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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Nothin' but Love!!!!!!

Hey there my crafty neighbors!!! As you know, February is fast approaching and Valentine ephemera is EVERYWHERE!!!!! And since I just love the colors of the month, I decided to put them to good use!!! Hope you'll check out my creations!!!!

First on the list... My husband and I.  This is a picture I took on a dinner date of our One Year Wedding Anniversary last March.  I set the clock to 3:20 which is our Anniversary date (an idea I stole from a project my husband made me!!!!).  I called this one "Timeless" because that is how I feel about our love and partnership!!!

Here is a close-up of some of the embellies!!!!

The sketch is by Brenshevia and used for sketch number 25 at Sketch N Scrap and Brenshevia's Plus1 January Challenge at Colorful Creations.  I used a piece of Coordinations cardstock as the base and layered it with papers by MME "Love Me" paper pad.    The embellies are a mixture of K&Company, Momenta, and Prima flowers.  The metal clock and hands are by Tim Holtz. I also used metal pieces by Studio G. I have to admit that I am VERY pleased with the end result here!!!

Another page I made for Sketch N Scrap (sketch number 24) is for a special friend.  This is her at her Bachelorette party which we celebrated aboard a gambling boat and had an AMAZING time!!!! I also combined this with Fi's Palette Challenge over at Colorful Creations.  

I had to use more than two photos, include bling, alpha's, die-cuts, and stitching.  For the stitching, I hand stitched a flower from pink box pleated ribbon.  It looks sooo pretty!!!!!

All the papers are by K&Company as is the "Good Luck" die-cut.  Flowers are by Petaloo, the "fly" sentiment from the Melody Ross collection, and the quote from a Colorbok vellum stack. Doesn't she look fabulous?!?!? 

Another page I made using papers By MME is this one of my oldest daughter.  This time, I used the "Blush" paper pad for Fia's Valentine Color Challenge over at Sketches4All.  I LOVE love love these colors together.


The sketch was also used for the January Sketch Challenge at Sketches4All and Anne's "Say it with words" Challenge at Colorful Creations.  I used buttons by American Crafts, flowers by Petaloo, and a butterfly punched from an insert in a Basic Grey embellishment pack!  For the word "Blessed", I stamped it in Gesso dyed with copper mist, then went over it with Rangers Perfect Pearls.  It looks REALLY awesome in person!!! 

And here are some Love cards I've made in my spare time!! Hahahaha!!! Me, have "spare" time!!!!! What a joke :-)

The first is absolutely Fabulous!!!! No, really... it is!!!! I made this for my Mid-Month Card Challenge at Colorful Creations.  The challenge this month is paper-piecing using stamps.  This is a free digi stamp I found at Cruizines and thought it perfect for the card!!! I also used a past sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  

I got these papers in a mixed media pack and couldn't wait to use them!!! I LOVE the boldness of the colors :-)

And lastly, here is a card I made for Rosey's 5 colors challenge at Sketches4All.  The challenge was to create something using Teal, Red, White, Black, and Pink.  Honestly, I'm not too fond of these colors together, but it turned out okay I guess :-)

The sketch is number 101 by Tabitha Triplett and used for GDT Tracy Sabella at Colorful Creations.  

Well guys, thanks again for stopping by and have a LUCKY day :-)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Happy 2013!!!!

Hello again!!!! HAPPY 2013!!! I hope you all have had a GREAT start to your fresh new year!!! I have been very busy as usual making both cards and layouts, as well as some birthday invites!!! So, here's a look at what I've been busy doing!!!!
I'll start with some cards I made for various challenges and sketches.  The first couple of cards are last minute Christmas Cards that I wasn't able to upload before.  All three of these were made using a sketch by Cheryl Caldwell for a challenge at Sketches4All!  
Here is the lovely sketch Cheryl provided...

And here is what I came up with...

All three of these were made using papers by Recollections and MME.  The chipboard Santa is by K&Company, the violin , cute little reindeer, and bells by Recollections.  I also used a gold leafing pen around the edges of the cards.  

I also made a tag for my Tag Challenge over at Sketches4All.  This month, the challenge is to create a tag using a stamp.  I was lucky enough to be given this stamp made by The Greeting Farm from a lovely member at S4A.  The little girl Santa was just too cute to pass up on this!! I also used papers from Websters Pages given to me by Fia, the site's founder.  Isn't it adorable?!?!?

I also made a few birthday cards for some people very special to me.  The first was for my oldest daughter's 6th birthday!  She loves Disney Princess so I put them to work!!! I used some alcohol inks (for Paula's Challenge on Colorful Creations) on glossy paper to create the top and bottom border, then stamped my sentiment.  The center piece was purchased as a gift tag and I just tore it apart!! I added some bling to finish it off and voila... Disney Princess it is :-)

This is a close-up pf the inks.. Isn't that neat?!?
This is a card I made for my Mother-in-Law's birthday.  The papers are gorgeous and from the Melody Ross collection.  The chipboard flower is by K&Company and the sentiment by Basic Grey.  All I really did was put it together and add pink rhinestones to the circle.  Not much work  to make such a beautiful card!!!

The next two cards were made for challenges at Skecthes4All using a sketch Fia posted by Freshly Made Sketches.  I LOVED working with this sketch... it was soooo much fun!!!!!!
Here is the sketch...

The first is a card for a special friend using a Recollections Signature paper pad that I couldn't wait to play with!!! The papers are GORGEOUS!!! I actually made an antire paper bag album using them and it turned out PHENOMENAL !! I will def show pics when I can :-) I also used a jean pocket by Simple Stories and added some twine (my fav these days!!).  Lovely?!?!?

And the last card was made for my best friend.  She LOVES hot pink so I made a card to match her style.  I used some rub-on flowers in the middle to fill in all the negative spcae, added some ribbon and embellies by Soft Spoken and that was it!  Well, I also used my butterfly punch on some left over embossed foil (will show you that shortly) and outlined it with a Sharpie paint marker.  I just love the look :-)

And a close-up of the butterfly...

Now... On to some layouts!!!! I know you're probably sick of seeing all these cards!!!! I know you're probably also sick of seeing Christmas anything so his is the last one.. I swear it!!!!
I made this layout using a sketch for the January Sketch Challenge at Sketches4All! The theme is "Winter Wonderland" and I just happened to have some "winter" type photos.  This is my husband and I on the night he proposed (and of course I said yes!!!!).  The date was December 13th, 2009... Two days before my birthday, 10 days before our anniversary, and 12 days before Christmas!  

I also combined this with Paula's "Anything Goes" winter photo challenge at Colorful Creations.  The papers are Recollections Signature Collection and the flower and ornaments are by Recollections as well.  I just happened upon the red tree at Michaels and couldn't resist buying them.  They're buttons and cute ones at that!!! This is a close-up of the journaling pocket..

And the cute little tree!!!!!

Well, that sums up this edition of my crafty creations.  As usual, thanks for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

S4A Guest Designer Team Call!!!!!

Hi there my dedicated followers!!! I am happy to announce that Sketches4All is hosting a call for Guest Designers in the month of February!!! Think you have what it takes to be on the team?!?!?  You can read more details at http://sketchesforyou.ning.com/forum/topics/gdt-february.  Hope to see you there!!!!!!!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Design Team at Sketches4All!!!

Hey there everyone!!!! I hope you have had an amazing start to your new year!  I just thought that I's let you all in a secret that I've been keeping... Starting this month I am OFFICIALLY on the Design Team at Sketches4All!!!! Isn't that amazing?!?!?  I am truly blessed to be on a team with such dedicated and talented members!  I hope you'll come on over and check things out :-)

Well, as usual, thanks for stopping in and have a LUCKY day!