Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Megan over at Picture Perfect Creations has a very interesting color challenge this week. I saw "boy" when I layed out my cardstock. I am having a Stamp-A-Stack at the end of April and we are going to use the Extreme Elements and Extreme Guitar for a "teen" birthday card. So, I decided last night to try a template out....I didn't follow a sketch challenge or anything, I just "wung it!"
** P.S. Don't forget...make sure you hop on over to Picture Perfect Creations and apply for their Design Team call! Time is running out.....
Stamps: Extreme Elements, Extreme Guitar, It's Your Birthday; Paper: Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss, Dusty Durango and Naturals White; Ink: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Dusty Durango, Versamark, Basic Black; Accessories: Durango ribbon, black pearls, black embossing powder, dimensionals, sponge dauber
Today I am planning on making more cards. Each of my kids will have a friend here for the next couple days, so I will have a house full, but they will all be entertaining each other...right?!? :o)
I am going to run and put a roast in the crock pot so that supper is all done - I'll be back in a while! Ciao!
Monday, March 29, 2010
This morning Tamie is coming out to visit and craft with me! Not sure what we are going to do today - either crochet on our projects or make cards. I got up early with DH this morning, so figured I might as well get to work on a card right away....I hopped on over to Little Paper Shop and there was a nice color combo there from Allison:
Julee over at Mojo Monday has an awesome "round or square" challenge out there for us again this week...I chose "square"
and...over at the Shabby Tea Room, they want you to create a card using some scraps in your scrap box...I rummaged through there looking specifically for So Saffron, Chocolate and Kraft DP or scraps and I did find some...kind of a funny thing, cuz if I *didn't* have any scraps in my scrap box, it would be a miracle cuz I have a LARGE scrap box! LOL....
Here is my creation:
Friday, March 26, 2010
I decided to give the sketch challenge from Inspirational Card Sketches another go, except I flipped it this time to allow my image the room she needed! :)And...over at KL Stampin N Scrappin Blog, their challenge this week was to use flowers and stitching (be it real or faux) and I faux stitched along the borders a bit...
and..............here is my girlie girl:
I have had Samantha's color challenge (from Scrapmaster's Paradise) in my head for a few days now and to me, it screams MALE...I know, I know...there *is* pink in there, but what R-E-A-L man can't handle a wee bit of pink, right?!? *giggle, snort*
The gals over at Stamp With Us also have a "MALE CARDS" theme goin' on last week!
I then needed to find a sketch to do my colors justice, so I clicked over to Lord Have Mercy, and boy did Mercy have just *THE* perfect sketch for what I wanted to do.....
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Then I clicked over at Inspirational Card Sketches to see what sketch I could use with those colors. As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew *exactly* what stamp I was using. Remember when I told you I won a $25 gift certificate to the Verve store? Well...the stamp I used on my card is one in a set that chose towards my $25! It's a lot of fun too!!!Voila!! Here is my creation:
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
1. Diva Coffee Break Designs - color challenge: 2. All That Scraps - sketch challenge (and use an image that is sold in their store):
3. Stampin' Royalty - get GLITTER happy :)
4. Flutter by Wednesday's - open challenge but include either a butterfly, fairy or angel
Here's my card using all 4 challenges:
...isn't she just the cuuuuutest nursie you've evah seen??!? tee hee...I love these cutie patootie girlies....hope you enjoyed my installment tonight - thanks for poppin' in and we'll see you tomorrow! Sleep tight!
This is another one of my "addictions" when color is concerned....LOL...
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
1. Our Creative Corner - "Spring/Easter" theme
2. Crazy 4 Challenges - "Spring" theme
3. Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - "Spring is in the Air" and we can interpret that how we wish
4. Creative Card Crew - "Going Dotty" (I used the dots embossing folder and created dots and dashes with my marker and pearls :o)
5. Paper Sundaes - "paper piecing" (I pieced the egg with pretty in pink paper)
6. The Corrosive Challenge Blog - "paper piecing"
7. Picture Perfect Creations - color combo of Eggplant, Saffron and Pretty in Pink:
8. Little Paper Shop: very interesting sketch challenge:
Stamps: A Good Egg, Well Scripted; Paper: Whisper White, Eggplant, So Saffron DP, Pretty in Pink; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: pearls, marker (eggplant), dimensionals, dots embossing folder, nesties, pretty in pink satin ribbon, button, linen thread
Surprisingly enough, this card came together rather quickly for me! Thanks everyone for such awesome challenges this week! I love Spring and it sure makes it easy to create wonderful projects with all the gorgeous colors and "events" that happen during this magical time. I'm off to bed - hope you all had a fabulous Tuesday! Happy crafting!!
Monday, March 22, 2010
A friend of mine requested a "special" birthday card for the love of his life and she is totally a horse lover, so I *knew* exactly which card I wanted to attempt to make. It was one that Tamie had done for her son's 13th birthday back in January. So while I was at her house today I asked her if I could totally CASE the card and she didn't mind at all. Click HERE to see Tamie's original. I did a bit of masking on the horses so that I could add some trees in the background, moved my sentiment and added some ribbon and a bow. I hope he likes it. I have loved this card since I saw Tamie's creation and I've wanted to make some ever since. This gave me a great excuse!
The gals over at Totally Stampalicious have a challenge out this week to use ribbons and polka dots - so I guess this card qualifies!! Yay!
Stamps: Bareback, Lovely as a Tree, Well Scripted; Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Night and Day DP; Ink: Always Artichoke, Versafine Black; Accessories: top note die, polka dot embossing folder, satin ribbon, dimensionals, button, linen thread, pearls
Let me know what you think! I sure appreciate all the wonderful comments! Hugs!
I promptly went over to The Shabby Tea Room to see what they had in store for us this week and they want us to create a "spring-themed" card/creation.
I hopped over to see what sketch was at Mojo Monday and Sarah put up a very cool, interesting one this week! I love it!! Here it is: ..and I remembered this *challenging* color combo from Stacey over at Stacey's Stamping Stage and I knew i could come up with something "spring-ish" from that!!! RIGHT?!?
I must admit, I struggled with the color placement with those colors. I took the yellow out, put the yellow in....took the red out, put the red in, took the polka dots out, put them in....LOL...I *think* I did ok with all of the challenges this morning - I really enjoy the final card....hope you do too!
Stamps: Circle Circus, Well Scripted; Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Pink Passion, Whisper White, Night and Day DP; Ink: Pixie Pink, Yo-Yo Yellow, Basic Black, Real Red; Accessories: Real Red satin ribbon, button, hemp twine, sponge dauber, pearls, nesties
Alright...well, I decided to give the kids the rest of the day off of school today - Tamie's kids are home today from a Professional Development Day, so we're gonna head up there and have a visit and some supper! Yay!! The kids are so pumped! :o) I will be back later on tonight - I have a special birthday card I need to make for a customer, so until then, happy craftin'!! :)
Friday, March 19, 2010
I combined my group card with a couple of challenges today:
1. Charisma Cardz Challenges has a theme of "Something for the Kiddies"
2. A Spoonful of Sugar wants to see all our "Easter" themed creations
3. The Pink Elephant wants to see our "Spring" themed creations
4. The Play Date Cafe has a wonderful color challenge for us:
Stamps: A Good Egg, Well Scripted; Paper: Choc Chip, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Sweet Pea DP, Old Olive; Ink: Basic Black, Choc Chip; Accessories: nesties, scallop trim corner punch, scallop trip edge punch, dimensionals, markers, scallop circle punch, pearls, sponge dauber
I hope you are having a wonderful Friday. I am - cuz I know it's the end of the week!!! LOL...tomorrow is a full day with 4H for both kids and then Kim has her last swim meet of the year and awards ceremonies/supper afterwards. Should be a lot of fun - we're so proud of her and what she's accomplished over the last year with swimming! She's done so well!
That's probably going to be it for me until after the weekend...we'll see. DH is home this weekend, and I'm busy tomorrow and then Sunday is our stamping group get-together. All my stuff is packed up and ready to go, so I will probably pop back in on Monday morning!!! One just never knows though, what will happen, right?!? *wink*
Have a super dooooooper weekend!
Thursday, March 18, 2010
So....a good friend of mine, Diana, knows a couple of "popular gals" in the crafting blogland. Joycelyn and Rebeccah from Totally Stampalicious are very good friends with my good friend, Diana - they grew up together or went to school together!!! How C-O-O-L is THAT?! What a small world hey?! I bought a couple of stamp sets off of Diana that she was trying to market for Joycelyn and Rebeccah and came RUNNING home right away and got to work making a creation with one!!! I jumped on over to The Color Dare challenge blog and found the PERFECT color combination to use with this stamp!
Isn't he just the BESTEST?!?! OMG...I totally *heart* him! hahahaha...a perfecto man card! :) I will definitely be making more of these awesome dudes!
I sure hope you had a good day today - I'm ready for bed - my DH is home and I did NOT sleep well last night due to the high winds and bad dreams :(
Have a super dooooper night and we'll catch ya on the flip side tomorrow morning!!! NIGHT!!
How is everyone's snowy, blustery, C-O-L-D Thursday going?! I've been hunkered down in my house today with candles lit, coffee on and Melissa here helping me with school and preparing goodies for our Stamp Club get-together on Sunday. I've got 2 items to show you so far...I have one more thing to prep yet - an Easter card. I will try and have that on for you a bit later :)
The first project we will be making is using the new mini milk carton Bigz Die and decorated with the new Eggcoutrements stamp set. I put Easter colored M & M's inside - YUMMO!
The second project is the scrapbook/calendar pages....this is our perpetual "pocket" calendar to hold all your cards for each month. I totally *heart* how this turned out! Thanks, Melissa, for all your creativity on this one!
Stamps: Circle Circus, Vintage Labels; Paper: Whisper White, Lovely Lilac, Summer Sun; Ink: Summer Sun, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black; Accessories: embossing folders, nesties, dimensionals, white organza ribbon, pearls
I hope you all have a fantastic Thursday today. I'm off to start school with the kids and I'm not too sure if I'll be back today or not - I have a lot of stuff to catch up on around the house. Happy Stamping!!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I used the exciting color challenge from Color Throwdown and the wonderful sketch challenge from Stampin' Royalty:
...and here is my cute moosie holding some very "yummylicious" cupcakes!!!
I sat down this afternoon and took a look at some challenges I could do:
1. Picture Perfect Creations has a wonderful color challenge for us this week (and don't forget to hop on over and apply for her DT call! The deadline is approaching fast!!!)
2. The gals over at Diva Coffee Break Designs has a great sketch for us:3. Crafty Creations Challenges wants us to use "Spots and Dots" on our cards - I used the swiss dots cuttlebug folder and there are dots on the frame....
4. Creative Card Crew's challenge this week is "Going Dotty" as well...yay!! :o)
........and here is my card combining all 4:
Stamps: Frames with a Flourish, Best Yet; Paper: Not Quite Navy, Lavendar Lace, Whisper White; Ink: Not Quite Navy and Lavendar Lace; Accessories: embossing folders, pearls, organza ribbon, dimensionals, nesties
I *just* realized that I forgot to put my watermark on my card....GEESH! LOL...oh well, I'm leaving it this time HEE HEE....I'm supposed to be preparing for my stamp club this weekend but I think I'll be back with another creation tonight first *wink* ta-ta for now!!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
This morning was another early start :o) DH left around 5:30 so I got up and got the good 'ol coffee pot crankin' and my mouse was clickin' looking for more challenges. And boy oh boy, did I find some!
Mercy over at Lord Have Mercy has a FANTASTIC sketch challenge up for ya this week:
The Divas over at Scrapmaster's Paradise came up with a very bright and interesting color challenge this week:...and, without further adieu, here is my creation:
Monday, March 15, 2010
Tonight I decided to sneak one more card in before I go sit and crochet for a while and then continue on the series with book #3! :o) I hopped on over to Debbie's first challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room - and awaiting me there was a wonderful inspirational color challenge of pink, red, brown and green. Sounded easy enough so I needed a sketch....I clicked over to 2 Sketches 4 You and found a very interesting sketch challenge for us - thanks Kazan!! Over at Pile it On, they wanted us to use pastels...so I already had Pretty in Pink picked out for one of my colors so that was good! Away I went and got to work....I used the wonderful Trendy Trees set for this card - I hope you like it!!