Sunday, June 30, 2013

Red Carpet Studios - Anything Goes: 3D Project

Good morning.  What are you up to today?  Are you having a good weekend.  This weekend it was in excess of 105 degrees here in TX.  I am so not used to this heat.  Thank goodness we have A/C & that we live a block away from the pool.  Now, what would be better is if we had a pool in our backyard, but not yet.  One of these years....

Today at Red Carpet Studios, a new challenge is posted.  This is a good one!  Anything goes!  Both the card & the layout teams came together for this one, & boy you should see some of the creations.  Be sure to head over there for some great inspiration!

The challenge runs from June 30th to July 6th, & is based on 3D Movies, & is exactly as I said, Anything Goes!  Our sponsor is The Paper Parade, & once you link your project, one lucky winner will receive a $15 gift certificate for their store!  What an awesome prize!!

The inspiration behind the project that I chose to do, came from Kid Serve (VBS) from church last week. I was in charge of the crafts for the kids, & what we did was make centerpieces for the tables at a local nursing home.  We used mason jars as the base, filled them with Mardi Gras beads, & made stars & little red firework like things to stick in like flowers. 

I spun my "centerpiece" in a different direction & used a round vase, filled with red, white, & blue Mardi Gras beads, wrapped a ribbon around the top, then made the roses with red, white, & blue paper & adhered them to each end of a pipe cleaner.  Then I folded the pipe cleaners in half & arranged my flowers as you see.  Viola!

A little time consuming, but at least I could sit & roll the flowers w/ the kids.  They didn't want to help so much, but they surely wanted the finished flowers. 
I hope that you liked my project today.  Don't forget to head over to RCS to enter for your chance to win.  Please stopped back & see me again soon!!  

Monday, June 24, 2013

Nuts About Sketches #270 & #271

Good morning! 
Since the kids are out of school, I have not been on any kind of schedule, & everything is all off kilter for me.  I am so used to having my blog posts scheduled a month or so in advance, & unfortunately, that hasn't been happening. I am so sorry!  I am playing catch up with last week & this weeks sketches from Nuts About Sketches.
A wonderful double page layout! 
I just loved working with this sketch.  It was so much fun, & you could do so much with it.  I just loved these pictures that I used too.  We had these doll high chairs, & the girls would sit in them & play beauty salon.  It was so cute!  I don't think that their big toe would fit in them now! 

Oh my gosh!  The days of the Cozy Coupe Car!  She loved this car, & would spend hours upon hours in it! She would ride in it by herself, or with whatever toy she had with her at the moment.  She especially loved taking her dolls & playing "mommy".  But her all time favorite thing, was when her sister would push her as fast as she could! 
Thank you for looking today! 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Red Carpet Studios - Going Digital

Well, hello there!!  Happy Sunday!  We are in the second to last week of June.  I cannot believe that!  Swim team has been keeping us busy every single day, & it has finally come to an end. The girls did outstanding for their first year, & I look forward to another season next year.  We also had KidServe at church (The Commons UMC) this past week, our version of VBS.  We made Bags of Grace for the homeless, which my husband had the opportunity to hand to someone in need, we made blankets for the kids at Texas Children's Hospital, & made disaster relief bags.  We also made centerpieces for a nursing home, & at the same nursing home, the kids sang some songs for them.  It was a very moving, eventful week, & the best part is that the children understood it!  At least mine did!  It is amazing to see God work in their lives.

Enough about that!  I have a new crafty thing to share with you today!  At Red Carpet Studios a new challenge was posted today.  I meant to have this posted earlier today, but we have been so busy, & I am so out of whack, that the post didn't get posted until late.  Better late than never, right?! 

This week, June 23rd - June 29th, the challenge is "Going Digital".  Use any digital stamp on your card!  That is easy enough, right? 

The sponsor of the challenge this weeks is:  The Paper Nest Dolls

The prize will be 3 Copics, 5 Copics if winner uses a Paper Nest Dolls image.  (She posts freebies every now & again, so check to see if there are any now....which I do believer there are).  :o)

I got to have my pick this week, & I chose this lil cutie!  It reminded me of my Emma, which is why I picked it. 

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope to have you stop by again soon.  Be sure to head over to RCS to link up your digital image card for your chance at some Copics!!  Have a fabulous day!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Nuts About Sketches #268 & #269

Happy Monday!  Happy first day of the week.  This is our first Monday with no school, for the summer break.   We are spending the morning at swim practice, then something fun for the rest of the day, I'm sure. 
With everything going on at the end of the school year, I forgot to schedule my post for last Monday, so here are both of my designs for Nuts About Sketches #268 & #269. 
I kind of like posting these together becuase the cupcake layout is of Emma when she was almost 1, & the below layout is of Emma when she was 6. It is fun to look at pictures & compare what they looked like & what they have become.  Now what would be really cool, if I had another layout to post of her today (age 8). 

Thank you for looking today.  I hope that you swing by Nuts About Sketches to check out the actual sketches & maybe create something yourself.  Have a wonderful week!  Hope to see you soon.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Red Carpet Studios - Graduation

Hi there & happy Sunday! The first Sunday of summer. Wednesday was the last day of school for the girls & we have a busy summer planned.  Lots of library time, swim team, VBS, camps.  It should be a lot of fun!
Today is a new challenge at Red Carpet Studio, & in honor of the graduating class of 2013, of course, the challenge is based on the movie "The Graduate".  It will run from June 9th - June 15th, & you must create a graduation card.  Once complete, please link it up over at Red Carpet Studio for a chance to win a prize from the wonderful sponsor this week QKR Stampede:
The prize will be 5 digis of winner's choice. Awesome!!
I don't know any graduates this year, so I went kind of generic with my card.  I made a "congrats" card, which of course we would congratulate a graduate, right?  Anyway, here is my creation:

I embossed off white card stock, inked it to make the design pop, secured it on craft card stock, then embellished with a stick pin, ribbon, butterflies & epoxy stickers.
Thank you for stopping by today.  I kind of missed my post for NAS last Monday so both will be posted tomorrow.  Ooops!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!