Saturday, January 25, 2014

Less Is More Sketch #11

Here is a new challenge to me
The main feature on the band can be any shape you choose, but we would like the layout to remain as here 
So here is my card
the papers used K & Company
the hearts from a discontinued company
the lattice with hearts a
free silhouette file from my SIL Barb
sentiment Verve

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches

Ok got my Freshly Made card done
I decided to use this stamp
I love this  stamp of the little guy
him trying to please mommy..
Paper used Carta Bella
Micheal's Recollection
cut the heart from Silhouette
and same with the banner
water coloured the stamp

Well I had started to do a challenge ...which I will finish today and posted later
when I got this email from Stamp TV
I love the design so I started working on it
if you click on Stamp Tv it will take you to the instructions a video
with Gina K showing you how to do the card.
now in making this card I learned a lot like makeup sponges
will work ...and I need a clear embossing pad ...just have the liquid form
and the try I had it all over ...I can see the pad would be way easier
now the colors I used are from Memento- Dew Drop
Pear Tart
Teal Zeal
the little flower stamp was just Micheal's
the sentiment Stampin Up Whimsical Words
the fancy scallop from Spellbinders
it was fun to try and make ...maybe give a try.
This little drink here was what my grandson Ethan ordered
a strawberry smoothie
and this is the way Cora's Restaurant service it to him
thought it was neat ...they even try to make the kids feel special

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tuesday Morning Sketch #233 & Tuesday Throwdown

Well it was nice to spend some time with the SIL and craft 
here are 2 neat challenges ..
and boy are lots of challenges out there but I choose to do
these challenges with the same card ..
Our challenge theme this week is 
"Baked Goods"
We want to see yummy baked goods on your cards/projects this week.
Next was
use this layout
so here is my card ...

wanted to show that my cookies had the middle..
Paper used was from Farm House
the cupcake is a Verve stamp then I cut it out
and decorated it up
cookies just as cut with double layer foam inside
the bottom with all the little cakes is from
Stampin Up Birthday Bakery colored by Tombow's
Make sure you stop by this challenges
a lot of beautiful cards there.

Merry Monday /92

  Finally I got a chance to do the
so here is my card ...
there were so many talented ladies
on the design team for Merry Monday
that I just had to try this challenge
checkout the blog and see the beautiful cards.
the back paper is BoBunny
recollection for the rest of the paper
the poinsettia is a cutting file I purchased from Silhouette
the Happy Holidays I embossed with Brown
and the stamp is from Stampin Up

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Friday Mashup #143 & Cas-ual Friday #126

Ok tried another challenge ..
actually combined 2 challenges ..
The Friday Mashup
Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project using the Colors "Coastal Cabana, Real Red & Crumb Cake."
  2. Create a project using "Hearts & Arrows. "
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project using "the above colors along with Hearts & Arrows."

Cas-ual Fridays
CFC126: Show us your skills using blocks of color on your Clean And Simple creation
Use any product you'd like, and you have until January 29th to play
 so here is my try with the 3 colors
hearts and an arrow
and using those colors to create blocks of color
paper used was basically Micheal's
the heart shapes and lattice  and arrow
from my SIL Barb
she has all these freebies for the Silhouette
and most of the time in png too.
Check out her blog

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge #2

       Thanks for the great morning Barb and Nina
and the awesome challenge from
so here my try at the card

so what do you think
paper used from : Bo Bunny
flowers : Micheal's
words : Stampin Up
just a quick poem
 All In A Word
Words can ease a broken heart,
Tender words of love,
Words can bring a healing stream
Flowing from above.
Words can bring a special glow
To a rainy day,
Cheering words that lift our spirits
And brighten up our way.
Loving words can do more good
Than we could ever guess
Please, Lord, let us always speak
Words that cheer and bless.
Have a great weekend.
stop by and try the challenge ....

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Seize The Sketch #11

Well I thought I would give
challenge a try
so here is my card 
want to show that the little mice are raised
I used blue and white twine to connect the little shells
and black twine for fishing line.
Paper used : Brazzill Blue
lite grey looking paper actually was a grey blue
(need to learn how to take better pictures)
the little mice and nuts are from Penny Black Gone fishing
the little fish along the bottom Stampin Up
Used water colors to color
Make sure t st6op by the challenge and give it a try
and also all the awesome cards posted.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Fresh Made Sketch #119 & Card Concept Challenge #1

Well here it is Wednesday already
and the new challenge is out at
and I also combined it with
and I went with Clean and Layered
hope that was the right choice and I did it right.
So here is the layout and my colors
the papers : brown -Recollection paper
                                                                      pink - scrap so not to sure who's
                                                                      polka dot - American Crafts
                                                  ribbon : Micheal's
                                                  flower is a Silhouette cutting file
                                                  Birthday Wishes : Verve Stamps
Well I hope you have a great day
and please stop by these challenges they are fun                    

Monday, January 13, 2014

Merry Monday #91

Well here is my
so here is my snowman card

wanted to show how
 the snowman and their mittens
are  raised from the card 
the snowman and mittens
words are from Stampin Up
Flaky Friends
I colored with watercolors
and Tombows
I flocked the bottom of the card
I sprayed with some Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist
but my picture does not show the shimmer of sparkle
Check out the challenge
Merry Monday .

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Friday Mashup #FM142

wow I got it made and on a Friday
Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project with "Twine."
  2. Create a "Birthday Themed" project. 
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a "Birthday Project with some Twine."
So here my card using twine and yes it is
for a birthday....
our granddaughters in fact.
Paper used is from Pinkpaislee
 make a wish from Verve Stamps
twine not sure ...
Make sure you stop by
Friday Mashup and give the challenge a try.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Freshly Made Sketches #118

WOW another challenge
this one is from
Here was the layout we were to used
and here is my attempt....
Paper used was artsy.licious-Fine Tinsel Paper in Ruby
black paper just Micheal`s
Silver paper Dollar Store
the 3 hearts cutouts..
the 3 little silver hearts from the Lattice cutout ..
which you can get at my SIL Barb`s blog
it is a Silhouette freebie she has ...
make sure stop by Nina and Barb

Merry Monday Ribbon or Twine # 90 Challenge

ok this is
 Ribbon or Twine 
                                               on your Christmas project
I used ribbon ...HoHo and snow flakes
the background paper is from our Dollar Store
the sentiment Hero
the Candy Cane is Micheal's Recollection
on the lattice with Hearts is from my SIL Barb
it is a silhouette cutout ..and she has it for free on her blog
so check it out and grab it ...she offers many free cutouts .

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Retro Sketch #96

Another challenge
This challenge comes from
so here is my take on the challenge
I am also going to put it up on
I think it works for that challenge to....
Paper used was Bo Bunny - Surprise Collection
I added little bubbles of color to the candles ..but it is hard to see them
Happy Birthday was just scrap word paper I had
buttons just the dollar store
I need to learn how to take better pictures to show all the glitter. 
Please stop by Nina and Barb
I know they have some awesome cards to share.
Have a great day.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Another challenge
FM141 Tic, Tock!!
Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project with the "Sketch."
  2. Create a project using "the theme of Time. "
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project "a theme of Time & the Sketch."
so here my try at the challenge
Paper used Notes is a Brazzill Paper
the clock comes Bo Bunny Paper
the quote is Stampin Up -Time Well Spent
Make sure you stop and check out their site

Friday, January 3, 2014

Wow I did get in another challenge
I had seen this challenge on my SIL Nina's blog
and just had to give it a try...
So here is my try at the layout
needed a b-card
embossed paper
now these flags are scraps so I really am not sure
who the supplier is ...sorry
Well I think I will try another challenge.
Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

 first of all Happy New Years to all
all the best for 2014
Now on to the fun stuff today I got to hang with my 2 SIL
what an awesome time and the challenges were set
first one ..
so here is my take on it ..
check out Nina's and Barb's blogs
some awesome cards there for this challenge
supplies used paper from K & company
 the words and bees are a Stampendous CRD166
color them with gel pens and Tombow pens
Next challenge was sent by our SIL Barb
using buttons ...
and here is my try at the challenge
Now the supplies used were actually scraps
the stamp used for words was Verve
now the flowers with the buttons my daughter Sam
made on her circuit the leaves done on the silhouette cameo ..
Now this next card was made for Christy...
she does not like spiders ...and she just moved into a new place
and all she seems to find is spiders... she says
so I remember the story about the Christmas Spider ...
so that is where the idea for the card came ...
and K & Company paper
spiders cut with silhouette 
 tree shape also cut with my silhouette
now that took me a bit of work and paper to get it right .
Long with the card I also gave her the story about the spider
plus the instructions to make her own ..
SO what do you think ...
well that is my start to the new year ..
Make sure to stop by my SIL blogs
some awesome cards and ideas.