you again, and I'm looking forward to doing this again.
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Star Just Be U!


This card was inspired by my entry decor. I've been thinking I need to find some fall decorations and been looking at the space often. When I wanted to use up the scraps of Outlaw Dsp with the stars, I thought Big Big Star, like in the entryway. Anyway, here's the card.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Birthday Friend


This one I made for a friend's birthday. I had fun trying this long card, I think it turned out OK. I used Outlaw Designer Series Paper from Stampin Up. Plus Very Vanilla, Daisy D red printed cardstock, Sanded Background stamp, All Holiday's sentiments. Scallop Punch, brown grosgrain, twine and pewter brads, plus a designer brad.
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Smiling Outlaw

I call this card the Smiling Outlaw because Outlaw is the name of the Stampin Up designer paper. Actually in looking at it it maybe should be called smiling sheriff...that star is sort of more sheriff than outlaw, lol. Anyway, this is for the Sketch Challenge on SCS today. I will send it to my son in Minnesota!
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Charlie and 3x Puppy Love

Charlie is our dog. He came to us when he was only a few months old from the Orem Animal Shelter a day before my dd's thirtheenth birthday in 2000 I think. We think he is the best, he's a mixed breed, Poodle and something... When my dd left home last fall Charlie got very ill, but the vet couldn't figure out why. He lost so much weight until he was a little skeleton, and we were so worried! I changed the food, (Bil Jac is fab) worked with him, and though it has taken months and months, he has regained his weight and once again has energy! Charlie is pretty smart, my daughter taught him tons of tricks that he will do, and if he is wanting some treats will come over and do a trick or two for you to convince you he deserves a treat or two. He spins and rolls over, shakes hands, speaks, sits, lays down, catches treats in midair and our favorite is if you shoot him with your finger he will fall down dead.
The puppies live with my dd. She just gave Mia, the black puppy, to her inlaws, who had a tradgedy with their own dog, and so she got the red and named her Dixie. I get to meet Dixie this weekend, she's bringing her down for the weekend, fun plans in store! I think she is bringing both Max and Dixie....we'll see!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Cherish Rose Tole, Paper Tole Technique

I tried a new technique today, from the SCS challenge. Paper Tole! I did an easy version with Roses In Winter, and I like the way it turned out. All done with one sheet of SU shimmer white, and a square of Pretty in Pink SU Cardstock which I ran through the cuttlebug with an embossing folder, then distressed.. Then I rubbed it with luminere, then frosted lace stickles, it has a wonderful sheen to it. Then I traced a ribbon spool over the Cherish Image, cut around it with scalloped scissors and sponged. Traced the C with a gelwriter glitter pen for more sparkle and a few dots on the flourishes. Then I stamped the rose on the leftover shimmer white, cut out, sponged, rolled, sponged some more, distressed, and rolled again. Put it all together with SU dimentionals, added some frosted lace stickles to finish it. Then I put the card together with dimentionals, adding the pink chiffon ribbon. I really like it's soft glowy look, very pretty in pink!