Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday sketch

This card came together very quickly for me. I loved the sketch for Challenge 245 and wanted to use it for a Thanksgiving card.
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Minty goodness!


Mad About Mint was the theme for Day 246. We could take that phrase however we wanted and create a card. I immediately thought of peppermints and knew that I had the perfect stamp. I had just purchased the stripe border stamp today and thought it would be perfect in red to represent a candy cane!

Large sentiment card


Day 247's challenge was Loud and Clear -- used a large sentiment on a card. I've never done this before (noticing a pattern here?!). I hand cut the frame, then stamped and glittered the sentiment.

Ad inspired

Challenge 248 is ad inspired. We were given this ad:
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This is what I made. I loved the greens and browns and I also mimicked the 3 frames above the bed.


Coil card


Day 249's challenge wanted us to use a coil pop-up. I've never done one of these before and I struggled a bit before settling on a design I liked.

Fall Flourish


I loved 365 cards challenge 251! Fall colors with at least 3 flourishes! I used a card with a pre-cut window, covered the inside with gold paper and added a thank you sentiment. I used 3 flourish stamps and randomly stamped with versamark ink all over the front. Then I sprayed the front with gold glimmer mist to make the flourishes stand out a bit. The finishing touch was some of my fave multi-colored fiber.

Combo Challenge 250

For Challenge 250 we had to choose a previous challenge from the past 3 months and combine something from each into 1 card.

August 179 was a white space sketchSeptember 209 was a "keep it simple" challenge - 1 image, 1 sentiment and 1 embellishment
October 237 included stamping on an envelope to match the card

Here's my entry:

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Watercolors

Once again I was forced out of my comfort zone by a 365 Cards challenge. Day 242's task was to use only watercolors on a stamped image. I usually stamp small images or words on my cards, so this was different for me. I had watercolor markers, although I don't use them very often. Here's my take on the challenge.

Scraplift card

Day 243's challenge at 365 Cards was to scraplift 2 of your own cards. I pulled the triangles from this card . . .



and the ticket sentiment from this card . . .

and voila!

Blog inspiration

Day 244 Challenge at 365 Cards was to use their awesome new banner as inspiration. I loved the fall colors and used those for my color scheme. The flourishes were the perfect "corners" for the card.

A flock of book fairies!



We were so excited to dress up this year for Halloween at MtV! My teaching partner and I joined forces with the librarians and transformed into our alter egos -- the book fairies! We each put our own twist on our costumes, but they were all similar. The kids loved it!



Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More blog candy!


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More cards

I'm really loving the challenges from 365 Cards, especially because they're pushing me outside of my comfort zone. I generally don't do a ton of stamping nor do I use lots of glitter, but Monday's Day 239 challenge was to use glitter on a stamped image and I did it:-) I even used 3 different colors!




This is my entry for 365 Cards: Day 238 sketch
I found the fun pom-pom ribbon on clearance the other day and had to do something with it ASAP! I used black flocking on the handwritten "Boo!" and the stamped spiderweb.

I can't wait for tomorrow's challenge!

Halloween stuff

Just wanted to share some of the things that I've been working on this fall. I got the idea for this centerpiece from Craft Warehouse. It's a papier-mache witch's hat with Halloween paper layered around it. I finished it off with some self-adhesive pumpkin trim and a little orange tinsel ribbon around the base and on the tippy top.


This card is for Challenge #240 here on 365 Cards.
The challenge was to use patterned paper on the outside AND inside of a card. I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

That's all for now. I've been working on Christmas presents, but I can't post those here just yet;-)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Trying this again:-)

I've been really bad about blogging lately. This was a pretty rough school year for me and I've been enjoying my summer. But, it's getting close to September and time to get back to the grind. I've switched schools and will be returning to the classroom. After being out for 4 years, I'm ready to get back into the thick of things. I'm also looking forward to a fresh start in a new building:-)

I have done some scrapping this summer and I FINALLY finished all of my albums from our 7000mile roadtrip from 2008. There are 8(!) of them, but each is quite different and 1 is actually for my parents;-)










All of them :-)










Route 66 album









Parents' paper bag album









Inside paper bag album












Box o' board books album










One of the board books -- 12 total, one for each state we visited












Artsy acrylic album










Inside -- envelopes hold copies of the emails I sent out along the trip

It was very nice to get these albums done and to be able to clear out all of the 'stuff' I had been holding onto for these;-) Now, on to the next project(s)!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Getting back to (ab)normal;-)

I had surgery last week to get rid of a 5mm kidney stone. How can something so teeny cause SO much pain?! I've been home for almost 2 weeks and I (hopefully) will return to school tomorrow! I have been able to use this time to get some scrappin' projects done, so pics will be coming shortly. Off to the dr in a bit to make sure I get the all clear for tomorrow:-)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Ugh!

Kidney stones suck! This is my 26th stone and I'm kinda done. Hopefully this is it and I can get back to my regularly scheduled life;-)

Monday, April 5, 2010

Make a list Monday

I'm back! It's been a bit and I've been sick:-(

Today's topic: Places I've lived
1. Tampa, FL
2. Gretna, LA
3. Harvey, LA
4. Lafayette, LA
5. Portland, OR
6. Beaverton, OR
7. Hillsboro, OR

Monday, March 8, 2010

Make a list Monday 3/8/10

Oscar Night -- Who did you love?

1. Sandra Bullock -- loved her dress and she's just so fun and sweet.
2. John Hughes tribute -- I was laughing and crying!
3. Jeff Bridges -- well-deserved win!
4. Jennifer Lopez -- surprisingly I liked her dress;-)
5. Helen Mirren -- she is one classy lady!
6. Queen Latifah -- wow!
7. Co-stars talking about best actor and actress nominees -- nice touch!

Other than that, it was a ho-hum show.

Any thoughts?!

Monday, March 1, 2010

3/1 Make a list Monday

I'm a list maker -- big time! I don't function without one. I wake up in the middle of the night and make lists. It's a disease;-) So, I thought I'd put this habit to good use. Each Monday, I'll post a topic and my own list. I'm not setting a specific # of items for the lists -- just whatever comes to mind. These will go on the fronts of my Project 365 weekly folders.

Wanna join me?! Feel free to comment with your list or leave a link to your blog post.

So, without further ado...

Today's topic: List your favorite concerts

1. Garth Brooks -- saw him in Baton Rouge and he opened with that song -- the place went nuts!
2. Reba McEntire -- she is an amazing entertainer
3. George Michael and the Bangles (it was my 1st, so it ranks;-))
4. Stone Temple Pilots -- Scott Weiland in a handstand (with band members holding his feet) singing "Dead and Bloated"!
5. Pearl Jam -- Just after Ten was released; amazing show
6. Restless Heart -- small show at Mudbug's
7. The Cure -- Janine and I dressed in all black; I remember our outfits more than the show;-)

I know there's more, but those are the first ones that popped into my head. What's your faves?

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Busy girl!

I was finally feeling better this weekend and I spent most of it in my scraproom catching up on projects from the classes that I took at CKC earlier in the month.

This class was called "Life is a Journey" and was taught by Technique Tuesday's owner. It was probably my favorite class because it really pushed me to try some new stamping techniques. I think I spent more time on this album than I ever have for a mini album, but I'm in love with the final product! The pics are some of my faves from our 2008 road trip.























I made these 12 cards in a very fast-paced class from Heartstring Designs. I even decided to give their card club kit a try after taking this class:-)











This was Eric's Valentine's Day / Anniversary present. The class was from Awesome Albums and was an "All About Him" blackboard album. I really liked the colors and enjoying working with the black chipboard (a 1st for me).


















In addition to working on those projects, I desperately needed to get caught up on my Project 365 folders -- I was a month behind! These are the 4 covers with my "10 on Tuesday" prompts. The author of that blog hasn't posted since the 1st week of January, so I've been going through the archives for topics and even made up some of my own. I decided that I'm now going to post my own "Make a list Monday" topics and use those for my covers instead. Feel free to join me:-)

















Okay, that's really enough for now!