Thursday, June 30, 2011

GD Spot at Mo's Story Book Time

Once again it is Lisa's turn to host this weeks challenge over at Mo's Digital Pencil. She would like our card/project to be inspired by a book or story. So for this weeks challenge I decided to use To Grandmother's House which is Little Red Riding Hood on her way. I thought this would make a perfect card to go along with the book for a new baby. You can find this adorable image called To Grandmother's House HERE

I followed a sketch that the ever so talented Claudia Rose did a while back.. I sometimes amaze myself when I remember something that was posted weeks ago. I thought it would be perfect for this challenge..

another angle:

So why not join in on the fun and stop on over at Mo's and visit the other Design Team members blogs for some inspiration, I know they would love hearing from you. Now, on a good note... School's Out For Summer!!!!!!! Today is my last day.. as of tomorrow, I am offically off... Wooo Hooo!!!!

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil: To Grandmother's House
Paper: Stampin Up, Doodlebug Designs and stuff from stash
Extras: Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, Pearls, Doohicky Die
Image colored with copics and Prisma Pencils

As always, thanks for stopping by my little part of the world, now that you're here, I would love hearing from you.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Just Magnolia hAnglar sTanglar-112

A quick post for me today, this was done for the Just Magnolia/hAnglar sTanglar challenge and since I used a butterfly it also fits Flutter by Wednesday and The Truly Scrumptious challenges this week.

another angle:

A close up of the flowers and butterfly:

Image: hAnglar sTanglar: Sailor Girl, Sentiment
Paper: DCWV-Nantucket SU: Night of Navy
Image Colored with copices to look like distress inks
Extras: Wild Orchild Craft Flowers, SU Tag, butterflies,charm pearls

This also fits the following challenges:
Flutter by Wednesday Open as long as it has a butterfly, fairy or angel
Truly Scrumptious Things with Wings
Just Magnolia hAnglar stanglar Butterfly theme

As always thanks for stopping by my part of the world, now that you're here, would love hearing from you.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Guest Designer Spot at Mo's - Fairies/Flowers/Fancy Fold/Flutter

This week over at Mo's Digital Pencil, it's Lisa's turn to host the challenge. Her theme this week is Flowers/Flutter/Fairies/Fancy Fold. You can use any, combine a few or all, I used three, Faries, Flutter (well her wings flutter) & Fancy Folds. So I decided to use this beautiful Fairy called Summer Fairy Finna which you can find Here and placed her in this Criss Cross card a card I haven't made in ages, so thanks for the inspiration. You can find the directions for the criss cross card HERE. Looking forward to seeing all you lovely creations. And don't forget to visit all the other ladies blogs, they have even more inspiration for you...

This also fits the following challenge:
Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes

Image: Mo's Digital: Summer Fairy Finna
Paper: stampin Up
Extras: Iridescent Ice, Rhinestones, SU Circle Punch & Scallop Punch, Ribbon
Image colored with Copics & Pencils:Skin, E11,02,00,000 Hair: E47,44,42,41,40
Clothes: BV17,13,11

As always, thanks for stopping by my part of the world, while you're here, would love hearing from you.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Just Magnolia/hAnglar sTanglar - Paper Piecing week 111

This is the card that I made for my husband for Father's Day, but did not get a chance to post until now. I used this gorgeous paper I found at Michaels from DCWV called Nantucket. I knew I had to have it not only for my hAnglar sTanglar sailor images, but my magnolia ones as well. Yes, I was bad, and didn't stick to my rule and try and use what I had in my stash.. I just couldn't resist this stack and well a few others, I mean after all I had a few 50% off coupons and since it is only 10 minutes away from work. Well, lets just say my lunch hours were quite busy last week.

Anyway, over at Just Magagnolia and hAnglar sTanglar, the challenge this week is paper piecing something I love to do so this was right up my alley. I knew I had to ink up this adorable image and break out my new stash of papers from DCWV. So here is my take on this weeks Just Magnolia and hAnglar sTanglar challenge

Side View:

Another Angle:

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Just Magnolia hAnglar sTanglar Paper Piecing
Everybody Art Challenge Anything Goes

Image: hAnglar sTanglar - Sailor Sentiment: SU
Paper: DCWV-Nantucket, SU Navy
Extras: Doo Hickey Die, Doiley, Buttons, Corner Punch, SU Photo Corner Punch,Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, Sea Horse Charm
Image colored with copics and a touch of Primsa

As always, thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, while you are here, I would love hearing from you.


Sunday, June 19, 2011

DT Post Creative Inspirations Challenge # 62 and DT Call

This week over at Creative Inspirations it's Emma's turn, and she decided to have a go at sewing on a card. Well, I knit, I crochet, and I do all types of needle work, but when it comes to actually sewing with a sewing machine, well, lets just say although I have one, it just collects dust. I have always admired sewing on cards and have always wanted to give it a try, but since I don't have a craft room, I've never wanted to drag it out for the card and then put it away again. So, I kind of cheated. I found this gorgeous paper at Michaels which is pre-sewn. Hey, it works right and fits the challenge this week which is stitching on your card real or fake... So why not give it a try and check out the rest of the teams cards.. They've all worked so hard on them, and I know they would love hearing from you as would I. Our sponsors this week are Quioxtic Paper and Little Claires Designes
We are also having a DT calll, so if you are interested, just and DT after your entry.

So here is my Card for the Challenge:

another angle:

I am also entering this into the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girl Pink & Cream
Lovely hAnglar Only Girly Card

Image: hAnglar sTanglar - Messenger Sentiment:
Paper: K&Company, SU: Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake
Extras: Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, Pearls, Pearl Hearts, Sizzix Leaf Die
Image Colored with Copics and Prisma Pencils

As Always, thanks for stopping by my part of the world. Would love hearing from you.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

GD Spot at Mo's - Hang Ten...I Mean Hang Tag

Over at Mo's Digital Pencil this week, the ever so talented Dawn would like us to use a tag on our creation along with our favorite embellishment. Well, that was easy for me, so I used some Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, a Charm, and a Swirl. Love that Combo.. I then took out my Cricut Expression and used my Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge and cut several of these hang-tags using the blackout mode at 6 inches and taped them together to making it thicker and adding some dimention.. and just to be on the safe side, I also am including a tag on my hang tag. If you would like to purchase this really buff surfer dude, you can find it Here

This is one thing that my boys never got into, and that is surfing. Not sure why especially when we watch all the surfers on the beach. And let me tell you there are some nice surfer butts out

So why not let your imagination run wild and play along. Visit the other team members for some inspiration they have some real beauties this week and while you're at it they would love hearing from you. Remember you must use a Mo's image on your project along with a tag and your favorite embellishment.

A Close Up:

Image: Mo's Digital: Surfer Dude - Sentiment Computer generated
Extras: SU: Tag Punch, Cricut, Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, Sizzix Swirl Die, Pearls. Charm
Paper: Basil Card Stock
Image Colored with Copics: E11,E02,00,Swim Trunks:BG75,72,11 Hair/Towel/Surf Board:Y11,21,E99,97,
Sand: E42

As always, thanks for taking the time to visit my little part of the world. Would love hearing from you.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

GD Spot at By The Cute and Girly Half Way Reminder

Mid way reminder that this months challenge over at By The Cute and Girly is "In The Garden". It's not to late for you to join in on the fun so why not pop on over and give it a try.

Once again I used one of Mo's adorable images. I cann't even begin to tell you how much I LOVE these images... you can always find one to fit your needs.. and this was no expception.

Image: Ben from Mo's Digital - Sentiment Stampin Up
Paper: Cosmos Cricket Wanted-Stampin Up: Chocolate Chip & Kraft
Extras: Doohickey Die,Admorments from Stampup, Nestibilities, SU Photo Corner Punch
Image Colored with Copics

As always, thanks for stopping by my litle part of the world. Hope you like what you see.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Prom Night

Last night was my son's prom. So I thought I would share a few shots of my little boy...Ok at 6' 1 1/2" not so The prom was held at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan.

This is shot of my son on my can see some of my beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean. It was a very grey day, misting at the time, I really wanted to get some shots on the beach itself, but when we left, the skies opened up...

The rest of the pictures were taken at the Pre Prom house, which is where they all met up and waited for the "Party Bus" to pick them up... Don't they all look great

His Prom Date. Also if you look closely, he has a black eye.. he was in a basketball tournament on Wednesday and got elbowed in the eye.. Of all things right before Prom..I did try and cover it up with make up though...

Group Shot: This is America's Future. These kids are some of the brightest that New York City has of offer, Stuyvesant ranks #1 in all New York State and 25 in the entire United States. All of these kids are off to some fantastic colleges, Duke, Turlene, Annapolis, Harvard, Yale etc..As for my son, he was offered some impressive seats, at some impressive colleges along with some impressive scholarships but in the fall he will be attending The MacCaulay Honors Program at Hunter with a full scholarship...See Mama didn't raise no fool.. This way he starts out life debt free for his undergraduate degree and in four years when he's off to Graduate School we can worry about loans then: Look out Harvard Law School here he comes

Thanks for looking

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wild Orchid Craft

I used this adorable Fairy Doodle image and followed the sketch over at Wild Orchid Crafts. The sketch was designed by the ever so talented Bev. She is truly an inspiration when it comes to card making.

I also purchased a table top tent to help me take better pictures. I am still playing with where to place the lights as to not cast a shadow. Guess I didn't quite set them up right since this is still a little dark. So if anyone out there in blog land has a Cowboy Studio Light Tent Kit or another type of light tent, and can give me a pointer, I really would appreciate it.

Another Angle:

Image: Doodle Fairy
Paper: SU: Crumb Cake, DCWV-Linen Closet
Extras: Cuttlebug Corner Die, Lace, Wild Orchid Craft Flowers
Image Colored with Copics & Prisma Pencils: Skin: E11,02,00, Hat/Clothing: BG75,72,11Hair/boots: E31,33 Gift/Wings/Flower: R81,83,85

As always, thanks for stopping by my little neck of the woods. Hope you like what you see...


Thursday, June 9, 2011

GD Spot at Mo's Again-Doing the Happy Dance-Schools Out for Summer

This week over at Mo's Digital Challenge Blog Dawn is once again our hostess with the mostess and she decided it was time for a recipe. Her recipe for the week is A Recipe of Friendship. And yes, these Nuns are friends for life. Now you only need to use one image but there are 4 ideas for you to chose from so hop on over and get all the details,and while you're at it visit all the other DT members blogs, they would love to hear from you.

For this challenge I decided to stir in a sense of humor and a lot of compassion, these Nuns are doing the happy dance because Schools Out for Summer. Working for a school I have compassion for the teachers, and I can definatly understand the happy dance, especially when I'll be doing that same happy dance in a few weeks.... So here is my take on Dawns receipe.

I am keeping this card plain and simple since in actuallity it is for my son's 21st birthday. Inside the card will be two tickets to see the new smash hit on Broadway "Sister Act". I am sure he and his girlfriend will love it as much as I did. It is a great show!!! So Happy Birthday Son #1.. Enjoy your night out in the city.

Image: Mo's Digital-Joy
Paper: DCWV-Linen Closet, Stampin Up Grey
Image colored with copics: Clothers: C5,3,2,1 Skin:E01,00/Darker Skin Tone: E25,13,21,11 Habits/Stockings: B60 Sparkle pen for chain & Cross

As always, thanks for stopping by my little neck of the woods. Hope you like what you see.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Candy Bar Card

I found this tutorial on the Scor-Pal site which you can find here
so I thought I would give it a try. I changed it up a bit, by adding the slip off band along with the image in the circle, I wanted to give it that extra pizazze. It really was so fun to make and I can see myself using it for many different occassions since they would be great party favors, or that extra something for a family member, teacher or friend.

Here is a picture of it open:
Open with the band:

Another Angle

A Close up of the image:

I am going to enter this into the Following challenge:

Just Magnolia/hAnglar sTanglar where the monthly challenge is Anything Goes with the option of adding Lace
PaperTake Weekly Challenge Anything goes

Image: hAnglar/sTanglar-Messenger
Extras: Pearls, Nesties, Cuttlebug Corner Die, Extra Large Chocolate Bar
Paper: Basic Grey, Basic Black, So saffron
Image Colored with Copics and Prisma Pencils:

As always, thanks for taking the time to stop by my part of the world, hope you like what you see, would love hearing from you.


DT Post for Creative Inspirations # 61 Father's Day

This weeks it's Autumn's turn, and she decided that a Father's Day card or project would be just perfect for our challenge. Our sponsor this week is Simon Says a great source for all your stamping needs. They have a $10 voucher up for grabs.

Here is my take on the challenge, I thought these fish were just perfect. They are from another oldie but goodie retired set from Stampin Up called Fishy Friends.

So why not visit the other design team members for some inspiration, and play along.

Image: Both Image & Sentiment from Stamin Up: Fishy Friends
Papers: DCWV-Citrus Pack
Extras: Doohicky Die, WOC Flowers, Charm, Rhinestones, Cricut
Image colored with copics

As always thanks for stopping by my part of the world. Hope you like what you see.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

June Guest Designer Spot Over at Mo's

This week over atMo's Digital Challenge we have to follow a sketch by the ever so talented Dawn. I am super excited about joining this awesome team, and honored that I was chosen for this months spot. This is a great sketch so much so, that I can see myself using it over and over again. I used this adorable image called Michael which I thought would be perfect for a baby card. So here goes my take on my first but not last Guest Designer card for Mo's Digial Pencil...

Another angle:

Image: Mo's Digital Pencil-Michael Sentiment-Stampin Up
Paper: Sahara Sand, K&Company Julianne
Extras: SU Ribbon, Nesties, Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, Rhinestones, SU Border Punch
Image Colored with copics

This also fits the following challenge:
Cute Card Thursday Embillish the cloud is embellished with iridiscent ice
The ABC Challenge 3 different embellishments-flowers, swirlsl, and ribbon qualify

As always, thanks for stopping by my part of the world, hope you like what you see.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Guest Designer at By The Cute & Girly - In The Garden

I was so excited when I found out that I was chosen as one of the Guest Designers for the month of June over at the By The Cute & Girly Challenge Blog which is a monthly challenge. As soon as I found out that the theme was "In The Garden", I immediately thought of Mo's adorable images which can be found here, they were perfect for this challenge. I also remembered seeing seed packets on Splitcoast Stampers years ago and beleive me at my age remembering something from long ago can be quite the I am lucky I remember what I had for breakfast. So with that in mind, I went to work and made these seed packets. I Computer generated one Text Box, inside another Text Box, wrote the words, cut and pasted the image inside the box, and viola. I then took out my Cricut Expression using the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge and cut it to fit the page in blackout mode.

So here are the seed packets that I made using How Quick They Grow & Punkin.

Images: Mo's Digital - Punkin & How Quick The Grow
Paper: Paper for seed packets I had in the house, SU: So Saffron
Extras: Cricut-Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
Copics Used for: Punkin - Skin: E02,00,000, Pumpkin: YR07,04,12 Green: YG95,93 & Y21
For "How Quick They Grow: E01,00, YG95,93 & Y21, E57,55,53

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and visit my blog. Hope you stop by again sometime soon.