Friday, July 29, 2011

Stampin' On Friday (7/29/11) You're too kind

Happy Happy Friday!
I can't wait...Mom and I are having a girls day today. We are gonna do a little craft shopping, out to lunch, and then to a movie (Harry Potter, 3D of course). I'm really looking forward to spending the day with my mom ♥. Lots of family time with Scott and Ethan planned this weekend too.

Today's card was a fun one to make...

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Thanks for stopping, have a fabulous weekend...

Cardstock: Neenah Solor White
Pattern Paper: Hopscotch (Basic Grey)
Stamps & Ink: Think Big #1 (Paper Trey Ink), Versa Mark Ink Pad
Misc: Hopscotch Bloomer Flowers (Basic Grey),White Gel Pan (Sakura), Twine (Paper Trey Ink), White Embossing Powder (zing)

Monday, July 25, 2011

CWC (7/25/11) Thank U.

Happy Monday,
I hope everyone had a great weekend. It was a busy one for me with lots of family time. Saturday we spend the day at the lake and it was great to get away from all the heat and humidity and do some swimming and relaxing. This card is going to my mother-in-law for hosting Saturday's birthday party for my hubby. Anyway, I sat down in my room last night around 7 and couldn't come up with anything to make for today's card. I knew I needed to make a thank you card, but that was about it. Finally an hour later I decided to play with my embossing folders....

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Taking Ethan to see Cars2 this afternoon, should be a good time :) 
Thanks for stopping by,
Enjoy and happy crafting,

Cardstock: Vintage Cream (Paper Trey Ink)
Pattern Paper: This and That (LillyBee Designs)
Inks: Tumbles Glass Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Snow (Paper Trey Ink)
Stamps: Bitty Background Blocks (Paper Trey Ink)
Misc. Thicker Gift Box Alpha Sticks (American Crafts), Brad (Kaiser Kraft)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Stampin' On Friday (7/22/11) Stop & smell the flowers

Happy Friday...
Oh my goodness...It is way to hot! I'm keeping today post short....

Doesn't this card remind you of cooler spring days? Lovin' Lawn Fawn.

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Have a great day and stay cool.

CardStock: Aqua Mist (Paper Trey Ink), Kraft (Paper Trey Ink)
Pattern Paper: Basics Manilla (Basic Grey), Hometown Summer (Pink Paislee)
Stamps: Critters in the Burb (Lawn Fawn), Vintage Sentiments (Paper Trey Ink)
Inks: Black (Memento), Stick Candy, Chewing Gum, & Brown Sugar (Jenni Bowlin), Aqua Mist (PTI)
Copic Markers: C3, C5, E35, E37

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Amazing, Wonderful, Beautiful Layout

Hi Everyone
WOW is it ☀hot! ☀hot! hot☀! I normally don't mind the heat too much, but this is gross!

Today I wanted to share my latest layout with you. Being the only girl in the house I don't get to do many girlie layouts, so this was a treat ❤. This is a picture of me and my beautiful niece from last summer.
 The pattern paper is by Simple Stories (100 Days of Summer), I used some other odds and end papers I had in my stash, and stamped amazing, wonderful, beautiful (Ali Edwards stamp) as my title. I also cut up some trim I purchased a few months ago at Hobby Lobby as an accent on the page.
I used two different  Martha Stewart punches for the butterflies and put a little button clip on the tab that says beautiful. 

I hope you all have a great day,
Stay cool!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Summer Card Camp Week 4-Color Combo Challenge

I can't believe its week 4 of summer card camp already. WOW it flew by....
This week's challenge is right up my alley...Yep Green and Teal....YUMMY! 
Over the weekend I started making a card for my boss at work and could you believe it went right with this weeks color challenge. Marie (that's my boss) has been giving me some awesome cooking tips for cooking some of my newly grown veggies from my garden. She let me borrow a cookbook with some great recipes in it and I wanted to give her a little thank you card when I return the book. 

I used the apron from the Savory Cricut Lite cartridge and cut off the strings to add my seam binding. I used my Gypsy to hide some of the other cuts on the base of the apron and then made my own little pocket. I also added the satin ruffle at the bottom and then went a little bling 

That's all for today!!
Have a great day (it's gonna be a hot one) :)

Cricut: Savory Lite Cartridge, Cricut Expression 2, Gypsy
Cardstock: Spring Moss (Paper Trey Ink)
Pattern Paper: Ducks in a Row (October Afternoon), Campfire (October Afternoon)
Stamps: Mixed Messages (Paper Trey Ink)
Ribbon: Seam Binding, Ruffle Trim
Misc: Recollections Gems, Sakura White Gel Pen

Monday, July 18, 2011

Seam Binding Tutorial

One of my favorite things is seam binding. I just love it...It's not too bulky and works great on just about any project. The best part is I can dye them to be any color I want.

Here is a quick video on how to dye your own seam binding and different types of inks you can use

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I ordered my seam binding from Sew True.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Monday

Friday, July 15, 2011

Stampin' On Friday (7/15/11) You make my world go round

Happy Friday, I'm so excited my color challenge card I made this week is featured on the student spotlight over on the Summer Card Camp site. Woot! Woot! and Jennifer McGuire picked my card...smiling from ear to ear....

Oh my those Lawn Fawn stamps are so nice....Here is your Stampin' On Friday card video...

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Here is the link to StampTV...
Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend.

Cardstock: Vintage Cream (PTI), Brown (Bazzill)
Pattern Paper: Lime Twist; Fly a Kite (My Minds Eye)
Stamps: Admit One (Lawn Fawn)
Dies: Nestibilities Label One and Ribbon Trio (Spellbinders)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko), Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up!)
Ribbon: Dark Chocolate Twill (PTI)
Copic Markers: E31 and E35, BG05

Monday, July 11, 2011

Video Monday-So Berry Sweet (Cricut Country Life)

Hi Everyone, 
It's Monday, you know what that means. Time for another CWC video. Today's card was inspired by our trips to the lake...OK not really, but I was thinking of doing a sail boat card with Life's A Beach and then started browsing through my other cartridges and came across this strawberry on County Life...It looked yummy....

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I hope you enjoyed today's video and have a great Monday :)
Hugs and Happy Crafting...

Die Cutting: Cricut Expression 2, Cricut Gypsy, Country Life Cartridge
Cardstock: Black (Paper Trey Ink), Simply Chartreuse (Paper Trey Ink), White (Neenah)
Pattern Paper: Thrift Shop (October Afternoon), Petal Pushers (BoBunny)
Stamps: Fruit Fusion: Berry) Paper Trey Ink
Ink: Fountain Pen, Cough Syrup (Jenni Bowlin)
Misc: Seam Binding, Twine (Paper Trey Ink), I-rock and Crystals, Button

Friday, July 8, 2011

Stampin' On Friday (7/8/11) Absolutely Fabulous

Woohoo! It's Friday...
I was in a real stampin'! and inkin' mood this time. HERE is a link to all the Stampin' On Friday episodes so far. Now let's get to it :)
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Cardstock: White (Neenah); Kraft (Paper Trey Ink)
Stamps: Botanical Silhouette (Paper Trey Ink), Mixed Messages (Paper Trey Ink)
Dies/Punches: Doily Details (Paper Trey Ink), 1-1/2 in. circle punch (EK Success), Modern Label Punch (Stampin' Up!)
Inks: Tattered Rose Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Tim Holtz), Brown Sugar (Jenni Bowlin), Old Olive (Stampin' Up!)
Misc. Pearls, White Gel Pen

Have an absolutely fabulous weeked :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Grandparents Layout + Video

Hi Everyone,
I hope you all are enjoying your summer. We are heading back to the cottage today to do a little work and some relaxing too. More relaxing than work. lol

Today's video is the layout that I shared with you last week and my process when I start to work...As you can tell in the video I didn't use all that I pulled and I also used some stuff that I didn't plan on using. The supplies certainly change as I'm going...

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Electronic Die Cutter: Silhouette SD, Grandparents Sentiment
Cardstock: Ivory (The Paper Company), Orange (Cordinations Canvas), Black (Bazzill)
Pattern Paper: Fly A Kite (October Afternoon), For the Record (Echo Park)
Stamps: Granparents (Hampton Arts)
Ink: Really Rust (SU), Baja Breeze (SU)
Punches/Die: Double End Banner, Limitless Layers, Parisan Lace, Victorian Lace Border (All PTI). Tag Punch (MS)
Misc: Crochet Flowers (Mom Horn), Black Button, DMC Floss, Crochet Thread, Black Lace (Prima)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Sunday Share (7/3/11)

Hi Everyone,
Are you ready for this. Today is the first time I turned my computer on in two days....I have a lot of blogs to get caught up on....

WOW! what a great day yesterday....Just a fabulous day with family and it was so wonderful...First stop was the cottage and then ended the day at my mom's house to sit on the porch and watch fireworks. She has a fabulous view of a display at a park not to far from her house. It's kind of a 4th of July tradition to watch them from her house.

We have been remodeling our cottage since last fall...Started with new flooring throughout the cottage and a new kitchen...Over Memorial day weekend we started the painting and some electrical work...We are about 90% done....just some paint touchup and some decorating...Yesterday while the guys did some work inside, my sister-in-law and I sat on the shore of the lake and watched the kids have a good time....So nice and relaxing...I love seeing Ethan play with his cousin, they are such good friends...

Here are a few pictures of our day yesterday...

I hope you all have a great Sunday...I'm gonna get some work done around the house. Do a little shopping for lake stuff and then hit the craft room for a little down time.
Hugs to all!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Stampin' On Friday (7/1/11) Happy 4th

Hi Everyone, 
I hope you all have a fabulous Friday and a fireworks filled 4th of July....I can't tell you how happy I am that it's Friday...I'm officially on vacation from work until next Thursday!!!After this week I can really use it. We have nothing too excited planned right now. Just a trip or two to the lake and maybe some fireworks...

OK now on to today's card...Since Monday is the 4th of July....

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Cardstock: Neenah White, Red Bazzill
Pattern Paper: Dots and Stripes Metropolitan (Echo Park)
Stamps: Fillable Frames #5 (PTI), Vintage Picnic (PTI)
Dies; Fillable Frames #5 (PTI)
Inks: Lemon Drop, Cough Syrup, Spice Tin (Jenni Bowlin)
Misc: Pure Poppy Stitched Ribbon (PTI)

Thanks everyone for stopping by. Have a great holiday weekend and see you back here next week :)
Hugs and happy crafting