Sunday, October 2, 2011

WCMD and a Sketch with Rae

Hi friends :)

Thanks for stopping by, and boy it feels good to be creating again!!
I have created a card for WCMD and officially, its over! LOL

But I have been working hard all evening to get this posted and its finally ready!!

Late or not here it is. Wholla!

I am kicking off my craftiness with another fun sketch from Rae's blog!

Its funny that my last post last year was a sketch with Rae!!!

Funny how things happen like that.....huh? :)

Rae created this fun sketch:

Here is my card:

I have to admit, It took me a while to make this...I had several ideas and was feeling a bit rusty since

putting my craftiness on hold for a year!!

It is so great to be back and I hope you like my card.

Again, I have missed you all and look forward to sharing and

and seeing you all again!

Thanks Rae for a great sketch!!!
And Happy World Card Making Day everyone!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Good to be Back!

Hello friends and family!!

After almost a year off from making cards and major changes in my life, I am happy to say that I am finally back! I missed all of you very much and it was difficult to put my creativity on hold for so long. But in life things change as do people change and grow. I used this time to reflect on my life and do some much needed soul searching. Now that I have done those things, I have felt the need to get back into my creative groove and share and express my love for crafts with all of my blogging friends and of course with family and friends. The return to my blog will be slow going at first, since I have lots of work to do to get ready to create, but I wanted you all to know that I have missed you and thought about you all over this last year and am looking forward to re-connecting with you all again. Thanks for following and supporting me and thanks for the inspiration to get me creating again! I have looked at some of the latest posts and what my friends have been up to while I was gone and it makes me want to get in my craft room and soar right along with you!!!! :)
And I have to say....ITS SO GOOD TO BE BACK!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

~A Christmas Card & Sketch with Rae~

Hi friends!!
Happy Sunday.
I have been looking at some amazing blogs and
been feeling so inspired!!
I found a fun sketch with some awesome blog candy
over at Rae's Blog.!!!!
She has a blog that I definatly stalk regularly & keep on my sidebar!
She has created a sketch and asked us to make a
Christmas Card with non traditional colors.
(No red or green)
So I deciced to play along!!
Here is her sketch:
For my Christmas Card I used some DCWV dp
and chose a blue, brown, and white color palet.
I cut out a Spellbinders bird and created a flower with
Spellbinders, Snowflake dies.
I added some SU! Stamps and some Prima Bling.
I used an EK Success punch for the scallops.

I just love my non-traditional Christmas card.
It's hard to see in the pic but its really sparkley!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!

Have a great Sunday afternoon!

Toodles for now................... :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

~Celebrating WCMD~

Happy WCMD!
It's a great time to celebrate my love of card making
and to share and inspire, while also kicking off the start of
the holiday season!! :)
I have been enjoying some vacation time with
my hubby and really enjoying the cooler weather.
It's feeling like Fall here and to make
it even better, my kit from The Scrapbook Nook
came filled with Fall inspiration!!
This kit is filled with goodies that I just HAD
to play with right away!
Both of my cards are made using all ingrediants from my kit.
The dp is from lilybee designs, Catching Fall collection.
For my first card I used 3 layers of dp,
punched the edges with a ek success punch
and I made a matching flower with my Spellbinders
Peony Dies and also added a Basic Grey,
Bloomer for the center.
The sweet birdie is also from the kit,
it's a jillibean soup kraft die.
Sooooo cute!
I added sizzix leaves, buttons, twine, and some pretty lace.
The sentiment is SU!
For my second card I used more of the kits dp
from lilybee design.
The main focal point is of course the huge flower die,
also from jillibean soup.
I added a smaller cut out to give the flower depth.
I inked up the dp and flower and stamped a SU! flourish stamp,
from the Elements of Style set for more elegance!!
I added Fall leaves from my Spellbinders dies
and some pearls and stick pins.
The birdie is also from jillibean soup
and the sentiment is SU! from the Holiday Best set.
I hope your inspired today to create and to
celebrate WCMD!
Thanks for stopping by and saying hello!
Have a great weekend!
Toodles for now...................... :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

~September Card Celebration~

Hi friends and fellow crafters!
I have been enjoying this busy month of September!
Lots of birthday's this month, including mine,
and I have been celebrating great friends, good food and
of course my love of cards!
Just thought I would share some of my cards since
I am on vacation this week. :)
Hubby and I have decided to stay around the house this vacation.
We usually go somewhere, but this time we have decided to stay
close to home and I am enjoying being lazy and crafty!
This is the card I made for my son's girlfriend, Lauren.
Her birthday was Saturday.
I used dp from My Minds Eye So Sophie.
This collection of dp is soo yummy!
I also used some SU! twine, brads and stamps.
I inked everything up for a Vintage feel with Tim Holts
Antique Linen Distress Ink.
I made the layer of flowers with my new
Spellbinders Peony Flower dies.
I also used a Prima flower and a Dragonfly brad.
The leaves are cut out with a Sizzex die and layered.
For my next card I used this fun sketch from the
very talented, Jenyfur, and made a b-day card
for my friend Patti.
Her birthday is the same day as mine!! :)
We celebrated at Olive Garden with Pumpkin Cheesecake!

For Patti's card I used bright colors from SU! dp.
I embossed some of the dp at the top and added some
yummy ribbon, big brad, flowers, and leaves from some Sizzix Dies.
I topped it off with crystals and an SRM Sticker as my sentiment.
(Patti LOVED her card btw!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
I love reading your sweet comments!!
Hope you have a fab week.....
I will be back with some more cards that I made this month.
Toodles for now..................... :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

~~Card Patterns Sketch 81~Happy Everything~~

Happy Sunday Friends!
I hope your enjoying the last part of the weekend.
I have had a stressful say the least.
Thank goodness I have my craft therapy to keep me sane!
If I did not have this hobby as an outlet,
I think I would go CRAZY!!!
Tonight I want to share my CardPatterns card with you.
This sketch was great fun and sooo many ideas ran through my head!!
For my card I used some fun DP from Lily bee designs,
The Savannah Collection.
This dp is so bright and pretty.
I also used some Kraft paper and I think it all looks fab together.
I used a MS punch and made my flowers with layered Sizzix dies.
The center of the flowers are from Michael's.
The sentiment is SU! and I used my markers to
ink it and up to match the dp.
I added a Butterfly die from SU!, some bling and yellow ribbon.
Thanks so much for dropping by tonight.
Hope you have been inspired and don't forget to
let me know you stopped by my blog.
I love reading your comments!!
Hope you have a great week!

Toodles for now............................:)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

~Caardvarks & Tiffany Doodles Sketch Challenge~

Happy Wednesday friends and crafty peeps!
Hope your having a great week so far.
I am so excited to share my cards with you tonight!!
Caardvarks has teamed up with Tiffany Doodles and
added some fun sketches from the oh-so talented, Heidi Van Laar!
I could not wait to play along!
Tiffany Doodles is a fun place full of talent, inspiration, and freebies!
I was somewhat nervous since I have very little experience with digi stamps.
But I chose this awesome (and free) Sunflower from Tiffany Doodles Blog
that made it so much fun to work with!!
Thanks Tiffany! :)
For my card I followed Heidi's Sketch and used some
dp from DCWV Autumn Stack.
This paper was perfect because I wanted to use Fall colors
and give it a country feel.
I also used dp from Crate Paper's, Restoration Collection.
I printed out 3 flowers and colored them all with various markers.
I used 2 of the flowers on the card and popped them with SU! Dimensionals.
I also added an SRM Sticker for the sentiment.

For my Scrapling Card I used dp from the same packs
and the 3rd flower that I colored.
These scrapling cards are so fun to make!!
The leaves are cut out with my CB and Sizzix Leaves dies.
I just had to use another SRM Sticker on my smaller card!!
*(I heart SRM Stickers)*
I embossed some of the dp and leaves.
Here is my set together.
Soooo pretty!
I love how those flowers just pop!
Tiffany has some great digi stamps that she creates
herself and this sunflower was made from a picture that she took.
You have to be sure to go check out her work!
It's simply amazing!!
this is really my first real stab at making a digi stamp card
and I have to say.....I love the results!!
If you get a chance to play along with the Carrdvarks crew,
it is a lot of fun and there is soo much inspiration over there!
Including some beautiful work from my talented SIL, Nathalia!
I am so glad to see her crafting again!!
Yay! :)
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.
It means so very much to me!
Have an awesome night!!
Toodles for now........... :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

~Addicted to Tags~

Hi there friends!!
A quick post tonight.....
I wanted to share my Fancy Tags with you!
I have been addicted to making these.
It is so fun and I love assembly lines in my crafting.
I have been making my way up to Hobby Lobby
quite a bit lately. :)
They started having more Spellbinders in stock.
And that makes me so very happy!!
I recently purchased Labels Eight.
I know right?
I should have had this one already!!
This set of dies are big and so versatile!
I love this paper pack from DVWV, The Black Curran.
The papers are rich and embossed and full of beauty and elegance!
The flowers and leaves are Sizzix/SU! dies.
I also added some Spare Parts Velvet Brads in
black and white to the center of the flowers.
I also added Me and My Big Ideas Chipboard
Flourishes to each of the tags.
The sentiment is from SU! Happy Everything set.
The small tags are from the Fancy Tags Spellbinders dies.

Here is a group shot of these fun and elegant tags:

I promised this whole lot of tags to my mother.
She can use these for gift tags or for mini cards.
I think she will love them and I hope you
enjoyed them too!
I hope I have inspired you tonight!
Thanks for dropping by this Labor Day weekend.
We have decided to stay home this time around
and not travel to Lawton for our usual, mini vacation.
That makes me sad, but we have to save money right now.
Sacrifices are hard....but we have to do what we have to do.
Our family knows we love them and we will see them soon.
So for us Football and Crafting!!
What are your plans for the long weekend?
Toodles for now................ :)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

~Be Original~

Hi there!
I thought I would share a card that I made for my hubbys friend, Al.
It is his Birthday today and they celebrated it with
him today at work by having lunch and ice cream.
Happy Birthday Al!
For his card I used sei Moravia dp and Lables 3 Spellbinders dies.
I also used some SU! dp and embossed some of the paper
with a Houndstooth CB Folder.
I cut out the Spellbinders Fall Leaves, embossed them
and inked them up a bit with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Inks.
The sentiment is from SU! Define Your Life set.
(I used the Be Original Definition)
The leaves are stamped with the leaf from the Great Friend set.
The antique buttons are from my stash.
Hope you like my card!
My husband said Al really loved it. :)
He liked the one I made him last year too.....
I just can't recall which one that was!
Oh least he's happy with his cards!
Another day serving the great legal system of Oklahoma for me today....
but I am not at liberty to discuss it right now
so you all will just have to wait until I can share!
I am proud to be able to do it.
Have a great night and thanks for visiting!
Toodles for now.........:)

Monday, August 30, 2010

~CardPatterns Sketch 79~ A kind word is like a Spring Day~

Happy Monday friends!
I hope the beginning of your week has been good!
Mine has started out with Jury Duty.
I am a little stressed out this evening, have to admit.
It was a super long day and not sure how long
my "call to duty" will last! :)
Don't get me wrong, I am happy to do it......
I just stress out having to go anywhere near the Downtown area.
But I prevailed!!!
We shall see what happens tomorrow.
I have to go to another facility and then who knows.
I will share the whole adventure with you guys
when I have finished my mission for the great state of OK!

I want to share my CardPatterns Sketch card with you tonight.
This sketch has soooo many possibilities!

For my card, I decided to use these fun SU! Stamps from
A Kind Word Stamp Set.
I was intimidated by these stamps I do have to say.....
if you guys know my style, I do not do much coloring.
That is why I decided to go for it and challenge myself!
I have these great new Embossing Markers that I have been itching to use.
What perfect stamps to try them out on!!!
I used pretty SU! Raspberry Lemonade dp
and embossed some of the papers with the
SU! Final Press Embossing Folder.
Soooo pretty!
I cut out all of the flowers and layered them using Sizzex Dies
and added rhinestones by MS.
I added a butterfly from the Buttiful Wings Sizzix/SU! dies
and finished it off with pom pom fibers.
Well.....what do you think of my sweet card?
I think it's just perfect for a little girl.
And I think I know who that sweet little girl will be!
Happy 3rd. Birthday Ms. Lilly!!
I love you honey!!
Thanks so much for stopping by tonight.
I hope you have a great rest of the week.......
I am sure we will *see* each other agian real soon. :)

Toodles for now..................:)