May 29, 2011

Twisted Sketches #61 - Congratulations

Hi everyone!

I'm late getting my card posted for this weeks Twisted Sketches challenge as I worked really late all week, and then realized that I had forgotten to create a card, when I tried to create this posting on Friday evening.  Then, yesterday, the weather didn't cooperate enough for me to get a decent photo.  Go figure, lol.  I'm sad to say that this is my last card as a Twisted Sister as my term on this DT has come to an end.  It has been one of my favorite teams, and I will miss it terribly.  Thanks to Anam and Kim who have done a wonderful job with the sketches, and managing all of us.   

Anyway, below is the card I created for this weeks sketch challenge.  This weeks twist is: Summer - any how, any way.  For this weeks challenge, click HERE.

For the twist this week, I went with summer colors of blue (for the sky and water) and yellow (the sun).  I needed a wedding card for a friend, and their colors just happened to be yellow and pool blue.  How convenient! lol  I hope she likes it.  It's a bit CAS for me, but I like how it turned out.

I hope you'll head over to see what my Twisted Sisters have created for you.  They're always so inspiring!

Have a great day!

May 23, 2011

Do You Want To Be A Sweetie??

Do you love Cupcakes, Cards, Crafts, Community and Creativity?

Cupcake Inspirations is looking for a few good women (or men!) to play along with our Calorie-Free Cupcake Inspiration Challenges each week!

This call will be open until June 1st, the new Sweeties will be chosen and notified by June 7th.

Click HERE for all of the details!

I hope some of you will apply, it's a lot of fun, and a great group of women to work with.


May 22, 2011

CIC #112 - Celebrate

Hi everyone!

It's Sunday, which brings us to another fabulous Cupcake Inspiration challenge.  This week we have another great sponsor.  Check them out.

Through the Craft Room Door is a fabulous eZine with tons of info and tips, etc.  They also have challenges now.  This weeks lucky winner will receive a full years subscription.  Talk about generous!

Now, onto this weeks photo inspiration.  For this weeks challenge, click HERE.

Talk about gorgeous!!  These are some of my absolute favorite colors together, and I just want to tear into those awesome cupcakes. lol  Below is the card I created for this weeks challenge.

I love these colors together, but now that I'm looking at it, I'm not sure I like the strip of dark green patterned paper.  Do ya'll ever create something, and then after the fact, decide it doesn't look right? lol  I don't think I'll change anything, but it does kinda stick out.  I used THIS Cardabilities sketch (#31), and really like the elements all together in the corner.  It's spring, almost summer around here, so I've begun to break out the butterflies on everything again.  Consider yourselves warned, ha! :)

I do hope you'll head over to see what the other Sweeties have created for you today.  They're gorgeous, as usual.

Have a wonderful day!

May 19, 2011

FYI #6 - Happy Birthday

Hi everyone!

Wow, I know!  Another post this week.  I got more time to create a card for this weeks FYI challenge, and couldn't miss the chance to play along.  I've been so busy that I hadn't created anything for the first five challenges.  Gosh, five challenges down already.  Time flies.

Here is this weeks inspiration photo. 

I chose this photo in honor of my mom's birthday, which is today.  Happy Birthday Mom!!  She LOVES hot air balloons.  I love the bold colors against the cool blue sky.  For this weeks challenge, click HERE.

I know I've made like two birthday cards for my mom already, but I just had to create one using the above photo as the one she's actually going to get.  Here is what I came up with.

I have had this felt hot air balloon embellishment in my stash for months, just for this occasion.  I hope she likes it.  I'm slightly jealous though.  She's on vacation with family in North Carolina this week.  I wish I were with her on vacation.  lol

I hope you'll head over to see what the Lovely Lotuses have created for you today.  We have three new designers joining us, and we've got a cool little something to give away in honor of them.

Have a great day!

May 18, 2011

Just Because

Hi ya'll!

Are you shocked that I have another crafty posting for you this week? lol  I got some extra time on Sunday to play with my goodies too.  I was inspired by someone I happened upon from Jennifer McGuire's blog, Britta Swiderski, to pull out my horribly neglected distress inks.  Here is what my results were.

I'm actually quite excited that it turned out as pretty as it did.  I think I may need to break out the distress inks more often.  I have to point out that I'm very surprised I didn't include any embossing or Nestabilities on my card.  This hasn't happened in a long time.  I'm happy to be joining April's Last But Not Least challenge as well.  You should head over and check it out.  They have a great sketch that I flipped, that my card is loosly based on.  I know exactly who will get this card. :)

Have a great day!

May 17, 2011

Calling All Christmas Card Challenge Fans!

We are looking for 6 new Design Team Members to join our team!  Please email Sparkle and Stephanie with your information.  Please put CCC Design Team in your subject title.  You will have until the end of May to apply for this position. 

Information To Send:
  1. Your name and email
  2. Blog address
  3. Current DTs (DT Experience is not required)
  4. 3 of your best creations

  • Must create a new Christmas Card each week
  • Must post card on your blog on every Sunday
  • Must comment on participant entries
  • Term will run July 1st, 2011 until November 30th, 2011

May 16, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Hi ya'll!

It's been a very long time since I've had any opportunity to just play with my stuff.  Fortunately, I got some time this Saturday after they called off having to work, whew.  Here is what I did.

I love how this simple card turned out.  All of the elements are really nice together and the colors are really complimentary.  This is for a co-worker's moms birthday.  She asked me for one last week and I just now got around to it.  I combined last weeks Tuesday Trigger (my first time playing along), and last weeks Tuesday Morning sketch (#93).  I hope she likes it. 

I'm back at work today, which is still crazy busy.  At least I got some time to play with my stuff and hang out pool side this weekend.  Hope you have a wonderful day!


May 15, 2011

CIC #111 - Hello

Hi ya'll!

How has your weekend been?  I hope you've gotten lots of crafty stuff done.  It's Sunday, which brings us to another Cupcake Inspiration challenge.  This week we have another fantastic sponsor. 

Robyn's Fetish has some super digital images and a great online store.  We were lucky enough to get to use some of their images on our projects this week and I just adored them.  You should head over and check them out.  I think you'll like what you see.

I absolutely love this weeks inspiration photo.  It's got some of my favorite colors and it's all around just a cute set of photos to work with.  For this weeks challenge, click HERE.

See, it's it just adorable?!  Love the birds and the cute cupcakes.  All around it's just a great photo.  Here is what I did with it.

Ok, so let me tell you.  Stitching on an embossed piece of paper is more than tricky.  I hadn't used my sewing machine in over a year and a half, or more, so I wanted to make sure I started using it again.  I think I'll have to keep practicing as it looks a bit rough, but it works witht he embossing, so I didn't change it.  I used A Little Birdie Told Me from Robyn's Fetish, and for some added dimension, I cut out the feathers on his wings and "ruffled" them up a bit so they looked more real.  I also popped up the centers in the flowers and gave them some sparkle.  I think it's cute, and simple. 

I hope you'll head over to see what amazing projects are posted by the other Sweeties today.  They're always so awesome!

Have a great day!

May 14, 2011

Twisted Sketches #59 - Friends

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to another Twisted Sketch challenge!  This weeks sketch is super, as usual, and the twist is: Friend - any how, any way.  For this weeks challenge, clck HERE.

I really love the colors!  I used Color Create #70, which was aqua, green, purple and white.  Talk about bold and bright!  Paired with this weeks awesome sketch, and some of my favorite Verve stamps, it's a win/win for me.  I know just who's going to get this card too. *wink*

I'm sure you'll be more than inspired by what my fellow designers have created using this weeks sketch.  Head over and check them out. :)

Have a wonderful day!

May 8, 2011

CIC #110 - Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone!

Happy Mother's Day!  Welcome to another Cupcake Inspirations challenge!  This week we have another gorgeous photo and a super fab sponsor. 

This week we're sponsored by Glitterbabe's Digi's.  We were lucky enough to get to play with a few of her digi's and they are wonderful!  You should head over and check out these great digi's.  You won't be disappointed!

Now, onto this weeks inspiration photo.  I love the bright colors.  For this weeks challenge, click HERE.

Aren't the bees just adorable?!  I think they are just too cute!  Below is the card I made based on the photo.

Now, before you question, I want to explain.  I took all of the colors from the inspiration photo, and went with the more muted route.  I have had these papers forever, and really wanted to use them.  So, here they are.  I used the Dahlia digi from Glitterbabe's Digi's, colored with my Copics and popped up three different layers with foam adhesive.  In real life it's really dimensional.  I used last weeks Sweet Sunday sketch and I love how it turned out.  I hope my mom likes her birthday card.

The other Sweeties have created some amazing projects today.  I do hope you'll head over to see what they have done.  Amazing, as always.

Have a great day!

May 1, 2011

CIC #109 - Mom

Hi ya'll!

It's Sunday, which brings us to another Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.  This weeks challenge is really bright and colorful.  We also have a fabulous sponsor.

Anita B Stampin has some awesome, fabulous images and some wonderful items in their store.  You should go check them out.  I'm sure you'll enjoy the visit to their store and blog.

This weeks inspiration photo is adorable.  I love the idea, and how they decorated the cupcakes.  Just too cute.  For this weeks challenge, click HERE.

See?  Isn't it adorable?  I challenged myself to do something clean and simple for this challenge.  Check it out.

There are no layers, very few embellishments, and the sentiment on white pops against the pink.  I really like how this turned out.  Simple, and fun.  I know my mom will enjoy it.

I hope you'll head over to see what the other Sweeties have created for you today.  They're always very well done.

By the way, don't forget that you have until Wednesday to participate in the latest FYI challenge.  :)

Have a wonderful day!