Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketch #170

Time for another fun sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!  As everyone kicks into Christmas card mode, I made a fall card! 

**reminder... today and tomorrow are you last chances to enter our virtual party & extra challenge this month.  It will end Oct 31 at 8 PM EST.  I've heard the prize is amazing!!!  Click HERE to check it all out**

Here is our Melissa's awesome sketch...

Our sponsor this week is MelJen's Designs!  Melissa has some very cute digis and you could win if you play along this week!!

Here's my fall card...
I realized once it was all together that I forgot a sentiment! :/

~MelJen's Cinnamon Harvest Mug digi
~Copics and Prismacolor markers
~scraps of fall DP
~MME 'Happy Days' banner stamp

Be sure to check out the other DT's creations for inspiration then play along for your chance to win!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I know it's not Thanksgiving yet, and today, it is actually Happy Birthday to me, but I don't  make myself cards, so I have a Thanksgiving card to show you. :)  "How old are you?" you ask... I'm 29... for the 18th time!!  ;)

My next several posts are scheduled in case we are without power this week as expected.  We are inland and won't have the difficulties those of you along the coast, but are in a valley so we may have some flooding and power outages.  So if I'm not heard from for awhile, that is why.  Stay safe all you on the East coast and in the Northeast!!

Here is my Thanksgiving card made with an image from Daydream Designs.   This pre-colored digi is from the Blessings of the Harvest Color Set

I combined the image and sentiment before printing, embossed and cut a 'top' layer, added a ribbon, button, and some pearls and here we are...

Thanks for stopping by and even though it is not Thanksgiving yet, be thankful for your blessings today!! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hope, Courage, Faith, Strength

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and though I'm slow, I've made a card in honor of that.

Diane of Daydream Designs has made several wonderful awareness sets this month!!  I used the Hope Endures Sentiment Pack Pink.

My thoughts and prayers are with those of you who are in the fight with this horrible disease and for those of you who are standing along side a loved one of friend who is fighting!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Masculine note card

Masculine cards are not the easiest for me, but my husband is a pastor and I asked him awhile back if he'd like me to make some note cards for him.  Of course, he said yes, but I've been a little slow getting them done.  This is a start, at least!!!  I think I need to make them a little more postal friendly than this one, though.

My inspiration for this card came from Diane.  (Click on her name to see her card)  I liked her pairing of the Bible with this verse, so I copied!  Thanks, Diane!! :)

Stampin' Sisters in Christ #162 - peace (the greatest source of peace...God's Word)
Word Art Wednesday #51 - anything goes
365 Cards: Day 233 - Color Scheme
Paper Pretties PWC229 - masculine card

~Pre-colored Clear Dollar digi "Morning Devotions" (w/ computer sentiment)
~Prima Madeline DP (this is a very girly pad but these sheets worked for a masculine card)
~Cuttlebug Roman Bath embossing folder
~brads and ribbon from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketch #169

Happy Tuesday!!  It's time for another Tuesday Morning Sketch!!  This week our sponsor is Stamp Fairy!!   They have really cute digi stamps!!!  Play along and you could win $10 in digis!!

**Don't forget that our extra PINK challenge is still going on until 8 PM on Oct 31.  You can make Pink Birthday, Pink BCA, or Pink I'm Thinking of You**

Here's this week's wonderful sketch by Melissa...
Here's my card...

The folks over at Stamp Fairy were sweet enough to provide images for the DT and I chose this Mimi Winter image.  Isn't she sweet??
~Recollections "O Christmas Tree" DP
~Fiskars Threading Water border punch
~Spellbinders Petite Ovals and Petite Scalloped Ovals
~Bargain bin sentiment stamp
~Copic and Prismacolor markers

Be sure to check out the other DT's creations for inspiration then play along for your chance to win!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Autism awareness card

October is breast cancer awareness month and that is wonderful!!  Keep thinking pink!!!
But it seems that when we become aware of one need, we become aware of others, as well.   I have a friend that has 4 autistic children.  She is such a blessing in the way she deals with these children and looks to the Lord for her strength!!  

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #57 and the image is one of Diane's from Daydream Designs.   It is the Hope Endures Digi Set Autism.  It is pre-colored.  (She has several other awareness sets, too!)

I combined a couple of the digis, embossed my cardstock, and tied a ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!!

CAS thank you

I've had a global afternoon!  I am in NY, I'm eating Thornton's mint toffee from England (I wish I'd filled a suitcase or 2 with this stuff!!!), I made this card for a friend in England to thank her for the gift of a doily that was made in Romania!   Not that you needed to know all that to see my card, but I'm feeling chatty today. :)

Here is my CAS card (so that it is easy to mail and won't be destroyed on the way) to thank her...

CAS-ual Fridays CFC75 - "over the edge"
clean & simple 213 - sketch 
The Paper Players #118 - CAS with frames
365 Cards: Day 234 - 3 B's ... Bible verse, banners, blue flowers

~Prima Madeline DP
~Clear Dollar verse stamp
~Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

OWH Christmas card

Today, Doodle Pantry is proud to sponsor Operation Write Home!  The challenge is black, white, and a touch of red or green.

~Doodle Pantry Quirky Polar Bear
~Spellbinders Large and Small Labels
~Misc punches
~Sizzix Snowflakes embossing folder

Sentimental Sundays #124 - black/white + another color
Card Crafter's Circle #44 - black, white, and one color

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #168

Time for another Tuesday Morning Sketch!!   This one is an awesome and very versatile sketch by Laura!!   This sketch is easy to make CAS or fancy!  Our sponsor this week is StampingScrapping.  It is an online craft store full of lots of good things!!  :)  Play along and you'll have a chance to win!!

*My card is a birthday card and it has pink on it, so it would even work for our month long extra challenge... Theresa's Virtual Birthday challenge!  Click HERE for that one.

Here is the sketch...
Here's my take on it...
I cut out the gift and cut a second bow for dimension

~Prima Madeline Collection DP (I won it at Angela's goodie giveaway!  Thank you, Angela, I love this paper!!!)
~Perfect Paisley embossing folder
~ribbon and bow from stash
~Pre colored digi from Daydream Designs -- Time to PartyColor Digi Set
~ sentiment from Daydream Designs -- Time to Party Sentiments

Be sure to check out the other DT's creations then play along!!

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

Friday, October 12, 2012

Christmas Bluejay

We are down to only  74 days until Christmas!!  :-O  So I made a Christmas card today.  :-)  I've been trying to get back into my craft room but have had company ever since I got back from my trip, so that took precedence!   I've had several digis printed for quite awhile and decided to make a card from this Doodle Pantry image...

Technique Tuesday October Challenge - Bargello *really cool technique*
Simon Says Stamp - Dies or Punches
The Stamp Man October Challenge - butterflies, birds, and bees
The Perfect Sentiment PSC53C - Christmas Critters (is a bird a critter??)
The Cuttlebug Spot - "What's on your desk?" (this image has been printed for quite awhile and was sitting patiently waiting for me!!)
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 72 - tic, tac, toe
      *I used the left side-brad, black, sparkle (does Glossy Accents count as sparkle?)

Glossy Accents on the branch

~Spellbinders Large and Small Labels, Doodle Parts
~Doodle Pantry Bluejay pre-colored image
~sentiment from Doodle Pantry Mini Bethlehem set
~fancy pants DP
~Glossy Accents
~ribbon and brad from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #167

Tuesday morning = Tuesday Morning Sketch!!   This week at Tuesday Morning Sketches , we are having a judged challenge!  Not only is there a sketch to follow, but a twist as well for a chance to win!!   This week's sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs.

**Also, be sure to check out our extra challenge this month in honor of Theresa's birthday!  Click HERE to find that challenge**

Here's the sketch...
The twist with this challenge is "E"!  That means anything you can come up with that goes with the letter "E"!  I chose Embossing (the technique that I love most!!!!)

~Bazzill and Neenah cardstock
~card cut in MTC
~Allegro and Swiss Dots embossing folders
~Memento Bamboo Leaves ink
~PTI sentiment
~Flora Doodles

Be sure to check out the other DT's creations then play along!!

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

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy Birthday, Theresa!!!

Even though it is Saturday, over at Tuesday Morning Sketches we're having an extra and a very special challenge.   TMS is 'run' by 2 sisters... Melissa and Theresa.  Today is Theresa's birthday!!!   Our challenge is in honor of Theresa's milestone birthday today!!  "Which milestone" you ask??  I'll let you do the math! ;-)

Happy Birthday, Theresa!!!

This October is also very special for her for another reason... it's her 5th birthday as a Breast Cancer Survivor!!!!!  That is certainly something to celebrate!!  Stop over at her blog... My Sassy Cards... to wish her a happy birthday on both accounts!!   She is offering some wonderful blog candy, too!!!

So this extra challenge will run through Oct 31, 8 PM EST and there is no sketch.  :-O 
Just make a birthday card and use pink.   Breast cancer awareness is optional, too.
There is a pack of goodies waiting for the winner!!  The winner will be randomly drawn and announced on Nov 1. 

Here is my card that I hope has already reached her mailbox...




Check out the cards by the rest of the DT...

So come play along and join us in wishing this very special lady a Happy Birthday!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tuesday Morning Sketches #166

Good Tuesday Morning to you!!  Or afternoon or evening... whenever you happen to be popping in to take a peak!

Our sponsor this week is Paper Pretties.   They have clear stamps, cling stamps, digi stamps and other goodies, too!  Play along and you can win!!!

This week's sketch...
Here's my take...

I decided to make a Christmas card with this snowman digi...  Breezy

~Basic Grey 'Wassail' DP
~Paper Pretties Breezy digi
~Sizzix Snowflakes embossing folder
~Vintage Photo Distress Ink
~Heidi Grace buttons

The Cutie Pie Challenge #28- use a digi
jingle belles JB-12-20 - "Dashing Through the Snow"

Thanks for stopping by!!  Now I can get back to creating!  All of my posts lately (including this one) were made in August!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Thinking of you

I'm  home from England with lots and lots of pics! (over 1,400!!)  Still a little jet-lagged but getting back to normal.   I will be back visiting your blogs today once I get my kids going with school!

Happy October!!  Today is the 1st, and that means it is time for new releases at Doodle Pantry!! :)  You can check out the Doodle Pantry challenge blog and see them all and also find the links to see the DT's creations with these wonderful new sets!!  I used Poppies.  This set is the featured product that you will receive if you play along with this month's challenge... remember you must use a Doodle Pantry image.... there are freebies available if you don't have any yet. :)

All of the new releases are wonderful, but this poppy set is so beautiful and so versatile!!

(the red is richer than it appears and not so orange)

~Doodle Pantry pre-colored poppy and sentiment

~Paper Studio Mirabelle DP
~Spellbinders Labels Four, Large and Small Labels, Doodle Parts
~Heidi Grace adhesive accents and ribbon from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!!!