Sunday, May 18, 2014

Family Reunion - Dude Ranch

It's almost time for the Hoffman Family Reunion. I was in charge of the plans last year. We spent an April weekend in Bandera, Texas. We have a spiral notebook in which we record the reunion highlights. I used my Silhouette to fancy up my contribution. Thought I would share the results.

Freckles was a cantankerous appaloosa that caused issues for the inexperienced trail rider. He tailgated the horse in front of him - totally ignoring the 6-foot spacing rule. When he was able to catch up to the horse in front of him, he would nip its hiney. Consequently the unhappy horse would try to buck its rider. Freckles was the topic of much conversation.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Ticket to Party

Huey and I have been invited to a birthday party for one of his co-workers who is turning 60. The party is 70's themed, so I purchased this digi stamp called "Let's Party" from the Kenny K website. I had a lot of fun putting this one together.

I guess I am going for the laughs. Here is a materials list.


   Bo Bunny Back to Backs Collection - Surprise!
   Bazzill Basics Card Stock Solids
      Sour Lemon
      Icy Mint
Sewing Machine and White Thread
QuikKutz Nesting Frame 3 - Variation of the Big Note
Black Button - 1 inch
Twine with Wire - Yellow
Momenta - Metal Sticker - "Party"
Silhouette Cut File - Vintage Ticket Set (Megan Hardy Designs)
Glitter - Blue
Copics -
   Hair - Y21, YR23, E35
   Face - E50, E53, E55, R20, E32
   Shirt - B0000, B00
   Tie - R08, Blender, Gelly Roll Stardust Clear
   Pants - C1, C3, C5
   Socks - C1, Blender, Gelly Roll Stardust Clear
   Shoes - E55, E57
   Ground - C1, C3
Inside of Card



KennyK's Krafty Krew - AG with a Twist - Male
ABC Challenge - L is for Lots of Layers
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes

Friday, May 16, 2014

Enjoy the Journey - Sail Away

Here is my May swap card for Scrapp'n Savvy. The paper collection for this swap was The Adventures of . . . When I first saw it this line of paper, I was totally stumped. My first thought for the card was camping, but I just wasn't happy with it. I was over at the Scrapp'n Savvy with my daughter a couple of weeks ago and pointed the paper out to her. She said, "Mom, it looks like sailboats to me!" So here it is.
I started with the gate fold with Bazzill Blue card stock for the card base.


   Bazzill Basics - The Adventures of . . .
      Seeing Stars
   Bazzill Card Stock Solids
      Painted Desert
      Desert Marigold
      French Vanilla
      Classic Yellowgreen
      Intense Kiwi
Card Stickers - Flags
   The Adventures of . . . 
Washi Tape
   1.5 inch width cut to 1/2 inch strips (lime, blue, orange prints)
Darice Embossing Folder - Clouds
Fiskars Texture Plate - Ocean
Tim Holtz - Sanding Block
Stampin' Up Ink Pad - More Mustard
Stickles Glitter - Stardust
Jute - Natural
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Antique Photo, and Peeled Paint
Silhouette Files
   A2 Box Card - Nautical (Lori Whitlock)
   Anchors Aweigh - Lighthouse
   Cute Sun (Miss Kate Cuttables)
   Nautical Set (
   Sailor Borders Set (Studio Illustrado)
   Pelican (Michelle Renee) (used all of it except the pelican)
Tim Holtz Red Rubber Stamp - "Enjoy the Journey"

Outside of Card and Envelope

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Animae Birthday Card

Here is a card I put together for my son's birthday.  I used a digi stamp of Kamijou Touma. I colored the image with Copics. I used a sheet of paper which broke down when I embossed it with a Darice embossing folder called "Steam Punk". The centers turned into perforated circles which fell out after embossing. I decided to go with it and embellished accordingly.
Inside of Card
This is only quote that I could locate that could possibly be used on a birthday card.