Monday, October 26, 2009

Groovy Little Color Combo!

Good Monday to ya!
I hope you're having a great start to your week.
Today I'm sharing a card I created for a SU! demo swap I'm in.
This is the first time I used this color combo and I'm lovin' it!

I used a blogger friend's photography technique b/c my pics were awful and yellow. I think this turned out waaaaaay better than some of my older pics. Thanks Jennifer!!!
Well, I have to be short tonight...still have kiddos baths to finish and supper dishes to clean up. Oh yeah, and 5 more of these cards to make for tomorrow night!!!! YIKES! gotta go :)
Cardstocks ~ Melon Mambo - Basic Black - Pretty in Pink - Whisper White
Stamp sets ~ Circle Circus - Enjoy Every Moment
Accessories ~ Melon Mambo Ribbon - Black brad - White gel pen - Scallop Circle Punch - 1 1/4" Circle Punch - 3/4" Circle Punch - Dimentionals - Sticky Strip - Snail Adhesive
Inks ~ Basic Black - Pretty in Pink
Until Next time...

Friday, October 23, 2009

What to do with those "not so good pictures"

So, I'm putting a 7x7 scrapbook together of our kids. It's Christmas pictures a photographer friend of mine took of them in '06.
My title page of the album reads:
"Christmas Pictures 2006
Aaron and Bethany
This album is a prime example of how very hard it is to get great pics of small children. Aaron was crying one minute and giggling the next. Bethany wanted to make funny faces for every shot. I look back on these and laugh but at the time I wanted to cry. I had planned on sending Christmas cards with a picture inside. Oh well, I got some very silly shots of both of the kids. I had to scrap these pics...for the memories."

As you know from reading my prfile our son has Autism. You never know what kind of day he will have when he gets up in the mornings. We work with him as best we can but sometimes it's just not a good day and we have to deal with it. The day we had these pics made was one of those days but we had the appointment and really wanted some Christmas pics of them.

So, this is the best picture she got. Aaron's eyes are red and teary and Bethany is holding her dress up and not smiling. What can you do? It was just a bad day for both of them. We shouldn't have tried it. I've learned from my mistakes. Now that they're older it is easier to get "big smile" pictures. I couldn't, not, save this set of pictures. I'll have a small album of just these pictures to look back on and laugh.

Ribbons and buttons are my two most favorite embellishments. I think the buttons bordering the pic look nice. I added a few rhinestones in and around the buttons also to give it a classy look.
Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Crafty Critters Challenge #10

I got my challenge card done!
My blog group on SCS had a challenge. Here's the requirements:

1. Use card sketch #246 from SCS.
2. Use the color purple.
3. Make it Fall themed.
4. Use at least 1 embellishment.

This card is 6.25 x 3.5 -- it fits in a regular size mailing envelope (not the long one).
I used SU! Only Orange c/s as my base. The striped paper and green patterned paper are from the DCWV Fall stack. The purple strip is SU! Rich Razzleberry c/s and I used the ticket punch on 2 corners (This matching well in real life. It seems too dark in the pic). Then I used my new little stamp from SU!. He's stamped with Basic black ink. Isn't he the cutest? I backed it with 2 more circles and put it on with dimentionals. I used clear buttons from SU! with coordinating thread in them. I used a piece of black toile fabric and bunched it up behind the image. Then while the glue on the fabric was still wet, I dotted the ghost's eyes and mouth with the 2 way glue pen and sprinkled dazzling diamonds on the fabric and the ghost. His eyes and mouth look white in the pic but they're really sparkly.
I'll be making goody bags for my son and daughter's classmates using this cute little stamp too. I'll be sure and post them when I get them done.
Until next time...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Christmas Cards

Hey Everybody!

I hope you're having a great day. Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure and leave a comment and let me know what you think.

I'm having a SU! Christmas card workshop tonight. These are the 2 cards everyone will be making. They will make 5 of each design. This first one I used our Dasher stamp.

The base is Very Vanilla c/s, then a piece of real red over that. I used the Merry Moments paper pack for the snow flake rectangle and green strips. I stamped Dasher with Chocolate chip ink and chalked real red around the edges. I placed the stamped image on with pop dots (dimensionals)The chalk gives a softer look compared to inking the edges. I used the glue pen and dotted around on the antlers then used Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I finished the card with some rhinestones. The inside I stamped Merry Christmas in Real Red ink.

For the next card I used the tree from our Snow Swirled stamped set.

I again used Very Vanilla as my card base then placed a piece of Old Olive c/s over that. I punchd out circle with Real Red c/s then a scalloped cirlce with the same color. I tore a piece of Very Vanilla c/s then placed another piece from the Merry Moments paper pack over that. I stamped Merry Christmas in Real Red ink. I stamped the tree on Very Vanilla c/s then cut it out and used our Real Red maker the dot the centers of the snow flakes. The tree is on with pop dots (dimensionals). I finished the card with some brads and stamped a Christmas sentiment in Real Red inside.

I love the look of the Old Olive c/s and Real Red c/s together. You've got to get some of our Merry Moments paper too. This is just a few samples of the designs in that pack. They are gorgeous. I can't wait to use some of it in my scrapbooks.

This is my first Christmas Card Workshop to do. I hope the ladies like these cards.
Oh yeah, for any of you following my computer troubles, I'm still updating at mom's. She says it's fine with her when we walk through the door b/c she gets to see the kiddos while I'm "blogging". : )
Have a great evening everyone!

Until next time...

Friday, October 9, 2009

Updating at my mom's....ugh

Well, my computer is still acting up so I'm at my mom's updating today. The phrase, "Don't know what you've got 'til it's gone." is soooo true. She only lives 9 miles from me but...ugh, I like sitting in my pj's playing on the computer. hee! hee!
Here's a page I did to go in my Disney Vacation Album. The title is from a Disney LOTW swap I hosted on SCS a few weeks ago. Aren't the letters great? Those ladies did a fabulous job!

My niece and daughter are in the stroller. My daughter was terrified of that Princess! I couldn't believe it. She loves Princesses and talks about them all the time. But, when she came up to her to talk she started bawling! That will be something good to pull out when she's 17 and bringing home a boyfriend. We'll get to tell him she's scared of princesses!!! hee! hee!
We still got to be part of the parade though. That was a wonderful experience.
I hope to get another post in next week. We're out of school Monday and Tuesday for Fall Break! Yippee!!!!! NO ALARM CLOCKS!!!! Woooo Whooooo :0)
Until next time...

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Hello everyone...sorry I've not posted in a while.
My computer is acting up. I have an ACER notebook that has a SD card reader on it.
I've always been able to plug in my card and upload pics. Last week I got an error message. I emailed ACER support and they said I needed to download a new reader? I did what they told me too and it still doesn't work it keeps giving me the same error message.
Today I wanted to play along with the challenges on SCS for World Card Making Day. I've made my first card and got out my USB cable to upload the pics to my computer. WOW! SHOCKER! it's giving me the exact same error as my card reader is!!!!!!
I'm so frustrated! Anyone out there is syber space have a suggestion for me? My notebook is registered and still under warranty. I'm not that computer savvy and never had to deal with problems like this so I'm lost.

I always said I didn't want to post to my blogs without pics but I have no choice at this point. Sorry ladies...
I'm still going to play along with the challenges and hope to get some answers and my computer fixed soon so I can show you my cards.

Until next time...