Sunday, May 31, 2009

Color Craze Challenge #1

Hey everyone! We are having a lazy Sunday evening, watching Titanic. I love that movie, I never noticed how much they cuss though! Not good when your a recovering cusser and the kids are trying to watch! :) Anyway I wanted to share some exciting news with ya'll, I submitted my first card to a magazine yesterday, I hope I sent it right and everything! :) I didn't have the courage before, but since starting this blog I have been so encouraged by ya'll, so THANK YOU!! I'll let you know if anything comes of it, and I plan on making more to submit too! I also wanted to share a Color Craze challenge that Kim from Jacksoki has just started. She says it is an informal challenge, but I think it will be fun, so Thanks Kim!! :) If you would like to join, go over and check it out and see her amazing work too! For me the colors just screamed baby, so I made two cards for the Pregnancy Center again! I water colored one and I used colored pencils for the other, I really need to get Copics or something, but boy are they expensive!! So until then, these tools will have to do! :) Here they are, I hope ya'll like them!

Paper- My Mind's Eye, SU!
Stamps- PaperTrey Ink- Mega mixed messages, Autumn Leaves- Mindy's Zoo stamps, Stampabilites- Polka dot background
Ink- StazOn- jet black, Versamark- watermark, ColorBox Chalk- charcoal, SU!- pixie pink
Accessories- Paper Studio- Bag-O-Buttons, black marker for stitching, clear embossing powder, Crayola-colored pencils
Have a Blessed Night!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Prayer Request & Card- Miss You

Hey everybody! Here I am posting late again! It's 12:00 am, (and wonder why I'm always tired) ! :) Anyway, my son started his baseball tournament tonight, is it just me, or is 8:30 pm late for 8 year old's to play a baseball game?! Well they won, now they will play two more games tomorrow, they have to lose two games to be eliminated. So it will be a long HOT day tomorrow, we only have maybe a week of Spring weather here in Texas!

I wanted to ask for prayer for our little town. Two boys (16 & 17) were driving at a high speed after school, and passed a school bus on the road, when they did, they lost control of the truck and it flipped several times. They were thrown from the truck, one died and one was life flighted. All the kids on the bus saw it, so please pray for the families, friends, and the kids that saw it all!

Now talking about this card, doesn't seem as important! Just remember to show and tell your family EVERYDAY that you LOVE them!

I finshed the projects I have been working on, waiting till morning to get better lighting for pictures! :) Here's the card!

Paper- Scraps from stash

Stamp- PaperTrey Ink- Mega mixed messages, Autumn Leaves- flowers

Ink- ColorBox Chalk Ink- dark brown

Accessories- handmade Top Note die cut :) , Sea green satin ribbon, brad

Have a Blessed night!

Cards- Feel Better & Birthday Wishes

Hey! How was everyone's day? Mine was pretty good! Busy, but good! I have been working on a couple of projects, that I hope to share in a couple of days! Today I wanted to share some of the cards I made over the weekend for our church, that I made with scraps. I got the design idea from a card used in the color challenge last week from the talented Chloe. I loved the card when I first saw it, I knew I wanted to Case it! So I made two!! :) They are scraps so they are very similar in color too! I might be done with the projects tomorrow, so I'll be back to show them to ya'll!
Paper- scraps from stash
Stamp- PaperTrey Ink- mega mixed messages, All night media- wood grain
Ink- SU!- orange, ColorBox Chalk Ink- dark brown
Accessories- Flower felt ribbon- Michael's dollar bin, scallop template, brads, corner rounder, Martha Stewart- butterfly punch
Have a Blessed night!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Card- With Sympathy

Hey everyone! Well as you all know, my kids are off for Summer Break already, so it has been busy around here! My son is still playing baseball, my daughter starts a Volleyball camp next week, and a Reading Program at the Library starts in a couple of weeks! My daughter's leg is almost completely healed, so we will be going to the water slides soon! I guess it will be a busy Summer too! It will be fun though!

Here is one of the cards I made over the weekend for our church, I made this one with all scraps I had laying on my desk. I really like the colors in this one! Ok I don't have a Bigshot or the top note dye, but I really love the look of them. So I decided to free hand a template for one, I think it looks a little similar to one. I think I might use it more!


Paper- Kaleidoscope- aqua paper, melon, brown and cream paper- scraps for stash

Stamps- PaperTrey Ink- Mixed messages, All night media- Wood grain Studio G- owl

Ink- Colorbox Chalk Ink- dark brown, Versamark- watermark

Accessories- Sea green satin ribbon, brown marker, Handmade top note dye, buttons- bag-o-buttons, clear embossing powder

Monday, May 25, 2009

Digiments Challenge: Great Friends

I decided to try a new Challenge. It is from Digiments, they create a sentiment, then you save it to your computer and then print it out! You have to use it somewhere on your project. I had a lot of fun doing it! I love the sentiment and I really love the colors I choose to use! I will give this card, to a good friend of mine! So go by the Digiments blog and try it out, they are doing a giveaway too! Hope you like the card!


Paper- Kaleidoscope- aqua paper, black & white CS

Accessories- sentiment from Digiments and printed from printer, coral satin ribbon, scallop template, black marker for stitching, buttons from stash

Have a Blessed Night!

Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #7

I'm back again with another color challenge! This one is from Dawn's. I really loved these colors together, but I found it hard to find those colors in my stash! I tried to get the colors as close as possible, and it was hard to get my picture to show the right colors, but overall I really like the card in real life! :) Look how pretty the flowers are in Dawn's inspiration picture, so I just had to use my rose stamp. and I used white card stock to make the flower really pop! Check out the polka dot paper at the bottom of the card. I didn't have a polka dot stamp, so I stamped a pencil eraser with Versamark watermark and then clear embossed it. :) I guess you gotta do what you gotta do! ( I did buy a polka dot stamp today!) :) Ok, here's it is! Recipe:
Paper- My Mind's Eye, Colorbok, Deja Views- paper & CS, homemade polka dot paper
Stamp- The Paper Studio- faith stamps, Rubber Stampede- Rose design stamp, pencil eraser :)
Ink- SU!- Pixie pink ink, Versamark- watermark
Accessories- clear embossing powder, green grosgrain ribbon, pink pom pom ribbon

KWerner Color Challenge #53

Hey everyone! How is your long weekend? Mine has been pretty good! My husband and son went on a Father & son camping trip on Friday Night and all day Saturday (they had a great time), and my daughter went to her Grandma's house Friday and came home late that night, then she went back the next day. I had all night Friday and all day Saturday to craft. I wanted to go shopping on Saturday, but I decided to wait until Monday for the Memorial Day Sales! We went to a fish fry Sunday after church, it was so nice outside, we had a great time! I did go shopping today for the Memorial Day sales and I also used my coupons at every store I went to. So I was happy about that! :)

While I was home by myself, I made LOTS of cards. I have been making cards for church and I tried to just use scraps, because I have so many!! I will be sharing those soon! I also got to make some cards for the color challenge. I made this one for our church and used Kristina's challenge for the colors. Look how cute Anthonette's little boy is with his little robot! :) I wanted to do something pretty simple for this one, because the colors are so bold. I got the idea from an old SU! idea book and used all scraps for it too! Well here's the card!


Paper- (all scraps from stash) Red, blue, white, black CS, Making memories- yellow striped paper

Stamp- Studio G- Prayer stamp

Ink- StazOn- Jet black

Accessories- Black marker, Martha Stewart- butterfly punch, square punch

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Card- Feel Better

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I wanted to share a card a made a couple of weeks ago. I am starting to make cards to send to the people from church who are sick, birthday's, or other occasions. You know me and Studio G stamps, I bought this cute little flower stamp and wanted to use it. I like the way it turned out. Well here's the card, I gotta go, I think I'll go shopping today! :)
Paper- Patterned paper was a scrap piece- don't remember brand, white, green, and purple CS
Stamps- PaperTrey Ink- Mixed messages, Studio G- Spring flowers
Ink- Martha Stewart- green, Studio G- purple
Accessories-Lilac satin ribbon, scallop scissors, brad
Have a Blessed and safe weekend!

Friday, May 22, 2009

It's Summer Time!!- Teacher's Gifts

ETA: Ok I know I posted this a couple of weeks ago, but I found this challenge to make card's for teacher's over at Fun Frilled. So I knew this project was perfect for it! I didn't want to repost the same project, so I just edited this one, I hope that still counts! Thanks for looking! :)

Hey Everybody! Sorry that it's been almost a week since my last post. It has been a crazy week! My kids are officially out of school for the Summer! They passed the TAKS test and the end of the year tests to get out 2 weeks early. They just started that this year, and all the kids who didn't pass or that need more help, will stay 2 more weeks, for more one on one time. My son will go to the 3rd grade and my daughter goes to Jr. High (6th grade). :( We have a tradition in our family with the girls, that you have to wait until the Summer before the sixth grade to shave your legs. Well we hit a milestone in our lives this week, because we let our daughter shave her legs the night before her last day of school! (I know that sounds kind of cheesy, but it means our little girl is growing up!)

Anyway on to crafty stuff, since it was their last day of school yesterday, I needed to make gifts for the teachers. I know I could buy something, but I would rather make it! I thought about it for awhile and came up with these simple note cards. I figured they could use them next year. My son has one teacher and my daughter has three, so I made each of the 4 teacher's, a set of 20. I stamped them with the wood grain stamp (that I LOVE), how do ya'll stamp those big stamps? I had to step on it, to stamp evenly, (is that weird)? I typed the words on the computer and printed it out on notebook paper, and stamped an apple on each one and stapled them to the card. I thought the staples looked teachery. (do you like that word?) :) I made the cards to fit in a cd/dvd envelope. I bought the cd/dvd envelopes at WalMart, they were 100 for $6.00. I took the envelope box apart and traced the template on poster board and cut it out, to make a box to hold the note cards in. I used the red sticky tape to adhere it, stamped apples on it, and cut out a window in the front, so you could see the cards inside. I only made boxes for two of the teacher's and the other two, I just put a rubber band around them and tied a ribbon around it. (I ran out of time.) I started making them Wednesday afternoon, I had to stop and go to church that evening. When we got back around 9:00 that night, I started working on them again and quit around 2:00am the next morning. They still weren't finished, so I woke up and finished them that morning and took pictures of them, before I had to go to award ceremonies for my daughter at 9:00am. SOOO it was a busy night, but I think I work better under pressure! :) I also made Thank You cards for them too, and two more for other teachers, using the same design. I put them in kraft gift bags with the teachers name on the front and a simple brown bow. I think they really liked them! So here they are.
Paper- White CS, notebook paper
Stamps- Fall stamps- $ bin at Target, PaperTrey Ink- Mixed messages, All night media- wood grain
Ink- ColorBox Chalk Ink- Chestnut Raon, Studio G- red, SU!- brown marker, BIC- green marker
Accessories- staples, brown satin ribbon, red gingham ribbon, cd/dvd envelopes, kraft gift bags
Have a Blessed weekend!

Monday, May 18, 2009

KWerner Color Challenge #52

Hey again!! Can you believe, two posts in one day?! It's time for another KWerner Color Challenge. These colors were hard to find in my supplies, I had to use all scraps from my stash for this challenge. Some of my scraps were small, so I was limited on what design I could do. It was hard to find the color "sand", was that hard for anyone else? Well I really like how simple it turned out! If ya'll haven't noticed, I LOVE studio G stamps from the $ bin at Michael's and JoAnn's. They are so cute and very affordable!! I loved the Father's Day stamps I found at JoAnn's, and I figured the colors for this week would make a good Father's Day card. I really LOVED the pattern on this set too! Well here it! Here is the inside of the card.


Paper- All scraps from stash.

Stamps- Studio G- Father stamps

Ink- Versamark- watermark

Accessories- White embossing powder

Have a Blessed Night!

Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #6

Hey Everyone! I had some time to make a card for Dawn's Color Challenge yesterday. I LOVED the colors together. I want to start making some cards and things for the Pregnancy Center, so decided to start yesterday! :) I really loved how it turned out and plan to use this layout and colors again in the future! Well here's the card, I hope you like it! :)


Paper- Brown, White, and Coral CS
Stamp- Studio g- Mommy Stamp

Ink- ColorBox Chalk Ink- Dark Brown, Versamark- watermark

Accessories- Coral Satin ribbon, white embossing powder, safety pin

Have a Blessed Day!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Baby Project

Hey Everyone! Well I don't know how ya'll Saturday went, but mine was busy cleaning house and changing out Winter clothes for Summer clothes. It has been so Hot here in Texas and it's only May. It has been in the low 90's already!! My husband and I own a A/C & Heating business, so it's good for business :), but long work hours!!
I wanted to share a project I made the other night at about 12 o'clock. A friend of mine started volunteering at a crisis pregnancy center, they have a shop that the women can get baby supplies from. My friend crocheted 5 blankets and put each one in a large Ziploc bag, she needed me to make the bags look a little cuter. I decided to make like a bag topper that will be stapled on top of the bag. So I folded a 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of card stock and stamped the words Sweet baby all over it. I bought some new stamps that just reminded me of babies, so I used the mommy & baby giraffe. I stamped them, then water colored them in and then cut them out. I needed to make 5 of them and I wanted to make little 4X4 cards to go with each one, so that she could write a little note in each one, to let them know that the little baby that will be wrapped in that blanket was prayed for. She prayed over the blankets as she made them. They decide to keep the blankets for a Baby shower that they give the Mom's once a year. I think the Mom's will love them! She really loves volunteering there, it is a Christian based clinic, she actually lead two people to Christ yesterday, Praise God!!
They are pretty simple, the hardest part part was water coloring and cutting them out. These pictures were taken late at night, again, so the lighting isn't great. I had a field trip to go to the next day, so she picked these up while I was gone, so I didn't get a picture of the finished project, Sorry! I hope to make some more stuff for the Clinic in the near future.

I made these in blue and green.

Here is one of the cards, It was getting late, so I just stamped these to the cards. :)

Paper- White, green, and blue CS
Stamps- PaperTrey Ink- mixed messages, Autumn Leaves- zoo stamps
Ink- SU!- yellow, ColorBox- brown, StazOn- Jet black
Accessories- SU!- blender pen, white satin ribbon, scallop scissors
Have a Blessed Night!