Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Kona rocks!!!

Wooohooo!!! I am on a roll. Another post in a row. Craziness. I am just making a point to get something done for all you wonderful people that come to my blog.

I wanted to start off by saying that today is a sad day. Not really but to my mommy heart it is. We had a bit of a confusing issue the passed couple of days but it got figured out. Today my husband checked on my son's teacher. The school here posts a note on the library window with a list of all the teachers and who is in the classes. We found out my son's teacher. It isn't the teacher we were hoping for and I know nothing about his teacher so it will be interesting. I just hope and pray that they are a good match and he has some wonderful kids in his class. We are one step closer to him starting school and another step closer to my son getting older. I know it is going to happen. I can't prevent it. What mom in her right mind would literally want her kids to stop progressing, right? To me this just seems to be a big step in motherhood after the toddler years. Something that is hard because instead of helping our children to this next step we have to let them go and let someone else take over. But I know we both need it and I am excited for him and my youngest son. My youngest because now he gets a few hours a day with me alone. It will be fun to get to know my youngest son even better.

Okay, back to our regularly scheduled program. I realized I haven't played with Kona from Our Craft Lounge in a long time. I stamped and colored him in and then decided I was going to make a scrapbook page of the last time we went to Sunset Beach with my parents. I am not good with scrapbook page layouts. I love to scrapbook but find it easier to make a card instead.

My goal was to look around some blogs and such and get a layout idea and then go from there. Well, I only have a few pictures so I had planned to make the page and add the pictures later. but after looking at the layouts I liked I realized that I actually need the pictures when I make the page so I scrapped that idea.

Instead I went to Card Positioning Systems knowing I could find something to do with Kona. Guess what? I did :)

This card has a bunch of elements to it and I love it. It isn't over done but it has a lot of things to grab the eye. I think it turned out wonderfully. Do you think I am getting my mojo back? Well, kinda because I still need help with layouts, but that is okay.

The card base is a scrap of PTI Pure Poppy and then layered on some rustic cream which I love so I better get busy on ordering some more. The PP is from Me & My big ideas. I just love that paper to go with Kona. Kona was stamped using Staz-On ink on rustic cream, colored using Koh-I-Noor pencils and sponged with PTI Ripe Avocado (Oh my goodness, who doesn't love avocados? I so need some but they are expensive here, lol) as well and sponged with Stampin' Ups bliss blue ink.

The buttons were threaded with DMC floss in the ripe avocado variety and glued on. The "sentiment" was stamped individually on ripe avocado and rustic cream cardstock. The sand rake I had in my stash of buttons from Wal-Mart (I think) and the shells are real shells I picked up during our first visit to Sunset Beach. I just love the extra element the shells give. Well, I believe that is it for now.

Thanks for stopping by!!!



resmith said...

This is so cute!! I will get those pictures to you soon, I promise.

Janelle said...

The shells are a great touch to your surfer dude card.

As for your son, I think every mother can relate to your feelings. On the one hand, we want them to grow up and be self-sufficient, on the other we want to keep them a little around and in the safety of our home. I cried when my oldest went to Kindergarten (and to middle school, and to college). Life is a series of "letting goes." But this is a very exciting time in his life -- he's a big enough boy to go to the big school now. I'm sure he'll love it and do fine. And, hopefully, he'll tell you all about it when he comes home every day.
Sorry this got so long, guess I'm feeling nostalgic (and avoiding the vacuuming!).
Nice job with the CPS sketch!

Linda Beeson said...

Your card is CUTE! Love how you used that CPS sketch.

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Love all your little details. Too cute image!!!