Thursday, July 30, 2009
You know at the wedding? When people toss rice or birdseed as the couple leaves? Well, this "green" couple used flower soft flower petals instead! Alright - if you love what you've seen, go ask for your own Superbird! He's the last free issue! Sunshine's Stamp Creations!
Oh - IF YOU MAKE A PROJECT WITH ANY OF THESE FREE RELEASES... be sure to use "sunshinestamps" as one of your keywords or tags, so we can come see! Have a great weekend!
Ta for now, ~ky
Monday, July 27, 2009
I colored him up with paper piecing over the weekend while watching NASCAR (yup - big fan here). Then Blogger and I had numerous discussions, but we finally reached agreement today. Sorry for being late with my homework! The bunny ate it! Bwaaaahaahahahahaha...ah.
What young driver wouldn't LOVE to get this card with some keys attached? Or maybe some gas money?? I know I was beside myself with joy when I got my first wheels. I need to "transform" (get it?) this bird into my original bird who resembles Bumble Bee in the first Transformer movie...not like the comic books, although I did drive a VW Beetle for awhile too.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
It's a fairly simple card - SU!s Old West two-sided patterned paper, Bazzill and Gina K cardstocks, Gina K Designs Many Wishes stamp set, SU! kiwi kiss ink, and Ranger Ink distressing ink in walnut, flower soft, MM ribbon and Robin's Nest dew drops.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Ta for now, ~ky
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I press it into the center area that I want to color, if the area is a little larger. That gives me a little puddle to work from, and I just push it out to the corners of the area.
Here you can see the detail you can control with the pen-point tip.
I used 4 colors of smooch on Malcolm - moonlight for the headlights, siren for the roof lights, silver fox for the mirrors and sun visors, and pumpkin for the turn signals and running lights. So, there you have it. A closer look at Smooch. Malcolm says you should try some! Ask your LSS to open a bottle for customers to try. I look forward to your impressions after using the product.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Non sono il suo muggito me... I'm not your moo-me. Snark! Ok, this was one challenge from VSN on Friday. This is the new image from Sunshine's Stamp Creations! His name is Malcolm the Milk Truck! Our VSN challenge was to make a card representing a wilted salad (crumpled cardstock) with an Italian sentiment. I hope it brings you a little giggle. Visit Sunshine to request your Malcolm! Then head over to VSN and play along! You have until 10 p.m. Eastern on Sunday to upload!
I was (and still am) a planner. I had class schedules, homework charts, rewrote notes from class, etc. Today we have names for those sorts of behaviors! Medicines even! I loved covering my books so I could doodle on them in class. So, in honor of all those lucky peeps going back to school, I created this Unity bookplate. These images are from the newest Unity release, Hodge Podge of Happiness. I will run this plate through my Xyron so the adhesive is uniform. You can use removable Xyron adhesive for your kids books, if they still issue them.
Make different ones for your kids. Leave them uncolored so those kids can doodle in class. It's been proven that doodling actually improves lecture retention. Not to mention, that doodling (complete with the dreamy boyfriend names and stuff) becomes perfect for a scrapbook page later!
Recipe: Pebbles white cardstock, SU! patterned paper, border punch and markers.
This is a Patrick Patrol Car birthday card. I LOVE Patrick - he's adaptable to so many uses! Here, I paired him with Gina K's Tickle Your Funny Bone sentiments to make a grumpy old birthday card. PATRICK IS STILL AVAILABLE FROM SUNSHINE'S STAMP CREATIONS FOR FREE!!! Just go visit Sunshine's site for details.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Soooooo.....I have this book, see... It's just a little On Board Art Journal from Stampin' Up (item 107065) that I decorated. I use it to jot down lots of interesting bits and pieces of my life, including photos, ephemera, etc. The detritus of living.
Within that book, I have several sections, including one about my town. I've lived all over, so I've tried to include the fascinating, unusual, freaky or otherwise unique things about places I've lived.
I live in Arizona, about as far north as one can get and still be in the state. Therefore, I often find I spend more time in Utah than Arizona. There are several peculiar things here, including a desert that doesn't know it's a desert, a mountain that is laying down, and a staircase you can't climb up. A lot of the geology runs north to south, meaning avenues of travel follow those valleys, north and south. We're kind of isolated by our geology. Where is this going? Enter Patrick Patrol Car and his Officer.
Well, there are several small towns along this particular valley, kind of like little pearls on a string. Each town is unique, and has an expectedly small budget. One of the interesting things about small budgets are the unique ways that small budget is expressed. In our valley, it's in traffic control - or the lack thereof. Each town in the valley has a squad car (fully functional) parked at some prominent place for weeks or even months at the time. Each car has a "model" officer sitting, fully uniformed, in the car with his hand raised to greet visitors.
When you don't have a stop light, you have to make your own Saturday night fun... We gather out front of the gas station, at the post office or on a porch to watch the tourists. You can tell 'em right off - they see that squad car (mind you, it hasn't been washed in a month, and the collection of debris around the tires should be a dead giveaway), and slam on the brakes. Or...they'll pull over, get out and walk back to his car to get directions to the next "modern" town, complete with map in hand!
Our town's dummy officer is Latex Larry (given his parentage, though some call him Fredonia Fred), the towns on up the valley boast Kanab Karl, Orderville Ollie, Glendale Gary, etc. I tell ya, it's a riot! So, that's the next installment in my little book of precious memories... I really hope Rob doesn't mind this tongue-in-cheek production, but Patrick was just a priceless and perfect addition!
Head on over to Sunshine's Paper Obsessions to request your FREE digital image! Have a great day!
Ta for now, ~ky
Friday, July 10, 2009
Just a simple image (all are from Unity's Gratitude = Joy set, except For You), with some hoarded fibers and buttons from Basic Grey. A little decorative piercing and it's ready to go!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I love these little birds from Unity's Hey Chick set. DP is SEI, CS is Bazzill, SU! chicken wire BG, Prismacolor pencils, stickles, ranger distressing ink, MM flower brad, Prima flowers, Darice rhinestones, and Nestabilities dies.
I'll be posting the winner tonight on the winner's thread in the Unity Hip Hop forum, and here on my blog!
Have a great day!
Ta for now, ~ky
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
This is the latest in the Everday Heroes series from Sunshine! I'll give ya a big ole hint...it's an eye. Yep right der in the meedle. I'll give you another hint...we were watching a Pixar movie the other night, with nary a child in the house! When I got the sneak peek, I had to giggle because I was reminded of the characters in the movie.
Now, on your way. Tami and Julie have a sneaky peeky on their blogs too! Just click there names over on the right side of my blog and see. Check out the rest of the Design Team's sites too. They've been playing with the other images!
Ta for now! ~ky
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I really appreciate the focus Angela has on scripture and meaningful quotes. I made this page for my scripture study scrapbook. It uses the scripture Wait for the Lord from the Something Within set. The paper is from Creative Imaginations, and Bazzill cardstock. I love the look of distressing on paper - it reminds me of an old, worn, well loved Bible!
I hope this entry helps to brighten your day. Don't forget to be back tomorrow for Day 3!
Ta for now, ~ky
All I did was spin Lenny Loader (available for free from Sunshine Stamp Creations) in my software and print her out - viola! Lenora! I love being able to control the image size and direction. Digital images are very versatile. I hope you'll request one from Sunshine, and link up your project in a comment here. I want to visit and see how ya did!
Alrighty - I've got to pop off and get some housework done. Have a fabby day!
Ta for now, ~ky
Recipe: SU! Raspberry Tart PP and CS, Lenny Loader, Sunshine; Colorbok metal dot, Prismacolor pencils, Offray ribbon, SU! markers.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Hello all you peeps out in blogdom! I hope you had a stellar 4th of July! For those of you who don't celebrate our holiday, I still hope you had a terrific weekend!
This is my week to host Unity on my blog. How does it work? All you have to do is visit my blog each day and post a comment on each day's project. I'll be drawing a winner on Thursday and posting the winner in the Unity Hip Hop Winner's Thread, and on my blog. Stay tuned!
Recipe: Pebbles cardstock, Unity in America stamp set, Scenic Route patterned paper, Michael's rhinestones, SU! irridescent ice embossing powder, Gina K star stamp and brads, Colorbok silver star, SU! ink, Prismacolor pencils and a little smooch.
Thanks for stopping by!
Ta for now, ~ky
Saturday, July 4, 2009
I am honored to be able to present this new company, and serve as a design team member. You know, I once thought digital images were not practical. However, I didn't really take the time to explore their applications. Christina Bower (owner) has some wonderful ideas on digital image flexibility, and I am going to be learning and playing with those ideas later this week.
For now, I just want to show you how easily these images create great masculine cards. I made this card using Lenny Loader (of the Big Builder series). This image can be anything from a boy's birthday to a Father's Day or other celebratory card. Here, I made a card for my husband's birthday.
I love playing with my prismacolor pencils to create scenes for images. This time, I went with a simple background to give Lenny the fullest attention. I used my Flower Soft (Spring mix - from my friend Amy! Thanks!), machine embroidery thread (Coates & Clark) to dress up the border, and heavy weight aluminum foil to glam Lenny up a little. Face it - guys wanna look good too!!
I tilted the card to give you a better look at the dimension added by the flower soft, ribbon and stitching. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things (Can Ya Dig It set), paper is Pebbles cardstock, and Lenny was printed in toner rather than ink (no bleeding).
This is the inside of the card. I made a card pocket by folding up the excess paper rather than cutting it off. This is a versatile card - you can put money, a gift card, or just about anything in it (even some MP3 players could fit!). Here I added some seeds for my husband because he loves to garden. I will probably add a gift card too, so he can buy more soil to expand his garden area.
Check back often! I will have another project for you later this week using Lenny or his sister Lenora (or maybe both!). I appreciate you stopping by, and I'd love to know what you think of this project. Have a terrific July 4th celebration!
Ta for now, ~ky