Saturday, July 31, 2010

Maybe a cupcake would help?

Good morning!
Yesterday, I got around to photographing some of my projects from my petite Escape to MN so now I can start sharing them with you!

This card was made with a particular friend in mind since she loves pink and Donna and I had found this fantastic little journal when perusing at Chapters that said "Eat a cupcake and Relax" - it just screamed her name! I have had the sentiment stamp "Maybe a cupcake will help?" for ages and hadn't managed to ink it yet, so this was perfect, especially since our friend had a recent lengthy hospital stay.

I had some fun with the inside of this one too!

The fabric I used on this card is a sampling of what Donna and I picked up at one of the fabulous little quilt shops we visited in MN. Isn't that brown polka dot the cutest? We also learned how to go about "stiffening" the fabric to make it easier to work with (or put through a Cuttlebug - that is Monday's card...) - so happy to have figured this out! We purchased a yard of "bonding" material to play with and it worked like magic. I only wish I could recall the specific name of the one we purchased since the lady who helped us mentioned several options and at the same time, we we overwhelmed with the huge choice of fabrics available!
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - Going Dotty
They are also looking for Prima flowers and I used those too!

Thanks for stopping by today and for all your comments while I was away. I did a little bit of visiting, but still have catching up to do. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Shanna :)

What I used:
stamps: sentiment - Inkadinkado, Journal lines inside - CTMH Comments, Tiny cupcake - SU
papers: Kraft, Bo Bunny, fabric
embellishments: Prima flowers, Bella Bling, SU ribbon
tools: distressing tool, SU notebook punch

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hello from George and Happy Anniversary Hubby!

Hello everyone! Just a quick couple of photos to share as I didn't get a chance to photograph any of the cards that I made today. Some of them are design team work, etc and I can't share those quite yet in anycase.
This is George. He came along on our getaway with us and we had fun photographing him in a variety of fun places! As you can see, we started out our trip with a treat from Starbuck's! Mine is a Chai Frappucino - yummy! (I have Meghan to thank for getting me hooked on these!) When we reached Beaver Bay, we stopped at a great little quilt shop to indulge in some fabulous fabrics! Can you say Basic Grey fabric - gorgeous!!! There was so much to choose from, we must have spent an hour there! George approved of this pit stop for sure!
I know what some of you are thinking - fabric, what for? I am a bit of a sewer, but mostly on my cards. Donna and I buy fat quarters of the fabrics that "call our names" and share them - just enough to make a couple of cards or add some texture to a layout. I did use fabric on a couple of cards I made during our getaway - I will share them soon.
Well, it's getting late and we are heading home very early in the morning, so better "hit the hay"! It is so late that it is now actually Thursday, July 29th and I can officially wish my hubby Happy Anniversary! I can't believe it has been 10 years! We have a date night planned - a nice way to ease back into realilty once I arrive home from my petite escape!
I look forward to catching up with all of you soon!
Shanna :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Cricut Hootin' good time in Hinkley, MN!

Hello from stormy Minnesota!

(Nope not New York Lindsey - we wish!) We just had a wicked storm go through - thankfully it didn't last too long and we did not lose power - though it flickered at one point here at the hotel........ There was a moment of panic as we contemplated what an outage would mean to our scrapbooking santuary in the hotel room - light is defnitely a requirement for scrappin! So far so good and now the sun is coming out again. :)

Here is the first card I made on my little scrappin & shoppin vacation. A big shout out to Lee-Ann (a.k.a Cricut Card Queen) who gave us the go ahead to open (wink wink) the new cricut lite cartridges that she had Donna pick up for her!!!!! Most of the images on this "Super Walmart" exclusive cartridge are owls - I do not know how I talked myself out of buying this one! If you like owls too, check out the card that Donna made with this fun cartridge right here.

We are having such a hootin' good time here, we have decided to stay one more day!!! Woo hoo! The hubbies even agreed with us when we assured them that it would be really good for our mental health! Love ya babe!
Will chat later, time to get back to it!

Cheers from Minnesota,

Shanna :)

What I used:

Hoot 'n' Holler Cricut Cartridge
stamp: CTMH Over the Rainbow - D1426
paper: Kaiser Craft Jungle Bug Collection (from DAT'S)
embellishments: CTMH buttons, Bo Bunny ribbon

Monday, July 26, 2010

Noel - Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge

Happy Monday! Hooray for holidays! I usually dislike Mondays a great deal, but no need to complain this week!

The challenge this week at Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge is Wreathes - use a wreath somewhere on your card. Remember though, the only real rule is that you make a Christmas or Winter themed card.

For my card this week I was working on using up some stuff from a Little Yellow Bicycle workshop I took at Scrapfest Mall of America a couple of years ago. I must say that I'm very pleased with how quickly it came together and the overall outcome. And - gasp - there is no stamping on this card!!!

Can't wait to see what you come up with this week!

What I used:

papers: Little Yellow Bicycle

embellishments: SU ribbon, Bella bling, LYB rub-ons & stickers

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Paper Sundaes Back to School Challenge

Thanks for stopping by! This week's challenge at Paper Sundaes is "Back to School". Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp.

I had so much fun with this challenge! Isn't Little Nibbler just adorable??? It was fun to incorporate some "school supplies" into the design given the theme this week. I am always collecting fun supplies, but don't get around to using them as often as I should. I'm sure I'm not alone in this

The patterned paper was simply a scrap from the big ol bin o' scraps. I admit that I struggled at first with this as I thought the pencil should be the "traditional" yellow - when I let go of that, it went along just fine, especially after I glanced at my "New Moon" pencil holder on my desk (thanks Danderella!) and noticed that my pencils are either blue or red - not a yellow one to be found!
I was so please to find a white rub-on that fit here as I was going for the "blackboard" look.

I finished the inside with room for a note, figuring it will be for a teacher.

I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend! I am heading for the boarder for a few days of fun with the girls - hoping to have lots to share when I'm back!!! Quilt shops and scrap stores here we come!!! Of course, we have lots of fun in Target and Bath & Body as well!
Cheers for now,
Shanna :)
What I used
stamps: Little Nibbler - House Mouse, September Word Puzzle - CTMH, Comments - CTMH
papers: Black, dutchblue, cranberry CTMH
embellishments: red gingham ribbon, staples, office clips, blue brads
tools: SU label & notebook punch, scalloped circle punch

Friday, July 23, 2010

An Inspiration Challenge

Today I would like to share my entry for the Inspiration Challenge over at Danderella's Blog.

After much back and forth "bantering" between a number of "Twibloggers" including myself, Danderella and Loopey Lindsey over Team Edward vs. Team Jacob, Lindsey posted this, umm, yummy poster of Jacob and asked "What could you do with this?"

Because this card is meant to be inspired by Jacob and I didn't have any hunky looking stamps with six-pack abs, I decided to take my inspiration from his character and the following quote from "New Moon:"

"It wasn't just that he was always so happy to see me, or that he didn't watch me out of the corner of his eye, waiting for me to do something that would mark me as crazy or depressed. It was nothing that related to me at all.

It was Jacob himself. Jacob was simply a perpetually happy person, and he carried that happiness with him like an aura, sharing it with whoever was near him. Like an earthbound sun, whenever someone was within his gravitational pull, Jacob warmed them. It was natural, a part of who he was. No wonder I was so eager to see him."

I have often called my hubby "Sunshine Eyes" because he has the longest eyelashes of any man I know - why do the guys always get the great lashes!?!

I also used the sketch from Get Sketchy this week for a little inspiration for the layout.

Better run, I have some packin' to do - only two more sleeps until I take off on a little cross-boarder "girlfriend's excursion" - four days of no laundry, no cooking, no children, no husband and best of all lots of yakin, scrappin and shoppin!!! Don't get me wrong, I love them dearly, but a little time away with the girls is always a nice treat!


Shanna :)

What I used:

stamps: CTMH - Go Green (sun), Around the Block (cloud) and Treasures (sentiment)

embelishments: Bo Bunny Ribbon, clear button

papers: CTMH Crystal Blue, honey & white

Thursday, July 22, 2010

What's in a name???

Happy Thursday!

My bloggy friend and fellow Twilight fan, Loopey Lindsey wants to know - why Banana? Well, there is a reason. Let's face it, my name is a little different. I love that it is different, but people have a hard time getting it right....I have been called many things over the years: Sheena, Shaina, Sharon, Shannon, but rarely did people pronounce my name properly. To add to the confusion, my best friend in elementary school was Shannon. I often got in trouble in school for not responding to the teacher when in fact the teacher was calling me the wrong name! To make it even more interesting, my new sister-in-law is named Shannon as well! When I first met my main man - now hubby, this really irked him. It was so cute how upset he would get when people got it wrong. "Names are important" he would say to me. His solution was to start telling people, "it rhymes with banana - Shanna Banana". Low and behold, this usually works! However, I never really thought much about the rhyming part until recently. I had made reservations at a B&B for a work trip and the hostess was having trouble with my name, so I said, "Shanna like Banana." Oh, she said and wrote it down. When I arrived I had a really good giggle, because on the little chalkboard at the entrance she had wrote "Welcome Shanana!"

As for the card, I was playing around last Friday and came across this gorgeous "see thru" ribbon that I've had in my stash since forever and decided to play. Since I had this Sweet Leaf colored paper out already from some other cards I was making, I went ahead and put them together. The quote is one of my all time favorites and is especially relevant to me since it is a Helen Keller quote. I apologize for the photo - my imaging program is acting up and keeps cropping out 90% of the photo - I'm not really good at this stuff, so am prolly doing it wrong, but I gave up rather than get super frustrated and am just posting the photo as is.

I just thought I'd share this one since I uploaded it at the same time as my card. I was visiting a friend one night last week and spotted this gorgeous double rainbow in the sky on the way home. Can you believe it was even brighter before I managed to snap this? The second one is rather faint in the photo, but it was quite bright as well.

Better run for now, next post I'll explain how Pickle pants and Chester got their on-line names. :)
Shanna :)

p.s. Ann over at Creative Antics is offering up some blog candy for her blogoversary! Check it out here! Check out her current post as well, her card is adorable!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge - Week #33

This week we have an Inspiration photo to inspire you! Aren't these stockings just so adorably rustic country?!? I love their homemade feel! They would look perfect in my house at Christmas! We challenge you to take your inspiration from this photo - can't wait to see what you come up with, there are so many options!

Here is my card. I have several Bazzill stitching templates that I have picked up from DAT'S over the years, but they have not had nearly enough love. Every time I pull one out and play, I am so pleased with the results. I had some actual vintage Jingle Bells that I was trying to incorporate into the design, but unfortunately they were a little too big. Fortunately, I was scrapping at Donna's and she just happened to have some of a more appropriate size! Thanks Hun! (my husband hates it when I call her that, tee hee, so we tend to do it more often for his benefit!) Before I added these fantastic little photo corners, we thought there was something missing, then Donna suggested these and ta da, it all came together! Gee, Hun, I forgot to check if you have one of these in the store - please order if you don't, thanks - I really NEED this one!

Most weeks I only make one card for the challenge, but even one per week will not add up to the number I need by the time late November rolls around. So, every once in awhile I decide I am really happy with a card and, if time allows, I cut out and gather up all the supplies I need to make 1, 2 or 3 more of them and put them in a big ziploc bag. I try also to stamp out the sentiment and inside message to avoid having to remember which ink I used or which set the sentiment was from, etc. I find it perfect to bring along when getting together to scrap/stamp with girlfriends. The truth is that most of the time, I am a slow designer and my "rate of production" slows severely when I am yaking with my friends, so repeating previously designed cards seems the way to go!

Well folks, I think I've rambled long enough, I hope you have a fabulous week! Looking forward to see what you come up with....

Be sure to stop by Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge Blog to see what my fellow DT members have created. We are also being joined weekly by a Guest Designer, be sure to stop by and see who it is!


Shanna :)

What I used:
stamps: CTMH sentiment
papers: DCWV Holiday Collection, The Christmas Stack, Coredinations CS - rouge & cream of wheat, can't remember the name of the green
embellishments: red twill ribbon, jingle bells, embroidery floss, Bazzill stitching templates

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Paper Sundaes - Make your own flowers

Hello, thanks for stopping by! This week's challenge at Paper Sundaes is to Make your own flowers! Lily of the Valley is our sponsor this week, so I was able to use one of my brand-spankin new stamps that I ordered a few weeks ago - k maybe it was more like two months ago - but I finally had a perfect excuse to play! This little bunny was one of the first stamps I ever saw from this company - they have so many adorable images and lots of cute little boys stamps too!
I used Mojo Monday sketch #146 for this one. For my flower, I simply sewed along one edge of my ribbon, pulled snug and tied it off. I had seen lots of bloggers doing this, but had not gotten around to trying it out until now. That is the beauty of challenges right?!

I tried another new technique on this one - see how my balloon "falls off" the nestie? I'm sure you've all seen it and done it, but I hadn't until now. Lucky me, I mentioned it to Danderella when she was over last weekend and she said, "Hey I know how to do that" and proceeded to show me - it was easier than I expected and I will defnitely be doing it again as I love the result.

I would like to enter my card into the challenge at KLSNS which is Ribbon this week.

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Shanna :)

What I used:
stamps: Lily of the Valley, Sentiment - Amy R stamps
papers: Basic Grey - Urban Prairie
embellishments: Bo Bunny ribbon, misc button
copics: C00, C0, C1, C2, R81, R83, R85, BG13, BG15, R46

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Adventures in Grocery Shopping.......

So we needed some groceries amongst other things and since hubby is teaching in-class this weekend, the boys and I decided to venture out this aft to take care of business. Because we needed a few misc items that you can't get at the regular grocery store, we had to go to the big one and it always takes longer. We started with the list, writing things down as I did various chores this morning and worked in the kitchen. We gathered up the re-usable grocery bags and decided we would stop for lunch at Tim Horton's rather than make yet another mess in the kitchen. I also needed some cocoa bean mulch for the garden, so we took a side trip to the Nursery for that and swung by home to drop it off before carrying on. (I drive a Nissan Versa and although it is rather spacious for a car, there is far from enough room for two bags of cocoa mulch plus groceries.) On the way home to make the drop-off there was a "funny smell" - when I inquired, I was assured it was a "skunk." When we stopped at home, of course, I asked if anyone needed the bathroom - no takers. So, we were fed and organized, list in hand.

As we pull into the grocery store, Pickle Pants says "I have to go p-oh-oh-p!" (He always spells it.) I say, gee we were just at home! Urgh. We grab our cart and head for the bathroom before we even hit the first aisle. We head to the toiletry section and find the essentials. Chester and Pickle Pants are being great listeners thus far. After a few minutes though, they start to get bored. Chester says, "How about I give you a cow ride Pickle Pants?" I make the mistake of saying "What's that?" "Well," says Chester, "I can down on my four legs and Pickle Pants rides on my back." They go on to demonstrate this fun and entertaining game as I giggle and say, "Not in the grocery store, let's do that at home!"

We head to the office supplies section to pick up something for Dad, the boys have fun checking out the section with the birthday party favors etc. Did you know they have "Eclipse" party favors and party stuff - plates, napkins, bookmarks and magnets!!! I also picked up a set of Cars Bday invites for .34 cents or something ridiculous thinking, gee do I really NEED to make all those Bday invites when you can buy eight of them for .34 cents?!?! The boys really wanted to buy me all the Eclipse goodies, but I politely declined as they snuck balloon pumps into the cart. Lucky I noticed and sent them back to put them away.

After several more attempts to sneak items into the cart, we arrive at the checkout - there is a girl just opening her till and invites me over - jackpot! This is Saturday afternoon afterall, sometimes you can spend a lot of time in line - not so fun with two anxious and energetic boys! We are doing pretty good until the boys get happy with the button on the conveyor belt. In frustration, I end up sitting them on the little part when you put the bags to pack them and make them stay until I'm finished - it's one of those stores where you pack your own stuff. Just as I'm finishing packing things up, Pickles Pants says, "I have to p-oh-oh-p!" I say, "What?" Pickle Pants says, "I didn't go the first time!" "Urgh," I say, "you will have to wait until we get home." (It isn't too far.)

We arrive home and we start unpacking. The boys decide to ride their bikes. "Pickle Pants," I say, "I thought you had to go..." "Not anymore," he says. Needless to say, I insisted that he head to the loo. Well, we survived, but narrowly. Now to put it all away!!!

I'll be back with a "real" post on Sunday morning for Paper Sundaes!

Happy Saturday!
Shanna :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

KLSNS Challenge - Dry embossing

Hi everyone!
I am back from my road trip and happy it's Friday! TGIF!

I had this post almost ready to go, but forgot to schedule it to post while I was away, oh well. Hope I'm not too late as I made this card for the challenge over at KLSNS - dry embossing. It has been awhile since I've been able to play along.

This is another quick and simple card. I always struggle with sympathy cards, and this seemed to work, so I went with it. This is one of the embossing templates I've had for months, but not yet had a chance to use. This challenge gave me the perfect excuse to play. I made a few extra of these to have in my stash.

This is the inside, simple, but finished.
And, I decided to make a couple of thank you's as well.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!
Shanna :)
What I used:
stamps: Stampendous - Encouraging Words and CTMH - Kanji phrases
papers: CTMH - sweet leaf, black and topiary
emb: black CTMH ribbon, button

Happy Birthday!

I've been wanting to enter a card for Bellarific Friday for some time now and just always seem to run out of time. Well, this week's challenge is a fantastic sketch, so I made a point of finding the time. I love this sketch and know I'll use it again!

This card also works for the challenge over at Raise the Bar - which is "baked goodies"! I have a sentiment "Maybe a cupcake would help?" which would have been perfect on this to turn it into a "thinking of you" type card, but do you think I could find it??? Of course not, but I can always use a Birthday card, they never hang around in the stash for very long!

Would you believe that this is another stamp from my "as yet uninked" pile!?! Yikes, I have had this one for awhile! I love her with this yummy Basic Grey paper from the Urban Prairie line. I used one of my new sentiments from the Birthday set of Amy R stamps and of course, had to add a little Bella bling!

The boys are both doing Daycamp at Chippewa this week-the "story of the day" concerns "Chester" - the eight year old. (Side story here - I had yet to come up with a "screen name" for him, so I asked him. He put a big grin on his face and said "Chester;" so Chester it is!)

Well, I packed the backpacks in haste after sleeping in a little - threw in some trunks, clean wunderwear and a towel with the sunscreen & lunch. Now, you should know that Chester is rather on the thin side - not because he doesn't eat - that is not at all the case! So many times, I buy him a pair of shorts or trunks and they are way too big and he has to wait until the next summer - or maybe the one after that - to wear them comfortably. Well, this morning, I neglected to remember that there were a pair or two of "too big" trunks in his drawer. Well, when he came home, he was still wearing the "too big" shorts and promptly demonstrated to me what happened when he let go of the waist band!!! Long story short - he couldn't go swimming - heavens knows why he chose to walk around holding up his shorts rather than changing back into clothes that fit, but I have never understood the inner-workings of the minds of little boys - or men for that matter! Note to self - check which trunks are too big and hide them somewhere!

I hope you are having a fantastic week! I will be travelling for work, but just overnight, so hope to visit again on Thursday night. Lucky me - this trip I get to stay at my most favoritest B&B (Island Shores) in a beautiful little spot called Rossport. If you are ever in this neck of the woods, it is a fantastic little spot and the breakfast is so yummy!

Shanna :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Baby it's cold outside.....

Well, not really! But it is time for another of Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenges! This week, the challenge is to use stitching somewhere on your card.

Funny, I actually had a card prepared using hand-stitching and a bazzill template, but realized it fit next week's challenge more suitably, you'll see what I mean next week, so I created another, this time with machine stitching.

Do you stitch on your cards? I do it often now that I have found a spot for my machine to "live" out in the open. Because it isn't a chore to pull out and get going, I find I use it all the time and I love the effect!

I have used sketch 23 from The OCC weekly sketch challenge for my card. And I think I'm even on time to enter! Thanks Danderella for the idea!

I look forward to seeing what kind of stitching you will use on your Christmas/Winter card this week!

Shanna :)

p.s. Have you stopped by Sparkle Creations yet? The store is officially open. I have ordered Lantern Rin and cannot wait for her to arrive!

What I used:
stamps: a really old one from my stash that had NEVER seen ink!
papers: DCWV
embellishments: Kaiser craft bling as well as bling I won in a blog candy from Stacy over at The Scrapbooking cottage!, SU felt snowflakes (I've been hoarding!), misc ribbon

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Paper Sundaes - Lots of Layers

Happy Sundae!

The challenge this week at Paper Sundaes is Lots of Layers! Since our sponsor this week is Sugar Nellie, I got to use this adorable image and color her up really bright and cheery like to match up with my Green at Heart papers from Basic Grey! This was lots of fun, since this is not a usual color combo for me.

This past week, I went back to work after a week of fabulous holiday time, but I won't lie- I was more than ready for Pickle pants and his big brother to head to camp! We had a great visit with Auntie Krista while she was here for a a long weekend and lucky me, we were able to sneak in an adequate amount of "girl time". So, off the boys go to camp - the eight year old to Science Camp and Pickle Pants to "Chippewa Day camp" - his very first camp experience. The overall experience for both of them was fantastic, but it was not without antics! After a couple of meltdowns reported by camp staff, we did threaten to pick up Pickle Pants early on Friday if he managed to meltdown yet again, as this would mean he would miss out on the Rides - this worked, thank goodness, as he had been looking forward to this all week long! Whew!

The funniest thing was when I picked him up on Thursday afternoon - Pickle Pants emerges from the pool building, snack in hand, back pack in place, smirk on face and towel wrapped around his waist like a skirt. I say to him - take off the towel Turkey and give it a yank - turns out he is only wearing his "wunderpants" underneath. What's this? I say where are your shorts? Turns out he "forgot" - read lost (we both checked for them in the morning) his swimming shorts. His solution was to swim in his wunderwear, but they wouldn't allow that (public pool ) so they compromised and let him remove his underpants to keep them dry, but swim in his shorts. Good thing swimming was at the end of the day! Anyhow, both boys head off to Chippewa next week, can't wait to see what kind of stories they will have for me then...

Sure hope you find some time to stamp and play along with us!

Shanna :)

What I used:
stamps: Gorjuss girl - Sugar Nellie, sentiment - CTMH from "Piece of Cake" set
papers: CS - CTMH, DSP - Basic Grey
embellishments: SU ribbon, Basic Grey felt flower (love these!)
copics: YR18, YR12, R83, YG25, E57, E59

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Clean, simple and quick!

Happy Thursday! It's almost the weekend, woohoo!

Today I have some super simple cards to share that I made a week or two ago. I wanted to make a set of cards to put together as a gift and these are some of the ones I came up with.

I don't know if I've ever been able to pull off a one-layer card that looks this good - so I just kept stamping! So simple, yet somehow elegant. I think I made 12 or 14 in about an hour. I liked them so much I made a few to have in my stash too!

The are so basic, that I found them a bit difficult to photograph and they do look nicer in person, but you get the idea. :)
Hope you are having a great week!
Shanna :)
What I used:
stamps: CTMH - Intrinsic Backgrounds (D1335), Moments, Kanji Phrases (C1339)
Ink: black
paper: white and mauve cardstock

Monday, July 5, 2010

Holiday Cheer!

Hello and thanks for stopping by! The challenge this week at Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge is a sketch. I LOVE this one and I'm sure I will be using it again soon! And, it is the first challenge of the month, so there is a prize up for grabs - you don't want to miss out, so head to your scrap space and get creating!

This week I was able to ink up a Whiff of Joy stamp that I've had in my basket of lonely, uninked stamps. It was a fun one to play with as I had been wanting to use some stickle and liquid pearls on the candy cane. I can't believe the dimension it gave!

I look forward to seeing what you come up with this week!

Only five more sleeps until the grand opening of Sparkle's Store - things will be ready to go on July 10th!

Have a great week!
Shanna :)
What I used:
stamps: Whiff of Joy, Hero Arts (sentiment)
paper: Imaginisce - Polar Expressions
copics: E43, E44, E00, R0000, R27, YG17, B00, B02, C00
embellishments: sugar-coated brads, white opal liquid pearls, Xmas red stickles,
tooks: candy cane strip cuttlebug embossing folder

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Paper Sundaes Challenge

To all my American friends, Happy 4th of July! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Time for another Paper Sundaes Challenge! This week, the challenge is to use White plus one other color on your project - splashes of other colors are okay, but use mostly white plus another color. Our sponsor this week is Fred She Said.

Tulips are one of my favorite flowers, especiallly in spring, so I chose to use this one for my card. Fred She Said has a nice selection of beautiful floral images amongst other things.

I hope you are having a great weekend! My sister is in town, so I haven't been spending much time on the computer or in my scraproom, though we have set aside time to scrapbook on Monday when my boys are at daycamp. She heads home on Monday evening, so back to work for me. We went to see Eclipse last night - it was fun to discuss and compare notes since this was my second time seeing it (I know, I'm a Twi-geek!), but only her first.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this week's challenge!

Shanna :)

What I used:

stamps: digital from Fred She Said, sentiment CTMH For Every Occasion
papers: White & Seafoam CTMH
embellishments: white brads, SU ribbon, cuttlebug ovals & emb folder
copics: G21, RV0000, Rv91, Rv93

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!!!

Just a quick post for today as we are heading to a Canada Day BBQ soon! Hoping the weather will hold, it started to rain a few minutes ago - rain won't work so well with the bouncy castle that has been arranged to keep the kiddos occupied! However, I know Danderella has some great stuff planned including face painting and fab BBQ fare, so it will be a good time regardless of the weather!

Here is the clipboard I made for the big kid's teacher. Apparently she loved it, so I'm thrilled that I took the time to make it. Very similar to the other one, just using different papers from the same Grade school DCWV pack. Once I had it on there, I thought the paper on the front was a little too busy, but it was too late. I do like how the back turned out though. Again, I was able to use up a few leftover stickers from a page from long ago!

Eclipse last night was fantastic - lots of action, romance and some quite funny parts. The scenes with Charlie often make me laugh! Some of my fave scenes - the tent scene ( I was looking forward to that one), the "be careful" talk in the kitchen when Bella has to spell it out for Charlie (then he decides he likes Edward a little more!), Bella punching Jacob after he kisses her and Charlie trying to intervene when Edward and Jake start to argue after the kiss. What was your favorite part?
My little sis arrives tonight! We plan to see Eclipse again this weekend since she hasn't seen it yet - twist my rubber arm. Why not indulge just a little more! She also bought Remember Me last week, so we plan to watch that too while she is here - I guess it will be Eclipse one night and Remember Me the next - we will spend out days hanging out and doing fun stuff with the boys who adore their Auntie, and watch great movies at night! We even have plans to spend the day scrapbooking on Monday since the boys start up their summer camps on Monday before I head back to work on Tuesday. Looking forward to a great weekend with my lil' sis!
Hope you have a great day, holiday or not!
Shanna :)