Sunday, April 25, 2010

Little Paper Shops Birthday

Little Paper Shop is celebrating their birthday this month, and in honor of that they are having a special challenge...Make a birthday card!!!  I only have till 9pm today (4/25/10) to upload this card, talk about getting this done just in time..hehe  But I did!!!!  I was checking out other blogs today and one of the blogs design caught my eye, now I cant remember which one it was of memory is not that great, that's why I have yellow pieces of paper everywhere...anywhoo, I liked it.  And this is what I came up with....

A "Male" Birthday Card

I bought some new stamps a week ago of some Fleur De Lis, this is Robs' "symbol" he says...LOL  Actually I have bought a few Fleur De Lis stamps in the last month...guess Rob is on my mind even when I am shopping....hehe  I have not made a guy's card in awhile, so I thought I better or I wouldn't have any to give away when needed.  So here we go, this card is for two challenges:

OWH "Operation Write Home" Sketch Challenge #14
Play Date Cafe - color challenge, Clay/Creame/Turqouise-y

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Follow Your Dreams Card

This card was made for three challenges, Paper Craft Planet, Stampin Sisters n Christ, and Little Paper Shop.  I love the stamp set from Close To My Heart, Floral Delights, which is what I used for my images and sentiment.

First Challenge, Paper Craft Planet, sketch, SK041710

The second challenge was for Little Paper Shop, color LPSC64
The third challenge, was for Stampin Sisters n Christ scripture challenge.  This weeks scripture was Isaiah 40:8, "The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever."  Challenge was to make a card/project with flowers on it. 

And this is what I came up with....

Colors are from CTMH, close to what LPS colors:
Bubblegum, Watermelon and Chocolate
Paper - DCWV
Ribbon - CTMH
Buttons - Making Memories

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A few Odds and Ends

Here are a few cards/projects I completed during the week and today besides my challenge card. 

This one is for our Pastor at Church...our family life group is going to give him a basket with some of his favorite goodies...I just started with this group last week and already see the faith and love they have for our Lord!

And on that note...our family life group leader, Ms Sandy, has us write the verses from Sunday's services in a notebook.  And then we are held accountable at group by a fellow member, they don't check word for word but that we at least wrote out our verses.  This keeps us in the word, and for me helps me learn the bible.  Of course I had to decorate my notebook, it's simple with a verse on the front....I choose a tree, because it's always growing and changing....
And then I purchased a binder to put all our newsletters and notes from our group.  And yes I had to make it beautiful.... It has a glare...haha so you can see me takin a pic!
I hope you enjoy!

Challange Fun 4/17/10

Happy Saturday my scrappin friends!  I have been a busy girl this morning and I love it....due to the fact that it is due to cardmaking.  I love that kinda busy, dont you?  For me personally, I have found that making a card for a challange or two or three, has made my creative juices flow. I like how this card turned out, I wanted to add ribbon to the card, but for me it didnt look good.  This card card sketch is from Our Craft Lounge, OCLDT09. They were having a contest with this sketch but you had to use one of their stamps. I decided only to use the sketch. The colors used were for  Paper Craft Planet's color challange, pcpcolor63, using a dark green (garden green), lt aqua (soft sky), lt green (celery), white and bashful blue.  I used Close to My Heart colors of course...since I have most of their stamp pad colors.  The third challenge was for Stampin Sisters in Christ, theirs is always a scripture challange, very inspirational. And we were to make a project or card about prayer and/or peace. Now this challange included a prize from Simon Says Stamp...woohoo!

Card Recipe:

CTMH Paper and Ink, New England Ivy-Sweet Leaf-Indian Corn Blue-Heavenly Blue
CTMH - My Accents, New England Ivy
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Stylized Flowers
EK Success Edger Punch - Dotted Scallop
CTMH Clear Embossing Powder - used on the stamp
Just Rite Stamp - Breath of Spring

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ippity Blog Hop

Oh my am I excited to be inlcuded in this blog hop.  This is my first one ever!  I just started blogging in January and actually the blog started out as something else.  Over the last few months have developed into a scrappin blog.  I love to create cards, scrapbook layouts and papercrafts for myself, family and friends.  Ok so on to this blog hop...hehe  Bonnie Rose, who has a blog called "A Life Unrehearsed" decided to have a blog hop featuring stamps from Ippity by Unity Stamps.  She is having a sale over at her site Paper and Ink - Ippity and Me,  right now, $15 and $18 stamp sets. There are going to be lots of talent shown thru out this blog so please try to check them all out, as we didn't use the same stamp set.  There will be a prize offered by Bonnie Rose and I will be giving away a surprise myself, chosen by from among all comments left on my post.

Now on my card, I choose to use the Devoted set from Ippity, and used a slant card technique.  I saw many cards in my little creative mind.  And the one I made will be heading to my Aunt, she recently moved into a new place, after the blog hop.

Card Recipe :

Stamp Set - Ippity / Devoted - IPK103
Cardstock - colonial white, dutch blue, breeze, buttercup from CTMH
Ink used - colonial white, dutch blue, breeze, buttercup, topiary, chocolate from CTMH
Ribbon - CTMH
Flowers and button - Making Memories
CK Success border punch

I wanted to do a simple card...which is what I create best, so I  hope you enjoyed stopping by my blog and please come back.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Love & Sketch Challange

This card was created for two challenges!  The sketch I found thru Stampin when I can (she puts out sketches from other sites..thanks), which lead me to one of the challenges, Sketch Saturday.  The other challenge was for Stampin Sisters in Christ, the have weekly scripture challenges.  Challenge #33, to create a card/layout/project with the word Love on it.  The scripture:

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

5 x 6 1/2 in card
strips of CTMH pink and DCWV glitter sweet papers
CTMH stamp set - Celebrate Life
Spellbinders - Nestabilities Scalloped Circles Die
Ribbon from CTMH
Felt Flower and Button from Makin Memories
White Paper Flower - CTMH
May not be able to see , but glitter on edge of large scallop

I hope you enjoy this card, as much as I had fun creating.  Now on to my next creation for the first ever blog hop I have been invited to join in.  Come by on the 14th, to see my creation!  Have a great Sunday!!!

My Pink Stamper Challange - Using Pink, Black, Green

I decided to join in on this challenge as I love the color combination...I am trying to do more challenges to help create cards for friends... And we have a chance to win the Create a Critter cartridge.  This one was fun and really didn't take me long to create.  Which is why it is so simple, yet cute I think.  Please check out the creations of the My Pink Stamper DT to see what they came up with, great inspiration.

5 x 7 card - Pink cardstock

Pink, Green and Black CTMH cardstock
3 green CTMH
CTMH Stamp - My One and Only
Black cs - 4 1/4 x 6 1/4
Pink Frame - Cricut Potpourri Basket cut at RDS 3 in
Heart (and shadow) - Cricut Potpourri Basket cut at RDS 2 in
Pop dot used to lift up the heart
I did round all the corners and slanted the layout
Edged the Card with black ink - ctmh black

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Great Prize to be Won by Provo Craft

Ok I can hardly contain my excitement over the prospect of winning this great prize!!!!  I mean really who wouldn't want to win the Brand New Cricut Cake from Provo Craft.  Not only will it cut fondant for beautiful looking cakes, but it's PINK...can I get a woohoo on that!!!  Oh my the creative juices are just endless with the machine.  Not only can you create decorative cakes, but you can use the cartridges on paper and make beautiful cards and layouts.  But the main purpose of this machine is of course for cake decorating.  Now this has been a dream of mine since I was in my 20's, and I tried but couldn't do the designs very well...hands were not steady enough and the tools...  Well the Cricut Cake can take all those worries and throw them out the window!!  Please check out Cuttlebug Challange's blog for full details on how you can win one. 

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Who wants Sweet Pixies Candy!

Kellie is offering the Spring Sweet Pixie Kit from All That Scraps, for hitting over 100,000 blog posts.  Just that is so cool in itself...but she wants to celebrate...and we as followers are the lucky ones.  Check out her blog and candy.  In the kit, 8 Swiss Pixies, 6 accessory stamps, and 3 Spring sentiments. These are so sweet and if I dont win, I will buy them.  As Kellie stated, "There are so many possibilities with this set.

Enter by April 23rd midnight and the winner will be announced April 24th....Good Luck!!!

God Bless, ScrappinCntryGrl

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Blog Candy Won!!!!

I am very happy and pleased to inform you that I have been awarded some blog candy from Donkey was her 2 year Anniversary Blog Candy!!!  I was lucky number #297, and I do mean lucky.  The candy is awesome, I cant wait to create with what was all included. And of course I will post pics of the creations.  But for the meantime go check out her blog, not only does she have beautiful art, she is also funny....and she does have real Donkey's. They are adorable!  Here is what I received:

DCWV 8X8 Linen Closet Paper Stack
DCWV 8x8 Cafe Mediterranean Paper Stack
2 DCWV 4X6 Card Stock Mat stacks
Three Hanglar Stamps
Three Sugar Nellie Stamps
Three Whiff of Joy Stamps
Basic Grey Clear - Two Scoops/Heart Smudge Stamps
Pink Cat Studio - Friendship Stamps
1 Papirloftet Stempel stamp
2 Queen and Company - Pearls and Rhinestone's Embellishments
Bunches of Mulberry Roses - they look gorgeous
2 pkgs Colorbok Chipboard Buttons
2 pkgs Doodlebug Boutique trims Ribbons - Pink and Blue
2 Rolls of Ribbon pretty pink and gorgeous Butterflies
1 EK Success Edger Punch

Now if I can't create using this I don't know what to think..hehe  But the stamps I am getting I need to buy some copics...hehehe

Thanks Michelle for having an awesome give away!!!!

My Daddy

My Daddy
This is my fave pic of my MP in the Marines