Monday, March 26, 2012

Birthday card in pinks

A friend of mine would like me to make her a few cards done in pinks and mauves.
she wants 3 brithday and 3 thinking of you  so you may get bored by the time I am finished with 6 pink cards!  lol  I ordered some cardstock online only to have it arrived in more orange shades than pinks.  Sure looked more like the rose shades in their photos and by the names, I really couldn't tell what I was ordering.  So, I went to my lss only to find that cardstock there is now over a dollar a sheet!  I really need to find a place to buy in bulk at a great discount.  lol  This is the first one I have finished.  I used one of my new Bildie stamps and colored her with my copics.  I also used scraps of pp from another project......yes I am using up some old stash and scraps again!   I added a few flowers, pearls and of course stickles!  I hope she likes this creation!  Thanks for stopping by and may God always bless you!

I am entering the challenge this week at Let's Scrap...sketch

Other challenges I am entering:

The Cheerful Stamp Pad-anything goes

Always Crafting- anything goes

Lolllipop Crafts- anything goes

The Crazy Challenge- add a sentiment

Sweet Stampin,-anything goes

Pixie Dust Studio- favorite pinks, Bildmalarna stamps, flowers, sewing , inking, stickles....just about everything on this card is my favorites!

Crafty Ribbons- Birthday

Just keep on Creating-anything goes

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Another grandson birthday card

This the card I made for my grandson whose birthday is next month.  Cannot believe I am so far ahead this year.  Usually I am hustling to get them done by the day of their birthdays!  lol  Andre` loves dragons so when I saw this cutie from Magnolia, I just had to order it for his card.  I colored it with copics.  The pps are from my scrap box....trying to use things up out of my stash more.  I pennants, name and numbers were cut our with my CE.  I used a MS punch for the border and then two Nestibilities dies and a very old old sticker for the sentiment circle.  I think those round stickers were some of the first things I bought when I first started scrapping and never used hardly any.  So, with the vow to dig deep in my stash, I snagged one for this card.  Thank you all for stopping by.  Hugs and God bless.

Challenges I am entering:

Seems a Little Sketchy- sketch

Paper Creations Ink- things with wings

Paper Playtime- one for the guys with a sentiment

The Crazy Challenge- go green

Use Your Stuff- anything goes

Card and Scrap- sewing or stitching

Heidis Hobby- animal

Sundays With Crissy- animals

Scrappy Frogs- spots and dots

Papertake Weekly- bingo.....I used  ribbon, free and punched shapes

Incy Wincy-things with wings

Love to Create- anything goes

Birthday Sundaes- animal

Catered Crop-sewing

Here Come the Boys- make your own embellishments

Monday, March 19, 2012


Last year I took my grand daughters on a little vacation to the Oregon coast.  While on our way we stopped to visit relatives along the way.  This is my nephew and his wife's horses.  My oldest grand daughter loves horse but had really never rode one.  When Bill and Jan offered to give her a ride, she was so excited.  On the way home from our trip I asked each girl what they enjoyed most.  Ruth had no hesitation to say the highlight of the entire trip was riding Patches.  I thank Bill and Jan for not only being very gracious hosts, but for being so kind and making this such a special event for my grand daughters.  You are both awesome!!!

For this layout I used way too many pps!  It seems way busy to me but Ruth liked it and that is what is important.  I used my newest MS punch for the borders.  The sketch and inspiration came from LS.  The two tags in the pocket have photos on them as well as hidden journaling.  I did ink all the edges and of course had to use stickles!  The lettering and flourishes were cut with my CE.  I am really enjoying the Cricut Craft Room and learning how to use the cricut better.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Hugs to you all and God bless.

Challenges I am entering besides LS:

Fun with Shapes and More- stripes

Lasting Memories- Pawsitively sweet- animals

Delightful Challenge- someone first grand daughter....can't get much more special than that!

The Poodles Parlour- anything goes

Shelly's Images- anything goes....not sure if layouts are okay but thought I would give it a try

Jellypark- favorite to ink and sew on my creations.  Also love flowers and fancy borders and cannot hardly make anything without stickles.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Little Christmas Tilda

Here is a Christmas card that was made for my challenge group I am in.  I love the little Tilda stamp.  She is one of the first ones I colored with copics.  I have had her in my stash all ready to go for several months now but finally decided to use her today.  The patterned papers  are scraps that have been in my leftover box for years now. lol  The sentiment sticker was one of the first Christmas things I bought when I first started scrapping be hardly use stickers but vowed to use some of my old stash so there it is.  lol  I thank you for stopping by and may God bless each of you in a very special way!   hugs

Challenges I am entering:

Addicted to Stamps- Rhinestones, flower and ribboon

Pan Pastel- add a flower

Sentimental Sunday- metal...charm

Allsorts- 3 in a row.....pearls on the sides

Crimbo Crackers- cute  I think Magnolia stamps are very cute

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Card for my dear Mother-in-law

My mil's birthday is coming up soon so thought I would make her a card.  Not sure she is into homemade cards but that is what she will get this year.  lol  I chose my newest Mag stamp.  I think she is just adorable.  I then chose some of my favorite colors to work with....pinks and browns.  I sewed and inked all the edges for the distressed look.  A few flowers, ribbon and a charm and I called it done.  lol  The pp are from the DCWV stack "Lace & Linen" that I have had  well over a year now.  I just love the old fashioned look of all the papers in this stack.  Anyway, I thank you each and every one for stopping by.  May God always bless you!

Challenges I am entering:

Celebrate the Occasion-anything goes but must use metal......heart charm

City Crafter-from your heart....she live 700 miles from us but always in our hearts

Oldie But A Goodie- Mum's the word.....hope Mum-in-law will work  lol  the paper is over a year old as is the ribbon and charm

Papertake Weekly- all things girly and or Mum

My Mum's Craft Shop- Mum's the word

Incy Wincy-Tic Tac Toe- I used tag, charm  and sewing

Love to Create-this one's for the girls

Totally Stampalicious- flowers

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Smile layout

This is my youngest grand daughter that will be 11 years old this summer.  Can't believe how fast they grow up and can't believe how far behind I am in scrapping their lives! Of course, I do not scrap chronologically.  I look thru thousands of photos until something motivates me and this week it was these baby photos. I am still 11 years+ behind but at least I am scrapping some again.  lol    The sketch is from Sketch Savvy and a small challenge group I am in is using it for this month's challenge.  For this layout, I used pp from a paper pad I bought at Wal Mart.  I thought the "word" paper was perfect for these pictures.  I used lots of flowers which some I have had in my stash forever and some are handmade just for this layout.  I used my CE to cut the title and some flowers.  The larger oval tags are a sizzix die and the smaller oval is a quickutz die.  I inked the edges, added some ribbon and sewing to finish it off.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  God bless.

Challenges I am entering:

Divas by Design- favorites  Well must say she is one of my favorite grand daughter as is her sister!  lol  I also love flowers and all things girlish.  With 9 grandsons and only two grand daughters to scrap, I love making the girly layouts!  I love to ink things and also sew on my creations.  Other than a little stickles, this layout is loaded with favorites.  lol  Guess I should have used some stickles!!!

My Mum's Craft Shop- Spring  The photos were taken in the Spring 11 years ago!  lol   This colors remind me of spring and Easter.

Tip Top Tuesday- stitching

Tuesday Throwdown- I am not sure I can enter layouts here but thought I would give it a shot.  The challenge this week is "new life" and I am thinking nothing says new life like a baby.  lol 

Use it Tuesday- babies and hoarded supplies... some of the flowers, the lace and ribbon (not to mention the photos) have been around in my stash forever! 

Craft Your Passion- anything goes

Incy Wincy Designs- something old-pictures, flowers, lace, ribbon, dies  Something new- papers and some of the flowers

Paper Playtime-die cut and flowers

Crafty Ann's- anything but a card

Thanks again for visiting.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Upward Basketball

This is a layout I made for the challenge at Let's Scrap.  This is my middle grandchild playing basketball.  We were excited that we were able to make it to Nampa to watch him as well as three of his brothers.  We don't get to watch them often so this was such a blessing.  I used pp from my stash that I have had for years and do not remember what company they are from.  I used my CE to cut the center matting and "Hoops".  Drug out the old sizzix dies for "Vandals".  Had to dig deep into a mixed box of ribbon to find the one I used. 
There is a hidden journal box under the Vandal sign.  Sorry for the glare on the photos but was too cloudy to get a good outside picture.   Thanks so much for stopping by.  May God watch over each of you and keep you safe.

Challenges I am entering:

Blessings Ink.Amusing challenges- die cuts

Creative Inspirations grandson

Crafty Ann's- anything but a card

Paper Crafting Journey- anything goes

Southern Girls-hidden journal tag

Scrapalicious- anything goes

Saturday, March 3, 2012

My first slider pop card

I made this simple pop up slider card just to see how to make them.  This is for my brother whose birthday is next month.  I am so excited to be getting a little ahead of my birthday card list this year.  Usually it if hurry up and get it mailed so you will only be a few days late!!!  lol  I used scrap papers from a layout I made which helps with the use your scraps promise I made myself.  The cute little image is a stamp from Whipper Snapper.  The trees are sizzix dies.  A little ribbon, charm and ink and it is done.  I do like the pull out part to sign your sentiments.  Next one I will sew on as to me it is really missing on this card.  I was more concerned in making it than making it good.  lol  I thank each and everyone for stopping by.  God bless.
Challenges I am entering:

2 Sisters- Recipe: 1 image.2 pattern papers (not sure if you can tell from photos but the light green on the mat is patterned) and 3, ribbon and charm

Crazy 4 Challenges- fun folds

Secret Crafters- go green

Stamp, Scrap and Doodle- use you stash

Card Makin Mamas- Green

Crafty Catz- dies and punches

Hotshot Crafts-ribbon

The Poodles Parlour- Birthday

And the winner is!!!!

Jodi Spiegelhoff!!!!  Congrats Jodi!  I hope you enjoy the little Tilda stamp!  I had 58 names in my drawing, numbered them all, and then had my 9 year old grandson choose a number.  He chose 3 because he has three brothers.  lol  I will get your prize mailed out Monday!

Thank you all for playing along in this wonderful blog hop.  I so loved all the beautiful cards and layouts and meeting everyone.  Thanks to each one that took time to comment as well as the ones that also took more time to use my sketch for their creations. 

Hugs to all and may God richly bless everyone!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Around the World Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to your next stop in this wonderful Hop Around the World!
If you came here from Tamytha Jenkins@ Paper HeARTIST then you are right where you need to be!     If you did not, Mindi Brown @ Scrap Chat & Coffee Talk has the hop order to help you find your way.
I am so excited to be a blog host for such a fun and huge blog hop!  I hope you will all join in on the fun and maybe win some awesome prizes!
Here is the sketch I am showcasing for the hop
And here is the card I made for my brother's birthday.

I used papers from my stash.  I did distress and ink the edges.  The little pinecones were from a Christmas stem from Michaels.  I cut two off and inked them brown as they were white.  I stitched around some of the edges and called it quits.  lol

I also used the sketch for a more "girly" card.  The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye.  The image is colored with copics (just learning how to use them).  The little crocheted flower was a gift from a wonderful  friend...thanks April!  I inked and sewed around the edges too.
Now for the fun part! This is the prize you can win by playing along with me!

    A new Memento Tuxedo black ink pad, a clear block and a new darling Magnolia stamp of little Edwin and Tilda hugging.

There are two ways to win my prize!

The first way is: you must
1-Be or become a member of Let’s Scrap  It is free, easy and fast! Once you get there, I am sure you will love it!  There are wonderful ladies to inspire and encourage and just plain be your friend.
2-Become a follower of my blog
3-Leave me a comment telling me what you like best about scrapping and card making.
And if you would like a second chance in the draw you must:
1-Make a card from the sketch I have posted and upload it to the gallery at Let’s Scrap. Please tag it as:  7-15-09, LEAP34
Please note there is a space between the comma and LEAP.   Also note that LEAP is all capitals. 
2-Leave a comment with a link to your card on Let’s Scrap.
The hop ends at 11:59 pm Central Standard time February 29th, which you would be able to track using the clock on the main page of Let’s Scrap.
Thanks for visiting.  If you have any questions, please just ask.  
Your next stop will be the talented Jodi Releford @ We Remember Moments .
If you get lost along the way or have joined the hop in the middle, Mindi Brown @ Scrap Chat and Coffee is the where it all starts!  Just go to her blog and she will have the order for you to get hopping in the right direction!  You don’t want to miss any of the fun!

So what are you waiting for.....Get to hopping and creating!

I hope you all have a great time seeing all the wonderful cards the hosts have made to inspire as well as making your own beautiful creations!

Hugs to all and God bless!