Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Angel Company (TAC) Card

Since we've had a week off from school, I've been making cards to keep myself occupied while the kids play their Wii.  I found a piece of scrapbook paper I'm sick of seeing so I decided to make it into cards.  This card was made with an image and sentiment from The Angel Company also know as TAC (  I chalked with SU! chalk the image and inked around the circle with Close To My Heart ink.  Patterned paper from a Mat Stack, cardstock from DieCuts With a View, punch from Paper Shapers, ribbon and rhinestones from unknown source.

Friday, February 4, 2011

We have winter!

We've had a week of snow days this week!  It started Tuesday with ice and sleet making the roads dangerous.  Not only that, but high was 21 and the low was 9!  What?!  Here in Texas we never knew the thermometer had single digits--we thought it was an urban legend.  LOL  It finally snowed last night.  It's been snowing throughout the day, too, which is another new experience for us.  I thought I would share a  couple of pics of the kids and dogs enjoying the snow.  Lily (the big dog) wasn't sure about the snow because this is her first winter, but she now loves it! 



my kids

Our street

Have a great day and stay warm!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Science Fair Winner!

I'm so proud of my little one.  She won first place in her grade level at her elementary school's science fair.  The judging was done by independent people outside of the school so the judging would be fair and unbaised.  It's funny because she wasn't expecting to win.  She did her project simply for fun.  She wanted to know how many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop.  :)  Yep, you remember that commercial, right?  After doing the experiment, we discovered it took on average 426 licks.  If I had to eat another tootsie roll pop, I would have gotten sick! 

A picture of her, her project, and her medal that she is extremely proud to show off.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

More cards

I may not be getting much scrapbooking done, but at least I'm doing something creative.  :)  Here are a couple more cards I made with Kitchen Sink Stamps.  I know I already said it, but I love these stamps!  It's so much fun to play with the colors plus I'm actually using all the Close To My Heart inks that I bought when I was in a stampers' club!  Anyway, without further ado, here are my cards:



I think my favorite is the longhorn card.  It's also the card that took me the longest!  It took me a while to get the colors just right to match what I was seeing in my head. 


Longhorn card:  Texas Long Horn (Kitchen Sink Stamps), CTMH inks, miscellaneous patterned paper, DCWV cardstock, American craft brads, Fiskars deco scissors.

Butterfly card:  Shamrocks and Clovers stamp (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Bluebonnet stamps (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Texas Long Horn stamps (Kitchen Sink Stamps), pigma pen, CTMH ink, CM circle cutter.

Thanks card:  Cowboy Hat stamps (Kitchen Sink Stamps), CTMH ink, prima flowers, Ranger distressing ink, American craft brads, DCWV patterned paper, unknown cardstock.

Bluebonnet card:  Bluebonnet stamps (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Cowboy hat stamps (Kitchen Sink Stamps), red line tape, Jimmy Jem's powderz glitter, DCWV cardstock, CTMH inks, white ric rac.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Love Kitchen Sink Stamps!

Over the holiday break, I found a fabulous stamp company with the coolest concept in stamps.  Kitchen Sink Stamps makes stamp sets where the layering of the stamps does the coloring and shading for you!  It's wonderful!  Here is my first card every with the stamps from my first order. 

This was a card I made for a 10 minute challenge.  I had it finished in 9 minutes and a couple of seconds.  :)  Not bad for the first time.  The flowers were actually clovers, but I thought they look pretty in purple. 

To make the card:  Texas Longhorns from Kitchen Sink Stamps, Shamrocks and Clover from Kitchen Sink Stamps, Close to My Heart inks, card base Georgia Pacific cardstock, DCWV cardstock, Offray ribbon, and rhinestones.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Color Challenge Card

I decided one of the best ways to increase my creativity this year is to participate in a challenge.  I found the Color Challenge which is hosted by Mona Pendleton.  Very fun because she gives you the color scheme and it's up to you to create something out of it.  Very cool and very stress free with lots of room for creativity. 

The colors for this week were pink, yellow, and salmon.  Admittedly, not my choice of colors.  Pastel colors are not my thing, but I worked with it and came up with this.  It's very simple, but there is something about it that appeals to me.  I used Heidi Swapp rub-ons, Endless Love sizzlets, stickles, prima flowers, mustard distressing ink, DCWV cardstock, Stack patterned paper and white mini brads. 

Here is the link to her blog if you would like to check it out: 

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

Now that hubby gifted me with a laptop computer all my own, it means (hopefully) I can keep up with my blog which is one of my goals for 2011.  I also decided I am indulging my hobby of scrapbooking and cardmaking this year.  I consider it only fair since hubby gets one day a week virtually every week all year long to play golf which is his hobby of choice.  Since I don't have to wait forever to get my turn on the computer, I'll be able to share my projects.  I'm just a wee bit excited about that!  LOL  Usually the only people I share with is the person I make something for and my family.