Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tae Kwon Do birthday gift

My son's friend just started TKD, so we thought we would make him a scrapbook page for his wall. The frames are on cheap this week at Michael's...only $3.99! The papers are all stamped backgrounds using "Just for Kicks" from Close to My Heart. The white paper is stamped with Dove Gray Staz-On, the black with Whisper White Craft ink from Stampin' Up, and the red is stamped in Jet Black Staz-On. I typed all the belts on the computer and printed on acid-free paper. The name is cut with Mickey Font on the Cricut. The LO is from Cherish from Close to My Heart and is available at Michael's and bookstores. The karate boy stamp is from Hobby Lobby's wood stamps. I used SU's blender pen and watercolor to color him in. Simple tearing and brads add a finishing touch. Sorry for the glare, but it's hard to avoid with the glass in the frame. Thanks for looking! April

Friday, April 9, 2010

Monkey Man t-shirt

Here is the Monkey Man shirt I made for my three-year-old. He likes to make monkey sounds and we call him Monkey Man, so I found the cutest monkey stamp in the dollar bin at Michael's. Again, I used Timber Staz-On and slipped a piece of cardboard inside the shirt to keep it from leaking through. I also found this cute swinging monkey stamp and put it on the shirt-tail for a cute view from behind. I am still debating about using the vine stamp on the sleeves in Green Staz-On, but I think it would be too much. Thanks for looking! April

Birthday Cards

This is the Simply Sent card kit from Stampin' Up! This one is called "Rock Star". I got the "Starring You" set from sale-a-bration so why not, right? The kit makes nine cards in all. Here are the three cards styles...all I had to scrounge up was the adhesive, scissors, cutter, glue dots, pop dots, and ink spots. All the paper, die cuts, ribbon, and buttons were included. I think they came out cute, but my only complaint is they shorted me on some of the ribbon. I am really thrifty with ribbon, but I still ended up short. Thanks for looking! April