Sunday, May 31, 2009

Oldie but Goodie and a WSC! :)

It's been a little while since I have been able to participate in a WSC - but I am going to get back into the swing of them. I used the sketch to make one of birthday cards that we needed this weekend. It was a busy Saturday... 3 games, 3 birthday parties and a bbq meant that again my husband and I split up to get it all done. :)
I used an oldie, but goodie for the main image of this card. While I love all the various new releases to be found each month (and of course always like to get my fill of them - LOL), I like reach back and use the images that I "had" to have at some point in the past. There was a reason I wanted them in the first place, right?? ;) Granted, I don't do it for all my older stamps regularly (although I should either do so or donate them so they get some use somewhere else), as my stamping style and taste have evolved, but there are some tried and trues. This IA image is definitely one of them. I think she is perfect for a card that is going to a little girl. This card for for a 2-year old. :)
Hope that you had a wonderful weekend. I'm bracing myself for a very busy workweek filled with LOTS of work and a {LONG} "day" trip to LA and back (ugh... red eye...) on Thursday. Wish me luck.
Have a good one!
Stamps: IA (both image and BG)
CS: SU Certainly Celery, PTI Stamper's Select White; Basic Grey PP
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Other: Target $1 ribbon; SU Rhinestone Brads (Fire Circles); Dimensionals, Copic Markers

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Pop of Pink!

Quickkkkk post!!! It's been a busy first few days of the summer work-wise!! Day trip in and out of Cleveland yesterday, and today, I'm off to my littlest's parents celebration at school this morning (Mother's and Father's day combined), and then off on a train down to DC for the rest of the day. I feel like Plane, Trains and Automobiles - literally! :) But I WILL fit it all in - I'm determined like that.

So fitting it all in also includes Dawn's color challenge this week - LOL. Loved the colors. I'm definitely trying to break out of my blue/brown combo that I seem to fall into time and time again!! I finally using more and more of the pink papers I have in my stash. So thank you, Dawn, for this week's color inspiration.

Ok, gotta gggoooooo! See you again soon.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Stripes of Sunshine for my first Bloghop!

After my excitement of being highlighted on Nichole's blog for my All-Star Team card for this month's GSS, I'm so glad to get the chance to join in the fun of this month's bloghop. This is my first PTI bloghop and I am so excited to be here! :) I have wanted to join in for one for sooo long, but something always came up, either I wasn't around due ot work, or couldn't get my card done on time. But this time I wasn't going to miss it, since with today being a holiday and us being around. I can't wait to check out everyone's creation tonight too.
I LOVE using yellow and purple together. I had this flower laying aroundas, I didn't quite fit the card it was originally intended for the first time around. But I had this idea to put yellow stripes together and I immediately thought of pairing them with something purple, and this flower jumped to my thoughts. Good thing I was able to track it down!!
Well, hope that you enjoy the card, and that yoJustify Fullu had a wonderful last day of the long weekend. We did! We had beautiful weather - it only rained once here for us, when it was origianl forecase to rain many times over the weekend. Lucky for us it only rained 1x and after dark last night. And it didn't cool the weather down at all for today (which was a good thing).
It was a great way to start of the summer!!!
Stamps: Friends Til the End, BB - Spots and Dots, Shapes by Design,
CS: Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, Stamper's Select White
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa;
Other: Lemon Tart Twill

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Another Color Challenge {done}!

Hello, hello. I'm home unusually early from work today, so I am sneaking a few quick minutes to post my two cards using Dawn's latest color challenge as inspiration! I really liked this color combo - it is one that I would definitely use again (so thanks, Dawn!) :)
Well, I'm off. The reason that I am home early is because two of my boys have games tonight, so my husband and I are following the action plan of DIVIDE AND CONQUER - Lol. We do this without fail on the weekends now, as all three boys are playing a sport {first time!} - plus my oldest is playing too, so we're following 4 sports teams in total! - Good thing I love sports.
Today is the first time 2 have games at the same time and in two different towns to boot!
Have a great night. I'll check in again soon. :)

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Booglie Birthday

I love this little monster from the Little Guy set from CHF. He looks like a happy little monster (despite the big eyes). I always thought he looked like he was waving his arms for attention, but when I decided to use him for this weekend's birthday card (only 1 this weekend!), I thought he could also be holding a flag. So I searched around and found this flag in an old SU set.

I had to omit a word that was part of the stamp, but it all worked out ok in the end.

Even though it was for a little boy (as my cards usually are!), I thought that glitter was in order on the stars. ;)

Hope you had a great weekend! Enjoy the start of the week.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Giving the Gridlines a Go...

Hello, hello!

These were my submissions for PTI's April GSS. I've been doing submitting cards for the past couple months since I've gotten back in the full swing of stamping, and I hope to continue to do so. I submitted a card for May too, so we'll see. I might even submit a second card, if I get a chance to take a pic and get it in on time. I must admit that getting the pics edited and then uploaded is such a time sink for me. Something seems to happen to my attention space between the time I finish a card and when I eventually get it uploaded. Have to see what I can do about that! LOL Anyway, here are the cards!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Better Late than Never!

This was my card based on Dawn's most recent color challenge. I was on time in making this (I finished it over the week), but missed the deadline to post. Oh well - so I figured I'd still post it anyway. I had to get creative with the Smoky Shadow requirement of the sketch, since I haven't had the opportunity to get. I didn't think I "needed" it... but guess what will be in my cart the next time I place a PTI order! ;) So my solution for Smoky Shadow - lightening up Tuxedo black by re-stamping the image in SU craft white right on top. It took the edge off the black and gave it a softer look, imo. Otherwise the card is pretty self-explanatory. I made it for my niece's First Communion, which we celebrated over the weekend.

Thanks for checking out my card!

Stamps: PTI Everyday Blessings and Mega Mixed Messages (reach for this set ALL the time now, it seems); CS: PTI Raspberry Fizz Bitty Dot, Stamper's Select White, SU Regal Rose; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Craft White, Regal Rose (craft); Other: SU Regal Rose ribbon, dimensionals, Labels 1 and Square Nesties