Saturday, September 6
Saturday, August 30
Hope everyone has a great long weekend.
Saturday, August 23
Friday, August 22
Today was Open House for the older boys. It was nice to see our friends again, meet the new teachers and check out the classrooms. I think this will be a fun year.
I loved this tree at the peak of our trail. Peter and I called them "witch trees". There is just something about it that's different.
I'm going to try and be back tomorrow with something creative.
Till then, Lara
Thursday, August 21
I finally got to be creative recently. My sister called and needed a set of cards (like, yesterday) for someone she works with. This is one of the cards I came up with and I think it is among one of my favorites. It is elegant yet simple which I really like. I hope you do to. I'll be back tomorrow night with some pictures from our latest hike. I never realized how beautiful our mountains in the desert are.
For this card: Garden Silhouettes stamp set; Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Whisper White card stock; Regal Rose and Always Artichoke markers; Rose and Spring Moss ribbon all from Stampin' Up! and of course some Stickles for that little something extra.
Sunday, August 3
Dylan decided to make funny people. Again they pulled out the essential ovals, who knew they could be kayaks, skateboards and monsters. He stamped them then drew funny faces and bodies. What a kid.
Can you see the lines between the trees and the bird and butterfly. Jake thought it was funny that his trees, etc were holding hands. Always thinking outside the box that one. I'm going to have to watch out for him.
Patrick's card may not necessarily be funny but I think it cute. Patrick is our Cubmaster so he thought the Hiker needed to take Santa's sleigh for a joy ride. Cool.
Talk to you later,
Dylan went with a flower stamp and stamped it over and over in different colors.
Jake, the ever creative one, went back to his go to stamp set, Essential Ovals. But this time he turned it into a skateboard then drew his own ramp. Why can't I think of things like this.
Patrick new exactly what he wanted to do. He stamped his image over and over all the while telling me how he just loves the clear stamps because he can see right through them. Yes, honey!
Jake (top) and Dylan (bottom) decided their favorite thing was to make birthday cards. Hope you like them.
By now I had given up on stamping live and played online while getting things for the boys when they needed help and answering their many questions. Next time I want to know something I'm going to have them start stamping first. As soon as they started I don't think they stopped talking till I told them they had to stop stamping at 9:00.
My cards first. I love the coffee set. It was my first ever A Muse stamp and I always seem to come back to it.
Dylan (8) is next. He thinks the hiker and Elzy are in love. I love how he drew a heart in between them.
Jake (6) thought about the love theme for a couple minutes before he decided to make tons of girls ( there are 7 more on the inside and back of the card). He was very adamant though that he didn't love girls but that girls loved love.
Lastly, we come to my husband, Patrick. Since we stamped after the kids went to bed. This was actually the last card he made. He combined sets to make and Mom and her baby.
I never knew I had such a creative family. We'll have to do this again sometime.
I'll post the rest of the challenges later. I've got to run now, Dylan has a scuba class in 20 minutes.
Saturday, August 2
Jake immediately looked at all my stamps and wanted to make Kayaks out of the essential oval set. I would have never thought of that. He has a starting line and a finish line for his race.
Dylan has a lot more going on in his. He also has the kayaks in water and a house for his window as well as a table on the patio with lemonade and the Eiffel Tower in the background.
Hope you enjoy.
They are hard at work on the next challenge.
Friday, July 25
I made a matching card using another sheet of the patterned paper. I used the same card stock as on the bag. For the sentiment I cut out a single "dot", stamped my sentiment inside and layered it twice. I also added a twinkle sticker to the i to give it a little added something. It was simple to make but everyone was impressed.
Hope you enjoy!
Thursday, July 24
The picture to the left was taken about half way up the mountain looking to Cathedral Rock. I can't believe we made it all the way to the top of that.
The second picture was taking at a natural spring we came across near the final leg up to the top.
Next is the view looking to the west towards Mary Jane Falls (another great hike) from the top.
Lastly is looking south at Mt. Charleston and the surrounding mountains.
Wednesday, July 23
For this card: Paper is Rose Red, Regal Rose and Whisper White by Stampin' Up!. Ink is Memento Tuxedo Black and Versamark. Ribbon by Stampin' Up!. Copics, Spica Glitter Pen, Creative Candy from A Muse. Marvy punch and SU punches. Main image popped up on dimensionals.
Hope you enjoy.
Friday, July 18
This card was for a Food and Drink themed swap by Jennie. I stamped the watermelon on Whisper White cardstock and colored with my copics. The rind is actually created by one green copic marker. I kept layering the color on certain parts to give it a deeper color. I love that they can do that which tearing the paper. I doodled the ground to give it something extra. And you can't be a "lady" bug with some sparkle so I used my spica glitter pen on the bugs lashes, antennae, and spots as well as the watermelon seeds. It's shimmers in real life.
For this card: Ladybug Picnic, Green Galore, Real Red and Whisper White cardstock, DP paper all from Stampin' Up!, Ribbon from A Muse, Copic markers
Thursday, July 17
This first one was designed by my oldest who is 8.
This next card was designed by my 6 year old. He loves the scouting stamps I picked up last month and is so excited to be starting Cub Scouts this year. I think it's cute that he paired them with the Eiffel Tower and had to draw in a mountain for the hiker.
This last one is by my youngest son who is 2. He wanted to be just like his brothers but can't quite grasp the concept of how the colored pencils work yet.
Hope you enjoy.
Tuesday, July 8
Hopefully I'll have something new for you soon. In the meantime have you checked out Amuseapalooza. I have been having so much fun.
For this card: Image by A Muse, paper by Stampin' Up!, Copics (of course), random ribbon from Michaels.
Sunday, July 6
I thought I would share with you today the birthday "card" I made for Jennie. For those of you that know her, you are well aware of her love of coffee and all things A Muse. But what some of you may not know is that she is also giddy about music. She love to find new songs and shares her love with her friends and family. So I knew right away that I wanted to give her an itunes gift card this year. What better way to wrap it than in a CD case.
I did a lot of paper piecing on this project. I first stamped the girl on some scrap paper, then stamped the banner, her dress and the star on patterned paper and cut them all out. I layered them all on different patterned paper and tore the green paper to look like ground.
On the inside I used the same green as a band to highlight my greeting. I taped the gift card where the CD would normally go. To get the patterned paper behind the inset all you need to do is pop the insert out starting at the outside edges very gently. You can then place you paper behind it or remove it all together.
This is just a quick pick of the outside of the case. After quite a bit of thought I ended up leaving the back unadorned to keep it crisp and simple. I had so much fun making this and Jennie really enjoyed opening it. She is truly my inspiration.
For this project: Celebration Kids clear stamp set from A Muse, Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!, Spica glitter pen, Stickles, Marvy Punch.
Till next time,
Tuesday, July 1
I made this card for the swap that my friend, Jennie, hosts each month. I love to see all the wonderful design that the ladies come up with. I have been busy coming up with some new cards this week, so be on the look out in the next few days.
For this card: Pixie Pink, Chocolate Chip, Lovely Lilac cardstock; Pixie Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Lovely Lilac ink, Dimensionals, Vintage brads all from Stampin' Up!.
Till next time,
Friday, June 27
Tuesday, June 10
For this project: Tempting Turquoise , Real Red, Whisper White card stock, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, YoYo Yellow, Brilliant Blue Ink, Versamark, By Sea and Eat Cake stamp sets all from Stampin' Up!