Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

It's been a while...

Why hello there!
 If you've stuck around this long with me, thank you!  I apologize for my long absence!  The past few months have been crazy hectic, I haven't even been able to work on my scrapbook(s) since April!  I've been busy with my photography, both shooting, as well as diving into doing art fairs this year!  I have been on a huge learning curve through it all and think I am finally ready to resurface!  With the fairs becoming fewer as the months grow colder(not to mention, darker!) I am shifting some of my focus back into my scrapbooking and card making!  I found that the cards I made earlier in the year didn't necessarily all get used up like I had planned, and I have more ideas coming, so I decided to open up an Etsy shop based upon my excess and other spontaneous ideas that may spurt forth as the days go on.  If you'd like to check out what's in there, you can here:
  Beyond that, right now, I don't have much else.  I'm planning on shooting some photos of the cards I have to put up on there, and then coming back to my work area to tidy up and hopefully start some new things!

Stay tuned!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My first green crab.

This past weekend I helped our neighbor celebrate her son, Miles, 5th birthday.  Before this, I didn't know all too much about Ben Ten - granted, I've been out of the cartoon loop a few years now, lol.  Still, the theme was pretty cute overall, with all the kids having a blast, and the parents seemed to enjoy themselves as well.
My help came in the form of the birthday cake. At first, I had no idea what it was I should do, as I was unfamiliar with Ben 10 and well, when I went to the store, I decided I'd look for some small character figures for the top of the cake and couldn't find any!!  Seems kind of odd given the cartoon's seemingly popular status with Miles and his friends.  I did, however find some higher end, really expensive toys(you know, the ones boys break within a day's use).  With that still, I knew I at least wanted to get some letters for the words on the cake - I didn't want to do them by hand this week as I really didn't want to mess those up.  So I ended up with some blue and green sugar letters.  I will say the toys I did find, did inspire me - I was able to see what the logo looked like in person.  So on the way home I realized that the logo would fit perfectly on a round 9" cake and that I could (duh!) research the logo online.  
Once home I cleared the counter and got to work.  I mixed the batter and put it in the oven, and while the layers were baking I set to do my research.  Since I didn't want to have to do my decorating in my office, where my computer is, I did a small hand sketch and put it in the kitchen next to my work area.  
This is what I came up with:

I also ended up making him a card - After I couldn't find what I wanted in toys, I didn't bother looking for a Ben10 related card! lol.  So this is where the "green crab" comes from. 
At the latest crop I attended, I picked up an awesome beach theme set of stamps from the Stampin' Up rep that was there.  I probably got up and looked at them a half dozen times -I had to have them.  I think I managed a decent adaptation into Ben10(note the logo'd up claws).

Hope you have enjoyed my weekend's projects!
Until next time,


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Challenge Me Monday #50

For this week's Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday tree-mendous challenge I opted to do a birthday card for my co-worker.

Matt(my co-worker)took an entire week off for his birthday(!) so I used his trip as the theme for the card.  He went on a road trip from Metro Detroit to Tennessee into the smokey mountains somewhere.  So the scene I wanted to depict, was putting the big city behind him, heading into the country

Edit, More Pics:

5"x6.5" Folded white cardstock card
Behind skyline: Dark Blue cardstock
City skyline: black cardstock, with yellow/orange stickynotes to highlight windows - Cut from Going Places
Trees: green & brown cardstock, inked with marker & stamp pads for dimension - Cut from Everyday Paper Dolls (tree tops popped up with pop dots)
Green hills & grey road(inked for dimension and grit look) cut by hand
Car: Shiney silver cardstock, with light blue(window), black(grille & tires), and yellow(headlights) cardstock for detail - Cut from Going Places (popped with pop dots)

Inside of card reads "Hope you had a great trip and an awesome birthday!"

Hope you(and my co-worker) have enjoyed this card ~ it is officially past my bedtime! ~ hopefully I can take new/better pictures in the morning!!

Goodnight :o)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Challenge Me Monday: #49

This week's challenge over at Fantabulous Cricut was: To create a shaped card, other a square or rectangle.
For my card, I used Slimey from Mini Monsters.  (All the details are done with my pens.)  I ended up making two sizes, one I used wiggle eyes, and the other I used the original eyes... which turned out great for this project as they appear more like a black eye.  As a non-traditional card, my thoughts for the use of this card would be to use it as a party invitation to watch a Red Wings Playoff game(or regular season too).

On to the photos!

Hope you enjoyed my project, thanks for stopping in!


Friday, February 11, 2011

To My Valentine


Today's post is yet another short and sweet one ~ Here is the Valentine I am planning on giving to my hubby on Monday(at least, as of right now that is :) ).  I'm thinking, since we both have to work on Monday - like everyone else, I may just pack it in his lunchbox so he may find it whilst at work. . .


How I Made it:
Red Cardstock, silver sparkled cardstock, rosey wire edged ribbon, & stampendous Changito stamps

Thanks for tuning in!
Until next time,