Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ladybug crafts sketch challenge

Ok, first off I need to apologize for the picture. My husband is at camp this week for buck season and he felt he should have the good camera in case someone gets a deer. Since I have hogged the thing for the past 6 months I couldn't really say "but I need to take pictures of cards" and expect to win that argument. So, this is taken with my little kodak and you see why I upgraded to my canon rebel. Anyways, this is for the ladybugcrafts challenge which was a sketch and I try to play along as much as I can cause Kerry seems like one of the nicest people around and I like to support her and her company. So you may not see much posted this week but maybe extra next week when my camera gets home safe and sound, oh and my husband too. Right now I need to go see why the snowflake lights across my porch are having what appears to be some type of seizure and half of them are no longer working and the ones that are are intermittently twinkling, fading in and out or blinking like they are on speed. Pretty sure my neighbors are NOT enjoying this particular show!
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Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Howdy everyone! I am not the least bit interested in western stuff so I have no idea why I typed that greeting but hey, a change now and then is good. I have no ability to speak foreign languages so if I start off with Ciao! or something you better watch out, a lot of gibberish is sure to follow. Ok, enough babbling. This card is for my grandmother whose birthday is next week. It could also be a christmas card but I think I am gonna go with birthday. It is one of my kraftin kimmie images, some layered hydrangea flowers and a bit of stickles on the edges of the flower. Oh, by the way, if you apply scattered straw stickles to pick up on the beige in your card on top of a red hydrangea, you end up with red stickles. Hmmph! I am entering this card into kraft cardstock challenges by and
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ladybug Crafts SPARKLE!

Happy Sunday everyone, only a few more days until Thanksgiving and then the countdown begins! My husband dislikes the christmas atmosphere, says it is too commercialized and I agree. I told him to just try and think of it as a time when more people try to be nice to each other (he says he always is which is why I have to say more people. I am pretty sure the people he works with would disagree with him on this point). Anyways, I am plodding along making up some more christmas cards and this one is from Ladybug Crafts Inc. The challenge this week is sparkle and bling. I know it is hard to tell in the photo so I will point out all my sparklyness (?) to you. Again this is the new My Minds Eye christmas paper and a just rite stamp for the sentiment. I spritzed the sentiment with iridescent gold glimmermist and the paper already has sparkle on it. I also added atyou spica glitter pens to the tree star and ornaments and the fire. The snowflakes are some maya road chipboard that I rubbed with the new inka gold platinum paint and I put a red rhinestone in the center of each. I need to get out my snowflake and swirl dies that my friend Elaine (hey girlfriend!) sent me and put them to use. Well, so far the Steelers are winning so my husband should be a happy camper this evening, until he remembers tomorrow is Monday but he is on vacation starting Friday so that is okay. Have a good evening!
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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cute Card Thursday entry

Ok, trying again for some kraftin kimmie stamps! This is going to be my entry for the cute card thursday challenge being sponsored by kraftin kimmie this week. The blending of her skirt doesn't look very good with this lighting but it is more gradual on the real card. My photography is improving but still not the best. I used the new xmas papers from My Minds Eye that I picked up at Micheals, they have 2 collections and I got both cause they are too cute! I need to use these papers and not hoard them which is my tendency. They are whimsical which is what I love with nice bright colors. There is a lot of sparkle on this card which is difficult to capture in a picture but the striped paper is glittered and I added tinsel glitter to her earmuffs and edge of her skirt. The snowflake is a chrome button and I highlighted the saying with a clear gellyroll pen. Hope everyone is having a good weekend and I plan to work a bit more tonite so I can enter the ladybugcrafts challenge also.
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Friday, November 19, 2010

More ugly sweater cards

My first card for this contest has flower soft all over the sweater with a big glittery star in the center. My husband wanted me to make a dye tied shirt but just couldn't figure that one out, he just knows I hate tie dye things. I do like the paper and the layout so may try to salvage this one after I post it. I made the poinsettia with some flowers for fredshesaid and then misted them with some glimmermist and added the gold minibeads to the center.
Well, this is my other try at an ugly sweater. Although I think this card is cute, she does have an ugly reindeer on the front. I tried to make him sort of bugeyed also with a white glaze pen. No sympathy for the deer population from this blog I tell ya! I would really like to win the stamps from this competition but I think I am done making cards for it as I don't have many done for xmas because I have been fussing with these. I am happier with the hair on these cards too as I can see more definition than my other cards. Ok, have a great weekend everyone, I am taking my mom xmas shopping, please pray for me...
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

YNS challenge

Ok, I know, still have boring titles to my posts but here kitty kitty with a mouse on a cupcake just seemed wrong! This card is for the YNS challenge which is to use yellow, nesties and stickles. I have yellow paper and a yellow cupcake, stickles for the icing and he is cut out with my nestie. This company has some really cute stamps, none of which I have (yet!) so hopefully I win some. The bling on here isn't perfectly straight (I did it on purpose, that homemade thing ya know...Yeah right) by using my irock tool. Oh, and a congrats to Patty for winning the hanglar stamps giveaway from our friend Elaine. Pick the chubby fairies hint hint...
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Posting to resume shortly

Hey everyone, just a quick note to let you know I have some cards in process but was gone for the past few days shopping in Columbus with my mom and my sister. Had a great time, beautiful weather but time now to buckle down with quite a few more xmas cards to make.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

CASE for Joe

Well, today is Joe's 49th birthday and this is his card. Have to say the background paper with the lures is not NEARLY as blurry irl as in this picture. I really don't care for this paper pad at all but knew it was more up his alley than I would like and since it is for him... Anyways, I originally saw this stamp and saying on, of course, Jeanie Witmers blog, but this is what I always told Joe when we started dating so I had to get the stamp and make it for him. Luckily, neither one of us actually look like this but he is, and always will be, mine all mine.
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I'm a Krafty Chick!!! Wooo HOOOO!!!

Hey everyone, I just recieved one of the best awards a girl can get, in my opinion anyways. I entered the Krafty Chick competition over at which is to use kraft cardstock in your card and I won one of the top three spots so I get to have the honor of calling myself a krafty chick! Now, this may not mean that much to you guys but Jeanie is one of the first places I go when I have lost my mojo or just need a good laugh so to me it is a very high honor. Bock Bock!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Ladybug crafts 1st challenge! a week late...

Evening everyone! Well, I missed another deadline for a challenge,( and by a week this time!) for the first Ladybug Crafts challenge. There was a sketch to follow and I think I followed it pretty well. Card came out pretty well except for that darn ribbon. It is the crinkle ribbon and it has no body to it. The colors are beautiful and that is why I chose it cause in real life the green matches the matting on the picture but here it looks kinda washed out and sad. I guess I will follow her example and have a drink to deal with it! Does anyone have any suggestions how to manage all the challenges going on out here? I tend to scribble on whatever paper is handy but apparently that isn't a very good system! Ok, Joe just walked in the door complaining about it being dark so early so I better get the other half fed.
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Ugly sweater contest!

I have to say I really love this card! The round things on the side didn't photograph very welll but they are epiphany epoxy buttons and I made them out of the trim paper across the bottom so one is blue glitter, one is green with a snowflake and one is blue with a snowflake. Looks cute in real life! Anyhoo, this is for The Greeting farm ugly christmas sweater contest. I tried to print one off of the internet but just couldn't get a clear enough picture so I went with the border paper here and if you look at it you can see the snowflakes are right over her boobies. Pretty darn ugly in real life I would think!
Still not happy with the hair on my images, just looks stripey to me so will keep plugging along until I find a technique I like. Well, that is it for me today. Hope everyone had a good weekend and have a safe work week.

Two christmas cards, one non traditional

Happy Sunday everyone! Kinda dreary weather here but that is okay cause then if I put in my craft room I don't feel guilty about not working outside cause we still have leaves that need raked (again!). This is a card I tried to make in non-traditional colors using a tiddly inks image and some pink, blue and green paper. The snowflake is a marianne creatables I recieved from my good friend Elaine at    You should check her out, she is even on the sugar nellie design team!

Ok, finally figured out how to upload two pictures to the same blog post, has only taken me about 5 months although I have to say I didn't try very hard. Was just easier to do 2 seperate posts. Me lazy? I must admit I have my  moments!  Anyways, this is another mo manning image, you know she is tops in my book, called Caroling. I used the new Basic Grey jovial papers and a holly leave border. Not too much bling except for the poinsettia in the corner I picked up at Joanns in the button section. Ok, that is it for posting right now, off to work on some more cards!

Award from Patty

Hey everyone, just recieved this award from Patty and if you follow all the instructions here you will recieve $5 off your purchase. Part of the award process is to tell 3 unknown things about yourself. So here goes.

1. I would love to be in the culinary arts but I hate too many things to cook that much (hate mayo, raw onions, lemon  the list goes on)
2. I always give my cars names, my first one was named Max (was a stick shift, had to be a male name!)
3. I collect how to books but very rarely use them.

I will pass this on to...
1. Vanessa
2. Elaine
3. Lisa
4. Back to Patty cause she is great and deserves it twice

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Little boy and his cookie

I need to get more imaginative with my titles I guess. They all just briefly describe the card I made, nothing humorous like some I see. I don't think I can think that fast on my feet. Anyways, this is another mo manning image I colored up for a friend who is having her baby shower this weekend and knows she is having a little boy. I am happier with the embellishment here, which is just ribbon, but couldn't figure out what to put over the know cause I thought it needed something. I tried a button, cause that would fit the masculine theme, but it just didn't look right. So instead of ruining the whole thing but slapping various "accoutrements" on it I just left it alone. This is some new twill ribbon I got from really reasonable ribbon and I am kinda likin it. I don't normally use much ribbon, not cause I don't like it but, again, cause mine never looks right in my opinion. So instead of doing bows I am just going with a simple knot and will work my way up from there. Ok, time for Survivor so will sign off. Wish they would get rid of that Naonka (spelling?), she is just nasty!Posted by Picasa

Flutterby card

Hello everyone! This is my card for the flutterby challenge this week which is anything with wings. This is a mo manning image that I glittered the heck out of. I used maya road chipboard covered in green glitter in the corner and then used diamond stickles on her skirt. I think the skirt came out well but the green glitter chipboard might be a little bit of overkill. I envy people who know how to do the embellishments just right. I am rarely pleased with how mine come out. Well, I have another card to post and am trying to post them together but will have to print out the instructions for next time cause I can't seem to remember it all and don't feel like skipping back and forth. Ciao!Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kraftin Kimmie purple challenge

This is a birthday card I made for another friend (my office has a lot of people in it, luckily I am friends with most of them). I also decided to play along with the kraftin kimmie challenge which is to use purple. I looovvvee purple so this was a no-brainer for me. I added some glitter to her earmuffs and the white on her skirt although I don't believe you can tell in the picture. The background paper is by kaiserkraft and I believe the circle friend stamp is by hero arts. Enjoy your evening.
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