Sunday, October 30, 2011

'twas the day before halloween

and I had some extra time, so I decided to play with this week's sketchy thursdays!

here is the sketch...

sketchy thursdays

and here is my take...

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I used my Field Guide kit from Studio Calico , some Mr. Huey's and Twinery Twine...thanks for stopping by and happy halloween!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Check this out...

I'm a winner by a nose!

sketchy thursdays november dt

I'll be hanging out with the Sketchy Thursdays gang for the month of November by 1 vote!

Thanks for all of the know who you are!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

card making saturday

I made a couple of cards from my scraps today...I needed a birthday card for a school birthday next week and I made a card using my scraps and the sketch from Sketchy Thursday November dt challenge!

I am in love with Studio Calico's new Memoir paper...couldn't throw away even the smallest pieces that I used for this LO!

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this one uses my favorite hero arts/basic grey stamp set and my grand spellbinder label dies...and I'm still making flags for my cards! and I used of some bits of paper from my Studio Calico February Sweet Shoppe kit...yay!

studio calico,spellbinders,hero arts

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sketchy Thursday November GDT LO

Thought I would throw my hat into the ring for the November guest design team spot over at Sketchy Thursday. I also needed a list of favorites and at least 5 leaves. I have been super inspired by Rahel Menig's layering and her little hidden journaling areas and thought I would try it out!

Here is the sketch from Sketchy Thursday.

sketchy thursday nov dt sketch

and here is my take...

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a little detail of the awesome Studio Calico veneer heart...

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and the inside where my list of fall favorites hides...

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and the other side...

studio calico,sketchy thursday

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

the leaves are falling

and I cannot resist a pic...especially when I am participating in a picture a day challenge with some friends! and we already have so many dried up leaves from the lack of rain...might as well make lemonade!

oct 11 pad

Monday, October 10, 2011

in service monday

we made it through parent/teacher conference, a day of in service for me and voice lessons...and I finished up two cards that were in the works!

happy birthday

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and another birthday card

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most of the strips and punches and even the cupcake were sitting all over my desk...I cleaned it off and used up most of the little bits of mess...gotta love that!

thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

happy 3 day weekend

if you are the sort that celebrates columbus day! I do have to go to work tomorrow, but the students are off which is always a little bit of dilemma, but I think we have it all worked out now.

it was a card making weekend at my house...needed some cards to give to the students at school and also needed to get rid of some scraps of paper from my last couple of studio calico kits...I am glad to say that the kits have been finished off and I have a few extra cards in my box!


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hooray! (I love this stamp set and would use it on every card if I thought people wouldn't make fun of me)

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birdie card

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you are so sweet

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I have a few more on the assembly line...hope to post them soon!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

sketchy thursday

with a super fabulous grid I thought I might play this week!

here is the sketch

sketchy thursday

and here is my LO with my sweet puppy!

sketchy thursday,spellbinders,studio calico

I used my handy spellbinders square dies and then just added some flower buttons and those awesome brads! thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

happy sunday!

I am making chicken and dumplings for dinner...and that makes me happy! I have been out shopping for a new oven...and that does not make me happy, but I haven't had one that works all summer and I haven't been to bothered by it!

Made a canvas this week to give as a gift to a student of mine...she really loves pink and it fit in perfectly with this weeks studio calico challenge to do a monochromatic LO...I just had to cheat and sneak the last little bit of the yellow and "pink" polka dot paper in there! I painted, I misted, I stamped and really had a lot of fun...hope she likes it!

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and a little detail

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and I made a little birthday mini for my little cousin...thanks to the inspiration of the fabulous Liz Kartchner!!

the cover:

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page 1:

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page 2:

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page 3:

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page 4:

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I also added a few blank pages in the back so she could add extra pics if she wanted.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous week!