Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Anniversary

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Inside right of card where I placed the message.
Wow, it's been quite a while since I posted more than one card on a single day. Of course, I wasn't able to post this one until now so my friend, who I made it for, didn't see it on-line before she got it in person. LOL! I was happy with how it turned out. I don't remember who the papers are from, as I've had them for a long time.
Many of you may recognize the little couple as being from Lili of the Valley. They are one of my favorite stamps. This is one of the first images that I colored with the few Promarkers that I have. I usually use Prismacolor pencils. I decided to sew on the designer papers, and then I added stickles to the one that I didn't sew on. The pearls are by Recollections (they don't show up as pretty as they really are). I made the flower with my DS and Cricut then sprayed with glimmer mist, scrunched up, put a brad in the center and then played with it until I got it how I wanted. Oh, and of course I waited until it dried.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Truly Scrumptious - sketch, and brads, buttons or bows as optional
Fab n' Funky - recipe
CES Challenges - anything
Dutch Dare - vintage summer (the couple looks summery, don't they)
Polka Doodles - contest
Thanks for looking and for any comments you might make.

A Bouquet of Tulips

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Looks like I'm a little lop-sided on my card this time. Of course, I'm a little lop-sided myself, so what else should I expect. LOL. I'm really pleased with this card, even if it's not as elaborate as most of my cards are. However, I hate the reason that I had to make the card, as a friend lost her brother in death last week. He has suffered with Alzheimer's for several years and didn't always know them, but it's still sad.

One of the challenges I'm entering this in has a recipe, that you're not supposed to add anything else but what they have listed. Let me tell you it was really hard not to get to use more than one piece of designer paper or flowers (I was almost going into withdrawal). LOL.

This is one of those cards that the paper does most of the work for you. It's K&Co.; of course, and the image was a freebie from Fred She Said some time ago. The rest is pretty self-explanatory.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Stamp TV's CSS Limited Supply Bloghop - recipe

Penny's Paper Crafty-Challenge - pink & green
Daring Cardmakers - thinking of you
Marks Finest Papers - friendship
2 Sisters Challenge - sketch
Allsorts Challenge - park or garden
Polka Doodles - contest
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - sentiment
Bee Crafty - anything & a digi

Thank you for looking and any comments you might leave.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thanks a Latte'

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I had intended to do more thank you cards for the Fresh Brewed Challenge, but almost forgot. So I took one of their images and colored it with my limited numbers of promarkers. I'm not totally happy with the coloring, but I am new to that medium. I Liked the little coffee cup coming out of the clock, and I had the idea to take wire and make my own piece for the clock. I colored the image twice and the pop-dotted one over the other to add dimension. Since the image was cut out, I thought of what it would look good in front of, and I thought about my embossed card stock.

I've included a picture of the inside because I needed to show it had a reference to time for the Anything Goes Challenge. The papers are scraps that I distressed with TH walnut.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges.

Polka Doodles - contest

Digital Tuesday - scraps & a digi

Papertake Weekly Challenge - 3 (jewels), 2 (timepieces), 1 (cup)
Thanks for looking and commenting.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sleepy girl

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When I comment on other's cards, I'm always finding new challenges and on-line-stores (unfortunately for my wallet). I found this adorable little girl and a little boy a couple of weeks ago at Phindy's Place. I think that children are so sweet when they are sleepy. I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, cut her out with one of the sideway ovals that I stretched and turned with Design Studio, using George. I copy and pasted it to another page and then stretched that one just a little, so I would have a shadow. The flowers are from Storybook. The buttons and jewels are from Michaels, and the glittered rick-rack is by MS; and as usual the papers are K&Co.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Phindy's Place Challenge - infant or young child
Paper Cutz Challenge - anything
Stamp Something - digi
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - blue & cream
Polka Doodles - contest
ABC Challenge Blog - blue
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - sketch
Creative Card Crew - sparkle & shine

Thanks for looking.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

I won...

Woo Hoo, I was informed by Dalis over at Pile It On this morning that I had won the oversize cutting board from The Original Scrapbook Box's contest. I haven't won anything in YEARS, so this was very nice. The only thing that would be better would be to win the Work Box. (I'm not being greedy, am I?) LOL. To say the least, I'm excited. :-)

You're a Deer

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I just couldn't resist this little guy. He's so cute, and so easy to color. He's from Wink Wink Ink, a fantastic digi store, especially for realistic animals. You'll be seeing some more of the others I purchased later.

The papers are all from K&Co, except for the deep rose color in the back. It, the flowers, buttons and ribbon all came from Michaels. The mats were cut using Cricut French Manor, and the grass and catails were from Wild Card. I colored the catails so they looked more realistic.

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Fantabulous Cricut - outdoor
The Shabby Tea Room - pink, rose, green, white and cream
Anything Goes Challenge - three layers
Creative Inspirations - sketch

Polka Doodles - contest

Thanks for looking and comments. They are greatly appreciated.


Thursday, August 19, 2010


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Doesn't this little lady take you back to when you dressed up in your mommy's clothes, or your children or grandchildren did in yours? She's so cute. A great friend stamped a few stamps for me, since I didn't have them. Woo Hoo! I've distressed and glittered around everywhere there is sewing, but unfortunately it doesn't show up that well.

I cut out the shoes, purses and sentiment from my Cricut, "Paisley" cartridge. The papers are an assortment I've had for a while. The pearl necklace around her neck is made with Recollections, and are new.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Sew Many Challenges - stitching

I Did It - anything

2 Sisters Challenge - stitching

Ellephantastic Challenges - shabby chic

The Crafty Pad - glitz or glitter

Pile It On - 5 cut-outs

Polly Craft Challenge - stitching

Sketch and Stash Challenge - sketch, stash - papers

Michelle Perkett Studio - anything

Moving Along With The Times - glitter

Polka Doodles - contest

Thanks for looking, and hopefully commenting.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Oriental scene

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I hate that the photo of this card doesn't do it justice. I've taken it outside and inside and I just can't capture the true colors. We have some friends moving to China later this month and I wanted to do a card for several of us to sign and give them. So, I'm sure it will be appreciated, as it really is quite lovely, even if I do say so myself.

The little lady is one of a few digital beauties that came from Mami Doodles that I couldn't resist. The background scene is from Doodle Pantry, another site where you can get some awesome digital images.

The background scene was colored with my prismacolor pencils, and the little lady with my new Promarkers. Her dress is paper pieced from paper from K&Company, as is the rest of the dps on the card. The sentiment is from Polka Doodles Back to Nature cd. The pearls from Recollections and the buttons are from Wal-Mart. I cut the window frame out on my Cricut, using the "George" cart. Oh, and the scalloped border is from EK Success that I got on clearance at Target last week.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Digital Tuesday Challenge - use images from two stores
Fab n' Funky Challenges - spotty, dotty & stripes (There are spots and dots on the border paper, the paper behind the window and border papers are both striped papers)
Cooking It Up With Katie - paper piecing, something fruity and a circle or two
Simon Says Stamp! - based on a song (Travelin' Man by Ricky Nelson)
Card Patterns - sketch
Polka Doodles - coloring contest
Sentimental Sundays - anything and a sentiment
Thanks for looking and commenting.

Friday, August 6, 2010


This little guy from Lili of The Valley is bushed from all the work he's done. Lol! My DH has been grounded with a bad knee and had to have surgery on it. In the mean time our yard was beginning to look like no one lived here but the pine cones. So a group of our friends got together, came over and picked up pine cones, mowed the weeds and did a little clean-up of dead branches. So I made these thank you cards for them. I know they're a little cutesie for men, but I didn't want to get too serious. I didn't have enough of any one background color, so I did some in each color. Here is the one with the darker background.

This is the one on the lighter background paper.

On both cards I used some Basic Grey paper (the orange) and a neat denim paper by Paper Pizazz. The sentiments are by My Sentiments Exactly, which look better cut out. One card has the "raindrops" (or whatever you call them" and the other, buttons. Now to the "flowers"; the blue things are an attempt to make something that wasn't so girlie, but I'm not entirely thrilled with the way they turned out. But the other ones, I think turned out pretty cool (I'm giving my age away with my adjectives). They started out as poptop can rings. I took some tin snips from my husband and cut them in half and then put drywall tape under them. The large one was to large for a button, so I cut 1" circles out of a soda can, pierced it all over, and then colored it with alcohol inks. The petals on the smaller one were colored with an orange sharpie and topped with a button.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Ellephantastic Challenges - distressing

Basic Grey Challenges - stitching and something BG - orange paper

Creative Inspirations Challenge - anything goes

Dutch Dare Card Challenges - anything goes

Craftalicious Challenges - make your flowers

Scrap Creations - anything goes

Paper Sundaes - stitching

Marks Finest Papers - thank you

The Crafty Pad - ribbon & flowers

Freshly Brewed Designs - thank you

Polka Doodles - coloring contest

Thanks for looking and commenting.