Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Another Sweet Pea Card

Good morning! Ahh Wednesday, the week is almost over and we are heading into a three day weekend! It has just been so crazy all month that I hope to do nothing much this weekend other than finishing up a project. I have a ton of books, most all I have read once and will probably never read again so I am going through my bookshelves with the plan of reducing the number of piles of books beside the shelves. The goal is to get all the books actually on the shelves. What about you, anything exciting planned?

My card today used a Sweet Pea image by Ching-Chou Kuik. Image is colored with Copics, papers are from my paper stash and the ribbon is from Jo-Ann's.

Copics used: Skin-E00, E01, E11, Top- B21, B23, B24, B26, Tail-G20, G21, G85, Hair- E31, E33, E35, E37, E39

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Boy with Frogs

Good Morning! I am happy to be posting this morning because my internet is working. It has been only working intermittently over the past few days. This is a card I made last week. I have tons of girls stamps but not a lot of little boys so as soon as I saw this one from Penny Black I grabbed it. I think he is just too cute holding those buckets with the frogs peaking out. This is a fun image to color too! Everything is colored with Copics and the papers are DCWV. I love the definition of a boy that is on that paper. Boy: a noise with dirt on it. How true is that!

It's been very busy for us this week. After celebrating my birthday last week, we went to Chattanooga to celebrate the birthdays os two of my nephews. We have three nephews and all three have a birthday within two weeks of each other. Silas was having a big birthday party, his first with all his friends, to celebrate his 4th birthday and then the oldest, Cole, was celebrating his 16th birthday. My sister had to go to a wedding on Saturday night so Kip and I got to take Silas to the aquarium. It has been years since I have been there and Kip had never been. We had a lot of fun, even if we did run through it at a four year old's pace! His party with his friends was at a pizza place and all the kids got to make their own pizza. Great place and if you are ever in Chattanooga look for Pie Slingers, it was a fun place with amazingly good pizza.

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Black and Pink

Hello! Today I have a card to show you using one of favorite stamp sets from The Angel Company. I probably use this set more than any other set I have and this is one of my favorite images from the set. It is a pretty simple card with minimal layers so it can go through the mail easily and only one postage stamp. I love gingham and polka dots together or separately. I combined those patterns in my new kitchen curtains too! Everything is colored with Copics, the scalloped ovals cut out using Nestabilities and I added some paper and ribbon that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. The little silver accents are from Michael's.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Birthday Blog Candy Winner

I am a little late on this! Thanks for all the birthday wishes everyone. I had a fabulous birthday. Here is the winner of my birthday blog candy:

Cindy said...

Gina, shouldn't you be getting gifts on your Birthday, instead of giving them??? haha This is a wonderful thing for you to do!!! I hope you have a great birthday!!!

So Cindy, please contact me and I will get you goodies out to you! I really hope you enjoy them, they are some of my favorite things. Also there are several unmounted rubber stamps in the mix, let me know if you want me to go ahead and put Aileen's Tack it Over and Over on them for you.

True Random Number Generator 8

Have a great day!

(If anyone knows how to copy that box onto a post and make it look right, I would love to know the answer to that to file away for later! Also when I publish it, it reverts back to the 1-100 even though I put in the correct number to match the comments I had. Hmm, technology confuses me sometimes.)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Birthday Blog Candy


I have a birthday this month and I thought it would be fun to pull together some of my favorite things and do a Birthday Blog Candy including some of my favorite stamping/crafting things. Keep watching this picture because I will be adding to it. I will do a random drawing on my birthday May 16.

So far I have included 2 sets from The Angel Company, a couple of my favorite Riley images, 7 or 8 images from Sweet Pea Stamps representing several of the artists, a couple of Inkadinkado singles, some flowers, some polka dot ribbon, coordinating pink and red flowers and matching polka dot butterflies, some Joilee's birthday items, a "party like a rock star" cling stamp, butterfly clips and flower brads.

I know I have a few more things that I bought last week but that bag is buried on my craft table, you know how messy those can get. I will change the picture as the blog candy changes. I am going shopping today so there is no telling what I will buy! If I buy one for me, I am buying another for the blog candy and I am searching for a couple of things.

So what do you have to do for a chance to win? Just leave a comment on this post, followers will get two chances. If you are a follower of this blog please leave a second comment letting me know you are a follower for your second chance. That's it, easy peasy.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Hello and Happy Wednesday. I think it is Wednesday, but I thought that it was yesterday too, all day I thought it was Wednesday. May is such a crazy busy month for me that I often can't remember if I am coming or going. Anyway, I do have a card to show you. I love this little Riley image, but to be honest, coloring it challenged me a little. Any time there are two objects that are the same color close together like the tree and Riley I have a hard time showing them as separate objects. It took me a while but I was finally happy with the results and think it looks like Riley is sitting under the tree and not like his is a growth coming out of the tree. I thought dream would be a perfect sentiment here and I found this metal tag that did the trick. Papers are DCWV and I used a Fiskars border punch.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Recess Riley

Happy Weekend! It is absolutely gorgeous here in Tennessee today. I did all my "have to do" stuff yesterday so today is just going to be fun! I've already been in the craft room for a while this morning and later I am going to meet some friends for lunch and some shopping. On the Riley and Company challenge blog this week was to create something school related. I was having lunch with my nephew the other day at his school and he was ranking his favorite things about his school day. Recess made the top spot followed closely by lunch, so I used that for my inspiration. I chose to use Bouncy Ball Riley, coloring three images and cutting them out. Two of them are just adhered on top of each other and offset a little but the front one was added with some thick foam squares. The hopscotch paper is from DCWV and reminded me of the black top area of a playground. As I was sorting through a box last week and found those little bottle cap letters, they have been around a while so I don't remember where they came from.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's PINK Challenge

Hello!! I am here today and playing along with the challenge on the Sassy Cheryl challenge blog. The challenge this week is PINK. I just love bunny images and use them all throughout the year, especially when I am making cards or anything else for my niece Zoie, she loves them as much as I do. Sassy Cheryl has some of my all time favorite bunnies too. I bought several new images a couple of weeks ago and have just now had time to sit down and color them. I love this one with the little ladybugs. After coloring everything with Copics, I went over the ladybugs with some Glossy Accents to make them really stand out and to give them a little dimension. Papers are DCWV, flowers and ribbon have been in the craft room for a while so I am not sure where they came from. Thanks for visiting me today!


I posted that I was going to try and take a Jeep full of water back home to Bradley County this weekend to donate to the homeowners and volunteers doing clean up from last week's tornado. I sent out the call and man did everyone respond. It was a last minute call too, so I wasn't sure how many people would see the email before I needed to head out. I was hoping for a full Jeep and that is what I got. One more case and I wouldn't have been able to see out of my rear view mirror. It was just amazing. Since people were bringing 2-4 cases at a time and loading them directly into the Jeep I didn't even realize how many there were until we unloaded it. I was also collecting quarters to be able to give people to use at the laundromat. Friends brought all the water that you see below,plus another dozen gallons of water that didn't make it into the picture, $125 in quarters and another $65.00 to use at my discretion. When I went to church with my parents on Sunday they announced that they were putting together baskets of personal care items to hand out. So I took the rest of the money and spent it buying razors, shaving cream and band-aids. I was also able to help assemble the baskets. Here is the water:

I have seen the destruction from tornados in person many, many times. I had been seeing the destruction online but I wasn't quite prepared for what I saw. It was so much worse. Both of the hardest hit areas there were in the school zones where I attended school. I grew up running around that neighborhood, playing with friends. There just aren't enough words. Thank you again for all the prayers and concern. Please keep praying for all the people that lost so much, including nine families that lost a loved one there and all the others that impacted throughout Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.