Friday, April 17, 2009
Today is the Verve Stamps release party on SCS and so Julie (Vervegirl) created some sketches and a color challenge for this week. If I read correctly the winner of each challenge will receive a $30.00 gift card to the Verve store so I'm hoping my numbers are randomly chosen to win one! Have a great night!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Okay, so I'm a little late! I just recently had time to make a few cards so I know I'm a little late but here it is anyway. I just love this little wagon filled with eggs. The funny thing, is that when I saw this stamp I thought of fresh farm eggs but when mu daughter saw it she said, "You should have colored them like Easter eggs!" I thought that was funny how everyone sees things a little differently. So maybe I'll make another card with pretty colored Easter eggs! (of course my time is limited with all the kids home this week) but it' worth a try. Okay, so have a great day everyone!
So Verve is hosting a contest this week to celebrate their big release this weekend! You can go here to check it out! Anyway, this is my card that I made using a Verve stamp. I love this verse and at only $3.00 who can resist. This sketch is actually a Mojo Monday sketch that I never got around to making so I thought now's the perfect time. I hope everyone has had a wonderful Easter weekend, ours was crazy and eventful, lots of family time and a broken wrist (for my oldest daughter) to top it off! All in all, we had a wonderful Easter weekend!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
So last Friday night I had a CTMH show to do. The ladies wanted to do a scrapbook page for their project so after I cut my pieces I ended up with quite a few scraps. I decided to use up my scraps by making some cards. I made this card for the new Mojo Monday sketch. I used the Unforgettable paper scraps (left over from the party) and of course another Ketto (Agnes Ketto) from Stamping Bella. I colored her using my ink pads and aqua painter and then added glitter to her wings and dress.
I also made this very simple card using some scraps. You can never have too many Thank You cards so that's what I made! I just love this paper pack but it is almost gone now so I promise I'll move on to something else soon! Hee hee Thanks for stoppin by and have a great day.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Hello everyone, How have you all been? I have been busy this week and now I'm heading into another busy week. I cannot believe the end of March is already here and we are coming up on Easter. I have got four Easter baskets to fill, Whew. Anyway, I got to sit today with a friend and make a card, that was so very nice. I used my new Ketto (of course) and let me tell you, I just love those Ketto's bunches and bunches. They are the cutest little stamps. I used some of my favorite paper from the latest CTMH catalog called Unforgettable. I also colored my Ketto in with my prismas and OMS. I used the OCC sketch from last week but I was too late to enter it. That's okay though, I just had a relaxing time making this card and that what matters most, right? Well, I must be going I can hear my youngest son yelling for me from his bed...Mommy?...Mommy? It's so incredibly cute. I wish you could here it. See you all soon.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Calliope Ketto! The new line from Stamping Bella! I love them so much, thank goodness for friends though, my girls ordered a bunch of them in fact them I think we almost have them all, I only ordered three (moneys a bit tight right now) but I got to stamp a ton of images last night and just in time for my Viva La Verve challenge. I was already playing around with this sketch and then when I got these Kettos in the mail it just completed the card.
I haven't had much time to create this week because my little Jonah (youngest of four) had to get tubes put into his ears yesterday and he's been pretty clingy. The surgery was fast and perfect and he came home from the hospital like nothing had happened but he has been pretty demanding with his one on one time with Mommy. That's okay though, their only young once and I LOVE LOVE LOVE when he sits with me and watches Sesame Street or when he wants me to read a billion books! Anyway, I finished my card just before dinner and church and now here I am to present it to you. Enjoy!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I feel pretty productive today, Not only did I make two more cards but I also made a pair of valances for my girls bedroom! Whoo Hoo! I painted the girls room about a month ago and separated their bunk beds so that they could have their individual space not to mention I have a daughter who sleep walks and can no longer sleep on the top bunk due to the fact that she walked right out one morning. So, I looked everywhere for plain brown valances but had no luck so I bought some fabric to make the curtains but it sat in the bag for the past month. Well, today was the day that I decided to pull it out and get to work, a couple hours later and here's what we have!
Just thought I'd share a funny little picture with you. My girls are trying to use this pencil until it's completely gone and this is how much they have left! Hee Hee!
This card was made for the SCS sketch challenge this week. I just love the way this one turned out. The paper is basic grey and the stamped image is a cute little bunny that I got from Whipper Snapper. I colored this with my prisma's and OMS and finished it off with a prima flower and some pearls!
This is another image that I got from Whipper Snapper awhile back. I was going to use it for a valentine for my hubby (he's an angler) but I never got around to making him a card for Valentine's Day (I know, I know, I suck!) Anyway, I finally made him a cute little card with this guy. I haven't given it to him yet but I'm sure he'll love it! I also colored this in with my Prisma's and OMS and I used some more paper scraps from CTMH and some hardware and hemp from CTMH as well. Hope you have enjoyed your visit.and have a great night!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Here is my entry into the Bellerific Friday Challenge on the Bella Blog! The picture this week was of really cool orange, green, and yellow scarves. As I was looking through my Bella's my rocker girl totally stood out, I knew she was the perfect girl for this challenge! I used my prismas and OMS to color here and some cool paper that I got at Michael's the other day.
I made this card yesterday for the Mojo Monday challenge. I ended up loving this card. I have been trying to use paper that in my stash that I just HAD to have and then never used so this again is some old stampin up paper that I had. I think I may have an obsession with paper. ;O) Shhhh, don't tell!
So I have really been trying to come up with some simple cards and this weeks OCC challenge gave me the extra bump I needed to get that done. This weeks challenge is a limited supplies challenge so even though I did use one extra layer the official rule was three pieces of card stock. I made this bella one and used my prismas and OMS to color her in. I also used some of my stampin up paper that I have had forever.
This card was made because I love these simple layouts! This stamp set is another one of my favorites. It's bloomin beautiful from stampin up and I just can't get enough of this stamp set. I used my water brush and ink pads to color this one in and then added glitter to the centers of all the flowers. I don't think you can see it in the picture but it looks very pretty. I also used my score pal to make the diamond pattern on the base of the card which I learned from watching a tutorial on Amy Sheffer's blog here. Have a great day!
So here is my first attempt at the viva la verve challenge. The reason that I say, "first attempt" is because I ended up disliking this card once it was done. I thought that it would grow on me if I looked at it for awhile but, Nope! I just don't like it at all. Oh well, you win some you lose some, right? Anyway, when I get some more time I am going to try to make another card using this sketch.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Hello, all of my friends and fellow bloggers, I have come across some information that has laid heavy on my heart over the past few days. This movement is called "The Red Envelope Project" and from my research was started my a man named Christ (pronounced like wrist) Otto. I am personally Pro Life but friends, please here me out even if you are on the other side of the fence about the issue of abortion. Those of you who have been following me for some time now, know that I am never shy about my convictions and beliefs and I couldn't be aware of this issue and remain silent. Our new President Barack Obama is awaiting the signing of a bill that will lift ALL restrictions on the state level on abortion. Do you hear what I am saying? This bill, if passed, will lift ALL restrictions on the state level on abortions. What does this mean exactly...Well, first of all this means that partial birth abortion will be legal. (Partial birth abortion is when the mother can choose to have an abortion procedure any time up and through the third trimester) I won't go into the details of how this is preformed for it is quite graphic. If you are interested in knowing you can google it. Are you kidding me, this is no longer pro-life/pro-choice. What else does this mean for American's? This bill will also lift the parental consent law. As it stands right now most of our 50 states has a law that says if you are a minor you must have parental consent to have an abortion. This will no longer be. This is also no longer a pro-life/pro-choice issue, this my friends is a parental issue. I for one, should my daughter end up pregnant, do not want my child to be able to do this without first coming to me for support. What about the fact that hospitals may be forced to preform abortions. That leaves both Dr's and nurses being forced to go against their own personal convictions and beliefs in order to save their jobs. This my friends is no longer a pro-life/pro-choice issue. This is am AMERICAN issue. We have had a ton of men and women die for your freedom and mine, for our right to serve whomever we choose and to live by our own convictions and moral beliefs. Please watch the video below and take a stand with me on March 31st.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I made this card last night for the SC Wed sketch and I gotta say, I wasn't too thrilled with this one either. I was very tired and probably should have gone to bed but instead I was making this card. I think my mojo went to bed and left me to make this one on my own! I was trying to use some of my CTMH stamps and paper that I don't use very often anymore. I am debating on whether or not to sell most of my CTMH stamps. There are so many other stamps that are on my wish list that it seems so very wasteful to have hundreds of stamps sitting in a box, never used, ya know? Anyway, I used some more scraps of More to Adore paper pack and the solo T stamps set. Well, this is my last card for today. I have friends coming tonight for dinner so I must go clean up a bit and get ready. See you soon, have a fabulous day!
I was just in the mood to make some cards using the Tildas that I got last year. I am also in a huge water coloring mood lately and so I thought these girls would be fun to color using my aqua painter so this is what I ended up with. For this card I used some of the SU paper that my girl Tonya sent my way, Thanks again girl for the paper! I love the colors in this paper. I started off trying to make a 3 x 6 simple card and I think for the most part it stayed pretty simple? Jami can be the judge of that, hee hee!
On this card I used some Making Memories paper that I found at Michael's. It's a paper pad called Chloe's Closet and the papers are too cute. I had the ribbon and button in my stash and I had the layout in one of my sketch books. This is again, a very simple card but I love the way it turned out! Enjoy and have a wonderful day.
So here's my ugly card, Ha ha! You see, when I first made this card I hated it. Maybe it was that this sketch was a simple one? You know how sometimes the simpler the sketch is the harder it turns out to be? Anyway, the more it set around on my workstation the more it grew on me and now I'm totally okay with it. I used a sheet of my minds eye paper that I had and and some baubles. The image is colored with my aqua painter and my ink pads. Have a great day!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Good evening or really I should say good morning because it is now officially 1:58 am. What in the world am I doing up, posting one more card silly! I have to be up in the morning to get myself and four kids ready for church and here I am posting one more card before I turn in. I used CTMH silhouette paper and can you tell by the sentiment what stamp I have in my verve cart? Yeppers, I love that verse but since I don't have it yet I typed this one up on my computer and printed it out then I used my nestabilities to finish it off. Man, I am so in love with those things. I cut out the flower design from the paper and then intricately popped the leaves up with zots so that the stems to give it some dimension. Well, I gotta go turn my clock forward and go to bed. Gotta a long day ahead of me tomorrow and of course I'll be on SCS tomorrow night for the big verve release, won't you join me?
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Hello, here is is Sat already, another week come and gone. I can't believe how fast this month is going by. Anyway, I happened to be over on stamp TV, Gina K's new forum watching some videos and looking around and see that they too have challenges! Whoot Whoot, I think to myself more challenges that I can do instead of the piles of laundry that are in my basement or the dinner that could have been prepared an hour ago! Hee hee. This is the card that I made for the challenge. I used one of my two Gina K sets. I just love this little owl, he's sooo stinkin cute! I colored with my prismas and OMS and then I fun flocked him so he would be furry. That's all for now, enjoy!
Friday, March 6, 2009
I gotta tell ya, it's about 11:00 pm here and I can barely keep my eyes open but I have so much to do tomorrow not to mention, the kids are all home so I thought I would share a card that I made tonight for the Viva La Verve sketch on SCS. The twist this week was to use and shade of Red, Pink, and Green so I immediately thought of my CTMH paper and stamp set, Beloved Blossoms. I first inked my stamp in Orchid Bouquet and then rolled it in Tulip. I added some red baubles although in the photograph they look pink and I also added glitter, cause everythings better with a little sparkle, right? I think so. This was a nice little sketch. Okay, I'm drifting into dream land real fast I'm sure only to see Ketto's flittering around. Don't know what I'm talkin about? See them here...I know you'll love em too!
This is a card that I made for the SCS bellaholic color challenge. The challenge this week was to make a card using the color yellow. Again, not my norm so I had a little trouble getting this card together. I'm don't love this card but overall I'm fine with how it turned out. I do however think that the bella I used matches the look of this card perfectly so I have to say thanks to Jami for hookin me up with the stamped image! I colored her in with my prismas and OMS.
So as I promised in a previous post, here is the card I made for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. Isn't she just adorable? I love doing these challenges because they really pull me out of my box when it comes to card design. It not even that I have a hard time coming up with a layout, it's that it takes me FOREVER to complete one. Now that I am just following a sketch it saves me so much time yet still allows me to be creative in my own way. I can used whatever stamps I want, color it however I would like, and add any embellishments that I have. Well, if you don't already know the big Verve release is this Sunday on SCS and for there will be up to 7 winners of a new verve set! Whoo Hoo, count me in! Also, today is the Bella release and I gotta say I'm a little over excited as I have been using so many bellas that I'm getting tired of the ones that I have. I used some old Creative Memories paper that I had for this card and I like the way it turned out. The colors are not my norm so I actually had to run to Michaels and get some ribbon to match. Not that I cared to run to Michaels, hee hee! I used a bella that I have had for a long time but I haven't used much and I colored her using my prismas and OMS. I also used my liquid glass to attach some baubles on the gift as shown in the close-up. I hope you all are having a very blessed day, thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Here is a card that I made today for the SCS weekly card sketch challenge. I love the way this card came out. I got to use my SU set for the first time today, a little shout out to my friend Tonya, Thanks girl! Also, I used my aqua pen with my ink pads to color in the image. I sooooo love water coloring, have I already said this? Hee hee. Anyway, I have another card coming but I have to go to the store tonight and find ribbon to match! Don't you just hate it when that happens. ME too! Well, I'm off to find something to make for dinner, have a great night!
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I made this card this morning for the Bellaholic sketch challenge on SCS. I used this great springy Bella hoping that she would bring me some warm weather here in Michigan! I am so tired of coats and cold and wet and yuck! I cannot wait to feel the warm sun on my skin, to sit by the pool, for there to be flowers in peoples front yards not snow piles or mud. Hope you all are having a wonderfully warm day today!
This is a card that I made for the New Bellarific Friday challenge. I think this stamp is so stinkin cute and I've had it for awhile now but this is the first time that I've inked it up. Can you believe that, a stamp that I just had to have, not inked up yet? Hee hee. Anyway, she posted a beautiful picture for the challenge. This was as close as I could come. I'm wondering if anyone recognizes these little friends? Wink!!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Whew, I was just in time to get in on the MojoMonday sketch challenge! Whoo Hoo! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this card sketch. I had so much fun making this card and I am very happy with the way it came out. Thanks so much for stoppin by and have a great evening!
I made these two cards for SCS. The first one is for the weekly Wed sketch challenge. I know it's very plain and normally I have a hard time making plain cards so I know Jami will be so proud of me for this one! I also made the second one for the Viva La Verve weekly challenge also found on SCS I used some of my scrap paper stash for these cards as my scraps are overtaking me, hee hee. I hope you like what I've been up to lately. Have a great Sunday!
I have been loving all the challenges that are going on lately. Have you participated in them? Where have I been for the past year, right? I am not sure but I have been making cards like crazy. I think the competitiveness is coming out in me with these challenges, hee hee. This is the card that I made for Our Creative Corner this week. Enjoy!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Here is the card that I made for the Bellaholic sketch challenge on SCS this week. I was having a melt down because my trimmer was freakin out and cutting everything slightly crooked. It was only a hair off but non-the-less when you are layering it is so important to be right on. Anyway, I went out today and got the making memories heavy duty trimmer. I am still getting used to it and I'm not sure if I like it yet but it seems pretty nice. Anyway, I just love the new little turtle tots on the Bella site. I had the hardest time deciding which one to get but I went with this one and so here is my card! Have a great day!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
So I mentioned in my earlier post that I am really getting into these challenges in fact today I tried the Bellarific Friday challenge which was a color challenge this week. I normally don't do color challenges but to my surprise I really liked doing this one. I was also really loving the sketch challenge that I missed from the OCC last week so in order to make the most out of my time today I combined them both! So what do ya think?
Okay so I am really loving the challenges that are posted all over right, so I went ahead and participated in the OCC (Our Creative Corner) Challenge for this week which was "Add a Tag". You had to incorporate a tag somewhere on your card. I was already making this card for a very special person who's birthday is coming up soon ;o) so I thought that I'd go ahead and make it for this. I ended up feeling really good about the card. I was just what I was aiming for. I have added the badge on the right side of my page, feel free to play along. Have a great day!
So here it is the end of Feb already and I am just getting to sit down and make some cards! So the first one is the card that I actually made for my Christmas card this year. I cased it from our catalog because I loved it so much. I changed it up a bit to fit me a little better but the overall layout is the same. The funny thing is, I didn't even send them out because my life was so crazy that I never got around to writing my annual Christmas letter and addressing the envelopes so now they'll be ready for 2009.
The second card is for a baby shower that I recently went to. My wonderful friend Robyn is having a baby! In fact, I just got a text this morning that her water broke so when I say she is having a baby I mean she is having a baby right now! Hee hee. Anyway, I'm praying for you Robyn for a safe and easy delivery and a healthy baby! I love you! Okay so back to the card, I bought this paper a while ago at out local scrapbook store and this just seemed like the perfect time to use it. So there ya have it my first post in a loooonnngggg time. Hope you enjoy! Thanks