Monday, August 24, 2009

Halloween cards

These were fun! I used a lot of Tim Holtz Distress Ink, in Concord Grape and Spiced Marmalade, love them!

These turned out better than I thought, and I wish I could say that it was my idea, lol! I saw a similar technique on and loved it. I started with a white piece of cardstock, and added ink. First I printed the trees on the paper and cut it to size. Then I punched out a small circle from scrap paper and stuck it down with removeable adhesive, and inked over it with orange first and then the purple. The last was the witch stamp :)

The spiderweb was cut using my Cricut and the Paper Dolls cart. Love that cart! I printed the background on white cardstock and inked over it with the orange color. I stamped the sentiment and inked it a little bit too.

The script background is the same as the card above, and the scroll was cut with the Storybook cart.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cute fall stuff!

Went to M's today and found some Halloween goods! I got a roll of Martha Stewart spider lace clearanced priced for $3, a Martha bat border punch marked down to $7, and a few CUTE $1 wooden stamps.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Summer camp at Ray of Hope...

is over, the last day is tomorrow! Aaron has loved going all summer, and we hope to have both kids in the program next year. It runs M-F, 9 am to 2:30 and is 7 weeks long. He loves it so much and it keeps him on a daily routine like school, it's wonderful! It is run by Rebound of Whatcom County here in town. Tonight was their talent show, and I took a short video of the segment Aaron was in :)

My 'Baby' is 5!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday was my daughter Adrian's birthday, time flies!! She wanted a strawberry cake with sprinkles. She has been a finicky eater the last few days so I had to entice her with cake to get her to finish her dinner.

The inside was a plain white cake since we didn't have a strawberry one, but my husband went a little overboard with the red food coloring!

The NW Washington Fair 2009

Aaron and Adrian going on their first ride...

Adrian was beyond excited until it moved... Then she talked non-stop for the rest of the day telling us not to take her on that ride again!

She wouldn't even go on the ferris wheel after that....

So Tammy and I went in one car and Aaron went with Josette and Rachel in another.

Tammy is not a fan of fair rides!

We finally got to the carousel horses and she wanted to go them.... Until it moved that is, so we got off before it hardly started...

After some stamping of feet and screaming, we had some ice cream and that made everything better!

Round ne of rides was over, so we made the rounds through the animals.

And here's Ben, a 13 year old steer that weighs a little over 3200 pounds! He has been at the fair for many years now.

Adrian's favorite animals...

The Rides: Part II

We made it back to the carousel horses, but not the actual horses. Had to ease her into it by going on the bench first :)

After brother went with us, she wanted to ride the horses over and over! I think we did it four more times :)
Jalopy Junction!

All done.

Corn dogs? Check.
Funnel cake? Check.
Got dizzy? Check.
Spent a fortune and walked the soles off of our shoes? Check, and check!

This is about the only pic I got of Josette and her friend Rachel. They're 12 and were off on their own and looking at boys, waaaay too busy for us uncool old folks ;)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fun way to be green!

So, I am sure you all have seen THESE cups that Starbucks makes, right?? I got a Grande size for my birthday and love it so much that I bought the Venti size when it came out!

Well, a local place, The Woods Coffee has released their own version. You can check them out on their Facebook page, or at

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A cool card tutorial

I saw this this morning, and how pretty!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Cards frm this weekend

I am still having so much fun with Jennifer McGuire's classes at! I used some techniques from a few different classes, mostly week 7's

For this one, I used a DCWV card and stamped the swirl on both the card and the white cardstock with Broken China Distress Ink, then I used clear embossing powder over it. For the pearly acent, I mixed a bit of Perfect Pearls powder with water and some of the same Broken China ink and brushed it right on the paper, very cool! The stamp is by Heidi Grace.



For this one I did the same thing, except I used the Worn Lipstick ink instead.


I just love these two Hero Arts stamps!! This background one is so versatile, and this butterfly one is just so cute :)

This is also a DCWV card, and I stamped the background with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. This piece of canvas I got at Joann's for a steal! They sell canvas by the yard for about $8 and I just need about 1/3 of a yard and I have lots left. I painted the canvas with orange acrylic paint, and then stamped the butterfly with clear embossing ink. I added 2 layers of clear powder, and then painted over it with the same orange color but with a little water and white paint added. The darker color shows through the embossing powder and looks very cool! The lined paper is Scenic Route and the stamp is by Inkadinkado. I also used some Stickles on thebackground and a few different Fiskars border punches.


The one on the left was done the same as the one above, but with different colors of pink paints. The one on the right is a little different. I stamped the background with clear embossing ink and clear powder, and added Stickles. The canvas was stamped with white embossing powder and then covered with Fired Brick Distress Ink. The cards are DCWV, and the stamp is from Heidi Grace, LOVE her!


These are the same as the other ones, except the green one I had to make my own colored card. I didn't have the right color green, so I stamped the background stamp in Peeled Paint Distress Ink, and then used the blending tool to cover a white card with the same color ink.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Get 4x6 prints for ten cents!

Snapfish is doing pics 10 cents a piece when you pick them up at Walgreens - so you don't have to pay shipping and processing!

Just choose in-store pick up at Walgreens and use coupon WALDIME at checkout before August 16 to enjoy these great savings. Photos can be ready in one hour and you avoid all shipping and handling fees.

(Valid for customers in the U.S. only. This offer is only valid on print-to-store 4" x 6" print orders at Walgreens. Special pricing of 10¢ per print is only valid on orders of 50 or more 4" x 6" prints excluding free prints.)

They also have a promo for photo cards. 20 photo cards for $9.99. (US customers only. Must use coupon code SUMMERCARDS to receive 20 photo cards for $9.99. Offer can only be used on photo cards, and not on greeting cards, note cards, or recordable cards. Expires August 31, 2009.)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

More Stacks!

I saw thsi last night, DCWV has even more new stacks coming, check it out :)


Monday, August 3, 2009

Went to a meetup crop on Friday night...

And I brought a boatload of stuff to make 10 cards, LOL!






Wedding cards

I was browsing the Splitcoast Gallery for inspiration to make these. I mostly used the La Creme 4.5x6.5 mat stack. All I added was black and cream cardstock and the cream colored card base, plus these stamps by Inkadinkado. The ovals and squares were cut using my Nestabilities dies.

For this one I used a Fiskars border punch.



This is also a Fiskars border punch.



Ok, so I have stayed away from Martha Stewarts' crafty stuff because I am not a big Martha Fan, but LOVE this punch!!!



Disney paperbag album

I haven't listed it yet, but this one is for my Etsy Store ;)