Hello, everyone! I've been MIA for quite some time, huh? Well, with the kids back at school, babysitting and well....life itself, I've been pretty busy. I haven't even had the chance to photograph the FEW cards that I have managed to complete. Hopefully, I'll find some time to post those few, pretty soon. I'm hoping to get back on track, too :)
Anywho, while I've managed to continue to stalk some of those favorite blogs on my list, I've ran into some great blog candy some generous crafters have up for grabs. Cathy is celebrating having gone past 50,000 hits! She has some candy up for grabs until November 16. Check it out and enter, she's included many sweet items!
Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I did, but it was way too short ;)
Have you heard of Simon Says Stamp? Well, I have. They have a wonderful on-line store with all your cardmaking and scrapbooking needs, with great customer service and fast shipping. That's not all, they also have a blog, to keep up with all the exciting news of new products to come. I don't want to forget to mention, they have this terrific challenge blog that gives away great prizes for joining in their weekly challenges. Got check them out, they are giving away a great prize right now. www.simonsaysstamp.com
Hey everyone! Hope you're all having a great weekend. Just wanted to pop in and let everyone in on the fabulous candy Carlyann has going on to celebrate her one year blogaversary. There are two prizes, up for grabs. A set of 16 magnolia stamps is first prize! Second prize is a handmade box, by her, full of images! So, go here and leave some love while you enter for your chance! http://sweetncrafty.blogspot.com/2009/08/my-blogoversary-candy.html
2RedBananas challenge was to use a quote as your focal image. I really like this quote, so I decided to use this one. Michelle at: wordsimagined.blogspot.com, has LOTS of quotes, you can download for free. Be sure to give her credit and a little shout out, if you use them, please.
Thank you card using LatteBella, for Bellarific Friday Sketch, weekly challenge. SUPPLIES Stamps: Stamping Bella (lattebella) and Hero Arts (sentiment) Cardstock: SU and GP DP: Basic Grey Porcelain Tools: Curved Rec. nesties Accessories: Memento ink and Copics
Simple but cute! This one obviously didn't take long, but I think it's kinda cute. This one is for Karen's challenge (kgiron.blogspot.com) I noticed her card size was 6 1/2x3 1/4, so I thought I'd give it a try. I like it! I think, I'll use these measurements more often. I'm also using it for Cupcake Craft Challenge, this week is...BEACH theme. SUPPLIES Stamps: Impression Obsession (Beach Fun) Cardstock: Core'dinations and GP DP: Basic Grey Cupcake Tools: EK border punch Accessories: Memento ink, Copics, button, and floss
I have a few more cards to share today. I guess you could say, I'm catching up. I like the way this one turned out. If I do say so myself ;) I'm using this one for Makeesha's challenge (makeeshabyl.com.au) and The Cuttlebug Spot challenge.
I haven't posted in a few days. I've been busy making more cards since I didn't do a thing last week. Don't ask me why, I have no good excuse ;) I just purchased some new release digis from ATS. This is one of them. Isn't she adorable!
Stamps: Digi Heidi Among the Flowers (ATS) and sentiment (Hero Arts)
I have a couple things to share today. 2 Sketches 4 You has an amazing sponser this week. JustRite Stampers! Yep, and they are giving away $100 gift cert. Can you believe that? How exciting, huh? Here is my entry: SUPPLIES Stamps: JustRite Stampers Cardstock: Core'dinations and GP DP: Daisy Bucket Tools: Classic circles, Classic Scalloped ovals, and Labels 3 nesties and EK border punch Accessories: Memento and SU ink and brads
This is a little gift bag I made, using a brown paper bag, from a tutorial I got off of Becky Robert's blog: Inking Idaho. She has some very cute and easy project tutorials.
Stamps: JustRite Stampers
Cardstock: Core'dinations and GP
DP: Basic Grey Wisteria
Tools: Classic and Scalloped oval nesties
Accessories: Memento and SU ink, ribbon, and brown paper bag
I almost forgot about posting this! Ribbons and Bows, that's what they called for, for the Sugar Bowl Challenge #15. I received these Gorjuss Girls images from a stamp swap and I'm so loving them. Very fun!
Stamp: Sugar Nellie--Gorjuss Girl
Cardstock: SU and DCWV DP: MME
Accessories: Copics, Spica glitter pen, and ribbon
I'm not too happy with how this one turned out, but I wanted to color her so bad with my copics, lol! Dustin Pike's digi stamps rock! I used this Hula Monkey for the Three Clovers challenge, who asked for bling and I used the sketch from this weeks: Eat, Sleep, Stamp.
Stamp: Dustin Pike
Cardstock: DCWV (metallic) and GP
DP: Basic Grey Wisteria
Tools: Classic oval nesties
Accessories: Copics, SU ink, glitter brads, ribbon, and strip of rhinestones
I can't believe I'm still up! Well, since I'm up, I decided to create some cards. Why not, huh? I've always thought the Magnolia stamps were sooo darn cute, but just haven't made a purchase yet. So you can imagine how excited I was when I received some, in the stamp swap, I joined through SNR Card Universe. I will be making a purchase soon ;). I used her to make this card and use it for two different challenges at: Just Magnolia and Scrappy Frogs.
Stamps: Magnolia and Hero Arts
Cardstock: Bazzill and GP
DP: Daisy Bucket
Accessories: Copics, Spica glitter pen, Memento ink, and Dew Drops
I used this card for a Simon Says Challenge, couple weeks ago, but it will work for the challenge this week at: Our Creative Corner, so I'm going to use it ;) The challenge was to use shades of purple.
Stamps: Penny Black (image from swap) and Hero Arts (sentiment)
Cardstock: Bazzill, Archiver's, and GP
DP: Basic Grey Wisteria
Accessories: Copics, Memento ink, SU ink, and rhinestones
This is my entry for Stamps and Smiles Weekly Sketch Challenge. For some reason, I had a hard time with this sketch and didn't know what image to use. This stamp rarely gets used, so I decided to use this one. This is what I came up with anyway. SUPPLIES Stamps: Heartfelt Creations and Hero Arts (heart) Cardstock: Stampin' Up and Archiver's DP: Basic Grey Cupcake Tools: Labels 3 nesties Accessories: Copics, Memento ink, SU ink, ribbon, and liquid pearls
I've won again! That's twice in ONE week! How exciting, I don't often win anything. In fact, I can't remember the last time I won anything, even randomly, lol! I'll take though. I won the weekly challenge over at the, Sweet Stop. Check them out, they have some wonderful sketch challenges each week.
The Pink Elephant challenge this week was to use animals. This is a birthday card, I made for a family member last month. I decided to use it for this challenge since it was already finished and it's a last minute entry ;)
Here is my entry for: Little Paper Shop Monday challenge. I've been so busy trying to get my projects posted in time. Very often, I work so hard to get them completed and then procrastinate on posting them. I spent the day/night on Saturday cropping with some friends. Well, they scrapbooked, while I created cards. The men, did as they usually do, hang out outside then the basement, playing pool. We ordered pizza and had a good time!SUPPLIES Stamp: Miss Anya Rain-The Greeting Farm (image received from swap) Cardstock: GP and DCWV DP: DCWV Tools: Classic ovals and classic scalloped ovals nesties and cricut Accessories: Copics and dew drop
This is my entry for last weeks challenge at: kerinstamps.com. SUPPLIES Stamps: Dog Gone Stamps (image I received from swap) and Hero Arts (sentiment) Cardstock: Bazzill DP: DCWV Accessories: Memento ink and Copics
I almost forgot to mention: I WON!!! I was so excited when I saw my name, as I went to check out the new sketch for the week, over @ Stamps and Smiles. There it was, I even had to read it a second time. I know, what a dork, huh, lol! It was my very first post there, I was so excited that I had to tell my boys right away. They were actually excited for me :)
Boy, was I busy last night! This is my entry for CPS, and what a great time to join in the fun. JustRite Stampers is the sponser this week! Wouldn't that be exciting, since I only have a few of their stamps in my collection. It was a great sketch, as always and I'm looking forward to the next, as always :)
Cardstock: GP and Core'dinations
DP: Daisy Bucket (double-sided)
Tools: Classic circle and Petite Scalloped circle nesties
Accessories: Stampin' Up ink, Versa Color ink and Spica pen (pink)
This is my entry for the sketch challenge over at: iheart2stamp. Hope I get it there on time, oops! SUPPLIES Stamp: Unknown (got from stamp swap) Cardstock: Bazzill DP: DCWV Accessories: Copics, prima flower, and brad
This is my entry for the Farm Fresh Friday Sketch Challenge 2, over at The Greeting Farm. It is my very first time posting in their gallery. They have some fun weekly challenges to help jumpstart your creativity. This is one of the new stamps I just purchased from them last week. I also got Hippie Anya. Their stamps are sooo cute! I will definately be making another purchase soon ;)
Stamp: Surfer Ian
Cardstock: DoubleMates, DCWV, and Archiver's
Accessories: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copics, Quickutz diecut font, and popdots
Here is my entry for: Stamps and Smiles Sketch Challenge for this week. It's a bit simple but I kinda like it that way. I felt, if I added anything else, it would ruin it. SUPPLIES Stamp: Heartfelt Creations Cardstock: GP and DCWV P.Paper: Basic Grey Wisteria Tools: Classic Scalloped Oval Nesties Accessories: Memento Tuxedo black ink, Copics, and Chalk ink
Hello! I'm a mom to three wonderful children and girlfriend (10 yrs.) to a great guy. I work full-time, but love to make cards and scrapbook when I get free time. Thank you for stopping by and taking a look :)