Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I LOVE Chocolate, I LOVE the color RED, and I LOVE Rosettes! Now how often can you make a card with all your favorites on them?
This is another fun image from Bugaboo, "Mildred Exercises: Balanced Diet" I paper pieced the chair with Basic Grey, Kissing Booth, (another one of my favorites). I used my new Rosette Die from Memory Box, "Gothic Rosette" I LOVE this die, its my new favorite Rosette Die. DP is by Tim Holtz, so is the flower embellishment on top of the rosette.

CDACPC 10: Progressive
Basic Grey: Favorite Things
Paper Sundaes: Paper Piecing

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I actually got a Birthday card done before my BFF birthday, thats a first!!! Its pretty CAS but I think is elegant and I think she'll appreciate it.

I used my new stamp from hero Arts, Antique Background. used the Resist embossing technique. applied Tim Holtz Victorian Pink as my color. Nestabilities for my tag, touch of pearls and a Prima flower. This is one I'll make again.

Perfect Sentiments: Resist Embossing with Birthday twist
Outlaws Chalenge: CAS with something new
Sentimental sundays: Die Cuts (Spelllbinders tag) with sentiment
Two sisters: Embossing
Charisma Cardz(http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/) CAS

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

This weekend my daughter was iceskating up in Michigan. Her team literally fell apart and they came in last place. Needless to say their coach lost it and the team left the icerink in tears! Its funny, no matter how old your kids are you want to take the pain away from them.
I've NEVER EVER seen her cry over her performance. She has won gold, silver, bronze and many times finished last. But she loves the sport and after each competition she states, "I had fun. I honestly will NEVER understand coaches and how they can be so degrading at times...

Anyway I made this card for her to cheer her up and let her know that we still love her and think that U of I is an AWESOME iceskating team!!!!

This digi is "Sent with Love" by Nina at Paper Cupcakes. (Badge to the right)
Colored with Copics, My DP is BRAND NEW!!! Its Basic Grey Kissing Booth, I LOVE IT!!!
Ribbon, lace, and brad are from my endless stash pile.

PS... Check out Paper Sundaes, its their BIRTHDAY, and they have a great Hop going on...

Paper Cupcakes, Magical Mondays: Heart on your image and mail it to someone who needs inspiration.
Two sisters: Use Metal (Brad in the center of ribbon)
Basic Grey: Something New
Paper Sundaes: Favorite Challenge Ribbon, Bows, Digi, Monochromatic, Sundae Bar, (Too many to just have one favorite!)
Designed2Delight Challenge Blog: Hearts (See badge to blog on right)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Last Christmas Card......

I absolutely love Christmas, but I'm happy when the holiday scramble is over.

I've been frantically trying to make a card for the Progressive Challenge at CDAC, whether it was lack of inspiration or my head cold I could not get motivated and I thought I would miss the deadline. I was off of work today, started to clean, took a few decorations down then I made myself play, not my best ever but I think its cute, and I got one card done for next year.

This image is by Crafty Ann, Colored with Copics, colored pencil for my bricks. Liquid applique on Santa's fur and Lots of Stickles! I used a Gold Metalic Pen to color the stars on the base of the Snow Globe.
My background paper is actually an old photo that I cut up years ago to scrapbook and I hated to waste the gingham pattern. My snowflake button is also old, I think its my last one from the set. My new toy is my Snowflake die from Memory Box.

CDAC9: Progressive
Simon Says: Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes: Something Old, Something New
The Squirrel and the Fox (http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.com/)