Archive for August, 2009

Oh Boy

Paper Craft Planet’s Scrappy Sunday had their, sb083009, challenge!  I combined that challenge with the Two Peas in a Bucket Challenge, “Text on a Path”.  Although the 2ps challenge is a few weeks old, but I still wanted to give it a go.

The background paper & Title is from a Sande Krieger Digi Kit called, “Holy Cow”. The pictures were mased with another Sande Krieger Digi kit called “French Laundry Photo Edges v5″.   Both available from Two Peas in a Bucket.

Stitch a Wish

Time for Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #46. This week’s movie was “A Field Of Dreams” & the criteria for this Creative Challenge was “Red Stitching”.

I don’t know what this stitch is called … on my good ole’ Pacesetter Brother Sewing Machine it’s stitch number SS#24.  My Machine is old, not fancy, but it’s a beast & takes a lot of slugging.  I love it.  I also adore the look of stitching on cards, so I didn’t hesitate with this challenge one bit.  In order to make a circle stitch, I just cut out a circle & taped it on & then followed my sewing machine around, pulling off the circle guide afterwards.

Used:  Real Red Textured CS, Scallop Edge Punch SU, Corner Rounder SU, Sewing Machine & Red Thread, Make a Wish Stamp (SU), Black Versa Mark Ink, Dimensionals, White CS.

Pack It Up-Knapsack

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … that’s right, they’re going back to school next week.  I did have a wonderful time with my guys this summer but all three kiddies, yes, even my 3 year old is heading to Jr Kindergarten this year & I’m kinda’ looking forward to the ole’ routine, just a bit.  ;)

I am very excited to be making the suggestion for this week’s 3D Challenge over at Paper Craft Planet!  This week’s 3D Challenge, 3D26, is to make a Knapsack, using a lunch bag/paper bag.  So with Back-to-School in mind, I saw this clever idea from Danielle’s Place for a Teddy Bear Back Pack–a Paper Bag Knapsack.

Here’s my version of it:

And one more, because my oldest, DD is not into the traditional, she’s more a bright zebra sparkle girl, with da bling:

Used:  Really Rust CS, Cork Paper (from Magenta, that I bought at Heather’s Stamping Haven), Provo Craft Stone Washed Denim-Suede Kathy Distefano Griffiths DSP, Uniball White Gel Pen, Copper Brad, black EP, Versa Mark Ink, Pencil Stamp (Unknown … probably from Michael’s Dollar Bin), Paper Lunch Bag.

Used:  Safari Kids Matstack DCWV CS, Velcro Sticker, Paper Bag.

1980’s Sweater Card

So the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #45, (can you believe it, #45?) is that tribute to the 1980’s “Sixteen Candles“.

The Challenge this week was to create something à la 1980’s.  Hmmm,  Bill Cosby Sweaters, big shoulder pads, leg warmers, jelly sandles, acid washed jeans, bangles, rubiks cubes, & bad permed hair with big bangs.   I went with an Ode to the Bill Cosby Sweater.

Here it is.  Um I have NO idea who I would give this to.  It’s just so, um, oddly bright.  Maybe for a child.

Used:  Wonderful Words II SU, Spectacular Birthday SU, Bold Brights & More Mustard EP SU, Versa Mark Ink, Basic Black CS, Glorious Green Textured CS, Coluzzle (to make a mask of a wavy line), yellow ribbon.

Summer Icicle Treat

This is for a 3D challenge , from Lyn over at Paper Craft Planet, 3d25 Instead of a Rounded Vase I thought I’d try this one, from Mirkwood Designs, that has 4 sides. It’s actually called an Icicle Treat Box, but still ‘cone-ish shaped”. I used a large Oval Coluzzle to cut the stripped (apple cider dsp, I believe), strip & small coluzzle circle cutter for the handle in Garden Greem CS from SU. The rest is just following the template.

Besides that I’m coming to realize, that I like dogs better than puppies.  I’m so not getting this puppy training, it’s like having another 1 year old child, but with SHARP TEETH.  Sigh.  She’s everywhere, always into everything.  I really haven’t had time to craft much lately, but quite enjoy it when I do.  Escape is always fun.

One & Only

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #44, is:  The Thief Lord.  Honestly, never heard of it before, so I watched it on YouTube (11 parts of 10 minutes each LOL).  What can I say, I’ve had to stick close to the house this week, watching for signs of Sparkle-Puppy having to pee, so I had time.  How long does it take to potty train a dog, this is not good for my carpets.

Here’s my go with the challenge, with the “wood wing” from the movie, which I actually used Cork Paper (from Magenta, that I bought at Heather’s Stamping Haven), An Owl Stamp from the Stampbarn, Cornish Heritage Farms trees Backgrounder Stamp, Define Your Life Stamp Set (SU), Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Timber Brown Stazon Ink & Pumpkin Pie Ink:

Awesome Friendship

Time for Tina’s Traveler’s Inspiration Challenge {six}.  This week’s Traveler’s Inspiration photo from a friend of Tina’s, Katie & her recent trip to  Ireland.

This Challenge had me rummaging through boxes in the basement to find old photos of my girlfriend & my pre-university trip to Ireland.  Looking through the photos reminded me of how awesome friendship is.

In the boxes in the basement & I must appologize, as these are photos (of photos) not great pictures taken by a teenager & my point & shoot camera, more interested in living the trip than taking photos. Oh yes, the hair, it was August 1990. Bad Perm & stand up bangs. Stove Pipe Jeans, baggy shirts, & peach lipstick.  Sigh. I will not say anymore on that.

This first photo was taken in Glendalough. Absolutely stunning there:

The second was in Donegal, um was it Rossbeg? Anyhoo, I LOVED Donegal. It was windy that day.

The third photo (my GF) was taken at Kilbride House in Castleknock Village.

Babysitting Octuplets

Some fun from Paper Craft Planet’s Scrappy Sunday Challengesb080209, and from Two Peas with Erica Hernandez:  Digital Challenges : “paperclip trick“.  I thought for the paper clip trick, I’d use the dog house. (this was in a free kit from Rhonna Farrer)  Not sure if that counts, but it was a fun technique.

Not much description, I’m still in the heaps of a doggy week, as well as an nutty construction project right next door.  Sigh.

Used:  from Two Peas:

ericahernandez_2ps_martha freebie_wordart

AL Worn Machine Font






ericahernandez_2ps_haphazard mini_paper1

Puppy Craft Break

Tuesday’s 3d Challenge came & I was really looking forward to a break in the craft room, let me tell you. This weeks Paper Craft Planet’s Challenge, 3d23, was make a pillow Box hanger.  What a fun project, Adela, Thanks! Here’s my quick go.  The Paper is Razzleberry Lemonade from SU!  Such fun & cheery colours.

This would be great for a gift with goodies in, no?

So why am I so happy that I had a chance to escape to the sanity of my craft room?  Well, I’m babysitting:

Cute, eh?  I’m babysitting her (well, okay, she’s actually GOING to be ours) & her 7 sibblings & her mum.  Oh yes, & my 3 children with visits from every child I know & don’t know.  I’m beat, I must admit, but I just have to make it to Sunday.  Pray for me please, I have been asking for strength with everything I do now.  I’m mean they’re fun, but I’m beat.

Ahoy, Treasure

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, #43 is Pirates of the Caribbean:  The Curse of the Black Pearl.  I wasn’t sure if I’d have time to get to this super fun challenge this week, as I am babysitting 8 puppies & a mum Dog this week.  I thought I’d get this in before I got too tired.  :)

A few years ago Malcolm wanted a “Pirates Party”.  This would have been great for invites, although thinking back, I believe I made some kind of treasure-map invite.  Any hoo, it was quick to put together.

Okay, sorry, self indulgence here.  This is was my baby … Malcolm, my middle son, had just turned 6 in that picture & we had a “pirate Party”.  He’s only two years older now, but he seems like such a baby in that picture.  Man, am I far behind on my scrapbooking.  I should at least cover birthdays & holidays.  sheesh.

The kids made pirate hats, we had loot bags for the treasure.  We played pass the treasure box (musical chairs), & pin the x on the map, oh what else, can’t remember.  Fun.

I painted the back of a chalk board to look like the side of a boat, made an anchor & had a fishing game.

The cake was made in a bread pan & then I sliced off the puffy top to make a treasure chest & filled with Gold Chocolate coins, & green & brown sugar for the dirt & grass it was dug out of.  The silver & gold pearls are candies too.  Man, was that sweet.

Used:  Creative Memories Circle Cutters, CuttleBug Embossing Folder, Tim Holtz Grunge Board, Dew Drop Tsukineko Galaxy Gold Pigment Ink, Pearl Stickers, 1 1/4″ GrossGrain Red Stripped SU Ribbon, Super Sticky Tape, Gold Grafix Foil Paper.