Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Teenage Behaviour Code!

Hey there just me again!! Thought I'd share this little poem that I came across earlier in the year, that I popped in Caitlin's 13th card.

Advice for a new Teenager!

Start being very awkward
Refuse to eat your greens
Turn your room into a trash pile
It's the law, you've reached your teens!

Throw several tantrums daily
Become a right stroppy toad
You've got no choice you must obey
The Teenage Behaviour Code

It's said you'll get all grumpy
And spend too long in bed
Say "it's not fair" an awful lot
In your teenage years ahead

But these can be exciting times
Energetic, full of beans
Don't rush to be an adult
Take your time, enjoy your teens
I hope you enjoyed it!

Author - Jon Bratton 2007

A 'New' Life and a New Teen!!

Well they do say that life begins at 40 hey?! This morning I sat down and made myself make a couple of cards! One of the ladies at work is turning 40 so we needed a nice card for her and one of my besties daughters has just turned 13!! So a special card was needed there also! I have been pretty 'brain dead' of late, what with headaches and my two boys being 'boys' and getting a bit fiesty! I'm worn out! But anyway, it was nice to sit and create today! I am in a Holiday Harmony mood, as I have been making up (casing) some some lovely Christmas Cards of Marelles (seeing I have been brain dead and am so far behind!! and her cards - and everyone elses - are just lovely!!) Anyway, I decided to continue with the Pomegranate/Artichoke colour scheme, pulled out Ye Old Cricut Machine and whipped up a 40th! then went with the fresh look of Summer Picnic for the 13th card. I must say I think they turned out quite nice! I have had the Summer Picnic paper sitting in my room for a while and have not had much of a play, but now that I have I think I may need to get another pack (or two).

So anyway, first up we have the 40th Card

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Purely Pomegranate, Always Artichoke, River Rock (Ink). DP - Holiday Harmony. Ribbon - Purely Pomegranate Striped Grosgrain (with white stitching removed) Other - K&Co RubOns, Kaiser Rhinestones, Cricut Alphalicious Cartridge.

And the 13th Card

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Ink - Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Old Olive. DP - Summer Picnic. Stamps - Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Always (small flower). Ribbon - Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain. Other - Rubons - Misc.
So there you go! todays creations. With a bit of luck I will get something made on Friday! So until then! Have a good week!
~*~ Caroline ~*~
Monday, November 3, 2008

An Aussie Themed Card

Hey there! Well my friend Tracey needed to make up an Aussie Card, but hit a "black stump" (so to speak!) So she asked me if I could do one for her. I had a Blackboy stamp in my stash of non Stampin Up! stamps so dragged that out! and this is what I came up with. I have finished off the card using Stampin Up! products. The Blackboy has been stamped with Stazon Ink on Watercolour paper and I have coloured the image using my Aquapainter and Inks. The Happy Birthday and RIA are Rubons.

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Bashful Blue, Basic Grey, Really Rust, Mellow Moss, Watercolour Paper. Accessories - Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon, Small Oval Punch, Sponge Daubers. Stamp Sets - Sanded. Other - Rubons. Stamps Set - Stamp It - Blackboy Floral