Monday, February 25, 2013

Bears for Forever Friends #56

At Forever Friends this fortnight, our challenge is bears!  We are being sponsored by Bugaboo  and I chose this darling Birthday Bear image to use.  I also stamped the balloons from a Popcorn Bear stamp set and fussy cut them.  I colored with copics and highlighted the words with stickles.  The papers are from my scrap drawer from paper that I bought years ago when I first started scrapping.  I thought the two worked well with this theme and image.  The little sunshine charm is from an old stash of charms that I had ordered years ago and have never used any of them.  The little Birthday sentiment is from Whimsy.  I made this for one of the grandsons who will be having a birthday in the next couple months.  I have 6 grandsons that all have birthdays in the next couple months so want to get a jump start on them.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Please come and join us for such a great challenge at Forever Friends!


My Creative Moments- sketch

Here Come The Boys- lots of layers

One Stitch at a Time- use a digi

Pan Pastel- Birthday

Sweet'n Sassy- for a child

Shopping Our Stash- oldest design paper (not sure it is the oldest but if not....darn close)

Shelly's TTT- sewing

Crafts and Me- use a charm

A Gem of a Challenge- bow

Allsorts- animals

One Stop Craft Challenge-kids

Inky Chicks- Mother's Day or Birthday

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Card for Michael

I am finally making another card for my dear brother!  I wanted to send him flowers or something to let him know I was thinking of him.  Barb told me that he said he didn't want flowers,  balloons or a stuffed animal and for me to send nothing!  Well, I decided I would send all three on a card.  I picked this little Popcorn Bear stamp because of all the balloons he is holding.  With the balloons and the bear, I have covered two of the three "do not send" items.  I will work on the flower thing with a future card or project for him.  lol  The patterned papers are from my new pad I bought from LOTV.  I really love their papers!   I inked and sewed the edges.  The little banners are from a Whimsy die and glued to some homemade twine.  The circles for the sentiment are from Quikutz and the sentiment is from Clear Dollar stamps. I fussy cut around the bear and balloons and then popped  him off the ovals cut from Spellbinder dies.   I think my brother will get a kick out of this card.  At least I hope it will lift his spirits while he is in the hospital.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hugs to all and God bless.


Sweet Sketch Wednesday- sketch

365 Cards- fussy cutting and stamped image.

Shelly's Images- sewing

Sourthern Girls- waving in the breeze- banners

Crafting for all Seasons- dies and punches

Crafts and Me- add a charm

Creative Moments- shades of blue

Little Red Wagon-totally teddies

Penny's Paper/Crafty-anything goes

Whimsy- metal

DRS- plaids

4 Crafty Chicks-twine

Sunday, February 17, 2013

New items I just had to use!

I ordered some new stamps and paper pads from LOTV.  I just love their products.  They were having a nice sale on some of their older stamps as well as special on a new release.  Needless to say, I just had to take advantage of a bargain! lol    When I received my new things, I decided to make some thing immediately.  So the stamp is new, the papers are new, and some of the flowers are new too....all from LOTV.  The greenery is from an old Quickutz die. I used my nesties for the ovals and thh little banner is a die from Whimsy (I think).   The little heart pearls are  from my old old old stash.  As I was looking for embellishments I saw the little heart pins.  I have never used pins on any of my creations yet so decided I would try them on this. I inked and sewed around the edges.  I do think I did a touch of overkill on the flowers but just couldn't seem to quit. lol  Anyway, not too sure what I will do with this card except add it to my ever growing stash of cards!  Some day my daughter will be so happy to have to sort all this junk out!  lol  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hugs and God bless you.


Guylou's- BINGO.....bling, flowers and ribbon

Alphabet- anything with wings

Crafty Catz- BINGO.....pearls dies and ribbon

Cream Valley- bling and ribbon

NMWC- 2nd entry Ribbons and bows

OSAAT- make it girlys

A Gem of a Challenge- dies or punches

Allsorts- anything with wings

Catch the Bug-BINGO.......sewing, players choice-(stickles) and heart

CMC Copic- girly

Cute Card Thursday- and eye for detail

Sunday, February 10, 2013

'Just a note' for FF

This fortnight challenge is again....anything goes at Forever Friends!  Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are MilkCoffee and Rick St.Dennis.  I chose to use this little singer from Milk Coffee.  My daughter was born on the day Elvis died and she has always kind of been his fan.  I thought I would make her a birthday card with him but her birthday is not until August and she would see it once it posts.  lol  So, that put a whole new dilemma  for me........just what kind of card should have the king grace it!  lol  I finally settled on the kind of 'thinking of you' and used the 'Just a Note' stamp from Studio G.  I had also recently watched a video on how to make a shadow box card and wanted to give it a try.  It has about 1/4 inch recess from the top of the card front .  I did enjoy using this new technique (at least new to me).  "Elvis" is colored with copics and the silver is the Sharpee paint pen. 
The flourishes were cut with my CE and the Lovely Floral cartridge.  The little tags are from Magnolia.  I inked the edges with chestnut roan chalk.  The little charm is one I just received last week so was happy to get one used so quickly.  The flowers are from a private challenge I am in where one lady sent out flowers to participants and we have to use them all within a month of receiving.  I used 5 on this card!  Thanks Michelle for such a fun challenge!  Thanks so much for stopping by and may God be with you always.


One Stitch at a Time- anything goes

Brown Sugar- anything goes

Lady Anne's -anything goes

Stamping for the Weekend- metal

Crafty Ribbons- anything goes with ribbon

Catered Crop- polka dots

Crafty Sentiments- anything goes

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Thank you card

This is a card I made for a private challenge with a group of other ladies.  One lady sent us each a baggy of flowers and two stamped images.  We have one month to use all the flowers she sent.  This is my first project and I used 7 of her flowers.  I colored the image with copics.  I think LOTV has the cutest stamps and I really enjoyed this challenge.  The papers were some I just bought from our lss that were on sale for 55% off.  The large heart die cut is also from my findings at that sale.  I inked the edges and sewed around most of them.  Tho you can hardly notice the border punch I did use one across the bottom.  The sentiment stamp is from Just Rite.  I thought the pearls were a little different touch for me to use instead of stickles everywhere.   Thank you all so much for stopping by.  May God always watch out for each of you.


CLP- sketch

House of Gilli- pink and bling and anything goes

Pretty Little Ribbon- anything goes

Challenges 4- anything goes

Corrosive- hearts and flowers

NMWC-Ribbons and bows

Allsorts- Let's get cute

Crazy for Challenges- be of good spirits....make someone smile

One Stop Craft Challenge- anything goes

Baffies Kreativladen- anything but Magnolia