Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
It had been years since Mark and I went so we decided to tag as chaperone's. Let me tell you though, we were the "COOL" parents. Why? Because we were the only two not only getting on every roller coaster with our kids but we dragged them to the first seats of the first cart on every ride! The kids were a bit nervous at the beginning but we told them the only to get over there fear was to get on the scariest ride first and face their fears. They did it and boyeee did we convert them into roller coaster junkies!! LOL
The school left around 3pm but lucky our kids got permission from their parents to stick around with us until it closed at 9pm. Around 8:30 we were quite a site to see, all of us were dragging our bodies across the park on the way back to the car.
We indulged in day of roller coasters, Italian lemonades, burgers, funnel cake and more.....
What a great way to start off the summer!
So how were we the next day????
35 years of roller coasters, bungee jumping all came back to haunt us the following morning. Sports creme and Motrin did absolutely NOTHING to alleviate the soreness in our backs! OUCHIE!!!
.....but the boys had a blast and that made it all worth while!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
For starters Malik is finally out of school, yippee!!
He got all A's and a B+ in social studies.
We're getting ready for a couple camping trips this summer, the first will be this weekend for Father's day. It'll just be our little family but it'll be so much fun and relaxing!!
Then we're going to the Dells for the 4th of July in a big group of 14! We've got our sites all reserved it's going to be sooo much fun I can't wait for this trip.
The card/ invitations has been going very well also, I've had a steady amount of orders ranging from wedding, graduations, Luau's and birthdays.
Here are some previews of my orders:
(This is an order for a 50's party)
(This is a completed wedding order)
(This is an order for a student at Malik's school)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
What started with one child ended up almost 3 weeks later with everyone having shared the lovely flu bug.
Now that I'm the last to entertain this pesky bug I'm really hoping warm weather is right around the corner so we can open the windows and air everything out. :)
Getting back to my papercrafts...
I joined 365 cards as a guest designer and my date finally arrived (yeah) :)
My challenge was to create a card using some kind of fruit. While I do have a few fruit stamps, I've got to admit I've only used them once so this truly was a challenge for me. I created my card using the peaches stamp from Lockhart stamps. I colored them using a super soft water soluable pencils from Caran D'Ache. These pencils are totally unlike any watercolor pencils in the market, I love the way you can blend colors flawlessly. I kept my layers simple with Bazzill textured cardstock and kept it clean by adding some additional texture using my Scor-it.
Friday, March 27, 2009
I've been on a "pink" kick lately so I decided to make a little gift for my good friend Selvi, she'll be receiving this later on this morning. :)
The card is made using Prism card stock and Pebbles pattern paper. I stamped the image on Quartz card stock, I colored the image w/ Copic markers and added white flock to the bunny with my glue pen. Of course I couldn't pass up the chance to further embellish him by added a pom-pom for his tail and black glass beads for his eyes.
I made the box using my scoreboard from Crafter's Companion, I embellished the box with Azalea Stardream Card stock, Pebbles pattern paper, grosgrain ribbon and I printed the sentiment and used my oval and scallop oval punch from Marvy.
Now comes the goodies.....
I absolutely LOVE Cherry Blossoms, so when I ran across an online tea store that sells 100% Cherry Blossom tea I jumped and order a few packs of tea and some French pink sugar.
I know Selvi would enjoy it also so I wrapped up a few of them and created little labels for them.
You can also eat the actual Cherry Blossoms once they been soaked in your cup, they also provided some Youji Sticks for this purpose.
I really enjoyed making this for her, I hope she enjoys it. :)
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Once I get wallet size pics of Adem in his cap & gown it will be placed right next to the announcement. I conveniently covered that half right now so it wouldn't look lonely in the photographs.
Friday, March 6, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
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Saturday, February 14, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
(Manka, (the one on the right) is my little stamping sidekick)
I think I converted Selvi (Manka's mom & my good friend) into a stamper! Woo-Hooo!
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
My name is Chilly Willy, I'm frozen through and through! My head is hot, my feet are cold... HA HEEEE ACHOOOOO!
Miranda is doing much better however, because she loves us so much she shared her germs with Ian and with me. Now it's our turn to mope around the house with sneezie, watery eyes. JOY!
I haven't had a chance to finish my next card and this afternoon I'll be teaching at Malik's school the joys of card making to 5th - 7th grade girls. It should be fun. Stay tuned for the outcome :)
Have a great day!
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Saturday, February 7, 2009
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Friday, February 6, 2009
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Thursday, February 5, 2009
(These are the 4 cards I made)
(These are the 3 cards I liked the best)
I used Marvy Markers to stamp the main image (huffing technique), I also used this same technique to stamp on the leaves & branches however I stamped off first to create a 2nd generation image, I soften my lines with a damp fine tooth brush. I also used a fine tooth brush and a wide brush for adding color to the background and to blend in the foliage. It's handy to have a palette to mix your colors and plenty of paper towels to blot off excess water from your brush and to stamp off images to produce 2nd & 3rd generation images. Remember, watercolor paper works the best for this technique because it absorbs the colors and allows them to blend.
Now I just have to keep on practicing.....
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I "love" versafine because of its detail it produces however, it doesn't dry very well on stardream since its a coated cardstock so I found a way to make it work to my advantage, just sprinkle some clear embossing powder and Taa-Daa! Crisp detail with embossed detailing!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
This site has it all for all you stamp/ paper craft lovers.
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Friday, January 30, 2009
(Stamps from Cat's Pajamas & MFT)
(Stamps from MFT)
All three of these cards consist of dye inks and lots & lots of cutting. I'll be putting together class kits of 3 for 10 girls so I guess I'll have a lot of preparing ahead of me too. :)