Thursday, August 4, 2011

Where did July go?

The entire month of July is gone and it's August already! In another few weeks it will be time to close up the pool. Gheez!

It has been a busy summer for us. We never seem to have a set routine this time of year and we both have been traveling all over since the end of April. San Antonio, Maryland, Maryland, Maryland, Chicago, Roanoke, Maryland...did I say Maryland? LOL! Not hard to tell where our kids and grandkids reside. With a new granddaughter and two grandsons to keep up with, we are always on the go, go , go!

This past week our grandson was here for a visit. Wow, we are still recovering. He kept us very busy. We saw "Captain America", spent a lot of time at the pool, went to a local carnival, and played!! Our driveway will never recover from the bike tire marks that Brenden had so much fun putting there. We even did crafts! Brenden loves to use Mom Mom's tape runner, punches, and other scrapping tools.

Yesterday and today, I spent cleaning up the aftermath of our crafting. All of the punches are put away, the scrap paper is organized, and my tape runner has been cleaned of excess sticky!

I also got my challenge project done for this week! Yippee!

Our challenge on the CropStop Blog for today is a Sketch Challenge! Here is the sketch from our sketch designer, Gloria, and the card I created!

Gloria's fab sketch!

Products used: Websters Pages Hollywood Vogue Collection, Bazzill, Prima Flowers, Spellbinder Small Pinking Circle Die, Spellbinder Sunflower Set Two Die, Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, Ranger Wild Honey Distressed Stain, Dew Drops-Winter Retreat, Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop Border Punch.

I used the Spellbinder Small Pinking Circle and cut one circle, then divided it between the top and bottom of the center image. On top of the yellow circle is a Spellbinder Sunflower divided and used in the same way.

I inked two small white flowers with Ranger Wild Honey Distress Stain and layered them on top of the two larger flowers. A touch of Wild Honey on all of the white petals to tone them down and Dew Drops as the centers.

I used Martha Stewart's Traditional Scallop Border Punch and Bazzill to mimick the canopy in center image.

Stop by the CropStop Challenge Blog and play along with this week's Sketch Challenge! You could be the winner of a $15 Gift Certificate to the CropStop Store.

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Pinkllilac said...

Love your creation Vicki fantastic colours and design.
My copic storage :-) is really cheap but very usefull, there plastic CD towers, I put card board in the sections instead of cd's and hey presto copic holders, see save money = more copic lol.

Hugs Linda

Gloria Stengel said...

This is just fantastic, Vicki. I love how you used the papers! Wow!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Vicki. Love all the details you share about making it, too.

Ann said...

Your card is lovely and I appreciate your explanation of your creative steps.


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