June 22, 2010

fun birthday

I saw this layout in a Creating Keepsakes magazine and I really liked it. I used some {me & my big ideas} paper, some rhinestones, and a few neglected birthday stamps.

Sorry about the funky green paper in the background. Mason was napping while I took this series of pictures and my white paper was in the room. Yes, right now our bedroom, Mason's bedroom, and my craft room are one and the same room. But the end is in sight for the addition!

June 20, 2010

father's day with riley

This father's day is bittersweet for sure! It's the first father's day without my dad. I never really got to see him on father's day since we lived so far away, but I won't even be able to call him. I miss him.

This card is for Ryan's dad. We are very blessed that his parents live close and we're looking forward to spending the day with them. And of course celebrating with Ryan (his second father's day!).

I colored sweet Riley with my limited number of copics. I only have a few greens, browns, and pinks. I probably need to change that:) But for now, all Riley's accessories will be green or pink. Have a wonderful day. Give your dad a hug!

June 18, 2010

simple chick

See what I mean about the simple kick I'm on? I colored this sweet chick awhile back with colored pencils. He finally found his way onto a card. The little chick-prints are from a rubbernecker set (Kittie Kits Scene #3). I am really loving this pale yellow color. We are re-painting our kitchen and I think this yellow will have to find it's way into our house somehow:) Have a happy day.

June 16, 2010

purple bird

I love this bird on a branch stamp set, but I really don't use it enough. I've been making lots of simple cards lately. Using lots of stuff from my stash. The ribbon and embossed paper are from wish-rak. I love pale plum and perfect plum together. I'm sorta bummed that stampin' up is getting rid of pale plum.

We're off to the hot springs today! Mason is staying with Grammie. It's sort of a late anniversay celebration! I'm looking forward to lots of sun and diving into a good book. And of course spending time in the water. I'm thinking of making some veggie wraps and some mint lemonade to bring along.

June 15, 2010

pear thanks

This patterned paper is actually from my christmas cards a few years back, but I liked the colors with this fun pear. I popped the pear up on dimensionals. The circle images are from wish-rak. A simple thank you card.

May 16, 2010

little bicycle

Isn't this bicycle stamp fun? I wish I had a bike like that, but I'm not sure how it would do on our dirt roads:) This is a sketch from get sketchy, but it's a couple weeks old. The paper came from a pack (me & my big ideas) that I've had forever. I love how all the colors match though. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

May 3, 2010

hippo birthday

I made a couple cards with this week's cps sketch. I'm working on using up my stash and some wishes from SCS (I have a whole shoebox full of them).

I know that this school year is almost over, but I'm already thinking about next year. I have so many new ideas and plans. My notebook is full of lists and things I want to change. Another way to encourage me to use my stash is to give each of my students a card from me on their birthday. I usually let them pick a gift from my birthday box, but I thought it would be neat to set a card on their desk too. Aren't these perfect for little second graders?

This was a fun sketch. Make sure to check out the fun samples on the CPS blog. Thanks for stopping by!