Sunday, June 30, 2013

International celebration

Hi everyone!

Just popping in real quick (late, again lol) with my DT card for 613 Avenue Create.  Our theme this week is International celebration- we would love to see cards celebrating your country's flag colors.  The sponsor of the challenge is Rick St. Dennis.

I've used Kaualani, and colored her with my Prismacolor Pencils.  This is the first time I have used them, so much different than my Copics!  Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts, large rosebuds from The Ribbon Girl and the berry is from Live and Love Crafts.  The flatback flower string is also from The Ribbon Girl.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a fantastic week!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Wags n Whiskers Challenge #107

Hey, hey everyone!

I'm popping in with my last DT card for Wags n Whiskers.  Sadly, I've got a bit too much on my plate right now and have decided to cut back on my design teams.  I have most certainly had a great time with some really awesome and talented teamies as well as creating with some of the most fun images available.  Thank you so much, ladies!  I look forward to seeing your creations out there in bloggerland!

This fortnight, our theme is Cute as a Button.  We would love to see buttons on your creations!  One lucky random winner will receive their choice of a rubber stamp.  The image I chose to use for my card is called Millie's Little Prince.  I've kept it a bit on the simple side, as it is a birthday card for my grandmother.  I forgot to take pictures of the inside before it was sent off, but it was stamped with "Make a wish".  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The starburst stamens are from The Ribbon Girl as are the wooden heart buttons.

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!  And don't forget about my blog candy here!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

It's that time :)

Hey, hey to everyone!

I'm so very excited- it's finally time!  My lovely postlady dropped off not just one package I was expecting today, but a bunch of packages which I wasn't sure when would arrive... a big WHOOT WHOOT!  Now I can finally post my announcement, and, following this post will be my post for celebratory blog candy.

Drum roll!!

There's a new baby on the way!  Hubby and I are expecting our sixth, and last, precious bundle around mid-December.  I've been waiting for test results which have thankfully come back normal so far (still have my 20 week anatomy scan at the end of next month).  This has been a huge relief since quite frankly, I'm not much of a spring chicken any longer lol.  But I was also waiting on my MIL to receive her card that I made for the gender announcement:

If all the blue didn't give it away, I am finally having another boy!  Yay!  After 17 years and three gorgeous girls, I am so very excited to be having another bouncing baby boy. 

So, about the card!  This card was very heavily inspired (with permission) by the Stampin for the Weekend challenge blog's owner, Rebekah.  I stalk her blog frequently as I just love her cards!  Check out her gorgeous work and leave some love :)

Papers are from the Vintage Summer Basics by Maja Design.  Most of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Beaded stamens and chrysanthemums by Kort and Godt are from The Ribbon Girl.  Bark Heart is from Live and Love Crafts.  There's also an adage ticket by Tim Holtz, and some scattered pearls here and there.  I used Cheery Lynn's Eastern Star Doily die, cut in half to hopefully resemble a large heart.  There is also the Stitched Tabs die and Heart Banner die, both by La-La Land Crafts.  The beautiful blue lace peeking out under the flowers is from my sweet (and very talented) blogging friend Dianne, who's blog can be found here.  The digi stamp is called Bebe, by Sugar Nellie which was colored with Copics.

I do hope you will all join in my "it's a boy" blog candy celebration which is located here!  I had so much fun picking everything out specifically for this occasion... especially since hubby said it's too early to be clothes shopping.  But shhh... I did a little of that too LOL

Wishing you all a fantastic rest of the week!

Crafting by Design - Anything goes (7/3/13) 
Crafting with Dragonflies - Vintage- layers, lace (x1, 7/9/13)
Crafts and Me - Anything goes (x2, 7/24/13) entry #1
Creative Moments - Flowers (x3, 7/9/13) entry #1
Divas by Design - Pretty pearls (x2, 7/2/13) entry #1
Fab n Funky - Use a doily (7/2/13)
Pollycraft - Anything goes (x3, 7/3/13) entry #1
Scrapper's Delights - Die cuts/punches (x2, 7/9/13) entry #1
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes (x5, 7/3/13) entry #1
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything goes (7/2/13)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sunshine after the rain

Hello lovely readers!

I've had such a quiet, peaceful weekend crafting all the stress from the week away (in addition to the other mommy duties that is lol).  I hope each of you have found some time for yourselves!

I really enjoyed working on this card.  The image is from Saturated Canary, and is called Sweet Oklahoma.  A short while back, Krista put the image on special and the proceeds were to be sent to our challenge blog owner's daughter, Lindsay, who lost quite a bit during the tornadoes that hit Oklahoma a few weeks ago.  Such a great image (as all her images are), and an even greater cause.  And, since we have no sponsor image for the challenge this fortnight, a few of us teamies decided to use it as a special thank you to Krista for her kind, generous heart. So, Krista, if you happen to be reading this- you just rock, girl!

Onto the challenge! This fortnight over at Creative Card Crew, the challenge theme is No designer papers.  Our fabulous sponsor is Scrapping Center, and one lucky random winner will receive a $15 store voucher.

Gorgeous image, huh?  I think I have left too much white in her hair, I may go back and touch it up in a few spots.  Anyway, since this is for a friend who is going through a rough patch, I wanted to remind her "there's always sunshine after the rain".  Following that theme, I did a lot of distressing to the card and decided on peachy- orange and yellow colors.  I used a piece of corrugated cardboard I've had sitting around forever, which has gold Stickles, Gesso and Shabby White Fran-tage.  The Vertical Mesh Hearts is by Cheery Lynn.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I have added some gold Stickles for some extra shimmer.  The metal butterfly and white starburst stamens are from The Ribbon Girl.

The Adage Ticket by Tim Holtz was put through the ringer lol.  It was crumpled, distressed with my D-Stress Tool, Stickle'd, Gesso'd, and Frantage'd.  And yet... it still looks lovely I think!  Love these tickets!  The triple bow was made from Shabby Seam Binding from Live and Love Crafts.  I'm not sure where I picked up the Vintage Trinket by Maya Road from, but here is a product link.

I think that's about it for me today, except for a reminder about my blog candy here.  Wishing everyone a fabulous week! 

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything goes (x2, 7/1/13) entry #1
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything goes (x2, 7/2/13) entry #1
Sister Act - Anything goes (6/28/13)
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything goes (x2, 7/3/13) entry #1
Challenges 4 Everyone - Anything goes (x3, 7/4/13) entry #1

Friday, June 21, 2013

Anything goes at Stampin for the Weekend!

Hey all!

I know I've been a bit on the quiet side lately, a lot going on.  I have taken on babysitting for two extra kiddos, giving me a total of two 9 year olds, two 2 year olds, a six month old (all girls) and a 17 year old boy who likes to antagonize them all.  This is of course in between packing them up and running them all over multiple counties to his baseball games- sometimes three games in one day.  Ouch!  Needless to say, I'm beat and have not had my much needed craft time LOL!  Alas, it keeps me young... aside from the gray or two on my head that is; or three or four hundred, but who's counting?   :)

So, enough about me.  For now anyway.  But be sure check back within the next week or two as I have an announcement that will involve some awesome blog candy (oh BOY! *wink wink*) for my followers.  I'll be posting it as soon as all my orders arrive.  For now, the secret remains.

How about everyone's favorite challenge?!?  It's anything goes over at Stampin' for the Weekend!  This fortnight we are being sponsored by Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

For my DT card, I chose to use a Wee Stamps cutie.  Red dotted paper is by My Mind's Eye, cupcake paper is by Basic Grey and the red pearlized cardstock is by the Paper Studio.  Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, stamens from The Ribbon Girl.  Birthday stamp is from Hero Arts.  And there's some silver dew drops from Robyn's Nest.

We would love, love, love to see your creations!  Have a peek at the awesome creations from my teamies while your there- fantastic job as always!

Wishing you a wonderful, craft filled weekend!  I know for sure, I'll be doing as much relaxing crafting as I possibly can!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Wags n Whiskers Love Challenge

Hey everyone,

Just bouncing in again with a new challenge starting at Wags n Whiskers.  The theme this fortnight is Wedding/Anniversary/Love.  The lovely prize to one lucky random winner is choice of a Wags n Whiskers rubber stamp.  For my DT card, I chose the image Beary Sweet.

I've added some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, a clay heart from Live and Love Crafts and some wooden letters from Ellen Hutson.  Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and the key and "loved" stamps are by Prima.

I hope you'll hop on over to check out the awesome inspiration from my awesome teamies, and jump on in the challenge this week... or next :)

Wishing you a fantastic weekend!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Metal Challenge at Creative Card Crew

Happy Tuesday, all!

I'm bouncing in quickly to share a new challenge starting at Creative Card Crew.  The challenge this fortnight is Metal.  We would love to see some type of metal on your creation- be it a stick pin, charm, corner embellishment, etc.  We are being sponsored by Pizazz Aplenty, who is offering a surprise prize and QKR Stampede, who is offering winner's choice of five digi stamps.

For my card, I chose to use Birdhouse and Vines, such a pretty image I think.  Papers are from Prima's Fairy Rhymes.

I hope you'll pop on over and check out the awesome inspiration from my teamies, and join us for this challenge!

Wishing you a fantastic week!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Create your own challenge!!

Hi all out there in bloggerland!

I am so very excited about this challenge over at 613 Avenue Create!  As always, it is an anything goes challenge blog, with an optional theme.  This week's theme is so much fun- I had such a great time with it, for sure!  Similar to bingo, but this one is called Create your own challenge.  To use it, you have to use each column, and use how many the header says out of each of them.  Our sponsor this week is Fred She Said, my first for working with these images and they are just too cute!

First off, here's the chart:

I decided to make Jordan, my 9 year old daughter, a card to send with her to camp in July.  She became a bit homesick last year (although it is only for 5 days), so this year I want to send with her as many reminders as I can of just how special she.   I chose to use Emma in the Strawberry Patch- she's so sweet and perfect for summer!

The design papers are by DCWV and the solid pink glimmer paper is from The Paper Temptress.  The rolled rose, Pretty Blossoms, beaded berries, and heart stick pin are from The Ribbon Girl. The mini bark heart, pearl heart and shabby seam binding are from Live and Love Crafts.  All dies are from Cheery LynnFrench Flair Large Stackers for the image panels, Manon's Wedding Garland peeking out from behind them, and the "berry special" sentiment was cut from the Mini Font plate.  The wedding garland was heat embossed with Shabby Pink Fran-Tage.  Although you can't see it in the picture, I also added Stickles to the strawberries on the design paper.

Copics used:
Skin:  E000/00
Hair:  E33/35/39
Dress:  red R02/05/08  white C00/1/2/3
Sky:  BG000/01/02/05
Clouds:  C00/1/2/3/5
Blenders:  0,  E0000, R0000, BG0000

That's it for me today, don't forget about my little "prize" post going on here.  Thank you so very much for stopping by- wishing you a fabulous week ahead!

Cheery Lynn - Roses (6/2/13, x1) 
MilkCoffee - Load on the flowers (6/5/13, x3) entry #1 
Divas by Design - Tie a ribbon (6/4/13, x2) entry #1 
Crafting with Dragonflies - One for the girls (6/10/13, x1)
Oh La La Creations - Inspired by nature (6/9/13)