Sunday, September 21, 2008

World Alzheimer's Day

Carolyn King is giving away some awesome blog candy in honor of today's being World Alzheimer's Day. Her grandmother suffered from the disease and she has designed a stamp set that will help raise money to help fight the disease.

To enter to win her blog candy contest, here's the card I am sending to the Staff at the Artman Home where her grandmother had been cared for. Please check out her blog and remember to thank an Alzheimer's caregiver!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fall is in the Air

Today it actually started to cool down some ... I can't wait for it to stop being in the 90s! Too hot. I love the fall weather - nice and cool but not too cool. Perfect.
I altered this little tin and made "clothes" for my chocolates to go in it a few weeks ago when I held a little stamping class for my mom and her crafting buddies. It turned out pretty cute. The chocolate didn't last though!
Hope you are all having a great week - work has been keeping me busier than I'd like so I haven't had much time to do anything fun the last week or two ... maybe this weekend! :-)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Polka Dot Christmas

Happy Saturday! Its a football weekend at my house, so I have spen tthe whole day in the craft room working on some tshirt orders with a short break to play with this PTI stamp set called Believe and the new Pure Poppy paper. I really love polka dots, so I added some to the mix from the Polka Dots Basics set. The stars are from the Believe set. I kind of think the ribbon is too much - maybe a solid next time. I colored the tree with 2 different green Copics and then the berries with a red Copic - I did add a little sparkle to the berries with a Sakura glitter pen.

We're off to see a movie - have a great night everyone!

Friday, September 12, 2008

A TGIF wish for you!

Whew! Its been a loooong week! A meeting everyday afterschool (except today) and open house till 8:35 last night. Geez. I think I got home about 30 minutes before my normal bedtime last night. At least its Friday! And its football season ... which means I can craft with no guilt pretty much all day tomorrow! ha!

This card is for a monthly swap I have going at SCS. The kit comes from Molly - she sent the stamped candles and the sentiment and the two patterned papers. I decided to cut the candles out and arrange them over the patterned paper. Its hard to tell in the photo, but the candles are popped up on foam tape. I think its pretty cute! It will be really neat to see what the other 3 girls in my Group 3 group do with the same paper and stamp set! Hope they like my version!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Neighborhood Lane

One of my good friends moved back to CA several weeks ago. It was sad to see them move, but they are from Cali, so they had always wanted to move back there after grad school, etc. So they headed back and I made them a card to send them some mail at their new place.
The image is the Neighborhood wheel that I got through SCS Wish RAK. I colored it with Copics and added some brown twill. I think it came out pretty cute and I know my friend enjoyed the happy mail in her box! :-)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Isn't this Inque Boutique cupcake stamp the cutest? I made this card as a sample for my little "class" for my mom and her crafting neighbors. We learned how to paper piece with the cupcake liner and also add stickles glitter to a card. The frosting and cherry is colored w/ Copics and then we added some Stardust stickles. I ended up making two of these and just put them in the mail for some SCS BRAKs! Hope the recipients enjoy them and have a great birthday!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Thank You!

Here's another card I made while I was working on the WSC and Kristina's color challenge. I really love the Old Olive/Kiwi Kiss/Rose Red color combination.
I stamped the flowers from Upsy Daisy on the Kiwi Kiss in Old Olive ink and then matted it on white cs from PTI. Cut a strip of Rose Red and punched the borders w/ the scallop edge punch. Added some olive ribbon from my stash and stuck it down. Pretty quick and easy!
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #32

Here's my take on Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #32. This is kind of a bad photo, but its cute in person! :-)
I stamped the mini cupcakes from Inque Boutique and colored them with Copics and added some sparkle w/ a Sakura glitter pen. I used the Upsy Daisy birthday sentiment and then added dots w/ the PTI Polka Dot Basics mini dot. And put it all together.
Supplies: Stamps - Inque Boutique Party Cupcakes, PTI Polka Dot Basics, SU! Upsy Daisy; Paper - PTI White, SU! Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss & Pink Pirouette; Ink & Ribbon - SU! Old Olive; Copics; Sakura glitter Pen; SU! Scallop and circle punches.

2 for 1 Sketch Card

Here's the card I made for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #56. I used the layout except changed the sentiment square into a rectangle.
The color scheme is from Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge #21. I am too late to submit it for her top 10 drawing, but wanted to give it a whirl anyway. Really love this color combo. In fact, made another card with it that I will share in a later post!
Supplies: Stamps - SU! Friendly Flowers (dots), Upsy Daisy (sentiment); Paper - PTI White, SU! Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, and Rose Red; Ink - SU! Old Olive; Ribbon - American Crafts.

BRAK Attack!

So I joined the SCS Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) group and they send birthday cards ("BRAKs") ... well, I got inundated with happy mail! This isn't even all of them! I got 2 belated b-day cards this week! What a great group of ladies! :-)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Double Take

Here's a few of those Penny Black girl cards I made for my swap. Same image, different papers and layouts. I actually ended up giving the one on the right to a coworker for her birthday and she really loved it! I like it too and should make more! haha I really need to start mass producing some cards and keeping them around/on hand. :-)
Thank goodness it was a short week - certainly didn't seem that way by the time I got to the end of it. I was falling asleep on the couch at like 4:30 today! (Probably has a lot to do with staying up late to watch some convention speeches! :-) Oh well ... sleeping in tomorrow! Then I will be crafting while the mister lives in football heaven from noon until night! haha
TGIF everyone!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Beate's Be Inspired Challenge # 21

Here's my version of Beate's Be Inspired Challenge (BIC21).
I think I like how it turned out, but I am not so sure about the orange. Maybe I will try the layout again w/ a different color scheme later this week.
Off to bed ... I am super exhausted tonight! Good thing its a short week!
Supplies: SU! Upsy Daisy & Best Yet stamps; SU! Urban Garden DP, Choc Chip & Pumpkin Pie CS; Choc Chip ink; Scallop Edge punch; and olive grosgrain from my stash.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Fall Yall!

It's September! The summer came and went in a flash and the holidays will be here before you know it!
A friend gave me a wonderful gift certificate to Michael's for my birthday, so I bought a few things - including these glittery leaves. Makes for a pretty quick card. I used a Studio G alphabet set to stamp the sentiment - being from the South, the "yall" just makes sense. (My husband just rolled his eyes!) All the paper is from PTI and the chocolate ribbon is from Taylored Expressions and the gold twill is also from PTI. I made another version - which I actually think I like better ... I will post it later this week! :-)