Archive for August, 2011

On August 29th, two of my kids will be back in school – the older one will be a junior in high school, while the youngest will be in first grade (don’t wonder about the age gap, accidents/miracles happen all the time, lol!). My oldest still has one more month of taking it easy before she embarks on her college adventure.  Now, my two teenagers wouldn’t dream of giving any of their teachers anything close to the picture above, so I’m glad that we still have a “little one” who would proudly give that tote box to his teacher on his first day of school 🙂

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I joined a Christmas card challenge at SCS since I always seem to run out of handmade cards during the holidays. My goal is to make 10 per month (if I can, I’ll make more) up to November so that by December, I should have enough for friends, relatives, teachers, kids’  friends, neighbors, DH’s officemates, etc. etc. Well, “should” is the operative word, LOL.

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This card is inspired by Dr. Seuss’s book, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! and will be given to a friend with these paper sneakers:

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Three in a Row

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects in General, Projects
7
Aug

Going back to an old favorite project this time, here is another entry for the DTGD Challenge.  The template can be found here and the instructions are here. The beautifully embossed cream paper is from The Paper Company, while the red polka dot embossed cardstock is a Bazzil Basics. Red paper bag from Hallmark, black ribbon by Offray. Keeping this post short because I babbled a lot in my previous one, LOL!

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Big Squishy Hug

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects in General, Projects
6
Aug

This card is the result of a scavenger hunt. Really. It’s a Diamond Fold Card, another entry for the DTGD Challenge.  It all started with that digital image – if I have to use a good image, I know I won’t be stamping it (I am a bad stamper, I live in awe of the ones who do it!). So, off I go hunting for that perfect image (and for those who hoard digital art like I do, you know that it means going through several hundred – yes, hundreds! – of images)  and happily settled on a pair of hugging girls from Sweet Memories by Tina Wenke. Next, I thought of using paper piercing to frame the girls and I chose a square frame from Gem’s Cottage’s Paper Piercing Floral Set (that was an easy part).

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This is a card entry for the DTGD Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  I am keeping it clean and simple (CAS) this time because I do think it doesn’t need anything more (of course, my right hand did not agree, it secretly scurried to get some ribbon, but fortunately, my left hand wrestled it and made my right hand put back the ribbon and other embellishments it was holding, rofl!). Inside, the sentiment reads, “Thank you for being such a sweet friend!”

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Cup of Blessings

Posted by: Gemin General, Projects in General, Projects
4
Aug

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This teapot is the second project I’m doing for the Dare to Get Dirty week at SplicoastStampers. It’s my first time to participate and I noticed that THE challenge, on top of the numerous challenges, is to combine as many challenges as you can on one project – sounds really challenging, right? LOL! My first project combined (a measly) two challenges in one project, but this teapot project combined five challenges – yes! I’m getting the hang of it, LOL!

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Small Miracles

Posted by: Gemin Projects in Projects
2
Aug

The picture explains the title,  but you may be wondering why this particular project? Well, it has been quite a while since I’ve done major crafting because of our move, and I thought that it would be a good idea to join Splitcoast Stamper’s  Dare to Get Dirty Challenge  this year to get my mojo going.  This project is for two challenges: TruCarMa‘s and debbiedee‘s.

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