Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thirteen Days of Halloween: Day 1 Lizzy's Card

I am attempting to actually complete my 13 days of Halloween this year. I have a few things made and a few in the works. I had a great item to share for today but something better came along. While at the scrapbook store Lizzy created a card to sell. Unfortunately no one bought it that day. I am sharing it with you today for the first day of Halloween.

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She's selling her card for $3.99 and it comes with an envelope and free shipping.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Scrapbook Thursday Kindergarten Rodeo

I am in love with my kids' school. They really do a lot with their students. One fun day was the Kindergarten Rodeo. I made Lizzy a Texas shirt with Accucut dies and she wore a jean skirt. She brought home so many great things she made for the occasion. I tried to fit as many as I could on the layout.

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My personal favorites that she brought home are the thumbprint bluebonnet and the wanted poster.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Deadbeat Designs Christmas Cards

I have a couple more Texas/Western style Christmas cards to share this week.  They are fairly simple but I like them.

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I have to admit I did not come up with the idea of using a bluebonnet stamp for a wreath but I also don't remember where I saw it.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Hot Air Balloons

Have you seen the hot air balloons? They are everywhere right now. I found this great balloon from Deadbeat Designs at Felicia's Scrapbooks. I liked it because the balloon itself is very plain and allows you to decorate it how you wish. I am getting into a Christmas state of mind so my balloons took a merry format this time.

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I filled my balloons in with a combo of colored pencils and paper piecing.  I just pulled some small scraps from my (overflowing) scrap bin and added them to the balloons.  I used kraft paper again and embossed silver snowflakes and a Merry Christmas Greeting. 
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I finished the card with silver stickles and some sponged white ink for a hint of clouds.  I like the idea of Santa delivering presents in a balloon instead of a sleigh.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Scrapbook Thursday Birthday Bowling

I love to bowl. I think my love to bowl has rubbed off on my kids. We play Wii bowling all the time. I think my love for bowling comes from living in a small town with few options for entertainment. We made a choice last year to not have a big birthday party for Simon. He picked family bowling instead.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Texas Christmas

It seems I have embossing on the brain lately. I have another fun embossed card to share. I plan to send this little guy to one of Fletcher's die-hard Texas relatives. They will appreciate it. Me, not so much.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Cracked Glass

I have been waiting to try the cracked glass technique for sometime.  It seems when I think of trying it I don't have the thick embossing powder and when I'm at the store I don't think of getting the embossing powder.  Finally the stars have alligned for me and I was able to give this technique a whirl.  I have to say I really like it.  It was suprisingly easy and has that wow factor.  I would make my own tutorial but so many have already made tutorials that are far better than any I could create for you.  Just google it.

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and up close...

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By far this is not a perfect use of the technique but I think it was good for a first go around.