Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Karson!!

Today was my son Karson's 8th Birthday. I think he had a really good day. His Dad fixed him breakfast and then we went and saw Puss in Boots and went to Godfather's Pizza!! After all that we can home and had cake and ice cream and opened presents!

He LOVES Thomas the Train and has since he was very little. So this is the card I made him this year. I am happy to report, he loved it!!





Everything used on this card has been in my stash for YEARS!! And I forgot to take a picture before we all signed it...Oops!! =0)

~TFL~

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesday's-#39 Anything Goes
Creative Craft World-Numbers or Add a Sentiment
Inky Impressions-#30 Anything Goes
Little Darlings-#10 Not Square
Paper Pretties-177 Embellish x
Scrapbook Sisters-#58 Anything Goes
Frosted Designs-#4 Sketch

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Birthday Card for my Grandpa...


My Grandpa turned 81 on the 17th of September. He has raised horses all his life, so I thought this image would be perfect. It is from Create with TLC. I colored it with my Bic Mark It Markers. The buttons are from my stash and all of the cardstock is the Paper Studio.



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~TFL~


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sweet Sketch Wednesday-#119 Sketch x
Creative Inspirations-#129 Anything Goes x
My Mum's Craft Shop-#23 Happy Birthday
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog-#49 Make yourself Uncomfortable (No Patterned Paper)
Cute Card Thursday-#182 Anything Goes
Dutch Dare-#130 Monochromatic
Shelly's Images-Anything Goes
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge-#17 Lots of Layers
Prairie Fairy Fridays-#61 Snips, Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
Inspire Me Fridays-#24 Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts-#84 Clean & Simple
Digi Design Challenge-#1 Anything Goes
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays-Birthdays
Sentimental Sundays-#73 Monochromatic
My Grafico Challenges-#111 Outdoor Fun
The Crazy Challenge-#85 Men Only
Paper Pretties-#8 Use Buttons

A Humorous Birthday Card...


Here is a card that I made for my Mom. I just love this image and sentiment, I think it is just too funny!! My Mom did a double take and had to read it again, but she did think it was funny.






For this card I used the image and sentiment from Just Inklined and colored it with my Bic Mark It Markers. The sentiment on the inside is mine. I can't remember the paper line, but I will look and then come back and post. =0)
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~TFL~


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations-#129 Anything Goes x
My Mums Craft Shop-#23 Happy Birthday
Cute Card Thursday-#189 Anything Goes
Shelly's Images-Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog-Q is for quick & Simple
Crafting Misfit-Show & Tell
Inspire Me Fridays-#24 Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts-#84 Clean & Simple
Digi Design Challenge-#1 Anything Goes
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays-Birthday
My Grafico Challenges-#111 Outdoor Fun

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fall Challenge at Penny's

Can you believe another 2 weeks have flown by again? Well, it has!! And that means it is challenge time again at Penny's. This time around the challenge is "Fall". We are being sponsored by Stretch n' Bubbles and Whiff of Joy! Why Not pop on over and see what the DT has come up with and while you're there, you might as well play along!!




For this card I used the digi image Pumpkin from Stretch n' Bubbles and I colored it up with my Bic Mark it's markers. The DP is the holiday collection from the Paper Studio. The sequin leaves were in my stash and the buttons are from Hobby Lobby.

~TFL~

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Card Makin' Mamas-#28 Going Digital x
Crafting Misfit-Show & Tell
Inspire Me Fridays-#23 Anything Goes x
Paper Cutz Challenge-#108 Going to the Pumpkin Patch x
Stamp Something-Anything Goes x
Crazy 4 Challenges-104 Orange, Olive Green, Yellow & Brown x
Digi Designs-Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays-#72 Autumn x
One Stitch at a Time-#79 Anything Goes x
Paper Sundaes-#86 Finishing Touches x
The Crafty Pad-Autumn Colors x
Totally Stampalicious-Anything Goes x
The Craft's Meow-Sketch


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Birthday Card for my Son...


This Sunday, the 11th of September is a very special day. Not only will it mark the 1oth Anniversary of the devastating tragedy of 9/11/01 but it is also my son's 9th Birthday. He is so in awe of his Dad and swears that he will be joining the Army when he is of legal age. lol So, on Friday I will be taking Army men cupcakes to school and he is planning on dressing the part by wearing his Army camo. It is no surprise that he asked for an Army Birthday card, so this is what I came up with...I can't wait to see his reaction!






For this card I used K & Co. Army Paper. All the sentiments were printed using a stencil font. I inked the edges with CTMH Cocoa ink and the image is Daniel, God Bless America from Fresh Brewed Designs.

~TFL~

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sunday Sketch & Stamp-#71 Sketch x
Clearly Inspired Challenge-#35 Use Patterned Paper
Stamp Something-Digi Day x
Stamping With the Dragon-Occupations x
Catch The Bug-Anything Goes x
Challenge Up Your Life-#51 Something For Men x
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle-Labor Day/Occupations x
OSAAT-Use a Digi x
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge-The Sky's the Limit x
Fresh Brewed Challenges-#63 Something New (I used my new markers to color the image)
Blog-a-Doodle-Anything Goes x
Cards for Men-#18 G is for Green x
Make It Monday-#53 Anything Goes x
Crafty Boots-Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends-#33 A Card for a Man x
Daisy Doodles-#41 Anything Goes x
A Spoon Full of Sugar-Party Time x
Creative Card Crew-Anything Goes x
Ladybug Crafts Ink-#37 Anything Goes x
My Mum's Craft Shop-Layer it up!
Papertake Weekly-Anything Goes x
The Stamping Boutique-Birthday Challenge
Inspire Me Fridays-#23 Anything Goes x
Ribbon Carousel-#19 Anything Goes x
Truly Scrumptious-#65 Decorate the Inside
Your Next Stamp Challenge-#50 Inspired by a song (The Army Goes Rolling Along, the official song of the US Army) x
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges-#119 Children x
Southern Girls Challenge-Lots of Layers or Birthday Theme
Card Makin' Mamas-#28 Going Digital x
Crafty Purple Frog-Birthdays x

Saturday, September 3, 2011

An Anniversary Card...


So tomorrow, September 4th my husband and I will celebrate 13 years of marriage. Wow, it is hard to believe that 13 years can go by that quickly. It's crazy!! I'm not sure what we'll do, maybe go out to eat or something. But I did get this card made for him.






For this card, all the papers and cardstock came from CTMH. The buttons are from Hobby Lobby and the ribbon was in my stash. I colored the image with my Bic Mark It markers, with the exception of the skin which I used chalk. The main image is from Inger Harding called My Valentine and you can find it here. The Happy Anniversary circle on the front is from
LinkSentiments 4 You and the word art on the inside is from Create with TLC.

~TFL~

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sunday Sketch & Stamp
-#70 Sketch x
Creative Inspirations Paint-Inspired by Layers x
Order of the Opus Gluei-#112 Everything's Coming Up Roses and Rosettes x
Blog-a-Doodle-Anniversary, Congrats or Wedding with at least 2 Circles x
Daisy Doodles-#41 Anything Goes x
Creative Card Crew-Anything Goes x
Scrapbook Sisters-#50 Anything Goes x
Alphabet Challenge Blog-P for Pretty Pastels x
Clearly iStamp-#35 Patterned Paper
Inspire Me Fridays-#22 Anything Goesx
Stamp Something-September Digi Day x
Catch the Bug-Anything Goes x
Delightful Inspirations-Wedding or Anniversary x
Sweet Stampin'-Anything But Birthday x


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Halloween Banner Swap...


Hi all!! I thought I would share these banner pieces I made for a swap I am in on 2Peas. When I get the full set back it'll say BOO. I can't wait...It'll be super cute!




The paper I used is the Paper Studio, all cardstock is from my stash. I got the purple ricLink rac at Wal-Mart, the letters are all chipboard covered with black cardstock and all the
Linkbuttons are from a Halloween variety pack from Hobby Lobby.

~TFL~

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Stampin' for the Weekend-#15 Holidays x
Totally Gorjuss-#95 As you like it! x
Creating Memories in Time-Halloween
One Stop Craft Challenge-#146 Anything but a square x
Aly's Sunday Challenge-#45 Halloween x
OSAAT-#77 Autumn/Halloween x
Order of the Opus Gluei-#112 Roses or Rosettes x
Daisy Doodles-#41 Anything Goes x
Creative Card Crew-Anything Goes x
Paper Pretties-#169 Anything But a Card x
Scrapbook Sisters-#50 Anything Goes x
The Sisterhood of Crafters-Flower Power (hope my rosettes count) x
Craft Us Crazy-#16 Autumn &/or Favorite Embellishments
Paperplay Challenges-#35 Make your own flowers (Hope my rosettes count) x
Inspire Me Fridays-#22 Anything Goes x

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It's Challenge Time Again....


At Penny's and this time around the challenge is to be inspired by a photo...

This photo...it's gorgeous right?? And you should see the what the DT came up with...Boy were they inspired and their creations are amazing. Please be sure to pop over and have a look and while you're there you might as well play along!!

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Glitterbabe and Stef has given us some awesome digi's to work with. Here is what I came up with...

LinkI used Stef's image Butterflies and Flowers. The butterflies are paper pieced and the rest of the image is colored with color pencils. If you enlarge the photo you can see that there is sparkle in the paper...Just for Stef!! The sentiment is actually a tag that I cut down called Forever & Always from Digi Doodle Shops Best.

~TFL~

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

CCEE Stampers-CCEE1134 Gold (it's kinda hard to tell, but the backing paper is gold) x
Charisma Card Challenge-#34 Glitter it (there is glitter in the paper) x
Craft Us Crazy-#15 Anything Goes x
Digi Doodle Shop-#73 Anything Goes x
Inspire Me Fridays-#21 Show us what you made x
Totally Gorjuss-#95 As you Like It! x
One Stop Craft Challenges-#146 Anything but a square x
Daisy Doodles-#41 Anything Goes x
The Pink Elephant-TPE114 Paper Piecing x
Anything Goes Challenges-#48 Inspired by TV/Films (The Butterfly Effect) x
Creative Card Crew-Anything Goes x
Ladybug Crafts Ink-#36 Favorite Stamp x
Crafty Creations Challenges-#134 Dies & Punches x
Flutterby Wednesdays-#169 Celebrate x
Scrapbook Sisters-#50 Anything Goes x

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Butterfly Award

Today I have been honored with this Butterfly Award.
Karen over at Little Scrap Pieces was kind enough to give it to me.
My Butterfly Award
Butterfly Award!

I am thrilled to be in Karen's top 10! Thank you for the award!

So to receive the award, I need to pass on the 'Butterfly Award' to 10 other bloggers, contact the 10 bloggers to let them know they have been given this award, and I also need to show a link to the person who gave me the 'Butterfly Award', and finally I need to answer several questions. Here goes....

Q1) Name your favorite colour?

Yellow

Q2) Name your favorite song?

I love music so it's hard to really name a favorite, but one of my favorites would have to be "When You Say Nothing At All" by Keith Whitley and redone by Allison Krauss.
Q3) Name your favorite dessert?

4 Layer Chocolate Dessert

Q4) What wizzes you off at the moment?

Gas Prices

Q5) Your favorite pet?

Oreo our Rabbit

Q6) Black or White

White

Q7) Your biggest fear?

Losing my family

Q8) Best Feature?

I'm pretty easy going

Q9) Everyday attitude?

It's all good...Unless it's not!

Q10) What is perfection?

Sitting at the Kitchen table with the whole family eating and laughing (totally agree with this one Karen)

Q11) Guilty Pleasure?

Watching America's Next Top Model (I am addicted to that show)

Q12) When you're upset you?

I bull up and stop talking to everyone. lol

Now I have to pass this award onto 10 others.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Couple More Recipe Cards...

I told you I had TONS of these to do~lol!!

Here are 2 more designs...I think I made 21 of one and 18 of the other. I can't wait to get all these finished so that I can put the actual Recipe Books together.





For the 1st one...The paper is from my stash, I used CTMH Barn Red ink to distress I made the scallop buttons and the ribbon is from Wal-Mart.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Ai Factory: Anything Goes x
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog-#47 Scallops or Fancy Borders x
Shelly's Images-Anything Goes x
Inspire Me Friday's-#20 Show Us What You Made x
Creative Inspirations Paint-Clean & Simple x
Sunday's With Crissy-KISS x
Incy Wincy Designs-#108 Anything But a Card x
Anything Goes Challenges-#48 Inspired by TV/Film (Food Network) x


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For the 2nd one...Paper is from my stash, ribbon and buttons are from Wal-Mart and I distressed with Chocolate Stayz On ink.

I would like to enter the 2nd card into the following challenges:

Craft Us Crazy-#15 Anything Goes x
Stamping B's-#124 Distressing x
Delightful Inspirations-Anything Goes x
Simply Create-#50 Time to Distress x
Ellephantastic-Layers x
Elizabeth Mae's-#5 Buttons x
Pollycraft-#107 Autumn Colors x
Creative Craft Challenge-Anything but a card x
Creative Inspirations-126 Text Me x

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back To School Challenge @ Penny's...

The new challenge is up at Penny's and this time around the challenge is "Back To School". My kids have been back at school for about a week and this is the first time that all 3 are going a full day. I can actually clean my house and it stays clean, so that means more time for "Crafting"!! YIPPEE!!

Okay, so onto my card...


LinkEverything on this card was pulled from my stash...I really need to use my older stuff more often. lol The digi is a freebie from Anne Bodil, she was colored with color pencils.

~TFL~

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

PaperWorks Co.-Sketch #93
AiFactory-Anything Goes x
Craft Us Crazy-#14 Anything Goes x
Cute Card Thursday-#177 Clean & Simple x
Dutch Dare-#125 Back to School x
Inspire Me Friday's-#19 Show Us What You Made xLinkSimply Create-#50 Time to Distress x
Stampin' for the Weekend-#14 Spots & Dots x
Catch The Bug-Distressed or Shabby Chic x
Creative Inspirations-#66 Back to School x
Speedy the Cat's Challenge-#68 Distressed x
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle-Photo Inspiration x
Crafty Ho's-Anything Goes
OSAAT-Anything Goes x
The Crafty Pad-Cute & Girly x
Whoopsi Daisy-Anything Goes x
Ellephantastic Challenges-Layers x
Sunday's With Crissy-#20 KISS x
Gingersnap Creations-#115 Tribute to Teens x
HLSC Challenge-Keep it Cool x
Pollycraft-#106 Distressing x
Try it on Tuesday-Anything Goes x
Floweret Stamplar-#6 School x
My Sheri Crafts-#66 Back to School x
Paper Playtime-#53 Anything Goes x
Paper Pretties-Back to School x
Cupcake Inspirations-#123 Back to School x
Bloggers Challenge-Back to School x
Creative Inspirations-#125 Favorite Stamp x
Little Darlings Challenges-#5 School Days x
Little Red Wagon-Back to School x
Creating Memories In Time-Back to School x
Amber's Crafts and Stuff-Back to School
Aud Sentiments-#35 Anything Goes x

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Couple of Recipe Cards...

I just wanted to share a couple of 6 x 6 Recipe Cards. I am making oodles of these right now. I am in quit a few recipe swaps right now on 2Peas. I am planning on giving handmade recipe books and aprons this year for Christmas. So, this is the start of the hundreds of recipe cards I'll be making. =0)




For the first one, it's pretty basic. The paper is from K & Co., cardstock is the Paper Studio, the letters were cut with my Cricut and the jewels are from my stash.


The second one...Cardstock is the Paper Studio, DP ??? (I've had it for years), the image ??? (I can't remember, but if you know, please tell me!! =0) And it was colored with colored pencils.

~TFL~

I would like to enter the 2nd card into the following challenges:

Fresh Brewed Challenges-#59 Clean & Simple with less than 3 Embellishments x
Stampavie & More-#149 Girlie x
The Play Date Cafe-#94 Fudge, Goldenrod & Teal x
7 Kids College Fund-#27 Anything but a card x
AiFactory-Anything Goes x
Cute Card Thursday-#177 Clean & Simple x
Craft Us Crazy-#14 Anything Goes x
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog-Distressed or Shabby Chic x
Simply Create-#50 Time to Distress x
Totally Papercrafts-#79 Food & Drink x
Allsorts Challenge Blog-#116 Anything but a card x
Speedy the Cat's Challenge-#68 Distressed x
One Stitch at a Time-Anything Goes x
The Crafty Pad-#134 Cute & Girly x
Whoopsi Daisy-Anything Goes x
Ellephantastic Challenges-Layers x
Craft Your Passion Challenge-Anything but a Card x
The Crazy Challenge-Movies (Julie & Julia...I love this movie) x
HLSC Challenge-Keep it Cool (Cool Colours) x
Hooked on Craft-#5 Sweet Treats x
Pollycraft-#106 Distressing x
Crafty Ho's-Anything Goes
Elizabeth Mae's-Anything but a Card x
CES Challenges-#49 Mix & Match x
Inspire Me Fridays-#19 Show Us What You x
Sunday's With Crissy-#20 KISS x

Thursday, August 11, 2011

My first ever Paper Bag Mini...

Caution...Picture Heavy Post!!!



This is my very first Paper Bag Mini Album...And for some reason I chose to make it a gate fold!! I made this for a swap I am in on 2Peas. My swap partner had me make this for her son and he's into all that rock n roll, cross bone kinda thing. I must admit, this is far from my norm but I am really happy with the way it turned out. It has loads of tags and it was really fun to make.




















For this album I used "Boys Will Be Boys" by the Paper Studio. Most of the tag pulls are from my stash, the clips and the game spinners are Tim Holtz. The image is from MelonHeadz. The material I used to cover the album is from Wal-Mart and all the hardware used is from my husbands stash...(Ssshh...don't tell him)!!

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Catch the Bug Challenge-Anything Goes x
Raise the Bar-Anything Goes x
Stamp Something-Digi Day x
Stamping with the Dragon-Red, White & Green x
Speedy the Cat's Challenge-#67 Anything but a standard 4 ¼ x 5 ½ card x
Crafty Ho's-Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint-Inspired by a tutorial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v2ngyH1uM4) x
One Stitch at a Time-Use a Digi x
Stamp With Fun-Tag
Happileigh Scrappin'-Special Folds x
Incy Wincy Designs-#106 Something Old/Something New x
7 Kids College Fund-Anything but a Card x
Pixie Dust Studio-Boys will be Boys x
AI Factory-Anything Goes x
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges-#115 Gifts x
Crafty Calendar Challenges-Hot Colours x
Ellephantastic Challenges-Layers x
Gingersnap Creations-GC112 Leather, Iron & Brass x
Craft Us Crazy-#14 Anything Goes x
Inspire Me Fridays-#19 Show Us What You Made x