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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Our Creative Corner GDT: Sketch Challenge

Hi ya friends,
Happy Saturday! I'm so tickled to be Our Creative Corner's Guest Designer for this challenge! Yaaay! This week, Lori Rider is the hostess with the mostess & she's got a sketch for ya. My fav kind of challenge :)
Here's the sketch:
 Here's my take:
 "Look after my heart, I've left it with you- Edward Cullen"
The sentiment comes from the Clearly Sentimental about Romance stamp set from MFT & it's heat embossed. I replaced the word "heart" with a felt one. The hearts are Nesties as is the label. I created the card base on my Gypsy.

Here's a closer peek:
 Here are the innies:
There's that sappy Edward peeking from behind the heart. ;)  I'm not much of a romantic girly girl. LOL! But I will take Robert Pattinson though :) I think I'll give this card to the hubby---> he's the romantic one!

Thanks again to OCC for inviting me to play along this week! You've got a week, so get your sketchy mojo working!

This is CHA weekend in Anaheim & that's where I'll be. Hopefully I'll be able to stalk admire from close up- my fav designer, Anna Griffin, once again :) I'll bring back some tales & previews of all the new goodies soon.

Thanks so much for peeking today.
Gotta Go!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Paris Chic Baby Armoire

Hi ya friends,
I am boring. OK, maybe boring isn't quite the word ;) especially since my hubby says I'm many things, but boring isn't one of them! I'll say... I'm a creature of habit. Why, you may ask? Well, cuz whenever I have a baby card to make, the baby armoire is where my head automatically goes toward. But I can't help it!!! It's just so adorable :)

Here's the latest baby armoire to leave the showroom floor.
Here it is closed:
 The armoire doors are held closed by ribbon wrapped around the card & through the ribbon tag.

Here it is opened:

 The top drawer pops up! ***Squeal*** It has an Eiffel tower decorative hanging on the left (MFT die) & on the right is a mirror. There's a mini-banner with the baby's name across the center held by two bows (MFT die). The drawer knobs are little clear rhinestones.

 Here's the card with the matching pink zebra print envelope.Why zebra print for a baby card? Well, cuz that's the motif of the baby's room. It's BEAUTIFUL!!!! It's every little girl's dream room, including THIS big girl ;) When I saw her room, I think I did hear my jaw hit the floor. There's even a little chandelier in the room! It's total baby chic, let me tell ya! The colors are black, white & dark pink & it's AMAZING! --->Not your everyday little cutesy baby room. This one is so chic & fabulous & will totally grow with her. Can you tell I want to move in!? Tee Hee! In case you're wondering, this card fits an A7 sized envelope, which are a cinch to make on the Martha Score Board.

Here you can see why I was so happy to get T!m's Easel die. It's the perfect thing to add to cards like this:

Here are a couple of pics from the gift bag I made for the gifts I gave her:

Sorry I don't have better pics, but the bag was too big for my photog area. :( ... and the photog needs some serious help ;)

And you know, I love this template so much, I've got one to share with one of you! I will ship it worldwide since it hardly weighs anything at all :) Yaaaay! Just leave a comment with: "What's your go-to gift for a baby shower?" or... "What do you keep making over & over cuz you like it so much?" I'll choose at random after the groundhog comes out of his burrow. That is Friday, Feb. 3rd (in one week). But if you'd like to get one of your own, you can find it HERE.

Thanks so much for peeking today!
Gotta Go!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PTI January Blog Hop

Hi friends,
Today, I'm participating in:

The challenge this month is to take a fav project from last year & create a second card inspired by it.
I chose this card:
I painted the little shamrocks with Shimmerz paints after a little touch of Copics, added diamond Stickles to the bottom of the jar, & covered the whole thing with Crystal Lacquer to give it that glass-like appearance. The shimmer is so pretty :) This cute image is called "Wee Bit & Lots o' Luck" from Designed 2 Delight.

I wanted to recreate this card as close as possible, but with different elements.
Here's my version 2 card: Just in time for Valentine's Day
(Sorry for the glare :(   I used the Friendship Jar & FJ Spring Fillers for the image. I did the same thing as with the shamrock card except I used different Shimmerz colors: Opal, Pixie Dust, & Bubble gum and achieved the same shimmery & sparkly effect :)
Here's another peek at that:
This was the first time I've inked up this set & it's about time I did! I luuuv all the combinations & possibilities this set offers- definitely need to use it again very soon :)

Here they are together:

Thanks so much for taking a peek. Don't forget all the fun starts on Nichole's blog.
Gotta Go!





The 411
Stamps: Friendship Jar & Friendship Jar Spring Fillers- PTI, Short & sweet- SU
Paper: Rustic White cs, Sweet Blush cs- PTI, Love Me -MME
Ink: Smokey Shadow- PTI, Memento Black, Chestnut Roan
Accs- pins-Maya Rd, ribbon, heart ribbon buckle, Heart punch- MS, Shimmerz paints, Stickles, Copics, Crystal Lacquer, Viva Decor Pen.

Monday, January 23, 2012

First Kiss

Hi ya friends,
Hope you had a lovely weekend. After the rain stopped, hubby & I went to catch a flick. It was my turn to pick so which of the following did I choose: (yes, it's a pop quiz!)
A) Beauty & the Beast
B) Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
C) Underworld: Awakenings
D) Joyful Noise

If you picked: A) Beauty & the Beast you would be... the opposite of right. Nah, I saw this movie 100 times in 1991 and I own it on Blue Ray/DVD. Not paying $13 for something I can see at home, for free.

If you picked B) Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close you would be... Incredibly way off. However, I did see my Hubby being Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close while he was watching the 49er game! Yikes!

If you picked C) Underworld: Awakenings you would be... Alert & Awake!!! Yes, you are correct!
I'm a big fan of the Underworld films, so I was very excited to see it :) and hubby even paid the extra $3 to see it in 3D  :) There's nothing like seeing Lycans right in your face! Lycans are werewolves, just in case ;)

Don't worry, you will get no spoilers from me this time. I've learned a little somethin' since my spoiler of The Walking Dead, Hee Hee!

Ok, so 'nuf blabber. I actually do have a card to share. I got some new Sarah Kay stamps recently ---> insert squeals of delight here <---- so I had to ink & color :)
Here's my card:
 I think this is totally what I looked like for my first kiss! It was 8th grade & I had no clue. All I remember was this boy grabbing me by my hands & planting one right on me!

Here's closer peek:
 The stamp is called First Kiss. Isn't it sweet :) They're colored with Copics. I was very attracted to the colors in this paper pack. They're very springy- pinks, lt greens, & baby blues-  not your traditional reds & pinks. It's called Love Struck by We R Memory Keepers.
I luv making Valentine cards, but I wouldn't call myself a romantic. My fav part of Valentine's Day is that there's lots of chocolate to be found :) and it's on sale too!

My card will be playing along in the following challenges:
The Sweet Stop: Sketch SSS142
Let's Ink it Up: Anything Goes
Colour Create: Pinks & Greens
Crafty Creations: Valentine Theme
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Valentine's Day
Pretty Little Ribbon: Be My Valentine
Anything Goes: Anything Goes
Penny Black & More: Love & Hearts

Thanks so much for peeking today!
Gotta Go!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Laugh, Apologize, & Let go

Hello friends,
I just recently got a new sentiment set from MFT called Pearls of Wisdom. As the name implies, it's filled with good ol' words o' wisdom someone should have said to me at some point in my life! I love sentiment sets cuz I can always find just what I'm thinking or what I am trying to say so I sound poetic & smart :) :) :)
Here's my card,
Right??!!  In case it's hard to read, it states: "Laugh when you can, Apologize when you should, Let go of what you can't change."
The current MFT sketch was the perfect companion to showcase the sentiment in a clean & simple way.
I would love to make some home decor items with the sentiments in this set. I mean if you've got pearls lying around, they might as well be ones of wisdom.
The papers are from the Generations collection by Simple Stories & the blingie swirls are ZVA.

It's a rainy weekend here which means I don't have to water my plants! Yaaay! and I can go another week without having to wash my car :) Not planning on going anywhere, so I hope to have a couple of lovely crafternoons. Hope you do too!  :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Baby CAS

Hi ya friends,
It's baby time! No, not for me!!!- we closed down the factory & laid off the workers a while ago! I have one kiddo ready to graduate in June, so I see the light :) A teacher in my department is getting ready for her bundle of joy & we're sending her off with a little baby shower. It's crazy busy time right now with Finals in full swing, so I didn't have a lot of time to spend on her card.
Here's the card:
 This is my go-to baby card when I'm in a pinch for time. The onesie was made with the PTI die. Then I embossed the top layer with a CB Once Upon a Princess embossing folder. I added a wee bit of Viva pearl pen to the butterfly bodies, & made little antennas with my Sakura glitter pen.

Here's a closer peek:
 Ahhhh, sweetness... girly sigh... :)

This is the gift bag I created for the baby clothes I bought for her.
There's not much to it: Add a bit of pattern paper, a border punch, a butterfly punch, Cricut for the title, & a little more Viva pen :)

Thanks so much for peeking!
Gotta wrap it up!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mini-Album Season Finale

Hello there friends,
As the title of today's post indicates, I have the last of the mini-albums to share with ya. It's one of the current releases from Paisleys & Polka Dots just in time for Valentine's Day.
Here's the book with all the pages layered together:
Here are the innies:
front:
 back:
 front:
 back:
 front:
 back:

 front:
 back:
This is the last page:
It's a pocket page in the shape of an envelope with a pull out letter. As with other Paisley books, it's chock full of yummy details, & bits & pieces and yet, I still need to add my Viva pen to it :) ...and find some pretty ribbon & trim for the rings.

I feel so glad to have completed all these projects. I feel like maybe I'll be more productive in this new year :) It's Final Exams time at school so I'm super busy grading & updating my gradebook.

Thanks so much for peeking today!
Gotta Go!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Faith Mini-Album

Hi friends,
Discovery Channel has "Shark Week" and I've got "Mini-Album Week!". This album is one I've had for a looong time & finally completed. It's from Paisleys and Polka Dots  but sadly, it's no longer available. I think the finished book is oh so preeety :) It's definitely one of my fav albums.
Here's the cover:
I am still looking for just the right ribbon for the rings.

Here are the innies:








and the back cover:
The sentiment strips read:
 Life is built upon hope, strengthened by faith, and made richer by Love and friendship.
Walk in faith, trust in love.
Take pride in how far you have come, have faith in how far you can go.
Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future.
Faith is the courage to dance to it today.
Believe in a dream that allows you to fly, and the faith to pursue it no matter how high.

It's nice to have a book with sentiments to uplift & encourage :)

Thanks so much for peeking today. I am soooo thankful it's a long weekend cuz I'm plum tuckered out!
Have a great weekend & have some lovely crafternoons!
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