Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sweet & Simple

It's been a long time since I've made a card without coloring something so if you can believe it, this was a challenge!  LOL!  My SIL is 36 yrs old and never really been by herself and running her own life.  She's had a hard time getting her start but has now found a path she wants to take and is going away to school to become a counselor.  So I've made this cute little card for her and wish her the best!

My favorite part is that flower.  I made it using my Silhouette and plan on making a few more of them. 

I'm going to enter the card in Fab 'n Funky Challenges - Go Mad With Embossing.  It's been a long long time since I've embossed and I don't know why because it has such a pretty effect. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

MDUC #110

Flutterby's - Use a butterfly

The challenge at MDUC is so easy this week!  How simple is it to add a butterfly to anything?  I haven't made an easel card for awhile so figured it was time.  I think they're so pretty!  I used a butterfly and butterfly border from my Silhouette to help me out with this card.   I got a little too much daylight shining on my flowers on the right side of the card but now that it's gone I can't fix that but I think you get the idea!

Sorry no more details today.  Kind of a quick post but if you have any questions about this card just let me know. 

If you're needing inspiration check out all the ladies creations at Magnolia Down Under Challenge blog.  Now THERE'S inspiration!!  Hugs!

I'm going to enter this card in:

Crop Stop Challenge #33 - Pearls, pearls and more pearls
Creative Inspirations - Use Your Favorite Stamp and although I can't seem to single out a one I will say that Magnolia's are my favorites.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

CLP #39 Sponsored By Whimsy Stamps

We're back with another amazing sketch!! This cute little image is called Birthday Cake Mouse by Meljen's and you can purchase it at Whimsy Stamps who is sponsoring this month's challenge!  Have you seen all the images they have on their site?  Digi AND rubber ... it's amazing!!

I added some scrumptious Stickles to the icing after I puffed it up with Liquid Applique.  Also added some teeny tiny beads (they're not really beads) to the edges of the image and adhered using Glossy Accents.  

There are more gorgeous creations at CLP Challenge blog and more details on this months prize.  Hope you can join us!
StampsBirthday Cake by Meljen's at Whimsy Stamps
Paper: Kaisercraft "Chanteause" collection
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and metal corner embellishments, Tim Holtz flowers (white continuous ones) and Prima Decorative Border (which are the candy looking flowers). 
Copics: W7, 5, 3, 1, 00
RV25, 23, 21, 00, 000
E27, 25, 23, 21
YG 67, 63, 61
YR23, 21, 20

Mid Month Graphicat Designs Reminder & FREEBIE

Have you joined up yet for the sketch from the August Graphicat Sketch Challenge?  Check it out and take a peek at the amazing creations the rest of the design team have come up with!!!

I made a sweet "Happy Anniversary" card with this FREEBIE sentiment from Graphicat Designs that Cheri made to match the cute little love birds from Whimsy Stamps called "Aww, So Tweet"

I wish I would have taken a picture of the card on the inside to show off my coloring better cuz I was really happy with this one.  hee hee  Oh but it took 3 attempts tho.  LOl!!  I even added glitter to her veil. 

I'm entering my card into the Jellypark Challenges: "Your Favorite Embellishments" and I think for the most part my Wild Orchid flowers are my favorite!!

Stamps: "Aww, So Tweet" and sentiment from Graphicat Designs
Paper: Kaisercraft "Chanteuse" Collection
Embellishments: Petaloo leaves, Wild Orchid Crafts butterfly, lace & flowers, Kaisercraft "Posies" Chanteuse collection, misc doily & ribbon and Zva pearl swirl.
Punches: Marvy flower punch and Spellbinders Lacey circle
Copics: E44, 43, 42, 41,40

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tickled Lil Spinks and Spooks Preview

Day 5 - Lil Haunt Mummie Christina

Welcome to day 5 of this new line!  I made my sign using the Silhouette and same with my cobweb covered tree, added some little green bats and finished off with my labeler to do the sentiment.

I wanted to try to go for more coloring depth on Christina's mummie wraps but it seems it didn't come through on my picture.  But that's ok you should see the other gals coloring on Tickled Pink Stamps blog. WOW!!  After seeing their cards they've even inspired me!
These images will be available for purchase in just 3 more days.  Visit Tickled Pink Stamps to see how you can win!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

MDUC #108 - Kathrin's Sketch

Welcome to another MDUC challenge!!  I just made it by the hair on my chin.....only a few minutes left before this is to post.  I boo boo'ed and created the wrong challenge so was frantically throwing paper, flowers, paint and glue dots around this morning but thank goodness for pre-colored images.  LOL!!  Finding it was a challenge tho.  Good grief!  

So!!  This week we are creating a project using Kathrin's sketch (below) and I just loved it!!  I used a Maya snowflake chipboard, painted it blue, then painted the tips white, covered it with Crackle Accents, went over the tips with navy blue and VOILA.  Fun snowflake!!  Doesn't Edwin look so cute tripping over these lights?  Hubby would just throw them down, step on them and leave.  LMBO!

For more inspiration go to the MDUC challenge blog and I can tell you there's some gorgeous stuff created with this sketch!! 

I'm entering my card into these challenges:

Christmas Cards All Year Round - You get to pick at least 4 themes from the word "Christmas" they have displayed on their blog.  So I chose C - chipboard, R - ribbon, I - inking (hard to see but inked blue around the Edwin frame), S - stamping and M - metal embellishments. 

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Christmas in August

Papertake Tuesday - Anything goes with the option of metal embellishments.  So I did.  :)

Enjoy your weekend everyone!!

Stamps: Magnolia
Paper: Bo Bunny "Winter Frost"
Embellishments: Wild Orchid corner metal embellishments, flowers and lace, Bo Bunny lace (burgundy), misc jingle bells and Twinklettes.
Punches: Magnolia leaves

TPS Spinks and Spooks Preview

Day 1 - Zombie Kellita

Are you ready for Halloween yet?  Ok...maybe not me either BUT I did love making this card with the new Zombie Kellita from Tickled Pink Stamps.  Isn't she creepy?  And there is a whole new set of Halloween sentiments to pair up to these great images!

Can you see my bats coming out of the paper??  Maybe if you make it bigger you could see the detail better.  Love that Martha Stewart fence - one of my personal fav's.

Sentiment "Time for a coffin break" - ha ha ha!!  So I just HAD to make the coffin and as you can see there are some yummy candies inside. 

Hope you enjoyed my project!!  There are previews for the next 8 days so stay tuned!  We're combining new Pinkettes with Lil Lolita's.  Some serious cuteness coming up! 

Take a look a more ways to use the new Zombie Kellita....available soon!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Sponsors

This week we are sponsoring more challenges and I'm showcasing the new Lil Little Lolita Lilith. This new line is soooo cute and I've finally gotten the chance to share a few cards with you.  Check the new images out at Tickled Pink Stamps

This week I'm combining these two:

Bearly Mine - spots/dots

and this card uses Lil Little Lolita Ivy along with a sketch from

I've used this sketch but really only the top half.

Join up if you like and don't be shy to combine all 3 challenges!!

New previews for TPS starting tomorrow!!  Stay tuned!