Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Challenge!

That's the challenge this week, to do a birthday card!  This was a CRAAAAAZY week for me and I barely had time to tie my shoes much less make a card, but I got a clean-and-simple one done and this is it:

Now I've always said how much I love Leigh's designs, but I have neglected to mention one cool fact:  When you purchase a digi from Leigh's store it includes both and uncolored and a colored version!  Isn't that great?  As I was in such a rush this week I used the colored version for my card, did some cutting, added some flowers, and got a cute card!  At Leigh's it's ALWAYS buy 3 get another design FREE!  Go do some shopping!

Please consider joining us in the HappiLeighScrappin Challenge this week!  It's fun and you have an opportunity to win gorgeous digis!

Remember, you don't have to use one of Leigh's digis to win, but if you DO use an HLSC design you also get entered into a special drawing for more digis!  YAY!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy birthday to my honey!

Today is my husband's birthday!  Happy Birthday Jim!!  He's not much of a "card guy" but I made one for him anyway, and here it is:

Sorry for the slightly blurry picture.  Best I could do with my phone cam!  =D

The sentiment inside says "I love you more than all the fishes in the sea."  I hope he likes it!!  It was colored with Copics, and there is Stickles on the candle flame.  I don't remember the stamp company, I'll post it tonight when I get home. Got it!  It's the Craft Lounge clear stamp set called Bubbles.  The tickets are Tim Holtz, attached with his Tiny Attacher,  and the cupcake brad is... I don't remember that either.  Sheesh!  I'll add that when I get home too.  The cupcake brads are by K&Company.  I feel so much better now!

Cards for guys are HARD.  I had to rein in my make-it-sparkle attitude and keep it fairly simple.  I hope it's not TOO simple! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Halloween candy!

Linda at Linda B's Crafty Creations is giving away some blog candy!  Look at what's up for grabs:

Isn't that awesome?!  I know I'm giving it my best shot, those stamps are cool and the stickers are fab! 

You have until September 5 to go to her site and follow her directions.  Good luck!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Girly girls!

The challenge this week at HappiLeighScrappin is to have a girl on your card.  Leigh has some fab girl digis at her store, so it was FUN!  And remember, at Leigh's it's ALWAYS buy 3 get 1 of your own choice FREE!  What a super deal!

I picked a cute little girl with a basket of flowers... and here she is:

isn't she cute?  She is Girl with Basket and I think she's adorable.  I colored her with Copic markers. To make it even more challenging I did the coloring at the lake during a mini family reunion, on a table with inadequate lighting.  Not something I want to try again any time real soon, but I do like the way she turned out!

Head on over to the HappiScrappinChallenge blog, you're going to have fun with this one!

Don't forget, you don't have to use one of Leigh's designs to play, but if you DO your entry will also go into a separate drawing for only the cards that use her designs.  TWO chances to win!  All winners are chosen by random drawings.

Monday, August 15, 2011

ATC theme... Steampunk!

Last Sunday was not only my lovely mother's birthday, it was also ATC swap day.  The theme this month was steampunk and the group came up with some AWESOME cards!!  I wish I could show them all to you, but at least I can share mine:

The title of the card is Tempus Fugit (time flies).  The paper I used has pocket watches.  I stamped a butterfly in the upper left corner, cut some gears on my Silhouette, and printed a butterfly with gears in the wings digi I got from a French blog I don't remember (sorry!). The digi was antiqued using Tea Dye Distress ink, I added a stamp of a clock in the lower right wing, then added gold and copper Stickles and silver with my Stardust pen.  The gears were cut from siver metallic paper and kraft paper.  The kraft paper gears were colored by gold metallic Ranger paint daubers and Smooch in Molasses color.  I edged the card with Chestnut Roan Cat's Eye Chalk.  The butterfly is pop dotted over the gears.


Cards for Ryan

Okay group, time to pony up!  There is a young man named Ryan who was involved in an accident and suffered a brain injury.  He needs a lot of hope right now, and his family says the cards he has enjoyed opening and looking at the  cards he has received.  They have asked for a card shower to facilitate his healing.  Read more about the card call, and Ryan, here and here, and here.  Let's get some cards to this young man and make him smile!  Here's the one I'm sending:

The interior says "Hurry and get well, Ryan!  We're all pulling for you."

C'mon, a RAK (random act of kindness) will make you feel amazing.  If you're not a card maker you can BUY one, but let's show Ryan some love!

Cool, baby. Cool.

That's the challenge this week!  COOOOOL colors only.  This was pretty hard for me, I love my pinks!  If you're curious about which colors are warm and which are cool here's a color wheel:

You should give the challenge a try!  Stretch your creative muscles and do a project for us.

You can find the challenge at Leigh's challenge blog.

Here's the card I made:

All different shades of green.  I hope you like it!

Go look at Leigh's images, find one you like and make a project with cool colors!  You don't have to use one of Leigh's images, but if you do you'll get entered in an ADDITIONAL drawing only for the projects that do use HappiLeighScrappin images.  YAY!  When you add in the fact that if you buy 3 images you get one of your own choosing, FREE, how can you not go look?  Also, with any purchase in August Leigh will give you this cute image:


Go shop now!  I'm looking forward to seeing your project!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

A couple of weeks ago it was my father's birthday, today it's Mom's turn!  She's a special woman and deserved a special card.  Sparkly, just like her!  Here's what I made for her:

I used a file designed by the fabulous Ileana from IScrapDesigns.  Isn't it beautiful?  My Silhouette cut it with no trouble at all.  Ileana's designs come in GSD, AI, KNK, MTC and SVG.  Something for everyone!  You can check out her gorgeous designs at Paperthreads Design store

Monday, August 8, 2011

Folding, folding, folding...

Nope, I'm not doing laundry, I'm making my card for this week's HappiLeighScrappin challenge!

The challenge is to create a card with more than one fold.  The HappiSisters DT really stepped up, you have to go check out their cards.  AWESOME.  Here's my card:

I used Leigh's beautiful birthday cake digi and the included sentiment, colored with Copics.  The digi can be found, along with all of Leigh's other designs, at the HappiLeighScrappin store.  Go check out the great designs!

With any purchase in August Leigh is giving away the following digi:
And remember, at Leigh's it's ALWAYS buy 3 get 1 of your own choice FREE!  What a super deal!

So, are you ready for the challenge?  Don't forget, you don't have to use one of Leigh's designs to play, but if you DO your entry will also go into a separate drawing for only the cards that use her designs.  TWO chances to win!  All winners are chosen by random drawings.

Time to see what fold YOU can come up with! 

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Happy Weekend

Hey all!  What's up?

Those of you that have known me for a long time may remember the motorcycle I owned about 15 years ago.  After I lost that bike in my divorce I never rode another bike.  Until last Wednesday.  Long story short, guess who got a bike?  LOL!  Yes!  It would be ME!  Here's a picture of my new baby:

Pretty, right?  All I need to do is add a windshield and saddlebags and it will be perfect.  Now let's all hope it doesn't rain tomorrow so I can go riding!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Anything goes...

That's the challenge at the HappiScrappin Challenge blog this week.  What more can you ask for?!  No rules, just do what you want!

Here's what I did:

The sentiment on the inside says "Please bee well soon!"  It's for my friend (and soon to be SIL) who had surgery last Monday.  Hurry and get well, Mary!!  (I hope she doesn't see this until AFTER the card arrives...)

The digi stamp is one of my very favorites.  I adore the chubby little bee!  You can find him and many other beautiful digis at Leigh's store, here.  I used colored pencils and Gamsol this week, an extra little challenge to myself NOT to use Copics.  =D  And of course there had to be some sparkle, so I added gems and Stickles.  There we have it!

Get busy making your project and join the ANYTHING GOES challenge!  You don't have to use one of Leigh's stamps, but if you DO there is a second drawing just for the projects that include her images. How cool is that?!  WTG, Leigh! You can win some fabulous digis, so let's see what you can do.