Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Circle journal entry

Hello! Today I have a circle journal page that I made about my area for The Sheilas Postcard Circle Journal over at These pages are for my friend Kellie in AZ. I hope she likes them.

My main photo dictated my color scheme so I chose all warm colors from Graphic45 and Cloud 9. I added vintage music pages, both torn and punched with my Creative Memories square punch. I stamped flowers from Inkadinkado as well to add to my design.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look. I promise a longer post soon. I have some wonderful pictures of items I received from a swap that I will share soon!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Loving nature

I really love nature stamps, particularly birds!! This bird was just purchased from my local store when I went to card class last week. It's from Prickley Pear and you can also purchase a matching die cut as well. The stamp comes in a set with 3 different wings that are seasonal so this bird can be used well into Christmas season even! This card was pretty fun to put together. The multicolored background is Glimmer Mist and that was really fun to create. I distressed the colored panel and card base. Then I used Crackle Paint on the chipboard piece. Once dry, I assembled and inked the edges with yellow using my dauber.

Supplies Used:
Glimmer Mists
Prickley Pear stamps
chipboard frame
Crackle Paint
Liquid Pearls
brads button
3 D glue dots

The next card uses another new stamp set from my card class last week and this one comes from Hero Arts! (You know I love those retro women images!!) I used a mesh from orange packaging for the Glimmer Mist mask in the right corner.

Supplies used:
Cosmo Cricket papers
plastic doily
Glimmer Mist (Coffee Shop)
I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Seems like forever...

It seems like forever since I posted a blog entry. So, without further ado, I'll jump right on in!

Last night I went to a wonderful card class with my mother in law and Grandmother (who are great card makers!) They, along with my Grandmother's friend Annie and myself, do a monthly card swap. When I got home from card class last night, I decided to whip up the card for our July swap.

It's a rather simple card really, but I enjoyed putting it together! I stamped the images on the book page and I really liked that look. Oh, one of the stamps I used says "Priceless" but it did not photograph well.

Supplies used:
My Mind's Eye patterned paper
Vintage book page
Inkadinkado stamps
Marvy ink pads
Jenni Bowlin vintage photo buttons
Candle wicking yarn

I hope they'll enjoy the card!

This week's warmer temps have meant that our sprinkler has been out a lot. I snapped this pick yesterday of Ella drying off after running in it for awhile.

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Stormy Weather

Yesterday was definitely a stormy day in this neck of the woods. You know it can't be good when the sky looks like this:
Or this:

Even though the skies were threatening and it rained and rained with numerous tornado sirens going off and CRAZY wind, it sure was a pretty sky for awhile. At one point it cleared off for about 10 min. and I thought the clouds looked so cool!

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Inspiration time at The Scrappy Tree

Happy Monday!! It is inspiration time at The Scrappy Tree and for the post I found this image of these fantastic beach umbrellas over at The Pottery Barn. How great is that catalog by the way??

I really loved the tranquil colors in the umbrellas, particularly the beige and white one, so I used that color combination for my card.

cardstock (supplier unknown)
flower punch: Marvy
Stamp: Inkadinkado
twine: my friend Diana! Thanks Di!! :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Good morning! I was out late having a fun girls movie night so I didn't get to crafting last night, but I did want to share some more pictures from our park visit last weekend! First off, this is at the entrance of the park.

The girls wanted to strike a pose on a little bridge!

Both girls are actually in this shot. Debbie was tall enough to be seen over the big fish but Ella is there peeking out on the right side of the fish.

Dylan, my more camera shy child, posed by the lake at the park!

This was a fun weekend and we look forward to having more little day trips like this for the rest of the Summer!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

My three cuties and a card!

We had a wonderful day at the park this past weekend so I thought I would share a pic of my three favorite little people enjoying their day!

I had this butcher block paper (De ja Views) from for the longest time and I finally used some of it!!! I get this enormous sense of happiness when I use something that I've had for a very long time! Anyway, I loved the mixture of green and magenta for this card and the cling stamp from Hero Arts was just so pretty and I thought it made a good match with the flowers on the background paper.

Thank you for stopping by today!

It felt good to get crafting last night...

Last night seemed to be going by so so quickly and before I knew it, it was 9 pm. I was sitting up in my attic scrap space looking around at all the scraps and things I should be putting away and then I decided to start a card and finish a few inchies before the night completely slipped away from me. Here's what I came up with.

This card does not have any sentiment stamped on either the outside or inside, so I am not sure what I'll use it for yet! I think it would make a nice thinking of you card. This card was not without it's errors (I'll fill you in on that in a minute), but overall, I am pleased with the look of the card. I can't help but look at these vintage pattern images and smile!
I used Close to My Heart Cream cardstock for the base of this card. I also used close to My Heart papers for this as well. I distressed the edges of the papers with my finger nail (where in the world are my 2 distressing tools when I need them?) and I used my Scotch ATC adhesive gun to apply adhesive (since I wanted to stitch, I did not use my Yes Glue!) Now my sewing machine was acting goofy (I am about 100% sure it was due to operator error) and for some reason, my zig zag stitching that I selected to do got done inside out! My zig zags ended up on the underside of the paper and I was left with this somewhat strage stitching on top, but I am okay with it I think! :) I was too tired to figure out the problem last night! I'll try to tackle that today. I had cut out my vintage pattern girls and place them on top of my layered papers. Finally I put on the layered circles with button and viola! Done!!

The next thing I worked on was finishing my June Fabric inchies for our Sheila Inchie Swap. We needed to use fabric in some way on the inchie and I chose to adhere the fabric to cardstock and use the fabric as a base. The inchie on the left had a really pretty pattern of flowers on it and I used fabric stiffener to adhere the fabric on the cardstock base. Once dry, I inked the edges of the fabric, and sewed (somehow that zig zag stitch came out okay and I did the stitching after I did the one on the card above!!). I stamped the word beautiful on kraft cardstock, inked it, and adhered it with glue. Finally, I glued on a button. Each one of the inchies I did like this one had a different button on them. The inchie on the right is probably my favorite one. I really loved the fabric and the colors of the fabric too. I used fabric stiffener to adhere the fabric on the card stock base. Once dry, I used thread from a frayed fabric scrap I had to make the ties on the inchie. Finally, I added a Prima and a gemstone to the inchie.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look today!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Card exhange cards

I was busy in my scraproom last night making 4 cards for a monthly card exchange and this is what I came up with.

I like the different size of this card and it was really quick to do. My first goal in making this card was to use some paper that I have had for a long time and wasn't in love with anymore. All the papers used on this card are from a Fiskars pack that I got from a Scrapbook and Rubber Stamping convention. I used an acrylic stamped sentiment from Inkadinkado as well as a Martha Stewart border punch. The flowers and brad used in this card was also from the Fiskars pack that I got at the convention.

Thanks for looking! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What a fun weekend

This past weekend was so much, I just didn't want it to end!! My best friend Amy and I took off to The Cities to do a little outlet shopping and stocking up her new apartment shopping! It was just a blast!

One of our favorite places that we visited this weekend was Joe's Crab Shack!! We enjoyed King Crab legs and just relaxed and had fun!

In the pic below we are wearing our crab bibs!! lol

Amy in the Ikea Parking garage after we unloaded all her stuff!

The back seat was quite full from our shopping expedition and so was her trunk! We will definitely do this trip again! (with a bigger car!!)