Monday, April 6, 2009

Whew! What a weekend!

My son, Seth, turned 9 on Friday and my weekend was packed with birthday celebrations! From movies, to a skating party to a family celebration. I'm exhausted! How 'bout you? What did you do this weekend?

Well, Jenn spent the weekend at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in St. Louis. She had tons of fun in the booth with the Making Memories Slice. If you have any pictures from CKC St. Louis we'd love to see them! You can email them to me at

Our friend, PJ, sent me this great card...

She used some American Crafts Patchwork Accents for all the images on the card. Here's PJ's directions to recreate this card:

Cut blue background to 5 ¼" x 7"
Cut purple paper to 5" x 6 ¼" and layer paper
Cut 1 white box to 1 7/8" x 6 1/8"
Cut 2 white boxes 3" x 2 7/8" and stack one on top of the other as shown
Decorate your boxes using the Patchwork Accents stickers from American crafts
Stitch with a black pen around each white box

There are numerous options for sentiments for this card! You could say...
You are "SEW" Special!!
Thank you "SEW" much!
"SEW," how've you been?
"Sew," what's new?
"Sew," what's up?
It's been "sew" long since we talked…call me!
You are "SEW" sweet…thank you "SEW" much!
"SEW," I heard it’s your birthday….

Don't you love how she added real material to the card?! What a great touch! And those American Crafts Accents are so versatile!

Veronica has a chocolate lover in her house. Check out the photo on this layout...

The title, which translates to "a true chocoholic", was made with the Marigold alphabet. Doesn't that photo crack you up? Veronica and her family were headed out to a New Year's Eve party and she had already given Melker a bath. Her husband was supposed to get him dressed while Veronica showered but obviously, Melker had other plans! LOL! This is what memories are made of!

Tammy has her very own Easter Bunny! Okay, you got me. She doesn't have a REAL bunny but Lauren is waaaaay cuter that a bunny!

Tammy used the Quickutz limited edition Jolly font for her title which totally proves it's not just for holiday projects! For her journaling, she used the Unity Stamp Every Day Use...which is perfect for scrapbook layouts! Check out her ribbon flowers! Tammy got this idea from Chrissy, a member of Transparent Touches and Tags design team.

I spent some time playing...I mean practicing (wink)...with my Copics this weekend. I used the airbrush system to create this card.

The papers are Sassafras Lass. I cut the Revolution Bird in acetate and I used my Blue Green Copic in the airbrush system to color the it. I had some leftover pieces of the Revolution Label that I had used on another project so I cut it in half and mounted the bird on top of it. I stamped my entiment on a tag from the Spellbinders Double End Tags and I cut one end off so it would stop at the edge of the card like the label.

Thank's for stoppin' by today! I have another video for you on Wednesday so be sure to check back! While you're here leave us a comment and let us know what you did over the weekend and if you have any burning questions, leave them too! Take care and we'll see you Wednesday!


1 comment:

Carrie B. said...

I love those ribbon flowers on Tammy's layout! I'll have to try my hand at that one for sure. Thanks for the great idea!