Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Real Friends Birthday Card

Real Friends Birthday Card
How about a fun birthday card? :) This one will fit the bill for four challenges going on at:
Papertake Weekly (based on the sketch)
Flutterby Wednesday (sparkly and shimmery/I used glitter and shimmery cardstocks)
City Crafter Challenge (Flowers and Frills)
Creative Card Crew (Bloomin' Marvelous/to use flowers)
The vintage image is by Lunagirl. The rubber stamp sentiment is by Hampton Art. All of the glitter and shimmery cardstock is by Diecuts With A View. The flowers are by Prima Marketing, the brads by Basic Grey and the lace is by The Paper Studio. The embossing folder and butterfly diecut are by Sizzix (eClips on the diecut). I'm definitely at the age that I agree with this sentiment. Wink! :) Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Birthday Bird Card

Would you believe I had enough scraps to do yet another card for The Play Date Cafe Challenge? Had to make another card using those fab colors! :) This card uses stamps by Hampton Art and a diecut by Sizzix. The touch of silver foil board is by Grafix and cardstock is by Bazzill.
Birthday Bird Card
Thanks for stopping by. I'll keep this post short. I need to get going and off the computer. Those chores are not going to do themselves. Wink! :)

Diva Hello Card

What do you do when you have left over cardstock in three fabulous colors? Why you make another card of course.Diva Hello Card I was so pleased with my first card for The Play Date Challenge that I wanted to do another one. I know I've used dark blue and green but never with the added grey. It is a striking color mix. This card uses stamps by Hampton Art and a Vivid Inky Blue ink pad. The cardstock is by Bazzill and the border punch is by Martha Stewart (found this one at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago). The small flowers are by Prima Marketing and the brads are by Basic Grey.

Got an email from my daughter newly arrived in England. She is getting settled in her dorm room and making new friends. She was excited because she had had dinner in a "real" English pub. :) Thanks for stopping by. Better get a move on, I have errands galore to do.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Beautiful Friend Card

I was able to do a card early this morning for The Play Date Cafe challenge based on the photo above. I was intrigued by the colors. I used a dark blue, a kiwi green and a silver foil board for my colors. The rubber stamp is by Hampton Art which I stamped with a Vivid Inky Blue pad by Clearsnap. The embossing folder is by Sizzix.
Beautiful Friend
I'm breathing a little easier today as my oldest daughter made it safely to England. She has gotten to her dorm and called us tonight. :) My youngest daughter and I went to a movie this afternoon. We saw the new comedy "You Again" and laughed a lot! :) Fun movie.....Betty White is a hoot in it. :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hello Autumn Card

Hello Autumn Card
Today's card fits the bill for three challenges. The Stamp Something and Paper Sundaes challenge is to use fall colors plus the design is based on the sketch at Friday Sketcher's. I used an image by Crafty Secrets and rubber stamps by Hampton Art. The large leaf brads are by Around The Block. The burlap trim is some I found at Reasonable Ribbon. The cardstock is by We R Memory Keepers.
Better get going for the day. I'm heading outside to plant pansies and chrysanthemums in pots to "pretty" up the patio. My oldest daughter left about an hour ago headed for the airport. She is flying to Chester, England to begin a semester of college there. If I stay busy planting flowers then I won't be worrying about her. Who am I kidding? I'm going to be planting and worrying. I'm a mom, I worry. Wink. :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Coffee and Cream Colored Butterfly Card

Brown/Cream Butterfly Thanks Card
PaperPlay has a "coffee and cream" challenge this week. You are to use only shades of brown. There is also an "anything goes" challenge at Charisma Cardz too that this card will fit. :) The rubber stamp is by Hampton Art. The patterned cardstock is by Diecuts With A View. The fabric lace is by 7 Gypsies and the rose ribbon is by Webster's Pages. I did this card early before the carpenters arrived. Who can create with all of their hammering going on??? :)
I took my oldest daughter out to a movie and dinner tonight. She is leaving for England Saturday so it was a last "hurrah" for us. We went to see "The Town" which we both enjoyed.
Better get to has been a long day. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Thinking Of You Card

Grid  Challenge Butterfly Card
Sharing a card that I did for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge grid challenge going on this week. I used a Sizzix embossing folder for my "grid" work. I also used the sketch over at 2Sketches4U (for sketch 62). The rubber stamps are by Hampton Art. The brad is by The Paper Studio and the lace is by Prima Marketing. The green cardstock is by Worldwin Papers.

I have been missing from action for several days at my blog. I have carpenters doing work outside at present and before long will be inside too. While I am happy to have the work done, it is stressful trying to live and operate "normally" with them here. :) I also have my oldest daughter getting ready to leave for college this weekend. She will be leaving for England where she will attend one semester. So it is crazy, hectic, and sad (for the mom in me) at my house for the next week or two or three. :) Thanks for stopping by. I'll try to do better but with the remodeling going on....make no promises. (Wink.)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Be Worth Knowing Card

Oriental Worth Knowing Card
I have a busy weekend coming up because it is a "birthday" weekend. My youngest daughter will be celebrating her special day so I'm posting this before it gets too crazy here (and I forget to). :) The new Color Create Challenge is to use red, gold and white (or cream) with the optional extra of Christmas or Oriental thrown in. I love Oriental themes but for some reason rarely use them in my card making. This was a good excuse to dig out a new geisha stamp by Stamp Francisco. Mention red to me anytime and I am "in." The card has some Oriental lanterns embossed on red foil cardstock by American Crafts. The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug. The saying by Confucius is a rub-on by Royal and Langnickel. The pretty jeweled sticker is by Prima Marketing. This card is really pretty "in person." The embossed red foil is so rich looking. All right, two posts in one day.....that's amazing for ME. :) Thanks for stopping by and have a good night.

Fall Is In The Air Card

Fall Is In The Air Card
The challenge going on at Paper Play now is called "Autumn Is A Comin.' I had a new Sizzix embossing folder delivered yesterday that was perfect for this one. Charisma Cardz also has a challenge of "something new or not done before." I used chalk pencils for the first time coloring the raised embossed design on this card. I used some small dotted banner stamps by My Mind's Eye and then stamped letters to spell "fall" on them. (The alphabet stamps are by Hampton Art.) The orange alphabet stickers are by My Little Shoebox. Throw in some orange gingham paper and dotted ribbon and you have a easy/peasy card. :) Hope you have had a great day. I put a roast in the crockpot this morning to have some extra crafting time. We're having them open faced on some whole wheat hoagie buns with French Onion gravy. :) I also baked some brownies for a decadent ice-cream, caramel, nuts and brownie dessert. That should make my bunch happy! :) Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Smile Card

Smile Mona Card
Raise The Bar has a challenge going on called "URL"ooking Good. You are to use your blog as a source of inspiration for a card (header, colors, title, etc.). So are you surprised that I created a Mona Lisa "smile" card? :) I guess you won't be surprised too much either that I collect Mona Lisa rubber stamps. I have a binder full of Mona images and I'm sorry to say that I don't remember who made this image. All the pretty ink colors are Tim Holtz Distress inks though (that much I do know.) :) The alphabet stamps to spell "smile" are by Hampton Art. Thanks for stopping by....hope you liked my Mona card. :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Time Flies Diva Card

Hope you are having a great Labor Day. :) Sharing a card I whipped up yesterday afternoon. This one fall into several challenge site categories. First, I used the sketch over at Just Us Girls (Challenge 49) while following the recipe at Sentimental Sunday (Challenge 19...Use 1 solid paper, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments plus a sentiment). Then Paper Sundaes has a mixed mediums (it is number 34) challenge of using Copics with some other kind of coloring medium (I used chalk pencils). Last but not least is the Stampacular Sunday challenge to distress it (no. 75). The rubber stamps are by Hampton Art (the stamped images were colored with Copic Ciao markers and then touched up with Createcolor Chalk pencils). I thought it would be fun to use aleopard and zebra patterned papers (by BoBunny and Making Memories). The flowers and the printed twill are by Graphic 45.

Better run. We are having a fun stay at home Labor day. All of us have spent the morning doing what we want. This afternoon we are playing games, watching movies, etc. together. Goodbye summer were fun but oh so hot. :) Going to hate saying goodbye to all the hummingbirds too. What grand free entertainment they have been. Their feeders the last few days have been busy, busy, busy! (Having to fill them almost everyday!...I think I must be feeding some who have already started migrating South.) Course September means that I will also be saying goodbye to my oldest daughter in a couple of weeks. She is going to be attending college in England this fall so that falls under the "happy AND sad" (not to mention the "broke" category). Sure all you moms know what I mean. I'm happy for her but sad for me (I'll miss her). :) Anyways, thanks for stopping by and Happy Labor Day!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Stamps Of Life Release

How about a fun new Halloween stamp set? Then look no further because today is the release of "spooky2scare" by The {Stamps} Of Life. Here are five cards I made with this set. (I love making Halloween cards!)
Window Spiders Card
Eat At Your Own Risk Card
Best Witches Card
Halloween Ghosts Card
Border Ghosts Card
That's it from me today. I better get a move on since the washing machine and dryer don't start by themselves. The laundry "troll" has been here again and I am behind. :) Still waiting on the "new" models that load and unload themselves. Wink. :)