Monday, June 29, 2009
Here is what Heather created:
And here is my card:
We had a blast! What do you think of our cards??
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Free Festival Shuttle to two remote parking sites on Saturday and Sunday. Geimer Greenhouses, (2 miles south) 2727 Route 53 just north of Lake Cook Rd., or Apachi Day Camp, (2 miles north) just north of Route 22 on Old McHenry Rd. Continuous shuttle service from 11 am to 6 pm.
Fun for All Ages Strawberry Fest features plenty of activities and fun for children, including a variety of kiddie rides, face painting and outdoor activities and tents full of family and education-oriented products.
Long Grove is located in Chicago’s northern suburbs, near Routes 53 and 83, north of Lake-Cook Rd. For more information, directions, and our line-up of musical talent, phone the Visitor’s Information Center at (847) 634-0888
Friday, June 26, 2009
I think this card turned out really cute. I might give it to my niece to welcome her back from her Florida vacation.
After looking at the sketch and having completed about 50 birthday cards, I decided I wanted to do a few patriotic/4th of July type cards. So out came the stamps, stars, and papers in red, white, & blue.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I enjoyed breaking in my new Butterfly Anya stamp from The Greeting Farm. I love this line and will definitely be getting a few more Anya stamps soon.
Isn't she adorable?
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
These colors are outside my norm as I usually go for the reds, pinks, lavendars, and sage family of colors. However, the colors peaked my interest and I thought I would give it a shot.
I think it turned out pretty good. How about you?
My card didn't exactly turn out the way I had hoped, but I still think it turned out okay. I don't like how the watercolor pencils are not as vibrant as I had wished for the butterfly. I am still waiting for my Copic pens to come and for now have to make do with what I have.
How do you like my card?
I like how everything turned out on my card except for the flower stem. I didn't have the right shade of green and tried a combo of colored pencils. I can't wait for my Copic pens to arrive!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
On August 5, 2004, Ethan Weiman was welcomed into this world, and into the loving arms of his parents, Dave and Alicia Weiman.
On June 12, 2009 Ethan's little life left those same loving arms, as he was welcomed into the loving arms of God in Heaven. In his mother's words " Heaven gained the greatest little boy ever".
Ethan was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in July of 2007. He was a brave, and tough little cowboy! Ethan loved Knock Knock jokes, balloons, and of course, being the true cowboy that he was - horses! His younger sister, Ava just adored her big, brave brother.
The Pink Cat Studio designed the Weiman Wranglers digital stamps to honor the life of Ethan Weiman and raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation. The Cowboy Ethan and Cowgirl Ava digital stamps can be purchased separately for $4.00 each or combined for $6.00.
Please visit http://www.pinkcatstudio.com/Stamps/WeimanWranglers/WeimanWranglers.htm to purchase these digital stamps and help the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Do you want to win some free PCS rubber stamps?Lauren Meader, Vicki Garrett and Heather Schlatter are all generously offering the chance to win some moola to buy PCS stamps. Lauren's is a card making challenge using the new digi stamps and Vicki's and Heather's involve helping to spread the word about our fundraiser. Thank you so much ladies for your generosity! Please visit Lauren's, Vicki's and Heather's blogs to read about how you can win.
I was getting tired of making birthday cards and cards with butterflies that I decided to open up my new Independence Day stamps from Stampin' Up and created this card.
I feel soooo patriotic!
Monday, June 22, 2009
If you get a chance, hop on over to Priscilla's blog as a new challenge is going to be posted in the next day or so.
I think it turned out pretty darn cute for my first time making one of these holders. What do you think?
I didn't know instantly what image I was going to use, but knew exactly the color combo that I wanted to try. Eventually everything fell into place and I created the card "inspire".
What do you think?
I hope you enjoy!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I have to say that this probably was one of my favorite challenges. As soon as I saw the sketch I knew what I was going to do.What do you think?
This is what I came up with. Unfortunately we are having another cloudy day here in the Midwest so you cannot see the sparkle beads in the center of the flowers.
What do you think?
Saturday, June 20, 2009
And this is the card I made earlier in the week for him.
I really liked using the color combination of melon, maize, and pure white. Let me know what you think.
Friday, June 19, 2009
What do you think?
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Using my new humming bird stamp from Inkadoo and flower stamp from Cloud9, I came up with this cute card.
This is the best picture I could get of the card. We are still experiencing a lot of rain and cloudy days in the Midwest. Unfortunately it means that my photos come out dark or with shadows. For this card, you can't really see the stickles and sparkle on the flower or humming bird.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
1 sheet of 12 x 12 cardstock
2 or more sheets of coordinating cardstock or pattern paper (8 ½ x 11 or 12 x 12)
Cutting Blade/Exacto Knife
Stamps/Inks, Die Cuts
Purple lines are scored lines
Red doted lines are cut lines
· Cut 1 sheet of 12 x 12 card (base of card) to 5 ½ x 12
· Using your Scor-Pal, score at 4”, 6”, 8” and 10”
· Measure 1 ½ from top and with pencil draw a line from the fold of “B” to the fold of “E”
· Measure 1 ½ from bottom and with pencil draw a line from the fold of “B” to the fold of “E”
· Using your cutting blade or exacto knife and ruler cut the pencil lines you just drew
· Mountain and valley fold per picture below
A = 5 ½ x 4 , A inside = 5 ¼ x 3 ¾
B & E = 5 ½ x 2 , B & E inside = 5 ¼ x 1 ¾
C & D top = 1 ½ x 2 , C & D top inside = 1 ¼ x 1 ¾
C & D middle = 2 ½ x 2 , C & D middle inside = 2 ¼ x 1 ¾
C & D bottom = 1 ½ x 2 , C & D bottom inside = 1 ¼ x 1 ¾