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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Birthday card for sil

I finally got it done!  A birthday card for my sil.  lol  I have procrastinated long enough since we will be celebrating his birthday tomorrow.  I used this darling stamp from LOTV.  I saw it a few weeks ago and new I wanted to make my sil a card with it, so just had to order.  The little banner sentiment stamp was ordered at the same time as everyone knows you just have to order enough to get free shipping.  lol  The papers are from my scrap box as I am trying hard to use them as well as some of my older stash.  The ribbon, charm and pearls are all several years old.  Other than ordering stamps and more stamps, I am sticking to not buying much until some older is used.  The inside of the card tells him that we hope his day is a big hit.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  God bless!


Challenges:


The Craft Place- sketch

Crafter's Companion- embellishments.  I inked all edges, sewed, added pearls, charm and ribbon.

Crafting for all Season's- for man

Delightful Challenge- boys

Dream Valley- special guy

Hot Shot Crafts- distressed inks

2 Sisters- stripes or plaid

Digi Designs- spotty or dotty



Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kindergarten graduation

This is the second layout for my oldest grandson that deals with his graduation oh so many years ago!  He was so excited to get his diploma that he ran as fast as he could when his name was called.  He was so proud and so were we.  lol  The sketch is one we are using in a small group I am in.  I really struggled doing it as I am more of a symmetric type and usually do not use just strips as papers to decorate.   The pp are from my stash from years ago.   I think I may have even purchased some when he actually graduated!  The lettering is cut from sizzlet dies.  The banners are from the new Whimsy dies I just bought last week.  I think I have one more layout of him opening gifts and I  will be finished with this little project.  Thank you so much for stopping by and God bless you.

Challenges:

Oldie but a Goodie-banners everything on this layout is over six months old....including the photos  lol

Try it on Tuesdays-anything goes

Craft Your Passion- anything goes

Crafty Card Makers- no cards, ATC or tags

My Grafico- graduations




Saturday, June 9, 2012

Christmas challenge card for May-June

I cannot believe how fast this past week had gone by!  DH was out of town for the week and I planned to play in my room a lot while he was away.  I even went and had over 200 photos printed.  Oh such big dreams I had last Friday when he left.  Well, this is the sum total of my scrapping and it was done today....after he came home.  lol

 I made this for a Christmas card challenge group I am in.  The cute image is from LOTV stamps.  I just love these stamps.  There is a whole set of Nativity kids.  The main sentiment is from the Snowman nativity set from TAC.  The little banner stamp is my newest set of stamps and it is from Whimsy.  The patterned papers are from my scrap box.  I had to dig deep to find that charm.  Not sure where it came from or for home many years I have had it hidden.  lol  I used nesties for the circles.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  God bless each and every one.

Challenges I am entering:

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas- must have a critter.....not sure if a teddy bear Jesus would be a critter or not but am hoping.  lol

Crazy 4 Challenges- circles

Sweet Stampin'- sewing

Christmas Stampin'-anything goes

Frosted Designs-stitching

Paper Crafting Journey- coloring

Pixie Dust Studio- 3 or more patterned papers

Shelly's Images- Bling




Saturday, June 2, 2012

Graduation cards

My dad asked me to make him a couple graduation cards.  I have had these Mag stamps forever but never used them so was quite excited......first to think he wanted me to make him some cards and second to finally use these darling stamps.  I did add a mouth to them because he had stated before he wasn't fond of the "stamps with out faces".  lol  I colored them with copics with a few pencil highlights and popped them up for more dimension.  I used the school colors for each. The paper with diplomas all over it was found buried deep in a pile I have not even looked at in over 2 years!  You wouldn't believe the awesome papers I came across.  I couldn't believe how much nicer the older papers are.....heavy and so easy to work with.  I added the girl's name but just put the boys initials since his name was a bit long.  I also made them step cards as that style seemed to work with my simple plans.  The letters are die cuts from a sizzlet set.  A little stickles and ribbon and I called them done.  lol

Thanks so much for stopping by.  With dh away for the week, I am hoping to get more scrapping done!  God bless you all.

Challenges:

Totally Paper Crafts- more than one fold

Creative Card Crew- dimension

Oldie But A Goodie- anything goes......almost everything on these cards is way over a year old


Party Time Tuesday- anything goes


Tip Top Tuesday- something at least 6 months old......paper, stamps, ribbon, ribbon metal tag, stickles.....almost everything

Divas By Design- anything goes


Fab 'n' Funky- celebrations.....am sure these two kids will be celebrating!!!  lol

Die Cuttin Divas- anything goes






Birthday card

This is the birthday card I made for one of my sisters.  She wanted a step card so she could have a pattern.  I made it fairly plain so it would be easier for her to measure the cuts and fold and all.  I used this cute little Bildy stamp that I have had forever but used very little.  The pps are scraps from other projects.  The sentiment stamp is new!!!  I love new stamps!!! lol  I added blingz to the flowers and stickles to the leaves.  I hope she likes it and can cope the pattern.  Hugs to all that stop by and prayers for God to always bless!

Challenges I am entering:

Perfect Sentiment-anything goes

Truly Scrumptious - pinks

Celebrate the Occasion- anything goes


Crafty Sentiments- anything goes

Shelly's Images- pick two......flowers, markers and bling

Crafty Calender- flowers

Sweet Stampin'- favorite stamp......love the Bildy stamps so she would be one of many favs



Astronaut


This is a layout I made for my oldest grandson from way back when.......his kindergarten graduation.  The kids all did an awesome job and put on a wonderful performance.  Then their teacher asked each child what they wanted to be when they grow up.  It was no surprise to us that he chose to be an astronaut.  The past couple years he has really enjoyed learning all about the stars and planets.  He also loves airplanes and such.  I still have the rest of his graduation to scrap.....wonder if I will have it done before his high school graduation comes.  lol  Since I had not unpacked my Cricut from my last jaunt to the rockhouse, I had to get it set up and ready.  I used it to cut the astronaut, the stars and all lettering.  I then chalked the little astronaut to give him a touch of color.  Of course I just had to use stickles so added it freely to all the stars.  Some of the letters, the astronaut and the rocket are all popped for the 3D look.  The borders are a MS punch.

Thanks for stopping by and may God always bless you.

Challenges I am entering:

Craft Your Days Away- red white and blue

Secret Crafter- anything goes....hope that means layouts too

Dilly Beans-stripes  (again hoping layouts are okay)

Fairy Tale Challenges- one for the boys

Hotshot Crafts- die cuts

Delightful Challenge- red, white and blue

Paper Crafting Journey- anything for kids

SJ Crafts- all about the boys

Southern Girls- die cuts and/or punches

Moving Along With the Times- red, white and blue