Monday, June 25, 2007
This challenge our colors were inspired by the sunset. Of course I thought of red, oranges and yellows. I used pumpkin pie, Marigold morning and Cranberry crisp (bidding a fond farewell to these wonderful colors). The Nice and Easy Notes I received thru wish RAK. I colored and cut out a second flower pot, tied hemp around it, and popped it up. Fun, fun, fun!!
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Wish RAK Celebration Challenge #2 - make a monochromatic friendship card. I love the shirt out of the Do The Hula set so I figured, why not, it's already got color on it!!!!! Used a sketch challenge as well -- why not. The "Aloha" is computer generated.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
The first challenge of the Wish RAK Celebration weekend was to use a food related image. I had to go with Fluffles -- after all, this is a birthday celebration!! Trying to use scraps on these cards too. I'll need to post the rest later. It's almost 2:30 in the morning and I'm really getting tired. Need to get some sleep because we're doing round two tomorrow. So much fun!!
Friday, June 22, 2007
GASP!!!!! I've completed four challenges this week!! Unheard of for me!! I hope to get today's done yet this evening!! Anyway, this "Ways to Use it" Challenge was for a square card. I pulled out some scrap Daisy Ds paper and it went from there. Love these big flowers, I folded it in half then used the big brad. It was 1:30 in the morning and I'm sitting at the sewing machine hummin' along - nobody said anything like I got them awake with the noise!! The prickly pear cactus is colored with watercolor pencils. Busy card but fun.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Yes, another challenge completed!!! I don't think I've ever done three in a row like this. Great sketch, they always are!!! I have some swap cards to make and I will definitely be using this one!
Bee is by Stampendous, "You've Got Mail" is by Impression Obsession, and the Scalloped Frames and Doodles are by Gina K. Black and gold -- Steeler colors!!!!! Can you tell I'm ready for some football?!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
This is for June's Christmas card challenge. Love this challenge, make 10 cards each month and you are done!! No added stress come holiday time.
I don't use this set very much (Holiday Trim) and I don't know why. I love this tree! And of course I needed to use the current In Colors before they're retired. I love using non-traditional colors for my Christmas cards. Keeps everyone on their toes!!!
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
It's a rather cool day here today, only 60 degrees. Quite a change from the near 90s we had last week!
Isn't this an adorable doggie stamp?! As soon as I saw him at the stamp store I put him in my basket. That's how I'd be at a pet store too, see a cute animal, bring 'em home. That's how we adopted our second cat so I've been banned from visiting the shelter!!!
The colors on this card are Close to cocoa, Marigold morning (need to make room for the new In Colors I just ordered!!), Bliss blue (yes, I still have some of that laying around), and Rose red. Pup was watercolored and a Tombow light grey marker provided a little shadow. Love the A Muse phrase that is punched out using the word window punch and glitzed up with a tiny jewel. A second word window was punched out of blue and layered under the words. Oh, by the way, this is for Sketch Challenge #125 - yes, I'm a little behind!
Saturday, June 2, 2007
How bad am I? I bought this set just so I could join in a swap!!!!! Awful, I know, but I've been looking at it for quite sometime so why not!! Bad thing is, it's being retired. Oh well, I needed some juvenile stamps. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. Colors used are Pixie pink, So saffron and Only orange. The ribbon I found on clearance at Wal-Mart for 50 cents!!!
Busy day today -- after work I hit the grocery store, came home and ate lunch. Then I took older DS to his flag football game -- it was only 90 degrees outside!! He scored a touchdown on the second play of the game!!! Hooray Phillip!!! Now he's over playing at a friend's house. Little DS spent the afternoon at the swimming pool with Dad. How fun for everyone.
I finally got some scrapbooking done too. Finished a journal for our cats and plan on working on some football pages. Loved the scrapbook sketch challenge for this week, I'll have to see what I can come up with. Enjoy your weekend!
Friday, June 1, 2007
I signed up for this set in a swap I'm involved in on purpose to make me use it. I always have a mental block with it. Swap requirements were to use this set using Pumpkin pie, Apricot appeal, Certainly celery, and any other colors we wanted. I added Real red and Bashful blue. Are there any dimensionals used?? Well, of course there are - Smile, the red flower, and the tag. Gotta love those popups!!!
Today was my DS's last day of school. DH took the day off so we could go see his talent show. He played the saxaphone, along with friends who played other instruments to the Blues Brothers "Soul Man." So fun!! Ah, now the summer begins.