Wednesday, September 11, 2013

So Much To Do, So Little Time

Sorry, friends, if you came here for the Wednesday blog hop.  I'm leaving during the night tonight on a road trip and I just ran out of time to get things done around here.  I did not get a card done for you today.

However, if you want to join the rest of the gals for the blog hop, you can start with Robbie and continue to the rest of the ladies. 

Go here for Robbie.

I'll be gone for approximately 2 weeks and won't have access to internet hookup, so I'll catch you all on the "other side."  Have a great couple weeks and I'll see you soon.

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Coloring Down The Lines -- Rich Razzleberry

Hi, it's color hop Wednesday.  You should have arrived from Liz's blogsite.  I think she has something super for you today, but I haven't seen it yet.  We didn't get to craft together this time.  She is back in school and so her days are full. 

Our challenge this week is to use Rich Razzleberry with Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie or with Basic Gray and Basic Black.  I thought immediately of Halloween when I saw Rich Razzleberry with Black.  The other day I was looking through some blogs and found someone who made a little hand held scrapbook of sorts by using graduated sized die cuts.  I thought, hmmmmm, I can do that.  And with the challenge coming up I decided to do a little hand held booklet for Halloween.  Here is what I came up with using Rich Razzleberry with Basic Gray and Basic Black,

Or course, I would like to add some orange and maybe a few Halloween stickers, but needed to stay true to the colors and Stampin'Up! for the challenge.  I plan to make 5 more pages so that I have a total of 7.  These 2 pictures are just placeholders for now.  After Halloween I plan to get 1 picture of each of our 7 grandchildren for this Halloween "brag" book. 

Here is how it opens........

And here is another page with pictures.  As I said, I'll be changing pictures and decorating a little more before finalizing it. 

I hope you like the start to my book and the way I used the colors for today.  I used the Window Frames Framelits, and the Basic Gray paper is Co'redinations paper that I embossed with Chevron and sanded.   The bat is a retired SU punch from a couple years ago -- sorry.

So let's hop now to Teri's blogsite to see what she has for us.  I'm sure it is great.  I always like what she has.  All of our contributors seem to have such nice things for inspiration.  I love our hop.

Hope to see you again soon.

Crafty Hugs,

Monday, September 2, 2013

Another Birthday

Here's the other birthday card I did the other day.  It is for my grandson, who loves fish, the kind in an aquarium.  He and his dad each have an aquarium for the fish they like.  I used 1 12 x 12 sheet of designer paper for both the envelope and the card.  The envelope uses 8 x 8 for a standard envelope and the remaining pieces I used for the front of the card.

For this card  I used the new Circle Thinlet and the circle die, which is one of the extra pieces in this set.  I love the thinlets, both the Circle and the Label.  They make some really nice a bit out of the ordinary cards.  I like to shake things up once in a while and do something different so I was really happy to see these thinlets. 

The stamp is Fishin' Around, which is a 1 stamp set, at $8.95 it is a really inexpensive stamp.  I'm going to use it for the younger grands for future cards.    I haven't done much water coloring lately.  I have no idea why, because I feel water coloring is my very favorite technique.  It makes me feel like a real artist.  I need to get back to it again.  You can't see it here, but inside I made a small slit and inserted a piece of green -- the spending kind.

So there is the other birthday card.  Perhaps I can find a pic or two of the birthday.   Let me see...........

Here's dad and the kids at dad's house.  They had a grand time, but I had even more fun.  I have to drive a long way to visit when they don't come up to our house, but it is worth it.  I love spending time with them, they make me happy! 

See that big grin on my face?  That is HAPPY!

Have a great day.  Be sure to come back again soon.

Crafty Hugs,