Friday, February 29, 2008

Limited flowers and my first challenge!

Here ya go ~ my first blog challenge!! I love playing around with different sketches, so here's a sketch for you! Pretty simple but I look forward to seeing what y'all do with this!! If you upload your card, could you please,{ pretty, pretty, please}, comment here and add a link so I can check them out!! Also, when you upload to SCS, please put ASC01 in the keywords so I can find your cards (gee, I hope I'm allowed to do that!).

And now, here's my card using this sketch for Jen's limited supply challenge which was to use only ONE flower stamp and a sentiment. It may sound difficult, but I really loved this challenge!
I colored in the flowers with tempting turquoise and bashful blue markers and used so saffron on some of the flower centers. I rounded one end of the top panels and had to add a build a brad {those things are so stinkin' cute!!!}. I stamped this sprig again on the bottom left corner and ta-dah!
Have fun with the sketch!! Thanks for stopping by!
hugs ~~~

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Easter Mojo sketch

Here's a card I did for Julee Tilman's Mojo Monday sketch she has on her blog --->

Such a fun sketch!! I stopped by Archiver's the other day (only my 2nd time stepping foot in one!) and feel in love with these papers by Heidi Grace. I think it's the first time I've bought dp and used it the same day!! I love that it works so well with SU's pale plum and choc chip cs. The bunnies, which I colored in with pale plum, are from M's $1 bin. The sentiment is from my *new* SU set, A Good Egg. The larger flower was white so I colored it w/ my pale plum marker and punched out a scallop in choc chip for the center. I dotted the end of the pale plum petals with a dab of stickles. I felt the bunnies could use some sparkle, so I covered them with stickles, too! I have to admit that when I saw this sketch, I thought, "what in the world am I going to put in those 4 squares on the side?", but then it just came to me when I glanced over at those poor uninked bunnies, hehe. Thanks for a very cool sketch, Julee!
Thanks for stopping by and no, I haven't forgotten about the blog candy ~ still working on it, I promise *wink*!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Lookie, lookie!

Amanda picked *me*!! Thanks so much, Amanda, you're always so sweet and encouraging!! To accept this award, I must choose 10 bloggers that I feel are *Excellent Award Worthy".
Sharon J.
Jenn D.
Dawn E.
Please check out all of these blogs (plus all the others) that I have listed on the right ~ some truly talented ladies! Please list 10 people you feel deserve this *award*. Kindness ~ pass it on!!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Holy Chamoleys!!!

As my boys would say! hehe! I made it to over 5k hits on my weeeee lil' blog!! Guess that means I'm goin' a-shoppin' tomorrow for some blog candy!! Yep, so that means ya better check back to see how to enter to win!!!

Hope y'all have a great week!!

hugs ~

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Glitter window card

Here's a card I made for today's Ways To Use It challenge on SCS. I made a glitter window ~ they are SO easy and look so cool! I colored in the large flower with markers. For the larger bashful panel, I used the Doodle jumbo wheel and colored in some of the flowers with markers and colored in the dots with a white gel pen, though I don't believe you can see it in the pic. I'm trying to use up the hodgepodge hardware that I have because I ordered the NEW SILVER hardware out of the new mini catalog yesterday!! OH, I can't wait til it gets here! Trying to use things up and not hoard anymore. The sentiment was punched out using the small oval punch, then I punched out a large oval and placed it behind the hardware. If you're not sure how to make a glitter window, just ask and I'll tell ya!

Thanks for peeking in!

card info: stamps ~ time well spent, short and sweet, doodle jumbo wheel. paper ~ bashful, night of navy, ww. ink ~ same as paper plus pumpkin. access. ~ ribbons, hardware, piercer, brads, packing tape, II ep.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Opulent color challenge

Here's a bright color challenge that will make you ready for spring! The colors for today's CC over at Splitcoast are orchid opulence, pumpkin and celery. This set, Time Well Spent, just begs to be used with bold colors, so who am I to argue? I colored in the flowers with my SU markers. The scalloped edge and larger circle were dotted with a black marker. The center of the sentiment is on a build a brad ~ you MUST try those if you haven't yet! Because orchid is such a vibrant color, I decided to soften it some by adding the swirls on the card base stamped in white craft ink. And I like how the black gingham ribbon adds some extra pop.

I'm having a good day today. My mom will be receiving my brothers' things tomorrow, so I'll be praying for her. Sometimes she says it hasn't hit her. Other times, well, aren't very good. I feel the same way sometimes, never know what will set me off crying my eyes out. I miss my little brother. Please, do me a favor and call your family and tell them that you love them. That's something you will never regret doing.

Thanks for stopping by!

card info: stamps ~ time well spent, circle of friendship, priceless. paper ~ orchid, celery, ww. ink ~ black, white craft. access. ~ markers, punches, piercer, ribbon, build a brad.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Envelope goodie pouch

Can you believe this was made using a regular envelope?? I know! How stinkin' cute?!! If anyone wants, I can attach the tutorial on how to make these here or you can just go to Amanda's blog (listed on the right --->) and check it out there. I simply added some designer paper, punched out a sentiment and layered that on a scallop, added a brad and voila! Easy peasy!

As always, thanks for stopping by!!

card info: stamps ~ think happy thoughts. paper ~ designer paper, bashful, ww. ink ~ black, rose red. access. ~ brad, punches.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Taken with my stud muffin sketch

Oh man, how cute is this mouse?? I got lucky and won a free set from The Saltbox Studio and was sent their Celebration Companion set. Lots of great sentiments including *stud muffin* used on this card ~ how stinkin' cute is that? As soon as I saw it, I had to make a card with it and what better than my dh's V-day card.

I colored the mouse using ink on the top of ink pads (you know, when you smoosh the ink pad to get ink on the lid... yea, that!) and a watercolor brush. The *Happy Valentine's Day* sentiment is from SU's Holidays and Wishes set. No other stamping, wanted to keep the card *clean* looking. So a little piercing, some ribbon and brads and she's done! I'm liking this color combo for a masculine card.

Thanks for stopping by!!

card info ~ stamps - SU Holidays and Wishes, The Saltbox Studio celebration companion. cardstock - taken w/ teal, basic grey, ww, bashful, wasabi. ink - black, wasabi, pomegranate, basic grey. access. - brads, ribbon, piercer.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Keeping busy

Well, I finally started stamping again. Trying to keep my mind busy and think about good, positive things. Here's the card I did for today's color challenge on SCS. I combined it with another challenge that a small group of us do ~ one of us picks a thread off the Need A Lift forum and we make a card and send it to that person. Makes you feel good to send a card to someone that needs cheering up. Lord knows I've received some wonderful cards the past few weeks that have helped me get through that particular moment, the least I could do is pay that feeling forward.
For this card, we had to use Holly's (Toy on SCS) sketch #3 from her blog and use a fave flower/foliage image. I love the images from Garden Silhouettes. I colored it with my SU markers and stamped it three times on the main kraft layer. I stamped the En Francais bg stamp in white craft on the larger green galore panel to soften the color. Also stamped the edges of it with All in a Row in white craft. The little flowers are a $1 punch from M's and the *bling* is from my SCS friend, Billie ~ thanks, sweetie!
I can't tell you all how MUCH I appreciate the prayers and kind words. I know the pain I feel will never go away, but I also know that the prayers help me deal with it. I still miss him so much and sometimes choose to just live in denial of it all. Again, thanks for your kind thoughts and prayers.
card info ~ stamps - garden silhouettes, en francais bg, all in a row. cardstock - kraft, green galore, turquoise, ww. ink - white craft. access. - markers, punches, bling.