Monday, August 30, 2010

Some New Easy-Peasy Cards!




No matter what else I have going on in my day-to-day, I always take time to make my cards for Send Love Today! I pulled out some scraps from earlier projects, and put together my three cards for this weeks' kids.






I used the Jillibean Soup for the first. Sassafras Lass, Hog Heaven for the second, and Apple Jack for the third, also Sassafras.





This one is special due to the fact that little Caleb is celebrating his 9th birthday this next week! These paper lines make kids' cards and layouts so easy and fun!
Inside reads:
Wear a funny hat.
Eat a lot of cake.
Stay up late!
It's your birthday!
All of these papers came from Liz over at the Thoughts2Paper store! Thanks, Sweetie!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Up, Up and Away!



My card came from the inspiration I got while on a recent vacation . It happened that a hot air balloon show was being held right on the main street of a small western town here in Arizona! Glowing balloons totally unexpected lined up in the middle of Safford!





I used so very many materials, papers, and goodies on a my KaiserCraft advent calendar (That project will be posted on January 1st) that it was difficult to choose which products to use for my August challenge card. I wanted a new, fresh message so I chose to make a cool hot-air balloon card! The Hero Arts stamp (Enjoy the Journey) seemed appropriate for a friends' 40th birthday card!


Supplies: Fussy cut images from Mr Webster's Pages pattern paper; Hero Arts stamp; Nestabilities Labels 4 die cut; Bazzill cardstock; Martha Stewart punch; and Helmar Scrap Dots. Most of these great products can be found in the Thoughts2paper store.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

And the Winner is...

I want to thank everyone who participated in the Thoughts2Paper Blog Hop!!! You all made it a huge success! And thank you for all your kind words and encouraging comments. As a beginner in the design team world, it is so nice to be told you are doing a fine job.

And the winner of my Blog Hop give-away is........

Jodi (at dancing in the rain)!

Jodi, I will be emailing you for your address to send your Jolee's Christmas Stickers.

I hope everyone enjoyed the hop and look forward to "seeing" every again soon!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Welcome to the Blog Hop!



Thanks for following us on the Thoughts2Paper Blog Hop!



Seems too early to start thinking about Christmas. But if you're anything like me, it'll sneak up on you before you know it! The stamp from the Paper Company "Snowflake" collection (Let it Snow!) gave me the incentive for my card.

















I wanted to do a new technique on my cards this year that I hadn't done before. As I am new to card-making, that pretty much left many choices. I decided that a gate card would give me chance to try a layout that I had seen a friend use for her holiday cards!





Supplies used: SEI, Glitzmas papers; Paper Company stamp, (Snowflake); Crystal glitter from Sulyn; Stickles, Icicle and Frosted Lace; Copics markers; stock ribbon from T2P, and Helmar adhesive. All of these supplies can be purchased at the T2P store! http://thoughts2paper.com/home1.html!


Go to the store by 8/28 and get a 40% discount on your order!Simply use the code CHAROOM!!





For my card, I used an image I found in my Clickart collection and split it into two individual snow "people", and cut the snowflake from some scrap plastic packaging I had saved. I love the technique, but wish I had planned better for the placement of the snowflake. I kinda covered up the poor guys' face! LOL!





At the conclusion of the hop, I will have a random drawing for a packet of Jolee's Christmas Dimensional Stickers! Just leave a comment here with your blog/email address, and maybe you'll win a little extra bling for one your pages! (Can mail to Stateside addresses only, please)

Have a great day and don't STOP now! The next blog is Rhonda's (http://www.snapwhiz.blogspot.com ) and she always has some super ideas!!
ENJOY!





Saturday, August 21, 2010

Back to School!



My little Harley in Missouri has started back to school. Unfortunately, she has chemo scheduled for this week also. So this is my wish for her to get in there and give it to them good! She loves her classes and studies so I'm sure she'll do very well!




Supplies: Objects fussy-cut from Miss Elizabeth Paper'; Pennants cut from scrap papers; ribbon is stock form JoAnn's; along with measuring tape ribbon purchased by the yard. Cork scallop is cut from Artist's Loft Liner Roll bought at Michael's.

Measuring Happiness


I had purchased these Stampin' Up sets quite a while back and hadn't thought of a good reason to use them! Well, my 19 year old gal from Send Love Today (Rian) has just gotten some spectacular news! Her lastest test came back negative!!! YEAH!!! I'd say that deserves a good ol' "Let's go shoppin!" card... A girl can not have too many shoes, or purses for that matter. The inside reads "I measure it by the foot...or should I say by the number of shoes in my closet!"
It was easy with a Stampin' Up stamp, and the tags from Paperbilities Craftin' Time line; the Devine Swirl embossing folder from Cuttlebug, and I colored the little shoes with Copics markers for that added touch. This card is bound to appeal to a young, cool gal!

Monday, August 16, 2010

57th Anniversary!!





Yep, my parents are celebrating 57 years of wedded bliss! Can you imagine? So what do you get for two people who don't go out to eat much, have no need of any type of clothing or household gadgets, and aren't at all interested in high-tech toys? I decided to make them a gift that would remind them everyday of how much they love each other.
It took very little time, which is a good thing since I'm going in ten different directions at once these days! The photo was a very small 4 x 5 that was poor quality. But with a little Photoshop tweeking, the 8 X 10 came out better than I thought. With a few dabs of Helmar's adhesive, and some silk flowers I had on hand, it made for a quick and easy (but thoughtful, I might add) gift. Some of the flowers are under the glass, and the rest on top. It is much more 3D than you can see in the pictures.

Monday, August 9, 2010

My absolute favorite digi-stamp!


I have used this little gal for so very many cards, I can't keep count! She has been blonde, blue-eyed, red headed, and a saucy brunette! She can send any message, but she says "Thanks" like no other!
Posted for DigiDoodle Stamps Challenge at http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/. Join the fun!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

S2G Challenge!


This challenge requiring "Apple" colors, especially RED, just screamed out for this layout! Hayden will be going to kindergarten this month, and it feels like I'm loosing my best little buddy! Go to http://s2gpapercraftingcontest.blogspot.com/ to see all the entries! The Apple shape was handdrawn and cut.
Supplies: Farm Fresh, October Afternoon; Bazzill cardstock; stock ribbon; and title cut from Cricut, Base Camp.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Wanna win 1000 sheets of paper?


Check out the giveaway at http://athousandsheetsofpaper.blogspot.com/! This would increase most of our paper supplies greatly! Think of the projects that could come out of this huge stack of goodies! With my Send Love Today commitment , I could send hundreds of cards to my cancer kids without any concerns about buying more paper!!! And, on top of that, there are stamps to be won! Just post a comment onAmy's blogspot, and then enter a short post (as I have) on your own blog! And you're in! Good luck to everyone!

FUN Anniversary Card!


Normally I would make a more serious card for an anniversary greeting, but this particular card is going to a very young couple who likes to take life "not so seriously". I love the Sassafras paper lines, so this was perfect! And quick and easy! In case you're wondering, you can purchase it at the thoughts2paper store, along with all the other items used. Just go to thoughts2paper.com.!
Sassafras "Me Likey"; Pearls by Paper Studio; American Craft ribbon, and the cute polka dot paper strip is from Jillibean Soup, Red Sugar.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Send Love Today card


With summer quickly coming to an end (at least in other parts of the country) and school starting, I find the Sassafras papers make the quickest, easiest cards around!! I love the Hog Heaven papers and stickers that come with them. By simply sticking a few to the card front, printing your message to it, and adding some flowers, you have a fast and cute card to send out. Thanks, Liz, over at Thoughts2paper!

Supplies: Other than the Hog Heaven stickers; the paper flowers are from Bazzill; and a single brad from Imaginisce! Font used was A T & Love. That's it!