Friday, February 26, 2010

Cards for Summer

While we are still looking at winter weather in the south (really? really??), here's a couple of cards I can post quick for Friday. I can't believe it's Friday already! I made these last month and just thought it a bit odd to post summer-ish cards when most people are shoveling snow.

(sorry- I had to take the image down!)

I used My Mind's Eye Breaking Free for all these.

Have a great Friday! Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Stitching on Cards and Lime Green Paint

Did today's blog title get your attention? It pretty much sums it up, tho. I'm posting these today because I feel like I'll have a busy week and don't know if I'll post again for several day. And guess what?? Our sweet weather man - you know, the one that told us it would snow nine days ago and he was right - said that it might snow again Tuesday or Wednesday. Okay, so don't shoot me but I have to say this: the Saints MUST have won the Super Bowl with all this snow in Louisiana.

So on to the projects. I'm crawling out of my box. I just didn't know my box was so big and I have so far to go. But progress is progress. Dear Sweet Cath over at the Moxie Fab World Blog issued a challenge to create some things with embroidery floss. That is something I have quite a bit of. Years ago I was a cross-stitcher (is that a word?) and have a case of embroidery floss that I retrieved from storage when I started paper crafting. I couldn't resist the challenge and I absolutely love the examples that Kim Hughes created. Here's my little creation.

I hand drew the bird, poked holes, erased the lines and stitched. The stamp is from the "Tag You're It" Kim Hughes Collection from Cornish Heritage Farms. Paper, ink and cardstock is from Stampin Up!.

And now for the lime green paint.

I've been enjoying the sketches at Cosmo Cricket's blog, and this week they issued a challenge. We were to take our fear - whatever it was - and overcome it by creating something with it. So, after thinking about it, I realized one of my fears was using something permanent on my layout. I am comfortable with being able to lay something down, look at it, pick it up, move it around - but permanent? So, to make it even more challenging - I decided to go with something outrageous - and that would be lime green paint. Yep, that's right. So I took my cardstock and started overcoming. It's only cardstock, right?

The only problem with the lime green paint was that, well, none of my Cosmo Stash included the color lime green - so that presented yet something else to overcome. Rather than back out, get another paint color and start all over again - I forged forward. I subdued the paint with some good old reliable brown chalk ink, and proceeded until I was finished. Without further boring details - Meet Miss Chatty:

I used papers and chipboard from Cosmo's Material Girl, Paul Bunyan alphas and tiny blue type alphas.

So - lime green is the new neutral, right? I can't wait to see everyone's creations for this challenge. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Friday, February 19, 2010

Cards for the weekend!

Had some free time yesterday just to play!

I had some scraps of one of my newest Webster's papers (from Life's Portrait) and I decided to use it now instead of putting it aside for later. I made two cards from my scraps.

The chipboard is from Dream Street. The white molded flowers were included with some miscellaneous embellishments in one of my kit club kits. Thought I'd finally put them to use, too.

I used a Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies. The rub on is from Basic Grey.

While going through my stash, I happened upon some adorable stickers from Chatterbox. I thought it was about time to release them from their misery and use them.

The rub ons for this card are from K&Company - another goodie tucked away too long in my stash.

I'm looking forward to the weekend. Quite different than the unusually snowy weekend we had last week. Have a great day!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Webster's Pages and Glimmer Mist

I had so much fun playing with my Glimmer Mist and Webster's Pages, that I had to make another page. I just received some of the new CHA 2010 Webster's papers, so I fought with my "don't cut up the paper" urge and went for it.

I misted white cardstock with Wheatfields Glimmer Mist for the background. The paper is from Webster's Life's Portrait collection. I just LOVE this zoo photo of my daughter. It's from three years ago and yes - I know - it's about time I used it in a layout.

The fabric label is from Webster's "Fabric Fancies". THe flowers are Prima and the crystals are from Zva.

I'm enjoying the winter Olympics this week. How about you? Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Snow in the South!

Well, most of you are probably so sick of snow, but after eight long years - we finally had snow again in Louisiana - and lots of it. (well, at least enough to play for one day before it melted!)

Here are a few pics

This little lady was spotted in the neighborhood. Isn't she stylish?

And this looks almost like cotton!

I just have one project for today. It's a layout based on this current Cosmo Cricket sketch No. 5.

I used Cosmo's Nutmeg collection for this page.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Webster's Pages and Tattered Angels

If you've been reading my blog, you will have seen that for 2010 I've been on a quest to try new things in the paper craft world. They may not necessarily be "new" as in 'new to the industry' but they are new to me. Things to get me out of the box so to speak. So I've been taking part in challenges, sketches and triggers. I've been getting out of my box and also overcoming another little disorder I have - hoarding yummy scrapbook supplies. I know some of you know what I'm talking about.

So... anyway - for this post I created something for Lucy Edson's Webster's Pages challenge: Print a photo on the back of Webster's patterned paper. I loved the challenge and went through my older stash (well, you didn't think I'd experiment on my brand new papers did you?) You have to choose just the right type of photo that will look good with print on it. I tried two - neither of them exactly what I wanted, but I choose the best of the two and went with it. In my beach photo, I used a floral paper with a large amount of "white space", but I intentionally made it print with the little butterfly in swirl in the corner.

And what I like about today's post is that I also challenged myself to use my Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mists on my page. The design team at Webster's Pages have teamed up with Tattered Angel this month and have been showcasing some beautiful creations that inspired me to dig in my stash - you know - the one I hoard. I had some Glimmer Screens as well as Glimmer Mists so I decided to create a soft background for my beach photo. I used Wheatfields Glimmer Mist over a screen and misted it over white cardstock. I used some cheesecloth behind my photo, and pulled out some of my older Prima flowers. The leaves were cut from some of my older Websters papers.

And guess what??? As I sit here typing, there is snow in a nearby town just 30 miles from us. It's on its way!!! And we are expected to get 4 inches accumulation tonight. You know what that means in Louisiana?? SNEAUX DAY! And I just so happened to have taken off work tomorrow. Me and the Mister will be celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary. Well, so much for a quiet day at home with my sweeatheart, but the sweet thing about it - as rare as snow is in Louisiana, it snowed the week we got married. Looks like I'll be making snow angels with all my little loves in my life tomorrow and taking lots of photos!

And a little shout out to Anabelle and Fran! Happy Anniversary to you two lovebirds!!!


Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Christmas Page and Cosmo Sketch

I survived a weekend of party after party. My little one had a slumber party Friday and Saturday was recovery day. Sunday was the Super Bowl party (even if it was a small one) and then Monday was my little one's actual birthday. I don't think I want to see cake for a long time. (and I love cake!)

I've been loving the extra push I've gotten to get pages done by participating in Cosmo Cricket's sketches. Here's the most recent one.

And here's my take. A couple of Christmas's ago (yes, I'm behind on my scrapping my holiday pics!) my son and daughter decorated Christmas plates. This one shows her plate and the cookies she set out for Santa. I used Cosmo Cricket's "Jolly By Golly" collection on this page.

We have two more celebrations this week! Our anniversary is Friday (22 years!) and then Sunday is Valentine's Day. Again - no more cake, please! If my blog isn't updated until next week, you will know why. Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for stopping by.


Monday, February 08, 2010

A little Valentine (And Geaux Saints!)

I have to start out by saying Congrats to the Saints!!! It was an awesome game. The Colts played well. The entire Who-Dat nation is rawkin'. It was a long journey and the outcome is so sweet. I just threw my Who Dat tee shirt in the washer to get the shrimp ettoufee out of it (I'm a messy cook sometimes). I just might wear it to work tomorrow.

I just have one card to share today. It's a little Valentine card.

I used the Cricut Wild Card cartridge to make the card and the Cuttlebug to emboss it. The frog and sentiment if from Fancy Pants. I think there is a little Basic Grey paper on there, too.

Have a wonderful Monday! Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Who Dat?! Tuesday Trigger

Yes, you read that right. I used the "who dat" and "tuesday trigger" in the same sentence. Did that get your attention?

It's February - the month of "love", and so hear's a fabulous valentine inspiration from the Moxie Fab Blog for the current Tuesday trigger.

Well..... I sort of have a one track mind lately. It's sort of love-related. Right now I'm in love with the fact that Louisiana's own Saints are going to the Super Bowl. Yeah - that's right. My little miss princess is having a birthday party slumber party this weekend and she told me that her cookie cake could be a Saint's cake. How sweet is that? So instead, I ordered her a girlie cake (with chocolate - lots of it) and a Saint's King Cake. Anyhooo.... when I saw this adorable Tuesday trigger, well, my eyes saw fleur des lis's. (sort of like a cartoon character sees stars, birdies or dollar signs.)

So, with out further suspense, here's my creation. (smile)

So..... I don't know if I'm wayyyy off track with this week's challenge or not, but it was fun. I promise, I'll have more to share on my blog next week. Right now I'm flip flopping on my Sunday menu. Gumbo or Jamabalaya? Crawfish or shrimp? decisions.... decisions...

And so my friend Susan - you know who you are. I'd love to see your Colts card! ;) (not that she ever reads my blog...evah!)

Have a great weekend!!