Thursday, May 29, 2008

{ Sketch this: 52, CPS sketch #66 and baby Alex }

Here is my card for Sketch this: 52. This was my first attempt at machine stitching on my card. What do you think? Not as easy as I thought, it will take some practice. Hand stitching, I have done before. I thought the owl needed a little pink. Patterned paper and rub on is Al Fresco from Tinkering Ink. The large journaling stamp is from Impression Obsession. Owl stamp is Inkadinkado. I got it last weekend at JoAnns. Prima flowers and Making Memories tiny alphas. I took a close up photo of the owl so you can see that I added some glitter to its body. I was a little glitter happy last night. Check out the second card.
In addition to glitter happy I was pink happy. This card was made for CPS #66. I wanted to make a circle card, but it was really late and it didn't work out. The large scalloped circle is a stamp (that I love) from Impression Obsession, called Circle Elements #1. You can see it used here, too. I cut a smaller circle out of patterned paper (Pink Paislee) to fit inside. Maya Road sheer office note. Little owl came from Sassafras Lass patterned paper that I cut out. Of course, I couldn't resist adding glitter to her eyes. American Crafts photo corners, Love Elsie rub-ons. It's amazing how many things you can find (that you forgot about) while cleaning. Guess who is eating rice cereal? I was so surprised last week when the doctor said (at his 4 month well checkup) that he can start eating. It was really funny at first, but now he figured it out and is eating like a champ. He thinks it's funny so he laughs. It's really messy. The other two photos are just some of my favorites. I have been putting sunglasses on him while we go out to get the mail. He is just so cute. He loves to talk and laugh. Last weekend he rolled over for the first time and I got it on video!!!!
OK, I think that is all for tonight. I have to go finish watching Lost.

Monday, May 26, 2008

{ CPS sketch # 65 and SC # 177 }

I finally have some time to post these. There is a new sketch at CPS for this week. This card is for CPS #65. All the stamps are from Impression Obsession: Butterfly Bliss, Word Frames, and Block Elements for the polka dot background. The ribbon I got at Target couple of days ago in their dollar section. They have a pack of 5 or 6 for $1.00. This one is for Sketch Challenge #177. The strawberries, You make life sweet and brackets from Journaling II are all from Impression Obsession. I have been trying to clean my room all week and while I was organizing my patterned paper I found this old Scenic Route paper. You can't tell in the photo, but the bottom strawberry is cut out and adhered with a pop up dot over the sentiment. This last card was inspired by one of Alex's outfits ( see photo below ). I just love these border stamps. I used Block Elements for my swirly background on the bottom. The chipboard heart is by Heidi Grace Designs. I have to tell you that I love my new ColorBox Queue inks. I got several little sets on sale at JoAnns some time ago.
I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

{ Where have I been?? }

Oh, just around here. I have been working on couple of gift projects and mini albums...I will show you that tomorrow, I am still editing photos. I have been really tired lately so I am trying to go to bed earlier.
Here is a card I made for Valerie's Sketch 62 (card). Tinkering Ink patterned paper and rub-ons from Al Fresco collection. I added glitter brads from Imaginisce and Fiskars stamp.
Here is one more card made with Tinkering Ink Thistle Hill collection patterned paper and rub-ons. The green polka dot paper is Pink Paislee.
Finally, a layout I made for a challenge at Paper Posies to create a layout with no faces. I have so many photos like this of him and his toys. Tinkering Ink Al Fresco collection patterned paper. I added Hambly transparency, Creative Imaginations chipboard and a journaling stamp from Impression Obsession.

Friday, May 16, 2008

{ CPS sketch # 64 }

Here is my card for CPS#64. I made this today, last minute, because I wanted to be entered to win a prize, Scor-pal gift pack. Today is the last day to enter.
Just to let you know that Alex is here with me, in my lap, watching, as I type with one hand. This is his first time at the computer. We are listening to music. He was playing and I thought he was going to sleep, but I think he just wants some hugs and kisses.
For this card I used scraps and whatever was laying on the desk. This place is such a mess and I can't find anything. I am getting tired of it and I want to clean it up. Anyway, Pink Paislee and Creative Imaginations patterned paper, My Mind's Eye journal note, Melissa Frances chipboard heart, Michael's ribbon, Creative Cafe rub-ons, can't remember where the stamps are from or the trim. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

{ Impression Obsession Design Team Challenge #3 }

Today is a special challenge because it's Mitra's birthday and we (Impression Obsession DT) wanted to surprise her with birthday cards. Mitra is the owner of Impression Obsession and she is the one that supplies us with all the beautiful stamps. Happy birthday Mitra, I hope you have a wonderful day !
For this card I am using the new Circle Elements #1. I stamped the large scalloped circle (they are all separate so you are getting a ton of stamps in this set). I cut out the scallop and adhered it to the top of my card. I stamped a journaling stamp from Journaling II set inside the scallop, it fit perfectly. I just love the way that looks. I stamped the background of my card with a flower from Circle Elements #1 and I cut out two to add as an embellishment to the top of my card. The sentiment is from Mini Messages set. I used a blue Glaze pen for lines in my scalloped circle. I found them the other day, totally forgot that I bought them long time ago.
Check out the cards that other DT members created Laura, Deborah, Julie, Kelli, Tina and Penny.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

{ Happy Mother's Day }

Here is a little card for you. I made it for a sketch challenge over at Paper Posies. They are celebrating their 3 Year Anniversary with a month long party. I used Basic Grey Sugared patterned paper, SEI glitter flourish and sticker. The butterfly I cut out from Making Memories patterned paper, Prima flowers.
I should go to bed now and get some rest. I was working on couple of projects to give as gifts.
Here is my little cutie and us from the other day. Have a great Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

{ I stay up late....}

...and make cards. I should probably go to bed when Alex goes to bed. This is the only, uninterrupted, time I have to create and I am doing what I love.
It was National Scrapbooking Day on Saturday and I got a ton of stuff done. Create My Keepsake has the best crops and prizes. Here are some of the things I made on Saturday and Sunday.
This first card is all Tinkering Ink patterned paper from their Al Fresco collection. I love those colors. The little bird stamp is from Imaginisce. I found it at my LSS for $0.99!

I am in love with Kraft paper. I picked up a pack at Hobby Lobby the other day. Jennifer McGuire mentioned on her blog that she loves using colored pencils on Kraft paper, so I had to try. I used Prismacolor pencils and I have to tell you that I love it, too. That tree is a template from The Crafters Workshop. The little house is Jenni Bowlin journaling card, Heidi Grace stamp and the little butterflies are Martha Stewart punch. Here is a little layout I did. They take a little longer, but I have so many photos now, that I want to do more. I started a little journal with ideas, sketches and notes. It's just a plain notebook that I want to alter. If I ever do I will show you. I used Making Memories Chelsea's Place patterned paper. I think you can only get it at Michaels. The green patterned paper is Scenic Route. I added DCWV flowers and Creative Cafe buttons.

Friday, May 02, 2008

{ CPS sketch # 61 and other goodies }

I don't know how much time I have left. My little one has been sleeping for a while. I was able to finish two cards and take photographs and now I am trying to post here. Here is my card for this wonderful sketch. I went to Michaels yesterday because the new Studio G stamps are out. I was really lucky because they had everything. I found 14 new ones...I will have to find out if I have a complete set. I just love those little things. I picked up some extras that I will giving away soon !!!!
I found this SEI patterned paper called Black Orchid that I fell in love with and I had to have. SEI patterned paper, Creative Imaginations chipboard, Studio G stamp.
This little card I did for Jen's sketch challenge some time ago. She has one every week and I just love her work. I used Making Memories patterned paper, Basic Grey rub-ons and sticker, Prima brad, crochet flower that my mom made. I don't know where the glitter heart came from.
This last one is for a challenge at Paper Posies. They are celebrating their 3 Year Anniversary with a month long party. Tinkering Ink patterned paper, rub-on and sticker and Martha Stewart butterfly punch.
Have a great weekend !!!!