Friday, May 28, 2010

♥ Pearls and Swirls ♥

I recently found this fun challenge blog called Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. This week's challenge is called Pearls and Swirls! Your card/project must be filled with, yup, you guessed it, pearls and swirls! Some of my favorite things! The following cards were made for this fun challenge!

This first card uses some Webster's Pages papers, Prima pearl swirls with flowers, MS punched butterflies, hemp cord and a Dear Lizzy stamped sentiment.
This next one is a gift card holder made with some So Sophie Ledger paper by My Mind's Eye, Prima chipboard, MME Quite Contrary Tickets, stamps by Pink Persimmon and We R Memory Keepers, pearls, seam binding and glitter.
And finally, this card was made with some We R Memory Keepers Old Glory papers, a star pick, a stamp by DMD, gingham ribbon and some pearls. I also used this week's sketch from the 2 Sketches 4 You blog.
Here is the 2S4Y sketch.
I hope you all {here in the US or abroad} have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend!! Have fun!!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sketches, polka dots, butterflies and blossoms...Oh My!! ♥Fun challenges!♥

I hope you all are having a fun week so far! It is hot, hot, hot here! 91 degrees and still climbing!! I am such a wimp in the heat! Air conditioning for this chickie! Especially being 6 months pregnant!! The pool is looking good, I just may have to take a swim today!! Oh, well, enough blabbering...lets get to the good stuff!

I love checking out all the new {and old} challenge blogs, popping up everywhere! There are so many fun ones out there lately! Here are 2 cards I made for some of my favorite challenge blogs!

This first card uses this week's sketch over at the Mojo Monday blog, the "Polka Dot Party" challenge at The Shabby Tea Room and the "Butterflies and Blossoms" challenge over at the Sir Stampalot challenge blog! My third project for this fun challenge!! The papers used are by October Afternoon, Basic Grey and Ki Memories.
This next card uses this week's sketch over at the Card Patterns Weekly Sketch blog, the polka dot challenge at The Shabby Tea Room and the Recipe Card challenge over at the City Crafter Challenge Blog, which is 1 ribbon, 2 papers {I only used 2 pp's, 1 is double-sided}, and 3 flowers. The papers used are by Webster's Pages, Life's Portrait.
Here are the sketches.

Mojo Monday Blog Sketch #140
Card Patterns Sketch Blog #65
Have a wonderful day!!


P.S. Don't forget, you still have time to enter my giveaway! Just go HERE!

Friday, May 21, 2010

♥ give thanks ♥ Fun with Fabric Challenge!

Here is a card/gift card holder that I made for the Fun with Fabric Challenge over the Moxie Fab World blog. I love this challenge!! I think paper crafting and fabric is the perfect marriage. I love the shabby look and feel that fabric gives cards and projects. I also used a sketch from the Go-to-Sketches magazine. Love that issue!!

I used some fabric as my background over some Kraft cardstock, as well as a fabric covered button and I cut out a fabric rose to adhere over the chipboard heart. The envelope is a Kraft envelope from Maya Road, which I also covered in fabric. To finish off the card, I also used some MS punched butterflies, pearls, some hand stitching around the edges, a Melissa Frances rub-on and some handmade tea-dyed ribbon. (which I just tried for the 1st time!!)

My mom is always giving gift cards to neighbors whenever they do a favor for my parents, so I think this will be good for her!! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!! And don't forget about my Giveaway!! Just go to THIS POST!!

My little boy is growing up way too fast!!Hugs...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

♥ Love is Home ♥ PPC-CC #13

This week's challenge over at the Picture Perfect Creations, Crafty Challenge Blog is to use the following color combo, Green Galore, Whisper White, Basic Black and Basic Grey. I must say, that when I first saw the colors I was a little intimidated, but once I got going I realized it is actually a great color combo! I actually liked how my card came out! What an awesome challenge!! Nothing like a great challenge to get your Mojo flowing!!For my card, I used some Kaiser Craft paper, a paper doilie, some grey and white floral fabric, Sizzix flower dies, a large and small heart, button and flower shaped chipboard pieces, soaked in white glitter of course, some Melissa Frances rub-ons, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Hero Arts pearls, hemp cord, sheer white ribbon and some green felt ribbon for leaves.
Don't forget about my Giveaway in the post below!! Good Luck everyone! Have a wonderful day!


Friday, May 14, 2010

♥ Tea Time with just a touch of Candy!! ♥ {Yes, I mean "candy"}

♥♥♥ Giveaway Now Closed! Will Announce winner shortly!! ♥♥♥
I recently found this awesome challenge blog called Sir Stampalot Challenge! It has some really fun challenges and wait until you see the prize that can be won!! A signed copy of Tim Holtz's book "A Compendium of Curiosities" and some more fantastic goodies!! Well, I'll admit I love the prize but anyone who knows me, knows that this month's challenge "Butterflies and Blossoms" is my thing!! Oh, how I love this challenge!! And since the thing lately seems to be tea cups and teapots, I was inspired to make this project! I hope you likey!! I had alot of fun with this!

First, is a cute little tea cup box that can be filled with little chocolates or tea bags. I used some Girl's Paperie and October Afternoon paper as well as some Prima flowers, crocheted ribbon, ric rac, MS punched butterflies, Hero Arts pearls, hemp cord, a paper doilie and lots of glitter!Next, is a teapot shaped card with a Melissa Frances sentiment rub-on.And finally, a Maya Road Kraft envelope that can be filled with a little note, a Tea Party invite or a tea bag!
Now that we've had some tea, how about some Candy!! Well, I got some delish candy up for grabs this time!! Hold onto your hats!! Here we go!

How about a......

Sizzix Big Shot! And some Sizzix Dies! These are just the cutest! A Bow maker, butterfly and look at these awesome flowers!! Yup, you can also win these 3 dies along with the machine! What do you have to do you ask?? Well, that's easy!

1. Leave a comment on this post.
2. If you have a blog, leave a link on your blog to my giveaway, if
you don't have a blog, just tell me how you will spread the word
And, if you want 2 chances, become a friend{follower} of my blog!

That's all you have to do!! I will leave this open until Monday, May 31st, Memorial Day here in the US! This is open to everyone, so Good Luck!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Look what the Stork brought... ♥ MOJO138 ♥

Hi Everyone! I hope all is well with all of you! I just have a quickie post today! Just wanted to show you a card I made for this week's sketch challenge over at the Mojo Monday Blog! What a fun sketch!
I used some October Afternoon (Fly A Kite) paper, some Webster's Pages (Lullaby Lane) paper, a Prima Flights of Fancy Chipboard journaling sticker, some Melissa Frances rub-ons, gingham ribbon and buttons. Hope you likey!!
I'll be back with a giveaway soon!! {wink}


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

♥ Crazy for Chipboard! ♥ A Shabby Tea Room & Sir Stampalot Challenge!

I hope you all had a very special Mother's Day! I had a wonderful day. My hubby and our 4 yr old son took me out to lunch (LOVE the Cheesecake Factory! Yummy! Have you ever been?) then we went shopping all day and was home to relax by 6:30. I can't believe that next year on Mommy's Day, I will have 2 sons to Love! I love being a Mom and never take anything for granted! Children are a gift from God. Thank you for my gifts!!

I love chipboard too! I can't get enough of it! So when I saw this week's Chipboard Challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room, I was all over it!! I made 4 projects!

This first card uses today's sketch challenge over at SCS. I used those gorgeous papers by Prima's Raspberry Tea and Flights of Fancy lines and their chipboard pieces. I also used some Melissa Frances rub-ons, Hero Arts pearls and satin ribbon.
Here is another take on the above card only using a different layout.
This is a wall hanging I made using lots of chipboard pieces. It is also for the Sir Stampalot blog May challenge, Butterflies and Blossoms! The base is a new large scalloped edge plaque by Melissa Frances. I also used some new paper by her on the base as well as some Webster's Pages paper. The chipboard is by Scenic Route and Maya Road. The large heart frame is some Scenic Route chipboard which I left open at the top so I can change the pic in it. I want to eventually put in a pic of my son holding the new baby once he is born.
And finally, here is a frame I made with some more Maya Road chipboard. The large tree is a chipboard album frame which I covered in some Cosmo Cricket {Mr. Campy, Nature Walk} and some October Afternoon {Thrift Shop, Good Junk} papers. I also used some chipboard hearts, wooden frame and fence, OA Fly A Kite stickers and Doodlebug Designs cut outs. As you can see there is no pic in the frame yet. My son has a kite that he wants to fly, but I have been waiting for the perfect day to do it! So when he does, I'll put that pic in there. On 1 of the clouds on the top of the frame there is a journaling spot, so I can put the date of the pic in there.
I will be back this week with a FUN, FUN, FUN Giveaway that you won't want to miss!! Stay tuned!! Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Glittery Fun....♥ MOJO137 and Shabby Tea Room ♥

Here are 2 cards that I made for some awesome challenges this week. First I used this week's sketch on the Mojo Monday blog and this week's challenge at the Shabby Tea Room was to use glitter. No problem with that one here!! Here is the sketch.
My first card uses some gorgeous papers by Webster's Pages from the Life's Portrait line. I also used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Melissa Frances rub-ons, Hero Arts pearls and lots of glitter.
For this card, I used some October Afternoon Report card paper, part of a 4th of July pick from Michael's, which I added some glue and glitter to the stars, a Melissa Frances rub-on, a wooden and metal stars and gingham ribbon. I also used some Labels Three dies from Spellbinders.
Have a wonderful day!!