Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"hoppin" you feel better soon

Hello and welcome to my blog again.  Today I have a very "spring-y" looking card.  I'm hoping spring will be here soon, but it doesn't seem like it's in any hurry to get here.  lol

I picked this cute image from Whimsey Stamps called Froggy's Pad.  He is so cute, and he was fun to paint.

The papers are from Coordinations and a K&Co pad called Spring Blossom by Susan Winget.  The paper with the lily pads was perfect!  I used a MS punch and a Spellbinders die (Fleur de Lis).  My daughter made the great floral embellie.  :)  She used a Spellbinder die.  I think it was the Dahlia.  Then she added the Wild Orchid rose which she glittered up.  You can see her beautiful creations here.  I made the sentiment on my computer.  It was quick and easy.  I added rhinestones and some pearl cotton with seed beads for an extra touch.

I followed the sketch for Friday Sketchers and I am entering their challenge.  I'm also entering the challenge at Delightful Challenges where they are looking for Pastels and Ribbon this week.

Thanks for taking a peek.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

They All Look Like This!

I have noticed that when boys play video games, at least my boys, they always sit like this with an intense stare on their faces!  If you stand in front of them to get their attention, they will do anything to look past you at the game!  And DO NOT try unplugging the game!  It only makes them very angry!  lol  :)

Anyway, this little guy was so adorable and reminded me of my Luke, so I made his birthday card with him.  He is called, Computer Fun and is from Lily of the Valley.  I love their stamps.  They are so cute!!

I tried to keep it not too girlie  :)  I love to add flowers and bows, but that doesn't usually impress boys too much.  I embossed the black strip of paper and the vellum circle with my Swiss Dot Cuttlebug folder.  Embossing is great for adding visual interest when you don't want (or don't have) a patterned paper to match.  I kept the bling to a minimum.  The brads are matte finish and the only real bling is on the car where I used red Stickles.

I am entering this card in Cute Card Thursday.  I used the sketch they had this week.  It was perfect, clean and simple.  I am also entering it in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.  Their challenge this week is "One for the Boys".  The third challenge this card is entering is from Lily of the Valley.  Their theme this week is "Punch It!"  And I used my Spellbinders Large Circle dies for the front.

I guess that's it.  Thanks for taking a peek.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

For My Shy Boy

I made this card using a great image from Mo's Digital Pencil.  He's such a cutie called Shy Valentine Jason.  I love using digital images because I can make them any size I want.  I wanted this card to be special, without it being too girlie, so I left off any flowers and added green to my favorite purple.  I painted my image with acrylics.  The border punch is from Martha Stewart.  It's so cute, it's great for children's cards or whimsical images.  I added pearls to the corners, it can't be too plain.  The papers are from a K&Co pad by Susan Winget called Botanicals.  I love the colors and that I can make masculine and feminine cards from this pad.
I am entering this card in Mo's Challenge Blog.  The challenge this week is to use a boy image.  Since I have 2 little boys, it was fun to make something for them.  I made an easel card, which are so fun to display.  I used my Nesties (Labels 4) for the journaling spot on the inside.  The top stays up with more adhesive pearls.  (Love those things!)

I guess that's it.  Thanks for taking a peek.

Ladybug Birthday

I made this card for a friend for her birthday.  She loves ladybugs and I loves images from Mo's so this little cutie, called Bye Bye, is perfect!!  I found this image last fall and knew I wanted to use her for Martha's birthday!  I didn't have alot of patterned paper in the colors I wanted to use so I felt challenged to make this card interesting.  I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers to make my card.  Since I was low on these papers I found it a little challenging, but I added that great lace from my stash (it must be vintage by now! lol) and I think thats ok for the square in the upper right corner.  I used my artistic license I suppose.  I am also entering this card in the Wild Orchid Challenge.  This time the challenge is to use dies or punches.  I used both.  I used my Spellbinders large cirlces and a Martha Stewart border punch (I don't remember the name).  I also used the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder to emboss the white circle.

Of course I added flowers from Wild Orchid.  My cards don't look complete without them!  I added Stickles to the roses and cherry blossom. The pink heart stick pin is also from Wild Orchid and the white bead spray (I don't know what else to call it) is from the bridal department at Hobby Lobby.  I just pull the pieces apart and they look great.  Not too expensive either!

I guess that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Gift For You!

Here's a card that I made for my daughter's 20th birthday.  I love the image and the papers.  The colors are so fresh and fun, I just love them.  And so does my daughter!

This sweet little girl is from TiddlyInks and she is called Annie's Prezzie.  She is so cute and was so much fun to color in.  The papers came from Hobby Lobby a while ago.  I don't know who made them.  I used Stickles for her bow and her cutie socks.  I believe the rhinestone swirls are from Prima.  (It's been so long since I made this card that I don't remember all the specifics.)  I know the pearls are from Queen and Co. and I get them at AC Moore.  They sell them for $1 a package and they coordinate with Coordinations paper that I get at Joanns.  The ribbon was in my stash and I think it came off a box of chocolates or something.  The color is perfect! 

The beautiful flowers are from Wild Orchid.  I just love their flowers!!  I use the stems that I cut off to make the tendrils.  I just wrap them around a very large tapestry needle.  I adhere all my flowers with hot glue.  It works quick and holds them permanently.  Just make sure you put them in the right place the first time!  I used my Spellbinders Labels 4 to hold my sentiment on the inside, and a Martha Stewart border punch to edge the inside paper.

Thanks for taking a peek!