Monday, June 29, 2009

Top 5 at CP!!

Thank you to the wonderful DT over at Card Patterns for choosing my sister's birthday card as part of the top 5 this week!! I had so much fun making this card for my sister and I gave it to her Saturday. She loved it which makes it so very special to me. So, go check out the other Top 5 AND Tracey's winning card for sketch #20......FABULOUS stuff!! Thanks again for the votes :)
Have a great day everyone!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

CP Sketch #21 and The Pink Elephant #21

Card Patterns has got an 'ausome' sketch this week!! Here's the sketch:

Told ya! Also, The Pink Elephants Challenge #21 is "Your Favorite Color Combo". So, I used some yummy papers that I recently won in some blog candy. Evidently this blue and green combo is now my fav :) I cut the scallops with the Cricut using Plantin Schoolbook. Then I added some embossing to it with the Cuttlebug. The image and sentiment are from Pink Petticoat. I printed it twice and cut out part of it from the second copy. I colored the image with Sharpies, added some stickles to the cupcake and some Glossy Accents to the cherry. Then I pop dotted the cupcake and cherry to add some dimension. I added some yummy ribbon and some cute little flowers from Flora Doodles. So, this one is for a friend's daughter for her birthday. Hope she likes it. Thanks for stopping by today!

I made the FAB 5!!!

OMG!! I am SO STOKED that I made the fab 5 this week at 2S4U!! I have been participating in their sketch challenges for many months now and I enjoy creating from their sketches each and every week. My card is the one just below this post that I made for little Claire. She will be 10 next week and she was a student of my sister's in 2nd grade. My sister became close friends with her mom and dad and they are spending vacation together this week, so my sis asked me to make her a special card for her 10th birthday. I hope she likes her card and I told my sister to show her that it made the fab 5 on the WWW. Anyhoo, I'm so very excited and thank you to Kazan and Laura and all of their DT for inspiring sketches and cards every week of the year :) Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Kazan's Sketch #29

Great sketch this week by Kazan at 2S4U. The DT over there has some real eye candy with this one, so be sure to go check it out! My card was made for a little lady that's turning 10. I love all these colors together and I think it will brighten her birthday. (at least I hope so!). I won these papers in some blog candy (yummy!) and I used the swirls CB folder on the circle. The little butterflies are an MS punch with a little bling added. The little girl's name is Claire, so I thought the sentiment with the C was perfect-o. The little flowers are Flora Doodles and the ribbon, button and twine are from my stash.
So, this week at 2S4U they are taking it down to the top 5 in the Ultimate Card Showdown. I can't hardly wait to see who wins the grand prize soon. The cards in the contest are absolutely gorgeous and so stinkin' creative! So, go check out the site to see all the goodies. Thanks for stopping by today :)

Friday, June 26, 2009

"I've Been Framed" and CP#20

Well, I needed a last minute birthday card for a VERY special person and today's 365Cards and Card Patterns challenges fit the bill. Day #118 at 365 Cards is "I've Been Framed". You must use a frame on your card. The Card Patterns sketch lent me the opportunity to use scallops, so I used a scallop frame cut from Mini Monograms (Cricut). The papers were part of a pack that I won in some blog candy and I'm not sure who the mfg is, but I LOVE this paper!! The owl and branch were cut from the same paper. I added some cute pompom trim and a little bling for the owl eyes. The sentiment is computer generated. Guess who it's for? Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Thank You

No challenge card today, just a Thank You card for a client. I used some Fab Basic Grey papers, a little twine and a great little dragonfly charm. I added a rub-on (Thank you) that I won in a recent RAK and I used the corner rounder on the little tag. I think she'll like it. Think so? (You can click on this one for a closer view).

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Day #110 - My Guy and 2S4U Laura's #28

Two challenges in one today. Well, 3 if you count the fact that any 'man' card is a challenge for ME! So, I used Laura's sketch at 2S4U and the "My Guy" challenge at 365 Cards for today. We were to make a guy card and use argyle paper on the card. I cut the plane and the car from some very cool paper by K&Co. The sentiment was cut from Graphically Speaking (Cricut). I added some washers that I inked up with alcohol inks and a metal tag. I would tell you all the paper mfg's that I used, but I cut it all up before I checked it :)
So, this is the last (YES!) Father's Day card that I have to make. (jumping up and down and yelling like a wild person!). Hope you enjoy it and thank you so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fabulous at 50!

Another Loralie Design fabulous fabric lady. I really can't thank Enfys enough for introducing this fabric and technique to me. I love these little ladies! This one is for a fab lady about to be 50. I was "strongly" asked to make this card for a friend and who could turn down making a blingy, fab lady card?! You know, the hardest thing sometimes is finding the right paper. Well, I thought she looked perfect against the black and I got oh so lucky that I had the perfect color ribbon to go with it. And yes......those are feathers coming out of her hat. Cute, huh? So, I hope she likes it and I hope she has a fabulous birthday! Thanks for stopping by today and as always, thank you SO MUCH for your 'ausome' comments :)

And the inside (with MORE bling!):

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Father's Day cards..........blah...

(click on the photo for a larger view)
I do NOT like doing Father's Day cards. Man cards are too hard for me. You can't 'pretty them up' like you can female cards. Oh well. I had some friends that 'forced' me to do some. So, these are a couple I've done. I did some others, but for some reason my pics didn't turn out well. So, I'll just share these two. The "D" card has some washers on it that I inked up with alcohol inks and then I attached them to some silver metal. I added a little charm on the twine that I made using shrink plastic. The owl is a digital image from Cocoa Studio found at Mygrafico online. I printed it, colored it and cut it out and then pop dotted it. The black diamonds are black alphabet tiles that I just turned upside down. The sentiment says..."Owl always love you Poppy" (computer generated).

I didn't get to participate at 365Cards today, but I'll catch up. I don't want to miss out on a chance to win the Cosmo Cricket prize at the end of the week! Thanks for stopping by today and if you have any Father's Day cards to make, I'll pray for you :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Day #107 - So Girly!

At 365Cards today, the word "Girl" must be somewhere on the card and you should make the card very girly. Well, I've added so much bling to this card that it couldn't be anything BUT girly! This little lady is fabric from Loralie Designs (found online because of the FAB Enfys). I added some bling for her earrings, necklace and shoes that was won from my friend Ann's blog candy recently. I added more bling, some white grosgrain ribbon and the sentiment is computer generated. The patterned paper was in a Martha Stewart paper pack. I was supposed to be making Father's Day cards tonight, but I just couldn't pass up "girlie day"!'s Cosmo Cricket week at 365 Cards this week and I have to play! OK, so I'm off to check out all the other cards from all the fab ladies @ 365 today. I know they're all drop dead gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by :) (you can click on this one for a close up of ALL that bling and the sentiment.)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Better today.....Day #106 Super Sketchy Sunday..

Well, the mojo is working it's way back. I had a great sketch from Pam today with Day 106 @ 365 Cards. I needed to do a birthday card for a friend's granny. She loves chickens, so I HAD to use one! This one is cut from my cricut cartridge - Animal Kingdom. I added some rafia and some twine, a few little tiles, a cute ribbon and a computer generated tag. I think it looks pretty country. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by today (and thanks to all my well wishers from yesterday!). OOPS!!! Almost forgot........It's Cosmo Cricket week at 365 Cards so be sure to stop by and join in the fun this week!! You "could" win a fab prize!!

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

Saturday, June 13, 2009

This is bad...........very BAD!

I'm stumped. I can't all! I've sat at my craft table since 8:00 this morning and nothing. I spent about 3 hours on the 365 Cards challenge..........and nothing. I spent another 2 hours on the Card Patterns challenge..........and nothing. I've looked at the 2S4U challenge for the last 1 1/2 hours...........and nothing. Nothing, nothing, nothing. What is going on with me today?! I put something together and don't like the patterns. I try a 6X6 and find it should be a 5X7. I stick something down and decide I don't like it. I print an image and it's too big. I cut out an image and I cut into the lines. Nothing is working. So........I'm gonna put it all away and try again tomorrow. I have several cards to make for friends, but I'm getting nowhere. Think I'll go eat a plate of the deliciously smelling smoked bbq ribs that hubby is cooking, watch a movie or two and try again tomorrow. Thanks for joining me in my pitty party and I'll see you tomorrow...........hopefully.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Day #100 - Manic Monday ~~~

The challenge today..........use 5 bold colors on your card: RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN, and BLUE - No pastels! Well, tomorrow is my anniversary to my wonderful hubby of 8 years. He's frowned in the past when I've made "manly" cards, saying that they are not bright enough. I tend to use dark blues, browns and blacks on man cards, but NOT THIS TIME!! I used the challenge today to make a bright cheerful card for the hubby. I used some FAB paper for the "S" from (you guessed it) Basic Grey. The green stripes are from Heidi Swapp. I had some cute little scrabble letters to add and a little bling (arrow). Hubby bought me the little glittered hearts for Valentines Day. (which happens to be the day he proposed 8 years ago). You can click on this one to view it larger. I'm not sure why some of my pics enlarge and others don't. (weird!). Well, I think I covered all the colors for today's challenge and I hope hubby will like it. Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Day #99 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Almost 100 days of 365Cards.....can you believe it?! I've missed quite a few lately, but I always come back because the challenges and all the crafters that participate are just 100% 'ausome'! So, today Pam gave us a cool sketch. When I looked at this I thought of a pennant. So, I sorta made one for an "all star Dad". I flipped the sketch and cut some colored stars from paper by My Mind's Eye. I added a strip pf the paper on the end and cut into it to make a frayed edge. I saw someone else do that (maybe it was Kristie?) and I loved it. I also used my Scor-It and scored some lines in the top right corner. OOPS!!! I just realized that I was supposed to use a dragonfly on my card today in honor of the incredible Jeannie!! OK, so I will make another card and include a dragonfly. So, thanks for stopping by today and be sure to check out all the DT loveliness at 365 Cards today!

Card Patterns #18

Great sketch this week at CP AND a fabulous prize! The prize this week is from Unity Stamp Co and they are fantastic!! I don't own any of their stamps, but I drool over them every time I see one. So, I decided to flip the sketch on it's side and make a Thank You card this time. My stamp is from Hero Arts. I stamped it twice, cut the center out and colored it with my Koh-I-Knor pencils and used some baby oil to smooth. Then I popped up the colored part on top of the other image. I used basic black and pink cardstock and some FAB Basic Grey paper from the Two Scoops line. I added some cute little diamond shaped bling, a little rikrak and a bow. You should go check out all the CP cards this week. The DT really rocked this one! Thanks for stopping by today :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

My new favorite thing....

Well, I have to apologize that I've been somewhat MIA this week. It's been a busier than average week at work and I've been too exhausted at night to get any crafting done. We went to dinner last night with family and friends (16 of us!) and on the way home, we purchased this:

Well, we've spent the last 4 hours putting it together and adding some lights but I am comletely in love with it! If you live in the south, you know that we have some very hot summers and LOTS of huge mosquitos. Well, the mosquito nets on this little baby are the perfect ticket to keep them away from ME. The net "drapes" pull together and zip up and then you are completely closed off from little critters. So, now I will enjoy coming home from work, grabbing my favorite scrapbooking magazine and a cool glass of sweet tea and heading out to enjoy the evening in my new gazebo. it! Oh yeah, I almost forgot......we added a fan inside too!
Anyhoo, some of our kids are coming over for dinner, so no crafting today, but I will for sure be back in the craft room tomorrow. Got lots of Father's Day cards to make. Thanks for stopping by today :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

2Sketches4U - Ultimate Card Showdown!

Well, it's finally here! The 2S4U Ultimate Card Showdown!! This is the 'party' going on over at 2S4U to celebrate their 1st anniversary. I'm so exited to join in the fun and create a card based on Laura's 'ausome' sketch #27 this week. I flipped the sketch on it's side to create my card. There are so many details to this card, so I'm just gonna say.....this one was some work! I hope you all will check out all the amazing cards by Laura and the DT this week and the prize packages for this 1st anniversary are ROCKIN'!!! So, click on my title above and go check it out! Thanks for stopping by today :)