Friday, July 30, 2010

The Character Cafe Challenge Friday

Good Morning Everyone! So glad you came by today! I kind of decided to take an unexpected break this past week from blogging so that's why the posts have been scarce, but now I'm back & have a great The Character Cafe challenge to share today.

A close up:

This challenge is to make a "round" card & for this one I used the largest Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Copic Markers & the oh so cute image called Froggin' Frederik, isn't his face too cute? Fun to color too! Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see what the other DT members came up with for this challenge & to join to win some great prizes, good luck!

Oh, guess where I'll be tonight? Another Chicago White Sox game, the first place White Sox that is & my DH scored box seat tickets too! Let's hope it doesn't rain :) Hope to be back here again this weekend if not hope you have a great one!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Happy Friday!

Hi all! So glad you came by today. It's really super hot & raining here in the Midwest, it's so humid my hair doesn't stand a chance... Well I tried to post this yesterday but unfortunately I was missing a small part of the challenge & well you know it wouldn't be a challenge if you didn't do it correctly... hmmm... anyway, this week I joined in on the Sketch Saturday challenge & will have mine in just in the nick of time :)

First here's the sketch:
Here's my sample:

A closer look:

For this one I used one of my cards from Joann's packages, it's 51/2 x 51/2, I used a new Sizzix folder from Tim Holtz & the other is a Cuttlebug folder called Distress Stripes, the image is a Character Cafe image called Chip isn't it too cute? The nestabilities is the petite scallop circle too.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I'm sure mine will be busy as usual! I'm still contemplating CHA since it' s in the area... Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Teddy Stampers Challenge

Hi there & happy hump day! So glad it's the middle of the week only one more day for me this week, I have Friday off :) Today I'm sharing another card for yet another challenge (told you I was busy this weekend):

A closer look:

A bonus card:

A close up of the bonus card:

The image is from here, isn't it super cute? Just reminds me of summer. My entry card is for this week's Teddy Stampers As you Wish with a twist challenge. I used two side panels using one of my favorite MS punch & 4 glitter brads. Oh & I can't forget my bonus card, that too is made using the cute image & this one has 4 brads as well.

Thanks for coming by today!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sketch for You to Try Challenge

Good morning & happy Tuesday to you, so glad you stopped by today! I'm sharing my first ever entry in the Sketch for You to Try Challenge over at i{heart}2stamp, since it's a sketch & it's sponsored by Wild Flower Patch I had to give it a try. I've had this oh so cute image all colored up & thought it would be perfect for this sketch. First here's the sketch:

Here's my sample using the digi called Batter Up Sage from the Wild Flower Patch:

A close up:

I sure hope you like it! Hope you have a great day!

Monday, July 19, 2010

WFWC #23 Card

Good Morning & yes happy Monday... Today I'm sharing my entry into the Wild Flower Wednesday Challenge or WFWC #23, it's a sketch challenge which if you haven't hear before I love sketch challenges, such a great way to come up with all the aspects of the card without having to figure out how it should look on the card, here's my card:

A closer look:

For this one I used the freebie image given away a few months back, it's such a nice bowl of flowers, isn't it? I'm working on my copic coloring lately & this image was great for doing just that.

Thanks for coming by today, I'd so appreciate it if you found the time to leave a comment & let me know what you think.

Tomorrow I'll share what I came up with for my entry to the Sketch For You to Try challenge, the winner gets Wild Flower Digi stamps which I cannot seem to get enough of. Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Kickin' It For Michelle Card Drive

Hello & happy Sunday! (Although it's almost over :() I wanted to share the card I made for the Kickin' It For Michelle Card Drive over at A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge blog. This is for Michelle whom sadly lost her eyesight in an accident while tending to her donkeys a few weeks back. Here's the card I am mailing to her this week:

A closer look:

The inside:

I believe Whimsy Stamps Store is still offering this cute set made by Meljen's for free. Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog so that you too can send Michelle a card!

Sure hope you're feeling better soon Michelle!

Okay now I've been busy this weekend as it's been too hot here so I only spent time out of the air conditioning when I had to, so I have several challenge cards to share this week, please be sure to stop by & leave a comment telling me what you think!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Character Cafe Feature Friday Challenge

Hi Everyone! So glad you could stop by today! It's The Character Cafe's Feature Friday Challenge & this week is to us a rectangle card sized at 8x81/2 scored at 4.
Here's what I came up with:

A closer look:

Too cute isn't it? This image is called Candle Quinn, I had a ton of fun coloring this one & I just love his face :) Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog & see what the other DT members came up with this week & join our challenge, it's so much fun. The prizes are excellent as well!

Have a great day!

Monday, July 12, 2010

MIA this Weekend...

So sorry I've been missing in action a few days, it's been a busy weekend. In case you're curious it started out Friday (my ds's b-day) attending a Chicago White Sox game, Sox are in 1st place at this point in time. What fun we had. Saturday was spent doing errands & laundry & such... yuck. Yesterday was my dd's b-day so we had to spend a good part of the day with her, although she's at the ever so cool (not) age that would rather be with friends than the oh so embarrassing "parents"... bet some of you can relate??? Anyway my apologies but I had hardly no time to create anything this weekend. I do however have a card I made last week to share:

The inside:

I made this card for one of the ladies at work (my regular customer) for her grandson's b-day later this month. He's mowing lawns this summer so she asked me to use a lawnmower if I could, well of course in this ever growing papercraft industry we love so much you can find a lawnmower. The one I found is a Jolee's sticker, cute huh?

Before I say good bye for today I have to name my winner from last week's Character Cafe blog hop:


Kelly will be sending your oh so cute Spott image as soon as she can, congratulations! Thanks for stopping by the hop!

Hope you enjoyed what I had to share today, hope to be back again before Friday's Character Cafe Challenge this week! Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Love My Teddy

Hi Everyone! We've made it to the middle of the week! Awesome, I love short week's don't you? Today I'd like to share my entry into this week's Teddy Stamper's challenge. This week's challenge it to Love My Teddy. Perfect for me since I so love teddies :) Here's my card:

A closer view:

For this card I used the ever so cute High Hopes image called Krissy's Snuggle Bear, some paper from my stash & prima flowers along with so Bo Bunny brads, oh and a Sizzix embossing folder.

Thanks for coming by today hope you like the sample! Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

WFWC #21

Hi there, good Monday morning to you oh wait I mean Tuesday morning. Holiday's sure can through you off, can't they. I'll walk around work today thinking it's Monday all day & when I'm on my way home I'll realize oh wait it's really "Tuesday", awesome!

Today I'm going to share my entry in the Wild Flower Wednesday Challenge #21, I personally can't believe there's been 21 challenges already, I've joined several of them & 21 just seems like so many...

Anyway Jen's challenge this week was to use Black, Violet & Lime, here's what I came up with:

A close look:

Although using a Wild Flower image isn't required I find it hard to not use one since I have several which is great & I'm glad I can share :) For this one I used one of the newest Cuttlebug folders (can't remember what it's called...) Oh & the image is called Flower Fairy Daisy, cute isn't she?

That's all I have to share today, be sure to come on back tomorrow as I have my entry for Teddy Stampers challenge.

Oh & today's my baby brother's Birthday, (He's 36... not really a "baby", I guess)
Happy Birthday Chuck, I love you! My kid's birthday's are this upcoming weekend too, Andrew will be 23 on Friday & Lindsey will be 16 on Sunday! Oh & my little sister turns 40 on Friday too, very busy birthday week in my family, you think?

Have a great day & thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Red, White & Blue Penny Black Challenge

Hi there! Hope you've enjoyed this long holiday weekend (those of us in the US that is). I know I have & ('m sad to see it have to end. Wouldn't you know I didn't have much time in my craft room this weekend until today and when that happens the day before I have to go back to work it makes me not want to go even more... if you know what I mean :)

Anyway, I thought I'd end the weekend with my challenge card for Penny Black Saturday Challenge it is to use Red, White & Blue, how appropriate! I adore Penny Black stamps and have quite a few of the "T" is for Transparent ones so I felt compelled to join. Good reason huh?

Here's what I came up with:

A closer look:

Isn't he too cute? This was a fun one to make, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Character Cafe New Release Blog Hop

Hello Everyone & Happy Friday! Today's the day for a new release blog hop with The Character Cafe! This release has some really cute & very nice images I think you're going to love as there's something for everyone. If you haven't started at the beginning you'll want to start from The Character Cafe Store, if you are already hopping then you should have come from Margie's Blog! Here's my sample made with the cute new image called Spott:

A close up:

For this one I used one of the newest Cuttlebug folders I now own Seeing Spots (how appropriate) a MS border punch, Deckle Rectangle Nesties, some brads from my stash & Copic Markers YG67,YG63 & G20.

Be sure to leave a comment as one random winner will win their very own Spott image! There's also a grand prize as well 2 new images & a $5 gift certificate to the store & if you create a project using a The Character Cafe image you could be chosen for the August guest designer & get 2 free images to work with for the month. Become a follower or join the webstore for the newsletter to keep up on what's happening with TCC.

Also there's a really good sale going on now to that last for only one week (ends 7/10/10) 6 images for $5.00!

Next on the hop is: Queen La Rubba. (Addendum, if Queenie's post isn't up yet then next on the hop is Georgia). Thanks for stopping by enjoy the rest of the hop!

Sweet Mini Cake

Hi so glad you could stop by today! I had to try my hand at making one of those flame-less tea light mini cakes:

A view from the top:

Cute huh? These would make great wedding shower favors, don't you think?

Today is the last day of the work week for me & then I have a 4 day weekend, Fourth of July marks the middle of summer to me so I hope to do some relaxing this weekend & enjoy. I hope to get some projects done too! Be sure to come by tomorrow for The Character Cafe's New Release Blog Hop. The ladies get better & better with each release & you'll definitely want to see what they've come up with this month :)