Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Short post today. Just had to share my thoughts! Be back soon....
Monday, August 24, 2009
This one is for Kate...
And I also made one for Kate's brother, Will...You may remember these cards I did for the last Card Drive for Kids...There were many joke cards in the pile like this one...
(I know I've already shared these here before but I thought I would again for the new readers to my blog.) That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I stamped the "you're so sweet" sentiment from THIS set on white cardstock with black ink. Then I blended some Shabby Shutters Distress Ink on it to create green cardstock. I also added some clear sticklez to the clear metal rim tag before putting the chipboard piece on.
You're So Sweet Card
Apron Lace Border Punch:Fiskars
Cream Cardstock: Carson
Pink Cardstock: Making Memories
Orange Patterned Paper: Chatterbox
Stamp Sentiment: Papertrey Ink
Clear Metal Rim Tag: Hero Arts
Strawberry Chipboard: KI Memories
Shabby Shutters Distress Ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger
Black Ink: Memories Ink
Other: String, Sticklez, Pop-Dots
Be back soon. Off to create....
Saturday, August 22, 2009
About 6 weeks ago the life of the McRae family changed forever when their precious 5 year old daughter, Kate, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Dad (Aaron) is a pastor in Arizona and he and his wife, Holly have two other children, Will and Olivia. Of course this is devastating for the whole family and many are praying for them. (Go to www.prayforkate.com to learn more about this family and their struggle). Kate has a rough road ahead of her for quite awhile. When you hear their story you will want to do anything you can to help. And one thing we can do to help is to send cards to Kate and her family to encourage them, give them strength, and let them know how many people are thinking about and praying for them. And the most generous and kind people in the world are crafters so we thought we’d have a Cards for Kate Card Drive.
Think of how much it would encourage this family to receive cards from all over the world. You can simply send the cards to Jennifer. She will then box them up and pay to send them to Kate's parents.
Cards can be for any member of Kate's family:
*Kate (age 5) - The sweet girl who is battling cancer.
-With your cards, please include a piece of paper with your name, address, email address and number of cards. We will keep these for picking out prizes. (See below.)
Card Drive for Kate
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Please send the cards to arrive by October 1st. And... how about some prizes as a thank you for participating? For all the cards Jennifer gets, she will pick random winners of some great prizes. Scrapbook Bakery is a proud sponser. Check out her blog HERE for more details. Jana and Kristina are helping Jennifer with this drive. You can check out there blogs HERE and HERE. Please keep in mind that winners will be pick based on piece of paper you include with your cards with your name and info. So, be sure to include it!
Hope you can create some cards too. Please pass this information on to as many crafters that you know. Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Both layouts are about Alex's music gigs. It seems like every weekend this summer they have had a gig. They have worked so hard and I am so happy to see their hard work paying off. They got booked for their high school to play at the football games! They are so excited.
This LO's photos are from a BEAUTIFUL park down the street. Alex and I go to this park a lot to walk the trails and I remember last year him saying how cool it would be to play at the amphitheater there. Just a dream and then this year he did. So cool.....
The next one was from a local festival. They played for three hours and was rockin' the crowd. I was going for a grungy look on this one. Sprayed some Tattered Angels Spray for the background (that stuff is so fun!) and cut some metal for the stars to sit in and used Alex's black duct tape for a top and bottom border. And again, used some of Jennifer's cool alpha stamps from Studio Calico. I really like the end result because there isn't a lot of teen lines out there, so I just make it up as I go. :) You can check out Alex's band HERE.
Okay, must go to bed. Be back soon!
Monday, August 17, 2009
I also made a mini card set using their Everyday Button Bits.....
A closer look.....So fun. I have lots more creative shares from the trip so I will be back soon. Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I thought I would share some projects using one of my favorite companies: American Crafts.
You can see more of my American Crafts Projects HERE. Well, I am off to pack. I am going out of town for the weekend to my favorite retreat to try and get my creative mojo back. So glad Jennfer and Jana asked me to come. I'll be home on Sunday and I'll post then. Have a great weekend!