August 11, 2011

Thank you, some cute pictures, and a cool laptop cover

Good Morning. Yesterday was a really nice day. We had our breakfast and then headed out to the park. Here are a few pictures while we were there.

Ah then we came home and hung out with the kids. Tony started to clean out the basement (yes for our move next year and yes maybe it seems like we are getting an early start but the next year will be busy). Nicki started to repaint one of our extra bedrooms, it's only extra because the lil ones all share a room. I can't believe how much they love it.

I had bought some vinyl from EAD Designs a week or so ago and so Tony and I made some laptop covers. Tony designed mine in a program called Inkscape. It turns images into SGV files to be cut in my Sure Cuts A Lot program. LOVE it.

Then we had an absolute delicious dinner. Tony made it, he is such an awesome cook. We had twice baked potatoes, bourbon chicken, brown rice, and broccoli. YUMMY!!!

And I ended my day making a card and watching some TV. I wish everyday was like that. LOL! :-) So not realistic.

Here is my card:

I used products from both the August and June kits. Well first, I saw this technique over on Alice's blog from Alice's Little Wonderland. Basically all you do is stamp your image on your cardstock. For my card I used the creme colored cardstock from August's monthly kit and I also used the stamp set from the August CARD KIT. I inked the stamp with Charcoal Colorbox Chalk ink and randomly stamped the image. I used two of the stamps from the set. It is from Inkadinkado and it's called, Garden Gate. Then to get the textured look, you take a piece of tissue paper and you ball it up. Get the tissue paper all wrinkled. Next you cover your cardstock (with the stamped images) with Mod Podge or some other clear drying glue and then spread the tissue paper over the top. Flatten it a bit but don't flatten out the wrinkles. And that's it. Super easy and it gives an awesome texture to your card. :-)

Then go ahead and use it to decorate your card. I used the grey satin ribbon, a Tim Holtz button, the black cardstock and yellow pattern paper from the August CARD KIT and the yellow flowers are actually from the June SCRAPBOOK KIT. Oh how perfectly they matched. The sentiment is from Practicing Creativity Design and is embossed in white embossing powder.

I wanted more of the yellow pattern paper to show because it is so beautiful but I do like the way the card turned out. Oh also, the card measures 5"x7", not my usual 4.25"x5.5".

Happy Crafting!!


Karen B. said...

I love seeing pictures of your kiddos! Your card is beautiful, the technique is perfect for the stamps set! I marvel at the black base too, I forget how striking that looks on cards.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving the photos of the kids!! Sounds like you all had an awesome day!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee what you did with the laptop cover and that card is WOW BEAUTIFUL! :):):):):):):):):)

Kelly Massman said...

Your card is so pretty! Thanks for sharing the cute photos, too!

Tanya said...

Sounds like a fabulous day! Beautiful card, have not tried that technique yet. LOVING the laptop design!

June Houck said...

Your little angels are all so beautiful. I love when you share pics…they are really adorable. I love that yellow rose paper too! I am actually making a card with it now, but I haven't quite found the right embellishment to finish it. TFS your tissue paper technique; your Tim Holtz button, yellow roses, and grey ribbon are yummy :)

Missy Whidden said...

Adorable kiddos! Looks like they had a wonderful time playing. The laptop design is SO pretty, and that card is simply gorgeous!

Lisa Echerd said...

Great photos! Everyone looks like they had a great time at the park. And I love your laptop cover, pretty!

Angi Barrs said...

The kiddos are super adorable. And bourbon chicken...yummy! :)

Love EAD products. The laptop decor is is your gorgeous card too. :)

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

What a beautiful family! It sounds like it was a PERFECT day! The card is gorgeous! I love that technique with the tissue paper! Thanks for sharing it!