Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Anyway, it will be up and running soon, so stay tuned to play along with us! Check out some other very talented ladies on my sidebar that I get to work with....Lucky me!!!!!!
And, because I decided I should no longer be represented by my cat, I uploaded a picture to comment with on blogger. I feel I need to explain it---I like to laugh, and I tend to laugh loud. Laughter is the best medicine and that's what I look like when I'm laughing out loud!!! A teacher at my school told me that my laugh is "infectious." I hope that's good....?
The pattern is so elegant and paired with Tempting Turquoise it reminded me of something in a Tiffany's box. So I added pearls. As an added bonus, I found this black ribbon, already tied, on the floor at work Saturday. I am serious about ribbon and making use of ANY that I find! The Forever came from two stamps in a Hero Arts pack that I got in some blog candy a few weeks back, and the hearts are from SU Mini Mates.
The wedding is in Tennessee, and on my husband's birthday (the day after mine) so we won't be attending. That, and I only vaguely remember the cousin who is getting married, from meeting him once over a decade ago. I wasn't planning on making a wedding card but the paper would do nothing else! So Mom, you can take this to Scott and Margaret.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Today's OCC challenge was a color challenge: Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, More Mustard and a neautral. I don't actually have More Mustard so I thought I'd go with Creamy Caramel--not like mustard but next to it on the SU chart! After I decided that and got things started I came across this ribbon already tied in a bow and that seemed like a match to me. I threw the card together before I went to work today, so most of the details and stamps used have flown out of my brain for the day.
DH is on his way home from a basketball game so I think I'll use this time to catch up on some Grey's Anatomy.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
When I showed my DH he told me it was very nice, as he always does. But then he added how he likes my cards with "depth." I guess he does notice all my hard work! Oh, the scallop is popped up, but the picture doesn't show it. Thanks for stopping by!!!
Paper: Candy Lane DSP, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Pink Passion, Pixie Pink
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Everything Birthday
Other: Word Window Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Scallop Punches, Circle Punch, Oval Punch, So Saffron Ribbon, Orange gemstone stickers
Monday, March 23, 2009
I'm usually a stickler about following sketches EXACTLY but this Mojo Monday sketch kept getting lost under a pile of scraps and I'm enjoying the changes made. I wouldnt' normally combine these colors, but these came from Stacey's Jewelry Color Inspiration. My favorite nephew will be getting a little brother this summer, so maybe this card will welcome him to the world. I guess I'll need to have two favorite nephews at that point too!
Thanks for stopping by. If you're in the mood for something sweet, check out Jenny's blog candy!Smiles,
Paper: Whispher White, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Delicate Dots DSP
Ink: Real Red, Bashful Blue
Stamps: Everything Baby (SU!)
Other: Making Memories star brads, ribbon, scallop edge punch (SU!)
One of my favorite parts of this is the ribbon--I have a bit of an addiction to ribbon. Especially if I don't have to pay for it. I'll take a scrap of ribbon anywhere I can lay my hands on it. I was at a wedding this summer and there were cookies as favors tied with gray and pink ribbon. Everyone was eating their cookies and the ribbon was lying around. I took mine and my husband's of course, but when I saw the waitstaff throwing ribbon away I began picking up stray ribbon and trying to be discrete about it. I've got quite the stash!
I had fun with the balloons too, and glittered up the polka dots and stripes. I'm not sure if you can see it--my photo isn't great in the waning sunlight. I was also inspired by Denise, The Paper Landscaper, who always does the inside of her card as well.
Thanks for checking it out!Smiles,
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray DP, Candy Lane DSP
Ink: Black, Tempting Turquoise
Stamps (SU): On Your Birthday, Tag Time
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Word Window punch, ribbon :-)
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thomas' face was copied on my printer onto gray cardstock--I don't have the patience to draw/trace/piece all of that too! The info on the back started quite simple, but luckily I dropped my mother's off before mailing any of them. I had the WRONG date! I copied the info from last year's invitation and forgot to change the day. OOPS! So after work today I came home, reprinted correct invitation and added it ontop of my mistake with a mat. Looks like I meant to do that, right?
One of my favorite touches is the custom matching envelopes. I took some plain yellow envelopes I had, glued Thomas the Tank Engine scrapbooking paper on the flap and cut to fit. And with all the scraps I've got left over I think Carter needs thank you notes too.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Yeah, it was free!!!!!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The little head at the bottom is Pablo, his favorite character. I had fun making it once I figured out how in the world I would do it! I especially love how I put the grass at the bottom and snipped it to make it freshly cut too. Sorry for the bad photo--there's no good lighting here at night.
Carter's 2nd birthday is one month from today and I'm in charge of invites again--because I love a challenge and I volunteered! This year it's Thomas the Tank Engine. With no train stamps I will be paper piecing it again. Until I get the first one completed (hopefully tomorrow when I pick up some big brads) and approved, I don't know how many other cards I can make. That and the craft area is a mess and in need of a good cleaning! So until I can find my table Sunday, who knows what I'll be doing! I'll be sure to share Thomas when he reveals himself to me....I think I'm dreaming of trains....Smiles,
Sunday, March 8, 2009
The ribbon called out to me last year and this is the first time I've used it--perfect Easter colors! I'm also continuing to use up a variety of scraps from my neverending scrap pile. I didn't like how the ribbon looked as a bow on it's own so I threaded it through a Fiesta Felt button and love the result. I also didn't like how I colored the bow on the basket so I glued a bow over it. I finished the card off with some cute button brads...what do you think?
I made this card for the Verve Release Sketch Challenge and am extremely happy with the results--not always the case when I do challenges. I found this cute bunny from my SU Tags n' More set that has been collecting dust. I colored the eggs with markers and popped them on dimensionals. When I came up to take the picture I felt the bunny needed a bit more....so I attached part of a cotton ball to his tail. Besides the Happy Easter stamp (from AC Moore) everything else is SU!
Paper: Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Delicate Dots DSP
Ink: Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue, Green Galore, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Stamps: Tags n' More, Tag Time (egg), Happy Easter (?)
Other: Stampin dimensionals, stamp n' write markers, blender pen, sponge, cotton ball
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Last night, I had the house to myself so I made a mess of the coffee table. I picked up these cute St. Pat's stamps at AC Moore. They are Studio G and normally $1, but 30% off this week. Score! Using Taylor's Cupcake Challenge sketch I had a great layout for some Irish cheer....and green beer because I couldn't resist. Plus I was using up more scraps!
This will be for my BIL...too bad they didn't have a stamp that was 50% Irish - 50% Polish. He loves beer 100% though, so it's all good. Enjoy your Saturday!
Friday, March 6, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
I moved the piercing of the original sketch to accomodate my 5 1/4" square card. I made the entire card out of scraps that were littering my stamping table, so I don't have too many details. The ribbon was just lying there and seemed to have the perfect amount of shimmer for an angel card. I used Bashful Blue ink and a dauber to give the Whisper White more of a sky feel for the angel to fly through. I enjoyed glittering the angel wings with Martha Stewart glitter too!. I cut out one wing and popped it on dimensionals, though the picture doesn't show that too well. I was inspired by Mary to make a coordinating envelope. Both the envelope and angel's dress were pieced with Candy Lane DSP.
Despite the snow I'm trying to think spring. I was picturing this cross stitch when I pulled out pinks for the card so I decided to hang up the April quilt today.
The design is from Paula Vaughn's A Quilt for All Seasons. It was the first cross stitch I did in college that got me hooked back on crafting. I had done some cross stitch at about the age of 10 but nothing so intricate. I needed a creative outlet, and this was it!
Off to shovel now...hope you aren't buried in snow as well.