Friday, February 24, 2012

Hubby's Birthday

I always say that men's cards are so hard but honestly, I have to admit for me, they aren't. However, I realized I just don't like doing them!!  I actually asked my husband this year if I HAD to make him a card for his birthday.  His jaw just 'bout near smashed a dent into our floor so I suppose what the hell was I thinking?!!  At this point words were really unnecessary I suppose.  LMAO!! 

So some tips I have learned for men's cards.....kraft paper, tags, buttons, anything Tim Holtz and lots of layers using masculine papers are all you need!!  It was weird to color up this image as I don't normally color anything without eyes!! 

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Moving Along With the Times - Lots of Layers***

Card Makin' Mamas - Birthday Cards***

Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes***

Wags 'n Whiskers - Masculine Birthday

Enjoy your weekend all!! 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

MDUC #134 - Sketch

Our next challenge at MDUC - SKETCH!!  YIPPEEE!  (see below)  This week I tried to tap it cool on all the extra everything.  hee hee .... ya, this is my simple card.  sigh...I just can't do simple.  That is such an art within itself I tell ya!

I finally broke down and bought the Tim Holtz doily die.  Is it ever CUTE!!  Wish I would have bought it sooner.  I like his die's because you can cut chipboard with them using the Cuttlebug, which gives your card so much more texture.  

I cut the shaped card using my Silhouette....pretty sweet huh?  Too bad it won't stand by itself.  LOL!  Duh!  The flowers were also cut from my Silhouette.

This week's sketch:
If you have time, take a boo at the other lady's samples at MDUC.  WOW!  AGAIN!  Amazing inspiration over there I tell you!!

Stamps:  Magnolia "Tilda With Daisy"
Paper: Magnolia
Copics:  E70, 71, 74, 77, 79 - hair
Y00, 06, 11, 15, YR23 - flower
R20, 21, 22, 24, 29, 37, 59 - dress
T0, 1, 2, 4, 6 - dress and boots

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

CLP #44

You know those days when you try to take pictures and they just don't want to photograph properly?  Ok that just struck me funny.  What they won't crack a smile?!  LMBO!!  OMG well I'm sure you know what I mean. (still giggling)

Today for CLP sketch challenge I'm using a new digi image from Pretty Little Stamps store formerly known as Gurlee Girl Stamps.  She looks so elegant doesn't she?  There are 2 more new ones that are just as pretty and if you'd like to see them just hop on over to the CLP blog to see them all prettied up.   

I decided to make my first tea light book/card and they are so super easy.  Next time I will make it a smidge bigger to fit the actual Partylite candles.  I luuuuuv them cuz they smell soooooo good! 

And here's this week's sketch.  LOVE IT!

Ok so a little too lazy to type out all the details so if there is anything you are interested in just ask me.  Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs!!

Designed to Color Is Selling!

Turns out Carissa at Designed to Color is selling a few magazines for $6.99 but you have to act quickly as there are only a limited few printed.

See the details HERE.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Little Darlings - Cutie Pie Blog Hop

Well have you enjoyed what you have seen so far?  These images are just the cutest!  If you have come from the uber talented Mindy's blog then you are heading in the right direction.  If you'd like to soak it all up the blog starts at the `Little Darlings Challenges`.

I decided on using this little cutie called `Flowers for You` and add some of my favorite embellishments, WHICH by the way, is the current challenge going on at the Little Darlings Challenge blogFavorite embellishments!  I think my favorites are the doily`s and Wild Orchid flowers.  Well and really anything that`s pretty.  LOL!!  Oh and I also love using rolled flowers but I don`t think I use them enough.  hee hee

 And I also managed to make the cutest tag!!  I took this picture on a different day so it's a bit brighter. 

I just wanted to say thanks to Mindy Baxter for asking me to be a guest in the new Little Darlings Cutie Pie blog hop.   I love trying out new things!

These images will be available to purchase Feb. 8th at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps online store.  Now I`m going to be sending you off the the seriously creative RUBY!  Get your eyes ready cuz she always has a load of great EYE candy!! 

Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Stamps:  Love To Stamp `Flowers for You
Paper:  Magnolia 
Embellishments: Misc doily, Tim Holtz white flowers ribbon, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, KaiserCraft self-adhesive pearls and misc charms.
Punches:  Silhouette for shaped card, Magnolia Doohickey`s and Marianne flower die
Copics: RV00, 02, 10, 21, 23, 25 - Dress
E11, 15, 17, 27 - Hair
YR00, 11, 15, YR23 - Flowers

Monday, February 6, 2012

Stay Tuned!!

is launching a new line of characters called...
Cutie Pies!

These 'Cutie Pies' are just that...cute as a button!  And tons of fun to color too!
Here's a little sneak peek to wet your appetite...

You're in for some truly inspirational artwork!!!

The Blog Hop will begin at Little Darlings Challenges and we really hope to see you there.
And, in case your wondering, there will be a special prize for a lucky crafter!!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

MDUC #132

"Love Is In The Air" Valentine's Challenge

For this week's challenge at MDUC we're doing Valentine's.  This little cutie is from the new Sweet Crazy Love collection from Magnolia.  I bought a box of chocolates and cut, what was suppose to be a heart shaped window, so you could see the chocolates.

I hope you can join us this week at MDUC.  This week's prize is a super cute Tilda donated by Bron from ShopBron.  Also once again, there is some seriously amazing inspiration over there.  Very nice stuff! 

This week I'll enter my project into the following:

Let's Ink It Up -Ribbons and Lace


Stamps:  Magnolia "Sweet Crazy Love
Paper:  Magnolia
Embellishments:  Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, misc pearls, Martha Stewart felt hearts, TH key and coupon, misc scrabble tiles, Melissa Frances keyhole, lace and wooden butterfly.
Punches:  Magnolia doohickey's
Copics: RV0000, 00, 02, 10, R81, 83, 85, 89 - Clothes
W00, 1, 3, 5, 7 - Hair & clothes
E000, 00, 11, 13, RV10 - skin