Thursday, March 31, 2011

Say it In .... Orange & Purple

Hi All!
It's Friday and that means it's time for another challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps. This week we are to say it in orange and purple. Totally awesome color combo. As soon as I saw the challenge I knew what I was going to do!

These colors make for the perfect Easter card! My focal image  and sentiment are from Easter Hope. I rounded my sentiment to enhance  the image. My card base is rich razzelberry layered with pumpkin pie. The ribbon and sprinkles are both from AnnaBelle Stamps.


How To Play Along : 




- We post our challenges every Friday at 12:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
- Our Sketch Challenge Runs from the last Friday of a month through till the last Friday of the following month.
- Each Friday in between we have themed challenges. To be eligible for the monthly prize of a $20 gift voucher to spend in store at AnnaBelle Stamps you MUST take part in the sketch challenge AND one of the weekly challenges.
- Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog.
- Include a link back to the AnnaBelle Stamps Blog in your post.
- Please don't link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge.  All projects submitted must be new.
- A maximum of 5 challenges may be combined including this one.        
- You may enter any challenge several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.
- We would love you to use AnnaBelle Stamps, but you can play along without them. For those who use AnnaBelle stamps and upload to the Gallery 
HERE then you will also be in the running to be our Monthly Guest Designer just like Nicole did this month!


Can't wait to see your gorgeous creations!

Olga and Carol did it!

 Good Morning!
Well like I said Olga and Carol did it..... what you ask. They made a tag, and they are beautiful tags at that. Soooo I just had to make one, it's all their fault! I have to say it was pretty fun to create! Of course I'm entering it in Joan's challenge! Please keep the other Patty Sue in your prayers. She's had an accident and made little purple sausages out of her fingers OUCHHHH! That's it for me today.... see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Season's Greetings...

Good Morning!
I have another card for the Christmas Stampin' All Year challenge. I haven't missed a challenge yet (personal goal) ! This week we are to create our own patterned paper. You would look at this and think...hum pretty simple NOT! I couldn't glue a piece of paper straight on this thing no matter how hard I tried )0;
I used several stamp sets:
Vintage Labels, Delightful Decorations, 4 the Holidays, Serene Snowflakes and Christmas Greetings phew...
That's it for me today... off to work, crazy busy! Have a good one!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Joans Challenge! #11

Good Morning!
It's my Monday... back to work for me today! Weekends sure go fast! My card today is for the challenge over at Joan's Gardens. 
Here is the recipe:
  • Use the colors Peach and blue (teal)
  • Use some Butterflies
  • Add something Frillie 
I CASED a card from my SU catalog ! My card base is early espresso layered with unknown SU dp. My focal image and butterfly are from dream du jour. It's a really simple card but I love how it turned out! That's it for me... see you tomorrow!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Mojo 184

Good Morning!
I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was pretty uneventful... that's way OK! I FINALLY made a card I'm happy with! It took the Mojo sketch to get me going though! My card base is very vanilla layered with riding hood red and love letters dp. My focal image is from because I care. I love red, black and white (or off white) cards. I just think the color combo is so striking!
I am entering these challenges:
Clear it Out Challenge buttons
Guylou's Inimitability I see dots
StampInsanity Stamp punch it out
Scrapbook Sisters anything goes
Wee Memories anything goes
Crafts and me anything goes
Meljens punches
 Ok that's it for me.... have to get stuff done! Have a great day!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring Flowers......

Good Morning!
It's the last Sunday of the month and that means it's time for the Rose challenge. I got to meet Mary Anne Rose and Connie Rose on skype last night.... Olga Rose popped in too! Technology is such a great thing... we are meeting up again this morning! Mary Anne Rose set the challenge this month and she wanted to see some spring flowers, you know she ALWAYS gets what she wants LOL! My card base is whisper white with ice cream parlor dp embossed together. My focal image is from live like you mean it and the sentiment is from oval all. You can check out the other Rose's beautiful creations by clicking on their links on my right sidebar! That's it for today...  have to go visit with the girls! Have a great day!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

AnnaBelle Sketch and Exciting News!

Good Evening!
I have to tell you I am super EXCITED about this post.... I have been waiting and waiting to tell my BIG secret! I was chosen to be a part of the AnaBelle Stamp DT !! I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful and talented group of ladies!

I used 3 AnnaBelle sets to create this Easter card! Easter Hope, All Things Grow and Christmas Wish. I think they worked together very well! I really struggled with this sketch.... that's why they call it a challenge huh....
Be sure and check out the rest of the Belles beautiful work! You can find their links on my sidebar!





How To Play Along with AnnaBelle Stamps : 
- We post our challenges every Friday at 12:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
- Our Sketch Challenge Runs from the last Friday of a month through till the last Friday of the following        month.
- Each Friday in between we have themed challenges. To be eligible for the monthly prize of a $20 gift voucher to spend in store at AnnaBelle Stamps you MUST take part in the sketch challenge AND one of the weekly challenges.
- Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog.
- Include a link back to the AnnnaBelle Stamps blog in your post.
- Please don't link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge.  All projects submitted must be new.
- A maximum of 5 challenges may be combined including this one.        
- You may enter any challenge several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.
- We would love you to use AnnaBelle Stamps, but you can play along without them. For those who use AnnaBelle stamps and upload to the Gallery HERE then you will also be in the running to be our Monthly Guest Designer!







Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Happy BD DH!

Good Morning!
Friday is DH's BD! He never looks at my blog so I can post this! He is an avid golfer and can't wait to start! He usually gets to start in April ... I think maybe by mid April he will be smackin balls around (0; He seriously plays everyday! What a life!
Happy Birthday Honey!



This is actually a pretty simple card! Card base is crumb cake layered with very vanilla and dp from retired a SU paper pack. Manly yes but I like it too.... HEHEHEHE!
Have a great day my friends!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pile it On Baby!


Good Morning Friends!
I hope this day finds you feeling happy and blessed! I keep pushing myself and my cards are coming together better (0;   Seems to help the mojo drought when I make myself go into my craft room!
Recipe:
Paper: very vanilla, mellow moss, basic grey dp
Stamps: well scripted, lovely labels

I'm entering this in a boat load of challenges!
Pile it On bling (pearls)
Digi Doodle anything goes
My Grafico anything goes
Paper Cutz anything goes
Shelly's Images everything goes
Charisma Cardz use die cuts
DYSU add a bow
Ok that's all I can muster up! Have yourself a super great day!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mojo 183 with Christmas Stampin!

Good Morning!
Well it's Monday and that means it's time to do the Mojo Monday sketch. I had to hunt it down this morning! It wasn't posted at it's usual time so I hopped over to one of the designers blogs and there it was! So I have my card done before the sketch is even posted... pretty efficient if you ask me! LOL!

I've created another Christmas card to play along with Christmas Stampin All Year Long. My colors are a little non-traditional... but I'm ok with that!

Recipe:
Stamps: serene snowflakes, for the holidays
Paper: very vanilla, cherry cobbler, love letter dp

That's it for me today... tons to do! Have a good one and I'll see you tomorrow!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Joans Challenge!

Good Morning!
I had a chance to make a card for Joan's Garden  challenge! She always has a fun recipe :
  • Use the colors Pink and Green
  • Create a thank you card.
  • Use some kind of stripes
  • Use something scalloped



I took my picture last night and the green looks gray! My card base is whisper white layered with very vanilla and basic gray dp. My focal image upsy daisy was colored with pretty in pink, so saffron and certainly celery. I then added some flowers from my stash and the butterflies were punched out of vellum. I'm actually pretty happy with how it turned out! Have yourself a great day.... off to work I go!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Blog Awards and Humnble Apology!

Good Evening!
This is going to be a bit of a long post! I have a few blog awards I need to get on here!  First I need to apologize to Theresa and Lori for not getting these awards posted!  I totally forgot about them until Dee bestowed me with a sweet award! So here it goes!
 From the amazing talented Theresa:


Thank you so much Theresa for thinking of me! I totally love visiting your blog and am so inspired by your beautiful work! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity! 
Onto the ever fun and friendly  Lori!

Thanks so much Lori! I always enjoy  visiting your blog (0; You are such a versatile and talented lady, always with the most encouraging comments!

Time for sweet Dee Marie~
Thanks Dee! So nice to see your still out there! I really miss seeing your work... always an inspiration! You've totally inherited your Mom's creative talent!



So each one requires to list a few things about yourself! I'm going to combine them and list a few LOL!
  1. I am incredibly independent ! I will usually try to fix something before I would ever think of asking for help!
  2. I've been accused of being  a work- aholic! Not true.... I just don't like to sit much LOL!
  3. I can find humor in almost any situation.... sometimes that's not a good thing!
  4. I can leg press 320lbs and bench press 85! Tells you which end is stronger huh?
  5. I own 2 VW's    1974 super beetle and a 2001 new beetle.... they call me the bug lady! HEHEHE!
I am not very good at passing these along.... they have been around blog land a few times and most of my blogging friend have already received them. I invite anyone of my friends who don't have them to PLEASE fill free to add them to your blog!
Thanks again Theresa, Lori and Dee! May the good Lord bless your socks right off!

Missing Mojo...... Where O Where Can it Be?

Good Morning!
I hope all is well with you! As you can see by my title my mojo took a hike.... sighhhh!As a rule I try to create my cards on the weekend when I have time. Didn't work this past weekend and isn't working well after work )0; On a sunny note when I got home from work yesterday I noticed all the snow is gone from my flower garden and the tulips are up about 4inches. Can you see my big huge smile? Spring is springing in Idaho! Gotta get ready for another fun filled day at work... have a good one my friends!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Say it In ....

Good Morning,
I hope everyone had a great Monday! Well I went to town, bought supplies, no shoes and no taxes )0; OH well! Annabelle Stamps challenge is Say It In Blue, Red and White. I'm still working on Easter cards so I thought I would give it a go! I actually CASED this  card of Michelle Zindorf's. Her work is always so inspirational!

My card base is whisper white, layered with not quite navy. My focal image is from Annabelle's Easter Hope. The grasses on the bottom are also Annabelle's All Things Grow.  I am entering these challenges:
Annabelle stamps blue, red white
Simon Says Stamp anything goes
Aly's Sunday Challenge anything goes
That's it for me today.... running late... have to work!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mojo 182

Good Morning!
It's Mojo time! I couldn't get a good picture of this card... I think because it's still dark outside! I made this for 2 challenges, Mojo Monday and Christmas All Year Round. My card base is very vanilla layered with cherry cobbler and deck the halls dp. My focal image is from delightful decorations. Short and sweet today have to go to town! Hope to get taxes done, supplies bought and get a new pair of shoes! Wish me luck! Have a good one my friends!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

"Spring is Near, Green is here!"

Good Sunday Morning!



Can you believe I'm here on a Sunday! I know, nobody
is more surprised than I am! Annabelle Stamps is the sponser
for the challenge at Wee Memories, how could I not play? The
challenge is Spring is Near, Green is here! How fun is that! With
spring I always think Easter. I just happen to have Easter Hope from
Annabelle Stamps waiting to be inked up! My card base is whisper
white layered with always artichoke and botanical gazette dp. My image
and sentiment are from Easter Hope.  Off to play more... have a great day!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bloomin Thanks ( Dumb Title)

Good Morning!
Did you hear about the earth quake in Japan? Prayer warriors take your stations and hit your knees! I'll take all this snow any day..... I just can't imagine.My card was created for club! It's pretty basic! Whisper white card base, lap of luxury dp. Puncher flower and leaves... easy peasy! Time to get ready for work! I get to have a pedicure and reflexology today.... can hardly wait :0)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

It's SERIOUSLY Raining!

Good Morning!
I'm really late posting! I didn't have time to get it done last night and had be at work cutting hair by 7 am. I have a car salesman who gets his hair cut every other Thurs @7. Nice guy but sheeeeesh! He's a good friend of DH's.....  I have a pretty simple card to share with you today! Made it just to make a card! My card base is whisper white layered with ice cream parlor dp. My focal image is from sweet summer! I'm sure by my title you could tell I'm excited about the rain! It's been raining hard all night GOOD BYE snow! Have a super awesome day and see how many people you can make smile!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Christmas All Year Round!

Good Morning!
I have another green, black and white card to share! This is actually the first one I did for our swap and really don't care for it! I followed 2 challenges for this card Christmas All Year Round (bling) and Sweet Sunday sketch. My focal image is from a really, really old SU set called peace & love. The dp is merry moments. That's it for me today! Off to work I go!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sista Swap...

Good Morning!
I have a CASE card to share today. I really CASED the layout from this card, nothing else is the same! My color choice  came from the challenge my sis Terri set for us this month, garden green, black and white. I love the contrast!



I am entering these challenges:
Wild Orchid anything goes
Catch the Bug anything goes
Shelly's Images 3 layers
That's all I can muster up.... time to get ready for work )0;

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mojo 181

Good Morning!

It's Mojo time! Fun, fun sketch.... lots of elements!
I used my Holly Jolly dp to the max! It's kinda busy, 
but I like it! There is absolutely NO stamping on this
card!
This is the 2nd card I've created today... another
sleepless night in Pinehurst! My fur baby didn't think
I needed any sleep )0; I'll show him.... off to the 
groomer he's goin! Lot's to do today, Club tomorrow!
Have a great day!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Congratulations Taeler!

Good Morning!
Can you believe it's Friday... holy cow the week went fast! My oldest gdaughter is getting baptized tonight at church! I'm so excited for her! She is 14 and  my card making buddy! This card is ALL girl! It's made almost totally from scraps! The only things I can identify for you are the card stock (whisper white), the roses ( from the lovely Olga Rose) and the pearls are SU.  My sentiment is from SU but is a loose one so I don't know what set! Mother Nature is at it again, blowing wind and you guessed it SNOW! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Inspired by Nature

Good Morning,
Our local ski mountain got 6ft of snow in 2 days...... WOW!
We however got about a 1 1/2 ft..... now it is pouring rain CRAZY! Mother Nature has PMS! Wish she would try hormone replacement therapy! My card is a pretty CAS state of affairs! I stamped half of the grass from inspired by nature and added my little punched  pieces to create cat tails. Popped on a few pearls and a ribbon, Wha La! Hope you have a great day! Stay dry!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Good Morning~
This is my first Christmas card of 2011! With all the new white stuff I just new Christmas was right around the corner.... not spring! Actually when I saw the tutorial for this on SCS I had to give it a go! It really was quite fun to do! My baby sis is into quilting so I think she will get this one! My card base is cherry cobbler layered with very vanilla, cherry cobbler, very vanilla and my quilt top! Sentiment is from heard from the heart. Have a great day and think spring!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Got Snow?

Good Morning!
We have TONS of snow! We went from seeing our grass and robins just a few days ago to about 14'' and it's still SNOWING... UGHHHHHH!
Ok onto my card! I started with the Annabelle sketch challenge, which was perfect for a "man" BD card. While I didn't use Annabelle stamps I did use their twine and sprinkles! My focal image is from SU's punch bunch. My DP is ice cream parlor and chocolate chip DSP. It's a pretty CAS  card... but it works! I need to go shovel off the deck while DH plows AGAIN ( he's not happy )! Have a great day!