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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Last Day of School

For my son's school it really is the last day. Our beloved little school is being closed forever. It will be a bit of a tear jerker when I go to pick up Malcolm shortly. His incredible SK teacher is also retiring. I can not say enough good things about this amazing women. Where she gets her enthusiasm or her energy I don't know but I wish I could bottle it some days!! She has given Malcolm a terrific start to his schooling, I am so very thankful! Here is the card I made for her, to help her remember (not that she'll need it) Malcolm and his dinosaurs.

The little dino guy is part of a set called O' Happy Day from the Greeting Farm and it is so perfect for my paleontologist in training! I tore up some brown cardstock for the "rocks", stamped some trees from a C.C. Designs dino set, added the sentiment with some jute twine and tada! (I coloured with my pencil crayons!)

Have a great day!! Enjoy the sunshine and lack of humidity!! My hair is loving it today!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sneak Peak

A little sneak peak at the upcoming July Scrapbooking kit from Scrappin' Great Deals!! It will be available July 2! Sarah, April and I are the designers for this upcoming month. And I totally LOVED this kit! SO can't wait to share!

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Pirate Princess....

Our niece turned 3 last week..HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Anna is just so fiesty and sassy, she lights a room up! I coloured up the Strawberry Pirate from Kraftin' Kimmie's stamp line because the image reminds me of Anna; only I called it the Pirate Princess because that is what Anna declared herself to be one day last winter.

Lets see..stamped on Neenah with Memento ink, coloured with my Derwent pencil crayons, blended with mineral spirits, used some Bo-Bunny Love Bandit paper, Bazzill cardstock, Imaginese flowers, unknown pink pearls, chipboard number coloured with pink glittery paint.

Happy Father's Day!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day! For the first time in months, maybe even years, our kids slept in until 8:00am. This really NEVER happens!! And Ben didn't get up in the night either!! So we had a great start to the day!

A couple of cards to share celebrating Father's Day! First my hubby's card, nice and simple. He has a thing for Zebras.

I stamped a Zebra image (from Maya Road..picked up at the last SGD garage sale, thanks Angie!). I stamped it using dark brown chalk ink, on paper from Creative Memories, cut it out in a nice oval, mounted it with Java Bazzill cardstock, pop dotted it to the same pp, mounted the whole thing on Raven Bazzill cardstock. I stamped the sentiment on the same pp, attached it to a piece of chipboard, put on some ribbon and all done!!

Now my FIL's card. I decided to see if I could colour on kraft cardstock with my pencil crayons and still be able to use the mineral spirits to blend. And you can! I used the Father's Day stamp from Popcorn Bear, so cute! I kept the colours simple, lots of brown tones to go with the kraft paper, nice and masculine.

I added some buttons, tied on some twine, stamped the sentiment on a tag, and mounted it all on some Bazzill cardstock.

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Momma's Little Angel saying "I love my soosie!"

Seriously!! How adorable is my little guy?! Just by chance did I happen to click at the right time. Seconds before he was grumpy, gave him is soother, and voila! Instant perfect picture!

Monday, June 7, 2010

CREATE...a fun little project.

We helped out our niece and nephew give their mommy a birthday present. My hubby had the kids put a handprint on the front page of an artist's sketchbook. Then I did some creative sketching around them. Stamped a couple of images that are remarkably like Alex and Anna, did some colouring. It was a lot of fun. I am glad she liked it! Now she has the rest of the sketchbook to CREATE with!!

The girl image is a Greeting Farm stamp, I think it is called Ebony, and she is just as sassy as red headed Anna is in real life!!

Alex's image is a Bella stamp, and he too is true to Alex's shaggy headed "cool dude" character!!

I hand drew the rest of the page, the background wording I just gave it some shading to pop off the page, and I coloured with my pencil crayons!

Have a paper crafty day!! And CREATE!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Happy Belated Birthday!!

I did not forget my SIL's birthday, I was just delinquent in getting her present and card to her. Here is her card, (which I didn't post earlier because I didn't want her to see it!!):

I used a cute VW image from Stampavie. I knew as soon as I saw the stamp that I had to use it for her birthday card. I used my new favourite colouring technique: pencil crayon and mineral spirits. Really loving it!! I mounted the image on some Bazill cardstock, used some ribbon from Michaels, some little brads; I embossed the cardstock as well.

Here is a close up of the coloured image:

Enjoy your weekend!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Campfire Anyone??

A lovely little area for relaxing by a fire. I designed this backyard "retreat" last year, and it looks fabulous! Really happy with how it turned out. Again, I wish it was MY backyard!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Thinking of You

So this card was intended to be a cheerfully optimistic thinking of you card for a friend, whose dad is extremely ill. Sending good thoughts, hugs and kisses and all that. Upon posting the image, it perhaps could be interpreted as a valentine's card!

I used a Whiff of Joy stamp (big surprise there!), coloured with chalk ink and pencil crayons, the paper is Prima, cardstock is Bazzill, the sentiment is from CC Designs, and some Kaiser Craft pearls. And a new Martha Stewart border punch!

Send good thoughts to my friend please, she really needs it. :)