Saturday, February 25, 2012

Giraffe baby

This sketch is from SplitCoastStampers.  I had stamped two of these giraffes so I made up another baby card.  I like the colors in this girrafe better.   I also added some crystal effects to his spots, nose, and hat. 
Stamps:  Something to Celebrate (retired), Nursery Bash (another company)
Paper:  Bashful Blue, Whisper White, So Saffron DSP- Sweet Pea (retired)
Ink:  Basic Black
Accessories:  Stripes (embossing folder),  crystal effects, punches-  rick rac (another company), sm. oval, & scallop oval, white bakers twine and markers- so saffron, daffodil delight, bashful blue, marina mist, crumb cake, chocolate chip,

Friday, February 24, 2012

Busy Baking

On Saturday Breanna and Aleah have a school carnival.  I was asked to bring in some baked goods.  I decided on a chocolate bunt cake and cupcakes.  The cupcakes are chocolate with peanut butter frosting.  So yummy though I refrained from eating any.  :)  I used another chocolate cake recipe.  I used chunky peanut butter because that's what I had so I had to frost them with out the fun soft serve ice cream look.  Still tastes brilliant. 

Made more cupcakes but photographed the last ones.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Baby Blue Giraffe

I needed a baby card and found My Favorite Things Get Sketchy challenge and thought I could make it work.   You can find everyone's at SplitcoastStampers.  Hope the new mom likes it.  :)
Stamps:  SU's Something to Celebrate & Nursery Bash (another company)
Ink:  Night of Navy, So Saffron,
Paper:  Night of Navy, So Saffron, Marina Mist, whisper White and DSP Aspen (another company)
Accessories:  Circle Nesties, Labels (framelits), Adorning Accents (edgelits and embossing folder), Ribbon- Night of Navy Markers- Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, & River Rock

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lovely Valentines Day

I hope you all had a lovely day.  We had a good time.  I made cards for the kiddos (using the owls I found on Heathers blog) with a little note inside and a sm. box of chocolate.   The sentiment is from an old set I have and it worked out well. 

I made this card for Douglas off a card I found on Valerie's blog.  Looks a bit better in
person.  He didn't get chocolates since we are trying to decrease out waist lines.  LOL

Breanna had to make her own Valentine box for school at home.  We decorated a dishwasher soap box.  She seemed to enjoy putting it all together.  It has a handle and lid and worked out well.  I wanted to paint or not use the lid because it doesnt match but Breanna didn't care.  :)

Douglas brought me red roses & my own pillow pet and the girls yellow roses and stuffed animals.  Deven got a Darth Vador backpack.  I made Keli's Italian Wedding soup for dinner.  Nice end the a nice day.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Vintage Valentine

I started this card playing with the sketch from iSpy then added the colors from the Paper Players challenge 82.  Now this was looking vintage to me.  :)  So enters my third challenge OCL104.  I really like the way this turned out.  Most of the time I think vintage is a bit too busy but this was fun.  :)

 Stamps:  P.S. I Love You
Paper:  Soft suede, pool party, very vanilla, DSP- Everyday enchantment
Ink:  soft suede
Accessories:  Antique brads, scallop circle punch, petal cone die, vintage wallpaper embossing folder

Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy Grunge Rock

So I saw a card on someones blog of a card she photographed at SU's convention this last year.  Colors and sketch are the same.  I changed up the stamps.  LOL  :)  Love the bright colors!  They make me happy!

Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes, Grunge Rock
Paper:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, lucky limeade, pacific point
Ink:  same as paper
Accessories:  Lucky limeade ribbon, perfect pennants big shot die, scallop edge border

Regal peach parade

Just a fun teacup card for CC&M and cQc challenges.  Haven't decided on a sentiment yet.  hehehe

Stamps:  Morning Cup
Paper:  Very Vanilla,  Poppy Parade, Regal Rose, DSP- Everyday Enchantment
Ink:  Regal Rose, Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Crumb cake seam binding, Framelits- labels, large oval punch, perfect polka dots

Quickly Twitterpated

So I had to wait till 4pm for the UPS man!  Far to long!  :)  I had to whip up a card befor I headed for bed.  :)  Love this Twitterpated paper and These Labels!  How fun.  I just inked up the edge of the Apothecary Art label stamp to give the label the riding hood red edge. 

Stamps:  Bordering on Romance, happiest Birthday #2,  Apothecary Art #1, and Kindness Matters
Paper:  Island Indigo, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, and DSP- Twitterpated
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, VersaMark, Basic Grey, & markers
Accessories:  Baja Breeze seam binding, Framelits- labels,

A bit of fall colors

 So as I waited for my Stampin Up order to arive on Wednesday I put my mind to The Color Throwdown color challenge.  :)

Stamps:  A flower for all Seasons, Seasonal Sentiments
Paper:  Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Summer Sun
Ink:  Markers in same colors, and Real Red (ladybug), Old Olive (stems)
Accessories:  Early espresso ribbon, corner rounder, Deco Label punch

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Sticky Bashfull Night

I know two posts in one day after such a long silence... Dont fall off your chairs LOL :)
For this card I used OCL color challenge silver, lt. blue, and dr. blue.  I also used the card on page 85 in the main catty, as a sketch.
Stamps:  Heart from So happy for you (retired), $ bin
Paper:  Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, and Brushed Silver
Ink:  Night of Navy, VersaaMark
Accessories:  Night of Navy Brads, 2 3/8 scallope circle punch, petal cone die, silver embossing powder

Puppy Love

While out and about I ran into one of the large craft stores and found these cute little stamps in the dollar bin.  :)  Isn't he just sweet? 
Can you believe I cant find a Scrapbook store locally?  Nothing, I will have to order everything on line and that's not as much fun.  I used  Freshly Made's #20 sketch. 
I thought them all fun and it gives me something new to play with while I wait for my SU order to arrive.  :)

Stamps:  Something to celebrate (retired), $ bin puppy
Paper:  So Saffron, real red,  DSP- Washington apple (retired)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, basic black
Accessories:  colored pencils, perfect polka dots (folder), 2 3/8 scallop punch, pumpkin pie ribbon (retired)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A few cards

These are all cases in one way or another.  :)  The first one is by LeAnne Pugliese. I couldn't find original but they look very simalar.  :)

This one is by Krista at Cards & things but couldn't find a link

This one I cased out of the current SU catty pg. 207.  I changed the stamps and sentament

This one is cased from Christina MacLaren.  Yea!  I was able to find one direct link.  Hers is much prettier but was fun to play with!  :) 

Have a Great day and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mambo Buterfly

On Wednesday I really felt like creating.  All I could think of was playing with the goodies I had just ordered.  They are still in the mail!  I am so excited to get my box!!

Found a color challenge on CTD.  Fun colors but I changed the white to Very Vanilla.

Stamps:  Very old SU butterfly, Label and thinking of you are unknown
Paper:  very vanilla, basic black, DSP- newsprint
Ink:  black, Markers- melon mambo, blushing bride
Accessories:  Ribbon- pretty in pink taffeta died melon mambo w/ marker, pearls

Concord Aviary Party

This weeks challenge on CCMC is three great colors.  My first thought was, "Oh these are great!"  Then as I tried to put them together I found they were more challenging than I would have thought.  :)

Than again maybe that's because I've been gone from my crafting table for so long.  LOL

Stamps:  Aviary, short & sweet, so happy for you (retired, heart)
PaperCS- Concord crush, pool party, sahara sand, whisper white  DSP- pocketful of posies
Ink:  pool party, chocolate chip
Accessories:  punch- pinking hearts, heart to heart  ribbon- pool party, white bakers twine  button- is unknown :)  dazzling details