Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Happy Friday!  Can you believe it's the last day of August, and Labor Day weekend? 

It's been ages since I've participated in a challenge other than One-Layer Wednesday (OLW).  After stumbling across this awesome sketch at Freshly Made, I got busy... 

Here's what I came up with.

And here is a peek at the inside.

I'm also submitting this to The Perfect Sentiment,  PSC47 Anything Goes With A Sentiment. 

Stamps: Stampabilities
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa & Papertrey Ink Chai for distressing
Paper: Crate Paper Restoration Collection
Accessories: Memory Box Die Cut, Bling

One Layer Wednesday (OLW102) Favorite Subject!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

This weeks one-layer theme comes to us from the very talented Ardyth.  It's her first time hosting the One-Layer Wednesday Challenge.  Thanks, Ardyth!

Our challenge this week is to make a one-layer card inspired by your favorite subject in school. Favorite subject; I didn't have one! I've struggled all week to come up with something for this challenge.  Not playing really wasn’t an option. 

So here’s what I came up with.  Not a favorite subject, but a special memory!

Okay, don't laugh, but by my senior year in high school I became really good at writing and passing notes to my best friend (Debbie), without getting caught! Oh, the things we remember!

Thank goodness my two girls (both in high school this year) don't read my blog, because if they did, I know this would come back to haunt me.

I created this card from Vintage Notes (Gina K. Designs), and added some distressing to the edges. I wanted to expand on the "vintage" feel, as it's been years since I was in high school! To add the paperclip, I made a small slit in the card.

Other Supplies:

Paper: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Pure Poppy & Chai   ImPrintz - White Pigment   Memento - Gray Flannel (my new favorite color)
Accessories: Ribbon, paperclip, clear embossing powder & heating tool

A Note...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

This weeks One-Layer Wednesday Challenge(OLW) is on Ardyth's blog.  Welcome to the team, Ardyth!

OLW101 Feeling Blue

Monday, August 20, 2012

This weeks One-Layer Wednesday Challenge is hosted by the amazing Heather Telford. The challenge this week is to feature the color blue on your card. I hope you'll have a chance to play along!

To create my card I used a solid background stamp from Stampers Anonymous and masked the bottom of the background stamp before I stamped the floral image (Just Believe, Stampin' Up).  The sentiment is from A Muse. The inks used are from Papertrey Ink (Spring Rain and blueberry Sky).

I think a set of these would be nice to have on hand.

Thanks for stopping by...

A Card and a Printable Birthday Calendar

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Have you forgotten a birthday lately, a special birthday?  Well, I did!  I couldn't believe it.  I forgot my grandfather's birthday. That's not me.  I'm the one in the family who would remind others (my grandmother and my mother) of upcoming birthdays.  Now, maybe I forgot my grandfather's birthday because I talk to him on the phone (he lives in another state) just about everyday since we lost my grandmother two years ago.  Another reason I forgot his birthday could be the stressful year we're having.  Everyone has stress in their life, right?  So just deal with it!  Didn't someone say that stress can kill you?  I'm thinking they may have something there!  I know I've mentioned in the past I have two teenage daughters.  School started Monday!  So now I have two teenage daughters in high school.  One is a freshman and one, a senior!  Need I say more?

First, let me show you the belated birthday card I made for my grandfather, and then I will share with you my plan for never forgetting another birthday again!

My grandfather is a recently retired college professor and a writer.  I thought the Hero Arts typewriter image would be perfect for the sentiment I had in mind.  Did you notice the sentiment?  It was computer generated.

I'm a list maker.  I need to write things down.  That was the answer (how I wouldn't forget another birthday again).   I needed to make myself a birthday calendar!  With my birthday calendar (that I decided to make), I would know each month what cards I needed to make and/or what birthday gifts I needed to purchase.  Perfect, problem solved.

Excited about my birthday calendar project, I started with Photoshop then quickly went to Excel.  Who was I kidding?  My little computer whiz (my younger daughter, Katelyn) was at school.  This project would take me forever without her.  Then I realized, if I "just Google it Mom" (something Katelyn tells me frequently), I might find something I could use, and I did.  The Project Girl has a free printable, birthday calendar.  It was just what I had in mind.  I also found The Organized Home has a great birthday/anniversary calendar (a free printable too). 

If you've found yourself in this same situation, or just want to become better organized, I know you'll find these printables very useful. I have!

Supplies: Stamps: Hero Arts (image), Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Paper: Stampin'Up Whisper White, Bazzill Red, JillibBean Designer Paper, Printer Paper, Accessories: Spellbinders, Twine, Pop Dots

One-Layer Wednesday 100 ~ Transportation

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Edited: For those of you looking for the OLW Challenge this morning, I apologize.  Last night I scheduled the OLW to post at 4:00am this morning because I knew I would not have computer access today.  I just received emails from Ardyth and Susan letting me know the OLW was not posted (Thanks ladies).  Again, I'm sorry. I've never had this problem before.

How exciting!  We've reached our 100th One-Layer Wednesday Challenge.  Thank you Susan for starting this fun, clean and simple challenge.  I feel like there should be balloons and confetti and cake!  Oh yes, cake would be good.

Additionally, I want to welcome Ardyth Percy-Robb and Karen Dunbrook to the One-Layer Wednesday Challenge Team. These gals are amazingly talented.  Stop their blogs for a visit!

And now for our challenge!  This week it's all about Transportation....Planes, trains and automobiles, oh my!  Of course, any form of transportation will do (bikes, scooters, hot air balloons, brooms). What ever direction your creativity takes you.

Here's my card:

When coloring a one-layer card, Copics really aren’t an option as they bleed through to the other side, so I choose my Prismacolor pencils for this project.  Two years ago I took a class at my local stamp store, (Rubber Stamp Fantasy, in Marietta, Georgia…awesome!).  The class was taught by Karen Lockhart of Lockhart Stamp Company.  She has a wonderful technique of layering color.  The results are beautiful (hers, not mine.  I’m still practicing.).  If you ever have a chance to take a class from Karen, you won’t be disappointed.     

Rules for OLW100

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of card stock folded in half. No other layers allowed!

2. Make a card using transportation as your theme. Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum and NO ADDITIONAL LAYERS of card stock.

3. Post your card online and link it to the InLinkz button at the bottom of this post.  If you link to your blog, please link to the specific post, not your blog's main page.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn-Bon Voyage, A Muse-Sentiment
Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black
Paper: Neenah
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, ribbon

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