Tuesday, February 23, 2010

a matching game

Today's project is a matching game for Bug to play with. I cut some white cardstock 3x4 inches, and cut some one inch strips of patterned paper from my favorite Sunshine Lollipop bundle so I could make a second set for Button and they can tell them apart and minimize the fighting (a girl can dream!). I stamped the numbers 0-9 on the fronts of one set of cards, and used a flower from a Unity kit to stamp to make the picture representation of the numbers. On the backs of each of the card I stamped the word, as a secondary way to match the cards up. I am in process of covering each card with contact paper to make them last longer in little hands, and will punch a hole in the upper left corner so I can attach them to a binder ring to keep them from becoming lost.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

it's a baby!

It's a baby! Big congrats to Jess and her family on welcoming their newest bundle of joy earlier this week. To celebrate, today the Paper Maniac design team is having a baby blog hop. If you arrived from *** Amy's blog *** you are in the right spot. To see the whole hop, start at the Paper Maniac Store Blog. My card has a kraft base, the elephant is a by Stampin' Up! I used dp from Henry's Brilliance by Nikki Sivils for both the "baby" letters cut by my silhouette and the striped paper under the elephant.

Now hop on over to *** Patti's blog *** and leave a comment for your chance to win this fantastic blog candy. A winner will be chosen on February 24th!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

green and yellow owl

Today's card features earthy tones. I colored the owl (SideShow Stamps) with my prismacolors and added Smooch to make him shimmer a bit. The DP is Basic Grey Origins and the swirl stamp is from a past Unity Retail Kit (I did cut the swirl and make it longer to mimic a branch a bit more) then I added some bling to it.

Monday, February 8, 2010

you're so HOT!

Here is take two at a masculine Valentine's day card. I really like it. I used Cosmo Cricket Early Bird paper to piece the peppers together. The stamp is one I got when I first started stamping from Rubber Soul. I printed the "you're so" then cut out the label shape using my Silhouette. And the "HOT" was cut with my Silhouette as well. I am really enjoying playing with it more and more. I ran the white cardstock layer through my Big Shot using my Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folder.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Calendar Project

Today I wanted to share the wall calendar I have up for our family schedule. My girls (ages 3 1/2 and almost 2) like to see what is going on and it is helping them learn the days and months. I picked up this desk calendar at Wal*Mart for around $4 and jazzed it up with stamp set I had on hand. I stamped a heart on each day and added a football for the Super Bowl and a "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment on the 14th. I need to find something that would be good for the days we go to school and Bible Study so we can have an icon for each event. I used a cupcake stamp for birthday's and then write on events and visitors as they come up. We "x" off a day each morning then talk about what we are going to do that day. Just another way to use your stamp supplies in a non-traditional manner (and justify them as "homeschooling" to your hubby!).

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I am finally getting to post my 2nd page for the Scripture Challenge. Between sick kiddos last week and no time to create, it kept getting delayed. Now to start the 3rd one! I chose paper from the Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend mini deck for my background. The winding arrows reminded me of the twists, turns and choices we have to make day to day.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Makin' Progress Monday ~ The Basement

This weekend, I had a chance to clean up in the basement and unpack some more. I got one of the bookcases moved to it's spot and loaded up. I am starting to go through the girls toys and put them in bins. The plan is to rotate them every month, we'll see how I do with that. We have enough toys to keep them entertained for quite a while. The carpet in this room is starting to be visible, not that it is all that exciting being ugly brown and all, but it's progress.
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