Wednesday, February 24, 2010

We're all mad here!

Happy hump day everyone!  Tonight we have a fun Science night at Rhalynn's school.  Kindergarteners, pizza and science experiments, how can we not have fun?!  Rhalynn is really looking forward to it. 

So today I have a great card to share with you.  After 6 attemps and countless images colored I finially got it.  I designed this card for the Sassy Studio Designs Alice in Wonderland Challenge.  I love Alice in Wonderland and I'm really excited about seeing Tim Burton's take which opens March 5th.  My fav characters are the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat.

The image is Sassy Mad Hatter digi from Sassy Studio Designs.  I printed her on PTI cardstock and colored her with my Triart markers.  So for the hat shaped card I traced the digi in my Make The Cut Software (first time I've used it) then got rid of everything but the hat.  I fiddled with it a little and sized it and then cut it with my Cricut.  The PP is from my Sugar Rush Collection, the hat band is on DCWV glitter paper.  I'm going to put tickets to the movie in it and give it to my Hubby so we can have a date night.

This is the picture I used for my inspiration.  Doesn't Johnny Depp make a fantastic Mad hatter!

I'm also excited to say that I got my very first blog award from Audrey at Cute and Some.

1. You must pass this award on to six (6) other bloggers/followers

2. Link your nominees within your post

3. Let your bloggers/followers know you are passing this award to them by leaving a comment on their blog

4. Add a link to the blog of the person from whom you received this award

So I'm passing this along to:

Rachel - The Paper Crafting Place  I love this lady to pieces.  She is often responsible for helping me keep my sanity! 

Marlene - Disguised As A Grownup

Kristina - Creatively Counting My Blessings

Cat - Cat's Crafty Corner

Denise - Tell Me More

Steph - Where'd All My Money Go?!

Thanks everyone for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A little overboard!

Happy Birthday Heather!!
Today is my sister, Heather's birthday.  I don't think she reads my blog but just in case I wanted to wish her a happy one.

I think I may have gone a little overboard with the Sugar Rush papers one this one.  This is for my other sister,Nicole's birthday. (I have four siblings)  All the paper is from the Basic Grey Sugar Rush Collection.  The sentiment is stickers also from the collection.  I don't know if I mentioned it but I LOVE this paper!  The image is digi Sweet Kiki from C.C. Designs.  I printed her on PTI cardstock and colored her with my Triart markers.  And look at the top of the pic, I finially found out how to do a watermark.  Its simple and kind of silly that it's taken me this long to figure it out.

Challenges entered:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 37

ssw #37

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, February 22, 2010

A little spring!

Happy Monday to everyone.  I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend.  It's a little dreary here today.  I'm okay with that as long as the rain doesn't turn to snow. 

Today's card is a bright spring card.  I'm going to try to get all my Easter cards finished early (I stress TRY!)  First off the cute little girl elf image is a Sweet November Stamp by Amy Young.  I stamped her on PTI cardstock and colored her with my Triart markers.  I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Circles to cut her out.  All the paper and the sentiment sticker came from Basic Grey's Sugar Rush Collection Packthat I won from Monique at Monique Griffith Designs.  You'll be seeing a lot of it because I love it so much.  I also used some adhesive rhinestones and flower brads from my stash.


Challenges entered:

Stamps Something - Touch of Spring

Chrisma Cards - #7 A Simply Sweet Sketch
charisma cards #7

Friday, February 19, 2010

Birthday card for my Favortie Little Guy!!

My friend's little boy Westin will be two tomorrow!!  This is the card I put together for him.  I love all the bright colors!!  The PP is from a set that I got from Oriental Trading a couple of years ago.  I unearth it last weekend when I was cleaning up my room.  The image mats are from my scrap stash.  I used three different images for this one.  The main image is Bigsby from Karen Doodles.  Isn't he just the cutest thing ever?  The cupcake is a Imaginisce.  The sentiment is another perfectly clear stamp by Stampendous.  I stamped it on three different colors and paper pieced it together.  I thought that it was perfect since he is turning 2.  I printed my image on PTI white cardstock and colored them with my Triart markers.  I think I might actually be getting the hang of them.  A big *muah* to Rachel for helping me get started with them and to my Hubby for indulging me when I wanted to expand my collection!!

Challenges entered:
Fab 'n' Funky - #11 It's Childish
OCC Weekly Sketch - Sketch #3
occ sketch

Thanks for stopping by!  Everyone have a FAB weekend!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Sister!

I made this card for my sister, Heather.  I hope that she likes it, but seeing as I didn't send a present with it she might be a little peeved.

The image is from Sassy Studios.  Every quarter Lindsay will have a special free digi for those that have sent her their birthday.  Birthday Surprise is the first quarter image.  You can find the info on how to get you name on the Sassy Studio birthday list --->HERE<--- while you are there join the SS PCP page. It is printed on PTI white cardstock and colored with Triart markers.  The sentiment is from Perfectly Clear stamps.  Both CS are DCWV and the PP is from last years Valentine paper from Targets $Spot.  The green ribbon is some I found in the bottom of my ribbon box.  I love using scraps!!

Challenges entered wit this card:

Digital Tuesday Challenge - All things girls

Paper Cutz Challenge - Teen Birthday

Sketch and Stash - Challenge #29 new digi stamp
sketch and stash

thanks for stopping by today in your blogland travels.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Gettin Sketchy with Get Sketchy!

Happy Thursday blogland friends!  One more day till the weekend!

So I've made this card hoping that my Mojo would come home (I think it went some where warmer).  The Get Sketchy sketch was simple and clean so I figured that would be the best to start with.  The image is a digi from Pollycraft which I printed out on PTI white cardstock and colored with my new Triart markers!!  I'm still learning but I think that it turned out fairly well.  The PP is from a DCWV stack I'm just not sure which one because I got it from Rachel.  The CS is the Paper Company Bright Purple.

Challenges entered:

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Spring Time

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Keep it simple

Stamp Something - Something Cute

Get Sketchy - sketch #25
get sketchy

Thanks everyone for stopping by!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

1 card 7 challenges!

Happy Thursday to everyone!  I'm glad that the weekend is almost here. I think I'm going to have to take a little Mommy holiday.  School was canceled Tues and Wed and the girls didn't give me much time to craft.  I was staying up late just to get all the Valentine goodie bags ready for R's class party today.  Here's one of the Valentine cards I made for one of R's teachers.  I know the picture isn't great I had to snap them real quick last night so R could take them to school this morning.  I've just about used all the Valentine theme paper I got from the Target $ Spot.  I love how the red heart on this one are all shiny.  The image is a freebie from Digital Delights.  I think you can still get it                --->HERE<----   I used stickles to outline the cloud, I'm not sure you can see it but I thought it turned out cute.  I also used Glossy Accents on his wings.  The white ribbon and red and white buttons I had in my stash.

I'm entering this card in these challenges:

Stamp Something - Love Something
Stampin' Royalty #6 - Love/ Valentine Theme
The Pink Elephant #53 - Mushy Gushy Valentine
little red wagon - red with bling
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - What Love Got To Do With It
card patterens #50

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 8, 2010

Delightful Inspiration Challenge

I know this is a late post for me.  I really wanted to enter the February "FREE Stamp of the Month Artist's Challenge" at Delightful Inspiration Challenge but time seemed to get away for me.  I'm getting it in just under the wire! The owl digi is the first freebie in this progressive challenge.  You can get it at --> Designed2Delight digital stamps <---- if you hurry. 

Sorry for the horrible picture!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, February 5, 2010

Aren't you glad its Friday!

First today is your last chance to enter my blog candy!  I will close tonight at 12pm est.  I anounce the winners on Saturday.  Remeber you also have a chance to win some great 6x6 paper!  I'll try to get a pic of that up later today.

Second I want every to stop over to Amy's wonderful blog A Thousand Sheets of Paper.  She is spotlighting my great friend and crafting buddy Rachel from The Paper Crafting Place.  (I even get mentioned).  Those of you that actually read my blog know that I'm a huge fan of Rachel's. So go and give Amy and Rachel some love!!

Clara and I are heading out to the grocery store before it starts snowing. Gotta be prepared in case the roads get to bad to drive.  I can't let my Hubby watch the Super Bowl without great game day snacks!  Plus its nice to know that you have milk, diapers and toliet paper just in case.

Everyone have a wonderful Friday and I'll see you back here tomorrow afternoon with the winners of my blog candy!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Rhalynn's Valentines!

First off if you haven't entered my blog candy you can go ---->HERE<----.  I've added 4 items since the last update but I'm keeping them a secret.  I love being suprised when I open box so I want whoever wins to be too.  Remeber you only have until Feb 5th midnight!!

I finished Rhalynn's class Valentines this morning while Clara was napping.  I got both images from Dawn at Lost In Paper Scraps.  She has tons of cute images and they are all free!  So I just want to say a big THANK YOU to Dawn for all the wonderful images she creates.  She made the fish after I inquired about one on her blog!

Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!