Thursday, June 30, 2011

All American Blog Hop Thankful Thursday Design Team

Hi Everybody!

Hopefully you just came from visiting
Tanya @ http://www.scrappinkymomma.blogspot.com.  
If not, please head over to see Jenny at http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com to start from the beginning.

Thank you for joining us for the All American Blog hop!  We are sharing projects that celebrate anything American!  So anything like BBQ's, family picnics, 4th of July, or more.  

Here's the projects I made to share with you today.


One of my favorite things to do when my son was small was to go to the local community Fourth of July parade.  I loved to see all the cute little kids on their bikes.  Being the crafter I am, I loved to see how they all decorate their bikes in red, white and blue!  When I saw this stamp, it just brought those memories back!

For my second project, I created this patriotic fire cracker wind sock.  It is all about the Red, White and Blue this weekend!  These were super easy to make and it took less than 5 minutes for each!   I recycled my toilet paper rolls and cut my paper to 5 X 4 1/4 glued the outside of the roll with the paper.  I cut strips of ribbon in red, white and bue and used double stick tape to adhere to the inside of the roll.  Lastly, I used my George and Basic Shapes cartridge from Cricut and cut a circle 3.5.  I cut the circle to the middle and glued into a shape of a cone, which is the top of the fire cracker.  I pierced a little hole at the top to thread the string!  I used my favorite glue Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive, I placed the glue on the rim, held the topper on top for a minute and presto magico all done!
 
ROCK GIRL BLOG CANDY!!!!
Leave a comment of your favorite way to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend and you will be entered into my drawing to be a winner some red and white bakers twine courtesy of Crabby Cakes Studios, please visit them at crabbycakesstudio.blogspot.com  There will be 2 winners for the twine!  The winners will be randomly selected.  So be sure to leave a call back email too! Blog Candy winners will be posted on July 7th!

There are a couple of GREAT prizes to win today so make sure to visit everyone blog!  
You can win a Scrap 'n Tote!!  You can also enter to win this AWESOME prize pack from Post-it!
To enter to win the prizes:
1. You must leave a comment on all of the blogs in the hop.
2. Please be a follower of Crazy About Cricut.
That's it!  Winners will be announced July 7th!  Thank you, now please head over to see 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

1950's Inspired Apron

Happy Days to you!  I hope y'all are enjoying the warm sunshine of summer so far.  I can happily report that Chicago has been quite mild so far and I am completely enjoying it, rain or shine my HS has been under control!

I have been extremely busy for the last few months working every weekend on orders and organizing my hubbie's 40th birthday party.  I am glad to report that this weekend has been "order free " and I designated it as this Rock Girl's craft time!  Don't get me wrong, I love my work and the ability to give my creative juice to others, but sometimes a Rock Girl needs some time to create for herself too!

A box has been sitting in a corner of my studio for too long and it was beckoning me to open it!   I was finally going to open my new Brother Sewing machine which my hubbie purchased for me for Christmas last year and get a project done for myself!  I have been dying to make a 1950's inspired apron.  (Joann's has patterns on sale for the next few weeks!  This week it was McCall patterns) I located a McCall's pattern that I fell in love with, #M6365.   As you all know, I love the Rock-A-Billy prints and colors, so I choose cherries and black and white polka dot fabric.

I was surprised that after 10 years of non sewing that I was able to complete this project!  REALLY SURPRISED!  I totally loved the experience and am wondering why it took me so long to get back into sewing!  

Now, let me say this first and lastly,   I am not a Sewing Queen! So please don't judge too harshly on my creation.  I'm just glad I was able to complete it without it ending up in the trash due to frustration and disgust!


There a lot of areas that should be more tidy and straight, but never the less, I love my new apron and even impressed my hubbie!  Brett was wonderfully supportive thru my sewing process and was super surprised of the outcome.  I have to admit, I wore my apron for the rest of the evening which he found really funny too!

Here is my apron!

I am moving forward on to my next sewing project which is more complex than I expected, however, still loving the process of creating something from nothing! It is Sunday's and probably the remainder of the week project for this Rock Girl.   I am creating a baby doll shirt/dress to go over leggings.  These are the 2 fabrics I will using to create the dress.  The floral print is for the bodice part and the pink will be the skirt!  Can't wait!  I just hope after all said and done I can wear it!  Fingers Crossed!


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Surfs Up at Rock Girl Designs

Hang 10!
Here is a great fun-in-the sun card.!  I left the inside blank so the giver can add their own seniments. 

I love the Hawaii themed paper used.  I think the summer cool water colors:  aqua, periwinkle blue, apple green, and white are a perfect color combo.  The surfer boy and words "Hang 10" are from Close To My Hearts stamp set called "Hang Ten".
I hope everyone is enjoying thier summer so far! 



  If you are interested in purchasing this card, please email me!  It's only $2.50 w/ $.50 shipping.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Just a check in

Hi everyone, sorry I have not posted too much in the last week.  We had a huge party for Brett, my husband to celebrate his turning the big 40!

We had the party at my in-laws and they live about 1.5 hours away.  I was responsible for all the decorations and the picture boards.  It was exhausting but well worth all the effort.  Brett really enjoyed his special day!

Here are just some pictures of the party!  Enjoy!
 Monkey Birthday Cake for hubbie!
This is my husband's birthday cake.  We used his baby picture as the face of the monkey!  It was not only an adorable designed cake but tasty too!

No more monkeys jumping on the bed! 
I created 40 monkeys for the lawn...this picture was taken before shipped off to my In-Laws.

Monkey Cakes
I will never claim that baking is something I love to do or that I am good at!  I made chocolate cupcakes with banana frosting (thanks Christine for the help making the frosting!) They were a huge hit at the party and everyone loved them!
My hubbie enjoying his "monkey juice".

The monkey party theme was fun.  I am so glad and grateful that I have this big, funny, loving, caring guy in my life!  Happy Birthday Brett!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thankful Thursday! Happy Father's Day Gift Card Holder

Wallet Gift Holder
Hi Everybody!  Happy Thankful Thursday!

Welcome to Thankful Thursday!  The challenge this week was to create something for Father's Day!  I don't if your Father is hard to purchase gifts for as mine, but gift giving for my Dad always seems hard!  I know my Dad is the most appreciative person I know and ends up loving anything I get him!  Thanks Pops!

This year I am purchasing a gift card for him, but wanted to make a wonderful presentation for it.  I created this cool men's wallet to house my Dad's gift card.

It was really easy to make and I think it turned out stunning.  The love all the brown ink that gave the wallet its aged look.  I used brown card stock cut 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 folded in the middle.  I used a texture stamp with a dark brown for the wallet texture and used a "Happy Father's Day" stamp that I used with clear embossing powder.  I pierced all along the sides of the outside of the wallet and added black ink to give the impression of sewing.  Lastly, I added some pockets inside the card to house the gift card!

Inside Gift Holder






A little blog candy from Rock Girl!
Leave a comment and become a fan on Facebook and you will be entered to be randomly selected for this adorable Father's Day Recollections Sticker pack!  Good Luck!








More Blog Candy to win!
We always have an awesome prize this month, it's currently the prize is a Post-it prize pack)!!  Don't forget to head over to Crazy About Cricut (http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/), and enter your family project!

Please take a moment to visit the other great artists on the Thankful Thursday Design Team too!






Tanya

Bobbi     YOU ARE HERE!

Angie

Paula 


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Thanks So Much card

Here is a card I created in an Archiver's workshop.  I love going to these to get new ideas and the ability to play with some new products! 


I love this card for its simplicity and color palette.  I tend to gravitate toward black and white patterns against any color.  I think it is the color "popping" that I love so much.

Have a great day!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Pretty In Pink Card...Merci!

It is always good to know how to say  "Thank You" in every language!  Cuttlebug embossing templates by ProvoCraft....they make it so easy for me!  Here, I am practicing.....Thank You, Thanks, Merci, Gracias!

I embossed  pink cardstock with the template...now it is pretty in pink!
I am obsessed with anything Paris/Eiffel Tower related.  (I am thinking it might be my next tattoo!)
I used Lasting Impressions brass template called Eiffel Tower 4 X6 as shown.

I dry embrossed on black paper and than grunged it up with my sandblock. Added the tower with 3 demensionals!  Ooh La-La!  










Sunday, June 5, 2011

Thankful Thursday Blog Candy Winner!

Hi everyone!

As promised..........here is the blog candy winner from the Man/Boy themed blog post.  Today's winner will be receiving this adorable Father's Day sticker set from Recollections!
Please remember to share with your fellow scrapbook lovers! I would love to see more people leaving comments, so since there was only 7...I drew a number out of a hat...
the #3 comment is the winner!  Paula from owlbescrappin!  Congrats!  Please send me your mailing address and I will get your blog candy sent out this week!
owlbescrappin said...

I love love love this card.



Keep Rockin' Your Craft!
Bobbi
Rock Girl

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Thankful Thursday! Man/Boy Theme

Hi Everybody!  Happy Thursday!

Welcome to Thankful Thursday!  The challenge this week was to create something with the man/boy or use the words man/boy. I used Little Scraps of Heaven Design set called Bears Thru the Year...this is the June bear set.  I love the little bear getting a piggy back ride from dad! 




 






A little blog candy from Rock Girl!
Leave a comment and become a fan on Facebook and you will be entered to be randomly selected for this adorable Father's Day Recollections Sticker pack!  Good Luck!








More Blog Candy to win!
We always have an awesome prize this month, it's currently the prize is a Post-it prize pack)!!  Don't forget to head over to Crazy About Cricut (http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/), and enter your family project!

Please take a moment to visit the other great artists on the Thankful Thursday Design Team too!






Tanya

Bobbi     YOU ARE HERE!

Angie

Paula 




Rock Your Craft!
Bobbi
Rock Girl