Thursday, June 16, 2011

Last day of School

104 days of summer vacation, and school comes along just to end it. Yes, this is the delightful tune my son just won’t stop singing. (from a cartoon called Phineas & Ferb) Today was the last day of school. I wanted to make my son’s teacher a cute card that would remind her of him. He is always reading and she knows of his love for books. I thought this image from coloring page Tuesdays, by Elizabeth O. Dulemba would be perfect. He agreed to let me use flowers on the card but wanted to make sure the worm was a boy. lol, he’s very insistent.

Of course I wanted to make the most of my final crafting days before I start school again, so these are the challenges I’d like to enter this card in:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday – Sketch

The Cupcake Craft Challenge – Boy, oh Boy (masculine card)

Bearlymine Challenge – Anything goes

Going Grey- Anything goes

The Paper Shelter – Punches and dies

Southern Girls – Anything goes


In this second photo you could see the MS branch punch I used on the top and inside of card.


And here is the inside along with a cute poem I saw online by Amy Fuchs. was short on space so could not include it inside.


I colored in the image with copic inks, and used all SU paper’s/ cardstock/ The Punch is MS branch and Spellbinders dies. Flowers are from wild orchid. I popped up the image on some dimensionals and used Sookwang Score-tape and my scotch ATG to stick it all together.

Hope you enjoyed and I will see y’all soon ~ Angela

Friday, June 10, 2011

A totally tubular birthday wish

Hi friends. I have been having some more fun making cards that I actually needed. My godson’s B-day is tomorrow, he’s turning 3. I got him a really cute outfit to match this card. He’ll look like he is truly loved by some surf addicts when he sports the outfit ;P

So for my card I choose my lil cutie, Sports Billy from pink cat studios. I used Stampin Up Card stock (boy I really to buy some more) I used my spellbinders to shape the card and a cuttlebug folder to emboss the waves. Chipboard for the star & the #3. I inked it up with SU Craft Ink and embossed some fine SU glitter. I colored sports Billy with Copic inks and added some Glossy accents to his board and the #3. It was still wet when I took the photo and that’s why it looks gluey but once it’s dry it will Shine like wet water. I created the sentiment digitally. I hope he will think it’s cute I just love the lil doggie with his toes on the nose! (she looks like my parents Chihuahua Mini Mouse) I would like to enter my card in these challenges:

Truly Scrumptious challenge – Summer sparkle

7 kids challenge – feeling hot hot hot

The ABC Challenge – W is for Wish

ATS Challenge – Aqua Yellow & lime

The Paper Shelter – Celebrate

The paper variety – for the guys

The Pixie cottage – Shape it up


Seems I only have one more week to play along. School starts Monday and I have a heavy load to cover. I’m just so happy when I do have time to join in the challenges. Thanks and be posting again real soon!

Friday, June 3, 2011


Hi friends. It’s been so great having a little vacay from school. I am so at carefree these days. I have been getting my fill of pleasure reading. Thanks to Gwen ;) If you fancy reading, you should totally check out her blog. It’s amazingly entertaining and you can always find something good to read. Right now I’m reading a book called Vixen. It’s about a rich beautiful & spoiled 1920’s girl who turns rebel right before her nuptials, because she wants to be a flapper. It’s better then reality TV!


Ok so on to my card I wanted to do a couple of challenges. I haven’t inked up any stamps in a really long time. I’m afraid they are feeling so very neglected at this point. DH even mentioned boxing up my rubber/ink for storage. My response was let me think about it, Umm NO! I had to buy something new to get my mojo back. I bought  new rubber, wonderful bible versus, so I can make some Christian encouragement cards. Variety is good. Paired up with Tilda praying makes a very encouraging card.


A closer look will reveal the adornment on her hair piece


Here are the challenges I would like to enter this card in:

Magnolia-licious  Purple & yellow

Copic creations  Color to look like distress (challenging technique)

cute card thursday Embellish your image

Our Daily Bread  Use your favorite stamp  (Scripture 2)


Thanks for hanging around and I’ll post more soon! ~Angela