Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hello Card

Hero Arts Hello Card
Papertake Weekly has a sketch challenge at the end of the month. My card for this one uses a stamp by Hero Arts (colored with Copic markers). The cardstock is by Diecuts With A View. The pom-pom trim is by My Mind's Eye. The small flower brads are by Making Memories. I rubbed the tops of them with a blue Copic marker to make them "match" better. :) How is your Wednesday shaping up? I need to go to the grocery store (which is not one of my favorite things to do). :) I'm sitting here trying to decide if I can wait "one more day." It's kinda "iffy" on the milk though so I might as well put on my big girl "grocery shopping" panties. :) Hope your day is filled with better activities. Wink. :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Kickin' Birthday Card

TTC02 markers
High Heels Birthday Card
It's time for another Touch Twin Marker Challenge which is a color one. I used fun stamps by Hero Arts. I had to color my image with Copics as I didn't have the right Touch Twin colors (still sobbing that I didn't win the box of 12 in the first challenge....wink, wink). But you know what Scarlet O'Hara always says...."tomorrow is another day" (or in this case, another challenge). The embossing folder is by Sizzix. The felt ric rac is by My Mind's Eye.
Jane Fonda Book
Hope your Monday was a good one. It was a good mail day here as the book I won came in. No, I didn't win the Touch Twin markers BUT I did win a book. I won a copy of the new Jane Fonda biography. I can't wait to read it (course winning markers would be good too....crossing my fingers, toes and eyes for the next one!!!!!). :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mostly Monochromatic 3+1

Dragonfly Loss Card
Casual Friday has a new challenge called "Mostly Monochromatic 3+1" that I couldn't resist playing. You have to use at least three shades of a monochromatic color plus brown. I don't know why but I always have trouble anytime I "supposed" to go monochromatic. :) I think it's because there are soooo many colors and I start to stress about which one to pick. I chose three shades of aqua/teal by Bazzill cardstock as my monochromatic colors (the brown is also by Bazzill). The stamps are one of the NEW Hero Arts/Sizzix sets. You get stamps plus dies to cut the stamped shapes. Love, love them! :) Isn't it great when two fantastic companies partner up? :) The sentiment is also by Hero Arts but from one of their clear stamp sets. I kept playing with this card and finally decided it "needed" some dry embossing for more dimension. The embossing folder is by Sizzix and the pretty swirled brad is by Prima Marketing. So do you have fun plans for this pretty fall Saturday? My youngest daughter has a band competition and my husband is working on our farm. This means I'll get to do some things I enjoy (yep, making cards) but it's such a beautiful day I'm heading outside! It will be a great afternoon to sit on the front porch and read. (Reading "Unbroken" by Lauren Hillenbrand on my Kindle. I highly recommend it too by the way.) :) Enjoy your weekend and RELAX.....the big 6-ton satellite fell in the Pacific ocean last night. Wink! :) Stop by again soon for a little inspiration and a lot of fun! :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Just A Note Card/Touch Twin Markers Challenge

Three Girls Note Card
I tell ya I'm wanting to win those markers at the Touch Twin Markers Challenge blog. :) (Course I'm not the only one "drooling" over them). :) Anyway I did another card for their first challenge of "Playing With Our Peeps." Since I don't have but a few colors of the ShinHan Touch Twin markers, I used Copic markers on this card. (You can use another brand until the first of the year at this challenge site.) The little girl image is from one of the new Hampton Art/Graphic 45 cling stamps. The "just a note" is from The {Stamps} of Life. The tiny paper strips that look like "stitching" are by Diecuts With A View. So cross your fingers, toes and eyes for me to win those ShinHan markers. Mama needs new "toys." :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Shinhan Twin Markers Challenge

Toothpick Flags 1
I am soooo excited about a new product that I've found. Have you heard about the new Shinhan Touch Twin markers? I love coloring and these markers look so "cool." :) I've had the pleasure of talking to the nice "folks" at Shinhan and I cannot wait to get my hands on these markers. Some have been shipped to me and I can't wait to "play" with them!!!! Also Shinhan has a new challenge site which is having their "first" challenge with a fabulous prize. The first Touch Twin Challenge is called
"Playing With Our Peeps" which is to have people on your project. You may use other markers until the first of the year in case you don't have any Shinhan markers YET. :) Since mine are on their way, I used Copic Ciao markers. This card also fits the Cards magazine blog challenge of "cards with toothpick flags." (Loved this fun challenge and I made my flags. When I decided to do this one, I went in my kitchen to get toothpicks. Naturally I was out so had to make a fast trip to the grocery store before they closed....cause you know I'm a "midnight owl" when it comes to card making.) The stamps are by Penny Black (image), Hero Arts (sentiment) and My Mind's Eye (dotted banner flag). The embossing folder is by Sizzix while the cardstock and patterned cardstock is by Diecuts With A View.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

September Stamps Of Life Release

SOL September Thank You Owls Card
SOL September Halloween Owl Card
SOL September Birthday Owl Card
SOL September Good Owls Card
Today I want to share a new stamp set by The {Stamps} Of Life called owls2love. I had the most fun with this cute, cute set. I'm sharing four cards I created with it. I used Sizzix dies and embossing folders plus papers by Diecuts With A View also. I have been absent from my blog for the last few weeks. Hopefully today is the start of regular posts again. :) I got my mom moved and into her new home. She is doing well which has been a big relief for me and my family. I got my oldest daughter moved back to her apartment and the start of her senior year at college (still can't believe that). My youngest is back in school and starting her sophomore year in high school (also hard to believe). :) A lot going on plus after getting my mom moved, I had to take a couple of weeks learning to "breathe" again. :) The last twenty months have been extremely busy and hard for us. So today is a new day with new beginnings and lots of blog posts coming. :) Ohh, and would you believe we got a "new" kitty this week. Her name is Dixie and she is 14 weeks old. She's a beautiful yellow tabby cat. Someone had let her out at our farm several weeks ago. My youngest daughter has begged and begged to bring her inside. Being the "good" mom that I am, I finally said OK (even though we already have two grown male cats in the house.) We took her to the vet's to be declawed and get her shots, etc. She's been here two days and I'm amazed how smart this little "girl" is. :) No accidents and already liter box trained....yea! :) My "boys" are still looking her at from "afar" but I think they'll all be "best friends" soon. :) I'm not sure my vacuum cleaner will ever be off though as I'm somewhat of a compulsive clean freak (which means I can't stand to see any "hair" anywhere). One of my male cats loves to get vacuumed....yes, he lets me vaccum his hair with the brush attachment. :) I'll take pictures and post soon. Hope you are having a happy and safe Labor Day weekend. :)