Sunday, September 30, 2012

lmcb - autumn splendor

Good evening everyone!!
Lasting Memories has a new challenge this week.  The challenge is "Autumn Splendor" - show off those fall colours and photos.  So my mojo has been missing all week and what I have done I haven't been able to post because I have been so busy at work...  I tore my craft room apart, cleaning and organizing and ... bam.. stamps that I have never used... found some inspiration hope you find some as well!!!  The pictures are taken at the cottage during the fall - I don't remember the year but Sarah looks to be about 10 - so maybe 2002 - This style isn't my normal style so I am open to any suggestions that you might have.
I used old Creative Memories paper for the lighter colour and then close to my heart stamps to create the back ground and embellishments- 
and added Viva pearls  for a bit of bling 

I would love to enter my LO into the following challenges:
thinking through design - dimension (popped the embellishment)

Sending hearts... 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

LMCB - Ribbons and Lace with a hint of pink

Hello everyone and welcome to another great challenge from Lasting Memories.... 
the challenge is Pink, lace and ribbon
Here is my inspiration...
the pictures are from 2011 Crop for the Cure
I used my Cricut cartridge "Pink Journey" to make masks of the ribbons and my viva pen for the pearls 

and I also created this gated card wit the left overs

thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a chance to join the challenge
I was also inspired to complete the page and card because of the below challenges :)

my mind's eye -September challenge make it work 
the crafty pad - breast cancer
dream valley - celebrations
creative scrappers - sketch (lo)
retro sketches - sketch (card)
Sending hearts... 

PIO - fabric/felt

Hello everyone!!!
Pile it on is having another great challenge - come on and join us.  The challenge is fabric or felt and the prize is some digis from SKdigis  - who won't want some of those - seriously too cute
here is my bit of inspiration for you 
oh my goodness... isn't Sonia's images the cutest!!!! 

 here is my fabric... a little bat 
and all my paper came out of my scrap bin... yeah for me!!
 oh... and a touch of ribbon
 my sentiment is heat embossed from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps, bling on the bolts of Frankenstein  and i added viva pearl pen to pop up the eyes - oh... forgot to mention that i used pencil crayons and i rubbed over an embossing tool for the effect on his hair 

Not only was I inspired by Pile it on but also the following challenges:

Pile it on - fabric (my bat is also stuffed)
recycle, re-purpose - the bat actually has sparkles on the other side
forever friends - colours (purple and green scarf)
the lollipop ladies - gobstoppers
gingerloft - embossing (the tag and his hair)
aud sentiments - something funny
clear it out challenge - for children
crafty boots - children stories (Frankenstein)
pink by design - fabric (my bat and ribbon)
sweet sketch - sketch

Sending hearts... 

Monday, September 17, 2012

When life gives you lemons....

Hello everyone...
hope you are having a great night...
I love CAS cards but still struggle with them.
I found a couple of challenges that inspired me to create this card.
the challenges will be posted below 

not too bad I think... it turned out pretty cute 
as promised my inspiration for this card

forever friends - colour 
the pink elephant- monochromatic 
sweet stampin - sentiment as a focal point
craft your passions- (emboss, bling, yellow)
aud sentiments- something funny
card makin mamas- be punny
365 cards- sketch  I turned it and added some stripes at the top too :)
Sending hearts... 

SKdigis - black and white plus one

Hey everyone 
SKdigis is having another challenge!!  woohoo... second one and you will have a chance of winning some great SKdigis - you can check them out here.  Sonia also has some freebies for you to use!!

The challenge... Black and white plus one!!!

Here is my project... isn't it the cutest!!
Seriously I love her digis
I used my new CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge to make the coffin. which will end up holding some Halloween candy for my colleague :) 

I hope you have some time this week to join us at SKdigis!

I was also inspired to create this project because of the below challenges:
i break for challenges - digi image
delightful challenges - anything but a card
marks finest paper - favorite technique (anything cricut)
365 cards - keep it simple 
CAS-ual friday - black and white plus one
hiding in my craft room - distressing
fresh brewed blog - distressing
cardz tv - Halloween
ajvd fan focus - Halloween
Simply challenged - ink em up
divas by design - for a child
jellypark challenges - all about children

Sending hearts... 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

old age is always ten years older

hey everyone..
I have a couple of birthday cards that I need to make for this month... and I am running behind schedule.
here is one that I quickly made using the below inspirations 
 I used a M/M/M for the little black cupcake that I received from a swap on 
 the card is made up with all scraps and I used a stamp from "Pink by design" 
I love her stamps!!!
Here are the challenges that inspired me to complete the card
quick quotes - card
link up tuesday - atg 
polka doodles - ice cream (yummy tiger tail)
aud sentiments - funny (yep it is funny)
card makin mamas - be punny
the friday mashup - sketch and starburst
Sending hearts... 

LMCB - Sketch challenge with flowers

Good morning everyone...
I am a bit late with this post (couple of hours) - dang I have been late for the past couple of weeks!  Crazy super busy at work, getting a banner completed for my cousins wedding.  
Anywhoo... Lasting memories has a new challenge for this week "Flowers" and use the sketch.  
here is the sketch 
and here is my LO
 as you can see I turned it  
 I used fancy pants Country Boutique collection and Bazzill paper
 the flowers are made with Cricut Mother's day bouquet and Viva pearl pens which are my favorite... now to learn how to free hand the swirls... I tried a bit with this one... I would love to get more elaborate!

 the pictures are from Croatia when on our cruise.  I will be journaling but I am not keen on my writing so I won't journal till later but it does always get done. 
the film strip is from Cricut Wall Decor
Not only did I complete this LO because of the Lasting memories challenge but because I was also inspired by the below challenge
unity stamps - banners
Stampin' royalty - banners
Kaboddles- flowers
counterfeit kit challenge - summer garden
CR84FN- colour
Hope you all have a great Sunday!!!

Sending hearts... 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Aunt barb's page - Family

hello everyone
My lovely Aunt made this page (she doesn't have a blog- i know crazy right)
I added the pics of my two uncles and mom who have all passed away and are missed dearly.

don't you just love the swirls and flowers!!
and the cute butterflies 
no journaling yet.. but it will come when i am ready 
I would like to enter this lo into the following challenges 
cut it up - atg
scrapFIT -warm up - pattern paper
e.a.d - september colour challenge

Sending hearts...