Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Swap I'm In

I signed up for a swap at ISC!!! This is exciting because I'm new to swapping. I told myself "no swaps this summer, you are too busy"......well I thought I'd try one and see how it goes. I don't see myself joining more than one at a time tho.

This swap is for an accordian card. I wanted to share my first one with you. I need to make three total for the swap. I'll be sure to share the rest as I get them done. Be warned......I didn't take much care in "posing" this card. You can see all my mess around it:)

TFL and stay tuned for more!!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Another Award!?!?!?

A dear and sweet friend of mine, Lisa, has awarded me with...........well, an award!!! Thanks so much my friend!!
This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant.” That’s easy enough!The conditions of this award are:
I must thank the person who gave me the award, list their blog and link to itI must list ten (10) honest things about myselfI must put a copy of The Honest Scrap Logo on my blogI must select at least seven (7) other worthy bloggers & list their linksI must notify the bloggers of the award
10 Honest Things About Me …….
1. I love my husband more than anything in this world.
2. I tend to eat too much junk food.
3. I'm anal retentive.
4. I think I have a touch of OCD ;)
5. I am a trustworthy and loyal friend.
6. I buy way too much stamping stuff.
7. I am a Stampin' Up addict.
8. I think about my next stamping project way too much.
9. I have an infectious laugh.
10.I have more friends than I deserve.
The following are the blogs I wish give this award to:
I know Lisa gave it to me, but I really love her blog. She always has something awesome on it and gives away a ton of great blog candy.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Blog Award!!

I received this Lemonade Stand blog award from Patti. It's an award for bloggers that show great attitude and gratitude. Patti is a great person and an excellent crafter!!! The rules for this award are:
*comment on this blog
*cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog
*nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude
*link to your nominees within your blog post
*comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award
*link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation
Thank you so much for selcting my blog Patti!!! You are truly a dear friend:)
The blogs I am nominating are:
Patti already nominated Lisa and Karen, but I really wanted to nominate them too;)
Each of these ladies is very special to me and deserve this award. Please go to their blogs and check them out!!!

Your Special Day

This is a card for our neighbor girl. I wanted to make something girlie, but not "little girlie". I was able to use up some stuff from my stash!!!! I love it when a plan comes together!! TFL!

School's Out

I found this stuff in my stash. I made a card for our neighbor girl. The pp is handmade. The inside says "School's Out!!! Have a great Summer!!!!" TFL!!!

New Arrival Card

This is a card I made for my SIL and BIL. They have alot of things with this color scheme. I stamped the congratulations with brown and then double stamped it in pink for a shadow effect. The baby is due 6/10 and I wanted to have something to send out as soon as we got the news. TFL!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Weekly Challenge 5/24 at ISC

My good friend Lisa is challenge hostess this week. In a nutshell, the challenge is to make a "window" card. Basically a card that you can see the inside from the outside. Here is my take on the challenge. I used the Golden Oldies set from SU. The bird is from In the Garden from SU. The border punch on the curtains is Martha Stewart. I embossed the curtains with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I dry embossed the shutters with the ScorPal then used sandpaper to make it show up a bit more. The flowers are an EK Success punch. TFL!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May Stampin' Up Cards

Our SU group met tonight and here are the cards!!!! We had fun as usual:) Most of the time I come home and add my own special touches to the cards. This time I went button crazy!!! I added all the buttons after the fact except the black one on the congrats card. TFL!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dust It Off!!!!

I grubbed around in my scraps and made these cards. The only new paper I had to cut into was for the bases. I also used some word stamps that were gathering dust. I rarely use the tag die cuts......dunno why..........but gee whiz, I used those too. The green and blue string has just been sitting in my fiber bin since November. The small beads have been just sitting there looking at me everytime I open that drawer. It feels good to dust this stuff off and use it. The fish and car stamps are new "Just Beachy" from SU. TFL!!

Outside My Comfort Zone

I worked outside my comfort zone on this one. I don't normally use wire in this way on my cards. TFL!

Another Vintage Card

I just had to give the vintage look one more try to see if I really liked it or not. Well, I like it!!! Here is my latest creation TFL!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Fun Cards

I made a couple fun cards for the Just Because occasion. The frog is from Inkadinkado and the Ladybugs is an older SU set. I really like how they turned out. TFL.

Weekly Challenge 5/17 at ISC

This week weedsgalore has challenged us to make a vintage card. I'm actually intimidated by vintage, so this was a good challenge for me. I just received this paper from Karen (blog candy). I was going to stash it away and wait for Christmas as it is a SU Christmas Scrapbook Kit, but I couldn't!!!! I received the picture (which is actually a postcard) when I won antme's "Guess What I Lost" challenge. I attempted to ink the edges and swoop the ink in to add even more of a vintage look, but considering the surface of the postcard is very glossy, it didn't work as I had intended and you can't really see it on the pic. Please use your imagination a bit for this part ;). I also ink/distressed the edges of the red paper in an attmept to make it look aged. The PP is distressed with a tool from SU. I used the new VersaMark dazzling ink on the red and on the brown on the inside of the card. There is a pic of both the outside and the inside for you to see. TFL!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Fun Technique

I just wanted to share something with all of you. I'm sure I'm not the first person to think of this, but I'm pretty proud of myself for actually thinking of it. Well, I recently received a SU Blender Pen from my great friend Lisa and have been having fun playing with it. I prefer to stamp my images in StazOn and color them in, so I don't have a big variety of ink pad colors. I decided to use my SU Stampin' Write markers with my Blender Pen. I "scribbled" the color of choice marker on an acrylic block and picked up the ink with the Blender Pen from that. Long story short.......this is the result. TFL!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

In the Garden

I finally got a chance to play with my new SU set "In the Garden"!!!! I had way too much fun. I had to force myself to stop. Anyway, I hope some of you are able to purchase this set for yourself. It can be used for just about any occasion. I needed some thank you cards, so that's what they are for. TFL!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

This Week's Challenge at ISC

Chris is the hostess with the mostess this week at ISC. Her challenge was to create a black and white card with a splash of color. Here is my take on the challenge. There was a chance for "extra credit" if you did something special to the inside. That part was quite new for me, but I gave it a shot. TFL!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Yoo......hoooo........Lisa has blog candy!!!

Hey!!! My great friend Lisa has some AWESOME blog candy!!!! Holy cow, ya gotta go check it out ASAP!!!! TIA!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

This Week's Challenge

The challenge at ISC this week was to take a bookmark and draw inspiration from it. I'm not sure if this link to the bookmark will work or not as you may have to be a member of ISC to view. Here is a link to Katherine's blog (challenge hostess), I'm sure she will post it.

Friday, May 1, 2009

My Friend Karen Has Blog Candy!!!

My friend Karen has some great blog candy. Hurry and check it out:) Here is the link TFL!!!