All posts tagged: boys

It’s Game On! with a FREEBIE Designer Pack

I’m pitchin’ in for Peggy this week as she started a new job and is extremely busy! So I hosted this week’s Crafty Creations Challenge for Team Two and had time to join in by making a card too! I’ve used my NEW IMAGE: “Pitchin’ In” that I am releasing today in my A Creative Need SHOP. I made a HYBRID card using my new MY MEMORIES SUITE software to create everything except the kraft background and base card.  The baseball and the bat are stickers and I’ve wrapped baker’s twine around the left edge. I used a  My Memories Suite designer pack to create the digital elements of this card!  It was easy: I opened the MyMemories Suite software and chose my album size (I chose 4″ x 6″ for a printable card project).  I  clicked on Embellishments, ADD, ‘browse others’ to open my downloaded  designer pack. I added the papers and elements I wanted to use to create my card, and when I was finished, I clicked: SHARE ALBUM ====> EXPORT PAGES and saved …

Boyz to Men

Wednesday already!  Which means it’s  Crafty Creations challenge time.  This week the theme is “Boyz to Men”, and we’re being sponsored by Lily Of  The Valley Stamps!  Their stamps are really adorable; just wait until you see them all!! I colored this sweet little guy with water color crayons and a paint brush because I wanted to keep it soft.  I find copics too bright, or maybe I’m just too heavy handed or simply don’t have enough pale markers!  Hmmmm?  That would mean more shopping required, so it’s just as well I used water colors! Do you see the background file/ index card?  I cut that with my Cricut using the Graphically Speaking cartridge; I think I may have bought this cartridge specifically for that  image!  I’m so bad. I used a fabulous sketch from Kathy’s Waffle Sketch File: July 2011 Sketch.  However, I had a duh! moment since the title is: JULY SKETCH: OVALLY nice.  Well, as you can see I did not use an oval for my main image panel!  I guess I’m …

Boys will be Boys!

We went to my hometown to visit my Mom and Grandmother for Easter, and we had a really nice time!   On Easter day we took a walk through the riverside park where they have built a large skate park. It was packed with boys skateboarding from the age of 6 to 46! My boys were super excited about it and immediately demanded that they get skateboards for their birthdays in June! However, I was shocked to see that only about 10% of them were wearing helmets! They were jumping rails (down sets of stairs) and flipping their boards all without helmets. It really worried me.  Am I overprotective?  My boys wear helmets to ride their bikes which seems a lot less dangerous than what those boys were doing! Nevertheless, I was inspired to make this card for the WT challenge on SCS today :”Boy oh boy!”, because my boys will like it! “Look Mom! NO hands and NO HELMETS!” uugh! NO WAY! Stamps: Extreme Skateboard Stampin’ Up!, Cornish Heritage Farms boys, sanded background SU! …

My Little Man

Today’s Inspiration challenge on SCS comes from Nell Hill’s online store.  I loved the children’s sihouette frames and it inspired this card and mini magnet. A simple black and white frame using my Cricut to cut the scallop squares.  I added a panel of embossed mosaic squares for some texture.  The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up! (Warm Words) Thanks for stopping by  and have a creative day!!