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Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Spreader of Love Award!

The lovely Tenia gave this to me! How fun is that! It's my first blogging award and I am honored. Visit this talented ladies blog and you'll be in for a treat!
Thank you Tenia!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Our Daily Bread, Cardvaark, and Jazzy Inspirations challenges

Hi! My card was made for 3 challenges. The color scheme is based on a jazz album you can see on Jazzy Inspirations:

And Cardvaark's challenge is to use Kraft paper:

Pretty cool, huh?

My DP is Jillibean Soup's Portobello, the solid color cardstock is by Paper Studio, the rhinestones are by K&Company, the stamp is Penny Black colored with Copic Sketchers, border punch is by Stampin Up, butterfly punch by Paper Studio, Stickles on the butterflies and one of the circles, and I used some Diamond glaze on the flower heads for some depth.
I hand wrote the sentiment. (Do you think it looks ok?)

It's nice to have this ready for Mother's Day ahead of time!

Thanks for visiting!


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Our Creative Corner Challenge: Tag

Hi. This is a card I made for my sister for her birthday last year. The whole card is a tag! The rose is Iris Folded. It's a photo of one of our roses in front of our house, in fact, it's the rose on the banner of my blog!

Charisma Cardz Challenge #7 and Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenge #12

Hi. Today I made a card for the Charisma Challenge (Hugs and Cuddles) and I used the sketch from the Sparkle Christmas challenge. It feels good to get some Christmas cards done ahead of time. This was a great sketch, I just flipped it to accomodate the image.
Charisma Cardz prize is some lovely watercolor paints. They are also looking for some GDT's!
Stamps: Penny Black, colored with Copic Sketchers and watercolor pencils, and a clear stamp from a Holiday set
Paper: Paper Pizazz Snowflakes
Thanks for taking a gander!

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #20 and Penny Black Challenge #37

I've made a card for the above mentioned challenges. It was a fun sketch from SCSC and I just got the Penny Black stamp last week, so it was fun to combine the two.
Penny Black:
The frame behind the image is actually royal purple, but my camera wants to make it blue. I've used Basic Gray papers from their Sultry collection: Swell and Citron. My card stock is Mandarin from The Paper Company. I've used peel offs in the two corners and for the sentiment. I colored the stamp with Copic Sketchers. This was the first time I used these markers. They are very easy to work with. Thank you for stopping by. Be blessed today!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Wee Inklings color throwdown #30 and Beates weekend challenge

Hi! I made a card for two different challenges. One is for Wee Inklings Color Throwdown #30. Here is their link:
The papers I've used are K&Company Gold Floral, Memories Morning Blue and Stampin Up's Ballet Blue. I cut and embossed two Nestibilities butterflies and glitzed them with Stickles Stardust. My sentiment is from Printables clear stamps and the letters on the right are Debbie Mumm's Country Alphabet. I made a matching envelope.
Thanks for stopping by. Good luck to anyone else who enters these challenges!

One Stop Craft Challenge #17

They are having an Oriental challenge.

Here is my 3D card. Hope you like it.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Paper Make up Stamps Challenge

Today, their challenge is to make something with Pink and Gray. Here is their link:

My card is done with Iris Folding. The pattern was designed by a very talented lady named Ingrid on a crafting forum called Circle of Crafters.

Thanks for looking.


Stamp Something Callenge

Stamp Something has a challenge for a 3D image. I love 3D! I've selected a card that I made last year for my daughter for this challenge.
thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Dutch Dare Challenge #36

I just won an awesome prize on the Dutch Dare Challenge #35! So here I am entering their #36 challenge. The challenge is to make a card with Yellow and Green colors. Check out their blog, it is really fun and they have a great DT!

My card is done with a technique called Iris Folding, which I learned from the wonderful folks at Circle of Crafters.

thanks for looking!

Shout Out to Sheet Load!

This is the coolest site! Sheet Load of Cards has an e-zine that you can download! It's full of great card sketches, cutting guides, instructions, card samples by awesome artists and some fun altered projects. Here is their address:

They are giving away a Fiskars Border punch to one lucky duck!

Go check it out!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Penny Black Challenge #36

Here is my card for the Penny Black Challenge. And here's the link:
It's my first time entering there. Actually, all the cards that I have posted today and yesterday were 1st time entries on different challenges. I am having a blast!

Hey, if anyone out there would be so kind as to explain to me how you get a link on a post without having to do the copy and paste thing, please let me know. You know, like how most of the other blogs just say: Here: and it takes you to the blog site. Urgh, I can't figure it out.

I love Penny Black stamps, though I only have 2. I plan to get more. Isn't this a cute stamp? First I heat embossed the image, then I colored it with watercolor pencils, cut it and matted it using Nestabilities dies. It's secured with pop-dots. The patterned paper I've used is from Basic Grey's Sultry line. Aren't they yummy papers? The card base is Bazzil card stock.
Thanks for checking it out. Come back again.

Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge and Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenge #11


This card is for two challenges: Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge by Laurie Schmidlin and Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenge #11 (Red and White).

I have used three mini Cuttlebug folders in the center, Merry Christmas stamp by Stampabilities, Noel stamp by PSX and bridal ribbon from Hobby Lobby.

Both of these challeges were fun and their corresponding blogs are awesome!! Check them out:

Our Creative Corner:

Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenge:

Crafty Creations #2 and Dutch Dare #35 Challenges

This card is for two different challenges: Crafty Creations sketch and Dutch Dare Buttons and Bows. I have used Jillibean Soup papers again. I just love the Cream of Mushroom line! The cupcake sentiment is by Hero Arts and the bottom one I wrote in myself with a white Uni-ball Signo pen. Then I just used embroidery floss through the buttons. The CC sketch was a great one to work with. I am pleased with how my card turned out. What do you think?

Dutch Dare:
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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Here's another view of the card below.
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Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #19

This weeks challenge is "Spring has Sprung" Here is my card for the challenge. Here's the address:
My card is a layered image or 3D, which I cut out by hand. I learned this technique from a great on-line crafting community called Circle of Crafters. Thank you for looking!

Cuttlebug Challenge #18

I am having so much fun entering challenges today! This one was a great idea on Cuttlebug challenges. It's a shapes challenge. Here is the link to it:

My card is for Easter. (kind of obvious) I used the Forest Branches folder. I printed the sentiment onto gold vellum, directly from my printer. I haven't added a sentiment to the inside yet. Not sure who I'll give this one to. Hope you like it. Thanks for taking a look.

CPS card challenge

Here is my card for the CPS challenge. ( I used paper and embelleshiments from Jillibean soup (cream of mushroom papers) I really love their papers. The sentiment is a clear stamp from Hero Arts. This sketch is really great! Thanks for looking! Jennifer

I heart 2 Stamp challenge

This is my card for the Iheart2stamp challenge this week. ( I used papers from Basic Grey's Sugared collection. the stamps are Inkadinkado (giraffe) and PSX (sun). I used an organza ribbon at the lower portion and 3 mirrored baubles on the side of the card. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I won an awesome set!!

Yeah!! I won a beautiful set today! I am so shocked and elated! It's so beautiful. It's from the new line of sets by Our Craft Lounge called "In His Name" I won it on Toy's Haven Blog.

you can see a picture of it here:

Sorry, I don't know how to upload an image of it on my post.

Isn't it amazing? I can't wait to start using it making cards to glorify the Lord with it!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You Challenge #19

Here is my entry for Laura's challenge to go along with the Eye Candy for Blog Candy. You can find the challenge here:

I made this from Jillibean Soup's Cream of Mushroom soup papers. Thanks for looking!

Valentine Tags

Here's some little Valentine tags that I made to paste onto some big Chocolate hearts for my son's 1st grade classroom. They were easy to make. I used a Nestabilities tag for the colored paper (by Paper Studio)and the white tags were premade by Paper Reflections (at Hobby Lobby), stamped the heart (by Penny Black) with red pigment ink (by JoAnn CraftEssentials) and them slipped different colors of ribbon through the top punched holes. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Eye Candy for Blog Candy

Over at 2 Sketches 4 You, they are giving away some wonderful Sakura of America products to celebrate Valentines Day. All you have to do is show them who your eye candy is and link it back to them. So, here's my super sweet eye candy, my husband, Brett! He is in a christian motorcycle club. He looks tough, but he's just a big teddy bear!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Caardvarks card challenge

Here is my card entry for this months card challenge on Caardvarks. I made it for my neice. The heart has magnets on the back of it and it is removable. She put the heart on her fridge! Sorry the quality of the picture isn't that great. Caardvarks is a great site! You can visit it here: