Sunday, February 28, 2010
Here's a little close up. One of the challenges calls for glitter and I added just a hint with Stickles to the flowers in her basket, headband, and bow. You can't see it too well in the main photo.
Here are the challenges I've entered with this card:
Whiff of Joy sketch challenge
Simon Says - Vintage with flowers
Spoonful of Sugar- Distress inks, pearls, and glitter
All Sorts - Mother's Day
I've always loved Jen's sketches whether there is a prize involved or not. They are so much fun to work with. I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils. I also combined this with the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge- stitching. I did some faux stitching with a black pen.
Stamp: Phindy's Place
Paper: Making Memories
Tools: Nestabilities circles and scalloped circle; Martha Stewart lace doily punch
Thursday, February 25, 2010
"In an effort to be a blessing to families experiencing a deep loss, Taylored Expressions is excited to host the Dragonfly Card Drive! My sister-in-law and a high school friend both work as labor and delivery nurses at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD. When they told me about the wonderful work they're doing for parents suffering the loss of a newborn, I knew we could help! The cards we gather will be donated to the Neonatal Intensive Care nurses where they use the dragonfly as a symbol of hope for families who have lost a child during delivery or in the early stages of life. Families are given a dragonfly card while they are in the hospital as something to hold on to, cherish, and comfort them after the quiet time spent with their son or daughter. In addition to a card, the parents receive a small ring with a poem, a prayer shawl for the mother (to symbolize God wrapping his loving arms around her), along with baby footprints and baby molds."
For each card sent in you get an entry into a giveaway for a gift certificate. Check out the details here.
Here are a couple that I made to send.
The card on the right uses TESC101. The one on the left uses the sketch from Crazy4Challenges. Both use the same Cosmo Cricket papers. The one on the left uses a Starving Artist stamp and MFT sentiment. The one on the right uses an Inkadinkado stamp and Verve sentiment. The cattails are from Sweet N Sassy stamps.
BTW, Does anyone know where I can find more dragonfly images? Maybe digi? I should have more than I do, because I have two sis-in-laws that love dragonflys.
didn't contact me. It's been a week. I waited a little longer because I didn't have a definite end date. So... I've drawn a new winner_
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address by Sunday Feb. 28 7:00 p.m. Thanks. Congrats!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Stamps: Stamping Bella Cruisabella; MFT sentiment
Paper: Doodlebug Design, Bazzill cardstock
Tools: Copics, cirle punch, Nestabilities
Accents: circle clips, brads
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
FLOWER BLOSSOMS Ceramic Tile Coasters (Set of 4) - Hot Pink/White or Blue/White by craftation
Beautiful butterfly greeting card by SouthernScraps
Sunday, February 21, 2010
This is my card for the Flutterby challenge 97 using Mercy's sketch 61. The image is by Whiff of Joy and I've colored it with copics. Papers are by We R Memory Keepers. I sponged some angel pink ink by Memento around the edges of the image.
Here are the Copics I used
Thanks for stopping by!
I've used Jack and Ginger and colored them with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. This card is also for The Pink Elephant challenge- ribbon ( At least that was simple enough) and Papertake Weekly- gingham (checks).
My next card was made with this week's CPS sketch.
Tools: FLeur de lis embossing folder, Nestabilities circle, Copics- V15, V17, Y08, Y17
Saturday, February 20, 2010
This card was also made for the following challenges:
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Winner announced HERE.
Sometime before Christmas my blog counter hit 10,000 hits. I totally missed it. But I wanted to celebrate so I'm putting together a candy for 12,000 hits. I'll draw for this candy sometime after I hit that mark. What you see above is not all. I'll be adding to it because I'm clearing out supplies as I work on projects and some of them will go in this stash. Some will go to charity. I'm sure some ribbon will end up here and maybe some stamped images for you. If you want a chance to win, please do the following:
1) Become a follower. (For every 10 new followers, I'll add another piece of candy beyond what you see. If you are already a follower, thanks. You will automatically be entered. Current followers can get a second entry for completing the next steps.)
2) Spread the word!
3) Leave me a comment on this post letting me know where or how you spread the word about my candy.
Thanks again to everyone who has come by to visit and to leave comments.
***I have added three stamped images to the "dish". Whiff of Joy - Melinda Blowing Kisses, High Hopes Ace, and Birthday Betsy from Dog Gone Stamps. These have been stamped on GinaK Pure Luxury cardstock with Memento ink. I also added a Memento Dew Drop ink in pink, some pink fibers, and some ribbon (two kinds with over 3 yds of each.*** Photo has been updated.
As promised the candy is growing as the entries grow. Thanks for all the kind comments you are leaving. Continue to spread the word.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Thanks for looking. Don't forget about my blog candy HERE. The counter is only 20 hits away from me picking a winner!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Tools: Martha Stewart Embossing heart punch, Fiskars cloud scissors, Nestabilities ; Copics
Accents: ribbon, rhinestones
This card was made using the sketch at Card Patterns and also made for the Cute Card Thursday love challenge.
I almost forgot- I colored my image with Copics. Here are the colors I used:
Vintage Set of 8 Floral Teacups and Saucers by shabbychic72
Vintage floral thinking of you greeting card by SouthernScraps
Monday, February 15, 2010
Here is a card made using the Sketch Saturday sketch. I've also combined this with All Sorts 3,2,1 challenge. I used 3 buttons, 2 patterned papers, and one image.
Isn't this the sweetest kitty? I really don't like cats, but I love this image. As a side note, (and I hope this doesn't offend anyone) hubby jokingly says "Bella likes cats- she just can't eat a whole one by herself yet". Bella is our 10-month old Malinois shephard.
Stamp: Purrfectly Delightful GKD
Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Accents: Buttons, Making Memories stitches
Thanks for looking!
Friday, February 12, 2010
For my project I've used a red tin bucket I bought a couple of years ago on after Christmas clearance. I've filled it with paper flowers and Hershey's miniatures wrapped in custom wrappers that I have stamped with some Studio G clear stamps. I embellished the bucket with a tag and ribbon. This has been sent out to some family members. I hope they receive it in one piece.
The Pink Elephant is calling for Valentine's projects and Simon Says is looking for "love". My bucket is certainly full of "love".
I'm also sharing this for the Flutterby Wednesday love theme.
Image: Whiff of Joy Angel hugging heart
Here are the Copics I used on this image:
Here's a quick little post to share a quick little treat holder I made for Valentine's Day. I filled this with Crystal Light drink mix sticks and put it in a package I'm mailing out to family. The image is from Digital Stamp Oasis. You can get lots of cute digi stamps there. (I colored mine with Prismacolor pencils.)
This project was also made for Digital Tuesday's challenge- It's all about the animals. DSO is sponsoring it so if you play along, you could win three of their images.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Hi, hope you have all had a good week. This card was made for Mo's challenge- wood. I've used "Young Love" by Mo at Digital Pencil. I've colored it with Prismacolor pencils and I used papers by Cosmo Cricket. The layout is based on the sketch at Friday Sketchers. This card is also for the following challenges:
Stampin for the Weekend- Valentine's
Stamp Something- Love
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Tools: Nestabilities; Copics
This card was also made for the following challenges:
Simon Says- Photo inspiration
Charisma Cardz- Love
Our Creative Corner- Masculine Valentine ( Don't tell my hubby, this is his Valentine's card)
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I've combined a few challenges with this one. DareU2DigiStamp called for hearts and Valentines. I've used a Pure Innocence digi image. Paper Sundaes is looking for Valentines and Saturday Spotlight issued a "tiny" challenge. I've got a tiny button on the heart.
I colored my image with copics. Here are the colors I used:
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Friday, February 5, 2010
Don't forget about my candy HERE. I'll give it away when I hit 12,000 visits. 574 more to go, so send your friends over and spread the word.
Love Birds Coffee Mugs by marywibis
Love Birds Magnet or Push Pin Set by kimiko611
Love Birds Night Light by bloominlumen
Love Birds Necklace in Silver by ANORIGINALJEWELRY
Love Birds by ShoopTiles32
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Matthew 18:4 "Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."
This verse is the inspiration for Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week. The challenge is to make a card with an image of a child or children. I chose this digital image by M&M Designz at Digital-Ink Co. Maybe if we all prayed with that child-like faith, with no doubts, our prayers would be more powerful and would be answered.
This card is also made for the Saturday Spotlight "big" challenge. I used a "big" image. I made my card based on Mercy's Sketch #59. I like this sketch and it leaves a lot of liberty to add to it.
A few deets: Paper is by Cosmo Cricket-Girl Friday. I've colored this image with Prismacolor pencils.
I also made a card last night for StampTV's sketch challenge. Since I used a butterfly, I thought I'd share it at the Flutterby Wednesday challenge- it's an open challenge this week.
Stamps: GinaK take flight
Tools: Nestabilities oval and scalloped oval ; Copics
Accents: Rhinestones- Michaels
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
THE COLOR OF ROMANCE (Necklace) by NonpareilSoleil
Happy Valentine's Day greeting card by SouthernScraps
Monday, February 1, 2010
The paper is from K&Co. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils.
Stamps: Flourishes beach life
Tools: Nestabilities, MS border punch
Accents: flower, brad
The stamp is from GinaK Designs. The paper is just card stock. It was embossed with the Cuttlebug Moroccan folder.
Thanks for looking. Have a great week.