Wednesday, April 29, 2009

No Card today...but.... :)

Guess What???!!!

I got a birthday card from one of my SCS friends :) I arrived yesterday. Thank you Kathy for the card and the ribbon. You are such a sweetheart :) Isn't it pretty!!!???

My birthday isn't until May 10 so this was a nice early surprise. I'm a little annoyed that my b-day lands on Mother's well :)

Well I have to go get some things done before it gets too late.

Have a nice day all :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Celebrating Mom's ~ Card 4

Good Morning :)

Just a quick note about this card..

The making of this card was actually intended for a friend of mine. I plan on putting a really nice verse inside but I haven't written it out yet. I will be using vellum to print out on and attaching it to the inside loosely.

This woman who inspired this card is my personal inspiration with creativity and motherhood. She makes me laugh and comforts me when I'm feeling down, at a loss or just down right fed up with being mom. Honestly, when I feel like I lost my identity as a person/ woman/wife because I have to play the mom, warden, the cook, the cleaners, and everything else she will be the one to to put a smile on my face, calm my nerves and my stress starts to disintegrates and I start feeling like myself again...when we talk on the phone or see each other my spirits lift instantly...I am really hoping she doesn't check my blog today or at least until Mother's haven't been able to express my gratitude the way I've wanted to and I thought of making her something personal from me would be perfect for Mother's Day as she too is a mother of two grown children. So with that being said I hope you all like the card :) I had to use ribbon on this one :)

Have a nice day all! :)

Card Recipe:

Paper: Colorbok CS and paper pack, 140lb watercolor paper.
Stamps: SU
Ink: Versafine Black, SU Close to Cocoa
Embellishments: Ribbons, Pearls, Spellbinders Dies.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Celebrating Mom's ~ Card 3

Hi everyone! Hope everyone had a nice weekend. I definitely enjoyed the weather :) Including the mini hurricane we had...well it was so quick it came and went before you could blink. It was fun trying to get everyone in the house within a 3 minute became so dark and the all of sudden a gust of wind blew everything into the air...well not everything I did have a hold of my Jumbo Hot waited 3 hours for my "dog" I wasn't giving it up without a

Here is another general like Mother's Day Card. Even thought it has a comforting tone with the sentiment I thought it was still perfect. The background layer was distressed with Tim Holtz Distressing Inks and I have to admit I really like the look of it. I also didn't add ribbon to this one. I like not using ribbon when there is just enough not to include any. I like simple but still preferred a full flavoured card.. :) Hope you all like it.

Card Recipe:

Paper: Colorbok, GP, 140lb watercolor
Stamps: Very Versatile, Botanical Blooms
Inks: Tim Holtz Distressing Inks, SU Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Metal Brads, Spellbinders Dies, Stickles, MS Punch

Friday, April 24, 2009

Celebrating Mom's ~ Card 2

Hi there :) Well there's been a lot of challenges I've wanted to get too but just haven't had the chance to do them. I'm hoping that I'll have some time to myself when my DD goes to work on Sunday. I usually think better when she's not around to drive me again she is 15 and everyone keeps telling me they are monsters at that age...I need to hang in there. What I need a vacation...just me away from reality for awhile :) Sound bad...? but in all fairness I never do anything for myself to rejuvenate, relax, and regroup. I don't think I'm going to be able to do that until she 18 :(

I think Mom's need an Island all their own where we can escape to and reinvent ourselves. I want to be waited on hand and foot for a change and fully pampered...oh but it's just a dream

Here is another card celebrating moms...hope you all like it...and look no did use paper lace which I'm now in love with...I just love how it finishes the card.
Have Great Day All :)

Card Recipe:Stamp:

SU All Year Cheer
Paper: Colorbok Paper block (vintage), 140lb watercolor paper
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: Paper Lace, Vintage Metal Brads and Photo corners, Darice silk flower pieces, Spellbinder Circle die, MS Leaf Punch

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Celebrating Mom's ~ Card 1

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Hi Everyone! Well I am looking forward to the nice weather heading our way this week. I plan on taking advantage of the nice weather seeing as there are many events happening in the next few days. Birthdays, housewarmings, BBQ's... (my personal favorite) Seriously I can't resist a juicy bbq steak lapped in special sauce and roasted veggies savored in olive oil and Italian seasoning with lemon zest! Gosh I haven't had breakfast yet...... Now I'm starving!

Okay let's change the topic just for a moment anyway :) I'm going to be posting mother's day cards for the next week. All of which will be in a range of general to more personal. Cards where you can give to a friend who is a mom to cards that you give to your own mom. I hope you all enjoy them as they come...this one had no ribbon :( I'm not fond of it and it could be because it's ribbon I am loving my New spellbinders though ladies...and I'm telling you if you don't have them get them! I'm a little more behind then some of the others who get something once it's available but, I like to see what you can use them for before I get them myself. This one is the Deckled Edge and I love it for that vintage look or a more natural look...The paper is all from Colorbok, on old pack I had been holding on too for far too long.

I have to make a small shout out to my DH. He wanted me to know that he does read my blog and even repeated some of it to me :) I love that he supports me...he makes me laugh when he tells me that he "does" read my blog with that puppy dog look he gives me. I don't actually believe him all the time because he doesn't leave it's hard to know who is reading and who is just browsing....KWIM..? Anyways my DH...I love you for being my #1 Fan :)

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Botanical Blooms
Paper: 140 Watercolor, SU Chocolate Chip, Colorbok pattern pack
Ink: SU Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red
Embellishments: Buttons, Spellbinders, Paper piercing, Stickles, Pop dots.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

WT214~Framed & CC214~ For You.....

Good Morning all!

Well I tried my best to combine 2 challenges into one card but this really gave me some trouble...I wanted to make a universal card that I could use for Mother's Day or any day really.

I have a lot of Sizzix dies and always loved the tulip die. They look awesome on Scrapbook pages for Mother's Day, Easter and more. This card is definitely not one of my personal favorites but here it is. I finally got my Spellbinders Dies and I'm having fun using them. I had to use a frame of some sort for the Ways To Use It Challenge and decided to combine the Color Challenge with it...So what do you all think...? Now I'm trying to stay away from the ribbon but the sentiment had to be tied on somehoooooow..... (big whine) :D I'm failing miserably aren't

Hope you all have a wonderful day :)

Card Recipe:
Paper: SU Pink Pirouette, Bordering blue and So Saffron pattern paper, Pretty in pink BB CS
Stamps: SU ? :P
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, Versafine Black
Embellishments: Gold Pearls.........aaaaaaaaannnnnnd yes, Sizzix Die Cuts Tulip.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

SCS Challenge~CAS10~Monochromatic in Blue

Hi everyone!

I'm gonna be posting regularly from now on as I'm a little more organized than I was before. You'll be seeing a lot more from me in near future :) I'm also trying to create cards with no ribbon (UGH) I can't believe how hard it is not to include ribbon treatments (big sigh)...I have been trying to substitute with other embellishments...let me know how I'm doing...even if you think I need ribbon

I'm starting off with a challenge I finally got to do. I love monochromatic color schemes. Bazzill paper is pretty much what made me fall in love with how monochromatic looks on just about everything you create with paper.

So here is my version, which is a simple Mother's Day Card.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU All Holidays, Basic Grey
Paper: Bazzill CS in Blues, 100 lb Vellum Smooth CS
Ink: Versafine
Embellishments: Gold Pearls
Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

SCS Challenge~WT212

I'm feeling pretty tickled that I got a couple of challenges done this week. My DH thught my last card was a little underdone until I told him that is was a challenge that I did. So here is something with a little more spice just for him :)

I had some really nice foiled pattern paper for this challenge MMBI, although you may not be able to see it because of the lighting in the pic.

Fall colors are so much fun to work with that was a lot simpler than usual. I also did the inside but no pic of that...I used some green rhinestones to bring out the BG paper and a couple on the inside.

Everyone have a great day :)

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: MMBI patterned paper, SU Basic Black, Generic Speckled CS, WC for base.
Ink: SU Close To Cocoa, Versafine Sepia.
Embellishments: Rhinestones, Silk flowers, Brads

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fools..? I totally forgot!! ooopppsss

(Sorry this post is so late blogger was giving me a problem this morning)

Okay my blogger went WONKY and some of the pics won't enlarge and don't know why. Sorry :(

My daughter asked me for bus fare for school this morning because we forgot to pick up her bus and that is pretty much when I remembered is was April Fools Day. Now I usually play a joke on someone but I'm grumpy this morning...or should I say now afternoon :). It wasn't fun waking up to such a gloomy and wet morning....Sorry I guess I'm a party pooper
Well I've been saying that I was going to post pics of my AVON party goodies and finally here they are :) We had draw prizes and Bring a Friend Gifts, Thank You Gifts, Coupons, and Frequent Buyer Card! I did all the creative stuff which I enjoyed the most. Everything believe it or not was made from materials that I had lying around and too much of so I made very good use of them

The pic below features the Thank You gifts we gave everyone for coming to the Open House. They got a hand cream and a couple of chocolate kisses or goodies in the bag. The toppers were made from textured card stock that I had left over and those wonderful flowers from Michaels.

This pic features the 1 of the Door Prize Gifts that we had. I think I will make these again. I found the tut on SCS and loved the fact it was soooooooo simple. It's similar to a treat pouch...I embossed it with the cuttlebug, matted it and I love the AVON stamp... :) Martha Stewart letters :)

The lip balm holders were definitely a hit! Lots of people asked who made them and all fingers were pointed to honestly loved making all the goodies for the party. The one in black is my favorite that is I showcased in the front. Also found this tut on Yveeve's Paper Garden

I had also done baskets but I didn't get a chance to take pics of those. It got crazy once things got going...well I hope everyone has a Jokey Kinda Of Day! I think I'm going to go and curl up with my