Friday, July 30, 2010

August Calendars

This is my August wall calendar and my CD case calendar. I used Designers Calendar Cartridge for these. The background paper is from the new DCWV Autumn Splendor paper pack. For the CD case calendar I used the scrap background paper and just hand cut out the trees.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thank you for all the well wishes for my husband - Brian is just fine. Body is still a bit sore and still has quite a headache but that's so much better than what could have happened.

I'm hoping to get some time to do some crafting this afternoon.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Husband was in a head on crash this morning

A driver coming opposite my husband this morning fell asleep at the wheel and crossed the yellow line. He hit my husband just about head on causing the airbags to deploy. My husbands car spun hitting a telephone pole. The sleeping driver also hit the truck behind my husband causing it to flip over. All cars were totaled but thankfully only minor injuries. It was a scary phonecall from my husband at 6am saying he'd been in a head on crash and to come down there. My neighbor and friend came right over to sit with my kids. This is Brian's car, it's a 1995 mirage with 175,000. My boys were convinced it was a transformer and the fact that my husband walked out of that car with only minor injuries just solidifies that belief. The transformer saved their dad. I took tons of pictures of the crash site. It had one of the main roads closed down for hours. Driving up to the scene was really scary even knowing that Brian was okay. With all the lights and just the sight of all the cars and the shape they were in I'm shocked that no one was seriously hurt and I thank god that Brian didn't drive his motorcycle this morning because the outcome would have been horribly different. Brians back tire and axel were ripped off the car and thrown more than 60 feet into the woods behind him slicing a small tree in half in the process. The back end of the car is in the back seat and part of the back seat is in the front seat. The car filled with smoke but Brian was able to force the door open and get out.

Monday, July 19, 2010

My daughter distressed her face

While trying to upload some pictures to my computer my almost 2 year old daughter got bored. When my husband walked in this is how he found Teagan. She had used my brand new Crushed Olive distress ink on her face and then put on the Grungeboard bracelet I had just made. She was quite pleased with herself. Luckily all the ink came off with some soap and water and she hated that I took the bracelet away from her. I snapped a ton of pictures for a scrapbook page and then went ahead and emailed a couple to Tim Holtz. Being that she used all his products I thought he might get a kick out of it. He did email me back thanking me for sharing the pictures with him etc. You'll notice in the second picture she has the bracelet up around her forearm - she's too smart!

Don't mind the smudges on the pictures, as she was laughing she put her hand out and touched the lens but there just was no time to clean it so I continued to snap the pictures.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Grungeboard Bracelets

I made these 2 bracelets using almost only Tim Holtz products! I cut a strip of grungeboard and embossed it with the devine swirls cuttlebug folder. Then I used my paint dabbers on it - First color I laid down was Expresso, I covered the entire piece and then dried it with my heat gun. Next I sanded both sides then laid down the color Lettuce, once I covered the piece I went right over it with a damp paper towel to take all the excess off. Lastly I went over it with the color Pearl lightly and then dried with the heat gun. For the closure I punch a hold and added hitch fasteners (again Tim Holtz). For the flower I used a fabric flower from Basic Greys Capella collection and adhered it with Zip Dry glue.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Star Card using ribbon leftovers

The idea for this card came from Make A Card Monday. I just used my Cricut to cut the star and then added my ribbon scraps underneath it. Also used Hero Arts Dots background stamp, white signo pen and some embossing. Enjoy!

Pillsbury Doughboy Card and SCAL file

I made this card for a friend who collects Pillsbury Doughboys. I am happy with the way it came out. He is a cute little fella, isn't he?

If you'd like this SCAL file please leave a comment with an email address that you'd like the file sent to. - Thank you

Friday, July 9, 2010

A Blog award for me

Firstly I like to thank Gracie May for giving me this award. You can see her darling blog here.

The rules for this award are:
1. Thank the person who gave this award to you
2. Copy the award and put it on your blog.
3. List three things which you love about yourself.
4. Post a picture you love.
5. Tag five people you wish to pass this award on to.

Three things I love about myself:

Wow, this is a hard one because I am so critical of myself, at least that what my husband says.

1. I love that I can sit down and create a card without having a single image or thought in my head of what I want this card to look like.
2. I love that I take hundreds of pictures a month, sometimes thousands of my kids.
3. I love that I find time to do everything and still have a little extra time for my hobby.

I took this pic yesterday with my phone to send to my husband and 2 boys who are camping up in the Adirondack Mountains for the week, I miss them terribly.

5 People I'm passing this award on to:

1. Kassi
2. Ana
3. Annette
4. Txscrappermom
5. Denise

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My kids...

My 3 wonderful kiddos! My sons are 9 and 7 and my daughter is 2 in September.

Kissing Porcupines

I love this card! The stamps are from Studio G and are called Porcupine Duo. I put lots of pictures cause I added a lot of dimension and bling to the card and it's hard to see from afar.

Love the way this card turned out!

This is my version of a card that Tresa Black did over at Fabulously Artsy. Stamp is from SU!, colored quickly with copics. Added some patterned paper, inked edges, twine and that's about it. I love the way it turned out!

So Very Missed

Just a quick card I put together for no real reason. Used SU! stamp set titled So Very, Hero Arts background stamp and EDPD for the car. Sentiment and background are both embossed with polysparkle embossing powder.

Friday, July 2, 2010

And the winner is...... chose Creative Post number 9 for this round which is the June 27th post seen HERE. Celeste was the only comment so CONGRATS Celeste!!! I still have your mailing address so it should go out either tomorrow or Monday!


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