Monday, July 26, 2010

Black & White Photos

Today I'm showing you a LO using Black and White photos that I did for the design team.  I like to use a lot of color with B & W photos because I feel it makes the image pop!  This picture is my grandson in his backyard on his swing.  Even though it is B & W you can feel the sun.

I used my new frindge scissors, that I won on the Spotted Canary, on the bottom of the LO and cut the Caterpillar with my Cricut using A Walk In My Garden cartridge.  The backing for the photo is a Tissue and applied with Mod Podge and used a little distress ink to give it a little color.

You can see more LO's using black & white photos at Scrap Tiffiny today and again more on Friday.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Congratulation on the New Job

I made this card for my daughters brother-in-law that just got hired by a trucking firm.  He is now a long haul trucker.  The theme for Scrap Tiffiny Blog design team was to use Brad & Eyelets.  So I combined these into one card. 

I stamped the truck cab from a Stamp-in Up pickup stamp and cut the bed off.  Used the cuttlebug to give the trailer some embossing and the wheels are buttons with shinny chrome brads.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge Card

I was in need of a Birthday card so went looking for a current challenge with a sketch.  It is so much easier for me to get started if I have a sketch to go from.  This sketch is a challenge with Lili of the Valley Blog.

Pirate Birthday Party! ! !

It was Cooper's Pirate Birthday Party this past weekend.  My daughter and I put together the invitations above using Paperdolls Cricut Cartridge. 
I then used a grunge board cutout and used it as a mask on his birthday card.  I sprayed over it with Glimmer Mist giving it an old look for the skeleton.  I, once again, used a paperdoll cut out for the pirate and ship.  I distressed the sails by wetting them down and rubbing them until the paper was ruffed up and applied some distress ink.  Two buttons for the skeleton eyes and a few stickers finished it out.

On the day of the party I made Pirate cupcakes for the kids and a Pirate cake for everyone else.
It's too bad that the Birthday Pirate broke his leg the day before he turned two and was not able to play most of the games.  He had a good time anyway and is now the proud owner of a black cast!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Join the Spotted Canary!

Join the facebook page for the Spotted Canary and you will get a chance to win this prize!  It is a great group with challanges and a lot of prizes to be won.  This is where I won a ton of scrapbooking items from.  Check it out on Facebook or on their web site:

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blog Giveaway!

I just ran across this giveaway from the blog, All Scrapbook Steals.  Enter by checking out all their great deals and then leaving a comment about what is your favorite summer past time.  Get a second entry by posting on your blog, Facebook or Twitter. Winner will be announced on July 11th.