Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Summer Tag Box

I made this cute little Tag Box today and loved how it turned out. It is so summery! I got the template here...http://www.jersgirl.com/temps.html So many templates, so little time!
First I stamped all my images, which by the way are from studioG...got to love those dollar stamps!! I used black stazon so my ink wouldn't run...

Then I colored them in using my Stampin Up markers. I don't know what I would do with out my markers!!! I tried giving my images a little depth by first marking the area with a darker color then going over it with a lighter color. I think it gave it a nice effect.

Then after I colored all my images...

I sponged my water. I masked my fishes, by stamping an extra fish covering the already colored fish and sponging around them.

Then I cut out my images, pasted them on and put my Tag Box together. I think it came out pretty good, if I do say so myself!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

My Halloween Dollar Frame

I went to my local Dollar Tree the other day to browse around and see if there was anything I could add some magic too and transform it into something Fab. I came across this plain orange picture frame. My first thought was....Halloween! I love Halloween, it's such a fun holiday and the fact that my birthday is also during this spooky month just makes it even better!

I took my Papertrey "Spooky Sweets" stamp set and stamped those cute little bats all over. Then I used my circle stamp from Stampin' Ups "Basic Shapes" stamp set for my moon. Inside I stamped some Halloween icons using Papertrey's stamps and my spider from Stampendous. The bottom of the frame I used a Trick or Treat stamp that is from G Studio, which I got for a $1 last year...whoot whoot! Also you can kind of see a faint spider web (from Inkadinkado), I wanted it to be kind of suttle looking. I also used my scallops punch from Fiskars and then sponged the edges with some brown ink from Distressed Inks. I used my new rub ons from daisyd's to add some faux stitching. I love the new roll on rub ons, very easy to use! I then added a little ribbon and I was done! Over all I think it turned out cute! I can't wait to put it up for Halloween this year!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Is that Speed Racer....ummm close enough!

We took the girls out to ride bikes the other day. It was fun! We stopped off at Sonic so I could get my drink on....Route 44 Cherry Coke with extra cherry please! Then we drove all the way to the girls school, about a block from our house if that. The girls got out of the truck, we got the bikes out, they said "Whoo Hoo!", then they were off! They rode and rode and rode around the parking lot. We had to MAKE them stop to take a drink so they wouldn't get dehydrated. We were there for almost 2 hours letting the girls "drive" their "cars" around. They were such a riot. My little Abi-dab-a-doo was hilarious! She loved riding her bike and having daddy chase her. Of course she went a little off course too...

Mean ol' mommy made her get down. You can tell she thought about it and decided a trip to the ER wouldn't be as much fun as riding her bike around the parking lot, so she hopped off. Litterally hopped off. I almost had a heart attack, but it was all good, once I calmed down and had a moment.

Zoey was our little speed demon! That kid flies when she's on a bike. She's had her training wheels off since she was 3. She's an early learner, takes after her mom, hey don't laugh...I could be an early learner...okay so she takes after her dad. Are you happy now, ha ha ha ha!!!

Now Lachlan is a cruiser. She just takes her time and drives over here and drives over there wonders from place to place, never in a hurry, just cruis'in. It is almost time for her to get those training wheels off too. She only uses one when she rides. I'm always worried she's gonna tip, but she doesn't. I think I'm supposed to worry. If I recall it was somewhere in the fine print that moms were supposed to worry about their kids, forever! Yup, I just got out my handbook, oh you didn't get one...hmmm...well mine says we are supposed to worry. Hmmm..It also says that when riding bikes we are supposed to run behind them with pillows, foam or other soft surface. I'll have to remember that next time.

Here are just a few more of our bike riding experience. Even daddy got in on the action. I was afraid he was going to bust his bootie, and had my video camera ready but no such luck, I mean thankfully he didn't fall.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Slip-N-Slide Fun!!!

You know it's summer when the slip-n-slide comes out! Lachlan and Abigail had a blast "sliding" on the slip-n-slide. Zoey said it was too hot and choose to stay in side, smart girl. I almost went down the slip-n-slide myself because I was sweating bullets! Here's a few pics of the girls having fun in the sun!!!

Not only did the girls get to have fun, but so did Mommy. Girls night is this Friday and I made some cute little "treats" for a few lucky ladies. My sister made some shoe cookies to take and whoever has the lucky shoe, or should we say...if the shoe fits...then they get a special surprise. We plan on doing this at each of our girls night outs. It makes hanging out with your girlfriends just that much more fun! Imagine...No kids, girlfriends, food, fun, and a special surprise=priceless!
Here's a few pics of what I've made....

Purse and shoes... 3x3 cards inside of purse...

lil bag with some "kisses" in it...

a wrap with orange slices candy inside...

Monday, July 7, 2008

Busy Busy Busy!!

Yup that's me! We cleaned the whole house, up stairs, down stairs to the left to right, all over! And a bonus...my house is STILL clean!!! It may have something to do with the fact that we weren't really home this past weekend, but eh....that's besides the point, it's still clean!!! YAY!! I find it hard to keep this house clean sometimes with 3 active little girls who are a princess one minute, a kitty the next and then a ninja warrior with pretend dress up shoes on with a matching purse. I always knew my girls had a unique sense of style!! They must get that from their mommy.

These are a few things I have done over the weekend when we were home...These are for a swap I am doing on Splitcoast Stampers. I know it's a little early for Halloween, but if anyone knows me they know I love Halloween! One of my favorite holidays!! I hope you like them as much as I liked making them.