Thursday, June 16, 2011

Waltzingmouse and Thinking About You...

Weekly sketch on WMS by Belinda Chang.... now, when I first saw the sketch I wished that I had the doily stamps as I normally LOVE to make chic/shabby cards {which I LOVE BTW} but, I had to create something different from my norm. Had some fun with it and definitely a challenge for me, Belinda... used some Cosmo Cricket dp- Upcycle- not shabby but, "girlfriend" how perfect!! One of my bestie girlfriends is my sister... how Lucky am I !! Actually, my girls and I are bestie GF's too... now that's depending on the "mom" hat I feel compelled to use sometimes... TMI?? Anywho... IMHO... my girls think I'm a titch behind reality.... what they don't understand yet is that I'm Waaay Ahead... BTDT!!!

My different... fun hat....



















Aren't those buttons adorable, and the Holiday Labels No. 14 from WMS is perfect with the papers and buttons!! Sentiment from WMS Fancy Phrases... love this set, although there is a new set Say it Out Loud that is on my list!!
Belinda's sketch....


















Have you "evah" had grand plans.... lots of time to stamp and no distractions!!! Well... I have to say Grand Plans don't always come to fruition.... thought I had this wonderful day to myself tomorrow and now, I'm going to work 'cause things are like a "wildfire" and I'm the fireman {without credentials as a firefighter, LOL!!}  This is one of those moments when I need to calculate the retirement or push the DH to accomodate me!!

Gabby as can be...

If you happen to stop by, I love to hear from you even if it is to tell me I'm a little tooooo gabby!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Birthday!!

Trying to "catch up" a little after several weeks of no card making for me {tidbit here, tad there only!!}. Jill Foster is the MUSE for CASE study this month. WOW.... love all the techniques she uses and I have to say "shamefully" that I had every intention of trying them out but...... graduations got in the way!! I did "keep" the feel of the card this week {or at least I thought so in my mind, LOL!!}

Jill's gorgeous card


I Case'd the layout, text bg, and circle/flower/bird element as the focal point. I used Verve's A Cut Above Flutterby die {LOVE this} and stitched the butterflies leaving "string" for antennas. Flourish is from Verve's Blessings Set {my absolute fav flourish}, nesties for the circles, sentiment is from Verve's newly released set Hope Blooms, and added some buttons to balance things out. 

I was so happy to get to "play" a little as lately it has been few and far between opportunities {honestly, I'm fretting over whether I spelled that word right... here in Charlotte we had one of the finalists for the National Spelling Bee- think he finished in the last 5...I'm somewhat anal, ya' think??}

Thanks for taking time out of your day to stop by and appreciate any comments/thoughts you leave!! Correct my spelling if need be, LOL!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Life is Good!!

Actually... it is... a little busy but, good!! Graduation party Friday night, Graduation Saturday late afternoon, after hanging at the pool with my daughter, and another party Saturday night. Had lots of fun and saw a lot of old friends... always a good thing!!

Made this card for MOJO Monday {yeegads... it's been a while}. I'd tell you to go over and check it out but, I think I'm squeezing it "under the wire"!! Loved the layout {now they're always good though!!}. Pulled out some Prima Madeline papers {love these colors}. White bg is stamped with Verve Text Objects, layered the papers, added some lace from Wild Orchid krafts, baja breeze and cherry cobbler seam binding layered on a Vintage Oval Cut Above Die from Verve that was stamped in early espresso with the Vintage Oval stamp, and a chocolate flower from Wild Orchid krafts. Sentiment is from Verve's Hope Blooms.



The sketch....
















Hope you had a wonderful weekend!! Didn't get to do my blog surfing and catching up but this is a no book club week {hosting at my house}, no grad parties and I will be around!! Appreciate when you stop by and love to hear what you have to say!!

TFL!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tea Time

Yikes.... finally had time to make a card AND post!! Busy little bee with family, friends, work, life!!! Thought I was going into a little withdrawal there for a minute...  wondering if I was going to start with fine tremors in my hands, LOL!! Speaking of fine tremors in your hands.... I am a major coffee drinker but, I make it so strong that several years ago my DH stopped coffee and started on green tea... he was having fine tremors in his hands, oops!! I do love all things tea/coffee related though {cups, pots, fine linens... you know what I mean!!} and fell in love with Waltzingmouse Stamps tea stamps {along with a few others!!}

I digress.... card is for WMS's sketch challenge and the CR84FN challenge to use light pink, medium green, and a neutral {hope kraft is good} and uses WMS Afternoon Tea Sentiments-- see there really WAS a reason my mind was on the tea thing!!


Used some gorgeous Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden dp with SU crumbcake. Added some stitching on the outer sides of the square panels. An image from WMS Very Vintage Labels 10 was stamped on a Labels 10 nestie. Teacup from WMS Afternoon Tea Sentiments stamped on some of the PP dp and sentiment stamped in crumbcake and heat embossed with clear. Sponged crumbcake ink onto a PP Artisan Element and layered. Added pink ribbon, lace, buttons tied with kraft twine. Fun card!!

The colors....



The sketch....















Thanks for stopping by.. leave a comment if you do.. love to hear from you!!

Between busy and blogger has "not recognized" me lately {I mean how frustrating is it when you log in 10 times and still can't post a comment!!}, I'm a little behind in visiting/commenting but, my plan is to have some time this weekend to get a little sun, do some stampin, and some visiting!! Sounds wonderful, huh!!??

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bravo!!

We have three graduations to go to this year and I have two cards done as of tonight!! {girls all three and they know I make cards and enjoy them} This is not your "traditional" graduation card but, I sure enjoyed myself whilst making it!!

 
Cut out two nesties with Labels 14- one crumbcake and one in white. Embossed the crumbcake with swiss dots and stamped the white with a Holiday Labels No. 14 from Waltzingmouse stamps {WMS}. Sentiment was stamped in crumbcake and heat embossed with clear. The background is a gingham image from WMS stamped in baja breeze, layered on crumbcake and stitched. Added some gorgeous flowers and lace from Wild Orchid Crafts {seriously gorgeous flowers and lace at excellent prices!!} Added crumbcake seam binding from SU, Websters Pages flower stickpin, and Maya Road stickpin.

I've never made one card that met three challenges before.... but, it I fell love with some challenges and being a working girl.... had to try, KWIM??

This card meets the CR84FN30 challenge to use light blue, light yellow, and kraft.



Edna's sketch from WMS.....


















Last, but, definitely not least, Wild Orchid Crafts challenge this week is to emboss {dry or heat} and I did both!! Have been purchasing my flowers and lace at WOC but, I didn't know they had a challenge blog until my bloggin friend Andrea posted about it.

Appreciate all your kind words and encouragement when you stop by!! Remember.... tomorrow's Friday!!

I'd give you an enablers list but, golly I think I already blabbed it all!!