Wednesday, June 29, 2011

You Make the Grade!

Hey all!  Woooohooo! It's finally the last day of school- at least for the kids-I still have to come for an Admin. day-but it'll be quiet and quick day!! Here's another teacher appreciation card I wanted to share. I made this one for  the K-1 teacher who is leaving our little school after teaching for 3 years. She is getting married in a few weeks and their hometown is a few hours away, so it only makes sense that she would want to teacher closer to her new home and hubby!  Thanks for all your hard work and dedication-Good luck to you, Lynne-we'll miss you!
 I used this super-cute Pure Innocence stamp by Heather Ellis, available at Simon Says Stamp. The papers area all from Michael's-don't remember the name-Creative Inspirations, maybe? I'm entering the following challenges with this card: Creative Craft Friends (Dots), House of Gilli (Ribbons and bows) andCrafty Creations (Thank You). Hope u like! now I'm off for a fun-filled day outside with a bunch of screaming, giddy kids!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

An Apple for You!

Hi gang! It's beautiful and sunny here this morning-bring on the heat! 2 days and counting until Summer holidays! In preparation for this glorious event, I've made another card using Whiff of Joy's newest "Back to School" collection of stamps. This one is for my  baby sister, whom is also a teacher and teaches my daughter 3rd grade. If you're confused-don't be, I'll give you the 411. I have two sisters, one older, one younger and yes, we're all teachers!! In 1999, we all taught in the same school, until I went on maternity leave! I also have 3 cousins whom are teachers and 4 aunts, whom were some of the best teachers I had growing up. My mom was also a teacher in the late 60s, early 70s! Lol-so it's in our blood, I guess! I'm entering the following challenges with this cutie: Bows'N'Berries (thanks/appreciation), Craft Your Passion (Seeing Red), Make it Monday (Anything Goes), Stamps R Us (There was a little girl) and Aly's Sunday Challenge (Kids). Hope u like- have a great day! xox, Trish :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Inspirational Monday-Make it Round!

Hiya! 3 more days of school-then no more lunch making for 2 months! Woohoo! I think I'm more excited about that than starting my actual holidays!! LOL
 It's Inspirational Monday over at Lalaland Crafts! I've used Die Cut Dreams scallop circle die-cut and easel to make this card. And the felt flower was given to me by my lovely friend, Bertie! Thanks again sweetie! This super-cute image is Rollerskate Marci from the Sports Collection. Click Here to see more inspiration from the DT. I've colored Marci using Copics., and here is the list:
Copics used:
Skin: E000,E00,E11,E21,R20, BV000 Hair: E33,E35,E39 Pinks: R81,R85, RV04 Oranges: YR61, YR68 Greens: YG00, YG11,YG13
I'm entering the following challenges with this card! have a great week! Phindy's Place (Use circles), Wags'N'Whiskers (Summertime), Rainbow Lady's (Use a digi) and Paper Cutz (Pink, Orange and white). Have a great week! xox Trish :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

No. 1 Teacher!

Hey all! Wanted to share this cute card I made for a friend of mine, who needed an end of the year teacher card. This super cute stamp and sentiment are from Whiff of Joy's June release of stamps. I colored her with copics, but must say  it was more challenging as I'm used to coloring Tildas and Lalaland Marci!! I'm entering the following challenges:  Just Some Lines (Spots and Dots), Crafty Pad (Bold and Bright or soft pastels), Scrappy Frog (Simply Red), and  Challenge Up Your Life (Circles). Hope u like! xox, Trish :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Use Acetate!


Hey all! Yaaay! I'm finally finished all my report cards, so I actually had time to craft something!! I have to admit that this challenge to use acetate over at MDUC intimidated me at first, but I'm happy with how it turned out. I made this for a very special and patient lady who has put a lot of perspective back into my life. I hope she likes it-she likes my card so far!! I printed the acetate in a color printer, but I got some butterfly background images- copied  and resized them into a Word document and then voilĂ -printed acetate! I'm also entering the following challenges: TOMIC (Summer) Color Create (Blue, Grey and White), Crafty Creations (Sparkly), Ruby's Rainbow (Flowers) and A spoonfull of Sugar (Ribbons and bows). Hope u like! xox Trish :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Inspirational Monday-Punches, Pearls and Lace!

Hey gang! It's time ot get inspired at Lalaland Crafts again! This week's theme is to use punches, lace and pearls in your creation and I had the pleasue of choosing this theme! I used this super sweet image of Scout Marci and here is the list of Copics I used
 Hair: Y21,E31,E33,E35
                                                   Skin: E000,E00, E21, E11, R20, BV000
Shirt: E30, E31 Shoes: E41, E43
Sash and skirt: G19, YG00, YG11,YG13, BG05, R29,Y11, Y15
Butterfly: YR61, YR68, Y15,Y17, R32
French Grey Prisma Colour pencil for ground shadow
Have a great week! The sun is shining here I hope it lasts! xox Trish :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Anything but a Card!

Hey gang! That's right, it's time for another challenge over at Totally Tilda. The theme for this one is to make any creation, other than a Tilda card-so get crafty! Yes, I've showcased these type of boxes already, but once my nieces saw the ones I made for my kids, they absolutely wanted one also. So, I made two and I got a Lalaloopsy doll in exchange for my daughter!! Fair deal? Have you seen these dolls? My daughter has two now and is absolutely in love with them!! Their heads are hard rubber and they can't even sit or stand, because their heads are so heavy!! Plus, they have these button eyes that remind me of Tim Buton's film, Coraline!! I'm entering the following challenges: The Poodle Parlour (Anything Goes), Crafts 4 Eternity (Use embellies starting with 'R'), Inspire Me Stampers (Anything Goes), Southern Girls (Anything Goes),  and Stampin' B's (use a border punch).

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June New Release Blog Hop!

Hey gang! If you came here from Pops' fabulous site, then you're on the right track!  If not, and you'd like to participate in the blog-hop then go back here to get started!! Yes-it's time to get hopping again at Lalaland Crafts! The winner of the hop will receive a $25 gift certificate!
 Eric and Irina have been busy creating new stamp designs and they've come up with this super-cute Sports collection! I love htem all-can't seem to find a favorite!!
 I've used this adorable Soccer Marci image. Here's how I colored her:
                                      Copics used: Skin: E000,E00, E21, E11, R20, BV0000
Hair: E31, E33,E35, E39
Shirt and headband: R00, R20, RV23,RV25
Shorts and shoes: C1,C3,C5,C7,C9
Ball: W00, W1
Prismacolor pencil for ground
I'm entering the following challenges with this cutie: Bearly Mine (Anything Goes), Crazy Amigo Challenges (Pink), Going Grey With Scrap Creations (Anything Goes), Stamp With Fun (Pearls and Flowers),
 To enter the hop, please follow the order below:

Jane Matsumoto

Kim Dellow 

Sandie Dunne 

Jeanette Comerford
Ching Tan 

Cindy Haffner 

Michele Roos

Pops Morfitt 

Trisha Mcmullen 

Rosie Shaner 

Becca Fabozzi 

Arlene Cuevas 

Karen Maldonado

Leanne Poe 

You should now be on your way to Rosie's site. Check out her amazing work! Happy hopping!! xox, Trish

Monday, June 13, 2011

Inspirational Monday! Splash of Red!

Copics used:
Dress and hairband:B000,B00,B01
Apron, cupcake, trim, shoes: R81,R83, R85, R22,R27,R29, YG00,YG11
spoon :E31,E33, E35
skin: E000,E00,E21,E11,R20,BV000
Hey all! It's time for another Inspirational Mondays over at Lalaland Crafts. Remember-you can always enter your card into the monthly contest for a chance to win fabulous digis. This challenge called for a Splash of Red. I think I may have used a little bit more, but it's one of my favorite colors to use in my cards!! Iused this super cute image image of Sugar'n'Spice Marci. I'm entering the following challenges with her: Sugar Creek Hollow (Doilies) and Wee Memories (Anything goes), Cupcake Inspirations #115 (Photo Inspiration) and Make it Colorful (Use blues) Have a great week! xox Trish:)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Luka with Truck!

Hey gang! It`s so bright and sunny right now! Yay! Soooo excited right now too! I won over at MDUC!! My first win! I`m seriously on cloud nine right now-but woke up way too early as there was a chainsaw going off and and an excavator next door, and we Prairie Fairy girls had a late night coloring last night! I found out about the win from my good friend Lori! So, I`m sharing with all of you now! I had to share this card, as my son has clearly pointed out that I have tons of froo-froo cards, but barely any boy cards-so I`m on a mission-to make at least 20 male cards before the end of July! But -I`ve been warned-no lace, no flowers or pearls-whaaaat???! LOL-I hope I can do it! This image is the adorable Luka with Truck and he`s available at Lalaland Crafts. He`s colored with Copics and Prisma color pencils. I`m entering the following challenges:  Fussy and Fancy (Male), Mami Doodles (Male), The Paper Variety (Special Guy).Hope u like!! xox Trish:)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Peach, Purple and Cream!

Hey all! I had such fun making this-as it reminded me of an outfit I had and was sooooo proud of in the 80's from "Sportelle", with double layered socks and everything!!LOL I'm entering Magnolia Down Under's Challenge, which is to use Peach, Purple and Cream in your creation! I'm also going to enter Magnolia Stamp Lover's challenge (Anything Goes), Fairytale Challenge (Anything But a Card), Crafty Catz (Circles), and Incy Wincy (TicTacToe)  I chose, stickles, ribbon and lace. Have a great day-hopefully the sun will shine somewhere upon you-even if it isn't here!! xox Trish :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Inspirational Monday-Scout Luka!

Copics used: hair and shoes: E35, E39, E59
skin: E000, E00,E21,E11, R20
Shirt: E41,E43
scarf/badges: Y11, Y15, Y17
Hat, Shorts: G20, G21, G99,Colorless Blender
Catepillar/pot:E29, E13, E99,YR61, YR68

Hey gang! The countdown in on at my place-18 days of school-then HOLIDAYS! Yay!! I made this card using the stamp, Scout Luka from the Summer Fun line available at Lalaland Crafts. Isn't he just precious? I've got lots of fisherman, hunters and outdoorsy males in my family, so this card could totally fit the bill as a birthday card or a Father's Day card-I haven't decided yet, as my Dad's birthday falls on the 19th, which is also father's Day!! The papers I used are actually Christmas DPs from the Jovial Collection by Basic Grey. I'm entering the following challenges with him: Creative Inspirations (Father's Day), Come and Get It Challenges (Father's Day),Creative Inspirations Paint (Dad or Special Male), Craft Your Days Away (Father's day/Special Man) and Sparkles Forum (father's Day). Have a great day! xox Trisha

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Red, white and blue Tilda!

Hey gang! Time for another challenge at Totally Tilda! The theme for this challenge is to use Red, White and Blue in your creation! I've used this beautiful Tilda from the Butterfly Dreams Collection. My papers are all a variety from my stash collection and my flowers are from the wonderful store Wild Orchid Crafts. I swear, I can never have too much WOC!! LOL- I"m entering the following challenges: Wee Memories (Anything Goes), Wags N Whiskers (stitching), and Just Magnolia (Anything Goes, option of lace) Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Vintage Wedding!

Hey all! What a blunder this post has been. I've been busy all day and I just had a chance to see what comments I got on this card to see that my card wasn't even posted! Eeek! I searched my scheduled posts to see if there was anything there-nada. I knew I  had scheduled it last week, but then I looked in my drafts and there it was!! I guess it pays to invest in a mouse with a lap-top instead of my not-so-trusty finger!LOL. I love this Magnolia image-it reminds me of a real vintage style wedding. I'm entering Just Magnolia's Anything goes with option of lace, Just Some Lines (Monochromatic), Ai Factory (Distressing), Crafty Sentiments (Neutral Colors), Digi Doodles (Weddings), The Rubber Cafe (Weddings/Anniversary), C.R.A.F.T (Weddings/Love), and Our Creative Corner (Soft and Elegant Wedding Project). Hope u all like! Back in a few hours for a Totally Tilda post! xox Trish

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Speedy Recovery Mark!

Hey gang! I made this card yesterday for my colleague, Mark, who is also my educator's assistant. This past Friday, he was playing soccer outside with my students, fell in a rut/hole and he really sprained his ankle to the point where his tendons were severely stretched-not snapped, thankfully. I had to rush him to the ER and everything, as I was acting principal. Oh the drama, as I had to rush my nephew the day before for stitches! I may have missed my calling as a paramedic! LOL! He's off work for the next 3 weeks and I'm going to go insane without his help in my Math classes, as he works with my more needy students!
Before he started working as an E.A., he was a bush pilot. He still loves to fly, so I thought he might like this card. The image is Pilot Luka, from Lalaland Crafts. I colored him using Copics and Prisma pencils. My sister thinks it looks too babyish. I think he'll appreciate it though. If he doesn't- not my problem-it's the thought, right? I'm entering the following challenges: Craft Your Passion (What a Guy), The Stamping Boutique (Red White and Blue), Stamping Scrapping Central (Masculine), Sweet Stamps (Masculine) and Simon Says Stamp (Father's Day/Male Card). Hope u like! xox Trisha
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