Friday, July 30, 2010


This page is about the snow woman that my son built in the back of his truck during last February's snow storm. He thought that would be funny! I think he had intentions of driving around with her back there, but sadly by the time the roads were clear, she was just a half melted blob of unrecognizable nothingness. Kind of like me on a Monday evening! LOL! Well, I liked her hair in the beginning, anyways!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Baby Talk

Here's a new page I did with a picture of my newest step grandson who was just born a few weeks ago. Isn't he the cutest? He looks so angelic sitting there like that! I did this page following a sketch and color challenge over at Page Maps. LOVE LOVE LOVE her sketches!

This is my first attempt at a pinwheel, but I like how it came out despite some issues I had. Next time I think I'll use the double sided patterned paper like the tutorial I was using suggested, instead of trying to adhere two pieces together. Either that or use an adhesive with a more overall coverage than what I did. Let's just say that pinwheels are not as cute when their layers start separating!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

More challenges!

Here's a page using pictures from a couple of years ago when my son got his driver's license. This layout meets three challenges. One is over at Stuck On U Sketches which was a sketch challenge as well as to use red, white, and blue. This isn't a 4th of July layout, but it's got those colors in there! The second challenge is over at Scrap and Stamp Saturday which was to use the color red and at least one stamp. I stamped the bottom part of the title, "Will Drive," with a new alpha stamp set I just got and some red paint. And the third challenge was over at Challenge Masters which was to use stars and stripes. Again, they may have been looking for something a bit more towards a 4th of July layout which this is not, but I definitely have stars and stripes on there.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Puppy Grinch

Here is a scrapbook page that I recently finished about my little dog at Christmas. It meets a challenge over at Practical Scrappers which was to use animated or cartoon images. I downloaded some Dr. Seuss Grinch images from the internet and colored with markers, and used some older diecuts that's been in my stash for a while. I added colored brads to my little Christmas tree for ornaments! Enjoy!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 5, 2010

More creations!

First up is a birthday card that I made for my stepgrandson. This meets a challenge over at Practical Scrappers which was to use some type of animated or cartoon image. The dragon image on this card was illustrated by Dustin Pike who designs alot of stamps for High Hopes Rubber Stamps. This particular image was a free digi download from his website, though. I colored the digi with my Prismacolor markers.

Here are some more projects that I've made lately including a scrapbook page about my son, a couple of anniversary cards, and the card I sent to my father-in-law last month for Father's Day. Enjoy!

See the card with the flowers on it? That's an anniversary card for my stepson and his wife. The flowers were cut from an old greeting card that I had lying around. I like recycling, and thought the flowers were very pretty! The gold/brown/blue anniversary card was for my brother-in-law and his wife, and is a re-structured card that I'd originally made at a card class about a year ago. At the class we were limited on sentiment stamps and, well, I never really liked the sentiment I had used on this card. I loved the colors and design, though, so I took the sentiment off and replaced it with the Happy Anniversary I stamped with one of my favorite stamps. On the scrapbook page on my son, I tried my hand at using some handmade shimmer spray. I don't think it was shimmery enough, but I liked the unique splatter that the spray caused. The lighthouse card is a Father's Day card for my father-in-law. Stamped image was colored in using my markers. I like this image for the masculine cards.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Celebrate--I made a card!!

I haven't had much of a chance lately to scrap or craft, so haven't had much to post here. But, I realized suddenly late tonight that my brother-in-law's birthday is a few days away and I needed a card. So, while I was crafting, I decided to follow along with a few challenges as well. Here's my card:

The challenge this week over at Practical Scrappers is to use either a border punch or decorative scissors. So, I used my decorative scissors, deckle shape, to cut the pp behind the car (the pp with the clock on it). It's kind of hard to see in the picture, though. The car stamp is by Stampabilites. I heat embossed it and colored it with a combo of markers and distress inks with my watercolor pen.

The second challenge I followed was one over on
Scrap Challenge Masters which was to make a masculine card with something heat embossed. Worked out great for my card!

Now, while I was making this card, I realized that also next week is another birthday and two anniversaries! So, I guess I'd better get back to crafting some cards! I'll try to remember to take photos of them before rushing them to the post office! :)