Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Here is my card:
The apples are green because my kids love green apples (Granny Smith). Me I love the red ones because they are sweet. Apple Emma is so sweet and fun to color.
I enjoyed making this card, hope you like it.
Stamps: Oval All (SU) and Apple Emma (CC Designs)
Paper: Certain Celery, Pretty in Pink, Bravo Burgandy, Whisper White, Banbury DSP
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: ticket punch, medium oval & scalloped oval punches, Martha Stewart punch, Large and small scallopped nestabilities, Markers (SU), Bravo Burgandy Ribbon, pearls, dimensionals.
Sorry this is so short, I have to run to town to pick up my oldests son's first pair of glasses. Thanks to both challenges blogs it was a fun day for me. Thanks for popping in and saying hi!
Til next time smile it takes less muscles!!! Chow!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Til next time-think of someone you love and smile.
Monday, January 25, 2010
My Uncle who was also my God father passed away on Satuday, so I have quite a few sympathy cards to make by Friday. When Leanne and I were out a Micheal's a couple of weekends ago I found this stamp set with the cross in it. It is a beautiful set. I thought that I would use the cross with some sayings. On the black and white card the saying is from a Verve stamp set. The other saying is from an Stampin' Up set.So here is my 2nd one layer attempt:
The brown cross was my first attempt. I really liked the coloring. Looking at it and looking at it I decided I needed to make it softer too white. I used my daubers probably should have used some sponges. I think I added to much color and still feel that it is missing something.
Over all they turned out okay. I will try again with layers, never realized how much I love them...LOL. I bow down to all the ladies who designed the challenge and all the ladies that entered it. It was tough but you all did a fanastic job. This will have to be tried again....lol...at a much later date...hee hee.
Stamps: Spiritual Sketches (Inkadinkado), Thoughts and Prayers (SU), Forever in Our Hearts (Verve)
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, chocolate chip, real red, pretty in pink.
Accessories: Pearls, paper piercer and Markers (SU)
Thanks for stopping bye. Hope you enjoy your day and thanks for your comments, they are awesome.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Today, being Sunday I hoped on over to The Sweetest Thing to see what awesome challenge Karen came up with this week. It is another beauty!!!
I then hoped on over to Scrapmaster's Paradise to see what color combo Samantha came up with this week and let me tell you it is very cool. At first I wasn't sure about these colors. But again they look super amazing together. The Diva's showcased these colors wonderfully. Thanks for the inspiration.
I am sweet on Riley the Moose! Isn't he just the cutest little moose? This is the first time I was able to stamp him. This cute stamp is Lori's, so glad she gave me a chance to ink him...*wink, wink.* I was able today to use some nestabilities that I have always wanted to try. A big thanks goes out to Lori to letting me invade her craftroom and sharing her stuff.
I hope you enjoy this cutie as much as I do. Thanks for stopping in. May you have a super night and totally fab Monday.
Kaitlyn thanks for sharing craft time with mommy and working on a challenge with me. She gave her card to her very best friend Kim.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
The Stampin' Royalty Challenge Blog is amazing. I posted the Challenge #2 color combo, because I loved the color, but was unable to put a card in due to my son being sick (not my orginal idea, but what the heck this turned out good too :). Challenge #3 this week was very interesting. It is one layer only...that was a real challenge. These ladies are amazing, the cards they posted were something else...thanks for this wonderful challenge.
The challenge is to make a one-layered card. Although it might not appear to be a one layered card it is. The paper I used is Whisper White. I took the large scalloped nestablilities to cut a hole in the front of the card. I then took the Princess Ava stamp from Greeting Farm and stamped it on the inside of the card. To help with the 3-D look I took Pale Plum ink and daubered it around the scallops on the front of the card. I then took Elegant Eggplant ink and daubered it on the inside of the card around the stamped area. I used for SU markers (certain celery, real red, crushed curry, pale plum, elegant eggplant, rich razzleberry, close to cocoa and blush blossom. The ribbon is elegant eggplant.
P.S. I will link my daughter's card that she made with me tomorrow too. She did an amazing job for 7 years old.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Til next time hope you are all having a wonderful day!!!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Wishing you all a wonderful night. Thanks for stopping bye.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Do you like surprises? I sure do and I got one today. When I was copying the color combo picture at Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Challenge, I scrolled down and guess what I saw....can you guess???? I made TOP 5 for Color Combo #29, click here. *WHOOT, WHOOT*. I still have to copy my button for this one and the last one. What a feel good moment. Congratulations to everyone, I looked at all the works of art and they were wonderful!!! Thank you also for the amazing honor. The DT's and creator do an amazing job and thanks for taking the time to comment. It sure does make a person feel good. Today, I used their SPCC color combo #30, which were great colors as always. The sketch I used is just down below.
Laura Sketch #43 is just awesome. I knew what I wanted to do immediately! Please check out 2 Sketches 4 You. They have a bonus sketch for this week by Sankari's. Any sketches have to be in by midnight tonight US mountain time. Another last minute one for me. I hope to do the bonus sketch later tonight.
This is what a came up with. Everything just seemed to work.
Stamp: Stem Silhouettes (SU)
Paper: So Saffron, Only Orange, Very Vanilla, Washington Apple DSP
Ink: So Saffron, Only Orange
Accessories: Martha Stewart Punches (set), Ticket punch, So Saffron Brads, Fine supernova Glitter (orange, SU). Paper Piercer, Orange and yellow flowers, glue pen, So Saffron Ribbon.
Wishing everyone a wonderful day and hoping this is not the last time I see you today.
Til next time - Happy crafting.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The Pink Elephant had a Theme Challenge on this week (Challenge #49). What was the challenge you say....well it was BIRTHDAY!!!! I love making birthday cards so once again it was working with my Mojo...hee hee.
The sketch that I tried to follow was amazing. Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #56. I have been looking at this blog challenge for months now but this is the first time I am able to try it. Thanks Mercy for a fabulous sketch. It was wonderful to work with.
Sweet nibblets, as I am typing this up, I noticed that I missed a layer on Mercy's Sketch. I am sorry about that. I did try hard to do justice to all of the challenges. Sorry about that Mercy. Guess my Mojo affected my eye's, I didn't see the black layer...LOL. I was able to use my new Nestabilities...it just added to the excitement tonight. :) I also pulled out the very first stamp set I bought. The poor things have been so neglected...but not anymore!!!
The Sweetest Sunday Sketch Challenge #51. I knew the stamps I wanted to use right away, but I needed colors so.............
I jumped right on over to Stacey's Curtain Call and she had Act #12 up (thanks Stacey for the wonderful colors...LOVE them). These two challenges were perfect for one another.
This is my take on the two great challenges.
My mom and I were watching in utter amazement. Leanne went through my scrap pile of paper and just started pulling out pieces of paper, mixing and matching. The amazing part was in a 1/2 hour she was completed the card...LOL. A great job too! Riley was scared of burning so he put on a little to much sun screen...hee hee. I really love her use of the pearls too. Mom and I hope that someday we can put one together that fast.
Leanne is very talented and can craft anywhere. Thanks for everything and the great card.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Now on to the card for the night. I went to 2 Sketches 4 You and saw that Kazan's had put Sketch #43 up. Right away I knew what stamp I would use and that I should tie it together with the difficult color challenge from SPCC #29. You should check out these challenge sites they are always amazing and all the Diva's and Creator's do a wonderful job on the color combo's and sketches each week.
Kazan's Sketch #43, it was another great sketch to create with.Samantha this color combo was a challenge for me alright (LOL), but I think I was able to make it work.
Here is my creation. I made this birthday card for a friend of mine. I am hoping she will like it.
Stamps: It's Your Birthday and Thoughts & Prayers (both SU)
Paper: Brillant Blue, Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Lavender Lace, Whisper White
Ink: Markers (SU), Brillant Blue, Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Lavender Lace and Basic Black.
Accessories: Rose Red Ribbon, Swiss Dots and Perfectly Paisley folders(Cuttlebug), dimensionals and paper piercer.
The hardest part for me was how I should lay the colors out. It was nice to relax and create something today. I am still in pain but nothing like a little music, some good challenges to take my mind off of it for a while :). I was hoping to get a few challenges done but I had to take down all of my christmas stuff. My house looks so bare now...LOL, but it is back to normal.
Tomorrow, I am lucky enough to have my parents, and my friend Leanne come for a visit. Leanne will be bring my other friends kids with her. It is a truly going to be a great day. With Leanne their is always so many laughs and giggles.
Wishing you all the most wonderful day tomorrow, if I don't get on here. Happy crafting and thanks for stopping in. I enjoy seeing you and your comments.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Tristan loves horses and he has taken to wearing black (he does like some color though :o), sooooo I thought the two would be perfect for a card. I cased part of this card from my friend Lori's one stack a stamp christmas card. I changed some things to make it my own (colors, two top notes, a different cuttlebug folder, no ribbon, no daubers and different stamps). A huge thanks go out to her, because I was under the gun once again *wink*. The last few days have not been kind to me...Pain has set in and stoled my MOJO and let me tell you I want it back...LOL. Oh, well things can only get better, right????.
There is a new blog challenge out there that everyone should have a look at. It is called Stampin Royalty. All the DT's have done an amazing job on the first challenge and the cards are awesome!!!!! How did I find this new challenge blog, well it was from Sandra Farrell, Stamper on the Shore. With my son's permission I am posting this birthday card onto the challenge. Oh ya, in my ramblings I forgot to tell you their first challenge is a birthday card, to celebrate their birthday and launch.
So here is the big birthday card.
Stamps: Bareback and It's Your Birthday (SU)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, DSP (SU)
Ink: Vera Mark
Accessories: Top Note (SU), black embossing powder, D'vine Swirl folder (cuttlebug), black pearls, dimensionals, heating gun.
Sorry the posts have not been regular lately, I hope that changes soon. :).
Thanks for stopping bye and your comments they are really appreciated.
Til next time I am sharing a smile with you!!!!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Now on to crafting business....some of the most important business:) I was blog surfing today and found two new challenges. The Curtain Call Color Challenge, I found on my friend Melissa's Blog. In the last few days I was blog surfing and finding a whole whack load of cool new challenge blogs to try. I do look forward to trying them all. The second one I found was from 365 Cards- Super Sunday Sketch. Both of the challenges seemed interesting and something that I could put together quickly. It was also very cool to see how many talented crafters their are out here in blogger land. I saw some really amazing blogs and keep adding to my already long list *wink*.
This is my take on both of these wonderful challenges.
The girls are so adorable!!! I thought they were perfect for this challenge.
I just noticed that the brads don't look as dark as they should. Sorry it must be from the light reflecting on the table.
Wishing you all a great night ahead of you if your still up, if your not peacefule nights sleep.
Thanks for stopping bye.
Til next time- I hope your day makes you smile.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
When we got home I was talking with Lori and we looked at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge to see if either of us won their fantastic blog candy. Well we didn't but congratulations to who did, HOWEVER...the exciting part was they posted their first challenge. It could be whatever color and design you wanted but the Diva's suggested using their blog colors, so I picked a few. I then went to Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge and she had posted a new sketch too #96. With two great idea's the inspiration just flowed. Making this card was a great way to relax tonight as I was doing laundry.
Here is the sketch for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge:
Stamps: Beautiful Fairies- Inadinkado
Paper: Real Red, Pink Passion, Basic Black, Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Pixie Pink
Accessories: Basic Black Ribbon, paper punch, jewels, Swiss Dots and D'vine Swirl (Cuttlebug) and dazzling diamonds to come.
I would like to give you all a heart felt thank you for helping me with your comments it continues to encourage me to do what I love, so thank. Til next time continue to smile, laugh and create.
Happy New Years and welcome to 2010.