Sunday, July 20, 2008

Love you to the moon and back card using the new Graphically Speaking Cartridge

Ok, little story with this one. My daughter and grandson JJ, who have lived with us since JJ was born -he's 4 1/2 now, are moving to Kentucky in September. Every night before bedtime, we have this little ritual we go through where we say "I love you - love you more - love you most - love you to the moon and back - and all the stars in the sky". Well, this card will go to him when they leave. Inside will of course say "and all the stars in the sky". I will then have a mat and frame ready for it so he can hang it on his bedroom wall so Gramma will still say it to him every night before he goes to sleep. When I got my brand new Graphically Speaking cartridge from Hallmark Scrapbook yesterday, (THANKS FOR THE AWESOME SERVICE JODY AND BRAD!!) the idea started screaming in my head and I could do nothing else (believe me I tried) until I got this card finished. I have always had a fascination with the man in the moon, and I really, really ADORE this one!!! Here's what I used: Expression machine, Graphically Speaking Cartridge - moon, Micky font cartridge - the word moon, Navy pattern paper is Basic Grey - Boxer pack, The polka dot paper is Kaiser, Bazzill cardstock, Chalk ink for definition, ribbon was a freebie with an order from Ellen Hutson. The stars are eyelets from Making Memories that I've had for about six or seven years. Thanks for listening to my sob story. :0) HUGS!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

What's Moo? BBTB challenge and Caardvarks challenge

What can I say? I LOVE this cow cut from the Paper Dolls Dress Up cartridge! I have so much fun detailing her! Our challenge over at BBTB this week was to use the cowgirl hat from the same cartridge, and I immediately thought of putting it on this cute cow. I also used George for the circles, and Animal Kingdom for the MOO. I used lots of chalk ink for definition (Cat's Eye chestnut roan) and a couple white rain dots for his eyes that I just dotted with my slick writer. The paper is from Paper Station. I added some machine stitching and some ribbon from craft supply along with a safety pin. The cow is pop dotted up for dimension. I wish you could tell that from the picture. Anyway, Hope you like her! Please be sure and visit Bitten By the Bug to see all the rest of the amazing design teams takes on this challenge. They're all fantastic! The talent is unbelievable! Just click on the Bitten By the Bug blinkie over there on the right. This also fits right into Caardvarks challenge this week too! Be sure and visit their site. They have such great challenges and an awesome DT! The link is in my favorites. If you're interested in any of the products I got from Hallmark Scrapbook, just click on the link to look at them. Thanks for stopping by and visiting!!!