Thursday, August 21, 2008

Box in a Bag

I broke down and made one of these tonight. Is it just me or does it take you forever to pick out your color scheme/paper/supplies?? I swear it takes me forever. I think it is because I have too many ideas running around that I just don't know where to start. I love this DP from SU but just have never used it. This was perfect. I had one of my Paper Trey sets out on my desk and it just kinda fell together!Supplies: SU DP (porcelain prints), Bayou Blue and W White CS, Bayou Blue, C Celery, Cocoa inks, Martha Stewart punch, Paper Trey's Flower Garden set, Technique Tuesday's borders, Tab punch, SU ribbons, and red tacky tape.

August Sky

I wish I had the camera with me all the time. I saw the most beautiful sunset sky yesterday but couldn't get a picture of it. The sunsets have been amazing this past month. here are a few shots from our back yard earlier this month... I absolutely love the blended colors!!

Sweet Bear

I made this sweet little card over the weekend. The stamp is from CC Designs Sweet Treats. I just love their little bears!! So cute! This one was colored with Prismacolor and gamsol. I also broke out my nestabilities and used them. I finally got everything organized on my craft desk so that I can just grab what I need and go!! It is so nice having a craft room!! I think I'm in heaven!!
Here are some of the other supplies I used:
  • SU Mint Melody, W White CS, and other unknown CS
  • Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
  • Nestabilities scallop rectangle
  • Assorted ribbons
  • Circle punch
  • Paper Trey circle frame stamp
  • SU eyelets

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Blue ribbon awards!

I decided to put some of my work in as exhibits in the Clark County Fair this year. I could only enter 6 items. So, I put 4 of my paper crafts and 2 of my quilts. These are cards and crafts that I have posted on this blog in the past. I will be posting my quilts on my other blog Lovin My Quilts soon. Anyhow, I won 4 blue ribbons! It stinks that they don't award rosettes for paper crafts at this fair. It may be because it is just a paper craft (??). I don't know, but I think it deserves more respect than that. There were many different displays of cards and SB pages. They just weren't as touted as highly as the other crafts. Photography was huge! The quilts were awesome. I love to look at the display of quilts. My mom and aunt are both entering quilts in the Oregon State Fair this year. Can't wait to see what ribbons they got! I Wish I lived in Oregon so I could enter! WA State Fair is just too far away for me to drop everything and go enter. Maybe another time!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Cowboy thoughts

I needed a masculine card. I already had the image stamped and ready to go. Just had to put it together. The image is so sparkly. I love it! I have finally had a chance to get my new craft room semi-organized. So now I can actually stamp and feel comfortable!!
Supplies Used:
  • SU Wild Wild West retired stamp set
  • SU Sanded background
  • SU Bronc Buster
  • SU B Black, R Rust, C Caramel
  • xyron sticker maker
  • acetate sheet
  • pearl ex
  • Stazon Black
  • copper and gold glitter mix
  • MM antique copper brads
  • Karen Foster charm
  • hemp twine
  • Paper Trey Faux Ribbon set
  • SU Black and Close to Cocoa inks

Sweet Treats

I love the new stamps from CC Designs. I can't wait to get my hands on the new sets for this month! This little bear is from their set Sweat Treats. I used prismacolor pencils on this one. Also used is a ribbon slide from Nestabilities

Other supplies:

  • American Crafts ribbon
  • SU ribbon
  • LI brads and buttons
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
  • SU Pretty in Pink, W White, Close to Cocoa, and Pixie Pink

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Brilliant Weblog award!

Tangii gave me this special award!!! Tangii you are so sweet! Thank you! I really don't feel like I deserve this because I haven't blogged in so long... But, I'm hoping I'll be able to start blogging more.
It's a special award given to weblogs that somehow catch your eye!
The rules for this award:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated
There are so many to choose from and I love so many. Here are the ones I have chosen:
1. Beauty Lies Within by MJ Albright
2. iStamp by Nancy Riley
3. Jill's Card Creations by Jill Hilliard
4. Impressions by Rochelle Wick
6. Kwerner Designs by Kristina
7. Patty's Stamping Spot by Patty Bennett

Birthday Business

I just bought these fab sets from CC Designs. The monkey is from It's My Birthday set. I love these monkies!! I had to throw together a quick card for my great-nephew's 2nd birthday. He is so stinkin' cute and such a monkey! I thought the card was perfect for him. If I would have had more time I would have added more. The star came from Jody Morrow's sticky sale stars.