Monday, May 31, 2010

#1 Dad Card

The Pink Stamper is giving away a Cricut Expression and you had to make an original project for the giveaway. I made this card using the original George and Basic Shapes cartridge and Making Memories papers to make my card for the #1 dad of my children. He is always such a riot. Love you Calvin and so thankful that you are the father to our children.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sketchy Thrusday - "Baby Love"

"Baby Love" is a layout of my grand-daughter Annie. I took this picture in April 2006. The "I Do" papers from American Crafts were the perfect papers to work my layout in. I used Hyacinth (35051), Gerber Daisies (35040), and Dahlias (35044). I also used a few Doddlebug All Mixed Up ABC Lily White rub-ons, part of the My Minds Eye Spring Flower Tansfer(TRT149), some clear 2mm gemstones from Mark Richards and 7mm pearl gemstones from Darice Finishing Accents (M5364), 2 Prima Flowers that I painted with Tim Hotz Rock Candy, American Crafts Elements Glitter Buttons (85423) and I also used about 11" of tatted pink ribbon.
See the dimension of the Hyacinth that I made when I fussy cut the shape and then stacked the layers using pop dots. I love to fussy cut especially when you have a piece of paper that has an already made embellishment on it. I call it "looking beyond the page". Pretty cool how it turned out.

I also fell in love with these Glitter Buttons from American Crafts Elements. They are so gorgeous with all the sparkly on them. I tied small pieces of white embroidery floss in knots on each of them and then attached them to my page with glue dots. Love to mat my photos so I used the backside of the Gerber Daisies paper and just a piece of dard grey cardstock.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Copic Challenge

This is my take on a great monochromatic card challenge over at Copic Creations. Lots of beautiful cards are on display there with some awesome stamping and techniques to be seen.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

"Mamma's Dress"

This is the last layout that I did for the "Let's Scrap" DT Blog Hop. I decided I would use the new paper line from Creative Imaginations called "Loolah". It is such a beautiful line of paper to use for my beautiful little grand-daughter. I used a 5-7-10 Sketch from Let's Scrap.
The challenge was to use Lace, Epoxy, a Tag, a single layout, one of the sketches from the site, Chipboard, Rub-ons, ABC and a punch.

I took one of the stickers from the sticker sheet and added Glossy Accent to make my epoxy sticker. Love Glossy Accent it always pops your embellishment off of the page and you can also use it as an adhesive. My chipboard piece is also from the sticker sheet that I placed on some chipboard and than hand cut the circle out and raised it up with pop dots.
If you have never used any of the EK Success Border punches they are so easy to use and gives all of your projects such a great look. I particularly like them because of easy storage, they have a latch on the bottom so you are able to stored them flat.
I also love to have stitching on my pages whether it is done by hand, by machine or by pen. I did a little using a pen on the circles and patterned paper. Using my sewing machine I sewed my lace down.
Annie is wearing a dress that her momma wore when she was a baby. It is something that I saved for Sarah hoping that one day her daughter would be able to wear it and that she did.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

"Let's Scrap Challenge" - 2 more layouts

This has been an amazing challenge - 10 projects. I have done 9, 8 layouts and a card. One more to go, Yippee! Deadline is May 21st, I sure hope I can get it done.
Summertime I am so ready for it, swimming and vacationing with good friends. We vacation every summer with friends and last year we went RVing up by Hannibal Missouri. What a beautiful spot we stayed at and the RV Park had so much for us to do. Swim Park, miniature golf, boat bumper cars, paint a piece ceramic, karaoke nights, cookouts, games, breakfast, church, nice restruant and gift shop. Mark Twain Landing an amazing place to vacation at.

Who doesn't love to go swimming. I know our little grandkids when they are here to visit can't get enough of the pool. Summertime is so full of BBQ's, swimming and good times. Who can complain.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

"Let's Scrap" Challenge

I decided to do the challenge over at "Let's Scrap" they are having a Design Team Hop, 1 card and 9 layouts, how cool is that. I set up a site over at "Let Scrap" so make sure to check out my page and album but those of others. Lots of very talented people over there.
This is the only card in the challenge. I use Making Memories papers for my 6" card and this adorable stamp. I have used it previously on a different card, but how can I not use it. Copic Markers, yippee, gives such beautiful color to any project. I absolute love them. A must for everyone that does stamping.

This is my sweet grand-daughter Autumn. Her mom dyed her hair so she would be a little red head like Ariel for Halloween. Funny it took about 4 or 5 months before it was completely washed out. I always wish that my hair color would stay in that long but every 6 weeks I have to do it all over again.
I used Basic Grey Color Me Silly Papers and fibers for my layout with some embellishments that Ihad in my stash. I found this cute Disney sticker of Ariel and thought it was a great accent to the page.
Love Basic Grey papers and prima flowers. this layout is of my littlest grand-daughter Annie. She had just started to roll over and sit up.
I love sewing on my layouts and cards.
Check out my paper beads that I made, I made them from a 1"x4" piece of pattern paper, cut the paper into 2 pieces on the diagonal, that will give you two triangles. On the widest side of the paper start wrapping it around a narrow paint brush, pencil, etc. and when you get the piece of paper wrapped add a small amount of glue to hold it into place. Make sure that the bead expands out as you are rolling it. I seen this on another blog and thought I would have to give my take on it. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Go To Sketch on Paper Craft Connection

My take on the sketch from Paper Craft Connection. Love the sketch so made this really cute card using Bo Bunny and Heidi Grace Tags and Words Stamps. Also used a Making Memories metal frame and chalked the inside sentiment. My lady bugs I gave extra dimension using Glossy Accent a must for your scrapbooking needs. Enjoy.

Monday, May 3, 2010

"Mothers Day"

Happy Mothers Day, this is my precious mom Eula. I miss her terribly, can't even begin to tell you how much I love her and all that she meant in my life. My mom, my friend, a jewel in my eyes. Hard to believe that I am as mischievous as she was.
My precious mother-in-law Katie, I miss her also. I remember when Calvin and I got married we were 18 and our marriage was definitely not something that was in the picture, but as ornery as we were are we went for it and 37 years later here we are still together and still married. Love my mother-in-law and miss her terrible, she definitely was one of the most mischievous and ornery ladies that I knew.
This is my sweet Sarah and her little girl Annie, the next generation of onery and mischievous women. Look out guys!!!! I love Sarah and am so thankful for her in my life, thankful for God giving me such a wonderful daughter and friend. Thankful that she always understood the difference between the two and still does. Couldn't have asked for a more precious daughter.
Speaking of precious. Look at these two beauties. Michelle is my daughter in law and my darling granddaughter Autumn. Now if you want to talk about mischevious and ornery Michelle has taught me tricks that I never knew so I am confident that Autumn will get an A+ in this class.

I am so thankful for these two woman and to Vera (Michelles) mom. I am thankful that Vera and I raised daughters from the influence of our mothers that taught the importance of always being a lady. To walk, dress, act, behave always like someone that a man would be proud to take home to "momma". You can be ornery and mischevious but remember there is a limit even to that and I trust these young moms and ladies will teach it to the next generation.

It is precious to here them talk to my granddaughters about how to dress, manners, etc. To hope in the future that they will continue to be strong as the girls grow and when they want to be their friends that it is a fine line, to always be their mom first and their friend second. To make sure they understand that they do not belong to this world but are sojourning through, so they don't have to dress or act like everyone else. That they don't have to show their breast and butt to get attention but that they have confindence in themselves just like we were taught. Don't make this mistake and lead their daughter right down the wrong path. Always to look to God for strength and know that He is watching over us/them always.