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Friday, July 30, 2010

Handmade flowers for Craftalicious!

Please come play along with us this week where Gina chose the challenge for handmade flowers. The three pink ones are the ones I made for this challenge. They are several silk flowers that I heated with the embossing gun until they melted a little. I then put four melted globs together with a brad in the center and melted them once again. I added a little Shimmerz and Blingz to them. Flowers are so fun to make and there are so many different ways to make them so hurry on over and join us at Craftalicious for some fun!!! You just might win the awesome prize from our sponsor......Stitchy Stamps! They were so kind and gave the DT images to work with but my printer doesn't want to play with me anymore so could not use their stamp. :-(

Other challenges for this little Hanglar cutie are:

Everybody Art- sketch- I rotated it.

Little paper shop- colors

The Crafty Pad- vintage

Anything Goes- punches

Paper Play and Dutch Dare- anything goes

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Paper Piecing for Lexi's


This week we have a fantastic challenge at Lexi's Creations! Paper piecing!!! This has been a favorite technique of mine when I was making scrapbooks! I choose little Lilly to cut all to pieces and then put back together! lol She is such a sweet image and I had fun working with all her layers. The sentiment stamp is from "My Heart Stamps for You" from Stamp and Create.

The sketch is from The Sweet Shop.

Other challenges I am entering little Lilly in are:

ABC Design- paper piecing

Colour Create-pink, chocolate and white

Papertake Weekly- cutie patootie

Stamp Something- flowers

Cowgirl Sundays- anything goes

Daring Cardmakers
- layers

Thank you so much for stopping by. God Bless You!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Wedding card


When I saw the sketch at Lily of the Valley this week, I just wanted to play along. lol I decided to use my new stamp I just got from them and this is the result. I had a lot of fun trying to figure it all out. In my mind it was real pale blue and white but once I got it inked and together it was not quite as pale and pretty and my mind had visioned it. Of course my mind seems to think I have much more talent than I do because it is always lying to me about how things will turn out. lol

Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by.

Other challenges I am entering are:

Blog-a-Doodle- blue, Sparkle and embossing

Creative Craft- here comes the bride

Totally Gorgeous- Congrats

Sweet Stamping- vintage

Fairy Fun Fridays- lace

Creative Cottage
- touchy feely.

Tomiko's-flowers

Stamp Something- Flowers

Cowgirl Sundays-anything goes

Creative Inspirations- anything goes

Glitterbabe-sewing as well as bling and glitter

Guest Design for Paperworks!


Last week my card was chosen over at Paperworks!!! I had the honor of being their guest designer for this week. I decided it was a fine chance to make my grand daughter's birthday card for next month. I can hardly believe how fast my grandkids are growing up. I hope she likes this little Tilda card. I thank Paperworks for allowing me to join them this week. Please for on over and check out the awesome sketch challenge!

Challenges I am entering are:

Scrappy Frogs- girly girl

Create 4 Fun- flowers

Fussy and Fancy Friday
- stitches, scallops and sparkle

Stamp Man-and Crafty Creations- anything goes

Crafty Cardmakers and Your Next Stamp- easel card

Stampavie and More
- another one for anything goes

AiFactory- glitter me happy

Pollycraft- Birthday

Treehouse- watercoloring....I just found my watercolor pencils a couple weeks ago and am having fun trying to learn to color with them!

Papertake Weekly
- Cutie Patootie

Meljen's- easel card

Glitterbabe-stitching as well as glitter and bling

Tomiko's and Stamp Something- flowers

Allsorts- baby or child

Creatalicious- 3D

Thank you for stopping by. And thanks again to Paperworks!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Chef Hamish for my brother!






When I saw the fun challenge over at the Sugar Bowl, I knew I had to dig out little Chef Hamish and make a card. They have a wonderful sketch along with an added extra of "blue" on your creation. I don't know why he looks so pale in the photo because he has lots of color in person. I made this for my youngest brother who thinks my cards are so wonderful! lol

Other challenges Hamish is entering are:

Crafty Creations- sweet or happy....I think Hamish is a really sweet little chef and this is a happy happy birthday card! lol

Meljens-Easel

Mami Doodles- anything goes

Practical Scrappers- stash at least a year old.....I have had the birthday charms for nearly 5 years!

Creatalicious- 3D

Crazy Challenge- boys will be boys

Creative Cottage- texture

Alphabet- M is for men

Digi Doodle- anything goes!

Pollycraft- Birthday

Color Throwdown- colors: Marina mist, wild wasabi and not quite navy

Thanks to each and everyone for stopping by. God bless!

Friday, July 16, 2010

A Craftalicious "Happy Birthday"




Our challenge this time at Craftalicious is "Birthday" chosen by Carly! Karen's Doodles are our wonderful sponsor this time and they were so kind to let us each choose an image to use!

My niece turned 50 today! Several months ago my sister-in-law and I were trying to convince her that 50 is not that bad and told her all the benefits of being 50! (which seem to escape me at the moment. lol) Anyway, when I saw this ostrich at Karen's Doodles, I just knew I had to make her a card to help usher in this wonderful milestone. To make it even better, I called her to wish her a happy birthday and she said she was not really having one this year. Then she said that getting older was for the birds. I almost lost it on the phone because she has not received my card yet. Happy Birthday Dear Tauna! You know I love you!!!

I also just noticed this is my 100th post on my blog!!! I want to thank all the people who work so hard creating the challenges !!! I also want to thank all the sponsors that so generously support the challenges with their wonderful donations! I cannot believe how much my life now depends on my "play time" and how you all have become a part of who I am! It is so much fun to just come here and get away from the everyday things and enjoy the company of friends that enjoy the same hobbies! To each and every one......THANKS!


I hope you all will come and show us your Birthday creations!!!

Of course I have got to enter this in a few challenges!!!

Quirky Crafts- sketch

Party Time- anything Birthday

Stamping for the Weekend- Recipe-3 dps, 2 flowers, one ribbon and charms (wondered about the flowers since I used more than 2, but then saw some of the DT did too! lol)

Kah-Wink-E-Dink - Funny....am hoping Tuana sees this as funny! lol

Order of the Opus Gluei-Make something to make someone smile....hope it does!

One Stop Craft-Monochrome

Stampavie and More- anything goes

Tuesday Throwdown- stitching

For Fun Challenges- Favorite coloring technique....... I just got some watercolor pencils and am loving using my Dove markers with them. Of course I have to add some glimmer with my pearls chalks too!

Dare U 2 Digi- stitching

The Crazy Challenge- It's hip to be Square

AiFactory-Flowers

Stamp Something- Digital

Paper Sundaes and Shelly's - lots of layers, Bee Crafty and Creatalicious- 3D .....not only do I have lots of layers on the card, but the ostrich is four layers himself.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hugs to each and all and may God richly bless you!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Get well Bill!


My nephew had surgery on a broken leg several months ago and it did not heal and he had to undergo another surgery last week. I made him this little card just to let him know I am thinking of him and praying for this surgery to work.

The sketch is from the Pixie Cottage who also challenged us to make a window.

Other challenges are:

Stampin'B's -Polka dots

AiFactory- use green

Cute Card Thursday, Easy Craft Projects, and Fresh Brewed- summer...even if this is a get well card I think it really showcases summer fun.

Creative Inspirations
- oldest thing in your stash....the ribbon has been packed away for several years and I just unpacked a bunch of ribbon last week. Not sure how long I have had it but it has been a while.

Ann's Creative Nook- Anything goes

Digi Doodle Shop- Texture

Order of the Opus Gluei- make someone smile....hope this does!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy Anniversary Mom and Pop!!!!



Today is my parents anniversary. I made this card for them and my Pop really loved it. He even started bragging to his eldest sister about my cards. That was so mind blowing since my husband never compliments anything. In fact he dislikes the scrapbooks I have made and thinks my hobby of card making is a waste of time. Funny how it only takes one person that says something nice to make your day a little brighter! The way my Pop carried on made every minute I have ever spent on making cards worth it all.

The challenges I am entering are:

Just us Girls- sketch

Artful Inkables- sewing

Pile it On- Favorite things..........my parents are two of my favorite things! lol I also love this stamp and coloring with watercolor pencils is well on it way to being one of my favorite techniques.

Stampavie and More- Sparkling

Alota Rubber-Inside Out

Fairy Fun Friday- Anything goes

Cowgirl's Sunday-Scallops and Embellishments

Creative Inspirations- On the Move .........nice stroll for the old folks! lol

Creative Craft
-Summer loving....am thinking 47 years of celebrating a July anniversary sums up Summer loving not to mention taking a little walk with a fresh bouquet.

Thanks so much for stopping by. God Bless you all.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Little Cutie for Craftalicious!

Craftalicious has a wonder challenge this week!!! Tracy chose "CUTE" when she sent out these little images from Crafty Sentiments. I had a lot of fun deciding just what to do with her. I went through my daughter's old stamps that she had as a child and found the ribbon-lace stamp. I was excited when I actually stamped it and cut it out to see that she fit in so nicely. Am anxious to use it on more sitting sweeties when time permits. I also was happy to use another of my buddies crocheted flowers....thank you so much April! I love them. I even used two little crocheted ones I made.

The challenge from Cowgirl's Sunday inspired the papers I chose to use....so many different colors!

Other challenges I am entering are:

KL Stampin' N Scrappin' -sketch

Whimsical Wednesdays - summer

Papertake Weekly- in stitches

Creative Craft- stamp it up

Dutch Dare- flower inspiration

Shabby Tea Room- hot pink, bright green and cool tourquoise


Thank you so much for stopping by. Hurry on over and join the fun challenge at Craftalicious!!! We would love to see your beautiful creations!

God Bless!

Happy Birthday for my first teenager!

I cannot believe my oldest grandchild has reached his teens already. Where did the time go!!!
He wants a cell phone for his birthday so thought this image was just for him.

The sketch I chose to use is from Critter sketch.

Other challenges I am entering are:

Crafty Sentiments- birthday

Polka Doodles- boy's birthday

My Time to Craft- zig zags

Papertake Weekly- In stitches

Creative Craft- stamp it up

Charisma Cardz- Metal (brads)

Our Creative Corner
- blues and greens

Paper Play- child or teenager

Thank yous so much for stopping by,
Hugs and God bless!