You're a Treasure!!!


This is the first card I've made using the cute little Cat's Pajamas pirate stamps that Vivian (Vivlyn on SCS) sent to me last week!! It was a quick one but I love it just the same as if I'd spent an hour on it!

I stamped 'Simon Sees' with basic black SU ink on shimmery paper and coloured him in using my SU markers and I used my Stardust gel pen to shine up the telescope and the bones on his hat. I punched the image out with my Marvy Mega Circle Punch and then doodled around the edge of the circle using my Chocolate Chip marker (the journaling end). I punched a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock using the Giga Scalloped Circle Punch and then did the dots with the same gel pen. I used CC for the base and then the patterned paper is supposed to look like old-time parchment from the Once Upon a Time line by DCWV. I used the ticket corner punch on the corners and stamped the sentiment 'You're a Treasure' and the skull and crossbones in chocolate chip too. I wrapped some dark brown suede stuff around it and pop dotted the whole piece on the base. I dotted the corners with the gel pen...again (I love that thing)!! I think it's a cutie card!!

AND yesterday was National Scrapbooking Day and as you might have read, I went to an all day crop....and I do mean ALL DAY!! I spent 9-5pm at the local sb store doing challenges and eating and I won some door prizes and met some new people ...... and oh yeah, I did some scrappin' too!! I was also glad to find out that I didn't bring the most stuff....not even close!! I got three 2-page layouts done there and when it was over, I went home for supper. Well, my honey had worked all night, gotten home late in the morning, stayed up to cut the grass, weedwhack, clean up the yard etc. and so he was still sleeping when I got home. And Emileigh had slept over at her girlfriend's house and the family had taken them out of town to a nice park where they did some fishing and stuff...and SHE wasn't home yet either.

Anyway, after I ate (all alone) I went over to my friend Donna's house for a croppin' party!! There were originally supposed to be 6 of us but a couple of the long distance people had to cancel. That was okay though because the four of us had a great time chatting and sharing ideas and tips! We gabbed and ate some yummy snacks and stuff! It was so nice and I really enjoyed myself! Oh and I did get ONE layout done..hehe! It was so wonderful to spend a whole day scrappin'! I haven't done too much other than cards over the last few months, so this was really nice.



Here is one of the layouts I finished. All the pictures I worked this with weekend were from our trip to Florida in February. This one features some pics from the Tennessee Aquarium where we stopped on the way to Florida. We spent the night there in Chattanooga and had a super fun evening at the aquarium (well, I did....Al and Emmy, not so much) seeing all the cool underwater creatures!

The patterned papers I used were by Polar Bear Press and the cardstock is Handsome Hunter and Certainly Celery. I used Alphabet Fun Upper and my Karen Foster Snap Stamps to do the title and stamped a little froggy from Very Punny on the corner. Then I added some buttons and linen thread and some grosgrain ribbon. I kept our tickets from the aquarium, so that's them on the left and I used a rubon on the bottom of the right page. The journaling reads: We arrived in Chattanooga, Tennessee around 4pm on Saturday, February 24th, 2007. Our original plan was to go to Ruby Falls and Rock City but it was closed, so we decided to go downtown! It was a really pretty area with cute little storefronts and we found the Tennessee Aquarium! Since we wouldn't be going to Sea World in Florida, Al and Emileigh agreed to go!

I will have some more pages to share later on! Hope your week starts out great!!

Oh and remember the scrappin' challenge that I set out for anyone who wanted to give it a try??? Well the winner is Erika (splrunning on SCS)!! So email me your mailing address Erika and I will pop your Kandy in the mail!!!

7 comments:

Allison said...

This is great...I have this little guy and I love to see ideas for him!

Leah Ryden said...

You have been tagged, cuz you look so sweet! :) See my blog for more details. I think your work is amazing!!

Alex said...

Oh Kimmie those stamps are sooo cute, I have to say that I think I am going to have to bit the bullet and buy the SU Ahoy, Matey set even though I have girls cause I love pirate cards, they are sooo cute and as my girls have lots of boys in their classes it would get used!!! right he he he

PS: Who is in the The Notebook? I have seen the film with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, but can't remember the name of it? But I bawling my eyes out at it he he

Viv said...

What an adorable card, Kim! I'm glad you liked your goodies! It was fun shopping for you! I might have to make another trip to Cat's Pajamas since that little pirate is a cutie!

Colleen Schaan said...

I love your cutie card...the background paper is perfect for this. And I too like that suede stuff. Sounds like you had a great day scrapping...wonderful layouts...

Rochelle W said...

What a cute pirate card.

Shadowcatcher said...

This card is just too stinkin' cute. Aaaarg...methinks I need the pirate stamps! :) Sounds like you had a blast celebrating National Scrapbook Day in style!

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