Monday, May 25, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You!

This week I had the wonderful opportunity at 2 Sketches 4 You to do the Bonus Sketch. This card was made for this sketch. To see it you can go to the 2 Sketches 4 You blog and join in on their challenge.

Our sponser this week was Starving Artist Stamps, and I really like this adorable rocking horse. I colored it using Prisma markers and I stamped the Harlequin bg stamp from SAS on the pink strip down the middle. The sentiment is also from SAS.

I made a second card using SAS, it was made using papers from K&Co.

Remember to put on your calender to join us at 2S4Y on June 1st for lots of fun and prizes.


A Sketch and The Pink Elephant!

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY! I hope everyone is having a WONDERFUL Memorial Day! We are having a cookout later and other outdoor activities with the kids.

This week at TPE, Robin has a great sketch. This is my take on the sketch. I stitched a half circle and added this sentiment from PI. Then added some rub-ons and the ribbon and primas. Just a quick simple card.

I love these colors from Papertrey Ink. They are so soft and elegant looking.

These last few months have been so hot and dry that things have begin turning brown, and it just hasn't looked the same around here. All the ponds and lakes have been drying out and water animals have been struggling in some areas to stay alive. However, this past week it has rained almost constantly it seems like and it has been such a BIG blessing. We have enjoyed all of the rain. As I was making this card it made me think of all the rain, these colors seem to speak of rainy days. I hope it continues to rain for at least a few more days, we need it...


Friday, May 22, 2009

I was tagged by Linda, the tag requires that I tell 6 fascinating things about myself. I am not sure if I can come up with 6 "fascinating" things, so I will just tell 6 things about myself.

1. I have 5 kids ages 14, 11, 7, 6, and 2. They are 3 boys and 2 girls.

2. I love coffee (and so does my 2 year old {decaf})!

3. We have two pets.... a parakeet named Toby and a Guinea Pig named Oreo.

4. I dream one day to go on a Cruise.

5. When I was in college we put poppers under the rims of the toilet seats to scare the other dorm girls. It worked!!

6. I have been known to not recognize people I should. One day I needed to go into the city hall and I pulled the stroller from the back of the car. It was a new stroller and I didn't realize that it was attached together with plastic rings. I didn't have scissors or anything to cut it with, and the baby was asleep so I wasn't sure what to do when a lady walked past. I kindly asked her if she had some scissors or something I could use to cut it with and she gave me the strangest look. She of course said no, and went into the building. A few minutes later a young man came out with some scissors. It wasn't until a few days later that I realized I had asked the mayor of our city..... I am still embarassed when I think about it.. but I also laugh, she probably thought I was NUTS!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Just Because!

I made this card, just because. I found this adorable paper at JoAnns and bought it. It has been in my things and I have been wanting to use it, so I pulled it out and made this card. The little birds were cut from heidi grace dp. The button strip was embossed using my Cuttlebug. I also decided to use one of my favorite color combos.

I hope everyone is having a great week. I know that it gets so busy at this time of year because the kids are having end of the year activities and are so excited about school getting out for the summer, but if you are like me you still try to squeeze in blog and stamping time.


Monday, May 18, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You and BIG News!!!

We had the awesome privilege of using ShortCuts products this week. I used a vanilla gift card and made it as a tea bag card.. I loved how these cards are so versatile and fun. This first picture is of the card with a tea bag, the second picture is of the card opened.

I just couldn't resist making a second card using these products. This one was made using a black gift card holder from ShortCuts.

Now for the BIG News! 2 Sketches 4 You is hosting the 1st annual Ultimate Card Showdown. Everyone is invited to come and join in the fun. There are some great prizes up for grabs. So bring your MOJO and be ready for a good time.

The Pink Elephant!

I love Monogram cards, they are so elegant looking. This card was made using a basic white cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I stamped this frame from a Fiskars stamp set using a dark green Stazon. The letter is a piece of chipboard I covered using Martha Stewart glitter and pop dotted it over this fabulous ribbon. Thanks for stopping in a playing with us at TPE!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Card Patterns Sketch and Color Throwdown!

Wow, what a week. My 7 year old started on Sat with an eye infection, has been to Urgent Care twice and is on three different meds for the infection. They don't really know what caused it but it is being stubborn and not wanting to completely go away. He has been out of school all week. My oldest was home Mon. and Tues. with a stomach bug, so needless to say stamping has been a little on the back burner this week. I made this card for the challenge at Card Patterns and for the color challenge at Color Throwdown. I didn't have any so saffron paper so I used this dp which is the closest I was able to come. The button is also close to So Saffron, but in the pic you can't really tell.


Monday, May 11, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You #26!

Today is an exciting day for me. This is my first dt card for 2 Sketches 4 You and we were able to use these wonderful digital downloads from The Cutting Cafe.


The Pink Elephant and A Color Challenge!

Happy Mother's Day to everyone, I sure hope you enjoyed your day yesterday. This card is made for TPE color challenge which is to use light blue, medium blue, and green. This dp fit perfectly and since I wanted to really showcase the paper I kept the card very simple. I sewed around the edges and added this cute sticker and ribbon. The sticker was layered over blue cardstock and I cut around it using my pinking sheers.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

ODB and Caardvarks!

I have been wanting to stamp all week and actually started this card on Thurs. I finally finished it today. I think my mojo is being squished by all the craziness around here.

We have been house hunting and it can be quite a chore, trying to find the right place and it seems my mind has been so consumed with house hunting that my blog has taken quite a hit. I have meen MIA all week and am hoping that things can return to normal.

This card is for the ODB sketch and also for the Caardvarks challenge to use a verse/saying. I used ODB Keep My Lam Burning set and K&Co paper. The ribbon I purchased from No Time To Stamp. This ribbon is AWESOME, if you haven't checked out her site, check it out HERE!


Monday, May 4, 2009

I am sooooo excited!

I am so excited, I applied to be on the Summer Design Team for 2 Sketches 4 You and they accepted me. I am so happy to be joining this wonderful challenge blog and to be working with such talented people.


The Pink Elephant!

This weeks challenge at The Pink Elephant is a recipe challenge. The recipe is using scallops, punches, and circles.

I used K&Co dp and all cardstock is by Papertrey Ink. The ribbon and cotton swatch are from No Time To Stamp. I sponged a little around the edges of the image to give it a more vintage feel.

The scalloped edges along the bottom was punched using a Martha Stewart punch and then I added some lace over it. In the top left I used the smallest circle from my nestabilities and layered over it with some buttons.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you had a great weekend.


Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot!

Hi all, I just realized that I used this same sketch a couple ofweeks ago, it is one of my favorites, so I guess I don't realize how much I use it. The challenge this week is to do a card for Mother's Day.

This dp is from K&Co, and the sticker is also from K & Co. This fabulous ribbon is from No Time to Stamp. Thanks for stopping by.


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