Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy Card Making Day!!

Hope everyone had a great day and found time to create a card or two! I found just barely enough time to create a wedding card for a wedding TODAY! It is about 10:30 pm my time and just got back and am super tired so I will have to post my picture later.

Have a good night everyone!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wags 'N Whiskers

A new company that is starting and I can't wait to see all the images they will release! They are also having a blog hop to celebrate on Oct. 9th!
Check out the site here.

Love Card!

The colors never show up the way I want them to on the computer but I tried my best!
Hope you enjoy!

Color Throwdown #62 - colors
There's Magic In The Air - Free digi image and sparkle
Creatalicious Challenge #2- use the colors pink or plum with burgundy and green....also add some type of fiber.
Polkadoodle Challenge #19 - color a digi
Digital Tuesday Challenge #26 - heart to heart

New stamp!

So this is what I have been sooooooooooo excited about this week!
The other day my DH came home and said I got some candy in the mail...I was immediately excited. Then he said it was from him...okay I gave him a look like quit playing around and GIVE ME THE PACKAGE!! LOL! As I have mentioned before I love mail! :P So it turned out he was serious and I was super super super excited when I opened it up and found this WONDERFUL stamp customized just for me to use on all my projects! It was a just because gift and I did not even say I wanted one of this stamps...he found it and came up with it all on his own!! WE HAVE A WINNER!!! DING DING DING! He even came up with the wording! IT IS PERFECT!! It inks up beautifully and I couldn't of asked for anything better! My husband gets a BIG gold star for this...THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

First Ornament!

I am so happy how this ornament came out! The first one I have ever made and I didn't even use a tutorial!! I feel like a big girl now...LOL! Everytime I use my cricut I am so amazed with the DH walked in when I was cutting and he said...did that thing just make that?? I said yep. Then he did it know what to do? I said it just does...I mean how else could I explain how awesome this product is?? I LOVE IT!!! Okay enough chit-chat....entering this into 2 challenges.

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #12 - an ornament with gold, a stamped image and a hanging device (I also have my NEW custom stamp on the back but forgot to take a picture of it...I will post about this later as I am soooooo excited about it!!!)

Simon Says Challenge - colors red and green

Cute Card Thursday - Celebrating a 1st (my first time making an ornament!!)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

You're a Hoot card!

Crafty Catz #1 - color combo (green, brown, blue)
Just Buggin Blog Hop Challenge - Use a die cut and alter it (used the owl and sparkled it up)
Friday Sketchers #71 - sketch
One Stop Craft Challenge #48- Die Cuts

Sharon is turning 50!

And to celebrate she is giving away the candy pictured above! Visit her website here for details and wish her a Happy Birthday!

Autumn birthday card

Tried a new technique with my brayer and multicolored ink pad. I think it turned out pretty good. I tried to "kiss" the leaf stamp in the middle to give it dimension but I think it turned out a little fuzzy. Oh well, I tried!! The cupcake is what I put on the inside of the card.

All Sorts Challenge #20 - Autumn Days
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #21 - Eyelets
Chirper Challenge - Something sweet, stamped and glittered (Cupcake on inside of card)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Some goodies have arrived!

WAHOO!!! CANDY, CANDY, CANDY!! I LOVE CANDY!! Can you tell I'm excited?? I just absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE getting things in the mail...even if it is just a card so to get all these lovely goodies I am on cloud 9!!

The first picture is what I received from Crystal over at Crystal's Crafty Creations. Go check out her fabulous work and leave her some love!

The second picture is what I received from Katie. Her website is here. Another very talented lady so go check her stuff out also and leave some love!

And these are the cute cards they sent me. The one on the left is from Katie and the one on the right is from Crystal! THANKS SO MUCH LADIES!! Love the cards and candy!

Dragon card for Ariel

*Digital image is a freebie from Dustin Pike
A few weeks or so ago I followed the Operation Nice Blog Hop and along the way I found the link to a very special site. It is called Make A Child Smile. I have been looking for more ways to do "good" in my life and really want to do some volunteer work. But in the area I live in there is hardly anything to do. I actually called a food pantry and they said they couldn't use my help...already had all the people they needed!! I was surprised that I couldn't do SOMETHING...ANYTHING! So I was so happy to find this website!!! I work at a school and just love kids so reading the stories of the chronically ill children is heartbreaking. There is alot of information on the site and each child has a website that tells their medical situation along with family and likes/dislikes. They ask that you mail a card and if you want a gift is optional (Make sure to read the Do's and Dont's on the site). You don't have to committ to a certain number you can do one and stop. You don't have to spend a certain amount of money or even keep in contact with the family. ANYONE can do this!! I plan on helping as much as I can...right now I am making cards and I already got my husband on board to help. We are going to try and pick up a few gifts to send along with the cards. These kids have been dealt a very difficult life so far and I feel very fortunate I don't have any of these medical problems so the least I could do is MAKE THEM SMILE!! Maybe my contribution will perk up their spirits and brighten their day...that is my hope! And I hope anyone who reads this atleast thinks about giving it a try! Thanks for reading! :)

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Digital Ink Co. Challenge D-IC003 What's Cooking? A recipe of 2 designer papers and 3 buttons, brads or eyelets.
Whimsy Stamps Challenge #20 - buttons
Corrosive Challenge #31- Pink and Green

Eldon with Flower!

Whew! Things are working again! I used Eldon with Flower..a free digi stamp from TMIA and colored with my markers (I'm not the worlds best at that yet but working on it!). I used my inchworm scissors to cut a decorative border and then cut out some circles for the scalloped pattern at the bottom. Paper and ribbon are from my stash. I also saw one of the DT's on TMIA website use a bow for Eldon and thought it looked adorable so I did the same thing. Must say making a bow that tiny was super super hard! But I think it turned out nice. :)

Mojo Monday#105 - Sketch
There's Magic in the Air - Ribbon and Bow
Color Throwdown - Use the colors olive, rose red, mustard, regal rose and chocolate. I don't have SU papers so I had to improvise a little and then when I took the picture some of the colors don't look the same as they do in person. Sorry...but I don't know how to correct that on camera!


Well, I actually got another card finished today BUT for some reason my blog keeps giving me an error when I try to upload my picture. Soooooo, I hope it gets fixed quickly because the card is for a few challenges that end today! Times like these I wish I didn't wait til the last minute to complete a project!

Hopefully I will be back up and running soon....