Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pink Elephant sketch/Embellish Borders Color challenge


Good Morning....The sun is shining and the air is frigid, but it is a day that is loaded with lots of fun!! I got my card done, a baby shower to attend and friends coming for dinner!! Fun!! Fun!! My card today used the Embellish Magazine challenge and the Pink Elephant sketch challenge. For the Embellish Magazine challenge we were to use the colors: yellow, green, pink, and peach--plus add in a border of some kind. The Pink Elephant sketch was perfect for this challenge because it called for a border as well. I stamped my VERVE trees, cut them out, and attached them with a 3D glue dot. The button on top of my ribbon was made with my i-top brad maker. To finish off my card I added several gray rhinestones along the scalloped border. Thanks for stopping by and having a look.....enjoy your weekend!!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Mercy's sketch for this week....

The girls over at SCS have changed up the Friday challenge....it is no longer a "limited supply" challenge....not many of us are very "limited" in our supplies any longer!! LOL Some of us need to build additions just to house our addiction!! LOL (guess we really shouldn't be laughing about that, huh?!?) Any way the Friday challenge is now a "Free for All" challenge and will changed up each week. So stop on by and play along.

My card this week uses Mercy's sketch that she posted on Tuesday--it worked perfect for the Free for All challenge to use texture, dp, and a color that we don't use too often. I paper piece my giraffe and added some ultra mini rhinestones, tied a bow around his neck, layered him on Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink, my base card is a pre-embossed card that says Baby Baby Baby all over it, and of course a card would not be complete without a bow!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch and Color Q challenge



My card today just had to be another round card--loving them!! I used the Colour Q challenge for my color combo: Top layer of my flower is Regal Rose covered with clear chunky glitter, the bottome layer is Mellon Mambo covered in clear chunky glitter, the center is a brad from Micheal's, my leaves were punched out using my MS fern punch and Green Galore cardstock, the back-ground is Apricot Appeal DP, and the base of my card is Whisper White. Thanks Julee for another great sketch and thanks to Arielle for another great color combo!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Olympic color challenge plus the Mojo Monday sketch and the 2S4Y sketch

Today over at SCS we were challenged to make cards using the colors form the Olympic logo for this year. Below you will find 2 cards that I made for this challenge. One using the sketch from 2S4Y and one for the Mojo Monday Sketch. I may not be able to compete with these gifted atheletes but I can create in honor of them....so here is to all those men and women who are out there giving it their all!!



This card was made using the sketch from 2Sketch4You. My color combo is Taken with Teal, Summer Sun, and Real Red. I used a masked to stack up the birdies...added some color to them with my Stampin Up markers...punched out my sentiment using my oval punch...layered it on Summer Sun that had been punched out wit the large oval punch...added in the scallops using my MS border punch...added some ribbon to finish it off.




Today I decided to use the round sketch.....I am loving these round cards!! This card also fits the Olympic color combo....Pacific Point, and Real Red. I used my nessties to cut out each layer...the white layer I ran through my CB using the Distressed Stripes folder...my sentiment panel was also cut out with my nessties...I stamped the sentiment in Pacific Point...added some butterflies that I punched out of the same DP...finished it off with some ribbon and gold half beads.

Thanks for stopping by to have a good....I hope you all have a great week!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2sketch4you sketch challenge & challenge37 @ Let's Scrap


Here is my card for the sketch challenge over at 2sketch4you. It also fulfills the "use your scraps from a scrapbook page to make a card" challenge over at Let's Scrap.
My card uses the papers from Cosmo Cricket that were left after completing the 2 memory album pages below. Plus I just had to use some of the scraps to make another i-top brad...I am so loving my new toy!! The stamps that I used for the card are from VERVE stamps.
The below pages were created to help us remember our mini vacation to VA Beach in September of 2008...yeah yeah I know I am alittle behind!! That is why I have joined two scrapbooking sites--while playing along with their challenges I am getting caught up. Come on out and join the fun and get caught up as well....these pages are created for the 2-10-10 layout challenge over at Let's Scrap. I am also on the design team over at Soul Scrappers and that has given me lots of inspiration for getting pages done--it is a new site that focuses on the heart of scrapping--come on over and check it out!!


Monday, February 15, 2010

Scrapbook Page Challenges

This page actually fullfills 2 challenges: Let's Scrap challenge37......SNOW.......Some Bling, Nine embellishments, One photo, White space and Soul Scrapper challenge GOW3.....to scrap your wish for someone. So I picked my daughter and my wish for her summed up in the Rascal Flats song.

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

And for my SNOW challenge: WISH lettering is full of bling, Nice ultra-mini brads, One photo of my beautiful daughter, and alots of white space! My background DP is from the Walk in the Park DP from Stampin Up. The lettering was hand written and there you have it!!


Mojo Monday Sketch #126

Here is my card for this week's Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I used So Saffron and Soft Suede for my color combo....made another ribbon flower, using my in i-top brad maker. The only stamps I used was the sentiment by Verve and the flower center from the Stampin Up set Priceless. I am living for those moments that "take my breath away".....I hope you are too!!

My CAS card and my new toy......

This is my CAS card for today's challenge over at SCS. We were to make a card that reflected our wishes for spring. I right way thought of this DP (Razzleberry Lemonade) it makes me think of Spring....plus flowers make me think of spring....Weddings make me think of spring--thus the sentiment!! So there you have it.....my spring inspired card.
So what do you think of my new toy.....the i-top brad creator!! I love it--punch out your dp with the i-top punch and snap together using i-top brads. How cool it that---you can even use it with fabric!! I am so very excited.....I will try not to use it everyday this week!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

VERVE Project Parade--Feb. 2010

Here is my project for this Tags, Tins, & Treats challenge over at the VERVE Blog. I got my hubby some Macadamia Coconut Coffee for Valentines day and decided that this challenge was perfect for creating a way to give it to him. I bought a glass container with a tin lid (I hope that the tin lid makes it fit into the challenge criteria) and added a ribbon around the edge and then decorated the top and the tag to match.Here is my top: used the sentiments from Verve's, Delightful and Delicious--the mug is from Stampin Up!'s, Express Yourself (needed a more manly mug instead of a tea cup)--the flourishes around the edges is from Verve's, Celebration of Thanks--the tiny heart is from Stampin Up!'s Tiny Tags.
I added some tags from Stampin Up!'s Tiny Tag set in addition to the same stamps that I used on the lid. My color combo is: Choc. Chip, Close to Cocoa, Real Red, and Whisper White--Great for a masculine project.
Here you can see the lid alittle prefect!! I can't wait to give it to him. He loves his coffee and always enjoys a new special flavor. I hope this one tastes as good as it smells!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

2sketch4you sketch challenge & Color Throwdown Challenge



We are having yet another snow day--#7 to be exact. It really is a beautiful winter wonderland!! I used my Allegro embossing folder for my background, punched my border with my new punch from Stampin Up, added some ribbon and pearls to spruce it up, stamped my sentiment, from Verve, in Basic Gray, my birdie is from Stampin Up!'s Wings of Friendship--inked with markers (Sage Shadow and Ruby Red--sorry don't have Ridinghood Red anymore), I paper pieced the wing and added a pearl for his eye. Thanks for stopping by to have a look!!

With Sympathy......



My card today was made for Shannan Teubner...she lost her husband unexpectedly at the beginning of the week. My thoughts and prayers are with her during this time of grief!!

I decided to use the SCS sketch and the ColourQ challenge for my card. The color combo this week was Regal Rose, Blush Blossom, Close to Cocoa and Choc. Chip. I stamped my flower in Regal Rose ink onto Blush Blossom cardstock and cut them out--used my blender pen to blend in the colors--added some Choc. Chip and Micro beads to the center--embossed both background layers with my Leafy Branch embossing folder--stamped my sentiment and added my ribbon.


Soul Scrappers Sketch Challenge

Here is my page for the Soul Scrappers Sketch Challenge. I decided that these pictures of my nephews were perfect for this challenge. Instead of using one large picture I used one of each of the boys with me as my large picture. Scallops seemed alittle too girly so I left those off. I really did have a good time with them while their parent were out of town!! Tucker is 9, Tanner is 7, Spencer is 4, and Sawyer is 3.....so I had my hands full!! Especially since I have a 13 and 15 year old!! We did have a great time though.....scavenger hunts, Cheeseburgers and More, bike rides, movie night with pizza, trip to the Park, craft day at Micheals, and so much more!! What a fun time!!

Gretchen is the hostess this week for the sketch challenge. Come on over to Soul Scrappers and play along!!

Details about my page: I used a retired Simply Scrappin Set from Stampin Up(trying to get my stash used up so I can get new ones), Stampin Up!'s Not Quite Navy and Rich Razzleberry cardstock, Rich Razzleberry ribbon, white mini brads, screw bards, and a journaling pen.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch #125 & SCS color combo challenge

Here is my card to today's color combo at SCS: Dusty Durango, Sage Shadow and Choc. Chip. & the Mojo Monday sketch challenge. I love this combo....at first I was not sure how to work in the Sage Shadow but then I just thought....of course green for leaves....let's go with flowers and use the green for leaves.....so here you have it!!! I love this sketch too.....the wide ribbon was perfect and the new Vintage Label stamp set provided the perfect element for the shape that was called for at the bottom of the sketch.

Both challenges offer lots of inspiration so come on over and play along!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Soul Scrappers Challenge

This weekend is the Grand Opening of a new Scrappers Community.....Soul Scrappers! I have been asked to be apart of their design team (thus the blinkie at the top of my page), and I am very excited to see what the future holds for this new site. There are some scrapping challenges going on if you need alittle inspiration. So come on over and play along!!

I created this page for the challenge to use lyrics to a song on your page. I love this picture of my hubby and me....what better song than Always by Atlantic Star to say all that needs to be said!! We really wanted to sing it to each other at our wedding (20 years ago) but since I am just not a singer we decided not to. Even though we did not sing it to one another it still holds a special place in our hearts.

I used the stamp set Stitched Exotics, Rich Razzleberry cardstock, ink and ribbon, a couple pieces of HodgePodge hardware....all from Stampin Up!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

2sketch4you sketch challenge

Here is my card for the sketch challenge over at 2sketch4you. I love this color combo: Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, Mellow Moss and Vanilla. Don't you think is looks fabulous together!?! I cut out my flowers and added a Vanilla hardware brad and then attached them with 3D pop dots. The leaves were punched out using the MS fern punch and then I glued them in behind the flowers. My dividing line--called for in the challenge--was stamped.....I thought about using ribbon but I just couldn't get it to lay nice on the round card....so I just stamped it!! I stamped the FRIENDS stamp directly on the background but then cut out another one (the F only) and attached it use dimensionals. Thanks for another fun sketch, 2sketch4you!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

VivaLaVerve sketch challenge

This is my card for the VivaLaVerve challenge over at SCS....and here is my inspirational piece.
This card was super simple....I embossed by background--stitched my ribbon and then gathered it alittle--attached it over some DP--stamped my sentiment and cut it out with a Nessties--attached it with some linen thread--added alittle knot and that is it!!

Color Throwdown Challenge #78


Here is my card for this weeks color throwdown challenge. I used the new DP that Stampin Up has a freebie during Sale-A-Bration sale. I used two sheets--cut the houses out from the one and raised them with pop-dots. Except that cutting out the houses which was alittle time consuming.....this card was really simple!!

Mojo Monday Sketch #124

Here is my card for this Mojo Monday Sketch challenge.
I made my card with the scraps from my last two memory album pages.....that was a challenge that I played along with over at Let's Scrap. We were given a two page layout sketch for the 1st part of the challenge and then for the 2nd part we were to make a card with the scraps. I decided to also use the Mojo Sketch for my card. I love how it turned out and I think it makes a great masculine card. I may save this one for my hubby's birthday!!

Both the card and the pages were made with StampinUp!'s DP, cardstock, embossing plate, and buttons.
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