Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
OMG she looks so much older! I love it! Absolutly love it. (oh ya, here is her before pic at Easter time).
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Aside from the challenges listed below, I am also entering this card in the DT call over at Pile it On! (Spring) ......so wish me luck & cross your fingers!!!
I chose to color this fairy just as busily as the background. I think she turned out ok. The sketch is Friday Sketchers & this challenge ends tomorrow. Hopefully I am not too late.
I have also chose to enter my fairy in the Digital Tuesday Challenge blog (April flowers/showers) & A Spoon Full of Sugar (Happy Birthday).
I am soooooo happy to have gotten some bling last weekend at Scrapaganza! I was just aching to use it and I finally found a card to accomodate it!! YAY!!
I must run now as my 6 wk old is crying (nap time) & my 2 yr old is emptying all the toys out of his room and brining them outside, since it is such a beautiful day. Maybe I'll go take a nap in the sun, when both of them nap!??!?!
Don't forget to check out my candy!!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Other Challenges are:
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge- open, anything goes
Stamp Something- layered
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
He is dancing because it is Christmas over at Bah! Humbug! (Santa Paws-festive furry friends). He is also dancing because green is his favorite color which suits the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge (green as main color)
Monday, April 19, 2010
For Susie & Vikki's Christmas Card Challenge (vintage), I was inspired to make this card. The paper & flowers I got at Scrapaganza this past weekend. I am rusty with the whole vintage thing but as the saying goes "practice makes perfect". The stamp is from the Stampin Up set "Holy Triptych"- a set I have not used in AGES, therefore qualifiying me for Fab'n'Funky challenge of no longer neglected. The Sketch is from Twisted Sketches (for cards- not to be mistaken for the scrapbook sketches). At All Sorts this week the theme is 'In Stitches' (real or faux- I chose real) & at Rosie D's Challenge Blog the challenge is Red & White.
I am off to bed now. I am fighting a cough & cold; feeling kinda yucky but refreshed as morning comes! I hope to be posting some BLOG CANDY soon, so tell all your friends!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Onto my project! Here we have a collage picture taken by a photographer who took my maternity & newborn (& family pictures). You can check out more of her work at Amber Bond Photography What I did was take an old picture frame, turn the mat around & decorated the frame to suite the picture of my 3 (sometimes) adorable children! Reade 2.5 yrs, Hannah 9 yrs & Merik 8 days old.
I used various Stampin up Stamp sets for the stamping parts, incuding "Priceless", "Warm Words", "Curvy Verses" & "Garden Whimsy".
I used a bit of glitter around different stamps and used pink, 2 shades of blue, brown, black and yellow from my ink collection.
The riboon on the side is misc., but thought it matched somewhat nicely.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
As for my card, here we have Norman the Hippo. This lil fella is one of the Prairie Fairy's images and can be purchased here. This lil fella is also named after the Prairie Fairy's dad AND he has a girlfriend named Helen the hippo (who is the Fairy's mom). Now I dunno if her parents know that they are being made so popular by a couple of cutie patootie hippos, but hey when an artist gets inspiration, she better run with it!!
I am so excited to be able to enter this card in a few different challenges, as I've said in my previous post, I have fallen a bit behind lately!! The sketch is MoJo Monday, & Norman's outifit (shirt & pocket) fits into the Digital Tuesday Challenge of 'paper piecing-digital style'. This is only the second time I've attempted paper piecing & must admit I prefer to do it digitally!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
It has been a few days since my last post, as I got hit with the stomach flu in the wee hours of Sunday morning & spent the entire day Monday recovering. I had the shakes, hot flashes, a temp of 38.7 degrees, aches, pains & the runs. Too much info, I know, but hey, we'll all friends here!! haha! Tuesday I started these cards, & this a.m. I finished them.
I used the same image for both cards & fully intended to make them both get well cards, but then thought what better way to make ONE image more versatile then to use it for different types of cards. The image is from the Prairie Fairy & is called Snails Tail. This image & many others can be purchased at the Prairie Fairy Digital Stamp Store.
I know I am a bit early but this card is my DT card for Fairy Fun Fridays where the theme is eyelets & string. My alternative to string is hemp.
Friday, April 9, 2010
I have had this image printed for a while but was never sure of what to do with it until I purchased these adorable little seashell buttons at Dollarama. They are all pretty much the same color on one side (see top of card), but are different colors on the other side (see bottom of card). I knew I HAD to come straight home & use these buttons to accent this great image.
I colored the image with the watercolor pencils , baby oil & blending stump technique I learned from the Prairie Fairy. You too can do this wonderful coloring by checking out her tutorial at her PCP planet site, under discussions. The tag, paper & closepin are misc., as are the button sea shells. The hemp twine is CTMH and the sentiment is Stampin' Up, along with an embellishment from SU Hodge Podge Hardware.
Challenges for my card are:
A Spoon Full of Sugar- one for the boys
Sassy Designs by Susie- me & my pet
Dare U 2 Digi-Stamp- metal
MoJo Monday- sketch
The Pink Elephant- nature
I'm off to celebrate my daughter's birthday now (she's 9). Swimming at the local pool & overnight stay in a hotel with 3 friends should make for a happy birthday girl! G'night!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
..............who was it on the phone you ask??!?! It was a fellow scrapper, asking me if I wanted her ticket to Scrapaganza this year! DO YOU BELIEVE IT! I was shocked, surprised, & happy thinking this was definitely a 'sign' that I am destined to go!!! So I have yet to speak with hubby about it, however, have already arranged for my mom to come watch the kids (as back up with hubby)!!! I AM SOOOOOOOOOOO SUPER EXCITED!!! Now onto my card!
The image is from Prairie Fairy Digital Stamps store and is called "Fairy Little". I was unsure as to what I was going to do with her & her reaching arms when I remembered the great purchases I made the other day while in Selkirk at Dollarama! I bought these 'paper, look-a-like rose flowers' with stems for $1.00 (6/pack). I also bought the ribbon & green pearls you see pictured as well!! Yay for me!
I also searched thru various blogs in the attempt to perfect my coloring, so this is what you get! Not the greatest, but hey what do u expect from an amateur!!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I altered the designs ever so slightly for each of the 3 cards. I used earthy tones and ribbon I purchased from the dollar store! They all came in the same package and I just love the colors! A few eyelets and a scallop stamp and punch; both from Stampin' up, finished off my cards!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
This card is for a few different challenges including the Card Patterns Challenge for which my on line digi-boss (The Prairie Fairy) is sponsoring.
Other challenges for this card include Delightful Sketches (buttons & bling), Your Next Stamp Challenge (purple), The Stamping Vacation Pick 3 Challenge ( I chose 1. dry embossing 2. Die cut machine 3.using 2 of any embellishment [button flowers] 4.make it glitter ) I hope to use this as a birthday card when the time comes! Wonder how happy people are as they get older, perhaps I should reconsider the sentiment! HAHA!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Where to start?? We celebrated Easter yesterday; kids didn't get too much from 'the Easter bunny' however that did not stop them from getting tons of junk from everyone else.....causing my dear daughter to 'get sick' in the middle of the night! She was home from school this am & proceeded back to school this afternoon. God bless her heart, the last thing she wants right now is anymore chocolate! But don't listen to us when we tell you to stop, we're only your parents!
So that was not so good, (as was the fact that I totally missed the below color/image inspiration challenge over at Karen's Doodles!!! AGAIN I was so mad to have missed yet ANOTHER challenge......& as if that wasn't enough)EDIT (April 6)-thank you to the ladies who informed me that the Karen's Doodles (UK challenge) is still accepting submissions; I was able to enter that challenge afterall!! Thanks for watching my back GALS!!! ...................I also missed the challenge for which the sketch was inspired from!! What the heck is wrong with me lately???!
Regardless I figured I may as well post the card I was inspired to make by the above image! The image on my card is from Karen's Doodles & is called 'Little Easter Puppy'. I just love it! AND it's a freebie! How amazing!! Challenges I DID get to enter with this card are:
Rosie D's Challenge- blessings (for Easter)
Cute Card Thursday- Easter theme or oval shape
Charisma Cardz Challenges- Animal madness
Fab'n'Funky Challenges- Spring is in the Air
Pollycraft Mondays- anything goes