Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Welcome to Day 2 of The Stamping Boutique's Pocket Patootie Blog Hop! if you were able to visit the DT member's blogs yesterday, then you saw some GORGEOUS creations with these cutie patootie new images that Tracey has drawn! She is one talented lady and I am just as blessed as can be to be a part of this team! :) If you missed any of Day 1, please start over at Rhonda Z.'s most fabby blog! (the master list is also here in case you lose your way)
Well grab your coffee cups and let's get going! I am using the cute new image, 'Birds Pocket Patootie' for my card today. All of the PP designs can be found here at the store, but I know while you are there you will want to wander the aisles and do some more shopping, especially since Tracey has a special discount code available for this weekend only that allows you 35% off your entire purchase!!! just type in the coupon code 'bloghop' prior to check out. easy peasy pumpkin pie!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I hope you get a chance to play along with us! Be sure to check out the cuties made by the rest of the DT! and leave their critters some love, too! who knows, they could be starring in pet food commercials some day! :) Post your photos to the groups over on SNR and PCP, too, after linking to Mr. Linky. we want to see what you have created!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I hope to be back to crafting and creating within a week or so. That is my hope anyhow.
But last night I was able to make it downstairs for the first time in many many days to spend an hour or so with my family. watched a bit of the winter olympics. how refreshing to see so many athletes from all over the world come together! does my heart good! my prayers go out to the friends, family, and team of the young man from Georgia who died on the luge run. At least he left this earth doing what he so loved knowing he made it right where he wanted to be. May the same be said of each of us.
Wishing you all the most beautiful of days, surrounded by those you love. Happy Valentine's Day!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Let's start with your party invitation...... I used the new S2G image, Party Guests. It is so easy to use these fun digis while creating documents, too! I first inserted the picture into my document and then turned it into a watermark. This made it easy peasy to type the info right over the cute image! (actually our wonderful DT leader, Debbie created the invitation text. I just copy/pasted it right into my document - even easier!!)
Next comes your party hat.............
I printed the tempate out onto copy paper, added a few hearts punched from Basic Grey Bittersweet, threaded through some vintage seam tape, and then sparkled a few fruit punch stickle accents. oh yes, can't ever forget the Prima flower accent! (this was actually supposed to go in the next item, but it didn't fit!! grins!)
You have heard of Christmas crackers - well this is a Birthday cracker! I used the same cute Party Guests image for the tag - perfect to add each guest's name on the back. You can't see the detail here, but I used metallic pens to give some sparkle. The paper again is Basic Grey Bittersweet, edged in some of my fun JoAnn's trim find. Next I took hot pink crepe paper and ruffled it, topping this with orange Primas dotted with fruit punch stickles. Empty toilet paper rolls were filled with the party invite from the beginning of the post & LOTS of fun goodies (some from S2G!!) before wrapping with tissue paper and tying with more vintage seam tape. The tag was loosely tied on with orange baker's twine.
Now if you would like a chance to win one of these birthday crackers, here is what you have to do:
- Play in the Twisted Thursday Challenge this week - Make a birthday invitation - Twist is to use the word Celebration/Party/Birthday somewhere in your creation. Be sure to link your creation to the S2G challenge site.
- Join the SNR and/or PCP S2G groups
- Invite a friend to participate in the TT Challenge and then THEY MUST link their creation. (you need to leave me a comment telling me the name of your friend.)
I will do a random drawing, and then BOTH YOU and YOUR FRIEND will win a birthday cracker!!!! :)
Please check out the rest of the DTs creations!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHIRLEYS2GIRLS!!!!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Hello! Flu bug is still hanging around - I seem to be doing better and then wham-o - down for the count again. but its an upward trend, so that is a VERY good thing. thank you muchly for the kind thoughts and prayers!
- can't be too mushy
- can't be too girly
- can't be too gushy
- can't suggest he has 'certain feelings' for her (I don't know if he does or doesn't - so no one read anything into this, inlcluding you, Tyler. )
- has to look like its coming from a guy
- has to meet with his approval
- has to still look a 'little girly'
- if posted on the blog, can't mention that they are in a relationship because that ruins any relationship the boys have ever had, plus, gosh, it's embarassing Mom........
- and "do people really read your blog anyway?"
So there was a weeee bit of pressure on my while I began this adventure today...... so are you ready for the unveiling yet?
Here we go -
Here is the final product. He looked at it while lying on the couch and on his compy, quickly gave it the once over, and said, "okay." immediately he put back on his headphones and went back to his computer. entire discussion was over. okaaaaaaaaay.
So now y'all are gonna get all of the deets that I know he was really dying to know, but was just too shy to ask! :D
The image is from Shirleys 2 Girls. (make sure you play in the Twisted Thursday challenge this week!!!). This precious pup has been paper pieced. His spots were then painted in coal shimmerz because after all, he is going on a long trip to a special girl and needs to look his very best! The papers are Basic Grey Recess. The glitter heart is Prima. Button is a vintage one. Ruffled ribbon is May Arts, while the crochet trim is a JoAnn's find. I accidentally cut off the left edge of teh sentiment in my editing of the scan - sorry. Added a few little frosted stickles dots to add more glitter.
Creative Belli - hearts
Sweet Stop - sketch
Cupcake Crafts - 4 legged & Furry
No Time To Stamp - Heart & Red
Secret Crafter - Hearts
Stamp, Scrap, & Doodle - Open
Little Red Wagon - Hearts
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Hearts
Paper Sundaes - Valentines
Monday, February 1, 2010
I wanted to make a card for my son, Mick, who had a bit of an accident yesterday. He was out rock climbing with some friends - getting ready for a big trip they are planning to Kentucky over spring break. Took a tumble and sprained his ankle. (at least we are hoping and praying that is all that has happened) He is such a trooper, but I realized that I haven't made him a card in like, FOR-EV-ER!!! shame on me! I make cards for David all the time, but rarely do I make them for the boys anymore. I have GOT to do something about that. So I sat down tonight, looked at my notebook of challenges, and got busy.
I started with this cute little 'Sammy Squirrel Eats Strawberries' image from Digital Stamp Oasis. Mick loves strawberries almost more than anything else in the world. and I wanted something to make him smile. Kinda hard to find something to make a 17 year old young man smile when it comes to digis!!! but I knew this little fella would do the trick. I grabbed some fun K & Co. paper that just came in from my prize winnings from All That Scraps. I used the sketch challenge from Paper Take Weekly. Because this card it being tayored especially for Mick, it qualifies for the challenge over at One Stop Craft - to make something personal for someone. The darling felt strawberry is from Martha Stewart, as is the border punch I used. Added in some of my wonderful vintage buttons, and yep, he DID smile when I gave it to him! I think he was very surprised to get something from me. Since I used a digital image, this works for the challenge over at a brand spankin' new challenge site, I Love Digi Challenge Blog. You need to go check it out and add it to your regular challenge list. I plan to! :)
Other challenges :
Stamp, Scrap, & Doodle Saturday - Open challenge
The Craft Garden - card for a boy
A Spoonful of Sugar - Freestyle