Thursday, August 25, 2011

Read to Me

In just a few more days, my kiddos will be heading back to school. It's kind of bittersweet to see the summer end, but it's also exciting to see the kids embark on a new year of learning. This was my mindset when making my sample for this week's Crafty Secrets challenge - ABCs & 123s.

My dad blesses me with all kinds of lovely vintage goodies - both decorative & functional, and one of his great finds was a huge set of old primer flash cards. I used one as the basis for this wall hanging:

Vintage Primer Flash Card
Stamps - Crafty Secrets - Story of Me & Book Lovers sets
Patterned Paper - Basic Grey
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Soot Black; Martha Stewart Crafts (aqua)
Markers - Copic Sketch
Eyelets - Making Memories
Ribbon - repurposed from a gift package & colored with Copic Barely Beige marker to age

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Friday, August 12, 2011

Card Parade

In between projects at home and the HUGE project of remodeling the kids' new school in time for the first day, I have been getting some crafting in here and there. So here is a little card parade:

For the Craft Secrets' Christmas in July challenge on SCS -

Main Image - Crafty Secrets - Christmas Images & Journal Notes
Stamps - Anna Griffin
Patterned Paper - Anna Griffin - Lizzie Anne
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! (green); Papertrey Ink (pink)
Ink - Adirondack - Lettuce
Button - Jenni Bowlin
Ribbon - Little Pink Studio

Showing off some of our favorite patterned papers on the Crafty Secrets' forum -

Stamps - Crafty Secrets - Thinking of You
Ink - Memento - Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Up - Marvelous Magenta
Patterned Paper - Anna Griffin - Lizzie Anne
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Cricut Lite Cartridge - Lacy Labels
Markers - Copic Sketch
Half Pearls - Queen & Co.

Crafty Secrets' fans embracing our wrinkles with a little distressing -

Images & Sentiment - Crafty Secrets - Little Dolls Images & Journal Notes Booklet
Bingo Card - K&Company - Cut & Paste Die Cuts
Cardstock - Core'dinations (red); Bazzill (blue)
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Seam Tape Ribbon & Bingo Chip - Rebecca Sower Designs

Playing with checks -

Main Image - Crafty Secrets - Sew Nice Creative Scraps
Stamps - Stampin' Up! - Button, Button set
Cardstock - Core'dination (green); Bazzill (yellow)
Patterned Paper - DCWV - Berry Street Farmers' Market Stack (gingham) & Crafty Stack (scissors)
Tape Measure - K&Company - Cut & Paste die cuts
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink - Forest Moss

Looking forward to more crafting time with some new goodies this weekend!