Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Good (late) evening!




Just wanted to pop in and share a couple of cards I made (fairly) recently. The ornaments came from a dollar store garland I disassembled. I bought several! The pink scalloped oval is made of foam, and I added some score lines on both cards to accent the sentiment. Not much else to say, really, so thanks for looking and take care! :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Hello all!


Just popping in really quickly tonight to share another card for the Christmas list with you. This one is made with an image from Softpencil...CUTE digis are found here! Check out Elizabeth's work, if you haven't already!
This image is called "Michu in Santa's Bag". I love it! So stinkin' cute! This is the first time I tried to make a calico cat too...I hope it looks OK!
Well, like I said before, just a quicky post tonight, as I have been up and going since about 3 o'clock this morning...I am TIRED!!!! Before I forget, I am also entering this card into the Creative Inspirations challenge 47. Thanks for looking and until next time...TOODLES!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Good evening!


I know, it's been awhile. I have to say that Farmville is very addicting. That's all I have to say about that. I HAVE been making cards in my cyber-absence...trying to get ready for Christmas, as I'm sure we all are! I won't post them all at once, cuz that would just take too much of everyone's time...mine too! So, I did make this one last night for the current challenge over at Whimsie Doodles. I know I'm squeaking it in darn near to the last minute...again! I am good at that! Hehe... I can't seem to find this image on the Whimsie site to tell you it's name, but you can tell it's cute! I colored it with Sharpies, Bics and Sakura Gelly Roll pens. And all the other card-making friends are here...Nesties, punches, ink, LOL. Well, best get this linked up for the challenge. Thanks for having a look, and until next time...TOODLES!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

For Phindy's PLace blog hop....

No card to share, just wanted to post this for the blog hop, so I have a chance to win some cutie-pie images from Phindy's Place! TOODLES!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

And the baby girl card...


This was made for a woman who works across the street from the store, who has just become a grandma. I really only have one set of stamps for babies, so I apologize if you have seen this dress before. I decided to keep the LO simple, just dry embossing the top, and putting some DP on the bottom, with a ribbon to cover the seam. I made the flowers myself using my Blossom Nesties, felt and brads. It's very hard to see the sentiment, but it's from the same Fiskars set as the dress. Well, I thank you all for looking , and until next time, TOODLES!!

The leaves...


are falling...right into our pool! This time of year makes it very hard to keep them all OUT of the pool, but I digress...I know ya"ll haven't come here to hear about our leaf troubles! So how about a leaf card? Oak leaves specifically. This digi is the free stamp for the month of September over at Delightful Inspiration. How cute is that wreath? I used my Bic Mark-Its and Sharpies to color the leaves. The mat for my image is cut from some cork I bought at a discount store...LOVE this stuff! Now I wish I had bought more rolls of it! Hindsight is always 20/20, so they say. The strip of DP down the left side is from K & Co. The sentiment I used is a bunch of separate little stamps to make up different phrases like the one I chose here. AND believe it or not, I actually made this card before the deadline for Faith's challenge, LOL. Well, I may be back with a baby girl card to share later today...until then TOODLES!

Monday, August 23, 2010

A few cards...







that I made over my "mojo hiatus". That adorable little mouse is a digi from Meljen's Designs. I've had this card done for a couple of months now...maybe I should send him off somewhere? :) Now as for the basset hound, he is a Tiddly Inks digi...isn't he the cutest? As soon as I saw him, I knew what I would use him for...my MIL's birthday card. When I first met Chad, his parents had four bassets. Now only Lucy is left, but they have added two little weiner dogs to the family. Now, the lion is an acrylic stamp from an Autumn Leaves set called Mindy's Zoo. This card was made for a friend's baby shower. I don't know if anyone may remember me mentioning my coworker Heather and her four sisters? How Heather has a girl, and how three of her sisters each have a girl? Well, the last sister to get pregnant is having a BOY!!! Ironically, Heather is also now pregnant with her second child, and we keep teasing her at work now that her sister has broken the cycle, she will have a boy too. Time will tell. Anyhow, I just wanted to post these cards, so until next time...TOODLES!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

HELLO!

Hi everyone! I'm sure some of you may have wondered what happened to me the last few months...to tell the truth, I'm not really sure, but I know my mojo left me high and dry. I've just now started getting back into making cards (for Christmas)...I made for birthdays along the way, but other than that, I just didn't have much desire to make cards. {GASP!!} Our internet connection hasn't been that great lately either, so I was lucky if I even read any emails. When I had a chance I would breeze thru some when we took the laptop to a free wi-fi place, but didn't really have a chance to stop by too many blogs or make comments. Sorry for that, my friends! Also, I vowed I would spend more time in the pool this summer, which I did, so I have a nice tan on my upper half, LOL! Whew, what a bunch of excuses! Seriously, tho, the lack of mojo was disheartening... :( I'm hoping once things start to settle into a more "normal" routine (eg. kids back in school), that I will find more time in my day to carve out for making cards. Thanks for visiting, and hope to see you soon! TOODLES!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hello!


Just popping by with another quickie post to show ya another recent card. Here's one that is more in keeping with the current season, lol. This digi is another from Tiddly Inks, called 3 for you. I had intended this card to be for Mother's Day, but somehow it never made it anywhere...oops. Guess I'll have to find another purpose for it. :) I colored it with my Bics, Sharpies, and gel pens. The colors of the paper might look a bit off...the scalloped circle and the ribbon are actually green. Anyway...I thank you for visiting l'il ole me, and please come visit me again. Until next time...TOODLES!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Just a quick one...


to share one of the cards I made recently. I had been inspired by THIS card on SCS for awhile now, but it just took me a long time to make my version of it. I obviously changed a thing or two from the original, but I like how it turned out. No stamping at all on this one, as the snowman is recycled from a "generic" card I was filling out (and goofed!) a couple years ago. Well, thanks for visiting, and until next time...TOODLES!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Whimsie image for their FIRST ANNIVERSARY!


Whimsie Doodles is celebrating it's first anniversary this month...to celebrate, they had a blog hop, and a card challenge that ends tonight. Look at me waiting until (almost!) the last minute!!! And isn't this image just too cute? And funny! My kids love this one...they already wanna know who it's for, LOL! I had alot of fun coloring this one up with a combo of Bic Mark-Its, Sharpies and a couple of gel pens. I mounted the image on a Spellbinder's scalloped oval made from foam. I am soooo lovin' the foam! The white CS was embossed with a Sizzix folder, and I used a circle punch to "ticket punch" the corners as best I could. I used a sparkle-y wired ribbon underneath the image. Well, I best stop yakkin' and get this post done and linked up for my chance to win! Good luck to all who enter! :) TOODLES!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

BLOG CANDY on the Doodle Palace Blog!

Just a quickie post to let you know about this blog candy being offered on the Doodle Palace blog...here! Sounds awesome, so go! RUN!! Get in on it! I know I am! TOODLES!! :)

Friday, April 30, 2010

A digi from Delightful Inspiration


I found this blog, Delightful Inspiration, a few weeks ago while searching for more free digital stamps...what can I say? Free is great! Anyway, the digi's here are very cute, and the owner of the blog, Faith, runs a challenge with her digis. This challenge is unique from others though, in that it is a progressive one...meaning that in order to get the following week's freebie, you must have completed the current week's challenge. Each challenge runs for a month, so if you miss it for a week, you have to wait until the next month to grab the next free-for-all freebie. Neat huh? When I grabbed this image, the challenge was actually already over, but Faith was away from her computer, so I managed to snag it anyway! WOOHOO! I think this is so durn cute! I mean, who doesn't love a cute little bird and a flower? :) A great image that could be used for lots of ocassions! I chose to use the Hi from the Hero Arts Happy Hello set as my sentiment on this one. The DP is from the same piece of paper as I used in my previous post. I used a strip of orange CS put thru the MS loopy edge punch to accent the left side, as well as a square of orange to mat my image. The blue scalloped square is again made from the blue foam. I LOVE this card! It makes me HAPPY! I may just have to keep it! LOL I hope everyone has enjoyed my "catching up" today, and until my next post....TOODLES!!!

Another bright one with an image from Meljen designs


Hi again! This is my second post for today, and I will be posting another before the day is thru, so I hope you will come back! This card was made using this Meljen's digi stamp, Cuppa Tea. Isn't it too cute? I think I should have chosen a different color for the happy little cup, but maybe next time...On this card I also tried to use my MS loopy corner punch around a circle, and I'm not too sure whether I like the process or not. The edges didn't match when I was done (which bothers the HECK outta me!), but I didn't want to waste what I had done, so I used it on the card. The DP is from Miss Elizabeth's (from the Dollar Tree) and is called Fairytale Princess. I distressed the edges of the DP for some interest. Four hot pink cell phone blings in the corners finished this one off. I didn't add a sentiment to the outside; I will add one inside when I go to use the card. I'll probably end up giving it to my DH for our anniversary or something...what do YOU think? Stay tuned for my next post...TOODLES!!

A bright card using an AmyR sketch and a Tiddly Inks image


Hi all! Long time, no blog, huh? I just get so caught up in reading blogs, that I run out of time to post on my own...stupid dial-up anyway! Since I have off work today, I figured I'd get caught up with my own blog for once.
This card sure is bright, isn't it? I'm not sure what was going on last week, as I have two other cards made using really bright colors too. Anyway, my card was made using Amy Rysavy's Friday sketch from last week, and the Tiddly Inks freebie found here. If you like it, you'd better hurry and snag it, because it will be disappearing after today! I couldn't really find any DP in my collection that would go with how I had colored my image, so I just went with using all CS. I tried to add some interest by using the Swiss Dots EF and inking the edges on the white panels under the matted image. The sentiment is from the Hero Arts clear set Happy Hello. The punch on the yellow is by EK Success, but I forget the name of it. Oh yeah, and the blue scalloped oval is cut from foam. I used that on another card from last week too. Fun stuff! And see what my card is sitting on? I have seen alot of bloggers use those to sit their cards on and really liked the idea. When DH and I were at Goodwill last weekend, I found this one on the shelf...and boy was I excited! As you can see, it came home with me! Hee! Well, I have more "catching up" to do, so look for more from me today! TOODLES!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dora, Dora, Dora...


the explorer! :) Recently, my friend Heather invited me to her daughter's 3rd birthday party. Heather told me that Lexie LOVES Dora, so of course I HAD to make an appropriate card! I chose bright colors that I thought "matched" Dora's personality. The inside of the card contains coloring pages, so I punched holes thru them all with my Cropadile...let me tell ya, that is one HANDY tool...and tied them together with green, white, and pink ribbons. I used various birthday stamp sets on the balloons, and a set I got at a discount store for her name. Added a little hot pink cell phone gem over the "i" and DONE! I think Lexie liked it, but she is only 3, lol! Until next time, my friends...TOODLES!!

Happy Birthday!


To my (older) brother! Teehee!! He turns 42 tomorrow, and this is the card that is in the mail to him. I had soooo been wanting to try adding my sentiment in segments around my image, and finally I had the chance with this card. My brother's favorite color is red, hence the color scheme...I chose to use my Who Loves You set from Hampton Arts, cuz I think the owls are so cute! I used the small hat to make the background paper. I also used circle and scalloped circle Nesties, a corner rounder, and ink and colored CS from The Paper Company. I hope he likes it, and that you do too! I have another birthday card I will be posting soon...until then, TOODLES!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Birthday cards received...











I know I'm a bit late posting these, but better late than never, as they say.
ETA: Sorry, I had forgotten that I had scheduled this post for a future date when I first strated it...OOPS!!! I wanted to thank all the great ladies that remembered my birthday this year and sent me these gorgeous cards. Robyn, Mary, Helen, and Carol...thank you! :)




Monday, April 5, 2010

A birthday card for the BOSS!


No, not for Bruce Springsteen, my boss! LOL The poor woman is cursed to have her birthday exactly 4 days after mine, so I will NEVER FORGET IT!!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! This year, it was the big 5-0, so I enlisted the help of some of my co-workers to have a bunch of balloons delivered to work. They were delivered alright...by someone in an old lady costume...who had "lost" her dog...and was holding a sign with his picture on it...and when she would turn around the dog was between her butt cheeks! It was HILARIOUS!!! One of our regular customers was there at the time, and the "old lady" got him involved by asking if he had seen her puppy...and then she turned around...he didn't see it at first, but when he did, he said, "OH, I found it!", and walked out of the store laughing...but he never did say WHERE he found it! Needless to say, my boss was VERY embarassed, and now wants to kill us all! :)
Now, onto the card...all colored CS is The Paper Company, white is Georgia Pacific. Image is from a freebie set Dustin recently gave to all his loyal followers...YEA!!!! You should go check it out, if you haven't already! I colored it with Crayola markers, incorporating one of my boss' favorite colors, purple. I glittered the HECK out of the wings with the only bottle of Stickles I own, which just happened to be purple! Corners are inked with purple Studio G ink, and it's matted with a same-sized square of black CS (my boss' other fav. color!). Simple black ribbon behind that, on the purple base. The four corners are blinged up with self-adhesive gems, and she is done. My boss liked her card this year! :) TOODLES!!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A couple of cards...




for not-so-pleasant ocassions. The top a sympathy card, and the bottom for someone who needs some encouragement after suffering some debilitating physical set backs. Both use the same sentiment from Inkadinkado...the pink and green one also uses the circular stamp that it comes with. On the green and cream one, the flower comes from a lei, and it was spritzed with a mix of water and pearl metallic paint. After that dried, I inked it lightly with gold to highlight it. Hopefully soon, I will be able to post the birthday cards I have received over the past weeks...today begins the last year of my 30's...I hope it will be a great one! TOODLES!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

SSSC60


Here I am with another card from Karen's sketch challenge on her blog. Somehow I missed the one from last week; too bad cuz it was a good one! I still saved it tho, so you might see it sometime! I needed a quickie birthday card for a college friend whose birthday is 10 days before mine...I was late with her card last year, but am determined to be on time this year! If I get it in the mail tomorrow, I should be OK! :) All CS is from The Paper Company...for my white panel, I cut it not quite in half, and embossed one side with the Swiss Dots CB folder, and embossed the other side with a Sizzix folder that has bigger circles on it. I then taped them together before adhering them to my green base. I added a strip of pink ric-rac (love that stuff!) to cover the split. The cupcakes are all from Studio G, stamped in black Stazon, and colored with Crayola markers. I added some sparkle to the top cupcake's sprinkles with a pink glitter Gelly Roll pen. The sentiment is from Hampton Art, and is stamped with Studio G ink. Well, that's all for this post, but I have another quickie birthday card I need to show you, so stick around if ya wanna see it! TOODLES!!

A quickie birthday card...


for one of my co-workers. This one follows the FTL81 again. I used my MS cupcake punch for this one, choosing DP from a K&Co. recycled paper mat pack for the body and brown for the icing...like there is any other flavor than chocolate??? :) I wanted to glitz the icing up a bit, so I added some brown Studio G glitter glue...looks almost good enough to eat! The sentiment comes from an Inkadinkado set, and I used Studio G ink to ink it up. I also went around the edges of the card with the ink pad to disrupt all the "whiteness". As a final touch, I accented the cupcake bases with a white gel pen. Well, that's all for now! I hope you will all come back for my next post...until then, TOODLES!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

FTL #81


This is my first time making a card using a Fall-To Layout (FTL) sketch, although I do have ALOT of them saved. After my last card-making session, I still wanted to make "just one more", and this fit the bill perfectly! This is FTL#81, and I think I may just have to make a bunch more cards like this! Seriously, you can't get much simpler than this layout, and still have so much impact. Again, I thought this card was too "white", so I opted to sponge the edges. Hopefully soon, I will have time to sit and create more cards using this layout. Only having one day off for the week really STINKS! LOL Until next time, TOODLES!

A little Phindy phor ya...


LOL! This is my first time using a Phindy image...I think I was a little intimidated to color one at first, since they are so durn good! This one was calling to me though, so I took the plunge. This Phindy image is called "Cheep Cheep". I colored it with Crayola markers, and sponged blue and green ink around the image while still in the Nestie. I chose Labels 3 for the matting, and added some light blue gems to each corner. I was feeling "glittery" at the time, so decided to use some glitter sprinkled over double sided tape. The sentiment is from The Paper Company. After all that was done, I looked at the card and decided it was too "white", so sponged some ink around the edges...much better! I'll be back in a bit with another card for ya...in the mean time...TOODLES!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Do you feel lucky.....


today? Even if you're not, hop on over to Dustin's challenge blog (just click on Sir Prize over on my sidebar), and enter his 5th challenge! It's all about St.Patrick's Day, or feeling lucky. Of course you need to use one of Dustin's images, but he is so generous with his freebies, that shouldn't be a problem! I chose this happy looking fella...but who wouldn't be happy with so much gold? Don't mind his skin color, he just came back from vacation, lol! I used my Classic and Scalloped Square Nesties to cut and mat him, and the DP is from the Winter Wonderland pack again. Added some ric-rac along the edge of the paper, and stamped a sentiment from The Paper Company in the bottom right corner. I also used quite a bit of Studio G glitter glue on the image. At the end I decided to make a tiny shamrock, and chose to make him hold it. So, did anyone watch the Top 12 Idol picks tonight? I CAN'T believe that Lilly wasn't picked over Katie.. I mean Katie is a nice girl and all, but I thought Lilly was much better. Anyway, it's late, and I gotta work 6am -2pm tomorrow...so TOODLES!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Two cards to show you...




that I made a few days ago. After I was done struggling with my CSAYL shades of pink card in this post, I was still in the Christmas card-making mood, so I went with it. I did the gray/silver one first, which I know is hard to see, but is pretty and sparkle-y IRL. The red one came second, and took me a little longer to put together, just cuz I wanted to make sure the reds matched well! Both images come from the Holiday Filigree set from Inkadinkado. I did add some dimensional paint to Santa's pouf on the end of his hat. The DP on the Santa card is from the Winter Wonderland pad from K and Co. Such a yummy pad, I bought two of them at the time...though it helped that they were buy one get one free! teehee! Anyway, I hope everyone's evening is going well...thanks for looking! TOODLES!!

Check out this BLOG CANDY!

For those of us out there who are Studio G fans (like me!), this candy is super yummy! Here is where you can find out more about this yumminess! All ya gotta do is sign up to follow some blogs, and leave some comments on Alicia's blog...easy peasy! Hurry though...this only lasts until March 14th! TOODLES!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

CSAYL#42


One of my favorite challenges is back! Actually it was back last week, but I didn't get around to participating in that one...better late than never, right? CSAYL stands for Christmas Stampin' All Year Long, and the challenge can be found here. Lemme tell ya, this card gave me fits! Not that I have any problems using pink on a Christmas card, but mostly or all pink?? So I had to pull out several shades of pink CS, and sort thru all my DP to find something that would go with one of them. After making those decisions, I then chose to run some of the same CS thru the snowflake folder in the CB, and tried to highlight the embossing with ink...not sure if that worked very well! The stamp is from Inkadinkado (Warm Holiday Wishes), and I cut it out and matted it using circle Nesties. I wanted to use a snowflake on the card, but after I punched it out, I thought to cut it apart and put the 6 pieces around my image instead. I inked the edges first, so they wouldn't be so "white". Added my little tag, and finally it was done. {whew!} If you get a chance, pop on over to the CSAYL blog and see the DT samples, and what others have made! Until next time...TOODLES!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Third post for tonight...another Dustin image!


Okay, here I am with my third post for the evening. This is another image from Dustin that he shared last year. Cute, huh? He is colored with my RoseArt pencils, and as far as the color scheme, I just kinda threw it together...I think it works, but feel free to let me know if you think otherwise! I actually started this card out to be for Karen's SSSC57, but decided against it, even though it still follows the sketch. Ok ya'll, I'm watching Idol...anyone else out there?? So far, I'm not too impressed with anyone, but there is plenty of time for improvement! TOODLES!

Dustin's "Girly Dragon" challenge


Hello! I'm back with post #2 for tonight. This card is for Dustin's latest challenge, to take one of his dragon images and make it girly. I have loved this image since he posted it last year, but this is the first time I have actually used it (WHAT??!?)...I KNOW! In keeping with the theme of the challenge, my version of this dragon is pink. With purple sparkley spots, no less! I hope that is girly enough! The only thing I am really not liking about this card is how I colored the grass...but it is what it is! I used a combo of Sharpies, colored pencils, and Gelly Roll pens to color this she-dragon. The sky was sponged with VersaMark sky blue ink...which I am really happy with! :) Okay, gonna work on that third post now! TOODLES!

My first try...




at Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge. This is sketch 57. At first look, I was a bit intimidated by all those "stripes" in the background, but as I looked at other cards in blogland, I thought, "I can do this!" So, here is my attempt. I dug through my papers, and found these, called "Basically Pastel" from Miss Elizabeth's. Then I chose the focal point stamps (Inkadinkado), my ink (Studio G), ribbon and ric-rak from my stash, and finally my sentiment (The Paper Company). I am fairly pleased with my results...I hope some of you are too! I have 2 more cards to post tonight...hopefully! TOODLES!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Cards for Delia and Taylor's 100th sketch!


The card I'm showing today is for both of these events. Dustin created 3 adorable little owls for a sick little girl named Delia...you can read all about it here...I chose to use the painter owl for this card, but I do have the other 2 printed off, ready to color. I colored him with RoseArt colored pencils and Sharpies. I used my circle Nesties to cut him out, and sponged around him with green Studio G ink while still in the die. The sketch I used is for Taylor's 100th sketch challenge...whew that's ALOT of sketches! Congrats Taylor! Here's to many more! Sounds like there may be some serious partying going on over at Taylor's blog...better go check it out! :) Anyhow, it's late, so I should get this linked over at Taylored Expressions, and hit the hay! TOODLES!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A late quickie...


As I was reading my blog list, I realized that Dustin's challenge was ending today!!! OMGoodness, I had to hurry and get one in there! I chose this adorable squirrel with his mouth full of nuts. I sponged around the edges with The Paper Company ink while it was still in the Labels One Nestie...me thinks I need more practice! The DP is from Target, the punch used on it is Fiskars (I think), and the sentiment is computer generated. The brads are also from Target. Well, time to get it entered...oh and now that I think about it, this also qualifies for Lucy's challenge this week...to use polka dots. They're small, but they ARE there! Thanks for lookin'...TOODLES!!

Hey, can you smell that?




It's the smell of burning rubber...that's right, I'm talking about the first 2010 race of NASCAR! I don't follow it like I did when Terry LaBonte was still driving, but I still pay some attention to it. I can tell you I can't stand Jeff Gordon or Tony Stewart...I know I might catch some flack for that statement! Jimmie Johnson is my new fav... :)

Ok, onto today's cards. The first card is a sympathy card for a friend whose mother has just passed on. She had been taking care of her for some time, and was having some difficulty lately. I hope now she knows her mom is at peace. The leaf stamp used is unknown, the sentiment is from Inkadinkado, and the flower is from a lei I bought at Wal-Mart. It started out as white, but I sponged it with some Studio G ink.
My second card is a birthday card requested from my co-worker (the same one that asked for the baby card). This card is for her mother's brithday, which is Valentine's Day. The card I made her last year was geared more toward recognizing the holiday as well as the birthday, but this time I chose to focus on just the birthday aspect. The flower and leaves are FSS, this time jazzed up with LOTS of Studio G glitter glue. I placed them on a green mat cut with Mega Curved rectangles, which has a yellow glitter mat behind it. The sentiment is unknown, and the ink is Studio G.
Thanks for lookin' ya'll! TOODLES!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A quicky card...


that I made the night before last when Chad reminded me about his parents' anniversary the next day! DOH! I totally forgot...again! I am so terrible about remembering some things...sigh. I used some glitter paper on this one to try and make it special, and this Studio G stamp I found in my stash. I'm hoping there is still time to enter it in Lucy's Glitter challenge...time will tell when I try to post it! :) Until my next post...TOODLES!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Two cards for two challenges...







both using digis by two wonderful artists! The little "fairy" image is called Little Miss Bitty. Her creator, Tracey, is the owner of the Fred, She Said blog and store. "Bitty" comes in 14 (YES, 14!) different versions, which of course, are all equally adorable! I chose to use the Fairy Dots Flower version for this card. The challenge I made this for is on Tracey's challenge blog. We were to use the colors of the blog page for our inspiration...so I did!


My second card is for the Whimsie Wednesday challenge this week. It was to make a card in another shape besides "the usual". Actually the shape of this card inspired me for my FSS card! This image was a freebie (thanks Melyssa!), and I just find it so cute! It comes with a sentiment too, which I put on the inside of the card..."How EWE doin'? LOL, Isn't that hilarious? I didn't take a piccie of the inside, tho...sorry 'bout that! Anyhow, I hope you enjoy this post, and until next time...TOODLES!
ETA: Took another pic of the FSS card to show the glitter to hopefully enter it into Lucy's Glitter challenge at the last minute! ;)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

A baby girl...


card, that is! I'm waaaaay past the time to be having any more babies! ;) This card was made at the request of one of my co-workers, who has a sister who is having a baby girl soon. Now listen to this...my co-worker has 4 sisters...she herself has a daughter, two of her sisters already each have a daughter, and now this OTHER sister is having a girl...see a pattern here? LOL I'm beginning to think all that family can make is girls! Ok, well I just had to share that interesting tidbit; now onto the card! I only have one set of baby stamps from Fiskars...it covers both boy and girl, so I figure it will be enough...for now! LOL I used three of the images from this set, and lots of pink....two pink inks, pink cardstock, DP with pink on it, and pink ric-rac. I also used one of my pink Sakura Gelly Roll pens to add some sparkle. Even wee little girls need some sparkle, right? :) I used one of my new paper crimpers for the first time...pretty cool look, I think. The sentiment is also from the baby set; I just had to mask off the part that I didn't want to use. Thanks for looking, and until my next post...TOODLES!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Another quick (last minute!!) card for...







Dustin's challenge. This elephant is so cute, I just couldn't wait to color him up! I used my Sharpies on him too, added glitter glue to the heart and splashes, and attached another heart punched out from that recycled decoration material. The sentiment is a stamp I found in the dollar bin at Michael's. OK, best get it entered before it's too late!




ETA: I'm adding two other different pics of this card, as I realized it will also qualify for Lucy's challenge 4-GLITTER!

Card for Dustin's first challenge!


Hello everyone! I am posting today to show you the card I made for Dustin's first challenge on his challenge blog. I used one of his freebies, this ADORABLE owl! And yes, it IS pink! I colored this cutie with Sharpies. The hearts are from some translucent material that I punched with my MS heart punch from some snowman decorations that got destroyed in last year's winter winds. I thought I would try and see if I could use it...I found it works well with solid image punches! :) Then I decided to see if I could color it with my Sharpies...more success!! Heehee, isn't it just so pleasing when you try something and it WORKS? Well, ANYWAY....here is my entry for the challenge...I better hurry up and get it posted now so I can enter it! TOODLES!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Look Ma, a two-card post! LOL







Heehee! As you can tell, I will be posting two cards today. One I had to wait until it was received before I posted it, and the other was just waiting for me to take it's picture. Ok, the first card is a birthday card I made for my good friend Carol. The gorgeous flower I used on it was created by Tracey over at Fred, She Said. If you haven't checked out her work yet, you REALLY need to! She has alot of cute and pretty things in her store, and her prices are very reasonable! And another thing I love about Tracey's work is that she offers things pre-colored! Great for a quickie card or project! Or for coloring-challenged people like myself! LOL

My second card is made with another Whimsie Doodles image. This is Kissmas Ginger. Isn't he adroable? Then again, I don't think Melyssa could make anything that ISN'T adorable, even if she tried! I colored Ginger with RoseArt pencils and baby oil. Although on the mistletoe, buttons, nose and icing, I used some of my Gelly Roll pens. In case anyone wonders, the red piece he is mounted on is a Labels Three. Well, I hope you have enjoyed my creations today! I'm glad you took the time to come visit my blog, and until my next post...TOODLES!