Thursday, March 8, 2012

Make A Wish!

Whew! What a roller coaster ride the past few weeks have been! I had co-workers gone at a business conference & was left in charge & covering their clients. That along w/ all the stuff going on at home left me with no energy or time to craft. Plus with the days going back & forth between snow & 60 degrees, it's been hard to adjust & decide just what to do (I did get a little sun burned on Sunday... it was TOO nice to not be outside) So now that things are a little more "normal" I was able to sneak away to my craft desk & work on a needed birthday card:
For this one, I inked up a doily w/ Ranger Distress ink in Vintage photo so that it would match the color scheme (that white was a little blaring!) then I inked the edges of the tag w/ vintage photo & then used chalk ink to distress & frame the sentiment. the pearls are Recollections & the dp came from my scrap pile- this is one of my favorite color combos, so it wasn't hard to find scraps to work with! the buttons are some I picked up in the dollar bin at Micheal's & the stamps are from the birthday4cookie set by the {Stamps} of Life. I colored the candles in w/ my Prisma pencils.

I'm playing along w/ the following challenges:
Mojo Monday, Sketch # 231
Divas by Design, use your favorite things: my favorites are the color combo, using sketches (love sketches!) & distress inks
ABC Challenge, K:kraft
the Spotted Chick, That's Krafty Thursday

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Wow, where does time go?! It seems like it was just New Year's, I blinked & now it is nearly Valentine's Day..... I've been MIA lately, maybe that's why I've lost track of time. Lot's going on at home (ugh! tired of stress!) & I have been catching up on some reading too (awww my long lost pals, really good books! lol!) So I decided I was well past due for some crafty time! (plus, having a holiday coming up that requires gifts &/or cards is a good push!)
So here is a little goody I put together for the hubby. The frame & sentiment I picked up off the internet.. before I started tracking where I found stuff, sorry I can't point you where to find (I think the sentiment was a freebie from Sentimental Sunday). I inked up w/ distressed inks in vintage photo & fired brick then fussy cut & added a few stamped hearts-I added a few to the cardstock & dp also. The dp is from my scrap pile, & the flowers are some I picked up in the dollar bin at Michaels a few weeks ago. The pearl is from CTMH & i colored it w/ my Bic markers so it would match the color scheme
I got REALLY wild & did the inside of the card too... using the same distressed inks over a hand written sentiment plus I followed the same basic layout from the Mojo Monday sketch I used for the front. The heart in the back ground & the stamped corner are all from a set called Hearts2love from the {Stamps} of Life  so are the hearts on the card front. Have I ever mentioned that I {heart} her stamps?!
Here are all the challenges I am playing along with this week:

Mojo Monday: sketch #227
Catered Crop, I followed the recipe... Hearts
ABC Challenge, I: in pairs- The card front has a pair of flowers, plus I used the sketch in pairs (front&inside)
Sentimental Sundays, Feel the Love
The Spotted Chick, Thats Krafty Thursday #58, use kraft
Going Grey w/ Scrap Creations, Valentines
Divas by Design/, Love is in the Air
Fab N Funky, Love is in the Air
Do You Stack Up, Love

Friday, January 13, 2012

Gotta Love Gus....

I started my blog almost a year ago so that I could participate in the big birthday celebration over at Catch the Bug and it's almost that time again.. Anyhow, I decided I just couldn't put off blogging any longer because I fell IN LOVE with all of the fun characters Jodie has over at Bugaboo & because, well, it really looked like it would be fun! Gus is one of those wonderful characters that got me hooked (along w/ Stella..can't love Gus & not love Stella!)
Here is another of the co-workers b-day cards I made this week featuring Gus

so I did have to alter Gus just a little to add to the humor...the person the card is for is always wearing a cowboy hat, so I just HAD to add one, as well as color in a few chin whiskers to mirror the person it was for. The dp was from my scrap pile & I colored w/ my prisma's-except for the hat, I used my Bic markers on it.

Here is the inside.. Too fun! Everyone loved this card when they signed it!
I am entering it on these challenges:
Catch the Bug, anything goes (am a little late on this one..)
Totally Stampalicious, Humor
Cute Card Thursday have a laugh
Sweet Sketch Wednesday, Sketch

Uh-Oh....I Frog-got

Ok so this is no laughing matter... I have been so caught up with the holidays & then trying to get myself back into some kind of normal routine & keep myself from falling into hibernation (which REALLY sounds good right about now..) that I completely forgot not 1, not 2, but 3 co-workers birthday's & it is not even quite the middle of the month! UGG! What a way to start the year! I feel so horrible! So here is the first one I made, I think that the cuteness factor made up for the tardiness... (her birthday was the 2nd)
The stamps are all from a set called Froggy2love by the The {Stamps} of Life and the sentiment on the inside is computer generated. the DP is all from my scrap pile. I just love those lil googly eyes!

I am entering on the following challenges:

CPS Sketch #250
ABC Challenge, G: green
Simon Says Stamp Spots &/or Stripes
The Pixie Cottage, Stitching
There She Goes, paper Piecing