Thursday, June 26, 2008

My entry to the CI #13 came completely from my scrap box!

CI # 13

The color inspiration for this week from I didn't think I was going to have time to do this with workshop tonight and being so far behind. One of the cards I wanted to do at my workshop was a scrap card. We did one before, and I love how creative everyone was. I just dug in my scrap box for the appropriate colors and put them together! I like the card in person, but was a little disappointed in the way it photographed. I still love doing these inspirations- it saves me so much time, and I have started spotting my own inspirations! (see below)
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I am posting my own inspiration. As primitive as it is... (my sweet husband won't fix the scanner). I saw this ad about the same day that I saw a cherry card on the SU web site. I totally copied one card and then adapted the other to look more like the ad. I apologize for not giving credit to the talented artist who came up with the idea. The funny thing is that it took me two days to track down a punch to punch the cherries! Thanks to Frances for lending me her punch!

Workshop peak

A sneak peak into my workshop cards this week. I have had so much fun with the color inspirations at that I decided to keep the flow going. The feel of these cards reminds me of a summer dress that one would wear to church on Sunday. I tried to keep them light and girly!

I found the best inspiration for a card and then cased an idea from SU showcase. In my mind the card is so cute! I was so excited to post- but I cannot find a 1/2" punch which I need to compete the card. I hope to have it and other cards on later today.
I spent all day yesterday working on ideas for my workshop this week. The theme is cool, white, summer cards. Some are already posted on this blog, and some I just changed up a little.
Check back later...

Friday, June 20, 2008

One more attempt at the Top 10 of Kristin,s picks. I am really into white cards right now. They remind me of Easter dresses. This on is so simple with scallops and circles.

We are off to the lake for the weekend- no stamping, but I bought 4 magazines to read!

Have a fun weekend.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Be Inspired Challenge #18 from fresh & fun was from this Martha Stewart cake.

I found this challenge from Beate a real challenge. The cake inspiration was so pretty, and I wanted to convey the same soft flowers on a card. I like the results- even though it was so hard to get a good picture.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

I felt so creative yesterday that I actually did two challenges! This on is a pattern beate put on her blog- and on I am always looking for new ways to tie ribbon. A bowline wouldn't work, so I went with the knot tied like a tie. Hopefully this is the only tie our Daddy will be getting for Father's day!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Ooh -aah I love this card! It was so simple to put together too! I used Pick a Petal to stamp on So Saffron, Rose Red, and white card stock. Then I added a little Old Olive ink and cut them all out. I embossed the circle on the background with clear powder, then embossed a few extra for the border. I punched the extra circles and Going gray textured paper with the 1" punch. The center of the flower is chipboard with French knot tied thru it. The ribbon is a luscious taffeta. An inside secret- I used the strip of embossed background (the front of the card) that was trimmed off the cover the top half of the circles on the inside front. It keeps it looking neat.

Thanks for looking.

Join the color challenge from kristin over at I really like the light feeling of these colors- and I am thinking about that big flower stamp set- check back to see what I came up with.

Here is the next installment of Blair's black eye! Not as impressive as I thought it would be. A week later you cannot even see it unless he holds his eyelid down. He was very blessed - it seems his injuries were mild. The protection prayer I pray every morning works!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Another chapter in the Mother of Boys novel

Chapter 1:
It was a dark and stormy night...
actually we were at Family Fun night at the baseball park. The coaches were playing a rousing came of softball (with lots of coaching from the parents) and some kids were playing a Homerun derby on the other field. It seems that my hubby was watching this homerun derby and talking to other parents about how the Chenault family is always hurt in some interesting way. Right now my 11year old is in the last week of the cast he is wearing for a fractured hand. Anywhoo, as the dust settled on the pitchers mound' who was lying in fetal position moaning in pain? Of course, the other Chenault boy...Blair took a ball to the face smacked off the end of a bat!

After a rather non eventful 3 hour visit to Womens and Childrens, we learned that Blair fractured the orbital floor, and his nose. He has a real nice shiner and if you look carefully you can see the print of the ball on his cheek.
The moral of the story... Bubble wrap may be a good idea!