Friday, July 31, 2009

A few things...

- Just saw these from Martha Stewart Craft Blog and want them!
- Hopefully heading out to Urban Craft Uprising this weekend.
- Love so many things from the Summer Social online sale.
- Free earrings with any purchase from Lisa Leonard.

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More garden pictures

Hooray, it's Friday!!
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bearasaurus "Addicted to Crafts" Blog Candy

Elena over at Bearasaurus - Addicted to Crafts is having a Summer Special Blog Candy. 3 people have a chance to win! While you're there, check out her blog and all the cute projects she has. She'll be announcing the winners on August 2nd.
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Hero Arts Blog Giveaway

Head on over to the Hero Arts Blog and post a comment by 11:59 pm PST on Thursday, July 30 for a chance to win some of their new (not in stores yet) stamp sets!
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Blog Awards

I've been slacking on the blog postings recently (as you can tell!). I got these wonderful blog awards from Jenny at Crazy for Paper Crafting. Thank you so much! And thank you to everyone else who reads my blog and for your awesome comments!
I've been out enjoying the summer before it leaves us. I really have to take advantage of all these sunny days up here in the Pacific Northwest... a big change from living in Hawaii! This week the weather will be in the 90's...that's pretty warm, even for me, but I'm still loving it =)
We went to the Bellevue Arts and Craft fair this weekend. I love going to craft fairs. This year I met Rachel of paper & planes. I've been admiring her work for a while now and its even better in person!
Have a great week!
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Daisy Notebook

I've been covering composition notebooks with Hello Kitty, but I thought I would try something different. I wanted a notebook that I could use at work, and didn't think that Hello Kitty would be the best option for certain meetings (not everyone I work with is a HK fan - I know, hard to believe, but true). I found this spiral bound notebook on sale at a bookstore and decided to try to cover it. I think it came out pretty good. I put glaze over the sunflower image that I cut out to try and protect it a little. I was also really happy with the way the coloring came out. I layered on yellow, 2 shades of green, orange and brown ColorBox inks.
The background image was stamped using the VersaMark on both the front and back cover.
All images are from Stampin' Up!
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Monday, July 20, 2009

Best Wishes

My friends just announced that they're expecting in December, so I made this 'best wishes' card for them. This will be their first, so it's very exciting! I actually colored in more of it after I took the picture.

Happy Monday!
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Thursday, July 16, 2009

More garden pictures

I haven't been doing much crafting recently. My day job's been taking up too much time.
I was very surprised to see my calla lily come back this year. It looks better than when I bought it!
Tomatoes are doing great, can't wait for them to ripen.
It's almost the weekend!!
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hello Kitty Heart Mini Notebook

I found some mini notebooks to decorate. I think they're like 2.5" x 3.5"?? The Hello Kitty Sizzlit fit perfectly on it. I also decorated the back a little.

Not sure if you can see it, but I put diamond glaze on the heart and a dot on her bow to make it puffy and glossy.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Hello Kitty w/Ice Cream Notebook

I made another Hello Kitty covered notebook. This one is a little smaller than the regular steno books.
I used the Hello Kitty Sizzlit and the Kathy from the decorative strip and the little bunny from one of the Easter Sizzlits. The background paper is from JoAnns, not sure where the other paper is from, I'm trying to use up my scraps!
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STP and traffic

My husband participated in the Seattle to Portland (STP) this weekend. He rode his bike from Seattle to Portland in 2 days. Crazy, I know!
He stopped in Chehalis, WA. This is the start of the second day. There was thunder and lightning and rain for the first 2 hours of his ride.
He made it to the finish line in Portland! Whooo Hooo! This was his first year and he trained really hard for it. He felt great at the end.
The real pain started when we were driving home from Portland. The traffic was horrible! I drove the first half, then he took over after a gas stop. These are some pictures I took while we were stuck.
Not sure what these people were doing on the side of the freeway?!?
We saw a lot of cars with bikes - all the other STPers going home too.
Tacoma Dome. The weather also started to get rainy and cold.
Mini Cooper hanging off the side of the dealership's building.
It was a really busy weekend. Not to mention that my parents were in town last week too!
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Inked Inspirations Birthday Blog Candy

Check out the birthday blog candy at Inked Inspirations! You have until July 11th to enter.

Happy Birthday Jodi!

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Hello Kitty Ladybug Thank You

I made this Thank You card for my cousin, Jenny. She bought a whole bunch of stuff for me. I used the Sizzlit decorative strip for the Hello Kitty and the sentiment from Stampin' Up!
(I hope she got this card already so I don't spoil the surprise!)
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Many Thanks

I made a bunch of these Thank You cards. They were pretty easy to do assembly line. I like how they came out. The Top Note die is great!
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Monday, July 6, 2009

BBQ Favors

These are the favors I made for the BBQ we had on the 3rd. It was a great day for a BBQ, we set up some canopies and had lots of good food! I've made these cookies before, they're a great go-to cookie.
I love my Top Note die, it's so versatile. I used my clear gel pen over parts of the stamped image to give it the glossy look.
Hope you had a great 4th of July weekend!
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Mushi's Blog Candy

If you haven't already, check out all the blog candy over at Mushi's (below is just one picture, she's got quite a few things!). She's celebrating her 1 year blog anniversary! Hurry because you only have until July 8th!
Hope you all have a great 4th of July weekend!
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