Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Puppy Love!

I haven't had a chance to work on todays sketch challenge. So I will share this card I made for Sundays featured stamper challenge. I am getting a bunch of dog/cat cards made up for my sisters friend so this worked out well. I have also been busy working on plans for more little books. You KNOW I LOVE those things!!! Lyle and the girls will be away at the cabin again this weekend, so I should be able to get a couple of books made.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Oxford Impressions

I am not going to share anymore of my masculine pages until the swap is finished. You will have to wait a while for those. I am so pleased with them though!!!
In the mean time here are a couple of cards I made for the sketch challenge on SCS this week. I used my newest set from Oxford Impressions. I am really in love with OI stamps!

Help the flood victims!

Check out what SCS is doing to help the Midwest Flood victims
The floods didn't reach this far north, so we got lucky. But I do know several people who were affected by the floods in varying manners. What a great thing for SCS and it's members to do!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

More Masculine pages

I was so nervous to get started on this swap, but I am having so much fun!!! I am enjoying this one more than I did the Vintage Women swap. Of course on that swap I made all my pages the same. On this page I used the Zig photo markers again. I don't have all of them, and I really NEED them. I kept getting either green or orange hair on the boys. It does look quite orange here again, but that is just from the scan. I really did get it toned down to a nice blond color by going over the marker with a white prisma pencil. This is the page I want to keep for my book (well I really want to keep them all, but that isn't fair). The little guy here is my FIL when he was about the same age as my son is now. My son looks so much like him, with the grumpy look on his face and all. So this is my favorite page so far.
This page came together so easy thanks to Barbara W. who sent me all the old German books, and Etha S. who told me the old German word for gentleman. Once I decided on this picture of Lyles grandfather, I just had to go with a "Gentleman" theme.
I like most of this page, just still undecided on the letters I added. I might take them off and add some kind of hardware.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Masculine Chunky Book, and last DT works

I have been very busy since returning from vacation. But I always have to make time for art. This is my first page of the Maculine Chunky Book swap I am in. I didn't really like any of the collage sheets I have for this project. So I am returning to the old family photos I got from Lyles uncle. This page has a photo of Lyles grandfather. I started out with the Textured Metallics tech from the April 06 issue of Technique Junkies. I have NO IDEA if grandpa was a Republican, but I had the paper and the antique copper letter. I really like how this page came out!
As of Sept. 1 there will be a new design team at Fire Cracker Designs by Pamela. If you would like to try to be on the next team check out the requirements
So this is my last month on the team, and here are a few of my last projects. I made a few cards, but I also HAD to make a little book! I just couldn't help myself.
This one uses a tech that I created. I call it Not So Faux Oil Painting. You can check it out on Pamelas blog
Black and White cards are just so elegant, aren't they. I am very pleased with this card.

And here is the little book! These are SO MUCH FUN!!! I just love making these books. I took all my books with me when we went back home. My family really liked them. I had to give some away as gifts. I actually left one for my aunt and uncle and didn't tell them. They noticed it on top of their curio cabinet after we left. When I got home there was a very nice thank you message from them on my voice mail.
For the pages of this book I used the Faux Handmade Paper tech from the recent issue of Technique Junkies. I really like this tech, even though it is so messy. I don't mind all the paint on my fingers at all.