Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Good morning all!  It seems like ages since I made a card but I finally took the time last night, after homework and reading time with Jordan.  We are reading a John Grisham book- yes my 2nd grader and I are reading John Grisham's newest book which is geared to ages 8-12!

My card is covering several challenges but I will start with the challenge that inspired the overall look- the sketch.  Todays sketch comes from Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge.  They provided an awesome sketch:

And here is my take:

Now it is a little difficult to see but there is a circle underneath the image and all thos flowers!  My cute little bride comes from Digi Stamp Boutique.  I've colored just her flowers, hair & skin with prisma color pencils and just lightly chalked her dress and veil.  I cut my circle and image with my nesties and my heart was made with my cricut using the accessories cartridge.  My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
And isn't it wonderful how the camera picks up every faux pas and amplifies it, LOL.  I thought I would add a  little shimmerz to my heart and then decided to take it off- that's why you see some specks of glitter.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday:  the sketch
Charisma Cards:  Die cuts
Stampin for the weekend: anything goes
Stampin B's Design Team:  a die cut, circle and flowers
Fab & Funky Challenge: Flower power

Thanks for stopping in on my little corner of the world- and hopefully my entries will be a little more frequent!

2nd Post of the day

I am back with my second card for the day.  This one is for several challenges as well.  I made this card for Bella and it will be going out tomorrow.  I know the challenge to send her cards is over and I did send one but thought I would send a 2nd just to let her know she is still in our prayers.

My sketch inspiration for this card comes from this weeks Sketch Saturday challenge.  I made a couple of variations by adding lace for the Wild Orchid Craft challenge and, of course, some wild orchid flowers.  I'm not really sure where I got the lace but we all know where these beautiful flowers come from!

I seem to be hooked on easel cards lately and I wanted to display this gorgeous brown paper with the felted butterflies!  This paper could not be all covered up, lol.

My butterfly paper is by Anna Griffin and the floral paper is from Recollections.  My sweet little image is from
Bella Webdesign Studios.  This is a fairly new digital stamp site and she has some of the cutest images.  If she is new to you, you should really check out her site.

Sketch Saturday:  the sketch
Wild Orchid Challenge: use lace
Sweet Stampin Challenge: pretty in pink
Clearly Inspired: Cute (my image) and Fuzzy (my paper)
Flutter by Wednesday: butterflies, fairies and your favorite color (s)-pink & brown

That is it for me today!! Two postings in one day has worn me out, LOL!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Good morning.  Hope your weekend is going well.  I have finally got my mojo back and have been crafting like crazy!  My wedding invitation project is almost complete- way ahead of the dead line of September 1st!!!
Friday was the 1st day of school for Jordan and we got all his school supplies this weekend and his cub scout uniform so we are soooo organized!!

In honor of finding my mojo, lol, my card today is for several challenges, the first being MOJO Mondays.
They provided another great sketch:

My other big inspiration came from this weeks Etsy Inspired challenge.  This weeks featured shop is Cathy Walters.  I took my inspiration from these 2 pieces of jewelry.

I must say I am very pleased with the outcome of my card.  These papers are some of my favorites but I don't get much chance to use them but they were perfect for this etsy challenge.

All the dp is from the same pad- Paris Nights by GCD Studios.  My image is called Bee Tile and is a digital stamp from Sugar Creek Hollow.  I just love this image.

Mojo Monday: the sketch
Etsy Inspired:  paper & image
Cute Card Thursday:  whateva!
Simon Says Challenge:  Sing it Baby! Our Last Summer by Abba

Thanks for stopping by...come back a little later and I will have a 2nd post!!  I am working on my Wild Orchid Craft challenge- a new fave for me!

Monday, August 2, 2010

IWow! I can't believe how long it has been since I posted!! I am in the midst of an order for 75 wedding invitations and have been devoting most of my time to that.  I designed 4 different invitations and the selection has been made.  So far I have all 75 invitations cut and inserts printed and have started the assembly process.  Then I have to do the 75 response cards.  It's been very time consuming but I am loving it!

My card, the first in 2 weeks, is for the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge.   It was a great sketch and a little challenging and for my card I decided to go with a bit of a grunge look- ok it's my version of grunge, LOL.

My digi image is from the Kenny K line.  These are super cool images and fun to color!  I decided to make this an easel card so I could fit in that great guitar.  I love this dp.

My rock star paper is by Creative Imaginations and my zebra print is from Anna Griffin.  And don't you just love those pins- they are by Tim Holtz.  I colored my image with prisma color pencils and then added a little ruby red stickles to her sneakers.

I have no idea who the crystalled flourish is by- it was in my stash.  I distressed my edges, although bit hard to tell in this photo and I also used Tim Holts distress ink in fired brick around my image.

Midnight Madness: the sketch
Kenny K's Krafty Girls Challenge: On the dark side
Cupcake Craft Challenge:  distressing
Papers Scissors Rocks: use hardware
Daring Cardmakers:  It's a girl thing
Cute Card Thursday: Texting crazy- I did provide a sentiment and if you look closing there is text running through the dp
Dutch Dare:  anything goes

Ok that is it- be back soon!