Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy Birthday to you...

My dear, sweet Skyler had her 7th birthday yesterday. And, like most moms, I just HAD to commemorate the occasion with some picture taking. And, I just HAD to include the added difficulty of making Skyler and Rosie wear homemade party hats. Many pictures later, we ended up with this:

You can tell Sky wasn't too happy with any of this. Rosie, on the other hand, was pretty long as we did it on her terms, and that meant she wasn't moving from her bed.

So, in fairness to Sky, here is a better picture of her (still not that great) and a just ok pic of Rosie.

In honor of Sky's birthday, they both got to split a little treat of canned, soft dog food which they only get on birthdays. And, Sky got a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday sung to her.

Funny how they both now know the birthday song. When it gets sung to me or John on our respective birthdays, Sky and Rosie get all excited because they think they are getting a special treat! We can't even whistle the tune anymore. They really get pretty excited about it!

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy Birthday purse & card

I just ran across this photo of the birthday card I gave to my dear friend, Colleen, LAST year on her birthday and realized I never posted it on the ol' blog.
The paper is all from SU, the sentiment is from Morningstar, and the flowers, leaves, ribbon, brads, etc., are from my stash. The "purse envelope" is a pattern I copied from Martha Stewarts' website. The flap stays closed by using a thin Basic Grey magnetic closure on the flap.
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Monday, June 21, 2010

OLW-9 Flourishes

I can't believe I've done Simplicity's challenge 4 weeks in a row and actually gotten the cards posted on the blog! Yippee!
This was a fun challenge....again, a one layer card, free of extraneous embellishing...but, this week, using flourishes.
So here's my evolved over the last several days, and what I ended up with in my mind actually worked out on paper! Yeah!
Used a script background stamp from SU!, flourish from Stampabilities, and sentiment from Impress Rubber Stamps.
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Little Birdie....

A quick post to keep the ol' blog going.....
A simple birthday card for my brother in law and a friend, using Inkadinkadoo stamps, Memories ink, and SU! kraft and black cardstock. Liked the masculine feel...I always struggle with masculine cards.
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

OLW-8 Masking a Background

Well, if I get 2 posts up in a month, I consider myself quite lucky.

So, is today the end of the world? After all, it is my 2nd post of THE DAY!!! Hmmm.... Will wonders never cease? Scroll down for the first post, OLW-7.

Today is One Layer Wednesday, Week 8, Masking a Background over at Simplicity's blog. I needed a sympathy card, so I worked with it. And here it is.

The flower image is from a Gina K set, Comfort & Peace, and the sentiment is from Amuse. My masked background is the result of using a Spellbinder's die, Labels 4. I used chalk again for the subtle background, because I couldn't find a complementary, pale ink in my stash that wouldn't overwhelm the delicate flower and sentiment.

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OLW-7 Repetition

I really like this card. It's the third rendition of what was playing around in my head when I read about Simplicity's One Layer Wednesday, Repetition, LAST Wednesday. Well, I never quite got it loaded up on the blog before today's new challenge, but then, better late than never.

The gorgeous palm tree is by Rubber Soul, and the sentiment is from Amuse. I used my Marvy markers to ink the tree(s) prior to stamping. Love using those when I need to ink small spots with different colors. They stay pretty wet so I don't need to huff on them to rewet the ink before stamping. The sand/water horizon was created with chalk....remember that? When I need a light hand in doing some kind of background like this, chalk is definitely my friend. If I had tried sponging with ink or airbrushing, I am sure I would be on my 43rd rendition and I still wouldn't have it up on my blog. So, chalk it is.

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