Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fun with letters !!

I was at the craft store awhile back with my oldest granddaughter. It was fun and trying at the same time. She's 6 and full of energy and of course ideas!!  At the time, her room was getting painted one of hers and my favorite colors ~ purple!  While rummage thru the 60-80% off clearance aisle, she came across a letter E. Well of course she said "Grandma, that's what my name starts with E for Evyon".  And I said yes, and she proceeded to tell me that this would be nice in her room on her wall. And I said "Well, lets looks around for more ideas and see what we come up with".

In the meantime, she found a leopard pattern 'trinket' box marked down to $5.  And a cute little lamp that was originally $24.99, marked down to $4. She said we should get it so her little sister Isabella wouldn't be afraid of the dark when she goes to bed. How cute!! Such a great big sister : )

Well, we found another E and this one I told her Grandma could decorate for her. It's just one of those thin unfinished wooden letters that you can decorate however you want.  So now of course I had to get an I for Isabella too. Evyon wanted hers done in purple, and said I should do Isabella's in green. 

So, I bought some acrylic paints and painted my edges.  Sprayed w/some Elmers Spray Adhesive, and glue some scrapbook paper on there.  Distressed the edges a little, blinged it up and TA-DA my finished project.

I dropped them off last week, but the girls were by their mother so.  I get to see her this weekend and can't wait to see whats she says about her altered letter that I made for her : )

Toodles for now

Friday, July 20, 2012


It's that time of the month again - REVEAL DAY!! It's our "Bird Brain" Blog hop!
Make sure you hop on over to D2D and check it out.

My first card image is called Birdbath Chick and I just couldn't wait to use it.  It's been so hot here by us in the Midwest and along with our recent drought, I have been filling & cleaning our birdbath constantly, as the birds are always looking for a cool drink : ) These last couple of days we have FINALLY managed to get some rain and things look a tad better, but we could for sure use more rain!

Anyway, I wanted to keep this card real simple, so I just started off by stamping just the bottom half of the kardstock w/a background stamp. I then cut a 1-1/2" piece of DP and punched 1 edge w/a border punch. Then put my image on top of that and then just had to finish it off by doing the bubbles w/some Stickles!

 Below is a little better view of all the wonderful Stickles
 For my 2nd card I used Martini Chicks. I just LOVE this image!! It is just to flippen cute! I just love how she did the birds eyes. He looks kind of 'whacky' and out of sorts if you will. So I wanted to make a card that was kind of the same way.  I wanted to use brighter colors and mix up my patterns.  I know there are some scrappers out there that go "NO...you don't mix stripes & circles together", but I thought this image begged for that! I used a little Glossy Accents on his eyes to give him that 'glazed' look.
Well.....I hope you enjoyed my creations. Don't forget ~ we will be having a challenge again this month. Our readers will be invited to use the color scheme from one of the designer's cards from the blog hop. You will then have two weeks to enter, and Faith will select a winner or two from the challenge.

Thanks so much for blog hoppin' with D2D! Remember, you can enter our Blog Hop Challenge for a chance to win some FREE Digis! Also, all New Release Digital Stamps will be on SALE until July 23. Details HERE.

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