Monday, January 31, 2011

Just For You Valentine Love Card

Good afternoon everyone! Today I'm posting a card that really didn't turn out as planned. I really don't know what I had in mind: I started this card over several times. The paper wasn't working out and I'm still not totally happy with it. I created it for a few challenges,so I figured I'd post it anyway. The patterned papers are from Prima marketing. I ordered it MONTHS ago, and I'm really trying to use up some paper since my stash is so huge.


Here are my supplies:
Stamp- Penny Black
Flower and Patterned Paper-Prima
Ribbon,Lace,Twine and Heart Charm- My stash
Pearls-Michaels
Card Stock- The Paper Company

I am linking this card up to the following challenges:
Stamping 411 (sketch)
Fussy And Fancy Friday (valentine with no red or pink)
Paper Play Challenge (layer it up)
Crazy 4 Challenges (vintage style card)

Have a great day and thanks for visiting today..I've got some more fabulous cards to post this week!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

With Loving Wishes

Happy Saturday everyone! I am posting  card today that I made using the sketch for this week's Sweet Sketch Wednedsay 86.  I pulled out some more K and Company Madeline paper in my favorite shades of pink and green. I made a satin rolled rose and used it as the focal point. The stamped frame is from Fiskars and the sentiment from Crafty Secrets. I think this  would be a nice card to give at a bridal shower or wedding.

The picture posted directly above show the colors at their most true. Photographing  my cards at night and getting a good exposure has proven to be an elusive art,but I'm trying to get better!
 
I am entering this card into the following challenges;
Moving Along With The Times 83 (spring)
Crafty Sentiments (my favorite things:flowers)
Crafty Catz 67 (flowers)
Totally Gorjuss 65 (as you like it)
CES Challenge 21 (bold and bright)

Thanks for visiting tonight,it's been a long day and  i'm off to bed!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Blog Award Time!


Hi everyone!I have a couple of blog awards I need to acknowledge today.  The first one is  The Stylish Blogger Award from Donna at Donna's Designs. She actually gave this to me way back before Christmas and somehow her email was filed away until I stumbled upon it recently. Donna, I'm so sorry it took so long to post this!! I hope you can forgive me. You've been a great friend and I have enjoyed your sweet comments and visiting your wonderful blog. I even love your taste in music! In order to receive this award I have to tell eight things about myself; here goes:

1. I am a chocoholic! I NEED it almost everyday! I don't always eat it however!

2. I am a martial arts enthusiast. I have a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do and hope to restart studying it again very soon. I also want to study Jujitsu and maybe Krav Maga.

3. Despite my genteel Southern upbringing, I am a smart-butt, and sarcasm is my specialty. Only my closest peeps see this side of me! For good reason I assure you!LOL!

4. I buy way more craft supplies than I need!

5. I hoard paper and shampoo and paper towels!

6. I hate housework,but love a clean house.

7. I don't tan. my skin is really almost as white as my picture. I burn very easily,so I try to avoid the sun. Bonus to being so pale is that I am in my forties and have no wrinkles!

8. I really would like to lose a few pounds this year!


WOW that was embarassing!

For my next award, Helene at Whiteandshabbyapartment gave me the Liebster blog award. Helene never ceases to amaze me with her beautiful creations. Please visit her and see!
Since I am combining these two awards, I will pass both of them on to the following  lovely bloggers:

Doris at Mom's Been Scrappin'
Jessica at Jessica's Paper Petals
Karen at Karen's Kreative Kards
Sonya at Sonya's Paper Trail

Please take a moment to check out each of these wonderful blogs. It's awesome when we can support and encourage one another!
Have a great evening everyone!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Birdies In A Row

Hi Readers! I know I never post twice in one day,but I needed to get this card in the Friday Mashup 28. Their challenge this week is to use birds as your theme. Since I am a bird lover, I wanted to make an entry. I used the sketch for this week's Card Pattern Sketch 99. I figured I'd kill two birds with one stone. LOL. Anyhoo, The patterned paper is by K and Company,the stamp from Inkadinkado. I used a lot of flowers this time around..I just couldn't stop! I am adding some close ups below. Have an awesome evening!


I have some blog awards to acknowledge tomorrow..see you then!
{{{hugs}}}

Make A Wish

Good Morning! I've been quiet the last couple of days. My daughter has been home sick,but is better now and back to school. I have been tinkering with my blog instead of being creative in the craft room. The problem is I've never been totally satisfied with how my blog looks,and have changed it on a regular basis. I wanted a 3 column set up so I can add more stuff to the sidebars without looking too cluttered. I went back to the new templates on blogger so I could design it better without having to do too much HTML or CSS. Anyway, I hope you like the appearance of my blog and it's not too hard on the eyes.
Today I'm posting a card I made using this week's CPS Sketch 202. It's clean and went together in a jiffy. My all time favorite color combinations have been black,white and one other color,so that's what I used.

I used my new Spellbinders fancy tags dies for the focal point. I see these everywhere and love them! The patterned paper is GCD Studios. I am linking this card to the following challenges:
Scrap-Creations (red,black and white color combo)
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 95
Sugar Creek Hollow (black,white and a splash of color)

Have a great day and as always, I appreciate each of you and your wonderful encouragement!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Damask Love Card


Good Morning! I'm happy to start off this week's posts with a cute little love card. In my post yesterday, I created a card using kraft card stock. Well, I went a little crazy and made another! I have more to post later too!
I'm loving the neutral quality that it has. The patterned paper is some that I bought in bulk for a wedding project. I think it is by Kaisercraft. I still have a ton of it and am trying yo use it up.



The ribbon is a discontinued ribbon from Martha Stewart: I found it at Big Lots recently for $1 per roll. Needless to say, I stocked up! If you have a Big Lots in your area, check them out. They have a lot of scrapbooking and paper crafting items. Right now, mine has GCD studio paper packs and Bazzill card stock at incredibly  good prices.

I am linking this card to the following challenges:
Cardabilities Sketch challenge
Craft Your Days Away (love)
Southern Girls (lovey dovey)
Papertake Weekly (ribbons&pearls)

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bunny For Baby Card

Happy Sunday to you! Today I'm posting a card that I made for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week.
I haven't used Kraft card stock much in my cards and this challenge intrigued me. I think the colors are very beautiful together. Th kraft color somehow makes the green and pink seem more vivid and really pretty. I also played around with some new punches too. I am not used to making cards without patterned paper,but I think I like it!



Here's the supply list:
All Card Stock- The paper Company
Stamps- Martha Stewart
Ribbon-American Crafts
Embossed Border And Folder-Provo Craft
Border and Corner Punch- Martha Stewart (punch around the page)
Scalloped Border Punch- EK Success
Buttons from my stash


I am also linking this card to Quirky Crafts Challenge (pink,green,stamped image) 
Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting, I love hearing from you!


Friday, January 21, 2011

Thinking Of You Butterfly Card

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are as glad to see the end of the week as I am! Today I'm sharing a card I made with some of my favorite designs and colors. I am a sucker for this gorgeous apple green paired with black and white. As a matter of fact, my craft room is this color combination. I will post pictures of my room one day soon, I just need to clean it first! I was also experimenting a technique with this card. I saw somewhere online where another card maker made a frame from her border punches by mitering the edges. I FINALLY figured out how to miter them correctly, but it didn't line up so well. If you look close, the scalloped frame of my focal image is done this way. It's not perfect, but hey, it's a handmade card and the little imperfections are what make hand crafted goods so unique.

Here is the supply list:
Card Stock- Bazzill Basics
Damask Paper- GCD Studios
Polka Dot Paper- Heidi Swapp
Stamp- Anna Griffin
Green Pearls- Dollar Bin at Micheals  (LOVE THESE!)
Scallop Border Punch- EK Success
Large Scallop Border Die- Taylored Expressions

I'm linking up this card to the following challenges:
Sketch And Stash 53 (sketch)
Top Tip Tuesday (add a sentiment)

Have an awesome weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Unforgettable In Every Way

Hi everyone! Today I'm posting a card that I made using this week's Card Patterns sketch. I really liked the simplicity of the sketch and thought that a patterned paper would make it sing.


Here are the supplies I used:
Card Stock- The Paper Company
Patterned Paper-Heidi Swapp
Die Cuts-Cricut Cutter
Rub-On- Making Memories
Bling- Studio 18
Ribbon- Micheals
I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
Freshly Brewed Challenge (valentine)
My Time To Craft Challenge (spot and dots)
Tuesday Throwdown (valentine)
Pear Tree Designs (free for all)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hugs And Kisses Valentine Card




Today I'm posting a card that I challenged myself to make. I wanted to make a Valentine card in nontraditional colors. There is still a little red,but it is pastels for the most part. Recently, I found a website that is a wonderful resource. Penny Duncan Creations is a blog that has many cut files for your electronic cutter (Cricut,Gazelle,etc).
She has graciously offered many files that resemble Spellbinder Nestabilities. The stacked hearts I used on this card come from Penny. I am tickled pink that I can save some money on Nesties. I do own a few, but at $25 a pop,that adds up quickly!



Each layer of the heart was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and stacked with a pop dot for dismension.
 I used my new Martha Stewart heart punch for the flourished heart in the center. So pretty!
I am linking this card to the following challenges:


Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Paisley Thank You Card

Happy Monday! It's cold and rainy here today and the hubby and kids are home for the Holiday. Yesterday I  was able to sit down and create some cards! Here is one I created using the sketch this week at Your Next Stamp Challenge. This is an awesome sketch and my first time playing along.

As you can see, I changed it just a little. The paper I used is from GCD Studios Debonair Collection. It's very masculine in design and I think it will make some great cards for the men in my life. Here are rest of the details:

Cardstock- The Paper Company
Stamp - Inkadinkado
Flowers-Prima
Brads-unknown
Seam Binding-Etsy
Buttons-Stash


I am also linking this card to the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge (thank you)
Stamp Something Challenge( anything goes)
Crazy 4 Challenges (thank you)
Allsorts Challenge (blue and teal)
Have an Awesome day and thank you for visiting!
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