Thursday, August 26, 2010

Color Cue Thank you

Well, it is Thursday and I am just now getting on here to post something.  I needed a few more thank you cards and I so love Wplus9 that I decided to participate in the color cue challenge.  Wow, what a challenge it was for me.

I chose Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Pure Poppy and White. 
I wanted to use Vintage cream but apparently it doesn't show well on Harvest gold so I went with what worked.
I didn't like how this card came out, I will be honest.  I think it had a lot more to do with the bold colors in the challenge.  Also, I had the aqua mist in the frame background but that was it and it was bothering me.  I couldn't figure out what to do because I didn't have any ribbon.  I really need to work on changing that fact but it is so hard to keep up with everything.
This is when I realized I could cut some cardstock and make it into some ribbon.  After added just that little detail on both sides of the main image I enjoy the card more.
I already have a recipient for this card so it will be in the mail as soon as I remember to get some stamps  :) 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Many Thanks

Happy Friday!!!  Hopefully you guys all have wonderful plans for the weekend.  We don't really have anything planned and that is probably a good thing since we had such a busy weekend last weekend.  I am so glad that it is Friday though.  It is rough getting used to early mornings again.
I have a few thank you cards to make so I thought I better get started.  I was going through my PTI cardstock flip book trying to decide on a color scheme when I remembered some PP that I haven't used yet.  It is PTI library ledger and some I bought at Joann's a while back from
The cardbase is vintage cream (I so need to get some more since this was basically the last of what I have) and then topped with dark chocolate (again, almost out).  I colored in some of the dots with a glitter pen and the ribbon was just stashed in my desk.
The detail flair is some I bought at Joann's.  It is from Me & My Big ideas garden chipboard set.  The boot is actually a button I got at Michael's and the only stamp I used on this card is from Wplus9 (Mendhi Medallions).
Have a great weekend!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Verve challenge using Wplus9

I am finally getting myself in my craft room to start playing around.  I started by using a new set I finally bought from Wplus9 (Mendhi Medallions).  I have been wanting this set since it first came out and finally got to use it.

I started the day by organizing all my PTI colors (cardstock) and then making a "book" of all the colors so it is easy to flip through and decide a great color combo.  I am also going to copy my mom and sister and put the copic colors on the label so I know which ones to use.
So, I was reading Lorie's blog and decided to get a good start on cards again by using Julee, from Verve stamps, sketch.  It was fun and easy.
I wanted to go monochromatic with a neutral color.  I decided on the blues, ocean tides, hawaiian shores and aqua mist.  The base is Smokey shadow (love that color and wish I had bought the ink before they stopped selling it, now I have to wait a few more months).  I also used vintage cream for the sentiment.
I think I used just about every element in the Mendhi Medallion set because I love it so much.  Even the sentiment is in the set.  Again, if you have not had a chance to try out their stamps, run, do not walk over to their site and try just one.  They are priced VERY reasonably and so easy to use.
Thanks for stopping by!!! 

Monday, August 16, 2010


Hello everyone!!!  Sorry I have been MIA again for a while.  We were away for a long weekend.  My oldest started school today so we took some time off and went on a long weekend trip to San Diego.  I will post a couple pictures.

Hopefully I will have something crafty soon since I got some new stamps while I was away.  I can't wait to play with them.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Niece's birthday

Happy Monday everyone!!!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  It was a very nice weekend here.  I love nice weekends.  We got to spend some time with great friends on Saturday.  It is so nice to have good friends.
Today I want to show you a card I made for my niece.  I am so way late it is pitiful.  I hope she will forgive me.
I used a painting that my older sister bought my husband and I a long time ago.  It is this picture
It has meaning because when my husband and I met for the first time it was in Las Vegas.  We took a trip to the top of the eiffel tower.  While up there they were having the grand opening of another casino with fireworks and all.  It was just amazing and I believe I knew at that moment that we were going to be together forever.
The base of the card is summer sunrise stamped in versamark using polka dot basics.  I used a label Nine nestability and cut one mat in harvest gold and the other in lemon tart.  The butterfly is a sticker I bought a while back.
The bottom is a strip of simply chartruese punched with a fiskars border punch and wrapped with sweet blush ribbon.  I then tied 2 harvest gold buttons to the ribbon using some rope.
I hope she enjoys this card.  Now I just need to get her a present and put them in the mail.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Happy 4th

I have been slacking in my duties as a scrapbooker.  I am so behind on everything.  I haven't scrapbooked much of our activities since we  have been married, my middle son is still an infant in his scrapbook and my youngest has only 2 pages documenting his 3rd month in his.
My husband has been bugging me to get going and I don't disagree with him.  Since I do have some pictures already printed up I pulled them out and got started on putting them on a page.
This is the only picture I took of my boys during our 4th of July celebration.  I had a migraine that day and was doing my best not to be the party pooper.  I did end up falling asleep on my couch while my sister and her family babysat for me (I didn't intend to fall asleep, thanks).
We did head to the base sponsored festivites where we road a carnival ride and then watched the fireworks display.
I need to resupply my stash of paper with 12 X 12 paper so I can have some paper to scrapbook with.  I was able to use this paper that is actually for a cruise.  I just covered up the steering wheel with the red paper and the rest of the ship with the white ribbon and stars.
The red paper is pure poppy and was stamped in versamark with Wplus9 background stamps, then I embossed it with kaleidescope embossing powder.  I figured it was perfect with the little stars in the center of the circles and then the shimmer of the embossing powder.
The ribbon I got from Wal-Mart a while back and the stars were punched with my fiskars punch using stamper's select white cardstock from PTI and inked with pure poppy and enchanted evening ink.  I added the eyelets (from Stampin Up') for an added element.  Then made the streams of light with stickles.
The journal section was cut using the notepad dye from PTI that I won and stamped in simply chartreuse with the journal image in the school time stamp set.
I had the "4" from another project I started but needed a 3 not a 4 and then just found a "t" and an "h".  I inked them the same way using pure poppy and enchanted evening so all the colors were represented.
The picture was put together with a simple strip of simply chartreuse cardstock covered with some pp I had in my stash (cut using a nestability die) and then rounded the corners of my picture to match the corners of the nestability.  I also had the small sentiment from a stash I got at Michael's when they were having a bunch of stuff on sale.  I figured it suited the picture nicely and the colors worked out great.
I really need to keep up with my goal to make one page a week.  Maybe I should change that to 1 page every two weeks/2 pages a month.
Well, that is about it for today.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend planned.  See you back here on Monday.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Giveaway and trying to sell

This is going to be just a quick post.  I frequent this wonderful blog called V and Co.  She does some awesome things with her sewing machine and such.  I would like to get more into sewing and decorating my own house.
She is giving away a Silhouette machine, yep you heard me right.  Go here to find out how to enter to win.
Also, I have to Twilight paperback books I have been trying to sell.  The first one "Twilight" and the second "New Moon".  If you know anyone who would be interested in purchasing these books from me please email me.  My email is on the sidebar.
Have a great day.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

8 wonderful years

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I am sorry for my absence yesterday.  I woke up with one of my wonderful migraines.  It wasn't bad so I had hoped it would disappear quickly but that wasn't the case.  I spent most of the day in bed.  Thankfully my husband was able to help out when he got home from work.
Today is a special day for my husband and I.  We said our vows 8 years ago today in front of friends, family and God.  Thank you honey for being willing to spend the rest of your life with me.
This morning I made him a quick card using the same basic layout as the card I made for my parents.  And yes, I did use ocean tides again.  When I received the cardstock and showed it to my husband he really liked it so I figured I better use it for his card.  The base is kraft stamped with the guide lines...lines diagonally.
Then I used smokey shadow (punched on the bottom with a fiskars border punch) for the bottom and topped it with ocean tides cardstock.  The twin is actually rope I bought at my local store.  The sentiment border was one my sister cut out for me with her silhouette ( I love that thing).
The sentiment is from PTI: Through the trees.  I thought it was pretty fitting for an anniversary card.
Well, that is about it for today.  I do hope to be able to play with my new goodies soon.
Thanks for stopping by!!!