Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ladybug Picnic...

Years ago, when my youngest daughter started dance lessons, her very first tap recital number was called The Ladybug Picnic. The costumes were adorable. I wish I had a picture to share of her wearing it, but that was before our family entered the digital age, so you'll have to trust me on this-it was just precious. And to see a group of 4 year olds in their ladybug costumes and black shiny tap shoes...well it still warms my heart.

So I was smiling the whole time I was creating this card for a friend at work. I found the image on the internet and added bling and Stickles. The patterned paper is from Bo-Bunny, I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder and Studio G's birthday stamps.

I think I'll head upstairs to pour over the pictures of my very own ladybug when she was very small...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lovely Colors!

This is for this week's sketch challenge on CPS-sketch 103. I made this a couple of days ago, just didn't get around to posting it here.
I love the pretty colors in the patterned paper and in the flowers. Can't wait for spring to get here! Enough snow and rain and sleet and sand and pebbles at my front door. I'm so ready for green grass and daffodils and tulips peeking through the ground! Can't wait!
The paper is from Me and My Big Ideas, flowers are from Bazzill and Prima, crystal flourish is from Prima, the silver ball trim is from Michaels, button is from Making Memories and the Scrapper's Floss is from Karen Foster.

Only 2 more days till the weekend!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Just the Basics

I had some time this afternoon and wanted to make a card for Kazan's sketch #20 at 2 Sketches 4You. Turns out that desire don't mean a thing. Nothing worked. I changed colors, themes, card sizes and
I finally decided to break the sketch down to bare bones and made 2 quick masculine themed cards that are just the basics. Turns out...I kindda like them...

Stamps are Serendipity (tree) and Inkadinkadoo (sentiment). Buttons are from Melissa Frances.
Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully my creativity will catch up with me sometime this week...

Monday, February 16, 2009

It's All About the Flowers...

I'm slowly learning the editing features (and getting faster at it!). Like anything it's not as hard as I first thought. I made this card for a challenge at Card-A-Licious . The challenge was to make a thank you card using something felt, some stitching and the color pink. This was exactly the challenge I needed to use these gorgeous felt flowers that I bought from Craftyds Creations Etsy shop. They are just the cutest little things. Check out Dolores' shop for more super cute felt embellishments.
The felt and the stitching for this challenge are courtesy of Craftd. The paper is Poppy from Sei, ribbon is from Offray, button from Melissa Frances, Scrappers Floss from Karen Foster, Fiskars treading water punch, rub on from Deja Views, piercing template is from Timeless Touches, and the image is from Luna Girl, Victorian Flowers and Birds CD.
Thanks for stopping by...

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I hate to admit it...

...but I am digitally challenged. Yes, it's diva I'm not. I've never really needed more than the basics. That is till I decided that I wanted to add a watermark to my photos. So I asked the question about how to add one on Cuppas and Cards and that's how I discovered Picasa. I've had time this morning to play with it and have finally added a basic watermark to my image. Not quite the 'digital diva' realm...but a good start!

So this is my card that I'm sharing today (complete with a watermark!!) I hope the excitement is not too much for you!!
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
Patterned Paper: Black-Foof-A-La, Cream-Chatterbox
Ribbon: Offray
Felt Border: Queen and Co.
Flower: Kaiser Crafts
3D flower sticker: Sandylion Sticker Designs
Rub On Sentiment: Déjà Views
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you're having a great weekend.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Happy Color Continues....

Yes, it's still winter and yes, I'm still trying to 'happy up' my days with bright colored cards! The bright colors just seem to jump out at me when starting a new card. This one was done for the CPS Sketch #102.

Patterned paper is from K&Co. (blue) and We R Memory Keepers (orange), chipboard label is from Scenic Route, flowers are from Prima, button from my stash, Ribbon from Offray, stamp from Hero Arts, Fiskars Threading Water Punch and Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder.

Did you catch any of last night's Grammy awards? I was popping back and forth and loved all of the performances, that would have been a great show to be at. Coldplay was great. We saw Chris Martin interviewed on 6o Minutes just before the Grammy's and decided that we really like him even more than we did before. He seems like such a nice guy. If you missed the interview you can see it here .

And just a bit of music trivia to leave you with today. Do you know what the # 1 song for Feb. 9, 1979 was? It was...Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod is that a blast from the past or what??!!
Want to know more # 1 songs through the ages...check out this site....The #1 Song on this Date in History

Hope your week started off well. Thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Happy Color

I want to share a wonderful blog that I found At Home with Kim Vallee. I'm so inspired by Kim, a designer, lifestyle and entertaining expert and an all around sharer of all things fun and funky! Her blog is full of neat ideas, neat products and great finds.While browsing, I came across this entry on filling your walls with happy colors.

Those are definitely happy colors. I love the green and I wish I had the gumption to paint my walls those beautiful colors, but Plain Beige Jane that I am, my walls are shades of beige. Not on cards though...there I can be brave and explore all kinds of colors. I love the way the green and black came together in this card. This was based on Kazan's Sketch for the design team application on 2 Sketches 4You

The patterned paper is from American Crafts, Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder, flower from Bazzill, 3 D sticker flower from Sandylion, ribbon from Offray. I folded the ribbon and tacked it down with adhesive as I went across the card.

I used to be a more of a plain beige Jane on my cards too, but bolder colors have started to creep into my designs and I gotta say, they're making me happy!

Pop on over to 2 Sketches 4 You to check out the new spring design team. I know you'll find lots of Happy Color there!!