Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
I usually stay about a year behind but now I'm slipping farther behind. YIKES! This layout is from March of last year. I'm going to try to make an effort to do at least one layout a week to try to get caught up. We'll see how that goes :-) This layout is of my aunt's baby shower. Kelly, my aunt, is only 3 years older so she's more like a sister to me. We had her baby shower just 2 1/2 weeks prior to her giving birth. By the time we had her shower, she was ready to have Thatcher. She was to that uncomfortable last stage of pregnancy. Thatcher is 14 months old now and is an adorable little boy. Hope you enjoy the layout!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
To join us in the challenge this week, simply submit your project(s) to Mr. Linky on the 2 Red Bananas Blog. This week there will be a prize given to one random participant!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
This week's challenge is "you're an animal". You are to use an animal on your project (card, layout, altered item, etc.) and post your project(s) to Mr. Linky on the 2 Red Bananas Blog.
For my card, I used 2 Red Bananas The Early Bird stamp set and colored my image with Stampin' Up markers. It's hard to see but I went over the polka dots on his scarf with the clear stardust pen. To add a little shine to the flowers, I glued an iridescent sequin in the center of each one.
Paper(s): KaiserScrap and BasicGrey
Stamp(s): 2 Red Bananas The Early Birds
Ink(s): Tsukineko coffee bean
Other: Prima flowers, sequins, ribbon, brads, swirl hardware
This challenge is open all week, you can enter as many times as you would like and you can combine it with other challenges! All the details can be found on the 2 Red Bananas Blog.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
This week's challenge is to use this sketch designed by Jami. For my project, I used the sketch to make a decorative piece to dress up a plain gift bag. I originally intended it to be a card but it kept getting bigger so I tried putting it on a gift bag and thought it worked out great there. For my sketch, I used the brand new April Journal Spot stamp set which was featured earlier this week by some of the other design team members. The flower petals are actually meant to be balloon journal spots or raindrop journal spots but I saw them as petals. There are other sayings included in this set as well. I heat embossed my images and Happy Birthday in black and did some doodle dots and lines in Sailor Writer warm cream. The papers are Daisy D's and BasicGrey and I used the Fiskars decorative edge punch for the scallops on the bottom.
Paper(s): Daisy D's Classroom Stripe and yellow unknown, Basic Grey red solid unknown, Bazzill yellow cardstock
Stamp(s): 2 Red Bananas April Journal Spot
Ink(s): VersaMark and black embossing ink, Sailor Writer Warm Cream
Other: Fiskars decorative-edged trimmer
If you would like to play along in this week's challenge, visit the 2 Red Bananas Blog to get full details and to upload your creations! Have a great Easter!
Also, don't forget that all the stamp sets featured this week by all the design team members will be available from 2 Red Bananas Monday, April 13th!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Paper(s): BasicGrey and Daisy D's
Sunday, April 5, 2009
The Week of Peeks will go through Sunday and then all the new stamp sets will be available to purchase on the website Monday, April 13th. Today I'm showing off the Cajun Chicken. This is a fun Mardi Gras chicken that comes with several sayings. For my card, I used the image only. The image was stamped with Tsukineko graphite black ink and colored with water color pencils and mineral spirits. I used a green glaze pen to color the mask and then a red stardust pen for some of the beads and feathers. If you don't have all the stardust colors you want to use, simply color the image and then go over it with the clear stardust pen. That's how I got the other feathers and beads to look like I used a stardust pen.
Paper(s): Rusty Pickle City Lights, maroon and purple cardstock
Stamp(s): 2 Red Bananas Cajun Chicken
Ink(s): Tsukineko graphite black ink
Other: Sakura green glaze, clear stardust and red stardust pens
Paper(s): Bo-Bunny Organic Snow Drop, Basic Grey Strawberry Smoothie, The Paper Company clear acetate
Stamp(s): House Mouse Easter Surprise
Other: Prima flower can, flowers, brads
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Paper(s): BasicGrey Delicious & Rind
Stamp(s): 2 Red Bananas Wrapped in His Love Set
Ink(s): Colorbox Dark Moss
Other: Sakura stardust pen & glaze pen, Signo white pen, ric rac, burlap ribbon
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
My Easter card is using the new Daisy Chain, Checking Out papers and Grow Accessory Sheet by My Mind's Eye. The bunny image is from the 2 Red Bananas Caring Critters Stamp Set and the sentiment is from the 2 Red Bananas Bunnies and Eggs Stamp Set. They were both stamped with Tsukineko Coffee Bean ink. The cool burlap woven ribbon is from May Arts. I ran a piece of green ric rac through it and adhered it with Glue Lines. The flowers are from Prima with a BasicGrey brad in the center.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Paper(s): BasicGrey African Nectar, Palace Blue, Smoke, Sencha, Green Tea
Other: BasicGrey Marrackech Elements stickers, metallic dew drops, May Arts ribbon
Saturday, March 7, 2009
For this challenge, I used the new Louie Too Stamp Set from 2 Red Bananas. I colored him with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits. The tiny gold beads are ProvoCraft microbeads. These were really popular a few years back so I have several colors. When I saw the heaps of gold in his hands, I thought about those microbeads so I used them. I first used the Quickie glue pen, then sprinkled the beads on. After that, I applied some MonoAqua (clear, wet glue) and poured on more beads. This made his heaps of gold higher! The little stars around his gold was colored with the Sakura stardust pen. The flowers are all from Prima and the May Arts ribbon is from 2 Red Bananas. I pulled the papers from my scraps, so I'm not sure what brands they are.
Paper(s): Black Cardstock, white cardstock, unknown patterned paper
Friday, March 6, 2009
I'm enjoying working on the photos to this album. It's a work in progress but it's coming along. For this layout, I used mostly Kaiserscrapbook papers. I really wanted to use the postcards images which are a Flair paper. Originally they were big so I cut the images I liked from the On the Boardwalk paper, scanned them, shrunk the size and reprinted on cardstock. The new size worked well plus I still have the originals! I used two ribbons on this layout. Both are from May Arts and are available through 2 Red Bananas. I attached the thinner ribbon on top of the wider ribbon using Glue Lines. If you haven't started using Glue Lines for your ribbons, you should really consider getting a box! They are double sided, 1" perforated lines that make adhering ribbons easy.
Paper(s): Kaiserscrapbook Garden Party, Flair On the Boardwalk, BasicGrey Delicious
Other: May Arts Ribbons, Making Memories alpha stickers and pebble clip, K&Co. sticker, Prima and American Crafts flowers, brad, buttons, thread
We will begin hosting WEEKLY CHALLENGES on the 2 Red Bananas Blog. It will be called Banana Split Sunday. So that means every Sunday there will be a new challenge posted. We will have a variety of challenges for you and there will be prizes to random winners a few times a month! They are going to be fun so be sure to check it out!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Papers: BasicGrey waffle cone, strawberry smoothie; Crate Paper canopy
Stamps: 2 Red Bananas Bunnies & Eggs
Inks: Tsukineko graphite black
Other: Sakura dust pen, American Crafts and Prima flowers, dew drop, ribbon, decorative edge trimmer, Angel Wings Shimmerz
If you are participating in the Inspiration Challenge this week, visit the 2 Red Bananas Blog for all the details. We hope you've enjoyed this Week of Peeks! All new stamp sets will be available on the 2 Red Bananas site tomorrow!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Papers: Night Light Collection, black cardstock, white cardstock, BasicGrey Zest
Stamps: 2 Red Bananas Louie
Inks: VersaMagic and black embossing powder
Other: Prima flowers, BasicGrey brads, Fiskars decorative edge trimmer
If you are participating in the Inspiration Challenge this week, visit the 2 Red Bananas blog for all the details! All new stamp sets featured this week will be available Monday, March 2nd!
Today we are showing off Caring Critters. This set has not only the bird and butterflies I used but also a cute bunny along with several quotes. To participate in this week's BasicGrey Challenge 23, I used the color scheme of pink and green using some BasicGrey papers. For the images and quote I stamped them in VersaMark and heat embossed them in black. The bird on the branch was colored with Prismacolor pencils and mineral spirits and the butterflies have been painted with pink Shimmerz. This set along with all other EIGHT new sets will be available on the 2 Red Bananas site Monday, March 2nd.
Paper(s): Basic Grey Fandango, Patina and Fashionable
Stamp(s): 2 Red Bananas Caring Critters
Ink(s): VersaMark and Black Embossing Powder, Tsukineko Graphite Black
Other: Prima flowers and black brads
If you are participating in the Inspiration Challenge this week or need more details, please visit the 2 Red Bananas blog. You can enter as many project as you want so that increases your chances to win one of the new March release stamp sets!
Thanks for stopping by. The Sneak Peeks will continue through the weekend so keep checking back!