"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

2S4Y Laura's Sketch 57 Challenge

I was just itching to get crafty last night - with my house guests gone now, I finally felt like I could finally make a good mess without getting staired at(!!). I wanted to try my hand at this week's sketch from 2S4Y . Not this is my second time joining a challenge by them. I don't know why, but I've always (ALWAYS) stayed away from sketches. I don't know what my reasoning is, but I have to say, I AM LOVING THIS SKETCH THING!! Alot of fun!! I made three cards (I don't seem to be able to actually stop once I start). One is with Basic Grey's "Kioshi" paper and stamps by both Hampton Art (Kewpie Babies) and Lawn Fawn (Harold's ABCs). I really love this stamp so much (takes me back to my Kewpie Doll days...sigh). The next one, I used Basic Grey's "Sugar Rush" papers - which I love - and am officially out of (boo...) and stamps from last month's Unity kit. i just love these Owls so much I could make them forever and they'd never get old. The last card is using Fancy Pants "About a Girl" papers and stamps from both Unity (singing birdies on the tree branch) and my coveted Lawn Fawn (sentiment, clouds, rain, and sun). I just cant seem to get enough of these stamps!! I wish i was a SAHM so I could stamp the day away!! Maybe some day, but for now... time to get to work. Have a great day!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Finally, my son's mini gets finished!!

What a happy day for my boy!! My sister-in-law and niece were down from New York for the past 10 days (fun fun) so I haven't been too awful crafty (boo...). I did, however, finally finish my son's mini about his cousins. I think he got jealous because I made so many of these my word minis lately (as gifts) and so a few weeks ago he started asking for one of his own. I wanted to do his name (Christian) but my LSS (PAPER NICHE) only carries up to 8 letters so his name was a bust. I decided to do "Cousins" because that is the "theme" he wanted. I had seen (and liked) Basic Grey's "Max and Wiscars" line - alot, but don't ever really scrap my dog (JJ). Then I thought about how much my son likes animals (and pretends to BE them on a regular basis) so I figured this line would be great! There are so many goodies that go along with it too!! The Chipboard stickers, felties, buttons, etc. I kept it pretty simple as far as journaling, but heavy on the embellies - as that's what my little man requested!! I'm only posting a few pics bec I use (paint) wonky editing and basically just don't have the patience to figure out how to make it work this morning. Enjoy ;).

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

More additions to the 2S4Y Challenge

So... I guess I wasn't finished with this 2S4Y Challenge. I really liked the sketch and my new Lawn Fawn stamps have just been calling my name!!! So here are 3 more cards I made jumping off from the sketch. Enjoy ;).

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lawn Fawn Goodness and my 1st 2S4Y Challenge

Just yesterday i got in my newest Lawn Fawn Stamps - SOOOO EXCITED!! I've really been seeing beautiful things being done with both the "Bake me a Cake" and "Sew Lovely" sets that I HAD to have them ASAP. I was on the Lawn Fawn Blog yesterday and Kelly Marie made a beautiful card for the 2S4Y "Laura's Sketch 52" Challenge and it inspired me to put my newest stamps to good use and join my first challenge ;). I made 3 cards. The 1st two using Lawn Fawn's "Bake me a Cake" set and October Afternoon's Thrift Shop Papers. I LOVE how these two came out (the cupcake is my fave though!!!). When I got to the cupcake card, i made the tough decidion to cut (GASP) the Happy Birthday stamp. I was sad doing it, but I was super precise and really wanted the versatility of using it horizontal OR verticle ;). I also love these papers. So bright and frilly and fun!! Next I used the "Sew Lovely" bodice with Basic Grey's "Olivia" line - I HEART this paper so much!! So fun and girly - couldn't wait to use it. Enjoy - and go get you some Lawn Fawn!! You wont be disappointed!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

More cardmaking/stamping and some goal making ;)

I hate posting twice in one day, but, oh well ;). I also got last month's kit from Unity Stamps (www.unitystampco.com). This was my 2nd kit from them - I really like their stamps - so fun and cute - and they always have cute phrases and little quotes!! But really REALLY got me this time were those OWLS!! I couldn't wait to play with them!! I LOVE how this card came out and cannot wait to use them for soooo many other things!! I also wanted to play with the Studio G "Lemonade" stamps I got from Joanne's for just $1.00, I'm guess I'm not too crazy about the card, but I love the stamp and have wanted to play with it for a while - so there ;). The "Big Day" card is for our friend who is getting married this weekend (i made the "Our Day" work album for them). I used Bo Bunny papers for both all and any buttons/twine are from Paper Trey Ink. I have to say - I'm in cardmaking bliss.

Now onto my goals... I'm going to try out for Bo Bunny's Design Team (first time going out for a DT). I know the competition will be TOUGH to say the least - Bo Bunny is one of my fave products - EVER and everything they make is SO inspiring )and it helps that everything coordinates), so I know everyone trying out will make beautiful stuff. But... I hope they pick me!!! Wish me lucksie!! xoxo.

Lawn Fawn Lovliness

Yesterday I got the sweetest compliment from my former boss who I sent one of my cards to. He was suprised that he didn't know "just how talented I was"...aw!! Needless to say i was totally inspired and went home and, after putting the kiddies to bed, went card-making crazy!! I got these amazing Lawn Fawn Stamps "Partly Cloudy"(www.lawnfawn.com) about a month ago and have literally been DYING to use them someway, somehow. Lawn Fawn has an amazing design team and Kelly Marie herself is sooooo inspiring, but I just didn't get into them (except playing) until last night!! Hope you like them.