Saturday, May 31, 2008

Manly Card!

I was cleaning out a few of the drawers in my craft room last weekend, and came across instructions from a masculine card class I took back in May 2004! It was one of the first classes I ever took at Angela's Happy Stamper, and it was taught by Laura. When I saw the instructions, I remembered that one of the cards we made had a piece of paper on it folded to look like a man's shirt. I remembered it being really easy to make and with Father's Day approaching, I thought I would try to make one. It is easy! The paper I used to make the shirt was 3"x3" and the tie was 1"x1", those were kind of small so I put the shirt on a small 4 1/4" square card. I would probably use larger pieces if I were making a normal sized card. If you want to make your own, you can find the instructions here. Hope you have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Ooh-la-la Bombshell Stamps

I've been joining so many swaps lately and one of them was for a card swap with a "Good Girl/Bad Girl theme". I immediately thought of the Bombshell stamps that my neighbor Chrisi has, and asked her if I could borrow them. I talked her into joining the swap too. This is the card I came up with, the "Lil Devil" is on the inside, that picture turned out kind of dark. I colored both the images with my copics. I don't feel like I "get" the copic colorless blender. I think I'm doing something wrong with it because it's not really blending my colors. I'm dying to take Laura's Crazy for Copics class at my local stamp store so I can figure out how to use my copics, but every time she offers it, it fills up before I have a chance to sign up. I guess she's just in high demand. I think she's offering it again later in the summer, I'll have to watch for it and sign up when I see it listed.

I'm keeping this short, I was outside too much over the weekend and I'm really suffering from allergies now. My eyes have been watering all day! I'll be a happy girl once Fall comes around!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Another swap card!

I've been joining so many swaps lately. I just can't help it, the swaps are so addicting!! I love seeing the cards I get back and getting new ideas from other swappers. I made this card for a swap with a theme "I scream, you scream....", and your cards had to have some sort of ice cream or popsicle or summery treat on them. I dry embossed the popsicle and had this stamp that I thought was perfect for it.

Hope you're enjoying your weekend. It's a gorgeous day here today. We're off to run some errands and then we're going to a cookout with some family this afternoon.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Snappy Birthday!

I've been in a funk for the last two weeks and this is the first card I've made during that time! I've never gone that long without making a card. I made this card for a card swap I joined with an Under the Sea theme. I've had this stamp set forever, and this is the first time I've used it. I didn't know what I was missing, it's so darn cute! I plan to use it a lot more!

It's a gorgeous day here and supposed to be nice all weekend. I hope to have some crafting time but not sure it will happen, we have family in town for the weekend from Alabama. Have a great holiday weekend!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Happy 29th (or 39th) BIrthday!

One of my friends celebrated her 39th birthday over the weekend. I made her this card. The plan was to put 39 scoops of ice cream on the front of the card. But, unfortunately they didn't fit!! So I decided to put 29 scoops on the front along with the saying "Happy 29th Birthday" and on the inside, I added another ice cream cone with 10 scoops and the saying says "Plus 10!" She really liked the card and had a pretty good birthday. It finally stopped raining here, after 4 days straight of nothing but rain. I think I see the sun coming out now! WooHoo! Hope you are having a great week!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Yup, Cleaning does suck!

I love this new stamp set from C.C. Designs. I was going to send this to my mom for Mother's Day saying I hope she doesn't do any cleaning on Mother's Day but I think she'll take offense to the sentiment. She's pretty conservative so I'll have to come up with something else for her card. I stamped 27 of these images and made a bunch of RAK cards to send out. I used a few for a basic grey patterned paper card swap I'm in. I colored the images with my copics. Hope you don't have to do any cleaning today because cleaning sucks!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Grilled Chocolate Marshmallow Bananas!

I worked on my Iron Chef recipe card swap over the weekend. This month, the secret ingredient wasn't actually an ingredient, it was a cooking method - grilling. And of course I have to go and choose desserts as my category! Yikes! I had to search high and low on Google to find a grilled dessert recipe. I found this recipe for a grilled chocolate marshmallow banana. I've never had one but it sounds good. I may try it this summer. I'm pretty happy with the way this turned out. The stamps are by C.C. Designs. I just love their stamps, they are all so cute! I'm feeling a bit under the weather today so I'm keeping this post short. Hope you all have a great week!