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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Card patterns sketch # 70

Sitting here wondering where the weekend went??? I was so stinkin' busy!! I was able to get into the craft room for a bit to do a quick card a friends Birthday. I used card patterns sketch # 70 for my inspiration.
Here is this weeks sketch:

This is my card:

I have been making grunge flowers again! so much fun to!! Card stock is from Stampin up. The gorgeous DP is "Heartstrings" by the Pastiche Collection. love love this paper collection! The ribbon & pearls are scraps from my stash & the flower is hand made by me using Nesties, an old book & glimmer mist. :) You can't really tell by the picture but the flower & the butterflys are all glittery.....acually very pretty!
well that's all I have for this weekend. Have a great week!!!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

2sketches for you challenge #54

Good Morning fellow bloggers! Today is my Friday YEA!!!!! I have a quick post for you this morning...a card I put together last night for 2SFY.
This is the sketch:

This is what I came up with:

I got this new stamp set this past weekend & as soon as I saw it I just HAD to have it!!!! Love every piece of this set!!! It is  Star Spangled Celebration from the craft lounge. SO much USA goodness :)
 Most everything else for this card was made with scrap stash I had laying around just begging to be used.
Oh the window is a separate stamp & that is from Taylored Expressions. Well I said quick & that's it ....gotta get off to work....make more money....buy more stamps & crafty stuff!!!! :)


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

CPS Sketch, bee happy

Whooooooa baby!!! I'm on a roll!!! 3 days of posts in a row!! So many fun challenges & so much fun stuff to play with!! Today I got my inspiration from this weeks sketch from CPS. I love this clean & simple sketch.....so much you could do with it!  this is the sketch:

this is my card:

I chose to do really quick & easy....I just love this paper from my little We are Memory Keepers pad. Such bright summer colors! The bird houses are PTI , colored with copics. The ribbon is from my stash & the green paper is SU. The tiny little bees & the bee happy are from a set by Niki Sivilis. That's it! super duper easy!!!!  I could make a ton of cards with this sketch!! I'll have to keep this one on hand. Thanks for popping in!!


Monday, June 14, 2010

The sun is shining in the Shabby Tea Room & ride your bike to Moxi Fab

Greetings from Arizona! I have a card to share with you today that celebrates Fun in the sun...  It is this weeks challenge  in the Shabby Tea Room & also I Want to Ride My Bicycle Challenge over at the Moxie Fab World.
So get out your bike stamps & lets celebrate summer!!
 I try to  ride my bike nearly every day, specially in the early morning, just after sunrise when the air is fresh, the birds are singing and the sun is shining......aaaaahhhhhhh.....I truly do "enjoy the ride" !!!!! :)
This is my sunny card:

The paper is from a tiny little 4x6 paper pad by We R Memory Keepers called 72 & sunny....so stinking cute!!!  The Bike is from PTI, Button Bits, Buttons are PTI colored with copics. I used a little stickles for the sun & the fringes on the handles. Just makes me want to go jump on my bike :) As always....I really appreciate your visit!


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Have a relaxing day

Back again with another really quick card. This one is for Sentimental Sundays challenge. The theme is to simply make a summer card with a sentiment. What says summer more then a tire swing!!
I remember my sister & I playing on ours for hours on those carefree, childhood ,summer days!
This is my card.

Very quick & easy!! This card combines 3 different company's stamps. PTI, the branch. Technique Tuesday the pink flowers, The Tire swing & sentiment are Impression Obsession. The CS is also PTI. Well guess that is going to have to do for today....better start getting ready for the week ahead. Thanks for today's visit!!


Taylored Expressions Sketch 117

WOW! where did the weekend go! Sunday already...busy, busy, busy. Feeling a little better getting a few things crossed off my to-do list. The big, big one being that I have my dads card & gift ready to go in the mail tomorrow!!!!! WOOTY WOOT WOOT!!! I always struggle with what to get him & then....a GUY card...ugh! My dad collects all things route 66 which is where the theme for his card came from along with the help of this weeks sketch from Taylored Expressions.
This is this weeks sketch:

This is my card for my dad:

what do ya think?? not bad for a guy card :) the CS is PTI, the truck stamp is print works colored with copics, SU punch, CB folder, the little route 66 signs were cut from a piece of SB paper I got at Hobby Lobby it just had road signs all over it & sorry not sure what the company is. FATHER sentiment is PTI.White colored pencils to make the road. WHEW!! so glad that's done!!! Thanks for today's visit!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Grunge flowers

As soon as you see this card you will know right away that this is not something I came up with on my own! LOL!!! I had the opportunity this past weekend to take a class given by the oh so talented Terre of
Isn't it beautiful! she taught us how to make these beautiful grunge flowers & then made the lovely card too! I just really love it! The flower is made with Nesties Peonies, old book pages & tattered angles glimmer mist.
I can't wait until this weekend to try & make some of my own!! 

I just really wanted to share this beauty with you all!!! have a great week!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Happy Fathers Day

Good day all! it is hot hot hot here still!! lows at night in the 80's...so what else to do...CRAFT!!!!! :) Every year my husband watches the WHOLE US open golf tournament...I mean takes Thursday & Friday off work so he doesn't miss anything! It is always on fathers day weekend & when his dad was alive he would watch with him every year & now watches with our son & even the girls (pretend) to watch & be excited about it....just for him :)
So I used Taylored Expressions Friday sketch to create just the perfect card for him. This is the sketch:

This is my (his) card:
Ha ha...I think it is perfect! I have had the stamp for ever...If you have been to my blog in the past you may have seen it. Colored with copics. The awesome green DP is Jillibean......LOVE IT!!!!!! 
The chipboard golf balls & sentiment are stickers from creative imaginations. That's it for this one!!! still need to get one done for my dad...have an idea...just need some more product!! thanks for today's visit!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Hearts in the Tea Room

Happy Friday!!! It is going to hot hot hot this weekend here is sunny Arizona, 110 degrees! YIKES!! Beautiful in the early morning though...I went for a bike ride this morning for about an hour...just gorgeous!
I made this card a couple of days ago & have been contemplating posting it. This is my first time making a card for the shabby tea room & it is a bit intimidating...you see I love the look of all the vintage/shabby chic stuff but not really sure how to achieve the look I love so much!! The challenge this week is to create a card or project using hearts. Sounds easy enough right?? Not so much lol!!!
this is my card:

Needs something....any suggestions??? The hearts I cut with a little cuttlebug die & glittered with MS glitter, the pretty paper is Melissa Francis...I added touches of MS glitter here & there. CS is PTI. The little roses are from my local SC store...also glittered. The sentiment is PTI.
Also used: EK success border punch, cuttlebug embossing folder & ric rac from my shash.
That's it for this one & now on to the next project!! oh sooooo much paper & so little time!!! LOL!!
have a fantastic weekend!!! see ya around!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Greetings fellow bloggers! I am waiting to go to Jury duty this AM so I have a little time to post a card I made this weekend. My card is for 2 different Challenges. 1) OCC challenged us
 to make a card using texture & only black & white. 2)  Just Us Girls challenged us to make a card using dry embossing.
So much texture & dimensional goodness!! For my Dry embossing I used my old standby cuttlebug swiss dots. all paper & DP is PTI. I used Marvy mega flower punch (doctored up a bit) for my flower. Just free hand cut the leaves & used SU scallop punch (doctored  that a bit too) for the bottom layers. I love how fun & easy this was to make!! Here is a different view.

That's it for this one....better get ready to go!! Thanks for todays visit!!



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