Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Have You....

Ever felt like you walked in a store (Michael's) and headed over to the dollar spot only to find the most amazing items you can alter!!!! It happened to me last Saturday. I was in the store in Santa Clarita and thought hmmm... I wonder if they have different items than mine does. I can only wish our store was as stocked with paper craft items and goodies as this one. I saw this little notebook which had the pen attached to the side of it. I picked it up and thought I bet I can alter this (as it had rather in ugly colors on it..LOL!!!) So I proceeded to pick up a couple and brought it home and altered it. I decided to give it to one of my SS over at SCS. Who couldn't use a nice little notebook to carry in her purse to jot down last minute items to pick up or to even sketch an idea seen somewhere in another store? and you know how hard it is to cover those pens with decorative paper and hoping it will stay stuck once you have rolled it? Solution: Go to the paint store and pick up the large Dutch Boy Paint Chips. They have an adhesive back so if you are deciding to paint a wall you can stick it on there to get a better idea of how it will look but of course my mind wasn't on a wall, it was another light bulb moment of I bet this can be used for other items..punching shapes, letters, and now pens and it is self adhesive. YEA!!!! So now I must confess that every time I go into the hardware stores I check to see if they carry this brand and pick up 4-6 each in 1 to 3 colors (little at time as to not be obvious of what I am doing..LOL!!!) and when I came back I do the same again but I think it helps that I know the manager in the paint department and he always just smiles and says what color this time. LOL!!!!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Whew!!!! Hot! Hot! Weekend!!!!!

I am not sure where you all live but if you live anywhere near the central part of California, then you will know the temperatures were a scorcher this weekend and looks to be that way into the middle of the week. Saturday was 110 degrees, Sunday was 113 and tomorrow, Monday they are prediciting 115 degrees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The grandkids visited this weekend and were in the pool only about 4 hours as there was no way we could be out there all day. Those sweet babes would of looked like a burnt tomatoe. They had sunscreen on, but still they could of had heat stroke even at their young age. They left today and I was able to get a card made. A very simple one but still a nice card. It's nice once in a while to not make a big fuss over a card and worry if it has enough embellishments on it. LOL!!!! Supplies: Stamps-SU Priceless, Ink: SU So Saffron and Pink Passion, Embellies: Gold Rhinestones and sheer ribbons; Paper-SU So Saffron, Pink Passion and Whisper White. CB Folder-Swiss Dots.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Seize the CUPCAKE

I decided to participate in the SCS Wednesday Sketch Challenge SC235 for the first time and thank goodness this was an easy sketch to do. Of course the one I submitted is a little different as all of the nine spots had to be exactly the same design as far as the shape (see smaller picture), but this one was made for a special friend and she should be getting it soon in the mail. She is crazy about cupcakes and of course remembering I had this stamp that had not been used for quite sometime like 2 years (so many stamps-so little time..LOL!!!). I have mentioned before that I have a stash of papers that I always seem to forget to look at as it is my "Private Reserve" of papers that can no longer be found. I must of had this vellum for at least 4 or 5 years now and luckily remembered it was in this particular stash. LOL!!! I am really big on the Bazzill Cardstock as it is so heavy and I keep every scrap piece that is large enough to do something with as some of the colors are no longer made. I stamped Happy Birthday all over the cardstock before I adhered the vellum to the card to complete my layout. The card is a 5 x 5.5 size and fits really nice in the 6x6 envelopes. Supplies: Stamps: Cupcake-Lockhart Co., Happy Birthday-Studio G; Solid cardstock circles all by Bazzill and the Vellum-no clue as the strip had been cut off with the manufacturer's name; Inks- Stazon Saddle Brown for outline, Prismacolor markers for coloring the cupcakes; Flourish Punk by Ek Success and then stickles was used to give the cakes and scrolls some glitz.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Trust In The Lord

I made this card for the challenge over at Mojo Monday blog. I have to admit I stepped out of my comfort zone as I don't usually mix pattern papers even if they are of the same color and design, but I am glad I did and am happy on how it turned out. I cannot believe I had this paper in my "Stash" (you know we all have one where we want to save it forever-LOL!!!) and decided I better use it before it was no longer wanted or began to fade. I keep telling myself I need to use the paper from the special stash bin, but you know I never do. So now I have it sitting to the right of me to make me go through the bin before I look elsewhere. Of course my daughter when she visits always seems to find the exact paper from the hidden stash, but that's okay as that is what mother's are for right? Supplies: Verve Stamps Plain Janes and Beautiful You; Paper Bazill and Basic Gray; Ink-Stazon Timber Brown; Brads and Buttons-memory Makers.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Great Friends Are We!

Since I am unable to move around alot and not go 100 mph, I have managed to make some cards and was basically forced to use up some of the scraps that I had laying close to my crafting table. Of course you never know how many you have until you open the containers and go Oh My! I already had this image colored and just threw it in a bin thinking maybe I'll use it for a card someday. That someday has been these last 10 days or so and I decided to dig through the images and came up with this one.

I am sorry I cannot tell you whom the image is by (as it was Rak'd to me) nor the paper or ribbon (scraps), but here are the supplies that I do know the names by. LOL!!! Stamp is by Poppy Prints-Lisa Johnson for Papertrey Ink and of course the punch is by Martha Stewart and then dew drops ans the ink is Stazon Black.

I'm Back!

Sorry I have been gone so long and not been blogging or checking up on my bloggin sisters with comments. I hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th! It was hot here but not so bad where you couldn't enjoy yourselves outside. Stayed in the pool most of the time so I didn't have to wear the moon boot outside in the heat. I was in the pool pretty much all day with my precious grandbabies and enjoyed playing and splashing with them. For you who do not have grandchildren..wait! You thought your kids are precious and love them deeply, those sweet grandbabies take you to a whole new plateau of Love!!!!
Look Grandma! (Haiden)

Our Little Beauty (Mikyala)

Auntie Beth playing with them (of course she thinks they are her grandchildren--only till she gets some of her own) LOL!!!!!
And DH cleaning out the pool filter to make sure everything stays clean...Of course being the bragging Grandma, I have to share some picks of my first two grandchildren. These were taken 10 days prior to me falling down the stairs at work. But nonetheless, I have to show them off. Unfortunately not many were taken on the 4th as we were in the pool about 80% of the time and the kids were having to much fun jumping off the diving board and rock waterfall and of course you don't keep a camera to close to the pool edge. LOL!!!!