Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Little Sick

Hello everyone,

Sorry I haven't posted the cards I promised yet but I have picked up a little cold and really didn't feel like blogging yesterday.

I did want to come on here and let you know that the Sketches4all Decor & Blog Hop (SD&BH) has been extended until tomorrow the 10th of February. So, if you haven't had a chance to join still have a little time left.

There are a bunch of fun challenges and prizes for the winners.

I am going to start by showing you my calendar page for February. I used a picture from my dd's birthday party on Sunday. I got this calendar kit from Basic Grey at CKC in Seattle.
I am having the best time doing the pages each month. I really like how this month's page turned about you?? Like it?

I also made this Tri-Fold card for Michelle's SD & BH Tri-Fold Card challenge. This is the first tri-fold card I have made. I tried to combine it with 2 other challenges (well I actually did combine it with 3 other challenges) but the boss lady over at S4A said NO COMBINING.

I combined it with The Boss Lady, Fia's, color challenge and with Jessica's Hearts & Love Challenge (use at least 14 hearts and the word Love on your project).

It was pretty disappointing but what can you do?

The other card I made I made for the Pre-Challenge which was to use a heart, a stamp, a punch, a flower, bling and a Valentine's Day Theme.

I really really like how this card turned out.

I used DCWV Scrapbook Kit In A Stack (Love & Wedding) paper. I used a Fiskars Heart punch and a Martha Stewart edge punch. My "flower" was the rose paper I used. I stamped Love and used heart shaped brads and fussy cut the big red heart. My bling is the the black rectangle that I added around the Love Stamp.

I used a white gel pen to "stitch" around the heart and to put some dots on my hearts. And I used Crystal Stickles because I always use Crystal Stickles! ha And I inked the edges of some of my paper with some black ink to help make them POP. I also added a Vellum definition of the word LOVE just for fun.

Do you use Vellum very often? What is your favorite way to adhere it to your project??

Yesterday was "picture day" at school for my children. The morning was crazy with them running around trying to get clean and pretty! LOL Hopefully they went to school and smiled... I know my 3 older kids will smile but not so sure about the 2 little ones...ha

Here is a picture of them that I took before they left for school. Enjoy.


  1. Your page is adorable...but those kids of yours are the CUTEST ever!

  2. Love your calendar page so creative!!
    Love the big heart!!
    Precious pictures of the kids!! Hope the two youngest ones smiled!!
    Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Love all of your work! and, I love the photo of the kids! TFS!

  4. Your calendar looks awesome. Love the trifold card too. I love adding vellum to my projects, especially now that I found V2 from Helmar. It's a vellum spray and it totally rocks. Doesn't show at all. Hope you feel better girl. Take your vitamins!

  5. Great projects! I love to use vellum, I usually hide the glue by adding a button or a brad to cover it!

  6. Awwwwww! What a great photo of those adorable kids! I love your page, too.
    And your blog is awesome - I absolutely love the look of it!!!