Monday, June 28, 2010

Friends in Flight

This is my final card for  Seriously, I can not believe I made three cards in a matter of 2 hours.  And sadly you can tell it on this card.  I think my creative juices were in bed, where my body should have been.  Wait....its a cute card.  Not alot of fuss and muss, simple.  Ok if I tell myself that, then that is okay!  This card was for three challenges I just had to get in on.  And since I am tired, my post will be short as well, I need to remember to spell check The first challenge was for Sew Many Challenges, anything goes, so I thought Stamped Image.  The second challenge was for Simon Says Stamp Challenge, had to make a project using Friends theme.  And the third challenge was for Your Next Stamp Challenge, #19, use patterned/printed ribbon. 
Recipe for Late Night Card
Papers - Close to My Heart - Moonstruck, Autumn Terracotta, Sweet Leaf
Stamp Sets - words from Close to My Heart, Because of You
butterflies from Stampin Up, Watercolor Trio
Ink - Close to My Heart,  Moonstruck
Ribbon - Natures Collage

Wherever You Go

I love to create, and cards are a way for me to do that.  When I seen this stamp set from Stamin Up, I knew I had to have it, Asian Artistry.  I loved the simplicity of the stamp set and the phrase..."wherever you go, go with all your heart".  Isn't that lovely, I think we should use our heart in everything we do and wouldn't the world be a better place for it.  I love to LOVE,  I believe in love!  Love in your country, love in your family, love in your job, love in your hobbies and most important love in your faith. 

Ok, here are the challenges used with this card. (i love challenges, it helps this girl and they are fun, and some you can win free stuff)  The sketch was from Our Creative Corner weekly sketch, #occsc21.  And the colors used were from The Play Date Cafe.  I had to use brown/turquoise/red/orange. 

Recipe for Card
Paper - Close To My Heart - Ocean, Autumn Terracotta, Chocolate, Bamboo
Ink for Stamp - Close To My Heart - Barn Red
Button - Making Memories free pack - Red
Ribbon - Close To My Heart - Chocolate
Stamp Set - Stampin Up - Asian Artistry

Lovin Fishin

Who doesnt love to fish.....ME!  I am not a  My daddy loved fishing, he would put that pole in the water and then meditate...haha  Yeah he was young back in the hippie days, but thankfully didnt dress like them!!  I have dated guys who love to fish, but the love of my life does not fish.....yay for me!  I dont really get the whole fishing thing, I cant be quiet that long (some would say).  Really my dad was a simple man, which made this card appropriate.  I am doing two challenges with this card, a Clean and Simple sketch.  The second, from Charisma Cardz, is to make a card for a guy!  So two things came to mind when I thought of simple and dad and fishing!  Not sure why fishing, cause I personally dont think fishing is simple, but my dad made it look that way.  So enjoy, and now I need to figure out who I can send this

The patterned paper is 5 stamps from Outdoor Thoughts (CTMH) that I arranged on a acrylic block.  I wanted to create my own patterned paper.

Now for the Recipe:
Papers - Close To My Heart -New England Ivy, Bamboo
Stamp Set - Close To My Heart - Outdoor Thoughts
Ink - Close To My Heart - New England Ivy, Bamboo

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Happy Birthday USA!!!

Well hello there fellow bloggers, I am back!  I had taken an unexpected mini vacation from blogger, ok maybe not so mini.  Alot of things going on in this scrappers life. I have been making cards and layouts, just have not made time for the bloggin.  But the 4th is one of my two favorite holidays....the first being Christmas of course.  And OWH had a couple of free digi's for a middle of the week throw down I had to show you what I came up with.  The stamps were provided by Tracey fo The Stamping Boutique. I did combine this with a few other challenges over at Paper Craft Planet.  I love PCP, they have so many groups to help you create beautiful projects.  Now I am an American girl thru and thru...I take pride in my country!  My daddy was in the Marines in the early 1960's, and he was my hero in many ways.  So I tried to get the colors to match the Marine Dress Blues in honor of him.  And I want to say Thank You to all our troops who are serving, whether it be here, or over seas, on the front line, or at a desk.  They all serve a purpose!!!  I hope you enjoy.....

I decided to use only one digi stamp for the OWH challenge, the solider in front of waving flag!
One of three challenges from PCP was the sketch challenge, sk062610, as seen above.
 The second of three PCP challenges was for the Color Challenge, pcpcolor73, to use any shade of Red, White and Blue in honor of the 4th of July.

The third and final PCP challenge was from a new group I joined recently, The Cuddlebug-ers.  Their challenge was a double embossed, with the second embossing at an angle....which as you can see I forgot about the angle  Oh well it's all in fun.
Now for the Recipe:
Paper - Close To My Heart Cranberry and Moonstruck
Stamp - The Stamping Boutique
Ribbon - Close to My Heart Cranberry and Outdoor Denmin
Buttons - Making Memories from a misc bag I got
Marker Colors by Bic Mark It -which I won off of Facebook
shoes - Woodsy and Honey Brown
flag - Rambunctious Red and Deep Sea Blue
uniform and hat - Rambunctious Red, Deep Sea Blue and Moonstone Yellow 
Cuddlebug Folders - Happy Birthday (americas birthday) and Spots & Dots
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Scalloped Circle Large

My Daddy

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