Monday, June 30, 2008
I love that they challenge you to use different stuff every week...this week the theme was "buttons and bows"! I decided to go super vintage girly with it and used pastel pink paper from Crafty's Pastel paper pad. Friend and fellow design team member Pam Hooten sent me the little metallic bow and the mini pink flowers, so I decided to use some with this sweet pink angel image from Crafty's New "Homemade" Image and Journal booklet. I have tons of old lace so I framed the card with the lace. Stamp is from Crafty's "Card Sentiments" set. Tomorrow the girls will post new challenges over in the forum, so make sure to stop by and play when you have a chance!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
This guy was so big you could barely get your hands around him! We threw them back in, though. Catch & release!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I had to do a shaker card in honor of Joy Kennedy from E.P. because she is the SHAKER QUEEN! I used the stamp sets "Loads of Sushi" and "Sushi's Favorite Words" and made a birthday fishy out of this set. I stamped off the washing machine and cut out the round door for my shaker card. I used a transparency sheet to cover it and then added little blue beads and some "clothes" to the washing machine, along with Sushi and a balloon! I attached sushi to the blue back of the shaker card with a pop dot so that the clothes can 'tumble' all around sushi when you move the card!
Here's a close-up of the little clothes...I used an old Stampin Up set called "Fashion Statements" to stamp off little bras, dresses and sweaters on patterned paper, then cut them out.
The washing machine knob is actually a screw-shaped brad from Oriental Trading.
Dang, that reminds me that I should put a load of clothes in tonite. I HATE when cleaning gets in the way of stamping! Happy Thursday all!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I just discovered E.P. has them ON SALE for $5.94, too, when I was linking them in my post! I may have to invest in this guy on my next order!
Paper is by Crate Cowgirl (polka dots) and Basic Grey "Lollipop Shoppe Strawberry Jam".
Speaking of red, white and blue (Baseball, Hotdogs & Apple pie), I thought I'd show you photos of where I was last night. Some girlfriends and I went to a St. Paul Saint's game & sat in the nosebleed general admission section. Which turned out GREAT for us because we got to watch the guys practice and warm up before the game! Doesn't this guy look like Ashton Kutcher? I don't really follow baseball but it was so fun to sit outside, drink beer, and check out the cute butts of the young-uns out on the field!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
We are FINALLY having summer weather here in Minnesota, I'm happy to report! I got a chance to photograph some of the plants that are thriving in the back yard with all the rain that we've had lately! The heirloom peony from Germany that got from a co-worker a few years ago has finally bloomed, and the pink blooms on it are outrageous!
I'm pretty sure that it inspired these baby cards, because I haven't used my SU Passion Pink cardstock in YEARS, and all of a sudden I pulled it out this weekend! I got my copic refill inks and some fun goodies in my Eclectic Paperie order this weekend, so I had to crack into them right away and play. The little Giraffe stamp is by Imaginice and WAS ONLY A BUCK! I paired him up with the matching .70 cent "Baby Powder" paper (ITS FLOCKED!) and stamped off some baby cards.
Here's the blue version. The sentiment is by Stampin Up, from a retired set called "That's Nice", and the little swirly circles and flowers are from a set called "Polka Dots & Petals". I stamped them directly onto the cardstock and then colored them in with Copic Markers. (Copic colors: RV19 Red Violet, E33 Sand, G20 Wax White, BG10 Cool Shadow, G82 Spring Dim Green, B95 Light Greyish Cobalt.)
I'm also going to fun-flock all of the giraffe noses and spots with brown fun flock when I get a chance.
This rose bush was in full bloom this weekend. I call it "THE BEAST", because it reaches out and grabs you by the hair and scratches you when you're trying to mow the lawn. It's unstoppable...we've chopped the heck out of it to tame it but it keeps spilling over everywhere. This thing will NOT die, no matter how much it is neglected.
The rose bush was a gift from my Mom; she brought it over one day, helped us choose a location for it and then we dug up a spot and planted it. Apparently it loves the location and will soon take over the entire back yard. Happy PINK Monday, all!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Happy Thursday, everyone!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
And check it out....the hooks are already sewn in 'em, so all I had to do was slap them onto the window rod! I'll post pics after I clean up the horrendous mess that was once my stamp room.
The cake plate was a whole $6.00! OMG! It's etched and beautiful and not a chip on it! The pins and earrings were .50 each. I think I spent a total of $25.00 today! Dang, I couldn't even buy the fabric for that price!
These birdies & nests were $1.00! I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with 'em, but I'll find a use! They have little clips underneath them so they could go on my xmas tree.
Friday, June 6, 2008
I die-cut some sheet-music flowers with my Sizzix flower layered dies. I colored in the booties with a Buttercup Yellow Copic marker (Y21), which matched the yellow in the baby image pretty well. The booties are stamped on the journaling notebook paper that was attached to the baby image. On each page of the new Crafty Secret's booklets, you get a vintage image, and a journaling notebook paper that matches the image. This little girl in the hatbox is so sweet!