Saturday, April 30, 2011

Its been a while

Since i've posted eh?
Well I haven't been crafting much lately, but I do have some cards to show you. I made them a couple of weeks ago and just got some time to take pictures of them. I used up some more K&Company scraps, and also sneaked in some Crate Paper paper... fun huh? 


I've been busy busy, and lazy lazy. And feeling the blahs... It seems like lately all I have the energy (motivation) to do is take care of my kiddos and my house(barely).... I did get to sit down today and make a fun little project for the Shabby Tea Room (Check my blog tomorrow night for that one!) and it felt good to sit down and create. I DID want to make more, and I had all these ideas running through my head but before I knew it, my kids had woken up from their nap. Maybe if i'm not too pooped(where's the propriety?! I know..!) i'll get to cut, glue, and embellish. Anyway, I know you're here to see the cards sooooo....... ;o)




Oh yes, don't forget to check back tomorrow night for The Shabby Tea Room post, its a good one ;o) 

Monday, April 25, 2011

A couple of tags


Hi friends, sorry I've been a little MIA here on the blog....been busy with life, you know how it goes...spring cleaning, kids, kids, kids, cleaning... ;o)
I do have a few more cards to show you but today its time for The Shabby Tea Room challenge! 
This week's challenge is to use butterflies on your card or project! Fun! 
For the tag above, I used a digi stamp (Lilly and Leo) from this week's sponsor, Stamp Fairy. I wanted to stay with the style of the drawing so I kept everything pretty clean and fresh...which I think turned out pretty well! ;o)
 I colored the little girl with Copic markers, and gave her dress some little polka dots. The patterned paper you see at the bottom of the tag is from Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe. Love LOVE that collection! 


I thought I would try something different this week, since I usually only make cards.
So I dressed up this little kraft pocket and manila tag! It was fun to have a different 'canvas' to work with, and you'll be seeing more things like this from me in the future! 
Anyway, for this tag I used stamps from Maya Road (doilies), PTI (sentiment), and Prima (butterfly), I also used some Emma's Shoppe Crate Paper scrap, velvet ribbon, and Martha Stewart doily. 


The tag inside the pocket was stamped with more doilies, I left it just like that so I can write a message on it. I'm really in love with the color combo I used this week...dark pink, aqua, turquoise... its so fresh! 


The Shabby Girls have some beautiful things to show you, so make sure to stop by their blogs too!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz -  Simple Treasures

Charlene Cundy - Expresstions of Me!

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart

Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Stripes


Hi friends! Its time for the weekly challenge at the Shabby Tea Room. This week's challenge is hosted by Charlene, and she thought it would be fun if we all used pastels and stripes on your card or project. 


Since this week's sponsor is The Ribbon Reel, I thought it would be fun to use a lot of yummy ribbon on my card. I didn't want to overwhelm my card with too much ribbon, so I just used a pretty Spellbinders shape to cut the ribbon panel. I kept the rest of the card simple so the fun ribbon stripes could be the star of the show.


I couldn't resist stamping that little bunny, from Papertrey Ink's Place Please stamp set, inside the card again. 


The Shabby Girls created some amazing projects this week, so be sure to visit their blogs too.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz -  Simple Treasures

Charlene Cundy - Expresstions of Me!

Melissa Bove - Creating From the Heart

Pattie Goldman - The Pampered Paper Patch

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pink and shabby

Thats how I like it, but you already knew that, huh ;o)...
So here's my card for this week's Shabby Tea Room challenge.


This week's challenge was pretty easy for me...Use lace or doilies on your card or project...easy peasy! Cupcake Card Craft is this weeks' sponsor and is giving away a great prize, so check out the other inspiration from the Shabby Girls, and then come play along with us! 

Charlene - Expresstions of Me!

Debbie - Simple Treasures

Melissa - Creating From the Heart

Pattie - The Pampered Paper Patch

Sheri Holt - My Sheri Cards




Thursday, April 7, 2011

Overflow

 Here are some cards I made in this past week...










I've been trying to use up my supplies, as they are taking over my house! I'm thinking of selling some of my stuff...if you've sold extra supplies online, where did you do it? Did you have a problem selling 12x12paper because of shipping? 
Thanks in advance!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Just for you





As promised, here's one of the cards I made the other day... I made this one for the CR84FN color challenge. This week's colors are brown green and kraft. 



I used a bird embellishment from K&Company and stamps by Papertrey Ink. The papers are PTI, Prima, and Melissa Frances. The flower is from a vintage necklace I found a few years ago. 
I've really been experimenting with my photos, I think i'm getting closer... what do you think?
Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Little Lamb


Hi there! Here's my card for this week's Shabby Tea Room challenge. I used a digital stamp from this week's sponsor Robyn's Fetish. The stamp I used is called Lily Lamb
I used a photoshopping (I know..I make up words..) program to lighten the stamp for a softer look. I then did some textured shading with a couple of gray Copic markers...after that was done I used some distressing ink to age the and distress the little lamb image for a more vintage look.


Be sure to check out all the inspiration from the Shabby Girls-

Charlene - Expresstions of Me!

Debbie - Simple Treasures

Kristin - Lilsweetpea's Place

Melissa - Creating From the Heart

Pattie - The Pampered Paper Patch

and stay tuned because I crafted up a storm this weekend trying to chase down the ol' mojo... so I have lots of cards to show!