Friday, December 25, 2009

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care

AND SANTA STUFFED THEM! Ok, I had to run out and get one more gc yesterday, and made this quickie stocking with some Rich Razzleberry cardstock, DP, and vellum. Go grab the pattern for next year, or any celebrations you may have through out the weekend.

Have a Very Blessed Day!


Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's SWEET winter time!

Merry Christmas! Thanks for stopping by, I know your time is as limited as mine is during these season. This card is based upon SSW's Sketch #29. I used SU! Bliss Blue, Real Red, and some white and dark blue DP to create this winter wonderland card. The stinkin' cute snow globe stamp is a $1 stamp from JoAnn's, colored with colored pencils and stardust stickles. I also used some red ribbon, MS Alpine Snowflake punch, and 2 cuttlebug embossing folders-- swiss dots and candy cane stripes. The focal image is popped up with dimensional tape.

Thanks for looking, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

TMS 25

These are some cards I made for TMS' sketch #25. Boy, it is SO NICE to be off work, house unpacked, and back in a crafting mood! The top card, which I titled "Deck the Halls" was created with a $1 stamp from Michael's, MS Alpine Snowflake punch, and colored in with colored pencils.

Card #2 is "A Shepard on Watch." I was going to go with a Tropical-type Christmas theme, but really thought the colors of the DP were soft and neutral, it made me think of something from the first Christmas, maybe near some palm trees, keeping watch when that first star appeared, ;) Anyways, the stamp is from Stampendous, MS Alpine snowflake punch, and colred in with Copics.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer....

had a very shiny nose! How cute is this card? I modeled it after the treat envelopes I made for DD's preK class. I had a ton of Kraft cardstock leftover from a project a few years ago and was desperate to do SOMETHING with it! so I made a few TY notes to use this holiday season

SU! Kraft cardstock, Soft as Suede; Bazzill Black and Berry Red; Georgia Pacific White

Dimensional Dot and black sharpie pen

Monday, December 21, 2009

O, Tannenbaum!

I love this stinkin' card! Quickly, I am falling in love with the business-size envelope (4x9) cards, the stature of the cards allow for such versatility in designs. Anyways, this card is for 2 Red Bananas challenge "Inspiration is a Tree." How did I create this: It was so easy-squeezy-lemon-peasy! It is just layers upon layers of punched out ovals using a hand-held punch!

SU! Soft as Suede; Bazzill Berry Red; Georgia Pacific White; DCWV Christmas Glitter Stack (2008 ed.)

Distressed Stripes and Snowflakes Cuttlebug embossing folders

Fiskars small oval hand held punch

red button, dimensional tape, small silver eyelets

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Stuffing the Stockings

These cute stocking are actually gift card holders. I found the pattern over on SCS, from WaltzingMouse, how stinkin cute are these! I made 10 of them, so wanted to make them quickly, so I just used glittered paper from DCWV Holiday Glitter Stack (2008 edition), simple embellishes, and a ribbon to hang them on the tree.

I think the colors of this last one are my favorite, the rich reds and seasonal greens are so fab-o together, along with the cream colred ribbon, which gives it an old-time feel.

If you need extra help creating a stocking, please visit Waltzing Mouse's blog for step-by-step directions

Friday, December 18, 2009

A New Notebook

This altered notebook was on clearance for a quarter, so I snatched up about a dozen and thought I would figure out something later. I made these notebooks for Karsyn's teachers, as they keep notes on each child, must attend planning meetings, etc., as other staff members do in our building.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The weather outside is frightful...

This tall clear paintcan is altered to resemble our pal frosty. Inside I put hot cocoa mix, Hershy Kisses, marshmallows, and some candy canes, along with a poem for Snowman Soup. Yumm-o on a cold day!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The bell still rings....

for those who really believe! I absolutely love the story The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburgh, and share it with my students in various capacities throughout the year. This text is a wonderful story, but I used it a lot to teach author's message, inferring, setting, and writing memoirs. Anyways, I wanted to share a special gift with my students, so this is it! Basically it is a postcard inside a cello bag with a topper. On the backside of the postcard is a train stamped with the Choo Choo train set from CTMH, and the message on this side is a digi I created and printed in a shade to match Rich Razzelberry
This digi will be available for free next week over at SIWS by Jen. Enjoy!

Another Altered Item

This cutie was for a volunteer we have at our school. For our group of excelerated readers in third grade, we have reading program that our volunteer facilitates. THANK YOU, SHARRIE! Inside the tin we tucked a gift card for JoAnn's as a small token of our appreciation.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I'm back!

Where have I gone-- no where, just had a lot going on the last few weeks, including moving to a new house, that we have begun some remodeling of, school is crazy, and it is the holiday season too... but I did manage to start crafting again. Last weekend I was an altering fool, creating Christmas gifts for co-workers and friends. So this week I will be posting some of the creations, and on with the show...

This is the adorable treat package I made for Karsyn's preschool class. I wrapped a 4" wide by 12" tall piece of kraft brown cardstock around a cello bag filled with red M&M's. For the eyes I punched pieces of white and black cs, added a red punch-out nose and drew in the mouth. The antlers are made from strip of brown curled by wrapping them around a pencil.

On the back of the package, I attached a poem from Teaching with Heart that reads

Rudolph has a job to do

Every Christmas Eve it is true

His nose will always light the way

For Santa's and his tiny sleigh

But if his nose should ever go out,

Don't whine, or cry, or yell, or pout

Take out this bag and use a bit

From Rudolph's Nose Repair Kit!

Enjoy, and thanks for being so patient with me!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My editing software is giving me problems tonight, so this goes uncropped. But anyways, this card is for 2 Red Bananas challenge for this week AND last week. How did I do it all? Ok, this week's challenge is to use 3/4 of these colors: red, orange, yellow, and brown. Well, I managed to use ALL 4, plus a little green too.

Last week, the gals over at 2RB shared a family recipe of 3 buttons, a square, and the color red. Got those too! That leaf pattern paper is just lovely IRL, and the colors are so beautiful and inspiring! Can't find the red, it is under the leaf print paper, leaf print paper, and turkey tail feathers.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

a sweet little thanks

Arlana over at SSW posted sketch 21 with a color combo challenge as well, and i just happen to have 5 extra minutes this week, ok, so it took a bit more than 5 mins, more like 30, to whip this puppy up.

Love that adorable scarecrow? Visit Dustin over on his blog to snatch it up the goodies that he posts.

Monday, November 2, 2009

And fianlly, THIS!

This little lovely pail was an autumn treat for a friend and fellow teacher. She is sensitive to some foods, so instead of filling it with candy, I inserted holiday themed post-it note pad, socks, seasonal lip balm from BBW, and some other goodies.

** See post below for directions to make.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I also created

some altered quart size pails for a Karsyn's teachers, stuffed chock full with ... BAT DROPPINGS! (so festive, right!) I love these clear pails from Stampendous, just cut paper and cut inside. No more messy glue, like with the cans from hardware stores (which I am NOT good at measuring and cutting for those!)

I filled the can with Whoppers (c) candy and added this poem from recipe circus

Saturday, October 31, 2009

What Have I Been Up To?

A LOT! We are in the process of purchasing another house closer to where we both work, as my husband now works in Columbus, also working on a presentation I wil give to my fellow staff memebers in 2 weeks, and being a mom, teacher, and wife. PHEW! I think that's about it, however, I have had a few moments each night this past week to work on some projects this week. Below is the treat I made for each of my 20 students, a little Pumpkin Poo!
To make the pumpkin, I cut a strip of 4" wide by 12" long orange colored paper and folded it around a cello bag filled with Halloween candy. I punched two 1" black circle, two 1 3/8" white circle, and a 1 7/8" SU! scallop punch from green.
After adhering the black circle to the white one, I glued the "eyes" on the pumpkin. Next, I cut the scallop punch circle in half, glued it on the back of the pumpkin to be the stem, and embellished with a curled slice of green paper for a vine.
On the back of each pumpkin, I added the following poem:
I started to carve a pumpkin,
With my carving knife and scoop,
But the pumpkin got so scared, he took a little poop!
It looked so cute and funny,
Just like a candy treat,
So I'm sharing it with you now,
Because you are so sweet!

I hope you all have a Wickedly Delightful Halloween, we are off to trick-or-treat this evening and finish it all off with a delicious pizza for dinner!

Monday, October 19, 2009

a SWEET start to the week~

How SWEET is this! I had a little time last night before Desperate Housewives came on, so I actually created a card. I know, it's been a while, but I got back in the swing of it pretty quick. This card is for Sweet Sketch Wednesday's Sketch #19, and i just love the colors I chose for this card, so autumnal and warm feeling.

CS: perfect plum; DCWV green #1; leaf DP
Accessories: 3/8" brown organdy ribbon; pewter mini-flower brad; gem-stone leaf jewels

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I don't mean to SCARE you...

Hello, ladies! This sweet little man is for Thanksgiving. Hope he doesn't "scare" you too much, as he is supposed to deliver feelings of gratitude for my family, friends, and all that I am blessed to have and share with others. Melissa over at TMS designed the layout for this week

Cardstock: Perfect Plum, leap DP
Image: Fall Shape Ups "scarecrow" Integrity by Joni
Accessories: Cuttlebug dry embossing folder "Flourishes"; 3/8" brown organdy ribbon; antique gold mini-flower brad; tourquois and orange prima mini flowers; pop-it tape

Thanks for looking, and visit joni's shop for some CUTE stuff!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

2-in-1 and I am done!

This card's layout is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday's sketch #18, the colors are from 2 Red Bananas color challenge to use orange, black, and purple. I always love it when I can combine two challenge in one card. Oh, and BONUS-- guess who is sponsoring the challenge this week over at SSW... YEP Say It With Stamps, by Jen. So go on over there, participate, and WIN YOURSELF SOMETHING! ;)

Thanks for looking, maybe I will be able to post again on Friday, as I am off that day.

Monday, October 12, 2009

2 Red Bananas.... a week later...

Don't ya just love Gold Peak (c) Tea? I do, and LOVE the glass bottles just as much as the tea in them. This is an example of what I am making for Karsyn's two preschool teachers for the upcoming haunted holiday. A few "Bat Droppings" anyone???????? Enjoy!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Birthdays to you....

Over at TMS sketch this past week, Theresa celebrated 2 birthdays, the date she was born, and the day she was given the opportunity to live life again. This pink, black, gray & white card was quick to whip up, and looks great for any gal pal I choose to share it with.
After spending hte week being sick and takign care of a sick little one, we partied all weekend long at a dear friend's wedding, and now I have cards na projects to post, but cannot find my camera. Isn't that the way it goes?

Anyways, I completed card for TMS challenges, both last week (#13) and this week (#14) sponsored by SIWS by Jen, SSW#18 which is also sponsored by SIWS, by Jen, and 2 Red Bananas challenges for last week (container)and this week's orange, black and purple challenge.

Off to find that camera!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Halloweenie Friends going BANANAS!

Aren't these little buddies ADORABLE???? I was inspired by Cryth over on Splitcoast Stampers. These little cuties are quick and easy to make, and use up all those little scraps of paper ya have left over. A witch is next on my list to try to make, she'll probably look a lot like franny k. stein, but with a triangular hat. 2 Red Bananas posted a "box, bags, or wrapping" challenge this week, so I decided it was time to finally sit down and punch these lil' babies out!

How to make these? SU! scallop punch, googlie eyes, and markers-- that's it! What's in the middle? A chocolate coin! Oh, and I used a glue dot to adhere a punched-out scallop circle to each side of the chocolate coin. It took me all of 30 minutes to create 21 of my Halloweenie friends this morning, and that includes glue-drying time!

Monday, September 21, 2009

SSW 15

I was FINALLY able to get the design to work out in a way to make me happy for SSW 15. I love the golds, reds, and purples on this card, so autumn like! It is difficult to see in the picture, but each page of DP has a printed pattern on it. The purple is covered in a diamond pattern and the gold has falling leaves on it. i SO LOVE this card!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Isn't this cute? I took a 6" "Juicy Apple" red pillar candle that I purchased at Michael's for 20 cents on clearance, dressed it up, and VIOLA~ a cute little giftie for my DD's preschool teachers, or even my co-workers for the holidays. And at only 20 cents each, you know I cleared all of them off the shelf at Michaels!

I cut a piece of brown cardstock in the shape of a leaf, used a stylus to add vein details to the leaf and curl it a bit. Attached to the wax candle with a small brad, which was pushed directly into the candle. With the wick standing straight up, it resembles a stem. Around the bottom I adhered stickers letters (rub-ons work too!) to spell out Apples {4} Teacher.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Trick or Treat~

... Smell my feet, Gimme something good to eat! c'mon, you know you have said that once or twice in your life. ;) This card was created using the sketch posted on 2 Red Bananas last Sunday, Sept. 13. I am in the autumn mood, bring on the ghosts & goblins, pumpkins and candies! The cool crisp night and warm sunny days are my favorite part of autumn.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Is it Friday yet?????

Oh, man! This has been a CRAZY week-- I never thought Friday would come, and now that it is finally here, I cannot believe how little I got done this week. It's a long weekend for me, no school on Monday or Tuesday for the Delaware County Fair. YEAH! Sleeping in, relaxing and crafting, who knows what the weekend will bring for me. I will post again, probably Saturday night, with a card.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Keeping it C-A-S!

I am really liking the CAS style of cards, it is funny, I LOVE the CAS, but also LOVE the lots o' layers look. I go from one extreme to the other! Check out the CAS challenge thread over on Splitcoast!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

a litle snail mail for a friend...

These challenges came along at the PERFECT time, as I need to send this card out in the mail on Tuesday. 2 Red Bananas wanted to see dots and stripes, Pile It On is all about birthdays, and CPS posted the sketch this week. I love the size of this card, 4 x9, to fit into business-sized envelopes!

Cardstock: SU! Night of Navy; GP White; Target $1 Spot "autumn fun" DP
Ink: SU! Night of Navy
Stamps: Studio G Belated Birthday (from JoAnn's $1 bins)
Accessories/Tools: Nesties Long Classic Rectangles large & small sizes; light blue brads; dimensional tape

Monday, September 7, 2009

CAS again

CAS 30 over on Splitcoast Stampers wanted us to make-over a card we previously created. Wellllllll, as I was creating a card for Tuesday Morning Sketch, I immediately thought of this make-over for it. Here's the original card, and this is my simply made over card. Although, as I type this, I realize it is a pretty crappy picture of the card, since it is a white card photographed with a white background. DUH, ME! oh, well, if I get time, I will retake the pic and post again.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

It's So SWEET!

Why is it every time my DD is in the room, I reach for my many shades of purple cardstock??? Oh well, this card still came out great. Arlana over at SSW posted the sketch on Wednesday, but like always these days, I am running a day late and a dollar short. Finally had a chance to work on this card this morning, as I was up at 6:30 am for some reason.

oh, and be watching what's going on over at SSW, some cool things happenin' there (hint: prizes!)

Carstock: DCWV eggplant, kraft; striped lilac DP; GP White
Ink: SU! lovely lilac
Stamps: SU! 2-step stampin .... *do you know the name of this set?*
Accessories/Tools: Prima mixed Fancies purple flower; doodlebug designs crushed velvet lilac brad; amehyst 5/8" ribbon; distressed diamonds CB embossing folder; corner rounder punch; "Wish" rub-on.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Tuesday Mornings...

I really miss getting up early on Tuesday mornings anticipating the latest sketch Melissa posts. But, summer is over, and I must return to work. As much as I love seeing the posts right away in the mornings, I love my job and paychecks more! ;) So, my stamping is put aside once again, and left for the weekends. Here is my card for Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Also, this card was inspired by the photo posted on BasicGray challenges, I so wanted to do something bright and cheery.

Cardstock: DCWV espresso, yellow #2; Target $1 Spot "Summer BBQ" DP pack
Ink: SU! Basic Brown
Stamps: SU! So Many Scallops
Accessories/Tools: SU! large scallop punch; Marvy 2" circle punch; The Paper Studio 1" scallop punch; Making Memories silver eyelets; 1/4" green organdy ribbon; dimensional tape.

P.S.-- this card was make using ALL scrap paper from my scrap bin! DH challenges me on this card too, he said to, "use some of the crap ya already got instead of buying more." So I did it!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

This little lovey is for 2 Red Bananas challenge this week, which is titled Rub-a-dub Dub. Cute, huh, and I was thinking girly bubble bath time, wrong-o, we have to use Rub-on's. This card has no actual stamping on it, all rub-on's, and some ribbon at the top. Splitcoast Stampers CAS challenge was to be inspired by Anthropologie shoes and handbags. I really like the colors on this Dahlia clutch, and pulled my inspiration from there for this card.

It's beginning to feel a lot like autumn...

It's the end of August, and it already feels like mid-October with the cool temps, crisp air, and bright sunshine. But boy, oh boy, is it ever cold this morning! :) This card was created last night, but I just wanted to chillax after creating it. Be sure to check out the challenges at Sweet Sketch Wednesday for the layout and colors, Cinema Saturday is now showing a challenge to incorporate the color brown into your work, and finally Paperlicious #20 tossed out a creative challenge to stamp a light colored background then stamp a darker sentiment over the light background. Doesn't this card just shout crisp autumn days???????????? Thanks for sticking with me this week, I hope to be a little more creative in the coming weeks, in fact, I woke up with an idea for a winter/holiday card.

Cardstock: Bazzill Melon, spring moss; DCWV yellow #3, red #3; GP white
Ink: SU! Tangerine Tango, So Saffron
Stamps: Apples in a Basket digi stamp from TDS; There She Goes Polka Dot Hello
Accessories/Tools: 5/8" brown organdy ribbon; brown copper mini flower brads; dimensional tape; twine; 1/16" hole punch; mini-scallop deco edge scissors
Copics/Prisma/Markers: 0 colorless blender, YR09 Chinese Orange, R27 Cadium Red, R29 Lipstick Red, E35 Chamois; PM-88 Dark Brown, PM-197 Green Tea; Silverleaf pen

Friday, August 28, 2009

TMS 8 and some friends...

Well, I am back to work, and the first few weeks of school are always the most difficult to get adjusted to. Now I need to be a little more creative about combining some challenges to get it all done, which is what I have done here. Tuesday Morning Sketches tossed out a color challenge to use light green, eggplant, and kraft colors. Stamp n' Scrap Hawaii and KJKC challenge thread wanted us to button it up with buttons. Over at The Diva Stamper, we were presented with a sketch. Cute Card Thursdays wanted us to start over, with a theme of "New Beginnings"-- like babies, a new car, house, job, etc. I chose babies, as we have 4 prego ladies on a staff of 50 (yes, we all are aware not to drink any water at work!). Stampin for the Weekend also wanted babies. C is for circles at ABC Challenges. Yep, I think that is it, 7 this time!

Cardstock: light green, eggplant, kraft, white; DCWV printed papers
Ink: SU! lovely lilac
Stamps: SU! bold butterfly (flowers); SU! So many scallops
Accessories/Tools: 1/16" hole punch; crop-a-dile; dimensional tape; Making Memories large metal buttons; 5/8" satin eggplant ribbon

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

who is that?

Who is that chickie posting, can't possibly be Jen, she is MIA~ but yeppers, it is me, live in the cyber-flesh! Going back to work sure has taken a up all my stamping and bloggin time, at least initially. After the school year gets up and running smoothly, I am sure I will carve out a niche for all my favorite things. I fully intend to get caught up on some stamping this weekend. ;)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday Morning Sketches combo

I really struggled with Tuesday Morning Sketch's challenge this week, then I went looking for a few other challenges to couple with it (smart, huh?) to help guide me with where I wanted to go creatively. I found 365 Cards with the challenge to include alphabet stickers and at least one number (rub-ons count, right??????), Storage Units, Ink and More! and Dancing in Pajamas both have "Back to School" themes. Hearts and Hugs also posted a back to school theme challenge, but make it a gift. Gift card holders count as gifts, right? Project Tuesday wanted to see our gifty card holders. FINALLY, Die Cuts R Us DT posted a color challenge for Chocolate Brown, Teal, and White (or Ivory). Yep, I think that's it, 7 challenges in one card!

Now, on to the details:
Cardstock: DCWV white, red #1, brown #1; SU! In-Colors Curry, Bermuda Bay
Stamps: Apples in a basket from TDS, sentiment cut & pieces from rub-on letters and numbers
Accessories: 5/8" Offray brown organdy ribbon; 1/16" hole punch; twine; copper mini-flower brads; dimensional tape
Copics/Prisma/Markers: silver leaf pen; 0 colorless blender, W-5 Warm Gray #5, Y15 Cadium Yellow, E31 Brick Beige, E47 Dark Brown, G07 Nile Green, R27 Cadium Red, R29 Lipstick Red; PM-197 Green Tea, PM-88 Dark Brown

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

It's a Sweet, Sweet Day... and then some!

How many of you look at this card and hear Bon Jovi's "Wanted, Dead or Alive?" Sing it with me now:

I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride
I'm wanted dead or alive
Wanted dead or alive...

You KNOW you know all the words to that song, too!

This is my card for Sweet Sketch Wednesday's sketch 11, along with a few other sketches. This card also works for Color Throwdown Challenge #56, Crafty Creations Challenges to use tags, A Spoon Full of Sugar's "travel" theme challenge, and ABC Challenge's requirement to use buttons. PHEW~ talk about a mouth full! In case you are wondering, no, I really do not have a tone of time to go looking up challenges, but my girlie Joni hooked my up with THIS BLOG which lists weekly challenges. DUH! Talk about keeping it simple and oraganized for me.

Here are the details:
Cardstock: SU! dusty durango, soft suede, bermuda bay; Bazzill French Vanilla; Copper Metallics
Ink: SU! Basic Brown, Tangerine Tango
Stamps: Born to Ride by Prickly Pear; Defining Adventure by SIWS by Jen
Accesories/Tools: twine; dimensional tape; Making Memories large eyelet; 1/16" hole punch; Fiskars Large Star Punch (to make the "buttons")

** This is a more involved version of a card I posted on Monday for CAS**

When it comes to back to school time, it is important to remember the coaches in our lives as well. My dear friend's hubby is coaching HS football this year, being married to the wonderful woman that is, I am sure he will make a fabulous coach to those boys. So, I put a twist on the traditional Back to School card for this coach-- Time to hit the field and show achievement! Good Luck, Brown (and boys!)!

Cardstock: SU! In Colors Curry; Bazzill Espresso, French Vanilla
Stamp: $1 achievement definition; The Paper Studio alphabet "typeset" font
Ink: SU! Basic Brown
Accessories/Tools: 2" circle punch; Large Long Classic Rectangle; 5/8" brown organdy ribbon; dimensional dots; Swiss Dots cuttlebug dry embossing folder

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What's happening at Card Patterns..

{This card measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" square}

Sketch #28 is what is happening! I knew I wanted to use one of my friend Joni's images for this card. As soon as I saw the sketch, I immediately knew which image to use. So here's what I came up with!

Cardstock: Bazzill Dark Olive; Coredinations Scarlet; DCWV Animal Crackers stack "plaid" DP; GP White
Stamps: abc ladybug from Inktegrity by Joni
Accessories/Tools: 3/8" Offray "moss" satin ribbon
Copics/Prisma/Markers: Y15 Cadium Yellow, R29 Lipstick Red, RV pink, W-5 Warm Gray #5, 0 colorless blender; Blush Blossom Stampin Write

Monday, August 17, 2009

It's Manly!

I have been a card-creating fool the last 24 hours! I completed 3 challenges, created a background digi, and started some other cards. PHEW! Anyways, this card is for the Clean and Simple Challenge over on Split Coast, which is for masculine cards. These are always a challenge for me, as I love blingy, ribbon, and pretty fluffy things. Since the men in my life are motorcycle enthusiasts, when it comes to masculine cards, that is where my mind goes. There is just something so freeing about being on the open roads on a motorcycle!

This card also works for Digital Tuesday, Pile It On Challenge, Stampin for the Weekend, and Three Clovers Designs. PHEW! I think that about does it for this one card.

Cardstock: Copper Metallics; SU! In Colors Soft Suede
Ink: SU! Basic Brown; Colorbox Dragonfly Black Pigment
Stamps: Prickley Pear Born to Ride; Digital Background "defining adventure" available at Say It With Stamps, by Jen
Accessories/Tools: Fiskars large star punch; dimensional dots

Sunday, August 16, 2009

This adorable card is for one of my DD's pre-K teachers. Karsyn's favorite color is purple, and I wanted the card to be representative of her, hence the shades of purple, girly-girl, and a cutie little furry friend.

Cardstock: DCWV Violet #1, Lilac #2, Grade School Stack DP; GP white.
Stamp: Dorothy Anya (digi)
Accessories/Tools: 5/8" Amethyst satin ribbon; orange mini round brads; lilac mini round brads; lilac photo corners
Copics/Prismas/Markers: 0 Colorless Blender, V09 Violet, Y15 Cadium Yellow, W-5 Warm Gray #5; PM-98 Black; gold twinkelette; Stampin' Write Blush Blossom


This card was designed for TMS sketch #6. Here's my card, in full glory! See, I told ya the image was C U T E!

Cardstock: Bazzill Heather Gray; Co'ordinations Scarlet; DP from Sport Solutions Collegiate Stickers and Papers
Ink: SU! Real Red, Going Gray, Basic Black
Stamps: Amuse clear stamp set "sports"; something else from another company TBA
Accessories/Tools: 5/8" Ohio State printed grosgrain ribbon; football brad; sponge dauber
Copics/Prisma Markers: Red twinkelette, gold twinkelette; 0 colorless blender, R02 flesh, R27 Cadium Red, R29 Lipstick Red, E35 Chamois, E47 Dark Brown, C5 Cool Gray #5

To achieve the "vintage" weathered look, I used an old sponge dauber. My plan was to just spong some dark gray around the edge of he card, but then I realized by dauber was dirty-wet (telling me a little someone had been playing in my stuff!), and the going gray ink combined with the dirty-wet stuff already on there to leave a brownish-gray shade, which looked Uber-cool and vintage. So I went with it and used it all over!

Mojo Monday, on Sunday! ;) I was so ahead of what I needed to do, so I went looking for some challenges, and I came across TPE#27 for brown, turquoise, and a neutral. (plaid is a neutral, right??) and Mojo Monday #99 sketch. Now, whether I actually stuck to the EXACT requirements, that is up for debate, but this is my take on the challenges for a card i needed for a co-worker.

Cardstock: DCWV espresso#1, turquoise #1; GP white; DCWV Grade School Stack
Ink: none
Stamps: SIWS by Jen "Explore. Dream. Discover."
Accessories/Tools: 1/16" hole punch; flower brads; 5/8" orange satin ribbon; dimensional tape

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Things are *sew* simple over at The Greeting Farm! The challenge this week was to incorporate stitching on the project-- whether it is machine, hand, or faux, we had to show you our threads!

This card has hand-stitching on it, more like anchor stitches, not the traditional zig-zag or line of stitching you would think. Is this type of stitching included? I dunno, but it is my best effort. Those of you who know me, know I do not sew at all, so this challenge is a reach for me! The layout is from Digital Tuesday Challenge sketch #19.

Cardstock: DCWV slate blue#3; Coredinations Hot Pink; DCWV Grade School Stack DP
Ink: none
Stamps: TGF Dorothy Digital Anya; "Teaching form the heart" Digi-Migi from SIWS by Jen
Accessories/Tools: 1/8" hole punch; twine; heart brads; crystal effects; red DMC floss
Copics/Prisma/Markers: Stampin Write Blush Blossom; gold twinkelette, red twinkelette; PM-197 Green Tea; Y15 Cadium Yellow, W-5 Warm Gray #5

Friday, August 14, 2009

A quick and simple gift for someone!

These creations are gifts for the team I am working with this year-- third grade. I will have 3 grade level team members, plus myself. I always give a small token to start the year. I found this template on Splitcoast Stampers for the calendars (2009-2010 available). I purchased the stand-alone clear acrylic frames at Wal-mart for a $1 each.

Follow the directions on the calendar to assemble, cut cardstock/DP to fit your frame, assemble, and VIOLA! a quick, simple, adorable, USABLE for anyone!