Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cardabilties Sketch 34

Hi guys!  Time for a new challenge at Cardabilities.  My design team term is up after this reveal and I'd like to thank Karan for being such a fabulous leader!  Honestly an amazing DT to be a part of and I'm so happy I get to add it to my resume.  Who wants to see the sketch???
Robyn's Fetish is the Sponsor for Challenge 34.  I used her Birdie's Nest digi stamp.  Adorable!  Here is my card:

I decided to do a little paper piecing and add a sunshine instead of a banner.  I kept the edges around my digi rough, not a perfect cut.  My cardstock, stamps, and ribbon is Papertrey Ink.  I used my Copics and a button from Crate Paper.

Visit Cardabilties to see the Design Team's darling creations and visit us at the Cardabilties Forum to do a little crafty chatting. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Terrific Tuesday

Hi all!  How's your Tuesday been?  My work schedule allows me to be off a lot during the weeks, so I love Tuesdays.  It's quiet and relaxed.  Have a little card to share tonite that I'm entering in the following challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room #68 - Use favorite papers and embellishements.
The Crafty Pad Challenge 127 - Bold & Bright Colors

Here's my card:

Who couldn't love these bright fun papers?  Love the colors, so vibrant and some of my favorites of the Summer.  My newest favorite embellishments are these Vintage Fabric Tags from Amy Matte's Designs.  Oh the possibilities are endless for these cuties.  And I had to add a little strip of teal glitter paper to make things blingy. 

Id also like to give a big thanks to the Color Throwdown for listing me as one of their favorite cards from the past week!  And a shout out to The Front Porch Kits Blog for liking my use of their adorable garden glove! 

Last but not least, I've decided to start a Family History Scrapbook.  I started one a few years ago, before blogging, but didn't finish it.  Since my Papaw passed away, I feel like I need to record things he's told me about our family before time diminishes those memories.  I got the book Scrapbooking Your Family History from Creating Keepsakes and the workbook a few years ago.  I got them back out and have all my tools ready to get to work, so wish me luck!  I'll post pictures as I go along.    Have any of you created a project like this, any tips?  It's a bit overwhelming to think about where to even begin! 

I've got a picture to share before logging off.  You know me and my camera!  I love snapping pictures in the barnyard.  Here's a cute one I took the other day:

Chickens love watermelon!  No matter the age, size, and breed it's one thing they all seem to have in common.  This little chick got his first taste of melon.  He watched his Mamma eating and had to join in the fun.  It's just so adorable.  Here he's (or she) is drinking some juice from the watermelon.  Isn't Summer grand! 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

If The Shoe Fits

Hi guys!  Time for a new challenge from If The Shoe Fits...Scrap It.  This week we're thinking "roses".  This month we're celebrating June's birth flower - the rose.  So make a project and use roses, rose colors, rose papers, the possibilities are endless.  I also entered this little card in the following challenges:

Stampavie and More #145 - Butterflies
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Pile on those flowers.
Color Throwdown #147 -

And here is my card:

I used Papertrey Ink Stamps, Prima Flowers, My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper.  I used my Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch and lace from Crate Paper.  Visit The Shoe to see the Design Teams take on our rosie challenge and play along! 

Now who wants to see a new picture of my Silkies???  They are growing up, love these little guys. 

Aren't they adorable?  And they stay so very clean.  They love to stay in our "community center" of the day and come out in the barnyard of the evening when the shades over. 

This week has been a happy one.  My turkey Shanana hatched 2 baby turkeys, so everyone's tickled about that.  I got Shanana last Autumn.  She obviously had it rough and we think she lived most of her life confined to a cage.  She has to be the ugliest turkey I've ever seen, but she can't help that.  Now she's a Momma. 

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right???  She's so proud of her 2 baby turkeys and I couldn't be more pleased.  She's an excellent mother and I'm so happy we've given her the life she deserves and to never be in a cage again.   Will keep you updated on her wee ones.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rainy Days

Today has been stormy so I actually had time to finish a few projects.  First up is a challenge from Front Porch Kits to use a garden glove (available in their Fresh From The Garden Kit) on a project.  I had some ideas for the garden glove swimming around my head for a few weeks now and when I saw this challenge I knew I had to play along.  I also used this week's Sketchy Thursday Layout:

And I mixed in this week's Punky Scraps Challenge:


The twist to this challenge is you must incoporate the colour BLUE somewhere in your project.  Here is my LO:

These pictures are a few of my favorite shots from Spring 2011.  For the glove, I cut it up and made flowers and leaves, plus painted the tops pink:

This LO was made with goodies from the Fresh From The Garden Front Porch Kit.  I also used a doily and Papertrey Ink Stamps. 

Up next is a card I made for this week's Case Study:

I layered 2 patterned papers onto Papertrey Ink Cardstock.  I used a vintage library card as my background.  I used PTI Twine.  My sentiment and flower are from Amy Mattes Designs.

And lastly a card made using this week's Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger as inspiration:

And CardPatterns Sketch 120:

Here's my card:

This little card was so fun to make.  My sentiment is Papertrey Ink.  My spools of thread are Cosmo Cricket and the cute little button is Crate Paper.

I've been off on vacation all week, just got back from a trip to the beach.  Check out my Facebook page to see pictures!  We went to Ocean Isle Beach and had a fabulous time. 


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cardabilties Sketch 33

Ready for a new sketch from Cardabilties?  Sketch 33 is fabulous and so fun to work with:

This week our Sponsor is Whimsie Doodles.  They have oh so cute digi stamps!

I used a new digi in the store for June - Hooties Graduate.  Loved coloring this little digi with my Copics.  Here's my card:

Hootie was a hoot to work with.  I used Papertrey Ink Cardstock.  My ribbon is Crate Paper.  My patterned paper is Echo Park. 

Visit Cardabilties to see the Design Teams take on Sketch 33 and upload your creation to the Cardabilties Gallery.  We'd also love for you to visit the Cardabilties Forum where you can get to know the DT and fellow crafters. 


Friday, June 10, 2011


Hope you've had a great week and looking forward to the weekend.  I'm working and getting ready for vacation next week.  Very excited!  I've got a few cards to share with you tonite.  First up is a card I made for this week's If The Shoe Fits...Scrap It.  This week's  Fashionista Friday challenge is to use June's Birthstone - pearl.

Don't forget, they're a girls best friend!  And here is my card:

Pearls are a girls bestf riend when crafting!  I use them all the time in different colors.  This little card was made from supplies from previous Sampler Kits at Scrapbooking Supplies R Us.  Visit If The Shoe Fits to check out the DT's darling creations with pearl.

My next card was made with a few challenges in mind....The Play Date Cafe Challenge 85:

The Shabby Tea Room - embossing:

And Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger:

And here is my card:

There's just something about this card that I love.  I embossed my paper and lightly dusted it with a rosy pink ink.  I then added some Amy Matte's Designs Vintage Fabric Flags from One Pink Lemon.  I decided to keep this card on the shabby side.  Very easy to make! 


Monday, June 6, 2011

Here a Challenge...There a Challenge...

Wow, June already???  I LOVE this time of the year.  We're already eating salad peas and potatoes out of the garden, yummo.  That is we're eating everything the deer have left us!  Oh how those deer love our cucumbers and beans.  You'd think they'd plant they're own garden.  But they'd rather us humans do all the work and then they sneak in for dinner.  We have plenty of deer where I live and they seem perfectly comfortable being near people.  I think they see us with the goats, horses and donkeys and figure we aren't a threat to them.  The way I see it though is it's every man for himself.  If the deer are smart enough to find the garden then who am I to stop them : )   

Now to share some creations.  I love finding enough time in the day to make cards for challenges.  I have 2 cards to share with you tonite.  The first I made for the CR84FN Color Challenge:

And CardPatterns Sketch 118:

Here's my card:

Oh how I love the Cream Crochet Flowers from Petaloo.  All of these goodies can be found in the June Sampler Kit by Scrapbooking Supplies R Us.

Next up is a card I made for Case Study Challenge 42 and this week's Tuesday Trigger from Moxie Fab World - Classically Modern:

And here is my card:

The cameo is truly a classic style.  I used Hambley Screen Prints Portrait Gallery transparency over Mr. & Mrs. “Wedding Floral” Patterned Paper from Pebbles.  The classic cameo over modern patterned paper.  All of my supplies for this card are also in June's Sampler Kit from SSRU

Tonite I will leave you with a picture of one of my precious Silkie chickens.  I first mentioned my Silkies in this post.  The little guys are now 2 months old and take a look:

Oh so cute!!!  I have 4 Silkies and they are such sweet chickens.  Bet you didn't know chickens could be sweet?!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Sampler

Time for a new kit reveal from The Sampler.  June's kit is amazing and is full of the latest and greatest products.  Take a look:

You can find The Sampler Kit at Scrapbooking Supplies R Us and check out the Gallery to see what the Design Team has created with this wonderful kit.

I have a card to share that I made using the beautiful Mr. & Mrs. Wedding Floral PP from Peebles. 

The patterned paper is black and white.  I took a q-tip and green ink and sponged some color onto the leaves and flowers.  Love the result! 

I'm entering this card in Design Dollies Scraplift Challenge - I scraplifted KarenW's LO colors - green/white/black.

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