Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lacey Background

Hello! My dear friend Cindy sent me this sweet lacy background stamp from ODBD so I thought it best that I at least make a card with it right. It is a beautiful stamp and after I stamped it, I noticed it didn't stamp completely but then I liked it that way- make it a bit more vintage and shabby. Don't you think? Anyways- just a simple card with a beautiful background. Thanks Cindy!


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Give em some sugar!

Hello! I know right? It is bright? As summer is coming to an end- it is getting cooler here I wanted to get a few more summer cheerful cards in before I start on the fall cards. The image is gorjus girl which I have not used in some time. I colored her with the copics, something else I have not used in awhile! This sketch is for the Sugar Bowl Challenge. I am soooo wanting to get my hands on that little Pip!

Ok, off I go- have a day off from work tomorrow and need to do back to school stuff and maybe lunch out with the family- have a good one!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hello and welcome this fine Saturday. I hope that all of you are just hangin out, having a cup of joe and surfin the net. I just love a Saturday morning like that. So- have you seen the new Verve stamps that Julee released this month? Well this coffee set is fabulous, I am not a coffee drinker and I had to buy it. It has some cute sentiments and then some stamps that you can use to make backgrounds- and the color possibilities are endless! I am off to do a little work, housekeeping and then I gotta find something fun to do! Off I go- have a good day!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

ODBD Guest Designer

Can you hear me hollering? I was so excited to have Betty ask me to participate in this week's ODBD challenge as a guest! We are using "lace" and what is more lacey than a doily. This was made with some shimmery paper with the Cheery Lynn Doily Die.

Then to top it off- that sweet little lace flower with a button. I got that from a friend the day before Betty asked me and it is perfect for this. I hope you will stop over and play in the challenge. They are also having a blog hop!

Stamp: Full of Grace

Monday, August 22, 2011

Simple Thank You

Hello and Happy Monday! Just a really quick card for today. I have been very busy at work and so not getting alot done in the evenings. I tried to catch a few challenges that would be simple and clean without a lot of fuss. And this card is one that I chose from last week.

Challenges: Sugar Bowl (sketch) and Stamp Something (thank you)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Thank you Friend

This week over at Kaboodle Challenge they asked us to make a tag or a bag! Well I get these cute little brown bags in the deli where I work and I have been saving them up (so are some of the girls) to decorate. I am going to put some handmade cards in this one for a friend as a thank you (Stamp Something Challenge). Nothing like a handmade bag with a little treat inside (handmade too!). That is it for today- thanks for stopping over!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Endless Pool

Ok, I just had to show this photo. When we were in Mexico in June we found this quaint little hacienda and spent the afternoon at their private beach, swimming and relaxing. They also had this pool and when you sat in it and looked over the water it was spectacular. This is a picture of my oldest son and I in the pool that my husband took- isn't it awesome? I love how we look like silouhettes against that beatiful cloud filled blue sky- it was such a great day it made you wish for summer forever. I used the doily background stamp from ODBD stamps as it reminded me of the hacienda with all their linens and doilies. It also lends to a girly page for my "ME" album.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

CropStop and Liquid Pearls Girls!

Bring out those liquid pearls girls! Have you used them? I had not but then I got a couple colors and started dropping the pearls and just love the look of them. At first I had a hard time getting the droplets to form correctly but after a few practices I was happy. This card I used the white pearl and the ruby red pearls.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Paper Players Challenge

Hello everyone! Hey- glad you stopped by today because I am adoring this little pink card (with a splash of black)! Now the thing about this card is the designer paper, both of them I made on my own! Yep, the basic background is made with Verve and Waltzingmouse stamps. I embossed the doily so it would give the card some depth- yep, it worked! Next is the background on the nesties embossed sentiment: this is made with the same Verve set. The pink was fun but I had to add some elegance and to do that I thought it would work with the black ribbon and the little bling.
Hope you enjoyed your visit, leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the card.
Challenges: Paper Players: design your own DSP

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Waltzing through Challenges

Hello and Happy Wednesday! I can't believe it is already mid-week! Where is the week going? I thought I better get on here and get a post up and since I made this for the Waltzingmouse challenge this week I knew I had to get it on fast. That cute paper is DCWV, opposite sides of one another. The border was already on the paper and what a perfect match for the challenge. You should check it out HERE!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Tim Holtz Style

Over at Stamp N Show this week they are challenging us to make a project using a Tim Holtz tecnique. Well I love love that guy and all his GRANDE creativity and have tons of his product but then I wonder (after making something) what went wrong? :)I started with vanilla cardstock- I stamped the old car with versamark and heat embossed with clear powerder and then did some ink resist with honey and shabby shutter. I then stamped some random images. Now for the fun technique of etched glass. I took one of the clear fragments and sanded one side. I then stamped the arrow on it with versamark, covered with clear embossing powder and then heat embossed. Be careful, the fragments will melt (wink). When done- it appears to be etched glass! It was fun, it was simple and I can't wait to experiment more with some other stamps! Give it a try!


Stamp N Show: Tim Holtz Technique

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Back to School Challenge

Over at CropStop this week we are challenging you all to make some back to school goodies. Whether it is for the teacher or the student bring on the items! You can win prizes too- stop over and check it out. I thought it would be fun to do a little notepad and backpack box. Tuck it in that little someone specials real backpack filled with a treat: make their day on that first day back to school. And of course, who doesn't need that little notepad to write notes to friends (during class!). :) Come on.. show us what you can do!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Elegance in Black

Hello there! Glad to have you stop in today to see what I have created. I was out and blogging around and found this sweet challenge. Plus, I must say that this card sketch is one that I saw out there and really liked it due to its simplicity. Although- the colors are definately lending to elegance. Doncha think? The paper is October Afternoon, the stamp is one from SU (tiny wishes?), Flower: sizzix.

Challenges: Stamptacular: inspiration, Sunday Sentiments: flower

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Love and Life

Happy Sunday! I am here to show you a project that I just got finished. I have had a few boxes sitting around that I bought to alter and well you know how it goes, time goes on and you work on other things and if it aint sitting on your desk it gets forgotten. (or is that just me?). So had painted the box a taupe color but I then saw those tim holzt crackle paints sitting over there. Hmmmmm.... wouldnt it be neat if I put pink over the bottom color. So that is what I did- painted it pink (worn lipstick) and then started to work. I tend to still use DSP and after I got this done I wondered if I should have left it painted. I think that it is sweet but maybe the next one- just crackled pink.
The paper is Bo bunny, the stamp: Verve.
Challenge: SSIC : use something you had to use and didnt: paint/box, flutterby wednesday: sketch/butterfly

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

CropStop Sketch Thursday!!

Hello everyone! Thursday bring CropStop Challenge time! This week it is a sketch challenge and I hope that you will join us HERE. My son is heading back to college in the aviation program and I was so excited to get this plane set from Tim Holtz. I think that my son will definately enjoy this card and while it is not real fancy he has made it clear that he doesn't want anything fancy and crafty. LOL- so I really wanted to masculinize this card and craft it "down" :)

I wanted to give the card a little bit of depth and so I added some liquid pearls for the lights.

Product used: Stampers Anonymous, Liquid Pearls, Distress Ink, Proglyder, TH distress tool.

Monday, August 1, 2011

It's been a long time!

Hello Again! Glad you stopped over today, it is always fun to have visitors. I was glad to have time this weekend to create- it was quite hot outside so it gave me some time. So I spent some time working with some Cheery Lynn dies/die cuts. They truly are a blast- you should check them out. Today's card is a Sugar Nellie colored with copics- how long has it been since I pulled these out? A long time I dare say. The Cheery Lynn dies were used for the swirl and the doily. That is how I originally found Cheery Lynn- in search of a doily die and I soooo love it. I mean now I can make a doily out of any color- who would have thought? :) The tag is Verve, the flowers sizzix.


Sugar Bowl: sketch/lace