Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mothers Day Cards....

Hello! Im going to post a couple cards in this post. First one is my entry for the Paper Makeup Stamps Challenge. For this challenge we were to follow a sketch. I had already had my Tilda image (thank you again Jacilynn!) colored because I was practicing using my Bic Markers. So I chose to use burgundy colors to go with the flow of her shirt.

My second card Im submitting for 3 challenges! Yup, 3! I love doing challenges but just dont have enough time to do every single one of them so combining is the easiest way for me to do so. Im sure a lot of you can relate to this. The first challenge is for Mojo Monday...following a sketch. I rarely get to play along in this, but I liked this sketch so much, I just had to. The second challenge is for Just Magnolia. Thank you to Jacilynn for supplying me with all my Magnolia images, I can finally participate in this challenge as well. We were to use the color combo of pink and green. By far, not my favorite color combos but it came together rather well. I used my Bic Markers to color this image. I do believe that Im getting the hang of using these markers and the colors make them pop so much more than my colored pencils! Now, for the last challenge... Over at Corrosive Card, the theme is Mothers Day. Easy enough... I just added a Happy Mothers Day Stamp in the corner.
Hope y'all like my cards!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Plaids are stripes....right?

I made this card for a friend of mine and my mothers. She recently had a new addition to her family... a new grandbaby boy! He is so stinkin' cute. I received this Riley from a Callie and I just love 'em! I actually had done this card before I saw the challenge over at Papertake Weekly. As long as plaid are considered stripes...maybe its just in my world...Im gonna use this for this weeks entry over there. There is sooo many entries over chances of actually winning are slim to none. Dont know unless you try tho! I used Bic Markers to color this lil critter and colored pencils to do the highlighting.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hey! Whats up???

You know whats up??? I finally broke down and got myself a set of Bic Markers. I cant afford the Copics so I decided to see what all the hype was about with the Bics. A tad bit frustrating at first... but what doesnt frustrate me these days? This is my first image colored using the markers. Of course the lovely Jacilynn RAKed me this image and the ribbon was a bit that I actually won from her blog candy! I used the sketch over on Sketch Saturday to put this card together. I dont really dig on pinks or girlie colors for that matter but the paper matched the coloring fairly well, dontcha think? I also want to give a shout out to Shannon for RAKin' me some awesome vellum! Its the circle of flowers behind Tilda. Isnt it purty?!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

I Would Lasso the Moon for You

I need to quickly post my entry for Sketch Saturday Challenge. Im super frustrated with my printer so I could not upload photos from my camera. Im about ready to throw it out the window....okay deep breath....I had to take this photo with my phone so its a little on the dark side. The card is almost how I envisioned it.....

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thinking of You on Earth Day

Hello! Yesterday was Earth Day and I made a quick little card to honor the day. I started off using a piece of thin cardboard cardstock, more like chipboard. I then layered a piece of white handmade paper that I made with pieces of paper I had thrown into my recycle bin and some help from Bill Nye the Science Guy paper making machine. The vase is made from a crumpled piece of brown bag and distressed with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink. I used hemp twine for the bow, some dried flowers that i trimmed off of one of my plants and embellished with some buttons I had laying around. Ive entered this in The Simon Says Challenge.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Cherry Blossoms

Just wanted to post my entry for the Digishack challenge before Im too late! EEK!

A Swingin' Birthday

I procrastinated about a card that I should have done already. So last night I looked around all the different challenges that would best suit yet another image given to me by my dearest blog buddy Jacilynn. I saw this super cool sketch over at cupcake craft challenge and knew it would be just perfect. This is my first time participating with this challenge, now Im a follower so Im sure there will be many more to come. I tried to keep this card as simple as possible because I needed to mail it today. I have her sitting on a strip of cardstock and tied hemp twine to it to make it look like a swing. A couple of different layers some embellishments, a sentiment and a few hours later this is my final result.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Our Creative Corner Challenge

This is my entry for the challenge at Our Creative Corner. This weeks challenge was to use something recycled. The middle blue paper is handmade paper that I made with a little help from Bill Nye the Science Guy. I picked up his little paper making machine at Walmart for $5 and spent at least 2 weeks making paper. I finally got a chance to attach one to a card! I received this cute little image from Jacilynn. He just looked so sad and lonely and 'blue'. So that was my theme. I colored him with my Crayola colored pencils, distressed all edges with Tim Holtz distressed ink - weathered wood and added four brads as my embellishments.

Friday, April 17, 2009

just a card... is another image I received from Jacilynn. I decided to put a background on this one. There was just so much white space to work with. I dont know if you can see it very well, but on the tree it has engraved ' u + me ' with a ♥. I used a hemp twine to frame the picture and embellished it with prima flowers and brads. Simple yet one of my favorites to date.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cute Card Thursday

My new friend and blog buddy, miss sweetness extrodinaire....Jacilynn, sent me a RAK the other day just filled with images! I havent even been making cards, just coloring the images. I absolutely love them and now Im going to have to go out and get my own stamps! I can do so much with them. This Sugar Nellie is my absolutely favorite one of them all! I put daisies on the inside and out, thought it would be just perfect for the cute card thursday challenge. All you had to do was have flowers on your card, so is my entry. Thank you so much Jacilynn for sending me all these beautiful images! Did I say I loved them???

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sketch Saturday

Real quick just wanted to post my card for the Sketch Saturday challenge. I had a heck of a time getting a clear picture on this one.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Texas Bluebonnets and a windmill...

I was asked to do a birthday card for a lady whom is turning 100. Wow! What a milestone! I had to ask for a little info about her so I wouldnt get it wrong. She grew up in the country surrounded by family. That is about all the info I got. So knowing that she grew up in Texas, I decided on handpainted bluebonnets. Who in Texas doesnt like bluebonnets???

Friday, April 10, 2009

Just wanted to share...

...some projects Ive done in the past. Some of y'all have already seen them but I wanted to share with those whom have not. Ive been working on some cards lately and havent been able to post anything recent. Hope you like some of these older pieces I have done.

Starving Artist Stamps

Starving Artist Stamps is offering up some blog stamp candy from The DoodleFactory Stamp Collection. Hop on over to their blog and check it out. They are really cute!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Gregs Blog Candy!

Ive found a new fellow crafter whom is offering up some good blog candy. Y'all should stop by Whistling Crafter and check out some of his creations. Be sure to as well, check out his charity, Incy Wincy Childrens Charities. The charity does offer some craft items so please take a look and help support his cause! Be sure to become a follower! You have until April 23rd, to enter.

Monday, April 6, 2009

to keep or not to keep...

that is the question.... I made this card yesterday and Im not particular thrilled with it. Part of me likes it and the other part hates it. I spent 3+ hours working on the image itself, handwrote my own sentiment and rolled the little balls of grapes and sponged the main cardstock. Im not sure if Im happy with the image or the size of the card or the writing or just the whole darn thing. opinions?

Friday, April 3, 2009

Butt Kickin' Butterfly!

Sheesh, literally this little bugger kicked my butt! I woke up yesterday morning thinking of a very special friend of mine whom has told me on numerous occasions that she is not happy with the way she looks on the outside, but is satisfied with what is on the inside. Which made me put the quote on the front of the card "Its whats on the inside that counts" She is so completely beautiful both inside and out that it just amazes me that I havent seen her on the cover of a magazine! I would buy every issue!!! Now dont get me wrong by the way the front of the cards looks, because she is Gor-Geous! She holds a very special place in my heart and I am proud to call her my friend! I just wish she wasnt so far away! Good friends are hard to find!! Love you! MUAH!

Now on to the frustrations of this little bug... I did this completely freehand! The lettering took me about 10 times to do until I found the perfect style, on the inside I did an overlay with the black cardstock. That there alone was a toughy. I did that 3 times. I dont know if Im completely satisfied with it but it did turn out alright I s'pose. There is just so many flaws to it, but the magic of stickles saved the day. I actually think the flaws give it some personality. Everyone has some kind of flaw right?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I totally forgot!

I took some time off since my last post to concentrate on a project for a high school friend of mine and I totally forgot to post the super cool award that was given to me from my friend Dee! She called me the 'background queen' Hee hee hee! I think that she is just so awesome for thinking of me and honoring me with this award! It really makes my day to know that someone notices my hard work that I put into my cards. I guess there are some rules for this award... let me post what Dee put on her blog about it!

This award is given to blogs that inspire you, make you smile or laugh, give you great information, are a good read, have a wonderful design or for any reason that you think makes them "Uber-Amazing"!! So, share the love with the bloggers you love!

Of course, there are rules!
-Add the logo to your side bar or post
-Nominate 5 blogs that you think are "Uber-Amazing"
-Remember to link the person who gave you this award

So here is whom I would like to nominate....They may be the same blogs that Dee nominated but I try to frequent them daily AND they're my gurlz!!! LOVE THEM..
~ Heather
~ Callie
~ Lizzie
~ Jacilynn
~ Theresa
and if I could add more than 5....
~ Dee ~ right back atcha sweetie
~ Heather - toothy
Because if it wasnt for all of you...I would be sad, thank you all for being a part of my cardmakin life!