Friday, May 29, 2009

Maker Faire This Weekend - Bay Area, California

Hi everyone, this week was super busy helping out at school. We had our first annual auction to raise funds. I'm glad that event is over.

The guys and I are looking forward to this weekend. We are going to Maker Faire in San Mateo. We went last year for the first time. It was fun for all of us. We just loved it! Hambly Screen Prints won't be there this year, but Provo Craft will be there. Here are the exhibitors.

If you live in the Bay Area and are looking for something to do this weekend, check it out.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

3 Cute Robots

Hi everyone! With inspiration like Kalino and his robot pencil sharpener, I had to create a robot card...just had to.! Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge #53 was such a fun challenge. Thanks for using my little guy's photo, Kristina! It's been fun blog hopping and seeing Kalino's picture all over the place.

I love these robot images from My Cute Stamps. I ordered them several months ago. I stamped the "I {heart} robots" sentiment several times on white twill tape with Black StazOn. I paper pieced the eyes of the 3 robots to give them eyes looking in different directions.

Have a good one and thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy (SU!), Space Ships & Robots (My Cute Stamps)
Paper: white, black (CA Paper Goods), Pacific Point, Pacific Point DSP
Ink: StazOn black, Pacific Point, Summer Sun, Real Red, VersaMark, Memories Black
Tools: Binding Edge punch (EK Success), 1/4" circle punch
Other: White twill tape (Martha Stewart), screw brads (Micheal's), white embossing powder, foam tape

Saturday, May 23, 2009

My Son's Photo is Kristina's Inspiration Challenge

I almost fell off my chair this morning when I saw Kristina's Tweet about her latest color inspiration challenge. I clicked on her link and boom...I see my own little robot-loving Cutie Pie! What a treat. That makes my weekend! Hope you all have a chance to create something for the challenge by Wednesday, May 27 at 7 PM MT.

On April 11th, 2008, we took a Friday day trip up to San Francisco to take Kalino to the Exploratorium and to celebrate our wedding anniversary a day early. We laughed because Kalino kept calling San Francisco "Francis Cisco". Kalino loved the museum! He was 4 years old at the time. This kid has been in love with robots since he was 2 years old. Daily, he draws robots and creates robots with Legos and Kid K'Nex. He loved this robot pencil sharpener from the gift shop. We had to buy it.

After leaving the Exploratorium, we drove across the Golden Gate Bridge to take photos. The day was warm and there was no fog....amazing! I love the Golden Gate Bridge and all the vista points near the bridge. Kalino had his new robot friend with him the entire time. I sent Kristina the photo last month since it had colors we are familiar with using. Thanks for using my photo, Kristina!

Have a great day everyone.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Birthday, Fatima!

Yes, it's Friday! Here's a card I made for my sister-in-law, Fatima. She's celebrating her birthday tomorrow. I hate that she won't receive the card on time.

The design is clean and simple, which I love. I had a hard time stamping the "happy birthday" sentiment. This stamp is my nemesis. It's such a thin font, that stamping and heat embossing it was frustrating. I re-did it 4 times! The rest of the card took about 10 minutes to assemble. I used the layout on
these cards from the Clean & Simple Stamping blog for my card. I love that blog! Have a great weekend everyone.

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: All Holidays (SU!)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Pink Flamingo DSP (SU!)
Ink: Versamark
Tools: embossing gun
Other: white embossing powder, rhinestones (Michael's), foam tape

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Miss You

I've had a busy week! I'm helping at school every single day this week. I'm posting two blog entries in a span of 2 hours? And I made dinner (chicken breasts and basil pesto pasta) while I was trying to get these cards finished. I missed Dawn's deadline for her Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #6. I also did my first challenge for 365 Cards. The challenge today was to use 5 squares on the project.

Have a good one! We're going for a little walk around the neighborhood.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Taggers Dozen (retired SU! set)
Paper: white (JudiKins), Baja Breeze - textured, Chocolate Chip, Parisian Breeze Specialty DSP (SU!), Pink Flamingo DSP (SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Craft
Tools: 3/4" punch (EK Success), Dotted Scallop punch (EK Success)
Other: foam tape, Chocolate Chip ribbon, white embossing powder, brown colored pencil

Ahoy Little Sailor

Hi all! I may re-shoot this card later. My husband has the memory card for our SLR at work and I ran out of natural light here at home.

This card is for Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge #52.

I thought the colors were perfect for a baby card. I need to make a variety of cards for a silent auction at my son's school next week. I better get busy! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the comments...I appreciate all of them.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Bitty Baby Blessings (
Paper: white card base (Judi-Kins),
Baja Breeze - textured, Sweet Slumber Specialty (SU!), Sahara Sand, More Mustard
Ink: More Mustard
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, corner rounder (
Other: rhinestones (Michael's), foam tape

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Birthday, Aeshia!

I made this card for cute little 3-year old, Aeshia. We just got back from her fun birthday party. When I found these shiny chipboard letters at Big Lots, I knew they would make the perfect addtion to a feminine card.

Edited to add: I'd like to wish all of you moms a great Mother's Day!!!!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy (SU!)
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Kiwi Kiss, some unknown pink DSP from SU!
Ink: Rose Red
Tools: Baby Border punch (EK Success), Big Shot, Sizzix flower die
Other: chipboard, ribbon (Costco), rhinestone (Michael's ), Gellies chipboard letters (Pressed Petals), corner rounder, foam tape

Friday, May 8, 2009

Celebrate Today - CIC51

Yeah, I love Fridays! Thanks for stopping by. Here's my card for Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge #51.

The colors this week are:

I loved the star-shaped cards Kristina and Shari Carroll created on the Hero Arts blog in March. I used Kristina's star template for this card. I'm going to make another star-shaped card soon. Try it out; it's fun.

You can't really see in the photo, but I embossed a woodgrain texture on the brown scallop chipboard like Kristina did here.

Have a good one!

Card Ingredients Stamps: Starring You (SU!), Polka Dot Basics (PTI), Hello Circles (Hero Arts) Paper: More Mustard, Rose Red, Whisper White Ink: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Whisper White craft ink, VersaMark Tools: Dotted Scallop punch (EK success), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Martha Stewart Circle Cutter Other: Clear embossing powder, white embossing powder, brown/white polka dot ribbon (Michael's), Brown scallop chipboard Thicker (American Crafts), foam tape

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I can't believe Mother's Day is already approaching. I used Dawn's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #4 for the colors to get cracking on my Mom's card.

I also recently bought my first Papertrey Ink stamps sets....finally! I had to use Dawn's Damask Designs on this card. I don't have a distressing tool, but I used my fingernails on the circles. I also braided the ribbon like Kristina did for a recent Two Peas class.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: sentiment (SU!), Damask Designs (PTI)
Paper: card base already embossed with polka dots, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky
Tools: Martha Stewart Circle Cutter
Other: Chocolate Chip ribbon, pearls (Martha Stewart), foam tape

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Wishing You Love

I did it! Thanks, Kristina! I completed all 50 of Kristina's Color Inspiration challenges. Only for one color challenge did I miss Kristina's deadline, but I created a card for it. I think only Amy (Tethered2Home) and myself have completed all 50 challenges.

Well, I'm about to miss this deadline so I better post it and add details later. Here are this week's colors:

This layout is based on a card from p. 133 of the latest SU! catalog (US version).

Card Ingredients
Stamps: For a Friend (SU!), Hello Circles (Hero Arts)
Paper: white glossy (JudiKins), Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Rainbow Sherbert DSP
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
Tools: 3 Heart Punch (SU!), 3/4" circle punch
Other: mini rhinestones (Michael's), Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, foam tape