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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Tamara sketch #97

Good Saturday morning from mostly sunny Arizona! :) Hope you are all enjoying a beautiful weekend! Today's card is inspired by the sketch #91 over at Tamara sketches I tipped mine over on it's side & this is what I came up with:

This is the sketch:

And this is my card:

I LOVE bird houses!!! So I just could not resist this new little set from PTI! IT"S DARLING!!!! I have a little bird house collection...so just had to use one of them in my photo. The papers are all from PTI....The stamp set is new from PTI "Bird Watching" ....The little daisy trim is from the fabric section at Wall mart. And that's it for this one! Now I actually have a couple of other sketches to get to...so make it a good one!!! Thanks for the visit & all the wonderful comments!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~GWEN~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Friday, May 29, 2009


Happy Friday! Don't you just love a short work week!!! It is also Cupcake Friday again with another fantastic sketch from Taylor at Taylored Expressions. This one is going down as one of my very favorites as she has chosen me to be the Cupcake Stamper of the week!!! Woot!! Woot!!! I am just so excited!! :) THANKS TAYLOR!!!

Below is this weeks fun & fabulous sketch.....
This is my take on the sketch & my card.......

I did flip the sketch around a bit....which I love doing by the way ;) I can not believe I did not do any stamping on this card! It is all done with just paper & a rub on....all supplies are from a Piggie Tales paper Kit, Except for the ribbon & the bling are from Michaels. Taylor has some fabulous paper "Kits" on special now & hers come with Matching Ribbon & chipboard pieces...Kits are so fun & easy as all the hard work of matching everything up is already done!!! just add a great sketch....cut...and paste & waaaalaaa...instant card!!! You seriously need to go check out her Design Team samples of using the kits.....AMAZING!!

Well that's it for now...go on over & play along with the sketch if you have time! Thanks for stopping by today!!


Monday, May 25, 2009

May Blog Hop!

Yep! that's right!! it's PTI blog hop time again! For this month's challenge....we were simply to make a card or project using the color yellow. This is my card! Kind of different from the colors I would normally use.... but It has been so stinkin' hot here latley (in the 100's)These colors seem to scream IT'S HOT!!! LOL!!! Plus I have been planting lots of flowers yellow & orange ones & yes some of them can survive the heat!

As you can see I chose the ever so cute Tea for two & Everyday classics. All of the yellow paper is from PTI but the orange is from SU.The Little pearls as well as the ribbon are from my favorite Craft store, Michael's. The darling little roses I found a long time ago at one of our local scrapbook stores. When I saw Melissa (you can see her darling card here) use them like this on her tea pot I just had to case that Idea! The white dots I made with Martha Stewart's Opaque markers...LOVE them!! comes in a set of 5...love the size of the tips! And that about does it!!! thanks for visiting!!! Hope you all had a safe & happy Memorial weekend! Can not believe tomorrow is back to work already! Wasn't it just Friday a couple of hours ago???


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Clear Artistic Stamps cottage rummble # 7

So here is my third post for today! Clear Artistic Stamps is hosting a challenge! Such a fun one too!!! I am loving using glittered Chipboard & this challenge is to just use some kind of chipboard on a card or project! So I glittered up some chipboard flowers & put them on this card...I am loven' it...kind of has a 70's feel to it :)This is my entry for the challenge:

The paper is from Memory Keepers...I got it at the CKC scrapbook convention. I also got the chipboard flowers there too...a REALLY great deal!! a whole pack of chipboard for a couple of bucks! doesn't plain old cardboard look so awesome with a little glitter on it! I spray mine with spray adhesive & use Martha Stewart glitter. This is a close up of the flowers:
The celebrate stamp is from Clear Artistic Stamps.
Well that is truly it for this weekend...I can't believe Tomorrow is Monday already!
Thanks for today's visit!

Dawns color challenge #6

Wow 2 posts in one weekend! lucky me...that means I have (or took) a little time to be crafty :)
This post was inspired by Dawn Mcveys color challenge #6 The challenge is to make a card or project using these colors: I just love these colors! aren't they beautiful!! This is my card:

The colors are all from PTI, Brown, White, Aqua Mist & Berry Sorbet. The Stamp sets are also PTI. Wishing you & Polka Dots Basics. The Ribbon is from Michael's & the buttons are from Stmpin up.

Now I have a few other projects that need to get done! so I better get to it!!! I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Marge!

Happy Saturday! & a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my BBGF Marge!!! Well her Birthday isn't until Monday But I saw her today & gave her her birthday card. If you get a chance hop on over to her blog & wish her her a happy one!!! I used the sketch from Taylored Expressions Friday cupcake challenge as the inspiration for my chard. I just flipped the sketch to give a different look....Marge is a flower lover so I chose PTI's New Tulip set as my stamp set.

I also used all PTI papers & Ribbon...the cute little fence was made using a punch by Martha Stewart. Even though the card looks so fresh & spring like...we are having some kind of freak heat wave & the temperature has been over 100 for the last 5 or 6 days!!! Not so nice!! If you can imagine!! Well my hubby just put in the movie Benjamin Button so I guess I'll go watch...I have not yet seen it...have you???
Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day all you lucky mothers out there!! This is the card I make for my own mother this year. Things have been so crazy, busy at work for the last couple of weeks I am lucky I even got this done & in the mail on time! My children (age 24, 22, & 20) are coming over today to cook & have a BBQ for me! I may have mentioned you before ....they are all renting a house together not to far from here. It just warms my heart to know that they are so close & get along so well. They really do look out for each other.
Any way.... my card is made from all things purchased at CKC (creating keepsakes convention) some of it last year & some of it this year. It really sparkles!! I glittered the chipboard with spray adhesive & Martha Stewart glitter. Don't you just love the little pink roses??? They come in a tiny little bouquet & I just cut the tops off & glued them on the card.
Well that's it for today!! I hope to carve out some time today to do a little blog hopping! It has been way to long!!
Have a great day & thanks for the visit!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Spring fling challenge

Wow I have spent most of the day in the craft room!! My husband is off playing golf so I get a crafty day! I Spent most of it making Mothers Day cards...I won't post those until next weekend :) I did take a bit of a break to make a quick & simple card for Paper Trey Inc's spring fling challenge. All the designers have a color challenge up & I chose to go with this one:
I just love the purple color....wish my card was a pretty as the photo! Well anyway this is my card:

Just a quick & easy one!! everything about this card uses Paper Trey products except the ribbon & that is from Michael's. Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend & finishing up those Mothers Day cards & projects!! That is exactly what I am going to do right now!!!! Thanks for the visit!!!



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