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Thanks for visiting my blog. As the title suggests, I love to scrapbook, stamp, and sing! I will share cards and scrapbook pages I create, as well as information about my music - Barbershop harmony.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer Card Camp - week 1!

I'm really excited to be a student in Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner's Summer Card Camp - a new online 4 wk course.  Today started week 1 and our "homework" is a card with a color combo of purple, pink (a sort of carnation color, looks like), a pale blue, bright orange and white.  Here's the image from class:

Here's what I created:
I used the cute bike clear set CL481 Joy Ride by Hero Arts and stamped in multiple colors on Basic Grey white patterned paper, added some bling and matted on Sweet Threads pp (also Basic Grey) and adhered it to a Hero Arts Mandarin card base.  Ribbon is from May Arts.  Inks used for the bikes:  Distress Inks - Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick, and Brilliance Sky Blue ink.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Thanks for stopping!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day and Granada Getaway

Hi all - busy week, culminating in a fun Father's Day.  Here I am with my sweet Dad:
We enjoyed brats on the grill cooked by my brother and potato salad made by my sister in law.  Yummy!  And here's the card I made for him:

I had such fun creating this card using a darling hammer digi cut for the Silhouette SD by Hero Arts.  I cut out the hammer and a shadow using grey textured cardstock and colored the hammer with Distress Inks.  The soft blue card base was stamped with the envelope pattern by Hero Arts, still a fave of mine.

I spent Friday morning until this morning at the Granada Getaway in southern MN with 14 other crafty ladies.   Deb Kelly, the owner of Picture This, Scrap That!, converted an old church into a retreat center with lots of craft equipment and space, along with comfy accomodations.  My friends Bonnie, Julie, Sandy and I went last year -  Bonnie heard about it through a shop in Owatonna and we enjoyed it so much!  This year Bonnie couldn't make it - darn - so we roped our friend Sayo into going.  What fun we had!  Besides crafting, we shopped and ate plenty of great meals made by our Getaway friend Jodie.  Another Getaway friend Karen organized this weekend to help raise money for her Relay for Life team.  Activities included make n' takes, a Thirty-one product demo, and Bingo with prizes.  Karen made us each a cute treat bucket with our name and a mesh butterfly.  Here I am at my crafting spot at what we call "Camp Granada" (even though they pronounce it Gran - a' - da with a long a):
And here's my productivity for about 18 hrs of crafting:

I made 14 cards and a scrapbook page.  The tulip image is one in the lower center came from my Hero Hostess sister Sally along with several others waiting to be used.  Thanks, Sally!  I colored it with some Twinklette pens and framed it in black - so perfect for a birthday card.  Of course, we had to have time to pop in to Fairmont for shopping and we spent a lot of time eating!  Very little sleeping - hopefully I'll catch up this week!!  Thanks for stopping!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

June Card Chain Challenge

Hi everyone - it's been awhile again since my last post.  Today I'm sharing what I made for the current Card Chain Challenge over at Lily Pad Cards.  You have until tomorrow 6/13 at 11:59 EST (US) to sign up and play along.  I love this activity because you get a card in the mail and my mailbox gets lonely if I don't play :)
I had a bit of trouble deciphering the color combo - just wasn't finding things to match it - so I went with the sketch which I like a lot!  I stamped flowers from Hero Arts CL496 Layered Flowers clear set onto patterned paper from Basic Grey's Lauderdale 6x6 pad.  Stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts CL380 Truly Appreciated clear set directly onto the card stock - Green Tea Linen from the Paper Company - and added some pearls.  Very easy but fun.  I just love chosing the different patterns to stamp and cut flowers, butterflies, whatever...

Hope you're having a crafty day!  I'm off to mow the lawn as soon as the dew dries but hope to work on some Father's Day cards later on.