Thursday, June 16, 2011

Holy Cow!

I know it's been a long time since I've posted. I didn't realize just how long it has been, but now I see and all I can say is "Holy Cow!" I promise I'll be back soon. I have been creating when I can. There have been a few adventures in the mix. And it's that time again - it's moving time so while I'm getting things ready, I'm also getting ready to say good-bye to my stamping supplies...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A great big thank you!

No card today and probably not for a few more. I've got a few sick boys in the house and busy being the catcher of all things gross. I did want to take a minute to celebrate my place in the top three over at Winter Wonderland. It really made my day at the beginning of the round of sickness. And then today I found out I won at For Fun Challenges! I'm so excited. And once again it made my day, especially with the last of the boys coming down with whatever this crud is this morning.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


This week PTI's make it Monday challenge is to color on a non-neutral cardstock color. The idea was interesting to me because I always mean to try it, but never seem to have the time. And while I didn't really have the time here either, I squeezed it in (I should have been cleaning up the house, but oh well.).

I used copics on sweet blush cardstock.

I am also putting this in the For Fun Challenge this week - Flowers and sentitment as the focal point.

Thanks for looking.

Supplies: Stamps-Gina K. Designs(sentiment), unknown; Cardstock-PTI, Stampin Up, unknown(cardbase); Ink-Brilliance, Colorbox Chalk; Copics; Stardust Glitter Pen

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sending a rainbow

I love this card yet, it is a little bit sad. I was inspired by a few challenges. Card Patterns (sketch), Stamptacular Sundays (Are you talking to me?), and Paper Sundaes (Embossing). I was looking through my index when I came across this sentiment which I have never used and am not sure where it came from, although I *think* it might be from Serendipity from awhile ago. And then I remembered I bought this beautiful ribbon at the local store even though butterflys aren't my thing.

I thought the two came together well and made for a simple, no fuss card.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Miss you

My Time Made Easy has just started up a new blog and with it a new challenge...Pretty Palette. It is a color challenge, which I am fairly new at. This week's colors are a little bit girly and whole lot of springy (it that a word?) red, light pink, ivory, and light green. The question was what to make. Then I came across the latest challenge over at Papertake - Mom thing or girly. The pieces came together to create this little card.

I know I've used this little lady from Stamping Bella recently, but she's just so cute I brought her out to play again. The background set is from My Time Made Easy and the sentiment is from PTI. And while this card isn't for my mom, it is for the "Mom I was supposed to have."
Thank you for looking (and letting me know what you think).

Supplies: Stamps-Stamping Bella, PTI, My Time Made Easy; Cardstock-unknown from the stash; Ink-Brilliance, Versafine; Punch-Creative Memories; Copics; Flowers-Prima; Brads-Making Memories

Shiny and Bright

I recently did the math on the coming year (ok, so it's not really coming, it's here, but you get the idea) and realized if I want to send handmade cards this holiday season they will HAVE to be done before July. Yes, you read that right. There are many things going on and I simply cannot be sure the time for card making will be there in the fall, so I am starting NOW. My plan is really to find three designs I like and repeat as many times as needed. Sometimes you just have to take the easy road. KWIM?

So to jump things off right I went looking at the Christmas challenge blogs for a little inspiration because really my soul is celebrating spring right now and no part of me is looking forward to winter.

And so here is my sparkly card.

I embossed the snowflakes in white and then essentially colored with glitter. I added a little sentiment and a few extra pieces of bling. Of course, the picture doesn't do this one justice...The card base is made from shimmery paper too. I think maybe a little bit of the cheery spring excitement made it's way through.

Winter Wonderland - Embossing Wet/Dry
One Stop Craft Challenge - Diamonds are...

Thanks for looking.

Supplies: Stamps-PTI, Cardstock-Unknown, Ink-Brilliance, Glitter-ART Institute, Sparkle and Sprinkle, Embossing powder-Ranger, Bling-PTI

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lucky Me!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! This card is for my son. He'll be getting it later this afternoon after school - and after we make the shamrock cookies to celebrate the day. This particular card was made for the latest challenge over at Happily Ever Crafter - a St. Patrick's Day card with the colors of the Irish flag and a shamrock.

Now, I admit, I deviated slightly from the colors, but as I said yesterday, I just think St. Patrick's Day needs at least a little bit of gold. I kept the card very simple and took the Irish flag pretty literally (can you see it?) so now we can talk about Ireland and find the flag and the country on the map and what not.

I'll also be putting this up on One Stop Craft Challenge - Clean and Simple.

Thanks for looking (and maybe letting me know your thoughts).

Supplies: Stamps-PTI, STampin UP; Cardstock-Unknown from the stash; Embossing powder-Ranger; Ink-Colorbox, Tsukineko