Monday, May 31, 2010

Card-a-Copia: For the Best Person I Know in the Entire Universe

Still raining here in the Pacific Northwest. During a brief reprieve from the precipitation last weekend, the neighbor offered to cut down the biggest sections of overgrown lawn so I could more easily mow with the electric mower. I fear I may never get a chance to finish the four-year-old-cuts-own-hair-with-blunt-scissors lawn trim he did because it's just not drying out. (Yes, more rain is predicted throughout the entire week.)

However, the rain has made it possible for me to do some interior work that was sorely in need of being done. The guest bedroom is in much better shape - until the kittens get to it - and the family room has a new piece of furniture I got at Ikea to hide stamping/beading supplies, so it's improved - until the kittens get to it - and the stamp room is looking better - until the kittens get to it. Hmm, I see a pattern emerging!

Here's the card I made over the weekend at the Saturday Stamping and Scrapping get-together at April's house. It's for Grandma's birthday and I love the way it turned out...although she'll never be able to read the sentiment on the front, it's so small!

Stamps: Rosie Posy (Lili of the Valley)
Papers: "Breaking Free" (My Mind's Eye)
Inks: Copic markers, Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Misc.: ribbon (Stampin' Up!); punch (Martha Stewart); text (computer generated, CK Noah font); chalk/dauber (Stampin' Up!); Cuttlebug; Nestabilities

Monday, May 24, 2010

Card-a-Copia: I'm in Love!

Another oldie-but-goodie! I thought I'd feature something about love since I am officially in love with my new stove. I spend idle time just polishing the top and admiring its smooth surface. I actually cooked on the stovetop twice this weekend and baked a frozen pizza that turned out perfect. Love, love, love it!

The stamps for this card have long since retired, but the set featured cows for four different holidays. Way fun!

Stamps: Cow, heart, and sentiments (Stampin' Up!)
Papers: Confetti Tan (Stampin Up!), Real Red (Stampin' Up!), Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Inks: Basic Black (Stampin' Up!) Bordering Blue (Stampin' Up!)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Card-a-Copia: Monstrously Good Stuff!

Once upon a time I saw these really funny monster stamps that I just had to have. And it was a brilliant purchase! This card was made from a cute set of six clear rubber stamps from Michael's and the one lone sheet of some really awesome Halloween paper I had left over from a purchase long ago.

It's another rainy day here in the Pacific Northwest. It seems that Late Spring started to turn the corner but realized she'd forgotten her purse at home and turned around to go get it! The lawn is now officially thigh-high in a couple of places but until it dries out a little, I can't use my fancy new electric lawn mower to cut it!

But since I'm stuck inside again, I
can use my fancy new stove to make baked Alaska - or maybe just baked cookies! I got this brand new, in the box, glass-top stove for $380! And it only took me four hours and six trips to the trash/recycling bin to install it myself!

Today, then, I'm being Hannah Homemaker and baking, working on the final project for my School Libraries class, and doing some beading before the finale of
comes on. I am taking a day off of work tomorrow - maybe it won't be raining and the grass can get cut after all!

Stamps: Little Monsters (Michael's
Recolletions), sentiment (Stampin' Up!)
Papers: pattern (Scenic Route), orange (Around the Block), Basic Black, (Stampin' Up!)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), colored pencils (Prismacolor), blending stumps, Goo-Gone
Miscellaneous: brad (Dollar Tree); ribbon (Stampin' Up!); Cuttlebug; Nestabilities

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Card-a-Copia: Nature's Creatures

So here in the Pacific Northwest, it's mostly slugs and ants, but I'm sure if we looked hard enough, we could find some frogs around here somewhere, too; although I really doubt any of them would be as gorgeous as this little gal!

This frog is part of a digi-series by Pink Petticoat, whose work I can't say enough about. (Not to mention the fabulous website with samples and freebies that will make most papercrafters drool. You've got to visit there soon!)

Stamps: frog (Pink Petticoat)
Papers: pattern (unknown), green (Die Cuts With a View)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Miscellaneous: ribbon (unknown); flowers (Prima); Cuttlebug; Nestabilities

Card-a-Copia: Grab a Snack

Oh, you know me, if there's sprinkles (or glitter or sequins) on it, it's mine, no matter how ridiculous!

I chose an odd layout for this, but again, I couldn't resist. It's a donut hole...get it? I ran the cardstock base through the Cuttlebug to create the hole and centered the donut on the inner base. There's not a lot of room to write, but it's good for a quick, "Hey, ya wanna grab a snack sometime soon?"

Stamps: donut (Hero Arts)
Papers: pattern (unknown), Creamy Caramel (Stampin' Up!)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tuxedo), Copics
Miscellaneous: ribbon (unknown); twine (unknown) button (Basic Gray); Cuttlebug; Nestabilities; "CK Leisurely" computer font

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Card-a-Copia: It's Spring!

And I have to mow. :-(

On the plus side, I just bought a new electric lawnmower that starts with a key and has a battery that I can recharge in the house! I'd like to say I'm excited about mowing with the new mower, but I am just NOT a lawn and garden kind of girl. Give me a stack of cardstock and some scissors any day, but not grass, dandelions, and a mower!

Speaking of cardstock, here's another recent card:

Stamps: sofa and saying (Stampin' Up!)
Papers: Not Quite Navy and Rose Red, (Stampin' Up!), patterned paper (My Mind's Eye)
Inks: Basic Brown, Not Quite Navy, Rose Red (Stampin' Up!)
Miscellaneous: punch (Martha Stewart); twine (Stampin' Up!), brads (Stampin' Up!)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Card-a-Copia: Whoo's Ready for Summer?

Me! ME! I'm ready for summer! In fact, there are 28 more school days until I can do stuff I want to do instead of things I have to crafting! (Well, there is the curriculum and writing program I need to construct and the perpetual lawn maintenance, but who's counting those!)

This is a card I made last week. I found the great owl papers at my local craft store and combined them with the wood looking background paper that was a 4/$1.00 find. The owl is colored with Copic markers - obviously still trying to figure those out! - and the sentiment is computer generated. How about the funky paperclip and the great ribbon combo?

Stamps: owl (The Greeting Farm)
Papers: patterns (My Minds Eye); Not Quite Navy (Stampin' Up)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Copic markers
Miscellaneous: ribbon (May Arts); paperclip (7 Gypsies); Cuttlebug; Nestabilities; "
Two Turtle Doves" computer font

Card-a-Copia: An Oldie

I made this card a year or two ago with a Stampin Up! set. I found the paper on sale and couldn't pass it up, but couldn't figure out what to do with it once I got it home! I like how the large graphic images go with the "big" greeting and, of course, the paper features my favorite color family!

This is a great guy card because of the paper and images!

Stamps: big and thanks (Stampin' Up!)
Papers: Boho Chic (), Old Olive and Not Quite Navy (Stampin' Up!)
Inks: Old Olive and Basic Brown (Stampin' Up!)
Miscellaneous: pewter brads (Stampin' Up!) and teal brad ()