Wednesday Words

23 Aug

A capital offense…..

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Crafty Stash 2 Part 7

22 Aug

Today I am sharing two more tags and a card in my crafty stash series using these Studio Calico journaling cards:
These will also be going on The Hubby’s birthday presents (you can see the first three tags I posted yesterday), and just like yesterday’s projects, I used the journaling card and wrote something silly on the back.

Tag #4:

Tag #5:

Card (this will be going on a bigger present):
Supplies: Patterned Paper, Journaling Cards, Stickers: Studio Calico; Stamps: Lawn Fawn; Sentiment Stickers: Jillibean Soup

For the card, I popped up the Happy Birthday To You squares by adhering strips of leftover card stock together (I am out of foam tape, but this works too!)  The white grid paper I stamped the words on, is actually packaging from the journaling cards.  I used a square punch positioned just right to get the blue and yellow borders with the grid design.  I then adhered the squares on to little bits of leftover patterned paper to make them stand out a bit better.  That’s the way to creatively use something up!

And that, is the last of the projects I will be doing for this crafty stash series using the SC journaling cards.  Believe it or not, I STILL have more cards (about three more packs), but I made a huge dent into them, the matching sticker sheets, and also pretty much used up a 12×12 sheet of Studio Calico paper.  I also managed to use up quite a few of the Jillibean sentiment stickers I had, so I am considering this a win.

Maybe I will try to incorporate more journaling cards into future projects (I will leave them out on my desk for now), but right now I need to move on to something different. I am getting kind of bored with using these, and I have so many new crafty goodies just waiting to be played with!

I am going to try and get in at least one more crafty stash series before November, but we will see how I do with all the homeschooling stuff going on.

In the meantime, I have started working on a few other projects-including my Christmas cards which I will begin sharing November 1st.  🙂

Card Monday-Crafty Stash 2 Part 6

21 Aug

Today I am sharing three tags in my crafty stash series using these Studio Calico journaling cards:
These tags are going on The Hubby’s birthday presents.  He has six gifts (it’s a VERY special birthday), so I thought I would make a tag for each.  I am going to share the first three tags today, and the next two tags and a card tomorrow.
For each tag I used a journaling card, and then wrote/stamped something silly on the front and back.
Tag #1:
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Tag #2:
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Tag #3:
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Supplies: Patterned Paper, Journaling Cards, Sticker: Studio Calico; Stamps: Lawn Fawn
We joke a lot about how much older he is than me, so rest assured-he will find these funny.  🙂
That’s it for today-I will share the last three projects tomorrow.
Until then, have a great day!

Another Weekend Card!

20 Aug

As I shared yesterday, there are some really fun online challenges going on this week, and with a stack of new goodies, I have been inspired to play!
For today’s card, I was inspired by this week’s Color Throwdown challenge:

I just received one of my new birthday goodies:

And of course, I thought this would be perfect to use with this challenge!
Here is my card:
Supplies: Dies, Stamps: Studio Calico; Cloud Punch: Fiskars
I used a stitched border for my sand, the sentiment comes from the Happy, Happy stamp set, and I turned my coconut die into little balloons.  I know blue isn’t part of the color challenge, but I couldn’t image my tropical card without a blue sky backdrop.
I love how this turned out, and it was really great to use up some card stock scraps from my drawer!
In addition to the challenge mentioned above, I am also entering this card into:
The Simon Says Stamp Add A Sentiment challenge:

The Seize the Birthday Anything Goes challenge:

Weekend Card!

19 Aug

I don’t usually post cards on the weekend, but there are some fun and inspiring challenges going on, and I have lots of new goodies to play with, so I am going to share one card today, and another tomorrow!
For this card, I decided to tackle this week’s Addicted to Stamps and More photo inspiration challenge:

I love the colors in this photo, the ombre look, and the shapes look like leaves to me.
I don’t have a purple marker, so I just used shades of blue and teal to create my ombre look.  I also used a floral image that contained leaves.
Here is my card:
Supplies: Floral Stamp: Simon Says Stamp; Sentiment Stamp: Hero Arts; Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh, Markers: Spectrum Noir
I simply stamped my floral image, colored it with my markers, and cut a portion of it out for the card.  To help everything match, I used my marker to create a matching teal border under the banner and on the card base.  The banner is popped up using several strips of leftover card stock (as I am out of foam tape.)
I don’t think this picture really does the card justice-it is really pretty in person, and I love how it turned out!
In addition to the challenge mentioned above, I am also entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Add A Sentiment challenge:

Kids Craft Friday

18 Aug

I thought I would share a project from each kiddo today!
This is the card The Girlio made for my birthday-isn’t it great?  🙂IMG_4043.JPG
Here is a perler creation by The Boy-he made it for The Little Guy’s birthday, and did most of it himself!
Mario Christmas Tree Mushroom:
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And, of course, The Little Guy is STILL making Biggie Bead perler projects!
A Car:
A Pear:

Pinterest Thursday-Pumpkin Bars

17 Aug

I have been wanting to try some new Pinterest recipes lately, so last Friday I picked several different ones, and then purchased a bunch of ingredients to make them.
Over the weekend, The Girlio and The Hubby decided to try a recipe, and with me calling out the ingredients and instructions, they whipped up these pumpkin bars in no time:
For as long as I can remember, this recipe has been a family favorite during the fall months. In fact, we like them so much that these delicately flavored sweet-but-not-too-rich bars have been a welcome addition to our Thanksgiving (and Christmas) dessert table on more than one occasion!
(picture belongs to pin, and is not mine)
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Verdict:  I thought these were just OK.  The cream cheese frosting was great, but I felt like the bars were missing something, or maybe just not enough pumpkin flavor?  I may be just too picky, as everyone else really liked them.
Anyway, always fun to try something new-and even better that I wasn’t the one to make them or clean up!
There are several more to try, so we will see if we can hit on one that is just too delicious to resist!  🙂