Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Anniversary card - first copic/first background

I made this card for my DH for our 14th anniversary. :) I tried a couple of new things with this card. This was my first attempt using copics (the stamped image was colored with them). It was also my first attempt at making a natural background using sponge daubers. There are some things I will do differently next time with both of these techniques, but overall I was happy with out it turned out! The sentiment stamp is from CTMH, the image is a retired SU set.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ladybug bookmarks for 1st grade class

My DS class is studying the life cycle of the ladybug so I made these bookmarks for them and of course the pail as well for the teacher to keep. My DS really liked them & my DD also wants to make some with an owl for her class. The PP is from a DCWV stack. I used the Create a Critter cartridge for the ladybugs. The bookmark is the SU Two Tags die. Misc ribbon from some big box store, googlie eyes, and bling..of course!

Robotz Birthday cards

My kids were invited to two friend's birthday parties at the science museum, so I thought these would fit in with that theme. I used the Robotz Cricut Companion CB folders, then colored over the raised embossing. I used the Robotz cartridge as well for the die cut robot. The sentiment is from SU Lots of Bots stamp set. Card stock is all from SU. The inside of the card is the EK Robots punch, and the SU Cog punch.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Scrapfest 2010 Tim Holtz photo

I was cropping at the Mall of America Thursday night when Tim Holtz stopped in the store. He was kind enough to take some pictures with us.

Scrapfest 2010 Projects

Here is a video showing the projects I completed at Scrapfest. I had quite a few so I thought a video would be easier than that many pictures! I plan to make another vidoe showing some new techniques with circles that I learned as well.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Scrapfest Here I Come

I am so excited I am leaving soon for Scrapfest mom's weekend out! I am so excited for all of the crops, LSS in the area, free make-n-takes, classes, $1.99 spot. Woo hoo! I can't wait!!

3M ATG Give Aways on Facebook

A representative of 3M asked me to post my altered ATG video on their FB page. How cool is that, huh?! They also said I could let everyone know that they will be doing some give aways on their facebook page. Who couldn't use some adhesive or a tape gun?? We all could, right. If you want to become a fan to receive updates here is the link to their FB page:

Good luck!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A few LO's

One LO I did for a sketch challenge at cropstop. The other set goes with the theme. I still have a few more of this series to get scrapped, too.
I used the black TH enamel again on the drippy goo border punched area & the spider web corners.. love this stuff! I used various Spellbinders for my journaling spots.

Cards from Jeri's

Here is a few cards we made at Jeri's house a couple of weeks ago.

Derek's 1st ski behind the boat

I had to post this. My 7 year old DS skiid on the rope behind the boat last weekend. What a trooper!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Teacher Gifts

I made this set for my DS 1st Grade teacher. I made another similar set for my DD 5th grade teacher but I forgot to take a picture of her set (very similar just different paper). This is out of the retired Sweet Slumber DSP, colors are Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, and So Saffron. I found this cut set of self-inking stamps & made a matchbox dresser to store them in, along with a coordinating card. I also have a small book to go along with this. Check out the saying on the inside of the card. Isn't that just perfect for a teacher or anyone else who works in public service? That is the new Occasions SU set. The punches I used are the SU owl punch & the MS border punch. Thanks for Owl You Do sentiment also a SU set.

Birthday & Thank you cards

I first made up some birthday cards. I was trying to use up some of my retired DSP. The red flower is a SU punch, the flower border is a new EK Success deep border punch. The colors are Real Red, Bashful Blue, Old Olive.

Then I wanted to use the Early Espresso/Crumb Cake/Baja Breeze color combo. The crumb cake paper was embossed with the lattice folde inked in either Espresso or Chocolate Chip. It gives it a textured card stock appearance. I love inking this folder! We made a card doing this at my friend & upline's hoouse last weekend & I think this is just a great technique with this folder. I was hoping for a vintage feel to the card, but then realized I should have inked & distressed more.. oh, well! I am still working on trying the vintage style.

Top Note Calendars

I made up some mini desk top calendars for my husband's team at work since they have been really busy lately. The pinks for the gals & the greens for the guys. I think I made about 20 of these in just a few hours.

Butterfly Backyard

I have been busy creating tons of stuff! I will share it all with you shortly. In the meantime I had to show you these pictures. A few days ago during lunch my husband and I watched as dozens maybe up to a hundred monarch butterflys covered the pine trees that line our back yard. I have many more pictures, but here are a few. Aren't they gorgeous?