Saturday, July 31, 2010

I missed Deedees challenge last week...... and was determined to find some much needed "Me Time" this weekend
Card created for Deedees challenge: Brown and Green
Sentiment is from Deedee's set Little Miracles. Paper is from Basic Grey, my favorite line. Brown pearls are by Paper Studio, all else stash

Oh its so hard to beleive the Sweet Summer is almost over, my daughter returns to school in about 3 weeks...... Im gonna miss her so much...... She is my best friend!

This card reminds me of her when she was little, she loved to play in the garden. The digi is from Bugaboo, "Summer Peek Flower Pot" DP is from Cosmo Cricket, and the lavendars are by Sizzix. The sediment is a charm tag from Magic Scraps. Fence punch is from Martha Stewart, all other goodies are from stash

Created for two Challenges: The Pink Elephant #77, Sketch
Bugaboo Catch the Bug Challenge: Sweet Sweet Summertime

(Both challenges can be reached by the gadgets on the right side)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I love making Christmas cards, I make so many, all different then I have a hard time choosing who gets what image....
Image is by Bugaboo, "Marshmallw Snowmen" Colored with copics, snowflake is cut from Quickutz, Image sprayed with glitter mist for a winter shimmer.
Created for: Cupcake Craft Challenge 101, Pastel Christmas,
And Simon Says Stamp Challenge, "Dotty"
And Tuesday Throwdown: Christmas in July

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Have you ever gone through your pile of UNUSED SASH and wondered, "What was I thinking when I bought that".....Then years later you create a card or layout and your UNUSED STASH is the perfect accent or DP. Nothing beats that feeling...........

This DP is actually 6 years old, I love it but could find no use for Tie dyed paper in yellow, green, orange, bronze, brown until I created this card, after I colored my image I felt like I struck gold, it was the perfect match for my card.

Digi image is Mice Day from Designed to Delight digital stamps. colored with copics, background dabbed with Adirondock "Cloudy Blue"Ovals are cut with Cricut, Stitching is a straight stitch done on my Bernina, Plastic Costal Netting in Brown is from Magic Scraps, Brown Pearls are from Spare Parts, buttons and all else is from stash

Created for following challenges: Designed2Delight digital stamps- Mice Day
Double Delight with D2D- Buttons and a touch of blue
Simon Says Stamps- Martine's Sketch
Pile it On- #29 Plastic
Mami doodles- Anything goes
Dare you 2 Digi Stamp- Stitching
Pink Elephant #76- Brown

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Never thought I would ever create a "Funky Chicken" card but this is AWESOME! Thanks to Faith at Delightful Inspirations for her free digi: Clucky
I love the color combo in this card: colored with Copics, DP is from Basic Gray: Max and Whiskers. Background is dabbed with Sky from Making Memories, distressed with Chestnut Roan, embossing powder is Arizona Sunset. Flowers and bling is from Bazzil. Entire card is popped up with foam dots, hard to tell from photo but card has 4 different layers.
Entered for 4 Challenges:
Whimsey Wednesday: EMBOSS
Double Delight Challenge, DD3: Pop it Up
Designed2Delightdigital stamps: Clucky
Basic Gray Challenge: Gingham

Next to Watermelon Cherries are my favorite summer treat. I confess I bought this image because of the cute mouse eating a cherry, no idea what Iwould do with it but I had to have it!
Digi is from Whimsey/Melgens designs- Cherry Mouse. DP is from American Crafts: Cheerful Cherry, ribbon and button also from the same line. (Archivers) The stitching is done on my Bernina, #48 Feather Stitch. Colored with Copics, distressed with Chestnut Roan
Entered in following challenges: Simon Says Challenge: Lets get Fruity
Crazy For Challenges: Buttons, C4C4C6
KLSNS ##39: Ribbon
Tuesday Throwdown: Stitch
Stamps and Create #3: Stitches

I may hate winter but I love snowmen, they decorate my home all year long, alot of my Christmas cards are very non traditional and Snowmen top my favorites for Christmas cards, gift wraping etc.....
Card entered for three Christmas in July Challenges:
Sassy Cheryl #20
OohLaLa #58
Digi is by Cheryl Alger, "Starhandler" colored with copics, Entired card is sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist, is has a beautiful shimmer which the camera can not capture. Snowflakes are cut from my Quickutz. Bling is from Remanisque

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Who wouldn't want to be in a tropical paradise....... This is as close as I will be getting for a couple of years
Card created for two challenges: Deedee's Monday Challenge: Sketch
Kaboodle Doodles #35: Luau
Image is from Deedee, Tiki Tastic, colored with copics. The bling in the lei is from Archivers, I also found the orchid there, I thought it was the perfect accent for this card. All else is from stash

Monday, July 12, 2010

How depressing.... winter is really only 6 months away? Living in Chicago winter seems like an eternity....

Good news I went on a shopping spree at Bugaboo stamps and got 4 Xmas cards made, I'm never ahead of the season.... I'm so excited.

Card entered In Catch the Bug Challenge: Jingle Bells

Digi is their Sun Bonnet Candy Cane, I love the ice skating image also. Colored with Copics, everything else is from stash. Image and flowers sprayed with glimmer mist for added shine.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Just came back from a brief shopping spree at Michaels Arts and Crafts.... They have a great sale but I had my 17 yr old son with me so that really took the enjoyment of shopping away. I need to go back there this week........
Thought I would play with some new toys but this card was created from my stash. I love to use my old stuff up, then I am not guilty when I buy more......Colored with copics,
Card created for:
Designed2Delight: Vino This is an awesome blog and store, check it out
Double Delight with D2D: Dry embossing
Your Next Stamp Challenge #20: Flowers, (Embossing is flowers from Sizzix, digi is floral)
Aud Sentiments: No sentiment (Sorry, I posted the wrong card yesterday!)
Paper Sundaes: Lots of Layers (5 is alot for me)
Pile it On #27: Holiday Twist
KL Stampn N' Scrappin #38: Embossing
Little Red Wagon: Nestabilities

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Finally got a chance to play with my new images from Deedee's Digis. This one is Little Miracles. I also purchased some new bling that I love because its different and it shimmers
and shines. The bling is Mosaic Tiles, this one is Opal Shimmer, naturally I had to buy more then one so I also bought red, green, black..... you can never have enough bling.......

For added shimmer I used heavy stickles on the wings, and my ribbon has a glitter thread running thru, hard to see on the photo

Card entered for:
Deedee's Monday challenge: Summer Fresh
CDAC: Embellishment Challenge 1
Aud Sentiments: Use any sentiment

Im off to Archivers for a day of scrapbooking with friends, I'll never be caught up

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Card created for 4 challenges:
Sassy Cheryl's #19, sketch,
Paper Sundaes: White plus one, I chose black with red accents, (My favorite colors)
Little Red Wagon: "Tags"
Pile it On: My Favorite Colors
Image is from Sassy Cheryl, "LonelyHearts" Colored with Copics, dry embossing is the Sizzix Paisley Folder, everything else is from stash


I have been off of work for the past week so I created these thank you cards for my awesome employees who picked up the extra work so I could enjoy so time off.

Entered in 4 Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Checks it Out
PCP Simon Says Stamp: Summer Time

CDAC: Cdaccc1 Color Challenge, Yellow (Hard to see in the photo but the DP checks are pale yellow, blue, and green)

Digi image is from Sweet n Sassy, oval die cuts are from sizzix, colored with Copics, everything else including the rubon is from my stash

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Summer is my favorite season. Living in Chicago you never know when the nice summer days will end. Usually we have a few good weeks, then the high humidy, heat index and ozone warnings strike. This week has been perfect, So on a perfect holiday weekend we Chicago folks head down to beautiful Lake Michigan.
I spent my Friday at Navy Pier, Millenium Park and of course, The Taste of Chicago, I am so sunburn but it was well worth it. It was a special family day with my daughter and mother.
For a day at Lake Michigan the only appropriate foot wear is FLIP FLOPS! I love the sand on my feet.
Card entered for following challenges:
Deedee's Digi's Monday Challenge: Colors Turquoise/Ocean Blue, Pink and Green. (Deedee is so generous check her site out, this digi is her current freebie!)
Luau Challenge At Deedee's Digi Group at CDAC,
Pile it On: #26 My Favorite Thiungs
Delightful Challenges: All About Summer
Sketch Saturday: #110
Your Next Stamp Challenge: #19 Patterned Ribbon
Oh La LA Challenge: #57 Simply Summer
The sand on the card is from Magic Scraps, it has a glitter effect to it. The sand DP is also from Magic Scraps, it has a sandy texture. Ribbon is from Offray, Bling, other cardstock is from my stash. Colored with Cpoics.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

We have so many birthday's in the summer and early fall, I love getting a jump on some special cards for family and friends. This is another birthday card.

Created for: Designed2Delight "Wish Big"
Double Deight 1st Challenge Tent Cards
Paper Sundaes: Birthday
Squiggly Fly : Celebrate PCP

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I love July 4th, next to Christmas it is my favorite holiday. This card reminds me of my daughter when she was little, I love the sunglasses!

Entered for Sweet n Sassy Digi Day Challenge #25, gio to their site, they hava a great sale going on now. I need to get more Cocoa images!
This card was created for my son's girlfriends b-day, I hope she likes it as much as I do .....

Card was made with digi from Designed2Delight Digital Stamps, this is an awesome site, check it out. Colored withCopics, all apare and ribbon is from stash. Sprayed with Glitter Mist. I love this product. it adds a nice shimmer to everything!

Entered in following challenges:
Designed2Delight- Beary Gift
Double Delight Challenges
Paper Sundaes #24 Birthday card
Part Time Tuesday