Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mo's DP2 Challenge #37 --Anything Goes

Another creation using one of the fabulous images in Mo's digital shop. I used one of the fun images in the support our troops set. You can pick it up here! I just finished up the card with real red from SU and some scraps I had from a DCWV summer stack. I had the flag leftover from a fun swap card last year and added just a touch of ribbon. If you are interested in doing any of mo's challenges, click here to find out more. Enjoy..

Live every moment!

Live every moment! I am always telling my girls this because you can't get any of them back. You can only learn from the ones that have passed behind us.
I love this image "bathing beauty Emma" from CC Designs. They also have a digital copy if you like digital. I am entering this card in the All That Scraps challenge this week. The challenge was to use pink, green and blue. Some of my favorite colors so I was certain it wouldn't be a problem coming up with them! I used my cricut for the accents and top note design. If you would like to try this challenge or any of the challenges, head on over to the all that scraps challenge blog.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: CC Designs "sugar Plums" Bathing Beauty Emma
Paper: SU pink, olive, Turquoise
Pattern Paper: Bo Bunny
Ink: Momento Black
Copic Markers: YG21,25 Y23 E35,33,00,11 R20,30,32,35 B12
Misc: Sticklesm Pearl Bling Cricut Accent Elements, SU ribbon, Accent Pin

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Make a splash..

Kraftin' Kimmie's challenge #35 this week was for shapely cards. I figured I just HAD to use my new mermaid stamps I received for my birthday. I just love them. This is just one of the sets I received. Her name is Ariana..You can get her here in Kimmie's store. I used my cricut "animal kingdom" cartridge and used the border for the fishbowl to make the actual card shape. The ends of the border is where I folded it to make the actual card. (4" dial setting ) It was a lot of work, but I love how it came out. Thanks for the wonderful challenge..It really made me think outside the box with this one! If you wish to try one of Kimmie's challenges, click here for the challenge blog.

Card Recipe:
Paper: Bazzil
Pattern Paper: imagininse Splash Dance
Ink: Momento Black
Copic Markers: E17,13,18,00,11 R21,22,24,20 BG32 Y38
Misc: Cricut Animal Kingdom (fishbowl border) Jolees "sealife south" Stickles

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch #26

Today's sketch is a fun birthday card. I was inspired by a scrap page I saw in a magazine with the hanging tags. I thought it would be a fun idea for a card too. The tags are hung across a piece of string and just attached to the card for a swing effect. I just added a few pre-made embellishments and made it a fast and easy card ready for a special birthday.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:SU euphoria alphabet
Paper:DCWV cafe-mediterranean stack
Pattern Paper: DCWV Cafe- Mediterannean stack
Ink: Momento Black
Misc: Tiny tag punch, Marcella fiesta birthday,

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch # 25 (Yup..A little late)

Well it's a little late due to R & R time but here is the sketch for last Saturday. The picture doesn't do this card justice, but it opens at the half and the floral background is actually the card inside. Just cut off 2 and 1/8 off the end of the front of the card and attach that part in the center of the front horizontally to make a flap. (I'm hoping I didn't confuse you) I had lots of fun using all my summer embellishments from my stash. The paper is new from SU called Island Oasis. I might have to get another package because I love all of the patterns in it.
We will be back on track Saturday for a new sketch, so if you get a chance to do this one, post a link and I would love to see it.

You're Fintastic

DP2 challenge # 36 is for dry embossing. I decided to use the tiny bubbles cuttlebug folder for my background on my card. I just love this image from Mo..She is so talented. Click here for her store of digi designs. I used Melia on her shell phone. How adorable is she. Click here for the direct link. I used some fun glitter paper for the sand I purchased on my vacation and just used some ribbon for the kelp. I hope you like her.. If you want to try any of Mo's challenges..Click here for her blog.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer Days

Happy Summer everyone! Since this is the first week of summer we can't get by without a great summer card. I also made this card for the all that scrap's challenge blog. The challenge this week was to make something with cracked glass. You can get this darling image penelope and shelly in the all that scraps online store. Click here to find all the great stamps they have. They have both rubber and digital so you can choose your favorites. I thought she needed a little something in her hand at the beach so I added the fun pail from my collection. If you want to join in any of the challenges at all that scraps, click here to find more.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: CC designs penelope and shelly
Paper: SU tangerine tango
Pattern Paper: Gift from a friend (i am not sure)
Ink: SU Turquoise
Copic Markers: E00,13,17,18,33 B06,24, 04, YR07 YG21,23,25 G21,24
Misc: DCWV embellishments, Jolee's, SU ribbon, stickles

Friends and fun!

Well, I had a great time this weekend with all my scrappin' friends at our retreat. As predicted, I didn't get a whole lot finished, but here are a few of the projects I did manage to squeeze in. I used Mo's digital designs for the patriotic girl and boy. The apple is made with CC designs sugarplums and We can all enjoy some friendly house mouse. Plus, I have my first Christmas card finished for the year!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I love hearing from you..

Well, This might be my last post for the rest of the week. I am taking some time this week to celebrate with friends at a scrapbook retreat. I am lucky enough to meet up a day early with one of my very best friends for a little R & R and shopping. It's going to be wonderful. I will be back Sunday just in time for father's day. I hope to have lots of projects to show you when I get back..Or maybe too much talking and giggling I won't have anything to show for it but good memories!
I just got this stamp for my birthday this weekend and I was thrilled to be able to use it! I used a sketch from ISC's sketch challenge they have this week. I hope you like it..Not too sophisticated, but it's fun! What am I going to do when summer is over and I have to put away all my summer stamps! No, I don't think that will actually happen :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

You brighten my day!

Getting to play with my Kraftin' Kimmie stamps again today! This weeks challenge was to make something beachy..I don't exactly have the beach on it..you might think I am a broken record otherwise. I thought it still fit into the catagory of beachiness. I used my nestibilities for the sun and added all the cuts for a little ray of sunshine. YOu can't see it from the photo, but I also cut apart the straw pieces on the hat to give it a straw look. If you would like to join the challenge, click here and if you would like to purchase this adorable stamp, click here for Kraftin' Kimmie's store.

Card Recipe:
Paper: SU Tangerine Tango
Pattern Paper: Lil' Davis Designs
Ink: Momento Black and SU ruby Red
Copic Markers: Y21,11 E99,97,00,000 R20 Y00,12,15
Misc: Stickles SU paper piece punch

Sunday, June 13, 2010

DP2 Challenge..Easel Card

Well, This is my first Easel card so spare me a little for the newbie. I am going to try again, but this one just didn't turn out as great as I had hoped. Maybe next time right? Practice makes perfect. It's worth it to try again.

The card is for Mo's digital pencil challenge blog. Click here if you would like to see all the others and join in on the fun.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Mo's digital pencil Lacie with ice cream
Paper: SU Baja Breeze
Pattern Paper: Scraps from Nana's nursery I think??
Copic Markers: E53,55,57,00,42,35 G20,21,24 YR12 R20 RV32,34 YG63 B91,93
Misc: Prima's stickles and Marcella word sticker

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch #24 New addition

This weeks sketch is inspired by our new additions to the family..Like we really needed anymore, but I am a sucker when it comes to my girls! A pushover for sure. Their names are Uniqua and Tasha...from the backyardigans! They are just darling and only a couple months old, they are tiny too. I hope you get a chance to try out the sketch..It was a lot of fun.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I scream you scream we all scream for Ice cream!

This darling stamp is called Sweet Kiki La Rue. I just love her. She is one of the CC Designs collections and I got her at all that scraps. You can even get her digi if you like digi images. I was inspired by the All That Scraps challenge blog. This weeks challenge was for ribbons and buttons. It's a little hard to see my button in the photo, but I used one to adorn her headband. I decided to give the ribbon a little bit of a unique look and add the two colors offset.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: CC designs "Sweet Kiki La Rue
Paper: SU Bermuda Bay, Apricot, white
Pattern Paper: Scraps
Ink: Momento Black
Copic Markers: R20 E00,25,29,31,55 RV34,32 YG25 YR15,16
Misc:cut out ice cream from Archivers sweet treats paper

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Kraftin Kimmie challenge #32 tricky triangles

Well, now that I have a couple Kraftin Kimmy stamps I can do the challenges there! I am so excited to try something new. I love these stamps. They have some new mermaid stamps releasing on Sunday! I can't wait. Since my birthday is Saturday, I will just consider them a happy birthday to me right? If you would like to check out her stamps..they are so much fun..click here and take a peak! This challenge was to have triangles on your card somewhere. They are there, somehow I think I covered them up a little more than planned, but I do love all of the elements I was able to add on. After it was finished, I think I would have made the flower a little smaller, but I like it anyway. If you want to try any of the challenges, click here to see the blog.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie Eleanor
Paper: SU celery, banana
Pattern Paper:Debbie Mum paper pack
Ink: Momento Black
Copic Markers: R81,85 E33,37,00 B32,04 Y26,18 G82 YR02 V06
Misc: Cricut cartridge Pagoda, K&Co embellishments, pearl bling, stickles, tiny beads

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tri fold card

This card was for a fun challenge over at ISC. It was a fold challenge. The card was a lot of fun to make once I finally got all the measurement right. I used my songbird paper pack and old olive paper.
If you would like to try the card, Measure your paper (on the short sides) at 5 1/2 and 3 on the opposite side. Cut on that angle you just made the length of the card. You will have two equal pieces of card stock. Score at 3 5/8 and 7 3/8. Mountain fold one side and valley fold the other. Decorate as you wish. I hope that made sense. Enjoy.

Super Saturday Sketch #23

YEAH..new stamps! I had some new stamps arrive yesterday and they are just darling. I have been eyeballing these Kraftin Kimmie stamps for a while now and finally took the splurge! They are just too cute! I am sure I will be heading back to her store to get some more..Check it out here if you want to look for yourself. I had fun with this sketch. I used just a few colors to make it a simple scene. I used my copics and the airbrush system for the water, sky and beach. Added stickles...of course and viola! I hope you like it.

Card Recipe:
Paper: SU soft Suede, white
Pattern Paper: EK Success Beachcomber
Ink: Momento black and cocoa
Copic Markers: E42,00 B04,21 R20,22,24 Y35 YR000,00,02 YG21,23,25
Misc: Stickles, K&Co charm, Hemp twine and bling

Friday, June 4, 2010

Teacher gifts are finished and delivered!

These are just a few of the teacher gifts I made this year. I made note card sets and wrapped them up with ribbon and gave them to the teachers. The pen flower pot pen holder looks much better in person. It went to the principal. She is leaving our school after 6 years. I have them all delivered and they loved them all. I may have to start thinking of Christmas gifts early and work on those earlier in October or November..I really came down to the wire this year! Enjoy.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Rain Rain come this way

Yeah..I made it through the weekend getting to craft quite a bit. I still don't have those pesky teacher gifts finished..I must finish by tomorrow! I couldn't resist this challenge over at the ISC. It is the designer lottery challenge. We do this every two weeks or so. The winner is picked randomly and they get all the entries. This time it was April showers bring May flowers. I had so much fun making this card with all of the flowers and bright colors. I hope you like it too!
Card Recipe:
Stamps:Hannah Stamps Rain Day
Paper: Peach and bashful blue
Ink:Momento Black
Copic Markers:YR000,00,02 R81,85 E31,25 B21,24 G99 YG93
Misc: Jolie flowers