Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Joy's Birthday Card

I made this card using the sketch from Sketch Saturday. I'm sending this card to a friend who's birthday is this weekend.
This super sweet image is called Midsummer Tilda by Magnolia Stamps. I am very fortunate to have friends who love their Tilda's. I get to play with these adorable stamps because of April and Mindy. I know this Tilda is suppose to be standing on one foot but I wanted to make her look like she was trying to fly like the butterflies in the DP. This DP is so beautiful that I didn't want to cover it up, that's why the sentiment is on the DP and Tilda is floating on the card.

Midsummer Tilda by Magnolia Stamps
SU Card stock and sentiment
Michael's Dollar Bling
DP sorry not sure of brand, it was a scrap from stamp class(Thanks Mindy)
Copics: E000, E27, E29, E33, E35, E51, E53, BV00,
BV02, BV04, BV08, R81, R83, R85, YG13, YG17, & C1

2 Cute Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone, it's Juanita again. Today I am sharing a project featuring Lolli Hop, this cute digi can be found here. Well since many of you got this digi as a freebie for challenge 2 I thought I would show that this adorable bunny isn't just for Easter. I had fun pairing him up with these wild papers. I created this card for Paper Sundaes 15th challenge Build a Paper Sundae (use 3 DP, 2 Card stocks and 1 flower). Thanks for stopping by :).

Lolli Hop Digi
SU Card stock, sentiment, and brad
BasicGrey Nook & Pantry DP
Occasions Handmade Decor Flowers
Copics: E33, E35, E37, R20, R22, Y15 & Y17

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sympathy Card

Here's a card I made using Mercy Tuesday Sketch 70. I found out last week that someone from high school passed away a few years ago. The family is having a hard time so I thought I would send them a card. This adorable image by Di's Digi Downloads seemed perfect for such a sad occasion. Thanks for visiting!
Memories by Di's Digi Downloads
SU Card stock, ribbon and sentiment
BasicGrey Nook & Pantry DP

Friday, April 23, 2010

Fussy and Fancy Birthday Treat

Hello my fellow bloggers, today is finally Friday! That means there's a new challenge over at Fussy and Fancy. The theme for the next 2 weeks is Birthday, but not just any Birthday. We want you to include a sweet treat(cupcake, cake, candy, etc.) on your project. Fun right :). Our sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs. Lindsay generously donated images for some of the DT to use and the winner of the challenge will be able to choose 4 images of their choice.

I am using Birthday Surprise, which happens to be a new image from Sassy Studio Designs. She was so much fun to color, I am totally loving the way her hair turned out. Below are a couple other challenges I made this card for.

Papertake Weekly- Sketch
A Spoon Full Of Sugar- Happy Birthday

SU Card stock, sentiment and DP
Bo Bunny Flower and Brad
Me & My Big Ideas Bling
Copics: E000, E02, E27, E29, E33, E35, E51, BG01, BG02, BG05,
BG09, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, R20, R22, R27, and Y25

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

2 Cute Birthday Tag and My Craft Space

Today I would like to share a quick birthday tag using Kitty Surprise Digi, this sweet image can be found at the 2 Cute Digi Shop. Kitty Surprise is a great image to use for kid's birthday cards and tags. I made this for Paper Sundaes Challenge- No People.

SU Card stock, DP, ribbon and sentiment
Nestabilities oval and scallop oval
Copics:E000, E02, E51, E53, B32, B37, and B39

Now on to my crafty space, otherwise known as the dining room. This is where a good chunk of my time in front of the computer, oh and I make some of my cards here too :).
Here's another view, it was kind of hard getting a good picture since my space is cramped with these things called a table and chairs, lol. Yes that table gets used for crafting but mainly it serves it purpose as the place we eat meals.
This is my hutch, that was originally suppose to store stemware and liquor. Well slowly my cards and supplies have started taking over. I'm sure eventually I will have the whole thing taken over, hehe.
Here's another view and you can see the table in this one.
This shelf was given to me by Jennifer for my birthday a couple of years ago. I have some embellishments, my ink pads and some projects up there. I also have some cards that were sent to me displayed up there.
I hope you enjoyed the short tour of my space.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Friends Having Fun Recipe Challenge

Hello again, this is my post for Friends Having Fun's First Recipe Challenge. The recipe is below.

Theme: April Fool's!

a shiny application (stickles, glitter, shimmerz, glimmer mists...)
3 different patterned papers
hand cut your patterned papers!!!!(my hand cut DP are Maddie's dress, Zeke's
shirt and pants)
a funny quote, phrase or sentiment

This challenge is being sponsored by:
The winner of this challenge will
win a $10.00 GC to the store!

Wow, what a cool recipe, huh? The toughest part was the hand cutting 3 different DP. I decided that if I used Zeke and Maddie I could paper piece their clothes. I then had to find DP that would look good on Zeke. Ok so I cheated a bit because I colored over Zeke's pants. If you look closely though you can see the DP :). I'm not sure if my sentiment is funny but it was really funny to me when I made this card, the hubby and daughter didn't get it though.
I very carefully gave Maddie fangs with my black Copic. I put glitter glue all over her dress and added the black bling for my sparkle.

I hope you get a chance to join us at Friends Having Fun. I also hope you get a chance to visit the rest of the DT.
SU card stock, DP, and border punch
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
Glitter glue
Copics: E000 E27 E29, E33, E35, E51, E53, Y32,
Y35, Y38, R59, B02, C1, C3, C5, C7, and 100

SPCC 44 Thank You Beary Much

Good Morning blogland, this is my first post of the morning. I will be posting my Friends Having Fun Recipe Challenge card in a bit. This card was made for SPCC Challenge 44.

This adorable image was a freebie from Karen's Doodles. I have had this image sitting in a folder for a while. I decided he would be perfect for this color combo. I may make a few cards like this to make a gift set for my daughter's teacher. I can't believe my kids only have a month left of school, then they will be on summer vacation. Joy, lol!

Image is from Karen's Doodles
SU card stock and rub ons
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Copics E27, E29, E33, E35, E47, Y35, Y38, YR04,
YR07, R05, R20, YG11, YG13, YG17 and 0

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mother In Law's Birthday Card

This is going to be a quick post because everyone will be here in an hour to celebrate my Mother in law's birthday. Her birthday is actually on Tuesday but not everyone can get together that day so last night I found out everyone was coming here. I colored this image yesterday mainly so I could play in some challenges next week. Well since I knew I wouldn't have time to color a new image I decided it was perfect for her card. I found this sketch at Card Patterns and though it was perfect for this image. Ok gotta run so I can get the kids and hubby to sign it before she gets here.

Shy Maisy by Di's Digi Downloads
SU Card stock
Gingham paper (don't know company)
Prima Flower
Crochet Flower by Crocheting Oma
Dollar Pearls from scrapbook convention
Copics: E000, E02, E27, E29, E33, E35, E51, E53, E71, E74, E77, B0000, B00,
B02, B14, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, YG13, YG17, and YR04

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Be Inspired by Maddie

Today I am sharing a card I made for StamInsanity Challenge 3 Be Inspired by this Shirt.April1stChPic

This is what I came up with :). I didn't realize till about an hour ago that this challenge ends soon, like in an hour. Good thing I already had my image colored. I searched blogland for a sketch and found this one from Die Cuts R Us. Need to run so I can get this up before the deadline :).

SU Card stock
Making Memories DP
Copics:E000, E02, E51, BG01, BG05, BG09, Y32, Y35, Y38, C5, C7, and 100

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sweet Memories

Wahoo, I have a card to share that isn't part of an DT requirements. So nice to play with my goodies for the fun of it. I bought this image a couple of days ago from Di's Digi Downloads. She has so many images that I fell in love with but I had to settle for getting just a few, for now. I just love her hair, and it was so much fun to color in. Her teddy bear reminds me of my daughters build a bear, I think she even used to hold it by the ear, lol. I think I went a bit crazy with the distressing, what do you think? I don't know but I think with all the brown and distressing I was trying to channel my inner Jen. Now I'm not saying my card compares to her fab work, just saying I was feeling her vibe as I made this card. Well thanks for visiting, hopefully I can sneak another fun card in this week.

Wild Flower Wednesday- Sketch
Cupcake Craft- Childhood Memories
The Shabby Tea Room- It's Hip To Be Square (5 squares if you count the scallop square)
Creative Inspirations- Green, Brown and Blue
Image- Country Maisy Sitting On Stool By Di's Digi Downloads
SU Card stock, ink, border punch, and ribbon
Nestabilities Square and Scallop Square
Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals Sizzix Die
Kaiser Pewter Pearl
Copics: E000, E02, E27, E29, E33, E35, E51, B0000, B00, B02, B14, YG63, YG67, Y35, Y38, R20

FHF Sketch Hand in Hand

Happy Monday everyone. Today I bring you my first project as a Friends Having Fun DT member. I hope you take some time to check out the challenges. Every week there will be a different challenge. Each weeks challenge has a different set of DT members to share their creation. Isn't that cool, you will get to see so many different styles each week. On the second Monday of every month we'll be bringing you a new project featuring a sketch designed by Dani. This month's sketch challenge is sponsored by Prairie Fairy. Prairie Fairy generously donated images for the DT to use.
For my card I used A Helping Hand by Prairie Fairy. Isn't that such a sweet image, love the little guy in his overalls :). I colored the image to go with this beautiful Bo Bunny DP.
Thanks for stopping by!

Prairie Fairy Blog

A Helping Hand by Prairie Fairy
SU card stock
Bo Bunny DP
Copics: EO2, E33, E35, E37, E47, E51, E53, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29, B37, B93, B95, B97, Y15, Y17, and Y21

Friday, April 9, 2010

Fussy and Fancy's First Sketch

Happy Friday, today Fussy and Fancy introduces it's first sketch challenge. We had so much fun with it that we're thinking of do the more often. Hopefully our followers will also enjoy the sketch designed by Mindy. Our sponsor this time around is InStyle Stamps, Virginia generously donated images for the DT to use and the prize of 4 digis(winner's choice).

Molly digi by InStyle Stamps
SU Card stock border punch and ribbon
DCWV DP ( old stack)
Prima Flowers- Summer Mix from Michael's
Cloud 9 Designs Ribbon Border sticker (very old)
Pearls (don't remember the brand)
Nestabilities oval and scallop oval
Copics: E02, E33, E35, E47, E51, E57, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08, B32, B37, B93, B95, B97, R20, R22, R27, R29, BG01, BG05, and BG09

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What do you do with your cards?

Seriously I want to know. Do you actually give them away, lol? I have no clue why I hoard my cards but this is getting ridiculous. I thought I would put some things in this file container while I cleaned up my stamping area but look it's full of cards already. Most of them are old, not even my style anymore. Do I strip them of their embellishments or what??? Help me please.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

2 Cute Happy Birthday Penguin

I made this card with Happy Birthday Penguin from 2 Cute Rubber Stamps. I used Crystal Effects on the ice cube along with some Sparkly Fluff on top of the cube. I was trying to make it look like the penguin was sitting on soft snow. I used the color combo from Friends Having Fun first challenge. I thought these colors were perfect for this image. With these colors, simple sketch and embossing, I think this is a perfect boy card. I have so much trouble with boy cards that I think I'm going to have to start making a stash of them. So I'm not trying to make one when one is needed. Below are the other challenges I'm entering this card into.

Friends Having Fun -Color Challenge 1
The Corrosive Challenge 58- Sketch
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #98- One for the Boys

SU Card stock and Rub on
American Crafts card stock
Crystal Effects
Sparkly Fluff
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Copics: B32, B93, B95, B97, Y15, Y17. YR04, and YR07

Monday, April 5, 2010

SPCC 42 Butterfly Wishes

Here's a quick card I put together for SPCC #42, I had envisioned this being more elegant then it turned out. I love this butterfly die, even after making those centerpieces with it. I thought I was going to not want to look at another butterfly after making hundreds of then, but no I still love using this die. Not much to share about this card, other than my arm was still pretty messed up when I made this. Can you see how I couldn't get a clean impression with the sentiment. I took 3 tries to get it this good. I'm happy to say my arm is feeling so much better. I am about 95% healed.

Have you checked out the new challenge over at Friends Having Fun. Every week there will be a new ch
allenge with different themes and different DT members sharing. This weeks challenge is a color challenge, next week is a sketch. I'm one of the Sketch Sorority Sisters and I'll be sharing a card along with some other very talented ladies. It's going to so much fun so head on over and become a follower.

All SU except Michael's Dollar bling

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April's Birthday Card

Here's a card I made for April, I gave it to her on Saturday and her birthday was yesterday. I hope you had a great day April. She was super sweet and took us Fussy and Fancy Founders to a Tea House to celebrate on Saturday before our monthly stamp class. We had a fancy tea party, April yours are just as nice if not even better. The whole day was a blast, can you believe we hung out from noon till 7PM, lol. I think we need to do the whole day thing more often because it was so much fun.

When I made this card I intended to enter it into The Wild Flower Kids Challenge 7 which was to use ribbon and hand made flowers (a crochet flower is hand made, right, even if I didn't make it). On Monday when I was going to post Blogger was having issues. Well I forgot to post it so I missed that challenge, but that's okay. This weeks Wild Flower Kids Challenge is A Birthday Wish, ha isn't the sentiment perfect for that :). Thanks for visiting!

Cupcake Tilly from Digital Doodling
SU card stock, DP, sentiment. ribbon and ink
Robin's Nest Dew Drops
Basic Grey Button
Crochet flower from Crocheting Oma
Heart Doily
Nestibilities rectangle and large deckled rectangle