Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Card For My Brother

I wanted to show you the card I made for my brothers birthday.  He has been quite ill lately since his cancer returned and he re-started his chemo.  He was a little down and feeling "old" also.  I didn't want to tease him about his age (like I usually do!), so I tried to go easy on him.  I have a hard time with "guy" cards usually.  Making one for him is always easy though. 


 
This little guy, the window sills, and the curtains are AI Front and Back stamps.  I cut the window out with an X-Acto knife so he could "see out".  Hee Hee....     They are colored with Copic Sketch markers.  His glasses are coated with Glossy Accents. It was a lot of fun making this card, but took a lot longer than some of my others. I wish you could see it in 3-D.   The phrase I used was all created in Word.  It was something I read somewhere and thought it just fit him for now.  I'm not sure who the original "author" was.  It says: "The world is about 4.5 million years old......  (inside) "Relatively speaking.....that makes you a spring chicken!"   I hope you like it as much as he did.  Now go CREATE! 

What happened to me???

I haven't posted since July for a good reason! I was involved in an auto accident. Not only do you have to deal with the aftermath of the wreck itself, but the physical aspect as well.  My poor car was really crushed.  The airbag deployed and broke my sternum.  I have a nasty back anyway, and the accident really set off the pain in that.  So, after a long recovery.....I am back! The back is still a big problem, but at least I can get back to my hobby I love. 
 
MY PAPER PUMPKIN!
 
Here is my card for My Pumpkin Challenge.  The September kit was so cute.  I like the Wahoo! stamp, and love the little "index card's" included.  I did use a digital owl image for my card. I created the text above the owl in Word, and colored my owl with SU watercolors.  Unfortunately, the watercolor pens have been retired.  I cut the bottom green piece off of the index card and reattached it the other direction so I could turn it sideways. I hope you like it!
 
 
Blessings!!  Have fun creating with your September kit!
 
 

 

Monday, July 22, 2013

July My Paper Pumpkin Kit is here!

Yea! My July Paper Pumpkin kit finally got here!!  (Yes, it was on time, but each month it seems like it takes forever! Like waiting for Christmas.)  I tried to get a picture of the entire kit, but there is so much inside.  It includes a "Party Pennants Stamp set".  Three cute stamps! Two sheets of die cuts.  Two Classic Stampin' Spots: Pool Party and Summer Starfruit.  Oh so pretty!!  Twenty inches of white bakers twine, Mini clothes pins, and skewers (long and short), and a square of dimensional's.  Wow! This will be fun!!
 
(Ok, I know I overdo it on exclamation points, but Stampin' Up is SO much fun...!)
 
I hope you can see most of the stuff in my picture of the box. I had better get busy!! If  you have the kit, go play. If you don't.....better join soon.  Make something and enter it in our challenge.  Go to Jessica Urrutia's, My Pumpkin Challenge site, using the button on the right, and read all about it.  Have fun my friends.  I'll be posting my first creation very soon.
 
 

Monday, July 1, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin

July 3rd, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin Card

My first card with the newest kit! I love this one. There are so many possibilities.  I used the "HELLO to you." stamp in the kit, but the rest came from a Stamp' Up set called "Every Little Bit". I didn't realize until after I made it that the stamp set has been retired.  Sorry! However, any stamp set with the small stamps will work.  I added two other Stampin' Up inks called: Bermuda Bay and Really Red. The little sun and animals are stamped inside the card. I then popped up a few of the little shapes, and drew on the flight of the bee. Done! Please click on the link to the right to see all of the entries to our My Paper Pumpkin challenge.  There is so much talent shown! I can't wait to make my next thing from this kit.  Better get busy.....

 
 

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

My Last Paper Pumpkin Post for June

Wow! Summer is flying by!! It is getting hotter and hotter, and I love it.  I am an island girl!!

This is the last picture of my little album. It was fun and so quick to make! I will add my pictures, and some cute little ribbon's tied to the binder rings. It will look nice on my shelf in my craft room. I am finally getting around to cleaning out and selling a lot of my scrapbooking items.  It is so hard to let go of my little "babies". I picked things out because I really liked them, so it makes it harder to give them up! However, I need room to update, and get rid of the things I bought that were never used.  Do you do that too? You see something that is "just perfect" and you KNOW you will use it someday.... Well, they are all looking at me tapping their little buttons and waiting for that day to come. I did part with a few things at a garage sale.  "Few" meaning a small percentage of what I got out to take....but didn't.  With the Lord's help, I am finally putting things into a box and feel much better saying I'm donating it to a good cause.  If you need to get rid of some of your precious crafting supplies, think about giving them to a Retirement Home that has crafting for their residents.  They can't really afford to buy the nice supplies we have, but still have the desire to make beautiful things.
 
On to happier things! Here are the photos for this weeks challenge for My Paper Pumpkin. I can't wait for next week to make something with my new June kit.  It is really cute!!
 

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Here is this weeks installment for the My Paper Pumpkin Challenge. There was so much in last month's kit! I will finish this off, and then get started on the June kit ASAP. If you haven't ordered your My Paper Pumpkin kits from Stampin' Up yet, then do it now.  You won't be sorry. Or, if you haven't entered our My Paper Pumpkin Challenge before, then please do so! You have a good chance to win a nice prize.  It is for everybody....beginners to pro's, but everyone has a chance.

Back to cleaning for now.  Where is all of that "spare" time I am supposed to have when I quit working!?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Yippee-Skippy!! The June My Paper Pumpkin Kit has arrived!

I am SO excited!  I love getting my kits in the mail each month. Even though I have never been a huge fan of kits....My Paper Pumpkin gives you so much to create with, and you can add more! I can hardly wait to get started with this one.  Why do husbands demand food and your attention?  Why oh why?? Chores, and life constantly get in my way!!!  I have always enjoyed the rare occasion's when my dear husband would be called out of town for a week.  It hasn't happened in 3 years now....it's about time! Then I spend 24 hours a day crafting!!!!!  Of course, there is the last 24 hours before his return that I have to do a weeks worth of work. :(  Don't tell me you haven't wished for the same thing. :) Get your June kit NOW and play along with us.  Please join our Monthly Challenge. The link is on the right. Happy crafting!