Thursday, May 21, 2009

Splish Splash

Greetings! The past few days have been really warm and windy. It has finally cooled off a bit and we have our hairdos back! Whew! (Don't mess with the hair, man!)
This week had been filled with busy busy busy! It is my final weeks of classes. I will be teaching a little this summer which I am very excited about. It will keep me in somewhat of a "school mode"and that makes for an easier transition to fall.:) In the past few days, I have made graduation hats (for my infants) and really classy parent/child letters that the parents in my class receive as gifts. Needless to say, it has left me for little time in my craftin' space.
BUT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do have something to show today. (You say: HOW EXCITING!)
Today's post features a card I made for our neighbor's girlfriend, Hilary. (That's Hilary with ONE "L" not two like my sister.) The card was made with some SUPER cute paper I got at Archiver's. It caught my eye because of the cute little goulashes. (Now that is a word I had to spell check.)
She celebrated her 40th birthday last week so I decided to make her a card using the paper. I cut out one pair of boots and titled the card, "Splish Splash". I added my own sentiment on the inside reading: I hope your birthday is a BIG splash.
I used QK Summer dies from a couple of years back to add the water splashes. Other products used: Stampin Up Photo Punch and Diamond Glaze. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Blue Flowers For A Blue Day

Greetings! Here is a great thank you card using stamps from Penny Black. The papers are from BG and My Mind's Eye. Hope the sun comes back soon here in Minnesota! Enjoy!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Life is Sweet

Greetings! OK I have done this stamp set before, but I'm doing something different this time. This card features stamps from
Our Craft Lounge
. I love these stamps. So fun to color and who doesn't love eating an ice cream sundae? I used papers from DCWV and a lot of tulle. Tulle is the best! Not only does it look great, it works great too. You can get a lot more stretch out of it than ribbon. And it is SUPER cheap! Enjoy!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Dump Truck Birthday Boy Card

Greetings! Paige had her school program tonight. It was titled "We Are Sheep". One can only begin to imagine the songs and lines that were recited!:) Anyway, here I am with another post today. I know everyone needs a birthday card idea or two, so here is one for the little boys in your life. I used Technique Tuesdays set of Things That Go. It includes all sorts of cars, tucks and planes. What sold me was the train set in the images. Love it! I used my Copics to color the truck and papers that I found in the clearance section at work. Who doesn't love clearance papers? I even put my screw brads to good use on this one. ( I have been venturing out of my comfort zone these days!) Hope you enjoy! BAAAAA!
Here is one of my kids favorite you tube videos/songs. It fits the theme from tonight. (Check out the sheep playing the guitar!)

WANTED.....Funky Design Gang Member

Greetings! Here is a pinch of info about me:
Mother of two children (7 and 4)
Cardmaker for over 10 years
Scrapbooker 8 years
Crafting Instructor for 5 years (cardmaking and scrapbooking)
Paper Fanatic
LOVE to create, alter and design with stamps!
Here are some samples of my work hope you enjoy:

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Bird Card

Greetings! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! We did a lot of biking around town and worked in out in the yard. Today's post had yet another set of Tim Holtz stamps. There are a ton of bird images to choose from these days and this set is super. I used the script background on tan and inked up the bird image with two different colors of distress ink. (Moving from light to dark to help keep my ink pads clean.). The papers are from BG Porcelain collection. I did a lot of sponging on this one-something I don't usually take the time to do. Enjoy!