Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day Weekend!

Well it's here...summer that is! It's already the middle of June and Father's Day weekend. Here are a few of the Father's Day cards that I made for a few of my customers. All of the stamps on these cards were purchased at Verve Visual. Great gals over there and quick with the shipping too! I was having such a hard time coming up with ideas for masculine cards and when I went to their web site to look around they had all these great layout ideas! If you ever get stuck for what to do head over to their web site and check them out!

Do you like the edges of the square with the sentiment on the card above? Remember those deckle edge scissors from EK? Yeah...blast from the past right? I thought they added just the right touch and then I inked the edges. See...I am going to be a trend want to go dig these scissors out and cut paper don't you?

What else would make a card more masculine than "screw" brads? Makes you want to go "ARRR" just like Tim the Toolman Taylor doesn't it?

We have been busy little bee's here at our house today. Our grand-daughter will be turning 1 this week and we are having the whole family over to celebrate with a cook out and pool party. My good friend at work is making the cake for me...she is awesome with decorating and our theme is Tinkerbell! So today in order to get ready for all the festivities I washed out decks...manually! I don't have a power sprayer and didn't want to spend the money to rent one so I bought the deck wash and scrubbed myself. Man was I a picture...I was in my swimming suit, yellow rubber gloves up to my elbows and hot pink tennis shoes...can anyone say hot mama? LOL! Needless to say with it as hot as it was today I jumped in the pool when I finished the chore. Feel much better now and am going to focus on the inside of the house. Mike and I need to put the mirror up in the basement bathroom and that room will finally be finished. Can you believe how long it took us to finish that bathroom up? Oh well at least it is done now right?

I am making some serious progress on Angelina's album and hope to finish it up this week before the party, so stay tuned as I will be posting pictures of pages as I can. Next week I will have tons of photos from the party so that should be fun too...who can resist looking at a cutie patootie eating cake in a diaper? Not this grandma!

Happy Father's day to all the dads in your life! Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friends! Till next time! ~Toni

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Moose fishin?

Hi Friends! Well it finally stopped raining here in doo-dah, now if those dadblasted mosquitoes would just go away! I went out to sit in the backyard for a bit the other night and got too many bites! I guess that means I am sweet right? LOL! Can you believe we are already to middle of the month of June and Father's Day is next weekend? I haven't had as many orders for Father's Day cards as I did for Mother's Day but I figure that is because most guys don't really care about getting a handmade card. Here is a cute little fishing card I made the other night. This little guy is called Riley and they sell a whole line of fun stamps just like him at Riley and Company check them out here. I also bought the golfing Riley because my hubs likes to golf but his nick name when he was growing up was Moose! I will post that card later...but I digress...I scored this great "boy" paper pad by My Mind's Eye at Michael's and it's just perfect for Father's Day cards. I colored our little friend with a few Copic markers. I am really just getting the hang of using them so I don't have a whole lot of different ones for shading and such but still I think it turned out pretty cute. I have recently been into using a white gel pen to put fun little accent lines here and there on the colored images and it just adds that fun little touch.

Well thanks for peekin' in! I am still working on Angelina's baby book...moving slow and there is so much ground to cover...hope I can get enough done before the birthday party so keep your fingers crossed!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Catchin' Up...

Hi there my friends! It has been a few weeks since I blogged and I thought I better touch base with you! I was recently able to participate in the PJ Crop out at Scrap Funattic...they just moved to a bigger store just down the road from where they used to be and I love it! They have a lot more room and so you you know what that means right??? That's right! more scrappin' goodness for us! While I was there I finished 6 pages for Angelina's book. You see friends I am trying to play catch up and get as much done for her book as I can before her birthday. Whitney and Thomas are both coming home very soon! We are so excited and what is even more exciting is that we will all be able to celebrate Angelina's first birthday together...and all the Johnson family too! We are going to have so much fun!

So check this are a few pages that I finished at the crop. This first page are pictures that I took last July. Whitney was looking at Angelina and talking to her and Lena was so focused on what mom was doing she wouldn't take her eyes off her! She almost tried to talk back to her! What a crack up!

Here are a few sweet pictures of Grampa holding his little "nibblet" as he calls her. My goodness she has changed a bunch since these pictures!

Scrap Funattic had these fun little fabric circles...I can't remember the name for them right off hand but I guess quilters use them...I thought they were the perfect touch for this page layout. Do you like the pink little stick pins? They had these in a little package for $.50 I little embelly for cheap!

Well thanks for peekin' in and checking in on me! I have been working on Father's Day cards. I found this great little slab of boy paper with the perfect colors and have been trying to make up some cards. It is so hard for me to make masculine cards! I am so used to making pink frilly cards...but now that my mojo is going a little bit it should get a little easier! Can you believe that Father's Day is only a week away? Sheesh...where does the time go?
Talk to you soon!