Monday, April 19, 2010

Hello! Today I decided to give the Mojo Monday sketch a try (MOJO135) I have to say this one was a little tricky for me. I really enjoyed using the paper pleating technique. This was my first time using that technique on a card and I love the dimension it gave the card.

When looking around on splitcoast today I noticed a posting about the retiring colors from Stampin up for their new catalog release. I think there are a lot that people will be sad to see go. However, this time around they are bringing back previously retired colors like WILD WASABI and BAJA BREEZE! I am jumping up and down as I loved these colors!!!

They also have announced the new "in" color names:
Daffodil Delight
Cajun Breeze
Early Espresso
Cherry Cobbler
Marina Mist
I can't wait to see the color swatches for these.

I might go and try to work on the Stamping Bella sketch for is anything for Mother's day.

By the way, does anyone have any blogs that have fun sketch challenges to participate in?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A New Image for me...from MFT's Pure Innocence line

I have to say I really love the PI images from MFT stamps. I have 10 of them and can't decide which one is cutest! Last night I got together with my friend and we decided to make a card from Jen's sketch for the week ( I really love this sketch! I know I will go to it again and again. As soon as I saw the image I was immediately drawn to the blue paper from Fresh Prints - Clothesline by Little Yellow Bicycle. The colors in this card remind me of the candy striper uniforms from the old days. I even took the time to design the inside of the card, (I don't normally do this)! I have seen a lot of people doing this lately on blogs and really think it gives the card a finished look. Hope you get a chance to play along with Jen's sketch and that you have a wonderful Sunday where ever you are!

Sunday, March 21, 2010's been quite some time since I have posted. So let's just start again! I am sharing a card today that I made for a very special friend for her birthday. I love the colors in this, it is a new piece from a my local scrapbook store. I added some lace for a vintage feel and some tuxedo ribbon (this is my favorite). I also wrapped some ribbon around the present and popped up the bow! I am using a fabulous image from I even decorated the inside but forgot to take a picture. I hope you like it!

Be back to share again with you soon!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Happy Saturday!

Hello! I wanted to pop in and say hello! I have had quite a busy week. My friend Kim had her little baby boy. His name is Elijah (Eli for short). He is the most precious, adorable, little thing I have ever seen. I am sure she will be posting pics of him on her blog soon ( Also, I am trying to get some quilting done. I did get a chance to check out Jen Del Muro's sketch today and it rocks! Make sure you check it out. Well it is raining here in Texas but that makes a nice hot cup of coffee and a sweatshirt the perfect way to start the day. I am sharing an MFT card I made a little while ago today. I had a little bit of trouble getting it to work but I love the colors! I also got the flowers stuck to my hand b/c I couldn't wait for the crystal effects to dry so I had to re-do the flowers. Oh well...I guess I will never learn to wait for something to dry completely before touching it. This week I got some new stamps in from Stampavie that I cannot wait to ink up! My birthday is Wednesday so I am hoping my husband will have my new scrap room done. I will show you some pics then. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It's Tuesday already...

Labor day weekend and a friend visiting from out of town kept me out of my crafting room but I still had tons of fun. Below I have a picture of the twice painted craft room to be. I started with a greenish color that looked like toothpaste and then got to this color which I love. It looks a light blue during the day and a light aqua at night. Can't wait! My husband is going to start assembly of the furniture tomorrow....YEAH! The card I am sharing is using one of my favorite sets ever (from MFT)-Rainy Days. I love this set and knew I had to have it the minute I saw it! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!! Talk to you soon!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Beautiful card---thanks Carole Burrage!

Hello! Sorry I haven't been blogging lately. Nothing like a little sinus infection to take you out of the game. Anyway, I haven't had much time to create this week so I am going to show you a card I made last week! This card was part of the August Verve challenge which asked you to pick a card from one of their design team members and case it. The twist was that if they used patterned paper you had to use solid and vice versa. I have had this card of Carole's favorited forever and just decided to do it! Her hands must have been wore out from the cutting but her card is just gorgeous! Art worthy! You must check out her blog if you haven't already she is hillarious!

On another note, I hope you got a chance to check out MFT's new release! Awesome!!! They always come up with the best sentiments (they make me smile and laugh).

I know I have been mentioning the construction on my new scrapbook room...I can hardly wait till its done. I thought I would show you some of the pre-paint pictures and then the pictures with tinted primer. The ceiling is done now we just need the final paint coat, the furniture, the decorations, and to move and re-organize everything....Fun Fun Fun!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy Monday!

Hello! What a crazy weekend...Kim and I hung out twice and had a blast. We are trying to squeeze as many visits in as we can before the little one arrives. My husband spent all of Saturday painting the upstairs room to turn it into an expanded craft room! I am so excited I can barely stand it. It will probably be a few weeks before its done but I will show you updates along the way...

In the meantime, I am working on a quilting project so I probably won't get a lotta card making in this week. Plus my good friend from NC is coming in next weekend to visit so I will be hanging out with her and doing some shopping and gabbing!

The card I am sharing today is from the Bella sketch last week! The stamp is so cute and my friend let me borrow it since I don't own it! Thanks Kim! I used the sentiment from the latest and greatest Halloween set from MFT...Fill your pumpkins to the top! The sentiment is just perfect and so is the stamp! Love em!

Card Details:
Stamps: Mummy, Witch, and Pirate (Stamping Bella) and sentiment (MFT)
Paper: Magic Spell by American crafts, Soft Sky CS (SU), Whisper White CS (SU), and Papertrey white CS
Ink: Graphite black Brilliance
Accessories: Corner rounder, spica glitter pen, copics, dimensional, circle nestabilities, and adhesive