Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I love this old SU set "Very Punny" and don't find myself using it as often as I should. I love a good punny joke...this is just the kind of card my dad would've sent me if he had ever been stationed overseas, and had access to OWH cards of course!
There's still time to enter for my birthday blog candy too, because I'll be gone all day tomorrow--it's the annual drive to and from Phili in a day! Worth it to see Aunt Greta, who's just a few months from being 107! So since I'll be gone early (ugh, before 5) and back late, I'll pick a winner on Friday. Just leave a comment HERE to be entered!
I wanted to share another beautiful and fun birthday card I got from April. Thanks April!! I didn't capture the the true bright colors, partly due to the dreary day here, but also because I had a helper.....
At least Bella sat still to have her photo taken this time!
Today I'm off to lunch at Pickity Place, (of Little Red Riding Hood illustration fame, I'm told)which I've heard lots about but haven't been able to get there yet. I wish it were a bit sunnier out to enjoy the gardens in addition to lunch, but we'll see what the afternoon brings. Either way I'm sure to have some pictures to share!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
The stamp is included so I can make some too! I'm excited to break this out, just had to capture it in photo first. I'm planning on coming back tomorrow with something crafty....we'll see!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Good morning!!!!! Not only am I happy because it's Saturday, but I'm also on vacation this week so I'm sure to get more play time in. Woohoo!
Today, Unscripted Sketches is having a blog hop in honor of Earth Day. Not only is there a sketch, but also a piggyback challenge to use something recycled. If you didn't get here from Beth (and here AMAZING card) then head to the top of the hop at Unscripted Sketches.
For my card I looked around my (messy) workspace to see what I had, since I found no inspiration elsewhere in the house. I found the inside of a card, sent to me with a coupon from somewhere for my birthday and cut out the sentiment for my panel. I then looked around for bits of ribbon I hate to part with and found the hearts lying around from Valentine's day too.
And, in addition to a hop and Earth Day, today is my birthday! So since I love presents I'm giving away candy. Leave a comment by Wednesday April 28th and I'll pick a winner to receive a retired (oldie) SU set and a matching tag punch. I forgot that it comes with 3 stampin spots too (certainly celery, real red, brocade blue). I'll even enter followers twice!
To continue on this Unscripted hop, head over to see what Debbie has created. Then go back to Unscripted Sketches to play along for yourself!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
But on a happier note, it's time for a fun and funky Unscripted Sketch!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Hope you find time to play along this week, head on over to Unscripted Sketches for more inspiration...the DT really hit this one out of the park! I'm trying to get out of my crafting funk, any tips or tricks to get me creating on a more regular basis? I've been MIA because I thought taking a break would help. But it's too hard to get back into the swing of things now. Thanks for any help or advice you've got, I miss the old blog!!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I made a few simple thank you's to go with my nephew's invitations. I kept them simple since I don't have tons of time, and also because I don't know that the people that get them care about all my layers!
The set of Curious George stamps I got is an old set, but I bought them on e-bay and they were never used. However, I understand why they were never used...the largest stamp is maybe 3/4 of in inch tall. If I had time to recreate pictures from the book that would be one thing...but I don't. So I saw this stamp and figured George could be paining the wall with his message of thanks. I used a ruler and pen to create the illusion of a wall and threw the letters on with markers. Perhaps I should've added a drip or two in there?
That's all for me tonight...but Linda is having a celebration so be sure to head over and check it out. More candy to come when she gets more followers!!!Smiles,
Sunday, April 4, 2010
I'm not always good at masculine cards but this one came together fabuously. Hope you have a wonderful day and find time to play this week!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Besides turning the sketch on it's side, I used a bit of a birthday card I got (one of the many you get along with a coupon from companies when it's your birthday) because I loved the happy birthday sentiment in pink on pink. I went with a fall back color combo of pink/turquoise/brown which is always beautiful, threw on some brads and I know she'll love it.
Good luck on the treasure hunt and I can't wait to see what you create with this week's sketch! Head on over to Unscripted Sketches for details on the treasure hunt and more designer inspiration.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Recently I made the invitations for my nephew's 3rd birthday, a Curious George theme:
The design was much simpler than his 2nd birthday and 1st birthday since I was able to get my hands on stamps this year. I had to mask the balloons so I only did 3 to match his age. I guess I should do a few thanks you's before the party next week.
Don't forget that tomorrow is Saturday (I won't, I LOVE the weekend) and it's not only time for another Unscripted Sketch but there's also a treasure hunt for our 1 year anniversary. Be sure to stop by for the fun and candy!