Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Countdown to Pool Closing and Some Stamping!

Happy Wednesday everybody! It is hump day!

I always feel like I have accomplished something when I have reached Wednesday. So today, Izzy and I have already been outside pretty much all morning. On Friday the pool guys are coming out to close up the pool. It is always so sad. I wish we could keep it open all year so that we wouldn't have to look out at a giant blue tarp all winter, but that is part of living in the Midwest.

Yesterday I taught Izzy how to dance! It was so much fun. I don't usually listen to a whole lot of music during the day, but since we were trapped in the house all day, I thought it would be fun to turn on the radio. Now since I am a wonderful dancer (NOT!), I had to show Izzy my signature move, bouncing up and down in one place. She caught on immediately! It was so funny, she would bounce up and down and smile and laugh. The best part is that she kept overbalancing and falling down. She would laugh and then go hang on to a chair or cabinet for support. She is so funny.

Okay, so Tuxy and Izzy have finally decided to become best friends. Izzy throws the ball or the ribbon or whatever and Tuxy goes and chases after it. It has been wonderful! The two of them have been keeping each other entertained for long stretches of time. Finally! The only down side is that Izzy doesn't always understand that Tuxy is playing and Tuxy doesn't always understand that Izzy wants him to give it back. Ahh, life with kids/pets!

Alright, on to the the stamping and projects!

This first card was Halloween inspired (wonder why?). I wanted to create a scene, almost as if you were looking into somebody's house. This is what I came up with.

Isn't it cute. I started off my printing off a cat, cauldron, and girl on computer from Simply Sista's and Card Scents on a piece of vanilla card stock. They were all digi stamps, so I was able to flip them and resize them. Isn't that fantastic?! You can't do that with your regular stamps. Love them! I colored them in with my markers and pencils. Next I created a background scene with some Halloween DP, card stock and my markers. I placed her on top and and popped off the cat and cauldron. I stamped Itty Bitty Witch's Hat by Lockhart Stamp Company. I then framed the scene with a piece of black card stock and then layered Halloween DP and black card stock. I added three orange brads at the bottom, printed off the sentiment on my computer, mounted it on black and threaded through a piece of Halloween ribbon. I think she looks so fun!

The next project I created about a week ago and thought that it would be perfect for last weeks' pink challenge at Hannah Stamps.

This is what I call a Lady's Tool Kit. Inside are a woman's essentials; nail polish, emery board and some lotion. I created this with a rectangular tin and added some fuchsia card stock to the top. I made the fuchsia paper look like boards with my stampin' write markers and added screw brads to the corners. I then stamped Hanna from Tool Time Hanna by Hanna Stamps, along with her tool chest and colored them in with my pencils. I printed off the sign on the computer and mounted it on a piece of DP. Instant gift. I love this idea! It is the perfect size for your purse, it keeps all the essentials together and looks way cute!

Well that is it for me today! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the day and thanks for stopping by!


Paula Still said...

Love it! Love it! Love it! Especially love the brads that looks like screws!! Do you know where I can score such a tool set ... hint, hint, hint!!

I have a request ... you need to post a picture of Tuxy and Izzy!

Can't wait to see what you post next!

Lindsay said...

i love how you combined the simply sista's stamps together i never would have thought of that combination but its fabulous!

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Love the 21st century witch! The toolkit is awesome!!

Benga said...

toolkit is fabulous great idea!

virgo5 said...

Wow, cool idea, and great job on the faux wood!

Kristi said...

Is that a wooden stamp that made the background?? I just love it!!!