Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Good Morning!

Made it through the storm!  Hope ya'll weathered through it as well.

I just wanted to let ya know I've updated my blog candy page with some great products.  And there are some wonderful tutorials that I've provided links for as well.  The faberge egg tutorial is fabulous.  You really gotta check it out.  Talk about some talent!

Thinking of you!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Some Funny Bunnies!

Happy Saturday! 
 I wish the weather was as warm and sunny as my card today.  Nope, stormy and rainy.  Oh well, maybe I'll do a rainy day card next!

I participated in an image swap awhile back from PCP.  This stamped image is from The Stamping Place.  I just love how soft and sweet the image is and wanted to color it that way as well.  So I used my prisma's but kept them a bit muted. I started out with papers from Graphics 45 and added some ribbon from RRR monthly spring kit.  I added "Easter Wishes" in Jenni Bowlin Studio stickers. That bright yellow flower is from Prisma and I just added some of the ribbon to kinda finish it off.  I also used some pearls from Pizazz Aplenty to finish off the ribbon sentiment I made.  It really gave it a finished look and tied in the blue from the sky.  The 3D stickers, which are the flower and dragonfly are really cool.  They're from Jolee's and are pieced together.  Really neat dimension to them. 

Keep in mind I still don't have all my photo programs and software available to me so my pic's aren't the greatest sorry 'bout that.

Challenges Entered:
A Spoonfull of Sugar - All Creatures Great and Small
Top Tip Tuesday - Spring has Sprung
Stamps R Us - Easter
Creative Belli - Eggs/Bunnies

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I treasure hearing from each one of you!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

DZ Doodles Challenge #8

DZ Doodles Challenge #8
and a new FREEBIE!

Bear with me a little longer as I try to get my projects pulled together.  It looks like our hard drive needs to be replaced on my main system.  I'm trying to get by with my laptop.  Unfortunately it doesn't have any of the capabilities my main system does and isn't hooked up to the printer either.  Yikes!  My hubby had a procedure at the hospital this morning so I just got access to bring you the good news!

We are offering up another freebie.  It's the cute silly bear I've used on my card.  It will work great for so many card themes.  That's one thing I really appreciate about Diane's designs.  Even the cute little christmas angels can be colored to work as birthday cards.  I just love the versatility and cuteness of her designs.  You should take a look here, there's tons of new spring flowers too.  So pop over to the DZ Doodles blog and get your freebie and enjoy some inspiration from our talented team.  Then go make a card and join in our challenge!  What could be better?!?  Have a fabby day and I'll see you in the AM!

Challenges entered:
Charisma Cards - Wedding/anniversary (anniversary)
Fabulous Fridays - Brads
One Stop Craft - Monochromatic
Totally Gorjuss - Anything fluffy
Crafty Emma - Monochromatic
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Sketch
Woodware USA - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - cute and cuddly animals

Happy Crafting! Toodles

Monday, April 11, 2011

Goth Night

It's Monday and I actually have a card post! Woohoo.  We broke records this weekend with our sunny weather.  It got up to 92 on Saturday.  Talk about a scorcher! Usually we have a month of transition before we hit those high temps and the humidity kicks in.  I was a walking sauna!  Much cooler today and even have some more storms comin in. 

So I was inspired to put together a card over the weekend.  I've got several images colored up and this one I've had sitting on my shelf with my papers picked out just waiting for inspiration to hit for a sketch or design.  I found one through The Sweet Stop that I thought worked great and I was off and runnin.

I started off with a 5X7 base of cardstock from Colorbok.  Then cut my DP, which are from Graphics 45.  I embossed the circles with diamonds.  The strip of ribbon is from RRR, and was a perfect match for this card.  The flower was from a candy blog, I just addedsome leaves and a button from Pizazz Aplenty to spice it up a bit.  This is actually my first attempt at coloring a Sweet Pea.  This gorgeous girl is ching-chou kuik's Soft Goth Night.   I saw one called "Field of Poppies" that is just gorgeous.  Check that one out here.  Perfect for this time of year.  She's also got some great insects that are just gorgeous!  Oh and the line of expecting die for!

Well thanks for stoppin by!  I'm sad to say I've lost a few followers but that's to be expected when you go inactive for a bit.  I hope you'll continue to follow me and I'll come see you too!  I love to be inspired by others!!

Challenges Entered:
Sweep Pea Stamps - Card for your hero or mother
Paper Take Weekly - Anything goes + something new (my stamp)
Top Tip Tuesday - Thank you
Penny's Paper Crafty - 1-image, 2-embellies, 3 DP

For a great list of challenges that are offered weekly check out Feline Playful!
Thanks and big hugs to all!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

GDT at Michelle Perkett!

Hello and Happy Thursday! 

 I was asked to do a guest spot at Michelle Perkett and of course who could say no to this fabulous artist!!  I used her "Thanks Mum" image to go along with their challenge this week which is "Thanks Mom".  You can join in here.

This card is made with items from various swaps that I have received.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the the butterfly is from Mariposa.  I used my Prisma's and my glitter liner for the image and some bling highlighting on the flowers.  I used a brad on my ribbon and hung my sentiment off that.  I believe the sentiment is from Paullette over at TLC, but I can't verify it because I haven't gotten my system fully fixed and that's where the file is.  So my apologies if I get it wrong. 

Thanks for stopping by and please do take some time to look through Michelle's images here and pick up a couple for yourself.  She is one of those talents that you know immediately who's work it is when you see it.  Love it!

Challenges entered:
Flutterbye - Anything goes with Wings
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Pick 3: Ribbon,Flowers,Glitter
Creative Inspiration - Mothers Day
Digi's With Attitude - Anything Goes

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!!


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