Monday, March 30, 2009

Offering Excuses

Please forgive me!!!! I went to help my sister move and haven't had any time to make cards! I'm going to my SIL's this week and there is big plans to get lots of scrappin' done!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Digital Stamp Oasis 1st Card

Ellie has a great sketch over on her blog and is offering blog candy to the winner! The catch have to use something digital on your card. This image is one of the digi downloads she offers! Isn't it cute?!?!?! I know I'm going to have a lot of fun coloring her adorable images! What are you waiting for...go check them out!!!

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G is for Glitter...

Was raining earlier this morning, but I see the sun has come out...may have to take a walk when nap time is over.

ABC's Challenge this week was to use glitter. Not too complicated, huh! That's just what I need for this fuzzy brain! :) I decided to add some Stickles to the flowers!
This little Tilda reminds me of a little girl waiting to leave for church Easter Sunday and she was instructed by her mother to not get "messed up." So, here she sits waiting patiently...(I believe my sister and I were told this many times on Sunday morning!!!)Supplies:
  • Image: Magnolia (swapped at SCS)
  • Coloring: Copics
  • Paper: CS-SU, DP-My Mind's Eye
  • Embellishments: Flowers-American Crafts, Prima, Brads-SP
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug-Birds & Swirls, Lavender Ink Pad, Sewing Machine, Cricut, Sizzix Swirl Die, Stickles
I made this card last night! It doesn't go along with any challenges...just me playing with some new images I swapped with Erin over at SCS! I LOVE how it turned out!!!!

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear from you!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Exciting News

Some exciting news for me...I've been asked to be a part of Ellie's new DT. She has just started her adventure in February and has she got some super cute downloads! Be sure to stay tuned...

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A Barrelful

This card was made for Penny Black's Saturday Challenge and A Spoon Full of Sugar. You'll have to look closely at the picture to see the doodling.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Miss Zoe

Got two challenges accomplished with this one! High Hopes said to use "buttons galore." I think I might have gone beyond "galore!!" :) I also (sorta) used the sketch from Mojo Monday.

  • Image: High Hopes
  • Coloring: Copics
  • Paper: SU-CS, scraps-DP
  • Embellishments: Buttons (?), ribbonFX
  • Accessories: Sewing Machine

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail

I'm not very helpful in giving you the details of this card...I was at my SIL's and I used all here stuff! *wink*

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Get Well/Friday Sketcher

We are experiencing Spring and I AM LOVIN' IT!

There is a great sketch over at Friday Sketchers! I can't tell you what my image is, b/c it's from a stash that I got from my SIL. Isn't it adorable? I wanted bright & cheery colors, because when you're sick, you must think "happy thoughts!" :) (Check out the stitching...kinda looks like what's on a heart monitor?!?!)

  • Image: Unknown
  • Paper: CS-SU, DP-Wild Asparagus
  • Coloring: Copics
  • Embellishments: Brads, Flowers, Ribbon (all from stash...sorry)
  • Accessories: Sewing Machine, MS Punch-Branch, Stickles

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

You're Special

Recipe from Cute Card Thursday:

"Take something ripped;
2 papers and 4 embellishments BUT there's a twist - four embellishments means ONLY four. A two-layered flower with a charm/spacer and a brad for example would count as ALL of your embellishments, so choose them wisely!"

I decide to "rip" my papers and go for a vintage look! Let me tell ya, ripping them to fit isn't the easiest thing in the world. I also wanted to use more embellishments, but stuck to the limit!! Yay me! :)As you can see, I paper-pieced Lilly's dress to match. Then I wrote "You're Special" with a brown marker and highlighted it with a green Copic. Added Stickles to her wings.

  • Image: Grab-A-Doodle-Do
  • Coloring: Copics
  • Paper: SU-CS, K & Company-DP
  • Embellishments: Ribbon-ribbonFX, Brads-Spare Parts
  • Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cricut, Brown Pen & Ink Pad, Stickles, Pop-Dots

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Carrot Express

Just don't really feel like saying much mind is all fuzzy! 2 challenges: ABC Challenge & A Spoon Full of Sugar. Thanks for understanding... :) I'm sure none of it would have made sense anyways. :)

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Getting Ready for Easter

What???? No designed paper?!?!?! AAAGGGHHHH!!!!! I love my paper, but a challenge is a challenge!!! I made it through without it killing me too! :)
I tried to make it look like a, grass, clouds, flowers, butterflies, and more eggs. If you look closely at the green, you'll see where I cut the paper to make it look like grass.

  • Image: High Hopes
  • Coloring: Copics
  • Paper: CS-SU
  • Embellishments: Butterflies-Memory Makers, Eggs-Dress It Up, Flowers-American Crafts, Brads-SP
  • Accessories: Sewing machine, Cuttlebug embossers-swirls and flowers (?), brown ink, glitter, Crystal Effects

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Mojo Monday

This card turned out very different than I've ever done! Was going for a different feel and it sure happened...not sure what I think! Used Mojo's sketch.

  • Image: Magnolia
  • Coloring: Copics
  • Paper: CS-SU, DP-Basicgrey
  • Embellishments: Brads-Spare Parts, Sticker-Basicgrey
  • Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug embossing folder, MS punches-doily lace & branch, brown ink

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Time Well Spent/2 in 1

I was able to use one of my new High Hopes stamps today! I've had them for a little bit, but then I didn't have the stuff to mount them. After "patiently" waiting, I finally was able to make a card with this cute little guy!
I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers and added some zig-zag to qualify for the High Hopes challenge.
Not really sure why I've been into making boy cards recently! I live in a mostly "girl's world." :)Sorry the picture isn't the greatest...I'm hoping to get a new camera soon!

  • Image: High Hopes-Time Well Spent
  • CS-SU, DP-My Mind's Eye
  • Coloring: Watercoloring
  • Embellishments: Brads-Spare Parts
  • Accessories: Heat Embosser, Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles, Sewing Machine, Pop Dots, Royal Blue Ink

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Cute Card Thursday

I have to admit, when I first saw this sketch I was a little skeptical! (Nothing against the designer, but it was so out of my league!) However, that's what these challenges are all about...getting out of your comfort zone sometimes!

A little side note about the crocheted flower-I had seen flowers like this is stores, but couldn't make myself pay what they were asking. My husband's aunt is very quick with her hands and is always making nifty little things that I could NEVER do! So, I emailed her a picture to see if she could make them and VOILA! I got a couple of red ones in the mail. Perfect...So, I begged for more! :) Next thing I know, I got an assorted dozen roses delivered! THANKS NINA!!!
Took the sketch through to the inside.

  • Image: Magnolia, Sentiment-Michael's $1 Bin
  • Coloring: Copics
  • Paper: DP-DCWV~Citrus Stack, CS-Bazzill
  • Embellishments: Ribbon-Bobbie M.Designs, Brads-Spare Parts, Flowers-Assortment, Yellow Polka Dot Brad-Memory Makers, Fiber-Adornments
  • Accessories: Cricut, Martha Stewart Punch~Doily Lace, Sewing Machine

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Decided to do a boy card, so that means no flowers, no glitz, no flourishes! Aagghhh! I love all those things...
Used another cute digi download from Grab-A-Doodle-Do. I cut him out and popped him up to the blue background. However, I thought it needed something, so I cut out a cloud as well. Went with the sketch from A Spoon Full of Sugar, all except the flowers. I wrote "celebrate" with a dark blue and then used a light Copic to shadow it. Made the frog shiny with Crystal Effects.

  • Image: Grag-A-Doodle-Do
  • Coloring: Copics
  • Paper: DP-DCWV, CS-SU
  • Accessories: Sewing Machine, Pop Dots, Crystal Effects

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Sitting Amongst the Flowers

I was able to get in a card today following sketch saturday. I am so loving pink and green together, but decided to add 3 little yellow flowers for a contrast. It's hard to see in the picture, but I ran my larger flowers through the Cuttlebug to give them a textured look.
I've had this Tilda colored for quite awhile, but didn't know quite how to use her. So, after seeing other gals do this, I had her sit in the box. This made me have to move the sketch's embellishments around a little bit. I opted for no text on the front.

  • Image: Magnolia
  • Coloring: Copics
  • Paper: CS-Bazzill Leapfrog, DP-Deja Views, daisyd's
  • Embellishments: Flowers-Prima, Memory Makers, Gemstones-Hero Arts, Brads-Unknown
  • Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug embossing folder-Swiss Dots, Punches-Martha Stewart Branch, Die-Spellbinders Label One
Inside of card.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Mojo Monday/Penny Black Challenge

Happy Monday to everyone! This week promises to be another busy one, but hopefully I'll be able to make a few more cards than I did last week. We are having spring weather and I must say that I have spring fever!
Followed the sketch at Mojo Monday with the recipe from Penny Black.

  • Image: Penny Black
  • Paper: CS-SU, DS-KAISERscrapbook
  • Coloring: Copics, Chalks
  • Embellishments: ribbonFX, brads, flower, button-Dress It Up
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing paisley folder, sewing machine, Spellbinders scalloped circle, white gel pen, brown pen

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Inky Impressions 1st Design Team Call

Congrats to Inky Impressions for the opening of their new stamp line! They have some very exciting days ahead of them!

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Ribbon Winner

Patti J said...
The bubble border is so clever and cute! What a neat idea. The card is adorable. Thanks for the chance to win - ribbon finds its way into my cart too!
If you'll email me your info, I'll get those sent out to you!! :)

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Moovalous Birthday

This card is a 2for1: Penny Black and Mojo Monday. I heat embossed the image and then water colored it. Added some machine stitching, but it's kinda hard to see in the picture. The white and black swirled paper was made using my Cuttlebug. I colored over the raised parts.

  • Image: Penny Black
  • Coloring: Stampendous Ink
  • Paper: DCWV (?)
  • Accessories: Cuttlebug, Swirl Embossing Folder, Ribbon, White gel pen, Sewing Machine, Heat Gun

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Down by the banks...

Don't forget blog candy...
WOWZERS!!!! It has been one hectic week for me! I have had something to do every single day! I'll not bore you with the details, but there wasn't much time for creating...sigh! I was able to get a card done today! It was so much fun to be back! :)
The weather is feelin' like spring here, so I thought this image would be a cute one to use! I used my Copics to color it and chalked some clouds in the background. Also, added some Crystal Effects to the water to give it a shiny look. Got this fabulous sketch here.
Flipped the sketch and carried it through to the inside. I left off the embellishments so it wouldn't be too bulky.

  • Image: Penny Black
  • Paper: Me & My Big Ideas, CS-SU
  • Colors: Copics, Colored Pencils, Chalks
  • Embellishments: Brads-Spare Parts, Flowers-American Crafts & other
  • Accessories: SU Crystal Effects, Machine Stitching

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Yes, I'm still alive...just haven't had much time for "the fun stuff." Got a couple major projects checked off the list, so I hope to be able to get back into gear.

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