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Monday, June 22, 2009

Sea World Vacation ATC Card "Seahorse Aquarium"

Here is my Artist Trading Card (ATC) for the Sea World Vacation swap. I had fun with this one, using sea glass glimmer mist for the background, punches for the seahorses, and the cricut for the seaweed. I also had a neat stamp from The Angel Company, for the background seaweed.
Sea World ATC (Artist Trading Card)

Vegas ATC "It's Vegas, Baby!"

Here is my Artist Trading Card (ATC) for the Vegas Swap. It is 3 1/2 inches by 2 1/2. We were supposed to use a lot of BLING, and I think I did that good! I used 8 colors! I was inspired by the Vegas lights, and the showgirl. I wanted one that was old-fashioned and classy looking. I also like the slogan "It's Vegas, Baby!" so that is it's name!
Vegas ATC (Artist Trading Card)

Also, when I was waiting for the glitter to dry on the cards, I lined up the girls, and here is a picture of the line-up:
Showgirl Line-up

Dance Recital June, 2009

Finally the long-awaited pictures for the Dance Recital!
Here is Melody's Costume:


Melody did a Tap Dance number, and then a Ballet Dance number:
This is from the Dress rehearsal since you are not allowed to take pictures on the actual performance.
(Melody is 4th from the right above)
(Melody is on the left)

(above) this picture was taken at the dress rehearsal.

Here is Amanda before she was go to on, it was at the dress rehearsal. She thought it was cool to have her own mirror.

Below: Here is the dance with my husband and daughter at the dress rehearsal. They are in the center.

After the Performance:

It was a blessed time and weekend! Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Father/Daughter Dance

Here are a couple of pictures of my husband Ed, and our older Daughter Amanda. The dance recital is this weekend, we are all so excited! Our younger Daughter Melody is dancing in it as well for her Tap and Ballet. They have worked so hard, so it will be amazing to see them this weekend! Here are two pictures of the Father/Daughter Dance costumes. It will be a Swing Dance to: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. Will have more pictures later of the other costumes!

Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

1920's ATC Card

I think this is my favorite Artist Trading Card as of yet! I really had fun with this Decade. Many events and things happened around that time so I tried to capture what I could to reflect it. The Card is 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.
I used:
2 images I found on the internet and printed them out on glossy paper.
I went to and made a word collage for this. It ended up not working out the way I wanted it to, but I like this one much more. So I cut them out and placed them.
Liquid Pearls in White. (For her jewelry)
I used Burgundy and Christmas Red stickles.
Silver, and Warm Red catseye ink for shading.
Zig Pen Glue
Cream, White, and Burgundy cardstock.

"Play Time" Title and Raggedy Ann Paper Doll

Here is a cute Title and Paper Doll I just made for a fun swap!

"This Is The Life" Beach Theme ATC Card

Here is another Artist Trading Card! It is 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches big. This is made with an Inkadinkado Stamp and StazOn Jet Black ink. I colored it in with my prismacolor pencils and used green stickles and yellow stickles. I used Navy cardstock for the background. It just makes me think of a relaxing day by the beach, reading a book! Love it!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Snow White ATC Card

I'm making these ATC cards for a swap I'm in, this one is for the disney vacation swap. ATC cards are 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 size. I really liked making this one, it was great fun! ATC= Artist Trading Card
Here is what I used:
Snow white in size 1 3/4 inch on the cricut
water colors
water color paper for the background
stickles in 4 colors
flower brads in 3 colors
Navy Paper
Apple punch
White pen for highlight on apple.
Maroon ink for shading apple.
Snow White ATC Card

Uninvited Guests ATC

This card was made for a swap I'm doing. It's summer theme and in misc. So I thought this card would be funny.
Here is what I used:
Blue, white, yellow cardstock
Various food studio g stamps
Prismacolor pencils
Black and yellow stickles
Glue zig pen
Background plaid stamp
Red glitter embossing powder for heat emboss
Black, red and green zig pens.
Blue Catseye ink for edges of blue paper.
So I cut out the card in yellow 3 1/2 by 2 1/2.
I heat embossed the plaid background with the red glitter powder for the tablecloth. I stamped and cut out each food item, colored them and glued them on. I drew the ants myself.
Uninvited Guests ATC Card

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Thank you for the Award!


Hey cool I got an award from: ~Crafty J's Place~ Thanks Jeri! Sorry it took me so long, okay I hope I'm doing this right. I'm so honored :-)

1: Thank the person who gave me the award and link to their blog (completed)
2: List 10 honest things about myself:

1. I love the Lord very much.
2. I'm blessed to have a wonderful and loving husband that is always on my side, he is my best friend.
3. My favorite scripture is: 1 Corinthians 2: 9 However, as it is written:
"No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him
It was preached the day I came to know the Lord, and it really opened my eyes.
4. My 2 daughters are so amazing, I enjoy spending time with them. I learn so much from them and we love to laugh together.
5. I'm blessed to have amazing friends
6. I like to do all kinds of art, I like the challenge of learning new things. It's so much fun to do.
7. I'm a deep thinker, I think about everything and pray about everything.
8. I love going to Disneyland!
9. I love to dig deep into God's word and study and I love to learn.
10. I miss my niece and nephews too much.

3:Put the award on my blog(Completed)
4:Pick 7 people to give the award to:

In no particular order.....
A Heart To Homeschool

Black Diamonds

Little Did She Know

Liz's Craft World

Scrap This, Craft That

Pixie Dust Creations

Lisa Loves Stampin And Craftin

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"Pooh Jumps For Joy" Inchie

Here is an inchie I made for my Daughter's Disney swap on the cricut board. I used 3 layers of cardstock, and found a neat watercolor picture to put in the background. I used copper glimmer mist over the pooh color paper. I colored his shirt with a marker. You can see the sparkle through the red of his shirt. He is from a punch my daughter had. I used red glitz stickles for the dots on the frame. Inchie: 1 inch work of art


She is really excited about this swap, thanks Jeri for your help with the swap!! You're awesome!