Monday, August 30, 2010

More summer fun

I hate to see summer end, but I can still relive the fun through the pics of the girls' visit. Grace and Mila enjoyed cooling off in the sprinkler. Next to Mila, Grace looks huge! LOL In all fairness, Grace is 9 and Mila is 6 -- plus Mila is pretty small for her age. For this layout I used the Fly a Kite paper collection by October Afternoon.

The cute little bird accent is the 2x2 size (it also comes in 4x4) from the QK Birds and Bees release. I also used just a little piece of one of the branches for his perch and the Cottage Cutz Summer Sun for the background.

I don't think I have ever cut from a full sized sheet of paper to make a card. Other than for the base, of course. There are always plenty of leftovers when I finish a layout and it's so economical to use them for card making.

For this card I used a larger QK bird (Rev 0143), Spellbinders nesting ovals, and for my sentiment, the QK speech bubble.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

How about a few more cards...

As you can see, I was rather busy with the cards this week! I've had such fun with the Cottage Cutz dies. They just work so well on cards. This girly card was so much fun. I love pink {in case you didn't already know that!} and bling, and the adorable convertible had to be in pink! Isn't it the cutest. :)

I've combined three of the Summer #2 Release dies for this card. The summer sun is awesome. I've added ink and stickles for dimension and foam tape for extra pop. Love this. The adirondack chair is from the beach chairs die, and the sand is actually the water from the otter die. I love using shapes for pieces other than their intended use and the water is perfect for the sand!

I love stickles. :)

I have to admit I'm not a lover of teddy bears {I know, there must be something wrong with me :P} but this guy is super cute and he is sad my friend is in the hospital. I hope he'll cheer her up.

I couldn't resist this adorable little face. The stamp and die sets are some of my favorites.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Happy Tuesday!

You know what that means? Monday is over with and it's one day closer to the weekend, that's what that means!! LOL :)

For my first project today I've used the Scrapbuggy Exclusive sports die. Papers are Li'l Buddy by Pebbles, Inc. The star burst and flourish swirl are cardstock stickers from that collection. I stamped "ready, set, go" on the star and used QK Supermarket font for the title.

The helmet is perfect, isn't it! I made it in colors to match Gracie's derby car and racing helmet.

I cut the derby car by hand and used black bling on the wheels, silver pen to mimic the screws holding it all together, and stamped "vroom" on the side.

For this card I used the wonky flowers from the QK birds and bees release. I love these. They call them dandelions, but they look to me more like milkweed. I like them no matter what you call them. I wrote the sentiment on the large bracket label from the QK windows and labels set. The border punch is Martha Stewart.

Thanks for coming by today. Have a great week!

Friday, August 20, 2010

couple of cards

A couple of weeks ago I needed a couple of quick cards and made these. There are no die cuts on either of them. This first one is a get well card. The paper is from the DCWV Mariposa stack. Isn't it gorgeous!? The only embellishing I did on this is the ribbon.....

....and the stickles and bling I added to the flowers and butterfly.

For the sympathy card I used the BG Granola collection. The label on the front is a cardstock sticker from that collection on which I printed my message. I added a couple of brads and ribbon and that's it. The edge is done with a Martha Stewart border punch.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Home TWEET Home!

We always have such fun with the grandgirls and this summer was no exception. Here Mila poses with the birdhouse she and grampa made. It's her own design too. She even drew up the plans for it. ;)

I used the Cottage Cutz happy bird for this page because, after all, he's happy for the home tweet home Mila made for him! The birdhouse is QuicKutz, post and grass are from the QK 4x4 sign post, fonts are QK Disco and Dragonfly, and the banner tags are BossKut. Papers are from the My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary collection.

Close up of the title treatment and sweet little birdie.

Grace enjoys fishing and she also likes tying flies. I don't think her creations have ever caught any fish, but she sure is creative when it comes to colors and materials for her 'special' flies!

I mimicked the red and yellow she used on this one and also used the Cottage Cutz fishing pole, complete with fishing line. The real "fly" in the title is handcut. Title font is QuicKutz Santa's Workshop.

Thanks for visiting! :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Grace's scrapping projects

When Grace participated in the soap box derby on Memorial Day, she was interviewed briefly by the local reporter. She cut her photo and text from the newspaper and used it with the photo of her and grampa working on their derby racer. Can you see the cute wrench and hammer brads. Notice the store logo on the side of her car in the newspaper photo.....I did that with vinyl and the Silhouette. Keep in mind, her pages, embellishments, titles and pretty much everything else about her layouts are all her own ideas. :)

Here she used random photos at different ages. Again, the title and all the embellishments are her own idea. We made the cupcake from craft felt and she sewed on the button sprinkles herself. She used QK Roxy for her title.
The photo is of her toys at my house. She lined them up and posed them " just so" in order to get this photo specifically to scrap with the Raggedy Ann doll I made from the Scrapbuggy exclusive doll die. She used the QK Rainbow font and the limited edition teddy bear as well.

For this card she used the Cottage Cutz cow peeker die. She loves the play on words I frequently use on my cards and wanted to do her own. Isn't it cute!

Bling it!

Who doesn't love bling!? For this page I used scalloped 12x12 paper from My Mind's Eye, adding hand doodling around the edges. Title font is QK Teriyaki Grand. I also used the scallop edgers, lots of bling and the fabulous i-rock tool by Imaginisce.

Fun flip flops! Grace had fun blinging out her flip flops and wearing her matching toe colors. :) Aren't they cute!
Journaling block is QK Rev flower and cookie cutter circle; flip flops from the QK Relax gift set. Prima flowers and i-rock bling by Imaginisce.

Various bling, doodling and scallops

For this fun card, I used Bella Blvd papers and some older QK shapes to convey my message.

Check out the various ways you can contact me....smoke signal (campfire), give a holler (megaphone), rotary dial (old style desk phone), or cell phone! LOL In other words, I don't care how you do it, just call me. Haha!!! Font is Oatmeal; other shapes are Rev. pencil, cookie cutter circle, and poodle puffs from the Flirt gift set for the smoke signal.

Thanks for visiting Scrapendipity's Studio!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Summertime at Grama's house

Summer vaca is over and my girlies have gone home. it's so quiet here today! We had such a good time while the kids were here. We had more plans but schedules changed and Grace had to go home earlier than anticipated, so there were things we didn't do that we wanted to. All in all, we really crammed a lot into her stay, as we always do, and it was great fun. :)

We made pj's - two pair! These are the cupcake ones, the others have monkeys and bananas on them.

We made pancake art.....yes, this plate of "bacon and eggs" is actually a plate of pancakes! This is such fun to do with the kids. If you haven't visited Jim's Pancakes website or seen his Facebook page, I highly recommend it. He's a super neat dad who makes fun pancakes for his daughter, Allie, and shares his creations -- and what creations he has made too! Check it out here.

We made huckleberry pie, not to be confused with blueberry. They are NOT the same thing. I'll eat huckleberries by the handful but blueberries....ick. Huckleberries are far superior IMO. And our pie turned out so good. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it's pure heaven. YUM!

I found a video on youtube for making cake in a mug and thought, what a fun project to do with Grace! So quick and easy, and kids love it. I love finding things like this to do when the kids are here. Even though it takes only a few minutes, kids will remember fun things like this for a long time to come.
During the last week of Gracie's visit, Mila came to stay with us too. The cousins get along really well and had a blast. They packed their lunches and ate at the park almost every day, played "fishing" in the backyard,
ran through the spinkler,
shucked corn and even washed grampa's truck.

We're getting used to the quiet again and Randy and I both commented how naked the spare room looks now without the girls' bed and all their books, toys and clothes strewn about. LOL I'll finish up putting away the bedding and rearranging in there today and get it ready for the next visit. Grace will be back in October, if not sooner, when her dad comes over to go hunting. Even though it hasn't yet been 24 hours since they left, I can't wait for the next time she comes over!

Today I'll scan all the scrappy projects Grace completed while she was here. I think she may have got more done than I did, actually. LOL I'm so glad she enjoys it so much and with her six years of experience, she now does her pages almost entirely by herself. She is very determined and strong-willed and has her own opinions about pretty much everything, so she doesn't need (or want either, usually! LOL) any input or suggestions unless she asks for them. LOL!

Hope your summer has been as wonderful as mine has been!!!!! Keep on scrappin', my crafty friends. I'll be back later with more pics. Thanks for checking in. Happy Monday!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thanks a melon!

I love play on words and the Cottage Cutz ladybug and watermelon is perfect for a quick thank you card, don't you think! I used the clump of grass from the Cottage Cutz mushrooms to give the ladybug a place to stand. Also used for this card are the nesting scallop ovals by Spellbinders and the large label from the Quickutz Santa's Workshop Gift Set.

This scanned really weird. The card base is actually idea why it looks whitish-greenish in this pic. Strange. Pattern papers are My Mind's Eye, border punch is Martha Stewart.