Sunday, January 30, 2011

Im Yours Valentine... I love Martha Stewarts new Valentine line, the papers are beautiful!

Image is SEW HAPPY Cocoa by Sweet N Sassy, colored with Copics, I used Diamond Glaze in the needle and thimble to make then shine, Gray Pearls are also from Martha Stewart. Flowers are from Making Memories, heart button is from Vintage Valentine Buttons, bought at Archivers, ribbon from stash...

I love the burgundy and gray color combo....My mom loves to sew, I think this will be her Valentine Card!

challenges: Simon Says: Animal Antics
Crazy for Cocoa: Buttons
Paper Cupcakes: flowers,ribon, buttons
Paper Sundaes: Valentines

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I am so excited, I made a Joy fold Card!! Alot easier then it looks and alot of fun to make. This cute digi is by Faith at Designed 2 Delight (see badge on right) This digi is Bears Big Gift, isnt he cute, I love the rain boots, I added Diamond Glaze to them and they really look like shinny rain boots.
This card has alot of dimension, the dots on the gift are made with my Souffle pens, image is raised by pop dots, flowers are from Prima. My paper is from Basic Gray, Euphoria-Luster, Oh Baby-Buttercup, Two Scoops-Sprinkles.
Following Challenges:
Designed2Delight: Progressive challenge
Card Ideas by the D2D design team: Fabulous Folds
Basic Gray: Flower Power
Delightful Challenges: Celebrate

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I love making cards in black and white, with a touch of a third color. I think they are so elegant! This beautiful digi by Nina at PaperCupcakes adds to the elegance of this card, (see badge to blog on right). I added Diamond Stickles to the center of the flowers, black cardstock was embossed with the Swiss Dots by cuttlebug, all other papers, ribbon and pearls from stash.
2 Challenges: There's Magic in the Air, Paper Cupcakes: Sketch
Paper Take Weekly: Pearls and ribbon

Saturday, January 22, 2011

As a child I was always so excited to buy my Valentine cards and write the cards out, as a parent I was the same way for my kids, this was the school party I always ran,
I had so much fun planning activities and making Valentine treats for the kids.... oh where did those days go? My daughter is back at U of I and I really miss her, my sons I love dearly but their in their own world.
I made this card to let her know I Love Her Beary Much, image is by Deedee, (see badge to blog on right) Colored with Copics, lots of stickles on the wings and hearts. DP and flowers is from Martha Stewarts new Valentine collection. Button is from stash. The card is definately CAS but I think the image speaks for itself.
3 Challenges: Deedees Monday Challenge: Got Heart
Tuesday Throwdown: Valentine
Simon Says:Bingo, used glitter, flowers. buttons

Friday, January 21, 2011

I adore Cocoa and I love the Crazy 4 Cocoa Challenge Blog, (see
badge on the right). Due to time constraints I'm not able to always participate in the challenges but I enjoy loooking at all the talented entries weekly.
Today after work I was home alone, what a perfect time to create!!!! This adorable digi is Cocoa's Heart by Sweet N Sassy, badge on right. Colored with Copics, Diamond Stickles to add sparkle to the heart. Used Spellbinders die and Cricut for the card. I found heart bling at Archivers, the perfect touch. Flower by Martha Stewart, Valentine Collection.
4 Challenges:
Crazy 4 Cocoa: Red and Pink
Tuesday Throwdown: Valentine
Simon Says: Bingo, I had glitter, flowers, bling!!
Paper Sundaes: Favorite Challege past year, Valentines

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I love cupcakes, especially chocolate ones. This is another delightful image from Faith at Designed to Delight, part of her progressive challenge, Love Ya Cupcake. Perfect for Valentines Day! If you havent been to Faith's blog go to the badge on the right, it is very inspiring.

Colored with Copics, I used Diamond Dust Stickles for the frosting, conversation heart is by Joylee, card cut with Cricut, Wildcard cartridge.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I'm not a person who makes New year resolutions because I never keep them. This year I challenged myself to do two things:
1. get out of my comfort zone and use digis for other projects
2. use up my scrap paper stash

Well number one was easy, I love the versitility of digi stamps, sizing, rotating, merging etc. when I saw Deedee's challenge for this week, use red and pink I knew I would get a scrapbook layout done. The colors were perfect for my sons winter formal layout.

I used Deedee's digi Heart Pair, sized it to 3.5 inches, colored with copics then applied Cotton Candy and Diamond Stickles. My letters are cut from my new Quickutz set, Winter Wishes, the pink DP is from DCWV, Sweets, rose is from Prima.

Number 2.... well I am proud to say I only used my stash for the matting, letters. The box still wont close but 2 scraps were used up! Its a start. The layout glimmers but my photography skills are not great.

2 challenges: Deedee's Monday Challenge: Pink/Red
Cupcake Craft: Something New (Badge to blog on right)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I love Valentines Day, I'm not sue if its because red is my favorite color, hearts are my favorite shape or because its my anniversary. Anyway I make lots of Valentine cards and share them with my employees and friends. Its nice to know your appreciated and loved!
This great image, Love Ewe is by Faith at Designed2Delight, badge to her blog on the right.
colored with copics, used alot of Diamond stickles for the wool. DP is by 7Gypsies, flowers are by MyaRoad.
3 CHALLENGES: Designed to Delight Progressive Challenge, Card Ideas by the D2D design team : Something New, New image, Something Old, my DP is ancient and so is my ribbon, and Simon Says: Sketch

Friday, January 7, 2011

Another beautiful digi from Deedee's digi's (badge to the right) This is Seashells from the Sea. I love the sediment that comes with the purchase of the digi.
Colored with Copics, I used Diamond glaze to make the shells shine and the added pearl Glimmer Mist for an irridescent touch. My MIL got me a great scrapbook tote for Christmas filled with goodies. I used a new embossing folder, Circles from Cuttlebug, the I dyed ribbon to match my trim with Denim Glimmer Mist and Charcoal, both new toys, alot of fun playing.
Following Challenges: Simon says: New Beginnings, (New Friendship)
Deedee's Monday Challenge: Fellowship, reach out, connect with a friend
Cupcake Challenge: White on White (Badge to awesome blog on right)
Paper Sundaes: New Supplies
Sentimental sundays: Friendship