Wednesday, May 30, 2012

sending hugs

quick post! i sort of disappeared for a bit...but, in all honesty, i was right here! ...and i was scrapping!!
yep, my bff's youngest daughter turned 1 recently, so i made a scrapbook of her first year! i literally used every spare minute i had to make sure i had it done in time for our family's vacation together! and guess what, in my rush, i completely forgot to take any pictures of it!! oh well! i'm glad it's done! :) it was fun, but whew...a lot of work! :)

so onto my card for the latest lawnscaping challenge! we literally just got back last night from vacation, and despite a few outbursts from tropical storm beryl, i was able to whip up this card for the challenge! i couldn't NOT participate! 

i dry embossed the clouds, and then heat embossed the sentiment. the pictures are terrible because i have no light! i'm sorry!! 

i wanted this card to be cheery, but also clean and simple. i love this 'on the mend' set, and i have more plans for it, a) when i learn to color (ha!) and b) when i have more time!

my grandpa has a cold he can't shake, and i wanted to make sure it also had a hint of masculinity - hence the argyle! :) lol hey, i can try.
so hopefully it makes him smile and kicks those germs right out of his body! :)

so that's it! 

Friday, May 11, 2012

rainy words

the challenge at a blog named hero was difficult for me this time! lol! but i finally came up with a concept i liked, and i made it last night!
the challenge is called topsy turvy!

here's my take:

i used my versamark ink pad to stamp the sentiment like it was rain coming out of the clouds! fun! then i used a white ink to make the sentiment really pop. the 'rain' words didn't photograph as well as i wanted it's much brighter  clearer in person! lol!

the stamps used are from hero arts CL270 - love those images!!
the clouds are popped up (dimension!!) and the sun is glossi-fied!

that's it! just another clean and simple card!

it's friiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiday! :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

a toast post

it's been a few days...ok a week!!! since i've gotten crafty, i know! that's the worst! anyway, i finally dusted off my crafty pants and got to it early this morning - even before the little menn woke up!!

and of course, it was the current lawnscaping challenge that pulled me out of it! the challenge is clean and simple!

so here's my card! i LOVE it! 

the toasts want to play! hilarious (if i do say so myself!) :)
i wanted the base of the card to look like a table! :) ha ha!

the toast and the toaster are popped up, and i added some glossy accents to the toaster to make it dimension-y.

so that's it! pretty simple! :)

hope it made you giggle or at least crack a smile in the middle of this work week!