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Back to school…already?
30/07/2009, 9:00 am
Filed under: HOME Paper Scissors Paint Create

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I don’t know about you but all the school supplies are out and actually some are all gone around here. Back to school shopping is in full force and once again I find myself thinking back to when I got to pick out new school supplies for school…I loved it! I was always so excited to pick out new pencils and notebooks. I always loved the way the lined pages looked when they were crisp and clean just waiting for me to write or draw on. Ahhhhh yes and now I am school shopping for my DS and I see the excitement in his eyes…to be a kid again (sigh) well that is what inspired my creation for today’s project for Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff. I created a project that is suitable for a teacher or your favorite administrator or school faculty member. We have some friends in the school system that really devotes their lives to children and I thought I would like to give them just a little something for the start of the new school year. :)

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I used the shopping bags stamp and the school books stamp for this project. As always I start out by printing out the images to my desired size, then I color them in and this time I used my Prisma markers and Bic markers together to achieve the effect I wanted I started withthe schoolbooks and before I printed out my shopping bags I just added some text to it “Back 2 School” to give it some fun. I printed the shopping bag stamp on kraft paper to give it that brown bag look plus by doing this it saves you from having to color the entire image.  All I did with the bags was added a few touches of color for shadow and depth and after coloring I just cut out the images and layered them on the lid of my box. For the rounded piece of black paper all I did was cut a circle freehand and I knew I wanted the lettering to resemble chalk and to achieve that I wrote the alphabet along the edge with my white gel pen, then I just added some treats in the box.

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This can be left on their desk and the kids won’t see the candy :)

I really LOVED the way this turned out that I am making it into a LO as well!  so come and play with some stamps and create something FUN!

Lindsay’s stamps can be used in so many different ways and they are just too darn cute! make sure to hunt around for the hidden freebie this week I guarantee you will love it…it is out of this world!  STORE SPECIAL  *** is still running spend $5 dollars you get a FREE stamp of your choice, you don’t have much time to take advantage of this so make sure you do it NOW!!!

Leanne

Margie

Melissa Craig

Lisa

Katt

Melissa Bove

Janet

Olena

Kim

Tamara

Tracey

Erin Bailey July Guest DT



Puppy Love…

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Good monday morning everyone. Hope everyone had a great weekend. I just wanted to share this project with you. I submitted this as part of my design team application to Bo Bunny.  This is one of the other lines of paper I just adore. So on to the project…It is a mini album I made for all the puppies that were part of our lives since my DH and I were married. I designed the dog house using SCAL and cut it out with my Cricut.

After the shape was cut out I attached the doggie door with an eyelet to give it the freedom to swivel around to reveal the adorable golden retriever you see there, that’s Snowden our first baby.

puppy2He was just the most loving and adorable fluff ball.

I also designed a fire hydrant to use as an embellishment on the second page which  houses our little Shiloh …

 

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and in the last dog house is last but not least our Jetta girl! …

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after all the pages were assembled I also punched holes using my crop-a-dile on the peak of the dog house and attached eyelets to each one as well then I just ran ribbon through all of them to attach it all together. Of course all the fun and adorable paper and ribbon is by Bo Bunny.

Oh yes there is also a giant bone attached to give it some fun and whimsy! yes I designed the bone as well and used SCAL and the Cricut to cut it out. :)

Ok I am off to get more paper and create…((hugs))



Thursday is here!

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I can’t believe how fast the days go by. This week just came and went I don’t even know where it went. This morning was just a crazy morning here at our household my DS decided it would be great to mix paint along with breakfast literally so that was a mess you didn’t even want to see! needless to say I was running like crazy to the computer trying to get this post up, after cleaning up the mess. I sure do hope that, that is not an indication for  the day ahead. :) I guess I don’t even really recall everything that happened YIKES!

Well since the calendar say’s it’s Thursday I guess it’s thursday and I have another LO for you using Lindsay’s Stamps. This week I decided to use the birthday cake which is so scrumptious!  and the ABC cursive lettering block from the school card kit.

IMG_8187 2Don’t forget that we have another fun freebie among the design team members so make sure to make your rounds and leave some sweet comments while you are browsing. I printed the image on Bazzil dots paper (one of my fav. cardstock papers) then used my trusty watercolor crayons and my aqua brush to color it in. I then printed out the ABC ruled image from Lindsay’s Schoolcard kit and just ran it through the sewing machine for some fun stitching. I also made that into a pocket where I can tuck a journaling tag. Don’t forget that Lindsay is still running her special this month that when you purchase $5 dollars you get a free stamp!

 

Leanne

Tamara

Margie

Melissa Craig

Lisa

Katt

Melissa Bove

Janet

Olena

Kim

Tracey

Erin Bailey July Guest DT



Let’s Bee Happy!
16/07/2009, 2:32 pm
Filed under: HOME Paper Scissors Paint Create

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I can’t believe it’s Thursday already this week just flew by. Since it’s Thursday that means it’s time to post my project for LSS (Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff) for this week I choose to work with the beautiful oriental poppy stamp.

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Poppies are one of my favorite flowers. I have always had them in our garden in each house we lived in. Awwww isn’t my little guy cute in his bee outfit? With having a boy I really don’t have a lot of opportunity to use flowers on my LO’s so when I see an opportunity I seize it. What could be more perfect than this picture to use with flowers. To make this LO I first printed the Poppy stamp in 3 different sizes. I printed them out on a thin velum paper because it reminded me of that paper like quality that these flowers posses. After printing I colored them using Bic permanent markers (this was the first time I used just these markers entirely for coloring) I usually like to mix things when coloring. I loved the way they worked on the velum paper, the colors were clear and vibrant. After coloring all the images I then cut out each one and assembled it on my LO to see how I wanted my picture positioned. From there I added some stitching,paper embelishments and some journaling around the edges of the flowers. This stamp is a definite must have in your collection and for only a dollar how can you go wrong. If you spend just $5 dollars you will also receive a FREE stamp of your choice. Make sure you stop by Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff and grab some awesome stamps to use with you LO’s and cards well the deals just keep getting better because we are also still searching for the freebie this week. You know the drill stop on over to the other DT members blog and see their creations, somewhere among them you can snag a FREE stamp.

Tamara

Margie

Melissa Craig    –> Make sure to stop by her Challenge blog  as well it’s called “Tuesday Morning Sketches” You have a chance to win a  Gift Certificate to Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff. :)

Lisa

Katt

Melissa Bove

Janet

Olena

Kim

Tracey

Erin Bailey July Guest DT



WOoT wOoT!!! Cosmo Cricket made me a very very happy girl!!!
13/07/2009, 7:52 pm
Filed under: HOME Paper Scissors Paint Create

I am sooo excited !!!! I just can’t stand it! I am one of the runner ups of Cosmo Cricket’s CHA sneak peak video.  <—click here to see the post on Cosmo Cricket’s blog….. (Jumping up and down) I don’t even know what to do right now or who to call first…..so I thought I would tell all of you.  As a runner up I win a Paper Crafting Kit, Rub-ons, Ready Set Chipboard and Ribbon from one of Cosmo Cricket’s new CHA lines and my favorite independently owned scrapbook store will win the new line too.  Did you hear that Linda? Oh my goodness I just can’t believe it! I have to call some people and just share the happy news…I’ll be back in a bit.

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Happy MONDAY morning!
13/07/2009, 2:26 pm
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HI all! I hope everyone had a great weekend. My weekend was busy busy but FUN! Saturday I attended a class that was taught by Tina Freeman one of Prima’s Prima Donna’s. Here is a picture of Tina and I taken by my friend Angela.

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The projects were fun and of course when you attend these classes you walk out with a bunch of free products from Prima! you can’t beat that! Plus we got to keep some of the materials that we had leftover from our projects.

Sunday I spent the day with one of my friends and we watched  another friend compete in a triathlon. Let me tell you it was a very moving and inspiring day for me. Did I mention the triathlon was only for women. That is what made it so moving…there were 3,000 women of different ages and shapes. Some were there for the competition and some were three just to prove to themselves they can accomplish something they have never done before. There was a woman who completed the course and she was a 3 time cancer survivor…THREE different cancers! What an amazing and touching story. There were tons of inspiring stories that surrounded you with all 3,000 women. Just AMAZING!



Cosmo Cricket CHA ’09 sneak peek videos
09/07/2009, 7:17 pm
Filed under: HOME Paper Scissors Paint Create

Cosmo Cricket is having a contest for their sneak peek video to serve as the teaser video for the ’09 CHA. So I thought I would give it a shot. Here are a couple of my submissions. Please be kind…Make sure to check out their blog Cosmo Cricket for the results and who knows maybe they might share all the video entries people submitted.

OK so we agreed no laughing right?

and here’s another one…