Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sketch #135

Good morning, cardmakers... I'm off to get some last minute school shopping taken care of for my own size-12-footed monster! I'm having so much fun this year getting AJ ready for Jr. High. How is this even possible???

For your weekend fun, stop over to Stars & Stamps for sketch #135 and a link to Redonkulous Designs ... They have sponsored our sketch today with an offer to win some digi-stamps. I love these digis because they remind me quite a bit of the days when I did a lot of pixel art, and also because quite a few of Sheryl's designs are a little off-color and well... You guys know me! Haha... Go have a laugh, find some troop-appropriate images and join in on the fun.

Here are the cards that I made to promote today's festivities.

This baby cracks me up because I keep thinking of that awful baby with Dany Divito's voice in Roger Rabbit. Isn't he a hoot!

This girlie reminds me of a Diva Doll or some pixel art that used to be made by an old friend of mine over at Dhaling's Dollz. I do miss that website! I printed both of these on cream colored cardstock and colored mostly with Bic Mark-it markers. The white bits were accomplished with a white gel pen.

I had almost forgotten about this little video: The Jeans Tutorial that you might find helpful or fun for coloring these jeans.

Happy weekend everyone!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Santa Card

Thank you Kathryn, for sharing the tutorial on this easy, cute Santa Card!

Love You A Latté!

Let's kick off the weekend by indulging in a few great things..some freshly ground and brewed coffee, some papery goodness and some sketch cards!

First of all, I tried my hand at The Tea Bag Tutorial again, only being curious, I used yesterday's coffee filter instead. To my surprise and delight, It works great... Leaving an interesting background texture and yummy coffee smell behind too!

How fun for using my new stamp set, called "Cup Of Cheer" by CTMH. I also used one of the new alcohol markers in Crème Brulee which is nice, because that's what kind of creamer I put in my cuppa his morning. :) the white bits were done with a white gel pen. Aren't those coffee beans cute? I stamped with Cocoa ink and colored with a Chocolate marker.

Don't forget to run over to Stars & Stamps to pick up sketch #134 and follow the links to get old sketches too.

Friday, August 17, 2012

ETM August Kits

Happy weekend, everyone. I've been working on loads of fun things using my August kit from Express The Moment. Don't forget to stop by and check them out if you're interested in trying a fun scrapbooking kit or two! :)

This months' kit is full of beautiful things by American Crafts from their Garden Café line. Super cute. This photo shows a lot of the things included in the kit:

My favorites this month are the cute 6x6 journaling cards, and cute buttons to match and a brand new acrylic "hello" stamp. (The cardmaker in me LOVES new sentiments!)

Here is a 12x12 page I made following a fun new PageMap template. Photos will go in the white squares later on...

I also made another 8x8 for this month for those of you following the 8x8 book collection. This is also a PageMaps template. Love them. I love he stitched pocket idea.

Did I forget to mention the whole pack of "Thickers" in this month's kit? Love them too. I love it when you get a whole variety of matching products in your kit that you otherwise might not have tried. Thickers are fun!

Here are some cards, I do believe that I followed recent Operation Write Home sketches for most of them. Hey, you ETM ladies, don't forget to play along with those new sketches every weekend over at Stars & Stamps.

There's that cute "hello" stamp. Very useful! Awesome for cards! I love the little swirl design.

So nice I had to use it twice. Hee hee!

There is a little package of those florets in the kit too. They can also be used as a sentiment, I don't think I would recommend mailing a card with one of these on it though. Too fat! :) Great for hand delivery, though.

There are a few patterned-paper card bases in the kit too, of varying design. Just slap a couple of layers on them with a sentiment and you have an instant easy card.

This card is proof that even those new Friskars Titanium blades for your paper trimmer eventually poop out. When that happens, you should use an edge distresser and rough up ALL your edges, so that it makes it look like you were trying to accomplish this look on purpose. :) one of the big 12x12 papers has this cute little strip of cakes along the bottom edge. How fun! I added it with a tag and little scrap of Rick-rac ribbon To make a birthday card.

Aren't those colors fun? What a great kit! Thanks for stopping by to see the goodies... I'll be putting up some more next weekend too. :)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

OWH Day!

I'm having an Operation Write Home Day. There is so much to catch up with. It's fun to see how many people are inspired by the Olympics or at least, like me, watching while crafting! We have talked a lot about what kinds of card-making events belong in the Olympics. For me, this week, I think that I could totally medal in box-lifting, sorting and stamping! Maybe not so much in ATG tape changing.

Last weekend I attended a crop for Express the Moment and scored a PILE of cards to send to OWH. I also had a card making party at a local church... Both events were awesome, I will share more photos and details soon!

But for today, I just felt like making some cards. So here we go, Sketch #132 from Stars & Stamps.

I am inspired by our Olympians!

Here is something masculine.

And me for last Tuesday's Tutorial.

My most favorite part about this week is going to be sorting and tucking the new crop and party cards... AND putting away all of my summery colorful things in lieu of my favorite... Autumn colors and Halloween! I can't wait! Do you have a favorite time of year or holiday? Mine is coming up... Hooray!

Thanks for stopping by!