Saturday, October 31, 2009

November Stamp of the Month: "Around the Block"

Welcome to the November SOTM "Blog Hop". Can't believe it is November already and can't believe that I am still waiting till the last minute to get these projects done...I thought that was one of the reasons I got my Stamp of the Month's early!!

If you have come from Laura's blog you are on the right track. If you just happened by, you might want to got to Jena's blog and start from the beginning or at least find the full list of participants.....

Here we go:

I created this cute "Welcome to the Neighborhood" card using the November SOTM set "Around the Block." I loved stamping the house many different ways and using my colored pencils on this project. I truly love to color and consider it therapy after a stressful day. I used my chalk and a "cloud" stencil to do the sky and gold embossing on the house trim.

My son wanted to help me, so I let him color his own house and thought you might want to see his handywork. He is only 7 and I thought he did a great job!

I am also working on a scrapbook page with a really tall house, but you will have to wait a day or two to see that as we had two soccer games, some last minute costume emergencies and two parties to go to tonight! Best get on with it....

Now "hop" on over to Lori's blog to see what she has created for you!

Have fun!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Check out Stacy Julian's new website!

Gotta share....Stacy Julian, one of my favorite creative people in the whole world has started a new blog and it is fabulous! Each week she gives away a super cool prize and this week, it is a new "gotta have" tool the I-top brad maker. This cool tool will reinvent the way you think about brads!
Go to her site here and check it out!
Working on more of Lisa's Christmas cards on Thursday, so check back for pics....

Friday, October 16, 2009

Report Card Time!

Well it's report card time and I just have to brag on my kids...

Leah got straight A's and Ian got all "E's" or excellents in all his classes. We have decided that giving a little incentive for getting good grades is doing the trick, so I made some cards up to give them their rewards...

Leah's card is the scalloped money card from CTMH's "Originals" how to book. So easy to print out the template and make this card up quick

I also used Just blooms paper flowers, a bigger brad and our crocheted colonial white ribbon. A few Emporium stickease made this card come together really quick.

Ian's card is made from an old zip drive case. I inserted a gold embossed guitar and the You Rock sentiment from the "You Rock" My Acrilix stamp set on some "Key to my Heart" B & T paper and wrote a personalized note inside cut to shape and now I have a reusable gift container for any occasion I want to congratualate my kids... (I have used this in the past to give my daughter a gift card for her birthday)

Until next time...