Sunday, August 31, 2008

birthday cards 2

here are a few more cards. I hope the scheduler is working I am off in Disney world and if you haven't seen your birthday card, well it probably hasn't been opened yet so will post them when I get home.

By Sande

by Tammy

By Susie
by Pat R

by Kathryn

by Jesse

by Ginger

by cindy

by Cathy

Saturday, August 30, 2008

birthday cards

well here is the first batch of birthday cards. I love you guys there is so much talent out there.

by Marilyn

by Lyndy

by Lyndie

by Kendal

By Greet outsideby Greet Inside

by Denise
by Bonnie

by Barb
more to come

Friday, August 29, 2008

Season mini photo album - penguin pants

Made the coolest little mini photo album last night at a Penguin Pants Rubber stamps class.

All the pages used one stamp set called make a tree. Lots of water coloring which is not my strongest point but by the end of the night I was really starting to get the hang of it. the holders are ID holders that you can get at any office supply store. Held together with ribbon.




I just adore this set

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

time for the beach

I had fun with this card. started out with a blue sheet stamped the palm tree on it (make an impression stamp) added the punched leaves and coconuts. was going to color the trunk but decided I didn't want to. added some sandpaper for beach. some small elements cut out from the stampin up set Shore thing.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

birthday cards coming soon

I am working on photographing all the birthday cards I have had come in so far and will be making them into a couple of posts. WOW there is some talent out there I tell you. Also going to try out the scheduler on the blog since I will be gone for my actual birthday to Disney World yippee. But hopefully it works this post will be my first test of it.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


simple giraffe card. the blue is done on the cuttlebug. the stamp is from TAC.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Stuart Little inspired

Splitcoast stampers is having a virtual stamp weekend and looks like this might be the only one I get to take part in but oh well I tried. we had to do a card inspired by a childhood book. Mine was be E.B. White called Stuart little and adventurous little mouse

below is a close up of some of it. watercolor crayons and some stippling and a little stickle

Monday, August 18, 2008

An Inchies Card

I like how this turned out. wasn't to crazy about the inchie size but put it on a card with a word by hero arts, some torn paper. the inches are raised with pop dots as well.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I won something yahooo

Its a scorepal mat from Melanie Muenchinger at her blog site of:

Check it out she always has something fun up on her blog and some great humor as well.

I will be off again for a few days yet again this summer. its the summer of many things I suppose and this is not the end of it either.

Now that I have a scorepal mat you know I have to do something with it so hopefully soon. when I come back I have a pretty "wild" inchie card

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

vellum and the cuttlebug

I was playing around with the cuttlebug and vellum a few nights ago and came up with these three designs.

The above one ended up being a sympathy card for a dear friend that lost her mother. it has purple paper behind it. the birds and vines are colored from behind.

this needs something but not sure what maybe some words the background is polished stone. then added a denami dragonfly with some stickles on it.

this is my favorite but didn't like that my tape shows, dang it why can't you find things when you are looking for them. I know I have vellum tape SOMEWHERE in the stamp room. Black background with birds only colored, added some ribbon and the stampin' up flower punch. punched twice once in black and once in white and sponged.

Monday, August 11, 2008

photo book

remember that book?? well I decided to make almost a dozen of them with pictures as thank you notes for my husbands family that came up for my sons graduation. WHAT was I smoking??? it took forever just to get all the hats cricut out. Inside are pictures of everyone with my son and some candid shots of things we did while they were all visiting.

some of the pictures have captions and most everything was cut with the cricut except the stars that was a stampin up punch
we are very proud of our son. Isn't he handsome??

Sunday, August 10, 2008

August Calendar and a card

About time right?? well summer has been way crazier then I ever thought it would be. Here is my prototype of the calendar I made for august. In the finished product I didn't use the water stamp it made it look to harsh The stamps are all from A stamp in the Hand. mostly marvy markers and ink pads. Stipple brushes added the light blue to the background.

I ended up making a card out similar to the calendar as well.

Monday, August 4, 2008

linky time

I need to get some pictures taken of a few projects so I can update the blog so for now I shall post a linky

Melanie is giving away some good blog candy. But more then that she has an awesome blog. Humorous and great tips and projects check her out

Saturday, August 2, 2008

drumroll technique

our technique for the stamp club I am in was called drum roll. you take glossy paper scribble on it with a crayon and then with a wet finger drum or thump all over it. I REALLY REALLY didn't like this technique and after several attempts this is my ending project. the background is done but so are the flowers which I cut out with a stampin up punch. Wished I would have put leaves on it but spaced that. added a stamp in the hand bee to the whole thing as well