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July 2008

got baby boy?

so, i don't know anyone that has had, is having, is thinking about having a baby boy...but, i made this card cause i wanted to! guess it will end up on etsy...unless some one i know out there is having a baby...boy...soon...any takers? i could use some baby boy lovin's...

Babyboysailboat  
i made this for the SCS sketch challenge today...great layout!

and, since i used so many punches on the card, i decided to share how i store them...i bought this cabinet at the barn:

Punchcabinet
i knew when i saw it that it would be perfect for this:

Punchcabinet2
all of the drawers hold punches...and i just grab what i want and leave the drawer open...grab the next one...and replace when i am all done...works like a freakin' charm!

btw...the paint job? existed when i found it...and, it was PERFECTION!!! i love rustic, sanded, worn pieces...if you haven't noticed by now!!!

happy day to you, folks!

ingredients:
SU!: chocolate chip & cool caribbean cs & ink, nursery necessities stamp set; star, word window, scallop
    circle, and slit punches; paper piercing tools, dimensionals, glue dots
PTI stamper's select cs, making memories brads, american crafts ribbon


nephew love

happy weekend!

havin' a wee family bbq...made these cards for two of my nephew's birthdays...they were born 3 years and 5 days apart...

for 13 year old alex:

Alex08

and, for 10 year old derek:

Derek08

i hope your weekend is fun and fabulous!

ingredients:
Alex's card: SU! chocolate chip cs, dp by fancy pants, brads from stash, palette burnt umberink,
    PTI trojan monogram stamp set,SU! it's your birthday set (inked just the birthday part of the stamp)

Derek's card: SU! brocade blue cs, tag punch, and wild wasabi double stitched ribbon
    PTI stamper's select cs, brilliance graphite black ink, copics, marvy punches (YES!!!),
    dp is three bugs in a rug


day of rest...

...and, a little crafting...

we spent our sunday relaxing, swimming, and enjoying family...and, there was a touch of crafting...we moved in to our home almost a year ago and i have yet to hang the pictures in the hall...the 'look at her grow wall'...well, today was the day for this...

in our last house i had different frames but a lot of them seemed to be oak frames...i knew i wanted to paint them...and i wanted color...here is the before:

Framesbefore
...some paint, sandpaper, sealer and a few nails later:

Familyframes  
love it! see that spiffy family above the pictures??? that is the brand spankin' new decor elements from Stampin' Up! learn more here about them...or let me know if you want more info on them...they are really cool vinyl artwork for your walls...this is one of three i ordered...i will share what i do with the others when i have them up!

here is another pic of the picture wall so you can see how the frames came out...i just painted them random acrylic paint colors, let them dry, then sanded them...the hubster helped out and sprayed the matte sealer on them and and helped me hang them...

SUfamily

hope your weekend was great!


big bang

happy fourth of july!! i hope your day is fun and safe...sounded with things and people you love!

today is my mother-in-law's birthday (also my allie girl's...our first pupster turns 10 today!) so, i made her this patriotic themed card:

Fourthbday
yep! another chantigo...so cute!! i also made another card exactly the same, except i crossed off have and wrote had on a larger sentiment piece of white cs...that way i could leave a thank you card on the desk of our friends...they are making their famous ribs for the big she-bang!!!

have a blast today!

ingredients:
SU!: real red & brilliant blue cs, real red striped grosgrain ribbon (added blue stripe with copic, dimensionals, word window, ticket corner, and star punches
chantigo stamp from stampendous
PTI stamper's select cs
brilliance graphite black ink, copics, nestibilities (have you seen the previews of the new ones coming out??? they are fabulous!!!)


always silver

i made a card...whooo hoooo!!! i did it by force! i made myself do the challenge on SCS today to get me back into the groove! that is a great way to get motivated and inspired!  so, give it a try!

the 'ways to use it challenge' for today was 'she scores'...we were to use scored lines in our card...here is mine:

Silveranniv this card is lovely in person...i am really happy with how it came out! i think replacing the silver with the bride's (let's face it, she IS the one to pick the colors!!) choice of colors would be ideal for a wedding card too!

hope your thursday was wonderful!

ingredients:
SU!: shimmery white & silver cs, going gray ink, always stamp set, sm corner rounder (retired), 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 circle punches, white taffeta ribbon, dimensionals
silver stickles by ranger, hero arts gemstones, scor-pal