Friday, October 31, 2008
Since we've accumulated 4 dogs over the years who are barkers (and our biggest is the watchdog), we lock them in my office in the basement and turn on music really loud so they can't hear the kids or the knocking on the door constantly. It's so funny. When we let them out, they run around the house all crazy and then run around the yard with their noses to the ground! It really is a fun night, to say the least. Jared was an army man, wearing daddy's uniform and his bullet proof vest which weighs a ton to a little kid! But he wore it the entire time! I dragged the wagon along with us in case he wanted to take it off halfway around the block. Lauren was a bat. A nice fuzzy bat with a pink belly and purple face on the hood. So cute.
Anyway just wanted to share our night and wish you all a safe and Happy Halloween! Hope you are all having a great time and enjoying all the costumes! We saw some pretty crazy ones! LOL
Thanks for stopping by! I will have some cards and projects to post this weekend!
Lots of hugs,
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I found a blog last night that just blew me away. Not just for the beautiful cards and projects she makes but for the kind of person she is. She is a foster mom. She has grown children of her own and grandchildren and now she takes in newborns and infants who need loving environments. I read her latest story and it struck me because the parents of the babies are both in the military and are BOTH leaving for a year up to 14 months to serve their country. They chose Barb and her husband Bill to care for their children while they are gone; twin infants and a toddler! Read their story...it just blew me away. Their generous hearts really touched me..... Here is their story. Then read this link, and this one, and this one. It will describe the process of getting their house ready and tells a little about the family.
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the fall weather!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Memories Dye Inkpad Black for swirls
Versacolor black to stamp the pumpkins and then emboss with clear detail EP
Marvy Matchables in Prussion Blue, LT. Blue, Salvia Blue,Turquoise, Green and Dark Brown.
Versamark Marker for pumpkins
Brads, brayer, corner punch for border, scissors, white gel pen, ticket corner punch.
I will post complete instructions tomorrow but wanted to share this with you all because I was so excited to use my markers! Have a great night!
So I am going to go color now! :) I will post some pics later! Thanks for stopping by!!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I used this inkpad. And these magnets. I bought this roll from Michaels for less than $5.00. It's sticky on one side.Circle punches ranging from 5/8" to 1-1/8". These are from EK Success.Here we go:
When giving cardstock sizes, I will refer to the colors I used on my box, just to make it easier to understand.
Cut dark blue cs to 8-1/4" x 3-3/4" and 4-1/4" x 3-3/4"
The larger piece is for the front and sides of the box. The smaller piece is for the back only (no sides).
Adhere the larger piece, using a small amount of the Perfect Paper Adhesive and the foam brush. It's best to lightly dampen the brush first with water. Do not soak the brush! (I noticed with mine that the initial amount of glue soaked into the wood, so I applied a thin second layer.) Lay the box on it's side, brush the glue on the box on the side facing you. Lay your piece of cardstock on the box lining up all the edges and using a bone folder flatten the cardstock to smooth any bumps or bubbles. Now lay the box on its back, and place glue on the front in the same manner. Smooth the cardstock over the front of the box. Turn the box so the uncovered side is facing you. Place glue on that side and smooth the cardstock over it.
Leave the box alone for a little while and allow it to dry, about 30 minutes. Once it's dry, sand the edges a little, especially where the sides meet the back. You want this edge to be smooth before you adhere the cardstock on the back. Once you complete that, adhere the back piece in the same manner as before and sand the edges where the two pieces of cardstock meet each other being careful not to lift the edges of the previous cardstock you glued down.
Next, cut the light blue piece of cardstock to 4 x 3-1/2". Run this piece through your Cuttlebug then center and adhere it to the front of the box using your mono adhesive. You could also use double sided tape.
Next comes the decorative square on the front of the box.Cut a red piece of cardstock to 2-1/2" x 2-1/4".
Dark blue to 2-3/8" x 2-1/8"
Light blue to 2-1/4" x 2".