My three June projects are up on the Buzz and Bloom blog! http://buzzandbloom.typepad.com/buzzandbloom/ Buzz and Bloom is located in Australia. They are a wholesale company, so if you see any products you like, please urge your local scrapbook store or local rubber stamp store to contact Helene! Have a great Sunday, everyone! --Keri
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Thought I would catch up this morning--a bit of a hodge podge of stuff I wanted to share--First off, we had a great Father's Day! Nothing to major, just a nice, quiet, laid back day. Here's a shot of Peter and Cody, and one of me and my Daddy on Father's Day.
Now-As I had stated on Saturday-we went yard sale hunting. I got the best item! I am still excited about it. I picked up this for my scrapbook room--I think people will enjoy shopping for cards up there now! It is nearly 6 feet tall, rotates, and has 5 sides!!
This is a sign I made for a bridal shower gift last week. Peter's cousin is gettin' hitched, and they are HUGE horse people. I love how this turned out!Have a great day!--Keri
Saturday, June 16, 2007
We are going yard sale hunting today, so I will leave it at this:
1. When did I go from the person who owes my parents money, to the parent that is owed money by my kid???
2. If I absolutely *LOVE* the new Brad Paisley song "Ticks," exactly HOW redneck does that make me?
3. Some people need to think before they talk!
Happy Saturday, everyone! --Keri
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Well, yesterday was the last day of school! Usually it isn't for another week and a half, but with Cody now in the high school building, and the older kids having state exams, he lucked out! He (at the last minute) wanted to give a few of his teachers a little "something" and I happened to have just the idea. I went to Michael's and bought some more of the Mary Engelbreit journals from the dollar spot, and got started! This time, I used patterned paper from the Stack from Joann's. I think it was a Spring Stack, but I can't be sure as I dismantled them long ago. I wanted them to be very simple and general, but also easy for me to pump out 3 in no time at all! They turned out very nice, with hardly a mishap. I used the SU! Stamp set Reason to Smile, and whatever cardstock I could find that coordinated with the patterned paper. I took one photo of the inside so you could see how I lined the inside cover, and stamped a border along the divider. Cody brought his presents to school, and he said his teachers really liked them. One even took the time to write a little thank you note! He said another of them noticed it was hand stamped....he was quite pleased. As a little sidenote** I attempted the rock and roll technique with the butterfly stamp. I don 't know if it looks right, but it does look cool!
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Here is a little something I did for Buzz and Bloom a couple of months ago. I am on their design team, and they have just introduced some fabulous new designs in chipboard. They also have wonderful unmounted rubber stamps, and beautiful acrylic pieces. Go here to see more! www.buzzandbloom.com.au
Monday, June 11, 2007
Good Monday morning! I can't believe the weekend is gone already, and these next few weeks are going to be so busy, I don't even want to think about it! Then all the sudden, after the 22nd, everything will be done. School, my daycare until September, and Cody will start swimming lessons for 4 weeks. I am ready for a break, I must admit! Maybe more time to create? There hasn't been much of that lately!
Thursday, June 07, 2007
This is a little something I cooked up for a Stamp Camp my cousin did when she was here over Memorial Day weekend. I had the bottles, and she didn't, and she needed an example made, so this is what I came up with. These are the Frap bottles that are Starbucks's brand. I think I am going to fill it with chocolate covered raisins for my father-in-law for Father's Day.
I removed the labels after letting the bottles soak in water for a while, then scrubbed off the excess label glue with an SOS pad. I also spraypainted the lid to cover up the lettering.
I used SU! products for this bottle:
Lovely as a Tree
Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke.
Tools: Paper crimper, small and regular tag punches, 1/8 whole punch, ribbon of your choice, circle punches for top of lid, and Mono Multi Liquid Glue.
* I didn't get a pic of the lid top, but we layered two sizes of circles with leaves stamped on the smaller one, and glued them on the lid. Really made a nice finishing touch.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Monday, June 04, 2007
I had a little Mommy time yesterday! Well, it included chasing a puppy, but beggars can't be choosers, right? Peter took Cody fishing in the river behind the house, and they found a "spot." Peter even went so far as to tell Cody to never tell where it is...They were so funny! The fish they caught were unbelievable! I was impressed. I really enjoy having a river behind the house. The view is spectacular, but to think they there were pulling out trout that looked like this? We do live in a wonderful area! Here are a few shots. Have a great Monday, everyone! --Keri
Sunday, June 03, 2007
For the last one, which I made my cousin Lisa for her birthday, I used pretty much the same techniques. This notebook is a 6x6. I used Cosmo Cricket Journeys patterned paper, and embellished with a quote, a paper flower, and a chipboard monogram. I did tabbed inserts again, and distressed the notebook with brown acrylic paint. Monogram is from Joann's Essentials.
I am so pleased with how these turned out. They are so much fun to make, and make really great gifts. I am thinking I may make a few for my son's teachers as end of the year teacher presents...better get started! --Keri