Monday, 28 April 2008


Wow, I finally received my Nestabilities this week.
Dh had ordered them for my birthday back in March.
They were on back order.So I had to play with them
over the weekend.
The first 2 cards are Julee's sketches.
Adornit Cowboy pattern paper,WeRMK hardware
and ribbon from my stash. Circle nestabilities.

VV Honored Guest Challenge;
Doodlebug pattern paper,VV stamps,
Ribbon from my stash, Rhinestones from $store.
Black seed beads in shaker heart.

The next 2 cards are Beate's sketches.

Sketch #44.
Adornit Cowgirl pattern paper,K&Co rhinestones
Ribbon, and 3 d sticker boots from $store.
The boots were blue and I change the color to match
my card.Rectangle nestabilities.

Sketch #45;
Stemma Black&Teal pattern paper.
Sheer ribbon from my stash,Su stamps,
Dewdrops from $store, rectangle nestabilities.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Vervalicious Inspiration Challenge!

Just to let everyone know, I now have to enable comment moderation on my blog. I am getting to much spam . I hope you will still visit my blog!

Verve Visual had a challenge to make a card using
these beautiful pillows as your inspiration.I chose to
use the top left pillow as my inspiration.

I am making Mother's day cards to take into work ,
for the guys to buy for their Moms and wives.I decided to
turn this inspiration into a Mother's day set.
I always wanted to try a pillow box, but never got to it, so
this was a great opportunity for me.I used the template
from here.I then folded the box and ran it thru my CB
using the swiss dots EB folder.I used my Marvy's scallop
punches.VV Thankful Blossoms stamps.I embossed the
blossoms using Rangers white EB powder.Cut and mounted
the blossoms using dimensionals.Added some clear and silvery
beads to centers of blossoms.Sheer white ribbon from Atlantic
Fabrics.Outlined the blossoms with a silvery pen.
You can't see all the shimmer on the set, but its there,lol.
I wish I had my camera back from repairs. Camera I am using
doesn't do justice to the set.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Drop back again.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Pink & Brown!!!!!!!!!!

Guess I was in the mood for pink and brown this weekend.
The color for the cards are not the best, I still am using Dh
clunker of a camera. My cam went out for repairs and still waiitng on it.
I hope to get it soon. I so miss my camera.

Julee's Mojo#33
What a great sketch.If you haven't tried Julee's sketches, please visit
her blog>>Poetic Artistry. She has awesome sketches and posts a new
sketch every Monday!
For this card I used;
3 Bugs in A rug pp, MaA ribbon, K&Co flowers and Best friends sticker.

The image I used in this card
was a swap image.We all got the same image and had to make a
card and pass it onto another person in the swap.I hope my friend
likes her card!
BG pattern paper, Ma ribbon, Dew drops from #store.
HA friend stamp sentiment.

This card I made for my Dr.
who is retiring this mth. I have a Dr. appt in the morning to see her.
It will be my last appt with her.She is refering me to another Dr.
in her office.I will miss her , she was a very sweet lady.
Again I used BG pp, MA ribbon,
MM brads, Hotp. pinwheels, Heidi Swapp clock face.

Monday, 14 April 2008

Verve Visual!!

Verve Visual is the place to visit.
Julee has a Mojo card sketch every Monday to try.
She also has a sketch to try out for her Guest Designer for the month
of June.
Oh, what I wouldn't give to be able to design for her.
Her stamps are wonderful and so versatile, I just love using her stamps.
Plus her sketches are always great to do.I always try and get her Mojo sketch done each week.sometimes it may not be till late Sun before I can get to it.
This card is her Mojo#32;
Recipe; Foof-a-la pp;
MA ribbon;
K& Co rhinestones;
$store 3d Cardstock stickers.
The little bug is adorable, its a shaker.
sorry , it doesn't show up very well.Hopefully I get my Camera back this week.

This card is her Guest Challenge#2;
Recipe: Stemma Teal&Black pattern paper;
MA Ribbon;
K&Co rhinestones;
Black stickon brads unknown.
VV Anniversary stamps;
Birds outlined with sakura jellyroll pen.

Both cards has some glitter on it , but it doesn't show up in the pics.
My camera died on me and had to send it away to be fixed. I hope I get it back soon.I am using DH old clunker of a camera, with fewer options, and it doesn't do the cards justice.

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Featured Artist!

I was Tammy's feature artist this week.
So exciting to see an awesome writeup and
some of my work on her blog.
It sure makes a person feel good.
Thank you Tammy for all the kind words.
So , go check out her awesome blog and leave some lovin!!

Monday, 7 April 2008

Blogoversary Winners!!!

Thank you all for taking part and helping me celebrate my blogoversary.

I had fun coming up with challenges for you all to do.
You all did an awesome job, most of you did all 3 challenges.
I left comments on all challenges that were on your blog or gallery.
There were a couple I couldn't comment on as they were on sites where I couldn't leave comments. Again I thank you!!

I entered all names as I saw them linked on my blog, for each challenge.
plus entered again for who did all 3 challenges and plus who subscribed.I had DH draw names for each challenge.
So , the winners are:

Cahllenge 1; June

Challenge 2; Tammy

Challenge 3: Gloria

Email me with your addy and I will get the goodies out to you later in the week!
Here is pic when DH had all 3 names drawn.

I hope you all had fun, I know I had fun doing this and will be giving away more blog candy in the future.
So please keep visiting my blog, you may win some candy!!
Thank You!

Highlighted Artist!!

I am so excited, I was featured as an artist on this wonderful blog>>Robin's Blog.
You should go and check it out, and leave some lovin!
She is always looking for bloggers to highlight.
Also check out all the wonderful cards done for my challenges ,
helping me celebrate my blogoversary.
I will be announcing the winners tomorrow nite.

Couple of cards I did using Julee's sketch and Beate's sketch.
I was going thru my papers and came across this and decided to use it for
both sketches.I am challenging myself to use up some of my older papers.

This card was done using Julee's MoJo#31.
Wild Asparagus pattern paper.
VV stamps, MA ribbon,
Bazzill brads.

This card is using Beate's sketch#42
WA pp,
MA ribbon,
WE R Mk hardware.
VV stamps.

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Blogoversary Challenge #3

I just edit my post to upload a pic of the candy, you will win for challenge 3.I had to dig out DH old digital camera to take a pic as I sent my camera away to be fixed.ONly down fall with this camera is , its so big and clunky and uses a floppy.,lol.My laptop doesn't have a floppy drive and I have to use Dh puter and then email them to my pc.Will have to scan my cards in, if not to lumpy till I get my camera back.

Late again tonight posting.My camera quit on me .I had problems with it before, but for some reason it starting working again.I think this time, its gone for good.Gonna have to send it away to be fixed. I should have did it then, They said they will fix it for free and cover the shipping.
Fridays Challenge is to make a purse or tote,plus a matching card.
I made mine for my DMIL for mothers day, but you can make it for
your MOm, sis, friend, etc.
I made a purse plus 3 cards to go inside the purse, plus a mothers day card.
You don't have to make cards to fill the tote or purse.
One Card is fine.
You can choose what ever kind of purse or tote to make.
Here a few links for you to try;
The 1st link is the one I made.
There are many more tuts, so if you know of another and want to try that,please do so.
I will try and get a pic of the candy for this challenge tomorrow. I may have to borrow a camera,lol.I promise the candy for this challenge is awesome.
I have more goodies in this pkg.
Same rules apply as in this post Here

Here's my purse and card!
I was quite pleased how they turned out.

Crate pattern paper, Ribbon trim from SnS.
Inkadinkado and VV stamps.Brads from #store
I cased Laurie's card. What a wonderful blog she has.
I used Sharon's tut for my purse.Another wonderful blog full
of inspiration.

Front& back of purse.

My Card

3 cards I made and put inside the purse.
Was gonna take a pic of the purse with the cards in it, when my camera died.

Remember the challenge is 1 card and a purse or tote to match.
The blog candy for this challenge is much bigger.
Can't wait to see your creations.
Good Luck and Have fun!!

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Blogoversary Challenge #2

Sorry , I am late posting this,
I had to work tonight and didn't get off till 9.
So , for being late I am extending the deadline
for the 3 challenges, that should give you
more time to take part in the fun.
You have till Sunday, midnight to finish.
And I will pick the winners Mon night.
Challenge 2 is to do some Paper Piecing!!
For anyone who doesn't know how to do this,
I am posting a link to a tutorial.
You can find it here>>>>Inky Paws Blog

Here is my sample card using paper piecing
You can use what ever sketch youwant to create your card. For my card I use Cosmo Cricket PP. Bella stamp,VV sentiment stamp.HOtp brads. I paper pieced his shirt, shorts and board.Good Luck and have fun. Can;t wait to see all your creations .

Same rules still apply as in this post Here,

Plus the blog candy is still the same, just different colors and different stamps.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Blogoversary Celebration!!

My Blogoversary is tomorrow, April 2nd,
Hard to believe I've been doing this for a year.
As a thank you to my viewers and to help me celebrate ,
I am giving away 3 prize packages.I will be
posting 3 challenges, one for Wed., one for Thur,
another for Fri.You have till Sat. midnight to finish.
I will draw the winning names on Sun.To win the goodies, you have
to take part in my challenges.
If you do all 3 challenges, I will enter your name twice,
if you subscribe to my blog, you get to be entered
3 times.
My challenge for tomorrow is a card sketch.
you can flip it, tweak it a bit, but the original
elements should be obvious.So let me see what
you can do with this sketch.
Good Luck and Have Fun!!
Here is my sketch.
Have fun with it!

My card with the sketch!
BG "periphery" pattern paper,MA ribbon,
MM rhinestone brads.
Inkadinkado "Birds Galore" stamp,
VV sentiment stamp.OUtlined the image with
a sakura gelly roll pin.
Blog candy for this challenge!
(ribbon will be removed from rolls for easier mailing.)