Saturday, February 27, 2010
Sooo, my question to you is, what is your favorite kind of Girl Scout Cookie? And were you ever a Girl Scout/Brownie/Daisy?
Even though I'm allergic to coconut (not the type of allergic that I get hives or my throat swells, but it does something to my intestines.. more than you ever needed to know about me, huh?) my favorite are the Samoas! Tagalongs are the 2rd runners up!
I was a Daisy, then a Brownie, but never a Girl Scout. Me and all the girls I was in it with (most to who I still speak to) quit after Brownies. Thought we were too old for it I guess?? I don't really remember!
Friday, February 26, 2010
There's those cute felt flowers from K & Co.'s Berry Sweet collection again!
And then this is the one I entered as my submission..
Ohhh how I love this card! The circle is a transparency and I hand stitched the stitching around the circle. This was given to a friend that I've known since kindergarden, who's having her first baby in March. When she opened it, she said "this is going in a frame in his room". What an amazing feeling that is! As of right now, I'm "in" 3 babies rooms in a frame!! Yay!
This is the sketch for 365 Cards Design Team Call...
This is what I came up with..
This was my first time using StazOn ink. I used it on a ghost shape... love how it looks!
Wish me luck!! Cross your fingers and your toes.. and anything else you've got! Thanks!!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Here's my card..
I used paper the Berry Sweet collection from K & Company. It's fun bright girly colors with some cute designs.. flowers, butterflies, hearts, fruits, owls, rainbows, unicorns, fishies and sock monkeys, all in one pack! I bought these felt flowers first, then bought the paper pack and the chipboard..... lol.
I made a tiny little sentiment and put some twine around the ribbon.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Although I will say.. they are different.
Stampin' Up! Kraft Cardstock
- It's $2.50 more for 5 less sheets
- It's a soft color of kraft and it's smooth.
- Easier to fold and work with
- It doesn't warp as easily when you're heat embossing.
Joann's Kraft Cardstock
- It's $2.50 less for 5 more sheets
- It's more of a rough paper.
- Harder to work with
- It bends a lot easier when you're heat embossing.
So, it really just depends on your preference I guess. I like both. Maybe I'll make something with both papers on one project? hm. Ideas, Ideas! I will upload 2 cards, one of each in the next couple days.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I got the title from a comedian. I get my inspiration from strange places, I know. lol. A couple weeks ago on a Saturday, Comedy Central had Comedy Central Presents on ALL DAY. If you don't know what that is, it's pretty much a comedian for 1/2 an hour doing stand up. Have you heard of Rocky LaPorte? If not, you must check him out. He's HALARIOUS!! Click on his name to go directly to Comedy Central and see his videos.. just keep clicking "next video" and you'll see the whole 1/2 hour. After you watch it... you'll understand my title! If you do watch him, let me know what you think!
I had my Dad watch them when I was drying my hair and I was laughing sooo hard just hearing him laugh like crazy!! No one can crack me up just from lauging like Dad can!! He was the same way with my Aunt Syl.. just thinking about it makes me laugh!
All the paper on this layout is by SEI, their Poppy Collection. LLOOOVVEE this collection. I don't buy many full collections cause there's usually a few that I don't like whatsoever. Not that I need more paper.. ohh that's pictures coming up... you'll see!
I hand cut the flowers and traced a Jenni Bowlin Die Cut Paper - Label. I love the shape but can never find the size of things I want in that shape, so I thought I'd make my own. I used distressed stickles and crackle accents (my favorite!) on the flowers.
To keep my journaling straight, I used a little dotted line stamp and Versamark ink. So I could still see it, but it's not really seen if you're not looking for it. Otherwise, it wouldn't have been even close to straight!! To make the lines straight, I used my Self Healing Mat and my ruler. I lined up the ruler with the markings on my map and left the ruler there while I stamped. I stamped every inch then went back and without the ruler, stamped every 1/2 inch between.
Journaling: By the look on Mom's face, you'd think a stranger was forcing a straight needle through HER face! When you thin of a teenager getting a piercing, you don't think of them taking their Mom with them, except me of course! Mom, Erin & I went to Charlie's after much begging. I'll admit, it hurt much more than I was expecting! It throbbed for a while and was sore for a couple days and never hurt since. I've had all kinds of "eyebrow jewelry". Plastic, stainless steel, a hoop, a regular barbell, dice, thorns, blue, white, black, orange and purple. 3/2002
They come in 12x12 templates too!
I used my crackle accents (yes, again!) to use just a little section of the template.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Nice muddy feet too. At this point there is now mud on my favorite jammies ever (thanks Luci for those!) and my Ohio State sweatshirt.
As I said on my facebook status... no one PLANS to wash their dog at 3am. This was after his bath.. all white and fluffy again!