Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sneak A Peek Game over at OSAAT

Good Afternoon, I hope all is well. This will be a quick post, I promise. We are starting a little game over at One Stich at a Time. On Saturday Sept 4 2010 there will be clips of all the ladies cards. Take a guess at what the challenge will be on Sunday and enter your answer into the comments. There are prizes up for grabs. It will be a great game. Then come back to One Stich at a Time on Sunday Sept 5 to find out the answer.
Hope to see everyone join in the fun.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Inspired By Friends Birthday Challenge

Good morning, this is a quickie. This card is for the challenge going on over at Inspired By Friends. Beth thanks for the great challenge. All product in this card is Close to My Heart. I had to pull out some stuff I hadn't used in a while, the hubby was getting on my case. LOL My stash has ran over into his computer room. I quote "Do you really need all this $%*!." I love him to death, it took a lot for him to snap.
Have a great day!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cupcake Craft Blue and Green Challenge

I know that I have left this until the last minute, but here it is. This is a freebie from Pink Gem. He is so cute, I have been itching to make a christmas card. This is my first but now that I have been bitten I think that I am going to get a good chunk done before December. This will be a first! Lol. The card stock is from Bazzill Basics Dotted swiss. The DSP is fromn DCWV Main Street Stack. The pearls are from my stash. So thanks for popping in to see my first card for the Christmas season.
I am entering this card into

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Condolence Card

I had to make a condolence card for one of my hubbies work associates. The stamp is from StichyBear & I did it Crating Boutique. I knew that this angle was just what I was looking for the minute I set eyes on him. I used a transparent frame over top of him. The rickarack is from Close to My Heart. As is the cardstock and brads. The DP is from my stash as well as the white lace.
I am entering this into

Thanks for stopping in and taking a peek!

Monday, August 23, 2010

One Stich at a Time Challenge

So I have some great news! I am the newest DT member over at One Stich at a Time. I got the news while we were away for the weekend. I want to say thank you to Stichy for giving me this amazing opportunity. Can't wait to start! On Sept 12 One Stich at a Time is hosting a Charity Challenge for Autism awareness. Click on the picture to learn more about the cause. And tune in to One Stich at a Time to play along with all of our challenges.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Crafty Sentiments Digis & Sketch & Stash

Here is my entry for the Crafty Sentiments Digis distressing challenge, and for Sketch and Stash challenge. I just got this digi Toby in a bag from Suzette, I won her blog candy! Thanks again Suzette. All the papers and ribbon are from Close to My Heart. I just made it under the wire for the CSD challenge. I was sweating this one! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pop up Card

Just a quckie this morning. I made this card for two challenges, Pear Tree and Oh Alice. Its a pop up card. I'll come back after work and add more details. Sorry about the crappy pics.

Monday, August 16, 2010

2's and Color challenges

Hello, hope everyone's weekend was just wonderful! I know that mine sure was. I was finally sunny and warm yesterday, so my daughter and I played at the park most of the day.
Okay so on to the post. Over at the Crafty Sentiments blog they have a color challenge going on. Light blue, olive and tan. And over at the Cupcake Craft Challenge blog they have a 2's challenge going on. 2 ribbons, 2 buttons and 2 dsp.

On this card I used Flopsy with a flower, thanks to winning the first challenge over at Crafty Sentiments Digis blog. Oh by the way I so love Flopsy! I colored him with Close to My Heart water pencils the used my blending pen to soften the image. I use olive and desert sand card stock form Close to My Heart. The light blue dsp is from topstich paper pack from CTMH, and the other dsp is just a scrap from all those pieces hidden away in stash. ( I do love to horde my paper. LOL ) I used a Martha Stewart punch on the green strip in side. I also made the two flowers using the tutorial I talked about a couple posts back. The two little heart buttons are also from CTMH.
I have to say that I love easel cards. They are the nicest card to display and the easiest. They are super fun to make as well. There is a great tutorial over a Split Coast Stamper. Have a great evening! Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

TESC 124

Sorry the pics are backwards! My brother and sister in laws are gonna have a baby girl in the fall and when I went shopping the other day I found these DSP and baby card came to mind. For me to actually use paper like this and not horde it away is quite amazing.
So this is my entry for Taylored Expression sketch challenge 124. It seemed to call my name when I was thinking of how to put this card together.
The DSP is from imaginisce. The images are from Close to my Heart stamp set Flower Child and the card stock is also from CTMH. I used the tutorial from Crafty Sentiments Digi for making my own flower. The ribbon in from Walmart. So thanks for taking a peek!

Hand Made Flowers

So I went on over to Crafty Sentiments Digis this morning and found this most wonderful tutorial for hand made flowers. So easy! I don't have the same punch that was used so I used my Cricut. The flower petals are cut further apart but I think that it still turned out just great. I just have to say that its a fab tutorial by Bev. Go on and check it out!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Favorite Burton Film

Good morning to all. Hope the weekend is wonderful for everyone, unfortunately I had to turn on the furnace last night and its still on this morning. It feels like late October not early August.
Okay enough complaining about the crappy weather on to the card. I made this card for my husband for our anniversary next week and I seen the challenge on The Burtonesque Dolls.
So for this challenge they want your favorite Burton film. The Nightmare Before Christmas is my daughters favorite and it fit for my anniversary card. I found a pic of a quilt on-line that had Jack and Sally looking at one another in a heart, so I took that idea and I drew the main image. Not quite an exact but I think its okay. I colored the image with CTM (this will link to my Close to My Heart dealer.) water color pencils. The card stock is also from CTM its black and tulip. The dsp is from DCWV All Dressed UP stack. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the lace. I distressed the card with my scissors and ink., and added stickels to the flower centers and the heart. So there it is, thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend. I`m off to do some retail therapy! woohoo!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

You're Late, You're Late, You're Late!

This is my card for the Alice in wonderland challenge. As you might be able to tell its an all white challenge, except for you main image. I thought it only wise with this challenge to use the White Rabbit. He is a free digital brush I found online somewhere. Sorry that I can't remember where. I used a Martha Stewart Punch for the doily pattern paper. I used some paper that was already embossed for the background, not sure where I got that either. Kinda a running theme tonight! I made the flower out of scraps, and I colored the white rabbit with Close to My Heart water color pencils. So now that I have had my Wonderland adventure I'm off to bed. Thanks for stopping in and taking a looksee.

Crafty Sentiments Digi, TAGS

This is my entry for the Crafty Sentiment Digi challenge. Its a pretty straight forward challenge, you must have a tag. So I used the Boo Bear digi I won on the blog hop. Thanks again for that, I love Pat and Boo Bear! All the papers are just scraps, the ribbon is from Close to My Heart. I colored Boo with my CMH water color pencils, and used pop dots under him. I know that you can't really tell in the picture. I'm really happy with the way this one turned out. Thanks for stopping by.

Craft Your Days Away, Your fave thing.

So todays challenge at Craft Your days away is all about your favorite things. Well two of my favorite things are my family, and crafting. What a great way to put them both together. I loved this challenge! Most of the things used in this layout are random things from my stash. The paper flowers are from Creative Memories, and the pink ribbon is from the rick-a-rack collection from Close to my Heart. The black paper is also from Close to My Heart, its textured. I used my Cricut Expression Story Book Cartridge to cut out the black mat as well as the word family. Well thanks to everyone for stopping in to see my new creation.

Friday, August 6, 2010

H2H Tag Challenge

Hi everyone, hope your summer is going well. Our weather has been kinda cold so I was able to get in a challenge. This tag is for the heart 2 heart challenge. I used the Cherry-o paper pack. Once again I have to say that this is my new fave paper! I used a stamp of the month from the Spring Catalog, and I do apologize I don't know what its called, for the flower. I distressed the cream cs and the dsp with cocoa ink. The rub on is just from my stash, a random one that I don't know. Wow there is a theme going on tonight. Just maybe I need to go to bed. Well thank you for taking the time to stop in and take a look.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Crafty Sentiments Sketch Challenge

This is my entree for the crafty sentiments sketch challenge
I used Flopsy in the rain, I so love this digi! He is way too cute. I colored the image with my Close to my Heart markers, the went over them with the blending pen, just to make it softer. I also put Liquid Glass on the rain drops and puddle, just to give it a little dimension. I used Martha Stewart ribbon, and the button is just a random button from my stash. All the paper is from Close to my Heart TopStich pack. Thanks for looking, have a great night.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Oh so late.

This card I did for three challenges. The first challenge is for Sunday Sketch & Stamp and the second is for Crafty Sentiments Digis, and last but not least Paper Romance Challenges. All the dsp is from K & Company Berry Sweet paper pack. The Stamps and inks are from close to my heart. The stamp set is called Piece of cake, and I used Watermelon, ocean, and honey. I used a blender pen to make the bottom parts of each cake a lighter color. I also used pink stickles on the flowers on the bottom layer and on the cake stand.