Friday, April 9, 2010

Groovy Kind of Love!

Digi image is from Squiggle Stamps

How many of you thought Phil Collins?? LOL! These colors remind me of the 60's or 70's and of course the birdies are in love so that is how I came up with the title! Pretty cheesy but I like it! :)

Squiggle Stamps - Use one of their images and sketch
Creative Inspirations - ONLY green, brown and blue
DCRU - Atleast one image and bird
Totally Gorjuss - Texture

Neapolitan Presents!

Image is from Sassy Studio Designs
Sentiment is from a Clear Dollar Stamp set (Under The Sea)

I wasn't sure you could see the sparkle I put in the white areas on the first picture so I took a close up of just the presents. It is very glittery in person!

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #14 - Sketch
Totally Gorjuss - Texture
Polka Doodle - Wedding Celebrations
Fab N' Funky - Neapolitan Ice Cream (YUM!)

Lilo and Milo in the rain...

Okay, I have had another very productive day! YAH! You will be seeing more than one post today...hope you enjoy!

This image is from Stampavie and is called Lilo and Milo (Rainy Days)
The flourish is from Stampology

I used glossy accents on the water and also embossed the yellow paper with circles...I hope you can see that! I couldn't get the glistening water to show up in my lightbox so I took this picture a different way and then the embossing didn't show up that great...always one thing or another! LOL! You might be able to see it better if you click on the image for a larger view.

Sketchy Thursdays Second Chance Challenge - Sketch
Sew Many - Stitching
Stamp Something - Stitching
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Buttons
In Style - Yellow and Green
Sophisticat - Rain
Charisma - Thank you (I think this would make a great thank you for caring card!)
Totally Gorjuss - Texture

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Bright Mother's Day!

Digi image is from Fresh Brewed Designs
Sentiment is a JustRite Stamp

I know this probably isn't a traditional looking Mother's Day card but my moms favorite color is green and she LOVES bright colors...just like this lime green! So she should be very pleased with this card! :) Neither of us drink hot coffee but we do love hot chocolate!

Doodle Palace - Mother's Day
Creative Inspirations - Lime green and black, flowers are optional
AiFactory - Mother's Day
Stamping Vacation - 4th Build-A-Sketch

Flower Girl!

As requested I got in my cleaned up craft room to mess it all up again! HEHE! Not too bad though...I am trying to keep it tidy each day now!

This is a digi from Karen's Doodles and I think she looks like a little flower girl in a cute with her freckles and frilly dress! Added some sparkle to make it even girlier! :)

Karen's Doodles - Use one of their images plust the theme of something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. So I chose the wedding theme and even added blue to her eyes! :)
Simon Says - Card for a child
Quixotic - Spring
Stamp Something - Pink
Corrosive - Sketch
Stampin' for the weekend - Digi or stamp with ribbon and bow

Paper Trimmer

Here is my old paper trimmer...a cheapie from a mail order catalog like Lakeside Collections. It has a slide out drawer underneath, two side drawers and is a slider style cutter. As you can tell ALL plastic. After less than a year.....

....this is what happens! Notice the rough edges on the green part where it is turning white...yeah that is actually curling up and wearing away!! YIKES! There isn't supposed to be white should all be green. It made it impossible to get a clean or straight cut and was driving me NUTS! Sooooooooooooooo.....

I bought this bad boy!! HEHE! A solid maple guillotine style cutter! It is called a Swingline Ingento. ALL WOOD AND METAL!! No cheapie plastic! This cutter ROCKS!! For just a little more money than the average plastic one this cutter should last so much longer!

Thanks for having a looksy!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Whats on your workdesk? Wednesday

Okay I did this for 3 reasons....
1. To show my progress of cleaning/organizing...(maybe it will help motivate some of you....ahem...DAWN?!) LOL! I watched your video!
It has taken me a few days to complete and I did the best I could without purchasing anything new to organize because we are in the process of selling our house to move.
2. Participate in WOYWD.
3. Stamping Vacations Supplies Unite #3 Challenge

****Before reading any further I'm sorry the pictures are all wonky and the wording is out of sorts...blogger isn't cooperating and I'm not sure how to fix it. But it is readable so please continue! :)

First off we have my folding work table....what a wreck!! The biggest thing I did here was put all colored scrap paper in a box and all plain white scraps in a separate box. I keep the colored scraps on the table in that MacBook box. Did you notice something else changed?? Maybe a different paper trimmer??!! I will share more about that in a different post!

Next we have my poor poor floor....I utilized a bunch of baskets and boxes to organize my stuff and actually put them away or stacked them up instead of having them scattered everywhere! Looks better I think! Not perfect...but better. :)

Finally we have my desk...oh boy! How did I create anything in that mess? I actually put things away...gasp! I know it is hard to believe but I put stuff in drawers and those cups I have hanging on the wall. WOW, what a difference that made! LOL! I feel so much better walking into that room and knowing I can find things easier and that it looks a little nicer. I think it brought my creativity back too as you can tell from all my posts!

If your still with me I want to thank you once again for all the lovely and thoughtful comments you leave for me...makes me smile knowing people care! :)


One last Florida vacation post!

Figured I better atleast show you a picture with me in it so you know I really was there!! LOL! This was at Coquina Beach where they had these beautiful rocks with holes in them....very unusual really. We heard that it was illegal to take any of the rocks (which are made up of thousands of shells) unless they are already broken away. I'm thinking this might be the only place to find this stuff??
As you can tell even though it is nice and sunny it was still cool by the water which is why we are wearing jackets!
At the top is me and my sweet hubby and the bottom picture is my dearest mom and dad!

Thanks so much for leaving me comments on my vacation pictures...I really appreciate you taking the time to look at them! :)


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

2 Cute Bunny!

*Digi is a freebie from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps

Are you all sick of me posting yet?? LOL! I had a productive day if you can't tell! Nothing like a good day of crafting to get the mojo flowing!

2 Cute Rubber Stamps - Use their bunny digi
Stamping Vacation - Pick 3 (glitter, die cuts and dry emboss)
The Pink Elephant - Nature
Fairy Creative Place - Sketch
Polka Doodle - Birthday
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Fab N Funky - Spring (bunnies always remind me of spring...they are soooooooo cute!)
Delightful Sketches - Buttons and bling
Charisma Cardz - Animal magic
Bee Crafty - Birthday and digi
Digital Tuesday - Blue, white and one other color (I chose yellow)
A Spoon Full of Sugar - A boy card
EBTKS - String (used for lollipop stick)
Think Ink - Use a book or CD cover as inspiration...I used this bunny book as inspiration.
Clearly Delightful #4 - Dry embossing and yellow

Thanks so much for stopping by and please leave me some love!

Flight of the Fucshia ...

Digital Image - Paper Cupcake

I had to redo this card because I wasn't happy with how it came out the first time and I'm still not 100 percent sure about it but hopefully you all like it! :)
Finally got to use my new Martha Stewart punches...I LOVE them!!! Also got to use some new paper...the green background paper with rays is from my good pal Annmaree. If you click on her name you will see her fab punched up goodness also (thanks for the inspiration and paper!). The orange paper is from the Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice collection! I'm not sure if you can see it or not but I outlined the bird with diamond stickles to make it all glittery. Lastly the flowers are cutout using a sizzix die.

ABSC018 - Sketch
Stamping Vacation - Pick 3 (glitter, faux stitch, die cuts)
Cupcake Craft - Make your own flowers
TMITA - Use any Paper Cupcake image and add 3-D flowers and leaves
Crafty Catz - Green, white and orange
The Pink Elephant - Nature
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Fab N Funky - Spring is in the air
Charisma Cardz - Animal magic
KLSNS - Recipe of 1 image, 2 different PP/DP, 3 embellishments

Big gators!

While in Florida we went to visit my nephew in Gainesville and he said there was a park nearby where you could go see some wild animals. So after lunch we took a drive and came across the park and it was a really neat place. We saw a Bison out in the wild (not something I would expect in Florida) and then we drove to another part associated with the park and they said you were guaranteed to see alligators. They were NOT kidding!!! We saw hundreds of them!! I could show picture after picture after picture of alligators but I just picked out two to share. The cool thing about this place is there is absolutely no barrier between you and the wild animals so you MUST respect them!! Looks like my mom followed that rule right? LOL! This just shows you how close you can really could touch one if you were brave enough...HAHA! I wasn't brave enough to do what my mom did and get in front of one but I did get right behind one...that big monster picture at the top shows how massive they really can be! Truly an experience and we all had so much fun!! Thank goodness we all came out alive too with no missing parts! :)

....see ya later ALLIGATOR!! HEHE!

Doodle Palace Sneak Peek!

Chibi Digi- Doodle Palace
Other stamps are from Clear Dollar "Fruity Fun" set

My first ever Chibi card using a new digi called "Chibi Girl Strawberry" from Doodle Palace. It will be available for purchase tomorrow along with a very cute animal train! I love strawberries and thought this would be a "sweet" image to use as our strawberries will be fast approaching in the next month or so.

Kaboodle Doodle - Digi girl
Secret Craft Saturday Challenge - How does your garden grow?
Crazy 4 Challenges - Kraft base
Stamping Vacation - Pick 3 (dry emboss, die cut ovals, faux stitching)
Allsorts - No DP
The Pink Elephant - Nature
Friday Sketchers - Sketch
ABC - R is for red
Simon Says - Distressing (black oval)
Fab N Funky - Spring is in the air

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter!

Yes, I know it was yesterday but I was gone ALL day so I wanted to take the chance now to say I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Easter!

Now for a few more vacation pictures....the sunset over the swamp just blew me away and the starfish is one I found along the beach...loved the colors!