Saturday, December 31, 2011

Last sunset of 2011

Today, the last day of 2011, was a beautiful day and the evening wasn't bad either. I looked out my window and saw this beautiful sunset.
I took this picture from my window and then decided to go outside to see if I could get a better one.   I was dodging the window frame and the dog.

The picture below is from my front yard and as you can see, there is more color in the sky.

This being the last sunset of 2011, this is also my last post for 2011.

I wish everyone a wonderfully healthy and prosperous 2012.

              HAPPY NEW YEAR

Please celebrate safely, I want to see all of you back here next year.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


My computer died last week and I'm having to resort to a laptop that is slower than molasses going uphill in January. I am currently setting stuff up on it like bookmarks, there hasn't been a bookmark put on it in several years, so nothing is current. I have absolutely none of the blogs I visit bookmarked, so I am sort of starting over.guess this is a good time to do some weeding.
I don't know the damage to my desktop yet, I'm hoping that there is just a corrupted file in my windows start-up program. I haven't done a backup of the disk, so am hoping also that the disk isn't fried. Luckily, most (but not all) of my work has been saved to external drives or memory sticks. Its just going to take me a few weeks to get everything straight and the necessary peripherals set up for this computer. 
Thanks for stopping by, I will be visiting you soon. Take care

Saturday, November 19, 2011

January Colors

I posted a card very similar to this one about a year ago. At the time, I made two and this is the first one, I posted the second one I made. Anyway, I like the motif I used (don't remember where I got it) and I like the layout. Hmmmm, I like the colors too. As some of you may know, I'm color challenged, never been able to coordinate "acceptible" color combinations.  Why am I telling you this? Well I took over a swap where I must pick out new color combinations each month. I'm still trying to figure this one out, however, I am up for the challenge.
Colors for the month of January are Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red.
Before I made the color commitment for January, I went to visit my local SU rep. I couldn't figure out the Color Coach and color coordination being a  challenge, I needed to learn to use it. She explained how to use this accessory and some tips on picking out popular and/or new color combinations.
I hope you try these colors and while I would like to see what you come up with, I will just have to put it on my wish list.
Let me know what you think of my color combo. If  by chance I find where I saw the motif (it was on a card), I will post it on my Pinterest page.
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  Take care

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thank You

Aren't challenges fun? For me, they keep me actively crafting and thinking. I use my brain in fun ways, I play games. I love word games, scrabble being my favorite. But my passion is crafting. I like putting things together but most often need a pattern of some sort. Knitting, crocheting and counted x-stitch, I follow patterns. The same goes for my card making. I move faster if I have a sketch to follow. I am not an artist, can't draw worth a darn, and am never satisfied with my own creations, so I follow patterns.

The sketch here is Mojo Monday #213, the colors are from Hand Stamped Sentiments #91 and the sentiment is for Tuesday Throwdown #73. Wow, I got three challenges into one card. Keeps the number of cards I make to a minimum. I make cards, I don't send cards. Its now time to get my cards boxed and sent off to OWH.
Paper is SU: Cherry Cobbler, Real red, Wild Wasabi and Very Vanila. (the pp is from probably DCWV, but I could be wrong)
The circles and oval are Spellbinders Nestabilities, the stamp is Inkadinkado, and lastly, that little bit of embellishment is from Recollections.
Thanks for stopping by Take care

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lovely friend

Its Thursday, and here I am trying to get things uploaded for this week's challenges. I have been very busy in my craft room finishing up last month's swaps, so now I can concentrate on November.

I wanted to make a card for Designs2delight digi challenge but I was having a problem with a layout. What do I do if I need a layout? I got over to Mojo Monday or Splitcoast Stampers.
I used this weeks SCS sketch,  SC356 for my layout, the stamp is a digi from Designs2Delight called Lovely tree and the colors,  rich razzleberry, kraft, cream and green are for a color swap. There was one problem with this sketch, it only uses three layers. I made four layers since I need to have the four colors on my card. I cheated a little bit on the green, I used Zig markers instead of green paper. Hope you like my card. Thanks for stopping by. Take care

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wax resist

I haven't done this one before, so the technique is new to me. Hiding in my craft Room's challenge was to make a project using the wax resist technique. Here is my take on it.

I apologize for the shortness of this post I'm leaving on a camping trip in about 10 minutes and Friday got here before I was ready for it.
So, go check out HIMCR. Check out her blog, really neat stuff goes on there. The cuts were made for the Simply Charmed cartridge. Thanks for stopping buy and I will be out and around your blogs next week.
Take care

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hanging Out

I'm still doing Halloween, I think I have said before that I never do Halloween, but...  Trick or Treat night is fast approaching. My grand kids are getting their costumes made and are excited about going to  "Parents Night Out" at the gym. They go in costume and there will be a contest. Unfortunately I can't tell you what they are dressing as or show you a picture. However I can show you a card I made.
Would you believe I worked on this for nearly three days? Well, not every minute, but it took me three days of think, cutting, coloring and gluing for it to come to completion. The pumpkin image is from Designed2delight, I printed them on vellum then colored them with Zig markers, I don't have any oranges in Copic. I cut the tree from the Simply Charmed cartridge. I placed the tree and the moon on my card base, placed the vellum over it and then glued the bat and phrase on the vellum. I am entering this in the Friday's image challenge over at Designed2delight. Well, I was going to enter it, but I can't get into their website so I cannot vouch for the link.
Thanks for stopping by and Take care.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pinterest - A new learning experience

I got me a Pinterest account. Not too sure why, but it seemed the thing to do. Now all I have to do is figure out how to use it. They want me to download apps, put a Pinterest button on my blog and make a board. Ok, I got the button, its over there on the left. If you are reading this and its Sunday, come back another day to click on the button. Why? cause I don't have a board yet. Gotta figure out how to make one. I tried pinning something, but it failed. Or at least it didn't show up on my board (maybe because I don't have one?). It could be fluttering out there, lost in cyber land looking for my board. Guess that means I must download some app. to make it work. My project for this evening is to make a board.
I am also following people that I will probably never visit. They were added automatically and I understand why. But there doesn't seem to be a button to "unfollow". There are a couple that I would like to remove because there is no commonality. I will have an initial visit, its the polite thing to do, and who knows, there just might be something to keep me going back. A few of my friends showed up on my list, that makes me happy. I added one on my own, figured out how to find her and add her. And already, I have been added to someone's list. Thank you Jennipher. Now that I have bored you to tears, I will close this. I will be adding some projects tomorrow or Tuesday. Thanks for coming by. Take care.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hope in pink

Is it pink enough? While I have a lot of pinks, I just can't seem to find any that go together very well so I selected a pink, wine and cream. There are various shades of pink in the patterned paper which I thought went very well with the sentiment of this card.

I am going to upload the card to Link up for Pink linking party. I hope my card is pink enough, but then there are gazillions of cards over there, who would notice. Go check out the site, this is their first annual Link up for Pink linking party.  If I don't see you there this year, maybe next year.
Also entered at
Hand Stamped Sentiments Think Pink Challenge 88
Tuesday Throwdown 70 Think Pink Challenge

October is National Breast Cancer awareness month. If you haven't done so, go get your mammogram. 
Take care

Saturday, October 8, 2011


I seem to be making a lot of Halloween cards. I have made more this past couple of weeks than all combined previously. Here is another one.
I saw a challenge over at Designed2delight that was to use pencils as the coloring medium. This card has two challenges and a swap combined. The sketch, the pencil coloring and use Glossy Accents. The sketch I used was for the Mojo Monday 209 challenge, color using pencils for Designed2delight, (being a procrastinator, I missed this one) and the card was sent for the Glossy Accents swap. I used my color pencils to color the bear and pumpkin, I did use a pen for the leaves (they sparkle). After coloring the image, I used my Glossy Accents on the pumpkin to make it shiny.
I hope you like my card and please, feel free to comment. I appreciate them all. Take care

Friday, October 7, 2011


Pink, Pink, Think Pink
Its October. Breast cancer awareness month. Think pink month. I see pink all around, the stores have products packaged in pink, pink ribbons on cars and in windows.  So many things around reminding us to get our mammograms. You had yours?
This card is...well,  I'm not really happy with it, any ideas on what I can do to improve it?  The butterfly just didn't turn out like the picture I had in my head. I wanted to enter something pink over at HIMCR and it closes in a couple of hours so this one is going as is. I'm a procrastinator, always waiting til the last minute.
The butterfly is from Designed2Delight. I printed the butterfly (The Hope  Cancer awareness set) on pink, placed a ribbon (the image has the outline of a ribbon) there in the middle and added gems and Stickles around the wings. The flower border is also in the set.  I colored most of the flowers using various pens. I used stickers for the word "Hope". I don't normally use letter stickers and I have a large accordion file that is brimming over with alpha stickers. I'm going to have to donate them somewhere.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

We have a winner!
I offered a copy of My Memories digital scrapbooking software. Marlene has won it. Marlene, you need to contact me by Oct. 12 so I can give you the info you need to download your new software.

World Card Making Day

Anyone spend last Saturday making cards. A whole lot of people did, but I didn't. I was at my grandson's Future Stars Region 1 gymnastics Evaluation & Clinic. Boys ages 10 - 14 compete for a chance to go to the Future Stars Nationals. He qualified! so he and I will be going to Colorado. That is why I didn't make any cards last Saturday.     HOWEVER...
I did indeed make a card in honor of World Card Making Day. That's it, over on the left. I think its pretty. Not only did I make this card for a cyber friend, but I wanted to enter it in a couple of challenges. Being the procrastinator that I am, I didn't get it entered into any of them. I enjoyed making the card, I measured, printed, colored, cut, pasted and stamped. A labor of love.
Thank you for coming by. Take care

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Patches the Ghost
Image challenge
I download images off the web a  lot, however, downloading a digital stamp and using it is something I don't do very often. The downloaded digi I have used here is from Designed2Delight. This is their last image challenge of the month for September. You can find the challenge here.

I download Patches and used the clear (they come in three formats) digi, I also had previously downloaded some papers from Designed 2 Delight and placed the solid orange behind the pumpkins before printing. I printed out a square of the patterned background paper. After printing out the images, I did some cutting and pasteing. Didn't want an orange ghost. I colored the cat with pencil as well as the patches and face on the ghost.
Isn't that little ghost cute?
I am also using this card for a swap. I had an item sent to me and I had to use it on a project. The item was a piece of green foam. I cut the foam using a Sizzix die and my BigShot. The sentiment was cut using the Wild Card cartridge and my Cricut.
I hope you like my card. Take care

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Friends make life blossom
Its almost Monday and I want to enter this card in the Mojo Monday challenge for this past week. Its my first card for the Mojo Monday challenges and here are 100+ entries before me, so its going to be pretty obscure.
Monday Mojo 208

This card is also being sent in a color of the month swap. Colors to use are grass green, cream and black. Ok, I got the black and the cream right, the grass green is a little iffy. However, if you look at the grass in my yard, its different greens and there is even some yellow in it.
The flower is made of a heavy lace and I used a green button for the center. The sentiment is heat embossed.

Thank you for stopping by and take care

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Halloween is coming, Halloween is coming
I don't normally make Halloween cards, but since I wanted to enter a challenge, I needed a Halloween card. I also needed to make a carding using a paperclip as an embellishment for a swap.
The design is from Mojo Monday (I didn't get it done in time to enter it there). But I liked the sketch (by Julee Tilman) and will upload the card to my SCS gallery.
It does work for challenge #13 at HIMCR.
My next hurdle is to get it linked.
The papers are Pumpkin Pie, Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight and black. The grey for the card foundation and the scalloped oval are from stash. I pulled the web off the internet, went over the lines with stickles and used a pop dot on it. Spider is Jolee's boutique and the paperclip is from stash.
Thanks for coming by. Take care

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Would you like to win a copy of
About a month ago, I received an e-mail asking if I would be willing to offer this digital scrapbook
software package on my blog. I finally agreed, downloaded the My Memories software and have been learning to use it ever since. It is easy to use, and I created a page almost immediately.

The My Memories software is easy to use and the support team responds quickly when one has a question.
The albums are virtual, you can send the whole album or just a page to anyone that has internet.

My Memories is a community. They have tutorials for using the software, a gallery to upload your album to, giveaways and weekly challenges.  A great way to learn and to use the My Memories Suit software.

For my first project, I chose a layout using three photos, one of which I deleted. I added my pictures, which was very easy. They just fit right in, like magic. Finding pictures I wanted to use was harder. I know its much easier to make a page if the pictures come first but I just wanted to get started on this software.

And here is another layout I made for a card. I like CAS, so I didn't do much in the way of embellishing.

You can also add music and/or video to your album. I haven't done this yet, I don't have any music on my computer. As for video, the only video I have at my fingertips is of my grandson in gymnastic competitions. But I can use them to learn how to imbed them into an album.

If you would like to win a copy of this My Memories Suite, you need to leave me a comment (by Oct. 3) telling me why you would like to win the My Memories Scrapbook suite. To make it more fun, go to the My Memories web site, check out the digital paper packs and kits they have, come back here and tell me which one you like.

You have until October 3, 2011 to enter to win the My Memories Scrapbook suite. 
Thanks for stopping by and take care

Friday, September 23, 2011

I have learned something new

Many years ago I took a class at CKU and we made a page using Photo Shop. Well, I never did it again, too confusing. And...I can't print out 12 x 12 pages. After the page was printed I added the title "Nature's Beauty" using chipboard letters. I also did my journaling in the round journaling box. I don't remember how to make a page in Photo Shop. As we made the page, we were told how to do each step. While I produce a beautiful page, I didn't learn much. What I did learn is that you can make scrapbook pages using Photo Shop if you know how.

Things have changed. There are many digital scrapbook programs on the market and I have made a page using one.

July 13, 1890 - Nov. 19, 1980

I made this page using My Memories Suite scrapbook software.
It was easier than Photo Shop

That's my Grandma. She was a big part of my life and I miss her dearly. This picture was taken in 1965 which made her 75 at the time.

Why am I making this post? I don't really know, except that , well, I'm proud of my page and I wanted to share it.

Now I need to go get busy on some cards and get them posted and in the mail.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My September mystery item card. 

I needed to have a project using an item that was sent to me. This month it was a pink and white stripped brad. My first thought was flowers. I got out my Bloom cartridge and started going through it and saw the cage. My only dilemma on this was do a bird or a butterfly. I'm thinking I should have done the bird, but my butterfly turned out ok. Actually I decided on the cage after I saw the Sweet Stop Blog sketch.  I used Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo.  The ribbon and pearls are from my stash.
I was going to enter this card in the Sweet Stop challenge and the Verve get your Diva on - Monochromatic. Well, being a procrastinator and someone that doesn't always read the fine print, I couldn't enter either challenge. The Sweet Stop challenge had a twist, "Star". Oops, no stars here. Missed the Verve too, couldn't find the place to enter it. I'm now ready for the next Verve challenge tho and I need to start reading and writing all the instructions so I don't get my challenges mixed up.
Now I must quit procrastinating and get to work on some challenges.
Thanks for stopping by and take care

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Its been a while since I have posted and now I have posted twice in less than 24 hours. I have been making cards, but only when needed. Here are some that were made for my August swaps.

August COTM
This card is for the Color of the Month - August- using Chocolate, Pink, Cocoa and White. I really like the pinks and browns together. I used my Cricut to cut the flowers and the frame was cut with a nestability and the swiss dots embossing folder from Sizzix.

August Monogram kit
This challenge was to make a monogram card and also make a kit for the same card and send both to my partner. I used my Cricut and the Cindy Loo cartridge for the frame and the letter. Most monogram stationery and towels and whatever one puts monograms on, the initial for the last name is used. For the kit, I included both of her initials so she could use which ever she wanted. I chose shades of brown, the white is actually a very, very light shade of brown. And then the green vine. I thought of doing it in another shade of brown, but decided on the green. I didn't add any embellishments, I didn't know where I would put them. I also don't feel a monogram project needs extra embellishments. I did include some in the kit I put together just in case she would like to use some embellishments.

August clear emboss use a sponge

 This card uses an emboss resist technique. It didn't come out very good as the stamp I used (I think) was too small to get a good background definition. The image on the label is the image I used in the background. The strip at the side was punched using a Fiskers border punch. I added gems for the flowers. I'm not really happy with the card. I'm going to have to work on my emboss resist technique and really work on my sponging.

August sketch theme animal

Isn't he just the cutest little guy? I stole him. He was a freebee and if I use him I should give credit to the artist. However, I can't find where I got him. I can't even find him anywhere on my hard drive. So I can't give the artist the credit he/she so deserves. So, I stole him.
I enjoyed coloring him, tho I still need to work on my shading.
The sketch was an easy one and I enjoyed making this card. Maybe the bear had something to do with it?

If you know where the digi came from, please post a comment letting me and anyone else who may read the comments, know who this adorable little bear belongs to.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed looking at my cards.
Take care.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Copics, How do I use them?
I purchased Copic pens without knowing how to use them. They can be quite expensive if you use them as any other coloring pen, but if you learn all the things you can do with them, then they aren't any more expensive than the other pens. I have seen some pretty fantastic coloring with Copics, but I couldn't get mine to look that way. So I took a class, or two, or three.

 The dress is Copics 102. The teacher had her hand in the first dress, but the other two are mine alone. The second dress was working with the blender pen to show what it could do. So I just dotted all over the apron. The third dress, we were to make the strips and then use a multi-liner on them to bring them out. I didn't get to finish shading my third dress as the class was moving pretty fast. I was going to finish the dress before I posted, but decided against it. I have one more dress to practice on. Plus I have the stamp so I have many dresses to practice on.

This is what I learned in Copics 103:
Copics 103
Isn't she adorable?
We worked on blending and shading hair and skin. I think I did a pretty good job, but I still have a long way to go.
Practice, practice, practice. Kept hearing those words through out the classes. Haven't done any practicing yet, but I will.
I discovered that I didn't buy the right pens, so I have more to buy. In the first class she told us about color families. Well, I have color families, but don't have the right colors within the families to do proper blending. I should have taken the class before I bought the pens.
Thanks for coming by
Take care

Thursday, August 18, 2011

 What did I get myself into?
 It was my turn to present a project at our SU Club meeting. I was to present a technique and I'm sort of lacking in this department. I came up with the crimped diamond, but I couldn't get it to come together. I needed some mojo and I didn't know where to find it. So I went hunting for a project  using a crimper. I found this really cute pocket card and decided to play around with it. I was having a hard time with it. I think I e-mailed my SU Rep. three times in one day. I'm new to SU and don't have a lot of product to play with yet. I worked on my project right up to the time I had to leave. On the left is what I ended up with. I wasn't happy with it, but the technique is really great. This pocket card is made using a standard card envie.

< This piece is cut from the envie. Its the top and slips over the insert and closes the pocket.
< An insert to write a note on, or one could use the pocket for a gift card. 
< Body of the pocket card. This part is crimped AFTER it is decorated but NOT embellished. The cupcake, sentiment and any other embellishments are added AFTER crimping.

Thanks for stopping by. Any and all comments are greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It has been a while since I have been here. I haven't been feeling much like being on the computer. As some of you know, I was in an auto accident, which I drove away from. Well, the insurance totaled out my 1987 VW Vanagon Syncro, which was still very driveable. The insurance company said they wouldn't fix it because it had little value. To them maybe, but to me... well, she and I had traveled over 210,000 miles together. And after the accident, we kept on traveling together. Sadly my Vanagon no longer resides at my address, instead there is a different set of wheels out front.
Its a Honda, and would you believe that is the brand of car that took out my Vanagon. The Vanagon was my first and only brand new car and was 4WD.
The Honda has some firsts for me too. It is deep plum, our first dark colored car, and, it is an automatic. Did you know that the left foot gets jealous of the right foot when it doesn't have its own pedal to play with? And, oh my gosh, my right hand keeps looking for the gear shift knob! After manually shifting for 50 years, I hope it doesn't take too long to break the habit..
Here's hoping the Mini and I will have many, many good miles together.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Gimme A Break #26

Hi everyone and welcome to another GAB challenge 
It's a surprise week....
We are doing a Christmas in July challenge!

Christmas Gifts
3D Item That Can Be Used As A Christmas Gift

Mine is a purse gift card  holder

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Gab #25

 Technique: Rock n' Roll
Did you know there is actually a  rock n' roll stamping technique? I found out about it four hours before I was to have this posted.
Supplies: 2 stamp pads; complimentary or contrasting colors
1 stamp
card stock
Technique: rock the stamp on the lighter of the two colors, then roll the edges of the stamp on the darker or contrasting color. Now stamp on the card stock. Easy.
Now, my lesson learned: Think outside the box.
I didn't have enough info when I made my original contribution, but decided to post the card anyway.
I had no idea that there was actually a Rock n' Roll stamping technique. Boy did I get this one wrong! My little guy fits the R & R part, just not the technique part. The only ink I used was a sponge to ink the edge of the blue label, I embossed the blue and the background using the Nestability label Four from Sizzix and the boy is cut using the Cricut Every Day Paper Doll cartridge. I like my very CAS card and rather than just toss it decided to go head and post it here.

Monday, July 18, 2011

365 Cards Day 135

The collage for Day 135 is to use chipboard, patterned paper and fringe.
I don't have any fringe so I used a fiber that I have. I covered the chipboard J with the patterned paper.
I need to make a monogrammed card next month, so am practicing here. I'm still playing with this, but it is due by midnight EST and I am in a PST zone and its getting pretty close to the cut off. Hope my faux fringe is ok.

Friday, July 15, 2011

365 Cards Day 134and HIMCR Challenge 2

Scraps and collage. I made this card originally for 365 Cards Day 134 Tuesday collage using pearls, rickrack and buttons. Well, my pearls are a shade of pink, my rickrack is pink with sparkly threads and my button is yellow.
After visiting some of my favorite blogs, I noticed one that Hiding in my Craft Room had a challenge to make something using scraps. The pink plaid with rickrack at the bottom is left over from a recipe swap, the pink of the butterfly is left over from many projects as is the purple and pp also.  I even found my card base in my scrap drawer.

Challenges for this card:
  365 Cards Day 134
Hiding in my Craft room

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

365 Cards - Day 133

Collage Monday

This week at 365 Cards they are doing collage challenges. For Monday the items that needed to be included on the card are, pin, lace and glitter. I'm out of my element here because I don't use glitter. I do cards for troops, therefore glitter doesn't get used anywhere around me or my craft room. The words that I glittered aren't really clear and if I used glitter more, I would have known that the stamp this stamp wouldn't really work. So...
The lace is the top butterfly. It didn't say what type of lace, so I cut my butterfly from paper I had glued lace to. Both butterflies are actually popped. Again, there weren't specific rules about a pin. I made my stick pin using glass beads and pewter butterfly beads.

Monday, July 11, 2011

This card I made for an SSSD sketch-theme flowers challenge. I enjoyed making it and actually like the sketch. So you will see this sketch in earlier posts. I had to have flowers and I can't seem to get my flowers looking good, so I decided to stamp them. I stamped and clear embossed the dark blue. The white basket is also embossed. I used a Fiskar edge punch on the lower blue strip. If I remember right, the colors used were in a color challenge.

365 Cards Day 132

I'm going to try once again to enter the 365 Cards challenge, Sketchy Sunday. I haven't been able to figure out how to link from their site directly to my card.  I did get one linked, but I think that was because it was sitting at the top of my posts.  If I add posts after, even tho they have the link to my blog, they don't have a link directly to the card I want them to look at. I enjoy doing the challenges 365 Cards puts out. If you haven't looked at their challenges, you really should. Here is the link for today's challenge.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

GAB #23 Sketch Challenge

Gimme A Break Challenge 23

Cardstock colors used are Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White and a Brown from my stash. Ribbon is Luxe - Urious Ribbon, white grossgrain with pink swirls. Sizzix dotted swiss embossing folder
Nestabilities labels one
Brads from stash
The colors for this card are the August COTM swap at SSSD. Hope you like my card and I hope my partner will like the card.

Monday, July 4, 2011

365 Cards Day 126

Color Scheme

How does one scan a white card and have it show up nicely here? I don't do well photographing my projects and even less luck posting a photo into my blog.  The colors in the challenge are Red, White, Blue and Yellow. I placed my card on black, which is not part of the card, so the white card base would show up nicely. But as I look at it, a little bit of black wouldn't be such a bad idea.  I like the sketch I used here, it has so many possibilities.
Have a good 4th of July and Take care

365 Cards Day 125

Super Sketch Sunday

I know its Monday, its also the 4th of July. I made this card for the Day 125 and primarily for my SSSD June swap in which I had to quill something. All I know how to do is a flower. This was a real challenge since I couldn't find my quilling tool, nor my quilling board or my quilling papers. I used tweezers and my fingers to roll and set each one in the cap of a sample tube of handcream. The first roll dried as I rolled the next. Took me a while. I made some leaves too, but they got lost in the shuffle.
The image is heat embossed using a stamp from the A flower for all Seasons SU set and the sentiment is Printworks collection.

Have a safe 4th of July

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Last Thursday at 365 Cards - Day 122 the challenge was "Feeling Fuzzy" . I couldn't find my felt (I know I have some cause I used it a couple of months a go) so my next "fuzzy" would be flocking. So that is what I used, Fun Flock. I have four colors of this stuff, and as luck would have it, I had three usable colors for my kitty. My kitty is cut using Sizzix Cat and Cat Toys die, the Fun Flock colors are Panda black, Teddy Bear tan and Snow white. I did her nose with Stickles and used wobbly eyes. If you notice, there is a tiny bell tied around her neck. Don't want her to catch any birds. I had fun with this until I got sticky hands, flock everywhere and the Stickles wouldn't co-operate. But I kept on going. I didn't realize everything was crooked until I pulled it up here. I wonder if the person that is to receive this card will care? (I will probably re-do it before sending)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Gimmie A Break Challenge #22 - Color
Cajun Craze, Whisper White and Basic Black

The butterflies and sentiment is from the Flight of the Butterfly set. I heat embossed both butterflies and used the ticket corner punch for the corners.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

365 Cards  Day 119
Feeling Punchy

What fun I had putting these colors together. The colors: Pacific Point, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie (orange), Teal and White are the July Colors of the Month for an SSSD swap. I put the colors together so many ways and this is what I ended up with. I love the orange & purple together and may have that as primary colors on my fall cards. I didn't like the Pacific Point and the purple together, but did like the two blues; and the white just didn't fit in anywhere. Being color challenged do you see my dilemma? I really like how this card came out and am quite satisfied with my color arrangement.
I wanted to join this 365 Card challenge and that is where the leaves come in. They are punched using an EK border punch. I also used a corner rounder on the white and darker blue.
Hope you like my card, and go give the 365 Card site a look see. You may find one of their challenges you would like to join.
Take care

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gimme A Break  Challenge #21
Use Tearing somewhere on your project

 I made this card, tore it up and remade it. Tore it up again, remade it again. However, I don't think the challenge was to tear up the card. LOL I used to use tearing on a lot of my projects. Many of my scrapbook pages have tearing. I haven't done tearing in a long while. It was fun then and its still fun now. 
The Pacific Point blue is torn at a slant. I tore off the corners of the teal instead of using a  punch.  The squirrel image is heat embossed in white, I heat embossed the sunflower on Tangerine Tango, cut it out and applied it using a pop dot. The sentiment is stamped in Dusty Durango.
The image is from Sweet 'n Sassy stamps.
I enjoyed looking at all the submissions to the GAB challenge this past week and am anxious to see what is going to be submitted this next week. Being on the DT, one of my jobs is to check out all the submissions and comment on them. Its not a job, its a perk!
Leave a comment here, a challenge submission at GAB and I will visit your blog. Take care

Monday, June 20, 2011

365 Cards Challenge Day 112  Paper Pieced

Two days in a row. Actually, I have posted both cards today, but started Sunday's challenge yesterday. And this is Monday's challenge being posted on Monday.
As I said in my previous post, I am using the same background on the birthday cards I'm making for July. Just the name is being changed to protect the innocent. Oh, that's another story. 
I punched the owl using an SU punch. His spotted center was heat embossed, cut out and applied. I put wiggly eyes on him and used a yellow gel pen to color his nose. The scolloped circle is punched using  Paper Shapers. I have discovered that I have a Xyron glue runner that doesn't show behind vellum. I don't know where I got it or what to look for to replace it since I have had it for years. I don't care for the glue runner for vellum I currently use, so hopefully I will be able to find the Xyron.
I will be sending this card off the end of the week, I hope she likes it.
365 Cards  Day 111  Super Sketchy Sunday

July is fastly coming and I have birthday cards to get done. Since I like to do challenges, why not do challenges with them. I might actually finish the challenge and post it. The following card was interesting to do. I printed out  the background on vellum so I could choose a base color. I am using the same background for all of the July birthday cards. While the words show blurry, they are perfectly clear on the actual card.. The cupcake is an SU punch. I heat embossed the frosting and the candle. I need to replace the bauble that I used for the candle flame before I send this card off to...
If you haven't checked out the 365 Cards Challenges, go on over there and check it out.  Have a good day and take care

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Gimme A Break (GAB)
Theme Challenge #20  Anything summer

Its nearly Father's Day, do you think this is manly enough? It needs some sort of sentiment, like "Son" or "Dad". No room to put much on it, but I just don't feel its done. Anyway...
I used two cricut cartridges, Paper doll Dress up and Summer Vacation. Used buttons and half pearls for the wheels and gems for the door handle, rear light on the car and for the coconuts in the tree.
I had fun making this card, I haven't ever used more than one cartridge on a layout, so that was a new experience. My Everyday Paper Dolls was visiting my DIL or I would have used it, as it had all the things I wanted. But I adapt fairly easy, and this is what I came up with. Now its your turn.
Someone hacked the blogger account at GAB so the address has been changed. You can get there from HERE. Be sure to bookmark at the new address and become a follower.

Monday, June 13, 2011

GAB #19 Sketch

I forgot to post my DT contribution to the Gimme A Break (GAB) Challenge site for #19 a sketch. There are some very nice cards posted by the other DTs over there. If I had gotten mine posted, it would look like the card on the right. A fun sketch with so many possibilities. If you haven't already done so, head on over to the GAB challenge blog and enter your project. The address for the site has changed and you can get there from HERE.

My card was also used in the SSSD Mystery Item card swap this month. The mystery item I received is the flower. All the pieces of the flower except the button were included. I was to make a project using the item(s) and send to my partner. I hope she likes the card I made for her.
Thanks for stopping by. Take care

Friday, June 10, 2011

The card on the right was made using the sketch on the left for an SSSD swap: Sketch with a Picnic theme. 
I was going to use some paper with ants all over it, but couldn't find it. Then decided I would use a Cricut cut. Hee hee, I don't have a cartridge with an ant or anything really picnicy on it. Forget the ants. Try for watermelon. I cut the watermelons from a print paper and the kids and melon are from a sticker set called Summer Picnic by PC. I'm not one for using stickers even tho I have loads of them. But those kids are so cute and the stickers matched the theme... 
The checked paper is my idea of a tablecloth.  I used a border punch for the scollops. Needing embellishments, I put tiny black gems on the large melon and the seeds on the small melons is Stickles. I sure hope the person I sent this card to likes it.