Sunday, February 28, 2010
Here's the card I made today - I used the Marrakech Paper Collection Pack from Basic Grey to accompany this cute, fit Bella. I hope you enjoy her - I sure do!
Speaking of Olympics, *the* hockey game is about to start shortly, so I will be back later on...I am hoping I can report back with another GOLD MEDAL for Canada and another golden creation from MOI!! TTFN!
This wonderful color combo is from Stacey's Stamping Stage:
...and over at Stamp With Us challenge blog, I found this awesome, simple sketch:
...and over at Spoon Full of Sugar, Randi would like us to use distress inks, pearls and/or glitter.
...and over at Cute Card Thursday, the challenge this week is: Ribbon-tastic! Easy enough!!
So, here is my birthday card I created using the 4 challenges together:
Saturday, February 27, 2010
I hope you like it...I think it's a good Sympathy one - the Topiary set makes it VERY easy to make them. Thanks, Julia, for such a great set!! :o)
I decided to give the Sweet Stampin Sketch Challenge a go today and I wanted to use the nice bright, bold colors from Stampin Royalty again. I think my card turned out "ok." I'm not sure what else I could have done to it - maybe a knot in the ribbon on the bottom - but anyhew...it is what it is!! And it's bright and cheery! LOL...
This morning I found an awesome sketch over at Sketch Saturday. I had stamped a Bella a few days ago, and she is a taller one, so this sketch fits her PERFECTLY! I remembered that I haven't done the Diva Coffee Break Designs color challenge this week of Razzleberry, Pale Plum and Celery...so, I figured those would go with an Easter stamp. No problem-o!
...this is the card I came up with for both challenges this morning:
Friday, February 26, 2010
1. Crafty Creations Challenges - "CUT it OUT and POP it UP"
2. Crafty Catz - "fancy edge and a ribbon on your card"
3. Paper Sundaes - This week we challenge you to distress your cards or altered paper project. You can go wild and tear your paper or tone it down with some inking on your edges.
4. Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - "New Beginnings -You may interpret this challenge however you wish, New Baby, New Job, New house, New Stamp!"
5. Taylored Expressions - Sketch Challenge:
6. Pals Paper Arts - Inspiration Challenge:
...so there ya have it folks! The bird cage is a new stamp set that I haven't had ink on yet AND it's popped up with dimensionals. It is also the focal point that I used as inspiration off the Pals Paper Arts Inspiration Challenge. I have ribbon, inked edges, a fancy scalloped punch edge, and I followed the sketch. The one and only thing I didn't do was a color challenge! HAHA
Stamps: Happy Moments (Sale-a-Bration); Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Sweet Pea DP, Pumpkin Pie, Teal; Ink: Chocolate Chip; Accessories: brads, paper piercer, dimensionals, sponge dauber, choc taffeta ribbon, scallop oval punch, oval punches, scallop trim punch, embossing folder
I sure hope you enjoy today's cards...I am off to get ready for the gym tonight and get a bit of housework done around the house. I probably will not be back into crafting land until tomorrow sometime.
Enjoy the rest of your Friday - and have a sunshine-filled weekend!
It's also quite *bright* here in my office this morning - due to a wonderful challenge from the gals over at Stampin' Royalty! Their color challenge this week is nice and bright and cheery. I snagged a sketch challenge from over at Friday Sketchers....it's an awesome one this week and I highly recommend you go and give it a whirl! I found one other challenge that I can use on my card...the Cupcake Craft Challenges gals are asking for creations having anything to do with "FRIENDS." Easy-peesy!
...here's my cutie patootie friendship LOVE BUG I created using all 3 challenges:
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I got up early this morning and got right to work on a combo challenge from Taylored Expressions and Color Throwdown. When I saw Taylor's sketch from Friday last week, I *knew* I wanted to use a Bella of some sort. I went through my stash and came up with a cute image to use for it.
Here is the card I created this morning using both challenges:
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
....here's the card I made combining the 2 challenges....I really enjoy this Thankful Accents from Verve!
Some of the ladies from my old Ponoka Stamp Club want to meet today for coffee and to place orders for Sell-A-Bration so that's exciting! I won't be home until later on this afternoon - hopefully to CRAFT!!
I wanted to let you all IN on a little BLOG CANDY contest...Megan at Picture Perfect Creations is offering up some wonderful blog candy! Go check it out! CLICK HERE!!
Make sure you go and enter for this wonderful chance for goodies! You all have a fantastic Wednesday and can't wait to come back this afternoon and check up on what everyone did! TTYL.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The color combination is from Scrapmaster's Paradise. Quite an interesting combo this time - I enjoyed the challenge! The neat sketch comes from Sketch Saturday.
...and here is my creation using the 2 challenges:
I dug through my sets of retired SU sets and came up with these cute candles from Older and Wiser. The sentiment is from Wagon Full of Fun. I hope you like it - I sure had fun making it today - I think this has to be my record for the L-O-N-G-E-S-T card evah!! hahahaha...I have another full day of appointments in town so I won't be around the craft room until tomorrow night. Have a super night!!
Monday, February 22, 2010
I decided to go through all my nestabilities to see what shape/label set would go with the heart, and I settled on the ovals and scallop ovals. I hope you enjoy it -I sure do! I am going to cut enough paper to make about 5 more of these ones and then I will come up with something else :) Have a super afternoon!!
Stamps: Ever After; Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White; Ink: Basic Black, Black Versafine; Accessories: clear EP, scallop edge punch, white organza ribbon, small dots embossing folder, ticket corner punch, dimensionals, pearls
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Like I explained last month, we are making a 12x12 perpetual calendar that has a card pocket on the top half of the calendar to hold cards for that particular month. Cool idea, hey?! The group all brain-stormed and threw ideas around, so this is what we came up with.
The congratulations card is one that Melissa and Leanne put together for me while I was gone on vacation to Florida. Thanks again, girls! I will get the pics of Bonnie and Sharon's card fronts up tomorrow :) Have a great night - I'm going to finish unpacking and watch some Olympics while sipping a hot chai tea. Night all!!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I have a very busy day/week/weekend ahead so I don't *think* I will be able to squeeze in any crafting time. My Dad and his GF are coming up sometime today, and then I have a full weekend with 4H, babysitting Cooper and Bailey and then stamping with my wonderful group of ladies on Sunday! So...I don't really forsee any good chunk of time in between schooling my kids and running them to sports, and all the other stuff going on.
I do however, have a very HILARIOUS post for you this morning...well, I think it's hilarious. My DH thought it was pretty funny too (in a cute way). While I was at Tamie's on the weekend, she took the liberty of showing me the very first card I ever gave her. When she pulled it out of the tin she had all her precious cards stored in and passed it to me....my mouth fell open....in disbelief! HAHAHAHHA...my first thought was "I made THIS?....but....but...it's so.....B-A-R-E!!!" I had to literally OPEN the card and read the inside - YEP, I gave it to her!!
So.....without further adieu....from approximately 12-13 years ago.....here is my first (or one of) creations I made for such a dear friend:
....and here, 12-13 years later....is how I craft NOW....hahahahah .....
Monday, February 15, 2010
We started out with a color challenge from KL Stampin N Scrappin Blog...they wanted us to use RED, WHITE, & BLACK - yippeeee! I *heart* those colors together! Next, we skipped on over to the Crafty Creations Challenges where the challenge was to make something to do with FRIENDS...easy peesy again!! Last, but definitely not least, we headed on over to 365 Cards and found this wonderful sketch from Gloria:
...don'tchya just LUUUUVVVV those cute huggabugs??!! I sure do..and this card is screamin' friends. Make sure you hop on over to Tamie's blog to see her BEYOOTIFUL creation.
Tamie, thanks for such an awesome, relaxing Family Day. We had a great day. So sorry that Kaitlyn isn't feeling well...hope she's better soon. HUGZZZZ!!!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Happy Valentine's Day to all my stampin' PEEPS! I hope that you've had a relaxing, chocolate-filled Sunday with your loved ones....I've had an awesome day with DH and DS - DD is at a friends house again overnight.
We received some news that a friend of DH lost his sister yesterday so I needed to come up with a Sympathy card and those I find the most challenging cards to make. SO...I hopped online to check out some challenge sites to see if they could help me with my creation - and there's no surprise that I found a couple! Stacey's Curtain Call had a perfect color combo for a sympathy card, and the Sweet Sunday Sketch this week was a great partner for the colors. I got to work right away....
My DH helped me out with this one - I love it when he's home - he puts in his 2 cents on my cards and helps me when I'm having a block. This card had to be revamped a couple times as I had difficulty with the color placement, but we got it figured out!
Here is our collective creation....
Thanks for stopping in tonight. I am off to have a nice long, hot bubble bath with my new Body & Soul mag I got in the mail on Friday....tomorrow is a busy Family Day. We are heading up to Millet to *hang* with our good friends The Camps. I am going to crochet tomorrow while we visit and so I'll be back probably on Tuesday!
Friday, February 12, 2010
...here is the card I made using both challenges....I think I might give it to my husband for Valentine's Day. What do ya think?! Is it to feminine to give to my hubby?? I had a lot of fun making this one today - I dug out some old bling that I've had stashed away for EVAH!!! Feels good to use up old stash...
Thursday, February 11, 2010
SURE CAN!!! I was checking out some of the comments all you wonderful PEEPS have put on my cards and I came across a message from Kristin from the Diva Coffee Break Designs Blog....she was telling me to hop on over to their site because there was some "good news" there that I would be happy about...hmmmmm..... :o)
HAPPY ABOUT?!?! OMGOSH I *FREAKED OUT!* I won 2 spots as the Featured Artist for December AND January (2 different cards!!! CLICK HERE to see post) and THEN....as I scrolled down to see all the other gorgeous contributions....lo and behold I find out that I was chosen at random to win the goodies prizes for the month too!!! HOW FREAKIN' LUCKY IS THAT?!?! Thank you, thank you, thank you to the wonderful DT at DCBD! I sure am tickled to be chosen as a featured artist!!! And can't wait to participate in more of your ROCKIN' Challenges!!
OK...I *think* the excitement meter has overblown my wildest dreams for one day.....but...one just never knows.....off to grab a coffee -ta ta for now......
The color combination used on that card is right up my alley - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those colors so the card was fairly easy for me...and of course, Tamie brought out some wickedly cute stamps for us to color up! Thanks again girl for helping me win the Fab 4!! HUGS!!!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
So, thanks to everyone for all the ideas I've come across and CASE'd - I sure do appreciate all the talent out there!
Here's the card I made using Ann's template:
I think that will be all for me tonight...I have a HUGE mess to clean up here in my craft room so I will do that now and then do a bit of book work before bed. I hope to be back tomorrow sometime...Melissa is coming over to help Kimberly with her French and then I have to run into town and pick up my van that is at the body shop. Take care, and have a super dooper night.