Saturday, July 30, 2011

Another Dangler and a Bear in the Yard!

Just to show you can dangle these dear babies from something other than a branch, lol, here he is just hanging from ribbon!

The background is a sticker layer I got for $1.00 at a Scrapbook Show in April, a vendor who does all discount stuff. It is all glittery and sparkly, not caught in the photo. Papers are Enchanted Evening and Spring Rain, plus a bit of the green print from one of the pads-

Little Story:

So last evening in the dusk- I am all alone at the cabin, the DH won[t be in from a hike until midnight. I am sitting inside at the sliders, and look up to see a rather large brown bear ambling up the drive, just like he is Craig coming in from a swim in the lake. Gasp! I jumped up and dragged two chairs to the door and locked it, ran around and closed and locked all of the windows, then got a pan lid and big spoon and stood in the living room banging. It occurred to me that I must look like a scene from Where the Wild things Are. After my heart rate slowed down a little, and 10 minutes passed, I got the camera out and started peering out the windows, but alas, no photos for the blog today. That's ok, he was just a 'wittle bit too close last night. Besides, I think I would have had a heart attack if I had looked out of the window to see him peering in at the cinnamon rolls on the counter.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Darling Dangling Babies

It is easy to say that the new set, Bundle of Love, is by far my favorite! I haven't even inked up the other baby sets in weeks!! I've been dangling that little baby in all kinds of places, lol!! I combined him with Out of a Limb in this one.

I am loving the $1.50 roses from Michael's, paired with a Spring Moss fern punch using the Martha Stewart punch.

Here he is just dangling from the image printed on the Japanese imported paper. I also recently got Simple Phrases- you can see how perfect it is with the baby!

I am not forgetting the girls, of course! More of the Japanese paper and a Martha Stewart branch sticker for the baby to dangle from. Mounted on Sweet Blush, with a Sweet Blush bow and button!

I love that little baby!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Neck Deep!

I haven't forgotten I have a blog, lol, it's just that I had to escape the heat and head to the mountains and the lake! I have been sitting neck deep in Conway Lake for the past three! At almost 100 degrees in New England, we think the world must be coming to an end, lol!! I went and looked for window screens today, and saw a wee little air conditioner-lol, that was tempting! Came home with no screens and no air conditioner- but the lake is just a few steps away so all is good!

I have the camera with me, with pictures of cards on it, so will work at getting something uploaded tonight or early tomorrow... before all the Grands come and the world goes from just hot to hot and chaotic!

Good thoughts to all of you bearing the heat!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bundle of Love

At the time Papertrey released the Bundle of Love set, they released a die for the picnic basket from Vintage Picnic. Nichole put the baby face in the basket, lol, and I wanted to hug her when I saw it!

Here is my version- on kraft, with a score line anchoring the stork and basket. Stork is outlined with a white pen, and there is Chamomile around the edges (hard to see in this exposure). The blue basket liner is the smaller print from Men of Life-


Friday, July 8, 2011

Pink Inside and Out Baby

I broke one of my own cardinal rules of baby card making here- the nurses have taught me that (at least for them!) just adding 'sweet baby' to the front of a card does not make it a baby card. Color is of particular importance to them, so I think I am ok here- a nice soft baby pink should make it feel like a baby card even though there is nothing other than the sentiment that makes it a welcome baby card.

This is so much prettier IRL then it looks here. The Memory Box paper is a soft pink, and the silk ribbon is so so so pretty! Those little paper roses are from the dollar bins at Michael's- except the dollar bins are now $1.50, lol!! The green layer is an old Anna Griffin print, and the base card is Papertrey's Sweet Blush.

The label is a Cuttlebug embossing and die cut at once set; this is my first use although I have had if for a few months. It's hard to cut just one at a time; there are several in the folder. The edges did not come out perfectly smooth, but a teensy bit of sanding took care of that- for a very pretty result!

It's a large label, which is why I bought the set- to accommodate some of the bigger sentiments from the PTI Inside and Out set. This way, I can layer them on the fronts of cards.

I'm also playing around today with a new photo editing program. Our PC has done the 'Critical Error! screen, and none of the programs are accessible. That leaves me with the laptop until the back to college sales come out. In addition, I took the photos outside- lol, when you live in the woods this is not such an easy task!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Baby Boy Basket

No lie, the boy:girl ratio of births continues to be off, there are way more boys being born than girls. I really need to google around and see if it is a trend others are reporting! It means I struggle some days to get just boy cards made, lol!

The image is from Stamp of Excellence, a very sweet image that looks wonderful when you do it up vintage. this time, though, I did it up citrus! The paper is DCWV Citrus, and the little pom-pom ribbon is from Wrights. The layers are PTI's Lemon Tart and Enchanted Evening- very citrusy!