Monday, May 30, 2011
Just a quick post tonight to prove I haven't totally disappeared! Things have been busy but good: a fantastic fundraiser (more to share later), folks visiting from out of town, two birthday parties, some purging and some gardening............have all kept me from blogland this past while.
Tonight though, I thought I'd share this layout I put together a few weeks ago after flipping through some of my stash and finding this super old paper with a "ready made" title. I thought to myself, Hmmm, could likely whip up a quickie layout licketysplit - I don't know about licketysplit, but it was pretty fast comparatively speaking! It is a bit difficult to see the title in the photo - it says LAUGH.
Take care, I hope to visit soon - this week is shaping up to much more low key than last.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I do have a card to share tonight though for the current challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges - In the garden. Well, after all that work I did building my new perennial gardens last summer, I am sure hoping to find some of these.....
in my garden this summer!
I also want to mention that I was very lucky to be selected as a "Cupcake Cutie" two weeks ago over at Cupcake and will display my badge proudly! Thanks girls!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
This week was busy, so I took a little break. I am back today though with a card for the challenge over at "If the shoe fits" - black and white with a splash of red, yellow or blue.
When I saw these fun Twilight themed papers from DCWV at our LSS, DAT'S, I just couldn't resist! Since my lil sister's birthday was coming up (and she is a big Twilight fan - my fault), I just had to use some of the papers to make her card! The image on the front of the card (looks like a photo) was one of the papers in the 4x6 stack. I decided to treat it as though it was a photo and have some fun with the inside. Just to the side of the ribbon, there are two black sparkly hearts overlapping - hard to see in my photo.
And here is the inside. I couldn't resist playing around.
I hope you had a great birthday little sis!
Have a great Sunday everyone! We are hoping for some sun so we can head to one of our favorite parks for a couple of hours.
What I used:
stamps: CTMH - Encore & Happy Bday, Craft Lounge - For-bitten
embellishments: misc organdy ribbon
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
So glad it's the weekend! Thanks for stopping by.
This last while, I've decided it's fun to start with the paper and go from there. This is exactly what I did with this - rifled through my collection looking for inspiration and this is what I came up with. These papers worked perfect for the challenge over at "If the shoe fits" challenge - to use Green!
I needed an anniversary card, so thought this generic sort of quote on the front would work if I put the Happy sentiment on the inside.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Cupcake Craft Challenge blog is looking for "something that begins with C" for this week's challenge. Well, if I'm not mistaken, "chair" definitely fits for this one and not only do I have two chair images, but a "chair" sentiment as well!
I just can't get enough of the current CTMH stamp of the month - Chairs to you! I'll be honest, when I first saw it I thought, hmmm can't see using this too much, but I've had so much fun just playing around and paper piecing this particular chair that I can't seem to put this stamp set away!
Because I paper pieced the chair, this card also fits into the challenge at Wee Memories this week - to use paper piecing!
The papers on this card are from the current promo from CTMH for National Scrapbooking Month. I used my edge distresser to give it a bit of a shabby look - it needed something, then I added the stitching. One of my many mottos - if in doubt, add stitching - usually can't go wrong.
And here is the inside.....when I stitch directly onto the card, I always cover up the stitching with paper on the backside. The script you see there is part of the design of the paper which I love!
What I used:
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
As promised, here is the layout I made using the current promo from CTMH.....I've been wanting to scrap this photo for quite awhile now and these papers seemed perfect!
Chester is such a thinker......That little brain of his just never stops! The swing at Nanny and Papa's is a great place to sit & ponder....
I am going to enter my layout over at Cupcake Craft Challenges where they are looking for "I spy something beginning with C" - my "C" is for Chester who is the boy on the swing - okay, so maybe a stretch but it's true! Although Chester is only his on-line name, his real name also starts with a C. :)
You may purchase the kit for $38.95 or pay only $16.50 with a minimum purchase of $55.00. Check out what is included:
1 – My Acrylix® You & Me Stamp Set (D-size)
1 – 12" × 12" Colonial White Cardstock
6 – 12"× 12" B&T Duos® Papers
1 – 6"× 9" You & Me Irresistibles™ Chipboard
1 Yard – Chocolate Stripe Ribbon - yummy!!!!
1 Package – Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
1 – Instruction Guide
This stamp set is fabulous, it was so fun to play with as was the ribbon! Here is a close up to show the "irresistables" chip board pieces once I sponged them up with ink. Quick and easy title!
Hooray for getting another layout done! This really got me in the mood to do more, though I switched back to cards the next day - ya know, cards tend to be quicker and I do like immediate gratification......though I must admit that this layout came together quickly since I was working with a kit. Hmmm, maybe I'm on to something here....
It has been a very long day, best run and finish up the dishes and put away the groceries!
p.s. The info regarding the kit is meant for my customers who also follow my blog, for everyone else, please don't feel I'm trying to sell you something as that is really not the purpose of my blog. :)
p.p.s. Hope to be back tomorrow with a card I made using both the stamp of the month - Chairs to you and the papers from this kit.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Little Red Wagon is looking for Mother's Day cards this week and I think this one fits the bill.
Well, I was greeted this morning, on the second of May, with tiny "balls" of snow as I walked out to my car to head to work. At least it didn't accumulate! I am trying so hard not to complain about this icky fall-like weather, but it is so hard! Spring will come sooner or later, it just has to! (self pep-talk!)
I have sore muscles today after "swimming" with Pickle Pants yesterday. We weren't really doing much swimming - yours truly was the sea monster from "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" (the book we are currently working on) and he was Eustace fighting me - it entailed lots of me "throwing" or pulling him around on a pool noodle - which means that every muscle in my upper body including my abs are sore today - I guess at least I got a bit of a workout from all that role playing! lol
I'll be back tomorrow with - gasp - a layout! I put together a fun layout using CTMH's promo in honour of National Scrapbooking month.......stay tuned. :)
Wishing you all a great start to the week! Here's hoping that spring is greeting you at your doorstep!
p.s. Thanks so much to those who took a minute to stop by Chester's blog and leave a comment - you made his day!
What I used:
papers: CTMH Key to my Heart collection (retired)
stamp: CTMH from May Word Puzzle (retired)
embellishments: *NEW* CTMH buttons
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Well girls, I think my mojo might be back........I had some fun in my scrap space last night making some cards and even a layout! I should have enough posts to last a week! Now that makes a girl feel better....
The challenge this week at Less is More is to make a CAS Thank you or Congratulations card. Here's my take.
I've had this fun CTMH set for quite awhile now and had only used one or two stamps from it. It was time to ink up that RAINBOW and did I ever have fun with it! I will share a few more versions later in the week. I also played a bit with some of the newer CTMH inks - sometimes they sit for quite awhile before I start using them regularly since they don't exist in my "mind's eye" until I've used them a few times, kwim? :)
And here is the inside.
My son "Chester" has started his own book blog. We had the idea after visiting the blog of another young reader who was writing short "reviews" of the books she was reading. He decided it would be fun to do the same and I promised him that I would spread the word. If you have a minute to drop by and leave him a word or two of encouragement, I'd really appreciate it and so will he. What a great venue to share a love of reading and practice writing and typing all at the same time! :) He called his blog "The Bookworm's Apprentice" and you can find him here or on my sidebar.
See you soon!
What I used:
stamps: CTMH D1426 Over the Rainbow
inks: sunflower, sunset, tulip, lagoon, black