Friday, February 27, 2009

Now That's A Sweet Ride!

Here is Parker's Pinewood Derby car (or should I say truck)? He wanted to do a truck, he painted it red and wanted me to help paint flames on the side. Being his mom and him thinking I can do anything say sure. (I can't detail paint at all....) As I was looking for the glue gun in my various temporary scrap tubs, I came across these baseball rubons from Scrappin' Sports and More. I showed them to him and he switched gears to wanting to do a baseball truck (whew!) I can't believe how well they stayed on even after competiting. He was car 33 so we put that in the baseball on the roof and grand slam on the side using some Making Memories rubons. I forgot about the wheels so I should have centered the baseball bats better, but I'll know that for next year if we get scrappy on his next car too.

Last year Parker won the entire Derby. This year he did place 2nd in his den (and got a medal) and made it to the Championship where he was quickly defeated :-) He takes everything to heart and I know he was a little upset about not winning, but it's also a good learning experience for him too.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

CPS Sketch #103

I used The Cottage line from Scrap Within Reach to make the card for this week's sketch over at CPS. I'm loving the colors of this line! All products (papers and rubons) are from SRW and I topped it off with a Mark Richards pearl. I am working on some other SRW projects so be sure to stop back soon. This is a short post as I need to get to bed - busy day tomorrow including my son's Pinewood Derby. Last year as a 1st grader he won the entire thing. We've been warning him it probably won't happen again :-)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Trio of Cards

Here is a card I made with the Honey Pie line from Cosmo Cricket. This card was featured recently in the sketch section of the Paper Crafts March/April 2009 issue. I just love using kraft cardstock. You'll notice it a lot on my blog :-)

These next two cards are a couple of rejects for a recent call. They didn't get the love, but that's ok. That's the way she I use some We R Memory Keepers Hoopla papers, Basic Grey stickers, Bazzill brads and Autumn Leaves and Heidi Swapp flowers.

I used some My Mind's Eye paper (love the texture and glitter on this line Out & About), a Heidi Swapp flower, Creative Imaginations flower brad. I used my label maker for the sentiment.
Sorry it's been so long since my last post. I do have some fun news to share. I was selected to the Just My Sketches card team. I love sketches so this will be fun!
Also be sure to check out Christine's blog. Not only does she have a fun giveaway but she has also opened up a scrapbook retreat called Scrap Retreat House at French Valley. I wish I lived closer as my scrap gang and I are always on the lookout for a fun place to scrap!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sunglasses Required?

Warning: These cards came out a little bright!

This was made for a sketch challenge over at Paper Trey Ink. I have some of their products on my wish list! The textured cardstock is Dotted Swiss from Bazzill (I just got it last weekend and am loving it!), some Tinkering Ink paper, Hambly transparency, Kaiser gems, and a Colorbok sticker.

This card was made for a challenge over at the uber talented Melissa Phillip's blog. It was based on a bright colored, fun and funky purse. I love bright colors so this was right up my alley. Doodlebug flocked blue paper, some older Creative Imaginations green paper, Around the Block sentiment paper, Prima, Imaginisce and Making Memories flowers, blinged out with some MAMBI gems. P.S. Thank you Kim for the Imaginisce goodies!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Sorry If I'm Being A Bit Sketchy...

I was home with a sick Parker yesterday and so while he was resting, I played. Plus carpet repair dudes were here (for the last time, thank goodness!) and so I hid out so I wouldn't get in their way. I made this card with Kazan's Sketch #19 at 2 Sketches 4 You. I used some scalloped Bazzill paper, SEI paper, KI Memories chipboard and Around The Block tape. (I'm beginning to think I have a serious addiction to label tape...but it's just so easy and quick to use!)

This card I made for a sketch challenge over at the Bo Bunny Blog. I was so excited that one of my favorite LSS's Maple Street Memories (ok it's not so local, but they do set up shop sometimes at crops I go to), had a bunch of Bo Bunny paper so I just had to have them. I was down to a couple scraps and that wasn't going to get me far. In addition to the Bo Bunny paper and brads, I also used Daisy D's flowers rubons and American Craft sentiment rubons. I believe the flowers are Bazzill.

This card was made with Sketch #155 from Card Sketch A Day. I did end up veering off the sketch a bit..oops! Their site as their name states...has a card sketch every day...that's a lot of! I used some Making Memories Passport papers and ABC stickers (I was so excited I found my stash of these tiny alphas...I also seem to have an addiction to them too) , KI Memories chipboard and some Martha Stewart pearls that accidentally fell in my cart this weekend.

Here is a card I made with Sketch #101 at CPS. I have to admit I was a little worried about using the criss cross on the sketch. This card actually came together very quickly once I grabbed the Surprise line from Scenic Route. It's kind of a simple card, but with such busy papers, I saw simple is better :-) I also saw today that my Scenic Route Suprise items I had made on an earlier post were selected as one of the winners on the Scenic Route website for January's Product beans!
I even made two more cards yesterday, but I'm going to hold off posting as I made for a sketch pub call. If they don't get the love I will share next week. It's sad that I can get more made in a hour or two at home, then 8-9 hours at a crop!