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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad...and a fab 5 winner!

wow a mid-week post for me! I needed to make a card for my dads birthday.  For me....that is a huge challenge in itself!!!! I needed some help so I chose this weeks 2 Sketches 4 you  sketch as my inspiration.
                                                                  This is the sketch:

This is my card:

Very simple I know but works it for a guy card :)  I REALLY wanted to put a bow on it though :) The papers are PTI, The stamp set is TT from a card class we took a couple of years ago at CKC....forgot about it but really like it!!! I gave the tiny little birds just a spot of color with prisma color pencils...supposed to resemble a Robin??? The sentiment is PTI. The embossing folder is from SIZIX. The punches are both SU. That's it!!! Hope he likes it!!!  Now better go finish the inside & get it in the mail!! See ya later in the week!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sketch 106

Friday again! :) you know what that means....another fun sketch from Taylored Expressions.
Here is this weeks sketch:

                                                                         This is my card:
                                 All materials except the bottle caps are from Taylored Expressions. All of the CS, DP and ribbon are from a "Key ingredients" kit I got last summer from TE. The Image & sentiment I got at CHA from the TE booth! The little cupcakes in the bottle caps were punched out of the matching DP.  clored with copics. That's it!! I think I may send this to one of my sisters for her BD. Well that is it for me today...I have to work tomorrow (Saturday) Boo Hoo!! Have a good one & Thanks for the visit!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

PTI Blog hop

Greetings from Arizona! It's blog hop time again. It has been a very long time since I have been able to participate. It's hard for us working (outside the home) gals! Not even really sure what time time the whole thing  starts, with the time change & all. We don't change time her (ever) so always a challenge to figure out what time it is in the rest of the world!! This time we are to make a card or project using buttons.
This is my card:
All materials are PTI except a couple of Martha Stewart Punches.
Thanks for the visit!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

CPS sketch

I have a clean & simple Easter card for you this morning. This one was inspireded  by this weeks CPS sketch.
 This is the sketch:

This is my card:

I kept it real simple cause I just LOVE this Jillibean paper!!!! Sentiment is from Inkadinkado, and the {} are from PTI.  The white ribbon (which I also love) is from Michaels & the Rhinestones are from my stash.
We are enjoying a beautiful spring rain today, and only in the low 60's. hope spring is in the air where ever you are!! Thanks for todays visit!!!! 


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cardvarks lace challenge

Well here I am back again :) Spending the most beautiful, peaceful afternoon in my craft room. The flowers & my Crab tree are blooming right outside my  open window.  Don't you just love spring! I happen to see that Just rite stampers is this weeks sponsor for the weekly Cardvarks challenge. This week all you have to do is make a card with lace. How easy is that....If you have some lace. I found out I really didn't have much. I purchased this paper a while back for no other reason then I really liked it!! So I decided to make this little card with them. 
 Here is my card:

The paper is Graphic 45...this shows both sides of the DP. The lace is something old from my stash. The ribbon was tan but I colored it with Copics. Learned that in class yesterday. I love that it matches perfectly!!
The sentiment is from Just Rite Stamps. I punched it out with the SU 1 3/4" punch. Then punched out one of the cherrie baskets & stuck it in the center of a smashed bottle cap. I also colored the circle sentement white paper to match the DP a little better. That's it!!!!! Now I better get some work done around here...well maybe not! We'll see!!! thanks for the visit!


OCC Think Easter

It is the most beautiful Sunday morning here in Arizona! Went for a bike ride and enjoyed the fresh air & sunshine. Then into the craft room for a quick card. This one is a very quick little Easter card for the OCC Think Easter Challenge. Better get a few of these done as Easter will be here & gone before you know it!!
Here is my funny little card:

The pink paper is Pazzle, the yellow is PTI & the DP is Jillibean-soup, Ribbon is PTI. The staped image is JRS, colored with Copics. The feathers I have had forever & just never used. also used the SU scallop punch. I think that's about it for this one. Hope I get a bit more time  in the craft room today. I have several April birthday  cards to do as well as several Easter cards.  Hey.... let me know if you come across any other fun challenges to help me along!! Have a good one!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sketch 105

Happy Saturday!! Just a quick post for this morning. I played around with Taylored Expressions Friday sketch yesterday and finally came up with a little something.
This is this weeks sketch:

And this is my Card:

I love the bright colors of the American Crafts papers! The only stamping is the sentement by PTI, The flower is handmade by ME! You see...I have all this velum (I hate it & never use it) So my Friend Ilean taught me how to make these beautiful velum flowers....you can make them in any color, Just color first with Copics. After all the layers are punched & attached with a brad just spray with Glimmer Mist (I used pearl) and the layers will curl & seperate & puff up into a flower!! The trick is to LEAVE IT ALONE & let it do it's thing! Well I am off to a Copic class today, hope I can learn a thing or two!!
Thanks for todays visit! Have a good one!!


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sketch #104

Finally got my other Birthday card done! For this one I chose Talyored Expressions sketch # 104  as my inspiration.
This is the sketch:
This is my card:

In keeping with the spring weather here in Arizona & chose these beautiful papers from Cosmo Cricket. Just so warm & sunny looking :) I followed the sketch to a T this time. The sentiment is from PTI, I used the SU scallop punch. I made the flower with a Large marvy punch that I punched 3 times & added creases with an old stylus & added the cute button I have had forever. Really loved ths sketch!!!
well that's it for this one & for the weekend...time to get ready for the week!! Thanks for the visit!!


OCC Color Challenge

Wow!!! It's March & it is Sunday already! I have been just way to busy to post for over as month!!! The weather is gorgeous here so have been doing outside work. Planting flowers, washing windows, riding my new bike etc. My parents were here for a visit from Minnesota & now more company is on the way!! Need a couple of BD cards for this month so just HAD to get into the craft room...darn...;)  I needed some inspiration so went to check out a couple of challenges for help. For the first card I needed a BD card for my FIL. YIKES!!! always a challenge to do a guy card :(  Use the color challenge from OCC for this one. The funny thing is.... the colors really seemed pretty girly to me...so really made it a real challenge for me.
These are the colors:
As you can see I used just a tiny bit of pink...in the DP & for the heart on the colar. My FIL just got a new dog & it looks a bit like this one so that's why I chose this image from American art stamps.
This is my Card:
Brown  & yellow paper is PTI, as well as the Balloon hearts, Dog Image, American art stamps, word stamp by Hanna stamps, DP is Cosmo Cricket. String is from Taylored Expression, Embossing folder from cuttlebug. That's it for this one pretty quick & simple. Now I am off to the office to catch up on some work. Need to get back in the craft room for one more birthday card...hope I can find the time!!
Make it a good one!!


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