Friday, September 30, 2011

Trick or Treat!

Hello everyone! Sorry I have been MIA for a while.... Lots going on & unfortunately I have had no time or energy to craft.. So glad to be back to myself again tho! It felt REALLY GOOD to sit down at my desk & be creative last night.
I don't usually do Halloween cards, but I found this super sweet witch digi on Torico's digi blog & fell in love with her. The dp is a Heidi Grace design I picked up last weekend, again I saw, loved it, had to have it! I also used a gift certificate from my mom I've been holding onto to pick up some Prismacolors pencils... OH MY GOSH! How nice it is to have them! SOOO much better to color with than the ones I had picked up from the school supply section. I've been wanting to try coloring on kraft (I've been drooling over the incredible images that Dorcas creates, click on the link & check out her work!) I've got a ways to go before my blending & shading skills are perfected but it sure is fun to practice!

I am entering this on the following challenges:
Make it Monday, Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes
Sassy Studios, DTBST, Fall Colors
Stampin B's, Halloween Card

Friday, September 2, 2011

Good Bye Summer.....

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! It's a good day here, because it's Friday however I'm just a little sad..... so hard to believe it is the LAST Friday of the summer. WHERE DID TIME GO? Seems like I didn't have nearly as much play time this summer & have worked way too much. Guess I will have to make up for it by playing extra hard this winter....
Ok, now on to the business at hand ;) I don't get to make baby cards very often, so it was quite fun to get the chance to make one. In fact, I will need to make a second one soon lol! two different friends of the family have announced grand babies coming soon. For this one, I had an idea in my head of what I wanted to do & it took just a little work with positioning to get it to translate onto cardstock. I really wanted to have the baby peeking out of the buggy & was going to merge the images, but then I thought it would be way cuter to punch a window & have the baby on the inside of the card
here is the inside. the "congrats" sentiment is from a {Stamps} of Life set

The baby buggy is a digi I found online when I first started using digi's & I did not save where I found it.. sorry. it is a cute one & I had fun coloring it. the sweet bunting baby image is from Bugaboo. Have you checked out their new website? Lots of very cool stuff going on there! All the papers are from my scrap pile & I have no clue who they are by. The sentiment stamp on the front is from a Studio G set.
here is a view of the enter front
I am entering on the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp, anything goes. Oh my goodness, before I forget..they are also having a big celebration with a blog hop & some absolutely  FABBY b;log candy & prizes!!!! be sure to check them out!!
Going Grey with Scrap Creations, Finish the inside of your card
Make it Monday, anything goes + linky party
Cute Card Thursday, use at least 1 punch
Stamp Something, Digi days

And one last little tid bit of fun... Head on over to the Lili of the Valley blog Ideas to Inspire. They are getting ready to release a new Christmas set & they are giving away 2 stamps every day for the next 5 days! HOW COOL IS THAT!!!