Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Projects

The 2 Chicks (aka Vickie & Katie) had fun crafting lots of projects together over the holiday weekend. The stationary set design came from Jackie Topa's blog and the elegant white silhouette cards came from Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. These are 2 terrific sites with lots of awesome ideas to share.


The end of the school year always brings special celebrations and this year is no different. We are honoring 3 graduates within our circle of friends as well as within our church family. Several are getting married - my how time flies. I've put together a wedding card that I think actually turned our really pretty. Katie found a wedding card printed in a magazine that featured 2 love birds - I checked out my Cricut cartridges and found 2 love birds in a cage on the Joys of the Season holiday cartridge and used the word 'love' from the Opposites Attract cartridge -- Cricut cartridges are really interchangeable no matter the occasion -- a little embossing and ribbon complete the look. The 2 Chicks are soon to be opening a booth where we will sell the crafts that we enjoy putting together. We've put in a lot of time making items and have especially enjoyed the time together.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Special Note Cards

Well, a comment I received from Butternut Sage Designs (thank you, thank you)( inspired me to make some special notecards for a friend's daughter who is getting married next month. I think they turned out pretty cute and she loves all shades of purple!

KWerner Color Inspiration #51

chocolate * rose * mustard * white

"Hi!" - Wasn't sure how to make these colors work together, but I'm pleased with the outcome - simple and sweet. Materials: white, rose, and chocolate cardstock, Blossoms & Butterflies Stack from Die Cuts With a View (DCWV), Color Box fluid chalk (Chestnut Roan), chocolate satin ribbon, corner rounder, Cricut - Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cart. What do you think?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Tripp

Our grandson turned 2 years old on the 14th of April -- hanging out with Barney at Chuck-E-Cheese on party day!! He is such a blessing to us.
Katie (aka Chick 2) is so glad her semester is almost over! Studying is no fun!

Backyard Demolition

Well, the backyard is “coming out” today! We are a parsonage family and sometime before we moved here, the backyard had been built up with lots of concrete, a faux bridge, and lots of scattered plantings. While the effects I’m sure, were pretty cool way back when, now it is just a big overgrown jungle that is very difficult to take care of, creates standing water and leaking into the basement, and has too many little hiding places for snakes (can’t stand the thought of our pups hangin’ out with unwelcome visitors!). The backhoe is going full blast and it’s neat to watch all the work going on from the ‘safety’ of my office window.

Before (2005) --- kind of hard to tell from this distance, but the concrete is molded up against many of the basement windows.

During (2009) ---

More later

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mojo Monday Contest - Week 85

These are some of my favorite color combinations. Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

What a wonderfully (and very busy) week the 2 Chicks have had! Helped 1 Chick move from one apt to another -- at least it was from a 2nd level unit to a 1st story unit. We're all tired! Wonderful day at church -- helped the kids make Mothers Day gifts - homemade bubble bath and lotion complete with yummy scents - my favorite - cucumber & melon.

Challenge #10 - The Pink Stamper - Using Circles -- wow -- how much fun this has been. Card created using round abstract clear stamp and VersaMark ink to emboss and create greeting card for "my friend".

Challenge #4 - The Pink Stamper -- Mother's day card -- layout design courtesy of Kristina Werner (KWerner Designs -- you gotta check her out -- awesome projects!).
Challenge #4 - The Pink Stamper - Mother's Day Card -- layout design featured on Kristina Werner's blog (KWerner Designs -- you gotta check her out -- awesome projects).

Challenge 3 - The Pink Stamper -- A Kid's Scrapbook Page - 1st Birthday scrapbook page of our precious baby girl (who is now 26!). For the cute little 'card' embellishments, I scanned several of her many birthday cards (I keep them all -- talk about overflowing shoeboxes!) and then 'shrunk' them down and printed out to paste onto the page -- I think they are so cute!! Hope you think so too!

Challenge 2 for the Pink Stamper - Try Something New! Am having so much fun with embossing -- really like the effect of using VersaMark to emboss -- making the pattern show up as a deepened color of the background paper.

Challenge 1 for the Pink Stamper - something brown & pastel -- absolutely love this site and visit often -- the Cricut videos are awesome (notice my baby carriage from "Stretch Your Imagination). Here's my entry for Challenge #1 (sorry for the slight fuzziness -- still learning the camera stuff). How fun!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My first entry for Kristina's color challenge!