I have to say that they had a really good time tonight. And they were both sound asleep within 5 minutes of their heads hitting their pillows tonight. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
The inside of my card says: " I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom."
The sketch that I used was from this weeks Stamps and Smiles Sketch Challenge.
This blog candy is open until November 22nd. And the winner will be announced on November 23rd.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
This card is for 3 challenges:
Creative Card Crew: SNOWFLAKE
Papertake Weekly: SPOTS & STRIPES
Mercy's Tuesday Challenge: SKETCH:
The image I used is from Inkadinkado. It is part of their Sketchbook Snow stamp set. I wanted to make a card with non-traditional Christmas colors. So I used teal, raspberry & white. Don't those colors look great together!
I am entering this card into 2 challenges:
Sketch Saturday at the Sweet Stop: SSS27
This card is for 2 challenges:
Creative Card Crew: SNOWFLAKES
Sketch Saturday: SKETCH #74
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I just love how this Christmas card turned out. I wasn't sure about using the brown and pink combination on a Christmas card. But once it was done I just fell in love with it. Here's my card, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. The image is called "Christmas Belle" and it is a free digi download at Wendy's Digital Doodling.
This is for 5 challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge #14 : The challenge this week was to create a card using Pink & Brown as the main colors. Add Ribbon and some glitter. I know that it is hard to see in the picture, but if you look very closely at the pink on her jacket and the snowflakes you will see that they sparkle. I added cotton candy stickles to give the sparkle it needed.
Winter Wonderland Week #22: The challenge this week was an OPEN THEME challenge.
Creative Card Crew Challenge #34: SNOWFLAKES
Simon Says Stamp ALL THAT SPARKLES: Create a card or project using anything that sparkles. Glitter, glimmer mist, gems, pearls, ribbon, stickles... the list is endless. As much sparkle as you can put into one creation.
Cup Cake Craft Week #63: Create a card using the provided sketch:
Image: Wendy's Digital Doodling ~ Christmas Belle (Free Digi Image)
Punch: EK Success Snowflake Punch
Ribbon: American Crafts Premium Ribbon
Glitter: Cotton Candy Stickles
So when I told my 5 year old daughter, Rebecca, about this she was all for it. She couldn't wait to make a card. The only thing is I only own 1 TGF stamp so I told her this is the one she had to use. She could add anything she wanted to the card. She could color it any way she wanted. The rest was up to her.
Here's her entry for the "This Tots Got Color" contest:
Didn't she do great? She did this all by herself. Well, with the exception of one thing. I helped her with the cutting. We couldn't locate her scissors so she could do it on her own. And the scissors I have are just too sharp. I almost cut myself with them at least once a week. So I couldn't take the chance with her using them. But all the gluing and coloring and picking out the paper and ribbon and flowers was all Rebecca.
She was so cute. Because once she finished her card tonight she said "ok mama put it on the computer I need to win my stamp". Yep I've started her young....give her a few years girls and she will be right on here with the rest of us blogging and entering challenges. Of course I guess this does mean that if she doesn't win I'll have to get a TGF stamp to put in her Christmas stocking this year. Which of course mama will use quite a lot.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
My daughter, Rebecca, will be turning 6 on November 17th. Why am I posting about her birthday now? Well, because I just finished her birthday card. What do you think? I just received this stamp as part of some candy that I had won. This is an Elizabeth Bell stamp, called Dolly. Isn't it just the cutest!?!
The color theme of her birthday this year is pink and brown. So when I saw that the challenge this week at Peachy Keen was to create a card using the colors brown and pink, adding in some ribbon and a touch of glitter I knew that this was the perfect excuse to sit down and make a birthday card for her. But as you can see in my card I forgot one very important part of the card.....GLITTER. I can't believe I forgot to add glitter to my card! I love glitter! I could go back and add the glitter in somewhere. But I'm really happy with the way my card turned out and I didn't want to take the chance that I would mess it up in the process of adding glitter onto it. So I won't be entering this card into the Peachy Keen challenge. I still have a few days left to enter that challenge. (As long as I remember my glitter next time!)
I am able to still enter this card into a challenge. I used the sketch from the 3 Clovers Thursday Challenge to help design my card. There are some really great cards posted by the DT over at 3 Clovers! Be sure to check them all out. Here is the sketch that they provided for the challenge this week: (Sketch #36)
I made this Christmas card for 4 challenges:
Creative Card Crew Challenge #34: Snowflakes
Our Creative Corner: Create a card or a project inspired by your favorite holiday book or movie.
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #15: Use your favorite embellishments
Stamps and Smiles Sketch Challenge SASSC37 : Create a card using the provided sketch:
My all time favorite Christmas movie is White Christmas. I watch it several times during the holiday season. I based my card on this movie and used the red in their outfits at the end of the movie for my color scheme and my snowflakes are from the snow that they finally got at the end of the movie. This is one of the best Christmas movies ever made. If you haven't seen it I really recommend that you do. You won't be disapointed.
So here is the front of my finished card:
I added an extra "gift" to this card by leaving the top of the card open and adding a bookmark as a "hidden gift". So here is a picture of the card with the bookmark out of it. For my favorite embellishments I used gems. I just love using gems. They can take a simple card and dress it up so much
Stamps: Inkadinkado Stamp Set ~ Filigree Snowman
Inkadinkado Stamp Set ~ Pattern Play Holiday
Punches: Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
EK Success Snowflake Punch (lg)
EK Success Snowflake Punch (sm)
CS/DP: Red Cardstock
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
So here is my entry for this weeks Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge #7. This card was alot of fun to make. The sketches provided for the CLP challenges are some really imaginitive sketches and this one is my favorite CLP sketch so far. I'm sure I will use this sketch again in the near future.
Here's my card: (Supplies used to make card listed at bottom of post)
Here is the CLP sketch that was provided this week:
I decided to use non-traditional Christmas colors. I love this color combination. Of course it doesn't hurt that these are my two favorite colors...sage & pink. I am very happy with the way this one turned out. Hope you all like it too. (See bottom of post for list of supplies used.)
So what challenge did I make this card for? Well, none other than the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge week #109. The challenge was to create a card/project using the provided sketch.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
So when this challenge was posted I went to my mom and asked for her can of buttons and started looking through them to find that one perfect button to fit into the theme of my card. I decided to keep my card simple. I added a button to the snowflake to give the snowflake a little more character. I also added glitter to inside of the button and to the snowflake to give them both a bit of sparkle.
Sentiment: Studio G Stamp
Ribbon: Offray ~ Lt. Blue
Cardstock: White & Lt. Blue
Punch: Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch
Glitter: Studio G Glitter Glue ~ Clear
Other Embellishments: Button~ Blue with White Streaks
Here is my card. I did change the sketch just a little by taking the three embellishments from the bottom of the card and placing them up the side of the card.
Image: Inkadinkado Stamp ~ Christmas Characters
Lace: Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch
Cardstock: Pale Pink, Sage & White
Other Embellishments: Gems ~ Pink
Image: Eliza Jane Originals
Sentiment: Inkadinkado ~ Christmas Characters
Ribbon: Offray ~ Lt. Blue
Inside of card #2:
Supplies For Card #2
Image: Greeting Farm
Ribbon: Offray ~ Lt. Blue
Image: Greeting Farm Stamp
Sentiment: Studio G Stamp
Cardstock: Sage, White, Pale Pink, Hunter Green & Dark Tan
Here is my finished card:
Sentiment: Inkadinkado Clear Stamp Set ~Christmas Characters
Embellishments: EK Success Snow Flake Punch
Other Embellishments: Ribbon ~ White, Button ~ Red
On a happy note. My internet is back up and running...finally! Turns out it had something to do with my phone number showing up as a business number. It took my husband 4 different calls to get them to understand that we are not a business but a residence. But I'm very happy to say that as of early this afternoon I have internet access back. Now I'm off to a Literacy Night at my daughters school. I'll be back on later to post some more cards that I've made over the past few days. (10 in all!!!)