Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Watercolored Butterfly Card


Today I have another card from my upcoming class at Scrapdoodles! I'll be teaching on April 21st and if you are in the NoVa area, I'd love to see you there! Please call the store at (540) 548-3788 to sign up. I can't wait to show you all this watercoloring technique using Tim Holtz's new Distress Markers. Here is my card:

And a closeup:

Nice and bright, isn't it? This class is sure to be a fun one!

I'm catching up with all sorts of things today so I'm going to keep my post short and sweet as to not waste too much time on the computer- hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Walk Together Layout


Did you have a good Easter? We had a great day full of fun with our family and friends. The kids looked so cute all dressed up! Here is a quick picture of my girls with their cousins from my side of the family:

Aren't they a good looking, happy bunch! I love them all so much!

Along with the holiday, I also cropped on Friday night and received my first kit from Studio Calico! I loved the April kit so much, I had to have it! I pulled it out and made this page featuring my girls from last summer:


Studio Calico April Kit
Emilio Sticker set (Chaps by American Crafts)
Grapefruit Chit Chat Thickers (American Crafts)
ABC Stickers (Buttercup by Lily Bee Design)
Tiny Attacher (Ranger)
Scallop Edge Punch (Stampin' Up!
Basic Gray ink (Stampin' Up!

I used another one of Kelly's great sketches from the Sketch Book 4 class. I think this is number 3. I've done a page for each sketch so far and I am loving it! Money well spent! :) I am going to try to finish another one this afternoon, too!

Well, I better get going- the day is going too fast as it is and I don't want to send all day online... Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I hope you have a great day!


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wonderful Teacher Card

Good Morning!

I was able to make a card last night based on the first sketch of Kelly Purkey's Sketch Book class going on now over at Studio Calico. I am in teacher card mode with Teachers Appreciation Day coming up and this one will be for someone very special! Here it is:


Stamps: Friendly Phrases- Stampin' Up!; Four Apples- Hero Arts
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Basic Black by Stmapin' Up!
Paper: Naturals Ivory cardstock- Stampin' Up!; Sidewalks Collection 8x8 pad by October Afternoon
Accessories: Mini Clothespins, Basic Rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, Decorative Label Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack- Stampin' Up!; Mini Kraft Bags- Canvas Corp.

I love these little mini kraft bags- aren't they cute with a gift card in them? I have 8 cards to make for the girls' teachers this year so I am trying to find some fun ways to include gift cards. I also downloaded a cute peechee type folder card from the Silhouette store to use for some of them so hopefully that will work out the way I want it to!

We are on spring break this week and we've done some fun things each day this week. Today is lunch at Chuck E. Cheese's and bike riding in the afternoon... I know I'll be worn out by bedtime!

Hope you are enjoying your day and thanks for stopping by to see my card!


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

My Sister in Central Park- a Scrapbook page!


I've signed up for Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook class again so this week I am scrapbooking! I used Kelly's first sketch as inspiration for this page and I love how it turned out. It features one of my favorite pictures of one of my favorite people- my sister Trish:

one of the details:


Text patterned paper: Teresa Collins
Yellow polka-dotted paper, chevron paper, tiny letter stickers: Lily Bee Design
Gray fabric print: Pink Paislee
Journaling box, flowers, and faux tape stickers: Pebbles
Blue letter stickers: October Afternoon
Boxed gray and white letter stickers: Echo Park
Rhinestones, Signo Gel Pen, paper piercing kit: Stampin' Up!

Trish and I spent a day in New York last year for her birthday. We had lots of fun running around the city and were able to spend a little time at Central Park. These beautiful stones were so cool and I made Trish climb up on them to take her picture. I love that you can see the buildings behind her.

I didn't add too many elements to my page- just a few stickers and a journaling block. I stuck pretty close to the sketch, except that I turned it on it's side and only added one large picture instead of three small ones. I am loving Kelly's class so far- it is my second year taking it and her sketches are always so fun to work with. Dawn McVey is doing the card samples this year and her samples are making me want to make some cards, too! I think I'll try to squeak one out when the girls go to bed tonight...

Well, hope you are enjoying your week! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my page today!


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