Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Preschool Graduation

My Gracie graduated from preschool last Friday! So cute...loved the gowns. She had a cap, too, but it wouldn't stay on her head for anything. They sang a bunch of songs, one of which was accompanied by sign language, and then had a reception afterwards with cookies. We only stayed for a minute after the graduation because Ava had a cookie and then went ballistic because she wanted milk. Sigh. Oh well, it was fun and cute during the actual graduation. :)

Cute Ava Picture

Just a quick picture share...I am hoping to get something crafty up on here in the next few days. :) This was Ava at First Watch a couple of weeks ago. I snapped it really quickly on Sean's Blackberry, so it's a bit blurry, but I love that aqua color on her and the lighting was really good. Cutie pie.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

FAST (for me) Layout

I am pretty pleased with this one. The Patterned paper is by Imaginisce (striped and word) and Bo Bunny (black), the cardstock is Bazzill, and the die cuts are off of a punch out sheet from My Mind's Eye (scalloped border, flower, leaves, and tag). The journaling stamp is Autumn Leaves, chipboard is I think Heidi Swapp, and the ink is Colorbox Chalk Ink in Charcoal. The picture is by me! :) I cut the lower case letter "l" in half to make the "pause" sign, which I thought was clever. I am modest, huh? LOL! Happy Mother's Day everyone! Thanks for looking and any comments are welcome.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Flower Pot Card

Sorry for the extreme length of time in between posts on here. It seems like it's either feast or famine with my content around here. It's just been a busy, crazy week. Anyway, here's the ubiquitous flower pot card that's all over SCS. HERE is a great tutorial for you. I got my color scheme from THIS card by "jreks" on SCS. She used Regal Rose for the two darker flowers, though, and I used Rose Red (she used Rose Red for her flower centers). As I said, the dark flowers are Rose Red, all flower centers are Barely Banana stamped with So Saffron ink, the darker pink is Pretty in Pink, and the lighter pink is Pink Pirhouette. The orangy flower is Apricot Appeal. That's what drew me to jreks card in the first place. :) I sponged all of the flower centers with sponge daubers with their respective ink colors before I adhered the flower center behind the bloom. The leaves are a Marvy punch that I have had for years and the color is Kiwi Kiss. I used a small strip of Bella Rose paper for the band across the top of the flower pot. I used a (now retired) "mother" stamp from Everyday Flexible Phrases. The texture stamp is also retired. Color of the pot is Creamy Caramel. Finally, the flower is a Sizzix die from SU!

Thanks for looking! I have to make seven of these cards (mother, MIL, sister, and four for Gracie's teachers as a thank you). All of the flowers are already cut out with my Sizzix, just have to work on the rest. Thanks so much for looking...comments greatly appreciated! :)