Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Materials: All CTMH. Adorning Corners ss, colonial white and sorbet cs, fancy cuts botanicals die-cuts, sorbet and juniper inks, paper piercer, sanding kit, pop-dots.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
the back (color's off in this pic)
Maria's favorite word is "Believe", so as a thank you to her I made her this "I Believe" quote box. I discovered this on Rachel's blog here. Rachel always has great ideas and takes most of the guess work out for you. Thanks Rachel! .....so anyways, back to Maria....I wanted to make this for Maria's birthday in October, but since it was sooo far away and I really wanted to make this box I decided to make it for a thank you gift. There's quotes/sentiments on both sides of each card with a special hand-written "I Believe" from me. I really hope she loves it. If you notice...I'm still addicted to the "Unforgettable"pp. Can't help it!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
I seem to get attached to the pp that my scrapbook club is using for the month. This month was the "Unforgettable" L2pp which is one of my favs from the Spring Catalog. I used the "dirty kissing" technique to stamp the feathers making a cool colorful effect. The finished bird is pop-dotted. The lace is from a bunch of scraps that my Grandma gave to me from her sewing stash. I was so excited to get all these scraps since I've seen a lot of crafts lately using lace.
Materials: All CTMH. Unforgettable L2pp, Bird Basics ss, Adorning Corners ss, Intrinsic Background ss, cocoa and juniper inks, natural hemp, paper piercer, sponge.
Nona at Nona's Pearls of Wisdom
Sparkle at Sparkle Creations
Aaron at Booth #32
Tresa at Fabulously Artsy
Josie at Josephine's
Karen at Karen's Creative Corner
Michelle at Stamp and a Smile
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
One of the bodice/sleeve pieces finished.
Hopefully in the next day or two I'll have the finished product done to share with you.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Materials: All CTMH. Buttercup and sweet leaf cs, Magic Moments L2 pp, September Word Puzzle ss, cocoa ink, hollyhock and chocolate ribbon rounds, Nature's Ambiance rub-ons, liquid glass, sanding kit.
Other: heart rub-on from Colorbok, Robin's Nest skittles in Men's collection, EK punches.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
I found this paper by Heidi Grace Designs at JoAnn's last week and it was just too cute to pass up! When I saw the Mojo Monday sketch for today, I was like..."Yeah! I can use my cute 'pea' paper and my new skittles!" I had just the idea to pull the sketch off. The Just Blooms works perfect, and did you notice....I snuck in a stamp from my Personal Challenge. The flower stamp is from the September Word Puzzle that is the set for this weeks Personal Challenge. Sweet leaf and blush coordinated perfectly.
Materials: All CTMH: Buttercup and sweet leaf cs, That's Amore L2 pp, September Word Puzzle ss, Connections ss, sweet leaf and blush inks, tulip marker, just blooms, window charms, sponge.
Other: Sweet Pea paper by Heidi Grace Designs, Robin's Nest skittles in "Easter".
We had a CRAZY snow storm today! It wasn't really that bad at my house, so when I left for my dentist appointment at 11 this morning I was unpleasantly surprised at what awaited just north of me. I thought taking the freeway would be the best bet since I only had to go one exit--road most traveled=less snow--HAH! Yeah right! No more than a mile up the freeway it came to a dead stop. Cars were in the ditch on the side of the freeway. It took almost 20 minutes to get off the exit! Nobody in the Pac NW knows how to drive in the snow!
This particular exit forks left over the freeway to another freeway, and off to the right to go under the second freeway but still over the original freeway (if that makes sense). The left ramp was blocked with multiple semi trucks pulled over to put chains on. That funneled everyone else to take the right side of the exit where there was a delivery truck blocking one of the left turn lanes. More cars stuck trying to get up the small hill to my dentist made for one crazy and stressful trip for just a simple cleaning. I took pictures on my phone while I was stuck. I'll try and share later. Most of the snow has melted now, but so much for "springing" ahead!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I know, boring. But I like the way it looks and I think that it doesn't distract from the artwork like a lot of the other backgrounds can do. Often times I'm so fascinated by how some one's background looks that I don't really focus on why I'm there--the ARTWORK!! Many are very cute blogs, but I like my plain 'ol "free-with-purchase" layout that the good folks at Blogger offer.
No artwork for me today. Sorry. I'm starting my first ever sewing project. Yikes! Hopefully if I don't get too much grief from the sewing machine and/or fabric I'll be crafting and blogging again soon. Most likely I'll need a break from trying to decipher patterns and pinning fabric that I'll be desperate to craft. Still have my Personal Challenge to work on after all. ;)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Also check out one of my fav bloggers, Aaron to see her take on the scraplings. What a great use of scrap that you might have thrown out! It was also a great use of the Just Because ss for my Personal Challenge. I'm going to make some more using my next Personal Challenge ss, the "September Word Puzzle". Yet another one of those sets that I just had to have, but have never even used it yet. Stay tuned!
Materials: All CTMH. That's Amore L2pp, Just Because ss, Intrinsic Backgrounds ss, Say It In Style SS. Chocolate, blush, and tulip inks, colonial white pigment ink, clear sparkles, just blooms, copper brad, sponge.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Here's the card I stewed many hours over trying to make it bold and somewhat flowery. Sara loves both, so I think it came out well. I used paper as ribbon around the dimentional element for some whimsy, and some actual ribbon with the smaller element to form the all important triangular focus. A little glitter on the numbers to add some bling (which Sara loves too) helped finish it off.