Monday, September 29, 2008

100% BOY

I have this thing with altering clipboards.

I love the makeover like change that results and the way it becomes a piece of wall art. This particular one I made as a special baby gift for my Secret Sister (a prayer group from church.)

All of the paper is so very boyish and all supplies with the exception of the ribbon is form Sandylion. If you look close at the paper you will see that the stamps are actually repeated in the paper's pattern.
My letters are painted and stamped and adhered with a hot glue gun.

I think my fave part of this clipboard is the stamped car on the clip itself. Anyways the next clipboard project is one for my favorite niece and nephew!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Birthday Tin

For my husband's 30th birthday I really wanted something special. But as it seems to to have gone in the last year, all of those special holidays and birthdays come and go with us being relatively "penniless" SO the trick is to create something personal with a heartfelt message using things I already have. Now I realize that these kinds of things are really not up my husband's alley but it makes me feel like I have at least given him something for his special day. Using a CD tin I used different papers from Basic Grey's Scarlet' Letter line, some self adhesive rhinestones, a sharpie marker and an adhesive that is near impossible to remove. The back side is covered with 30 different things I love about my special man. The bottom stamped image is from FontWerks. I used Staz-On ink for all of my stamping. The red metal embellishments are from my local scrap shoppe. Inside the tin I glued another smaller tin. This mini tin contains an accordion scrapbook. My birthday message is written directly on the tin using a fine tip Sharpie marker.I want to use this mini as an opportunity to consciously remember to take photographs of my hubby and I together. On a recent hunt for these type of pictures I found next to none! How awful! LOL On the opposite side I placed a pic of me. The background papers are once again from BG's Scarlet Letter.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #29

This weeks Cupcake challenge was a fun one for me. I viewed Taylor's featured cupcake sampler, Noelle's card and I loved her take on Cupcake 101. As a springboard from her card I immediately went to this idea: What makes a cupcake? It's all the little things put together...the frosting the cake itself the sprinkles and thus my card was born. On the right are three delicious whole cupcakes(featured again int eh the focal center circle) and the remaining are those bits and pieces that together make up the whole cupcake, I started with a textured blue car stock from my Colorbok stash as my base. From there I used up a bunch of scraps from Basic my Grey collection(this time all from the Dasher line). The cupcake stamps are cut from different Inkadinkadoo stamps and frosted with white Liquid Applique and topped with Stickles "sprinkles". I didn't have a circle punch small enough so I used my Fiskars template and shape cutter to get my circles and drew by hand the scallops around each feature. I love highlighting a certain something in my cards and this time chose to place my center circle on dimensional foam. Thanks for coming by, I hope you play along this weekend...remember to check out Taylor's blog for further details! Blessings to you on this beautiful weekend.

Sketch Challenge "mytimess1"

I enjoy visiting Lauren Meader's blog at My Time...(see my blog roll to the right). She always has such a amazing creations! Her cards and other works of art are super professional in appearance and are one of a kind. On Saturdays she has a sketch that anyone can join in - so here is my interpretation of her sketch. As you can see I flipped the sketch for my needs. The card stock is from my Colorblok stash from Walmart and the patterned paper is yes, that's right, Basic Grey's Wonderland from the Blitzen line. I used my Whale of a punch for the squares and the Marvy Scalloped punch. My butterflies were inked and embossed and come from Inkadinkadoo. I pierced a trail for the butterfly using a sewing needle and finished it off with Peace using my October Afternoon letter stamps. I distressed the edges of the card a touch to give it some fuzziness and used dimensional foam for the squares to raise them up. Although the card is for a sad occasion I am happy with the way it turned out. Double click on the pics for a better view. Blessings to you!

Friday, August 15, 2008

It's a Boy!

I am totally in love with this gentle lion. How cute is he! This was an impulse purchase at my local Buck or Two store and I have to tell you I was apprehensive about buying stamps form them. Quality and all you know. But for $8 I got a huge assortment of the cutest "boysie" stamps. They are a Sandylion brand and I'll tell you a secret I bought the girlie version today from them. Anyways back to the card. I needed something super sweet for my newest nephew who is absolutely adorable, plus I wanted to use some new papers and stuff and wow, this for once turned out like I imagined it would. So I started out with some baby blue card stock from my Colorblok stash. I really like this paper for two reasons: 1. I got a fantastic deal on it at Walmart and 2. It has a beautiful texture on one side. The patterned papers are form Nans Nursery paper blok...which is a fantastic deal! Some ware shimmered and textured and all coordinate beautifully with each other. The ribbon is from my Costco stash it has an adhesive backing which makes it great for flat uses. The buttons are from my Dollarama stash and the stamped sentiment is from Autumn Leaves (Rhonna Farrer: Baby) I used my favorite Staz On ink for stamping and that is pretty much the details on the card. I think this is my new favorite card. Now to actually make sure I give it to my Bro/Sis in law!

Another Year of VBS is Done

VBS is done for another year and it was a great success! The following pics are a brief overview of the event, and yes I know they are unedited but it was this or nothing :) Maybe next week there will be some more time...oh who am I kidding! Have a great day, blessings to you!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Zoomazing Bible Adventures

VBS has been going great! We have had some professions of faith and the children are loving the theme and the songs and everything it seems. It has been a lot of fun. Here's a couple of pics of the theme.All the children were divided into 2 groups - boys and girls and by age. SO all the 4 &5 year olds were the puppies, the 9 & 10 boys were giraffes and the 11 & 12 girls were the Pandas etc... You can see some of the hats here. I love the giraffes!
The fellowship hall was decorated so well this year! We had a museum quality display of some different animals and lots of other interesting things that really set the mood.
Blessings to you today!