Monday, May 31, 2010

My new Craft Area

OK, so I know it is small but that is alright....I am so excited to share pictures with all of you, my friends. I love my new craft "studio". It has everything right where I want it. I just don't know why I didn't think to do this sooner. I work for a company that manufactures slatwall. I got two pieces and some shelves from work and came home and went to work. I was so excited with how it started to come together. It is funny....I have joked and joked for months now that I have more paper than Michaels. After sorting through all my paper I realized that I truly do have more paper than Michaels. I have realized that I have a huge paper addiction. "hello, my name is Vicki and I am addicted to paper". The plastic containers underneath my tables, wow, what a bargin they were. I was in Wal-mart and went down their clearance isle and found these on clearance for $7. I got both of them, too bad they didn't have more. I guess they were on clearance because they were green. The black cabinets that you see that I have all my brads and buttons and other embellishments, these are in the hardware dept at Wal-mart. They are supposed to be used for screws and bolts and things but they work perfect for your embellishments. The one thing I will have to do tomorrow at work is see if I can get another piece of MDF board to put over top of my little table. This was a steal that I found at CVS, the table top is a little thin and I guess during moving everything around I put too much weight on it because it is now warped, so I am going to get a piece of MDF board tomorrow and put on top of the table. I am actually going to get a piece that is a little bigger than the table is so I can have more room....There is still so much more that I want to do. I have two more walls in my little room and I can see shelves going up on them already. Anyway, thanks for taking a peak at my little room away from everything. Please let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions please let me know. Thank you all!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Friends thru thick and thin

This was going to be my original Jeannie/Vicki raindrop challenge card. I actually had this one made and everything until I was laying in bed the night before we were going to post and the Gene Kelly, singing in the rain card hit me like a ton of bricks. I new then that I had to make that card. Of course, I really wish these ideas would come to me some other time except 11pm at night....Especially when I get up at 5:30am every morning...anyway, the sacrafices we make for our hope you enjoy this card. I really did have a lot of fun making it. I was going for a friends thru thick and thin together theme. I know that most times you and your best friend are as different as cat and mice but the combination really works. I hope you enjoy it and thank you so much for your comments. They sure make my heart smile.....

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Singin in the Rain- Jeannie/Vicki Challenge

Oh I really had so much fun with this challenge. Jeannie and I both have been talking a lot about the rain. I swear it has rained here everyday the last two weeks. I know that the rain is good but I would love to see some sunshine for a few straight days. Anyway, our challenge was to use the rain drops (or tear drops) from the A childs year cart. I had one card but changed my mind at the last minute. I will post that card later. Anyway, I was lying in bed that night and this card hit me. I knew it would be the perfect card for this challenge. I am a huge huge huge old movie buff. Well, singing in the rain is one of my favorite movies. So I have decided to name this monkey Gene after Gene Kelly in that movie. When I was looking through the create a critter cart and I saw this monkey it just looked like he could be jumping through a with the monkey looking like this, all the rain, the fact that I am a huge old movie fan and the fact that we were using the rain drop this card just evolved. I hope that you all enjoy it because I sure did enjoy making it.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Baseball thank you card

I wanted to make a card for my son's baseball coach who happens to be my ex. It is amazing how far he has taken these kids in baseball. The have only lost one game all season and they are all, the entire team, playing so great. They are all 12 and it is amazing to watch 12 year old play the game of baseball and understand the fundamentals of the sport as well as they do. It is just like watching minature versions of the pro's.....only better.....because when they are this size you can tell that they are playing with all heart and are playing because they truly love the sport and want to be the best they can. I truly believe that sports are so great for kids. It teaches them to be team players and teaches them so much about life in general. Anyway, I wanted to make a special card and this is what I came up with. There team is name is Crush so I wanted to put that on the card somewhere and there colors are orange and black so I wanted to use those colors too. I used the baseball cart and welded the letters from basecamp for the word Crush. I figure either Brandon can give it to him himself or he can have all the boys sign it and they all give it to him. Either way I hope he likes it and knows how much I appreciate what all he is doing with those boys.

Brandon's Birthday card

OK, I have to admit when I saw Jeannie's retirement card with the fish on it my brain starting running all over the place. I needed to make a card for my son's birthday and was going to make him a baseball card. He loves baseball. Well actually he loves all sports and when he is not playing a sport he loves to be hunting. I remember when he was just 6 or 7 years old, My ex (who loves to hunt) had went out that morning and killed a deer. Well for weeks prior to this all Brandon could talk about was wanting to go deer hunting too. Well when my ex shot that deer that morning he didn't say anything to Brandon about killing the deer. He just told him that he needed his help. Well, Brandon grabbed his gun and was ready to go. Now this is the funny part, Brandon's gun was a bb gun. But to him it was a real gun. My ex had told him that he had just knocked the deer down and he needed Brandon's help. Well, let me tell you, That was all that child talked about for weeks and weeks. He had to have his picture taken with this deer and everything. He truly believed that he was the one that had shot him. Well, when I saw Jeannie's retirement card with the fish on it I knew what card I wanted to make for Brandon. I wanted to make him a deer hunting card. Jeannie thank you so much for the idea. I think Brandon will love it and I hope you do too.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Jeannie/Vicki Turtle card challenge

I know that everyone probably thinks that I have dropped off the face of the planet. I am so sorry about that. I have been so busy with work and just my life in general. Well even though I haven't been posting very much Jeannie and I have still been talking pretty much everyday. She actually is my inspiration behind of this card. We kept talking about doing more card challenges together and that I needed to post more cards so I asked her to pick a cart and pick a cut and we would do a card. She picked a great one. I really love this turtle from Create a critter. I new I wanted it to be a friend card because one of our very first challenges we did was a card with a turtle on it. Anyway, I kept thinking about what I was going to do and I kept thinking that true friends would go to any means to see or help one another. that is how the turtle finding a way to get to his friend across the water came to me. Sure the turtle could have walked around the water but that would have taken too long. True friends go to whatever means possible to help their friend the fastest way possible. That is how I came up with the parachute across the water. Jeannie, you truly are a great friend and I would parachute across a lake to help you anytime...Thank you so much for getting me back on the boards. I have missed everyone so much. Hopefully my life will slow down a little so I have more time to post.