Tuesday, April 29, 2014

2013 -- Week #37

 I still have a few make-up weeks to catch up on for 2013.  Here is one of them.  I used this sketch #265 from Creative Scrappers for inspiration:
Here are both pages for the week shown together.
And here is the left page by itself....it was my youngest son's birthday that week and the 12th anniversary of 911.
I stamped the branch that the cute lil' owl is perched on, on my Week #37 card so I am also entering it in the Stuck on U Sketches Project Life Use a Stamp Challenge.

Edited to Add: I am also entering this page in the Moxie Fab National Scrapbooking Day Scrapbooking Rocks Challenge.  You can see all the details HERE.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my creations.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Tweet Thank You

I love cards where the cardmaker creates sweet little scenes.  I am working on learning to do that myself and collectiong various stamps with images to aid me as well.  Here is another attempt.  I used a stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and punched the clouds and butterflies with EK Success punches.  The paper is from Lawn Fawn....don't you just LOVE the tiny print?
I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Things With Wings Challenge .  I am slipping my entry in right under the wire before the deadline..
I hope your Easter was wonderful.  Ours was quiet but restful but just what we needed as we face another work week tomorrow morning.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

New Home, New Life

My niece Frances and her husband Dan recently relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina from the Chicago area.  I know firsthand what that is like having done that myself nearly 11 years ago.  My husband and I moved to South Carolina to make a new life for ourselves.  It is not easy leaving friends and family but Dan had a wonderful job offer and I know they will enjoy the warmer weather in Raleigh and make friends quickly.  I wanted to send a card with our congratulations and to welcome them to southern living.  I used my two favorites on this card..... a nearly vintage Bella Blvd collection called Honey I'm Home and sentiment stamps from 2 different Paper Smooches stamps. I am entering it in the Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014


My favorite company is giving away all three of their new releases......You really need to go and check this out.  Just click HERE
Here is a sample of what you (or I) could win:

Good Luck!!

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.
I am also linking up these pages to Paper Issues Pitch Perfect Challenge......Night Ranger was pitch perfect at their concert.
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.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Happy Easter

I just love the simplicity of this Easter card and the happy spring colors.  I used this week's sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch:
Thanks for stopping by my blog to check out my creations....have an awesome week!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Watercolored Birthday Card

I tried watercoloring again with this card and I like the result.  I have recently been watching some You Tube tutorials on watercoloring and using the simple resist technique and that is what I used on this card.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and images from Avery Elle before I watercolored the page. I just love how colorful and happy it turned out.
I used this sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap:
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by to check out my creations....have a wonderful week.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Week #12

Week #12 included buying a new surfboard, St. Patrick's Day and the first day of spring.  I documented my first day of spring card with some punched butterflies so I think I will enter it in Stuck on U Sketches PL challenge to use butterflies.
Here is the other page....I took an 8x10 enlargement, trimmed off an inch from to top and cut the enlargement to fit in the pockets.  I love the way this looks.

Here is how the 2 pages look together:

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