Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Make A Wish!

This card will be entered in the following five challenges:
http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/ - Sketch #228
http://magnoliastamplovers.blogspot.com/ - "Fairytale"
http://thedutchmagnoliachickies.blogspot.com/ - #17 "Embossing"
http://housemouse-challenge.blogspot.com/ - #113 "Make Wishes Come True"
http://stampingscrappingchallengecentral.blogspot.com/ - "Say It with Flowers"

This is my first attempt at using my new Spectrum Noir marker pens*.
I only have 3 sets of 6 so far so I was very limited on color and
shade choices but I guess it turned out okay.
The Magnolia image is called "Star Tilda"* and the HouseMouse image is "Contented Mudpie"*

The flowers and buds are from StampingScrapping; the pinks, silver, and netting are from
the "Wedding Flower Pack"*- hot pink, and the green "leaves" are
from the "Flowers, etc."*- beige and olive.
Other items used:
DP from Paper Studio
"make a wish" stamp from Sandy Lion "Birthday" set
Flourish stamp is "Vintage Flourish" from Stampabilities
Dye Ink from Memento -"Bamboo Leaves"
Sizzix embossing folder - "Snow Flowers"
Ranger Stickles* - "Star Dust" (my favorite!)
Glue Dots
*'d items can be found at www.stampingscrapping.com

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

 Another pink and gray card...this one is for my husband. He said he really liked it.
All the papers I've used are from the same pretty set I used before,
"Be Mine" by Echo Park that Cindy sells @
 http://www.stampingscrapping.com/ .
The "LOVE" stamp is from a Sandy Lion set called (of all things!) "Love".
It matched the paper designs perfectly!
Around the edge of the tag I used my Tim Holtz blender with
Memento "London Fog" ink.
I added stitching, Stickles, ribbon and a few gems...all done!

Challenges I'm entering this card in:
http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/ - "Best Friend" (my hubby!)
and the February Sketch challenge @ StampingScrapping Techniques & Tutorials

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Sympathy Card

A quick sympathy card which I will enter in the MOJO Monday Challenge #227 @
Cardstock- K&Company, "Black & Ivory Fusion"
and Cryogen
Spellbinder Dies- Labels 15 & 4
Stamps by StampingScrapping.com - "Tab Basics 1" & "Swirled Hearts"
Ranger Stickles- "Star Dust"
Rhinestones & ribbon- from my stash

Oops! My time conversion was off...I'm an hour too late! Oh well, this card went together quickly and I do need a sympathy card this week. And I actually like it myself. I love using K&Co. DP...always gorgeous designs.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Maggie Card: "It's Still Winter"

One card for two challenges:

Supplies used:
Cardstock (3 kinds) - Cryogen*, Doodlebug Design, Paper Studio
Edge punch - "Doily Lace" by Martha Stewart*
Die cut - "Pendants- Fleur de Lis" by Spellbinders*
Magnolia Stamped image - "Tilda with Bell"*
Sentiment - "Sentamints" by StampingScrapping Design* 
Twine - "Vintage Green" by StampingScrapping Design*
Lavendar flower - "Color Me White" by StampingScrapping Design* -
(tweeked a bit & colored with colored pencils!)
Glitter glue - Ranger Stickles "Star Dust"
Pearls - "Snowflake" by Queen & Co.*
Leaf Stick Pin - Pearl Green by Pizzazz Aplenty
Small flowers are from my stash
 All *'d items can be found at www.StampingScrapping.com

Another New Grandbaby!!

Calvin Wilbur has arrived! He was born Thursday evening, weighed 7 lbs and 6oz., was 20 inches long and looks like his dad, David. His mom, Emily (my daughter) is doing well after a fast, intense labor and delivery. They came home from the hospital today and are being well cared for by Mom-in-law Michelle. I think it will be my turn Monday. The middle name "Wilbur" is after great grandpa who is thrilled that there is finally a boy to carry on the family name.
So this is Calvin...and he really is a lot cuter than this picture shows. And, NO, I am not just a prejudice grandma! I tried to get a picture of his "big" 2-year-old sister, Lilly, giving him a kiss but every picture is just a blur...she is constantly moving...and fast!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New Month, New Blog!

Yes, I've started another blog...like I'm not busy enough already! But I visited someone else's blog a while back and liked it so well I decided to try it myself! The blog I saw was a photo-a-day blog by Larry from Iowa. He is an artist (his wife is too!) and he has a great eye for photographing ordinary things that in their own way are beautiful. If you want to visit his blog click this: http://larry-burgus.blogspot.com/ or click on his blog listing in my Blog List on my sidebar, Larry's Photo A Day. Besides, he just seems like a really nice guy.
Today I posted my first photo, just one I had in my file from last year. But I will be purposely taking photos for this new blog from now on. Not sure how often I'll post...probably not every day.
The new blog is titled "Picture this: Everyday Beauty". Here is the address: http://picturethis-everydaybeauty.blogspot.com/