Thursday, December 30, 2010

Love is in the air with Karen's doodles.

Yeah..Finally I have been able to do another Karen's Doodle's challenge. It has been quite a few weeks since I have been able to get myself entered into one. It was fun to use this super cute stamp called "va va voom". This girl is just super happy and in love. Too cute..I couldn't resist! If you would like one of your own, pick it up here in the Karen's Doodles online store.
I decided to change it up again and make it a tall card. I think it fit the image just perfect!
I hope you love my card and if you want to give any of the Karens Doodles challenges, click here for the challenge blog.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Karens Doodles Va Va Voom
Paper: Pear Pizzazz
Pattern Paper: Me and My Big Ideas
Copic Markers: E29,25,35,33,44,43,42,00,11 B37,34,32 G24,21,20 R20,27 RV14,13,11
Misc: Thickers and dazzling diamonds

Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge #82

Good morning everyone. I am enjoying our little thaw here with temps in the 30's again! Tomorrow I think it's even getting to 50!!!! I know, it won't last long.
This is my first try with the sweet sketch Wednesday challenges. You know how much I like sketches and blog hopping one day, I found this fabulous site with lots of sketches. I figured I would try with one of the challenges.
Bugaboo stamps is hosting this week, so of course I had to use one of my bugaboo stamps! This is a darling couple that knows the true meaning of being in love and married :) If you love it, you too can pick it up at the bugaboo online store here. There were a lot of layers in this sketch, so it was fun to build them all up. My paper is from basic grey and stampin up.
Enjoy and if you want to try any of the sketches, click here and head on over to their fabulous blog!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Bugaboo stamps one person to annoy
Paper: Stampin Up Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey Sugar rush
Copic Markers: BV02,01,00 T1 N5,3,0 W1 B26,24,21 E00,11,57,55,35,53 Y15 R27
Misc: Dazzling Diamonds glitter, American Crafts ribbon

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Birthdays and Babies

Hi everyone..From old to young, I think I took care of both categories :)
I just was playing with all of my leftover scraps from yesterdays sketch and I think I came up with some pretty good cards. My baby card is using some K&Co embellies I had and my birthday card is a digi stamp from Bugaboo stamps. If you haven't tried any bugaboo stamps, check them out..They have lots of funny designs. They even have a freebie every Friday for you to pick up. I did get an extra set on facebook too. I became a follower last week and now they reached 500 she gave away an adorable set. Take a peek on facebook and get your set too! Well, I hope you enjoy my leftover cards today..One of my resolutions this year is to try and use more of those scraps..Boy do they pile up fast!!!!!
Have a good day everyone.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch #52

Good morning everyone. I hope everyone had a great holiday this past weekend. I had a wonderful time with my family and really had a nice break. Now back to business! I have missed all of my craft toys sooo much it sure felt good to finally sit down and craft again.

Being sketch # 52 I can't believe it has been a whole year since I started these sketches. It amazes me how time just flies by without even a blink of an eye. I sure have enjoyed them. I am not sure yet if I will continue them on a weekly basis in the new year, or just post them time to time. I like doing them weekly because they really stretch my imagination, but I don't think they have been Saturday sketches for the last few weeks due to the hustle and bustle of the holidays. If I do make them each Saturday, I think my number one goal will be to get them posted Saturday morning!!!

Today's card is a new digi image I picked up at Pink Cat Studio. I thought with all this darn cold and snow around I wanted to jump start spring just a little and I found this adorable stamp called "lily in her rain gear". You can pick her up here if you would like in this great store!!! My paper is from a great paper stack from The Paper Studio called Filosophia. I was looking for some great bright colors and came across it and it was perfect. The base is SU's regal rose. I never get tired of it!
Well, I hope you get a chance to try my sketch, as always, Feel free to leave a comment with a link to your card if you try it.

Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Teacher gifts

Good morning everyone. I just wanted to share some of the teacher gifts I made this year. I love how the journals turned out. The candy the girls had fun making with me. They are chocolate and white peppermint bars. They were yummy too!!!
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Super Saturday Sketches #50 and #51

Welcome to another week of sketches. I have been at father time's mercy for the last few weeks with the hustle and bustle of the holidays and haven't had time to get my blog posts up. I wanted to make sure I finished out the year with all of the sketches so you get TWO sketches today. I hope you will get a chance to try them.
My cards are embellished with some gorgeous paper from TPC Studio. It's double sided and called Holly Jolly Christmas Flurries. It is hard to see, but it all foil and just darling. My embellishments are from a pack of soft spoken embellies. I think they are just the cutest running around in all of the snow. The difference is..They are use to it..Enough cold for me already!!
I hope you enjoy the sketches this week. Next week will already be an entire year of sketches and my blog for me..How time really goes by!
Enjoy your weekend and take some time to enjoy the holidays.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

If you noticed I didn't get a chance to post too much last week..I wanted to share some of the projects I was working on. Enjoy...Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Karen's doodles Sketch Challenge

Well..I hope you know by now I LOVE sketches..It takes most of the work out of thinking for me. When the Karen's doodle challenge was a fabulous sketch challenge this week, I was excited. I am using my new FREE image from the last challenge (I was picked at random as third place :P ) The image is called "I love you grandpa and you can pick it up here in the Karen's doodle online store!
If you want to try your hand at winning free stamps for yourself..Click here for the Karen's doodles Challenge blog.
One more bonus this week..They are having a blog hop and you can win a gift certificate to the store and some free stuff along the way..I learned so much just from the blog hop..Amazing team she has and I am sure you will find something you love on the hop!


Super Saturday Sketch #49

Hi everyone..Welcome to another Super Saturday Sketch! I just can't get enough of this image!!I love it sooo much. It's one of Karen's doodles images. It's called first snowfall and you can grab it here at the Karen's Doodles online shop! There are a lot of fun winter images if you are looking for some new designs for your collection. Take a won't be disappointed.
For my sketch, I cut apart my image at even intervals and matted and mounted them on some great paper studio paper I picked up on sale last week. I went very non traditional colors on this one. I really like them. I am such a pink and girly girl kinda person, I wasn't sure how it would turn out. I am glad I stepped out of my box to try something new!
I am also adding this card to the doodle diva challenge..You just email them a copy of your project and you have a chance to win FREE images. I have been lucky enough to win the diva challenge once and I hope I can do it again..I love playing with diva doodles!!! If you want to try a doodle diva challenge.Click here for all the details!
Have fun with my sketch and feel free to leave a comment..I love feedback :)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Catching Snowflakes

Hi everyone. Today I am happy enough to bring you two projects! My second creation is this darling little girl catching snowflakes on her tongue is from Karen's doodles. The stamps names are "first taste of snow" and "snowy tree" and you can get them here at Karen's Doodle's Store. I have cut everything and layered them in the freshly fallen snow. The pattern paper is some leftover scraps.
This card is also being entered in the Karen's Doodle Challenge this week. It was for combining stamps and I thought these two pit perfectly together! There are many great stamps in the store and if you want to try the challenges, come visit the challenge blog here! Thanks for looking. I am having a blast creating winter scenes!
Have a great day everyone.

Super Saturday Sketch #48

Happy Saturday everyone! Welcome to another super Saturday sketch. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed some good food, family and friends. As for me, It was nice and peaceful and had a great time enjoying all the black Friday deals!
For my sketch this week, I have another long card for you today. Finished size is 8.5 x 3.75. I like this sketch because I can use some of my smaller stamps and still have a large card with it. The stamp set used is "so very" by stampin up and my papers are from a Christmas paper stack I have. I honestly cannot tell you which one because the cover is missing...Ooops! If you get a chance to try the sketch, I would love to see it. Just post a link in the comment section.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Jingle all the way!

Happy Wednesday everyone. Have we found the Christmas spirit yet? My cute little girl from Pink Cat Studio has. She is all decked out in her Christmas costume ready for some holiday magic. My card follows this weeks sketch over at ISC and it's full of layers and circles...sounds fun to me! I used some old SU DP and the cardstock is sage and bashful blue. I sure miss sage, I wish they didn't take so many colors away last time :( My stash is getting pretty thin on some of the old I may have to start hoarding some of it!
Wishing everyone a Happy Happy Turkey Day and enjoy everything you are thankful for in your life! I know I am thankful for all of my family and friends and wish everyone a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ice Princess

Good morning Friends!
I hope everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit. With all of the lights up and the decorations in the stores, it's really hard not to! My card this morning comes to life from my cricut. I used the winter woodland cartridge and made this fun ice princess having a blast skating the day away. I made some bookmarks for a swap with this design and I was thrilled I had enough supplies left to make a card. DCWV Christmas stack was used for the pattern paper and SU's marina mist for the base. I added silver glitter for the skates and sparkly fluff on all the fur of my skaters coat.
Finished card size is 8 1/2 x 3 3/4
Have a great day everyone!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Scalloped Circle Santa

Good morning everyone. Don't you just love this Santa? It's so cute. It's from the SU set Jolly Holiday. My card is made simply using 2 scalloped circles 5 3/8 inches from my cricut cartridge Accent elements. I just scored the top of the front at 1/2 inch down from the top and added two brads and a bow. There are even jingle bells at the top for some extra holiday spirit. The trees are just a little package of embellishments. It was a lot of fun to make..I hope yoou give this fun card idea a try.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU Jolly Holiday
Paper: Wild Wasabi
Pattern Paper: Glitter paper
Ink: Momento Black
Copic Markers: R27, T7
Misc: Sparkly fluff for the snow and dazzling diamonds for santas hat and jacket.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch #47

Well..All I can say is..OMG what a week. I am so happy to be posting again today. I have such a to-do list this week, all my crafting took a back seat. Well today I am back with the super Saturday sketch.
This sketch was a ton of fun because it added layers and layers and lots of different pattern paper. Riding along in the truck are all the puppy friends who just went to get a new Christmas tree to decorate back home!!! I love the way their ears just blow in the wind :)
I used SU set loads of love..One of my favorites and coloured everything with inks. Enjoy and happy crafting!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch # 46

Happy weekend everyone. Sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday but the day just somehow got away from me..I am sure everyone can relate :)

I have a fun sketch for you today. My main image is really the focal point of this card and not all of the layers with it. I love how all the layers stand out on their own but don't take anything from the actual image itself.

I am not sure if it shows up well, but the card is filled with lots of glitz. I used Martha Stewart's tinsel glitter for the snow and added Dazzling diamonds to all of the fluffy parts of their coats. Super Sparkly fun :)

As for my image..It's a wonderful image from Karen's Doodles called "first snowfall". If you love it..You can click here to get it yourself. I am also entering this card in the Karen's Doodles Diva contest this period. You can win free images just by submitting your card. If you are interested in trying it out, click here and you can get directly to the doodle diva blog. Karen's doodles is full of fun designs..I hope you take the time to look at them.
As always..If you get a chance to use my sketch, I would love to see your card..Just leave me a link!
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend everyone.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Karen's Doodles "first snowfall" SU Seasons greetings
Paper: SU Real Red, Regal Rose
Pattern Paper: Me and My big Ideas-Holiday
Ink: Real Red
Copic Markers: RV14,13 B02,01 YG03,01 Y38 R24,22,20 BV02 E11,00,35,18
Misc: Martha Stewart's tinsel glitter, Dazzling Diamonds

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Good morning everyone. I have another holiday card to share with you today. I decided to switch it up again today with a long card. 8 1/2 X 33 3/4 is the finished size. I used another image from Pink cat studios digi stamps. It's called simply "Betty and snowman decorating tree". You can take a peek and grab it here if you would love to have it yourself. I actually took advantage when I purchased it to buy the whole set at a discounted amount. They have great value packs and it's like getting stamps for free. If you think you will use the whole set, I would take advantage of it. It's hard to see but I have added some dazzling diamonds to the snowman and tinsel on the bottom for snow. Enjoy and I hope you are getting inspired to make a few holiday cards of your own.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio Digital "Betty and Snowman Decorating Tree"
Paper: Bashful Blue, Soft Suede From SU
Pattern Paper: Paper stack Peppermint Twist from Joanns
Ink: Bashful Blue, Momento Black
Copic Markers: T5,7 YR15,21 R81,83,85 Y15,21,26 YG91,93,95 B32,00 BG45,11
E00,11, 42,44
Misc: Dazzling diamonds, Martha Stewart's white tinsel

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Baby Day!

I spent the whole day yesterday working on a baby card and Album for my daughter to give as a gift to a new mom to be. I wish I would have photographed it out of the sleeves, but with that said, I think the photos still look pretty good. It does look way better in person though. Now off to make some more goodies for myself :)
Have a great day everyone.