Thursday, June 30, 2011

Birthday card for my grandson

My eldest grandchild will be 14 on Tuesday. I am so not sure of what kind of card to make a young man at that age. I chose to use this Edwin as he seems like a young teen type. Wasn't sure just how to decorate it so finally decided on stars. lol I sure hope my grandson likes it okay.

Challenges I am entering:

Sketch N Stash- sketch

Cards For Men- stars

Crafty Cardmakers-spots and stripes

Creative Stamp Friends- dots

HLSC-stars and stripes

Birthday Sundaes- stars and stripes birthday

Creative Inspirations

Here Come the Boys
- spots and stripes

Birthday Sundays- stars and stripes

Stamptacular Sunday-stars and stripes

Thank you so much for stopping by and may God bless you!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A little Birthday greeting

My new friend in Montana that bought my first card ever, has ordered a few more for Birthdays. So I am throwing some together for her to choose from. Here is the first one. I used this little cutie from Whipper Snapper. What better way to spend a warm summer day than taking your kitty for a stroll! lol I love their stamps. I first found the sketch I wanted to use and then got busy. I am loving the stamp set I bought last month of tickets. As you can see I added stickles to the flowers and the ticket and even to the background paper on the front. Gotta love the bling! lol Since easel cards are her favorite, I made this one as an easel.

Thanks for stopping bye and God bless you always!

Challenges I am entering:

Hanna and Friends- sketch

Stamp and Create-summer

Ruby's Rainbow-flowers

Crafty Creations-let it shine....anything sparkly

Mark's Finest Papers- sparkle

Creative Belli- the letter "G" girl, glitter

Stamping for the Weekend- your favorite things.......cute stamps, glitter, sewing and card making and entering challenges lol

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Another "Friend" card

I have really enjoyed my evenings this week since hubby is visiting his mother in California and am actually getting some craft time in. Yesterday, an old friend stopped by on her way thru Idaho from Arizona. We met for lunch and just visited for a couple hours. It was so good to see her again. It amazes me how God can bring someone into your life and even tho you do not get to see each other or do not really correspond much, the love you share as friends remains forever. I do not think her and I have even emailed each other for almost a year.....never talk on the phone.....well do not really communicate at all until we can meet up. And once we meet up, it is like we were still neighbors..... like so many years ago. I do thank the Lord for the awesome friends he has given me.

Anyway, Just thinking about friends and how much each one means to me, I made this card for a very special lady in my life. I hope she likes it when she receives it. I used one of my newest Mag stamps. I love the color combination of pink and green so went with it. lol You can see I added lots of bling! I sprayed the flowers with Glimmer mist and added stickles to the leaves. I did use a paper doily to follow the sketch but it seems to be lost in the midst of all the flowers. This is the first time I have used my old but never been used MS butterfly punches. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Challenges I am entering:

Stamp With Fun- sketch

Sweet Stampin'- something stamped and something with wings

Stampavie and More- butterflies

Deep Ocean-flowers

CES - sparkly flowers

Simply Create- come fly with us- something with wings

Crafts 4 Eternity- "R" embellishments.....roses and ribbon

Cute Stampers- flowers

One Stitch at a Time- wings

Ribbon Carousel- colored image and ribbon

Whoopsi Daisy- pile on the flowers

Hooked on Crafts- anything goes

God bless you all!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Digital Delights Guest designer card

I was so excited to be invited to be a guest designer for Digital Delights . They let me choose which stamp I would like to use and I fell in love with this darling froggy. My oldest dd loves and collects frogs and her dh's birthday is coming up so I thought this would make a good card for him. The pp I used is from the "Guy " stack from DCWV. I love the papers in this pad! I used my new Cricut cartridge "Nate's ABCs" for the numbers as well as for the green parts of the cat tails. (the brown was just hand cut). I thank the ladies at Digital Delights for this oportunity!

Challenges I am entering:

Southern Girls- anything goes

2 Sisters- for a guy

Creative Stamp Friends- Birthday

My Time To Craft
- more than one image

Digital Tuesday- favorite ice cream colors- chocolate mint

Everybody Art-anything goes

Tuesday Throwdown-masculine

Paper Sundaes- easel or twisted card

Wags 'n Whiskers- one for the boys

Craft Your Passion- paper piecing

Thank you so much for stopping by.

God bless.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Friend card

I can't believe what a roll I am on the last couple days! lol I needed to step away from all the guy cards and make at least one girly one. Then it will be on to more boy cards that I have to get done. I love my new Bildmalarna stamp and had to use her right away. I have never used the pearl swirl stickers before so that was a bit stressing for me. I pictured this card covered in flowers before I started with it. Of course my mind always lies to me about what the finished product will look like. lol Anyway, it is what it is and now I am off to another grandson ballgame. Thanks so much for stopping by.


Bildmalarna- must use a Bildmalarna stamp on it

CLP- sketch

Bearly Mine- anything goes

Shelly's Images- anything goes

Paper cupcakes-There's Magic in the Air - choose two off the list.......I chose pearls and ribbon

Simon Says- distressed edges

The Poodles Parlour-anything goes

Crafty Sentiments-sparkle

Paper Sundaes-girly girl

Everybody Art- distressing

God bless each and everyone!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Thinking of you card for my brother

My brother is having surgery tomorrow and I wanted to let him know he is in my thoughts and prayers so I hurriedly threw this card together with the scraps from my Father's Day card. I used another of my new wilderness stamps because my brother loves wildlife and watches the deer everyday on his property. The true colors are kind of faded with the flash....especially on the one deer. I hope this will bring him a bit of cheer when he gets home from the hospital.

Challenges I am entering:

Willow Sketchie

Crazy 4 Challenges- masculine

Secret Crafter Saturday- male

Papertake Weekly- anything goes

Fab'n'Funky- male

The Paper Variety- special guy

Crafts and Me- use a stamped image

Sassy Studio Designs- stitching

Frosted Designs-

Thank you so much for stopping by. God bless!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Father's Day card for my Pop

Well, it is that time of year when we get the perfect chance to let our dads know just how much they mean to us. I chose the deer stamp as my pop loves hunting and wildlife and all the other junk that goes with being a guy. lol Although is does not show in these pictures, I inked the background behind the deer so there is a sky with clouds and then shrub like coloring on the bottom. I chose to make a step card just because it has been awhile since I have made one and also because I think he will enjoy setting it up for awhile.I chose the verse because I do believe one of the things I am most thankful to God for is the capacity to love. I am also most thankful to pop because even tho he did not "father" me, he loved me and raised me as his own. I hope he has one awesome Father's Day because if there ever was a dad that deserved the best, it is my pop!

Challenges I am entering are:

Paper Play- Father's Day/ Male

Tuesday Throwdown- Animal

Cupcake Craft- things with tails

One Stop Craft Challenge- Father's Day

My Time To Craft- wildlife

Ladybug Crafts Ink- all about males

Sisterhood of Crafters- celebrating Dad

Craft Us Crazy- Father's day or masculine

Delightful - Father's day

Fussy and Fancy- man or boy

Creative Inspirations- Father's Day

C.R.A.F.T.-Father's Day

Alphabet Challenge- F is for Father

Thank you so much for stopping bye. God bless each of you!