Monday, August 31, 2009

Weekly Challenge 8/30 at ISC

Our weekly challenge this week at ISC is: Make a card with some of your favorite things. That's what I did!!! This card has my favorite color (purple), my favorite stamp set....well, right now anyway...Loads of Love, my favorite fall paper from Debbie Mumm, my favoite bling (diamonds), my favorite season (fall), my favorite fiber (ribbon), my current favoite technique (watercoloring) and finally this is a sketch from my favorite sketch site............Mojo Monday!!!! TFL!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

This Week's Challenge at ISC

Deb is our challenge hostess this week at ISC. She challenged us to make a card with paper as the main focal point. I've had this paper sitting in my stash forever because I just couldn't figure out how to use it. Well, I decided not to over think it and make some cards. Here is the paper and 3 cards I made from it. TFL!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Melissa's Blog Candy

Please check out Melissa's Blog Candy!! This Zutter is just one of the wonderful things she is giving away. Just click on Melissa to find your way to her blog!! TFL!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Queen Wanda's Monday Challenge

Queen Wanda challenged us to make a card with red and orange. Flowers were a must too. The flower is stamped in orange and red so it photographed a little funny.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Challenge 8/16 at ISC

This week our challenge hostess is Jacque!!! She challenged us to make a purse shaped card. She provided wonderful directions. Here is my contribution. TFL!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Queen's Challenge for Wednesday

Queen Vicky has challenged us to make a card with green and blue. I decided to make my husbands Birthday card for this challenge. It is another stair step card. I made the "base" with dark green, the trees are green, there is green in the grass below the deer, there is green in the pp on the second step, and there is a green button at the bottom. There is a blue bird, blue in the flowers below the deer, blue ribbon, and a blue button. The paper on the front stair is embossed and it's grey......unfortunately it doesn't show up well. I chose grey because there is grey in the pp on the second step. TFL!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Stair Step Fold Card

I found a tutorial over at SCS for this card. I decided to give it a try. I had a BLAST!!! I made this extra special Halloween card for my mom. She usually ends up with the "experimental" cards. It didn't really take a whole lot of paper either:) Please go to SCS and take a peek at the tutorial. TFS!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Weekly Challenge 8/9 at ISC

This week, Cheryl, challenged us to a different kind of challenge. We had to make a card containg 2 of the following elements: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. She just got done crafting some beautiful wedding invites and I have a feeling that this is where this came from;) is my card.
Blue: base of card, prima, it's in the ribbon and in the colored image.
Old: these are SU stamps from 2003, and I have had them for a few months.
New: the ribbon (just opened it today), the pink and yellow papers are new too (my latest SU order)

I took a pic of the inside to because I just love this stamp!!
Thanks for looking and thanks for the challenge Cheryl!!!

More Halloween Cards

More cards!!!

Halloween Cards

I went thru my stuff the other day, and............BOY!!! I have stuff for Halloween cards. I didn't realize I had this much stuff. I'm going to make good use of it. I'm also playing with settings on my camera to make the pictures more true to life. TFL!

Christamas Cards

I made these cards last week, but didn't have time to post them. The snowman card was made from a Mojo Monday sketch and the "bling" on it was colored using alcohol inks. I saw a card similiar to the wreath one somewhere, but can't remember where. SU catty perhaps?? TFL!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Birthday Blog Candy From Michelle

Please wish Michelle a Happy Birthday!!! In honor of her Birthday, she is giving away some great blog candy!!She has some really terrific stuff on her blog........go check it out!!

The Queen Commands......

Our current ISC Queen, Jessie, has put forth the command to make a card. She wanted us to make a card for a guy that has paper, embellies, bling that is not traditionally used for masculine cards. I had this paper in my stash....paisley is somewhat masculine, but when it has pink and becomes more feminine. I used my CB embossing folder for the light gray paper. The brown is actually SU Soft Suede. The blue is from unknown origin, but is a light sky blue. The ribbon is from Walmart. I had to add bling which is usually not added to any of my masculine cards. The buttons are courtesy of a rummage sale. TFL

Monday, August 3, 2009

Challenge 8/2 at ISC

It is Madison's turn to be hostess and she challenged us to make a card with orange, green and white. I was able to find some papers (getting low on these colors.....I must go shopping!!) and got to work. Well, right after I finished the first one (flowers) my mailman came and delivered my new SU order which contained the Dusty Durango ink pad. Considering it's against the law to let new stuff sit for more than a few minuets, I made one more card. I had the stuff out anyway so why not right??? For the flower one, I recycled!!! I used caps from bottles. They are even orange!!!! TFL!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

2009 Christmas Gifts

My blog only allows 4 pics per post and I am not computer savy so I had to do this in pieces. Here is a pic of all the gifts that will go into Christams Bags for family and some friends (we have some close friends who get our mail while we are gone, have us over for dinner etc.) as an extra special Christmas gift. There are 12 of each item. Cards: Thank You, Birthday, Just a Note, Sympathy, Hang in There, and Get Well. I made dishcloths (crochet) and altered some dominoes into Christmas ornaments. TFL!!!

Altered dominoes for Christmas Ornaments

From top to bottom:
Birthday Cards
Just a Note Cards (blank inside)
Get Well Cards

From top to bottom:
Sympathy Cards
Hang in There Cards
Thank You Cards

Pricilla's Blog Candy!!

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Sue's Blog Candy

Sue has some great blog candy!!! Please go to her blog to check it out!! Here is the link:

Blogaversary Candy!

Melissa has some Blogaversary Candy up for grabs!! She is celebrating the anniversary of starting her blog and is giving away some great stuff!! Please go to her blog and check it out!!
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Susie has blog candy!!!

There is some outstanding blog candy at Sassy Designs By Susie at Die Cut Dreams!!! This blog candy is worth checking out. Please go to her blog: