Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Monster Birthday



Just a quick post to share another card I made awhile ago. Looking at the card now, I think I would add a few more stamped cupcakes or maybe a chipboard number...hmm...maybe I'll take care of that tomorrow. Maybe.

It's difficult to tell from the picture, but there was a lot of love put into this card! Distressing, sponging, fussy cutting, masking, coloring, shiny crystal effects accents...this was not a quick card, my friend! Still, I do like the card, just think it needs a little 'wow' factor, KWIM?




The weather the last couple of days seems to be changing. I, for one, am looking forward to Fall and all it brings with it!

See ya next post!

Angi

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards for Kids Blog Hop!



Hello and welcome to the Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards for Kids Blog Hop! We have all come together today to make cards for a wonderful cause, Cards for Kids! We hope to encourage you to also make cards for this great cause and have fun along the way, too! So please hop along with us, and make sure to leave comments as there will be prizes for commenters and participants! So let's get going! Also, if you are lost in the hop, you can always start at the beginning at the Lawn Fawn blog. Thank you so much for hopping along with us today!


WOW! If you made it this far, you sure are dedicated! :)  Or in my case, I just can't get enough eye candy when it comes to cards. Sigh...so many blogs, not enough time!


Cards for Kids is a lovely way to help uplift these children and their families. Stop HERE to find out more about them and how you can help bring them smiles!


If you found your way here from Deb's blog, you're on the right track! If you're lost, scroll down to the bottom of this post to get your bearings - wouldn't want you to miss any of the fun!


So without much ado, here's one of mine...




If you were just flying by to see the card - done! Thanks for stopping by!


Your next stop is the lovely Stephanie!


If you're interested in a little more info about my project, read on! It was pretty simple, really. Well, after I made the first one the rest were easy! I love the saying, "there are no mistakes, only embellishment opportunities!" That was the case here.


I had the concept of this card in my head for awhile. I liked the concept so much that I decided to make 10 of these cards. Finally got around to gathering my supplies and made this card while watching a movie with the family...mostly in the dark!


Turned the lights on, only to discover the acrylic block I had been using to stamp the tree had transferred brown ink from the corner of the block to the middle of my card! Ugh!


It was too late to design another card. Luckily for me, the sentiment I had chosen fit that oval punch!


In case you're wondering why there are no adorable Lawn Fawn stamps on my project, it's because I don't own any, yet! I happened upon the Lawn Fawn blog through Jennifer McGuire's blog just in time to sign up for the blog hop. Coincidence?! ;) I think not! (there's a link to their site at the top of this post!)


And because I like to give credit where credit is due...


Stamps: Family Leaves Promo (Inque Boutique), Trendy Trees (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock/Paper: green and yellow scraps, Whisper White, Crumb Cake (SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White (SU!) Wild Honey (TH Distress Ink)
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals (SU!), Imaginisce 22mm Brad Punch Other: various Prima flowers, glitter glue, clear ep



Thanks, again for spending part of your day with me! Hope to see you again soon!


Hugs,
Angi


If you want to make sure you don't miss any of the great cards today, here is the Blog Hop list:


Lawn Fawn http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/
Meredith www.papercanteen.com
Tiffany http://tiffguam.com
Mandy www.limelightpapercrafts.blogspot.com 
Nichol www.nicholmagouirk.typepad.com 
Ayana http://www.ayanaposadas.typepad.com/
Brit http://artismysunshine.blogspot.com
Christiana www.penciledwhimsies.blogspot.com
Banu http://stampingwithpassion.blogspot.com/
Vera www.lingshappyplace.blogspot.com
Lisa http://sideoatsandscribbles.wumple.com/
Laurel www.laurelbeard.wordpress.com
Kelly http://kellybertram.blogspot.com/
Jennifer http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com
Scrapbook Royalty http://scrapbookroyalty.blogspot.com
Tina www.travelingmama.net
Beth www.stinkinsweetscrappin.blogspot.com
Mary Dawn http://mypinkmexico.blogspot.com
AnitaRex http://craftygrldesigns.blogspot.com/
Lucy http://hedgehogsandladybirds.blogspot.com/ 
Brenda www.sweetpapertreats.com
Anthonette http://chavezdesigns.blogspot.com/
Tanis www.scrapcardsbytanis.blogspot.com
Jessica www.canyoupixelthis.com 
Sudie www.unKit.com
Bonnie Rose http://alifeunrehearsed2.blogspot.com
Sarah Martina http://sarahmartina.com/blog
Michelle  http://pagemasterdesignsonline.blogspot.com/
Jennie www.jenniekader.blogspot.com 
Jennifer http://jennifersland.blogspot.com/
Carly http://carlyrobertson.typepad.com/paper-in-bloom/
Joy http://dustypenny.blogspot.com/
Latrice www.latricemurphy.blogspot.com 
Lai-Yoke www.walchowDesign.blogspot.com
Dana www.relivingtomorrow.blogspot.com
Kazan nunutoolies.blogspot.com
Jana http://www.janamillen.typepad.com
Dawn http://dawnscrafts.blogspot.com
Kristie www.thekristiesessions.blogspot.com
Rhonda bluepoohbear753.blogspot.com
Donna www.3umbrellas.blogspot.com
Jess basicjess.blogspot.com
Marilyn  littlethingmemoryartist.blogspot.com
Shawnte https://shawnteparks.blogspot.com
Mary Pat http://www.siehledwithakiss.blogspot.com/
Lynsey http://www.lynseyreadswritescreates.blogspot.com 
Ashley http://hearthugsdesigns.blogspot.com/
Libby http://stampinlibby.blogspot.com
Sherri http://www.sherrithompson.blogspot.com/
Tami http://journeyoflifetamijo.blogspot.com
Linda http://elendae.wordpress.com/
Lynnette http://nettersnotables.blogspot.com/
Kathy http://thedailymarker.blogspot.com/
Cindy http://cre8ivecindy.blogspot.com/
Deneen www.simplydeneen.typepad.com
Heather  http://www.scrapbookbakery.blogspot.com/
Jenn doublendesigns.blogspot.com  
Tenia http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com
Lori http://inkingaloud.blogspot.com 
Deb http://sideshowdeb.blogspot.com 
Angela http://makingmayhem.blogspot.com   **YOU ARE HERE!** 
Stephanie http://stephaniecastrodesigns.blogspot.com
Lynn www.themangoboysandme.blogspot.com
Shemaine www.scraptasticdesigns.blogspot.com
Latisha http://crafteebee.blogspot.com/
Deedee  http://stampingsunshine.blogspot.com/
Kristina http://kristinaisonehappymama.blogspot.com/
Nicky http://craftcoffeecat-nicky.blogspot.com/
Leigh Ann www.stampingwithannieb.blogspot.com 
Gretchen  http://gscrapbooks.blogspot.com
Erin http://www.homemadecardsbyerin.blogspot.com
Laurie www.soapboxcreations.blogspot.com
Beth  http://www.runswithscraps.blogspot.com
Michelle www.hotwheelsandglueguns.blogspot.com
Jessica www.Itsallaboutglitznglam.blogspot.com
Clare  http://bearydocardsinc.blogspot.com/
Carol http://www.lifecreativewithcarol.blogspot.com
Grace http://gracehester.typepad.com
Clouds http://cloudscolorgarden.blogspot.com/
Hannah http://sherbetblossom.blogspot.com/
Laurie http://lalybi.blogspot.com
Terri http://terriearley.blogspot.com/ 
Jennifer jennifermcguireink.com 
Lawn Fawn http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/

Monday, August 16, 2010

Another Month Blows By...

Wow. Already it's August. The summer has just flown by here! The kids are back in school and life is becoming scheduled again. 

Definitely mixed feelings.

Loved hanging out on the porch, reading, snacking, water fights, late nights, movies, SYTYCD, popcorn, painting, Scrabble, fishing, smores, photobooth, dancing in the grass barefoot...

Going to miss those days.

Looking forward to regular bedtimes, early morning conversations, a house that stays just a little bit cleaner, friends, family time, cooler weather, hot chocolate, baking, weekends...

Been organizing and prepping for lots of upcoming projects: cards, altered art, art journaling... lots of creative musing going on!

This week is a good one...pictures & posts going up over the next few days...cross my heart.

Make sure to stop by here this Wednesday, August 18th for a  CARDS FOR KIDS Blog Hop!

(Love making cards? Want to help make a kid smile? Click on the above CARDS FOR KIDS link to find out what it's all about...)

Alrighty...see you soon!

hugs,Angi

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