Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Since we will be gone I won't be posting anything for a few days. Sorry I haven't been able to post much lately, life has just been busy. I have been working on my ATC's for this month--what a challenge!! This month our theme was to make an ATC all about yourself. I have to say I spent some time thinking about this one! I have never done any SB LO's or anything like that where it's all about me so this was really a challenge for sure!! But I think I'm happy with the outcome.
I used a picture that I took of myself and desaturated it (made it B&W) and then used a filter called photocopy which made it into like an outline. Then I colored it in with chalks. The top piece is transparency and I wrote different words on it (with a sharpie marker) about me and then on the back side I added glitter around the edges. I also stamped, chalked, glittered and cut out a fairy (CTMH) and two butterflies (stamp craft) and glued them on the front of the transparency and then put crystal effects over them.
Friday, July 20, 2007
This picture was taken about 5 minutes before they left to head out to the Pine Ridge, SD. It was a very beautiful morning with the sun shinning and we all gathered in a huge circle holding hands. We were singing and then Father Jim said a wonderful prayer. We took a few pictures and then they headed out.
Our oldest son is coming home today!! He has been a mission trip this past week with our church. This is the 1st time he has ever been on a mission trip. Last Sunday 25 Adults and Teenagers left to go to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in SD. I have missed him sooooooo much!!!!! He has been to Boy Scout camp and for that they are gone for about a week and I am used to him doing that every year but this is so different!! I hope and pray that he had a good time. They say it is a very good but yet very long and hard week. The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is the 2nd largest one in the US and it is also the 2nd poorest place in the nation. Part of the week while they are there they give back to the community and the paint houses, do small home repairs and stuff like that. Then the other part of the week they spend with the kids doing all kinds of activities- crafts, singing and just having fun being a kid. Everyone that went last year said it was truly a life changing experience. I am so very proud of him and I can't wait to give him a HUG and hear all about the mission trip!!! He should be home between 7-8 tonight!! Here are some pictures of them speaking in front of the church about a fund raiser that we did. I was so excited about the fund raiser!! I was in charge of a fund raiser that we did to try and help out with expenses for the mission trip. We had about 25 of the adults and teenagers (most who were going on the trip)get together for two weekends and do a ton of stamping!! We made 400 cards and packaged them up and about 80 stationary kits. We gave the sets of cards and stationary kits as a Thank You for the donations and I must say people were very generous!! We raise about $2600.00!!! Here are some pictures from the morning they left. I am hoping he took a bunch of pictures over the past week so I can post some of the things he did!! I also want to say thank you to our family and friends for all of your support and prayers!!!
I am only posting one picture this time and will post more soon. *wink*
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I like to take the PP and make a card using a large portion of the printed paper but changing it up a bit. I think it can be a fun and a bit of a challenge to see how much of the 12 x 12 PP I can add to the card.
This is the piece of 12 x 12 PP that I started with.
This is the card that I designed using most of the PP. This was a graduation card for my friend Kelli's Daughter. There is no stamping on the outside of this card, but instead painting. I used twinkling H2o's to do the painting. The water was done by painting with the twinkling H2o's and then crystal effects and then adding little micro beads. I also added lime green stickles (Ranger) to give it so added sparkle and some colored acrylic flat beads (The Robin's Nest) to add some dimension.
Hope you have a great day and thanks for looking!!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Stamps: Wild Rose, Baroque Motifs Paper: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black Ink: Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate, Real Red Accessories: On Board Blossoms & Basics, Ticket Corner Punch, Daz. Diamond Glitter, 2-way Glue, Dimensionals
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Ok here is all the info on both cards~
Vanilla Gold Cherish Card~
Stamps: Baroque Motifs Paper: Very Vanilla, Brocade Background Ink: Whisper White Craft Accessories: Gold EP, 2-way Glue, Daz. Diamonds Glitter, Lg Oval Punch, Spring Flower Bouquet Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Dimensionals, Vanilla Ribbon
Pick a Petal Dragonfly~
The dragonfly was created using Vellum for the wings and On Board Blossoms & Basics for the body.
Stamps: Pick a Petal, Baroque Motifs, Warm Words Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Vellum Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi Accessories: On Board Blossoms & Basics, 2-way Glue, Daz. Diamond Glitter, Signo Gel Pen
Friday, July 6, 2007
Then the power went out! I put up everything that needed to go into the frig and once it calmed down outside we went out to pick everything up. The table and chairs were all flipped over, the only thing still standing was the grill. I guess this will be one for the history books of our town!! But we really did need the rain and thank goodness we didn't have a tornado!!
For the 4th we enjoyed the awesome display of fireworks!! We went down to the lake with Mom and Dad and we had ordered a pizza ahead of time so we hung out, had pizza, watched all the boats and a beautiful sunset and then to top off the night the fireworks!! Hope you enjoy all the pictures!!
Monday, July 2, 2007
I thought this one looked kind of neat in B&W.
Catchin' some air--as the boys would say. This is Eric and my stepson Chase, he gets to come and spend the summers with us.Evan and Daddy
Dusty, our oldest, is out on another adventure. He's at boy scout camp. His summer is sooooo full, I'm jealous! Oh to be a kid again...
Hope you all have a wonderful night!
This is also using phlox.~
Here is another one using ferns.~
This is the 2nd card we made. I had posted a card not too long ago that I designed for an order and I liked it so much I wanted to doing something similar but on a smaller scale. Here is the 3rd card. This is another technique using a colorwash. I really enjoy working with the colorwashes, it is always a different outcome each time.
There are several different brands of colorwash out on the market but if you would like to have some fun mixing your own special blend here is a very easy recipe for colorwash.
Small fine mist spray bottle (you can even use a small bottle from hairspray or a body spray.)
Reinkers (dye inks)
Fill your bottle about 1/2 inch from the top with the rubbing alcohol and then add anywhere from 50 to 75 drops of ink. It might be more or less ink depending on how vibrant of a colorwash you would like. If you want to check the color just put the pump on and spray a few times onto white paper. Tips**Don't forget to label your bottle and how many drops of ink you used. Also give it a little shake if it sits for awhile in between uses.
Again THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
Ok, I know enough rambling-just get to the drawing, right! LOL!
Check out this basket full of names!
The drawing... (my DH)
and the WINNER IS~~~~~
Wow, really great cards! I love it!
June 27, 2007 3:46 PMCONGRATULATIONS AMIE!!!!!
I will be sending you an email to get your postal address and get your package sent out asap!
Once again thanks so much for all of the great comments!!
Sunday, July 1, 2007
When your a mom and you look at your children sometimes it is all to fast and you wish you could make it stand still, if only for a moment to keep them little.
Our little guy just had his 5th Birthday this past week. He is becoming such a little man. He will be going to kindergarten this fall and he is soooo excited!! He keeps asking if it is time yet.
Here are a couple of pictures from his birthday.
I'M 5 YEARS OLD TODAY!!!!WOO-HOO!! A NEW BIKE!!!
Happy Birthday Evan!!! I hope you have a wonderful year full of blessings and many new, fun and exciting adventures!! I love you!!