Thursday, August 26, 2010

Spooky sketch

I will be the first to admit that Halloween cards are hard for me to make. I don't celebrate Halloween, so it is hard to make cards to give away. I did enjoy how my sky looks in this card. This is a sneak peek of a set to be released next month by Mark's Finest Papers called Broom Rides. My oldest daughter and I both agreed that our favorite stamp in this set is the tree.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sparkly Stained Glass Pumpkins

Yesterday's Technique lover's challenge was to use the sparkly stained glass technique, which is stamp acetate, apply glue and glitter. It has a great result, but it took forever to dry. I think that was in part to the high humidity of yesterday. I finally was able to finish and upload today. This is a sneek peek at a soon to be relased set by Mark's Finest Papers Thankful Mums and Pumpin.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Porcelain Paper Butterfly

I used the butterfly from Mark's Finest Papers -Daffodil and Anise set to make a porcelain paper butterfly pin. The inspiration challenge today was from Pink Taffy Designs. I was inspired by this mobile. This pin is different from others that I have made, because, I added spirals of wire and beads at the bottom of the pin.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Free for all 26

Today's free for all was to mix and match images and sentiments from different sets, by different companies. I used mostly images from a soon to be released set by Mark's Finest Papers- Autumn Fun. I used a the squirrel, elf leaf, little oak leaf, and basket of leaves. I used a flourish from Autumn leaves, leaves from Martha Stewart, and a sentiment from SU summer by the sea. I guess that that sentiment is a little off season, but I really like what it says.
Isn't this little squirrel just the cutest? Especially since he is a nice one who isn't going to try and steal birdseed from my feeders. I love to watch the squirrels as the jump from branch to branch, run circles around the trees, and especially when they do the tight rope walk across the streets on the telephone wires. This squirrel, the leaves and the basket of leafs is a sneak peek at a soon to be released set by Mark's Finest Papers called Autumn Fun. I used the leaves from the set to stamp with versamark ink on the panels as well as the envelope. I then did ink spray smash on them. When the paper dried, I used the same leaves to stamp again on the paper with brown ink. This photo doesn't do this card justice, because it was so hard to photograph the versamark leaves. You can seem in real life though. I masked the little squirrel and stamped the leaf basket. The leaf basket and squirrel were colored with prisma colored pencils.

Monday, August 16, 2010


The Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week was to make a humorous card. I don't have any humorous stamps, so I looked for some one liners. I thought this one is kinda funny. Although, I am sure my husband doesn't think so. I printed it and decided to use pinks, yellows and oranges for the ink spray smash. The Technique Lover's challenge today was to use ribbon with out a bow or knot. I made a ribbon medallion and added a hot glue pearl to the center. I made an evelope to match.
Happy Birthday Stampin' Sister is Christ Challenge!!!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Photos taken this weekend

This afternoon, my kids accused me of never doing anything different from our regular Saturday routine. Every Saturday morning, I work on invoicing for my husband's and my trucking company. I then take my kids and we make a 45 min drive to Mt Pleasant IA to fedex our invoices. Today I decided to take the long way home. The kids and I went down some gravel roads, and saw the countryside. What a blessing to have been able to photograph a rainbow. I loved the way the sun looked coming through the one cloud. Sunflowers are my favorite flowers. The usual 45 minute drive home took 2 hours. 2 hours of having my kids undivided attention was priceless!
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Friday, August 13, 2010

I am praying for you

The challenge on SCS Friday Free for all was to make a get well card for someone and send it to them. I decided to make one for my sister ShariLynn. She has been bed ridden this week with complications from Chrone's disease. She has 8 children under the age of 13. She also homeschools. It is really hard for her when she gets down because she is just a little outnumbered. My brother in law is a great guy and helps a lot, but he is a professor and with school getting ready to start up has a lot to do to. I just hope this cheers her up. I rarely think to decorate the envelope or inside of the card, and today I remembered to do both.

I have put together a tutorial on
Ink-Spray-Smash (I-S-S)
I used the Daffodil and Anise set
from Mark's Finest Papers.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Butterfly Birthday cards with Buttons

Today's Ways to Use it challenge was to use Buttons on our cards. I made the background paper with green ink, and a leafy flower stamp. I then Ink-Sprayed-Smashed it with blue and turquoise markers. The top card used Layers of Color butterflies, and Joyful Noise set. I stamped the keyboard on ribbon and I stamped the music notes on the button. I used a rubon for the butterflies trail. I used the Happy Birthday from MFP's Daffodil and Anise set. For the bottom card, I stamped the butterfly from MFP's Daffodil and Anise set along with the sentiment and the Anise flowers at the bottom. I added little paper flowers and buttons and pearls.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Get Well Wishes for Andrew

Andrew is a little boy who has been suffering from brain tumors. When he started losing his hair to the treaments, his friends on his baseball team, the Elm Grove Eagles, shaved their heads, making them the Elm Grove... Bald Eagles. This weeks teaparty is in honor of Andrew. We are all mailing our cards to him to try and bring him some cheer.


Here is the card I made for the rebus for the TLC challenge. The answer to my rebus is You Are too funny for words.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Blessings for the heart box

I was inspired to make this box by looking in Irene's gallery. She was chosen yesterday as Queen of the day. I loved her explosion box with a teal rose on top. I kinda got carried away with my box, and it ended up too big for just 1 rose, so I have 4 on mine plus a Layers of Color butterfly. On the inside of the box, I have a Layers of Color butterfly on a paper spring that makes it pop up. I also printed scriptures for the 4 panels. I had so much fun making this little box.

Friday, August 6, 2010

His eye is on the sparrow in my garden

I made this card for several challenges. It was for the Stampin' sisters in Christ challenge to have a bird on our card. It was also for the blooming teaparty of Mothermarks. It was for the sketch challenge, and finally for the Free for all challenge to make a garden card.