Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Coming Soon: A New Challenge Blog

I love card and scrapbook challenges...they motivate me and jump start my creativity.  An online friend of mine -- Tammi Bennett is starting a brand new blog on May 1st and she is giving away some goodies before the challenges even begin. 
You know you are going to want to check it out,  Here is the link:
Hope to see you there!!

Happy Easter Cole

I hope my 8 year old grandson Cole does not think he is too old for this card.  It is really hard to make Easter cards for tween boys.  I think next year I will just send them candy and money....I am sure they will like that!!
I am entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge -- Animal Antics
Have a wonderful rest of the week -- the weekend is in sight!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Seize the Sketch card

I used this sketch from Seize the Sketch this morning to create my last Easter card.  It needs to get in the mail tomorrow along with some Easter goodies for the neice and nephews in North Carolina.  Here is the card I created:
I am entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Easter challenge.
Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Have an Egg-cellent Easter

Making an Easter card for a 12 year old boy is not an easy thing but I hope I achieved it with this card for my grandson Jacob.  He is a sweet kid and I just sent a package of goodies for him and his brother Cole today.  They live in Indiana and I really miss getting to spend holidays with them.
For this card I used this sketch from Always Playing With Paper:
I am also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Easter challenge
Thanks for stopping by my blog....have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Easter Cross Stitch Card

With Easter coming, I am busy making cards for family and friends.  I recently came across this cross stitched Easter sampler and thought it would look lovely on an Easter card.
I am entering this card in Simon Says Stamp Happy Easter challenge.
Thanks for stopping by....I appreciate your comments.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Week 13

Week #13 -- the last week of March was a very busy week for us.  It included a visit from an out of town friend, a business trip and a concert and chance to see and vist with Dave's friend Joel who is in Night Ranger.  I was able to document it all on my 2 page spread.
Here is the left page:
And here is the right page with the concert pictures and souvenirs:
I am entering these pages in Stuck on U Sketches PL challenge to use a top note.  There is a top note shape in the lower left hand corner on my left page.
Thanks for checking out my pages.

Happy Birdie to You

One of my favorite challenge blogs -- Lawnscaping has a new challenge up to use a new tecnique.  Well I took on that challengewith this card with not one, but two new to me techniques. For the first  tecnique I broke out my brand new Lawn Fawn Hippo Birdie stamp set and matching die set.  I have never stamped and die cut my images before. Using the Lawn Fawn set made it quick and easy although I think I will color my images next time BEFORE I die cut them.
The nest new tecnique that I used on this card is embossing paste and a stencil.  I broke open my new jar of yellow embossing paste and a polka dot Heidi Swapp stencil and did a tone on tone yellow panel for my card.

I am entering this card in the Lawnscaping Challenge #79

I used this wonderful sketch from Mojo Monday for this card and am entering it over there as well.
That is it for now.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely, creative day.
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