Monday, March 30, 2009

Blog Group Challenge

Good evening, hope all is well with you. I've finally got my card done for my blog group challenge. Our challenge this time was to use a quote or verse as our main image. This was totally new for me. I've never used either one of these, let alone not stamped on my card. But once I got going, it all came together very nicely. I have no stamps with quotes or verses, so I remembered a pack of vellum quotes that I bought along time ago and never used-big surprise there. The CS is DCWV-Red Carpet-bling line. The DP is Paper Adventures. The brads are from Target $1 spot-love that place. The ribbon is from michael's, and the bottom edge is punched with a fiskars edge punch. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge

Good afternoon, hope all is well with you. I've actually finished another card this week!! Ok, for me this is a record-3 cards in 1 week. I did this one for the "Our Creative Corner" challenge this week. I've heard about this blog for awhile, but hadn't checked it out until this week. I loved their sketch and decided to play along. I also got to use one of my new Huggabugg stamps from Stamping Bella. If you haven't seen this line of stamps, you need to go look, they are the cutest things. This stamp is called "Love Bug". When I saw the sketch, I new this was the perfect stamp. The CS is DCWV, and the DP is Making Memories. I colored her with Copics, and Bic Mark It's. I accented her hair and antennae with Crystal Stickles. I used my oval nesties to cut the image and mat it. I added dew drops to the corners, and the ribbon is some new ribbon that I got at Walmart. I used my cuttlebug to emboss the yellow mat. Hope you like it, and thanks for looking. I love reading every one's comments, they are very encouraging.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Little Monster

Good evening, hope all is well with you. This card was made for 2 challenges. The first was for the Sketch Challenge on SCS. The second was for the Cupcake Craft Challenge. The challenge for the cupcake craft blog was to use a monster, didn't matter which one or what it looked like, just to use a monster. I got this monster from All That Scraps. This is a digital image for download. If you haven't seen them, you really should look. They offer all different kinds of digital images. I had gotten him just before I found out what this challenge was, so he was of course the perfect choice. I used the sketch on SCS for this weeks challenge. The Orange CS is DCWV, the purple is from Michael's value pack. The DP is from Imaginisce. The stickers are some that I picked up somewhere-not quite sure where. I colored the image with copic's and Bic mark it's. I used pop dots to make it POP out. Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

House Mouse #30

Good Evening, hope all is well with you. I've made this card for the House Mouse Challenge. This week's challenge was to make a shape card. Well I've was particularly excited to do this challenge since I just purchased a set of shape cards from The Cutting Cafe'. If you haven't heard of this company before, please check them out. They offer digital images for download. Now, I LOVE my stamps, and never thought I would like the digital images. To me they weren't "real" stamps, but I have since changed my mind. First I discovered the digital Anya's, and now The Cutting Cafe. They have some of the cutest images available. And they have great prices. Ok, now that I'm done gushing over these stamps onto my card. I got a whole set of shaped cards, and was dying to use them. I've never done a shape card before, and it was so fun. The House Mouse Image is the January Stamp of the Month. I colored him with prismacolor pencils and used their colorless blender. The marshmallows and the steam are in Crystal Stickles. I used my oval nesties to cut the image out. And the scalloped oval nesties to mat. The white CS is GP, from walmart, the colored CS is DCWV. The ribbon is from my stash, and I did accent around the mat with Crystal Stickles. Thanks for looking, and have a great evening.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Chocolate Challenge

Good afternoon everyone, hope all is well with you. This cupcake card was made for my SCS blogger group #2 challenge. The challenge was to use chocolate. So I immediately thought of a cupcake. Who doesn't love chocolate cupcakes? The image I got in a swap on SCS. All paper is DCWV, the ribbon is from Michael's. I used copics to color the image and stickles to highlight. I used blue dew drops in the upper corner. The silver glitter pen is from MS. Hope you like it, and thanks for looking. Have a great day.

Friday, March 13, 2009

A win, and a new look

Good afternoon, hope all is well with you. I was so excited to find out that I won the House Mouse Challenge last week. Yay me, I never win anything!!!! And the best part: I get the cutest little HM stamp sent to me. And on another note, I'm sure you've seen my new blog look. I decided it was time for a change. There have been so many not fun things going on in my life, that I thought I would like a "FUN" blog. So, hope you like it as much as I do.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

An Adorable Ducky Journal

Good evening, hope all is well with you. Isn't this duck the cutest? It is a suzy's zoo duck and I received this image in a swap on SCS, so I don't know the actual name of it-sorry! So I made this journal for the challenge on the Cupcake Craft Challenges Blog. This weeks theme was Spring-anything Spring. I actually started making this journal for last weeks challenge, which was in inspirational picture. Although it didn't make it for that one, it went perfect for this week. I had a whole different concept in mind, but didn't work out. Oh well, live and learn. All CS is DCWV,and the Dp is making memories. I used my new nesties, not sure what they are called, but I love them. The flower and leaf stamps are from CTMH. The actual flowers are from Michael's. They are something I bought on stems. I used jewels from Kaiser Scrapbook. The glitter glue is Icicle Stickles. I colored the image with Bic Mark-Its, and copics. Hope you like it and thanks for looking. Oh, thank you for all the sweet comments about my poor Ashlee. You'll be happy to know that it is healing very well. We've been putting aloe vera on it, and have Vitamin E for after, so there won't be any scarring. Thanks again for your well wishes.


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Anya Sketch Challenge #2

Good afternoon!!! Don't you just love Anya? If you haven't heard of her, she is a line of stamps from The Greeting Farm. They are the cutest stamps, there is also a little boy:Ian. He is adorable too. This stamp is from the Miss Anya set. On the Club Anya blog they host a challenge every couple of weeks. This week it was a sketch challenge, so it was a perfect opportunity to use my new set. The CS is DCWV, the DP is Smitten by K&Co. The ribbon is from Michael's, and the jewels are also from Michael's. I colored her with Copics and Bic Mark-its. She is highlighted with Icicle Stickles. I also got to use my new nesties set, and LOVE them. Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

Pink Saturday

Good morning, hope all is well with you. First of all I must apologize for not having this posted earlier like I was supposed to. I knew what I was going to do, and was coming in the house to take the picture of my daughter's blanket, when she ran into a piece of barbed wire. So, that took up the rest of my evening. She is OK, it looks a lot worse than it is. I was going to use her blanket anyway, but after this, I took a picture of it with her in it. She was so worried about having to have stitches again, that she didn't mind everything else. She made this blanket about a year ago. She did it by herself and since then hasn't stopped making them. They make her so happy!!! She's made them for her sister, dad, me, and a teacher. I guess I should tell you about this Pink Saturday thing. It is a blog that my mom sent me too. I'm sure she did this because I love all things pink. Anyway, on Saturday's she has you post something pink, it can be anything, as long as you like it. So I hope you like Ashlee's blanket and thanks for looking.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

House Mouse Combined Challenge

Good evening, hope all is well with you. I've combined 2 challenges in 1. The House Mouse challenge this week was to use chipboard on your card. For me this was very hard. Although I have tons of chipboard things, I don't use them. They always feel too big, or just don't fit my theme. So I found one of these little tags that I got from the dollar section at Joann's, and thought it fit pretty good. Although, I must tell you, I went through every piece I had and didn't like anything. The second part of this challenge was the Sketch Challenge on SCS. The image is from one of the many swaps I like to sign up for, and the CS, and DP is DCWV. The ribbon is from my stash. And I colored my image with watercolor crayons. I was inspired to use them when I saw a card Gina's blog in which she used her watercolor crayons. I remembered that I had some of those, so I finally used them again. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.