Sunday, May 29, 2011
Hello all! Happy Memorial Day weekend! Here in PA, the weather is hot and sunny (finally!), and after Chad comes home we are going to Mom's for a cook out. YUMMY!!! I am bringing the deviled eggs, mac and cheese, and dirt. For those who don't know what dirt is, it's just chocolate pudding, whipped cream, with oreos mixed in...MMMmmmmmm.
As the title suggests, this card was made for the current challenge over at the Jingle Belles blog, to use three (or more) different patterned papers. This week's sponsor is Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker, who is offering up a 6x6 pad of her Happy Holly-Days paper and some other paper goodies! YEA!
I started out with a kraft base (I am loving this cardstock!!) and three papers from a small set I picked up at Jo-Ann Fabrics a few months ago. The jolly snowman is from a napkin that a good friend sent me with a bunch of other goodies. He is backed by a paint sample that I rounded the corners on, and accented by a punched and glittered snowflake. The sentiment is from Studio G, and stamped in Studio G ink.
Well, Chad will soon be home, so I'd best get my butt moving and finish getting things together. I hope you all enjoy your long weekend, and stay safe! :)
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Getting this in under the wire...details later on!
ETA: OK, now that I have a bit of time to "talk" about this card...everything but the cardstock came from the goodies I got from the Jingle Belles, Stef and Lauren. When I first saw the challenge, I thought, "Eh, I don't 'do' vintage...I'll just skip this one." But the more I thought about it, I figured I had SOMEthing in my menagerie of products that would work...so I went back to my desk. Lo and behold, this Christmas scrap kit from Tim Coffey was still on top of my piles of clutter (gasp!), and I thought, "Hey this Santa looks pretty vintage to me." And this paper was the one I chose from the kit to be his backdrop. I used scissors to distress the edges, and then sponged some brown ink on top of the distresssing. I spelled out the sentiment with the letter stickers also included in the kit. There. All the details one could EVER want about this card...LOL Take care until my next visit...
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Ok, well I didn't win Olivia, but maybe I'll have better luck this month? Congrats to those lucky ducks that did win her though! So, if you're interested in possibly winning this month's give away, head on over to the DigiStamp Boutique....NOW!!! I'm tellin' ya, he's a cutie! :)
Can you all believe it??? The year is almost half over already! I swear the years are getting shorter the older I get! Anyway, onto the reason I started this blog...CARDS! Well, one anyhow. I was adding my latest pics to my flashdrive, when I saw this card I had made for my coworker Heather's baby shower. Does anyone remember me talking about her? Well, if you do, then you will rememeber the story of how her and all but one of her 4 sisters had all girls...and then the final sister to get pregnant had a boy...and how we predicted that since she had broken the cycle, that now Heather would have a boy too? WE WERE RIGHT!!! LOL Although Drake is a few months old now, I thought I would post the baby shower card anyway, since I think it's cute. The giraffe is a stamp from an Autumn Leaves set called Mindy's Zoo. I colored him with Sharpies and/or Bics, and inked around the image while still in the Nestie. I'm pretty sure the scalloped oval is made from foam. The strips of DP were some scraps from my stash. Same 'ole Fiskars baby set for the sentiment...and done! Heather loved it. Thanks for taking the time to have a look...and take care til I return! :)