Monday, March 31, 2008
The patterned paper is from Bo Bunny, the paper frills are from Doodlebug, Buttons are from making memories, brad and photo turn are from Stemma and the rub on sentiment is from Basic Grey.
Happy April Fools Day tomorrow! Are planning any pranks???
Today, I grabbed my Making Memories foam stamps and paint. I've had these for about 5 years and have used them on and off a bit, but not in about 2 years. These are my favorite corner stamps, and work perfectly on this gift bag. The flower is from WalMart and the brad is from Hot Off The Press. I think I'll have to keep my foam stamps out for a while...this was fast and a lot of fun.
By the way, have any of you had trouble with the MM paints drying up? Mine have long since dried up so I recently bought new ones and they're clumpy already. I've switched to regular craft paint, it seems to work just great and doesn't dry up nearly as fast. Would love to hear your experiences with paint.
Friday, March 28, 2008
I love making pet cards for people who will enjoy them. Having a little doggie around, I do know how a pet becomes such a huge part of the family. This is for a person who I think will enjoy the card a lot. (I hope!)
The sticker and the ribbon are from Autumn Leaves, and I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background.
Hope you all have a great weekend.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
For this week, I dug out these Rebecca Sower printed cutouts from way back in 2003. I used to love anything and everything Rebecca did. Her things were always so fabulous and funky and so unlike anything I ever did, and all I could do was marvel at her creativity. And her studio was to die for! So I was thrilled when I found her blog not too long ago. She'd taken a year off from scrapbooking and Creating Keepsakes and is now back to teaching and creating. Have a look at some of her things...gorgeous as ever! Rebecca Sower's Blog
For each of the little pictures, I painted Aleene's Paper Glaze on top and then sprinkled it with Making Memories Shimmer , an ultra fine glitter. I don't really like to use glitter, but I love the look of this fine glitter, so I put up with a bit of sparkle, because glitter never stays where it's supposed to!! The patterned paper is from Sandylion and the script paper is from 7 gypsies. I dug the 7 gypsies paper from my stash, so I get double points for that, right?? The rub on sentiment is from QuicKutz.
The paper for this card is from K&Co., another piece from deep down in the stash. I cut some chipboard with the Marvy scallop punch and inked it with the ColorBox Chestnut ink again. Then I stamped a Rhonna Farrer flourish on top. Sentiment is from Printworks.
It was actually fun working with these lovely pictures again and finding Rebecca Sower again. I am still in love with her studio!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Here's a quick card using more One Heart...One Mind Formality line. I love how easy it is to use and the end result is so elegant. Flower is from Making Memories, rub on sentiment is Basic Grey and the Doo Dad brad is from One Heart...One Mind.
Monday, March 17, 2008
The green paper and the brad are from Making Memories. Polka dot paper is from Imaginisce.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
They give you cute ideas for making other adorable animal creations for Easter.
I used a hard boiled egg, the blowing out part seemed like too much trouble.
Can you believe that Easter is only a week away?
Friday, March 14, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
So here is my first set of cards for this challenge. I started out with One Heart...One Mind's Formality paper. There are 4 of these invitation blanks on a page. They're great starters for a card and look good with almost anything. The stickers are the ones that I've had in my stash for ages. I love stickers, especially the ones PSX used to make. They've since gone out of business and I've been hoarding the stickers, just because I like them so much. But the time has come to use them and I love the way the cards turned out. Ribbon is from Offray, rub on sentiments are from Deja Views brads are from Making Memories. The sticker on the right is another one from deep in my sticker pile from Debbie Mumm.
Hope to see your oldies but goodies too!
Saturday, March 8, 2008
I made these two cards for a transportation challenge on Caardvarks
The patterned paper is from 7 gypsies, Journey tag is from 3 Bugs in a Rug, picture hanger is from Stampin' Up, clock brad is from K&Co. and the Bon Voyage is a rub on from American Traditional Design.
So while I was on a roll, I made this boy card for an upcoming birthday. The paper is from Rusty Pickle and the felt tag is from Me and My Big Ideas.
Monday, March 3, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
The winner of the Guess How Many is Jeanne with a guess of 32! Congratulations Jeanne, I'll get your prize out this week. Thank you to all of you who made a guess.
Now for the cards...the cards you made absolutely blew me away! The creative ideas, shapes, images, Pig Latin, play on words, Valentine Box were all fabulous!! I loved each and everyone of them. When I first decided to do this, I was a little worried that no one would want to participate in a 'pig' celebration! But you all went above and beyond and I am so grateful! There is no way I could pick a winner, so I used the random # generator and the winner is: MAVIS
Here is her beautiful CUPIG card!
Congratulations Mavis and if you could send me your address, I'll get your prize package out to you this week.
And the biggest thanks goes to Barb, who has lovingly shopped for all things pig reatled for me and giggled the whole time doing it. Please visit her blog to see her beautiful cards and creations. And maybe if you leave her a super nice comment, she might just start a pig collection for you too!! lol
Here's the whole Piggy Fest Card Gallery! Thank you all so much for making this so much fun!
Same time next year??
Saturday, March 1, 2008
The Big Bad Wolf went to the Little Pig's house made of straw. But the straw made his allergies act up, so he could not huff and puff.
So, the Big Bad Wolf went next door to the Little Pig's house made of sticks. But the twigs were likewise freshly cut, with pollen, flower debris, and moss, still on them, which triggered his allergies again, so that the Big Bad Wolf could not huff and puff.
So, the Big Bad Wolf went next door to the Little Pig's house made of stone. But by now, the Big Bad Wolf was still suffering from his allergies caused by the first two houses.
His allergies were causing a bloating of his extremities.
His eyes swelled up.
His nose swelled up.etc., etc., etc.
He sat down, weak from his runny nose and puffy eyes.He didn't look like himself at all. He was a mess. He was shivering, so he bundled himself up good. Poor Wolf!
But don't feel sorry for the Big Bad Wolf, because soon a little girl came by, who was wearing a red riding hood and carrying a basket of goodies, and who stopped and commented politely to the Big Bad Wolf about "how big his eyes were," and "how big his nose was," etc., etc., etc.
And the rest is history.