Saturday, January 23, 2010

Face reveal....warning it is scary!! LOL!

I figured it was about time I show you all what I look like....scary huh? LOL! I entered a photo contest at our local hospital last year and I had two photographs that won and are now being displayed permanently at that location...I was tickled pink that not one but two of my pieces of art were chosen! This is me next to one of them when I finally got to see it mounted, framed and hung up. Super exciting times for me :) Anyways, this is also what I like to do in my spare time and now you know what I look like!


Gingerbread and some good news!!

Before the new challenge over at Susie and Vikki's Christmas Club they were giving away some blog candy and I was lucky enough to win Vikki's!! She sent me the assortment of image and papers you see below (picture is off of Vikki's blog where the candy was posted)....very pretty!

AND....... I also got a Guest Designer spot with the challenge that is starting today! I AM SO ON CLOUD 9!!! :) I was going to try and make two cards but time only allowed for one especially since I wanted this card to be super special and look perfect!!! The challenge is Gingerbread and it is going on right now over here! I do hope you like my gingerbread man and join in the challenge for yourself! Never too early to start on Christmas cards for this year!

Digital Tuesday - sketch
Tuesday Taggers - Christmas Leftovers
Quixotic - ink up an old stamp

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bee with flower...

Well, I'm definately not happy with this card but I ran out of time to redo it. Oh well, hopefully it isn't completely terrible. Lots going on this week and not nearly enough craft time!!

Think Ink #12 - Spring
Fresh Brewed Hop - Sketch
Color Throwdown - so saffron, melon mambo, old olive
Sophisticat #18 - Spring
Pick Three - I chose a color that reminds me of spring (yellow), flower image and a card with no specific occasion

Hopefully my next card is much better!!
Now I must get back to entertaining my teenage nephew! The Wii is all we need! :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A few winnings!

This is the new stamp set I won from commenting on the Whimsy Stamps forum. The carousel horse is gorgeous!!

And the Penny stamp is what I won from a 2 Red Bananas Challenge. They sent me an extra freebie of quotes because it took so long for them to send my prize. So sweet of them to do that!


Blog Hop!

New Dustin Pike stamps available at High Hopes Stamps. There is a blog hop going on today and they are giving away prizes!
Check it out here and don't forget to leave a comment on ALL the blogs!

Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Birthday present...

I forgot to post this the other day but it was a present for the 90th birthday party I went to over the weekend. I made some old-fashioned avocado tomato bread and after it cooled wrapped it up in some press n' seal then wrapped with orange tissue paper and covered with cello. Made this tag and used my new JustRite stamper to customize it.

JustRite - Get creative with font

Dragon Fireman!

Supplies: Cuttlebug with diamond plate embossing folder, Dustin Pike digi already colored (first time using one of these and I like it!), yellow strip of paper was distressed with CTMH edge distresser and then I sprayed a bit of Truffle Shimmer mist on it to give it kind of a mud splatter look.

This was a pretty simple card but I thought the combo was too adorable. I did not put a sentiment on it yet but I think it would be cute for a young boy's birthday.

Get Sketchy #21 - sketch
Susie's Sassy Challenge - card for a boy/ option of an animal
Charisma - anything new
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
KLSNS - Appreciate a dragon
Corrosive - digi

Little Snowman Tote

Supplies: Cricut and Bags/Tags cart for the tote, Storybook cart to cut out the circle, snowman stamp from Imaginisce, colored with Copics, added silver stickles, Cuttlebug and Sizzix calendar die for cutting out the silver foil snowflakes.

2 Red Bananas - Blue, white and silver
Stamp Something - blue and white
Susie and Vikki's Christmas Club - snow (I used snowflakes)
Charisma - anything new
Saturday Spotlight - Snowflakes gone wild
Peachy Keen - purse/tote, atleast one stamped image and incorporate a winter theme.

Love You Tons!!

Supplies: Paper from my stash, inchworm scissors to cut the gray paper, ribbon and buttons from stash, pink heart cutout with Cricut (Bags/Tags cart), "Love You" sentiment is Hot Off the Press (Tiny Words) and "Tons" is from using a JustRite stamper and font, Whisper pink brushed around the edge of the image, digi is from TMITA, colored with Copics/Prisma/OMS, added red glitter to the hearts and band of her skirt.

TMITA - use this image...also add red ribbon, button and glitter
Cute Card Thursday - pink and grey
Charisma - anything new
Sew Many Challenges - anything goes
Character Cafe - one DP, button and ribbon
Polka Doodle - Love
Etsy Inspired The red hearts inspired me here
Corrosive - digi
The Pink Elephant - sketch (I really didn't think about the coincidence of pink and the elephant for this challenge...kind of funny!)
JustRite - Get creative with font (I used JustRite font with another sentiment combined...I liked how I could get TONS to be bigger!)

Whew...that was alot of challenges in one little card!
I got really creative today so stay tuned because I have a few more postings!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

90th Birthday!

I thought this young image and the bright and cheery colors would make the birthday gal feel young again! 90 years.... AMAZING!! And she is still in good health! :)
I put ALOT of work and detail into this card...took me about 3 hours from start to finish! But I think it turned out so beautifully!

Supplies: Cuttlebug with dot folder (not sure of exact name?), various eyelets and brads, JustRite stamps, memento ink, Whisper ink, ribbon from stash, Rubber Romance image colored with Copics, Cricut to cut out all shapes except the tag with 90 is from K&Co. I just added the 90 with the JustRite stamper.

OKAY....this is probably a good time to ask. Do you like when I list the supplies like I have been doing the last few posts or should I just stick to describing what I did on my card like I used to do???? Or would you prefer I do both sometimes???
Thanks...I like getting opinions from those that are doing the reading!!

Rubber Romance - Jan. 10th sketch
Crafty Catz - Birthday
Paper Makeup - Birthday
Charisma - Anything new
Simon Says - Shabby Chic .... although I don't really know what this means their blog said it shows wear and tear. So I sanded the background paper and inked up the edges of the sentiment tag. Hope that is correct!
ABC - L is for Layering
The Pink Elephant - Birthday
Crafty Creations - Textures
Practical Scrappers - embossing