Monday, March 1, 2010

12 Hour crop for Jamaica!

My friend Kim and her husband Mark had a fundraiser this weekend, and it was so much fun!  They are preparing for a year long mission trip to an orphanage in Jamaica, and you can learn more about it on their blog, HERE ;)

Kim's daughter Matty

...And her other daughter Calie and a little friend :)

Kim's husband Mark, slaving away making us some yummy food!

I ordered this magazine the other day, and the card on the front page was so cute, I decided to lift it.  I had all the supplies, so away I went!

I have been on the search for the perfect background script stamp, and haven't been able to find it yet.  I got the idea from Dawn McVey to use an old book, fab idea!  So I picked this up at the Goodwill store just for this purpose ;)  I chose this one because I liked the font, and I was pretty sure there would be no objectionable words on the page, just in case!

I made these flowers from an idea here...

Here's the cards I made using those flowers, and with the scraps left over.  I used my Storybook cartridge to make the leaves, plus some PTI stamps ;)

Tammy and Jen scrapping away!

One of our many trips out that day ;)  We went to Cruisin Coffee a few times, Pita Pit for lunch, and of course Joann's!

We ran into Dyona at Joann's, GOTCHA!

White Chocolate Mochas, mmm...

So here I used that book paper and heat embossed clear powder on top.  Then I inked over it with Tim Holtz Old Paper distress ink. 

On this one I inked over it with Peeled Paint distress ink, my favorite TH color!

Remember this post a while back?  I finally used the butterflies on a few cards.  I inked up the bottom of the card front with Old Paper on the first card, Tattered Rose on the second, and Peeled Paint on the third.  Then I stamped over it with the same color and the polka dot background stamp.

This card was the last one I made, and one of my friends pointed out that it opens on the left...  Oops!

The ladies having dinner.  It was homemade lasagna, delicious!

Old friends, love these ladies ;)  I won't say how old, because I am not ready to say that out loud to anyone just yet, but since about 11th and 12th grade or so!

More flowers, these were so fun to make!  I cut out a large circle, about 5 inches across, and then crumpled it up.  After that I cut a spiral about an inch wide all the way to the middle, and then pleated it into a flower shape.  I secured them with glue dots, love those things.  I found these things I used in the centers in the wedding aisle at Michael's.

I was on a roll and made a bunch more!

I had such a fabulous time with the ladies!


  1. Beautiful cards and flowers!!! I love the techniques on the cards!

  2. Looks like fun, love everything you made!

  3. Those cards with the butterflies and old paper are AWESOME! Looks like it was a wonderful time!!

  4. Great blog! Love all the flowers you make!