Friday, July 30, 2010

2 days and counting!

Yesterday was a big day for our family, my daughter passed her driving exam!  One of the big milestones of growing up.  She has been a little stressed about this, sharing that she had several bad dreams about driving off a cliff!  I think a celebration is definitely called for!

I am posting a few pictures today of a mini album that was inspired by Shari Carroll (Hero Arts).  It was a lot of fun to put together.  I plan on giving it to family that will be visiting this fall.   I used so many different supplies for this project, I don't even know where to start.   The front cover is stamped with a Hero Arts stamp using white Stazon.   The aloha stamp is made by a local company, Taj.  The flowers are from All Natural Accents and I think the ribbon is May Arts.


The second picture has a stamped image taped to the page with Heidi Swapp tape I got long ago (an example of the collecting thing).  I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.  The background is chalked. The Pokadot background was clear ebossed and colored with Distress Ink.  The steamp is from Stampin' Up.   The ribbon here is from American Crafts.

The last picture shows a page made with a shipping label.  The flap is stamped (again, not sure who made it).  The little card inserts are stamped using the Hero Arts Clings, Ledger.

Only 3 more days of my staycation.  Hope to get out and paddle again today. Before I go, I want to wish one of my dearest friends Happy Birthday!  We have known each other since Kindergarten,   Not saying how long that has been, but it has been awhile.

Wishing you a happy Aloha Friday!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

First Import!

What a great week to have off work!  We are enjoying a "staycation" right here at home.  I have been standup paddling three times this week (and trying to figure out how I can keep doing it!)  Each morning I have been out, several big turtles have been swimming around!  I am not much of a water person (I blame that on being raised in land locked Kansas), but I love the ocean!  This stand up paddling seems to be a good combination of being in the ocean and experiencing its healing effects and not having to swim much.

Being off, I have had the opportunity to do a lot of stamping with my new release stamps from The Cat's Pajamas.  The timing was perfect, I splurged on getting the Kitty Kat Pack which arrived on Monday.  So, I took some pictures goes nothing!

For this card, I used the Mojo Monday sketch for the design.  I stamped the cute little bunny from Forget about the Cake set.  The background papers are from Doodle Bug Designs, the card stock is DCWV, including the cute rickrack cut with MFT's Die-namics.  The candles are cut with an old Sizzix die which has been well used over the years.  The cake icing was paper pieced and the rests of the image was colored with Copics.  A little bling added with Stickles and that is my first card upload.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Testing 1,2,3

Look out world, I am going to give blogging a try.  I love visiting the blogs of all the wonderfully talented card and scrapbook artists out there in Blogville.  I hope this will keep me motivated and creating instead of just collecting and lurking (you know what I'm talking about).  Now that it seems this part is working, I need to start improving on my photography skills.  I will try to post some pics in the next couple of days.