Friday, August 28, 2015

For my true-blue friend, Sharon!

I found this wonderful sentiment from So Suzy Snarky Stamps that just rang very true to me!  I fell in love with it and had to put it on a card I was making for my amazing friend who proudly wears the blue, Sharon!  She and I have a similar sense of humor and love to share lots of "snarky-comment-banter" - it keeps us giggling at work.

When it was time to actually make the card, I figured the Art Impressions line would have just the stamp to go with this sentiment.  I found this stamp called "Celeste" and knew it was the perfect pair for the snarky comment.  I think Sharon really appreciated it!

Challenge time - I will enter the following challenges with this one!

Craty Catz - Golden Oldie
Penny's Paper Craft Challenge - Girlie
Papertake Weekly - Distressing or vintage
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes

Hope your weekend is wonderful!


Saturday, August 22, 2015

A card for my bro!

I wanted to share a card today that I made for my brother.  His birthday isn't for a few more days, but I think I am safe in assuming that he won't see it here... haha!

I am not very familiar with the stamp company who makes this stamp, Diamonds.  It's called "Superman" and I picked it and a couple others up at a garage sale one day.  It's marked 1997 and I can't even find reference to them on the web.  So, it isn't something you can run out and find.  But I LOVE it.  It is such a wonderful image for just such an occasion.

I used the wonderful new die cut set I got from Penny Black called "Doodles" that has three sentiment dies in it.  I have used this set many times already - so versatile!

I will throw this card into the following challenge rings...

Love To Scrap Challenge - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Use a sentiment
Just Add Ink - Card for males
4 Crafty Chicks - Distressing
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - To die for
Paper Girls Challenge - Super heroes

Thanks for stopping by...

Friday, August 21, 2015

Birthday card for my baby

It's hard to believe my little girl is turning 19 - how did those years fly by so fast?  Well, here is the card I made to help celebrate her special day!

I used an adorable set from Penny Black called "Party Time".  I think I used them all, but one is inside.  They were fun to color up, although a little tricky to get them all just a smidge different from the next.  It's supposed to look like a surprise party, but I'm not so sure I pulled that off... haha.  I hope she likes it!

I think this one is up for some challenges... so, I'll stick it into these challenges and see what happens!

Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything goes
Love to Scrap Challenge - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenges - Birthdays
The Friday Mashup - Birthdays and Technique 
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Summer colors

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great Friday.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Back "OnLine"

I have taken a much needed, and if I can say it myself, much deserved break from blogging... or for that matter, I haven't even been doing much card making either.  I have been playing around with art journaling, mixed media and the such - and loving it!

But lately I've been missing the therapeutic feel of creating cards. The simple act of coloring images and creating something that allows me to give just a little piece of myself with each card I gift to someone.

I've missed being connected to other artists who inspire me, stretch me into new found passions and help me to become a better artist just by sharing their wonderful work with the world.

So, here I am... back to what I love!  Back to what brings joy and peace into my hectic and crazy life.  Back to my roots of paper crafting and back to sharing artwork on my blog.

First card I want to share uses a stamp from one of my all-time favorite stamp makers - Art Impressions.  The older I get the more these "oldies" stamps crack me up (mostly because they ring all too true).

I can't look at this card and not think of my dear dear bestest friend, Torrey Beth of Left Field Studio.  She's on the left, I'm on the right... it's just us, body-types and all!

Simple design, but the fun is in the quotes.  Inside says something to the effect of "Friends always know just the right thing to say".

The stamp set is called Selma and Gladys.  Isn't it wonderful?

As long as I'm back, might as well enter this into a few blog challenges, right?  So, I'll enter the following challenges...

Art Impressions - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything goes
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Frame it
Love to Scrap Challenge - Anything goes
The Paper Players - Clean & Simple Beach

Well that's it for me for now... but I won't be gone so long this time around.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Art Journaling .... first post

So I have taken a couple of.months off to explore a new artistic outlet... and I must say I am loving it.   I am an infant to the world of art journaling but am enjoying the freedom and expression it allows.  So here is my first post of a page I just finished tonight.

What do you think?

Guess I will throw this into a few challenges as well.  I will enter this into the following challenges:

Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes

Friday, August 29, 2014

Break time!

It's time for my creative juices to get a re-fill!  I will be taking a short blogging break while I work on my crafting studio, and take the time to learn and grow in new artistic forms ... more to come on that later!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Challenge at Tiddly Inks - Let's hear it for the boys

The new challenge over at Tiddly Inks is "Let's hear it for the boys".  We want to see your man-cards...

For this one I used a great image that was a freebie on the Facebook Tiddly Inks page.  I created my own little tongue-in-cheek sentiment and colored it with my Copics.

Come show us what you got for the guys in your life!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tiddly Throwback Thursday

Just a quick share today to show off this card I made for our "Thursday Throwback" over at Tiddly Inks.  I used an older image called Lily Bean Cup of Love.  This is a sweet image that can be used for so many occasions.  I paired her with some design papers from my scrap stash, die cut frame, and some corrugated paper and finished it with a rosette and lots of pearls.  It has a great girly feel to it!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - anything goes
MilkCoffee Challenge - 2 or more die cuts
Crafting by Designs - anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - anything goes
Inky Impressions - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - flower power