Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Scrapalicious USA Challenge #4-Memorial Day

Hello friends.  Today for the Scrapalicious USA Challenge we are honoring Memorial Day.  When growing up as a child I remember going to visit loved ones gravesides on Memorial Day with a flower rememberance and seeing all the many graves decked out with American flags to honor our soldiers who sacrified for the freedoms we enjoy and sometimes take for granted.  As a young girl it would make me a bit thoughtful and solemn about what that actually means to me. This card was created with that same feeling of reverence I felt at that time.

We hope you will choose to join us on the latest challenge at the Scrapalicious USA blog.  As always, Cindy is offering a wonderful gift certificate to her fabulous store where prices are always much lower than you will probably find locally.  She ships really fast and has fantastic customer service.  Take a moment and go check the store out for yourself!  Also, if you would like to learn more about coloring with Copic Markers, please check out my tutorials.

E11, E000, Y23, C1, C3, C5, B91, B95, B97, R22, R29

Here are the other challenges I entered this card in:

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Military Appreciation cards

I left a blurb on my post yesterday about an ongoing Military Appreciation going on over at Paper Patch Crafts Facebook pages.  It's not too late to do something special for our soldiers.  Please read all about it over here.  She is still taking cards and it's a good way to feel like you are helping in some small way.

Here are the 4 cards I completed!

I used the Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge and Spellbinders Fancy tags.  The paper is K & Company as well as scraps I had laying around.

This is a stamp I created for a company and now am not sure which one!  It was either Alota Rubber Stamps or Biblical Impressions...and I can't find it at either store now so maybe they have discontinued it.  I colored it with watercolor pencils and then blended them with Dove Colorless blender pen.

How can you resist a little pirate humor?  Be sure to use your pirate voice when you read the card front and inside!  I used the Create a Critter Cricut Cart (say that 3 times fast) and my silly sense of humor for the rest.

My last card was made with the Simply Sweet Cricut Cart for the stars.  The lettering is a from a packet of letterings I bought at Walmart some years ago and have no clue what the brand was.  The star trails were added with the I-Rock tool.  Pretty fun.   And there you have it!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

It's a Jeans Day!

Before I share with you my newest card, I wanted to let everyone know about a very important way you can help today to remember our soldiers who are far away from their loved ones.  My friend Anne from Paper Patch Crafts is having a special day of card making going on now where we are challenged to create special cards that she will have delivered to our soldiers.  Her husband is now in Afghanistan and there is no place this hits closer to home than for her.  Please join her over on her facebook page or read about the effort at her blog.  She is also giving away fantastic prizes from her store in appreciation for those that help in the effort.  Please, if you ever wondered what you could do to is your chance.  I for one, am.

And now, back to the regularly scheduled program.:)

I work in an office environment for a Corporation that has thus far only allowed it's employees to wear business attire.  On Thursday a memo went out that our Director gave approval for Casual Fridays. Oh yay!  It's kind of funny how such a small concession can make all the difference.  Everyone is pretty surprised and happy that we can now wear jeans on Fridays.  Today I was asked if I wouldn't mind creating a special card large enough that everyone here at our office could sign it as a thank you to our Director for going to bat for us and making this happen.  Oh how I love creative opportunities.  Here is what I came up with:

This baby has all kinds of bling...from her dedazzled blue jeans to her pearl necklace.  It was a lot of fun to make.  In order to make it large enough for all those comments and signatures, I was asked to figure out a way to add extra pages to it.  Here is what I came up with:

It's kind of funky and whimsical and I pretty much like it.  I thought I would also share a really cool personal signature stamp I recently purchased from Just Rite Stampers.  They have numerous designs to choose from.  This one suited me just fine! 

I hope you enjoy this card.  It was one of those ones that just sort came together fairly easy.  Love it when that happens!

Spellbinders Large Labels
Spellbinders Fancy Tags
Bazzil Cardstock
Memory Stor handmade paper
Imaginisce and K & Company blings
Forever Young cricut cartridge

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Family Layout Challenge for Paper Patch Crafts

If you are looking for the Scrapalicious Challenge #3...please click HERE!

Hello!  I am happy you decided to visit my blog today.  I have a special layout to share today.  It is part of a challenge happening now, and you can find the details over at the Paper Patch Craft blog.  If you would like to participate she is giving away the Wrap it Up Cricut Cartridge!  I know, right?  Get those submissions posted over to this WALL (facebook) by May 23rd to be eligible.  Oh, and if you heard it here first....let her know over there as well!

Here was the sketch I followed:

And here is what I created:

I wish I could pin down what papers and supplies I used but I really went to my scrap bin and put it all together.  There is some Close to My Heart, Laura Ashley, and who knows what all.  Some of these papers are well over 10 years old.  The lettering for the title was in a paper pack of pre-cut alpha letters I bought many years ago too.  The flower is a prima flower.  My son Trey gave it the seal of approval (necessary before he would allow it posted on the internet).

Scrapalicious Challenge #3- Graduation!!

Hello Wednesday!  It's time once again for the Scrapalicious USA Challenge!  Please join us over at the Scrapalicious Blog and submit your own graduation inspired creation for a chance to win a wonderful gift certificate at Scrapalicious USA!
Here is the card I created for the challenge.  I just want to preface everything by telling you how I absolutely love the Laura Ashley paper pad I got from Scrapalicious USA.  The colors are in lovely, muted tones (which I love) and half of them are glittery and half are double-sided patterns.  The pad is 12x12 and there are 54 sheets for only $15.00. 

Sometimes when I don't have the perfect verse in stamp form, I go ahead and make one myself on the computer, which is what I did for this card.  I decided to opt away from the traditional cap, gown and diploma grad card and go with something that may hopefully inspire someone towards setting goals and going after dreams.

I hope you like this card and will join us at the Scrapalicious Challenge blog!  Happy Wednesday everyone!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Made it Myself Monday!

Hi there! I thought I would participate in the Made it Myself Mondays Challenge.  Over the weekend I was inspired to try my hand at crocheting some dishcloths.  Previously, I wasn't a big fan of the concept (not sure why) until I had to handwash some dishes at my mother's home and discovered these things are quite clever and very durable!  The secret (from what I can tell) is to use cotton yarn.  The acrylic yarn would be all fuzzy and icky when it gets wet, but the cotton works great and everything seems to hold together nicely.  Here is the one I made.  It's not perfect.  I need to tweak it a little and do better stitch counting, but it only took me about 40 minutes to whip up.  The instructions can be found HERE.  If you are familiar with crochet there are tons of different patterns out there.  Pretty much anything that would have made a cute granny square would work I would imagine.

And yep, I made it myself!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Scrapalicious USA Challenge Wednesday-Flowers!

Good Morning and happy Wednesday to all the friends old and new that are following along for the Scrapalicious USA Challenge!  This week we were inspired with flowers!  Here is what I came up with:

Here is a close up...I think this is such an adorable stamp!

If you would like to participate in our challenge please join us over at the Scrapalicious USA Blog.  And if you are looking for some handy dandy products to make your project perfect, be sure to check out Cindy's store at Scrapalicious USA.  The prices will amaze you!!

Copic Markers: B97, B95, B91, E11, E00. E000, R85, R83, R81, YR23, Y23, E35

Monday, May 9, 2011

Blog Hop Blog Candy Winner

Hello friends.  Sorry I have been missing around here again.  I went out of town for 9 days and had no real internet connection.  Finally though, I am back and can announce the winner of the blog candy from the Fabulously 40 Blog Hop.  And the $10 gift certificate from Paper Patch Crafts goes to:

I am definitely inspired. That is a beautiful album and it is art. Thanks for sharing this and I hope to win such wonderful candy :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
Suenj99 at yahoo dot com
Many thanks to Sue and everyone else who left a wonderful comment on my blog.  There is more fun coming up!  Please stay tuned for the next installment of the Scrapalicious USA challenge on Wednesday.  Those who enter the challenge are in the running for fantastic prizes from Scrapalicious USA.  Be sure to check it out!! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Scrapalicious Design Team Wednesday

Hello everyone!  Welcome to the 1st official Scrapalicious Design Team Wednesday.  After you check this out, you might want to hop over the the Scrapalicious USA Blog and join in the Mothers Day themed challenge.  Don't miss out, there will be a fantastic prize!

For some is what I created:

Supplies List of Products from Scrapalicious with links:
E11,E00,E000, B97, B95, B91, BG75, BG72, BG10

I hope you enjoy this sweet little card.  Come back and visit me again!  Oh, and when you leave a REALLY makes my day complete!