Nov 30, 2007
Nov 23, 2007
For my card I chose the color scheme of Chocolate Chip & River Rock. I stamped the Print Pattern Background stamp with River Rock ink on River Rock card stock. I then traced a line on the backside of the card stock using a bowl as my guide then cut off the portion I didn't need and distressed the edges with the Cutter Kit. I Stamped the Fine Lace Background with Chocolate Chip ink on River Rock card stock & glued a strip to some Chocolate Chip card stock also distressed with the cutter kit. I layered these pieces onto a card base of Chocolate Chip & stamped the sentiment (Star Studded Season) with Chocolate Chip ink.
I stamped the star (also from Star Studded Season) with River Rock ink on River Rock CS and then cut in out and pressed it into a VersaMark pad and covered it with Iridescent Ice EP and embossed it. Then I stamped the small star from (Star Struck) with Chocolate Chip ink and cute it out. I used a brad from the Pretties Kit for the center of the star and mounted this with foam mounting tape onto my card.
It's a very different color combo for Christmas but I really like it & hope you do as well.
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Nov 16, 2007
Nov 9, 2007
Have you figured out yet what this is suppose to be? - Keep reading & you'll find out. See my husband has this really weird sense of humor at times and so I'm playing along with him. Lately whenever his French Vanilla creamer is out he's been writing little messages on the empty container and leaving it next to the coffee pot to remind me to get more. This morning the container was upside down with the words: "Dead" and "Belly Up" written on it.
So I suddenly had this brain storm to create a new container so of like how (Frankenstein) was created out of body parts (YUCK) but mine is less gross. I pulled off the tab on the old container and hot glued it on for the nose. Then added some eyes, a mouth (which is actually the grin of the Cheshire Cat) and some hair with bows. Coleen thinks my little doll is, "CUTE"...now let's see what hubby thinks!
Okay I know it's silly but that's part of the fun of being married to my husband...we are always doing silly stuff like this with each other. Hope you are amused too. Oh I almost forgot...
I'm calling her a "FRENCH TART!"
This week for the Blogger's Challenge Group we were challenged to use photos or pictures from magazines on our projects. I knew right away what photo I wanted to use but somehow I couldn't seem to get at making my card until today.
I found this wonderful card by Jenn here:http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/698112?cat=10726 that I really liked the layout so I decided to use that as the basis for my card. The hard part was trying to find papers that matched my photo but I think what I ended up choosing works for this card.
I took this picture a few weeks ago just down the street from us. There are a row of these gorgeous bushes that turn red in the fall and a single leaf from another nearby tree had fallen in the bushes. I really liked the contrast of the colors so I snapped a close up of the bush and the leaf. I printed it out on White Matte card stock and then sized it down to a reasonable size to work with on my card.
Next I matted the photo on Handsome Hunter card stock and distress the edges then added photo corners punched with textured Ruby Red card stock & pierced. I stamped the Sanded BG on Handsome Hunter CS with HH ink and then Embossed the sentiment (Hero Arts) with Detail Black EP. I wanted to add some yellow to match the focal leaf so I chose Barely Banana and added a layer of pattern paper (source unknown) and the I punched out the border using my Fiskars (Sunburst) punch on Certainly Celery card stock & added some cream brads (JoAnn Fabric). I mounted the photo with mounting tape & tied on a piece of Cream Grosgrain ribbon to complete the card.
Fall is one 2nd favorite season so I just couldn't resist sharing this wonderful photo with you.
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Nov 2, 2007
Nov 1, 2007
This month I want to try each day to say one thing that I am thankful for and so for today I am "Thankful" that the Lord gave us such a sweet and wonderful little Granddaughter. I pray that we will always be a special part of her life and that she will always know how much we love her. She is indeed a precious gift from God.