Monday, June 18, 2007

My new favorite card!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! We did! Saturday we went and swam in my MIL's pool. It's just one of the bigger ones that you take down every year. Now, if Joe has 'that look' on his face when he gets into it, you know, the 'this is colder than a well diggers butt' look, I don't get in. I personally don't like swimming in cold water, but that's just me. Ava and Jolee got in and were having a great time but when I put Clinton in with Joe he started screaming. Wha? Screaming? Could he possibly be like mommy and not want to stand in ice water??? So, he and I ended up playing around on the patio instead. I'll share a few pics later on but for now I want to show you THIS.....

I think this is my new favorite card. I just love the crispness of it! But wouldn't ya know the pirate ship paper piecing is not my idea. I got the idea from debils on SCS. Here is the link to her card. Mine is a little different but credit needs to be given where credit is due! The sunshine is all me though. I punch a 1" hole into Barely Banana and lined up the Cuttlebug flower die over it and ran it through my Sizzix. Then I punched a hole in the paper, glued the outer rim of the sun to the CS and the adhered the inner circle on the the inside of the paper. Stamped Ahoy, Matey and voila! Then I just paper pieced the ship. I will definitely be making more of these!

  • Ahoy Matey stamp set
  • Bashful Blue, Bliss Blue, Barely Banana, Creamy Caramel, white CS
  • Stazon Jet Black ink
  • Cuttlebug flowers die (are they really JUST flowers? I think not!)
  • 1 inch circle punch
  • red marker, stickles, pop dots

Okay, so now let the torture begin! Pictures of my kids! {wink} I know these need to be photoshop'd but all I had time to do was crop and add my watermark.

I think we have the top of the cheer pyramid girl here! Joe has been doing this with her since she was a baby.

Ava did it too but she gets a little more scared. She hasn't had as much experience as Jolee.

*And by the way, I let my hubby do this because I think his arms are one of the sexiest things on his body!!!! Gotta keep 'em in shape!!

Don't forget to tune in tomorrow for True Talent Tuesday!!!! It's gonna be a good one!!!


Amy said...

What a fantastic card, Heidi! I love all the dimension...

Julie Masse said...

Love that card Heidi! So neat and cool - great idea for the sun!! What pretty girls you have too - looks like a lot of fun! :)

Colleen Schaan said...

Your card is PERFECT!!!! I love it too.

My dad did that with us when we were kids too...what a blast! Great memories.

Rose Ann said...

Oh, I love your card, Heidi! Awesome!

Sweet pictures of the girls! They sure are brave...and so cute too!