Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Something to Crow About

Remember that cute little guy from 1995? Well he's in college now - and last month he informed us he did well on his mid-terms. So I sent him this cute little rooster card. Inside it reads: Congratulations on your grades - that's something to crow about!

CTMH Free Spirit B&T papers, Autumn Terracotta brads, Technique Tuesday stamp set for the rooster and sentiment (I stamped him with Star Spangled Blue, and used markers in Autumn Terracotta and Sunflower.) Swiped the focal point mat with Cocoa.

When he got the card he told me his roommates think I have way too much time on my hands! the nerve!! Oh and ya, never heard the expression "something to crow about". Does that make you feel old? It did me!

*inky hugs*


Best Buddies

I'm feeling nostalgic today, so I pulled out this layout of my son and my nephew from back in the good ole days (1995) when we lived in Northville, Michigan. These two young'uns are only 6 months apart in age, and though we lived miles apart, they were best buddies growing up. They are also sons of twins ... ya they look like their moms! No confusion there! LOL

I used CTMH's Imagine book for the layout map, with changes to accommodate photo sizes. Some CTMH CS and Daisy D's papers from the School Days pack (I altered the striped paper with Moonstruck stamped lines to create the plaid, and also added blue dots to the multi-dot pattern) My Acrylix™ Stamp Sets used: Genuine Fun, Solo B, Atomic lower case alpha. Inks used: Cranberry, Moonstruck and White Daisy (pigment)

Lots of other goodies from my misc. stash include button, embroidery floss, white alpha rubons. I did a bit of distressing with my CTMH tool as well as swiping with ink pads. It's so much fun :)

Monday, April 28, 2008

to the right, to the right ...

Well, lookit me! I managed to add links to my favorite blogs! YAY!
You will love them -- sooo much creativity! Soooo much inspiration! Warning: take a bathroom break, then grab a snack and a beverage, before beginning to click on the links. You will spend some delightful time browsing :)

*inky hugs*

My very first blog/post

Well this is me jumping in without testing the waters with my toes. It's sink or swim ... or with any luck, at least float. This is going to be a strictly trial by fire process, so please bear with me as I learn by doing and excuse my oopsies as I go.

I have been lurking and admiring the work of many bloggers, whose blogs I hope to link to mine at some point, somehow. So if you happen to stray upon mine, you'll at least have the benefit of finding theirs!

OK so enough babble ... I expect you'd like to see something a little more creative. So here you are, my very first blogshared piece of scrap.
'Ur sweet' is a standard size card with matching envelope. CTMH Ink Colors: Holiday Red, Kiwi, Black.
Textured CS: DCWV stack, CS: Holiday Red, White Daisy. Sizzix dies: Girly Girl alpha. Gingham paper: retired CTMH. Mini-brad and ribbon - from my misc. stash.
My Acrylix ™ Stamp Sets: Random Thoughts, Girly Girl, Spunky Greetings.
Gosh, I have so much more to learn. But for now, I'll have to be content with my first post.
*inky hugs*