Showing posts from October, 2008

spiders, spiders everywhere!

You all know I am crazy right???? Well I have been seeing these adorable spiders made with peppermint patties and punched card stock everywhere. I thought they were just so cute that I showed them to my daughter who then proceeded to beg me to make them for her classmates. After I agreed I realized that if I made them for her class I needed to make them for her younger brother and sister's classes..... Well they are finally done all 61 of them. What was I thinking??? What I used: Peppermint Patties Basic Black, Whisper White, Only Orange, Lovely Lilac, Green Galore card stock Scallop circle punch, photo corner punch, 3/4" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch

black and white and one other color...

Black and white and one other color is todays Elzybell design team challenge. Pop over the Elizabeth's blog to see what all the other design team member have done with this challenge. I love black, white and red together. I did have to cheat a tiny bit by adding some orange for the snowman's nose and brown for his arms but I think I stayed with the general principal of the challenge. What I used: Boy with snowman by Elzybell Art stamps Basic black, real red, whisper white card stock, SU designer paper water color paper Black Stazon ink pad Stampin' Write markers, aquapainter snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder black brads wide Real Red grosgrain ribbon, black narrow grosgrain ribbon

elzybell challenge #4

It's challenge time again for the Elzybelles. Our challenge; Inchies! I haven't done much with inchies, those tiny little works of art, as a matter of fact I believe this is my first venture. While I was racking my brain for ideas on how to use them, I came across a card where my cyber buddy Julesiana had used the inchie to spotlight part of an image. It seemed like a good idea so I ran with it. Thanks Jules. Also don't forget that there is still time to enter the Elzybell holiday card challenge . You still have until October 21st. What I used: Elzybell holly lamp, Bella Toile background, Many Merry Messages stamp set Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Confetti White card stock Black Stazon ink pad, Riding Hood Red classic stamp pad black brads, Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain

no stampin' just lots and lots of braggin'

Football season is always the busiest time of the year for my family. Our second son Daniel has been playing football since the age of eight so the months of August, September and October are consumed by practices and games and all the other fun stuff involved with the season. Our daughter Jessika has been cheering for our PopWarner team for 3 years now so that involves once again, practices, games, competitions and good grief CHEER HAIR! I can only imagine what my life is going to be like when Ellie starts cheering and Manny starts playing. This weekend was homecoming. Homecoming at my children's school is near and dear to my heart since they attend MY hometown high school. Homecoming in our small town is one of the wonderful things about living where I live. It starts out with the spaghetti supper Friday night then continues with the Varsity girls soccer game, bonfire and dance. Saturday begins with a 5K walk/run race and parade then concludes with a Varsity football gam

just playing around...

Lately I have been playing around with some 3D projects instead of doing just cards. This is one of the things that I have done. I am not ready to show you the rest.... What I used: A Rose is a Rose stamp set, Big Deal alphabet set lower case J decor elements Riding Hood Red, Pirouette Pink, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White card stock Bella Rose designer paper Whisper White taffeta ribbon

Elzybell challenge #3

Time for another Elzybell challenge! You can play along too! Just follow this link to find the sketch we are using. If you want to see what the other members of our design team have done, follow click here . Isn't this bear the cutest??? I made this card for a friend, Laura who is expecting a baby soon. She and her DH already have a hand full of girls between them and are hoping for a boy this time. The main image is colored with Stampin' write markers on water color paper. I used an aquapainter to blend the colors, add highlights and soften the colors. What I used: Elzybell bear with towel Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White card stock water color paper Wild Asparagus by Mind's Eye designer paper coluzzle cutting system, small corner rounder Certainly Celery narrow grosgrain ribbon