Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Princess

My challenges are at the end, feel free to scroll down if you want to bypass the chit chat.
Good evening everyone.  I tried to post this morning, but was having problems with the computer staying online.  So I'm trying again.  This is what we woke up to Wednesday morning.  Almost all the snow was gone in the yard.  April 20 and the kids had a snow day, buses were cancelled.  Unfortunately I had to work, so they were dropped off for a fun day.  About 90% of the kids are bused, so on snow days there aren't many that show up. 
Thursday was my little princesses birthday.  She turned 12.  How times flies, only seems like yesterday we were the nervous parents bring home our first little bundle.  I had to make this special for her, after she told me what had to go on it.  The day before her birthday I received in the mail my order from Scrapbook Steals.  Scratch and snip stickers.  How cool is that?  Well, she told me I had to make her card with a cupcake sticker on it. I stamped the cupcakes on, then inked with distress inks.  Colored the cupcake bottoms with sakura pens, and glitter to the cherries on top.  The big cupcake in the middle is the scratch and sniff sticker, that smells like cake batter.


While I'm on here I'm going to post my easter card before I miss another challenge that it was geared to.
Phindy's Place-#51-Color Challenge-Purple &Teal (I was too late to enter this one)
Sentimental Sundays-#51-Celebrate Spring/Easter
365 Cards-Day 48-Super Sketchy Sunday
Here is the sketch.

Hope everyone has a great Easter.
Don't eat too much chocolate.

dee ;o)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Afternoon everyone.  Started out my morning with no power.  It at least waited till I got the kids off to school.  Walking back from the bus stop I could hear the neighbors generator running.  Making a card this morning was challenging.  My stuff is all in the basement, so I had to carry what I wanted upstairs to the diningroom table which is right in front of the window.  Had to go to my dads for a shower.

On to card stuff.  I combined two stamps for this one.  I love this little girl, she reminds me of the swing at my grammas in the big tree. 

Little Red Wagon-#76-Easter
Creative Accents-April Challenge-Colors
Here are the colors.

Glad the power came back on so I could post this.  We are so dependant on power.

Happy crafting

dee ;o)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Just Chillin

Happy Monday everyone.  I had to take the day off to stay home with my little guy.  He says he has a stomach ache, buy if you chould see what he's ate today, I say there's nothing wrong.  He's outside riding his bike right now.  But it has given me time to just sit and create this morning. 

I find masculine cards hard to make.  Thanks to my newest issue of CardMakers, and their article on masculine cards I came up with this card.
It was created for CCM Spotlight-Cards for Teenage Boys(Tweens)

Happy crafting

dee ;o)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Afternoon everyone.  Hope you have better weather in your part of the world.  Cloudy, rainy, and cold.  Chance of wet snow tomorrow.  What is this?  Spring was here this week. 
I so liked the background technique I used the other day, that I made this set of six cards.  They are all one dimenion.  Keep it simple. 
I made a masked frame so that the word stamp would only go in the middle.  After stamping that I inked them up with distress inks.  I then stamped the flower on top of everything.  Then came the fun part.  Splattering with water to make the water marks.  I added jewel with my i-rock.  I think I have the hang of it now.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

dee ;o) 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sunshiney Day

This card matches the kind of day we had today.  Bright sunshine, warm weather.  I saw this background technique on stamping inspired by. I started with watercolor paper and inked with distress inks, mustardseed, scattered straw, and brushed corduroy.  I then splattered water on it.  Cool ah. I colored the flower with pencil crayons, and added gems with my handy i-rock, and a little bow that was just hangin around the work area. 

Challenges for this card.
Crafty Card Makers-Chall #43-A Recipe
  yellow as MAIN color
  add ribbon
  use stitching faux or real
  use rhinestones/gems
Cup Cake Craft Challenges-#137-Doctors & Nurses
  Get Well Project

My cousin had to have their year old cat put down yesterday.  It's always a sad time to loose a pet, they are like one of the family.  I made this card last night for her and her better half, just to let them now I'm thinking of them.  And if she checks my blog, its in the mail. 

365 Cards-Day 41-Super Sketrchy Sundays

Here is the sketch.

Happy crafting everyone.
dee ;o)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

Here I am, finally posting my award.  Thanks you again to Sandy from Paper Transformer.
There are rules after receiving this reward:
Thank the person who sent it to you
Tell us 7 things about yourself
Send Reward to 15 bloggers

Wow, 7 things about myself
1. I have two kids that I love very much.
2. I have a very patient husband, that puts up with alot.
3. I love cardmaking.
4. I waste too much time playing on facebook.
5. I hate housework.
6. I'm a paper horder.
7. I have a hard time telling things about myself.

It took awhile to pick 15 blogs.  There are so many talented people out there.  But here are a few that I check in on regularly.

Keep crafting.
dee ;o)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Baby Boy

My baby boy is 10 today, my how time flies.  Last night I made this card for him.  He had a sleep over for his birthday and the boys were sleeping in the living room, so i no where else to go but  my craft space. 
I found hand made paper at the dollar store.  I started by cutting to the shape I wanted and then just wet the edges and pulled the paper away to fray it a bit.  The stamped image I stamped three times and cut and layed it.  The simble has gold glitter on it.
Here is the side view.I managed to cover a couple of challenges with this card. 
CCMS Spotlight-Decoupage
365 Cards-Day 34-Super Sketchy Sunday

Here is the sketch.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.  Sun is shining here and the temperature is rising.  (Melt that snow)

Happy crafting
dee ;o)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Thank you Sandy

Quick post tonight just to say thanks to Sandy for the Versatile Blogger Award.  Don't want you to think I didn't see it.  I've got a cold, and man has it knocked the stuffing out of me this week.  By the time I get done work tend to kids, and sit down I'm pretty much ready for bed.  Haven't been up to too much this week.  But I will get around to responding.
Thanks again.

Happy crafting

dee ;o)

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Best Years

Evening everyone.  Here it is almost time to tuck the little ones in.  Work is complete, supper made and devoured, dishes done, bathroom cleaned, a load of laundry washed dried folded and actually put away.  Wow tiring day, now it's me time.  Search a few blogs and maybe have some time to whip up a card.

This one I did last night.  This is one of my fav stamps.  I stamped it with gold ink, to match the gold paper used to mat the stamped image.  I used a flower pattern impressions to emboss with coordinations white wash, and sand the image so the green showed through.  Added a couple stickers, ribbon, and voila.

Happy crafting

dee ;o)