Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Scrappers Challenge!

I luves me a scrappers challenge!  This was a fun one- a 4 x 9 card!  I have never done one of these, but over at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog they set out a challenge!  It just so happens I need a retirement card for a friend and this is what I came up with.

Could I stop there? Nope!  I visited the Papertake Weekly Blog and realized it was a Sketchie Free For All- soooooo, I adapted sketch #55, elongated it and wha la- a retirement card!

There are so many fun things on this card to see (a 4x9 card is a little difficult to photograph) so here it goes:  I put some glossy accents on the water in the tub- made it look 3D and the glass of champagne has some Stickles on it!  Love the way the pinks pop off the black background.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog-  Challenge #63 Skinny Cards 4x9
Papertake Weekly Blog- Sketchie Free For All- Used sketch #55
Simon Says Stamp Blog- Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes


Isn't she a cutie?  You'd never know that the paper I used is from the Bo Bunny Camp-a-lot Collection would you?  Remember I am not buying anymore paper- use what I have... (breath in, breath out).  This card just seemed to work with her coordinating outfit- that was just a scrappers fluke!

I would like to enter her into the following challenge:
Besties Challenge: Bow Crazy
Simon Says Stamp Blog-Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Black, White and One Other Color Bestie Challenge

7/22/13 UPDATE:  I AM A RUNNER UP WINNER IN THIS BESTIE CHALLENGE!  This is so cool- thank you to the design team for recognizing my work!  I look forward to the next challenge!

Hey Bestie Fans!  Coming to you with another super cute Bestie image!  I colored her a while ago knowing that this challenge was coming (love that you know what is up and coming!) and this is the end product! Hopefully this makes it into the challenge on time!  Would love to write more, but I am on a time crunch here with this post and entering this card!

Entering this in the Besties Challenge- July 15-21- Black White and One Other Color
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

A little bird told me...

7/25/13 UPDATE:  I WAS VOTED TOP 3 BY THE DESIGN TEAM FOR THIS CHALLENGE! Thank you to the design team for recognizing my work- what an honor!  Looking forward to the next challenge!

Hello and welcome back!  I just bought this brand new stamp by Penny Black at my local scrap book store and had to have her!  I have been holding on to the sentiment stamp for ages and actually have never used it- thought it would be perfect with the card!  I totally tricked out this card and popped the image of the little girl coming out of the window as well as the birdie:)  The flowers at the top were on a whim- remember I am trying to use up things that I own  and the two little heart stick pins were added for a bit of whimsy!  The paper is from a This & That pack that I have had for a while and the border going up the side is something that's been around- I want to say it is K & Company, but don't hold me to it!  The sentiment is by Inkadinkado.  What a fun and I can't wait to see who gets this lovely creation for their birthday...

I am entering it into the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #163: You've Been Framed (the windowsill she is leaning on looks like a frame to me!)
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (Old- Sentiment, New- Stamp, Blue- Flowers)
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog: Challenge 60: Use a Hoarded Item (Awww geez, the paper, the flowers, the stick pins...)
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog: Pin It (Heart stick pins found in the flowers)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

MOJO 300!

Mmmmm- summer, sweet summer and MOJO 300!  Wow!  Thought I would post this card before my 4th of July festivities get started!  Love this sketch- forces you to use lots o' paper- I am using up stuff that I have and some day- hoping by Christmas (egads!), I will be able to purchase some new stuff!  That means I really have got to get my card making fingers a workin'!

Think I'll take a break today and celebrate my freedom with some family.  Thank you to all those who fight for our freedom and for those families that have someone serving abroad or have lost someone fighting for our freedom- my prayers go out to you that you find peace in today and know that an angel is out there watching over you and your loved one. Happy 4th of July!

Entering in the MOJO 300 contest!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Sweet Stop

Happy Anniversary to my parents!  This card was made with love using a Lili of the Valley image and a sketch from The Sweet Stop. If you look real close you can see I tried using a little kraft cardstock- see I told you I would give it a try!

The Sweet Stop: Challenge SSS217

Have you ever...?

Have you ever read such a good book that you have actually stalled to get to the end and then when you got there you wish you could read it all over again? Yeah, that's how I feel about the Bestie digis by Sherri Baldy!  I ABSOLUTELY luv the images she has created and I loved every second of coloring this digi- in fact, I colored her twice (exactly the same way) because I think she is sooo stinkin' cute.  The image does have a lot of detail, but that's OK... worth all the painstaking time it took to color her!  I even stalled by doing housework in between the coloring!  Now I have 2 nice images and the house looks great!)
I know total DORK!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Besties Challenge: Challenge #23- Shabby Chic- I think she is country, but chic!
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays:  All things digital

Stars and Stamps- Sketch #179 and Midweek Throwdown

Happy July all!  I am on vacation so I am able to have some crafty fun for myself!  Thought I would do a two in one post for the Stars and Stamps blog over at Operation Write Home- daring isn't it considering I haven't posted since MARCH?! It's not that I haven't created cards- goodness knows mother's day, father's day and birthdays have all been busy card making times, it is just that I haven't had the time to post.

Soooo, here it goes...

The sketch is #179- pretty simple- I like it because I can use lots of paper!!!!  This summer I am not buying another stitch of paper- I am using what I have sooo this is quite the mish mosh of paper scraps.  Can you believe I used a sticker as my focal point???  I know who is this girl- right?!  I rarely if ever create a card without a colored image- this was an absolute shot in the dark!  But it isn't bad! AND are you ready for this? I got the sticker at The Dollar Tree ages ago!!!  See, using what I have- day 1!

The throwdown is a color challenge (red, white, blue and kraft cardstock).  Not a great fan of kraft cardstock, but it does have its place in the craft world- maybe I should try using it a little more... I used the blue as the base of the card and part of the rectangle on the card- I had two really busy papers and felt I needed to anchor it somehow.

This was a fun one!  Stay tuned for more creations on this crafty summer vacation!