Tuesday, April 16, 2013

{april card} MSW

Ive been a part of the My Sketch World community for almost 3 years now and I just love it there.  :)  Lucy not only creates wonderful sketches for us to play with, but has created a warm friendly crafting environment for the MSW members.  If you have ever wondered about a message board or are looking to join like minded crafters, come check us out!
Here is this month's Card Sketch.  It's a beauty!
Lucy encourages us to make the sketch our own.
Here's my card.
Celebrate Today
Love these Teresa Collins papers so much.  :)
MSW has monthly card and layout challenges and we would love to see you come round and visit. 
Happy Tuesday, friends!

Monday, April 15, 2013

{srm-pencil frame}

SRM is now carrying pencils for special occasions! Currently Pencil Sentiments for Graduation, Birthdays and July 4th are available!  My project is up on the blog today!  I got to play with the Graduation pencils.  Lucky me, because I have a 2013 Grad in the house! 
I picked up an unfinished wood frame at Michaels.  I bought a couple boxes of #2 pencils at the dollar store.  I used Crafter's Pick The Ultimate glue to adhere them and not one pencil came off when my neighbor used his fancy saw to trim it for me! That stuff is awesome!  :)  I should have taken a before picture-it looked very hap-hazard!
*photo credit: Julie Laakso of JCL Portraits
I added a grosgrain ribbon around the outer edge of the frame and added the sentiments from the Graduation Stickers by the Dozen onto it.
A couple dollars and an hour and you have a great table topper for your grad!
Happy Monday, friends!

Friday, April 5, 2013

{round & round we go}

It's my turn on the Just Imagine Crafts blog today.  :)  All 3 boys are home from school this week for spring break and we have 2 birthdays in the next 3 days so I kept things very simple.  I found a terrific sketch and put my Circle Cutter to work!
(sketch by Becky Fleck of Pagemaps)
We love our cat, Lucky.  He is our first pet, he owns us. :)  He loves having his picture taken.  He loves to play fetch.  He might be part dog.  This is one of my favorite photos of him.
It took me longer to figure out which papers to use than it did to cut those 7 circles out with the Just Imagine Crafts Circle Cutter!  So easy.  So small.  Change the size up in a matter of seconds.  You can see it in use on this demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyKtfA9PMWY

It's Brian's birthday today! 

 Pizza, cake and cousins. Doesn't get much better than that! :)