Wednesday, August 27, 2008

1st Day of School!!

Katie started 7th grade this year - she just loves having her picture taken - can't you tell?? :)

Today was Parker's 1st day of Kindergarten!! He was so excited! :) Carson really wanted to go too and was a little sad that everyone went to school but him... :(

Thinking of You

Something I threw together to send to a family member I have not talked to in a while!
Dee and I found this stamp at A Small Cleverness over the weekend - couldn't wait to use it! :)
The words read, "Hope your days are happy & life is good & all is well in your neighborhood."
Stamps: Art Impressions, Thinking of You - Northwoods; Paper - Bordering Blue, watercolor paper, So Saffron; Ink: Staz-on, Choc chip; Misc: SU Markers, Aqua Painter, Ticket Punch, brads, CB Embossing Folder, nestabilities

Fall Flair Thank You!

A quickie I threw together the other night! This is one of the new hostess sets!
Stamps: Fall Flair (hostess set), Live Your Dream (Thanks), Paper: Not Quite Navy, Basic Grey, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze; Ink - Black SU, Baja Breeze; Misc: oval punch, ticket punch, brads, bling, Old Olive PolyTwill, Pop Dots

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Ahhh, there is nothing like a Tropical Storm to get the scrappy juices flowing!
We have been rained in today and I spent the day creating these yummy 4x4 cards!
The Sketch is SC190 on splitcoast
Ingredients: Stamps: Stampendous; Paper: Bazzill (blue), choc chip, MME Tres Jolie Line; Ink: Black Staz-on, SU markers - pretty in pink, choc chip, real red, gable green, soft sky; Misc: stickles, oval punches, nestabilities, paper piercer, pop-dots
BTW - we are all safe so far, the worst of the weather is supposed to pass through tonight!

Friday, August 15, 2008

My First ATC!!

We are doing an ATC swap here in Jax and this is my first stab at it!

Stamps: Sand & Surf - Technique Tuesday, surfboards - JudiKins; Paper - Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, and Pacific Point, Kraft; Ink - Black Staz-on, baja breeze, tangerine tango, kiwi kiss; Misc: swirls embossing folder, stickles, beach sand, pop-dots
I cut out and layered all of the flames and tore the kraft paper and glued real beach sand on the edges. I iked all of the edges of paper.

Sending Sunshine!

I got my inspiration and sketch for this 4x4 card from one of my favorite artists, Markie's Mom! Here is a link to her card:
The wave is a tear that I inked with SS, and then stickled. The sun was created by creating a mask and sponging AA on and then stickled. The birds were doodled. Lightly stickled the shells.
Stamps: Denami Designs; Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, River Rock; Ink: Soft Sky, Apricot Appeal, Black Staz-on, Close to Cocoa; Misc: Stickles, Tiny Bubbles Embossing Folder, Pop Dots, Aqua Painter, CM Circle Cutter

Thursday, August 14, 2008

More Monkeys!!

Here is another monkey card! I just love this little guy!

This is a shadow box card that I made for a card swap. Here is a link to a tutorial on making them.

For the background, I created the sun by punching a 1" circle out of a piece of copy paper. I placed the paper over a piece of watercolor paper where I wanted the sun and sponged barely banana over the hole. Then, I used the circle that I punched as a mask over the sun and sponged the sky (Soft Sky) also using a piece of paper over the bottom half to create the horizon. Lastly, I turned it around and masked off the sky and sponged the grass on using Old Olive.

Stamps: Stampendous, clear acrylic set

Paper: watercolor paper, soft sky

Ink: Old Olive, Brown Staz-on, Soft Sky, Barely Banana, Choc Chip

Misc: WCC, Aqua Painter, Pop Dots, Sticky Strip, Oval Punch, Sponges