Tuesday, April 28, 2009

More Kiddos and cards

Gage during his preschool show, playing, you guessed it, little jack horner ;)

Lex has a cookie at the preschool show.

Lex plain outside at near sunset, oh how I wish she was more in focus, if she was it would be a perfect picture!!

My kids, drowned and squash beetle bugs, what sweet kids :)

And lastly, two cards, one I made my little guy's preschool teacher, she often wears colors that match this card, and so I was inspired by her clothing choices to make this card for her

The baby card has no home as of yet, its just a card I was playing around with and I liked the way the "messy" chalking came out...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Summer Time Fun!!

Lexie, sleeping outside our doggie Candy who we are glad is sitll living after a near death bout with valley fever.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Had a good Easter

How bout you? WE had a great time visiting with the grandparents (my parents), a few pics to follow, and now that we are home again, I have, surprise surprise, a new card to share. I think I may actually give this one to someone, my SIL to be exact, its her bday in a few days!!

inside of card

stamped images on bird card by verve stamps and inkadinkado.

and I was playing around with the cupcake card again, what are your thoughts, is the original better or this new version

and a few pics of the kiddos and my nephew on Easter weekend :D

did you just see him hit me, did you!!

what is wrong with these cousins of mine, ugh...

the girl who just LOVES eggs!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Cupcake Gril

So I went to bed at a normal hour last night, and thus didn't have time to make a card, but I had to, I had two sickies yesterday who seem to be mostly better today, its a short lived tummy things I guess, but sick kids are exhausting and then there was bunko to play too :D...

But this morning my craft corner was calling me once again and so I carved out a few minutes to whip this out while the baby was napping and my little-big guy was at preschool, and while watching the most recent LOST, love that show. ANyhOw, this is what I came up with, the name of the stamp, which is made by Stamping Bella, is called "is that a cupcake on your head"!! Im just awaiting my sentiment stamps, in particular the one that says "its a cupcake thing" to finish this one off, should arrive next week!!

And as a bonus, here is one I made yesterday afternoon that I just can't seem to get a decent picture of. You see the card is a beautiful lavender color but no matter where I photograph it, it look an ugly shade of pinkishpurple that looks like it doesn't match the girls dress. However, I think its a cute design despite my photographic ineptitude, so Im sharing it... The stamp, which is actually NOT a stamp is a gingersnap digital download.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Punk Girl

So I did end up making a card last night, REALLY late, even though I twittered that I wasn't ;), but rather making mickey die cuts for bunko tonight. Cant seem to keep from making cards, and inspiration seems to come in the late hours of the night most often...

Meet Punk Girl, BIG dd will LOVE this one.

Stamp is All Punked Up and can be found on Stamping Bella, paper and letters were found at walmart. And of course then I used round nestabilities.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Copic Marker's

I LOVE my copic ciao's, they are far and above any marker Ive ever used, not that Im experienced, but to say Im thrilled with my purchase is an understatement. Thanks Stacy and Donna ;), though I don't think my husband shares my enthusiasm what with me being sequestered in my crafting nook far more often these days between my crafts, my copics, and my schoolwork (which is suffering to a degree also thanks to the copics, and the bazillion dollars in stamps Ive recently purchased).

Anyhow.... I just found a giveaway while I was googling and drooling over all the copic stamp creations I came upon, and I had to pass it along, Im entering for sure, who wouldn't want $300 in markers for free!! Thats some great blog candy there!! And I earned myself an extra entry by downloading and using these stamps.

Copic Marker Blog Candy

Here is my entry, which ultimately would have a second stamp that said S is for spring under the S, does anyone know where I might get such a stamp?

Its an obssession I think

Crafting things, Ive never been big on it before really, no time to be, nor do I have the time now to be, but it seems to have taken over my thoughts, my time, my money...

I have two more to share today, though this first one I just can't seem to feel finished with, not matter what I do...

supplies: card stock, tape runner adhesive, flower embellishments found at my local Fry's/Kroger store, pearl accents from Michael's, pink chalk edge and papertrey ink 10 little toes stamp done with dew drops chalk ink, paisley embossing done with cuttlebug embossing folder, scalloped edges cut with nestabilities. Pink embossed flower also done with papertrey ink stamp.

and this second one I love in person, the simple beauty of it doesn't quite come across in pictures though, and maybe, just maybe Im a bit bias in this case anyhow, since I love sunflower stuff. It is just awaiting a stamp to finish it, Im not sure yet what Ill use, maybe a sentiment if I can find some that run up and down rather than side to side...

supplies: cardstock, leaf ribbon (I wish I could recall where I purchased this, LOVE it), adhesive, rectangular and sunflower nestabilities and cuttlebug, copic marker for sunflower dots.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mini set of Love Notes

Here is another cute thing Ive been working on, they measure 3x3 and have a heart shaped nestabilities cutout.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

So Ive been busy busy learing to make cards

Im having a lot of fun, and finding more and more supplies I "NEED" ;). To think Ive spent all this time clueless to just how fun this is...

This is one of my favs thus far.

supplies and tools used: Martha Stewart graduated color paper, black and white loose card stock from hobby lobby, cuttlebug embossing folder, acrylic heart stamps from Impression Obsession, acrylic sentiment stamp from Papertry Ink, white heart rivets from Michael's, and heart punches done with my daughter hyglo 6-in-1 punch, circle and rectangle plain and scallop nestabilities , light pink .50 cent ribbon from Michael's w/ part of a glue dot to adhere it.