July 31, 2011

A Island Indigo Calm - Piercing - Sketch. {PPA 104 & PP 57}

Well hi there everyone. This is going to be a super fast post. I needed a card for a elderly gentleman friend that is home from the hospital, and I thought... hmmmmm, maybe a brayer card which is super quick..
 I was simply rubbing different ink spots across a piece of glossy paper to see how the colors looked and soon I was making a sunset (without the sun}and then I just had to stamp a palm tree and a few flowers from upsy daisy to foreground.
 If I add a scrolled to the bottom (side if I alter it) this card would actually fit two challenges! I hope anyway. So added it to the side and let the Big Shot do the piercing.
I added the sketch details... well sideways anyway.. stamped a sentiment in Island Indigo from Friendly Phrases (love that font) and also a 3 teal rhinestones for some bling.
and if you look close the Top Note piercing was done by the Big Shot die and I hope it works for the PPA challenge.
 Gave my scene some water movement with a white gel pen...... and ta da!

So this will entered in the Pal Paper Arts 104 paper piercing challenge
even though the Big Shot did the piercing on my Top Note.
and The Paper Players #57 Nance's sketch challenge.  

Well I told you it was short! Hope you liked it, and even more, hope they qualify.
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July 28, 2011

What's SMORE fun than eating a SMORE "Under the Stars"?

Hi there.
Today's post will highlight a recent project that was the combined effort of one of my best pals Nancy from Nanc's Niche and myself. Nancy also happens to be the mother of my up-line Nance Leedy from Canopy Crafts.   The inspiration for our project came from Becky Roberts over at Inking Idaho who comes up with some of the cutest stuff ever! .... did you follow all that???
Good. Now for our project; here's a quick look to show you what we made for this past weekend's fun with my best gal pals at our Annual Gull Lake Golf Outing. In other words.... Wild Women Out of Town!
Here's our inspiration from Becky Roberts.[ I know..adorable].
We knew we wanted to make the SMORE packs with the new FLAT marshmallows called Stackers
..(how cute is that!) and the bear from the "Under the Stars" stamp set,  but we were having trouble finding the clear boxes that are shown in Becky's inspiration photo, so we settled on a clear cello bag instead and tied them with different colored raffia ribbon and twine. We stamped, colored and cut out the small Smores and bears, but instead of holding two smores, our bear is also holding a sentiment stamped on a flag from "Pendant Parade" then punched with the new Pendant punch.  Don't they look Grrreat?  
Here's a few more photos.
We packaged and hauled in a cooler like this to keep from melting ....
When it was time to bring them out we slipped each one into a Fancy Favor box adorned with the "Skeeter" roller .......
I know... adorable; right?
Please let me know what you think and be sure to stop by Nanc's Niche and let her know too!

Now aren't YOU ready for SMORE fun?

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July 17, 2011

Summertime Fun with my Grandkids!

Hi everyone.
I've been absent from blog land for a bit but I just wanted to share a few photos of some of the fun we had during the last 11 days with my grandchildren. I miss them already, the house is sooooooo quiet and little Becca has called me 3 times to tell me her eyes won't stop crying because she loves me & papa and wanted to stay longer. So stinkin' cute but so heartbreaking it made me cry too! Anyway.... here is some of the fun. We went to visit my brother Larry (Kim) for the weekend and after being out on the boat a bonfire was in order - daughter Dena, grandkids Hannah 9, Becca 5 & Brian 2 1/2 enjoy the fire.  SMORES and more...
Going Out on the lake
I couldn't believe they ALL (Hannah, Becca & Brian) climbed right on the big Banana tube with cousin Michael and girlfriend (Sarah). Little Brian got off and they rest of the crew started showing off.

Stopping at the Sandbar for a lazy day of swimming... even Sarah's 3 legged dog is ready!

   floating to the sandbar.......
Brian takes a nap on Gramma's lap.... ZZzzzzzzzz
Returning to Gramma's of course they always want to make some crafts with Gramma. Keep in mind while viewing they did ALL work! Each one made a Christmas ornament for the tree this year [gift from Uncle Larry & Aunt Kim].
 Hannah (9 yrs. old) made a set of all occasion cards for a dear family friend's (Sylvia)birthday coming in August. 
Hannah did ALL the stamping and the creativity was all her's. Gramma made a box to hold the cards.  Becca (5 yrs. old)  made a scrapbook box of their Michigan visit for Sylvia - gramma made the 'surprise' box and Becca did all gluing and arranging.

Brian (2 1/2 yrs.old) made his card with help from his sisters but I don't have a photo (oooppps) It's a good thing he can't read yet, but you'd never know it... (he's such a parrot)...
Brian reading the morning paper with Papa.
Last but not least.. their favorite... Pancakes!
Hope you enjoyed my little angels.

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July 15, 2011

Summertime and the Livin' is Easy - Cakes, Candy, Ice Cream and More! { PPA 102 & CFC11}

Welllllll it's been a while since I've posted, or peeked, or checked my email, or anything!
Gramma is POOPED! My daughter & three grandkids have been visiting for 11 days and my little angels went to bed early tonight to rest up for their early morning flight, so I thought I'd take a peek at my favorite blogs since I can't sleep myself.  
So it's going to be a quick post for two challenges; the Pals Paper Arts - "Summertime and the Livin' is Easy" & Cas-ual Fridays "Cakes, Candy, Ice Cream and More"!  What says "Summertime" better than three angel grandkids and Ice Cream! And we had plenty of it too!
So that is my inspiration for this challenge; here is my card.
It was easy and quick and needs very little explanation. The card base is crumb cake layered with a piece of blushing bride designer series paper. 
 I used three of the same image from "Pretty Postage" stamped in cherry cobbler ink on very vanilla then punched with the postage stamp punch and matted in cherry cobbler cs, then assembled at different angles to add interest.
The main image ice cream cone is stamped from "Sweet Scoops" in chocolate chip (what else?) and the ice cream is pretty in pink ink, with cherry cobbler sprinkles on very vanilla. (umm I'm getting hungry for yet another ice cream cone!) The sentiment is from "Swirls and Curls" (summer mini hostess) also stamped sideways in cherry cobbler ink then matted in early espresso cs and popped up with dimensionals.
I finished it off with a brad bow using pretty in pink ribbon and large brad that was attached with a glue dot.  
The inside is finished off with some yummy touches of the front. Even though I have made this card before, I like it every time I do... and it always makes me hungry for ice cream!

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July 3, 2011

Emboss Resist -Christmas in July - PPA{100} & PP{54}

Hi and Happy 4th of July everyone!
This card will be used for two challenges; the Pals Paper Arts {#100}"favorite technique" challenge; emboss resist, AND for the Paper Players  "Christmas in July" challenge{#54).
 I hope you're enjoying your July 4th weekend as much as I am, which sparked me to use this holiday to choose my color scheme for my challenges. So get ready for a Red, White & BLUE Christmas in July using the Emboss Resist technique.
So here is my CAS card.
I started with a cherry cobbler base and stamped the pine tree from "Lovely as Tree"  in versamark on the inside and front card stock of my card then rounded the corners.
I tore a page from an old dictionary and when I found just the right page..... 
I stamped the same tree, that I used on the BG, three times in versamark on the dictionary piece; I then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I tore around all the edges of the dictionary page, then covered with bordering blue ink using a dauber. I took a pencil and curled one corner.
The sentiment was inked in versamark then cherry cobbler and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 
I sheared a piece of crumb cake seam binding, then using a craft knife to sliced a small slit under the word Xmas and poked the sheared seam binding through it and taped to the back of the page; then secured the end to front with a glue dot.   
I added some bling with a few soft blue rhinestones to the middle tree
I then attached the dictionary page to the card front. Done!
I haven't finished the inside with a sentiment yet but the BG versamark trees will be waiting when my new stamps arrive to receive just the right one. Hard to see here.
 I hope you like my Emboss Resist Christmas in July challenge card.
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July 2, 2011

Change of a Dress - {PPA 100} your favorite technique challenge

Whooo Hoo the Pals Paper Arts is celebrating their 100th challenge! Wowzer wowzer! This challenge says to use your favorite technique....hmmmm that is going to be HARD because I like so many different kinds of techniques. So I thought and I thought and finally settled on a combination... embossing and paper piecing because I LOVE layers and texture on my cards too. I also used some retired and new items; and here's my card.
This card is for a friend that just moved back into her NEW house... but it's really not new, just totally remodeled to accommodate her handicapped sister. The house is 'finally' done and it's beautiful! I started my card by embossing the card front with the square lattice embossing folder and rounding the corners.
I added a layer of the new Wisteria cardstock and punched opposite corners with a rounder.
The focal point features the dress forms from Sew Suite stamped on whisper white and then I matted the WW on melon mambo cardstock and added some melon mambo pom pom trim to one side and popped up with dimensionals.
The form stands were outlined with a silver paint pens to look like metal stands.
I added some Flirtatious Fabric to the forms to resemble one dress done and one in progress. The finished dress has a ric-rac belt and two tiny pink pearls for accents.
I stamped the tape measure from Sew Suite on Just Add Cake DSP and cut it out and added silver paint pen to resemble the metal end on most tape measures.
I tucked a designer button under the mat and on top of the tape.
I also added a scrap of the wisteria fabric to the sentiment and added a tiny pale pink button. The sentiment is from Tiny Tags. I also did the pins in silver paint pen.
Then I popped this up with dimensionals as well.
The inside sentiment is from Humor in High Heels but was so fitting for the card.
"Change of a Dress".... too cute, right? You see, my friend has been living at her deceased mother's house caring for her sister while the construction to handicap her house has been going on, and now she gets to move back home. So it's really not a NEW house, but if you could see the finished product, you'd think it was exactly that!
I had some odd envelopes that match the wisteria perfectly.. so of course I added a few images to finish the envelope for my card. I hope you like it and stop by again soon. Hugs.

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