Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Beary Thank You!!

Good Evening! Well, the week is half over, getting closer to the Holiday weekend. I have a card here that I made using one of Meljen's Designs. It was a freebie for 100 members. I stumbled upon this and thought, WOW!! This is a cutie. I find I never have enough Thank You cards, so I made this one up using this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 75.

Here is the sketch for this week...
Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a happy and safe Holiday weekend.

Monday, June 28, 2010

New Challenge Blog!!

Welcome Stampers!! I have an announcement for you. My sister, Kristine, and I have started a new challenge blog. The name of our new blog is Double Delight Challenges. It is in conjunction with Designed 2 Delight's progressive challenge. For awhile now, we have been challenging each other to 'Sister Challenges' using D2D freebie images. This is how it works, we each take turns picking a challenge in addition to the D2D image. You can read all about it on our new blog here. Feel free to pick up the blinky badge to display on your blog. I chose to do the first preview challenge. That was to make a Birthday card along with the D2D image called 'Beary Big Gift'. That bear is so cute behind that big present. I used dp from K&Co. along with DCWV 'Flower Shower' pack. I also used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for this card.
Don't forget to link your cards to Designed 2 Delight blog too. You'll want to get that next freebie.
A huge shout out to Kristine for setting up the blog! You're amazing sis, I'm always in awe of your creations. Please stop by Kris' blog and show her some love. Thank you!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Happy Sweet 16 To My Darling Daughter!

Happy Birthday Ashley!! Today she is 16. My how time flies. I saw this image and thought how perfect it would be for her. After all she is 16 and will be starting driving classes next month. Oh boy!! I can't believe I will have 2 teenage drivers. Anyway, I love you Ashley, hope your day is very special.

I used this image from Karen's Doodles. It's called 'driving celebration girl'. Karen has some of the cutest images I've seen. I've purchased several from her for so many different occasions. I'm sure you'll find something for yourself too. I've used some dp from the DCWV 'Flower Shower' pack. The flowers I made from a tutorial from PTI. You can find that here. They're supposed to by poppies, but I'm not sure they look like what the tutorial says they should look like, but ya know what, it's ok. I think they turned out fine. I also followed the sketch from Friday Sketchers challenge #108.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you'll stop by Karen's Doodles and see what amazing images she has to offer. Have a great day *Ü*

Here is a picture of my 16 year old.


Happy Sunday Stampers!! Today is another weekly challenge over at Stamping Sisters In Christ. This week's hostess is the wonderfully talented Randi Barrett. Here is the verse she chose for this week...

Isaiah 53:5 (KJV) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: The chastisement of our peace was upon Him; And with His stripes we are healed.

Randi's challenge is to use STRIPES somewhere on your card.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Toucan Scraps. One lucky winner will win one kit of their choice. Thank you so much*Ü*

For my card, I used a magnolia that my sister, Kristine, stamped for me. I used some striped dp that I had from K&Co. called 'Hopscotch'. Very pretty pastel colors in that paper pad. I also used my MS fence post punch and added some peach ribbon. The flower I made from my Sizzix dies and I know the dew drops look green, but they are actually blue. The picture didn't come out very well. I wish I was a professional at photography, but I'm not. *Ü*
Please stop by the SSCC blog and check out the other DT's creations. You're sure to find some inspiration there.

One more thing before I go, this is my last challenge for Stampin Sisters In Christ. I have decided to step down. BUT, be sure to come back to visit because I will have an announcement very soon, as well as my sister, Kristine. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

La La Land White on White Challenge

Welcome to my blog!! This is a card I made for the La La Land Challenge. Jane's challenging us to use White on White. To be honest with ya, I've never mande one before now. I struggled a bit, but then I found some mojo. *Ü* Everything must be white except for the image you use. You must go and see what the DT made, such talent over there. In fact, one winner will win a $10 GC to the store for any rubber stamps you'd like.
For my card, I used princess La La. I colored her dress blue with coral belt and trim. As well as the crown and necklace. I added some 'fruit punch' stickles to her crown and belt for some dazzle. I use MS lacey punch for the side and added pearls. I cut out the flower from my sizzix die and added a diamond center.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Designed 2 Delight - Sing a Song

Hello all =)  Happy Tuesday.  Today I have a card that I made for the Designed 2 Delight challenge.  The image comes with a few sentiments too.  How awsome is that.  This birdie is so cute, up on his branch chirping a song. 

My sister, Kristine, and I have our weekly sister challenges.  This week was her turn to pick what challenge we did.  She chose "fancy folds".  So I looked thru the SCS resources and found this Tri-fold card.  Here is what it looks like on the inside...

The sentiment reads:  "A true friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." 

I just love that sentiment...By the way, please hop on over to Kristine's blog to see what her "fancy fold" is and her lovely card.  Thanks so much for stopping  by.  I appreciate your comments =)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

SSCC # 44

Good Sunday morning all!!  Today starts another challenge over at Stampin Sisters in Christ.  Our hostess for this week is the lovely Candace.  Here is the verse she has chosen for this week...

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

Candace's challenge is:  No stamped images! Make a card with just words (a sentiment/verse).

Our sponsor for this week is Paper Jewels .  If you haven't been by yet, please do so.  They have some real awsome stuff at the store.  The winner will get a $15 GC to spend however they wish.  Thank you so much for this great gift. 

For my card, I purchased a digi set called 'Sister Sentiments' from Sweet-N-Sassy Stamps.    I'll be sending this card to my sister this week.  The dp is from the Taylored Expressions May KI kit. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Please head over to SSCC to see what the other DT have created.  Thank you!!  And one more thing...


Sunday, June 13, 2010

SSCC # 43 and a Father's Day card!!

Good Morning!!  It's a great day here in Washington, it's going to be a nice, sunny day.  Today is the start of another challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ.  I do hope you can come over and join in the fun.  Our hostess for this week is the super talented Lisa Hjulberg.  Here is the verse she chose...

2 Timothy 1-6 "You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs--he wants to please his commanding officer. Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor's crown unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops."

The challenge is to make a Father's Day card/project... or just a masculine card

Great challenge with Father's Day being just one week away.  So get out those "GUY" stamps or masculine ones and get busy.  I've already got my FIL's card made, now I just need one for my Dad and my DH. 

Our sponsor this week is none other than Simon Says Stamp.  They have been sponsoring us monthly and we so appreciate it.  Thank you!!  If you haven't been to the store, you must go and take a look around.  They have over 100,000 items in stock to meet your needs. 

For my card, I used an image from Karen's Doodles.  She has several 'guy'  images available and this is just one of them.  It's called "It's your day".  I used my nesties to offset the image.  I used my copics to color it and then added some buttons and ribbon to seperate the 2 different dp's.  This card is for my FIL, and I know he'll enjoy it.   Now go take a look at what the other DT have created over at SSCC.   Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week ahead=)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

D2D Mice Wishes!!

Happy Saturday stampers!!  Today I have a card I made for the Designed 2 Delight progressive challenge.  This cute little mouse is the freebie this week.  If you played along last week, then you got this one free.  That's how it works.  So cool to get some freebies=)   I would like to invite you to join Designed 2 Delight over at Crafters Digital Art Center (CDAC).  Faith put up another freebie for reaching 100 members, so I encourage you to head on over and join.  Thanks Faith!!   My sister, Kristine, and I often do our "sister challenges"  just for fun.   For our sister challenge, we decided to use a recipe, and here it is...

1 designer paper
2 images or 1 image/1 sentiment
3 embelishments

Head on over to her blog to see what she made with this image and recipe.  For my card, I used of course the image from D2D.  The dp I used is from Basic Grey, Kioshi, and i printed out the sentiment from my computer.  I used 3 embellies which include the ribbon, buttons and the flower. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend=)  Oh just a reminder, tomorrow starts another challenge over at Stampin Sisters in Christ.  Be sure to stop by and even enter if you can.  Thanks!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Designed 2 Delight Potted Flowers

Good evening!!  Here is a card I made for the Designed 2 Delight progressive challenge.  I love this potted flowers digi.  The "Happy Birthday" is a rub on and I know it didn't come out very well.  Sorry bout that=)  I used basic grey dp 'Indian Summer' paper pack and put a doily behind the image.  I added some buttons in the corners to finish it off. My sister, Kristine, and I are having a sister challenge on this card, go check out what she made with this freebie.   I'm also entering this card in a couple other challenges, and here they are....Scrap Creations, which is to use basic grey paper and also a Birthday theme, and also Digi Doodles Shop Best challenge is to use buttons

 Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week=) 

Sunday, June 6, 2010

SSCC #42 - Genesis 1:26

Happy Sunday stampers!!  Today's a great day, it's the start of another challenge week over at Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge blog.  The hostess for this week is ME!  Yes, I'm hosting this weeks challenge.   Here is the verse I chose this week...

Genesis 1:26, And God said,"Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."

My challenge for you is to make a card/project that has some kind of animal on it. It could be a fish, bird, or land mammal, or a creeping bug.:) 

Just a few days ago, my family was talking about how massive the universe is.  It's mind boggling just how huge it really is.  And to think that it was all created in just 6 days.  Now that is really something to think about.  How did God do it?  There's so much we don't know about our world, and I look forward to having all my questions answered when I get to Heaven!!

 We watched the Planet Earth series when it was on T.V.  and let me tell you, that is a wonderful series.  I recommend it to everyone.   It's very educational and answers some of the questions that I had about our planet.  Thousands and thousands of different kinds of animals and plant life.  It's definately must see TV.  

Our sponsor this week is the Wild Flower Kids Stamps and they are donating 5 digis of choice to one lucky winner, which will be picked next Tuesday, June 8.  So be sure to enter your cards soon.  I can't wait to see them.

For my card, I used a freebie digi from Tidly Inks.  The sketch I used is from last weeks the sweet shop sketch.   The dp is from My Minds Eye.  I got it at Craft Warehouse as a single sheet.  I think it's the Pure Joy collection.    Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I look forward to seeing what you create.  Be sure to stop on by the SSCC blog to see what the other DT sisters have made.  Definately some awsome cards and projects there. 

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Designed 2 Delight Sunflower

Hello stampers!!  Today I have another card for the Designed 2 Delight progressive challenge.  This cute li'l sunflower is the freebie for this week.  If you played in last weeks challenge, then you got this one free.  That's how it works, if you play in this weeks challenge then you'll get the next weeks free in your e-mail.  Whoohoo!!   My sister, Kristine, and I have our own sister challenges that we share.  And this week it was to use this image and the colors green, yellow and purple.   So hop on over to Kristine's blog to see what she made with this cute flower.

I'm also entering this card in the Friday Sketchers Challenge.  Here is the sketch below:

For my card, I used some dp from the DCWV Flower Shower spring pack.  I added some stitching, and a few pearls on top and a cute li'l butterfly too.   Thank you so much for stopping by, have a great week:)  Oh, be sure to stop by Kristine's blog to see her card.  I'm sure she'll love it if you do.  Thanks!!