Tuesday, June 28, 2011

This week at Anita Be Stampin we are following the recipe below for our challenge.

This little "Missy" was a freebie for Anita's 100 member celebration. Isn't she adorable? Since the recipe called for 3 designer papers I went straight to my scrap box to see what I could find. I really need to do that more often, I have tons of it. I think I have some My Minds Eye on there. I popped up the clouds up for Hubby, he likes dimension and you gotta keep him happy. (Lol) I grabbed my flower pieces from my flower bucket and put them together with a little yellow brad and sprayed them with glimmer mist, added a Sizzix vine for trim and there you have it!
Remember Anita's challenges are bi-weekly now, so there is a whole extra week to get those cards in. Hope to see you in the posts!! Happy Crafting Y'all!!

With Liberty and justice for All!

Sassy cutie Mrs. Judy is our hostess this week at Sassy Cheryl's and she wants us to let part of our image wander outside its frame. Doesn't matter what shape your frame is, just have part of your image sticking outside. I chose one of my very favorite Sassy Cheryl images, I Pledge Allegiance this week and paired her up with some non-traditional patriotic papers. I know the blue isn't the dark blue of the real flag but I really do think it works. This week I made my first EVER "Step card"!! I have been trying to go a little out of my comfort zone and do some different things. I found a great tutorial HERE on LOTV Ideas to Inspire by Heater.
I sure hope to see your crafty creations in the Challenge posts this week!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's -I Pledge Allegiance (colored with Copic markers)
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Twinkle Twinkle, Bazzill Basics - Ruby Slipper, Tropical, French Vanilla
Accessories: Creative Memories - Star punch, Sizzix - Scribbles Swirls die, Spellbinder - Labels Five

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy Fall Y'all!

All this HOT Summer weather has me longing for the crisp cool air of Fall!! I know, I know, it's only July. We are never happy with the weather are we. Lol
This image is from Just Inklined. I knew I had to have it the minute I saw it. It is obviously called "Tractor". You can find it HERE.

Image: Just Inklined - Tractor (colored with Copic markers)
Paper: The Paper Loft - Orchard, wood grain was a scrap - not sure what Co.
Accessories: Twine, accorn, ribbon

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Before and After

This week I have been hard at work CLEANING my crafty space. It was way out of control. So, before I did my DT cards this weekend I HAD to get it done. I finally finished this afternoon but I did get a little pic of it about half way through for you. Yes, it was worse...much worse.

Here is my nice clean desk after all my hard work. Don't faint because I don't think you all have ever seen it this clean. (Lol) Now I gotta go, I have cards to make. Yay!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Double Bubble Trouble!

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #69 - Gift Card Holder for Baby

Good morning all you crafters! Get your cup of coffee and settle in. It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another challenge at Sassy Cheryl's!! Our hostess with the mostest this week is Kim and she wants us to make a gift card holder for a baby! It has been a while since I made a baby card so this was a nice change of pace. I have loved this "Rub A Dub Dub" digi for quite a while and was so glad to finally get the chance to use it. Isn't it the sweetest? Cheryl also has several brand new baby images in her shop this week and they are ADORABLE!!! Pick out your favorite and join in the challenge for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate. I don't know anyone having twins so I guess this card is going in "The Box" waiting for that special recipient.

Image: Sassy Cheryl's - Rub a Dub Dub Paper: Frances Meyer, Inc. - Little Yellow Duckie, Bazzill Basics - Cake Batter, American Crafts - White textured card stock Accessories: McGill - File Tab punch, Emagination - splash punch, BasicBasic - Baby blue/white gingham ribbon, glossy accents, diamond stickles

Monday, June 20, 2011

Thank the Lord and there are still good people in this world...

I have one lucky teenager!!! We are so thankful she had a guardian angel watching over her Saturday. She was on her way to an end of school pool party when a tire came off a trailer heading in the opposite direction. It bounced toward her and she had just enough time to react. There was some damage to the left front bumper but she is okay. The Highway Patrol Officer said a couple more inches to the left and it would ave been a totally different story. At first, the truck towing the trailer kept going BUT came back when they realized what happened. Such a nice family!!! All of us were out in 100 degree heat for an hour waiting on the patrol man, but it couldn't have been a nicer family to be stuck in the heat with.

Thank you God!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

You're like a good wine and cheese...

You get better with age.

Jak Heath of Just Inklined is hosting a sketch challenge over at CDAC (Crafter's Digital Arts Center). It runs from June 16th - 29th and there are 3 Just Inklined digital images up for grabs for one lucky crafter!! Just click HERE and you can check out the sketch and digi. You can also click HERE to see what the Just Inklined DT came up with for a little inspiration.

I made this card for my Brother In Law Joe for his Birthday today. We have LOTS of June Birthdays in my family if you haven't noticed. Hahahaha!

HaPpY BiRtHdAy JoE!!!

Have a great day, hope the girls treat you like a king.

Paper: My Mind's Eye-So Sophie and Bold Dots

Accessories: Cork, twine

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Save The Ta-Tas!!

Anita Be Stampin Challenge #23 - Shaped Card

It's time for another Challenge over at Anita Be Stampin and this week we want to see your shaped cards! I chose scalloped edges. This fabulous image is called "Busty Betsy" and 100% of the proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen For The Cure!!! How awesome is that!?! Remember, Anita's Challenges are now bi-weekly so you have an extra week to get those cards made. No excuses ladies...let's see what you've got!!

Image: Anita Be Stampin - Busty Betsy(colored with Copic markers) Paper: Pebbles Inc.-Heaven Sent, Bazzill Basics-Mauve Ice & London Fog Accessories: Spellbinders-Labels Four, Martha Stewart-Punch around, Recollections-Mulberry paper mini roses

Happy Birthday Cami and Ashley!!

Good Morning Sassy Friends! It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another Fantastic challenge at Sassy Cheryl's. The Super Crafty Kim is our hostess this week and she wants us to make a tent card. I was sooooo excited when I saw this challenge because I had NEVER made a tent card before. So I went over to Split Coast Stampers, did some research and found this great tutorial by Beate HERE. Once I figured out what I was doing I had to pick my image. The first one I chose was Father's Day Snooze but when I saw what Dawn and Judy created with this same image...I changed my mind. Hahahaha! Needless to say, they were fabulous. I went back to my Sassy image folder in search of inspiration and saw Bunny, Bird Chit Chat. I knew I had found the one. I sure hope you can join in the challenge and the chance to win a free Sassy Cheryl image. We look forward to seeing you.

I made this card for my Sister In Law, Cami! Today is her Birthday and she shares it with her Daughter (my sweet niece) Ashley. How cool is that!?! I hope the two of you have a wonderful day! I love y'all!!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's -Bunny Bird Chit Chat Paper: The Paper Studio - Cute Little Diamonds, Bazzill Basics - French Vanilla, London Fog & Atlantic, Stampin' Up - Kraft Accessories: EK Success-punches, Martha Stewart-punch, All Night Media - wood grain stamp, glossy accents, exacto knife

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

King of the Castle

(yay... blogger is not fighting me today)

This week at Sassy Cheryl's we are celebrating Father's Day!!!

Sassy & creative Kim has set the challenge this week.

I used "Country Birdhouse Duo" for my card this week. I just adore Cheryl's birdhouses and the versatility of her images is awesome! I added a little King of the Castle sentiment and colored a crown on that cute little blue bird's head to turn this Birdhouse digi into a perfect Father's Day combo! Hope you all will join us in this weeks challenge!

Cheryl has a couple brand spankin' new "Dad" images in the shop that are perfect for the challenge. I just went over and purchased "Father's Day Snooze". When I came home the other day this is exactly where I found my hubby!! (Lol) HAD TO HAVE IT!!

How adorable is this guy!?!

Image: Sassy Cheryl's-Country Birdhouse Duo Paper: Cosmo Cricket-Mr. Campy, Scenic Route-Fawn, Bazzill Basics-Bitter Chocolate Accessories: twine and an acorn top from the yard

Monday, June 06, 2011

Just Inklined To Hop

I am so glad to FINALLY get this post up!!! For 3 days AGAIN blogger has either not let me in, load pictures and even publish a post!!! I am late getting this in for the hop but I still wanted to share it with you all and give you the hop order so you can see all the beautiful cards the gals at Just Inklined prepared. The theme this month is "Flower Power" and boy do they have some eye candy for you...so go check them out!

Hop Order:
Debbie, Toni, Karen, Cathy, Heidy, Joyce, and last but never least...Jak
Image: Just Inklined-Daisy and Watson (colored with Copics) Paper: American Crafts-City Park, Bazzill Basics-Atlantic, Kraft paper Accessories: Recollections-Mulberry paper mini roses, Fiskars-Corner punch

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday

I have a Sassy Graduate!!!!! Woo Hoo!!! She had to pose with her sombrero for my Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday. Cheryl has a digi that seems really familiar HERE called Sassy Cinco DeMayo. So, this has been what I have been doing this week. No crafting...sorry. Priorities ya' know!!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Surfs Up Dude!

How adorable is this digi from Just Inklined!?! This is Dick Van Duck Surfing and you can find him HERE. He is perfect for a fun Summer card!! I didn't make this one with anyone in mind so it's going in "The Box", I just really wanted to color him. (HeeHee) Think I may do it again with a more antiqued red and tan color scheme. What do you think?

Image: Just Inklined-Dick Van Duck Surfing Paper: Deja Views-Soda Pop Summer pack, Bazzill Basic-African Daisy, Navel & Evening Surf, American Crafts-White Textured Card stock Accessories: misc. buttons & ribbon