Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wintery, Cold Thursday....

Good morning! It's a very cold, wintery, windy day here in central Alberta. We are still in a winter storm warning for our area. We woke up to a bit of snow, but nothing like southern Alberta. The sun is actually *trying* to shine now....There are power outages, highway #2 has a no-tow zone and RCMP are advising no travel south of Red Deer. Crazy!

It's a great morning to light some candles, brew the Starbuck's coffee and do a card! So, that's what I did :o) I decided to give the Diva Coffee Break Designs color combo of Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise and Dusty Durango a go...I found it a bit difficult actually. I started it last night and had to leave it overnight while I slept on it. Woke up this morning and finished it off...I think it turned out pretty good :) I went in search of a sketch to use for my colors and found a cool square card over at Splitcoaststampers and over at Your Next Stamp Challenge, they want us to "Go Dotty" and that's what I did! Also, over at the Creative Belli Blog, they want us to create a birthday themed card with some "older" Pink Passion cardstock is older as it doesn't get used very often. This card also qualifies for the "Make It Sweet" challenge over at Pile It On!

...and here's my card using all 4 challenges!

Stamps: Happy Moments; Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Pink Passion, Dusty Durango; Ink: Versafine Black, Basic Black, Dusty Durango; Accessories: markers, paper piercer, pearls, nestabilities, durango ribbon, dimensionals, sponge dauber
I hope you all have a fantabulous Thursday! Happy crafting if you get any in...I *think* my Stamp Camp will probably proceed tonight as scheduled, but I'm not 100% sure yet. Depends on the weather as the day goes on. Ciao!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Quiet Afternoon....

The kids worked on building their new puppy a house with Nana, Papa and Uncle Jim this afternoon until 3 and then I took them to 4H (building a doggie house is Math, Science, Health, and Phys. Ed right?!? RIGHT!) so I've had pretty much the whole afternoon ALL TO MYSELF!!! OMGOSH, that doesn't happen very often :o) A girl can't let a good crafting opportunity like *that* go to waste now can she?! I got to work right away on the Color Throwdown and Mojo Monday challenges for this week:

Stamps: Thankful Accents (Verve); Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Old Olive DP, Barely Banana, Pale Plum, Cottage Wall DP; Ink: Versafine Black, Rich Razzleberry; Accessories: nestabilities, clear embossing powder, eyelet border punch, vanilla grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, pearls
I have to run and pick up the kids and I hope the snow stays away long enough for me to get back home. It's supposed to be pretty nasty here in my neck of the woods for the next day or so. Good hunker down days :) I have a Stamp Camp scheduled for tomorrow night here at my house, but if the weather is nasty, I might just cancel it and have it next week :)
You *might* see me again later on tonight - we'll see how things go. DH won't be home tonight, so I just might be able to crank out a few more treasures! Yay!
Later gators!

3-in-1 and a SU! CASE

Welcome back! The rain has started and we now have *puddles!* Yay! We so desperately need the moisture - I'm not really looking forward to the winter storm warning we are in, but I guess the snow will help with moisture too right?!

My next card came from my May issue of Stampin' Success - a magazine for us Demos. They were showcasing the new colors and I came across a card that they had in there and I wanted to CASE it with Arielle's color combo over at the ColourQ Challenge Blog. A Spoon Full of Sugar wants us to make something that has been 3D on our creations - I used pop up's for some of the circles and over at Our Creative Corner, they are wanting Blossoms on our cards/scrapbook pages - I have 2 daisies on mine. I really like how it turned out - I hope you do too!

Stamps: Circle Circus, Wow Flowers; Paper: Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Always Artichoke (I put more AA on the inside too), Bravo Burgundy; Ink: Bravo Burgundy; Accessories: various circle punches, sizzix daisies die, white brads, dimensionals, glue pen

I hope you are enjoying your day :) Stop by later for more!

Happy Birthday, Peggy!

Happy Hump Day! I got DH out the door and came to sit in my craft zone and get a challenge (or 7) done *wink* My card qualifies for the following challenges today: is my cutie patootie birthday girl:

Stamps: Short & Sweet, Mimosa - Cupcake (Bildmalarna); Paper: Certainly Celery, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White; Ink: Versafine Black, Basic Black; Accessories: celery satin ribbon, button, linen thread, markers, white gel pen, dimensionals, oval punches, oval scallop punch, cuttlebug border embossers

The weather man says we are in a "winter storm warning" for our area and we can expect 12-15 cm of snow and/or rain today and tomorrow. I am hunkered down with candles lit, great tasting coffee and laundry has been started. I am hoping to be back later on today with more installments! My workshop has been postponed so I don't have to run out tonight...more time for stamping :) Yay me!! See you soon - stay warm!

Monday, April 26, 2010

SPCC #45 and Taylor's Cupcake Challenge

Good evening crafting PEEPS! It's been a verrrrry long day it seems but I just *had* to squeeze a card out before I went to bed...helps unwind the day and relieve your mind of some or all stresses I find.

After much deliberation as a family, we decided that we are going to increase our family size by one more, and get a dog. He will be an outside dog for the kids to play with and hang out with....his name is Cocoa (not sure how the kids are going to spell it) and he is a Malamute (sp?) Husky crossed with a black lab. I will post pic's once we get him here and all settled in. We have some work to do in the back yard with the fence and get the gates hung back up so he can't escape and the kids are in the process of building him a mansion of a dog house along with Nana and Papa's help. They are very excited!

Anyhewwwwww .... enough rambling hey?! On with the crafty stuff :o) I decided to give Samantha's color combo a try from Scrapmaster's Paradise and I combined it with Taylor's Cupcake Challenge over at Taylored Expressions. I need to admit whole-heartedly that these colors were WICKEDLY DIFFICULT for me...I love Kraft and Durango, but that green was so hard to incorporate in there. I think I did "ok" with it and it turned out alright in the end. Thanks, Samantha, for such a challenge - these are good to make us step out of our comfort zones and attempt some new stuff! is my card using both challenges:

Stamps: Vintage Labels; Paper: Kraft, Green Galore, Dusty Durango, Dusty Durango DSP; Ink: Dusty Durango, Basic Black; Accessories: scallop square and circle punch, square punch, large circle punch, dimensionals, ribbon.
Thanks for stopping in tonight...I'll hopefully be back tomorrow evening for another installment! Have a super night!!

Occassions Mini Catalog UPDATES....

I was on the Stampin' Up! website this morning and there are a few updates I need to let y'all know about:

Products No Longer Available in Occasions Mini Catalogue:

- On Board Heart Book* (117236)
- Sweet Pea Designer Series paper stack* (117161)
- Sweet Pea stitched felt* (117266)

* = inventory has been depleted

Products that will Not be Featured in Upcoming catalogues (Retiring April 30th from the Occasions Mini Catalog):

- Recipes by Design (116772) - $32.95 (page 8)
- Paisley Patterns (117597) - $16.95 (page 18)
- Folk Flowers (118139) - $19.95 (page 18)

Products that will appear in upcoming Catalogues (2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalogue):

- Charming (116519)
- Vintage Vogue Stamp Set Wood Mount - $31.95 (page 26)
- Vintage Vogue Stamp Set Clear Mount - $23.95 (page 26)
- Tiny Tags Stamp Set Wood Mount - $30.95 (page 28)
- Tiny Tags Stamp Set Clear Mount - $22.95 (page 28)

- Corner Pinking Hearts (118072) - $13.95 (page 11)
- Corner Scallop Trim (118870) - $13.95 (page 11)
- Large Two-Step Bird (117191) - $22.95 (page 11)
- Large Fancy Flower (118073) - $22.95 (page 11)
- Pinking Hearts Border (117649) - $22.95 (page 11)
- Jewelry Tag (117190) - $15.95 (page 11)
- Small Heart (117193) - $8.95 (page 15)

Sizzix Dies:
- Milk Carton (117310) - $43.95 (page 23)
- Beautiful Wings Embosslits (118138) - $15.95 (page 24)
- Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits (117332) - $15.95 (page 15)
- Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder (117335) - $10.95 (page 35)

Decor Elements:
- Decor Elements 'F' is for FOX (Chocolate) (117535) - $6.95 (page 30)
- Decor Elements 'G' is for GIRAFFE (Chocolate) (117536) - $6.95 (page 30)
- Decor Elements 'Is For' (Black) (117529) - $2.95 (page 30)
- Decor Elements 'L' is for LION (Chocolate) (117541) - $6.95 (page 30)
- Decor Elements 'M' is for MONKEY (Chocolate) (117542) - $6.95 (page 30)
- Decor Elements 'O' is for OWL (Chocolate) (117544) - $6.95 (page 30)
- Decor Elements Scallop Frame (Black) (117528) - $9.95 (page 30)
- Decor Elements 'T' is for TURTLE (Chocolate) (117549) - $6.95 (page 30)
- Decor Elements 'W' is for WHALE (Chocolate) (117552) - $6.95 (page 30)

- Heart Treat Cups (120435) - $3.95

*** Remember the Occasion Mini Catalogue ENDS on Friday so if there is anything on your wish list that is not on the list above make sure to order it ASAP! ***

Sunday, April 25, 2010

PPC - CC#10 - Happy Holidays

Welcome back to another challenge at Picture Perfect Creations! This week, Megan has a bright, cheery color combo for you all to try...I had a lot of fun doing this one. When I saw these colors, they were yellin' CHRISTMAS, CHRISTMAS!!! Not sure why, but they did.....I used the sketch challenge from Sketch Saturday as it fit my image perfectly:

Stamps: Holiday Lineup, Many Merry Messages; Paper: Whisper White, Bordering Blue, Real Red, Certainly Celery; Ink: Versafine Black, Basic Black; Accessories: markers, cuttlebug folder, pearls, dimensionals, clear embossing powder
I love this stamp set - aren't they hilarious?!? :o) Please be sure to head on over to the main blog (click HERE) to see all the rest of the design team's creations - they are sure to help inspire you! Can't wait to see what y'all come up with! Happy stamping!!

Flutter by Wednesday and MFT....

Good morning! Yep, it's morning...1:20 a.m. to be exact and Leanne and I are still crafting :o) DH is out with the buds tonight, kids are both having sleepovers at friends houses and we are my craft room! Yayyyyyy!!

We decided to go through my stamp stash and find ones that we can color. So, I knew right away what I wanted to of my My Favorite Things Pure Innocence stamps. I picked Blooming Good Day and I used the Flutter by Wednesday sketch from Mercy Kerin:

Stamps: Blooming Good Day (MFT); Ink: Basic Black, Versafine Black; Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, My Mind's Eye; Accessories: markers, butterfly punch, pearls, dimensionals, clear embossing powder
Thanks for stopping in - tomorrow is our stamp club so I might be back tomorrow evening, we'll see. Take care and happy inking!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Organization Meets My Craft Room!!!

Leanne and I had such a wonderful day today - we dropped both kids off at friends houses and did some errands in town. We grabbed a coffee and some lunch and decided we would do a "road trip" to Red Deer and spend the afternoon doing whatever came to mind. We met up with Melissa for a bit at Scrapbooker's Paradise (yep, Laura was working!!) and then Melissa had to run so Leanne and I spent about 2 hours browsing and filling up our baskets! OMGOSH, it was sooooo nice to actually look at EVERYTHING in the store...usually I have to rush, rush, rush and get back or go here, go there and get home. I pondered a lot of purchases and decided to get myself a new organization TOOL...well, ok, TOY....and I am totally in love! Here is what I purchased today:

The "Clip It Up" is the most amazing thing EVAH!!! I had a huge rubbermaid container full of rub-on's, and they are now hanging on HALF the bottom layer! I also had a box overflowing with pearls, and they are ALL hanging on the top layer....CRAZY hey?!? Now, I might use my stuff more cuz I can actually SEE it!

Leanne and I also hit Future Shop, Nutter's, Wal-Mart, Jysk, Costco, and then picked up Chinese food for supper - we got home around 8:45!! HA HA was a super great day....thanks Leanne! And thanks, Melissa for meeting us and I hope your day went well after you left the scrapbook store.

I have my Stamp-A-Stack tomorrow and then my stamping club on Sunday - so I will probably be back on Monday morning with another wonderful challenge from PPC!! Be sure to get on over there and do the challenge from this week....Monday is coming fast! Happy crafting....

Friday, April 23, 2010

April Calendar Page

Good Friday morning! OMGOSH I can't believe I haven't crafted for almost a week....that's ink neglect! LOL...My good friend, Leanne, is here for the weekend and is coming to our Stamp-A-Stack and monthly stamp club and she helped me get the April calendar pages done and ready for Sunday :) We used the Sizzix Bigz Flower die to make the flowers, and a new stamp set, Elements of Style, from the new Summer Mini. Thanks for stopping in this morning and takin' a peek.....

Stamps: Elements of Style, Lovely Letters Alphabet; Paper: Orchid Opulence, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Shades of Spring DSP; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Orchid Opulence; Accessories: cuttlebug folder, scallop trim border punch, dimensionals, 5 petal flower punch, brads, vanilla satin ribbon
I hope you all have a fantastic Friday...get crafty!!! There is still time to head on over to Picture Perfect Challenge blog to take part in the color challenge this week!! Run, don't walk!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Can We Say "FRAZZLED?"

Hello all my wonderful crafting PEEPS! I just thought I should pop on here quickly and let you know that I indeed have NOT fallen off the face of the earth...I am still around, it's been an extremely busy couple days. I purchased each of my kids a brand new laptop with our home schooling funding so that we can do school REAL GOOD next year :o) and so getting them all up and running has been definitely INTERESTING to say the least. I am also having major internet difficulties with my computer so I have contacted Telus to see if they can get something figured out.... then, today as I was putting a new 19L water jug into my water cooler, something went terribly wrong, and there was 19L of water all over my kitchen floor!!!! Kids were sliding everywhere, trying to scramble to help me out - the power bar was getting wet, so sparks were gonna start flying at any given moment...they ran for towels, I ran the pouring water bottle outside and dumped what little water was left in it, in the flowerbed...apparently, there was a large crack in the bottom of the bottle and so it will not vacuum on the cooler and it will push the water out wherever it can. And it did. OMG what a mess that was! And, the day got better and better as it went 2 yr old Dyson vacuum cleaner wouldn't suck. Now, anyone who knows about the Dyson, that is their claim to fame. But make a long story short, the hose has 2 cracks in it! So much for lasting years and years and years!!! I am having an extremely hard time finding one to be replaced here in Canada, so might have to just duct tape it and leave it for now until I can get a hold of them and see if they will replace it. My 2 year warranty was up 3 weeks ago :(

So, in a nut shell, that was my day LOL....I will attempt to get a card done tomorrow and put up on my blog....I miss my stamps and hopefully life will slow down even for a few minutes tomorrow and I will be able to make one. Thanks! See ya tomorrow....

Monday, April 19, 2010

PPC-CC #9 - Matter of Moments

Happy Monday morning! Can you believe it's been a week already since we've played over at Picture Perfect Creations? Wow, time is sure flyin' by....Megan has another wonderful color combo for us all this week so be sure to come and play with us! I am using another stamp set from the new Summer Mini coming out May's called Elements of Style and it will be one that I will use A LOT, I can just tell....

Stamps: Elements of Style; Paper: Whisper White, Brilliant Blue, Garden Green, Bashful Blue; Ink: Brilliant Blue; Accessories: markers (Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, and Garden Green), paper piercer, bashful blue satin ribbon, white grosgrain ribbon
Be sure to check out all the other DT's blogs for more inspiration:

Well I am off to get the kids started on their schooling and fill up my coffee mug! Have a super day!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Diva Coffee Break Challenge #172 and a Flutterby Challenge with Another Sneak Peek!!

I got my Stamp Camp class all prepared and ready to go! Yipeeee! I'm so excited that I'm getting things organized and ready - I got a phone call today and a lady would like to have a workshop on April 27 or 28, so now I have MORE prep to do :) least I have my other 3 classes almost all done! Yay! So....Kim and I decided to make cards together tonight - and take a break from cutting cardstock for! She wanted to make Tamie's daughter, Kaitlyn, a birthday card and I wanted to get the Diva Coffee Challenge done and out of my mind. I have had this image stamped and colored ALL DAY and I kept looking at her and wanting to make a card, but first! HEE HEE...My card also qualifies for the new challenge over at Flutterby Wednesdays. It's an "OPEN" challenge so it's whatever goes....

It's another sneak peek from the new Summer Mini starting May sure to get your hands on a copy - there are A LOT of goodies in there that I *know* you will want (NEED) to have! ha ha...the embossing folder is a new one too....

Stamps: A Little Bit of Magic (new Summer Mini); Paper: Choc Chip, Cameo Coral, So Saffron, Whisper White, Flamingo DSP; Ink: Versafine Black, Choc Chip (sponging); Accessories: Nestabilities, So Saffron ribbon, brown ribbon, scallop trim border punch, sponge dauber, markers, dimensionals, Square Lattice embossing folder (new Summer Mini), pearls, linen thread

Isn't she just ADORABLE? For all you fairy-addicted stampers out there - Stampin' Up! has a great set for ya! Watch for it!!!

Kim's card was made using one of my Bella's.....

Didn't she do an INCREDIBLE job?! I had a lot of fun stamping with my girl I'm about ready for bed...tomorrow is a big day again! I have some more challenges to get done and we have to go and help a very special girl celebrate her 8th birthday! See you in the morning! Happy creating!

Stamp Camp - The Write Stuff

I am hosting my very first Stamp Camp at my house on Thursday, April 29th! I am planning on making these stamp camps a monthly ritual so that I can have new customers come and stamp at my table :) I am looking forward to getting to know some new PEEPS and catching up with some of my "already-hangin-around PEEPS" :o)

This Stamp Camp we will be creating 4 greeting cards complete with a nifty string-closure box to store them in...great gift idea!! Thanks, Andrea for helping us Demo's out in planning classes *wink*

Here are the samples I did up today:

All 4 cards fit inside the cute box! This set was fun to make and I'm sure the gals who are attending will enjoy it too! I can't wait to do more of these nights!
Stamps: Well Scripted; Paper: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Ruby Red, Kraft, The Write Stuff Scrappin' Kit; Ink: Soft Suede; Accessories: mini glue dots, score pal, sticky strip, dimensionals, small and large star punch, linen thread, paper piercer, silver brads, soft suede and old olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, library clips

Sneak Peek and Play Date Cafe Challenge #25....

I'm back with another challenge and a sneak peek from the new Summer Mini catty! I decided to do the Play Date Cafe color challenge of white/black/orange and I knew *exactly* which stamp I wanted to show's a new one from the back of the Summer Mini catty that starts May 1st. I scoped around the challenge blogs looking for just the right sketch for my featured stamp...and I came back to the Mojo Monday sketch from this past Monday....hope you like it!

I totally LOVE the Night and Day DSP that was in the Holiday Mini...I sure hope they bring it into the main catalog in July! My DH helped me color the motorbike ... see, he's useful sometimes LOL...hahahaha! Just teasin...he's always helping me with my cards and he has to "inspect" every one I complete.
Stamps: Motorcycle (Summer Mini), It's Your Birthday; Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Night and Day DSP; Ink: Versafine Black, Basic Black; Accessories: clear embossing powder, markers (pumpkin pie, gray), paper piercer, dimensionals, adhesive pearls
Alright...I'm outta here to start cutting paper for another upcoming class - a Stamp Camp, being held at my house on April 29th...and it's FULL! Yay! Gotta love when the classes fill up! I'll probably be back a bit later on tonight with another installment! I'm hoping to work on the Diva Coffee Break color challenge of Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral and So Saffron (with another sneak peek from the new Summer Mini!) Ciao!

Birthday Stamp-A-Stack Card #3

Happy Saturday! It's another bright, sunshiney day here in central Alberta...temps are supposed to reach 20C again today - time to dig out some shorts and flip flops. Yay! I just wish I felt 100% better and could enjoy the heat, but with a head cold, it's not really a lot of fun.

DH is going into town after a bit to do some errands, go to the chiro, etc., so I am going to get busy and get a few challenges done here in my craft room and I only have one more project to prepare for my monthy club get-together happening next Sunday! Yay me!! I am normally scrambling like crazy to get ready and I've gotten 3 classes ready to go all by myself! Love it!

OK..enough is the 3rd card we will be creating at this month's Stamp-A-Stack. It can be used for a Male, or Teen birthday and you could use it for ANY color combo:

Stamps: Vintage Labels (SAB); Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White; Ink: Dusty Durango, Soft Suede; Accessories: large circle punch, scallop circle punch, soft suede ribbon, silver brads, embossing folder, dimensionals, clear blocks

This is a nice, clean, simple card that won't take the girls very long to pump out. I like the simplicity of cards like this - that still make a nice, bold statement!

I hope you have a chance to enjoy the wonderful sunshine today, wherever you are. Thanks for poppin' in to enjoy your morning coffee with me - I'll be back in a while! Bye!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mini Milk Carton(s) and Holder

I have been wanting to learn how to make these adorable carriers for the mini milk cartons for quite some time. I purchased the tutorial from Becky Roberts from Inking Idaho. If you get a chance, please hop on over to her blog and take a peek at the many kits you can buy! Thanks Becky for all the hard work you do to make things like this easier for us!

Isn't it just DARLING!?! I love 'em and will definitely be making more (especially at Christmas time!!!) for gifts and classes in the months to come....
Stamps: Trendy Trees, Good Neighbors; Paper: Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Sweet Pea DSP; Ink: Taken with Teal; Accessories: markers (choc chip, so saffron, taken with teal), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch (new Summer Mini), circle punches, dimensionals, library clips, striped chocolate ribbon, small oval punch, sticky tape, milk carton Bigz Die, Scor-Pal

I am not sure if I will be back with another installment yet tonight or not..DH is home, so I am gonna go sit and spend some time with him and see what's new in his world! :) If I do get back tonight - it will be a bonus!! Happy creating.....

Birthday Stamp-A-Stack Card #2

TGIF!! It's a gorgeous, bright, sunshiney day here in central Alberta. I am feeling quite a bit better, so I'm gonna "predict" that I'm going to be feeling 100% better by Monday! LOL...I will spend this weekend getting all the preparations done for my 3 upcoming classes and I'll chillax a bit too - DH is going to be home for the weekend, so that will be nice to sit and veg out with him - maybe I'll crochet :o)

Here is the 2nd Birthday card that we will be making on Saturday, April 24th at my Birthday Stamp-A-Stack. This one can be used for an adult woman, a teen or a younger girl - who doesn't like butterflies when they are *this* cute?! :o)

Stamps: Well Scripted; Paper: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Whisper White, So Saffron DP; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: cuttlebug folder, sizzix embossing folder, butterfly die, martha butterfly punch, saffron ribbon, white gel pen, hemp twine, dimensionals

I am now working on putting together my very *first* mini milk carton container! We are going to be building one this month with my Stamp Club....exciting! Hopefully I will be back in a few hours with a pic! Ciao!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Birthday Stamp-A-Stack Card #1

Wow, it's late! LOL...I never realized just *how* late it was...I will post quick and get my butt into bed!

I am hosting a Birthday Stamp-A-Stack on Saturday, April 24th and I wanted to showcase the samples on my blog here for you all to take a peek. I CASE'd this card from somewhere (and for the life of me, cannot remember where) so if you know who came up with this PURRDY idea, please let me know ASAP so I can give credit where it's due.

We are making 4 different cards, 3 of each one. This is the "woman" birthday card that we are doing. I will showcase a different one tomorrow....

Stamps: Upsy Daisy; Paper: Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: embossing folder, scallop trim border punch, markers (pumpkin and garden green), dimensionals, white organza ribbon

Well that is it for me tonight...I will be back tomorrow with another Birthday SAS sample for you. Have a great night - sweet dreams!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wedding Cards...

I decided to use the colors from the Color Dare again and make some wedding cards using the same layout as my last card..what do ya think?!? I think they are elegant and could be used for any color combo that is soft for weddings....

PPC Blog Candy Giveaway!!!

Megan over at Picture Perfect Creations had problems with her Mr. Linky usage for our last challenge (PPC-CC #7) and so she has decided to give away the prize as BLOG CANDY! Be sure to hop on over to PPC and enter for your chance to win this:

Color Dare #63 - Mother's Day Card

Good morning crafters....I am not feeling a lot better, so I think I will try to get a doctor's appointment for this afternoon or tomorrow morning. I am starting to cough now and don't need it to be pneumonia. I am hoping it's just a sinus infection and that's it...we'll see I guess.

This morning I did a card using the following challenges:

1. Stampin' Royalty - "KISS" concept...Keep It Simple Sweetie
2. Crafty Creations Challenges - Limited Edition Challenge - 1 DP, 1 image and 1 embellishment
3. The Color Dare - color combo

Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Well Scripted; Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise; Ink: Perfect Plum; Accessories: Top Note die, white satin ribbon, button, linen thread, markers (certainly celery, pale plum, perfect plum), embossing folder

I didn't use a DP but created my own with the embossing on the turquoise....I am limited on turquoise DP! :)

I hope you all have a fantastic HUMP DAY and I'll see ya around blog land....

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bright, Sunshiney Day!

Good evening again...yep, it's WAYYYY past my bedtime (especially being as sick as I am) but DH is away tonight and the kids went to Nana and Papa's to have a sleepover - so I decided to chat with my great crafting PEEP, Leanne, online while I made one more card. I saw the new Color Throwdown color challenge and the Inspirational Card Sketch challenge for this week and knew *exactly* what I was gonna do....mwah, ha ha......

This card also qualifies for the Papertake Weekly Challenge of "Cutie Pie" - don'tchya think?!? LOL....
Isn't she cute too?! All these little ones are so adorable...I just love 'em :o)
Stamps: Sunshiney Day - MFT; Paper: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray, So Saffron DP; Ink: Basic Black, Versafine Black; Accessories: Nestabilities, paper piercer, pearls, markers, dimensionals

Sorry for the short, short post tonight, but my head is about ready to explode off my shoulders and my nose is a runnin' away on me...time to go and take some Benylin night time and crawl into my nice warm bed for the night. I hope to be back sometime tomorrow!! Ciao!

SPCC# 43 and a Mercy Sketch - Feel Better Soon

My daughter, Kim, and I worked on this card together this afternoon. I was having some difficulty with the colors and she put in some advice here and there and we came up with a real CUTIE PATOOTIE card together :) Thanks, girlie!! xoxoxoxo

We used the color combo from Scrapmaster's Paradise - and I must say, it was definitely a CHALLENGE! I was thinking there was no way I'd be able to pull those colors off, but Kim and I did ok. We also used Mercy's sketch from Lord Have Mercy! challenge blog. The sketch was perfect for me to ink up one of my new sets from My Favorite Things....a cutie patootie from the new Pure Innocence line:

.........and VOILA!! Here is our collective creation:

Stamps: My Umbrella - MFT; Paper: Brocade Blue, Glorious Green, Yo-Yo Yellow, Whisper White; Ink: Basic Black, Versafine Black; Accessories: cuttlebug embossing folder, sizzix embossing folder, nestabilities, pearls, markers (Brocade Blue, Yo-Yo Yellow, Glorious Green, Basic Black), dimensionals, Martha Stewart border punch, oval punch, scallop oval punch, paper piercer
I really love this new line - they are sooooo adorable! I just took some more Benylin and will go make a bowl of soup for supper and *maybe* I'll be back with another installment tonight! I will see how I'm feeling - today has been a pretty rough day with this nasty head cold. I hope you all have had a chance to craft and it's brought a smile to your face! Ciao!