Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I'm back!! FINALLY (BTF#25 and CCMC247)

WOW!!  MIA....huh?  So sorry for the huge delay in posting anything at all.  I have an excuse.....although it's not a good one.  I decided to rearrange my craft room. So, I pushed everything to the middle of the room, some of it out into the hallway and then......I got bored.  I was sick of doing it and regular life took over.  I left it in that state for WAY TOO LONG.  Totally ridiculous.  So anyway, I finally got my act together and got the room  back to "semi-usable" status.  Don't get me wrong there's still some stuff to do in there.  My intention was to throw away some stuff.  That didn't really happen yet.......but it will!  So, on to the first card that I've made in a long time:

I've said it before and I'll say it again:  The best way to get back on track creatively for me is to go to a couple of challenge blogs.  For this card I used the sketch challenge at Create with Connie and Mary (although I'm posting to late to submit it in their gallery) and the Theme challenge at Black Tie Fridays .  I used French Foliage stamp set for the spots on the background and the flower is made using the Pop-Up Posies kit.  I have to admit, I'm sort of hoarding that kit.  I tend to do that with embellishments that I love.   I'm pretty happy with how the card turned out and I'm anxious to get back to crafting on a regular basis!  Anyway, thanks for hanging in there with me and stopping by today!
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Easter Blessings-BTF21 and SUO#66

Here's a card that I made as for a camp contender.  It didn't make the cut, but I still think it's cute.  It was a lot of fun to make too.  I love using a punch (bird builder) in a way other than it was originally intended (bird's wing for tulip).    Also, quick reminder....if you have the Birds of a Feather DSP, make sure you go pull out the sheet with all the eggs, that I used here, to add to your Easter cards.  It works perfectly.  I am submitting this card for the Black Tie Fridays challenge this week to use ribbons, buttons and brads and for SUO Challenge #66 - Easter Parade.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Dress Framelits.....REALLY?.....OH YES!!!

I'm gonna be honest here......When I first saw these dress framelits in the Stampin' Up Spring catalog, I wondered what on earth Stampin Up was thinking?!?  I was not at all excited about them.   Then I waited a while.  And now....I've seen these dresses all over the blog-o-sphere!  Stampin' Up absolutely hit the nail on the head with these framelits! Wow!  Then I came across Patty Bennett's framed art and I almost fell out of my chair.  I instantly knew what my mom would be getting from me for Mother's Day this year.   So I started with this card for a little "dress-making practice"!  OMG........I can see this being addictive.  These are SO MUCH FUN to create!  And the options are endless!  So I've planned a little get together with some of my demo friends and we are all going to make them together!!  We just have to pick the date...    Can't wait!


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Angry Birds and Star Wars for my boys!

Today I wanted to share with you the cards I made for my boys for their birthdays!  I'm definitely way behind on posting their birthdays were in January.  My two little guys LOVE Angry Birds and Star Wars, and of course they love Star Wars Angry Birds.  I wanted to make them different cards, but wanted them to both love them, of course!  They were so excited to see these!  The Angry Birds one went to Joey, my youngest.  It was pretty easy to find tons of inspiration for the Angry Birds characters out there on other blogs, the Star Wars one was not as easy.  I found myself "making up" most of the characters from pictures I had and just wingin' it.  I think the Star Wars one could use some fiddling with, but it was a huge hit with my 5 year old.  Let me tell you, the looks on their faces when they got these cards was awesome!  It was so cool for them to actually care about the card more than the gift!  Thanks for looking!
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