Monday, August 25, 2008

1st Day of School

Hey Everyone! Today was the first day of school for my little munchkins, so of course the flash was popping and the word "CHEESE" was said more in 10 minutes than all day at a burger joint!

I'll be scrapping these pics later on, but I wanted to get them up so my family could see the girls first day of school pics.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

My First Demo Challenge WICKED!

Well I took the plunge and entered my first SCS Stampin Up! Demo Challenge...the WICKED challenge. Now when we were stationed at FT. Drum I despised the word wicked cause EVERYONE up there used that word....Ohh...thats wicked cool, uuugh I can't tell you how many times I've heard that and it made shivers go down my spine each and every time. But I'm sure I have slangs that drive everyone nuts when I say "shut up" to something in disbelief.

Anyways, back to the challenge. So rather than Wicked being an annoying slag term it is an acronym for Wonderfully Inspiring Challenges Keep Educating, I can deal with that!

So there are three parts to this challenge, a color combo, a sketch, and a technique. Since I didn't have all four colors for the color combo I have to wait on that part. I did use two of the four colors, Perfect Plum and So Saffron, and on this card I used the Fresh Cuts stamp set.

I stamped the images with Perfect Plum, and cut the flowers out and adhered them with dimentionals. The accents were embossed with iridescent ice. I sponged around the sentiment. Nothing hard, and I like how it came out. It was a bit out of the box for me, but it was definitely fun, and I can't wait to do more challenges now!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Jersey Girl's gone Western?!?!

Has the Jersey Girl lost her mind? How in the world did this jersey shore pizza eatin, "sawsage" pepper & onion sandwich from the boardwalk luvin girl create a cowgirl card of all things? I'm still trying to figure it out...but no matter, I really like how the card came out!

I was inspired by a card I saw on SCS, and this is my version of that card. (the original card can be seen here) I didn't have any stamps with roses at the time I made this (those will be coming soon as I'm IN LOVE with the new "A Rose Is A Rose" Stampin Up! set that will be available August 11th) so I used another "western looking" flower. I'm sure once I get the new roses set I'll make a few more of these cards.

I stayed with the same colors (regal rose & purely pomegranite), and sponged around the cowgirl. I also added glassy glaze around the dust swirls to make them pop. The cowgirl & the dust swirl are on shimmering paper, which you can't really see in the pic, but it gives it more of a girly look.

I still can't believe I made a cowgirl card...shoot I still can't belive I bought the bronc busters set! But I guess TX is growing on me...well that might be pushing it a bit. Let's just say I'm no longer laughing at everyone I see in a cowboy hat...NOW THATS GROWTH!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Sweet Journal

This was my first attempt to alter a composition book, and I'm pretty happy on how it turned out!

This along with others are going to be available at my booth at the Crafters Corner in Copperas Cove, TX come September 1st!