Monday, February 28, 2011

I Keep On Falling

I found another card that intimidates me! Accidents!
How do you express you care without being too cute or too insensitive?
This is for my friend Sarah, who was in a car accident not too long ago.  
Although she did not have to go to the hospital, her car is totaled 
and she is still in a tremendous amount of pain.  The images I had were a
little too cutsey for the look I was going for.  I was trying to
find something that would be perfect for her.  Her last home
was decorated in lots of reds and Toile, so I thought the paper
was perfect.  Then I saw this image I had downloaded
awhile ago from TLC and thought that they complimented
 one another nicely.  I just did not want her to think I was
minimizing her accident or the pain that she is in.

I put Diamond Glaze on the shoes and
paper pieced the dress
 The inside of card
 Top Inside
 Bottom Inside

This is sketch #4 for the Feb. Verve Sketches
This was Andrea's awesome sketch!
Supplies That I Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: K&Co.- Classic K (Red Paper)
Toile Paper: The Paper Studio
Ribbon: From A Ghiradelli Chocolate Box (Yup already eaten!)
Pearls: Recollections
Digi: TLC (Child Headstand- Vintage) Freebie
Pencils: Prismacolors
Brads- (inside Card) Making Memories
Ribbon And Buttons: From My Stash
Die Cuts: Spellbinders- Ovals and Curved Rectangles
Flowers: From wedding Section at Michael's (Confetti)

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:
I Did It Creations: Punches or Dies- (Dies)
The Res-Q- Challenge: Boxes- (Square card)
Guylou's Inimitability: Anything Goes
Woodware USA: Anything Goes
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss:  Black & White & Another Color
Prairie Fairy Fridays: Inspired By A Song- Falling By Alicia Keys
Fussy & Fancy Friday: Paper Piecing
Totally Paper Crafts: Paper Piecing
Fresh Brewed:  Ribbons & Bows
Top Tip Tuesday: Bling It On
Craft Your Passion: Girly Girl
Stamps R Us: For the Girls
Kaboodle Doodle: Recipe 123
An Award!
Thank You Yenni! You are the sweetest!

To accept this award I have to do a few things:
A.Please link back to the one who gave you this award and say thanks 
I'll say it again, Thank You Yenni!

B. Write 3 sweet moments happened in your life 
#1 I found this kitten that I was all set to bring home, but was waiting
 for my husband to come get me.  When he arrived he said "Is this the
cat you want?" I replied "Yes, this is the one!"  He then said "No!"
I was crushed and walked so fast he could not catch up to me.
Then when we got to the car, there sat a kitten that he had looked
for all day to surprise me!!! Awwww!!  He was quickly forgiven! 

#2 On Our 15th Wedding Anniversary we gave each other 
15 gifts.  Most of them small gifts.  He had mine all wrapped
and pretty with little bows on them! (He even wrapped them himself)

#3 I mentioned on someone's blog ( I won't mention Yenni's name... lol!)
that I loved her lace, and she sent me a wonderful package of gorgeous lace!
Thank You Yenni, You truly are the sweetest! You definitely deserve this award!

C.Pass this sweet award to the 3 sweetest bloggers you know 
All of my followers are the sweetest, but these are 3 of my sweet followers.

1) Faye: For leaving sweet comments and this award would look perfect on your blog!
Your love of chocolate also make you perfect!
2) Heidi: For also leaving the sweetest comments!  You are a faithful follower! 
3) E.T for also being the sweetest!  You say very sweet things, and I love your 
work! I have also received great freebies from your blog! Thank You!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thinking Of You

I made this card for a friend that lost her dog of 15 years
around the same time I lost my Cody Cat.  I understand
her pain and wanted her to know I have been thinking
about her.  Even though it been a couple of months,
when they have been a part of your life that long, it still hurts.  
I also made this card for the 
Verve Sketches for the month of February.
This is the first sketch.  I did them out of order because 
I had a serious mental block with this one.  It is a great
sketch, but I could not get it to work.   So I tried
 another idea, and could not get it to work either, so I went 
back to this and wola! It worked.! I think it was the pressure
of having to finish it.  I seem to work well under pressure!

The medallion is a Martha Stewart tag with a punch out
of the paper.  This paper pack is cool because it
came with lots of matching paper, stickers, tags, letters, 
& chipboard! It will be awesome to scrapbook with. 
 The inside of card
 Inside- Top
What the heart has once owned
and had, it shall never lose.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: We R Memory Keepers
Punches: Martha Stewart Double Loops
Medallion: Martha Stewart Tags
Lace Ribbon: Offray
Orange Ribbon: Ribbon Boutique
Pearls: Recollections and Paper Studio
Stamps: Thinking of You- Inkadinkadoo  Sympathy- Stampin' Up
Ink: Distress Ink: Aged Mahogany
Stickers & Tags: K&Co.
Jewels: Recollections

Challenges I would like to enter this in:

Off the Wall Craftiness: Color Inspiration
Digi Doodle Shop: Spots & Dots
Crafty Emma: Spots & Stripes
Do You Stack Up: Anything Goes 
Paper Romance: Anything Goes
Paper Play: Get Sentimental
Fresh Brewed: Ribbons And Bows
Paper Pretties: Glitter (In the Paper)
Scrapbook Sisters: Lace & Pearls
Bearly Mine: Ribbon & Pearls
Top Tip Tuesday: Bling It On
Incy Wincy: Punches
Aly's Sunday Challenge: Get Well or Give Support
Catered Crop: Recipe: Patterned Paper, Colors, Distress Inks, Pearls, Ribbon, Punch, Squares

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Oh No Not Another Boy Card!

There are some cards that I need to make and I immediately
get intimidated! Sympathy cards and masculine cards
are two of them! At least this is only one of those two!
I only fell mostly apart instead of all the way!
After I slapped myself silly (That was not a long trip lol)
I pulled it together and it actually came together quite
nicely!  This is for a friend of ours that had 
open heart surgery a couple of weeks ago.

As you already know receive a lot of inspiration from
Andrea Ewen! I love her work and often like to try some
of her awesome techniques.  I figured I may be annoying her
by always copying her, so a few weeks ago 
 I started practicing some medallions using some of my 
other punches.  And I thought I was coming up with
 something different. She recently used this one, so it may seem as if I am
copying her yet again! Sorry Andrea, I was trying to go 
a little different! I do love your work!
 Inside Of Card
 Inside- Top
 Inside Bottom
This is for the Verve Challenge #2
for February at Splitcoast
Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: g.c.d  studios- Loverly Collection
Buttons: From Stash- Flower Center: Prima
Die Cuts: Circles and Labels 3
Punch: Martha Stewart French Scroll
Metal Frame & Brads: Making Memories
Stamps: Feel Better Soon and Medallion- Inkadinkadoo
Ink: Distress Inks-Peeled Paint & Stampin' Up- Baroque Burgundy
Misc. Twine & Fiber From Stash

Challenges I Would Like To Enter This In:
Verve: Sketch For February
Incy Wincy: Punches
Digital Tuesday: Punches And Something Digital- Sentiments on the Inside
Crafty Catz: For The Boys
House Of Gilli: Recipe- Some Form Of Sparkle (Flower Center) 3 Patterned Papers At Least 2 Punches or Diecuts
Card Cupids: Buttons &/ Or Ribbons
Catered Crop: Recipe- Patterned Paper, Colors, Distress Inks, Punches, Die Cuts, Ribbon
I Did It Creations: Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop: Anything Goes
Sugar Creek Hollow: Buttons & Bows
Pink Gem: Buttons, Beads (In Flower Center) Brads, and Bows
Shannon's Sentiment: Sentiments No Image
Totally Papercrafts: Digis (On Inside)
Simon Says Stamp: Make Your Own Embellishment

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sparkle Glitter And Shine!

Today's Challenge at Dutch Dare Card Challenge is:
Sparkle, Glitter, & Bling 
This is my first challenge on the design team!
I am quite excited.  Come join us so we can leave you some love!
I was not intending on doing hearts for this card at all.
I had a completely different theme in mind, but I could
not get it to work at all. Then I saw this heart on 
Create With TLC and the rest is history!
It comes in two shades of pink!  Very fun to bling up!
It is not a Valentines card, I actually made it for my 
Aunt.  It has been 2 months since my Grandmother
died, (Her Mother) So I thought it would be a good
time to send a card to know I am thinking about her.

There is sparkle and pearls on the image as well as the card
 Took a picture without flash to show the yummy sparkle!
I printed two digis and layered them using pop dots.
I cut out the heart on the top layer (In the center) 
and stamped my sentiment on the bottom layer.
The card was punched with MS Double Arches

 This is the inside.  Bottom

I loved this color Inspiration so much, this 
is my 2nd card for Off The Wall Craftiness This Week.
Photo Inspiration for: Happileigh Scrappin'

Supplies Used: 
White Cardstock (Probably came in a scrapbook album)
Embossing Folder: Kassie's Brocade, Cuttlebug
Bow With Pearl: Offray
Pearls and Gems: Large Pearls- Paper Studio The Rest- Recollections
Digi- Freebie at TLC Creations
Thinking Of You Sentiment: Inkadinkadoo- Ink: Stampin' Up Rose Red
Inside Sentiments: With Caring Thoughts: Hero Arts-  Sympathy: Stampin Up
Ink: Stampin' Up: Pink Passion
Punches: Martha Stewart- Double Arches
The Medallion was punched with Martha Stewart's Layered Arches
Glitter: Stickles

Because of the heart this card qualifies for a gazillion challenges even though this is 
not a Valentine's card.

Off The Wall Craftiness-  Hearts, Vintage And Color Inspiration
Get Funky: Hearts
Cupcake Craft: At Least One Heart
2 Sisters: Hearts
Truly Scrumptious: Swirls and Pearls- Swirls are in embossing)
Papertake Weekly: Putting On the Glitz
Stamp Fairy: White With A Touch Of Color
Happily Scrappin': Photo Inspiration- Color
Woodware USA: Embossing
Allsorts: Sentiment
My Grafico: Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Slightly Vintage

This week there have been some very pretty color
challenges.  Very soft, vintage, girly, right up my alley.
I missed most of them, but will still be able to
enter in The Playdate Cafe and Off The Wall Craftiness Challenges
Looks like I missed the Playdate, got my days mixed up.
I'm a little bummed, I wanted to enter their challenge all
week and thought I had time. Oh well.  You can see
where my color scheme came from anyway.
I loved both of these Color Inspirations.
I am also trying my hand at the Verve sketches this
month.  This is week 3. I will be posting them out of
order. As I am still working on week 1

Now for the details of the card
I have made this pendant before and love it!  
Got the idea From Andrea Ewen
I love her work, and she does beautiful Pendants & medallions.
The Inside-

It is hard to tell, but I chalked the doily with a
light pink and lightly inked the circle with Pink Passion

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Paper Studio and Bazzill
Designer Paper: K&Co. and Marcella by Kay
Frame and Envelope: Marcella by Kay- Wedding
Pearls: Recollections
Flower Center: Offray
Ribbon: Ribbon Boutique & Robert Stanley Collection
Thank You Stamps: Stampin' Up
Ink: Pink Passion- Stampin' Up
Thank You Rub On: Duplicate Rub-Ons
Doily: Wilton
Die Cut: Spellbinders Shapeabilities- Renaissance Hearts

Challenges I would like to enter this card in:

Viva La Verve: Sketch Challenge
Off The Wall Craftiness: Vintage- Color 
Fab'n'Funky Challenge: Make Your Own Embellishment
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central: Pink & 1 Product From Store- Renaissance Hearts
Bearly Mine: Ribbons and Pearls
I Did It Creations: Bling It Up
Forgotten Scraps: Flowers- They are in Designer paper


Last week when I posted what was on my desk for WOYWW, everyone has
been so sweet in saying my desk was neat and tidy.
I spruced it up some last week before the photo. So this week
I decided not to tidy up.  This is is the middle of two projects.
I have to admit it got much worse though as the day went on.
 Just didn't get a picture of the worst of it! How very sneaky of me! LOL! 
Maybe I'll get brave and show you how messy it can become!

I also did not share last week, that I make full use of the bed
since this is our guest room.  Thank goodness we don't have
guests all the time!  I would actually have to keep the bed clean!

Like I said, it got much worse, so I HAD to clean up.
I have more projects to do, and I can't find anything and I
I waste a lot of time looking for things. Plus I get very overwhelmed.
 Maybe I will get a chance to post my projects.  I never posted
 last weeks card and I have made two more!
 Ready to make a new mess!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


I wanted to share a picture of blog candy, but since I don't have any
yet, thought I would share a picture
of real candy. It is almost as good as blog candy. Who we kidding,this
is me talking, this stuff is stinkin' good!

I made 100 followers today! It is so exciting! 
Just to let you know I have been wanting to do a blog candy.
It may take me a little while to make it happen.
  Soooo, soon I will have a blog candy for my 1st hundred followers only! 
You all are awesome and I appreciate all the love you give.  
My new followers will not be left out either, I will have two separate candies.  One for my 1st 100 followers and one for my next 100 followers! When you dangle some candy, the next 100 comes fast! 
 I don't know when it will be, so I will surprise you.
The real candy will not be included in the 
blog candy! I am generous, but lets not use 
crazy talk! Beside it would never make it 
to the mailbox!

WOYWW And Awards

Dorcas inspired me today to show WOYWW.
I realized I have not joined in on the fun in quite a while
either. And since I actually had something I was working on
 today, I figured why not?! Maybe I will post the finished
product tomorrow. ...or maybe not.  It all according to 
how busy the day is. 

After much deliberation on which paper I shall
use and then there is the layout, I had the 
hardest time choosing ribbon and embellies!

I also received a couple of awards in the last week or so.  
I would like to say 
Thank You for both of them!

The first is from Heidi. She is so sweet and very talented.
Check out her beautiful creations! Thank You Heidi!

I am supposed to pick 3-5 of my fav blogs.
That is a hard one because there are so many
awesome ones out there. So I give it to the first 5
followers that want it! You all deserve it.
The only rule is that it cannot go to someone
with more than 3,000 followers.  

The next one is from Yenni who is also the sweetest and 
extremely talented. Her work is beautiful, check her
creations out!  Thank You Yenni! You are the best!
I am supposed to tell you eight things about myself
Wow that could be quite boring!!
1) Love to craft
2) Takes me FOREVER to pick out my paper!
3) I am addicted to chocolate! Shocker huh?
4) I think I am quite funny- Just ask me!
5) I am an organized pack rat! Mostly in my craft room!
6) I am very shy... until you get to know me, then you can't shut me up!
7) I tend to share way too much in my blogs. I feel you should know the WHOLE story!
8)I am addicted to chocolate. Did I say that already? Well it deserves to be mentioned twice!

Again, because all of my followers are great and do such awesome work this one's for you!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Thinking Of You And Better Times

Sympathy cards are the hardest cards to make.
You want to convey so many things.  How sorry
you are,  how much you care.  You don't want it to
 be gloomy or to be too happy it is inappropriate.
This card is for my friend Annika who lost
her mother a couple of weeks ago.
 I hope it conveys my deepest sympathy.   
 The image is very sweet without
being too depressing.  Wanted to share a cup a tea
with her, but since we live in different countries
I have to send her cup.

(Her hat is not secured down in this picture)

 With Caring Thoughts


Inside Top-Sending A Cup Of Love Your Way

Inside Bottom- 
May the support of
family and friends
bring you comfort,
and may loving memories
 heal your heart

Inspirational Photo- Colour Create

Supplies Used:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: K&Co. and Green Gingham- Parvo Craft- 
Pearls: Paper Studio
Jewels: Recollections
Paper Pieced Hat
Ribbon: Basic Basic
Flower Center: Michael's Brand 
Prisma Color Pencils and Goo Gone
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Labels 8- and Large Circles
Scalloped Circles: Cricut Cartridge- Accent Essentials
Punches: Martha Stewart-Doily Lace Edger
Stickers and 3D Embellishments: K&Co.
Sentiment Stamps: Caring Thoughts-Hero Arts
Support Of Family & Friends- Stampin' Up

Challenges I Would Like To Enter This In:

Stamping With Denise: Blog Hop for Annika
Colour Create: Lemon Green And White
Paper Playtime:  Dig & Anything Goes
2 Sisters:  Female Image
Totally Gorjuss: As You Like It
Crafty Catz: Flowers
Digi's With Attitude: Use Digi People
Fairy Tale: Use A Real Tea Bag
Stampin' For The Weekend: Getting Warmed Up
Do You Stack Up?: Patterned Paper
Paper Play: Layer it Up 
Some Odd Girl Digital Stamps: Scallops Galore- Scallop circles and lace edge inside
Fab 'n' Funky: Digi Image


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