Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Simon Says Stamp Challenge #2: Recycle

Happy Earth Day! This is my first time at the computer today. My boys and I celebrated Earth Day by not putting on any lights, televisions, or playing ANY video games. This was tough for them because it was raining and they are on Spring break from school. We did lots of crafts today and played lots of board games. I made this card for Simon Says Stamp Challenge #2. I used Simon Says Stamps froggies that I just got! I love them! The boat was the flap from an envelope box and the signs the frogs are holding were tags from new shorts I got the other day. The oar is also cut out of one of those tags. The bellies of the frogs are paper pieces from a birthday card my husband got last week. This was fun!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Flutterby Wednesday Challenge and TECC61

This is a card I made as a Thank You for someone special. I tackled the Flutterby Wednesday Challenge and Taylored Expression Cupcake Sketch Challenge 61. I used a stamp I just received from Inkadinkado today for submitting cards for their gallery. This butterfly is so pretty! I used So Saffron, White and Blush cardstock. The patterned paper is from TAC. I used a fiskars punch and my scallop circle punch.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Another painted step stool

Here is another painted step stool. It was a baby shower gift. Orders for these keep pouring in and I am trying to keep up and still stamp! I had a few e-mails asking if I draw all the pictures, and I do. I have to admit I usually copy the bedding or themes from rooms though. This one was all me. They wanted a train and animals! Have a great day!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Thank you Steph!

Remember how I excited I was to win Steph's blog candy? Well, it came! I am even more excited now! Look at all this stuff! Thank you so much Steph! I know I am using lots of exclamation points, but I am so excited! I have never used coredinations cardstock, I only have one set of nestibilities and these spellbinder dies are soooo cute! Stop by Steph's blog to see her fabulous work. THANK YOU STEPH!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mom's Birthday Card/ Flutterby Wednesdays Challenge

This is the card I made for my Mom's birthday. The set I used is Garden Delight by Inkadinkado. Loretta sent me this set as a prize from a swap. It's probably not one I would have purchased, but I love it!! I used light blue CS. I don't know the "fancy" name of it. I should have embossed the butterfly but used black stickles instead. Boy, did my hand hurt from squeezing afterwards!If you've not heard of "Flutter by Wednesdays" then you need to check out Danni's Dreams. Every Wednesday there's a challenge and all you need to do is create a card or project with a butterfly or fairy on it.

Monday, April 6, 2009

I won Blog Candy!!!

I am so excited! It's not very often I win anything. I didn't even get chosen for Grand Jury Duty when they picked 25 out of 30 names out of a box. This time I got very lucky by participating in the Squigglefly Blog Hop. They have really cute digital images.

Visit my generous new friend, Steph at Glitterbabe Greetings - where all things sparkle. She just got news that she has been accepted on another design team with Whimsy Stamps! Congratulations and thank you Steph!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Mike's card!

My six year old loves to make cards with me. Tonight he said, "You should make me a card because I always make them for you!" Well, after I dried my tears, I made him a special card, and this is it. One of Mike's most favorite things to eat is ice cream. His favorites are chocolate with marshmallow and vanilla. Ice cream just isn't ice cream to him without sprinkles, so out came the multi-colored microbeads I have. They are now sprinkled all over my craft table too. They were perfect were sprinkles. The pattern paper is DCWV. I used a ice cream cone stamp I got at Michael's for $1. I taped off the You're Sweet sentiment; little boys don't really appreciate that. The dew drops are from my friend, Chris. The word Mike is made of stickers I had. He loves it!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pretty Big Blossom

This is a card I made for a swap. I love this Big Blossom by SU! Pinks and browns are always fun too. The flower is embossed with glitter. The papers are all from my scraps. I'm trying to use them up!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Squigglefly Blog Hop

Squigglefly is having their first Blog Hop. Each of the members of the design team is offering candy too! Start on Anita's blog here. Follow the links the rest of the way through. You won't regret it! What great samples!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge

I'm baaack! I have been in a funk, and the Simon Says Stamp Challenge has brought me out of it. The challenge was to use Heidi's favorite colors, green and yellow. I love green and yellow too, so this was easy. I used Old Olive, Barely Banana, and Really Rust cardstock. The patterned paper is from my stash. The bows I got on clearance at Joann's forever ago. The cute little skunk is by TAC and the sentiment is SU!