Monday, May 26, 2008

CC Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla

I am loving the colors Emily chose for today's color challenge. My new bedroom is painted a sage color (if I remember correctly) and I would love to add some chocolate chip to it. That inspired my card. I think it is very romantic, what do you think?

Remembering - Memorial Day

So, in honor of those who have gone before, I created this card for Memorial Day. I think remember is the perfect sentiment, don't you?

Cute, or what??????

So yesterday, my newest grandaughter was blessed in church. I got this darling dress for her. Doesn't she just look like a big old cloud of ruffles? I love it. So many have said she looks like her Daddy (my son), but I just never see it. Well, in the center picture she does look like him. Funny, I don't see it just looking at her. Isn't she adorable? She has the tiniest little nose and mouth! Love you Kylee!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Masculine Card

Today's challenge on SCS was to make a masculine card. Well, frogs are masculine, right? And of course hardware is masculine, right? And hemp instead of ribbon is masculine, right? Well, put it all together and you have my card for the day. It is for my dh. He is an amazing man to put up with my craziness. lol I hope you like it. I am very pleased with how it turned out.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Creative combo!

Well, it has been a while since I did a sketch challenge, and I wanted to combine it with Ashley's Wednesday Brain Wave challenge. Visit Ashley's blog by clicking the link at the top of my page. And here is the card I came up with.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

God Bless America

Did you hear that Treehouse stamps has just released some new stamps? This is one of the sets and I just love it, don't you? These kids are fabulous. There is another image with them holding sparklers. The sentiments that go with this set are great too. Be sure to visit their website to check out all their stamps!

I colored the image with my SU markers and used the cuttlebug for extra texture on the layers. I sprayed glimmer mist on my blue paper and punched out the stars.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Skirt Inspired!

This card was inspired by a skirt I saw at church on Sunday. I thought it was quite interesting and really translated into a card quite well. It is quite different, don't you think? Interesting color combo suggested by Emily for the color challenge on SCS.

What do you think of it?

This is a little different

I made this card for the Technique challenge on SCS, emboss an image and then water color it. I love using this technique. I stamped the image with black craft ink and then clear embossed. I tried something a little different, stamping the image on soft sky paper instead of the typical white or vanilla. I really like how it turned out. I tore the image out and then distressed it with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distressing ink and then went over that with Elegant Eggplant and sponged a bit of it around the image as well. It really looks so much nicer in real life. It's so hard to capture it in the photo. Anyway, I really like this card and hope you do too. Thanks for stopping by!

Finding a little time

So, I am finding a little time to stamp now that we have made an offer on a house and are just waiting for all the paperwork to get done!

This is my adaptation of Jennifer's card for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS. Mine is quite different, but still has some of the same elements. I like this cupcake and the greeting is a fun one, don't you think?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

I just want to wish anyone dropping by a very happy Mother's Day!

I feel so blessed to be a mother to my three wonderful children! I am also blessed to have five wonderful grandchildren as well. Ahhhhhh, pure joy! I love you all!

The flowers are from my dear husband Allen. Thank you sweetheart! I love them.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Totally consumed

So, I have been totally consumed with trying to find a home since my dh found a job in Phoenix! Yea, by the way. I am so thrilled to be here in the Valley of the Sun again. Mostly because it is near my family and I love being able to get together with them all the time. So, I have looked and looked and looked for a home, and I finally found the one I think is right. It is normal to have tons of misgivings and doubts, right? Yikes! A house is a big, big thing. Anyway, I've posted a few photos of the place. Of course it won't look like this once our furniture is in it, but you can get the general idea. What do you think?

Thursday, May 8, 2008

I'm back!!!!!!

Did you notice I was gone? lol

I've been out of town quite a bit the past few weeks, and haven't been able to stamp. Boy I missed it. So, today I combined three challenges on this card, the ways to use it (chipboard), the color challenge (lovely lilac, pretty in pink and certainly celery), and Ashley's Brainwave challenge. Be sure to check out her blog for all the details.

I hope you like this one and are having a great day!