Thursday, April 30, 2009

Michelle Zindorf Inspired Card

Hi all. One of the most creative bloggers I've ever seen is Michelle Zindorf. I can spend hours on her blog reading and drooling. LOL! I used her blog for inspiration when I made the following card. Look how great my bow turned out! That never happens! :O) I don't think it's too bad for my first try at something like this. Let me know what you think...should I keep trying more of these?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dustin has CUPCAKES!!!!

OMG! I see that Dustin Pike has been at it again! He's got a new digi stamp with a cupcake! You know I went right over and bought it from his Etsy Shop! If you love cupcakes like I do...this is a must have with the cute little monkey! There are several other cute digis at his shop you may "need" too. ;o)

Blog Candy Alert!

Fiona J has some awesome blog candy up for grabs to celebrate her son turning 7. Pop over to her blog and enter yourself! These Gorjuss Girls are so sweet!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Dustin Pike & Mojo Monday #84!!!!!!!

Hey ladies. I was wandering around blogs this morning and found the greatest blog. Dustin Pike makes the most amazing digi stamps...I LOVE THEM! I used a freebie he had up to make the following card for my hubby this morning. Be sure to stop by Dustin's blog and take a peek at the little cuties!!! Here is my new card with the latest and greatest sketch from Mojo Monday...I used Kaiser Crafts Lone Ranger papers, Dustin Pike's digi stamp "Bear Knight", CTMH stamps "The Gift of Love";chipboard bookplate; jute; edge distresser, DCWV glitter paper and Prismacolor pencils. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I don't ordinarily make masculine cards, but I like it. :O) Happy Monday!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Janet's Got Candy!!!

Janet over at Corrosive Creations by Janet has some awesome blog candy to give away. Pop over and check it out! Happy Early Birthday, Janet!!!

Scrappy Frogs Challenge #3

Good morning everyone. This is my second card for the Design Team over at Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog. "For this challenge we thought we would do an easy one....just submit a card, layout, project etc in the theme of spring flowers!" Hop on over and see what everyone else created too!
For this card I used: Basic Grey Lily Kate papers, bird stamp by Inkadinkadoo, Martha Stewart border punch, Prima flowers, Kaiser Crafts pearls, brads, jute & stick pin from stash, Swarovski crystal, skittles, stickles, corner rounder, sentiment printed from computer & lots of pop dots. I cut out the branch and flowers from a sheet of BG paper and popped it off the card. The picture really doesn't do this card justice. Let me know what you think! :O)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mojo Monday - Week 83

Hi again. I just made this birthday card for the Mojo Monday sketch. I always love their sketches...this is my first ever House Mouse card. I got some images from my buddy Juanita...thanks, J! Have a peek and let me know what you think! :O)

I used Basic Grey papers from the LilyKate line, cs from Bazzill, brad from K&Co, stamped image of House Mouse, Prismacolor pencils, paper piercing tool, Doodlebug sugar coating, CTMH Chocolate ink pad, Colorbok woven label.

Faerie Song Art Stamps Sketch on PCP

Hi all. I joined the group Faerie Song Art Stamps on Paper Craft Planet and played with their sketch. I love these stamps! Thanks to Danni for helping me find them! :O) I also got to try out my new Shimmerz for the first time! WOOT!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Basic Grey Challenge 31...Paper Piecing!

I love to paper piece and Basic Grey's Challenge Blog let me do just that with their challenge this week! I made a cute little bunny out of pattern paper. All paper on this card is from the LilyKate line. Love these papers! Please leave me a comment and let me know how you like it!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Sugar Bowl - Challenge #8

This is my first time playing at The Sugar Bowl! I was able to play thanks to my fab buddy, Teresa, stamping me some images! I loved the was much fun! I tried something new too...I used my scor-pal to emboss lines on the dark brown edge of the card. It turned pretty neat. :O) All papers except the red are from Kaiser Crafts...the red is from Basic Grey. I only used it so the apples in my image would match a little better. I loved this sketch and the way my card came out!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Mojo Monday #82

Hi all. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!
I got Mojo...Mojo Monday, that is. I decided that I didn't want to make a girly card this morning, so I didn't! :O) I'm better at the girly stuff, but sometimes you have to step out of the box you're so comfy in, right? Here is the sketch and my card...I actually used some chipboard for the top layer of the card. The sketch used a scalloped edge at the bottom, but that wouldn't work out very well for a rough and tumble I chose to tear the bottom edges instead. The little pirate skull at the bottom is cut out and popped up. I hope you like my effort to think outside the box today!

Corrosive Challenge #7

This is my first card for the Corrosive Challenge Blog. I decided to make my first entry over there go with the rock theme...I though Janet would appreciate it. :O) I don't particularly like the card, but here it is anyway. Maybe I'll make another one.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Scrappy Frogs Challenge Design Team

WOOT! The girls over at Scrappy Frogs Challenge chose myself and nine other talented designers to be their Design Team! I'm terribly excited! Thanks a mill!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mojo Monday #81 & Scrappy Frogs

Hi all. I finished the sketch for Mojo Monday today and the challenge over at Scrappy Frogs. I'm really digging this one! Here is the sketch...MOJO - I flipped the sketch and took some liberties with it as far as the 2nd box and circle. I cut out the Tilda and pop dotted her for the box. I stamped, cut out and bent the wings up on the butterfly for the circle.
SCRAPPY FROGS - I was drawn to the blue and green color combo of the inspiration picture...I don't have a MM Slice, but I did "SLICE" out my Tilda image! :O)
I used pattern paper and ribbon from stash, Tilda stamped image, CTMH Flutter stamp, Swarovski crystals, Stickles, sentiment is Heidi Grace acrylic stamp, CTMH Indian Corn Blue ink, Spare Parts brads, Prismacolor pencils. Let me know how you like it! :O)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Scent My Cards Project

I have been hearing about scents that you can add to your cards to make them smell YUM, so I found their blog. They had a challenge going on to use the following picture as inspiration for a project. The winner wins a bottle of Chocolate Cake scent! I had to make something to see if I could win some of this! I have a bad feeling I'll "need" every last one! :O)I took a close-up so you can see it...I added some brown to his mouth and his paw to replicate the chocolate of the cake...he's messy! LOL!

I used pattern paper from stash, BG cardstock, ribbon from stash, Fluffles stamped image, CTMH stamps Say it in Style, Prismacolor pencils, CTMH Liquid Glass, stickles, paper clip from stash. I hope you like it!

Blogoversary Candy Alert

It's blogoversary time over at Stardust Gems and Ribbon and Carole has an awesome pack of goodies to give away in celebration of the big day! Head over and check out all her creations and see if you can win!

Monday, April 6, 2009

What's on "My Mind's Eye" Sketch - PageMaps

Over at the PageMaps Blog they have up a great sketch. The Contest is called What's on "My Mind's Eye"...a great prize from MME was the inspiration. :O) I love them! Here is the sketch and what I did with it.I did this one digi. I have only started doing digital layouts, so it's not the best...but I tried! I used Peppermint Creative's Jellybean digi Kit and the glitter flourish is from Shabby Princess' Spontaneous Delight digi Kit. The photo is from our "Trash the Dress" session by Devine Studios. :O) I hope you like it!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Card Patterns Sketch #9

Hi again. I got a super cute Ketto stamped image from Holley on Scrapbook Place and I had to use her right away! I decided to use it for the sketch challenge over at Card Patterns. Here is the sketch...

and here is my card using it. I used Sorbet line papers by Kaiser Crafts, pearls by same, white cs, ribbon from stash, CTMH paper piercer, CM oval cutting system, CTMH citrus leaf ink, corner rounder, sentiment printed, Brock Script font, stickles on crown and Prismacolor pencils to color the Ketto image.

Here are some close-ups. I hope you like it! :O)

April SheetLoad Sketch

Hi all. Here is my April Sheetload Card. You can see all the fun here at SheetLoad!

Shout Out to Sheetloads!

SheetLoad {of Cards} is one of my fave blogs! They have great sketches and the design team always comes up with cool cards. Lots of inspiration over there! See their blog here!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Light the Night

Hi all. I told you in a previous post that my best friend, Thom, passed away from Lymphoma. I am participating in the Light the Night 3 mile walk in his honor. If you can, please donate to our team to help raise money for research and to help families dealing with this blood cancer. Thank you for stopping by!