Monday, August 30, 2010

PWA Party

Here are the projects that Julie had us make over the weekend. They were nice and easy projects that pack a lot of punch. Aren't they cute. You can see where she used the PWA beads on the bird. The bird was hand punched with O'So Sticky paperbacked tape and the beads added. It gives it such nice texture.

On the top picture we stamped the image once on white cardstock and the second time on the deep pink. One stamp once nice card.
If you ever get the opportunity to attend a PWA sponsored shoe box party you really should attend. The projects are first class and the people are fun and friendly.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Eastern Washington Shoebox Party

PennyWise Arts held a shoebox party in honor of Tracy's birthday weekend. This is a picture of Tracy and Shanea's wonderful scrapbook barn shop before the party began.

You can see the kits on the table ready for everyone to arrive and begin a day of crafting, snacking and fellowship. My kit is the one closest to you with the green lidded containers. I will need to show you mine later because I forgot to take a picture of it. The people in the background are Shanea (on right side) Tracy's daughter and Julie.

This was the sample that Shanea had with her kit. Isn't it a beautiful bracelet? I have never done anything like this so I was thrilled to give it a go.

I will post more pictures later in the week.

Remember if you have any cards (without glitter) laying around Operation Write Home would love to have them. In September they are holding a big birthday bash, why not consider joining in on the celebration. Check it out here.

Until later,

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Road Trip

Hi everyone,
I had a wonderful weekend with some crafting buddies from Pennywise Arts last weekend. I just wanted to share one picture with you today. This was a beautiful water fall we found. This picture does not do it any justice but let me tell you it was breathtaking. We were standing on an opposite cliff (right on the edge, thank goodness for fences) just taking in the splendor of God's creative hand.

I have a video but for some reason blogger just doesn't like it.
I hope you can experience the peace and awesome power of God's love for you today.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Look at those brads!

Hi everyone,

Here is a card made with a stamp from the $1 bin at a local craft store. I justed my colored pencils and OSM to color the image.
It is a fun and easy card. Why not try one yourself.

Here are the brads. I just didn't like the brightness of these brads so I added a little alcohol ink to tone them down. I haven't used my alcohol ink in a long time but it has now called my name in the last two cards.

So what is sitting in your stash that hasn't been used lately? Need a nudge to get your mojo going? Maybe something old will make it come back.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Card to mom

Hi Everyone,

Here is another card I sent off to my mom. It is a CAS style card. I really like making this type of card. I hope you enjoy it.

Here is a close up of the flowers I cut on my circut. This is flashing foil from the hardware store colored with alochol inks.

I hope you are all staying cool this August Sunday.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

OWH - Just Three Words

Hi everyone,

Here is a photo of me for the Just Three Words over at Operation Write Home. If you want to find out how you can help send cards to deployed soliders just Click here.

If you want to read about the Just Three Words Click here.

Monday, August 2, 2010

CHA envy challenge 3

Hi everyone,
I think this is my favorite card from the three for the CHA Envy challenge at Stamp TV.

The card size is 3 1/2 x 6 3/8
This was a fun card to make. I didn't have any dp paper with an ivory background that I liked so I used my buttercream ink pad to tone down the whiteness. I also changed the middle pearl for a silver sparkly gem that is not in this picture.
Bold Flowers - Gina K
DP - SU! Patterns Pack III
Outdoor Denim, Buttercup - CTMH
Old Olive - SU!
Pearls & Crystals - e.
Ribbon - Details & Accessories
Cardstock - DCWV and Gina K

I hope you enjoyed the three posts on my cards for the CHA envy challenge.

Have a great day,


Sunday, August 1, 2010

CHA envy 2 Challenge

Hi everyone,
Here is the card I made for the CHA envy 2nd challenge. If you haven't been to Gina K's Stamp TV click on the link in my side bar.

Since I send a card to my mom everyday I have begun to write my message to her on a post it note so she can use the card to brighten someone elses day. This card measures 3 1/2 x 6 3/8 . I use this size the most so she can use the envelope size she has most handy.

Botanicals, Bold Flowers (the circles) - Gina K
Ink pads, Memento Tuxedo Black, Marvy Matchables #5 yellow
White & black cardstock - unknown
Stardust pen - Sakura
So there was an oops on this card. I thought I was coloring the flower dots with my Stardust pen but it didn't look right - I had used my white pen. I just colored over the top once I realized what I had done.

Have a wonderful day.