Thursday, March 20, 2014

Classic Pooh Bear Mini Album

My sweet Abigail

My little prince Lucas

Good morning everyone!
I just wanted to share a mini album I put together for my daughter to use for my grand babies!
I originally made the one for Abigail and she adored it so much I made another almost identical for her to keep for Lucas. 
The album measures 3 1/2 by 5 and uses the Disney's Classic pooh paper stack. I added 6 pages with pull out pockets on each page for added pics and journaling. I punched out some letters for their names and added some glossy accents to bubble them up a bit. I hope you enjoy them..
Thanks for taking a peek into my world today :)

A peek inside the albums:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Beauty is in God's Handwriting

Hi everyone...I can't get enough of the clean and simple sketches out there! Some just work so well to give such an elegant look to a hand crafted card. This is one of those cards I put together and just LOVED when it was finished. I used white on white and added some scraps from a 6x6 Bo Bunny pack "Gabrielle Collection" The stamped sentiment and leaves are from SU God's Beauty and the butterfly is from K&Co. I used my spellbinders and embossed the edges for the oval and popped it up above the papers. 
Come and play have a few days left. Click on the link above.
Thanks for stopping by! 

Enjoy the Magic of Christmas

Here is my next challenge card to share today!
Merry Monday had a challenge using green, pink and white or the sketch challenge to celebrate their 100th challenge. I decided I would find a way to fit in both together and I just love how it turned out! 
Using Merry Minstrels from SU and a sentiment from Taylored Expressions from the Holiday Wonder set, I think it worked out great together. I used pattern paper form the hip hip hooray pack from American Crafts and colored with Copics. Of course you will notice I added some glitter for the snow..I haven't used glitter in days and it was just calling out to me for this one!
If you want to play too and get a jump on some holiday cards, head on over by clicking the link above!
Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

A Kind Word

Another challenge card for me to share with everyone!
The paper players have a clean and simple challenge this week. I was very excited to pull out some of my spring goodies for this one. I think a few more weeks of this cold Chicago air and spring may actually arrive..a little late, but I'll take it!
For this card I used Stampin Up's "both way blossom" and "serene spring". I used the SU wheel "dry brush" run on scrap first for a light background effect with some brown sugar ink. I also grabbed some cantaloupe, coral and pistachio for the flowers and leaves. 
If you would like to join, click on the link above and head on over :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Hello Blossoms

HELLO blog hoppers!
It's been a few weeks since I have posted and played in some challenges, so I was excited to play in a few this week. First on my list is from the Just Us Girls Blog. They had a color challenge this week using Aqua, Green and Yellow. I was excited to try this combo because I don't think I have really used it before or if I have it's been a while so it's fun to try a little something different.
I kept this one pretty simple using "hello blossoms" from stampin up. My paper is Saffron, pool party and pear with some designer paper from SU "walk in the park".
After I stamped it, I used a 1/4 circle punch on the letters and added a bit of glossy accents to them just to give a little glow.

If you want to try out this weeks challenge for yourself, head on over to the JUGS blog and get crafty!!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Let it Snow!!!!

I know how many people are yelling at me..NOOOOOO! I know we have had enough snow for one year, but I couldn't resist the extra cute banner with the faux stitching for this one! I found some fun country like scraps and these adorable snowmen from K &Co and knew they would be perfect for the Merry Monday challenge.I matched the papers with white and night of navy cardstock and added a few buttons to the corner to finish it off. 
One more holiday card finished for me... Check!
Have a wonderful day!
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Spring Flowers

Happy Hump Day Bloggers!!!!!
I am so happy to play in the Paper Players Challenge today. 
The challenge this week is for "thankful cards and spring colors". I decided it would be fun to do another flowerpot card...can't get anymore spring than that in my opinion. 
I used SU Sahara Sand cardstock, the new "Sale-A-Bration" " sweet sorbet" collection and a few miscellaneous thank you stamps. Punched the flowers and adhered a 3/4 inch circle and some buttons from my stash. 
If you wish to play too or just see some beautiful inspiration for thank you treasures, head on over by clicking the link above!
Have a great day everyone...Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Simple Sketches

Happy Tuesday!
I have just a few cards I wanted to share that I put together. I kept them pretty simple and flat so I had some good cards for my stash and easy to mail without extra fees. I hope you enjoy them!

SU "simply sketched" 
Cardstocl chocolate chip, wild wasabi

SU "serene spring"
Cardstock mellow moss, regal rose

SU "wetlands"
cardstock chocolate chip, wild wasabi

SU "happy hour"
Ink used for inside glasses- coastal cabana, canteloupe, strawberry and gumball green

Wild About You!

Hi everyone...
Today I am sharing another challenge card for the "Just Us Girls" blog.
Sketch challenges are always fun because I can use them over and over in many different ways after the challenge is finished :)
My stamp is one of my favorites from Stampendous..can't love these monkeys enough! My pattern paper is from Reminisce collection "Mighty Jungle". Card stock is chocolate chip and garden green. 
I colored the image with copic markers and fussy cut and popped up the tree leaves in 3 different layers..The photo shows a bit of it, but you know getting those pics just right is something I am still working on ;)
If you get a chance, head on over to the challenge blog and try this new sketch out for yourself. Just click the link above.
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Happy Holiday Wishes-Merry Monday #97

Happy weekend blog world!
I know what you are saying..This girl has gone crazy! Yes, I found another fun challenge blog! They are the Merry Monday blog and ooooh, lots of goodies on there!
I must say, what struck me most about this one is if I participate, come the end of the year I will have many many holiday cards in my stash ready to go. None of this procrastinating stuff that I say I'm not going to do each year and actually do it :)
The challenge this week is to make something with Aqua, white, silver/gray. I used some of my holiday "winter frost" paper from SU combined with coastal cabana, silver and white card stock. I used Taylored expressions "the cool crowd" stamp and finished it off with a few bling.
You have a couple more days left to try this one yourself if interested..Just click on the link above.
Enjoy your weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by.