Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Just a quick post and then major cleaning, cooking and packing since Im leaving for Boston on Thursday to watch my daughter iceskate at Nationals. I'm so excited, I LOVE Boston and cant wait to spend a long weekend there. (Not to mention the pride factor going on also)

Digi is from Crafters Digital Art Center, Crafting with Jack. Colored with Copics and I used alot of stickles for the shimmer effect. DP is by Basic Grey, all else, flower, button, lace, pearls from stash.

Challenges: Sentimental Sundays: Lace/Pearls and Sentiment
Annabells Stamps: Sketch
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

(see badges to the right)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Probably because I'm a Nurse I fell in love with this Nurse stamp from Art Impressions, (I also bought a few of her Girlfriend stamps, they are so funny).

I remember working the night shift and feeling guilty about waking my patients up for a medication or treatment, the sentiment is so true....

Colored with Prima colored pencils, used Gamisol for shading. Nestabilities for my die cut center. MS punch for the border, all else stash.

The Perfect Sentiment: Get Well and Sketch
4 Crafty Chicks_ Photo Inspiration
2 Sisters Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life: Get Well
Die-ing for a Challenge: Anything goes

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I went to an open house at Craft Fancy over the weekend, all their new Memory Box items were in. Naturally I could not resist.

I stamped the background with Hero Arts, "Friend" Used the Resist Emboss technique and used Tim Holtz Broken China and Distressed with his Grapevine. I then stamped the flower image and embossed with white. I love how this card turned out. Ribbon is from Maya Road. all else, stash.

Challenges: Annabelles Stamps: Background Stamps
Tuesday Throwdown: Blue

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I can't believe I made a Christmas card, but I LOVE this penguin and couldn't wait to color him. Better yet, this card was made with everything from my stash of scraps, believe me it didn't even put a dent in my piles, but it was fun digging thru oldies but goodies to make this.

Colored with copics, liquid applique on the fur. LOTS of stickles on the flower and snow buttons. I paper pierced the black paper, Hard to see in the photo but a cool embellishment for this card. Twine is licorice and the DP is by Theresa Collins, (Last year's Christmas line). Sentiment is a stamp from Hero Arts.

Perfect Sentiment: Holiday with Paper piercing
Delightful Challenges: Scraps/Stash
Digital Tuesday: Scraps/Stash
Tuesday Showdown: Twine
Di's Digis: Snow

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Well I was going to clean my scrapbook room but then I found this cool stamp that I bought the other day and Anna Belle Stamps has a challenge with my FAVORITE Colors!! Naturally no cleaning got done.

I really like vintage and this Hero Arts stamp spoke to me when I saw it. My DP is from Echo Park, Your's Truly.
I made my flower with the Tim Holtz Tattered Flower die, layered some Prima flowers and centered it with a Maya Road flower. The flourishes in back are cut from Memory Box, Simple Flourish. I love how this turned out.

Lets Craft and Create: Flower Power (http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.com/)
Anna Belles Stamps: Red, Black, White (Badge to the right)
Delightful Challenges: Love (http://delightfulsketches.blogspot.com.au/)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

I actually CASED this from a vintage Valentine that my father gave to my Mom when they were dating, I love how it turned out.
Image is from Lauretta's digital Stamps, its part of the Progressive Challenge at CDAC. Colored wth Copics, Stickles on the Whip Cream. I found a Velvet Heart button, and my lace is from Tim Holtz. Pretty CAS and easy!

Challenges: CDACPC11:
Simon Says: Love is in the Air
Paper Sundaes: CAS
Tuesday Throwdown: Valentine

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hugs and Kisses

I love Valentines Day! I think its a great day to let family and friends know how much I care about them. (I also love the color red and the heart shape) I was also lucky enough to get married on this day, (Corny I know but my husband never forgets our anniversary!)

Anyway, I went Scrapbooking yesterday,didn't get many photos done but I made this AWESOME Valentines Day card, I think my Mom will get this one since she loves roses.

Core Dimensions cards stock, embossed with Swiss Dots, for my Sentiment I used my new XO stamp and embossed with Shimmer Powder, (Hard to see in the picture but very shimmery) X was cut with Quickuts and the rose was made with my McGill Flower punch and then I used stickles on the edges. The edges was cut with the new Fiskars Heart Punch.

2 Sisters Challenge Blog: Red, Pink, White
Sentimental Sundays: Love
Crafty Cats: Pink, White
Crafty Anne's: Love is in the Air
Come and Get It: Feel the Love