Jul 30, 2010

Cardabilities Sketch #8

Welcome to the 30th! As always, today is the Cardabilities reveal! Here is the sketch for today:
I love this sketch. Really. I just want to look at it all day. The possibilities are endless and it is very inspiring. Here is my take:
I used a funky color combo on this one. Hot Pink, Orange, Mustard and Green. Glorious!
Actually there is a little scarlet thrown in there as well. Lots of die cutting too. I have been LOVING the die cuts lately. How much fun are they?? Ok, so here is the dealy-o. Get yourself a bit of crafting time and whip up somethin' fun and go link it up at the Cardabilities blog. I am pretty sure you will be happy you did! While you are there, check out what the rest of the team made up. Can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping in today. Have a glorious friday!

Boy Cards

Just a quickie tonight. I pulled together some baby boy cards this week. I LOVE this paper line by My Mind Eye. I have had it forever and have always enjoyed looking at it and wading through the pages and embellies I picked up. I originally got it to do some scrap pages for my boy (I only had one at the time!) and of course never got to it. Luckily it still works great for some cards.
I added some stamps and a few more rhinestones. And those big letters are actually adhesive fabric ones that are at least 5 years old. I colored them up with a Copic and they look good as new!

Ok. going to hit the hay. Got to have rest so I can be a happy momma tomorrow. It's been a week full of a NOT-happy momma. Just ask the kids ; )

thanks for checking in!

Jul 22, 2010

Baby Bee

Hey there! Long time no blog! Whelp, my parents have gone and now not only am I lonely but I have three kids that are DYING to be talked to, held and played with. So it's back to the grind of life but I have you dear friends to keep me company! SO today I have a baby card to share. I feel like I am so behind in things that need to be done. Making new cards is one of them. It seems every card I make goes to something else and then I always remember too late to take a picture of it! But here is one:

Simple. To the point. This bee is a lot of fun and of course I love buttons!

Welcome little one. Where ever you may bee. (bwhaaaa!)

Have a great night!

Jul 16, 2010

This n' That

I have a few random things that I wanted to share tonight. First off its suuuuper late so I must get to bed. But I wanted to share that I have a friend who just opened her own Etsy Shop! Natasha is a rock star knitter and has started making mohawk caps. (A few you can see below...made to order adult or kid sizes). I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!!! If you are in the market for something fun, fresh and hand made, head on over to her shop HERE. And Enjoy!

Also, another friend is having an "I {heart} New York" week over at her blog. I did a little post for her that you can read HERE. I love living in New York and I must say its even better now that I have some space and a dishwasher. Can't complain here!

Ok. I will be back with a card for my first Cardabilities Reveal, so stay tuned!!!

Thanks for stopping in.

Jul 15, 2010

Cardabilities Sketch #7

Hey there people! I am very excited to share with you today my first card creation over at Cardabilities. I am so excited to be apart of the new design team! Go check out the blog and meet all the ladies and take a gander at the great cards. Hopefully they will inspire you!
Today we have sketch #7 reveal:

And here is my take on the sketch:
I used some ink on my woodgrain impression plate to create the background and then added some simple elements. You know me, I like to go a bit on the simple side. Colors are pink, chartreuse and grey. LOVE them together! And have I told you yet how much I like this hand dyed scrunchy silk ribbon? sooooo nice.
Here is a bit of a close-up. I added some pearls in my stamped flower (in the sentiment) and did a quick swipe of my gell pen to add faux stitches. I love those things.

That's it for my first reveal! Remember, there are two reveals a month on the 15th and the 30th, so I hope you can join in the fun at some point!

thanks for stopping in!

Jul 13, 2010

Pink Persimmon Congratulations Baby!!

Hey everyone! Today I have another baby card for you... are you surprised?! Yup, I know...
But I think you might like it:

oh my oh my, this pattern paper is PERFECT for these little clothes. I used the sailor pattern paper from Men for Life (PTI) for the sailor suit! I arranged to stamp right over the anchor image so it looked like it is on the shirt. I also colored the cuffs and toes with Copic markers.
I used a Nestability #4 label to cut out the frame both in blue and white. Its a bit hard to see but I ran the white label through an impression plate to give it a nice crosshatch imprint and then popped up the blue frame to give it some dimension. I colored the clothespins and glued it all to my jute twine clothesline.

Ok, going to go now. My little 3 year old wants to play 'Diego' and of course that means someone has to be the iguana lost in the forest... lucky me!

Jul 11, 2010

Pink Persimmon Welcome Baby

Hey there all! I realized I hadn't shown you exactly what Pink Persimmon has released this week. So take a gander!: Here are the banner sets. SO SO very useful. I have been putting them on quite a few things. Some of which you have seen this week. Today's card also uses them.

These are the baby sets. CUTE CUTE CUTE!!

And today's card:

You can see I used both Baby Clothesline and the Mini Banner Alpha set. I used some nestablilities rectangles both with and without scallops. I colored in the duck with some colored pencils. They are the only thing that will give good color on this Kraft paper.
I added some polka dot paper and stamped my banner in an array of colors. They are SO easy to use. I just put all my letters on a block and stamped the word in the different colors and then cut them out and arranged them in an order that I liked. I have many more baby things to show you and will try to keep up with them all!

My parents are visiting this week and I hope to get some crafting time in with my mom who is so fabulous. She is endlessly supporting this crafting habit of mine and a wonderful cheerleader. I love you mom!! Maybe I can trick her into make a card for the ol' blog-o here so you can see it. One night soon we will get our girls time. Right now we are doing 'boys' time with concrete, dirt and wood out back. Its a dirty sight to behold.

Ok. Hope you are having a grrrrrreat weekend. Thanks for stopping in!

Jul 9, 2010

365 Cards: Guest Designing!

Hey everyone! It's taken me all day to get here to post. I am still pouring concrete and the backyard is looking fantastic! We are getting excited. So now I am covered in dust and sitting at the computer coming to say hi to you! Today I was invited to design for 365 Cards. They are having a wonderful time over there and celebrating 1000 followers! WAHOO! Congrats to Pam and all the lovely ladies over at 365 Cards. And if you haven't been over there yet, head over and become a follower, participate in a challenge or two and help them celebrate in proper style. Today's challenge is an ad. Coming from me straight to you! Here she is:

Is this just lover-ly?! I love the candies, the colors, the stripes! I hope this little ditty inspires you to create and here is the card that I made:
You can see the stripes in the background which I absolutely HAD to have in there. The circles are Pink Paisley and just reminded me of lollypops and you can see a new Pink Persimmon release (just this week!). The cute little banner. You can see the new releases here if you are interested.
I love this dyed silk ribbon which comes from Marilyn Healey (and all the way from my home state) and I added some pearls to spunk up my ribbon flower.

That's it for today! Tonight there is a movie in the park and I must get cleaned up for that. Hope to share some more cards this week and maybe a concrete story or two. Take it easy!

Jul 7, 2010

Pink Persimmon Release Time!!: Little Miracle

Hey there everybody! Well, the time has finally arrived. Pink Persimmon has just released some new sets and BOY you just wait till you see them!!! Go NOW and check it out. There are the cutest baby clothes in the new baby set and really great banner sets. All of which I will be showcasing in the next few days and you can hop over to the Pink Persimmon blog to see what the other creative team members have made. I hope you like them!!

First off today we have the little onesie stamp from the Baby Clothesline set. I paper pieced them and popped them up on some scalloped circles. I used this old book paper and sewed strips onto the card base.
I added some rivets and tied the circles together with rope twine. The 'Little Miracle' sentiment is from the Baby Greetings set also being released. I used some tea dye ink to sponge the edges of the card and scalloped circles. Join me tomorrow for a fun day over at 365 cards!
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a good one!

Jul 5, 2010

Baby Cards

Hey there! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. We celebrated our Independence Day this weekend here in the U.S. and I feel SO humbled and grateful. It's been a wonderful time to spend with my family who is visiting and a good time to remember all that has been sacrificed that we might have this great country of ours. And regardless of the crazy stuff that goes on, it is a great country and we should be grateful!

Ok. I wanted to stop in and share more baby cards before I get crackin' on this day. My parents are here and helping us put in a patio, so I must actually get going. There are pallets of concrete on my lawn that are waiting to be mixed and poured.

Baby card #1:

I messed around with A Little Argyle a bit. That set has endless possibilities and I am still trying to get the hang of it. I think I need to take a look at some argyle around me cause I just couldn't decide which stamps to use from the set and then ended up using a lot of them on top of each other. I need more playing time for sure and get really excited for the possibilities!

baby card #2
Some different uses for the Argyle set and I just LOVE this die cut. And I am getting to use my bear that has been sitting un-inked for quite awhile. Inking new stamps always feels good right : )

We are having a wonderful summer so far! How is yours going?? The weather is hot, but the popsicles are so cold, and you know I love me a nice cold popsicle. Must run now, but thanks for stopping by!
loves to you and yours

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