Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thanks a bunch

Hello everyone.  I've been busy trying to finish my sons bedroom.  His furniture is still sitting in the dinningroom.  Last night we had to make a trip to Home Depot for new trim.  I had sanded the old, and some of the paint had sanded off.  When I put the new paint on, it's kind of transparent and would never totally cover without doing many coats.  Just finished the first coat on the new trim.  Looks great. 

With being back to work, I can make time in the evenings for crafting again.  And have managed to finish this card.  I really enjoyed trying the new technique put up by Crafty Card Makers-Spotlight Challenge-Spotlight Technique.  I first stamped the flower pattern in a brown distress ink twice.  On one I stamped over with a word stamp in a lighter brown.  I then cut out a square using a punch and colored it with markers, and placing it over the first one with foam squares.  I have seem this technique but never tried it, thanks Crafty Card Makers for giving me that little push.

The sketch I used for this card is from Card Patterns-Sketch 78.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy crafting ;o)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Awesome show Deric

Friday night me and the little guy had an awesome time.  It was Grants first concert.  Although the theatre here is small, there is not a bad seat in it.  Grant had a great time rocking to the songs he knew, clapping along.  We stood in line after to get his album signed.  It's a great feeling seeing a relative up there on stage, knowing how hard he's worked to get there.  Way to go Deric. 
The pics didn't turn out so good.  Here's one of the whole band. 
It's Monday and the end of my holidays.  Back to work this afternoon.  Not looking forward to that.  I didn't get much crafting done while I was off, but Sam did manage to finish her page on the race track.  I think she did a great job on it. 

Back to work around here.  Painted Grants room yesterday, have to do the trim.  All the stuff out of his room is spread around the house.  It's rather crowded, hard to make your way through the dinningroom to the kitchen.  But everything should be back in a couple of days.

Happy crafting ;o)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

That's one big tongue

Last week we took the kids to Niagaria Falls for three days.  There is so much to see, and so much walking.  The kids had a ball.  We all had an great but exausting time, and it took us days to recover when we got back home. 
We spent a whole day at Marineland.  What a great place.  Sam was a little afraid at first to feed the buffalo.  That is one long tongue they have. 

While organizing some new stamps the other day, I managed to whip up a card.  This is the first card I have made with acetate.  I stamped the Hero Arts grass stamp with white onto it and placed a piece of green behind it.  I card lifted this from the Hero Arts blog. 

Friday night I'm taking the little guy to his first concert.  Deric Ruttan.  A couple of years ago Sam went with me.  It's exciting for them because it's family they get to see up there on stage.    My cousin is coming to his hometown to do a show.  My two aunts and I usuallly go to see him when he's close by.  It'll be a great show. 

Happy crafting ;o) 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Project 12 July

Afternoon everyone.  This is my second day of holidays, and I have managed to spend a couple of mornings working on my project 12 July layout.  We started out the month taking the kids to the local fireworks for the  first time.  It was really beautiful, they set them off over the bay at the bottom of the falls in town.  Next was strawberry picking, which didn't go so good.  It was at the end of the season and it took along time to pick our baskets.  After two huge loads of dirt (which I didn't lift a finger on) the race track is finished.  A few days ago the whole family was out racing.  I can not drive, and was laughing so hard I had tears running down my face and couldn't see.  It was alot of fun.  The air show was the first one me and the kids had been to.  It was a cloudy day which was nice not having the sun beating down on you.  The little guy liked the tank that was on display.  (The big guy liked it too) And we saw the first Canadian wing walker.  I do good to get in the plane, you could never get me out on the wing.  Lastly, the weather had been soooo hot, I got the blow up pool out for the kids.  We are on a well, so the water coming out can get quite cold.  Even after it sitting for a few hours the kids still had a hard time getting in. 

Here is the sketch for July.  You can see this and more over at Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine

Happy Crafting ;o)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Just messing around

Another long weeking is at an end, only one more to go and the little ones are back at school.  I can't believe summer is half over.  I've been done early afternoons the last couple of days, so have had some family time.  Yesterday was an nice day out.  DH got the kids new RC cars, so they sat out on the patio and he helped them start to build them.  I took out some card stuff and joined them.  It was a great afternoon.  Next week I'm on holidays for two weeks. 

Last weekend I did a bunch of stamping for cards that I've made in the past and sold.  Some of my favs I'm remaking.  So thats what I've been working on. 

This card I saw on Hero Arts.  Thought it was very pretty.  I switched up the colors from there's.

Happy crafting ;o)