Saturday, March 27, 2010

Rockin' the 50's and a Card

My son had his 4th grade program the other night and boy was it fun! It was called "You Can't Stop the Beat" and was a music tribute to the 50's and 60's. They sang some fun songs and there were a lot of great dance sequences. Even though my son makes out like he doesn't enjoy programs and performing for everyone, man did he do an awesome job and he looked like he was having a great time.
And here is a TriShutter card I made the other day. Isn't it cool?! You can find a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers' website or go to YouTube and type it in the search box. It looks complicated but I was surprised to find that it wasn't. It took a bit of time to cut out all of the layering pieces though. And another thing, you need 12x12 cardstock which I didn't have so I had to improvise a little. But other than that I really enjoyed making it and love how it looks. Give it a try!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Crafty Chicks Projects

I have a friend/co-worker, Julie Campbell, who is the paper crafting queen if you ask me. You may have heard of her. She has had lots and lots of cards featured in various magazines and websites. Her work is wonderful and her personality is sweet. She is my paper crafting hero and I tell her that she's going to have her own company someday and I want to work for her. Follow the link on my side bar to her site "Stamped in His Image".
Anyway, she has a class called Crafty Chicks that meets monthly and makes projects that she supplies. It's super fun! Here are the projects from last month's meeting. They were easy yet oh so cute!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy Friday

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have been having a good week. All is well here. We're just plugging along, waiting patiently for spring to arrive. We've actually been enjoying some pretty good weather here lately. It's been anywhere from 50's to 70's so it feels like spring has arrived, but I'm not that easily fooled. I have too many years of Indiana winters under my belt. I know that March always holds one last little winter punch for us before it's over. Just when you get used to the spring-like weather and think all of that winter mess is behind you, WHAM! A big snow or ice storm comes along and makes you cry. So I will not rest easy until the end of April at least.
Anyway, here's a lovely card I made today. I fell in love with this chandelier stamp the moment I saw it at Archiver's and thought it was perfect for this DP. Take note of the cute little rhinestones on some of the dangle-y things at the bottom. Love it!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Brown Bear, Brown Bear...

"Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see?" Do you know this book? If you have had a child in the past 10 years or so I'm sure you do. It was a favorite in our house for a long time. Well, that's what I thought of when I made this card. Oh the memories. The memories of reading books over and over again until I would recite them in my sleep. I remember thinking that it would be nice when the day came that my kids could read books on their own. Well, the old saying of "be careful what you wish for" is so true. Now I long for those days. I ask my kids every once in a while if they want me to read to them and they say "Oh no, I want to do it on my own." Man, how heart crushing!

Do you like camping? Our answer to that would have to, no! Sure, we're all for sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows and talking and stuff, but when it comes time for bed we want a comfy mattress without any mosquitoes buzzing around our heads. My husband says that his idea of ruffing it is staying at a Motel 6. :)

Anyway, I have a good friend who's husband loves camping. When I say loves I mean he's so good at it that he's the one I would want on my Survivor team.

So when I was at Archiver's recently and saw this camping DP I immediately thought of them. I made this photo album for them using decorative chipboard, photo pockets, and my Bind-it-all. I wish I could show you all of the pages inside but it would take too long.

Do you have a Bind-it-all? If not, you should get one. You can do all kinds of things with it and it's so easy to use.