Tuesday, July 25

Library summer reading programs...

If you have children or grandchildren one of the best things to do with them is the library.
Am I partial? 
Every summer I would take my boys all around the county to different libraries in different towns.
I ended up working the last ten years of my working life in the library system and saw a wonderful program introduced called "Summer Reading Programs".
This is where the kids can sign up to read a certain amount of books or hours and win prizes!
The memory of that and the very rainy Summer we have had lead me to create this "Summertime card"...

The base card is yellow checked card stock.
The window is Tim Holtz Sizzix's "window & window box" die using white card stock.
I trimmed a piece of "rainy" paper for outside the "window" and glued them to the base card.
On white card stock I stamped the girl and books from MFT Stamps "our story" set using StazOn jet black ink and colored them Faber-Castell PITT artist pens.
I trimmed her out and layered the girl & the books and to the front of the card.

Please consider the library when the kids need to unplug or the outdoors are too hot or too wet.

Actually, anytime is a good time to go to the library!

Cards of thanks...

My next few postings will be all about thanking my friends for their thoughtfulness.
The first is this card that I made for my friend who went to England and bought me home the most beautiful tea towel!
The base card is a cream that I trimmed the edge of the front and added the striped patterned paper.
To the front of the card using Distress ink barn door I stamped the phone box from Stampin Up's "feeling sentimental" set.
I added the "thanks" from Stampin Up's "another thank you" set using Distress ink faded jeans.
To finish I sponged all the way around the edge with Distress ink aged mahogany.

After I got home from stamping today...

...I immediately ate lunch and sat with my coffee and did the blog hop from CASology.

After I went to all the blogs and became inspired I created the above card to join the Blog Hop.
The card is a single layer white card stock card.
Using the "celebrate" from Fiskars "make a wish quotes" set and the balloon stamps from Tim Holtz Stampers Annoymous "things/talk" set I stampede them using StazOn jet black ink.
I colored them using my Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens.

Sunday, July 23

happy birthday card #3...

...yes folks I made three card for hubby for his birthday!
So now the dilemma...save one each for the next three years or give them to him all at once???

I pulled out my stickers from years of collecting and found this great one of my hubby's John Deere lawn mower.
We have six acres plus and he goes out for a three hour mow (which gives me time to stamp) and really enjoys his tractor.
I decided to use a white card stock base card with a black die cut of Lawn Fawn's "happy birthday border".
I cut off the "you" and glued it inside the card...

The rest I glued to the front of the card and attached the sticker, from Creative Imaginations, to the card front!

Saturday, July 22

Just looking...

The base card is grey block card stock.
The window is cut from grey card stock using the Tim Holtz Sizzix "windows & window box" die.
I trimmed and glued a piece of cloud card stock to the underside of the window frame before attaching it to the card front.
the blacl cat is cut from Impression Obsessions DIE083-K die using black card stock and glued to the window.