Thursday, June 30, 2011

Inky Blog Hop with CarlaCraft Binding

This month we have a fun hop for you (well, they are ALL fun). The Design Team is using the CarlaCraft Binding System. It is so easy to use. Here is a link to a youtube tutorial. I can't wait to see what the other team members created.

The blog hop starts today and ends on Sunday, July 3rd at midnight Central time. Please visit each DT members’ blog to view their project and leave feedback. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win. (Limit one comment per blog, please). One person’s name will be drawn at random to receive a CarlaCraft Binding System and coil assortment. The lucky winner’s name will be announced on the Inky Antics blog next Monday, so remember to stop back and see if you’ve won.

If you came from Michelle's awesome blog post you are in the right spot. If not, be sure to hop over to the Inky Blog so you don't miss anyone. You will want to leave a comment along the way on each blog.

Have you heard of the Smoosh book rage by K & Co? It's not a new concept, but a twist on an old one. It's basically a journal book that you fill with pictures, memories, thoughts, etc. I had one when I was younger and I'm sure alot of you did also.

Rather than buy one, I decided to use the CarlaCraft Binder and make my own.

To make my version of a "smoosh" book, I cut the fronts and back from very thin chipboard (cereal boxes work great for this) 6" x 9" and embossed cardstock to cover the front and back. Be sure to punch your holes before adhering the cardstock to the chipboard or it will be too thick (ask me how I know Ü).

I then used Tombow's Stamp Runner Permanent Adhesive to adhere the cardstock to the chipboard. After that I just decorated the front using Cosmo Cricket cutouts, Basic Grey alphabet stickers and buttons,  and a stamped Inky Antic image called Raincoat Lucy.

Then it's just a matter of what kind of papers you want inside. I used several Cosmo Cricket pieces and then found solids and other patterns that matched and cut them all 5.5" x 8.5". I have 15 pages, plus journal pieces from the Cosmo Cricket pkt I had and a couple of envelopes that I can put receipts or other memos in.

Coil all the pages together and you have your own Smoosh journal, junk journal, or whatever you want to call it.

Here is a peek at the inside cover:
I added a library pocket and journaled on a library card a little bit about what a smoosh book was and what I planned to do. Then I will just add things that catch my attention (like maybe pictures from a magazine, a recipe, etc) or things I think of until it is full. I am really excited to fill this "Debbie-smoosh" book up.

Now it's time to hop over and see the wonderful project Jovi created. Here are the rest of the pages in my book if  you are interested.

I hope you enjoyed this book. I realize it may be kinda boring with all the blank pages, but I will share my pages along the way as I fill them up.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Prayer Request

Yesterday I spent the day at the hospital with my Uncle Mic and visiting family. Today we rec'd a phone call that he passed away. Please pray for the Christensen family.
thank you

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

BI You've Got Mail

My post for Biblical Impressions today is using this mailbox image #37912 called You Got Mail.
Colored with Tombow markers and blending pen.

Monday, June 27, 2011

FSS Wheelbarrow

Each week (starting June 12) the FredSheSaid DT members get to choose a digi set to be on sale. This week is my turn and I chose their Wheelbarrow Digi and Precolored Set.

For my card I also used a precolored wheelbarrow and Polka Dotty Flowers (peachy2 and gold) for my accents.

If you like this set as much as I do, but sure to hop over to the FSS blog to see how you can get this set with a discount.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Inky's Harlow

Here is a card I found in my files that I did for Inky Antics a year ago. This is Harlow the Hippo.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

D2D Saturday Challenge

This week my friend Bridget is our hostess on Designed2Delight. She has challenged us to make a Christmas/Winter card with the colors red, white, and blue.

I hope you aren't getting tired of these notepads! They are so quick and easy to do and addictive to make. Ü I chose to use D2D's For the Birds Snowman for my notepad. This little notepad will be perfect for all the ideas and notes needed to write down for the holidays.
I hope you will play along with us this week. Don't forget there is lots of inspiration on the D2D blog and in our gallery.

Friday, June 24, 2011

CC Pink Bicycle

Another fun bicycle image, this one is from Cutting Cafe's set Let's Go For a Ride.
I punched some flowers to go into the basket. The paper was yellow patterned and I watercolored the edges with Tombow marker.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

FSS Hugs.

I love this image called "I Love You This Much" from FredSheSaid. I remember doing this with the boys when they were little.
I am trying REALLY hard to not cut into any new paper and use my scraps. It's been fun as I am putting papers together that I never really would have otherwise.
I am sooooo excited!! I have been "sitting" on news for some time, but didn't want to share until it was more "real". Well, I now have hotel reservations, my plane ticket, and my form to get into CHA. YES!!!! You read that right! This country girl is going to the big city of Chicago!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Teresa Collins + Tombow

Tombow's Blog Hop this month is with Teresa Collins. I received a kit filled with On the Edge products. Since I have two boys, this was perfect for me.

Aaron is leaving early Friday morning to go on a youth trip for about 10 days and I wanted to make him a journal to take with him to write in each day places they have gone and things they did. Here is what I came up with.
I used SU!'s solid gray to make the notepad cover and then covered it with Teresa Collins papers that I grunged with gray ink. I used Tombow's Power Bond adhesive to put the whole project together.

I used Karen Foster stamps for the word "journal" and Teresa Collins star stamp stamped off once in gray for a faded stamped image.
Here is a peek at the inside: I added the die cut pocket for him to put receipts in. You can see a sneak of the tablet side where I added the start paper to the top binding.

I can't wait to see what he writes. He keeps us laughing, so I'm sure it will have lots of humor in it.
You can find lots more inspiration with Teresa Collin's products here:

**this is my second post today, be sure to scroll down for my Biblical Impressions post.

BI Lighthouse

Today I am sharing 37024 Lighthouse from Biblical Impressions. I watercolored the image and like how it turned out.

*I used papers from my scrap folder and the star brads are from Teresa Collins On the Edge line.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pink and Orange Challenge

**Be sure to scroll down to see the Flag Day Giveaway winner

Today on D2D, DT member Peggy Wilson chose a pink and orange challenge for this week's weekly challenge. I love pink and orange together and loved how my blue and yellow card turned out, so decided to create another one just like it. For my D2D image I chose to paper piece Fun Fowers.

Here is how I paper piece: I print the size I want on a piece of regular weight computer paper. Here I printed 3 of the same size and flower for my card and 3 of the same but smaller size for the project I will show below.

Then I cut pieces of patterned paper and ahere it with Tombow's Mono Adhesive Removable over the image that I want it to print on. You can see here after it's been printed on my sheet and patterned paper pieces.
Then I just cut out and and adhere together. It is hard to see in the photo of my card and project below, but I used glitter pens to color the flowers in the center. I also used Tombow Dual Brush Pens to do some shading on the flowers.

Since I had scraps left over, I decided to make a matching notepad. This will make a fun and bright gift set to give someone.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cruisin' By Candy Bar Holder

I've been meaning to make more of these candy bar holders as they are really quick and easy to do and realized it would be perfect to make for DH for Father's Day.

I used another precolored image from Cutting Cafe's Cruising By to Say Hi set. Basic Grey papers from their Oliver line.

He loves dark chocolate and I will be replacing the milk chocolate, but had one on hand for photoing so used it.

I used Tombow's Mono Adhesive Power Bond to put this together.

**I noticed I had some posts in "draft" form and decided to go ahead and post them on the day I had them drafted for. You can go here and here to see posts that were missed.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Old Truck Father's Day card

**Go here to enter for the Flag Day Blog Candy. You have until Friday nite to enter. I have goodies ready to add for when I hit 50 comments. Ü

Father's Day is Sunday and if you need to make some quick Father's Day cards, digi images and Tombow adhesive are the way to go. I am loving the precolored and uncolored Old Truck images from FredSheSaid.
For the front I used My Mind's Eye patterned paper. Since this is for a guy, I kept the design very simple. I used Tombow's Stamp Runner to adhere all the pieces together.

I've been seeing on blogs how gals are decorating the inside of the cards with a black and white image. So I just printed the uncolored truck image and stuck it inside. The sentiment is computer generated. you have your Father's Day cards done? I just have one more to make. Ü

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flag Day Give-a-way

Today is Flag Day and I am celebrating along with InkPaperStamps. You will want to be sure to head over there for the list of everyone who is playing along. There will be lots of inspiration, tutorials, and prizes to win.

I am sharing this card I made using a free Patriotic Subway print from here.

Along with the card, I am giving away this stamp set.
All you have to do is leave a comment about any Patriotic celebrating you do (sorry, USA comments only). If you don't, that's fine, you can still enter to win. I will draw a name Saturday morning.

We celebrate the 4th in a big way. Comstock has a population of about 76-ish, but come the 4th hundreds of people come for the celebration they put on. It starts early in the morning with Kolaches at the Sr. Center and sand volleyball in the park. Then at 10:30 they put on one of the largest parades around the area. After that we have friends and family out to our farm for a BBQ. (there are several that have picnics in the park, attend a BBQ at the community center or have family over like we do).

Then it is back to the park for fun and games for all ages. Homemade ice cream, sno-cones, karaoke, etc. Then the baseball games start with the little ones to the adults til dark, then the best fireworks in the county. People come from all over just for the fireworks.

P.S. For every 50 comments I get I will add more goodies to the stash. Good luck and have fun hopping!

Monday, June 13, 2011

BFB The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck

The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck
It took me a little while to get into this book as it seemed very "wordy" at first, but once I got past a few pages, it was filled with lots of fun and laughter.

Charlotte is forced into a pre-arranged marriage and seems to get herself into all kinds of trouble that are not fitting for a lady.

Alex Hambly is an astronomer with a quiet nature and due to family financial troubles is approached by Charlotte's father to marry her in exchange for helping his family's business out.

The book is full of fun sparking and spats between the two.

**I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

Click here to download chapter one of The Inconvenient Marriage of Charlotte Beck.

Spreading Sweetness

This darling D2D image is called Spreading Sweetness. Saturday's challenge for the week on the D2D blog is "Going Buggy", so this image with the bees (they are bugs aren't they) would even work.
For my card I used SU! and My Mind's Eye (scallop piece only) papers. The paper flowers were some I've had on hand for a long time. I cut a green flower and used the petals as leaves. The button is SU!

don't forget to stop by the D2D gallery and blog for more inspiration

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Father's Day Classic

Father's Day is next Sunday, so it is time to get some cards made for DH, Dad and FIL.

This card uses a precolored digi image from Cutting Cafe's "Crusin' By to Say Hi" set. The sentiment is also included in this set.

I used an embossing folder for the tire tread design.

Friday, June 10, 2011

FSS Hummingbird and Columbine set

I am really loving FredSheSaid's colored digis for making quick and easy card and gifts. Here I used up my scraps from my card to make a matching notepad.

I think I will be doing this more often as I have such a huge scrap pile of solid and patterned papers! These fun little notepads are quick and easy to make and are such nice little gifts to have on hand.

My card and notepad uses patterned paper scraps from this project, plus the green polka dot I've had in my scraps for a very long time. I used FSS's Purple Hummingbird and Columbine image and printed it to fit the card and notepad. That's the fun thing about digi images is that you can size them to fit your project. To accent both, I punched some tiny flowers and added pearls.

I used Tombow's Mono Adhesive Permanent for both projects.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Scrappy Bugaboo Notepad

Bugaboo Stamps has some really fun digi images and this is one that was a freebie quite awhile back that I have had colored for some time, but didn't know what to do with her. I was sorting thru my PILE of scraps and decided to make a scrappy notepad with her.

Be sure to stop by their store on Fridays as they have a new freebie each week.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bunny Sketch

This adorable bunny is a precolored digi from Scrappin' Doodles. The sketch is SCS's from last week. The cute little polka dot flower is from FredSheSaid. These make fun little accents. The papers behind the bunny are K & Company and the one behind it is Basic Grey.

Today is only suppose to be 74*. YAY!! Much better than the 90+ stuff the past couple of days. I don't "do" hot! Ü

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