Aug 29, 2008
The Blogger's Challenge this week was Labor Day - Patriotic or Baby - I got the connection between being in "Labor" for the Baby theme but couldn't quite understand the Patriotic portion for Labor Day. According to Wikepedia here is the origin of Labor Day:
Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September. The holiday originated in 1882 as the Central Labor Union (of New York City) sought to create "a day off for the working citizens".
Congress made Labor Day a federal holiday in 1894. All fifty states have made Labor Day a state holiday.
Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer.
So I'm not entirely sure about the use of Patriotic cards for this holiday but I chose to do a Baby themed card instead.
I have so few "Baby" related stamps it was hard to find something to use but I managed to come up with this card.
I used the Giraffe from (Wild About You - SU) and the sentiment from (Riveting - retired SU). Then I based my color scheme on the patterned paper from Debbie Mumm - Baby Boy which I purchased from Jo-Ann's. I stamped the giraffe in Creamy Caramel and then colored the spots with Prismacolor Pencils and added some sparkle with my Clear Spica Glitter Pen. Then I cut it out and mounted it on Whisper White card stock layered to Bashful Blue and distressed with Bashful Blue ink. I added 3 Button Brads (source unknown). The sentiment was stamped in Bashful Blue and mounted onto a circle of Pretty In Pink. I used my new Cuttlebug Embossing folder to emboss the row of buttons in Pretty in Pink and also used the Scallop punch (SU) on the border. Then I added a small strip of Kiwi Kiss card stock. This was mounted to a Barely Banana Card Base that I distressed with Barely Banana ink.
I think it turned out pretty cute. Now I'll just need someone to send it too but at the moment I don't know any pregnant women so it may sit awhile in the card drawer before it gets used.
Be sure to check out everyone's cards by clicking on the Blogger's Challenge Icon on my sidebar.
Have a great Labor Day holiday...Fall is around the corner and summer is winding down. This year sure has flown by quickly.
Aug 27, 2008
What a wonderful cause and for a small donation you can have a chance to win all that loot. Go contribute. I just did.
Aug 22, 2008
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Aug 18, 2008
Instead I bring you another tale (or "tail" ) of our own furry household. Be warned that this photo is going to be GROSS so don't look if you are squeamish at all.
Saturday night our little furry buddy, Harley decided to get sick again and upchucked another piece of a rubberband (We have no clue where he found this one). At any rate he continued to get sick throughout the evening and into the night. I was up pretty much every hour on the hour as he was pretty sick and I had to get up and check on him, clean up the mess and make sure he was okay before I'd crawl back into bed. At 6:00 am we made the decision to call the On-Call Emergency Vet and have him looked at. The Vet had to take X-rays to determine what was wrong but she was pretty sure he still had something in his stomach so we agreed to surgery to find out.
Aug 12, 2008
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Aug 5, 2008
Now I have yet to purchase any of these wonderful stamps but I can assure you that sooner or later I will be buying some. (Have to save up my $$ first). They are so cute and this line is just wonderful. Maybe I'll be the lucky winner!
GO Quick and check it out for yourself.
Okay so this isn't about the song but hey I couldn't come up with anything related to blackberries that was as clever.
So here is my granddaughter Coleen helping to bake her very first pie! (She's only 3 1/2).
First photo we are dumping the blackberries into the measuring cup.
Aug 4, 2008
It's Monday and while I normally try to post my Cattitude Monday entries on Sunday night so they'll post very early Monday morning I did not get this card finished until this morning. So if you get e-mail updates from me and it's Tuesday before you see this card just consider it retroactive!
I am still trying to learn how to use my Copic markers better so if anyone who is more of an expert then I am has any constructive comments on my coloring with these markers please feel free to let me know.
Card Details: Stamps: Hero Arts, Linen Background (Stampin'Up!)
Ink Pads: Palette Noir Black, Copic Markers*(Question for readers, Do you like to know the exact colors used?)
Card Stock: Brocade Blue, More Mustard, Textured Rust and Patterned Floral from Chatterbox
Other: Black Mini Brads (Queen and Co.) More Mustard Brad, Scalloped Square Punch (Marvy), Flowers (source unknown), Lace Punch (Martha Stewart), Photo Corner Punch (SU), Distressing Tool.