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Sunday, January 31, 2010

CPS 152

Well here we are...Sunday evening again already :( Wow these weekends really fly by! I made a card today for CPS 152. This sketch was really hard for me for some reason. I had to change things up a bit in order for it to even sort of work for me. This is the sketch:

This is my card:

The papers are Earth love from Cosom Cricket, the chip board hearts are Taylored Expressions, Glittered with MS Glitter. The stamp is American art stamp colored with Copics. Also used nesties oval & scallop oval. Thanks for popping in! Hope you had a great weekend!!


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Card patterns sketch # 49

Happy weekend!!! I am finally feeling a bit better  :) Planning on a crafty day. This AM working on a few challenges to get the old mojo cooking!! Then this afternoon I am going to be making candybar trees with my DD's for their BF's. I am planning on taking photos this time & get a tutorial up in the next few days. This is the perfect homemade valentine gift for the men in your life. Most love candy & it is not too girley. I made one for my son (18 at the time)a couple of years ago & he loved it!! Anyway....this is my first challenge card of the day. Unfortunatly it did not turn out exactly as planned (hate when that happens) but I am posting anyway! What the heck!

This is my silly little card:
Hee Hee...told ya....DP I used is cosmo Cricket & the CS is SU. That cute little image is another new one from Taylored expressions. A really fun one to color! The ribbon is from my stash, the stars I got at a CKC show a long time ago not sure what company they are from. The "best" is PTI & the "cupcake"
is from the same TE set. That is that!! Now time to get this mess cleaned up so I can get on to the next project!  I LOVE SATURDAYS!!!!! Thanks for taking a peek :)


Friday, January 29, 2010

Card patterns sketch # 48

Wow...I nearly missed another deadline! I have had my card done for a couple days but am having trouble finding the time to post this week! Still battling my nasty head cold :(  Anyway...this is this weeks fun sketch over at Card Patterns

Here is my card:

I chose to turn the sketch on it's side & use different shapes.I just love this super cute new stamp I got from American art Stamps.The papers are also new to me from Cosmo Cricket. I just love, love them too! I colored my image with copics. The ribbon is from Michaels. That's it for this one!!! Better get this postes it is nearly past the dead line!!! Be back soon!


Thursday, January 28, 2010

The sweetest thing sketch

I made another card over the weekend for The Sweetest thing.
I just realized it needs to be posted by this evening.
This is the sketch:
here is my card:

This is some more of my new stuff from CHA! The stamp is new from Taylored Expressions..I love it!! The paper is from Nikki Sivils. I had not heard of her before. I stopped & did a make & take & fell in love with her line of papers & stamps!!! The blue card stock, button & ribbon are from PTI. I colored my image with Copic markers & prisma color pencils. That is it for this this one. Still not feeling at all well....can't wait for this cold to take a hike! I NEED to get back to work tomorrow. Thank you for stopping by!!!

CPS 151

I'm back! and sick :( had a fantastic time at CHA & got lots of fun new stuff. I have not had a cold In forever & now I have the second in a month! So home from work today & pretty drugged up....so hope you can make sense of this post. I actually made a couple of cards when I got home on Sunday. This first one is for the CPS challenge #151.
This is the sketch:

This is my card:

So when I got home I also had a PTI package waiting for me. This card was made with 2 different PTI sets...daily designs & bird watching. Opps...actually 3 the tiny little bird is from the new set through the trees. The CS is also PTI the fun DP is from a cosmo Cricket pack I got at CHA. The ribbon is from Michaels. I colored the images with a combination of copic markers & prisma colored pencils  Cracked open the old sew machine & did a little stitching & that's complete! Now I am going back to bed for a little nap. Have a great day & thanks for todays visit!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Tribute to CHA

Good morning all!!!! Quick  little post today before I try AGAIN to get to CHA. We are driving to Claif. from AZ & you can not believe the weather!!! Wanted to leave yesterday but rain, flooding, Tornados & 60 mile an hour hour winds made travel just not a good idea. SO I spent the day yesterday at my friend Ileans house. She had this cute stamp that I just HAD to color :) The plan was to use this sketch from OCC 

Sometimes things don't turn out as planned!! LOL!!! Well I guess sketches are meant to be just an inspiration for your card.....this is the end result! Love the little image but not really in love with the card :(

Unfortunatly I do not know what company that little stamp is from... I think she is so stinking cute though! The paper is from a paper pack from DCWV, colored with copics, used a couple of Marvey punches for the flower, & my new MS heart punch for the boarder...just covered up the heat part! makes it look like a totally different punch!!! LOVE THAT!! Well better pack up the car!! BE back Sunday!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Quick Valentine

Happy hump day!!! I have a quick post for you today. I placed an order with Taylored Expression on Friday & it came already on MONDAY!!! Could not believe it!! AND it was even FREE shipping!!! Now that is the kind of service I love!! :) SO...I just had to take a little time this evening to ink one of the ultra cute stamps up! I am playing along with the Card patterns sketch on this one. 
This is this weeks sketch:

This is my card:

I love the cute little Heart tree! All of the papers are PTI, The stamp set is TE Love Everewhere. The fence punch  & the hearts punch & the glitter are from  Martha Stewart. The bow is from Michaels. Oh...I gusess the pink paper is from SU....I need some more of that pink...my very fav shade of pink & I am nearly out! I am getting really tired. 4:00 AM will be here before I know it!! that is it for this one. Thanks for todays visit!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

first valentine

One last card for this weekend. I made this card while watching a little football with by hubbie this afternoon. I have been participating in a few challenges this weekend :) This one is sponsored by The sweetest thing. This is the sketch: This is my card:

I am not a quilter & I don't sew unless I really have to.... but I have been seeing a lot of faux quilting going on lately so this is my humble attempt to "faux quilt". I didn't even actually sew...as you can see my needle & thread was a sharpie ;) All the paper is PTI The heart shapes are cut from nesties. The LOVE is also PTI. That is really about it. I can't believe it is almost Monday already & time for me to go back to work! These weekends just fly! Thanks again for visiting :) Have a great week!!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sketch #97

Time for another one of Taylored Expressions Friday sketches. I also did some stitching on my card which is this weeks challenge by JUST US GIRLS
This is my card:
I almost never use stitching on my cards.....mostly just too lazy ;0 Even with this stitching if you look closely you will see I used some rub-0ns. These are from the Martha Stewart collection. Super easy to use. All of the Papers, ink & stamps are PTI, I colored my image with copics, and use a flattened bottle cap that I punched a hole in the center with my giant crop-a-dial. Then I took a piece of ribbon from my Michael's stash & threaded it through & tied a pretty little bow. I think that about says it all for this one. Now time for football for the rest of today & tomorrow. Maybe I can color some images while I am watching :) Thank you for your visit!!


Friday, January 8, 2010

A pretty close case

Back again today with another finished challenge. This one I have been working on (in my head) since I saw this post by Dawn at Raspberry Suite. I Just love the color combo & I thought how stinkin' cute it would be to make a card that looked like that gift bag! This is my inspiration photo.

Dawn also posted this color challenge....Lucky me it is the exact color combo I LOVED in the gift bag post!! This is the color combo challenge:

Well in the mean time

So for my post today I made a card in the shape of the gift bag with the same basic design.
this is my card:
R The tag is an almost exact case of Dawns Except I used a Labels nestie for the base & a different MS punch for the edge. Instead of buttons I used my new favorite little flower power punch & PTI Lt. yellow paper. I used some string I had in my scrap drawer that I colored brown with my Copics. The Happy Birthday is also from PTI. ***notice my perfect little bow on the tag*** I learned from Dawn's bow video. That's it for this one!! Thanks for today's visit!! See ya soon!I love how it turned out! It was a bit tedious to do but I haven't done one of those in long time. The card actually fits into a 4x9 1/2 envelope. I used Watercolor paper for a sturdy base. Then for the body of the bag I used winter white CS that I ran that through my sizzix with the diamond Sizzix embossing folder. I also ran a piece of PTI brown CS & a piece of PTI Lt. aqua CS through the embosser & cut out the little triangles & glued those on the Winter white to get the the blue brown effect like the original bag. Then took another piece of brown CS & taped tissue paper to the back & attached the yellow ribbon before adhering that to the card base.
Thanks for todays visit!!!

Stamp simply using hearts

Happy Friday all! I am still feeling a little punk but each day a little better :) Today I am sharing a card I made for Sharons Stamp Simply challenge The challenge is to simply use a heart or hearts on your card. I am sooooo into the clean & simple the days!
This is my card:
This is one of those cards that goes together is just a few minutes....gotta love those sometimes! I chose to make a thank you card & use the non-traditional pink/red/white that you always see with hearts. I got one of those new giga Martha Stewart punches....LOVE IT!! When I punched the PTI DP I did it on both sides & wrapped it around the back. Then tied a piece of scrap ribbon & hot glued this old heart button I have had forever & stamped It with a PTI heartfelt thanks stamp & that did it! Have you noticed there are sooo many fun challenges out there to play along with?? crazy!!! I hope to get back in the craft room this weekend & give some of them a try! Hope you all enjoy your weekend whatever you do.....Sorry to brag...can't help it!!! We here in Phoenix area of Arizona will be in the low 70's for the weekend!!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy Everything

I'm back! I've been in bed for the last few days with a really nasty virus!! haven't felt that bad in a very long time. Finally getting back to normal this evening :) Good enough to spend a little time in my crafty room. In between naps I did a bit of surfing and I'm SO EXCITED!!!!! did you see???? Taylored Expressions is now offering FREE shipping on orders of $75.00 or more! Woot Woot!!! That makes me soooooo happy!!! Just in time for her next release on Thursday :) While I was there I decided to play along with this weeks sketch. This is my quick card using Taylor's sketch #96...It isn't exactly like the sketch, but it is my take on it :)

For today's card I used PTI papers, Cuttlebug floral fantasy embossing folder, SU scallop punch, PTI ribbon, Taylored Expressions stamp set...Whimsical Wishes, Nesties Heart set, & copics. Well that's it for today. Thanks for the visit!!! blog at ya soon!!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

HAP HAP HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! I am starting the year off just the way I like!! In my craft room of course :) Just playing along with some sketch challenges. This is a new one I stumbled on...It's called The sweetest thing I really liked the sketch so thought I would give it a try. To see the sketch just click on the link above. ALSO...Nichole at PTI has also challenged us to use some of our scraps! BOY do I have scraps!!! I have "scrap" drawers all over the place!
This is my card:
These are my new favorite colors together :) Just make me feel happy! All the papers & stamp sets are from PTI. I colored my image with copics a while back & it has been in my "colored images drawer". The ribbon is actually 2 scrap pieces from my "scrap ribbon drawer". The black scallop circle is from my "scrap punch drawer" I think the only thing I cut new actually was the pick checked paper :) That's it...pretty fun!! now I need t0
clean up a bit so I can play again later...Happy paper crafting!!!!!


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