Thursday, June 28, 2012

Just a quick post for today.  I'm getting ready to go on a Scrapbooking retreat and I have sooooo much to do!  I've been making projects for CropStop to display at CHA so I've been especially busy.  This card is for CHA and for CropStop's  challenge of blue and white.  No other colors allowed!  

The products I used from CropStop are: 

The stamp is from Gina K Designs - Lovely shelf by Nina Bracket.   

I hope you will come and play with us and show us what you feel like when you have the BLUES.  ;)

As always I appreciate each visit and comment!  

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Happy Days

*If you are looking for MTME's Pretty Patterns Sketch post scroll down or click here.*

It's definitely Summer here in Southern Arizona!  We expect a high of 107 today.  *Whew!*  Lots of sun shining in my corner of the word, and that's what inspired my card for today's card for CropStop challenge.  This week we are to make a child's card and I made a Summer theme including a bright sun. 

When I think of Summer I think of children running and playing in the sunshine just like my card shows.  I enjoyed making this little rosette sun.  The clouds are made of vellum to resemble soft, wispy clouds.  

I really like the embossing folder Tall Trees.  I have quite a few stamps that will go really well with it! The little boy and his dog are from the cricut cartridge "A child's Year"and the sentiment "Happy Days" is from My Time Made Easy.

Thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate every visit and comments - as do we all!   I hope you will join us in our challenge to make a child's card - or a card to give to a child.  To enter the challenge and see what other creations the rest of the design team have for you go here.

what's in it:

Your Love and Support

I made one a Father's Day card for my Father-in-law.  I love this image from My Time Made Easy's Vintage Day for Dad.  This set has 21 images and also comes in 7 different colors.  Now that's an amazing value!

I used the digi paper Vintage Flourishes Bold  for the oval in the lower right side.  I used Cart-Us Trendy Diamonds embossing folder for the background.  The "Happy Father's Day" sentiment is on the inside of the card and is also from Vintage Day for Dad.

This is the back side of the front of the card meaning this is how the de-bossed side of Cart-Us Trendy Diamonds embossing folder  looks.  Pretty cool, if I do say so myself.  :)

Thank you for stopping by!  I truly appreciate each and every visit and comment!  It brings a smile to my face!  Stay tuned for my CropStop post coming up a little later on this morning!  In the meantime, hop on over to MTME's Pretty Patterns blog to see what fabulous cards the rest of the design team has made for you today.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Banner for my husband

Welcome to CropStop's weekly challenge.  This week we are using Banners!  I thought it would be fun to make a banner for my husband, Karl, for father's day.  He is the best dad ever!  I couldn't have asked for a better father for my children.  I wanted the banner to be all about him, his hobbies and career.  

My husband enjoys grilling like many dads do so I just had to use Moka Bobby from Taylored Expressions.

Here's a close-up of the image.  You can't see it here but I used a Sakura starlite glitter pen on several areas on the grill and the spatula.  It gives it some shine in certain light.

Of course the center pennants of the banner spell "Dad".

My husband is a police officer for a department which uses star badges so I used a badge from the cricut cartridge A Child's Year.

Karl loves the United States and is very patriotic so I used a flag 

My dear, sweet husband is also quite the handyman.  He enclosed our carport and built me a craft room!  Isn't he spectacular?!

On the last pennant I used Moka Tim which is also from Taylored Expressions.  

Here is a close up of my handyman.

Here is another look at the whole banner.  Click to enlarge.

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you will go over to the CropStop blog and see what the rest of the design team has made!  I appreciate each and every visit and comment.  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Product used:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Once You Choose Hope...

If you are looking for MTME's Pretty Patterns challenge please scroll down or click here 

Once You Choose Hope - Anything is Possible! 
~ quote by Christopher Reeves

What a great attitude, don't you think?  My sweet daughter lived by those words.  She lived with hope and happiness in her heart even though she had so many severe health problems.  I want to grow up and be like her someday.  :)

This week at CropStop we have a monochromatic theme.  I was so excited to use my new embossing folder that I had to incorporate it in this challenge.  Of course I HAD to use my favorite color - pink!  

I used the new Spotted Flowers embossing folder on pink cardstock.  I then used a glitter pen on top of the embossed dots so they would stand out more and shine.  The sentiment is from JustRite Hope Set.  

I used Candi Dots for the centers of the flowers & Parisian Accents for the strip down the (almost) center and the frame for the sentiment.  

Please hop on over to CropStop's Blog and see what the rest of the team has created for you.  I hope you will play along with us!

Other Challenges:
Bellichallenge: Sentiments only

What's in it:

Faith is the Strength

This week at My Time Made Easy's Pretty Patterns challenge we are having a sketch review where you can choose your favorite sketch from sketch numbers 34 - 40.  To see the sketches click HERE.  

The paper I used is one of my favorites - Parade of Patterns.   The sentiment from the digi stamp set Seas the Day Sentiments.

I did a little sponging around the sentiment.  I also used a butterfly die by Cheery Lynn and added a few little pearls for a delicate effect.

Gotta love those layers pictured below.

Thank you for stopping by!  I appreciate each and every visit and comment.  Please go to the MTME Blog and check out the sketches.  I sure hope you will play along!   (By the way, the sketch I used is #34.)