Friday, May 29, 2009

Several Father's Day cards

I have been in the mood to stamp here lately but have been addicted to Facebook and it was taking up all my time so yesterday I just made myself turn off the computer so I wouldn't be tempten to check out what's going on. I had a blast! I was trying to get a jump start on some Father's Day cards I need to make. I still have 1 or 2 more different ideas I would like to create but this will get me kickstarted.

All products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted.

Card recipe;

Stamps: World's Best Dad

Ink Colors: Moonstruck, Desert Sand

Cardstock: Bamboo, Moonstruck

Patterned paper: Stardust Level 2 Paper Packet

Card recipe:
Stamps: Hunting
Ink colors: Cocoa
Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen
Cardstock: Barn Red, Cocoa and Olive
Edge Distresser
Pewter Brads

Card recipe:
Stamps: June Word Puzzle
Ink colors: Barn Red, New England Ivy and Desert Sand
Cardstock: Desert Sand and New England Ivy
Patterned Paper: It's a Guy Thing Level 2 Paper Packet
Eyelets: New England Ivy

This card uses the same stuff as the first one...I just jazzed it up a bit more with distressing and random stamping. I also used our clear buttons on Moonstruck cardstock to match.
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Field Trip to Savannah Children's Theatre

Both Gabrielle and Cassidy had a field trip to Savannah to go to the Savannah Children's Theater and learn a quick dance and skit to perform for the parents. Gabrielle had gone last year with Mrs. Moseley's action class and they had such a good time they wanted to go back. Cassidy's teacher Mrs. Paul heard about it from Mrs. Moseley and decided to try it out also.

Since Cassidy's class were third graders, they did skits using Aesop's Fables. Cassidy played a dalmation in her 1st skit and was a red grape in the 2nd skit. The children learn the songs and dances in about an hour and then the parents are invited to watch their performances.

Cassidy as a dalmation dog.

Getting ready to play a sour red grape.

All the kids involved in the skits.

Gabrielle's class went a week later and had been studying about Shakesphere so the skit they performed was based on the life of William Shakesphere. She really enjoys all the silly singing and dancing so she didn't want to be a major character. She ended up having a small speaking part so she would still be able to dance. Who knows, she may be a future Oscar winner.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sun, Sand & Sea

I created this layout for my stamp club that meets this Saturday. It is a basic layout using cardstock with a little extra twist. I don't know if you can see it or not but I pierced holes all around the title to look like sand. It was a lot of work but worth it in the end. It looks better in real life.

CTMH Heavenly Blue Cardstock
CTMH Dutch Blue Cardstock
CTMH Desert Sand Cardstock
CTMH Bamboo Cardstock
CTMH Prism Glitter

NSD layouts

This is late in posting since National Scrapbook Day was 2 weeks ago! I got to scrapbook with my buddies on May 1st and May 2nd in honor of NSD. This was different for me than the monthly crops because this time I didn't have to teach a class. I just got to work on my own stuff! You would think that with me scrapbooking for 2 days I would have plenty to show for it. I would have if I hadn't talked so much catching up with my friends. LOL! Here is a couple of pages to show you. I have some more that needs finishing up and then I'll post them also.

My Little Prince
Paper, Title and Journal Block: My Mind's Eye
Decorative brads: CTMH
Sketch: CTMH Imagine Book/Classical Look

Sweet Sisters

Paper and Title: My Mind's Eye
Bling: Glitz
Sketch: CTMH Reflections Book/ Title Topper-Subtle

My Brother

Paper, Title and Journaling Block: My Mind's Eye
Decorative Brads: CTMH
Sketch: CTMH Reflections Book/Front & Center-Space

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