Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Jazzy Inspirations #16

Ahhhh....some cool thoughts to send your way, or at least a picture of "cool"! The Jazzy Inspiration this week is to use the colors Teal/Turquoise, Black and White from The Three Trumpets poster. I wanted to be sure to keep the "3" element and used snowflakes from a Wal-mart set I picked up last year. The sentiment reads "Warm Winter Wishes" and is from Papertrey Ink, as is the ribbon. The DP truly fades from a darker to lighter blue toward the bottom...not bad photography!

Happy crafting!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Courtney's Closet #50

WooHoo! I got a "Courtney's Closet" card made this week, and before the deadline! Every week, I plan on playing along, and it just never seems to happen. Like last week...I found some Hello Kitty stickers that would work (Courtney had on a Hello Kitty shirt) and never got to it. Hopefully you can click on the picture of her to see a larger view of the owls, raspberry colored flowers, vines, etc.

My owl, vines, and "thinking of you" are all from a Hero Arts set. The chocolate background is cuttlebugged with a swiss dots folder (Libby likes polka dots!). DP is Raspberry Fizz from PTI, along with the chocolate and ripe avocado paper.

Happy crafting!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

MSB Saturday Challenge #11

The challenge for this week on the MSB blog is to make a shape card. I tried out a onesie card, with instructions here from Lauren Meader. Now, it took me more than ten minutes to make, but I also don't have some of the punches she has, but was able find some other things to work. I also did a "trial" with just the cardstock to figure out how it all worked.

I used a popsicle image from the Fresh Picked Whimsy line and paired it with the Papertrey Ink phrase "Sweet Baby" found in Mixed Messages.

For this weekend, you can use this link to receive 30% off over at Modern Sugar Blvd.

Happy crafting!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Release Day cards

Today a group of new images will be released over at Modern Sugar Blvd. Look for them later this afternoon or evening.

Hoodie Mama is dressed for comfort and a busy day. It might be running the kids to practice, grocery shopping, or doing some yard work. I distressed the sentiment tag, roughing up the edges, wetting and crinkling up, and distress ink all over. It was just too bright of a white all by itself.

My daughter did dance for four years, with a break from it this past year. She's decided to take it up again this fall. I made a name tag for her bag (of which is somewhere in her room...couldn't find it in time for picture purposes). Her name is on the backside of the tag.

Visit the other Sugars to see what they've created!

Happy crafting,

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New image release

Pucker up, because Thursday will be a release day for Modern Sugar Blvd. The lipstick tube is a single image, and I just copied it a couple of times. The sentiment is up on foam dots and reads, "Every girl deserves to feel beautiful!"

Here is how I made the bow look decent. One strip across the top, trim edges. Tied a bow by itself and used a glue dot to attach. White inkssentials pen to "make some shine" on the lipstick tubes. Copics & Bic-Mark its.

Not much going on here. DD has been sorting through the books in her room. Some to keep, and some to give to the library book sale, and some for a new teacher in my building.

Happy crafting!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Color challenge

The challenge this week for Victoria Case is to use hot/dark pink, orange, and white. Love the "hot" summer colors! But, I had to search hard to find some orange DP. The only other that I could find was a sheet of #20 Tony Stewart paper for a scrapbook page. Saving that for some pictures from a race, and of his cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.

The pink paper is all from Papertrey Ink, as is the pink DP. I used a white Inkssentials pen to make the dots around the cat, and to try some highlights on the bow. Sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy.

Happy crafting!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

MSB Saturday Challenge #10

Crazy is only supposed to reach 67 degrees or so today...and the normal for this time of year is about 85+ ! Oh well...with the cool weather, I've felt a bit energized and have done a few things around the house, and taken a nice walk this morning.

Today's challenge from the Modern Sugar Blvd. blog is to use purples! Dark, light, in-between, any shade! There can also be some black & white. To go along with the color challenge, a sketch is also posted for you to use.

I also went with a bit of a polka dot thing, too! Even though it looks pink in the picture, the DP is Lavender Moon From Papertrey Ink. In fact, all paper on the card is from PTI. Ribbon is American Crafts, and the sweet baby is Twinkle Butterfly from MSB. Stickles are on the circle parts of the image.

Happy crafting!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Brentwood & Triceratops friend

Here's Brentwood with his buddy the triceratops! This is my card for the second set for my JLO swap. I really wanted to use ribbon, but didn't have enough brown for all the the cards....what to do?? Hmmm, the edge from using the border maker is just the right size!

Next Friday night (July 24th) will be a new Brentwood release...Christmas Eve in July! Visit for some chatting and possible prizes! You can get to the chat from Jessica's site. It is so cool to be able to "meet" the artist!

Tomorrow sounds like a great hiking day...high is only supposed to be 65 degrees! I guess it's only good if the pesky black flies aren't buzzing about! I might get myself up in the morning and head over to the park for some exercise.

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Brentwood Bee

Ah...the joys of summer: bug bites all over! I have several that are having a bad reaction this time, and have blistered up-ouch (sensitive skin kiddo here). At least there haven't been any bee or wasp stings yet!

Well, cute little Brentwood Bee won't sting, he'll just buzz around to say, "Hi!". This little guy is set one for a Jessica Lynn Original swap that I'm participating in. I'll share the other set another night. I've just not been too productive craft wise this summer, so I'm trying to spread out some of what I have made.

Going to a friend's house for lunch tomorrow, and pool time if it's not storming! Last time I was there, I tried getting on the floaty lounge raft...what a site! I kept flipping off. I provided giggles for everyone :-)

Happy crafting!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

MSB Saturday Challenge

This is also known as my "chocolate" card! I had been eating a chocolate bar right before working on this card. I had checked my hands, and all clear...but there must have been a touch of chocolate left on a finger, as I made a smudge on the image panel. What to do??? Ah-ha! Use some distress inks around the edges. Hides te chocolate smudge! Love the way it turned out! Papertrey Ink DP & cardstock.

The challenge this week on the MSB Blog is to use a tag anywhere on your card. I stamped "Hi there" in chocolate (ink). Doodler Girl was colored with Copics and Bic Mark-its. Head on over to the MSB blog and enter your "with a tag" card for a chance to win!

Happy crafting!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Modern Sugar Blvd Release

We took a mini trip to Cincinnati for a couple of days, and all of us slept in late this morning! We visited Newport Aquarium on the Kentucky side of the river, and then the Cincinnati Zoo the next day. Lots of walking but much to see. We didn't make it through the whole is huge!

Here are several new images available over at Modern Sugar Blvd.

You can color up this Momma's hair in so many fun colors! I cut out and used Glossy Accents to make a shiny guitar.

This Momma is relaxing after a busy day at work or chasing the little ones around!

As I was coloring this image, the song, Peanut, peanutbutter...jelly...jelly was running through my head! Cute for an anniversary!

Happy crafting!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


The winner of the blog candy is.....

Chrissy!! You can see her work over at Christine's paper play place
Please send my your address I'll send out your goodies!

My daughter enjoyed helping cut out the numbers and pull a winner from the basket. I'll have a much bigger give away in December for my one year blog-o-versary.


Monday, July 6, 2009

Friendly Mouse

This card totally morphed into a clean & simple card as compared to the fru-fru creation I had in my head. Once I got out some supplies...and things were laying about and on top of each other, I decided to not use any designer paper, and go for a simple look!

My mouse is a sweet digital from Victoria Case Designs. And (surprise, surprise) I'm using it for this weeks challenge of red, black, and kraft over on the VC Challenge blog. I had colored a mouse image last week, but the flower had shades of orange, and I wanted red to go with the challenge.

This is a large 5x5 card, and the mouse image is up on foam dots. It's colored with Copics and Bic Mark-it pens. I used Creative Memories circle punches, and Papertrey Ink cardstock and sentiment.

Happy crafting!


Funky Chickens

Did everyone enjoy the July 4th blog hop?? I know I did! It was raining here, and gave me something fun to do.

Tee hee hee....these chickens just crack me up! They say, "I'm not laughing at you, I'm laughing with you!" A great thing to give a friend after a less than graceful moment. Sounds like something I would be receiving!

The chicken image is from The Digi Shack, the DP paper is Basic Grey Recess and the cardstocks (kraft & chocolate) are from Papertrey Ink, heart felts from American Crafts.

Happy crafting!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

July 4th Blog Hop

Welcome!!! I'm so glad you stopped by today for the SNR Card Universe Blog Hop! If you came from you are on the right track! If you didn't you may want to hop to SNR Card Universe and start at the beginning. You don't want to miss any of the fabulous blogs on the hop!

My card uses the Doodler USA image from Modern Sugar Blvd and is colored with Copics. The sentiment that says, "Thank you!" is from Sweet n' Sassy. As the U.S. celebrates many freedoms today, I thought this would be a nice card to send to a service man or woman. I also used the sketch from this weeks Mojo Monday!

Here is a closer up view of the card. My background papers were made with digital papers from Gina K. I've been trying out some of these, and am learning a tad more on how to layer using an old version of Photoshop.

We are hoping to do some sparklers this evening, but there is a 90% chance of rain! As you're busy hopping all over today, you might want to come back later to visit this post: Mini Blog Candy. I'm offering a few goodies and explain how to win in that post.

Thank you for visiting today! Isn't so fun to see what everyone is creating with a red, white, and blue theme! Next on the hop is Jamie Pope . Be sure to stop by visit.

Happy crafting!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Mini Blog Candy

This will (hopefully) stay at the top until July 7th....scroll down for new posts.

Time to celebrate!! I've had over 100 posts and 5000 visitors (even if the counter isn't working at the moment!) since beginning my blog in December. And most of all, my daughter really wants me to do one!! This is just a small one, as I plan on something bigger in December for the one year anniversary.

I'm including some goodies from American Crafts: rub-ons, plastic punctuation pieces (more included than shown in picture), fuzzy felts (once again, more included than in picture). I am also going to have some images from Jessica Lynn Original, Victoria Case, and Modern Sugar Blvd. Note: the stamps are in this shot for pretty picture purposes only. You will receive the stamped or printed image...not the actual stamp.

How do you win???? Just leave me a comment on this post, and my daughter will draw a name from a basket on July 8th. No following or joining of my blog required! Just a comment!

Thank you so much for visiting!

Big Thoughts

Here are several cards I made all using the same stamp. These are some of the ones a co-worker asked me to make awhile back. Papers are all from Basic Grey, and the stamp is from Artful Inkables!

I used up some scraps, and also tried out the new embossing borders for my Cuttlebug.

Tune in tomorrow...I'll be part of the SNR July 4th Blog Hop!

Happy crafting!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Simple Sweetness

Here is a sweet & simple card using mostly Papertrey Ink products. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!.

My daughter and I went to Kings Island yesterday and had lots of fun. Even though she was just tall enough, I couldn't talk her into trying out The Racer. It's one of the smaller "big person" size coasters. She did enjoy the two smaller coasters in the kid area (big enough for adults to ride). We rode those multiple times.

Happy crafting!