Saturday, June 30, 2012

Summer Playhouse

 We've been working on a little project here at the Buck Homestead and the kiddos are thrilled. If you ask the boys though, it's not a PLAYHOUSE, it's a FORT!!!!
Still lots of work to be done...but it's so fun.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sympathy with Sweet Stamp Shop

Sympathy cards seem to be some of the hardest cards for me to make. I love this image by the Sweet Stamp Shop called "Sentimental Birds". 

I folded a piece of acetate and then attached the aqua piece of paper to the inside front of the card. I used my Kaleidoscope ink pad to ink up the birds and attached that panel to the front of the acetate.
I stamped the sentiment and another row of birds and attached that to the inside back panel and didn't worry about seeing a bit of adhesive on the rear of the card. ;) 

A little washi tape and sentiment on the front and it was ready to mail.
Hope you have a wonderful day. I have family on the way and a WHOLE HOUSE to clean ;)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sweet Sunday Baby

A little girly baby card. This safety pin image from Authentique is one of my favorites as is this stamp set from Stampin' Up, Array of Sunshine.

Have a super sweet Sunday.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Happy Fourth of July Banner

I have been gearing up for this kit class for a while. The banner came together quite easily. When I think of summer I think pinwheels and ice cream and water balloons. Not to mention watermelon. :)
I used a bunch of stamps from the Sweet Stamp Shop to make this really cute.

I cut the pennants out with my Silhouette.

This ice cream cone is from the SSS "Cool Scoop" set. I added some micro beads to the top of the cone for a sweet treat. (This also has a label stamp from SSS "Sweet Alpha Doodles" set)

These fun circles are from the SSS "Sweet Tooth" set. They were perfect for a border here.

I used the label stamps from the SSS "Sweet Alpha Doodles" set and added some stars. I actually used the mini journaling block from the same set to make my tiny American Flag.

More pinwheels and border dots.

I rolled up some patterned papers and made little fireworks by adding twine int the centers. Another label stamp and some alphas from the SSS "Sweet Alpha Doodles" set and the banner is complete!!!
Have a super WEEKEND!!!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wild Flowers In My Garden

I have been changing the landscaping around my house for 11 years!!! It's still a work in progress but a whole lot better than mud and weeds which is what it was when we moved in.

Mexican evening primrose trying to take over. I have to spray everywhere so it doesn't leave it's home ;)

My shasta daisies re finally beginning to bloom. YAY! and my Queen Anne's Lace is running wild. Galardia in it's oranges and reds is one of my faves. 

The very first pears we've ever had on our seven year old trees. LIVE, please live.

Irises yellow purple and dark purple!

Love my holly hocks. All of my California poppies are closed in these pics because the sun is setting.

Hey Mr. Bumble Bee

I need to plant something in this pot

I'm trying this new type of holly hock with a ruffled bloom. LOVE.
 Have a great week and take some time to enjoy the out of doors!!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Thrifty Mother Load Monday

I seriously hit the jack pot at the Salvation Army today. I'll let you guess how much I spent ;).

Oh, oh, oh these shoes are in such great condition. At first I thought the gold ones might be a bit tacky but I tried them on and I really liked them. The gladiator sandals are LIKE NEW leather. I may have to find another home for them though because I'm not sure I like things around my ankles like that.

Tessa is paying me back for this silk parasol that she just HAD TO HAVE!

These dumbbells have 5lb weights on them and he threw in four 2 1/2 pounders and 2 more 5 pounders. 

Water bottle with strap for our next hike. A fun winter cap and two clip on ties for Aaron

Three pair of church pants for Jakob (including Gap and  a upscale brand ). Also a pair of Aeropastale jeans that fit him so well.

Three like new shirts and a designer pair of jeans for Tessa (for the fall).

A NEW WITH TAGS dress for me. (maybe paired with the gold heals?)
So THE GRAND TOTAL for all of this
Can you believe it? More than I usually spend but still WHAT A DEAL!!!!!
I hope you can find some amazing deals too!
The most expensive thing  that I purchased was the weights. Those were $10.00. The parasol was $2.00 but  I'm getting reimbursed for that ;).
Everything else was pretty much .50 cents and item except the miscellaneous things which were cheaper.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Hang In There: Monkey Card

I made this card for a dear woman at church who was just diagnosed with a aggressive form of cancer. She had surgery and still has to undergo chemo. I hope this card brightens her day a bit.

I used the leaf stamps from The Sweet Stamp Shop Melvin and Vernie set to create the canopy over the monkey.

The monkey and vine stamp are from Stampendous. The paper is DCWV.
Hope your Sunday is sweet too.
I'm letting my hubby rest and relax and I'll post about a project we've been working on at home. ;)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sweet Stamp Shop Fun

I love this gumball machine image from the Sweet Stamp Shop. It's so fun to color!

I used Scrapbook Steals Monday Card Madness #88 sketch to get me going.

As an afterthought I added a few mini buttons to represent tiny gumballs ;)
Hope you're having a SWEET day!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Gnome-body like you

There's Gnome-body like you!!! Really!

Martha Stewart lace punch.

Toadstools Rule!!!

Layered flowers are so fun.

I added some swirlies in his beard for good measure.
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tinkertown Museum

 This layout is based on a Scrapbook Steals sketch by Julie. Turquoise #6
I used mostly Basic Grey Out of Print paper line and some My Minds Eye Fun Day excessories.
While my mom was here we had ourselves a little day trip adventure in the mountains.
Ross Ward spent HOURS carving, collecting and creating these little masterpieces.

You can learn more about this funky little museum by going HERE
Have a super great week! We're doing fun activities all week long.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Layered Pennants and Flowers

I used Stampin' Up's Array of Sunshine stamp set for this card and I'm loving how it came out.
Layered pennants and flowers and it's perfect.

Hope you all are having a super weekend! Made this card with Scrapbook Steals Monday Card Madness Sketch #86 in mind.