Friday, February 29, 2008

SCS Chalkboard technique

I made this quickie card for a friends birthday. I missed the birthday last week, but I will be seeing her tonight. I did the chalkboard technique from SplitcoastStampers weekly email . You first stamp your image in white craft ink and then with your pastels, you go over the white ink. I used real red, pumpkin pie & green galore chalks. The image was from a Sale-a-Bration set from last year called Happy Harmony. I actually just mounted this set. I also used Real Red, Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie DSP CS from SU!, Papertrey Ink White CS, unknown vendor textured orange cs. I used the piercing tool and white rollerball ink pen to highlight the orange frame. I finished it off with a stamp for the Happy Birthday embossed with Black EP. I hope she enjoys it, I enjoyed making it.
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Thursday, February 28, 2008

SCS Color Challenge 2/25/08 CC155

I finally did my first SCS challenge...This challenge was for the colors of River Rock, Basic Black & Whisper White. I also included Shimmery White as well...I used 2 different stamp company stamps on it as well, Papertrey Ink-Just Hatched & SU! So Swirly Jumbo Wheel & Elegant Greeting. I embossed the little bird (Papertrey Ink) in the scallop circle with black embossing powder, I rolled the jumbo wheel in VersaMark and then rolled on the black paper in 3 lines and then embossed them with black powder as well. I stamped Thinking of You from Elegant Greeting in VersaMark and then used Clear embossing powder. I cut the rectangles in my Cuttlebug with the Nestabilities dies. I did sponge River Rock classic ink on the Shimmery White CS on the Scallop Circle and the Scalloped rectangle. The round punches used were 3/4, 1, 1 1/4 inch punches. I really had a good time making this card...even with all of the embossing on it. That is one of my favorite techniques to do.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

These are the beginnings of a baby scrapbook I am making for my oldest and dearest friend. She and her husband are expecting their first child, they do not know the I had to make a book that was non-gender specific...not so easy all the time...I kept wanting to put flowers all over the place. The DSP is from SU! called Cutie Pie, the solid CS is unknown (hobby Lobby) it had a texture and it really matched very well as far as I am concerned...Almost spot on. I used various punches to make the pages a bit more interesting. I am also including a first 6 months of calendars (downloaded from Nichole's blog at Papertrey Ink-
I also altered a plain clipboard from Office Max so she could have it close to her changing table etc...asnd when she writes in milestone activities she can put it into the book and have a picture on the opposite page for the first 6 months...
I loved making this album, with the DSP it went really quick. Everything matched.
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Green Thumb

Looking at this picture this may not be the clearest picture ever taken...Yet another card made from my favorite set...Green Thumb. These are the flower stamps in the set...
I used a dauber to sponge the sky in and the grass...I love the acrylic stamps because I was able to manipulate the stems on the flowers how I wanted them to be...I was able to curve them and not have super straight stems. The CS is all SU! Basic Grey, Whisper White & Blue Bayou, Ink was Soft Sky, Blue Bayou & Certainly Celery. I also used Stickles inside the flowers...hard to see. I left this card blank...I am sending it to my DSS Little Sis in her package this month.
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Green Thumb

Here is a short post...I decided to do an ATC swap. I have never done one before. This one is for my favorite stamp co. currently...Papertrey Ink. I am in fact, waiting for my next order to arrive...tomorrow??? I hope. This is the one set I own from them currently called Green Thumb. This stamp set has so many images in it...I am going to use the pea pod stamp with Palette Inks to decorate a onesie for my girlfriend who is delivering next did I get sidetracked?? Any-who...I adore the strawberry stamp...actually anything strawberry (or owls) I love. The base CS is SU! Real Red, River Rock & Whisper White, Ink pads are Craft Inks-Real Red & Old Olive, I used left over Making Memories brads and word window punch (?)...these were super fast and easy to make... Pin It

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Today was the day....

Morgan went into the hospital for surgery today (adenoids & ear tubes in both ears), this morning at 6am we were there. I already had not slept since I was ready when my husbands alarm started going off at 5am. Morgan was very happy and full of spirit this morning. I almost felt really abd I had not told her what we were going for...otherwise I would never had gotten her in the car to go. She actually didn't have the meltdown until we made it to the 3rd floor surgery waiting room...then she went as limp as a wet noodle. Kids, of course, have this great talent for not going where and when you need them to...They go limp and weigh like 1000 pounds...I'll have to remember that when I am going somewhere I don't want to next husband will try to pick me up and I will just go limp and my legs will be like jell-o. The nurses were super great with her...Condell has gotten much better with their nursing staff...they are very caring and patient. Morgan sat on the rolling bed for a wile and then they brought in the 'happy' juice. Boy, do I neeeeeed that. She mellowed out and had the funniest look on her face...She drank it with no problems...and it really smelled bitter too...she was quite a trooper at that point. I watched the doctors roll her down the hall and was told where to wait for her...she had a bracelet on that I was told would let me track her progress in the surgical ward and when she was in recovery, her code turned pink. The whole time I was being told this, I thought of O'Hare Airport and the last time we were there...looking at the arrivals & departures screen. That was exactly what I was thinking when I watched her code turn green (surgery) to pink (recovery) and then we were escorted back to her. I looked at her and thought, she looks so tiny sitting there in this chair...she was padded in with her favorite blanket and pillow. She did have an I.V. in and I had just told my husband I would start to cry if I saw that...I guess I just remember the pain of I.V.'s...not the labor pains or delivery of the three girls...just the I.V.'s I got at the time. I, of course, did cry a bit but then I sat next to her watching the Doodlebops and stroked her hair and kissed her all over her head. A little while later the nurse came to take the I.V. out and sent us on our way...Morgan has really been sleeping in and out today, but she has told me her ears feel fine and her throat doesn't hurt...then she puckers for a kiss...bless her heart. Pin It

Friday, February 01, 2008

On a different note...

I do not normally post personal issues here on the blog...I guess I am afraid it will clog the creative juices...However, I found out the day before yesterday that my youngest child, Morgan, will undergo surgery later this month to get her Adenoids removed and tubes put into both ears. I have had no experience with this type of I am on uncharted territory. I also found out that she will be released later the same day. Isn't that too soon? I always feel no matter what you have done in the hospital, they should keep you awhile. I just haven't been able to sleep since finding out the news, how am I going to be the closer to surgery? I haven't told her anything, she is only 5-1/2. But I have heard her say quite adamantly..."I am not going to any hospital." Quite reminded me of my grandfather who often said the same thing...usually right when he knew he didn't have an option. Well I hope to reconcile this within myself...hopefully within the next 3 weeks. Pin It

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