Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Covered Jr. Legal Pad w/Matching Cards

Here are the aforementioned notepads and matching cards that I included in the care package for the female soldiers. My mil was quite adamant that they needed something feminine with being around men all the time. :) I like her thinking....and had a blast making these. Of course if it has to do with bright colors, flowers, glitter, or bling of any kind, then I'm all over it. ROFL

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The paper came like it is...with the stripes and flowers. It worked out quite perfect if I do say so myself. I don't remember the brand. It's from my LSS. I paired with with Tempting Turquoise CS from SU and Tulip CS from CTMH. The "Thank You" sentiment is from the SU set "With All My Heart". The card uses "Flower Pot" from CTMH. The first card is simply a piece of scrap paper. It doesn't show up well in the pic, but I did use some liquid glass on the flowers to add some more dimension.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Patriotic Thank You Cards

These also went into the care package my mother-in-law asked for help with. The cards are 5"x7". I made them so that the people in her department could sign them and include them with everything else. The paper is leftover from the composition books I showed previously. I think it's from My Minds Eye, but don't quote me on that. LOL I used the "Shining Star" and "Thanks" stamp sets from CTMH.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Patriotic Composition Books

My mother-in-law works with someone who has a son over in Afghanistan right now. The whole department decided to show support and collect items for a care package to be sent over to his entire unit. My mil asked me to make a few things for the care package and these are what I came up with. I'll also show junior legal pads and matching cards in another post that were made specifically for the women in his unit. Although they are quite simple, I really enjoyed making these. Of course I could be biased a bit since the 4th of July is my favorite holiday. :) I am so grateful to the men & women who serve our country and to their families who make so many sacrifices as well.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June's Card Workshop

We did three cards this month, using glitter, flocking, and flower soft. As I said in a previous post, I think Flower Soft is a bit pricey, so I only bought one small container. I am sure it will last quite a while since a little goes a very long way. I confess though I think it adds a bit more dimension and texture than flocking does. I've been using glitter for ages, and have used different types of glitter in my card classes before, but this time I showed how to use sticky strip and glitter to get a nice crisp and uniform stripe of glitter on a card. All in all, pretty simple, but it went well.

Flower Soft Card
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Supplies Used:
Papers: CTMH Daydream Lvl. 2 paper pack, Hollyhock & Spring Iris Cardstock
Stamps: CTMH Beary Busy
Inks: CTMH Hollyhock & Spring Iris, Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc: Flower Soft, Liquid Glass, Prismacolor Markers


Fun Flock Card
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Supplies Used:
Papers: CTMH You Rock Lvl. 2 Paper Pack, Goldrush Cardstock
Stamps: CTMH Life's A Jungle
Inks: CTMH Outdoor Denim & Goldrush, Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc: Studio G Fun Flock, Liquid Glass, Ribbon from The Ribbon Retreat, Googly Eyes


Glitter Card
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Supplies Used:
Papers: CTMH Boom-Di-Ada Lvl.2 & Creative Basics Paper Packs, Hollyhock Cardstock
Stamps: CTMH Sweetness of Summer (retired)
Inks: CTMH Hollyhock, Garden Green
Misc: Martha Stewart Glitter, Sticky Strip, Liquid Glass, SU Melon Mambo Marker, CTMH Black Marker

Friday, June 4, 2010

I really did have artwork to share today....

honest I did! I made three altered journals - one for each of my youngest daughter's teachers. Life got crazy yesterday and I managed to get them made but completely forgot to take pics of them before she took them to school today! Talk about feeling like an absolute airhead. LOL

Meanwhile, I'm going to work on some little mini-albums over this next week. My MIL requested them. I had made her one a while back and she wants me to make six more of them to put in a military care package to ship overseas. They are made out of the little plastic I.D. badge holders and turn out just darling. I'll be sure and get pics of them when I'm done this time!!!!

Our little kitty is no longer nameless. After many debates we finally found a name all six of us can agree on...and wouldn't you know it, it was a name I just happened to toss out in exasperation. LOL Her name is Izzy. Two of our girls and I wanted to name her Bella. Nope, not after Bella in Twilight, but Bella as in pretty. Our 14 year old wanted to name her Isabelle, but no one else did. I tossed out "Izzy" and it stuck. It seems to fit her too...it's fun and spunky just like her, and best of all even our son agreed that it was a good name. :-D

Anyways, I'll be back later with artwork. I pinky promise! I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend and gets some scrappin' time in.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Our New Kitty...

I don't have any artwork to share today since I'm still trying to get back into the swing of things after our little mini-vacation over the holiday weekend. However I thought you might enjoy seeing some pics of our new kitty. Isn't she adorable? She's about 8 weeks old...we've been watching her play and sleep since we got her yesterday and haven't come up with a suitable name as of yet. I'll keep you posted on a name. :)

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In this one she's attacking one of my daughter's socks. Apparently she thought it was worthy prey! LOL