Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Those We Love...

Good evening all!  I have another card that I wanted to post really quick like.  :)  I have 3 challenges that I wanted to enter this into.  One ends tomorrow morning, so I wanted to make sure I got it in there!  The first challenge is for Peachy Keen Faux Stitching Challenge.  The flower on my card, which was cut from the Cake Basics cartridge at 2", has the faux stitching.  The next challenge this is being entered into is the BBTB2 Flourish Challenge.  My flourishes came from the Cindy Loo cartridge and they were cut at 2" wide.  The 3rd challenge this is being entered into is the Cards TV: You've Been Framed Challenge #105.  My frame is actually around the entire card and is from the Sentimentals cartridge cut at 5" in height.

Other supplies used:
~Paper: CTMH - Grace
~Stamps: K. Andrew Designs - Sympathetic Sayings & Raisin Boat - Handle with Prayer (feet on inside of card)
~Ink: CTMH - Twilight & Cocoa
~Markers: White (faux stitching)
~Bling: Rhinestone from Walmart

A friend of mine has had two deaths in the family and she asked me to make her a couple cards.  This is one of those....

 (^^^ sorry for this kinda crooked pic!  not been sleeping well so i took a sleeping pill and it's kicking in ^^^)

Thank you all so much for looking and commenting on my posts.  It makes me feel really good and also keeps me motiviated to keep creating!  I really do read every single one!  Hugs and God bless!

Handle with Prayer...

Good morning all!  I hope everyone's day is starting off well!  Mine didn't...woke up with a migraine, but I'm good now...well, headache gone, sicky feeling still there.  I'll be alright though! 

I started working on this card last night and got a little frustrated, bc I couldn't figure out how I wanted it all to fit together.  I was dealing with some other stressful stuff as well, so I'm sure that had a little bit to do with it.  So, I layed it aside and decided to finish it this morning.  I'm glad I did, bc I love how it turned out!  I wanted to tell you a little bit about where I found the stamps.  It's from a company called Raisin Boat.  I'm not sure if you all have heard of them or not.  However, I like them, bc you can rent stamps from them...yes, I said RENT!  It's sort of like Netflix or Gamefly.  You make your pick list and they send them to you based on the amount you want to pay per month.  For instance, I decided to go for the trial and paid $5.99 and I am allowed to rent 2 sets.  If I like them I can by them for a discounted price (but they send you a brand new set, not a used one).  It's pretty cool! 

The stamp set I used today is called Handle With Prayer.  I am not sure if I'll be purchasing this one or not.  It's really cute, but I'm not sure how much use I would actually get out of it.  Still considering though!  :)

I'm also entering this into the CPS Challenge #258.

Card size is 4.25x5
~Paper: CTMH - Caboodle
~Ink: CTMH - Chocolate & Sorbet
~Markers: CTMH - Sweet Leaf, Chocolate, Cocoa & Buttercup
~Sparkle: Stickles - Star Dust
~Ribbon: Walmart
~Embossing: Cuttlebug - Tiny Bubbles
~3D tape under circle
~ATG for adhesive

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Purple Pumpkin Giveaway...

Good early morning peeps!  I just wanted to share a quick post with you...  One of my favorite embellishment companies, Purple Pumkin, is having a sale at the end of the month.  In the mean time, they are doing a giveaway of $50 to spend at their sale.  They make the cutest buttons/embellishments and they are very reasonably priced!!! 

Here is a card that I have recently made using one of their buttons (it has been previously posted)...I just LOVE their product!  Check them out!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Easter Buckets...

Good morning (1100am this this time, haha!)!  This past weekend, I got to go to Target.  I specifically wanted to go for their $1 bin!!!  I don't have a Target near where I live, so it's a big deal when I get to go!  Haha!  So I grabbed some of these adorable little buckets, a few toys, some eggs and some candy.  I also don't have any children of my own, so I get to spoil other peoples kids.  :)  I used my Cricut to cut out the kids names in vinyl and put them on the buckets.  I used Robotz font for the boys and Birthday Cakes font for the girls.  I used glittery vinyl on the girls buckets and tied on some ribbon to girly it up!  Three of them are going to friends kids and two to my niece and nephew. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

3D Flower Card...

Good (early as heck) morning!  It's 1:10am eastern time right now.  I couldn't sleep, so I decided to join in some challenges that I had picked out earlier this afternoon.  It amazes me how tired I am during the day and when it comes time to actually go to bed, I can't sleep.  Drives me nuts! 

Anyway, the card I have to show is going to be entered into the Peachy Keen Colors Challenge #9 and the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #103 (use at least 3 flowers).  It definitely was a challege! 

~CTMH Paper Pack: Splendor
~Cartridge: CTMH Art Philosophy - flowers cut at 2.25" in height (used gypsy)
~Ink: CTMH - Outdoor Denim
~Stamp: Pink By Design - The Life You Imagined
~Twine: Mandarin
~Rhinestones: Walmart
~Washi Tape (the dark blue underneath stamp)
Sorry I don't know what the tape is called.  I got it off of the Tophatter auction site.  She sent me a bunch of random colors and I don't know if any of them have names.  

Here's my card...

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

XOXO Mother's Day Card...

I have a pretty Mother's Day card to share with you this morning afternoon.  I actually started this yesterday, but I actually finished putting them together and photographed them today.  I wanted to share with you all really quick.  I have chores to do....BOO!  :) 

Anyway... I am participating in the Mojo Monday 232sketch.  Here is what I came up with.  I love the colors and the xoxo.  My mom signs off on all her texts, emails, letters, etc...that way.  I might have to give her two mother's day cards this year, bc this one is now my favorite!  Hehe! 

~A2 size card (4.25x5.5)
~Cartridge(s): Sentimentals "XOXO"; cut  at 1.43" H & Art Philosophy for tag; cut at 2.20"W x 1" H (used gypsy)
~Paper Pack: CTMH - Magnifique
~Ink: CTMH - Pacifica
~Twine: Caribbean
~Stickles: Waterfall

Thanks for looking!  Have a great day!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mother ...

Hello, hello! 
I have a lovely Mother's Day card to share with you guys this morning!  Weird to say "this morning,"  because usually my posts don't happen til late afternoon/evening.  I had another night of very little sleep.  I don't know what's wrong with me.  I didn't even have any caffine yesterday and still did not get any sleep til after 230am (when I went to bed) and got up at around 615am.  Had to take hubby to work so that I could have transportation for errands to day.  Sometimes it stinks to have to share a car....oh well.  Since I pretty much knew I wasn't going back to sleep, I just stayed up after dropping him off.  Works out I guess, bc I got to work on cards.  I usually make about 4-6 of the same card, bc I sell my cards and I also donate cards to Operation Write Home (see my right hand bar for more info!) - sending cards to military members so they can write home.  I'm hoping to have more done by the end of the day.  Right now they need Mother's day cards, mixed in with some random ones.  They're due by March 20th.  I don't have very many Mother's Day cards, so I'm trying my best! here is what I did this morning....

~4.25x5.5 inch card
~CTMH Paper Pack - Life Delights
~CTMH ink - Chocolate
~Making Memories Jumbo Blossoms w/ Pebble Brads
~CTMH Frames, Tags, Borders stamp set used for "MOTHER"
~Inside reads, "Happy Mother's Day to a Super Mom" - Mom You Rock stamp set from My Creative Time
~CTMH ric rac ribbon

I decided to take my pictures outside today and I loved the way they turned out!  I'll have to do that more often!  It was so windy and cold today though!

 My little helper for today!  HAHA!  She kept jumping on my leg, so I picked her up and she crawled up on my shoulders and wedged her way behind me.  She's too cute sometimes!  :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Monogram Notecards...

Sorry for no-post yesterday....I had a hard time sleeping the night before and quite literally got no sleep.  So I wasn't feeling up to doing anything yesterday!  I'm feeling more awake today, but I think I might be getting sick....but I digress....

Today I made these monogram cards that I am going to send to my grandmother....just 'cause.  :)  I am submitting them into the BBTB Monogram Challenge. 

I used Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge for all the cuts.  I cut the card and the background pieces at 4".  I cut the letter at 2.5" and added some rhinestones for sparkle.  I used CTMH paper packet, Mayberry.  I think she'll really love them and they'll make her smile! 

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Make A Wish...

Hey ya'll! 

Today has been a lazy day here in my household!!!  I have been working on cards, but that's about it.  It doesn't really count as "work."  :)  Both my pups have been sleeping most of the day....I did forget to mention that we got a new puppy almost a month ago!  <see pic below>  Her name is Lady and I am super glad we got her.  At first I was thinking what did I get myself into, but she has been awesome.  We were looking for a playmate for our other Chihuahua.  He started getting weird and really "clingy" and I thought he seemed sad.  It took about a week, but he loves chasing her around the house.   It helps him burn more energy too!  So it's been good for everyone! 

So back to crafting.... This is a birthday card that is going to be entered into the Peachy Keen 07 Sketch Challenge and also the Cardz TV Challenge #103. 

The paper is from CTMH "Cherry-O" collection. 
The "Make A Wish" stamp is from CTMH set called Piece of Cake.
The brads are from CTMH.
The cupcake is from Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge. 
The face on the heart is from Peachy Keen Stamp set called Princess Faces.
I used stickes in the flame and on the candle. 

Thanks for looking and have a great day! 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Enjoy Life Card...

Good evening everyone!  The card I have for you today is NOT a Mother's Day card.  LoL!  It's kind of an encouragement card.  This card is being submitted into the CPS Challenge 254 and also into the Terrific Tuesday Challenge - Tag You're It with Scrappy Mom Stamps. 

Here is what I came up with....
I used...
CTMH Paper - Silhouette
Cricut Cartridge - Art Philosophy (for the tag cut)
CTMH Paper Flower - Just Blooms
Rhinestones - Walmart

 The stamp is from Pink By Design called The Life You Imagined.  I really love this stamp set!  It's got a lot of great sayings and words of encouragement.  I will be making more cards with this stamp set!
I hope you all have wonderful day!

DCWV Giveaway from Pink By Design...

I just wanted to a quick lil post and let everyone know that Sarah over at Pink By Design is having a DCWV giveaway!  Hop on over and check out the details and enter!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Round Mother's Day Card...

Hey ya'll!  I'm back again with another Mother's Day card....which could actually be used anytime for mom!  If you are wondering why I'm making so many M-day cards, it's because I am participating in the OWH Mother's Day Challenge and trying to make as many cards as I can for the troops!  :)  They are due by March 20th to shippers.  You might see some other cards thrown in, but will probably be mostly MD cards. 

This particular card is going to be submitted into the Mojo Monday 230 Challenge.  The challenge was a sketch challenge and you were also required to use a square or circle card.  I am also joining in the link-up party with Sarah over at Pink By Design!

Cartridge - Wild Card "Doily" cut at 5"
Paper - Echo Park "Yours Truly"
Ribbon - Michaels
Card stock - Silver from Michaels
Sentiment stamp - Pink By Design "Our Mothers"
Heart Stamp - CTMH
Punch - Martha Stewart

I hope you guys have a glorious day!