Thursday, September 19, 2013

Rise and Shine

Good morning everyone. (hope you haven't given up on me) I'm having trouble getting it together these days. School seems to have that effect on me.

Three weeks of school and they've already sent home 2 new t-shirts to buy, a special
spirit" picture, and the first fundraiser. (you know, the cookie dough, pies, and wrapping paper that costs 3 times what you pay anywhere else) In our neighborhood everyone has someone in their family selling the exact thing, so there isn't anyone to sell to. So I buy a couple of things and call it a day.

So between the sells, homework, remembering when everything is due, my appointments and hubby's appointments I'm a bit scattered. I find myself cutting things out just for Gabe. He likes things on his walls. Leading up to this cute sign.

Gabe gets up each school day at 6:30. When I found this sign in the Sil store, the time was generic. He made sure I cut the hands to truly represent his "get up" time.

I think it turned out pretty cute.
Thanks for stopping by. 
Huge and God bless. Stephanie

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Gabe turns 8

Hi everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. Gabriel had a birthday on Sat. He was so excited.
I thought I would post some of his decorations. I think most were made with the Portrait.

These were the treat bags for his class.

Tree decorated with 8's.

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tombow 100 Years

A couple of weeks ago I was visiting the usual blogs when I came to Nadia's blog, With Glittering Eyes.  I'm sure most of us are familiar with Nadia's work.

She was taking part in a 100 year celebration for Tombow. This company is offering bloggers a chance to use some of their products to make something. Once you make and post a project they make a $100 product donation to the Council for Art Education.

I contacted the company using the info Nadia provided and they sent me some products.

"Bloggers who are interested in participating in the "100 Days of Tombow" movement should contact Barbara Pritchett, public relations coordinator, who will facilitate the provision of the "100 Days of Tombow" Starter Kit, containing Dual Brush Pens, Irojiten Color Pencils and the Stamp Runner Adhesive. Every submission for the "100 Days of Tombow" blogging program will result in a $100.00 product donation to the Council for Arts Education." And this contact info was provided: Barbara Pritchett, EOS Marketing & Communications for American Tombow., 404-949-3778 (office).

A pack of 6 dual brush markers, The Craft Collection called Groovy; 10 colored pencils,  Color Dictionary IROJITEN in pale tone 1 and a Stamp Runner dot adhesive.

I haven't done much coloring so I made a card. I didn't want to go too far out of my comfort zone.

The flowers I used were a print that came with some chalk pencils years ago. (from QVC)
I love the pencils. I used them with baby oil (no gamsol) on the flowers. This group of colors is so pretty.

I used the markers on the sentiment stamp and the label edges. The glue I used as a stamp and a runner. Very easy to use, just hold it straight up or at an angle and roll it.
I've tried lots of adhesives and this one is one of the best.  I will definitely be buying refills.

I don't know how long Tombow is doing this but it doesn't hurt to contact them if you would like to participate.

Here's my finished card:

Thanks for stopping by. And thank you to Tombow for being able to sample some fabulous products.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, September 2, 2013

2nd BIL's B-day card

Hi and happy labor day.
Hope you're having a great long weekend.
Today I'm posting my other BIL's card. (birthday was Aug. 10).

This guy can do anything. He's a master cabinet maker, can build anything, successful gardener, raises animals and makes his own wine. He really has perfected it.

So wine is the subject for his card, (which he loved by the way)
I was pleased with the way this one turned out.

This was cut with my Portrait using Sil cut files. The grapes are a cricut cut.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie