Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial day

Today has been a lovely Memorial Day. I want to thank the men and women in uniform for their service to our country. THANK YOU!

We just returned from a cook out. Fun times, fun friends and Great food. I'm tired now.
But first...Here is a card I finished earlier today. The image is a freebie from Back 2 Paper. Lida has started a free digi club and it's wonderful so you will see more of her cute images from me. You can sign up on her blog. She has also opened a new on-line store. Cute, cute, cute. You have got to check it out.


Take care. I'm going to lay down.


Challenges entered:
Card Makin' Mamas - Use your Scraps
2 Sisters - Anything Goes





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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Weekend Creativity - Day 2

Hello. I am so looking forward to tomorrow. I get to stay home and continue crafting! Yay! I love 3 day weekends. We had a very relaxing day today, just sitting outside - doing nothing.

OK, I did stop by to share a card today. I have been doing something just not what I need to do but what I want to do.


I made this card for a challenge over at Scraps of Color. The image is from Guylou's Inimitability. The sentiment is from Kaybe's Scraps.



Challenge entered:
Simply Create - Special event or occasion

Paper Pretties - Birthdays
Ellephantastic - Birthday Party
Crafty Sentiments - Special Occasion




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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Weekend Creativity

It's the weekend and I'm loving it! Wanted to share a card today. I love how these colors look together. It's been so warm and sunny here and this card just reminds me of that sunshine.


Challenges entered:
Outlawz - Sentiment only
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes

Catch the Bug - Bright Colors
2 Sisters - Anything Goes




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Friday, May 27, 2011

TGIF

Whew, its been along busy week. I am so glad it's Friday and a long weekend.

I wanted to share a card I made to go along with something I had posted earlier this week. This card matches the tote I made,
here.


This was such a pretty image and I loved the colors of the Basic Grey papers, I had to use them again. The image is from The Stamping Boutique.



Take care


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Thursday, May 26, 2011

I am Ready for Some Summer Fun

It feels so much like summer here in FL. 90 Degree weather for the past couple of weeks - it's HOT and I am getting lazy. School is almost over and my daughter is counting down the days, but I have been behaving like it's summer break for me! LOL! No such luck.

This week's
Designed 2 Delight image was called Summer Days. This was such a sweet image to play with.


This is a close up. I have been playing with chalk again. The sky and the grass is chalks.



Take Care.


Challenges entered:
DYSU - Animals






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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Have I got a Fancy Fold!

I have wanted to make this type card for ages. Finally, got it done. This was a lot of work but I am pleased with the look. before i give it away, I will embellish it more but whoohoo. (That's me tooting my own horn) LOL.

The image is from The Stamping Boutique, the sentiment is from TLC Creations.





Challenges entered:
TSB - Monthly Challenge
Happileigh Scrappin' - Fancy Folds

Ooh La La - Fancy Folds
Prairie Fairy - More than One Fold
Take Time For You - Other Styles of Card

Stamp Insanity - Fancy Folds
Desert Island Crafteres - Pattern Paper, Ribbon, Image, die cuts





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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Flip Flop Kind of day

I told you I've been on a roll. This card really screams summer and finally I found flip flops that don't hurt. So this is in honor of the flop. LOL!



Let's see, the flip flop is a template from My Scrap Chick. The inside image is from the Stamping Boutique.


Challenges Entered:
TSB - Monthly Challenge

Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes


Glitter Text - http://www.sparklee.com

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Monday, May 23, 2011

I'm a Special Lady Too

It was digi day at the Latte Lounge this past weekend and one of the challenges was to create a card/project you would like to receive. We crafters are always making things to give away so this was a welcome change.

I made this tote. I would love to receive a little tote with pictures, money, gift cards - ANYTHING, tucked inside. Wouldn't you?
The image is from the Stamping Boutique.


I found this Basic Grey paper in my stash. I think I am in love. I have no idea where I got it from, but the colors were wonderful!


Challenges entered:
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Monthly Challenge

2 Sisters - Use a Digi

IDIC - Anything Goes

Creative Craft World - Anything but Square

Crafty Creations - May Flowers
Polka Doodles - Anything But a Card
Paper Pretties - Flowers
DDH - Anything But a Card
There's Magic in the Air - make your own flowers
Paper Romance - Anything but a Card



Glitter Text - http://www.sparklee.com


Beautiful Flowers

Hi all. I have been on a roll lately. Just finished up some projects today that are just lovely.

This card uses a simple flower from Tiffany Doodles. I tried my hand at CAS (Clean and Simple). I love how this came out. Of course I was too late to enter it in Tiffany's challenge. I miss deadlines a lot around here.
The sentiment is from TLC Creations.


Speaking of flowers I have some wonderful photos to share of "Bugsy's Flowers". Last spring we lost our cat friend Bugsy and the day we lost him, we came home to these beautiful wild flowers in our yard.

Those flowers arrived again this year around the same time, so Cee has named them "Bugsy's Flowers". She had to get pictures of them, so she took these photos and she did an awesome job.





Take Care.

Challenge Entered:
Desert Island Crafters - Pattern Paper, Bling, Ribbon, Image, Flower




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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Fresh Brewed Designs Card Kit

Hello. Today I want to share some cards I made from the Fresh Brewed Designs card kit. This was the first kit offered at FBD and I wanted to play along. Heather released some new designs in rubber and they were a part of the kit. I haven't inked up any stamps in a long time. This was a wonderful break from digis.






Take Care.



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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Wish I were on the Road

Oh how I wish I were on the road on vacation. I could really use some time off right now.

This little cutie is from Fresh Brewed Designs. He's on his way.


Fresh Brewed is having a month long sketch challenge at the Latte Lounge. The layout of this card is for the sketch challenge.

Take Care, we are off to go bathing suit shopping - UGH!


Challenges entered:
Alphabet Challenge - CAS

Clearly Inspired - Critters




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Thursday, May 19, 2011

For the Boys

I am on a roll with to male projects this week, whoohoo!!! LOL.

The image this week for Designed 2 Delight's progressive challenge was a skater boy. I combined it with a previous week's image and made this little scene. This is an altered notepad for a boy.

Challenges entered:
Digi Stamp 4 Joy - Boys
Die Cuttin' Divas - Masculine cuts
Crafty Sentiments - Children's Cards


Glitter Text - http://www.sparklee.com






Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A New Artisit

I am so excited because I found a new digi artist I am in Love with. Finding African American art is so hard to find. Oh, there are a few digi artist out there that sell a few pieces but I found an all AA artist and I love it.

This is my first card from Robert Jackson's collection. Love how this turned out and of course my sorority sisters all want me to send it to them - NOT! This first one is mine!





Take Care, I have more images to go play with!



Challenges entered:
Kaboodle Doodles - Tic Tac Toe (embossing, ribbon, digi)

Crafty Cardmakers - Embossing
There's Magic in the Air - Embossing

Craft Your Days Away - White+1 Color





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Monday, May 16, 2011

Boy Birthday

I started playing with this Bugaboo image just to practice some coloring and I really liked how it turned out. The end product was this boy's birthday card. We don't have many boys in the family so there is not always opportunity to create masculine cards and projects.




Challenges entered:

Cards 4 Men - For Someone Special

Craft Your Passion - Cutie Patootie

Incy Wincy - Clean and Simple
Moving Along with the Times - 2B's (Bear, Boy, Blue)
The Corrosive Challenge - Birthdays
My Partner in Crafting Crime - Twine



I also used Bugaboo on this on for the Wacky Wednesday Challenge over at CDAC. We had to use teal, red and yellow as the colors.


Ironically, The Outlawz color challenge was the same color combination.

Challenges entered:
Clearly Delightful - Turquoise




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