Wednesday, June 30, 2010
This card is extra special to me because it is made in honor of my friend Melinda. (We taught French together when we were beginning teachers many moons ago, so I had to share some herisson- or hedgehog- love with her!) Melinda's a 40-year-old mom of two precious little girls and is going through a really hard time right now. Please say a prayer for her and her family as she fights cancer for the 2nd time! (You can read her story HERE.)
To create this little darling, I placed the three hedgehog stamps and the butterfly along the bottom of the card front, then picked them up with my block, inked them in Chocolate ink, and stamped them all at once. Easy peasy!
Next, I used my CTMH chalks and my favorite applicator, Q-tips, to color the scene. Coloring with chalk is so incredibly easy! Just keep your chalk eraser at hand in case you get a little crazy and too much chalk goes where you don't want it. It cleans up easily.
Finally, I finished the card with two bands of Zippidee patterned paper across the top, and then added the sentiment on a piece of torn Cranberry card stock (also from the Zippidee paper pack). A knot of Colonial White ribbon finished up this card.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
This layout sketch is called "Jazzy Combination," and it's from Close To My Heart's Imagine how-to guide. Since I pre-cut all the papers for the class participants, our layouts went together in a snap.
All supplies from Close To My Heart: Passages paper pack; Live Inspired, Lifetime*, Today's Date, and Extreme Caps stamp sets; Cocoa, Brown Bag, Barn Red, Desert Sand, and Olive inks; Cocoa marker; journaling pens; Marks Passages epoxy clips; Metal brads
*The Lifetime stamp set is only available in the Passages Workshop on the Go kit (until August 31, 2010).
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
(Feel free to click on any image to view larger.)
You can see the flip-flaps I added in between the tabbed pages to allow for more pictures. I just cut paper, folded it in half, and then adhered it to the sticky part of the flip-flap. Three holes and it's ready to go in the album!
Just Blooms paper flowers, attached with glitter brads, added a sweet touch throughout the album.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
This week's challenge is to use the following Close To My Heart colors to create something new. Because my Creme Brulee and Tulip Just Blooms were already out on my table, I switched the Buttercup to Creme Brulee and used one of my favorite Wishes patterns, "Inner Court," to create this circle card.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Here's a little cheer with the Cherry-O paper pack. Have a happy day!
Top: C1406 Hit The Spot with E1014 Posterboard Alphabet by Cyndi Jennings
Bottom: C1414 Little Princess by Kara Johnson
Don't forget to check out each day's Jackpot June special!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
At left, Daddy and the girls visit Mickey's house in Toon Town at the Magic Kingdome. Below, he's loving on Ms. Pat, who's known him since he was a wee boy. (It was great visiting with her last week!)
The day wouldn't be complete without mentioning another special dad, MINE! I am so appreciative of all that he did for us growing up, from building character to being there to travel and so much more. Here he is last week teaching the grandkids how to play our favorite card game, gin rummy. (He probably doesn't appreciate me mentioning beating him and a friend at rummy when I was only five, but that just goes to show what a good teacher he is!)
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
- Our Chase Disney Visa (the points we've been earning and hoarding paid for our trip to Walt Disney World!)
- Family (especially my Aunt Carolyn and Uncle Don, my cousin Scott and his family, my cousin Beth and her family, my cousin Debby and her family, and my Aunt Ginny)
- Spending time with family near and far
- My mother-in-law for all that she did at my house while we were gone (What a surprise to come home to!)
- Safety (We made it there & back)
- The freedoms we enjoy to be able to travel where we want when we want
I've been doing laundry all day and also went to the grocery store to stock back up. Even though we were in the camper, most of our fresh stuff was gone, and I hadn't planned meals for the rest of this week/weekend. (Tonight we're trying Paula Deen's Creamy Macaroni & Cheese, the first I've ever made from "scratch!")
My new lap top arrived (Yippee!), so I am not sure when I will get photos uploaded to post from our trip. Though I'm thrilled to have it, it is HUGE and so is the learning curve. Be sure to check back if you want to see them!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Though what's inside this box will have to wait for a future post, the box itself was so fun (and easy) to make! I began with a common jewelry box and then covered the top with nested squares from the Emporium paper pack. I stacked 6 Just Blooms paper flowers on top of each other and then held them together with a pewter brad. The cute butterfly even came from the Just Blooms pack. I pushed it into Buttercup ink to color it and then used a Cocoa marker to set off the body.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
These lovely cards are courtesy of Laurie Varner (Ticket to Ride stamp set, Zippidee paper pack and more from the Zippidee Workshop on the Go) and Dawn Ross (Thrill Ride stamp set and Zippidee paper pack).
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See you real soon!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
C1415 In The Month Of May by Carrie Hammond
C1416 In The Month of June by Sylvia Jacquot
C1417 In The Month of July by Joanne Coleman
When you pull the bottom section, here is what you see. This technique is known as a "waterfall card." Try googling that for instructions.