Friday, February 27, 2009

Good Morning!

Well its Friday and there is only 2 more days until I celebrate my 29th birthday for the 9th year in a row! Lol I will forever be 29! Sheesh, I wish. Speaking of birthdays.... I decided to enter this card in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge. All you had to do was use an animal on the card. Pretty easy shmeesy. I of course used one of my House of Mouse stamps. This stamp is getting quite the work out lately since he is one of three HM stamps I own. Im really into earthy tones so I chose to use these colors for my card. I even paper pieced the cupcake wrapper and attempted to do a little faux stitching.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I definately was feeling a bit blue today. As in the color blue! I did 2 challenges today on Cafemom and for some reason I decided to use blue. The first challenge was to follow a certain sketch but theme had to be water related, water is blue right? lol Ive had this water looking paper lying around for sometime and I had no clue what to do with it until this challenge. I decided that the surfafella I received in a RAK would fit just perfect with the water paper. This is what I came up with...
not 100% pleased with it but it kinda came out neat.

The next challenge I did was for the Addicted to Bellas group. We were to use some of those little paint samples that you can get at the paint department, you know, the ones that have like 3 or 4 different colors on them that you can take home... Well I grabbed a handful of all sort of colors and decided to use the blue on this. I was completely stumped on this one. I flipped thru all my RAK bella images (because I dont own an actual stamp, sad i know) and found this artistabella. PERFECT! Yet I still had no clue what I was doing. After I colored the image, I asked my 4 year old what color background I should use. She suggested brown since the bellas hair is brown... and whamo! Immediately the easel popped into my head. I am very pleased how this turned out. My 4yo liked it too!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Blog Candy!

So I know that not too many people check out my blog since it is fairly new, but for those that do...Thank you for stopping by and now you should go check out some fabulous blog candy from Jacilynn. The stamps she is giving away are simply adorable! Im definately going to have to snag myself some of these! Hurry! Run! Check it out!

Ooooo! Just spotted some more scrumptious little candy over at Ryanns blog - The Inked Spot. How fun are those butterflies?? And those stamps? HA! Love 'em!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Backgrounds, backgrounds, backgrounds....

It seems that whenever I have a stamped image, I just cant seem to leave it as is. It just looks so boring to me so I create my own backgrounds. I wanted to share some of my favorite ones I have done.
The last one I did today for a challenge on Cafemom. The little critter looked so lonely so I had to put something behind him. Usually when I do a Bella image I just cant get myself to leave it blank. The cafe one was for a challenge on Cafemom as well (you will have to forgive me that I dont know the actual names for the bellas as they were all given to me from some of my fellow card makers). I just couldnt have the girls not sit in a cafe! The fisherfella background was inspired by a very old friend of mine. He had posted a picture on facebook that I just had to use! Thanks Sean! The beerafella...well, he just had to be on the beach! And of course the below hippiebella (again i apologize for not knowing her correct name), well, she just needed a field of daisies!

Remember this card?

I made this card for a challenge over at Cafemom and decided that I would send it to my best friend in Seattle. It reminds me so much of her. Well, I woke up this morning and checked my Facebook and she had posted this picture! Brought tears to my eyes! What an awesome thing to see first thing in the morning! Love and miss you Star!!!!

this is what she had to say about it.....
Anna this is how special I found your card!
I framed it! Thank you again doll face!
Big squeezy hug!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Wish us luck!

This is 3rd year Ive entered Regis and Kellys Beautiful Baby Search and Im hoping that at least my critters will be aired on the show. I entered these 2 photos of Dylan and Evan (with the help of my MIL since there is only 1 entry per email). I was hoping that some of you could send us some good luck wishes! Maybe this year will be the year!

Wow! Im finally doing this!

Ive been following other peoples blogs and I finally decided to break down and set one up for myself! Hopefully I can keep up with this! I'm on the computer everyday checking other blogs so I should be able to, right? I like to do a lot of card making so what a better way to show off some of my stuff. I'm hoping that maybe I can someday be just as good as some of my fellow card makin' mamas (you know who you are....ahem... heather, dee, callie, cass....). With that said, the above picture is of a card I made last night. I used one of my few House of Mouse stamps and some Stickles (gotta loves those stickles!).