Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Plinker's Very Own Album

 After I started this layout, I was trying to decide where it should "live" and landed on the thought that Plinker should have his very own album.  Of course, he should!  Silly me!  This is the title page:


Title: Cricut font - Birthday Bash cartridge
Patterned paper: Bo Bunny (background); Cosmo Cricket - Jack's World (green dp & cut apart card)
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Antique Linen; Memento - Bamboo Leaves
Accessories: rub-on alphas - Making Memories; printed twill - Martha Stewart; foam dimensionals - Darice; staples - Swingline; Happy Trails template - Kiwi Lane Designs

Have a happy Wednesday!


Monday, July 29, 2013

My First Dazzles Card - A Review of Sorts

So, I've had these Dazzles stickers in my stash since Christmas.  My daughter saw them on HSN and fell in love.  She's used some since we got them, but I hadn't until now.  I've seen people rave about these online, and I didn't see what the big deal is.  They're just stickers, right?  We've been using stickers in our papercrafts since the dawn of time. 

Yesterday, I needed a fairly quick birthday card, so I decided to give these a try.  Okay, now I get it.  Now I understand why people rave about Dazzles.  What I personally like about them is the versatility.  They can be layered over printed paper or cardstock to get lots of different looks, and the sets include main images, accessory stickers, borders, corners, sentiments, so you can get a finished look easy peasy.  One rookie mistake I made: after I took the photo (and put the card in the envelope) I realized that I had left off the lady's earring. 

Bottom line: They are so much fun to play around with, and that's the whole point of papercrafting, isn't it?

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, July 15, 2013

Christmas in July

I've been playing mind games over the weekend, trying to beat the heat & humidity by making Christmas cards.  It may not be working, but at least I'm getting a head start on my Christmas crafting!

Warmest Wishes:

Christmas Chorus:

Holiday Style:


Main Images: October Afternoon - Holiday Style - Miscellany
Patterned paper, paper tape, & die cuts: Anna Griffin - Twinkle Bright Collection
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Bundled Sage, Fired Brick, & Antique Linen
Snowman embellishment: Chipboard from October Afternoon - Holiday Style - Miscellany; decorated with acrylic paint, Sharpie fine point marker, & washi tape from Recollections

Thanks for stopping by & stay cool!


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

You Stole My Heart

Today my hubby and I are celebrating are 19th wedding anniversary.  I feel so blessed to have spent nearly half my life married to such a funny, loving, supportive, handsome, Christian guy, who also is an amazing & dedicated dad.  We've been through a lot of ups and downs through the years, but Rich has remained rock steady.  I am really thankful to have him by my side.

Here's the card I made him for today:


Stamps: Stampin' Up - Love Bandit set
Cardstock: Coredinations (green & browns); Gina K Designs - Pure Luxury Cardstock (white); Bazzill (red)
Embossing folder: Darice
Markers: Copic Sketch
Ribbon: Offray
Foam dimensionals: Darice

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Oh, Meow Meow!

If you've known my family for any length of time, you recognize this furry fellow.  This is my daughter's lovey, Meow Meow.  He's been her constant companion for nearly a decade, tucked under her arm for art & tennis lessons, summer camp, doctor & dentist appointments, first & last days of school, and even hay rides.

Although nowadays he isn't so much a part of the immediate action, he's usually never too far behind.  Instead of being tucked under her arm, he's tucked into a backpack, a suitcase, or a tote bag.  Ever at the ready, just in case he's needed.

You are My Sunshine Layout featuring Meow Meow:


Patterned paper: DCWV - My Sunshine Stack; Making Memories (small yellow floral paper)
Cut aparts: DCWV - My Sunshine Stack
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Tea Dye & Vintage Photo
Accessories: markers - Sharpie fine point; foam dimensions - Darice

Hope your day is filled with sunshine!