Friday, June 26, 2009

Just Magnolia Week 11

Good morning all and Happy Friday! I have a project for Just Magnolia today that isn't a card. Now, don't anyone fall over. :O) I made an accordian file purse (find the directions HERE.). This week there was a sketch that we had to use by DT member Bev. I tried my best to follow the sketch, and I think you can still see it in the project.
I hope you all have a great day and an even better weekend!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dustin Pike Release is DINO-mite!

Hi all...yes I'm really up at 2:45am. I can't sleep again, so I'm getting ahead on my posts for Thursday! It's release day at Dustin Pike's. I have been showing you sneak peeks for the last couple of days and have one more for you.
I finally made one of those Tri Shutter Cards...It wasn't too awfully hard. When I saw this dino I knew I wanted to make a friend card...doesn't it look like it's saying I'm glad we're friends? I used a new WM stamp for the writing on the inside. "The beauty of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly's the spiritual inspiration that comes when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with their friendship." I didn't put something on every "panel"...I have seen these over-done. It's going in the mail and I needed some room to write as well. I like it and I hope you do too. :O)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

House Mouse + Tequila = FUN!

LOL! That title just sounds wrong! :O) I made a card for the House Mouse Monday Challenge... my first time playing there. They had a sketch this week that I thought was a bit of a challenge. I used "Splish, Splash, a Citrus Bath". I saw this funny quote about life giving you lemons and thought it would be perfect. "when life gives you lemons, ask for tequila and salt and call me over!"
I tried to color the drink in the glass to look like tequila...that's why it and the lemon are so differently colored. I like the way it turned out. :O) How about you?

Freebie + Another Sneaky Peek + Simon Says Stamp!

Hi all! It's freebie day at Dustin Pike's! He gave us another background...don't you love it? :O) I know I do!

I have used this background and posted a card with it can find it HERE if you missed it.

Release day is tomorrow, so I have another sneak peek for you...

Inside it says "Have a DINO-mite Birthday!"

At Simon Says Stamp this week their challenge for you is to make a card or project for a sick child. I will be sending this off to Post Pals with a few other cards and I challenge you to do the same.

I'm not sure why, but the photos are coming out lighter than the actual cards. I colored and colored this image, adding extra color to it. It's darker than this photo shows...I have no idea. He's still cute tho, right? Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tilda Loves Flutterbies Too!

Good morning everyone and happy hump day! Wednesday means it's time for some Flutterbies! Check out Danni's Blog to play along with us for Flutter By Wednesday! This week your challenge is to create an outdoorsy project with a faerie or butterfly. Join in! Everyone loves flutterbies!!! I am also using this card to join in for the Just Magnolia Challenge. They would like you to create a project that makes you think of Summer. I have been patiently waiting to post this for FBW so I could enter it into JM as well. :O) I'm pretty happy with it. It was my first time building a scene with stamps and masking.

Card Recipe


Cardstock: stash

Stamps: Loving Tilda-Magnolia, Fence-Alota

Ink: Momento, Copic Sketch Markers

Misc: Buttons and embroidery floss from stash, Stickles, CTMH Liquid Glass, MS doily lace border punch, MS butterfly punch

I hope you enjoy my card this week! Be sure to check out the rest of the design team's creations! Ann, Cassie, Cathy, Chris, Christine, Danni, Harriet, Heather, Jodi, Kim, Kimmie, Michelle, Nancy, Nicola & Stef. Have a wonderful day!

Mojo #92's Got Me Happy Hoppin'!

Getting your mojo on Tuesday is better than Sunday...when it should be Monday anyway. Last week I almost didn't get my Mojo Monday sketch done on time. I always love Julee's sketches, so I always want to get them done before the next Monday rolls around. I really like the way this card turned out. :O) I used a Happy Hoppers stamp called Party Hoppers. This is the first time I have colored one of these...I have to say I think the bunnies are harder than the bears and mice. Let me know what you think.

Monday, June 22, 2009

You're so old...SNEAK PEEK & Simon Says Stamp

Hi everyone. This week's freebie and release from Dustin Pike is totally prehistoric! His Dinos are so cute. Here is a funny birthday card I made using a couple of the dinosaurs from Thursday's upcoming release. I used this card for the challenge at Simon Says Stamps too! They were looking for a Birthday card since they are celebrating their 1st birthday. I used holographic embossing powder on the purple guy, Shimmerz on the green one and some Liquid Glass on the lava. I cut out the brontosauras and popped him up to add some dimension. Everything is colored with Copics. Let me know what you think!

Sunday, June 21, 2009


I'm baaaaaaack! I just finished a card that I think I'll give to hubby for our anniversary. I used this card for 2 challenges.

The first is for the Mojo Monday sketch...just squeaked in with this one! I loved this sketch and was dying to try it...this is my first A10 size card.

The second is for Roses on Paper...Summer wanted us to use flowers and combine challenges along with a Magnolia, Alota, Sarah Kay, Rachelle Anne Miller OR a Greeting Farm stamp. :O)

I colored cutie Spring Tilda with my copics, cut her out and popped her up to sit on the edge of the box.

I found this circle fabric tag that was perfect and added a leaf stick pin. What do you think? Have a wonderful day!

Happy Father's Day!

Hello everyone! Before I forget, Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there...and the Mom's who sometimes take on the roll of both. ;O) I hope you all have a fantabulous day!
We did our business today hubby is sleeping in and I'm in my craft room. Hopefully I'll get some cards made today!

I just wanted to pop in to show you hubby's card...his favorite colors and an inside joke to go with the image. Captain Obvious! :O) I love you, honey!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Daddy's Little Girl

Good afternoon everyone! Today I finished up my card for my Dad for Father's Day. I wanted him to know that no matter how old I get, I still love him...just like I used to. I used a digi stamp from Dustin Pike.

I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. I TRIED to color like Peggy taught me...I don't think I was 100% successful, but better than I used to be. :O) The inside of the card says, "Even after they're all grown up." I hope he likes it.

Happy Friday! I hope you all have a great weekend and get to see your Daddies.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Dustin Pike Release

Hi's Thursday! Time for another release from Dustin Pike. All you trekkies will love this week's release...ok, most all of you will love them! Anyone who has a little boy in their lives will surely find a use for these!

I used the "space dragon" as my main image...just love him! I also printed out a very small version of the UFO and used a circle punch to punch it out and use it for an embellie. I love the way it came out. :O)

Be sure to stop by Dustin's Blog and get your own! Don't forget to show some love to the rest of the design team! ;O)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Freebie Anyone?

It's Wednesday, and you know what that means! Freebie day at Dustin Pike's! This week he has a background for your freebie. Tomorrow's release has little goodies to go with it! Of course, you could use this little cutie...this is a past digi from Dustin that is still available for purchase.

Flutter By Wednesday #62

Good morning all, and Happy Hump Day! It's that time again...time to be all aflutter with Danni at Danni's Dreams.

This week the challenge is an open week as long as your card has a butterfly or fairy on it. Leave your direct link to your creation in Mister Linky. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use the keyword, FBW. Can't wait to see all those fluttering cards!!
Our guest designer this week is the ever amazing Mary Giezma...check out her creation! How great is that coloring??? Be sure to stop by and show her some love at her blog...My Cardz-My Passion-My Therapy.

Our featured team member this week is Christine. She is just as new to the team as I am and she's doing a great job! Be sure to stop by her blog and leave her some love!

We also want to send out congratulations to our team member, Ashley, who just had her little baby boy, Parker. Congrats, Ashley! We can't wait to see pictures! Take care of yourselves!

My card this week is acetate! I always love the way these look! Let me know what you think. :O) I stamped the butterflies on the acetate using Stazon. The white circle is attached to the front of the card. I cut another one the same size to attach to the inside so you can't see the glue. The hot pink layer is attached to the inside back for my writing and another is attached to the back so I could add my copyright stamp to it.

Card Recipe

Cardstock: Stash

Stamps: Patterned Bugs by Inkadinkado, Roundabout Phrases by See d's

Misc: acetate from office depot, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, rhinestones by K & Co, Jet Black Stazon, CM cutting system

Monday, June 15, 2009

Mean Girls?

Happy Monday all! Heh! Happy and Monday should never go together, especially when it's rainy and nasty like it is here in Kansas City this morning.
Anywho! I wanted to share another card I made using a digi stamp. I showed it to my hubby and he said she looks like a "mean girl!" That movie was on over the weekend and it must be stuck in his head! LOL! I get a real kick out of him! Do you think she looks like a mean girl? His interpretation of the "Hello!" was like a snotty teenage valley girl...helllllllooooooooooooooo?! I just thought since she was on her cell phone, "Hello!" was appropriate. LOL! Let me know your I'm ever so curious!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Scrappy Frogs Challenge #6

Good afternoon everyone! A new challenge is up for Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog! All you need to do is make something that reminds you of SUMMERTIME! What's the prize? A fabby 12x12 Basic Grey Collection Pack. Lime Rickey! Be sure to get your entry in! We use a random number generator to give everyone a fair shot at winning! :O)
***I have gotten many questions regarding the stamp I used for this card, so here it is! I used a digi stamp from The Digi Shack. Her name is Lani. :O) There are 2 others of her as on a surfboard and the other doing a hula. Too cute! Thanks so much for your comments...I truly appreciate them!

My Time to Inspire Challenge

Hi all. I was blog hopping and saw Tracey's post that it was time for the "My Time to Inspire" Challenge. I loved the photo and decided to play along. I don't love the way it turned out, but, hey! At least I tried it anyway, right? :O) Here is the inspiration photo and my card.

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Gratitude Campaign

Do you have family or friends serving in the military? Are you as proud and grateful to them as I am? I have several family members and friends in all branches of the military, so I know what it's like to worry if they'll come home, or when I might get to talk to them again. I appreciate ALL soldiers who protect us and fight for our rights. I would like them to know how much I appreciate all they do, but never knew what to do...

I found this video called the Gratitude Campaign. Please visit the site and watch it. Tell our soldiers that you appreciate them without saying a word.


"For the past several years as I've been traveling around the country, I've been approaching Soldiers in airports and thanking them for serving for us. On several occasions I have noticed that it felt a little awkward for both of us. There are several reasons, some of which I am even just now learning as I produce this film and talk to more Service Men & Women and Veterans. But they have always appreciated being thanked, and I have always felt better having expressed my gratitude.
I started to think that it would be nice if civilians had a gesture or sign that they could use to say "thank you" quickly and easily without even having to approach. I did some research and found the sign that we are now using.
Is this limited to the military? Not at all. If you look around you I'm sure that you'll find lots of people who are serving their communities, from local to global. If you appreciate their service, give them a sign. Say "thank you from the bottom of my heart."
-Scott Truitt, FOUNDER, The Gratitude Campaign"

Thursday, June 11, 2009

You have BEARY lovely flowers!

Good evening everyone! I thought I'd share the last 5 card fronts I made for my swap. This group was for "no sentiment/blank". I had a hard time trying to come up with something that I could leave without a sentiment and came up with happy guy. He looks so happy just sitting there with his lilacs, doesn't he? This Gruffies was a clearance purchase at Hobby Lobby...I got a couple! :O) I colored it in with my Copics and I have to say that I am liking my shading and coloring much better in the last couple of weeks. What do you think? I also FINALLY found a Martha Stewart doily lace punch...I love it!!! I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do!

June 11 Release at Dustin Pike's

Hi all! It's that time again...this week's release is finally here. All ocean ispired PLUS 2 fabby backgrounds! Hop over to Dustin's blog and see what else he's got for you!

The inside of this one says "Have a whale of a day!" See that cute little charm? I saw it and I just couldn't resist! :O)

This card was an anniversary card for my parents. cute! The image you get is actually just one orca. I thought if I flipped one around it would look like a heart. It didn't, but it looked like they were kissing, so that worked out too! I didn't realize when I chose the sentiment that it fit so in the ocean depths. Who'da thunk it!

This one is for my nephew's new baby. We have a shower coming up soon for that. I love the way this one turned out! I paper pieced the sails with the DP and popped the whole thing up. :O) Let me know what you think! Thanks for stopping by!