Monday, February 26, 2007

2 housecoats are better than 1

Here is a layout I started at Carolyn's on Friday and finished with the kids Saturday evening. We stamped the title using foam stamps and craft paint. Some of the letters were missing so Aaron came up with a creative way of only painting part of the k for an h.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

I had the "bestest" kind of birthday

I spent this morning cleaning the house but this afternoon I was blown away by all the birthday wishes I received. Thanks so much to everyone who emailed, called, sang, gave me gifts and came to dinner. Now everything is done I think I may have a chance to scrapbook. This is the "bestest" kind of birthday

Monday, February 19, 2007

Hidden message slider card

Found another slider card to make. This one is a hidden message card. Over did it a bit with the olive green walnut ink spray but you still get the idea. The sayings are now a little difficult to read.
When closed you see the top message and when open you see the bottom message.
here is the link to the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Snow is blowing Its a scrapping kind of day

Arthur is at work and has the car. The snow is blowing. So its a scrapping kind of day. Jenna insisted we put up the extra table in the kitchen so she too could have enough room to scrapbook with me. She worked on a Tinkerbell page and did some finishing touches on one of her many Kally the cat pages. She proudly tells me she has more pages done on her Disney album than I have on ours. I finished up 3 double page (non Disney)layouts I had on the go. It feels good to get them. Barb got lots of new papers in at work so have some ideas floating around in my head.
Its movie night tonight so I'll settle down under a blanket with the kids cuddling around me. Making our own homemade pizza for dinner. There's no better way to spend a snowy, blowy evening.

.Scraplifted Bri's layout and added 2nd page. BE MINE title was downloaded from a very generous group of Wishblade users. Faux stitched around large photos with pattern tracing wheel and red Sakura gel pen. Also stamped XOXO across photo of the kids.
Sorry Arthur, I didn't have a nice larger picture and wanted to finish the layout.

Glamour Girls- layered Chatterbox flowers finished with a little glitter and stamped title

Jenna participated in her first skating carnival a few weeks ago. The skate is a Deluxe Designs die cut I'd been saving for just the right page. Used my stamps again for the title. Left page is of the rehersal and right one of the performance complete with spotlights.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Went to a card class tonight

I went to a card class tonight at Heather's and really enjoyed it.
Made another version of the magic card, a double slider, crayon resist, a wiper card and floral embossed card. Too cool.
Here is a link to Heather's blog. Scroll down to Feb. 13th entry for some of the cards we did. Stamp With Heather
Lots of great ideas. Certainly worth keeping an eye on.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Stamping At Eliz's

Had a wonderful day stamping at Eliz's yesterday. Her challenge was Split Negative Technique and we were on a roll. Can't believe how many cards we finished. Thanks Eliz for the Lovely as a Tree on and the 2 lighthouse ones. Lizz it was great that you joined us. Thanks for the hospitality Eliz. We'll have to make these stamping days a regular occurance.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Valentines Cards

The kids & I made cards to take to school for Valentine's Day. I also worked on a trifold card. It is made with a 3.5" X 10.5" piece of cardstock scored every 3.5 inches. The outside pieces are scored and folded diagonally. Then they are folded in to meet in the center of the card. I put a valentine's image on either side of the folded sides and the greeting stamped and layered on the inside of the card. ( The only thing is that the front and first inside image appear sideways. This would probably work better with a flower or other image that didn't matter which side was up.

Postscript: Saw the same idea on Splitcoaststampers today using flowers.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Magic Card

Did this card the other day for my nephew's birthday. My magician son thought it was pretty cool. When closed the image is not coloured. When opened it is. Just like Magic.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Had a scrapping day yesterday

It was a pd day today so Carolyn and the kids came over to play. We did a little scrapping and a lot of talking. Carolyn was working an a Disney Autograph book as a gift for a friend and I scraplifted a Valentine's layout. Eliz and Lizz stopped by to drop over some stamping up catalogues for my book party and to show us an ABC baby book they did at a class. I love it when my scrapping buddies stop by.
I had a brainwave. I'm going to go through some of my past catalogues and copy the cardfronts with the exception of the stamping so I have cards almost ready to go when I need them Then I just have to stamp the image and greeting and voila. Quick no stress cards.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Its finally here!

My mailman stopped me in the middle of the street last night as I was on my way to skating with my daughter. He had my new wishblade for me. Didn't get a chance to play last night but I sure will hook it up and play when I get home today.