Friday, June 11, 2010

Blue + Yellow = Flourishes Challenge

I loved the new release from Flourishes this month so I had to take a stab at their challenge...maybe I'll win the new release. The challenge was to use blue and thus the colors. I used "Seaside Life" stamped some white card stock with versa mark then used my Close To My Heart ultra fine clear embossing powder. Once that was on I took my handy dandy sponge dauber and twilight ink from CTMH and sponged the whole back ground to give the underwater appearance. I loved the way the overall card came out, especially as I did this fairly quickly for me and didn't know exactly where it was going to go or end up.

CTMH America Pride Club Challenge...Don't Forget!

If you are in one of my clubs, you know I have set out a club challenge for July 1st.....create something that shows your good ole American Pride! I love our country so much and am so thankful for where I am able to call home. One of my wonderful club members Jennifer did this card and it really brought tears to my eyes. It's a simple card that she clear embossed Just For You--Stars on white CTMH cardstock. Then she shimmer misted the background in red and white and "tan" for a rustic look. She distressed all the edges. Next she used metal tape across the bottom colored with alcohol inks. Put on a CTMH hemp bow and finally stamped From Me to You-Celebrate. The part that really got me is the fact she is sending this to her husband in Iraq while she is home with her little children. I realize so many families are like Jennifer but it always brings tear to my eyes to think of the sacrifices our brave soldiers make to keep my family and I safe. So thank you to Jennifer, her husband and family and also to all the families out there that have made this core country what it is. God Bless America and our soldiers.
Remember if you are in one of my club and would like to join in on the challenge you have until July 1st to submit your American Pride artwork to me...I'll post more entries and the winner in coming days.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Awesome New PINKCLOUDSCRAPPERS Badge...Grab Yours

I have had the pleasure of working with Laurie from Doodle Pantry today. She is such a talented and sweet artist. She created such a perfect badge and watermark for my work. I'm thrilled with what she came up with, it's just adorable. Please feel free to grab your Pinkcloudscrappers badge and display it on your blog to let others know about my work and blog.
Remember to check out tomorrow special.... it should be a good one.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Goodie Box Today.....Don't miss out

I told everyone I would let you know on Goodie Box days for the June Jackpot as they are the BEST! So today is a Goodie Box day! Get $120 or more in product for only $60. The Goodie Boxes are filled with all kinds of Close To My Heart products new and retired...beautiful stamp sets, paper packs, embellishments and all kinds of great surprises at an awesome discount. It's like having Christmas morning in June. So be sure to click the link below and take advantage of today's sale as it only goes on until in the morning or until supplies sell out. Have fun and let me know if you need anything.

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

There's a lot going on here

Talk about a lot going on ....I don't think I could have done anything else, LOL. The sketch was from Pixie Cottage's Challenge and it made me think a little outside of my box. The core reason for starting this card was for the Digi from Karen's Doodles and believe it or not, it was a free image. I just adore her artwork...certainly one of my favorites. Karen's challenge this week was hopefully I pulled it off with the colors. Really Reasonable Ribbons challenge was also masculine/ with here came the weaved ribbon around the card. Here are some more challenges this card qualified for. Please be sure to leave some comment love and let me know what you think.

Stamping Sisters In Christ - Animal
Pile it On- Quirky
The Town Scrapper - Use scraps
Corrisive Challenges- Die Cuts
Incy Wicy Designs _ for the little ones
Paper Take Weekly - Fun!Fun! Fun!
Delightful Sketches - Texture
Quixotic Challenge - Go Wild (animals)
Simon Says - Male / Father's Day
Your next stamp - border punch
Charisma Cardz - Flowers
Caarddiaks - Embossing and Stamping
Oh Alice - Favorite Technique (coloring with copics)
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - handmade embellishments
Meljen's Designs - Dry Embossing ( embossed the spellbinder die cut)
KAH-Wink-E- Dink - six things (brads, flowers,ribbon, digi, diecuts, stamping)
Stamp Something - Digi ( Karen's Doodles)
Pixie Dust - Punch It...(martha Stewart punch/flowers)
Wee Memories -Punch
AI-Factory - Anything with a Punch
Paper Makeup Stamps -flowers
Stempel-Magie -Flowers
Creative Inspirations - Sewing

House Mouse...So Long, Farewell

Yes, I seem to be on a roll this I thought I would get my house mouse challenge in by the skin of my teeth. The challenge was So Long, Farewell...this is actually sort of a hard one to come up with something. I have the little wedding couple and wanted to use that one and say Farewell Freedom, but my sister made be promise I wouldn't. I still think it would have been funny. So instead since schools are letting out this coming week, I figured this one would do the trick. I used the Splendor paper pack from Close To My's so versatile. Go check out House Mouse challenges...they are so darn cute.

Needed a Break, so I made a card!

Thank you so much for all the sweet wishes for my son Will this weekend. It so nice to be reminded what wonderful friends I have and all the support that is out there. I'll keep everyone posted and let you know what the doctor says tomorrow.
So this afternoon I was feeling a little burned out and thought I would sit down and do a card for fun. So I made this cute little guy. This is how I see my boys at the beach so the stamp was perfect. Most of you probably don't know I actually still have my baby blanket...yes I'm almost 40. My parents use to tease me I would go to college with BB the magic wonder blankie...little did they know it wasn't a joke. BB does look at bit worse for the wear but and I don't sleep with her every night, but she is really loved. So you know this picture of a little boy and his blankie going to the beach or pool stole my heart. The sketch I used is from Beary Scraps Challenge and it was supper easy, but a great design. The stamp is from Belles 'n Whistles and their challenge was to make hand made flowers and thanks to my friend Denise it's one of my favorite things to do these days.
So I'm happy to say this card took my mind off things for just a bit and actually refreshed me, so thanks to the companies for their challenges...I needed it.

The Beary Scrap - sketch
Belles 'n Whistles - DIY flowers
One Stitch at a Time - Boys to Men
Paper Sundaes - Summer Fun
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Summer delights
Stamp, Scrap, Doodle - Handmade embellishments
Papertake Weekly- Fun, Fun, Fun
Creative Inspirations - beach theme
Simon Says - male
Charisma Cardz - flowers
S2G - blue
Pixie Dust - punch it out
Stampin for the weekend - summer fun