Sunday, May 23, 2010

An altered notebook

I'm so excited!! Only one more week until my grandsons come to my house. I just talked to them tonight on Skype but nothing can beat real live visits. After they get to my house with their momma and have a couple days out of the car, we're heading to Nebraska for a family wedding where the 4 year old will be a ringbearer (this could be very interesting!). The trip will be made in our minivan with me (gramma), momma, Aunt Meme, and 2 boys (20 months and 4 years). Bopi (grandpa) and Uncle Brent get to did that happen? Luckily gramma's van has a DVD player so we'll be hearing lots of kid's movies on our way. All of this led to my project for Makeup 4 the Weekend.
I got a free notebook at a series of meetings I had to attend last week and thought this would be great to take in the car for the boys to draw in. Now I've not done any 'altering' in the papercrafting world although I've done LOTS of altering in my sewingcostume making days and thought I'd give altering this notebook a try. I covered it with green cardstock and then some dp that is called Jurassic from The Paper Studio. I added a Paper Makeup stamp image of Stegster that I colored with my copics and added 4 buttons to the side because 4 is the 4-year old's favorite number! I kept it pretty simple because I figured lots of embellishments wouldn't last long. :)

Have a great week!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Paper Makeup Challenge

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I made a card for the Paper Makeup Sketch Challenge. The sentiment is one from the Nature's Song set from Paper Makeup. DP is Love Flowers - The Paper Studio.

My hubby is away visiting his mom for a few days but it's a really busy time for me at work (which is why I didn't go along to see my MIL) so I don't think I'll get much crafting done, but the great thing is I don't feel like I have to clean up each time. I can just shut the door to my crafting space to keep the dogs out. No cleaning for me 'til Wednesday!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Mother's Day card

At my hubby's request, I made a Mother's Day card for my 95 year old MIL. She's a really classy lady and is still living alone but with someone coming in to help her with food and general care a couple times a day. My hubby is flying down to NC to see her on Mother's Day and he'll deliver the card in person. I'm not able to go because of job responsibilities next week. I don't think I'll need to worry that she'll see the card before Mother's Day if I post it now. :)

I used a PMS stamp -"Ashlie", prima flowers, double sided design paper that I bought a long time ago at Funky Munky Scraps and brads from Spare Parts. Hemie's (what all her grandchildren call her instead of grandma) favorite color has always been aqua so I hope she likes this. I wish I had a Happy Mother's Day stamp for the right hand corner. Maybe I'll try to print something on the computer and add it yet.

Everyone have a great day!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sailing by to say Hello

Happy May! When I saw the Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge on PaperMakeup, the fabric in the apron reminded me of some DP I have called Graceful Circles by My Minds Eye. Doesn't the apron look like this paper? I tried paper piecing and it worked pretty well for the first time I tried it.

Granted, I used the sailboat in the "Sailing By" set by PaperMakeup Stamps and the shapes were pretty simple but I like to start easy! I cut out my image and my sentiment with my Spellbinders ovals and chalked around the edges with Prussian Blue from Cats Eye. The little piece of twine was stolen from my hubby's "junk" table in the garage. I hope everyone has a great day!