- I'm a mommy to 2 little girls and 1 little boy... married to my HS sweetheart est.2001... I LOVE to craft and meet new friends that enjoy the same things as I do... my life is crazy but I enjoy every second of it! Family is the core of my life and is the reason for my existence... hop aboard my roller coaster and enjoy the ride!
Lollipop Crafts Design Team - The Lollipop Girls
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge week #21... head on over to the blog to get all the info you need...
The image is from the new Pink Cat Studio digis... I went a little bright with the colors for a more fun looking card! the sketch this week is awesome with lots of possibilites... but i lost my mojo some where a long this creation and this is how it turned out... so not for sure yet that i want to post her onto the challenge blog... remember you can only have one entry that will count... so i may go back to the craft room later and see what else i can dish up...
Cardstock - various pack
Paper - DCWV citrus stack
Stickles GG - diamond
Ribbon - American Crafts
Thanks for coming by... have a wonderful day!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Cardstock - value pack
Paper - DCWV, Basic Grey
Sentiment - American Crafts Minimarks
Ribbon - American Crafts
Stamp - Flutter Anya
Stickles GG - Tiara
Sizzix - Scallop Circles
Monday, September 28, 2009
got a new purple pack of CS this weekend... had to play with it... the challenge is to use atleast 2 punches (borders, nesties, dies, etc.) my chosen 2 or 3 were MS scallop punch, Hi emboss/punch and fishy punch... love them fishies... different shades of purple made this card complete... and of course, stickles gg on her tail...
Saturday, September 26, 2009
i love the pink and brown color combo... and i had the perfect DPs to play with... it was really hard for me to keep these cards simple... i didn't want to ruin the colors and prints of the DP... so yes, it looks plain... tried to keep the embellies simple with some flowers and dew drops... and don't forget the little rhinestone on her bow... hmm, is rhinestones my signature?! LOL..
Thursday, September 24, 2009
above is my entry for the Roses on Paper Challange #21... and the challenge was chosen by Rosette!!! and she wants to see STITCHES!!!! hurry on over if you want to play along... you have until October 4th to enter... head on over to the challenge blog to get the exact 411...
don't laugh at my stitching okay... i tried my best... took me forever too since my sewing machine is still a litte out of it... hmm, might have to ask Santa for one... LOL... i'll try and get yesterday's post into a mini tutorial for you all this weekend.... no promises on timing but i will get one up... Have a great day!!!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
looks like a card huh?!!? well, yah, you can use it as a card... when i put the whole thing together, i totally forgot about the ribbon or a way of keeping it closed without covering the front, so i tied it freely with some ribbon... oops!
don't you just love this image?!?! just got it today from the new Pink Cat Studio - Digi Store... yep, that's right, this little witch is a digi... stop by the new store and see what else they've got... wanted to make this little witch-y fun looking... it was perfect for the color challenge... and Halloween to top it off... embossed the green CS with a spider web texture plate and the oragne CS with a starburst texture plate.... added some spider/web ribbon, although it's hidden behind all the layers... hehe, trick or treat?!
Monday, September 21, 2009
was happy to use this beautiful DP i found at my local craft store... i bought 2 sheets, one to use and one to put away for later... hmmm, there's someone else i know that does that too... *wink* i won't say unless she says... LOL... found some charms that i purchased from SU about 5 years ago, so i'm finally putting them to use... if you enlarge the picture you can actually read what the charm says... sorry, my camera isn't all that great... second embellie is the ribbon and the last is the little rhinestone in the middle of her bow... i'll probably add on a sentiment later when i find a good home for this card.. whatcha think?!?!? fastest card i've ever completed... hour and a half tops... okay maybe it was an hour... LOL... well, that's it for today! good night my dear sistahs! sweet dreams!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Cardstock - Stash of asst. papers
DP - DCWV Citrus stack
Asstd. paper/prima flowers
Sentiment - Friskars stamps
Sizzix texture plates
Here's the handsome Edward... all of the images and sentiments (both in and out) were heat embossed... Also used my stash of texture plates and folders... most of the solid colored cardstock is embossed... i tried not to emboss the DPs...
Saturday, September 19, 2009
my DD had her special day on Thursday... she received an award for Surfer of the Month (student of the month - August)... we are SUPER proud of her and all her accomplishments so far this year... she's one super duper 1st grader...This card is from my September partner for Teri's OCS - Gina... this card is so adorable... i love the bees on it... and the sentiment is honey sweet...
Cardstock - Value pack from BF and DCWV Nursey stack
Ribbon - Martha Stewart
Sentiment - Heidi Grace clear stamps
Flowers - punch by friskars
Stickles GG - Icicle (wings)
Brads - making memories
Thursday, September 17, 2009
First challenge is for Flutter by Wednesdays... for this challenge you must use a butterfly or fairy and sparkles... and i LOVE sparkles... if you have a chance, hop on over to Danni's blog and check out everyone's creations... totally AMAZING...
Second challenge is for Anyone for Anya... this challenge you have to use the colors pink and white + 1 other color... that's where my green ribbon comes in... hop on over to that blog too! you'll be in awe with lots of AWEsome creations...
i hope it's okay for my first entry... yikes! i get so nervous... but the more i play, the more i get use to it so why not try it right?!?!
Well, i'm looking forward to another busy crafting weekend! can't wait to see what you all create! Take care! until later friends....
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Here's the second card i made... was feeling a little Christmas-y... found some Christmas DP in my tons of paper... used Princess Anya for this card... found some beautiful snowflake ribbon in my stash... punched little snowflakes and added blue rhinestones... used and old friskars heart border punch... can't really see the sentiment because i stamped it in white ink but it says "let it snow!" paper peiced part of her dress and used stickles gg for the white parts... also added stickles gg to her crown and star wand...what better name to call this card... Snow Princess...
Monday, September 14, 2009
Created by my 6 year old DD Krislen! she just melted my heart... i have it posted on my cork board so i can see it all the time.... i'm so proud of her... we received news that she was chosen for August's Surfer of the Month (student of the month) and her awards assembly is on Thursday... i did make a lei for her stuffed with some of her favorite things, but i'll post that later... it's hiding in the closet right now...
okay, onwards! Ha! LOL, sorry just had to do that...
so like i've said i revisted my original halloween treat box... the sample one i did earlier... after lots of shopping this weekend, i didn't find much to accent this box... picked up some orange ribbon and some halloween stickers... found lots of vellum sheets stashed so i decided to use some of it... i used the same sizzix shaker box die... glued some vellum to the window... punched holes in the side of the box and put ribbon through... that's the inside...
used the glittery stickers i found at BF to give a little accent to the corners of the window... the inside flap is still unfinished... that is where Krislen will write her name... also found some cute disney princess self inking stamps in the halloween section at kmart... she wants to use that on her little note too...
here's a closer view of the inside... sorry gang... pictures are somewhat blury... hinting to the DH, it's time for a new camera... (stuffed one of the kiddie's snacks just to see)
Sunday, September 13, 2009
so the contest was to case a card by each DT member... a total of 5 cards... play all or play little it's up to you... the 4 main designers and a choice between one of the 3 guest designers... well, i did a total of 7 (one for each guest designer)... here we go (in order as placed in the galleria at TGF)...
Janna - she has some awesome creations... beautiful and well detailed cards... it was hard choosing just one... but her "egg hunting" card just blew me away... and i knew i wanted to case it... i went with soft colors here... oh and this is the first time i've used birthday Anya! the circle with the sentiment is actually DP that i just punched out because it was perfect for the celebration...Jacquie - She has gotten me hooked with admiring the combo of blue and brown... of course, her name is javablustamper... but i was so use to pink and brown.... Jacquie has wonderful cards... which made the choice hard to choose too... i finally settle on one of her newest creations... her Honor card she made for the sneak peek... the flowers are from my darling friend Michelle! thanks girl, it added just the right touch...
Thursday, September 10, 2009
i've been meaning to use my box shaker die from sizzix, and finally took it out of the plastic... like i said, i don't have much (i thought i did) so for now i had to make way with what i could find... i cut out little scraps of orange cardstock and ran it through my bigshot using the pumpkin and candy texture plate... managed to find this cute trick or treat stamp in my pile of stamps... no black or orange ribbon could be found so i used gray... need to put those colors on my list...
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I just LOVE butterflies... and that was an inspiration on making this card... i had a decent size scrap DP that had butterflies on it... so i cut out the ones that were fully whole... and spread them around... some are actually raised just a slight bit, using thin pop-ups... and the colors rock!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Here's what was inside Joy's darling gift... lots and lots of images... i couldn't fit them all in the pix so i spread out a few... but there was lots! some bling it rhinestones, paper flowers and dew drops (that i've been waiting to order)... THANKS GIRL! everything is so awesome...