Monday, August 31, 2009

Fall Swap

With cooler temperatures this weekend and the opening of a nearby orchard for the season, today seemed like a good day to share the card I made for a "Fall is Fun" swap over at Splitcoast Stampers. It's getting to be the time of year where my daughter and I (and occasionally hubby too) visit all the fall activity places!

My image is from The Digi Shack and was colored mostly with Bic Mark-it pens. DP is Basic Grey: Mellow (12x12).

Do you remember this card? ------>

It was one of my swap cards for the Jessica Lynn Original swap at SCS. It is now up for voting for "Favorite Card" on Jessica's blog. So please, please, please go vote for me!! :-) Have your friends vote for me! I would love to win the $25 gift certificate and be able to use it with new stamp release coming up on September 4th. Vote Here

Happy crafting!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

From Courtney's Closet #54

It's time for some adorable inspiration from little Courtney, Stampin' Libby's daughter. She's wearing the cutest little jumper this week, with cherries. No cherry DP here, but I did find some old gingham from Creative Memories. I think it came in my first ever order! The cherry is part of the digi group Crystal's Creations from Modern Sugar Blvd.

I used Glossy Accents on the cherry. I found it very interesting the difference in color with the before and after. These two are colored the same, but the GA turned the red much brighter. I was proud of myself that I thought to take a side by side comparison before adding attaching with the pop dot.

Thanks for stopping by again, as this is my second post of the day.

Happy crafting!

VC sketch challenge

Hi all! I'll have two posts for you today, as my cards are both for challenges that are due today!

The first challenge is a sketch from VC Stamp Challenges. The mouse was colored a month or more ago, so I picked out paper to go with the flower that's being held by the mouse. Papers are from Basic Grey Recess. Sentiment reads: If friends were flowers...I'd pick you! from Sweet 'n Sassy.

This little mouse is cute. The ones in our barn/garage that are chewing on car wires are not. Ug! We've had several car issues in the past month due to bad mice! Because of this, we are getting 3 new outside kitties on Saturday. Hubby is the one who suggested this, and my daughter jumped with joy! Our outdoor kitty is 11, and doesn't go running around as much as she used to.

Happy crafting!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Fairy Luncheon

On Saturday my Aunt visited from Cincinnati and we had a fancyish lunch and invited the fairies to attend. I used Lily Fairy from Pink Cat Studios to make little place setting cards for us. I had planned on adding sparkle and more to them, but ran out of time.

Here we are right before eating: my daughter, myself, and my Aunt Glenda.

Happy Crafting!


Saturday, August 22, 2009

MSB Saturday Challenge

It's a sweet polka dot challenge on the Modern Sugar Blvd. blog!! Garden Girl looks fresh and cool as she waters her container gardens. (Why do I always look pink & hot after doing that chore??) Use polka dots on your card, and enter over on the MSB blog to win a free digi image! All papers are from Papertrey Ink.

I am one tired person, and my staying up late to read or play on the computer has come to an end (at least until I adjust). Students started back this week, and me the week before that. My group of preschoolers is going great, but I don't like getting up sooooo early.

Happy crafting!

Monday, August 17, 2009

More MSB release images

Hi all! A hot, steamy day here in Indiana! My daughter started third grade this morning, and the preschoolers I teach begin tomorrow. With all my back to school meetings, open house, and getting the classroom ready, I goofed up on the date of new releases. I truly thought it was Saturday the 15th, but it's today!! They will be up in the store by 6pm Mountain time.

Today's cards show two more new images that you can get over at Modern Sugar Blvd. How "sweet" they are! And now I'm ready for dessert before supper! Tummy's rumbling, so it's off to make some food!

Happy crafting!


Friday, August 14, 2009

Modern Sugar Blvd Release

Ahh....the wonderful scent of a Chai Latte (or coffee if you like that) in the morning! A gift card to a local coffee house is a great little "thank you" to those helpers in our lives. This image is "Precious Coffee" from Modern Sugar Blvd. and will be released on Saturday.

Now, can you image opening up this card and getting a wonderful whiff of a coffee shop? MSB has fantastic new scents available in the store...I'm so looking forward to the arrival of mine! Mmmmmm.....

On this card I cut the cup wrapper from a local coffee stop. The bottom reads: Serving one of life's simple pleasures! A simple card or gift card holder for a great taste!

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Gate Fold

Hi all, my posts will be few this week. School starts back up, and I'll have some early mornings/late work days for bit, then things will settle into a routine!

I made this card for a challenge to make a gate fold. First time for trying one, and it was easy! I think next time I'll do a regular long card rather than a square. I used the tutorial over on SCS to figure out what to do. The image tucks behind the sentiment to keep the card closed.

My image is from Victoria Case, and colored with Copics and Bic Mark-it's. I used distress ink around the image, because it was just too much bright white for the old fashioned feel of the designer paper (Basic Grey-Wassail). The top picture looks as if there is yellow...but there isn't. Gold stickels were used on the star, and Papertrey Ink sentiment.

Happy crafting!


Saturday, August 8, 2009

MSB Saturday Challenge #13

Good morning all! I was very excited to see that I was the featured stamper this week for From Courtney's Closet! Since Libby was running late, she excepted "late" cards, too. The card I made for it is here.

Today's challenge for the Modern Sugar Blvd blog is "Simplicity". This week use a single image on a note card and add a word.. We want to show that even the simple cards are cute. I picked out my image first, decided she looked "fall like" with the hat, scarf, and long sleeves; then went looking at my ribbons and found this one with little leaves that I picked up last year from Target $ Spot. (long winded sentence there!) An embossing Cuttlebug border was use along the bottom.

Happy crafting!


Thursday, August 6, 2009

From Courtney's Closet #51

Day late, and many dollars short (haha), but I wanted to complete the challenge for this week! Libby's son Carter is the model for this week...Libby takes pictures of her adorable kids in cute outfits for card making inspiration!

I do not have any dinosaurs, but figured a dragon would be a close go at it! He's available over at The Digi Shack. Happy Birthday is from Studio G, and the paper is last years "Summer Stack" from DCWV.

Happy crafting!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Color challenge

Hi all! Just a quick one here. My card tonight is for the Victoria Case stamp challenge of dark blue, light blue, and ivory.

Be sure to vote for my swap card, at the point in time I'm writing this, I'm in second place! See yesterdays post for what to do! Thanks!


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Swap Cards

Here is a shot of all the beautiful cards I received in my swap for Jessica Lynn Original stamps. All of the ones that came back to me happen to be from "Brentwood" that series!

There is voting for your favorite card from the swap, with the winner getting a $50 gift certificate. I would love to win! If you could, please vote for one of mine (I have two in the swap). Right now..."Happy Bee by Sherberts" is my top vote getting card, so pick that one if you could!! Thank you so much! It is about 1/2 way down the list. Here is the link to vote: Vote for JLO swap card .

Happy crafting!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

MSB Saturday Challenge #12

A beautiful Saturday morning here in Indiana! Not too hot or humid. I might even pull some weeds in my flower area in a bit!

This gate opens to a garden full of relaxing flowers! Our challenge this week was to use 2 of the 3 items... flourishes, flowers and bling with any MSB image! I water colored the Welcome to my Garden from the Life's Simple Pleasures line. I then stamped a flourish image in the corners of my design paper. The winner has a choice of a free digital image, so be sure to play along!

Tomorrow I'll be checking out some real life beautiful gardens. My daughter and I are going on a tour of six gardens presented by Master Gardeners. I'll be taking my camera so I can remember ideas for my yard!

Happy crafting!