Sunday, January 30, 2011

Kids V-Day Cards-Day 2

Hi! So it turns out that my computer screen is shot. I tried to edit pictures on another computer and it is not working at well. I managed to make this one work. Made several of these cards for Winter's Card Drive...

The robot stamp and greeting are from Hero Arts. I felt like the robot's hand would be the perfect place for a red gem heart for Valentines Day. I also used some silver, shiny paper for a mat and ran it through my Cuttlebug to emboss it. Love the texture and shine it gives...
I will hopefully be able to share the rest of the week's cards soon. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Technical Difficulties...

Hi guys!

I've been wanting to post Day 2 and 3 of the Kids Cards but my computer is acting up. Sigh. So I'm using my son's computer now to let you know I will hopefully post tomorrow and show you all the cards.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Kids Valentine Day Cards-Day 1

I love to make cards but I REALLY love to make cards for kids. They are so fun to make and I love card drives like THIS one...makes my heart swell. I decided to show a card a day this week that I plan on sending to encourage you to join in and send some cards to Winter. You can find all the information HERE.

My first card...I decided to use THIS set again because I can't get enough of it! I made a blow hole on the top of the whale using black enamel and loved the idea of the whale spraying out hearts rather than water. :) Here's a closeup with the shine of glossy accents on the whale...I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the background on THIS card and then sanded it. I love that Hero Arts cards has the white core!

Also, I decided to change the sentiment. I masked off the word "time" and added a few dots. Then, I stamped the inside...
I liked "have a whale of a valentine's day" more! :)

Thanks for stopping by. Be back tomorrow with another card.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hero Arts Catalog Inspiration

While checking out the Hero Arts Blog, I wanted to participate in their monthly contest which is to create a project that is inspired by their 2011 Catolog. I fell in love with the projects on page 33 (I think they were created by the ultra talented Jennifer McGuire) so I decided to make a layout and card too...I finally got to scrap the pictures of Alex and Ashley from their homecoming dance back in October...I was inspired by the way Jennifer uses stamping to create patterned paper. I used THIS new stamp with THIS ink in the middle of the heart and THIS new background stamp with grey ink to create some my own patterned papers.

A closer look...So what are you inspired by? :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My creative sidekick...

Just like Batman had Robin and Peanut Butter has Jelly, I have a creative niece Taylor...(loving that toothless grin!) She has been wanting to come over and spend the day in my craft room for some time. My brother (her dad) called me over the weekend to ask if she could come over to make a special project...
She wanted to make a book about her super sweet dog, Dutch. They had to put Dutch down on New Years Eve. Dutch was the sweetest Weimaraner you would ever meet. Mike and I both thought this would be a great tool for the healing process. It was nice to see her share the pictures with me, telling me stories about Dutch. She made a couple pages of him. Here is a peek at one in the beginning stages... We love you Dutch. You will be missed. I went to Borders recently and purchased THIS book for the kids. My brother said the kids found comfort in it, especially the part where it says that the dogs are always by their sides and that they get dog treats in Heaven. :)

Okay. Off to get some crafting done since I'm snowed in. Thanks for stopping by!

Oh, and the winner from the last post is...JESS (Email me with your address and I'll get some goodies out to you!)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cards for St. Jude & Prize

I was excited to hear from Winter that she was doing the card drive for St. Jude again this year. (See last year's cards I made HERE) Here is the card I made tonight for the drive and plan to make a bunch more just like it...Sorry, not the best picture but you get the idea. I wanted to put some glossy accents on the fish scales but before I did, I outlined them with a glitter pen. LOVE how it turned out. Here is a close up...
The inside reads, "Valentine Wishes". (forgot to photograph it. duh!)

Okay, now for the prize. Leave a comment to this post telling me how many cards you plan to make for this card drive. Remember, one card = one smile! :) I will randomly pick a winner to send a box of scrap goodies to on Friday night. Also, please check Winter's Post HERE for all the information...there are a few guidelines to follow. Thank you in advance for creating for this great cause.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

As of right now...

Hi! I don't know about you but I'm still trying to get back into the swing of things from the holidays so I thought I'd do a "as of right now" post that I saw on Carla's blog the other day. (love that girl!)

as of right now...
Eating - Chocolate Covered Pretzels...Yum!

Drinking -Sprite

Last Night's Dinner
- We went out with my parents...ate at Tumbleweed

Listening To - my son drumming

- new Scrapbooks Etc. Magazine

-Editing Christmas Photos

Next Crafty Thing I Want To Explore
-Photography Skills

Waiting On
- Ted to get home so we can catch up on our DVR shows.

Excited About
- using my new photo printer that Ted and Alex got me for Christmas! :)

Super Thankful For
- my husband and son being off for the past two weeks!

- Rules of that show!

Last Movie Watched -Grown Ups (SOOOO FUNNY!)

Next Movie To See
- Little Fockers (the sequel to Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers)

What I'm Wearing - Pajamas (always in p.j.'s when I'm at home)

To-Do, At This Very Second
- Catch up on emails

So consider yourself tagged....would love to see what you are up to...leave a link in the comments if you do a as of right now post. :)

Hope you all had a fabulous holiday. Happy New Year!