Wednesday, July 28, 2010


Hi friends! I recently purchased THIS stamp because I thought it would be a perfect gift for my hairdresser, Kay!

She has been a friend of mine for a LONG time. I remember when she gave me my first spiral perm when I was eight and because I have super thick hair (and it was SUPER long at the time), she had to help hold my head walking to the dryer. And it took so long that I remember she went out and got me some dinner! LOL She did my hair for all my school dances and my wedding. She is also my scrappin' buddy. I recently got her hooked on this hobby! Hee...another one bites the dust! :)

She is just one of the nicest people I know and I wanted to do something special for her just because. So, I bought her the stamp mentioned above and made her this quick little card set to give her today when I got my hair cut...
I thought these cards would be perfect for her to give to her clients.

I stamped the image in black and embossed with clear embossing powder to give it some shine.
This works so much better for me than using black embossing powder....just doesn't like me and always turns out blotchy.

A closer look...
Well, that's all I got for now. Going shopping with my son. He wants a new outfit for his music gig on Friday night! ;)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Tim Holtz would be proud...

for me stepping out of my box and going grunge! :) I recently sat down with the pictures from Alex's band shoot and tried to do them justice with this two page LO...When creating two page LO's, I really like to treat each page as a mirror and mimic the other side. It makes designing super simple and looks organized, which I love!

Some more pics of each page...To create the tags...I started with a manilla office tag and applied wild honey distress ink. Then I layered fired brick distress ink and walnut stain distress ink on top of that. I dipped a paintbrush in water and flicked it on the tags for the water stain look and finished it off with some Tim Holtz stamps and chipboard houndstooth letters for the title.

More shots...Journaling reads, "For your 17th birthday, your dad and I decided to book a photo shoot for you and your band. I absolutely love what Tine shot. She definitely captured the feel of the band. I'm so happy that I was with you that day in the streets of Covington, celebrating you guys, your music, and your amazing talent."

Off to go watch my nephew. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Check it out...

Just surfing on the web and was reading one of my new favorite blogs and found THIS post. A Cards for Kids Blog Hop. How cool! I signed up, you should too!

I also have another card to show you for Grace. I discovered if you take the large CLOUD DIE from Papertrey Ink and turn it upside down, that it works perfectly as a puff of smoke coming from a scooter...I completely forgot to photograph the inside but I stamped three blank scooters for Grace to decorate. :)

I'm off to work on a scrapbook LO that I will be sharing here tomorrow. I'll be back soon!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Simply Handmade Magazine-June/July 2010

Since I've been sharing fun cards for kids lately, I thought I'd share the cards that were picked up for the June/July issue of SIMPLY HANDMADE MAGAZINE. I've shared these here before but I'd thought I'd share them again for some of my new blog readers...These coloring cards hold a pack of crayons in the front and reveal stamped images on the inside for the child to color...I clear embossed the word enjoy on the front of the library card, which you can find a template for in the magazine!...I had a few questions about the patterned paper I used...that is Doodlebug's flocked polka dot papers that come in lots of fun and vibrant colors.

Well, I hope you're having a fabulous weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fun with Flocking

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I love Nichol Magouirk's work. She is SOOOOOO talented! I was catching up on her blog posts the other night and I was inspired! She enabled me to buy more of those super cute Imaginisce stamps from her post HERE (I only had the crab seen HERE and had to get the rest of the sea critter cuties!)

She also made me get out of my comfort zone and try something new! I've never used flock before and had to give it a try thanks to her post HERE. I never knew it was so easy and fun but thanks to her video, I'm hooked.

I thought I would try it out on some cards for CARDS FOR GRACE. (You can find all the info. HERE) ...
I decided to make three more joke cards but these cards have non-traditional openings. It's a flat card and the white flap flips up to reveal the punchline...
Punchline-"Can I hold your hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand? ha!

Can you see that some parts of the octopus is shiny? I used glossy accents and I used pink flock on her flower.

I think this one is my favorite...
Punchline: "Because they have scales!" LOL

I used yellowish-orange flocking on his tummy. It's ADORABLE in real life...The next one I decided to use a bit of red flock on the heart...Punchline: "To get to the other tide!" hee.

I hope you can make some cards for Grace!

I'm off to clean up my scrap mess. Night! :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Alex Drumming Video...

Hi! I've been working hard in my scrap studio but can't quite share anything yet as I need to put the final details on some projects. So, I thought I would share something just for fun. I was trying to organize some of my videos on my Flip camera and found a gem. He would probably kill me if he knew I was sharing it...hee hee...but here is a clip of Alex drumming last year at a local festival. My son can really rock out...
That's all I got for now. Be back soon...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

3 More Ideas...

for cards for kids. I've been working on creating some more cards for Grace (see THIS post for more info.) and thought I'd share some.

First up, another joke card. I love making joke cards. This one was especially fun because I created the pizza from the banner pendants from THIS stamp set. I always thought it looked like a slice of pizza so I just added the crust. :)

Q: "How do you fix a broken pizza?" A: "With tomato paste!" LOLTHESE gems make the perfect pepperoni slices. Next up is my favorite card. Inside the card I am including that watercolor set so Grace can paint the butterflies on the front of the card...What makes it even more fun is the butterflies are embossed with white embossing powder, so when she paints them, the design will resist and show through....I think I like it so much because it reminds me of those paper pads as a kid where you had to use a special marker to reveal the hidden message. :)

And I also created a coloring book for Grace....I used a pink library pocket to hold a booklet of tags. When you pull it out, this is what you see..Inside are more tags filled with images I stamped for Grace to color with her new crayons.
I'm just slipping the whole thing into an envelope like I would a card. This is a great project to make for children and slip it in your purse for quick trips out. Keeps them busy. ;)

If you want to see even more Cards for Kids inspiration, visit my friend Jennie's blog. She has some super cute examples.

Thanks for stopping by!