Thursday, September 20, 2007

More Inque Botique

Hey all! Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday! Anyone enjoy any new shows last night? I know I was flipping back and forth between Kid Nation and America's Next Top Model. I didn't realize that on Kid Nation they would be competing against each other for jobs and 'royalties'. Pretty enteresting! I know I wouldn't have been able to do that at that age! I was a momma's baby! Well, truth be told, I still am! ANTM was just as I expected. Some pretty girls mixed with one or two not so pretty girls, and of course the girl who has to cause all of the trouble! I really love seeing what they do at the photoshoots though. They make those girls do some crazy things! Anyway, a fairly uneventful night for me other than folding laundry and unloading the dishwasher. I didn't even stamp last night, I just wanted to be a couch potato. It worked out pretty well!

Here is a card I did earlier yesterday though. This is the first time I have gotten to use my Agapanthus Cluster stamp that I think is sooooooo easy to use! I wanted to keep it really simple and actually ended up hand writing the 'miss you' part. I added stickles and tied a ribbon. Viola! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

  • Agapanthus Cluster stamp (Stampendous)
  • Colorbox Olive Pastel chalk ink
  • stickles
  • black pen
  • ribbon

The next one is a card I made for a friends son who just turned 4. I love this set from Inque Botique! It is perfect for little boy cards! Inside reads 'Hope your birthday is out of this world!'

  • A Boy's World (Inque Botique) stamp set
  • Stazon jet black, Versamark ink
  • Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, black CS
  • Prismacolor pencils and OMS
  • brads
  • slit punch (for corners)
  • pop dots

I am so excited! Tomorrow my mom and sister are coming up to stay the night and then on Saturday we are going to our local Mum Festival. My mom came last year and we went together so I think we started a tradition. It's so nice to get one on two time with mom and sis. Having 5 sisters and a brother (add up the in laws too!) it's hard to get alone time since we all do a lot of things together. Speaking of which, we have a sister dinner every year where one of us hosts for the day and we all just sit back and relax, eat, and laugh our butts off!! This year mom and Angel are buying all of us tickets to a dinner theatre playing 'White Christmas' I am so excited! We all love that movie, especially the 'sisters' act!

I wanted to share a few pictures with you that I took last week. I really like the praying mantis one. The shadow look really made the spikes on his arms/hands look cool!

For some reason this set up looked ideal for a picture, especially in black and white. It was in one of the houses at Carriage Hill which is land with a pioneer house, barns, animals, a blacksmith building. It's pretty cool and the kids love it because of the animals. They got to pet the sheep, a cow, the pigs, and a duck that was roaming around. In turn, I got to snap some shots with my Rebel. Smiling faces and some neat pics, not too bad!


Karen said...

I Just love the simplicity of the green and white! It's awesome. The rocketship is a blast!

Stefanie said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the rocket ship one. I might have to hunt down that stamp set.

Trish D said...

Love the agapanthus card - and that shot of the praying mantis is just stunning!

Rose Ann said...

Your Agapanthus card is so pretty, and your rocket card is so cute! That shadow of the praying mantis is way cool! I also love the black & white photo of the books and utensils! Awesome!

Angel Wilde said...

Great pics and I love the simple green flower one.... is that just one stamp? I love easy peasy cards like that. (Love the "lemon squeezy" addition! LOL) Have fun with your family!!

Ijsbeer said...

The green and white card is really beautiful!

Christi said...

Both of your cards turned out so pretty! I also loved the black and white photo. You are awesome at everything! :)

My Paper World said...

Beautiful cards, the first one is so pretty, and the rocket one is so cute!

Deb said...

I love your cards, the agapanthus card is stunningly elegant, simply beautiful!

chelemom said...

Your cards are always so classy and sophisticated! And your photos are amazing...especially the praying mantis!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

I thought Kid Nation was awesome! Can't wait for the next episode! I wish I could have gone on something like that are 14 or 15. has the episodes online on their website the day after the episode shows on TV, so if you don't want to miss ANTM, you could always watch KN the next day. That's how I watch all my CBS shows because I don't have public TV.

Susan Liles susiestampalot said...

you enabler you!!!! i have been wanting that agapanthus stamp for quite a while now...guess i am going to have to break down and make it come home with me!! i need to check out more of the inque botique stuff--seems to be good prices!! glad you are loving your new camera...can you come down here and give me lessons on mine? teehee!

Susan Liles susiestampalot said...

i meant to say your new lens. i'm a dork.

Amy said...

Great cards and photos Heidi! The colors on the rocket card are awesome. :D Hope to talk to you soon girl...I miss ya!