Monday, May 24, 2010

It's Official

Well, it's official!  My daughter had her kindergarten assessment this morning, but it's over with and we are home.  So now I can say her summer has officially started.  Now if the weatherman would get the memo, and quit sending us rain, and even little patches of snow, I'd be a lot happier!  Today's project is what we made to give to her ballet teacher on her last day of dance class last week.

I always consider it a successful project if I get to combine pink, kraft, and a favorite template of mine!  I have to show the inside, too.  We piled some mini chocolate candy bars in, and added an iTunes gift card (not pictured, we picked it up on the way to ballet!).  I love the size of this carton.  I think it's perfect for getting just the right amount of chocolate in there!

Stamps: PTI Background Basics: Text Style
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate
CS: PTI Rustic Cream, Kraft
DP: Unknown, but I love it ;)
Accessories: PTI Sweet Blush Saddle Stitched Ribbon

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The case of the missing reinkers

There are times it does not pay to overthink.  Most times it does not pay to overthink.  I had the perfect little spot for the only two reinkers I own.  Dark Chocolate and Ripe Avocado.  They were tucked in a little box in my ribbon drawer.  And everything was fine.  But the overthinking side of me said, "What if they tip over and leak out and get all over my ribbon?"  So I moved them.  And I don't know where they are now.  I can't find them anywhere.  Which wouldn't matter at all, except that it's the last week of kindergarten, and I need my dark chocolate reinker.  Here is the card I need it for:

This is the card I made for the teacher's aide in my daughter's class.  She is awesome!  She works at the kindergarten in the morning, and then goes to school in the afternoons/evenings.  She is hoping to become a teacher.  She is so great with the kids and would make an awesome teacher.  So I really hope she pursues her dream.  I love this quote, and would put it on every other card I made, if it would make any sense to do that.  But since it doesn't, I definitely like to use it on occasions when it makes perfect sense.  As you can see, though, the sentiment needs a little more oomph to it.  That's where the reinker would come in handy.  I have a few days still to try and find it.  But if I don't, this will the be the card she gets (oomphless sentiment and all).  
Stamps: SU Summer by the Sea, Heidi Grace
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Ranger Coffee, Copics, Prismacolors, Colorbox Royal Blue and Cocoa
CS: PTI White
Accessories: PTI Dark Chocolate Satin Ribbon

Friday, May 7, 2010

2 weeks' notice

With all the crazy weather we've been having this year, it has hardly felt like spring, and now it's almost summer. We have 2 weeks of school left for my kindergartener, 3 for my 3rd grader, and I'm excited!  We had a baseball game last night that I had to wear a winter coat, hat, and gloves to.  It was SO cold.  This tree in our neighbor's field blew down a few weeks ago when we had a crazy wind storm. 

And now for a card.  I love it when I'm looking out in blogland and see a card or two that sparks my creativity.  Or when I see a card that is so awesome, I just want to hurry and case it.  I saw this fabulous card on Susan's Simplicity blog back before Easter, and I loved it.  It's been in my head ever since then.  Then I saw this card on a different Susan's blog (Mad Sky Designs).  Well, I decided to use the layout from the first card and the colors on the second, and this is what I came up with:

A super quick and easy card, with colors that I just love.  Enjoy your Friday!

Stamps: PTI Communique Curves Sentiments
Ink: PTI True Black
CS: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, White, SU Rose Red
Accessories: Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly Punch, Rhinestones

Monday, May 3, 2010

That's what I get

I guess I shouldn't have joked around last week about my "weekly post."  Because it happened again!  And yes, I was supposed to be back later in the week with a real paper project.  But ballet and hives interfered with my scheduling.  I do have a baby card to share, though, that involves paper and stamping!  So I can leave my blog name as it is!  LOL!

I used the Fall-to Layout #86 from the Clean and Simple Stamping Blog.  I needed a baby card to take to a new mom at church, who had her baby a month early.  I loved the layout, and decided it was perfect for a baby card.  I got a little impatient cutting out all the circles, and ended up using buttons for the smaller circles.  That's all for today; no promises this time on when I'll be back.  I've been working on several sketches from the Inspired Crafters blog, so I'm hoping to finish them up and have more to share.  Enjoy your week (in case I don't make it!)

Stamps: PTI Signature Greetings, TAC Hello Baby
Ink: PTI True Black, Copics, Prismacolors
CS: PTI Kraft, Spring Rain, Ripe Avocado, Lemon Tart, White
Accessories: Circle Nesties, PTI Buttons