Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bringing gifts for you (at 40% off!)

Don't forget my Christmas in July sale continues through Saturday night! Check out the post below, or my section of the Paperthreads store for some fabulous savings.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Merry Christmas in July!

Merry Christmas in July!

I've got a special gift for you today! All of my designer files at Paperthreads are on sale for Christmas in July. All my files go on sale for 40% off starting tonight at midnight and continue at this great discount until 1159 PM EST Saturday, July 31st.

This even includes all the new files you may not have seen yet, including my Snowflake Card Collection and the Retro Flower Border Digi. So, what are you waiting for? Get shopping!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mojo Monday...on a Sunday!

I decided to play around with the Mojo Monday 148 sketch this week.
It was a little hard to fit everything in. I mirrored it so my sentiment worked the way I wanted...otherwise pretty straight forward.

Sorry the colors are so cool, it was shot outside, but I can't seem to get the right balance of shades.

Here's the starting sketch, in case you haven't seen it...

I've had this CC Designs Swiss Pixie Heidi colored for awhile now, waiting to be used. The colors here are much truer to the "real life card".

Colored with my Copics,
Hair: E08, E09, E35
Skirt: V12, V15, V17
Boots: RV21, RV23

It was designed as a birthday card, so I'm also entering it for caardvarks "My Favorite Things"/July challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 23, 2010

New stuff at Paperthreads...Digi Stamps too!

Hi! Woo-hoo! I have some new stuff up in the store at Paperthreads...including the fabulous Retro Flower Border digi stamp!

And, I've been working on a new type of file, I call them Oodles & Doodles. They're intended to use your pen tool in combination with your blade for a whole different type of decorated diecut. Check out the first one...

I've also got a new 4th of July inspired tangle, one for you java nuts, and a few to get you well on your way with your Christmas/Holiday cards.
Anyway, if you'd like to see all twelve of the new files, you can click right HERE.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sweet as can be!

I know she can be sweet when she wants to be! Just had to share this snapshot of my DD in one of her summer sundresses. She even insisted on the turquoise bows in her pony tails.

This is definitely one of those pics to have handy when she's having one of those "oh, so very 4 years old" kind of days!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A peak at me treasures, me hearties!

I wanted to share some of the pics from the kiddos recent "pirate party". Aaaargh, me hearties...

Here they are at the beginning of what turned out to be a fairly prolonged "sea battle"... (That's my DD, the 4 year old B-day girl hiding squatted down in the back...she's always very hard to get photos of.)

One of my DS jumping out of the pool to attack a rival pirate with his water cannonball...

My DD's cake; it's supposed to be a desert island with buried treasure. I made a chocolate cake with a tunnel of vanilla ice cream inside, frosted with gold frosting and then sprinkled with crushed graham crackers to look like sand. Decorated the top with some cut Mike & Ikes, gold coin sprinkles, and bone shaped sprinkles. I cut the palm tree from my KNK kind of last minute that day...

This year my DS got the cupcakes! Evil skeletons pirates clutching their buckets of gold, gems, & a few old bones!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Finally downloaded some pics from the 4th...

So, I finally decided to try and take some fireworks photos. They completely frighten me! I am using my old Sony DSC-P100 (point and shoot) and had very little time before we left for the fireworks. I didn't have time to find the tripod or the remote trigger...so these are as good as I got! I did manage to figure out how to change the "dummy" preset scene to fireworks before the lights went out...

In some respects, I'm actually surprised they came out as well as they did considering I was also supposed to be the "ear covers" for my four year old who's afraid of the "BOOMS!"

I cropped them in photoshop, sharpened a little bit, and adjusted the contrast just a touch.

I think I can manage to get some decent 4 by 6 prints out of these anyway this year.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Girl with curl

I found some curlers like I remember as a little girl. They are the ones with essentially a pipecleaner surrounded by a block of foam and covered with a fabric sheath.

I picked them up on clearance...and of course HAD to try them in my DD's hair.

She has such baby fine hair though, so the curls looked great, for about the first 15 minutes, then started falling fall just under their own weight. Gotta remember to use a setting lotion of some kind next time...but here's the first pic after removing them!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Passing it on to you...

I went back and forth on an Amazon "Gold box" Deal of the Day on Saturday. It was a cuttlebug for $57. It was the blue swirly one, and included a toolkit. I ended up not getting it, because I knew I could get the cuttlebug cheaper!

And, lucky day! A 50% off coupon in my email this weekend. You can click on the coupon image to get it large enough to print clearly. What will you use yours on?


Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

Just in case you missed it...or live where you don't get access to the special "Google homepages", I uploaded a screen capture from today's. It celebrates both the 4th of July and Rube Goldberg's birthday.

Hope you're enjoying the holiday, the weather is gorgeous here...and will be great for fireworks tonight!