Friday, April 30, 2010

♥ Betsy's Sketch ♥

Whenever I need inspiration I go and visit Betsy Veldman's blog! Her talent amazes me every time! No wonder she is a Paper Crafts Go-To_Gal!! {I ♥ Her!} So I went there today, I remembered she has this awesome sketch that she drew for Paper Crafts exclusive online sketch! I love the sketch so much, I decided to make 2 cards and I'm sure I will use this sketch for a long, long time to come!!
I tried to take a different approach to the sketch. Here's what I did:
This first one, I used some October Afternoon Thrift Shop paper and an a OA Fly A Kite journal card and shape stickers. I also used some glitter on her dress, bow for her hair, a paper doilie, buttons and a Melissa Frances rub-on.
For the next card, I used some Fancy Pants paper called Delicate Dots, more OA shaped stickers, glitter, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, paper doilie, gingham ribbon, MM flower stick pin, Hero Arts pearls and some Melissa Frances rub-ons.
Now go and visit Betsy's blog HERE for some inspiration! Trust me, you won't be disappointed!!

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend! Oh, and I just might be back soon with a fun giveaway! {wink}


It's a Boy thing! ♥ABC's Nightlight and Card ♥

Here is a little candle stick nightlight with a matching card that I made for the nursery. It went along with a few challenges too! This week's challenge on the Play Date Cafe was to make something using the colors light blue, light green and off white. Perfect for this! And yesterday's Ways to Use it Challenge on SCS was to use chipboard on your project/card, which I used plenty of! The star base on the nightlight, mini stars and abc's are all Maya Road chipboard pieces which I painted light green or blue, then distressed the edges with white paint and then added some glitter to them. The night light is so fun to make, I think I will make some more for a boy and girl and sell them in my store!!
I then made a matching card using this week's sketch from the Mojo Monday blog! Here is the sketch and the card!

They look so cute on the bookshelf in the nursery.

Happy May Day and National Scrapbooking Day everyone! (Saturday!) Have a wonderful weekend!!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

♥ Vintage {Baby} Sweetness ♥

I am definitely in baby mode lately! Can you tell?! :) This is a vintage style card I made recently. I am soo in love with these Bloomer Trims by Webster's Pages. I used papers by October Afternoon, the Thrift Shop and Fly a Kite lines and the red polka dot paper is by Basic Grey.

I also used a large chipboard heart which I painted white and then added some ultra fine glitter over it, Melissa Frances rub-ons, a paper doilie, ribbon, a vintage button, hemp cord and Martha Stewart Scalloped Edge Punch.
Have a wonderful day/night!!


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Be who you are.... ♥ 2 Sketches 4 You ♥

This card is for this week's sketch over at the 2 Sketches 4 You blog. It is being sponsored this week by the super talented Shanna Vineyard. {Love her!} She designs stickers for Bo Bunny and does an awesome job at it, and she is the sweetest too! Here is this week's sketch.
So, since this week's sketch is being sponsored by Shanna and Bo Bunny, I decided to make my card using the gorgeous papers from Bo Bunny's Limited Edition Glitter Series. The striped paper is called Jazmyne Mist, the large polka dotted one is called Jazmyne Dew Drops and the purple lined paper and flowers is called Jazmyne Noteworthy. They are so pretty and glittery. I also used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch, some pearls, hemp cord and a Melissa Frances rub-on. Hope you like it! Card with matching envelope
Now back to decorating the nursery!!! I was going to do it in an animal theme but then I found this adorable set called Vintage Patch. I instantly fell in love with both the pattern and the name! Love the adorable apple, car and boat. And the A B C's are fun too! You can buy some matching Wall Art for this set (on the wall behind crib) but I didn't like it, so I decided to make my own. I'll have that for you as soon as I'm done! ;)
Have a great night!


Friday, April 23, 2010

Sweet Baby Girl ♥2S4Y♥

I love this week's sketch over at the 2 Sketches 4 You blog! It's simple yet so FUN! Check it out!
For my card, I used some pieces of cardstock in Kraft, light pink and a teal green as well as 1/2 of a My Mind's Eye journaling tag, some satin flower, satin ribbon, Vintage Sequins Edged Trim by Maya Road, Hero Arts pearls and some Melissa Frances rub-ons.I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Heartfelt Thanks! *MOJO135*

I am thankful for my family, friends, and all my Blogging friends too! This one is for all of you!

This card is for this week's Sketch Challenge over at the Mojo Monday Sketch Blog! I love this sketch! Isn't it fun?!!
For my card, I used some My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary paper and tag, Prima flower, Melissa Frances Rub-Ons, and Martha Stewart Butterfly and Heart Border punches and trim. I love the color combo on this one.
I hope you all have a wonderful day!! We are still recovering from Bronchitis! YUCK!


Black, White and Orange! *PDCC25*

This week's challenge over at the Play Date Cafe Challenge Blog is a Fun one! This week's challenge is to create something using this photo as inspiration. It must be back and white with a hint of orange. For my card, I used a simple piece of white cardstock as my base, added a piece of Ki Memories Sheer Delights Polka Dot paper over that.(Thanks to my good friend Dee Dee! Thanks Sweetie!) I then added a white chipboard frame which I "glittered up" over a piece of cardstock, which I stamped some little butterflies on and added a Melissa Frances Rub-On to. I then added some punched butterflies, pearls and a piece of crocheted ribbon.

My Giveaway Winner is.....Lynn Bonilla! Lynn please email me your addy to the address in my sidebar. You have until Friday to respond, if not, I will have to pick another winner.


Monday, April 19, 2010

What happens at the Farm.... {Get Sketchy!}

stays at the Farm! hehe I was trying to think of a catchy saying to go along with my card for the Get Sketchy challenge over at the Moxie Fab World Blog, when all of a sudden that commercial for Las Vegas came on. You know, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas"! So I thought that would be fun for my card! LOL You have until midnight tonight to make a card for this fun challenge! Here is the sketch again!
For my card I used the Farm Fresh line from October Afternoon. I love that line! It is so cute!
I will be back later today to announce the winner of my Blog Giveaway!

And also, I am sorry that I have enabled the Word Verification for comments on my blog, (I hate that thing!) but I have gotten alot of "trash comments" lately and hopefully this will stop it. I'm sorry if you have read any of them. I try to delete them as soon as I can. :)

Have a great day!!

Hugs & Much Love...

♥ My Spring Cleaning Giveaway and a Special Offer! ♥

♥♥♥ Giveaway Now Closed!! Winner Announced! ♥♥♥

Well, it's that time of the year again! Time to clean the windows, clean the yard, wash the window treatments, give stuff away!!! Yup, it's time for a giveaway!! Here's what I got for ya this time!

~ 1 EK Success Lattice Edge Punch
~ 1 EK Success Star Corner Punch
~ 1 October Afternoon Fly a Kite 8x8 Paper Pad
~ 1 October Afternoon Fly a Kite Stamp Set
~ 1 October Afternoon Thrift Shop 8x8 Paper Pad
All of these items are brand new and waiting for you to win them!! What do you have to do to win them? Simple! Just leave me a comment here at this post and then post a link to my candy on your blog. If you don't have a blog, just tell me how you will spread the word! {I trust ya!} If you would like 2 chances at this candy, become a follower or subscriber to my blog! Already a follower/subscriber? Than you automatically get 2 chances! Good Luck everyone! This giveaway will stay open until Monday, April 19th! At 3pm est I will pick my winner!

♥ Now onto a Special offer just for my blog readers! Mitzi and her hubby from Bauble Boards has offered all my readers a $2 off discount for the month of April! Just enter the coupon code "keepsakes" when placing your order! Unfortunately, at this time they are only shipping in the U.S. But if you live internationally, you can contact them directly at the email addy on the website. Those boards are so awesome! I use mine all the time and they can be decorated any way you want! Here is a reminder of what mine looks like! And don't forget, they come in all different shapes and sizes and can be personalized!So visit Bauble Boards today for a great deal! You won't be disappointed! ♥
Well, we are off to the doctor today to find out what we are having!! I am so excited! A girl would be nice, but I think it's another boy! As long as it's healthy that's all that matters though! What do you think it will be? I'll keep you posted!


Friday, April 16, 2010

♥ Buggy Bottles ♥ {altered bottles}

I love to alter boxes and bottles, so I decided to make some fun bottles for Spring and Summer. These were alot of fun to make. I used some vinegar bottles that I purchased at Michaels. I then cut up some 2" stryofoam balls to make the "buggy bodies" and added some various papers for wings, paint, glitter, pearls, handmade stick pins, chipboard pieces, ribbons and stamps and rub-ons.

Bee BottleLadyBug BottleButterfly BottlesThey will be up for for sale at My Store shortly. They are made to order and may vary slightly, which makes them unique. I hope you like them!

Now onto a special offer for you all! My friend Cheri has started making her own Digi Stamps! And today, you can get one of her sets free! Just visit her Blog HERE, for all the details! You won't be disappointed!
Lastly, here is a card I made for today's Free for All Challenge over at SCS. It is a fun technique. Check it out!Have a wonderful weekend!