Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring Fever

Yep! I have it.  Not ashamed to admit it.  I am so happy to see the sun come out, temperatures on the rise, the pollen...wait, maybe not ready for the pollen but if that's what it takes to keep this weather, then I'm all in!
Got a new card to show that I had fun making. I love working with bright colors (I have try REALLY hard to make a muted, or shabby chic card...just doesn't come natural to me at all).  But on to the card.  I used a Tiddly Inks Fairy (Fairy Fae Catches A Star) and added some more sparkly stars to bling it up some (can't have to much shiny things on a card with a fairy...right?)
Ok, so you might need some sunglasses to see this one, but I just LOVE yellow and pink together. They scream sunshine to me! And here's another "artistic" view, lol.
This might show the sparkly stars for Fae (Fairies can't have too much sparkles!!).  That's it for me today....I have more cards to post, just need to remember to post them, lol.  Come on back sometime!
Oh, I'd like to enter a couple of challenges this week (and this time I even remembered the rules! hee-hee)

Wild Orchid Challenge:  #100: Bling it up
Tiddly Inks Challenge : #130: Celebrate Spring

Have a happy week and see you back here soon.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Have a Fairy Day

Happy Spring!...finally, it's arrived (well maybe a few days next week winter will fight to stay) but I'm pretty sure it's spring. Wake up yesterday and pollen is everywhere! Oh my, I do mean everywhere.  Gotta love spring weather but the pollen could go away, like NOW! 
Oh yeah, I have a card for you today (I know! Can you believe it...2 in 2 weeks, stay tuned, I still have several others that I just haven't posted yet.)
So I don't hold you up any longer, here goes:
I won't tell you how many times I stamped this and tried to color it (and I use the word "tried"). Goodness, all I can say is if you are not really talented and stop making cards for a while it takes for-evah to color an image even half way decent. (just don't look to closely).
Not a look of pics on this one but gotta go play some more today.
I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Wild Orchid Crafts: Spring Fling
TiddlyInks: Birthday (can't quite say right now,  who's getting this card...shhh!)
Papertake Weekly: For Mum or girlie
Stampin' for the Weekend: Anything Goes

Happy Sunday and hope you all have a good week ahead :)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Armful of Daisies

Are you still there? anyone? anyone?  Sorry it's been so long since I've posted, but life just gets in the way sometimes.  I wish there were more minutes in a day (well, sometimes I do, lol).  I have been making cards, I guess I have been very bad about posting them. I do hope to change that....soon!  But anyhoo, to get things started (again), I made this card for a challenge among some of my friends and tweaked it to fit some relevant challenges in blogland.
The image is Armful of Daisies from LOTV,  isn't he just the cutest bunny you've ever seen.  The challenge with my friends were to use the following:
Something Old (the PTI Spring Rain paper!), Something New (the most adorable stamp!!), Something borrowed (used the LOTV monthly challenge bingo card) and something blue....
Here's the first peek:
Sorry for the bad pic, but I have somehow misplaced my camera and have to use my iphone (for now).  Looks like I'll be buying a camera very soon.
And here's how I finished it off on the inside:
Hopefully I'll be back on the blog later this week to show more. Thanks for hanging in there with me.
Challenges I'm entering this in:
Papertake Weekly- Bingo: Flowers, Diecuts, Gems
LOTV - Bingo: Ribbon, Pearls, Flowers

Wish me luck!


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Happy Birthday Paiger!

I'm here! I'm actually getting quite a few things done (in between working my patootie off at my day job - or should I say my day/night job, since I work almost as much at night as I do during the day! but that's another story...lol). I have several cards I need to post, somehow I just seem to forget to post them. UGH.  But since I'm here...I'll post one now.  This one was for my niece's birthday in October.  I used a very cute Sassy Cheryl image (i just adore her images!! and you can get them digital or rubber, which makes me like them even more!)
  I found THIS tutorial using the Air Dry Clay and decided to try it out.  I colored the clay with the MFT limeade dye ink refill and let it dry overnight, then used a die to cut out the numbers, and voilĂ ....
 Of course, I just couldn't send her a simple card, oh no! I had to get creative to package up the gift card...so I decided what about a cupcake! yep, sounded like a good idea to me.  Sooooo, I began to make a cupcake.  I found this particular one over at SVGCuts (swoon, I love them!!), it's from the Happy Birthday to You kit.  I have to say this was one of the hardest thing I have made...ever.  It's not that the file was hard, in fact it's not hard it's just time consuming.  BUT the most important thing of this is the GLUE!!! I tried 2 times and gave up, walked away only to tell myself I will not let this beat me, I can do it, lol.  On my 3rd try I switched glues, and yay!! it worked. When someone tells you the glue really does matter, believe them!!!
It's sized perfectly to hold a gift card! Another view of the cupcake (i fell in love with it once I finally figured out how to do it, lol)
and now the complete package:
That's it for now....hopefully I'll find some time to jump back on here and post pics of some other cards.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Just A Note

Hi Y'all.  Burrrr, it's getting cold here, guess fall has arrived, which means Christmas is right around the corner.  Can you believe it? I haven't started ANY Christmas cards, projects, shopping, decorating, or...well you get the idea.  Oh well, I can't stop time so I'll have to get my butt in gear and get into the holiday spirit. I've got a card today that has nothing to do with the holidays (I told you I haven't started).  Another bright and cheery one for you.   This is one I made for a family friend that I have known for most of my life (as far back as I can remember, she's been a friend of my Mom's).  So without further ado....
Cute, eh? It's a new image I got from CC Designs, she's called Fairy Watering.   I got a few more CCDesigns stamps that I can't wait to ink up! I think they are so adorable.  
She's just so darn cute!  My coloring is still not where I would like it, but it is what it is so I just have to live with it.  I'm really hoping with more practice I can get better.  I see all these blogs out in blogland and just oooohhhh and aaaahhhhh over the way some of the girls can color.  It's not fair! I want to be that talented!! wahhh-wahhhh! I know, I know, get over it and life's not fair and blah blah blah, but.....
Oh and don't you just love these colors together? I have to admit when I first started to pair these together I wasn't completely sold on them but when completed, I think I have found a new go to color combo (and shame on me, I forgot what they are.  I think they are MFT Lemon Drop, MFT Blu Raspberry.  Oh they will definitely play together more!)
That's it for now. I have a few more cards and projects to post so hopefully I'll find time this week to get them posted.  Have a good Sunday everyone.


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Happy Day

Hi everyone!! I can't believe it's been a month since I've posted last, geesh where does the time go?  I have several cards that I have made over the past several months that I just never got around to posting so I guess I need to get my butt in gear and get them posted (one day, one day soon)!  But I'll start with on of my favorite stamps from LOTV, "Milly Just for You" (I just adore this image, it's so cute!). Before I get sidetracked, this is another card I made just for ....well no particular person and no particular reason.  I think since it had been so long since that I did do anything I just need to practice with my coloring! (and still need to practice!).
So here you go...
 A very bright card...seems I'm on a bright kick lately.  I've tried to do the shabby or more muted look but just don't have much luck with it. But don't worry, I'm not giving up yet!
And here's just the "artistic" pic of the card, LOL.   I have a few more cards to post and hopefully over the next few days (or weeks, knowing me) I'll get them up on my blog.  Have a good week everyone and if you have the time, leave me a comment letting me know you where here :)
Oh one more thing...I'm entering this in a challenge (I KNOW!! Can  you believe it, I'm actually trying to get back into the groove)

LOTV Monthly Challenge:  Anything Goes
CMC Copic Challenge Group: Anything Goes (Copics)


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Happy Baby Day

I'm back (so soon after the last post!).  I have a few cards I've made but just never posted so over the next few weeks I'll try to get them all posted here.   But today's post is a card for a dear friend's baby shower.  I had to make this one kinda quickly because I got my Saturday's mixed up and luckily was reminded on which day the party was (oopsey!).  I did struggle a bit with this card because I SOOOO wanted to go all pink (she knows it's going to be a girl, well as certain as someone can before the baby is actually born I guess).  Her nursery is green, tan and then she's pulling some colors from a few paintings that one of her sisters' were making for the baby. Oh and of course I didn't have a proper image for the card (I mean, I had a few cute baby digis but for some reason I had in my mind I needed either a woman or a great sentiment).  Late Friday I found this adorable "Momma Mae" from Some Odd Girl and immediately knew she was the one! Here's some pics of one of the quickest cards I've ever made, lol.
And once again, I see that I need to practice practice practice on my coloring. I'm really struggling with hair, it seems that whatever I do or whatever color I choose the hair looks like a mess.
Oh well, the Mom-to-Be liked it and I guess that's really what matters.  I can't wait for the little girl to be born, I really think I might have to just a pink welcome card for her:)
I want to thank everyone who takes the time to leave such sweet comments, I love reading them.  Hope everyone is having a great day and wish you all a wonderful week.