Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Can't help but create!!

I am loving all the new things I brought back with me from my trip to Wisconsin. I felt the need to create, even though time was short today.
The polka dot paper is My Mind's Eye and the floral is Basic Grey. Ribbon is from Making Memories. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it. The flower is the same as yesterday, really liked that too.
Thanks for popping in.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Oldie Moldie Monday

I've been away and have come home a new woman! Well not exactly. But I have come home with tons of new supplies though.
I was in Wisconsin over the weekend. My friend Barb lives near Madison and another friend Annie, from Minnesota, drove down to visit with us. It was a whirlwind weekend and a whole lot of fun. Boy does Barb have some great places to shop. Wonderful scrap booking stores, a Joanne's, a Hobby Lobby, a Target and even Gina K has a store near her. We were in shopping heaven. Needless to say, I came home with some new things to play with and will probably need to mix some new in with the oldies, just so I can start using my new fun things.
We even got to an outlet mall to do some clothes shopping. We found a great sale at Bass and came out with some great deals. It was a wonderful weekend spent with great friends.

So here's my card with a mix of old and new. The patterned paper is from Anna Griffin and the script is from 7 gypsies. I've had both for many years. They were my favorite for a long time and I used to hoard them. The flowers are mainly new, the outer purple is from The Paper Studio, the beige one is from Kaiser Scrapbooking, and the small purple one is from Prima. The brad is from Imaginisce and I got to use my new Sizzix flourish die cut. The sentiment is a rub on from Deja Views.
Happy Monday!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Oldie Moldie Monday

This week, I dug into my Basic Grey stash and dug up some old papers I'd been hoarding. These papers are perfect for masculine cards but I had the hardest time coming up with a design. It just wasn't coming. I did end up making 2 cards, basic in design, but they do the job.

The letters are from American Crafts. They're self adhesive foam and fun to work with. Ribbon from my stash.

Sentiment stamp here is from Printworks. The embossed paper is an old piece of cardstock that I've had from Lasting Impressions. Feels good to use it up.
Happy Monday everyone!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

April Image Swap Card

This was an image sent to a bunch of us from Cococat's Cardmaking site. I thought it was such a lovely image and just so pretty and girly, so that's the direction I took with the card. It's so amazing to see all the different ideas everyone comes up with using the same image. Check out the gallery over there if you haven't visited recently. There is a ton of inspiration there. And the MB is friendly and fun so pop in there too and say hello.
The patterned paper was still left from the March card kit that I used last week. It really was a wonderful kit Lisa on PCA sent out. I colored the image with Twinkling H2O's, and punched it out with the Marvy scallop punch. I added Tulip Fashion Bead Paint to the scallops. I cut a larger oval with the CM oval cutting system and I added Stikcles to the flower centers on the patterned paper. The flowers are from 7 gypsies. I touched them up with Twinkling H2O's to make a more matching color.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Use it up Monday Challenge

Well here it is Monday again. I can't believe how fast the weeks go. I haven't really had much time to create lately, so it's a darned good thing that I make myself get some cards made for my Monday challenge. For this week, I decided to catch up on a card kit challenge that was sent out by Lisa on Paper Crafters Anonymous in March. I just haven't had time to get it done till this weekend. So I hope you don't mind if I play catch up on this challenge instead of digging into my stash today.
All the gorgeous papers I used were sent to me in the card kit as were some of the stickers. I added the flowers and the ribbon. Once I got started I couldn't seem to stop, I just loved these papers and the gorgeous colors that were in them.

Ribbon is from Martha Stewart. It's in her Halloween pack of ribbon, but it worked perfectly for this card. The large flower is from Imaginisce and the 3 D sticker flower is from Sandylion.

The stamps are from Hero Arts, key charm is from 7 gypsies, and same ribbon from Martha again. I just love this sticker that came in the kit, it's so colorful and cheery, such a cute little house.

Here the purple flower is from Prima and the 3D sticker one is from Sandylion again. I really love those flowers form Sandylion. They're colorful, so easy to use and provide just the right finishing touch. And the company is Canadian!! Sentiment stamp is from Anna Griffin and I used Paper Frills from Doodlebug for the scalloped border.

Large flower is from Imaginisce, small is from Sandylion, ribbon is from Strano. It was in a sample pack that I got form a trade show and it fit perfectly across the front of the card.

And the last one for now (I have at least 2 more that I'm working on from this kit). The brads are from Making Memories and the sentiment stamp is from 7 gypsies.
Hope you're all having a good Monday so far. It was nice and sunny here today and the rest of the week is supposed to be even nicer. It's so wonderful to see the spring bulbs coming up.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Oldie-Moldie Monday

Well, I've spent the better part of the last few days de-cluttering my scrap space and am happy to report that I have 2 good sized boxes to offer up for the LSS garage sale coming up next month. This is one of my favorite events of the year. I get to get rid of old supplies that I'll probably never use and in return I get a store credit to buy new supplies! Can't beat that!

Not to worry though, I didn't get rid of everything old. I kept some of my favorites that I know I'd be able to make use of. For today's challenge, I dug deep into my paper pile and came up with this pretty K&Co. paper from a few years ago. It seemed perfect for this sympathy card I needed for my husband's cousin who recently lost her father. The blossom is from Bazzill, flower sticker is from Sandylion and the sentiment is from Deja Views.