Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
I watercolored this penguin from the set, using my new Tombow markers. The bright colors aren't my usual choices, but they seemed to go with the cheerful image and saying. The whole saying is... A Cheerful Giver is the Best Present. Isn't that the truth!!!
Saturday, August 28, 2010
My second card focuses on the wise men. I used some CDS Mud Pie cardstock and sponged it to set off the star.
Inside this card I used a leftover strip of dp and stamped another scripture verse from Our Saviour's Scriptures.
There are SO many sets being previewed today that will help you get a headstart on your Christmas cards! Be sure to check out all the other designers, and then come back tomorrow to see an *adorable* winter set that you'll want to add to your collection.
Ink : Olive, Memento Black
Accessories: Ribbon, pop dots, sewing machine, circle punches, Oval punches, Lacy Border Punch, Paisley cuttlebug folder, micro brads
Ink : Soft Suede, White
Accessories: Ribbon, pop dots, sewing machine, circle punches, corner rounder
Friday, August 27, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Deedee's Digi's Happy Monday challenge today is to make a card using "primary school colors"... you know, the ones you'd find in the box of 8 crayons. :-) I colored up this adorable snowman and made a quick card to play along. I'm planning to put this into my box for Operation Write Home since it's not overly embellished and can be mailed easily.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Hello! And welcome to the Paper Garden Projects Festive Fall Garden Walk!!
I hope you'll be able to take a relaxing stroll through the blogs of all the Paper Gardeners and enjoy some friendly fall & back-to-school inspiration!!
Visit each of the Paper Gardener's blogs, and take note of each designer's name and their special garden walk word. Once you've finished your garden tour, send an E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the list of designers and their garden walk word.
Everyone who sends the correct list of designers and words will be entered in a random drawing to win a prize. You need to send an e-mail to the address above; please don't leave your list as a comment! You have until midnight (EST) on Wednesday, August 25th, to send your list.
And the prize? We may be celebrating Fall, but summer is not quite over yet. So how about not one but 2 cute summer Kraftin Kimmie unmounted stamps! Be sure to stop by Cathy's blog to see them!
Since my secret word is SCHOOL, for my garden tour project, I decided to do something back to schoolish. I had this adorable dp-looking $1 notepad that I bought at Michaels, so I decorated it and made a matching pen. Wouldn't it be fun to receive one of these from a teacher or a friend on the first day of school??
I stamped my Library Mouse image in Memento ink on watercolor paper and then heat set it quickly. I chose some dp to help me pick my colors for watercoloring... and then ended up not using the dp on the final project! LOL! Here's a close up...
The lace is from an old bag of scraps that was my grandma's, and I just love the lace and sewing and ribbon and button look. The sentiment is from the TagLines set, which I've used over and over!!
If you've never decorated an RSVP pen, I'd highly recommend it. It's so much fun, and you'll always know which pen is yours. I just cut a 3.25" x .75" piece of dp, rolled it up tightly, and inserted it into the barrel of the pen. I *love* how these pens write, too. Especially the fine point ones.
That's it for me! Enjoy the garden tour!! Here's the tour guide list, in case you get lost:
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
This is about as close as they get right now...
I'm finding that I had forgotten exactly how much work a new puppy is. I'm lucky to get downstairs to make a card or pack GraceWorks orders. I *have to* make time today to take pictures of some cards, so you have something to look at other than a cute puppy! :-)
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS: CDS - Worn Parchment, Wild Ginger. Unknown Red CS. DP from Graphic 45.
MARKERS: Copic Y17, YR07, YG99, YG95, E31, E55, R29.
ACCENTS AND TOOLS: Staples, .01 Black marker, Brads, Oval & Scalloped Oval punches, Scalloped Border Punch.
COLORING TECHNIQUES: Copics
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
I can't believe that it has been so long since I last updated my cross stitch! Let's see... at the end of July, my dd and I went to a week long string camp in IN. A while ago, I had bought the Traveling Stitcher pattern and thread and I'd decided that it would be my project while she and I were gone. I'm not a very fast stitcher, but since I stitched it on 18 ct Fiddler's Cloth aida, it was an easy stitch, and I was thrilled to be able to finish it the night we got home! You'll notice that I changed the wording some. It's now a Psalm 139 sampler. :-)