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Friday, April 30, 2010

Guess what time it is?

Blog hop time, that means its a new month. Well tomorrow is, bye bye April and Hello May. Close to my Heart has done it again, this months set is very versitle. I really like the vintage look of the stamps. Hopefully you came my way by way of Beths blog

Cherish the Moments by CTMH
Blush, Bamboo, and Vanilla Cream cardstock
Silhoette designer papers by CTMH
Border punches by Fiskars
Button misc

I stamped a random dot in blush on blush cardstock and used my corner rounder on the corners of blush and silhoette paper. I punched my scallop border on blush, bamboo and shilotte papers. I popped the scallops off the card with pop dots wrapping it in organdy ribbon. I used two sized of scallop circle punches to make my flowers. I used my nestibilitie label die to cut out my label, finishing that off by placing my birthday themed stamp on top of the label.

I am very pleased with this vintagey, girly bithday card!!!

Now visit Chris for more incredible art!

Enjoy the hop

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Creatively Scrapping on a Wednesday

I cant believe this BUT I actually completed a layout, that means I SCRAPPED something. I havet scrapped in forever, I take out pictures and papers but never get anything done. I freeze and cant seem to move forward. I believe my mind is on overload on all the stuff I view while blogging and when it comes to scrapping my own I cant get anything out. So I thought I would start using sketches to get the ball rolling BECAUSE I know that once I get going the flood gates will open. I am tickled pink with myself.

I used this sketch from Creative Scrappers, awesome blog!

I finally used one of my kits from The Girls Loft, this is the first time I have used one of my kits. Really Iam serious, I have been a member for 8 months and finally used more than a piece of piece of b/t. I didnt even put a dent in the kit. I also used for the first time my grunge board letters, this stuff in incredible!! Its feels like nothing I have ever felt before in a scrapbook product, it feels leathery, its flexible, bendable and it just bounces back.I inked it with my stamp pad and it was a piece of cake, it took to the ink the butter!

Textured cardstock by Bazzil
Solid cardstock by CTMH
Designer paper by Collage Press & My Minds Eye
Grunge board by Tim Holtz
Button unknown

Monday, April 26, 2010

Getting Sketchy on a Monday

I have spent the last several days adding challenge blogs to my challenges folder.Get Sketchy card challenge is one of them, I checked it out going several pages back and I like the card sketches they have so I added to my favorites bar placing it in my challenge folder. I cant remember whos blog I found it on but I thank them!!

Sketch blogs seem to be all the rage right now, I cant believe how many are out there. There are card sketch blogs, scrapbook sketch blog, color blogs and challenge blogs that challenge your creativety. I even made a spiral book to keep track of all the above, that way I can open it up to tuesday and see what blog is posting new sketches etc. and then skip on over there and get to work. I know I wont create every thing they post BUT it will inspire me, challenge me and keep me creating at my own pace:)


So very happy with this card, its crisp with a pop of color. How gorgeous is that organdy ribbon? I added some liquid glass to the body of the butterfly and prisma glitter to help it shimmer!! I popped the circle and scallop piece off the base of the card.Card size is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2, I always wonder what sizes the cards are that the ladies post. Incase you wonder too I will now always tell you what my sizes are.

See ya Wednesday

card size 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
Embrace Life stamp set by CTMH
Houndstooth cuttlebug template
Organdy ribbon by Joannes

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Friday sweet Friday

Well if your seeing this cupcake challenge card that means its FRIDAY, oh yeah!!! Friday sweet Friday your finally here!!

Well the 3 days of cold and rain are leaving BUT due back same time next week AARRGGHH. But its clearing up for our annual Poppy Festival this saturday and sunday and I think I will actually attend. I havent been in years, but with the lousey weather Iam ready for some outdoor activities and plenty of sunshine. I am sure every resident in my desert community is feeling the same and thousands of other Sso Cal residents. So Iam sure it will be pretty crowded. This is exactly why I havent attended in years, but I will brave it!

This challenge looked to me like a tall card, and you know I LOVE tall cards. Add the circles and I was all game. I came upon this fun color combo which turned out to be the same colors from a favorite ALL time paper packet called Lazy Days, in the past I used that color combo with a touch of red. With this color combo I stumbled upon recently the color added was ORANGE. Now if you have been following me for awhile you know orange is my FAVORITE color. Let me say this was so fun to put together using LOTS of favorites!!

I cut out the circles with my punches and my coluzzle. Popped the 3 blue circles off the paper:) I stamped the turtle on the white circle and paper pieced the orange pieces on the turtle shell. I punched the designer paper with my NEW apron lace punch and punched the sweet leaf green cardstock strip with my NEW scallop punch and popped both of the pieces of the card. Simple but clean and striking, at least to me!

Lazy Days stamp set and designer papers by CTMH (retired)
Cardstock by CTMH
Ribbon Misc
Punches by Fiskars

Monday, April 19, 2010

Is Monday over yet?

It actually wasnt a bad day at all! But you know with Monday over we are closer to Friday:) Hope your day was GRAND. It was another beautiful day here in So Cal, but the weather man says rain and cool temps are coming to stay for 3 days. I guess spring will stick around at some point.

I was so inspired by a card by Terri Anderson today that I recreated it in a way. Nothing grabs me like clean and simple cards. Heres my take

Chocolate alphabet by CTMH
Designer paper by CTMH retired
Felt flower but with my Sizzix
Button by CTMH

Just watched one of my favorite commercials, the spelling bee that has been going on for 48 hrs and every contestant has spelled EVERY word right. Its hilarious. Another fav is the Old Spice commercial, look at your man now look at me, look at your man now look at me, its the best. Just thought I would share!!

Okay off to enjoy some Manicottie Florentine!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Here they are....

Hey Friends its Friday WOOHOO!!! I am going to play Bunco with some friends tonight, never played it before BUT it sounds like a night of FUN and I could win some money (stamping money!!)BUT before going there I plan on stopping at Joannes AGAIN for a new punch and some nestibilites. Yep they now sell nestibilities and there 40% off. Oh yeah I ordered Unitys Deal-a-Day 6 stamps for ONLY $9 and one of them being one I have wanted for almost a year. Cant wait for them to get here!!

Remember those stamps I picked up for $1, well I stamped with them last night. Here they are simple BUT super CUTE!!

I used craft cardstock and embossed a square nesti in the right corner. I stamped the image inside and colored using my CTMH markers. Stamped a simple sentiment and used some bitty brads as my brackets. Final touch some gingham ribbon VIIOOLA!!

Studio g stamps
THANK YOU sentiment stamp set by CTMH
Cardstock, bitty brads by CTMH
Ribbon by offray

Hope you have some FUN plans tonight

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday happenings

First I want to share that my son got his drivers license today, YEAH!!! Hes one of those late bloomers when it came to getting that done. He is a good driver BUT the mom in me is okay if he wants me to drive him around for awhile BUT I know he needs to get out there on his own to get comfortable and for me to get comfortable with it. I guess on a day when Iam really out of it I will wave in off :) I am happy for him.

Second I found these cuties in the dollar bin at Joannes!! Fruit seems to be a hot trend for summer, are they cute or what?

Third my hubby helped with dinner last night, he fried chicken for the first time in his life. It was so nice not to stand over the skillet until it was all done. And yes the chicken was scruptious, he did very well.I had rice and veggie dutie, that took only minutes, it felt like I had the night off;)

Heres my card for today, I am on a alphabet kick from my challenge last week.

I made a border of glitter around the sentiment. I also glittered up the U and added a few liquid glass dots covered in glitter here and there on the word sparkle. I added many layers of scallop pieces to the bottom of the card. Oh yeah a couple of buttons to finish it off.

See ya Friday!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Challenges, challenges, challenges

Happy Monday to you!! I went into work not really wanting to be there, so I was rather grumpy now top that off with not being a morning person and it makes for a slighty bad attitude. I just dont do mornings and I HATE IT that I have to start work at 7 AM. Who does that, rather who should have to do that? I got better after about a hour or two and a nice cup of coffee:)

Now for some one with the grumpies I managed to come home and fold to baskets of clothes, dust the living room, sweep and mop the living room, entry way, kitchen, family room and guest bath room. I swept with my new SWIFTER sweeper, this thing is amazing. Perfect if you have a pet that lives indoors and the SWIFTER even mops!! This makes my mid week cleaning a pinch. The wet swifter is scented with febreeze AAHH, the start up kit gives you 3 coupons for refills. OH I forgot that I vacummed too!!

My card today covered three challenges. A sketch from the Got Sketches book by Paper Crafts, this book is going to be AWESOME I cant wait to get my hands on one. The colors are from Jennetts color me Monday color challenge. The use of alphabet is from my Humbled Artist swap challenge. Cant wait to share that card with you. I am ooberly excited about how it all turned out, can you see me smiling:))

Chocolate alphabet by CTMH
Say it in Style set by CTMH (script)
Cardstock and button by CTMH
Ribbon by Offray
Misc flower
Argyle background by cuttlebug
EK Success border punch

Tomorrows a minimum day, heres to minimum days cheers!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tweet, Tweet....

Hello blogging friends, ITS FRIDAY!! Man am I happy, I cant wait to sleep in tomorrow. My kiddos are out with friends celebrating Kalens 18th birthday ( yeah hes still celebrating) a little surprise dinner @Chilis and I cant wait for them to be ready so I can scoop them up and go to bed. So for the time being I create and blog :)

The weather here is gorgeous and feels like spring BUT the rain is coming back Monday. So whatcha got going this weekend? I have no definate plans but if tomorrow is anything like today I plan on getting out of the house!

Heres a tweet card I made, I think I will send it to someone. I sent my Mom a card about a week ago and she was so moved and so surprised. That made me feel good and I plan on sending out cards more often to friends and family. Yes I hoard my cards.

I paper pieced my sweet dollar stamp twice in two different papers. Stitched on the vanilla cream cardstock with brown thread. I used my EK success emboss border punch to punch on the Hollyhock textured cardstock and peeked a tiny bit of Juniper cardstock. So simple and sweet!

Enjoy every minute of your weekend !!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Short and Sweet

This handsom young man turned 18 on April 1 !! Happy Birthday son!! Today we celebrate with a barbeque with family.

This card was stamped lifted from Dawn over at A Few of my Favorite Things. Dawns blog is one of my daily reads, she has something posted EVERY DAY. I dont know how some ladies do it.

Friendship Flowers stamp set by CTMH
Buttons by Foofala
Border punch by Martha Stewart
Misc ribbon

Cutting it short I have tons to do before 3 pm