Friday, August 29, 2014

Cards, cards and cards

The first week (well, half week) that the kids were in school I spent some time in the studio. Let me tell you, I had no idea just how much I had missed being all crafty until I had time to do it again!
I used one main image stamp, 5 coordinating colors of cardstock and inks and some sentiments to create 10 multipurpose cards.

 Here is a peek of 8 of the cards- I used 2 right away.

 Here is a close up.
I used Blended Bloom from Stampin' Up and the 2013-15 In Colors cardstock and ink.
After stamping the images on white cardstock I used coordinating Copic markers to color them.
I used the the matching In Color inks to stamp the image on my color cardstock for a tone on tone background.
I LOVE this flower and I have a feeling I will be using this stamp way too often!! :-) 
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Until later~

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Quick tip

I have been busy stamping and making cards since the kids when back to school. My acrylic blocks had some how gotten inky (nope, not completely my fault) and were in need of a good cleaning. I grabbed a paper towel and a small bottle of hand sanitizer and got busy.

 All clean and shiny!

After a good cleaning I put them back into a plastic zippered bag that my window treatment came in, good way to upcycle, huh?

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Until later~

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Back to school 2014 2 Layouts

The kiddos headed back to school last week. I now have a 2nd grader and a 4th grader- I am amazed at how fast time flies!! I think my kids attend THE best school!
I used a couple of die cuts from the Silhouette store to whip up a couple of quick 12x12 scrapbook layouts.

 This is my layout once all of the paper was ready to be adhered. Cute enough layout, but I wanted to add a little more to it, step it up a bit more.

 This was after I added a few little touches. I added some Washi tape, a couple of things hand cut from the coordinating paper stack, buttons, a flower, a dew drop and some twine. I only need to add Hailey's photo and the year and her teacher's name will be added to the apple.

 I kept Hunter's layout more basic and less embellished. This is more suited towards him.

And here are my cuties!! Gosh, can you believe how much they have grown?? I keep telling them that they need to slow down...but they do not listen. LOL

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Until later~

Monday, August 11, 2014

Goodnight, Ark Children's book review


We received Goodnight, Ark today. Right away my daughter wanted me to read it to her. She enjoyed the story, but the illustrations are incredible!!
 The author tells a story about Noah and the animals at night during a thunderstorm. I thought it was cute that the animals were afraid of the storm. My daughter identified with the animals wanting to crawl in bed with Noah, she might have done that a time or two. :-) The pages have short, rhyming sentences- just what little ones find appealing.

There are no scripture quotes and the illustrations are more modern than we are used to with the story of Noah, but Goodnight, Ark is still a five star book for us.

I received this book from the publisher through the BookLoook program in exchange for an honest review.
The hard covered book will stand up to lots of re-reading.

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Until later~