Sunday, May 27, 2012

LM - leaving footprints behind

Good Morning everyone...

It has been sunny all week and now over cast :( Of course my daughter comes back from Cuba tomorrow!!

We have another challenge for you at Lasting Memories Challenge Blog 
This one is all about footprints.... people, animals, birds... any prints you can think of.  
When I first hear of the challenge the pictures that popped into my mind were of the bears I met during a visit to my bestest friend's place in Alberta Canada.  I always wanted to see the mountains so we took off to Waterton lakes, on our drive into the lake I was able to see two bears up close (thankfully in the car).  After lunch we decided to take a small hike to a smaller lake .  Walking up the hill we were going slow and around a bend when sitting right in front of us was the largest GRIZZLY BEAR I had ever seen... needless to say I didn't stick around for pictures....
I used this sketch from Page Maps

popped up the bears foot prints and used my viva pens to add some dimension to the numbers and some faux stitching around the ribbons to make them pop
In the below photo you can see the misting I did on the bear prints and the hidden journal ....
I used my stamps to create the title with a little help from my cricut.
Of course you all know the song... the other day...
I met a bear...  a great big bear oh way up there...
Reminds me of my camp days... loved that song 
A shot of the black and brown bear that I saw from the car!
 I hope you take the time this week to join us... if you do then you have the opportunity to win..
free digies from digi darla's 
 remember the challenge is -
MAY 27 –“Leaving Footprints Behind”- This week we want to see some kind of footprints on your layout. Idea’s: people, animal tracks, birds etc

I would also like to enter my layout into the following challenges:
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Saturday, May 26, 2012

happy father's day card

Hey all - with Father's day around the corner I have been trying to find the perfect card for my dad - love him to bits and he has always been there for me!!!
Here is one.... 

made with my Cricut "Simply Charmed"
Click to view full size image 
I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:
 Kaboodle doodles challenge - dress for success 
Paper and such - for my deer dad
Charisma Cardz Challenge - no flowers added
top Tip Tuesday - dig out the old... simply charmed hasn't been used in a while plus i have had that paper for it feels like eons!!
the kraft journal - remembering you 
Little Claire's designs - male theme 
Hiding in my craft room - father's day
Incy Wincy Designs - kraft and one other colour
card patterns - sketch
Sending hearts... 

the best of friends

Good evening everyone..
I am still playing with my doodle bug cards set that I won and made the below card.  
I used reflections flowers, some bling that I had around the house coloured in with my copics, and a saying on velum deja view fresh verse. 
I really love how soft the card came out

not the best picture of inside the card
and of course a picture of my scrapping feline friend "Izzy" 
  I would love to enter my card into the following challenges:  
aud sentiments - any sentiment 
Truly Scumptious - pretty in pink 
Totally Gorjuss - something new 
the lollipop ladies - turkish delight 
The scrabooking queen - mother's day 
the squirrel and the fox - best friends 
dilly bean designers - friendship

Sending hearts... 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

doodlebug with digi darla - top notch

Super excited...
I won a package of doodlebug designs... love the sparkly paper, the cards, the brads,.... oh I love it all

Here is the first card I made with the paper and mini pearls
 I used my close to my heart art philosophy cart to create the tag and a CTMH stamp 
the yellow paper is stamped with a mr. cricut stamp 
 the digi is from Digi Darla... isn't she adorable!!
 See the sparkly paper!!  love it 
 close up of the tag and mini pearls 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Ribbon carousel -flowers
paper pretties - bright colours
little miss muffet - anything goes 
delightful challenges - more than five flowers
Paper Crafting journey - for the kids
Digi Darla - sketch
Sending hearts... 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

LM - Celebrating mom or someone special

Good Morning everyone
Lasting memories has another great challenge for this coming week!
Time to Celebrate mom or someone special in your life, maybe show us how you celebrated your Mother's day.  For the challenge I made this LO of my Nana and I when I was just a baby.   Don't we look alike (teehee). I have very found memories of her.  She was an amazing Nana... becoming my lunch room teacher as a child and always there for me.  I still think that something is missing... maybe a large NANA in the top left above the 1971 in the cream colours... tell me what you all think??
I used my Cricut alphalicious for the Brace
Click to view full size image
The paper I picked up from my LSS's garage sale.  Oh my there is someone out there that put all my favorite papers into the sale and I spent way too much money - lol 
I can't believe how different the colours look in each of these pictures...  the true colour is in between both the pictures.  I added some little dots between the zig zag to add a bit of dimension.   
If  you join us at lasting memories this week you will have the opportunity to win...
$20 gift certificate to A2Z Scrapbooking

So kindly donated from our very own Elizabeth - PS - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!

I would also like to enter this LO into the following challenges:
Penny's Paper - I love you mom 
creative belli blog - baby (me :))
Through the craft room door - photo inspiration
sketches in thyme - sketch 
Sending hearts... 

PIO - Mix it up!

Good morning everyone,
Pile it on has another great challenge and I know you will all want to join!  It is called Mix your scales... use a small scale pattern and a big scale pattern on your project.  
The prize this week is for 2 jelly Park images.  I love Jelly Park but work was so busy this week that I totally forgot to print out an image (shhhh... don't tell anyone but I have to use my work printer because the one at home is out of ink) here is my card for the challenge - I don't know if it is the computer on the picture but the card seems shorter in the picture.  It is actually a 4.25x5.5 (weird) 
As you can see I used the small red dotted pattern and a larger ornaments to mix up my scales!
I love this paper it has some sparkle to it... and they went together so well!! I will double check on the paper and let you know which one it is from.  
a little pretty fork bow and voila... a beautiful Christmas card 

I would love to enter this card into the following challenges 
crafty hazelnut's Christmas - a bit of blue 
the pink elephant - dots and stripes
Cute Card Thursday - sparkle
paper and such design - sentiment only 
paper pretties - glitter
Friday Mash up - ribbon
Glitter Geeks - polka dots
Ribbon Carousel - sketch

thanks again for stopping by and I hope you all have a great long weekend;
Sending hearts... 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

May - Happy Holidays??

Hello everyone... 
I had lost my mojo for a couple of days and couldn't get back into the swing of it... It was killing me.  Every time I went into my room nothing was pulling me... I tried everything sketches, challenges, playing with new products - nothing... then while playing around this card came and now... bam... mojo back and I also made the card in the below post the same night.
Maybe this card will also bring you some inspiration - now it isn't my favorite but it does look very cute IRL.  

Normally I wouldn't use purple and green for my Christmas cards but like I said I was trying out challenges to get the mojo flowing... the colours is for Craft your passion challenge.
I used my cuttle bug for the dry embossing and the tree is heat embossed in a purple colour.  I am now looking at the card and it would have looked better with stitching around the card and around the tree. 
The stamp is so old that I don't remember where I picked it up from but I will double check 
Christmas Card Challenge - old stamps 
I would also like to say these challenges also inspired me to create this beautiful Christmas card in May ;)
Christmas cards all year round - fav song - o Christmas tree 
Winter wonderland - embossing 
the Friday Mash up - ribbon 

Sending hearts... 

Friday, May 18, 2012

chalk n stock

Hey Everyone... as you all know I love my challenge blogs
 check this one out.... 

There's a new challenge blog in town called 
Chalk N Stock!! Come on over to see how you could enter to win a prize!! See you there!

Sending hearts... 

fluttering by to say Happy birthday

Good afternoon everyone,
I have always struggled with monochromatic but it think this is it!
Everything but the ribbon is CTMH.  
A close up of the tree... double stamped and then popped 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
can you tell I am addicted to piling it on... I find that a challenge in it's self - 
I hope that no one takes offence that I have this many piled on... Think of it as free advertising to the other great blogs that I follow and yes I read them all!!!   Fingers crossed some of my followers will now start to participate in these challenges. 
 I know where do I find the time... I believe I spend more time on my computer than in my craft room - lol
Paper and Such - anniversary challenge - birthday card
whoopsi daisy challenge - spring colours
Dude time doodles - birthday 
CropStop Challenge - masculine birthday card 
DYSU #72 - landscapes
Little Claires - male theme
Southern girls challenge - about the boys
Crafty Creations - male birthday card
Stampin with the dragon - birthday and boys
Drunken Stamper Challege - its not easy being green
Sentimental sundays - (B)birthday - Brads
Really Reasonable ribbon's- masculine with Ribbon
Polka doodles - Monochromatic shades 
heart 2heart - dots and stripes
Anything goes challenge blog - colour combo (black and one other)
The paper shelter - birthday card 
Creatalicious Challenges - ribbon, monochromatic, anything but a square (it actually is a rectangle :)
the poodles parlour - monochromatic 
PPA135 - Sketch 

Sending hearts...