Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Wishing you Blue Skies

Some of my favorite pictures of my kids were ones taken on the beach. Children love the beach, and I always loved watching them interact and play...saying they were going to dig their way to China with their little plastic shovels in the sand!

Stamps: Background image is called Canvas by SU, and the main image and the greeting are both by Inkadinkadoo

Ink: Black Stazon, Close to Cocoa

Paper: Brocade Blue, Close to Cocoa, Rose Red, and watercolor paper

Also used were watercolor pencils with a blender, white Signo gel pen for the faux stitching, Nesties, and ribbon by American Crafts.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Silly Old Bear.....

This is an image I've had forever and have never used it. It sits up on my shelf and I smile every time I look at it because I love these mellow little Classic Pooh characters. It was time to ink them up and share this silly old bear with all of you....

Stamp: Classic Pooh Friendship by All Night Media

Ink: Black Stazon

Paper: Always Artichoke, watercolor paper, and Terra Cotta Paisley designer paper made by Creative Imaginations

I also used my nesties, antique copper brads, watercolor pencils, blender,horizontal slot punch, and a fabulous piece of green checked ribbon from a local store.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Popsicle Card

I know many of you have seen these popsicle cards made before but I think they're so cute that I just had to make some for myself to send out. I decided to post it just in case some of you haven't seem them yet. This card was cased from another blogger, Rochelle, who made several other flavors of popsicles by using other colors of SU card stock and images.

Whisper White and Only Orange (SU) were the colors of paper used to make this card along with Only Orange ink. The stamp is from the "Tart and Tangy" set also from Stampin' UP!

A scallop punch and corner rounder was used, along with a popsicle stick that I was lucky enough to get from my neice so I didn't have to buy an entire bag of them. (Thanks Kelly!)

Inside the card I put in a white insert and simply stamped "Happy Summer" on it.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


I have a little journal book that I use often but it had the ugliest cover on it! Every time I saw it I told myself that I needed to make a new cover for it. Well......I finally did and even laminated it so it would be protected in my pocketbook. I'm pretty happy with how it came out, and it looks sooooo much better than it did before! LOL

I used some heavy card stock designed by Brenda Walton at K&Company for my background, then cut two squares of Stampin' Up cardstock, More Mustard and Garden Green to use as layers. Black Stazon ink was used to stamp the image on to Whisper White card stock, then colored in using a blender and watercolor pencils. I added some small dragonfly stickers then added the words "Be Happy Every Day" with a stamp from Hero Arts.

The main image is from a Stampin' UP retired set called "All That's Nice".

Friday, July 4, 2008