Sunday, October 25, 2009

Brady's 1st Birthday!

Here are two pictures of Brady on his firetruck. The fireman outfit I got on line for under $10 on ebay. He had an ear infection so wasn't feeling well but he did pretty good with opening his presents and eating his cake.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

1st Birthday Party!

A first Birthday Party already....where does the time go? A year ago today our first grandchild was born. It takes three hours to get to Indianapolis from where we live and as we walked into the waiting room the morning he was born his daddy was walking in from the other side to let everyone know that he was born. Great timing. I didn't think you could love anyone as much as you love your own children but this little guy has stolen my heart forever! So today we took the 6 hour drive to be able to spend 5 hours with Brady for his Birthday. We had a wonderful time and the long day was worth every minute. So I wanted to post his Birthday Card I made for him.
It's not the traditional 1st Birthday Card but on the inside it does say Happy 1st Birthday. It is Stampin' Up! card stock, designer paper and embellishments. The stamp is not but it was so cute I couldn't resist. His daddy got him a bat and ball and he smiled really big when he got it opened. His mommy got him a remote control that talks to him and he didn't put that down. Oh no, two guys in one house with remote control! :) He also got some new books and bath toys. His great grandma got him a lawn mower that makes a lot of noise, yeah! He got a really neat piano, he just loves music and hitting the keys, pushing buttons and this does it all from Grandma and Grandpa G. And we got him a ride on fire engine with a bell to ring! He loved the wheels because they moved! He even got a little cake of his own and he was really very neat about it. So we enjoyed our day with the little guy, I'll post pics of him later riding on his fire engine.
Products Used:
Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Dusty Durango and Water Color Cardstock
Autumn Meadows Designer Paper from the Holiday Mini
Dusty Durango Ribbon
The Tag Corner Punch and Star Brads from the Designer Series on page 179 of the Idea Book and Catalog

Friday, October 16, 2009

PPA Challenge #12 (Sketch)

This is the sketch that was designed by the Featured Sketch Artist, Margaret Moody for this weeks challenge. She has created a beautiful card for this weeks challenge also. Click on the PPA sign on the left to see her card and the other PPA designers. Try the challenge it's a lot of fun to see all the different designs and ideas.

I needed a thank you card this week and I just love the stamps from the Ronald McDonald set called "Very Thankful". For every stamp set sold Stampin' Up! donates $2.00 to the Ronald McDonald House Charity.

I used the Peacock with her beautiful plumes and jeweled crown.

I know everyone is fired up about the Holidays and making cards for them but I wanted something a little different. I found a scrap of the Bermuda Bay designer paper on my counter top and looked it up in the book to find out it was called "Thoroughly Modern" designer paper. I haven't used this color a lot but I really like it. Well I'm not an organized person and I knew I had more of this paper so I had to look for the folder it's in. Like always it wasn't where it's supposed to be. Well I found it and I fell in love with it all over again.
I wanted you to see the Peacock up close so I took a second picture, I hope it works so you can see the detail. It's fun to play at PPA!
Items Used:
Bermuda Bay textured cardstock
Soft Suede cardstock
Sahara Sand cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Bermuda Bay and Rose Red Designer Paper from "Thoroughly Modern"
Bermuda Bay Designer Ribbon
Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Razzleberry, Always Artichoke and Summer Sun Stampin' Write Markers
And then I topped her with Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder
The card is about 5 1/2 x 5 1/2

Halloween Bags, It's almost here!


Our little tricksters will need their candy bags when they go out for their treats on Halloween Night. Little bags for little people. My sister-in-law and downline, Angie Kindig stopped by last Sunday and we had so much fun. We made cards and bags, what fun!
The "Big Shot" provided us with the cutting machine we needed to cut out our "Build A Bear" dies. These Bear dies and their clothing dies come from the new "Holiday Mini". So take a look, shop right from your chair and you'll find some of the cutest products you've ever seen!
We used white bags with handles, great for little hands. The which bag was done in Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa. The pumpkin was done with Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durango, Pumpkin Pie and Summer Sun. Also used The Eyelet punch and the Scallop punch. Dusty Durango and Pumpkin Pie Ribbon. Stop by my web page to shopand stop by Angie's at She has a really neat Halloween Card posted today for the PPA Challenge #12.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

PPA Challenge #11 Color

My oldest daughter's birthday is 3 days before Halloween and she'll be 30. While she was growing up she always got birthday cakes and cards that had to do with Halloween. So when I saw these colors it was an easy way to use the fall or Halloween colors in her card but make it birthday. So here is my take on this weeks color challenge.
I started out with an old olive base using Cottage Wall DS paper. Took a round flower stamp from the "Charming" stamp set with perfect plum ink on to perfect plum cs, then used the eylet border punch on that. Then I took pumpkin pie ink and the word stamp from "Charming" and stamped onto pumpkin pie cs, used the eyelet punch on this one also and glued the two together. Then I attached the two to the designer paper, wrapped the old olive pollytwill ribbon around it and into a bow. Attatched all of this to the old olive cardstock.
I took my markers to the long stemmed flower stamp from "Charming" and stamped it onto naturals ivory cs. Then I took left over pieces of old olive, perfect plum and pumpkin pie and layered it with the bottom torn. Added the floral piece last with dimensionals and stamped happy birthday on the pumpkin pie cs. I thought the card looked kind of bare at the bottom so I stamped the little florals on naturals ivory with perfect plum ink and then cut them out. I attached these to perfect plum cs and cut around the ivory and attatched it to the card. To give it just a little bit of glitter I used the two way glue pen on the flowers and added irridescent ice to it. I think she'll like this birthday card. It will be a little different this year. Thanks PPA!
Stamp Set: Charming
Cards Stock: Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie
Embellishments: Old Olive Polytwill Ribbon, Irridescent Ice embossing powder, dimensionals

Friday, October 2, 2009

PPA Challenge #10 Gratitude and Thanks

I had to try out My Digital Studio and this is what I came up with.
I love the program. There is still a lot to learn but these were some of the simple things you can do with it. The first thing I did was pick out the picture I was going to use. I centered the
little guy and his puppy in the middle and then chose the colors, papers and embellishments around the picture. The color is Not Quite Navy Villa designer paper and Not Quite Navy Grid designer paper. It's neat because you can add the paper right on top of the picture and then send the designer paper to the back, there is your picture again. I then added the corner punch large and small in more mustard and crushed curry, then added a Not Quite Navy brad. I added More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon and Bow. Then used a large oval punch attached it to the ribbon with more mustard brads and put the hugs and kisses sentiment on the oval that is from the Hoppy Moments stamp sets Greatest Moments. "A special not of thanks" saying came from the Cheep Talk stamp set. The bird came from the Embellishment section under Designer Kit Sunny Day Elements. This was made on a 12 x 12 page. It could be framed, the mat is already there and given as a thank you gift to someone special. Have a "tweet" week!