I didn’t mean to take such a long blog break there. I haven’t worked on any cards, and that includes any for my Christmas Card Stash either.
I did however work on a couple other things to share.
Greg and I have been making use of some old wood that we got from mom and dad. I’ve been showing him Pinterest Pins and he’s willing to work with me!! lol
I particularly wanted to work on my fonts so I found this photo on Pinterest and printed it off. I then free handed it on the sign.
I added it to the living room wall. I then later found something else at a garage sale and moved all the things on the walls on Saturday, but this is what it looked like for a milli-second! HA!!
I started out this smaller one with something else and it failed. So I decided to paint over it and went with Montana. I totally free handed this by looking at the weather map on the newspaper I was using to catch paint. I don’t know if I could do it twice!!
Here we are working on one last one. McK was working on signs for her dolls while I painted this one.
Not a good photo, but a peak anyway.
We’ve toyed with making them to sell, and we will see what we come up with. For now, I am just enjoying doing something different. And something with Greg.
Tomorrow we announce the new Design Team over at Retro Rubber!!
Until then, enjoy your Tuesday!! (We only have today and a half day tomorrow of school left this week!)
Welcome back to the 2nd week of Christmas Card Stash 2014.
I have some very simple cards today. I really want to keep this simple, because time is limited when it comes to card making.
This one is also a great use for all of those strips of leftover cardstock. I dug through my Christmas stash of papers and pulled out some scrappy strips.
I punched the star, and then I found some corrugated paper for the trunk.
If you play along, I’d love to come and visit you this week! Or Instagram and use the hashtag #christmascardstash2014
Enjoy your Sunday!!
I mentioned in my monthly goals that I wanted to send a Box of Sunshine. I saw this on Pinterest, of course, but I thought I’d share my version here.
For starters, I purchased a stamp and die set from Papertrey Ink awhile back, called Hello Sunshine. It’s a fun set, but it’s perfect for this project.
I created this card using the ray dies and stamped the sentiments to fit. I just grabbed some random yellow papers from my stash.
I love the sentiment I used on the inside. It’s perfect for sending a box full of warm and fuzzy goodies!!
The idea behind a Box of Sunshine is to package up a plethora of yellow items so when the recipient opens the box it’s full of bright, bright Sunshine.
I’ve sent a few of these boxes. A couple to friends. One to my dear friend’s son this summer when he got a kidney transplant. They are just fun to send.
This particular box is going to a family friend who is battling cancer. Again.
I love the idea of sending something a little different and maybe even a little more meaningful. I do have a box in my closet for yellow things, that I add too. But I went out a found a couple more fun things this week just for her.
Well, I seem to have missed setting some September goals. I think with all of the football going on, that I truly wanted to just make it through September. HA!
We did accomplish a few things, but not as much as we should be. So I’m setting up some October Goals.
I am also putting in some extra time for the new Challenge Blog Jane and I are working on. I’d like to focus on another project we are planning, but I think that this might be all I get to this month.
*Greg and I talked about this over the summer. We have spent some weekend time in the garage on a few projects. And I think my crafty time will be focused on this for awhile. My card supply is overflowing.
I really wanted to use some of the ideas and tips I learned last week in the Online Card Class.
I choose an image that was fun to color. I especially wanted to work with some gray shading, and this was a fun image to use that technique. I colored the whole image and paper pieced the rain coat.
Then I could not help myself – I had to add some Wink of Stella to the umbrella and water puddle. You can see in the next photo, I also added rain sprinkling down.
I played along with Karen’s Sweet Sketch Sunday. This was a bigger card and that was fun to add these fun Bo Bunny papers to it.
Love this bright and cheery card.
Can you believe that today is the final day of September?!! What!! I do love October, as it’s my birthday MONTH. But I tell you, I am not ready for it. However, it’s payday, so I’m doing okay. HA!
Thanks for stopping by!
Just another Manic Monday.
Manic will be the word as it is every Monday.
We enjoyed a very comfy weekend at home.
Varsity football was in Plentywood on Friday night, and David went along. We did not.
We all made our own dinner Friday night. And well, the rest of the weekend too. We don’t eat many meals on the weekend.
McKinley’s “Daycare” was a bedtime bath with cousin Harper.
(Awhile back she set up a daycare at Greg’s brother’s house with our niece’s little girl. She couldn’t keep her kids in the day care. It was pretty funny.)
It was cool and rainy on Saturday. Perfect stay at home weather.
Perfect baking weather.
I also signed up for a Copic Coloring Class at OnlineCardClasses.com and spent some time coloring while we hung out.
Prior to this, all of my coloring knowledge was from YouTube videos. I’m happy to say that I did learn a few things. (Not that I thought I wouldn’t.) I just mean, there were things that I never really thought about before. Like color families.
It all makes sense to me now.
I now have a list of new Copics I want to pick up. I see I need some refills. And I need to replace a Nib.
I had two packages of nibs.
Not the right ones.
We putted around in the garage a little Saturday night before we watched Hocus Pocus. I read that is was the 25th Anniversary of it, and I remember taking my girlfriends to the movie house for my birthday that year.
Then we watched infomercials. LOL… We really watched World’s Dumbest Inventions, where they made fun of the infomercials. Good belly laughs.
Yesterday, we went to church and I served lunch for the potluck. (Another meal I didn’t nee to cook. HA!)
Greg has been working on some new “trash to treasure” projects. Using old beer bottle lids and making roses.
RC told me it was Selfie Sunday so we snapped a photo. He never wants photos. Especially with mom. Taking advantage.
Thanks for taking a peek into our life.
Enjoy your Monday.
Don’t flip out but there are 89 days til Christmas.
I am happy to say I have a couple items tucked away, and that we are thinking about DOING something for the holiday rather than giving gifts. We will see what happens.
Anyway, I really wanted to send some hand made, personal cards this year. I have in the past and then life got crazy. Probably because the thought of sitting down and making 50-75 cards at one time is daunting. So I decided that I would start making a handful at a time.
I like to make a few, but I get burnt out when I commit to more than 12-15 at a time.
However, I AM committing to sharing my Christmas cards with you on the next 13 Sundays before Christmas. (or until I get them all done and sent.)
For today’s cards, I pinned THIS CARD that Nicole Heady made for PTI. I love that tree die and always have. I die cut some various greens, and then used a white gel pen to create the loopeys.
Then McKinley and I put the bling on them. She actually took hers and kept it for an ornament for the tree. Good idea as well.
WE finished it off with an embossed sentiment.
This is the start of my Christmas Card Stash.
If you want to play along too, please do. I’d love to see your cards.
On Instagram, use the Hashtag #christmascardstash2014.
I put a little linky in the sidebar -----> if you ever come back and want to check out all the Christmas Card Stash cards.
And below that is my Instagram where I will share my cards on Saturday night before I blog them.
Or comment here on my blog and I’ll come visit your blog.
Here we are at Tuesday again. I was visiting about how there were only so many Fridays before Christmas, and I said as fast as the weeks go, that can be scary!
We are having unseasonably warm weather, so it makes it hard to think fall or even Christmas. That is OK…I think it will be a long enough winter.
I wanted to try some new challenges out there in Blog World. I wanted to give a try to a color challenge. To be honest, they freak me out.
I can rock a sketch, but colors get me. However, I had this card in mind, so I played along with the Colour Q Challenge this week.
I used Stampin’ Up!’s Secret Garden set and stamped on white cardstock. I colored them with my Copics, matching up the colors there.
I matted some cardstock on the back to make it pop and then adhered to more white. Very clean and simple.
For the sentiment, I used PTI’s Script Sentiments, masking off the rest of the sentiment.
These would be very fun to mass produce to have on hand for a quick and easy card.
Thanks for stopping for the visit today. Enjoy the rest of your week!
We had a sneak peek of winter like weather last week, and now this week’s it’s back to Indian Summer.
However, I still started my pumpkin scents and found some Starbucks Fall Blend K-Cups for the Kuerig.
So last night when I sat down to work in this card, I decided that I would go with a fall scene. I think this will make a nice card for my dad’s birthday.
These were a stamp set I won from Art Impressions’ challenge blog. WOW… this is a fun concept and they were fun to work with. I think it would be fun to try watercolor, but I used my Copics. It turned out pretty.
And yes, I needed to add something in there with the Wink of Stella. I added it to the water to get the shimmer effect.
Another downside to Copics is seeing the colors bleed through the paper. It doesn’t work so well with this type of card.
This was very fun.
McKinley and I are bumming around the house today getting some chores done. The guys headed out to an out of town football game for the Varsity. (David won’t play so I opted to stay home!)