Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Sunday

today I searched for all of mag's school stuff that I had placed in various places during the school year and compiled them into a EK folder these things so much!! her grades, TAKS scores, awards, ribbons, etc are all in there.
I used my december studio calico kit to decorate the front and the two school pics we received this year...does anyone else get 2 pics taken every year?? I find it odd, but you know I'm going to buy them!
I'll be hoarding the other folder that came in the pack until next year and if I'm smart I'll go out and find some more packs and hoard them too!!

studio calico

Saturday, May 28, 2011

school's out....

for summer!!! only 2 work days next week and I will be free to do whatever I want!!!

I joined in the 5/22 sunday sketch challenge at Studio Calico this week and this is what I came up with

studio calico,halloween

and a close up of the awesome buttons!

studio calico

this may be my favorite add on of all time and I have had the background just sitting around for glad to complete something old!

I made another LO for the previous sketch challenge too using my may Studio Calico kit again

studio calico,quickutz

and some close ups of the stitching

studio calico,quickutz

studio calico,quickutz

After I posted it at studio calico, I went back and added some journaling...then forgot to erase the lines before taking the pic...but all is well now and the LO is tucked safely into a brand new AC ring binder!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

a LO and a mini

I opened my May Studio Calico kit today and can I just say that I am totally in love with every little bit of it! the colors make me so happy...and a happy girl makes a happy scrapper! I made a LO today with some pics of mags I took during the big family get together and printed them out on my new selphy printer...I am really going to dig that thing once I figure out how it works!

ready for summer...

studio calico,quickutz

and a mini I made for my secret cupid...and yes, I am the worst secret cupid in the whole world seeing as it is almost June and I am just mailing the second part of her gift...who knows, she may get something else in another 5 months :)

this mini was inspired by the fabulous tara anderson

cover...hambly overlay and MM stickers

secret cupid cover

page 2...sass with some hand stitching

secret cupid p 2

page 3...sass, hambly, handmade flower, martha stewart butterfly punch, AE digital love circles

secret cupid p 3

page 4...quickutz butterfly and polaroid frame, stampin' up stamp

secret cupid p 4

page 5...sizzix embossing plate, hero arts stamp

secret cupid p 5

page 6...ingue boutique stamp, martha stewart butterfly punch, quickutz polaroid frame, AE digital love circles

secret cupid p 7

page 7...velum envelope of AC foil hearts

secret cupid p 8

page 8...EK labels punch, quickutz butterfly

secret cupid p 9

page 9...quickutz potty people

secret cupid p 10

page 10...AE digital tag

secret cupid p 11

page 11...more of the same

secret cupid p 12

page 12...and a little pocket with tags for journaling

secret cupid p 13

thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

page 7...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

happy NSD and mother's day...

a week late.

I have been busy hanging with the family and completing NSD challenges at Studio Calico!

so let's just get to it...

a make-n-take card inspired by Davinie using some yummy Echo Park paper...

studio calico,echo park

a LO using a pic from thanksgiving...using an old studio calico kit and a sketch inspired by Stephanie...

studio calico,basic grey

a LO using Studio Calico's April kit singin' in the rain and a sketch inspired by Celine...

studio calico

and a little detail...

studio calico

I've been working on a couple of minis and will share them soon!

Hope you have a great week! mwah!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

card making weekend

I have been making cards all weekend. Mags and I made three together and she isn't sure she wants to share them yet and I made 2 for some birthdays at work this week. I have the students write their birthday on my calendar if they want to get a birthday card from me. Many of them have never received a hand made birthday card and it gives me something to do with my stash. I used some very.very old crate paper (maybe from their first release?).

Happy Birthday: super easy card with layered rectangles, a hero arts happy birthday stamp on a die cut from the collection pack, rhinestones and ribbon.

cards,crate paper

celebrate this life: some rounded corners, border and butterfly punches, technique tuesday stamp, rhinestones and ribbon.

cards,crate paper

I love putting ribbon on cards that I am delivering in person!