Sunday, September 30, 2012

Scenes from the LA Fair... and some tags!

I made these tags using a library card die cut from Paper Trey Ink, a 2.5 Circle cutter, Lawn Fawn telephone stamp with sentiment and some fun scissors.  They're being attached to a bag of candy.
The back side of the tags were stamped with the 'click clack' sentiment from Lawn Fawn as well as their paper clip stamp!

Amuse-bouche:    A few weeks ago, we went to the LA fair (Yea, I'm SOO behind on sharing photos with y'all).  It was about 106 degrees in the Los Angeles basin....  Here are scenes from the fair, including a super cute little lamb (seen 3 photos below)

This little guy was so sweet.

I wanted to take him home!!!


This guy reminded me of a poodle

My favorite Fish and Zucchini stand was not at the fair this year.  So I resorted to these zucchini curls and Chicken Charlie's.  YUMMY!!!  I accidentally got bbq sauce instead of ketchup. SUPER YUMMY

I tried the "Heartland" grilled cheese sandwich:  sweet onion, aged cheddar, baby swiss cheese, beefsteak tomato and red onion on multi-grain bread.  Yummy.

This orange tree was growing out of a pot on a trellis

This apple tree was growing in a pot on a trellis

Love this little pond/waterfall...

My mother - showing the 'deep fried watermelon'   (We didn't try it).

My parents, armed with all their purchases from the fair.

Monday, September 17, 2012

A thank you bookmark... to go with some Fondue

Here's a thank you bookmark I made for a friend....
Using a Bookmark Stamp from Stampin' Up, Lawn Fawn alphabet letters, a Sakura glitter pen, and Lawn Fawn borders (with Distress Ink).  I also Tea Dye distressed the edges.

Lawn Fawn "Check It Out" stamp with a Smash Book "Mad Props" date stamp.  

Here are photos from our first 'test' of my fondue pot on my nephews for Chocolate Fondue... I used a Tyler Florence recipe that can be found HERE.

In addition, Colt's favorite nephew got him and Sam each a Halloween costume.  (see below)
SUPER DOG and his side kick, "Hot Dog."  LOL

Oster Fondue (bought at Target)

Cousin C and SamUL

Cousin T and Cousin G, having a bite out of the HOT DOG

Can we say "Chocolate sauce?"

Colt and his favorite nephew

Here is Colt's Halloween Costume!


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A football card... for an USC fan

I made this card using an image from a 12x12 sports sheet (the football).  I Glossy-Accented it to give the football some sheen.

The yellow cardstock was run through the Cuttlebug.  I used some Paper Trey Ink twine and a banner image from Hero Arts.  The Banner was stamped in Jenni Bowlin "Cough Syrup" ink and then I used a gold pen by Sakura to color in the spaces.

Hope you're all having a wonderful week!!!!

Thank you Tammy for all the comments! You're too sweet.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Super Chicken...

Do you all remember that cartoon character?  Google it!  :)
Well, that isn't why I made this card... but it reminds me of the cartoon.

Here's my card. I used Jenni Bowlin inks and my Lawn Fawn stamps to make this background paper. I then colored my Brian Locke image (LOVE BRIAN LOCKE) and used Glossy Accents on the eyes and my Sakura glitter pen on the cape. I also added some REAL paperclips....

Have a great weekend... off to the fair.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Great Job!

Using my Lawn Fawn stamps, I made about 12 of these cards (3.25"x3.25") for some of my co-workers who recently had some great accomplishments.  Using Copics and a silver glitter pen... Here ya go.

These are Paper Trey Ink Tickets.  Christina, over at Creations with Christina, recently had a video on stamp storage and advised to turn your stamp pads upside down for storage. I've been doing this HOW LONG and finally have a nice color print.  DUH!

It's going to be a super busy week and weekend, y'all.  Will post when I can.  Never mind the fact that I have been keeping a list of cards that I need to make (This list is about 3 wks old and is growing in leaps and bounds...).    Speaking of leaps and bounds...  The Los Angeles County Fair is back and you know what that means.... FARM ANIMALS!!!!  (and fried food!!!)
Look at these beauties!!!!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Chow, Baby!!!!

I hope you had a fabulous Labor Day!!!!!

I had bought this stamp set featuring some Asian images from Michaels  (Recollections/ clear set) a year ago.  I decided to finally use it.  I created a background with the fan image that came with the set. (I colored over the stamp with my Sakura clear gel pen).  I colored the image with Copics and used my gold gel pen for the cuffs.  I put Glossy Accents on the hair to make it 'shiny.'  I put the image on a deep blue cardstock that coordinates with the banner that 'Chow, Baby' was embossed on.  The sentiment came from 'Scrappy Moms.'

I love making coordinating envelopes.  I used a "Hi There" from Hero Arts and the pink blossom stamp and the other little girl was from the same Michaels' Recollections clear stamp set.  Stamp Ink is Jenni Bowlin.

Speaking of envelopes: I forgot to share you this one that I made to go with the 8/29/12 posting.  I used Paper Smooches sentiments, stamped with Jenni Bowlin ink and a Hero Arts tree branch/bird image (colored with Copics and spiced up with a sparkling 'Sakura' gel pen).

Sunday, September 2, 2012

FIGHT ON ... Scenes from the Opening Game at USC

I wanted to share my first experience at an USC football game and tail-gating party. HOLY COW!
[My only previous visit to the Colliseum was in '87 for U2's Joshua Tree concert.  To see all the people in this stadium wearing Cardinal and Gold was amazing!]

Despite leaving at 12:30pm for  a 4:30pm game (I live 45 minutes TOPS from USC), there was hardly any parking.  We were quoted $100 to park at one area, but found a condo complex renting their extra spaces for $40.  Considering it was a secured lot and underground, it was quite the steal.  (Tail-gaters normally get to the parking lots to set up on game day at 6am)

We went to a friend's tail-gating party before the game.  I've never been to one.  I've seen them on Food Network but seeing it in person, was amazing!  Here are some photos from some of the tailgating parties I saw....
Keep in mind, there were 40 inch flat screens at most of the tents featuring other college games as well as others having XBox or Play Stations set up for the kids.  I saw portable port-a-potties, satellite dishes, tiki bars, and elaborate barbeque sets,.... I've heard of "glamp-ing" -- this was the closest I came to witnessing it.  It was fabulous.   What an experience.  The weather was also wonderful with a light breeze.  The team spirit was EVERYWHERE!!!!

As you can see, our seats weren't the best (they were free!)  but we had a great time and didn't hit TOO much traffic trying to get out of the area.

Here are some scenes from the game...

The USC Marching Band 

Check out that beautiful HD tv screen.  BEAUTIFUL!!!  Also, you can see all the "Cardinal and Gold." ( I made the error to say "red and yellow."  LOL)

See ya tomorrow with a card!