Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Clothing challenge

I came across a great blog the other day, Libby's Little Addiction. Once a week she has a challenge based on one of her daughter's outfits. I thought this was a great idea and had to play along.

From her example, I was inspired to use my Verve stamps that had to get ink. I've had this green paper forever, and thought of it immediately when I saw the dress inspiration.

The flowers were stamped in Basic Brown and cut out. I added cinnamon Stickles to the centers and covered the entire flower with Diamond Glaze. They look great IRL. I stamped the Congratulations and because I don't have the greatest white ink, I went over it with my Sakura pen (the best white pen ever). The sentiment is punched with a Marvy Uchida oval scalloped and popped up on some more great Dollar Store 3-D adhesive. Ribbon is American Crafts.

I can't wait for the next inspiration piece.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Pool party fun!

Here are some photos from Emma's pool party on Sunday!
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A couple of cards

Here are some cards I made last night.

This is first one is a birthday card for Cheron, my sister. I used Taylor's Cupcake sketch from last friday. I really like this sketch; it's nice and versatile.

Paper is Reminisce and the stamp is Inque Boutique. I stippled on Old Paper Distress Ink on all layers and roughed up the edges. I tied on some rafia and added orange brads. Funny story on the rafia...I had it on the couch the other night as I was finishing up the centerpiece for my daughter's birthday (more on that later). I was too tired to pick it up and put it back in my scrap area. When John, my DH, came home, he thought it was hay (why would I have hay in the house??) and threw it away. Luckily, I found a lone piece in my stash.

The other card is for a wedding this weekend. The paper is from the new Martha Stewart line at Wal-Mart. Love the patterns. Stamp is Always from SU! I stamped it in Basic Gray and then added clear embossing powder all over the image. I glued each of those pearls on by hand because I was worried they would go crooked if I kept them on the string. Of course, then my sentiment was crooked! Oh well....

Thursday, July 24, 2008

My greatest creations

So, I don't think I'll do so good with every day posts. Oh well, I'm hoping for a few times a week.

I'm loving the challenges. I'm planning on trying a few more this week, especially since I've cut back on swapping.
But before I get to paper creations, I wanted to share a photo of my two greatest creations ever:

Aren't they sweet sisters? This is from a quick trip to Nashville this summer. They came with on a business trip and played with Dad while I sat in conferences all day.

It's hard to believe Emma will soon be 6. She "graduated" from the Starfish level in swim class today. She was the only one to go off the diving board.

Here's an ATC I made for a swap on Papercrafts magazine. I used a text background stamp (not sure of the company) and a retired set of SU! stamps for the Eiffel tower and poodle. The poodle is colored with Copics and popped up on some great dimensional adhesive I found at the $1 store. It's a huge pack, and they're a nice size. The ribbon is Making Memories and the flower is American Crafts. These were fun and quick, the best kind for a swap!

I'm in the process of trying to organize my scrap space. Of course I've been trying to do that for a few months now.

I think I will post some pics in another post of my before to motivate me to get to the after!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sketch challenge

I started this blog several months ago, but haven't posted until today. I've been stalking several papercrafting blogs the last several months and think I'm ready to share my creations.

This card was made using a sketch from Taylored Expressions Friday Cupcake Challenge. She has the best sketches.

The paper is from Memory Makers and the stamps are from Inque Boutique (love those $3.99 sets!). I used buttons from my stash, including a clear button that I backed with the same paper used on the cup. I also added flocking to the steam on the cup. Pretty straightforward, but fun to make and good for any occasion.

Thanks for visiting! I hope to post almost every weekday!