Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Cody the Great IV

Here's our dog Cody eating at the table. I don't let him do this, but this morning he jumped up on the chair and was sitting there, so C decided to put his food on the table. Well, Cody then decided to enjoy breakfast at the table this morning.

Birthday Invitations

Side 2 of the Birthday invitation
Side 1 of birthday invitation

The challenge today on the Storage Units Ink and More blog was to use chipboard. Well, at first I didn't even know what chipboard was, but I learned that you can use your cereal boxes for this. So I got out my handy dandy Cricut machine and then inserted my Jasmine cartridge into the machine and selected this oval charm tag. Then I used designer paper from the DCWV Nana's kids stack ran my image through my Xyron machine to make it sticky to go on my chipboard. I stamped these images from Storage Units Ink and More and cut out and proped up with mounting tape. On the back I just used pink paper and stamped the sentiments from this same set. I colored all images with Prismacolor markers and highlighted with the Spica at You glitter pens. My ribbon is from American Crafts.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Seriously Sweet and Sassy

Actually the name of the stamps used were Seriously Sassy from Stampin Up, but I thought that was a good title for this card. This was a color challenge card from Splitcoast Stampers, the challenge was to use Rose Red, Black and Kraft paper. This card actually took me a long time to make because I couldn't get it just the way I wanted it. So mid card making I decided to take a break and walk down to my friend Leigh's house and see what was up. Leigh was nice enough to make me a sandwich and then we gabbed for a while so then I went back home and took another shot at the card. I figured most of it out but I showed it to Leigh again before we went to the bus stop and she said, "Add a layer of black to the back." Well, thanks Leigh because that did make a big difference. Leigh is a terrific card maker, check out her blog at

Card details: Ink from Pallette Noir Hybrid, Dew Drops from Ellen Hutson LLC, Ribbon from American Crafts, flower punch, papers from Stampin Up, glitter pen from Spica at You.

Monday, August 25, 2008

First day of school

This is my oldest first day of middle school photo. As some of you know, I am not the best Mom about keeping track of their first day pictures, but I did take a picture today. Below is M and C's first day back photos. C is going into first grade and M is going into 4th. They didn't want to go outside to have their picture taken so they are just sitting on the couch hanging out before school started. C also didn't want to wear the outfit I picked out for her so this is what she pulled out to wear. You can't really tell but it is a Demi Lavato t-shirt that she picked out at the Jonas Brothers concert we went to this summer.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge

This card was made for the color challenge too. The images are from Alesa Baker Designs. The DP is from Amy Butler for K & Company. I used my copics to color and used Stardust glitter pen to add a little sparkle. The wire is from Memory Box.

Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge

Here is a card that I made for my daughter for her first day of 6th grade. Although, I added the sentiment "Cool" and she said to me, "Mom, that really doesn't make sense." It is really hard to see in the photograph but I used the heart background from Fiskars. The stamp image is from Penny Black. I used Copic markers to color the image and used a little glitter pen tfrom Sakura to add a little sparkle.

SCS Sketch Challenge #190

The challenge for this week on SCS sketch challenge was to use this sketch. I bought this great Changito stamp the other night at the Queens Ink in Baltimore and really wanted to get inky with it. The papers are from DCWV Fall stacks as well as the textured cardstock. I also used Inkssentials Glossy Accents on the batman costume and pumpkin. I wanted to make Changito stand out a little so I added a little of the At You Spica Glitter pen in gold. The ribbon is K & Company by Jen Yanok paper adhesive ribbon. I also used a Hallowen brad from Around the Block.