Friday, November 30, 2012

Sketchabilities #80

Good morning, how are you today? 
I would like to share with you my creation for wonderful sketch #80 at Sketchabilities.  The minute that I saw this sketch, I knew exactly what paper & picture I was going to use!  I have to tell you...that RARELY happens to me.  I usually have to dig through kits & pictures to figure out what I am going to use, but this sketch was perfect for what I had in mind!

The picture is of Tony & I, right after boarding the ship, when we went on a cruise for our 10th anniversary in 2011.  He didn't want to pose w/ the "Statue of Liberty", but I made him.  What is funny about looking at these pictures is that I have lost soooo much weight since then, that it doesn't even look like me anymore.  

It was a great sketch to work with, & I had fun creating with it.  I used a kit from Memory Works.  

Thanks for stopping.  
Enjoy your day!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Nuts About Sketches #241

As I am setting up my blog posts, I realized that I used the same paper line/pack for a lot of my past few weeks layouts.  It was Basic Grey, & it was a line that I picked up at the CK convention.  Love Basic Grey! 

Today another great sketch has been posted at Nuts About Sketches.  You already know how I feel about her sketches, so no need to gush about them, yet again.  If you don't believe me, head over there & see for yourself. 

These pictures are of my sister giving Emma a bath.  This was the first time that Dawn had bathed a baby (I think), & as you can tell by the bubbles on Emma's head, she was having fun with it! 

Thanks again for stopping by my blog.  I hope that you enjoyed my creations.
See you soon!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Red Carpet Studio - Black & White Card Challenge

Well hello there!  I hope that you are all settling after your Thanksgiving.  Did you have to break out your elastic waisted pants?  Did you do anything exciting, or stay close to home?  No matter what you did, I hope that it was fantastic!  We drove to Florida to my cousins house!  My cousin that I have reconnected with since moving to TX.  His sister, & my parents also made the trip.  Honestly, it was a fabulous time!!  Thank you, Joseph & Amber, for inviting us to celebrate Thanksgiving with you & your family!  We had a great time & are so thankful to have you back in our lives!!!

Today, a new card challenge was posted over at Red Carpet Studio.  The challenge was to create a black & white card.  How much fun is that?  I love the contrast of black & white.  Now I used a combo of off whites & a hugh of grey in there, but I think it turned out ok:

Here is what I created.  I used Basic Grey's Little Black Dress line, & some random ribbon that I had.    I know that my friend Courtney would very much like to be on the receiving end of this card as it contains animal print.  ;o)
Thank you for stopping by today.  Again, I hope that your turkey day was filled with festivities & thankfulness.  Please swing by tomorrow as I will have a new post for Nuts About Sketches.
Have a fabulous week!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Nuts About Sketches #240

Check this out!  Another awesome sketch is posted over at Nuts About Sketches.  It doesn't matter if it is a one page sketch or a 2 page sketch, they are so much fun to work with. 

This layout is of my oldest, Emma, right around her 1st birthday.  She is with my husbands Aunt Maryann (his God mother).  She had come & stayed with us to help celebrate Emma's birthday.  To this day, Emma loves Aunt Maryann, & talks about missing her quite often. Maybe she will come visit us in TX sometime.....  Love Aunt Maryann!

Thank you for visiting today.  Have a great week!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sketchabilites #79

I have to tell you, I LOVE designing for Sketchabilities!  Karan posted another wonderful sketch today & it was just so much fun to work with!!!  You really need to head over there & check it out & play along!  You'll be happy that you did!

These pics are of of Emma at 11 months old.  One day I just followed her around & was amazed at everything that amused her.  Like finding a baby picture in a magazine & then "talking" to it. Being amused by light shining in from a window, & how she wiggled out of her pants.  The innocence & that bald head! 

Thank you for letting me share my creation with you.  I am glad that you stopped by today.  Hope to see you again real soon!

Enjoy your day!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Nuts About Sketches #239

Good Monday morning!  How are you today?  Did you have a good weekend?  I surely hope that you did.  Mine was quite quiet!  Tony took the girls camping so I had the whole (quiet) house to my self.  I went to dinner w/ my neighbor on Friday, ran to every craft store in Katy, TX with another friend on Saturday, crafted a wee little bit, then went to dinner, again, with my neighbor.  I also cleaned, did dishes, did laundry, & worked a little too.  So, it wasn't all fun & games, it was just much quieter.  The funny thing about them being gone is that I get up just as early as if they were here!!  Why is that?  Oh well.

Anyway, another fabulous sketch is posted at Nuts About Sketches today.  You should go & check it out.  Shawn never disappoints.  Here is what I created:

These pictures are of Emma at a little over a year old. We had gone to the Elmwood Park Zoo, in Norristown, PA.  She loved the animals, & loved playing on the playground that is there, also.  It was such a fun, long day, that by the time we got home, she laid on the floor, & that is where she stayed.  All tired out. 
Thank you, Shawn, for another great sketch.  They are always inspiring. 
Thanks for looking today.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.  I will be at school helping with the book fair. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Red Carpet Studio - Western Card Challenge

The Red Carpet Studio challenge this week is a card challenge - create a masculine card. Anything goes!
This week's challenge is inspired by old western films.
A Western films is defined as a movie set in the American West that embodies the spirit, the struggle and the demise of the new frontier. It's hard to think of westerns without thinking about Gary Cooper, The Lone Ranger and, of course, John Wayne. A few popular westerns include "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly", "Young Guns", "3:10 to Yuma", "Dances With Wolves" and "High Noon".
Red Carpet Studios fabulous sponsor this week is Dude Time Doodles! They are giving away a $10 gift certificate!  So be sure to head over there & submit your card for the challenge!
Here is what I created using one of the fabulous digital stamps from Dude Time Doodles:

What fun!  I am a little green when it comes to stamping, let alone digital stamps, so this certainly was a challenge for me.  But it was fun to do!  I broke out the girls water colors, & used them to color my cowboy. 
I also want to apologize for the quality of my photo on the RCS blog post this week.  My husband had taken the camera with him, & I had to use my phone to take a picture to send to RCS to post.  Not the best quality, but at least I made it in time to post.  I retook the photo with the camera upon his arrival back home, to post on my blog. 
Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope that you come back tomorrow to see the new Nuts About Sketches sketch creation that.
Have a wondeful week.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Nuts About Sketches #238

I am a little late in getting this posted today.  I totally thought that I had all of my posts scheduled through the end of November, but it seems that I missed a few!  Oh my!

Well, today, over at NAS, Shawn posted another beautiful sketch.  I just love those sketches.  They are so much fun to work with! 

These pictures are of Emma when she was 10 months old.  In the back you can see our dog Charley, & our cat Jakey.  I miss them so much!  & look at how stinkin' small & cute Emma is!  This was the stage where she was pulling herself up on everything. 
I used Basic Grey paper (I think I used that kit all the way down to scraps!  I love that paper!), & all BG emellishments as well.
Thank you for stopping by today.  I love that you were here to visit.  Have a wonderful rest of your week. 
Until next time.  :o)