Monday, September 28, 2009

*gasp* A Challenge card in the middle of the week?!

LOL, I know my blog has slowed way down and usually I'm only posting once a week (if I'm lucky) on Fridays. Well, I had some major mojo show up Sunday and I made 3 cards (yay, me!) - one of which I'm sharing here. I used this weeks Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #84. I think it's a great sketch - and so easy to work with. I added a window using my nestie so that I could show the sentiment clearer. I didn't leave enough room on my main image and I didn't want to just slap it on there somewhere. Now, at first I didn't like this little huggabug - but not b/c it's not cute, b/c it is - but only b/c I really don't like to think about being sick, getting sick or someone else being sick. *blush* Now you know one of my quirks. Anyway, when my MIL requested some get well cards, I dug thru my image stash and finally got to be able to use this. It is quite the adorable little sicky bug. I had two images but after refilling my Copic marker way too much I ruined one with a big ole blob of ink. Grrr, I was so mad. But I finally soaked up most of the excess and was able to try again. Thank goodness for two images!!!! I used stickles on the little wings. I'm quite pleased with the result and hope my MIL will like as well.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

LULU Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the LuLu Blog Hop sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.

Now for my Lulu card, I got some images from my dear friend Shonna - when looking for some DP to use, I saw that Harriet would just be perfect. I colored her using SU! Watercolor Pencils except for her skin which I used Copics trying to be very careful as the ink was tending to bleed. I also used Glossy Accents on the cupcakes and added baubles. I used this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch 105 which I just find fabulous and will be using over and over.

I hope you like!!!
How about a prize? In addition to the fabulous eye candy, we have decided to hide a prize somewhere along the hop! One pre-selected blogger will draw a random winner from the comments on her post, and the winner will receive a $25 Gift Voucher to Stamping Bella!!! The fun part is...we're not telling you who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post so you have a chance to win!! We will announce the winner on Monday in the Splitcoast forum. MWAH!
Thanks for taking the time to hop to my blog today!! Now you've got one more stop to go - hop on over to Kelly's Blog to see her wonderful Lulu creation!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Greeting Farm Friday

One of the benefits of waiting to the last minute to make a card is being able to use the new Farm Fresh Friday Challenge when making it. This week at TGF there is a fun sketch by Farmer Cindy - Check out the Farm Fresh Friday Challenge & all deets HERE !!

For my card, I used Home Sweet Home - an older set I just picked up and had to ink up right away. It is so cute but now you'll see why I don't do animal that much. LOL I just suck coloring them. Since I hated the way the coloring turned out, I covered the cute little pup with brown Fun Flock. But alas, here it is. Hope you like!!!
ETA: Dad took a new pic for me on his cool camera. haha, looks much better now!

Please be sure to check by the other gals blogs for some fabulous inspiration:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Christy Croll is doing it again!!

If you all remember, one of my most favorite stamp designers, Christy Croll, was giving away a custom stamp a few months back and against all odds, I actually won!! Christy was awesome to work with in designing a stamp modeled after my girls and the end result was just amazing. I love it. Well, she's doing it again!!! And I'm just posting this here so YOU can know and enter. Of course I'm not entering again - someone else deserves this fabulous artists take on something or someone special in their lives. It's just such a special thing to have.

You can find out all the deets here on her blog.

And I wanted to share again what she created for me:

Good luck!!!! Oh, and if you haven't seen the new releases at Stamping Bella (Christy has quite a few holiday releases that are just too cute), be sure to head over to the Bella Blog pronto!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Greeting Farm Friday - Never Forget...

So, as I said yesterday, once I realized what today was, I knew I wanted to make a special card honoring those heros from that day 9/11 8 years ago. Of course, we will never forget the horror of that day or the heros that emerged from the smoke. All my thoughts and prayers are with those that lost loved ones that day and those that were there helping, being called to something beyond themselves.

I knew that these two Ians - Rescue & Hero - from TGF were perfect for what I wanted to create. Also, I followed the Red, White & Blue challenge from Cupcake Craft Challenges this week. Everything came together nicely and I love the result. You can also see some paper from Dirty Rodeo - also from TGF. The images were colored with copics & glitter pens - as well as with some paper piecing. Coloring Hero Ian's entire outfit is still a little daunting as I don't feel I have the exact colors I want quite yet. One of these days I will attempt it. LOL

I hope you like!!!

Please be sure to check by the other gals blogs for some fabulous inspiration:
And don't forget to check out the really great challenges and contests at the TGF blog!!!! So many exciting things going on over there. You don't want to miss it!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

ICSketches Sept '09 DT Call

I was looking for the DT call forum at SCS when it went missing for a couple days and a friend of mine pointed me to a DT call for ICSketches. I saw the sketch for the call (seen here) and immediately became inspired & knew exactly which stamp wanted to use. I've been using this awesome Hello Go Round stamp set fromTGF a lot recently b/c I haven't been much in the mood to color a whole stamp. *giggle* These are great b/c they can be used for any occasion and I can still get some of my card making done without all the time spent coloring an image "just so".

I made this a wedding card. It's not your typical wedding card I suppose but my friend wasn't your typical bride either. LOL She was so freakin' laid back as she prepared for her wedding it was cute. I hope her and her new groom like it. I'm a little late in giving it but better late than never, I 'spose. I wanted to give them a special gift and you know a gift is not a gift without a homemade card to go with it!!! hehe

I was going to showcase this card tomorrow for Greeting Farm Friday but then realized as I uploaded this card that tomorrow is 9/11 so I wanted to make a special card to honor this day of rememberance and service. (I hope I get time to make it, LOL, I wish I would've thought of it sooner, but that's the story of my life....)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Greeting Farm Friday

Can you believe it's Sept already?! I can't. I feel like it was just the start of summer yesterday, but alas, fall is just around the corner.

This week, I wanted to use the Hello Go Round set that I think is awesome. I love that the sentiments are perfect for any occasion. This simple card was in my mind all day and I couldn't wait to be done with work to finally put it into action. After a couple tries with my DP, I finally got it Just Right. Btw, the DP is from the Dirty Rodeo pack also from TGF.

Thanks for looking!! (sorry my camera is not taking good pics - at least these are much better than the ones I tried to take last night, but still blurry)

Please be sure to check by the other gals blogs for some fabulous inspiration: