Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Moxie Fab Fun

Today i was checking out the neat blog hop by Moxie Fab and when i was reading about a collage card i became interested so i thought i would try it. But hmmmmm i don't think this is my style. But it was fun to try. Then.....
I read about gradiant colors and thought wow that is so cool so i thought i would try that, and well i am just not very good at it but here is my 'try' card.
Have a fun day

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Compose a Card with Becky~Polka Dots

So when i first saw Aqua and Red together, i didn't like it. But i must say it has really grown on me now that it is put together on a card.
I didn't have anything polka dotted, so i had to stamp it and the white on red is not as bright as i would like it.
I also didn't have a red button so i made one out of plain red paper and then grunged it up a bit to get some white on it. I had this butterfly laying around and it kept staring at me and i thought well the dots on the wings kind of go along with the whole theme, so i added it. Then i added a touch of ribbon for flavor. I grunged up the sentiment to go along with the button.
Have a nice day and enjoy.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Compose a card with Becky

Thought i would play along with this challenge from Becky and copy her card. I love black and avocado together.
and i just threw in this card because i didn't want to make another post. I thought it was cute.

Friday, February 12, 2010

PTI Origami

Another fun challenge at Papertrey Ink. Today Nichole asked us to do something with origami. I'm not good at it so i picked a very simple lady bug to do. I got the idea for the card colors and layout her at Michelle Woodersons blog.(
I love the color scheme.
I used paper from My Mind's Eye.
The stamp is PTI, Tags for Spring.

Friday, February 5, 2010

PTI Challenge-Emboss resist

Nichole had a great video on emboss resist so i thought i would try it. Here is the link to her video.
Here is my attempt at emboss resist.
I used a pink paper and stamped the hearts with versa mark and embossed them.
Then i took a tissue and rubbed SU pomegranate over the hearts and then with a clean cloth i rubbed over the hearts again. I used PTI bitty stars and punched a scalloped edge. I stamped the i love you from SU stamps and used the pomegranate again to darken the edges.
The ribbon is also SU. I have never tried this before so it was a fun project. Thanks Nicole for teaching it to me.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My little swimmer

Here is my little swimmer. I am so proud of her. She is so cute. Can you see her long tube socks just poking out of the bottom of the picture? She was so upset when she couldn't find them to wear after her swim meet. I think her mom put them in the laundry.

And here is her mom (my daughter) and Grampa Olson so happy to be here watching her swim.

Of course Merrick and Catalina couldn't sit still for 5 minutes. They were climbing all over the place. Everything Merrick would do Catalina would do. Too funny.

Akalia was so excited to swim. She was the only one standing out there. Notice there are no timers or judges out there yet. But what a great picture of her out there by herself.

Here she is in one of her swim meets, swimming her little heart out.

And here is my little champion. She took second place in the 9 and under group. She is 8. Way to go Akalia.