Sunday, July 31, 2011

PDCC92 Let's Celebrate!

Another View.


How are you doing on this beautiful Sunday?  Hope you are enjoying your weekend! 
Just wanted to share with you a card I made for the The Play Date Cafe.  The challenge colors this week are so lovely!  I was inspired by the gorgeous dress in the photo.  I wanted some dimension on the skirt and needed to find the right color.  I came across a flower that I tore apart and put it around the dress form.  The dress form looked bare on top until I place a piece of wide gold ribbon and added pearls.  I distressed the card base with worn lipsitck. And antique linen was added to the dress form.  Well, I better make this short because it's dinner time.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Take care and have a wonderful week, hugs!:-))

Paper:  Graphic 45, Crate Paper, Coredinations, Bazzill
Stamps:  Stampabilities(Dress Form), TPC Studio(Sentiment)
Ink:  Ranger(Antique Linen, Worn Lipstick), SU(Chocolate Chip)
Cricut:  Lovely Floral(die cut for sentiment)
Skirt:  K&Company
Pearls:  Paper Studio
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Antique Flower Brad:  Paper Studio
Seam Binding:  SU(Crumb Cake)
Punch:  EK
Misc:  Sewing, Distress Tool(Ranger)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Jake Owen/Keith Urban

Jake Owen

Keith Urban

We had such a great time last night at the concert watching Keith Urban!  I thought I'd share a few pics here.  He is a great guy with amazing talent!  Jake Owen opened the show for him.  Needless to say, he was easy on the eyes too!!!:-)  Jake sings, Don't Think I Can't Love You." and "Barefoot Blue Jean Night".  Those two are my favs from him.  Keith at one point had a gal come up on stage and sing the song, "Kiss a Girl" with him.  I think I would have fainted right then and there!  But, she did well!  A few favorite songs of Keith's are "You Look Good in My Shirt", "You'll Think of Me", and Making Memories of Us".  He walked through the audience twice.  He had us sing with him on several songs.  He wore a Toledo hockey Walleye shirt and gave that away.  He even signed a guitar and gave that to a very surprised girl in the audience!  It was a great show filled with lots of fun and rockin' music!  Hope you are enjoying your weekend!  Take care and hugs!:-))

Friday, July 29, 2011

My Girly/Frilly Card

A closer view.

Photo inspiration

Thanks so much for taking time to view my card today!  Hope you are having a good week! TGIF!  It's time for another challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room.  I knew the perfect background paper to use for this card.  It is from Crate Paper.  Such pretty little roses!  So, this is my girly frilly card.  When I finished the card, I thought uh oh is this too over the top girly/frilly? :-)  But, that's what I love about shabby cards.  It gives me a chance to add all the fun girly things such as trim, doilies, buttons, ribbon, and gems!  And, it's fun experimenting and learning at the same time.  I hand sewed the trim around the card.  The doily was distressed with antique linen and added pearl cotton.  I added tulle behind the doily.  Gems, buttons, and ribbon placed to finish off the card.  Well, I better scoot here.  I need to clean the house and prepare some food for dinner tonight before the concert.  We are going to see Keith Urban with my sister and brother-in-law.  I am so looking forward to it!  Thanks for visiting here today, take care, hugs!:-))

Paper:  Crate Paper, Kraft, Recollections
Ink:  Ranger(Antique Linen)
Doily:  Martha Stewart
True Friend Epoxy:  K&Company
Pearl Cotton, Tulle:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Trim:  Hobby Lobby
Buttons:  Green(Jenni Bowlin), Pink(My Stash)
Gems:  Darice
Chipboard:  GCD Studios
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon

Sunday, July 24, 2011

You're in My Thoughts

We have a gal at work who is on the road to recovery.  We are not sure when she'll return to work, but hope it'll be within the next few weeks.  I saw this darling stamp yesterday while shopping at Hobby Lobby.  I couldn't resist coloring those sweet little mice.  I colored the mice with an ink marker and a blender pen.  I'm sure I'll be using this stamp again!  Well, I'm making this post short and sweet today.  I'm off to the grocery store.  Thanks for viewing my card today!  Take care, hugs!:-))

Paper:  Bazzill, DCWV, Kraft
Stamp:  Stampabilities, Verve(sentiment)
Ink:  SU(Chocolate Chip), SU(Pink Pirouette)
Ink Marker:  close to My Heart(Desert Sand)
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Pearls:  Recollections

Saturday, July 23, 2011

TSTR Week #71-'So Charming'

Another view.
Inspiration photo.

Hope you all are doing well!  We finally got some relief from the very HOT weather!  We had some thunder storms this morning.  It was actually quite nice to walk outside to put a card in the mailbox!  I have another card today for the challenge at The Shabby Tea Room.  I just wanna reach out and grab that pretty little bracelet from the inspiration photo!  I thought, OK,  I think I have some charms laying around in my stash.  And, I just received some "happy" mail yesterday from PTI and was "happy dancin" when I opened up the musical la la!  Ok...I'll!  Anyways, I distressed the piano and sentiment with antique linen.  I also used antique distress stickles for the pedals, music folder, and legs of the piano. I prettied up some flowers, added a border, pearls, ribbon, and a little piano charm.  Well, off to do my Saturday chores!  Thanks so much for visiting here today!  Take care and have a great weekend, hugs!:-))

Paper:  Anna Griffin, Kraft, Paper Studio, Recollections
Stamp:  PTI(Rhythm &Soul)
Ink:  SU(Chocolate Chip), Ranger,(Antique Linen)
Distress Stickles: Ranger(Antique Linen)
Pink Flower, Pearl Stud:  Prima
White Crochet Flower:  SU
Gold Flower, Pearls, Doily:  Martha Stewart
Pearl Flower:  Making Memories
White Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Pink Ribbon:  My Stash
Hemp Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Border Punch:  EK
Piano Charm:  Darice

Saturday, July 16, 2011

PDCC#90 -Thank You

And a close up view.

Welcome Back!

It's time again for another card challenge at The Play Date Cafe.  Such bright fun colors this week!  This thank you card is for a co-worker who helped me with some training at work.  She is so sweet and patient.  So, I thought I'll just make her a card.  Isn't it great to get your "crafty side" on to brighten someone's day to thank them?!:-)) 

I tried to go with the sun idea for this card while looking at the inspiration photo.  The sun  is actually a doily from my cricut(lovely floral) cartridge.  The sun/doily and gold paper was distressed with Ranger(spiced marmalade) ink.  I used a die from MFT for the scallop border.  The friend stamp is also from MFT.  It's a perfect stamp for my sweet co-worker/friend.  Thank you for visiting here!  Take care and have a great weekend, hugs!

Paper:  Bazzill, Recollections
Stamp:  MFT(friend text); Verve(thank you)
Ink:  Memorie(black); Ranger(spiced marmalade)
Butterfly Trim:  K&Company
Doily:  Cricut(Lovely Floral)
Gems:  Me&My Big Ideas
Die:  MFT(scallop border)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

CR84FN 33-Wishing You

Another view of the card.
A close up view.
And the inside of the card.

Hi there!

I finished up a card for one of my favorite color challenges over at CR84FN33.  It was a great opportunity to make an anniversary card for my sister.  I used one of my favorite Hero Arts stamps and got out a copic marker to color the hearts on the butterfly.  I cut the flower from K&Company paper.  Some lace was placed behind the butterfly.  I used some glitter dots and placed them on the heart trim and bow.  And some pretty red and pink pearls to finish off the card.  I hope you are enjoying your week.  Take care and thanks so much for visiting today, hugs!

Paper:  K&Company, Melissa Frances, Coredinations, Girls' Paperie
Stamps:  Hero Arts(butterfly), Verve(sentiment)
Ink:  SU(Rose Red, Chocolate Chip), Tea Dye(Ranger)
Chipboard:  GCD Studios
Copic Marker:  RV02
Lace:  Simplicity
Ribbon, Heart Trim:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Glitter Dots, Pearls:  Recollections
Punch:  Border(Fiskars), Heart(Martha Stewart), Scallop Circle(SU)
Misc:  Sewing

Saturday, July 9, 2011

PDCC #89- Thanks So Much

A closer view of my card.

Hi there!

I relaxed in my craft room last night after a busy work week.  Crafting gives so much enjoyment by getting your mind off of things and just letting the creative energy flow into a card.  Don't you think?!:-)  Anyways, I had fun making this card for the challenge over at The Play Date Cafe.  I didn't have any light green mint paper, so I went more bright.  The closest I had for mint was this paper from Basic Grey.  I wasn't going to post this card, but I am happy with it even though it has brighter colors than the challenge colors.  I couldn't resist using the Martha Stewart flower and border punch. So Saffron ink was added to the border and ribbon.  To fninsh off my card I added a mint button, pearls, and some sewing.  Well, I better scoot and get some work done around here.  Have a lovely weekend and take care, hugs!:-))

Paper:  Basic Grey, Kraft, K&Company
Stamp:  SU(Tiny Tags)
Ink:  SU(Chocolate Chip, So Saffron)
Kraft Border:  Close to My Heart
Punch:  EK, Martha Stewart
Flower:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Button:  Fancy Pants
Hemp Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Pearls:  Recollections

Friday, July 8, 2011

TSTR Week #69-God Bless America!

Some favorite colors of RED, WHITE, and BLUE!
Sweet cupcakes and flags for inspiration!

Hi there! 

I hope you are enjoying your week!  TGIF!  Just thought I'd share with you this card that I made for the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room.   I used up some of my stash of paper, ribbon, and buttons.  Also, I so often neglect my Cricut machine and put it to use for the stars.  I found some glitter that had little stars in it and just couldn't resist using it for this card.  Star paper, stars, and star glitter.  Are you seeing too many stars?!:-)  Thanks so much for visiting here today.  Have a great weekend and take care!:-))

Paper:  Bazzill, Coredinations, Star Paper(My Stash)
Font:  Cambria
Ink:  SU(Navy), Versa Magic(White)
Stars:  Cricket(George and Basic Shapes)
Ribbon, Buttons:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Seam Binding, Twine:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Pins:  Jenni Bowlin
Stars:  Cricut(George and Basic Shapes)
Border:  Fiskar Scissors
Gems:  Darice, Me&My Big Ideas
Glitter:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Misc.:  Sewing

Saturday, July 2, 2011

PDCC #88-Happy Birthday!

Photo inspiration with colors of Redish/orange, yucky yellow, and juniper!

Hi All!

How's it going?  Hope your weekend is going well!  What a challenge over at The Play Date Cafe this week!  Those colors were quite the challenge for me!  My paper and button are reddish/orange, but the photo looks like they are more of a pink color.  Anyways, it was fun creating this card for a co-worker's birthday this month.  It sure is a steamy hot day today!  We are thinking of ordering a pizza and watching a movie.  Thank goodness for air conditioning!  Ok, thanks so much for visiting here today!  Take care and have a great weekend, hugs!!!:-))

Paper:  DCWV, Crate Paper, Paper Studio
Stamp:  PTI(Sentiment); Close to My Heart(Flower)
Ink: Tea Dye(Ranger)
Ribbon:  Memrie Mare
Copic:  MaizeY35
Die:  Verve
Chipboard:  GCD Studio
Pearls:  Martha Stewart
Button:  Basic Grey
Hemp Cord, Lace:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Flowers:  SU