Saturday, February 27, 2010

Well he asked for it....

Well my husband was packing today for a golf trip he's leaving on later this week... while putting on all his club covers he mentioned that he wished he had a cover for his putter. Covers are very important when flying to keep the clubs from clanking together and such.

Here's the putter!! Slazenger very nice! Has a kitty and the colors are orange and blue!

So now I mention that I could simply knit up a little cover for it in a short amount of time. So I head to my crafty closet, and find matching orange yarn Yeah! I get out my Kniffty Knitter and go to town! The results are cute but why settle for good enough when I can do better?So on goes my thinking cap... and a few extra minutes and wala it's not just your average club cover any more it's got personality!

A winter warm up.

A Winter warm up! One of the newest stamp sets from Serendipity: Your Friendship Means a Latte to me! Isn't is sooo sweet! And I'm just loving the paper that came in a new Die Cuts With a View pack. I hadn't been buying them but on sale I couldn't resist the retro one!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Another one for U!

I was still having lots of fun with the Serendipity Floral Alphabet and came up with this little card! It accordion folds shut and is about 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" folded up! I used Copic markers, colored pencils, and water color crayons! Enjoy!

U's close up!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

4 U: Floral Alphabet Challenge

The often under appreciated letter U! This project is for U!

Upright Coneflower Serendipity Stamp (520E)
Cocoa Ink Close to My Heart
Prismacolor pencils: Blush pink, Sand, Jasmine, and Limepeel
Coordinating papers and stickers (mine we're Close to My Heart)
Tissue Paper
Cooridnating Ric Rac, Ribbon, or Fibers
Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More cartridge
pop dots

Cut Gift bag from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge at 5 3/4" . Decorate bag with pattern paper and ric rac. Stamp image in cocoa ink and color with pencils. Mat on cardstock and attach to bag with pop dots. Mat number 4 sticker and string from hole in bag. Ink edges of several small peieces of tissue paper and arrange in bag!

Don't forget there are other awesome projects out there done with Serendipity's Awesome Flower Alphabet check them out here:

Anya's Blog

Lynda's Blog

Kathie's Blog

Jennifer's Blog

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Serendipity's First February Challenge!

For this months first challenge we were given a sketch! This one to be exact:

Then I took it and flipped it on its side! This game me a better space for me to work with this adorable little skunk! (1203QCL) I stamped and colored him in with copic markers, layered and matted him up with Farm Fresh papers from October Afternoon! I then thought a little bling would really pick it up but didn't have any rhinestones that really matched? Cure color the plain rhinestones with copics to match!

After staring at this card for a couple weeks I finally figured out what was bugging me about it.. I had colored the background peach because I thought the white was too stark, but by mistake I had colored in part of the tail that should have stayed white? What to do what to do? Again copics to the rescue.. I used my colorless blender to push the offending peach ink back through the paper.. now it didn't completely disappear but with lots of work and a little gray for cover, I think the fix looks pretty good! What do you think?

Don't forget to check out the other awesome projects created by the Design Team gals! And come back on the 27th to see more awesome projects!

Anya's Blog

Lynda's Blog

Kathie's Blog

Jennifer's Blog

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Love notes!

I have a huge stack of love notes from my son Jac! He's always leaving me the cutest little notes. I never know what to with them! So for the month of February I've been participating in Lain Ehmans LOAD Challenge (HER BLOG)! Yesterday someone posted the cutest pocket page for her sons love notes! I decided to lift it right away. So this is my layout for today, as an added bonus I used one the new sets from Serendipty's Spring line! Scent with love? How perfect!
Thanks for looking!

Bonus points if you notice the cute patch where Jac wrote... he spelled from wrong the first time so I just made the little band aid to go over it instead of redoing the whole image!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Frosty Findings!

On Monday I went to the school for about an hour and was struck on the way there at how beautiful all the frost was covering everything in sight! So I decided to take a walk when I got home and got these awesome pictures. I didn't find any owl pellets which was my primary goal but there is always next snow for that!

These little puffs of snow sitting on the branches were so pretty!

A bird nest all covered up, no on living here right now!

An interesting little frozen patch of water caught my attention, have lots of pictures of this little spot and all it's interesting bits. Enjoy!