Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ssssuper Day!

We wrapped up VBS with a closing program & picnic this morning after our regular church service. Whew! The week went well overall with just a couple bumps in the road. I think the kids had fun, though, and learned a lot, and that's what really matters.

Now Shannon's off to a birthday-palooza, a combined party for four of her classmates! Here's one of the cards I made:

Cricut cartridges - Create a Critter and Base Camp (font)
Patterned paper - K&Company - Rough and Tumble
Cardstock - Martha Stewart (green & blue); Bazzill (orange & yellow); Georgia Pacific (white)
Accessories - font - Bookman Old Style; glitter glue - Stickles; brads - Making Memories; marker - Sharpie; googlie eyes - unknown

Hope your day is ssssuper too!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Easy Being Green

Do you ever find yourself going through color phases when making cards? Not long ago I went through a peachy-pink phase, and I just noticed that my last few cards were green.

Here's the one I made for this week's Crafty Secrets challenge "De-stressing with Distressing" that I'm hosting:

Stamps - Crafty Secrets - Art Studio set
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye - Organic Stack; K&Company - Life's Journey
Accessories - edge distresser - Tonic; seam tape ribbon - Rebecca Sower Designs

And here's the Father's Day card I made for my dear dad:

Main Image - Crafty Secrets - Wacky Animals Creative Scraps
Stamp - Papertrey Ink - Pond Life (sentiment)
Ink - Stampin' Up! - True Thyme; Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Patterned Paper - K&Company - Life's Journey
Cardstock - Bazzill (green); Neenah (natural)
Accessories - ribbon - Making Memories; bookplate - Stampin' Up!

Hope you have a wonderful day! I'm off to make rain sticks & Capuchin sock monkeys at VBS. :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Just Because Cards

Sometimes I like to make cards just because - because I'm thinking of someone, because I think an image will make someone smile, because the seasons are changing. And that's what's nice about handmade cards. They are that little something to brighten someone's day, to let them know that someone is thinking about them.

I made these cards as a part of two Crafty Secrets forum challenges at Splitcoast Stampers. The first one is for this week's challenge. Pammyjo asked us to use clips or clippings in our projects. I used a paperclip and a clipping from a dictionary entry.

Main Images: Crafty Secrets - Gardening Creative Scraps
Patterned Paper: K&Company - Berry Street Farmer's Market
Cardstock: BazzillInk: Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Accessories: vintage button; vintage paperclip; rick rack - Paper Wishes; embroidery floss - DMC

Last week Darlene challenged us to use something old, something new, or something borrowed on our projects. For this card, I used the new-to-me Crafty Secrets set, Message on a Bottle, and one of my older CS sets, Sweet Kids, for the sentiment.

Stamps: Crafty Secrets - Message on a Bottle and Sweet Kids
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo & Antique Linen; Stampin' Up! - Cranberry Crisp
Patterned Paper: K&Company - Life's Journey
Accessories: ribbon - The Little Pink Studio; markers - Copic Sketch

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Enjoy the Moment

Hello all! I hope you are starting to enjoy some of the sweet moments that come with the summer season.

Right now we're getting ready for VBS at our church, and that is exhausting but exciting too. Ronan, in particular, has been talking about it for months. We finished decorated the church yesterday, and I just have to make a run to the craft store and trace some patterns, and we should be all set.

Here is a card I made as a thank you for Shannon's school administrator. He is a wonderful person and does an amazing job leading the staff in providing a Christian education for the students. I am consistently in wonder at the things these kiddos are able to learn & accomplish, and more than that, the love they demonstrate for God and each other is a powerful example of how Christ's church can be.

Stamp - Inky Antics
Patterned Paper - K&Company - Rough & Tumble
Cardstock - Martha Stewart (green); Gina K Designs (white); Bazzill (yellow)
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Accessories - markers - Copic Sketch; ribbon - Michaels

Hope you get to enjoy a special moment or two today!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Catching Up on Crafty Secrets

A couple of weeks ago Pammyjo over at Splitcoast Stampers' Crafty Secrets forum challenged us to use zig zags or rick rack on our cards. I made the card but never got it posted because our digital camera was MIA at the time. Here is the card I made:

Main Image - Crafty Secrets - Sew Nice Creative Scraps
Stamps - Crafty Secrets - Material Girl
Patterned paper - DCWV - Crafty StackInk - Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy
Accessories - felt rick rack - Offray; embroidery floss - DMC; vintage button

This week for the Crafty Secrets challenge, Lori Lynn asked us to use kraft cardstock or patterned paper on our projects. I used the same kraft-colored patterned paper as the card above for this card. It's interesting that it looks more pink on this card because of the pink in the image and the pinkish taupe ribbon:

Main Image - Crafty Secrets - Girlfriends Creative Scraps
Stamps - Crafty Secrets - Altered Art & Mouse Party
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Tattered Rose & Vintage Photo
Patterned Paper - DCWV - Crafty Stack; Prima (polka dot)
Cardstock - Bazzill
Accessories - adhesive half pearls - unknown; marker (to alter pearls) - Copic Sketch; seam tape ribbon - Rebecca Sower Designs

Hope you're having a lovely Sunday!


Friday, June 4, 2010

Snoopy Says "Thank You" & More Fun with Cricut

Today is Shannon's last day as a first grader...sniff! The next time she heads to school it will be as a big second grader, with her little brother, a kindergartner, at her side, no less! Wow!

Here is the thank you card I made for her teacher. Seems like an odd teacher thank you, but this dear teacher likes to ride motorcycles with her hubby. We're including a gas card and a gift card for Dairy Queen, so she can enjoy a ride and ice cream treat with her dh.

Stamps - Snoopy on Motorcycle - Stampabilities; sentiment - Favorite Teddy Bear - SU!
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Soot Black; Stazon - Jet Black
Patterned Paper - K&Company
Cardstock - Bazzill (yellow); DCWV (orange); Gina K Designs (white)
Accessories - markers - Copic Sketch; ribbon - Offray; scalloped circle punch - Martha Stewart; Pop Dots

Here is the finished work in progress that I showed you in my last post. Shannon's class had an Egyptian Feast in class last week. One of the other mums took a class photo and had it printed for me, and I made these layouts, using the My World Cricut cartridge, for each of the kids and their teacher.

Finally, here's another work in progress that Shannon and I are working on this summer, using the 50 States & Zooballoo cartridges:

Hope you have a wonderful day & relaxing weekend ahead!