Thursday, October 30, 2008

Color Me Daisy November Kits

The November kits for Color Me Daisy have been revealed! In addition to the main kit there are 2 mini-kits. One is a holiday card kit to make card making easy and another is a juicy kit featuring Basic Grey Ambrosia! Check it out here.

Monday, October 20, 2008

October Projects from Color Me Daisy kit

Wow has it really been 2 weeks since I last blogged? It's been busy getting ready for the baby. Just 3 weeks and 2 days.

I finally took pictures of some projects and layouts I did with the October Color Me Daisy kit. Also, sneak peeks for November are up on the Color Me Daisy Blog.

Here are a couple of layouts using the Pink Paislee Vintage Moon papers. I wrote on one of the sheers from the Maya Road keychain with Stickles for the Who's Walking layout.

This is just a quick card I made using some of the scraps from the American Crafts paper. I used a border punch to give the edge a little something. The letters were cut with the Cricut when I was experimenting with the Sure Cuts a Lot Software I recently purchased.

I made a mini book for my mom for her birthday and used some of the American Craft's papers in the kit to make a matching gift bag, bow and card. The bow was from a challenge during Color Me Daisy's crop last month. The bag was super simple with just a paper cut to fit the bag. The card was just a pattern cut out from the AC paper and the Queen & Co felt ribbon. Stamp was Studio G (not in the kit).

Here is the mini book. I used some heart chipboard I had from Oriental Trading Co. and some random buttons. Papers, ribbon and felt ribbon were from the October kit. It was a quick little book to put together with some recent pictures of Nicholas from the past few months.

I have more to talk about from the past couple of weeks, so I will make a better effort this week to post.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Halloween Crazy & 5 more weeks

I can't believe the baby will be here in 5 weeks and 2 days (not that I'm counting or anything). His furniture was delivered this past Friday, so we need to get his room finished up. It's a lot easier the 2nd time around since we don't have to get nearly as much stuff. But still, we need to get busy.

This little guy is going to be a tank. At my ultrasound last Tuesday they estimated he weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz. With 6 more weeks at that point he will likely be over 9 pounds. I guess I am glad now I have to have another C-section. No pushing that "big" boy out!

I got to spend a lot of time making some Halloween projects this weekend. I also made a mini-coaster album and matching card for my Dad for his birthday. It felt good to get some projects done. It was nice to get on a roll and feel the creativity flowing.

I just love this time of year, but I always find too many holiday craft projects that I want to do. Here are pictures of the projects I did this weekend:

Altered letters using Color Me Daisy's Halloween Kit papers and rub-ons, plus MS decorative tape, sequins, bling and ribbon:

Spooky Banner using Color Me Daisy's Halloween Kit papers. I used my Cricut to cut out the letters and a Cuttlebug die to cut the small Halloween die cuts. Also used the MS pumpkin border punch to create an outline for the flags and MS pumpkin punch for the bottoms where the borders came together. I used pop dots on the letters and the small die cuts to give some dimension.

This Halloween wreath was from a Martha Stewart craft kit. Instead of glittering the leaves as suggested I mixed the glitter with diamond glaze and brushed it on each leaf. It gives a shiny sparkly effect, without as much of a glitter mess.

My Dad's birthday is tommorrow, so I made him this mini-coaster album from some Basic Grey papers some buttons and letter stickers. I sandpapered the edges of the pages and the pictures. Pictures are from their visit in August. I love the pictures of my Dad and Nicholas, they just make me happy.

More Halloween projects. I bought a couple of wood signs and painted them. Then used Stickles to give some sparkle to the letters. For the pumpkins I mixed art glitter with diamond glaze and brushed it over the painted pumpkins to give it some sparkle and shine. Then I backed the whole sign with black glitter felt to help the letters stand out. These just make me smile, with the bright Halloween colors.

Close up of the pumpkins

And last but not least, the matching card I made to for my Dad to go with the mini-album.