Friday, August 10, 2007

Whipper Snapper!

I bought this Whipper Snapper stamp awhile ago and have been wanting to use it. I just adore their stamps! I stamped him in Pallette Noir, burnt umber. I colored this cute turtle in with my Copics. I added cool grey around his body to add a shadow. I added some stickles to his flower. The paper is from DCWV. It is hard to tell in the picture....cuz for some reason it kept on coming out dark, but I did some sewing as well! I ran upstairs to see who the Friends sentiment was didn't have the name on the stamp. It was a set of 4, and none of them had a name on them! So for now, it shall remain a mystery! I do know the punches were Creative Memories and Martha Stewart. I distressed, added brads, some ribbon, and voila!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

RAK from Michelle Weaver and some pics!

I came home from the Dells and got a package in the mail from Michelle Weaver. Her blog is called: Princess Matilda Loves to Stamp! She enclosed this gorgeous card! I think she used the Twinkling H2O's on the butterfly! It is even more magnificent in person! She also included some beautiful stamped images from Thomas Kinkade! I can't wait to color these! She also had some images of a cute Pug, cuz she knows I have one of these crazy dogs! In addition to all of that, I got some pretty stamps. She is so very generous....Thank you Michelle!

Here are some pics from the Dells! This little guy is just 2 today! Happy Birthday Alex! Can you believe what a little Dare Devil he is? He went down the slides just like the big boys! He has no fear this child! (Don't worry, there was an adult at the bottom to catch him!)

We also blew bubbles...cuz what little kid doesn't love bubbles? (OR a big 10 year old kid?)

Here are some misc. pictures of Kyle in the game room!
This picture was taken at Moose Jaws~ A Dells favorite!

We went pee wee golfing. These 2 had a blast at my expense! (Let's just say I am a sucky golfer!)

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

I'm Baaaaaack!

It is Wednesday night, and I am totally pooped! We spent way tooo much time in the sun swimming! I love going to Wisconsin Dells every year with my Mom and my Step Dad. The kids have fun swimming, going out to eat, swimming, playing pee wee golf, swimming, playing arcade games, get the picture! My sister met us there for the day today with her 2 little ones. My nephew is turning 2 tomorrow and my niece Katie is 6 weeks old. Alex the 2 year old is such a dare devil! He was going down all the slides! No fear at all! I will post some happy mail I got from Michelle Weaver....tomorrow! As well as some pics of our mini get away!

I am going to post this card quick like cuz it was supposed to be posted Monday.... This was for the challenge over at Bitten by the Bug. You were to use the wheelbarrow from the Walk in my Garden Cartridge. Here is my take on this challenge. I used the "wood" method. (Don't think this is really what this technique is called, but as I said, I am pooped!) I took the white craft ink and then swiped the brown ink over it to give it a faux wood look. I then cut out the wheelbarrow using my Cricut. The DP is from Basic Grey. The sentiment Happy is from Heidi Swapp. The word Fall is from My Favorite Things. The apples are from a SU! set...and at the moment can't remember what the set is called. I colored the apples with my PRismas and Gamsol, then added Crystal lacquer to them. I also sewed on this card and did some distressing. It still needed something, so I added some photo corners and buttons to dress it up a bit! Well, I will be back tomorrow....will post more then...I am going to go to bed and catch some zzzzz's!