Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Back to School

So Dear Hubby needed me to make some cards for the Educators in our church. He wanted to give them a note of encouragement as the school year started. I have to admit I got carried away but I LOVE how they came out. In the process I discovered a new technqiue. I'm sure that someone else's has probably already done it but I was excited. I wanted to give the trees and leaves texture. I thew all the tree trunks (15) into my Tim Holtz Distressed Wood folder. Ran it through the Texture Boutique. The debossing/embossing was light and random. I used the Tim Holtz Distressed Brick Wall folder for the leaves. I literally dumped about 30 leaves in the folder and ran it though. If you click on some of the pictures you can see the detail on the leaves.
The files I used for this project were from SVG Cuts and My Scrap Chick. The card base is from a set card September Scenes Stand Up Cards. It's was the Maple Forest Card. I also used the School House & School Bus from School Bears at My Scrap Chick. Who has extended their 60% off sale! Woot!
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

For Doris

We received word on Wednesday that my husband's Aunt Doris had cancer and would not live much longer. She loved my cards and so I made her a special card on Thursday. Sadly the card did not make it do her before she died. I am glad though that she did not linger as the kind of cancer can be especially painful. It is an easel card with a file from Mary when she had Mamaw's Legacy. The stamp sets are both from Stamping Up.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Surprise Birthday Party

We had a surprise birthday party on Saturday for my dear Sister in law, Tonya. I make this vinyl for her van. I used the Stick Figures Set from SVG Cuts. I used Catchup Thin Font for the name.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Getting Her Ready for College

Ok, I suppose most of this isn't necessary but it sure is fun to do for her.
So here is the break down for you.
Her laptop. Swirls from the Sure-cuts-A-Lot program,
Butterflies are from Hannah Montana Cart and Mardenz.
Mmmmm is from Graphically Speaking and the Spaghetti on the fork is From my Kitchen.
Her Hamper has a flourish from ??? I don't know, I'm sorry. If it is yours please let me know so I can give you credit.
Essential is also from Graphically Speaking.
I deserve pampering words are from Lori MacDonald & the lady is from Southern Belle.
Authentic is from Graphically Speaking & Snacks I did using Jokerman F0nt. You can download the Snack SVG here.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Working in Secret

So I haven't completely neglected my art, so don't worry. But I can't post for a while because I'm working in secret on a birthday present. Although the heat and allergies do hinder motivation I'm making pretty good headway on it. To be continued........

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pet Sympathy

A couple of friends lost their dogs of 13 and 14 years last week. I made these sympathy cards for them. The stamp set is from Stampin Up. I'm not sure the name of it because it is a friends. I used the Old West cart to cut out the signs which are wallpaper.
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Vinyl Sale

Expression Vinyl is having a back to school sale thru August 15th. Use the coupon code SCHOOL and receive 10% off your entire order!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cling Stamp Storage

I love the new Stampin Up DVD sized storage boxes. I finally got some more yesterday. Here is a picture of what I did
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25th Anniversary

This is the anniversary card I made for my hubby's brother and his wife. They are renewing their vows on Sunday. The paper is from an old DCWV 8 x 8 pack I got several years ago. I used Heritage and Storybook Carts.
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Monday, August 2, 2010

More Car Vinyl

Here is more car vinyl. I worked this up in SCAL last night while watching TV with my hubby.
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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Judson Eagles

So my baby will be heading off to college in just a few weeks. I created this SVG for our car. I think it came out wonderfully. It was much easier using the new Sure-Cuts-A-Lot update. 2.021. It took a while but not nearly as long as it used to to clean it up. Yeah. I think it looks great! I've got to make 3 more. 1 - DD 2 - DD's boyfriend 3-DD's boyfriend's parents. Now I just need to do some XC vinyl for the cars. Guess I should throw in some golf clubs for Jordan. If you would like to download this SVG, do so here.
Please remember to link any pictures back to my blog. Thanks.
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So today I decided to finally finish etching my kitchen glasses. The Daisy and Welcome ones I did back last fall? (3 & 4 on the bottom row) For Chris - This was NOT a quick project. In fact it took all afternoon. The etching doesn't really show up on the glasses unless you are holding them so they look pretty uniform on the table. Nicely though you can tell which glass is yours hopefully. Anyone like a glass of ice tea?
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