Sunday, January 24, 2010
I love how both of them turned out. I used some heavy paper that was patterned on one side and white on the other. When I fold the paper, the inside is blank. I also used my nestabilities to create the scalloped circle and scalloped square.
I may need to go back and see what other letters I can get. I could always use my Cricut to print letters, but they wouldn't be as pretty as these detailed ones. By the way Aunt Pat, I picked up a P for you. I was going to get the W and let you turn it upside down for an M, but it was too obvious that it wasn't an M.
I know the purple bird is not realistic, but I wanted a purple bird. I'm okay with how this turned out, but for some reason everthing I tried on Saturday looked off to me. I guess it's just a creative block. Hopefully it will pass.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
This was the first digi stamp I've ever bought, and I bought it off Etsy. It was also my first Etsy purchase. You can check out more that this artist has at her website www.jessicaweible.com. She has other items also, but I loved this image. It's easily a Valentine's image, but I think it could be used as just a springtime image too.
I've been wanting to use this stencil since I bought it about a year ago, but this was my first time to take it out of the package. I ran it through my Cuttlebug so I wouldn't have to use my embossing tool, and I'm pleased with how well it embossed. I used navy cardstock with a white core. After embossing, I sanded through to the white, then used brown chalk. I mounted it on tan cardstock. I'm thinking maybe it's a sympathy card, but it could be a a manly birthday card.
I gave them human colored faces. I'm not sure why except that's what I was in the mood to do. I really like how this one turned out. It may be one of my favorites this year. PS--I'm not really up before 8am on a Saturday morning, this is a scheduled post. No calls before 10am.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I used some ribbon I bought on clearance at Michael's last year. It's brown with pink candies on it. The inside sentiment is "You're Such a Treat." I couldn't get a good picture of it. This card really makes me want a chocolate ice cream cone!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Isn't he precious? This is a large card, probably 5 x 8. Pretty simple, but I think it's adorable. I usually have a few guys at work who want Valentine's Day cards, so I figured I better get started. I'll show yall another one tomorrow. Good night!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I love how it turned out! The little girl and tree were chipboard that I painted. I can't remember the last time I actual painted anything! The little birdie and the flower on her dress are rub-ons and I decorated the tree with buttons. The spine of the book is covered with purple cardstock that I punched along the edge.
The back uses a coordinating piece of paper. Instead of the intricate flower punch down the side of the back spine piece I used a scallop. I put solid cardstock on the inside of the front (pink) and back (turquoise) covers.
Here's a great before and after shot. I'm very pleased with my new notebook. I've got 2 more just waiting to be redesigned! I'm not sure when I'll get to them, but I'm happy I spent the time this evening to do the first one.
I think I may bring this notebook to work. I could use something to brighten up the dull gray walls of my cubicle and I'm always scribbling random notes down. At least this way I would have one notebook full of scribbles instead of sticky notes and scraps of paper scattered all over my desk. I hope everyone has a happy MLK day tomorrow. Jason and the kids are off, but I've got to work. Joey has his best friend spending the night tonight, so it's not like I could sleep in tomorrow anyway. I'm sure they'll all be up bright & early! I better get some sleep now. Yes, I know it's not 9:30pm yet, but I'm old. Maybe not in years, but having small boys is just tiring. Have a good night!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Jodie said it was my best card ever. I'm glad she liked it. It reminds me of a picture she has of her little girl Layla wearing pink & green frog pajamas. Anyway, I'm HOPPY you stopped by to see what I've been up to!
Friday, January 15, 2010
It's a pretty simple card, but I think it turned out cute. I used my nesties to cut out the mice and popped them up on pop dots. I used my largest pop dots, so the panel sticks up pretty high. I actually made this Wednesday night (yes, the kids let me craft!) and Jason brought it and her present to Daddy's office Thursday. Yall know I'm late for everything. Anyhow, just wanted to share since this is the first card I've made in a LONG time. I've got another one I'll post tomorrow. See ya later!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Now all she needs to do is fill it up and put a cork in it. I think this is a very cute idea. She mentioned she had a lot of empty wine bottles, so maybe she'll share a few with me. If not, I guess I could just buy a few pretty ones and drink them empty. Ok, so that was a joke, but I'm sure she'll share. This bottle was the 6th thing I etched this year. The first 4 were fleur de lis on square containers and the 5th was the trifle bowl I showed you yesterday. I'm getting a little tired of taking pictures of fleur de lis stuff over and over, so I don't have any pictures of the 4 square containers, but I'm sure you can imagine what they look like (if you even want to). I'm hoping work is a little easier this week so I can make some stuff and share it. Actually, I hope work is a lot easier this week because last week was way too hard. Too much brain power required. So if you don't see anything for a few days, cut me a little slack, ok? I'll do my best to entertain, but sometimes I just need some sleep!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
This one says, "As for me & my house, we will serve the Lord." There are some changes I will make next time I do one of these. Mainly, I will put the rows of words closer together. Actually, that's probably the only change I'll make. Other than that, I'm very happy with how it turned out. What's that? You're asking about that bright light in the background? Oh, that's my new Ott light I bought at Michael's today. They are regularly $69.99 but the sale paper had them for $29.99. I got the ONLY one they had, and it had been taken out of the box. You've gotta love local stores and corporate sale papers not communicating. I'm hoping that my new light will not only help me making cards, but also in photographing them. Anyhow, that's all for tonight. I'm gonna schedule a post for tomorrow and then probably head to bed. The electric blanket is calling my name!
Monday, January 4, 2010
The boys had a great time painting the driveway. They also painted several of the outside toys and themselves.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Anthony really liked getting to help daddy roll out the meatballs. After that they worked on making the homemade sauce. Maybe Anthony will be a great cook like his daddy when he grows up.
Isn't he just precious! Joey has no interest whatsoever in meatballs--not cooking or eating them. He's trying to defeat his new DS game right now--Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. I hope yall have a great Sunday.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Ok, so I guess I should share some New Year's Resolutions. I've thought about it a little, and I really think I need to build some flexibility into them. For example, I'd like to say I will exercise every day, but with next week's work schedule, that's not gonna happen. I'll be working late every day plus I'll be working Saturday. I don't really think I'll have the time to exercise. So keeping that in mind, here's my list for 2010.
1. Spend more time with the family. In 2009, I skipped out on a LOT of family time. I need to put into practice the fact that it's not all about me.
2. It's kinda hard to continue this list with wild kids jumping on me. Maybe I'll continue it later, or maybe not. Remember--it's all about the flexibility!