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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Quick little challenge card

This is a birthday card I made for one of "my boys."   He will be 10 in April!  He is my middle grandchild so now over half my grandchildren will be in double digits!  Yikes they make me old!  lol

At Christmas time, I made sketch books for my sister-in-law and my niece, as well as one for me.  We thought we could use them to challenge each other.  Well, Barb, my sil, challenged Tauna and I on Friday night.  We had until tomorrow morning to complete or cards.  Barb chose this sketch which is from Mojo Monday.  I had my dd's four boys over the weekend so rushed thru this card this evening to make sure I was not out of the challenge!  lol  I had talked to the other two ladies and they had already completed their creations.  So here is mine!
I am not sure why it shows a white steak under his hat band and around his face as it is not there in person.  lol  This photo also is a little lighter than the actual card.  I thank each of you for stopping by and I pray God has a special blessing for each of you.

Challenges I am entering:

Catered Crop- use the color red

Dream Valley- male

Fashionable Stamping- something for a child

IDIC- Robyn's  Fetish-people

Scrapper's Delights- bling it up

That Craft Place- anything goes

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle- male themed

Sweet Stampin'- male themed

Card Makin Mamas-Happy Birthday

Crafty Catz-I spy with my little eye something beginning with "B"

Hotshot Craft- One for the boys

Wags 'n Whiskers- Male Birthday






Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gramma's lil' Helper

This is a layout I have done for a challenge group I am in.  It is all part of the "get your fanny back to scrapping" vow I took for 2012.  This is one of my youngest dd's lads.  I cannot believe he will be ten years old and I am scrapping toddler things!  I am so far behind but each layout catches me up some.  lol  Anyway, the sketch is from Sketch Savvy.  The papers are from a the "Baby Boy" stack from DCWV.  I cut the letters and border strips all out with my sidekick and sizzix dies.  I used my CE and the Cricut Class room to cut the pennants out as well as the frames.  I have never used pp to make frames and stuff but think they look okay.  I shaded some white crochet thread with blue and green copics to hang the pennants.  Added a little ink here and there and called it done.  Not sure it is done tho as I think it needs a bit more to really finish it off.  Thanks for stopping by.  God bless each of you!


This is a first for me.....I will enter this layout in some challenges.  I have entered my cards in challenges for a couple years now, but never a layout.  So here is the challenges I am entering.

Anything Goes- altered items  not sure if the crochet be considered as altered where I colored it.

Lasting Memories- ribbon.

 2 Sisters Challenge- stitching

Fantabulous Cricut- use fabric, lace or other trim.  I used the polka dot ribbon

Bella Blvd Studio-use pattern papers as an embellishments.....my frames

Allsorts-anything goes

Monday, February 20, 2012

Wedding Card

My friend in Montana needed a wedding card for her good friend's daughter.  She said her colors are  shades of pink and mauve and would like lots of roses.   I used the darling wedding stamp from Lily of the Valley.  Also dug out my embossing folders from Sizzix, which have not been used in ages.  Added a little trim from a MS punch and inked everything.  Of course, I had to add a little bling so brought out the old BLITZ and smeared over all the flowers then added a little Stickles for the finishing touch.  I chose the "swing" card style for no particular reason other than I made one before and liked the outcome.  I sure hope Chyral likes the outcome of this one!
Thanks so much for stopping by.

hugs and God bless!

Challenges I am entering:

Bunny Zoe's-Celebrations

Always Crafting- anything goes


Lollipop Crafts- anything goes

My Grafico- flowers

The Crazy Challenge- use a die cut or punch

Cutie Pie- flowers

Crafty Calendar- love and marriage

Hiding in my Craftroom- glitter

Cute Card Thursday-flower power

DYSU- layers


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

First Blog Hop card!


Let's Scrap is having a month long blog hop where awesome prizes are being offered!  This is the first card I have made.  I have several male birthday cards I have to make for the next few months and figured this hop would help me get them finished.  I made this for one of my grandsons.  I cannot believe it has been 11 years since all three of my children gave us a grandchild!  This card is fairly plain but I think Noxx will like it in spite of my  talent.  lol  I colored the little Edwin stamp with copics as I am still forcing myself to use them.  Slowly but surely I am learning to get along with them.  lol  I inked all the edges.  The little tags are Sizzlet dies.  I added tiny rhinestones to the corners and then added stickles to the numbers.

Challenges I am entering:

Papertake Weekly- anything goes

Scrapper's Delights:  no theme: anything goes

Sew Many Cards- Birthdays

Celebrate the Occasion- Birthdays

365 Cards- color with markers

Anything Goes- Bingo...I used distressing as I inked all the edges, Bling with the rhinestones and stickles and Ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  God bless you.