Monday, August 31, 2009

Unscripted Sketches 21

Have to start off by congratulating the new designers at one of my absolute favorite sketch blogs Unscripted Sketches...great job ladies!!! The beautiful artwork produced week after week by these gals is phenomenal!

I needed to make a birthday card for my Nana and this sketch was perfect. I've been wanting to use these butterfly embellies (thank you, Pat) and I thought they went well with the CTMH Let's Get Together papers. For the flowers, I just stamped in White Daisy ink on vellum and LET DRY THOROUGHLY before cutting out. Added some bitty black brads for centers and a bit of twill ribbon... et voila :)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I'm Sorry

Oh my...I needed to apologize to DH...had a bit of a whipped up this lil card this morning using my Originals Card Confidence Program. This book has saved me so many times when I needed to come up with a card in a jiffy-LOVE it! He'll just have to forgive me when he sees this card, don't ya think ;~)

CTMH Supplies: "Silhouette" PP; For Every Occasion SS; black ink; red sparkles; colonial white crochet ribbon Other: K & Co. SS(for the butterfly)

Animal Crackers/Cookies Treat Box

I LOVE making little 3D items, and the super talented gals over at SAS Project Tuesday have the CUTEST ideas!!! This week's challenge was an *adorable* treat box... I had just bought these mini animal crackers and thought they'd be perfect inside! And what better papers to use than CTMH "Animal Cookies", right? Thanks for looking :~)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Unscripted Sketches 19

Wow...this was a hard one for me...I usually need more direction from a sketch, like where the title goes LOL. I originally wanted to use a sun, but that card just wouldn't come together so settled on the snowflake instead. Thanks for the terrific challenge, ladies! Unscripted is also looking for some new DT members. Check them out here. I can't wait for the cooler weather to get's too hot and muggy for me :)

CTMH supplies: "Aspen" PP; Let it Snow and Winter Memories SS; Outdoor Denim & Bamboo inks; Outdoor Denim buttons; clear round sparkles.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

With sprinkles!

FINALLY finished a scrapbook layout. I just haven't been feeling it lately, but wanted to get this one done. The sketch is from 52 sketches/52 weeks and over at Scrap & Stamp they were looking for layouts that showed whimsy. I think this one qualifies; to me whimsy=FUN and Emmalee was sure having a good time eating that ice cream cone. She just couldn't decide whether to lick it or use a spoon LOL :)

Whooo holds the key...

I made this card for DH as we celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary today! I used this week's sketch at PCP's Sketch Challenge for inspiration. The papers and ribbon are from CTMH Emporium Creative Basics and the little key charm was in the blog candy I won from my dear friend Pat. She is so creative and even makes jewelry too. You can check out her blog here. The blurb was cut on my cricut and the sentiment is CG. The pearls are from K & Co. and I used my Edge Distresser and foam tool to rough the card up a bit since it needed to be more masculine. Hope you like it :~)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Thanks for the tix!

Here is the card I made to thank the gentleman who gave us the ballgame tix last Saturday. I found this sketch over at Papertake Weekly for inspiration. The cardstock was scored then sanded, and I used brass star brads and a bit of twill to embellish. Et voila!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Take me out to the ballgame...

I cannot believe I've neglected my blog for this long...SHAME on me!!! I feel so guilty, but I have had so much going on personally that my creative time has been limited. Now that summer is dwindling down and kids will be going back to school, hopefully I will find more time to devote to my passion...don't give up on me just yet :~)

A friend that DH works with was kind enough to give us his tix to the York Revolution game last night. It was the first time I ever got to see a game from the was so awesome!!! Emmalee had never been to a game before, and she just loved it...she clapped and cheered right along. The mascot visited all the boxes and I was able to snap this pic. There was even a fabulous *fireworks* display afterward...wonderful memories, now I just gotta find time to scrap 'em LOL

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I received this wonderful award from my dear friend across the pond, Pat :~) She is super talented and has so many lovely creations, you absolutely MUST visit her.

Here are the rules for this award:

Nominate 5 other bloggers you feel have become part of your circle of friends.

Link to your nominees within your blog post.

Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post.

Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show appreciation.

Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.

I have met so many terrific, creative friends while spending time doing what I love! I am truly blessed to have followers and ladies that take the time to visit and leave such kind comments. So really this is for all of you, but since I usually follow the rules, LOL here are just 5:


Pretty Flowers!

Oh my gosh, it sure felt good to spend some time creating today. I haven't been feeling well, so I thought I'd make a card that made ME feel happy and flowers always put a smile on my face :)

I used the following challenges as inspiration:

PCP Sketch Challenge-sketch(I flipped it)
Pile It On~ 3 flowers (I cut mine using the Cricut and added glitter)
Papertake Weekly~ 4 seasons
The Pink Elephant~ 3 brads, 1 flower, DP

CTMH supplies: "Life Delights" PP; Sweet Leaf ricrac; Wonderful Charms SS; White Daisy brads; White Daisy button Other: ribbon; glitter

Saturday, August 1, 2009

My very first blog award!!!

I was absolutely thrilled to receive this *awesome* award from Beth!!! She is a DT member over at Unscripted Sketches and a totally AMAZING artist!!! Visit her blog here and you'll see what I mean :)

The rules for this award are:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog
3. Link the person's blog who nominated you for this award
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting
5. Nominate 7 Kreative Bloggers
6. Post a link to the 7 you nominated
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated

Okay, I don't know how interesting these are, but here goes:

* I have an unhealthy obsession with reality TV *GASP*
* I have 6 cats, yes that's SIX cats(Benjamin,Pretty Kitty,Butterscotch,Rusty, Licorice and Whiskers) and a dog, Rebecca.
* I LOVE chocolate!
* Snakes, worms, caterpillars etc. REALLY freak me out...I mean REALLY *shudder*
* I met my DH on a blind date in HS,we've been married 21 years, and I still get butterflies just looking at him <3
* I've never been drunk!
* I am a FANTASTIC speller.

I nominate the following uber talented gals! Simply click on their names to visit their FABULOUS blogs:

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