Wednesday, July 18, 2012

MTE Design Post or Hello Summer!

Hellooooo Sleeping In!

I have thoroughly enjoyed my summer so far, how about you? We've been blessed with semi decent beach weather so other than summer school, we've been hanging out at in lovely Ventura. The kids have been boogie boarding, shoveling sand in ever orifice they have on their bodies, and having a grand time hanging out with their buddies.
With all this summer fun I haven't had time to craft too much, however with the new summer set from MTE I've managed to add some accents to already finished scrapbook pages that these stamps scream to adorn. 

I initially tried to do emboss my stamp with the embossing powders I have but it kept attaching to the watermark sunshine so I pulled one of my fave products out, used a needle to trace over my Hello Summer stamp. I let it dry over night then spellbinded it.

This is a close up of it, believe me the camera can see
more than my old eyes can.

Here's the great little set! It's only 2.95! Can you believe that?!
They went well with my scrapbook pages are from my favorite trip I've taken with my family to Kauai when my twins graduated from Kindergarten. I loved it, they loved it, my extended family loved it. One day I will go back, one day, sigh....

I also used my little set in my Smash book from my DC trip, I'm slowly adding my contents, Cute huh?

We celebrated a foggy July 4th at our local highschool firework show but we did some pre-show desserts. S'MORES, but with a little twist I had a taste for coconut.  I toasted some (which if you've ever done this you now your house smells delicious), and used both the raw and the toasted on my S'more. It was heavenly..and I made extra's and threw them in the toaster oven for a couple of minutes for a little snack:) (For those out of towners from foreign lands a S'more is a roasted marshmallow over a square of milk chocolate, sandwiched between to graham crackers. If you do it right your chocolate melts, the marshmallow covers it = heaven)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Music Man MTE Design Team Post & Happy 4th of July America!

Music of my heart- a card I made for my incredibly talented nephew..

I have a nephew, my very first one. I adored him from the moment he came into this world. He taught me so much about loving a little person more than yourself, how to enjoy making forts, how there really isn't TOO many times you can read the same book, being naked is better, a simple washcloth can become any animal in the bathtub, clowns are scary, the difference between a bald eagle and a chicken, Jim Carrey is very talented and last but certainly not the least- how quickly you need to move while you change a little boys diapers, you should never take alot of time without a duck and cover plan. Among all the other talents he is a musical savant. He can play more instruments than I can name, play any song by ear, he is wicked talented and one of my favorite people on this planet. Love you TT boy!

My crazy boy!

I used Lettering Delights Mahalo Nui Cut it SVG's,some standard shapes from the MTC library, spell binders, Trendy Twine in Chocolate Sprinkles, MTE "Big Thoughts", Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Autumn Nights ( I did this card BEFORE I learned that to stop the curl of the paper, just simply turn the paper over and spritz lightly with plain water-derrrrr), I found a pin on Pinterest that had a link for free digital music paper, and proceeded to make the heaviest card in the history of card making...

I hope you enjoyed this and I want to wish my fellow Americans a very safe and fun Independence Day!


Sunday, July 1, 2012

July MTE Summer Challenge

There's a new challenge in town folks!

Please join us for some Some Summer Fun, here's the rules

Create a project of any kind that includes a Summer Fun or Backyard Events theme. Use any of your My Thoughts Exactly Stamps that are appropriate for the challenge. What's that? You don't have any MTE stamps?! Well go got MTE and check out the fabulous store! There's a new mini set available too 
What a great price huh?

Here's my project that I made for an idea 
I plan on taking to a bbq on the 4th!
I used the Grillin' & Chillin' stamp set

Now head on over to the MTE blog for all the prize information

Good luck and we can't wait to see your summer creations!