Monday, December 2, 2013

December Daily Title Page

I'm not actually doing a December Daily, but I am capturing 25 to 31 December memories, and I plan to share them with you here!  This is actually my title page, and I made quite the hot mess with the glitter, but I like the effect.  I will be sharing the first entry as soon as I have the photo developed!
I am using Studio Calico's December Daily kit, and cards and stickers from Simple stories, with a few extra embellishments and stamps thrown in.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunset

Because we have tons of trees around us, I rarely see  a sunset in the summertime.  Winter is when I get to see them, and here is the first one of this season:

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Technique Tuesday Relatives Banners

Welcome back!  Despite my best intentions, I have done very poorly blogging this year.  However, I have a little project to share with you today.  I am a member of Studio AE, which is a monthly subscriptions to fantastic stamp sets designed by none other than Ali Edwards!  This month's stamps are all about family members, and it also includes that great banner that you see.  I made this Thanksgiving place card from the Relatives Banners set, still available at their website, and I also used 2 other sets designed by Ali, called Celebrate Fall (leaves) and Family is (So Grateful...).  There is also a steel die for cutting out that banner, that I am definitely going to need.  Thanks for stopping by, and if you have time, go check out Technique Tuesday!  They have an awesome sale going on now, too!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Birthday Card and Wrap, and a Giveaway!


Happy Sunday!  First, I have a card to share with you.  My daughter has a birthday party to go to today, and she provided me with a little sketch of what style of card she wanted me to make for her friend.  It was a little more challenging than that, though, as she also specified which colors I was to use!  So, here is what I came up with:
The background is a cover-the-card stamp from Impression Obsession, and it is stamped in "Mowed Lawn" from the Tim Holtz line of Distress Inks from Ranger.  The flowers are white paper pressed into into "Squeezed Lemonade" Distress Ink.  I stamped the centers with Soft Canteloupe from Hero Arts, but it was very bright over the yellow, so I toned it down and added some sparkle with some sequins from Ellen Hutson and Studio Calico.  The leaves are green neon ink from Hero Arts, and The white ink is from Color Box.  The white gel pen is Signo, the blue jewels are from Doodlebug Designs, the ribbon is from American Crafts, and the wood veneer is from Studio Calico.

On the inside of the card, I used a Stamp from Simon Says Stamp, and Neon Green ink from Hero Arts.  Because my technique was a little poor, and I waited too long to stamp the sentiment, it came out a  little blotchy, so I decided to make some of the words a little clearer using my ATYOU Spica glitter pens.  Then I had to add a little blue inside, too, so I put glitter dots around the word Birthday!  




I also created a little gift bag.  I love the look of the neon inks from Hero Arts on kraft.

My favorite part of this card is the sequins.  I never know what to do with them, and I finally used some!   In celebration, I am going to have a little give away.  Comment below, telling me your favorite thing to do with sequins by 10:00 pm EDS Tuesday, and I will choose 2 random commenters to receive a little bag of sequins from Studio Calico's Atlantic Line, and a few iridescent pink and vanilla sequins from Ellen Hutson.


I can't wait to hear your ideas!

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Organizing & Purging Process: Part 1

My craft area has been a mess for quite some time now. I'm not even going to show you a picture of all of it.  It's so bad, that I think showing a full view here would overwhelm me.  So, taking the advice of Marla Cilley, the Flylady, I will set a timer for 15 minutes, and begin to organize and purge.  Before and after shots will be posted.  You are welcome to take a look, but I will admit that this is not meant to be instructive, ( obviously I am NOT qualified to do THAT,) but a documentation of progress for myself.

BEFORE

AFTER

OK, so it did take longer than 15 minutes, but it didn't really get dark, I just forgot to take the picture when I finished.  You should also know that I made labels for the sides of all of the ink pads you see in the first photo.  You'll see where I put them in a later post.  I also purged some border punches.  I just don't use them much now that I have my Silhouette.  My biggest achievements today were labeling those inkpads, and finding a small place on my desk where I can work.  Now I can sit in my chair—once I clean that off!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You!

Day 1:
I started a December Daily Album, and this is the opening Page.  Stay posted to see more pages during these 12 Days of Christmas!  Hope your Christmas was all you dreamed it would be!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A little sadness and a card

Well, today is a sad day.  Our neighbors across the street are moving to a new house today, and it is a very sad goodbye for us.  These neighbors were the first to welcome us to the neighborhood, their kids babysat our kids, they were (unknowingly) mentors in parenting to us.  They were always there with a cup of sugar, a helping hand, and ready for a little chat on a nice evening.  They will still be in town, but we will no longer see them on a daily basis.  I cried when this truck pulled up this morning.



To get my mind off the sadness, I made this card today.  I had never used the "Print and Cut" feature on my Silhouette, before, but after a little trial and error, it works like a dream!  I cut out the flowers using my Silhouette, and then added various other bits and bobs.

Hope my mother-in-law likes it!

What are you making today?