Saturday, June 30, 2012

quick post and Im off to scrapbook at Archivers.   My family is at at Cubs game and no ticket for me.  Nope, not bummed, I seldom have me time so this is perfect!

Image is from Anne at Outlawz, Freebie from her progressive challenge.  I love Calia Lilies,  my favorite are these midnight ones and then raspberry pink.  

colored with Prisma pencils, gamasol to shade. spellbinders die cut,  butterfly from stash.  Quick, easy and I made the deadline. Its been hard to find play time this week

CAS-ual friendships: 2 circles with CAS
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday: Circles
Paper Bakery: Circles

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Pretty quick  CAS card thanks to the Sketch over at Bugaboo!  And isn't this a cute nurse,  another freebie from Jodi at Bugaboo,  thanks.....

Colored with Copics, spellbinders to die cut,  DP is Basic Grey, Eskimo Kisses,  "Big Hugs" from MFT.

Bugaboo: Sketch
Tuesday Throwdown: Critters
Basic Grey: CAS
Robyn's Fettish: Anything Goes
I love butterflies,  I really enjoy going to butterfly houses and watching them fly everywhere.  I really think its unfair of nature to have given such a beautiful creature such a short life span.  My one son attracts butterflies,  I don't know why but they land on him and will stay with him until he shoos them away.  I have several pictures from his childhood of butterflies and dragonflies resting on his hair or shoulders.  Yep, Mother's Moments.

Stamped with MFT things butterflies and used their matching  die cuts.   Embossed with Versa and black powder. Colored with Tim Holtz Distress Markers,  glitter over wings.  Doily is from Spellbinders,  DP Basic Grey,  bling from stash.

Squirrel and the Fox: Sparkle
Challenge up your Life:  Book "Butterflies are Free"
Craft Your Days Away: Bingo  "Diecut, doily, gems"
Stampin Sisters in Christ: Your reflection in nature
Emergency Crafters: Butterflies
Try it on Tuesday: Anything goes

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Well my son made it safely to Germany,  and yes I cried at the airport.  I cried because I will miss him dearly but also because I know this is another phase of life when my children are no longer mine.  ( I also cried because I had to go back to work tomorrow)  Vacation over!!!!

Anyway,  Love how this card turned out.  I'm really in love with Vintage anything.  On Pinterest I spend hours searching for Vintage anything.  i'm also an avid reader, nothing beats my Nook!

Freebie image from Elizabeth Dulemba at Coloring Page Tuesday. I love getting her emails every Tuesday.  Tons of "always freebies" in many themes.  I colored this with Prisma pencils and Gamasol for shading.  I then used Tim Holtz distress markers on the grass and flower.  Sky was created with Sky Blue paint and a dabber.
DP is Basic Grey,  die cut is from Memory Makers.  My daughter and I both share the love of reading.  She will get this card eventually.

Challenges:  Both awesome blogs are on the right, check them out!
Annabelle Stamps: Color challenge
Digi Haven:  New challenge blog,  Use Always freebies
Make It on Monday

Sunday, June 10, 2012

WOW!!  I thought life got easier once the kids grew up,  I have had no time to catch up,  Yesterday was finally my mental health day.  Perfect timing because I got my new Sizzix Daisy 2 die in,  LOVE IT!!!!  I made so many flowers I have a miniature garden.

My husband always states I make everyone cards except for him,  So here is his fathers day card. He loves old cars/trucks so I hope he likes it.  

Pretty easy or CAS.  DP Basic Grey, Inspire.  colored with copics,  some layers of paper, twine and flower.  Digi is a freebie from Sandi at The Outlawz

Basic Grey:  CAS
Di Digis Designs: Masculine
Card Makin Mamas: Masculine
One Stop Craft Challenge: Fathers Day
Crafts 4 Eternity: Travel