Monday, April 27, 2009

Bloomin' pink


This card was made last week one night after the kiddos went to bed. I love this SU set Bloomin' Beautiful. I used my Big Shot, my own buttons, SU pink taffeta ribbon, SU pink pirouette cs, SU baja breeze, black Stazon, water color pencils, and then I blended with my blender pens. Love those things!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Flower Vintage

Hey everyone,

Here is a card I made on Tuesday night while the kids and Todd watched the Biggest Loser. I have this old book that I love to rip pages out of and stamp on. The stamps are from Technique Tuesday and ink is SU black. Paper is SU's black, close to cocoa and buttons are from my stash. Ribbon is SU gingham and I think that covers it.
Hope you like it!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Making sculptures

We had a fun day on Monday when we finally took out the modeling clay I'd gotten a couple of weeks ago for the kids. Zoe and Max have been asking every day almost when can do the clay. I finally broke down and let them make their sculptures and just put it down as art for the day.

Zoe made a giraffe and Max made a tiger-crab. They both worked very hard and now they can't wait to paint their dried creations. A 4 day wait to paint is like torture to little ones especially for Max. Max has been asking several times a day when his clay tiger-crab will be dry to paint. I finally had to mark the day on the calendar when we could do it. He still doesn't really get it but now Zoe does and she can explain it to him.

lots of love,

Tia's 1st Birthday!!!

Hey everyone,

Here are two picts of Tia from Easter weekend. Tia's birthday is actually the 14th but it was only two days away from Easter we decided to celebrate on that Sunday with the family.

My mother made almost the entire delicious meal. We had spaghetti and homemade meatballs, sausage, garlic bread, salad, peach cobbler with ice cream, and chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches. Then my father got Tia and the kids some cupcakes in place of the traditional birthday cake. Tia destroyed and then slowly ate her chocolate cupcake with pink frosting. So cute!!!

Tia is so funny when we take out the camera to take her picture these days. She gets this huge grin and scrunches up her eyes and nose. See the pict below.

Anywho, we had a very nice day and great company and great food!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Kwerner Design Challenge #49


Here is my quick and simple card for today's challenge. The pict is fuzzy and I'm getting frustrated with my camera. My husband says it's user error because he never has fuzzy pictures. Well I will have to work on that.

Anywho, I used pacific point, kiwi kiss, rose red, white, and black. The stamp is an old favorite from Stampin Up called stipple butterfly. We'll call it a retro card - haha....enjoy!


Thursday, April 9, 2009

New challenge


Here is a card from another craft blogger where the challenge was the layout not colors. I had a really hard time with this one. But I love the combo of pacific point and wild wasabi.
I embossed the cute little posies (forgot the name of the SU set) with white craft ink and iridescent ice embossing powder. Used pacific point paper and ribbon along with my new Big Shot to emboss the pacific point strip of paper. Love that machine.
Hope you all like it!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Kwerner Design Challenge #48


This color combo was just so nice and easy. Really doesn't every color look good with brown. The colors I used are chocolate chip, baja breeze, whisper white, and kiwi kiss. I got the card shape directly from splitcoast stampers. Beate does some great tutorials and this card was called the criss cross card. Something new to try.

I also love the trifold card. I made the cutest card that was going to be Tia's birth announcements using the trifold shape. But I never got around to making the announcements and never sent anything out. Poor Tia, no birth announcements. We did send out a nice Christmas picture and letter I think? with all the kids picts.

Anywho, hope you like it! Enjoy,

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