Sunday, January 31, 2010

Day 337 ...SUPER Sketchy Sunday

Ahhhh Valentines Day...sweet treats of chocolate & love is in the air!.....
Todays sketch, just like every Sunday - is a challenge....
Here is the sketch posted at 365 Cards today

What I'd tell you - tough huh?!  Well you have until next Saturday to play along and get your card posted.  Here is my take on the sketch - I had to do a scan and a photo - I just couldn't get it to sit right.  I have used Bazzill card stock for the base, the paper is called Sweet Love from Best Creation Inc the circles with the sweet words are on the flip side of the sheet and the front was cut from a graphic on the sheet - it has lots of bling and little embossed dots.  On the inside I used the cuttlebug swiss dots to create a side pocket - this needs to hold a starbucks card - going in the mail so someone special can have a little sweet treat!
Enjoy Sunday ~ and thanks for stopping by!
The top picture is the scanned picture, with everything all flattened out. The bottom picture allows you to see some of the dimension.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Day 335 @ 365 Cards

Here is a fun card for a challenge at 365 Cards - dark brown, diamonds and distress.....So my take on the card - dark brown card base - bazzill cardstock, diamonds on the first layer - Sassafras sheet, pretty in pink, co ordinations pink embossed with more diamonds, sanded & inked for distress, sentiment stamped in dark brown along with some grosgrain dark brown ribbon and a few more diamonds beneath the sentiment
Here is my card ~ thanks for stopping by!

OCC Sketch Challenge

This card is for a sketch challenge over at Our Creative Corner ~ well all I can say is WOW ~ ton of talent over at OCC. 
Here is my take on the sketch - I've used Bazzill Card Stock for the base, Fancy Pants Vintage Valentine paper is the red first layer and the flip side of the paper is the top layer with the little red hearts, it is very cute paper. I also used some kraft card stock as a layer and the sentiment and 'love' were cut from a line of paper called Scribble Scrabble, Bettys Collection Cute Hearts & Postmarks, it is also double sided - the flip side is very cute but I didn't use it on the card.  the ribbon is MS and the hearts were from my stash.

Here is my card & the posted sketch - you have until Wednesday Feb 3 to play along with this challenge.
Thanks for stopping by!

Anything Goes @ Simple Doodles

I love paper ~ but I really love digital too! 
This card was made using a digital stamp from Simple Doodles.
Current challenge its a celebration pretty much is anything goes as long as you use a digital image from Simple Doodles. Trish sells these, very inexpensive however if you want to try one look under the label "freebie" and you will find quite a few you can download for free. 
Never used a digi stamp before? What are you waiting for ~ try something new!
So here is my very simple card - bazzill card stock, patterned paper from my stash - I printed the digi image right onto the paper - added photo corners, couple of raindrops and some free hand doodles (which I should stay away from!)......
Thanks for stopping by!

Day 336 ~ Stripes, Square, Spring

Yipee ~ Spring is in the air!  The bulbs are pushing their way through the ground and the small purple blooms can be seen on a few of the crocus bulbs that I planted in November....I love Spring! 
The challenge at 365 Cards is to make a card with stripes, square and spring - any color ...yesterday I got my hands on some Basic Grey ORIGINS paper - I used some on this great spring card - renew cut into 3" squares, sugar pea for the great spring like stripes - notice all the little squares in the pattern - how cute! I also used a Basic Grey element sticker for the large flower - pop dotted it up, included some ribbon, twine, button and brads to finish it off!
Is Spring in the air where you live?  I hope so!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 29, 2010

People who share their talent.....

Some people are so great at sharing their talent with others!  Check out this
great blog   It belongs to Kevin & Amanda - Amanda shares her love of photography, digital scrapbooking, home decor, fabby dogs and some really great recipes (check out the pulled pork for sure)!
I love reading her posts and being inspired by the sheer beauty of what is around us!
Quite often she will do a giveaway but if you want to get in on them, you need to subscribe because they are usually only up for a day or two.
If you are interested in photography, digital, traditional & hybrid scrapbooking than this site is one that you should bookmark!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Better or Worse.....Day 330

Wow 16 days since I last posted...which really means I haven't had time to do anything in 16 days!  That is a long time. Yes January is a busy month for me, work travel, reports, budgets and some....I think I am just about caught up so work should be back to normal shortly.
I tried to follow the sketch today @ 365 Cards I saved this quote from a card I received quite some time ago and I thought it is time to use it before it gets lost and buried for a few more months. I used bazzil card stock for the base, I embossed using argyle cuttlebug folder, used some tim holtz ink and added the pearls from kaisercraft ~ I had to turn the sketch to make it all work (I know Pam doesn't mind, it's not cheating...really~) So here is the sketch and here is my card (the picture is terrible..I gave up trying to get a good one!) 
If you haven't checked out 365 Cards or played along you should - great group of light hearted, fun loving, unique inspirational crafters!
Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Day 313 ~ create a reflection.....ok I'll try....

Day 313 @ 365 Cards was to use a stamp and create a reflection ~ I'm not a stamper and I don't have very many great versitile stamps - I have lots of bella stamps but they didn't quite work ~ anyway I tried,and I tried again....and then I changed the stamp and tried again...and it worked! Well I ended up with a card I was happy with.
You have to stamp onto a transparency then put that face down onto your paper - I found it tricky to stamp on the transparency as it wants to slide a bit...My card is Bazzill card stock and paper is just scraps, I have no idea where the stamp is from, the thank you is a rub on from pebbles inc, added pink to the flowers on the tree with a copic and added some hemp jute to finish off the card.
Hope your Friday was great ~ thanks for stopping by!

Day 314 put a braid on your card....

Yeah ~ the weekend is here and I get to take some time to create some scrappy things!
The challenge for day 314 from Pam at 365 cards was to have something braided on your card - ribbon, wire - whatever!
I was tempted to scraplift Sophies card - love it, very simple and card for day 313 was inches from the recycling bin when I realized this little dog could use a braided leash!.....anyway - the card base is bazzill cardstock, the paper is basic grey, the braiding is braided embroidery floss, letters I think are also basic grey - with some stickles. 
I hope this card will bring a smile to someones face!
Here is the card ~ thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Day 308 ...Stampin' Saturday.....

Check out the challenge today @ 365 Cards - the challenge was to stamp on some ribbon and use it on your card - I stamped on ribbon once about 4 years ago to tie onto a scrapbook - it worked but wasn't sure if there was a better or different way to do this - Gloria gave some good advice - tape down some twill at each end before you stamp it, use Stazon Ink - and use a stamp wider than the ribbon - well I followed 2 out of 3 - I used a small dog bone stamp - and voila....instant stamped ribbon. The bone stamp is stampendous and the big stamp is great impressions - I also used a sakura glaze pen to color in the hearts and a bone paperclip!  Cuttlebug to emboss the dog at the top of the cardstock - my trick (in case anyone is wondering) some of the 2 x 2 I cut apart and just put tape on the top or bottom to act as the hinge - this way I can use them to emboss on different areas of my page.
One more day before back to work.....yuk! 
Oh ya - here is my card & thanks for stopping by!

Slow Speed Challenge DigiChick

More info on the Digichick right here
I am new at this - this is my first time participating in a digital challenge - The paper and embelishments used for this layout are from Gypsy Couture - Winter Dreams.
Fonts are Impact & Squire.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Meet Shorty.....

This is Shorty my sisters dog ~ they live in the Bahamas and have the luxury of going for a walk on the beach every morning~my sister loves to paint and take pictures but hasn't started a blog yet ~ I'm telling her she should.  I think she will be surprised when she sees what I did with the picture she sent to me ~ hope she likes it!
thanks for stopping by!

HAPPY 2010 !!!

"A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other." ~ Anonymous

Happy 2010 ~ hope you all have a wonderful year!