Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Be sure to check out Danni's blog for her wonderful flutter by creation - the challenge this week was to use red, white & blue along with your butterfly or fairy. Also, check out Nancy's blog as she is the featured team member. Her work is awesome!! You can find all the other team member's links on the right so take a moment to stop by and see all the gorgeous red, white and blue creations!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, April 27, 2009
And here is my card:
Remember to stop by the Christmas blog to see all the wonderful creations as well as play along! We'd love to see your Christmas Cards!!
Thanks for stopping by & for looking!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
cool sketch, huh? And here is my card:
A few more things - if you want to play along just visit Danni's blog to leave a link to your creation. While you are there you'll need to check out her card - I'm sure it will be absolutely adorable as they always are!! To see the other team members cards, just visit their blogs which are on the right side of my blog!
I'm going to try and schedule some post while I'm out this week. Tomorrow is my surgery and even though I'm supposed to get out soon I probably won't feel like walking up and down the stairs to the computer for a few days :o). Thank you to everyone for your kind words - they mean a lot!
Thanks for stopping by and happy flutter by!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
First up is my friend, Tina. She's so nice, answers all my questions and has this great clean style to all her cards! She does a great job coloring and I enjoy looking at her blog everyday! Her card is beautiful and has tons of layers to it - it's so pretty and the paper is to die for!! Plus she sent me a bella stamp (WHOOHOO) and tons of images!! Yep, I'm going to be doing a lot of coloring over the next week! Thanks Tina - you're the best!
Here is my card:
Thanks for stopping by and looking!
Monday, April 20, 2009
I'm sorry if you are having trouble reading this. HOPEFULLY you can click on the list and it will be larger so you can actually read it. If you have any trouble just email me and I'll email you a copy. If you would like to place an order, you will need to email me your order. By doing that, we'll make sure you get all the freebies that you are eligible for as well as have it shipped directly to you!!
Whatcha think? It's a pretty bright card, isn't it! I decided to use some black cardstock & ribbon to try and tone it down a little!
Be sure to stop by the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog to see what all the team members created. We'd love to have you play along as well! Now's the perfect time to start on those holiday cards...there are only 249 days left until Christmas :o)
Thanks for stopping by and looking! I hope your Monday is a good one!!
Card Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Stamps: Hero Arts (sentiment) & SU
Paper: American Crafts
Other: Super Jumbo Square Punch, Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch, Cuttlebug Tag Die, L'Amore Red Palette ink
Friday, April 17, 2009
I decided I wanted to start trying to lose a little (ummm I mean a lot, LOL) weight. One thing I've heard to do is write down everything you eat. I know when I do this it really makes me think twice about eating those 15 cupcakes...**note: I know you don't know me but I hope you know I don't EVER eat 15 cupcakes - I think 10 is about all I could handle :0) - can you tell I'm a smartbutt???LOL)** ANYWAY, I wanted to make myself a notebook to record my daily eating habits and here is what I came up with. This is the front:
and here is the back:
what was neat about this notebook the inside covers were already white. I decided just to stamp them and add a quote that I liked
These next notebooks were made by request. I tell you it was pretty tough making the first set seeing how I went to KSU and pretty much bleed purple - but I managed.
This one was for a girl whose favorite colors were blue and brown. I really liked how it turned out - blue and brown is such a pretty color combo and that DP is one of my FAVS!
Thanks for stopping by! I'm not sure I'll be posting again over the weekend so hope you have a good one. Thank you for all your prayers & comments re: my health. Just a little update - I will be having surgery on Thursday morning. Good news is I might only be in there for a day so keep the thoughts & prayers a comin'!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I forgot that my butterfly would be on the blue paper so I ran it through my Cuttlebug embossing folder and then inked it with green ink. I thought it still needed something so I outlined it with my black pen and then applied shimmerz to it. Here's a close up:
I wanted to thank all of you for the emails and comments I received about my health issues. I REALLY appreciate it!! I've been a little tired so I'm behind in responding but I will do that in the next day or so.
Monday, April 13, 2009
See - CA-UTE, right? The card is from a Christmas pack by MME. I added a strip of red cardstock and punched one edge with my border punch. The squares were made using my punches. The santa is a 3 dimensional sticker that I got a year ago (yeah, using old product!). I added red Stickles to the berries and holly Stickles to the scallop square. The Merry Christmas is a rub on. It was a fast card to create and I'm planning on making at least 5 more of them today. I don't think I'll add the holly Stickles to the scallop - maybe I'll pierce it or just leave it alone. Sometimes less is more, right?
Be sure to stop by the Christmas Blog - Stampin' All Year Long - to see all the wonderful cards the team members created. Oh and I should mention that the challenge this week was to use a sketch which was given to us by Maria - she's one talented and awesome lady!
Thanks so much for stopping by! If you don't mind, I really could use your thoughts and prayers right now - I've got a few health issues I'm dealing with and I could use all the help I can get!! Please know that I'd really appreciate it and am thankful to have such nice and loyal blog readers!
Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Card: My Mind's Eye
Other: Ribbon, Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch, Marvy Uchida Extra-Giga Scallop Square punch & Giga Square Punch, Stickles - Red & Holly, Making Memories Rub-on, 3-d sticker
Thursday, April 9, 2009
First up are little boxes I made for her teacher & staff. I used a Timeless Templates from PaperTrey Ink. LOVE how I can print the template right on my paper, cut out, decorate and assemble - easy peasy!!
I used scrap paper to decorate. Each box is filled with grass, mini Easter eggs filled with chocolate eggs and some other treats thrown in there. I know Abby's teacher & the staff will love this! Here's a close up:
I have to tell you that I colored the bunny with my watercolor pencils & Dove blender pen. It's AWESOME! I got the idea from Julie (thanks!). The cool part - it goes so fast! I colored 15 of these bunnies in no time! LOVE IT!
Speaking of Abby, I have a story for you - Last night Abby got mad at Jay & I because I told her she had to get off the computer (she was playing Nick Jr. Games). It was time to take a bath. I should tell you that on Wednesday's she stays all day at school so she's usually pretty tired, although she won't admit it. Anyway, I knew getting her off the computer was going to be rough so I started counting down at 15 minutes. You know, "Abby, 15 minutes and you have to get off the computer cause we have to take a bath". I continued doing this every 5 minutes. Sure enough when it came time to get off she threw a little fit. I'm finally learning that me getting upset doesn't help the situation (although it's hard not too sometimes). So in my calmest voice I told her that if she didn't stop she'd lose her computer time tomorrow. She kept crying and screaming so I told her she lost her time. She marches upstairs, grabs her Easter basket, milk, camera and pink boo and tells me she is leaving and going to live somewhere else. WHAT??? running away from me is already starting?!?! Ok, it's a bluff right...NOPE she opens the back door and tells me good bye. I asked her if she had clothes because she'd need them. She said nope she'd be back in a week. At this point tears are coming down her face but she's being brave. She opens the door and stands outside (in the dark) staring at me through the screen door. I walk over and ask her if she's really going to leave at which she replies yes. So I shut the main door. I know - harsh. I turn to Jay and said what the heck is this about?? This is my little girl and I'm not ready for this. He said it was him she was mad at not me - whatever, doesn't help what I'm feeling. I can hear her talking outside but not sure what she's saying. We open the door and ask her if she's staying. She replies yes. She comes in and with the most hurtful look she says to me "Who would take care of me if you weren't there Mommy?" (awww yes that's my heart swelling with emotion). She then hugs me and tells me that she NEVER wants to leave me and she wants to be with me forever. I casually remind her that she was leaving us not me leaving her. Needless to say bath and reading time was pretty much cuddle and love time. We'll see how long that lasts when I remind her that she can't get on the computer later today!
Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate all the comments that you leave and for taking the time to visit my blog - thank you!!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
This week the guest designer is Lynn Put from The Queen's Scene She's one talented lady so be sure to check out her creation. You can find it as well as Cassie's, who is the featured team member, on Danni's blog. Danni has set up Mr. Linky on her blog - so if you decide to play along, be sure to add it there so we can all see it!
Ok, on to my card. I realized after I had finished it that I made another card with similar color schemes. I'm really enjoying purple, green, pink, blue colors right now! I think it has to do with wanting Spring and warmth to be here! So without further ado here is my card:
Isn't she pretty? The image is a Faerie Song Art Stamp, Lost in Thought, from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design store. She has a whole collection of different Fairies, most of which I got for Christmas and haven't used yet - I know shame, shame! Here is a close up of her:
Thanks for looking!
Monday, April 6, 2009
and here's my creation:
Thanks for looking!!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
I used AMYRS58 for it. I really enjoy that sketch! The rabbit was part of the Fresh Spring Things kit and is no longer available. Everything else - the flower/grass stamp, sentiment, buttons & paper are still available. Here is a detailed shot of the bunny:
Doesn't it just make you smile??? He's soooo freakin' CA-UTE! I colored everything with my Prismacolor Pencils & OMS. Next up is a layout. I used a sketch from the super talented Valerie Salmon. The pattern paper I wanted to use, Gentle Beginnings, is an 8x8 pad but I scrapbook mostly 12x12. What I LOVED about this sketch is that I could incorporate the 8x8 sheet and work around it.
I colored the lamb with my Copics. I used scrappers floss in the buttons - so easy to use! The scallop borders was cut with my Quickutz Border die. I really enjoyed making a layout and am happy to report that last weekend I ordered pictures so I can continue to make pages. I hadn't ordered pictures since May of 2008!! Abby is at that age where she wants to know everything about when she was a baby - what better way to do this then by showing her pages! I mean I have thousands of photos and tons of memories so I need to get those down on paper fast! Actually I have journals and 3x5's full of detailed memories to go with all the pictures so there is no real hurry - except that they'd look better in a book then on a shelf in a box!
It's raining today so we won't be doing too much - hopefully I'll get a few things done in my room. I've had this neck pain for about 2 days and it seems to be getting worse rather than better so really all I want to do is lay around! Hubby says it always feels worse before it gets better so lets hope he knows what he is talking about!
Thanks for stopping by and for looking!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
So our challenge for this week was to use NO pattern/designer paper!! You guys know how hard this is for me! Then I realized that the Holly Berry Stamp would be perfect since that takes center stage. Now this is my FIRST time EVER doing a Holly Berry creation so be gentle...
A few things I realized that would make the process a lot easier - make sure you have enough time, make sure you have multiple sheets of the cardstock colors you choose, and don't have your "base" be one of the main layers of your card! So I had to improvise - that's why the green "base" is sponged with charcoal ink (to make the butterfly pop a little more).
Here's a close up of the butterfly and it's layers:
It's a little hard to tell but I stamped & embossed the image on two sheets of green cardstock and one on pink and yellow. I then cut out each section that I wanted to highlight. The yellow section is adhered to the green without foam tape. The reason I had to even stamp on the green was so the butterfly's antennas would show. I mean I couldn't cut those out!! Then the pink is cut and layered with foam adhesive. Lastly the green section is done the same way.
I was going to add glitter but the embossing really sparkles and I wasn't sure how it would turn out so I decided not to chance it...especially since I didn't have anymore of the right cardstock colors! I've already started thinking of what colors I want to do next - and this time it should go a little faster since I KIND of know what I'm doing, LOL!
So what do you think? I'd love to know so leave me a comment! Why not play along? Just go to Danni's blog and leave a link to your creation. While you are there see the card that the featured artist, Ann, created. Or if you'd rather upload your creation to an online gallery like SCS or PCP just use keyword FBW. This week I'm happy to report that we have a new team member, Nancy. Be sure to stop by her blog and welcome her to the team!
Have a fluttering day and thanks so much for looking!