Thursday, September 29, 2011

Delightful Challenges

Good Morning!  I hope your week is going well.  My children are off school today so it's sort of sad that they get to sleep in and I have to go to work.  *sigh*

Oh well, enough woes, let's talke about a super fun challenge over at Delightful Digis!  This week's challenge is...

Pearls & Swirls

Well, that to me spells super girly so I had Briley with Her Balloons come play along on my card.  I layout came from the talented team at Sketch & Stash.

Also per Sketch & Stash challenge, I used 3 types of paper and 3 flowers for embellishments.  This was such a fun card to put together and featuring such an adorable digi from Digital Delights by Looby Lou really finishes this off.  I even pulled out some super old paper from Stampin' Up!

Image: Briley & her Balloons

Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Paper: unknown (SU!), Spring digi paper (Doodle Pantry)
Copics: B000, B95, B97, C8E00, E02, E34, E53, Y11, V02, V93, YG03, YG06
Tools: Cuttlebug, Swirls embossing folder
Embellishments: Flowers & Leaves (Prima), pearls (Recollections)

I do hope you join us this week.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Morning Sketches #113

Good Morning!  I hope everyone is doing well today.  I'm going to keep my post short today - we have a great sketch from Theresa to work with this week at TMS and There She Goes stamps is sponsoring us.

So here's my card....

I decided to try my hand at Oriental.  I don't do too many of these, but I have had this TSG set for months and I've been dying to ink it up.

Stamps/Ink:  The Journey (By Chris Dark/TSG), Tuxedo Black ( Memento)
Card stock:  Neenah Milled Ivory, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie
Paper:  The Cafe Mediterranean (DCVW)
Copics:  E33, E37, G99, YG17, YG63, YG67
Tools:  Oval cutters (CM), Paper Piercer (SU!)

I hope you decide to play along with us and thank you for stopping by.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday

Good Morning!  I hope the weekend was what you wanted it to be.  I had an enjoyable one although yesterday I wasn't feeling the best and layed pretty low.  Not how I want to be spending my stamping Sundays.  Oh well - guess I just needed the down time.   The only card I managed to get done was the one I have to share with you today.

It's time for a new Paper Pretties digi challenge.  This is Swingin into Fall Bear and I {heart} him!

This week's challenge is Fall Inspired.

I pulled out some old papers from Papertrey Ink and used the colors from it to pull the rest of the card together for me.  I feels a bit Christmas-y but I still am pleased with how it turned out.

Images: Swingin' Into Fall Bear set

Card stock: Neenah Milled Ivory, Ruby Red, Old Olive
Paper: First Fruits collection (PTI)
Copics: C8, E29, E33, E34, E37, E53, G28, R11, R29, Y17, YR16, YR23
Embellishments: Pure Poppy satin ribbon (PTI), brads (Bazzill)
Tools: SCAL, Cricut

I also visited my friends at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.  I haven't played along much since I left the design team, but I do think about Arlana and her sweet sisters and team often.  Arlana's sketch was perfect for this card.

Thank you so much for visiting me today.  It's always so nice to have you drop by.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Delightful Challenges

Good Morning Everyone!!

I hope you're all having a super fantabulous week.  I am so happy that it seems to be going by pretty quickly.  It's Thursday already and time for another fun challenge at Delightful Challenges.  This week's challenge is....

Happy Fall Y'all

It's the first day of Fall although it certainly doesn't feel like that here in Florida.  I miss the warm days and cool nights of the the WV Fall season.  The blaze of the colors.  The crisp morning air.  *sigh*

Here's my card dedicated to this wonderful season.

This is Haystacks - what a sweet little scarecrow.  My card was created with the awesome layout from Sunday Sketch & Stamp.

Images: Haystacks, Fall Accessories, Simply Fall Digi paper, Fall Sentiments
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard
Paper: Simply Fall Digi Paper
Copics: B95, B97, B99, E33, E37, E53, R02, R11, R27, R29, Y11, YG63, YG67, YR16, YR23, YR68
Prismacolor: Cherry
Tools: Oval cutters (CM)
Embellishments: brown brads (Bazzill)

I do hope you'll join us this week.  Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday Morning Sketches #112

Good Morning!  It's time for a new sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches - it's a fun one.  We also have DRS Designs sponsoring us this week.

I created my card using DRS Designs image 3 Flowers with Butterfly.

I hope you like my card and that you'll join us this week.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday

Good Morning!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I did.  Saturday I got up early to get my grocery shopping done, then spent the rest of the day hanging out with a friend of mine and his kids.  We had a blast.  I am so happy that his children and mine get along so well.  Then I got up early yesterday morning and managed to get 3 cards done before requiring my coffee!  Now that is an accomplishment.

Guess what!  I have picked up my crochet hook.  With a lot of soreness and stitches in and out and then back in again - I am crocheting an afghan for myself.  I realized that in all the years that I did crochet, I have never made anything for myself.  Since my sister's visit and watching her knit, it make me want to crochet again.  It may take me forever to get this afghan done - but I am having a great time doing it.

Enough about me - there is a great new challenge and release over at Paper Pretties.  We have a couple of new guys that are quite the characters releasing today.  I am featuring Elbram...

My card is created using the great sketch from Unscripted Sketches, using the color combo from My Time Made Easy and I was able to play along with my first DT ever at Corrosive Challenges because I used a really old punch.

Here's Elbram...

And the other release is Alley Gator

Image: Elbram, Elbram's Dust sentiment
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Regal Rose
Paper: Echo Park
Copics: BG01, BG05, BV02, G00, G02, G05, R02, R11, R27, V06, YR68
Tools: Square Punches (CM)
Embellishments: buttons, Baker's Twine (Cappuccino) (SNSS)

Now make your way over to Paper Pretties for more inspiration and to play along with this week's challenge....  BUTTONS.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Delightful Challenges

Good Morning!  It's Thursday and that means we're one day closer to the weekend and it's time for a new challenge at Delightful Challenges.  This is a fun one, well, they are all fun ones, but...  Let's just get to it.  This week's challenge is....

Girly Girl

My card features Daisy and Daisy Accessories

The card layout is from Card Positioning Systems.  Tami Mayberry, a very sweet and busy designer is the one person who inspired me to start creating sketches. 

Images: Daisy, Daisy Accessories
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Brocade Blue
Paper: Latte Matstack (DCWV)
Copics: B000, B95, B97, B99, BG01, BG05, E00, E02, E04, E29, E34, E37, R00, R11, RV02, RV10, RV91, RV93, RV95, W-2, Y11, Y15, YG06, YG09, YR23
Tools: Cuttlebug, Scalloped Circle Nesties, circle cutter (CM)

I do hope you join us - we all love making girly girl cards - so go for it!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday Morning Sketches #111

Good Morning everyone,

It's Tuesday and time for another fun challenge over at TMS.  Please head on over to join us!

You will notice that I do not have a card posted.  I am still recovering from an over the top busy but very fun weekend.  I ran out of time to create my card.  But please visit us at Tuesday Morning Sketches for a fun sketch, added challenge and great sponsor!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Delightful Challenges

Good Morning!  I have to do a super quick post this morning.  I am hustling around to get ready for my sister Karin to arrive and I'm busy making her something to celebrate her 50th birthday so I have been super short on time.

This week's challenge at Delightful Challenge is....


Who doesn't love this sort of challenge?  Glitter, rhinestones, anything shiny!  Here's my take on the challenge.  I am featuring an adorable image from the Just Chillin digi stamp set.

My card's bling'd features are glitter and raindots snowflakes.  Hopefully you can catch the glitter in the next photo.

My card layout inspiration came from Operation Write Home from a couple of weeks ago.  It's just perfect for this little sledding on his wreath.  So cute.  I also pulled a color inspiration of Turquoise, Red and White from (I believe) My Time Made Easy that was from 3 weeks ago.  I think it worked perfectly, don't you?

Image: Just Chillin
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest
Paper: Border from In My Eyes Storybook
Copics: B000, BG01, BG05, G02, G05, R11, R27, R29
Tools: Heat Gun, Iridescent Ice embossing powder (SU!)
Embellishments: red satin ribbon (Offray), Snowflake Rain Dots (Cloud 9 Designs)

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope that you join us this week.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tuesday Morning Sketches #110

Good Morning!  I am sooo glad that it's Tuesday.  Tuesdays are so much fun over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.  We have a great sketch created by Jessica and Bugaboo is sponsoring.  Definitely something to be happy about.

I am so thankful to Jodie and her wonderful DT Coordinator Tammy for being so generous in sharing images with me and my team.  I chose a sweet little girl from the Sunbonnet collection.

I really love how this card turned out.  I love the papers, the image, the colors - it's just all so yummy!!

Look!  I didn't even ignore the inside!

Image: Strawberry SB Wheelbarrow
Stamps/Ink: Women of Life (PTI), Tuxedo Black, Pear Tart, Bahama Blue (Memento)
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Kraft, Black
Paper: Country Drive (Echo Park)
Copics: 100, C8, C10, E00, E02, E29, E34, E37, G02, G05, R27, R29, W-0, W-2
Tools: Scalloped Oval Nesties, Oval cutters (CM), Scalloped border punch (Fiskars), white gel pen
Embellishments: red stitched ribbon (Ribbon Trends), strawberry organdy ribbon (Wild Orchids)

Now head on over to TMS to play along!!  See you there.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Paper Pretties Monday

Good Morning!  I am so happily off today.  I've had a really enjoyable weekend and so glad it's not over yet.  I will keep my post short and sweet.  We have another fun challenge over at Paper Pretties this week.

Primary Colors

I am so horrible at Primary Colors but I had a lot of fun creating this card.  It's so helpful to have really awesome papers.  And another fun release.  Meet Pablo Parrot the Painter....

I used a fun sketch from Papertake Weekly.

Image: Pablo Parrot the Painter
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Night of Navy, Real Red
Paper: Hippie Chic (DCWV)
Copics: B000, BG05, E34, E37, G00, G02, G05, R02, R11, R27, W-3, Y15, Y17, YR16
Tools: Cuttlebug, Traffic Jam Embossing Folder
Embellishments: buttons, Mandarin Baker's Twine (SNSS)

Pablo Parrot the Painter


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday Bliss

Good Afternoon!  I am really enjoying my Sunday.  It's quiet, the apartment is clean and smelling fresh and my kids are just doing their own thing.  We'll have a movie later on.

So I've been really good about getting some design work done ahead of schedule, which left my day to just play.  I decided to play along with a few challenges.  Ones I don't get to play along with very often, so little time, so many fun challenges....  The sketch is from Just Us Girls, Anything Goes for Charisma Cardz and paper piecing at Raise the Bar.

I really don't like taking pictures during the day.  I prefer at night when I have more control over the lighting - I do apologize if this card looks mediocre on your monitor.  It really is cute.

Image:  Cuddly Bear (Doodle Pantry)
Stamps/Ink:  Mini Messages (PTI), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Card stock:  Neenah Classic Crest, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Paper:  Springtime (Echo Park)
Copics:  E33, E37, E53, Y11, Y15, W-2
Tools:  Oval Cutter (CM)
Embellishments:  yellow grosgrain ribbon, white satin ribbon (Offray)

Thanks for visting me today.  Now I am off to visit blogs!  Happy holiday weekend to you.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Delightful Challenges

Hello everyone!  It's Thursday which means we're one day closer to a 3 day weekend!  Doin' the happy dance!!  And I'm happy dancin' for another reason, it's time for a new challenge at Digital Delights with the newest release.  We're getting ready for Halloween - so I can't wait to see what you do with this challenge, but stay with me for just another minute for me to show you what I did with it.

So I went with a project.  Let me tell you, this is not what I started to make.  Remember I told you the other day that I had such a hard time getting my creative juices flowing.  I started on this project Sunday morning around 8am and I finally finished it Sunday night.  I had to Skype my sister Theresa and have her hang out with me and encourage me the whole way thru it.  It worked, I think.

I started the idea with another box and then ended up with this cute little milk carton which is an SVG from my old pal Lindsay from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.

Theresa said that this little ghostie is so cute that it deserved to be on a special medallion.  So I made it.  These are a bit tricky to get to lay flat, I turned it inside out a couple of times and had it jump 6 inches in the air.  It cracked my son up!

Then I finished it off with a cute greeting from Halloween Sentiments #1.  The inside will be filled with yummy malted milk balls.  Another one of Theresa's suggestions.

Image: Ghillie the Ghost, Halloween Sentiments #1, Halloween Digi Paper
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Basic Black
Paper: Halloween Digi Paper
Copics: 100, E34, E37, G02, G05, R00, R11, R27, W-0, W-2, Y15, YR16, YR20, YR68
Tools: Cricut, SCAL, Milk Carton svg (Lindsay's Stamp Stuff)
Embellishments: orange stitched ribbon

Go check out the other super adorable images that are now available with this release and then join us for the challenge.  Have a great Thursday!