Thursday, January 31, 2013

Some Birthday Love

Hey all!! It is turning out to be beautiful today, my app says that we will be hitting 70 degrees around noon. Yay!! I hope it doesnt lie to me like it has in the past. Grrr. Lol. 

Yesterday I gave a peek of a few cards Ive been working on. Today I have a couple of birthday cards. I'm all about using up all my paper to try to avoid having scraps. I managed to use 4 sheets of 6x6 for both cards, although it was a bit difficult afterwards but I had very little to toss. So yay! for that. My first card features Anya Lifts with the sentiment from Anya Celebrates.

I'm playing with
Greeting Farm FFF - Message Me
Deconstructed Sketch - No. 86 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Goes
Yumi and Fumi Handmade - Photo Inspiration
My Craft Spot - Anything Birthday

This second card features a Sassy Cheryl digi called I Love You This Much. This little gal is one of the $2 digis that can be found in her Shop. You can find lots of cuties there, including a little pirate taking a bath. He's on my to color list.

I'm playing with:
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge Blog - Thinkin' Pink
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sketch Free for All ( I chose Sketch #52)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies: Stamps - The Greeting Farm, Sassy Cheryl. American Crafts dp.Twinery twine. Misc cardstock, gems and button.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Baby Fairy Love

Happy Wednesday! We are half way through the week and almost done with the first month of the year. OMG!!! Lol. Today I have a Love theme card featuring one of the adorable baby fairies from Mo Manning. He is uber adorable and makes me want a baby the looks like him. One day, one day :)

I hope that I don't bore you with this paper as I'm using it all up. Lol. I just love the look of it. I love the subtle tones with the mixture of nature and handwriting. 
I'm playing with: 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Goes
Mayzy Art - Romance
Little Miss Muffet - Hearts and Flowers (the hearts are embossed on the bottom left)


Now for a card without any coloring. I think this is my 2nd one that I've created like this. I must do it more often as the paper that we all love can be powerful on its own. Plus I think this look works especially well for male cards. I used the Art Type Stack from DCWV.

Im playing with: 
DCWV January Stack-a-holic Challenge
The Corrosive Challenge - Stick a Pin in it

And here's a peek of some birthday cards and Valentine cards that will be popping up in the next few days.
I'm playing with Show Me Thursday #109

Thanks for stopping by!!

Supplies Used: Mo Manning Image. Prismacolor Pencils. Recollections paper. DCWV paper. Misc flowers and brads.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Happy... Giggle

Hello!!! I'm here just squeezing in this card at the Some Odd Girl sketch challenge right before the deadline. This little dude is Toby and is just too cute with his big prezzie. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Also playing with:
Card Making Mamas - CAS

Monday, January 21, 2013

I Love You Beary Much

Hey there, Happy Holiday! I hope it was a good one for you. It kind of hit me that this was it, we won't be having another holiday for a while and so the year officially began. Lol, talk about being late :)

I'm here sharing a very special birthday card I made for my mum. I used my gorgeous Wild Orchid flowers, which i have a very small amount off and only make it onto special projects. So far, I've only used them twice. Lol, what can I say these are my hard to get special items.

Thank you for stopping by :)
I'm playing with:
Tiddly Inks - #101 Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Challenge - Coming up Roses
The Sketchy Challenges - Karen's Sketch
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Goes

Supplies Used:
Tiddly Inks Image. Prismacolor Pencils. My Minds Eye Paper. Wild Orchid Flowers. May Arts Ribbon. Basic Grey Brad

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Fancy Chocolate Holder

First off... Let me apologize for the quality of the photos.  I was too busy out enjoying our weather, 79 degrees thank you very much lol, that I didn't make it home on time to have nice sun-lit pictures. They'll be replaced tomorrow. EDITED to add newly taken pictures. 


(Space for greeting)

(Where chocolate slides out)

So yes, Happy Sunday!!! I'm excited that tomorrow is a holiday as I'm still trying to fight off my cold. I'm hoping that some rest and a good dose of sun from tomorrow will finally be the end of this cold. Fingers crossed. 

I have another fancy chocolate holder for you. I made one last year for Halloween and my friend loved it sooo much I thought I would make her another one. Although after seeing how this one turned out I'm debating on wether to keep it or not. You know when you make something that you're really proud off and you want to make it one of your to keep pieces. I don't have many of those, I think I have about 2 that I cant seem to part with so if I do keep this one, well then that make #3. I guess that's not bad considering if we keep everything we make then it'll be never ending. Lol.

Ok so for this one, I changed it up slightly. I changed the layout of my attachment, changed out the chocolate (used a special one I got from San Francisco) added flowers, embellishments and I also added dp to the back. Plus I used some extremely awesome kraft paper that sadly I only have 2 sheets of. It's a no name brand I picked up a while back and I still can't find paper that is equally sturdy and nice looking. 

Side Note** If you ever plan on making one of these, make sure you use extremely sturdy card stock and reinforce it from all sides. Oh and you must use great sticky tape, be it red tape or score tape or something equally good.

OK Ladies enjoy the rest of your Sunday. As for me, I'm off to LAX but I'll be back tomorrow with a new Graphicat project and to play blog catch up.

Thanks for stopping by!!

I'm playing with
Kraftin Kimmie - Guest Contest: Use Metal. I Used a metal brad and metal/bronze roses.
Kraftin Kimmie - #162 A Trio of Embellishments. I used 3 beige flowers, 3 pins, 3 mini roses.
7 Kids College Fund - Something New and Old. Old: stamp/paper, New: mini roses/brad.
The Corrosive Challenge - Put a Pin In it
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Goes

Supplies Used: Kraftin Kimmie Stamp. Prismacolor Pencils. Recollections and Prima flowers. Basic Grey brad. Recollections DP. No Name mini roses, pins and cardstock.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Big Bear Hug

Happy Friday! I'm here quickly sharing a CAS Valentine/Thinking of You card. It's funny how one says CAS which normally means a quick card yet the time you take coloring the image is double or triple the amount of time you take to put it together. Hmmmm, may have to reconsider this whole quick and easy thing. Lol. 

I hope you have a beautiful Friday. I'm happy over here as the sun finally broke through. We're heading into the late 60s to mid 70's. I'll def take that as we've been stuck in the 50s and Ive been battling a cold. I think it's time to say goodbye to it :)

Thanks for stopping by!
I'm playing with
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge - Thinking of You
Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Valentine 4 Kids

Supplies Used: Sassy Cheryl Digi: Big Bear Hug. Prismacolor Pencils. Inkadinkadoo Stamps. Recollections Card Base. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Pink, Red and Brown card

Happy Tuesday!! I'm here sharing a card that took me a few days to complete. This little sucka' went through several layers of uncertainty. In the end I said, ugggh just go with your gut and call it a day. Lol.
So here it is... I was working with the color scheme pink, red and brown but I decided to be a rebel and used kraft brown ;) lol.

I'm a day early but here's a peek as to whats on my desk. I'm working on a few valentine day cards (not many) and these are the images I chose to use. I have a little bit of everything here.

I hope your week is going well so far. Thanks for stopping by
I'm playing with
All That Scraps Blog - Pink, Red and Brown
TGF Farm Fresh Friday - International Thank You Day  
Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday - #107

Supplies Used: The Greeting Farm Stamp, SEI Paper, Kraft Base, Bristol Paper, Prismacolor Pencils, Twinery Twine, Michaels for Ribbon, Gems and Button. Card Size: 3.75x6

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Friendship Bookmark

Hey All. It is almost Friday, Yay!!! We had a bit of rain this morning but now the sun is out and shining and I can get on and pretend to workout out there today. lol. Today I plan to walk to Sprinkles, a delicious bakery that is 3 miles away, which will make me feel better about wolfing down the peanut butter cupcake that I'll be chasing with a starbucks latte. I possibly may follow that with a red velvet cupcake. lol. Now you know why I should walk those 6 miles. Lol!!   

I'm here sharing a bookmark I created for The Greeting Farm using all the big Anyas. I'm hoping it finds a place in the CHA booth so we shall see :) The new item on here is Anya Celebrates, I didn't get it until late November (I think) and I barely had a chance to ink her up. They all look great together don't you think? Plus it makes the perfect friendship gift, which is perfect for Valentines day.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Thursday!!

I'm playing with:
TGF Farm Fresh Friday - Something New
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Celebration (Celebrating Friendship)

I'm quickly sharing a kiddie Valentine card. Perfect for any little boy. Im playing with:
Smile 4 Kids Challenge: Kid Valentine 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

All Boy

Happy New Year!! I hope that 2013 has been a great stat for you all. I'm slowly getting myself back together after having a major technological breakdown over the holiday. I've yet to recover a lot but I'm hoping I will.

Ok onto my card :). Today's card features Buds (boy version), an adorable Mo Manning image. I had him color up for a bit so it was time to make something of him. I'm really trying to avoid coloring up images and leaving them for later so here's hoping I don't break that crafty resolution anytime soon :)

Ok so I'm off to celebrate my papa's birthday. He's hitting a milestone today, yay!! 

Oh and here's a little peek to what I've been working on. One of blog resolutions is to share a little about me every Wednesday. I always like to see what's on your desk type of posts so Im thinking ill be going along those lines. 

Thanks for stopping by!
I'm playing with
Sassy Cheryl - Show Me #106