Friday, October 10, 2008

Trick or Treat!!! Its Halloween Time..

Hi everyone! I am back for the moment. Still really buzy with the kids and such. And I have also decided to go back to work. With the economy the way it is, it is just getting to hard to stay home and make ends meet. So I still really want to be part of the groups I have joined, I just might not be as present as I have been in the past.

Anyway...Here are a couple of Halloween cards I made for my boys. Before I hear about..Yes I realize I did use what would be considered Christmas colors but there was a method to my madness!

I used the green color cuz I figured stinky feet would be gross, green and moldy! Yuck! I then choose red for blood and guts. And I just didnt want to go for the traditional orange. So there ya go...that is how I got Halloween cards the color of Christmas cards!

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Monday, September 8, 2008

The Summer Blues.....

Well it has been a busy end of summer here for me. Getting the kids back to school, re-newing my gym membership and just general end of summer stuff. So needless to say I have been a bad blogger lately. No challenges, no blog hopping and (sigh) no creativity.

I amazed by the amount of homework the kids get these days! I have 2 boys, 3rd and 5th grade, and we do about 1-2 hours of homework EVERY night! Besides the 30min of reading they each have to do every night too! I am not looking forward to middle school!

So....just wanted to let everyone know that I will be back to blogging soon!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

New Challenge Blog - House Mouse Monday!

I ran across a new challenge blog....called House Mouse Mondays....dedicated to all things House Mouse. I missed the first challenge but was able to make the second one. The theme is "lace".
We would like to see the use of lace on your projects, this could be paper lace, frilly lace a shoe lace!! Just let your imagination go wild!!

I don't have much lace stuff but I do have a Friskars punch called "lace" so thought that would work! I also used one of my new HouseMouse Christmas stamps. Background paper is from Debbie Mumm called Harvest & Holiday.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

2 Challenges in 1 - Bright Sketchy Colors

I have combined challenges today. First challenge is Friday Sketchers. They had a really neat sketch to follow. The other challenge is the Cute Card challenge where the theme is Bright Colors.
I have used a bright blue and a bright pink for my Bright colors. the image is from Penny Black and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. The coloring isnt the best. I need some new pens-add to my wish list! I have also used my glitter pens on the bubbles and the pink bubbly in the kittys glass.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Stamp Something Challenge - Happy Birthday

At Stamp Something Challenge blog it was Happy Birthday time! You are to create something that could be given for a birthday(card, invitation, present, etc), something that would be seen at a birthday(party favor, centerpiece, cake...) or something that reminds you of birthdays in general.
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Sunday, August 24, 2008

ABC Challenge - F for Fairies

The ABC Challenge blog theme is F for Fairies.

I have used my Close to my Heart stamp set "Fairy Dust". The background paper is from DCWV. I have layered the image and sentiment in a red and silver distressed cs. Its hard to tell in the picture. I have colored the image with my red and clear glitter pens. Love my glitter pens!!

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Double Challenge- A Sketch and A Charm

I have combined the theme from the SarahKay Challenge blog of "Charms" and the sketch from Spoon Full of Sugar challenge.

I don't have many charms so I made my own with some left over jewelery making stuff. I used clear, white and pink cirlce beads on a straigh pin. Bent the pin to "hang" off of the ribbon. Everything else I followed the sketch. Papers are DCWV and stamp Sarah Kay.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Soft Furnishings

Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog.
This week the theme for the challenge is
Soft Furnishings
you can use fabric, ribbon, stitching, buttons etc, anything you can find on the soft furnishings in the home ie curtains, cushions, sofas etc.

I used my new Lilac Designs Snowgirl stamp set. She is so cute hugging her snowman! I wanted to use some bright colors so I went with a hot pink and a bright turquoise. Love the colors. I tried matching the cs colors to the ink colors I used to color the image. And since the theme is soft furnishings I used some lace ribbon and some pink rhinestones.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Stamp Something Challenge - Summertime!

Over at Stamp Something Challenge blog the theme is Summer! So for this week's challenge we want you to create a project to remind you of something from the summertime. Scrap a page about a fun summer day or make a card featuring your favorite summer items or colors, anything that reminds you of summer is fair game!

Summertime to me is BBQ's, Camping, Swimming and Family. And sunny, hot weather! And it will all end soon. WAHH!! Kids are not too excited that school starts soon here. But mom is! LOL!!

Anyway back to the I pulled out some Clear Studio G stamps. Stamped each image and punched them out with my Creative Memories 1 1/4' square punch. Then used blue(for the summery blue skies) cs for the layering square. Punched from the same square punch except it is 1 1/2' square. The background cs is from DTWV and is their summertime paper pack. Its hard to see but the words are all summertime things ( picnics, sandals, surf board, ice cream to name a few). I colored the images and popped them up with 3-D adhesives.

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Looky what I won!

At the Penny Black challenge a few weeks back I won their challenge draw. And here is what I won! Some really neat Penny Black stickers and Tracie sent me a very cute card with it! Thanks Tracie!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge - The Two of Us

The Cute Card Thursday Challenge the theme is "The Two of Us".

I chose my little boy on his bike stamp for Inkadinkado-Me&My BIG Ideas line. I stamped the image twice and then colored them with pens and some glitter pen on their helmets. The Sharing Smiles sentiment is actually a sticker. I layered the image and sentiment with red and blue cs. Added a strip of red cs that I had run thru my Cuttlebug-Swiss dots folder. All on the background of brown cs.

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Monday, August 11, 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge - Recycle

Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge the theme is "Recycle".....use something that you have recycled on your card,It could be some scraps of card from your stash or some old scraps of material anything really it's up to you,let your imagination run wild.

Well I used some old wrapping paper for the background. Trying to get a pic and sentiment on it without covering too much up was a little tricky. So I cut around the image and sentiment. I kinda got carried away with the glitter. Added some on her jeans, hat ribbon and her hair ribbons. Also traced the sentiment in glitter. What can I say I am in love with my new glitter pens! I then added some rhinestones to the middle of the flowers. Image is Sarah Kay and sentiment is Hero Arts.

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Arty Girlz Challenge - Vintage

At Arty Girlz Challenge blog the theme is Vintage.

I love vintage!! I so wanted to do this one and here I am down to the wire on it! lol. Hope you like it. Thanks for visiting.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Blog candy from Katharina

Katharina at Whiff of Joy stamps has some unbelievable blog candy up for grabs on her blog. She is offering up the Whiff of Joy Guardian Angel Collection by Elisabeth Bell , so here is your chance to get hold of the whole collection before everybody else! Go here to check it out. They are beautiful!!!

here is one of them:

ABC Challenge Blog - E for Embellishments

At ABC Challenge blog the letter of the week is "E" for Embellishments.

I used a cute duck stamp from Great Impressions. I first stamped the ducks on white cs-they had a bikini and shirt on but I didnt want to color them I thought I would try to paper pierce them. So I then stamped in on metallic pink and metallic purple cs. Cut out the bikini and the shirt and glued it on the ducks. It looks pretty cool in real life. Kinda has a raised look so I was pretty happy with it!

I stuck with the pink and purple them by layering it with hot pink and dark purple cs. And then added some light pink cs with purple and pink circles on it. And for my Embellishments I added some purply-pink flowers with brads and a strip of pink ribbon.

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