Rocket cards

Friday, May 30, 2008

I made these simple cards the other day while at my BIL's. I thought this little stamp needed bold brights. Funny how when I first started stamping that was my favorite color family and the one I first bought all the colors of. Now I rarely reach for it and certainly don't hardly ever do a card using just bold brights, but on these I did! I had also bought this ribbon at the Target dollar spot and it went perfect with the bold bright family.

Supplies used: YoYo Yellow, Brilliant Blue, Real Red Cardstock and ink; Rocket stamps, ribbon, blue and red brads.

Little Stamper

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I went to Archiver's today and Kaitlyn happened to be with me. She decided that I needed to buy her some paper. So I directed her to the clearance section and told her she could pick out a few sheets, I then went to get what I went in there for in the first place. She picked out 5 sheets of paper and found these glitter letter stickers she thought she needed too. I ended up spending about twice as much money as I intended. So of course when we got home she was dying to stamp. In about an hour and a half she stamped 6 cards. I gave her an old idea book I had and she copied 6 different cards. In that same amount of time I made 6 cards except mine were all the same. Now in my defense I did have to keep stopping and help her cut the paper but all in all she out stamped me tonight. Here are the cards she made:

And she was so proud of herself (as was I).
*ETA-- I guess I should have said that she is 8 years old and will be in the third grade next year. She also is ADHD and so the fact that she sat and did this for an hour and a half is amazing.

Video game page

Sunday, May 25, 2008

I made this page of Kyle playing video games when he first discovered the game system in our room. I saw this paper and couldn't resist it. This page was pretty quick for me, I made it in about 30 minutes again and it includes journaling!

I am still working on finding some blog candy, so keep checking back. I am finally done with school for the year so hopefully I will have more time to stamp, scrap and blog.

My 100th post

Monday, May 19, 2008

This is my 100th post on this blog. That means I should have some blog candy however I have to gather up some things for a prize so watch for the blog candy sometime in the next couple of days.
Here is a quick card in the meantime:

Supplies used: In Full Bloom stamp set, Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, and Pixie Pink cardstock, Basic Black and Versamark ink, Stampin' Pastels.

Friend page

Friday, May 16, 2008

Last night while watching CSI I was picking out paper to go with my pictures so that I could scrap later. I picked out a few pages then I thought 'why don't I just make at least one page'. This was a simple page and I made it in less than 30 minutes. I used one of my simply scrappin' kits and a layout idea that was on the front of it. I used Chocolate chip for my base and then the rest of the die cut stickers and paper comes from the scrappin kit. I forget the name of the kit but it was a hostess set and is no longer available. It is my favorite kit that I have bought.

And I even finished the whole page in one sitting. I am usually bad about not journaling or putting the title on it or just leaving some little something off and working on that later. So you all who know me can be proud that I actually sat and completed a whole page at one sitting.

Simple birthday card

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Here is a simple birthday card I made the other day.

Supplies used: Cupcake stamp set by Hero Arts, Groovy Guava and Close to Cocoa cardstock and ink used with the aquapainter to watercolor, square scallop punch and brown ribbon.

More free cards

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I received a package in the mail the other day that had a DVD and a card kit. I have a subscription to Creating Keepsakes magazine and this kit was from them. They want you to buy the dvd and subscribe to get a new dvd and card kit each month. I have not watched the dvd yet to decide if I want to keep it but I did make the cards (I get to keep them for free regardless). I really like the cards and they are definitely worth $7 each month to get them however I am really bad at sending the money or remembering to cancel when I don't want to receive things anymore so I will have to give it some more thought.
Here is the cluster of cards and then a close up of each one. They were so quick and I made them all in about 15 minutes.

Free Make and Take

Monday, May 12, 2008

Last weekend for National Scrapbook Day my favorite store, Archiver's, had a free make and take. I took Kaitlyn shopping on Saturday so she was with me when we stopped in. We both made the card (and made sure to use the Mother's Day sentiment stamped on it) and then Kaitlyn made the border. She had so much fun, especially making the border. She is going to start her first scrapbook for the lads to leaders program this summer and I will probably slowly begin taking her to some crops. Here is Kaitlyn with her projects and a close up of the card we both made.

Hershey kiss boxes

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Well you know I have been making things for teacher appreciation week to try and go along with the suggested list. Yesterday was to send a gift to the specialty teachers (music, art, PE, library). There are 6 of these teachers that Kaitlyn sees. I made these hershey kiss boxes that I found on Rochelle's blog the other day. They were simple to make, especially using the Scor-pal. They don't show up real well in the picture but they are just a long box that will hold 5 Hershey kisses. I tied a ribbon around them and tied a tag on it. No stamping involved (although you could stamp on it). Plus I used some of my scrap paper that I have tons of.

I am behind

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

This week is teacher appreciation week. We get a list of things to do for the teachers each day. Now this bugs me but I try to still send what I am suggested to each day. Kaitlyn has two teachers that she sees everyday. Monday was stationary or post-its (right up my alley). I had planned to send one of those post-it keychains like I posted the other day but I haven't finished those yet. Tuesday was to send an individual sized snack. So here is what I sent today. I had made these hanging treat boxes a while back so I thought that would be appropriate. I just hope Kaitlyn remembered to take them to school today.

This hangs on a water bottle and in the pocket is a granola bar and one of those flavor drink mixes.
Here is a link to the tutorial on how to make these from Splitcoast.

ATC into card

Monday, May 5, 2008

I have several ATC's, that would be Artist Trading Cards. They are kinda like the stamper's baseball cards. I have joined several swaps for them over the last couple of years. I was going through some of my stuff and found a stash of them. They are really pretty but what are they for. So I decided to use them and make bigger cards that I can actually use. I am really trying to use my stuff and not just let it sit around for me to "collect". So here are 3 cards that I made using ATC's on them. I used a card base that is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 (now I just have to find some square envelopes) and I just had to add a ribbon or brads and a sentiment.