Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Oh.. I'm so excited.  I was chosen to be a Product Designer for Floppy Lattes Digital Designs,  (badge to left)    I LOVE FLOPPY LATTE!!!!  Jess has BEAUTIFUL Floral images, just gorgeous.  I have a passion for anything Vintage or shabby,  her digis are gorgeous in this category also.  OMG,  all of her images are gorgeous!!!  Plus she has teamed up with the fabulous Glitterbabe, Steph from Glitterbabe greetings!

Visit her blog,  Jess is so generous,  you will get a wonderful gift1

I created this card to celebrate my new position.  Love the Vintage Bicycle 2,  her orignal is pretty cool also.  Cut with spell binders,  lace is new, just purchased at the Scrapbook expo,  Flowers and stamp are Prima.  Sentiment is from Stampin UP.

Simon Says: Anything Goes
Perfect Sentiments: Anything Goes
Victorine Challenges:  White, Brown, third color
Party Time Tuesday:Anything Goes
Digi Haven:  Vintage  (digi is a freebie from Floppy Latte,  one week)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Wow!! Where does the weekend go and why does it go by so quickly!

Quick card, not alot of playtime this weekend, just finished moving my last son into his apartment.  As of tomorrow all 4 kids will officially be in college.  YIKES!!!!

 I love the effect of stamping on newsprint.  This stamp is "Just Because"  The butterfly  punch is my favorite,  (Both from StampinUP) Pretty quick and easy.  All else including velvet brads are from stash

Challenges: Poodles Parlor- wings
Anything Goes Challenges- Make your background

Monday, August 20, 2012

Not that I want winter but I'm really enjoying this cooler weather.  Even though I detest winter I love winter scenes

This stamp is awesome, its from Memory Box, "Autumn Tree Landscape"  I use it quite often for fall/winter even spring projects.  The background was created when I fngerpainted with Tim Holtz, Broken China,  Chipped Saphire and Pumic Stone distress Inks.  The bear is from Outlawz, Freebie Challenge.

Created for Simon Says: Animal Antics

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Absolutely LOVE this color combo!  I also need to remember to emboss over stamped images, love the effect.

Card stamped with Mixed Bouquet by Stampin UP., with  Midnight Muse, Gumball Green and SummerStarfruit.  Finishing touch was to use the coordinating Blossom Punch to crop an "opening" and tuck a piece of Midnight Muse polka dot patterned paper under.   

The Perfect Sentiment: Thanks and Polka Dots
Delightful Challenges: Punches
Creat with Connie and Mary: CCMC214: Color challenge

Friday, August 10, 2012

I love it when I have no clue what I'm doing, then when I'm done I love the results!

I thought this digi by Anne at Outlawz was too busy to color, but I did not want black/white.  I tried the mosaic look and immediately loved the outcome. Used Spellbinders for my die  cut on the face of the card, white paper under to match the color,  Stampin Up Miss You,  really like this font.  Ribbon, button, bling from stash.


Simon Says: Bingo (Ribbon, die cut, buttons
Outlawz: Creative freebie and Monday Greeting cards
Just Add Ink: Blue and Bling  (

Monday, August 6, 2012

This is not a color combo I would naturally have chosen, but I made it for a challenge and I love it!

Stamp set is "A Reason to Smile" SU,  Inks are Summer Starfruit, and Close to Cocoa.  Stems are cut from MFT die.  Embellishments are from SU.  

Outlawz: sketch
2 Sisters Challenge Blog: anything Goes
Cupcake Inspiration: Photo inspiration
Sentimental sundays: Fall color challenge
Challenge Up your Life: Anything Goes
Catch the Bug: Anything Goes

Sunday, August 5, 2012

We had a local resident of McHenry County run The SteepleChase at the Olympics today. It was so exciting to see someone we knew competing at that level.  My two oldest kids did track at CaryGrove HS,  they often competed against Jager,  all they could say was"  That kid is amazing," as he blew past everyone.

Between errands and the Olympics I did get some playtime in.  I have been dying to try this "triple stamping effect"  ever since I saw a few cards made with it on the internet.  Its so easy yet it looks difficult.  Next time I think I'm gonna pop up the second layer for added dimension.

I played with the sunflower stamp from StampinUP, Reason to Smile, used Espresso ink and paper.  ribbon from stash.  

Perfect Sentiments: Friends, (Ribbon with Sparkle, pearls in ribbon)
Party Time Tuesday: Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday: Anything Goes
Diva's by Design: Flowers