Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Baby Cards

Good morning.  I thought I would make a random post today re: the baby cards that I have been making for church.  In one of my Red Carpet Studio posts, I believe that I mentioned that I volunteered to make cards for the babies, sympathy, get well, etc.  Whatever was needed, I said that I either have on hand, or will make.  There has been a flurry of births this past year, & on Sunday (the 1 year anniversary of the church start), they presented each of the babies born in the past year with a cross, & one of my cards.  I had put the church logo on the back, & a scripture inside, & Pastor Gary signed the cards.  You have seen the bear cards that I made for RCS, so here are a few more that I made for some of the other babies:
 



What is fun about these cards, is that I had bought a daily calendar from Five Below when we were still in PA.  I came across it recently, & what the calendar was to be used for was a scrpbook page a day for a year.  They were made to cut about & use for crafting.  Well, there were some really cute images for babies in there, so that is where this paper is from.  I embellished, distressed, inked, & pop dotted to create my cards.  They didn't turn out too bad. 

I just thought I would share with you.  Stay tuned for 3 more cards that I made in the days to come.

Thank you for stopping today.  Have a fabulous one, & talk to you soon.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Nuts About Sketches #250

Hello there!  How are you?  What is new & exciting in blogland?  If you can believe this, I am still trying to get caught up from the holidays.  My list just never seems to get quite complete.  But in the mean time, I did get to use another Nuts About Sketches sketch.  Fabulous as always. Here is what I came up with:




Again, I can't recall the manufacturer of the paper line, (I really need to start writing these things down!).  The base is blue cardstock, then I used multiple strips of patterned paper from a kit I had. I used my circle cutter to cut out multiple circles, & a big half circle w/ the stripes.  I used ribbon, thickers, & basic grey fabric brads to embelli.  The pictures are of Emma at 11 months old.  My sister had bought her her first pair of boots & made her a hat. Of course we put them on her right away.  She didn't quite know what to make of the boots, & the hat made her ears stick straight out.  All the more cuter, right?  ;o)

Thank you for looking today.  I hope you enjoy what I create as much as I enjoy creating them.  Until next time....Adios!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Red Carpet Studio - "Ted"

Happy Sunday!  Today Red Carpet Studio has a new challenge for you.  If you so choose, your challenge is to create a card using the movie "Ted" as your theme.  Create a card with an image of a bear on it.  Easy enough, right?  

The sponsor of this challenge is:
The winner of this weeks challenge will receive their choice of 3 digital images (including sets) from
SquiggleflyThat is an incredible prize!!  So, what are you waiting for?  Head over to Red Carpet Studio now & submit your entry.  We can't wait to see what you create! 
 
Squigglefly supplied the card design team bear images to use for this weeks challenge.  As you know, because I have told you many times before, I am stamp challenged, especially digital stamps.  Well, I went out & bought several sets of Tombow markers, & let's just say, I think that RCS has created a monster in me!!  I have become quite addicted to digital stamps!  I sat one night & while I was supposed to be watching a movie w/ my husband, I was focused on coloring the images.  (it was a Tony pick anyway....).  I was so into it, I didn't just make 1 card, or 2 cards, I made 4!!!  These images are so cute.  I know that I have to practice more w/ the markers, blending, shading, etc., but it is so much fun.  Here they are:
 




For church, I make the cards for the families with newborn babies, so while I was coloring these, & making the cards, I had them in mind.  So, one of the 9, yes 9 families with new babies in our church, will be receiving these cards.

Thank you for stopping today. I hope that you enjoy watching my digital stamp obsession grow.  Please come visit me again tomorrow when Nuts About Sketches posts a new sketch/reveal.

Happy Sunday, & God Bless!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Red Carpet Studio - Love is in the Air Bloghop


Welcome to Day 1 of the Love is in the Air Blog Hop, brought to you by the card design team from Red Carpet Studio!

This weekend the Red Carpet Studio design team would like to share with you love-themed projects to inspire you during this Valentine's Day season. Throughout the hop you'll see a variety of projects and we hope one or more of these wonderful creations inspire you to create. :)

If you've come from Tonya's blog, you're in the right place. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, please visit Red Carpet Studio.  

For today's hop I made a card:



I used paper from the January Memory Works kit, along with the red ribbon & stick pins (which are also in that same kit).  I had some random ribbon, which I used to embellish my card, the twisted the ribbon to make my flower.  Have you ever used a Glubber?  It is the biggest glue dot that you ever did see!  I used it for the first time for this card, & it was really cool.  When you are twisting the ribbon, you just stick the ribbon onto the Glubber, & when you are done, you peel of the back & stick it on your project.  I am definately going to need to invest in more of those cool things!!!  When I ws done with my flower, I decorated it with random bling, & stick pins, & used a rub-on for the "armore".  Viola!  My Love card!  I hope you like it!

We also have some fabulous sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on every stop of both days the hop!
3 digital stamp sets of the winner's choice

$6 gift certificate

"Whooo's Your Valentine?" Kit from Close to My Heart

12 yard ribbon set - Winner's choice of Red Hot Lover or The Yummy Collection

Please make sure to comment both days on every stop of the hop AND leave your contact information to be eligible to win. Winners will be announced on Tuesday January 29th at Red Carpet Studio along with the winners of our "Sparkle" layout challenge.

Your next stop is Candice's blog. 

And here's the entire lineup:
You are here====>>>>>   Anneliese - http://queen-of-the-crop.blogspot.com/

Happy Hopping! 
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Day 2 for the layout design team's turn!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Nuts About Sketches #249

Hello!  How are you this fine day?  I hope that you are as wonderful as ever.  It is a new week, time to start fresh, & have a splendid week.

Today a new sketch was posted at Nuts About Sketches.  As usual, it was so much fun to work with.  Here is what I created with it:


I honestly forget the paper line that I used, but it sure is pretty.  I just love the bright colors.  I was able to cut around one of the flowers in the patterned paper, & slide my picture/mat under it to make it pop a bit.  I found some really cool maroon, soft flowers in my stash, that have this cool stitching on it.  Not quite sure where they came from, but they are cool.  I had gotten the leaf ribbon at CK Convention this year, & it came in handy for this sketch.   The picture is of Tony & Emma, way back in 2006.  This was a regular occurrence for them.  Every night, Tony would come home from work, we would have dinner, then get Emma ready for bed. While he was giving her her bottle, the would both fall asleep, sometimes in really funny positions.  As you can tell.  He always got mad when I woke him up too.

Thank you for looking today.  As usual, I had fun using Shawn's sketch, & I hope that enjoyed what I created. Have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Nuts About Sketches #248

Happy Monday.  Don't I say that every Monday?  Well, I hope that you are having a good start to your week.  My weekend was jam packed with undecorating from Christmas, crafting, & spending time with some great friends watching football.  The best kind of weekends, productive & fun! 

Shawn has posted a new sketch & Nuts About Sketches today.  It is a double page layout this time, which have become a challenge to me lately.  I'm not sure why, but they are.  But as usual, they are always fun to work with.  Here is what I created with the most recent sketch:


I used Basic Grey paper, & fussy cut the circles.  I also used Glossy Accents on my letters to make them pop.  I love that stuff.  What I really like about this sketch is that it allowed you to get a lot of picture on one layout.  It actually called for more, but I didn't have as many as she wanted us to use.  The pictures are of the girls at an Easter Egg hunt in 2011 in PA.  As you can tell, there are lots of eggs, & the girls were having fun.  If you look real close, Audra has a huge knot on her head.  I forget why, but it was huge!

If you haven't been to the Nuts About Sketches site recently, she is having a new Design Team call for the next term, March - August.  If you are interested, be sure to swing by & get all the details.  I'm sure that she would love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by again today.  I love to have you!  Be sure to stop back again soon to see what else I have come up with.  I hope to get some more scrappy time in in the weeks to come. 

Have a blessed week!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Red Carpet Studio - Butterfly Effect

Happy Sunday!  How are you all today?  I hope that you are having a glorious weekend.  I know that we are having a productive, yet fun weekend here.  I know that I got some scrappy time in this weekend, so it was especially happy for me.

Today at Red Carpet Studio, a new challenge is posted.  "The Butterfly Effect" - In which you are to create a card with a butterfly on it.  The challenge is sponsored by   Floppy Latte Digital Designs - Once you create your card with a butterfly on it, & submit it via the link at RCS, if your creation is chosen, you could win a $10 gift certificate at Floppy Latte Digital Designs.  So be sure to head right on over to RCS & submit your card for this awesome prize.


 

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As you know, I am stamp challenged, & certainly digital stamp challenged.  However, I recently bought a set of Tombow makers, to help me along.  Floppy Latte Digital Designs provided us with a few of her wonderful butterfly digital stamps to use, & I chose the one below.  I used my new Tombow markers, & made this card:


I used a flower cardstock base, layered on cordinating cardstock, pop-dotted between the orange & green layer, & added a few embellishments.  Including stickles, & a glitter pen. However, this is one of those cards that I just did not fall in love with.  It is ok, but not WOW!!  So, I gave it another try with different colors:

Again, I used my Tombow markers for the butterfly, I pop-dotted between the white & red, added some ribbon, & flower stickers, & I even used my sparkly fluff on the dots. I really love that sparkly fluff stuff.  I should use it more.  I like this card better than the first one, but still not my best work.  I guess I just didn't have the mojo flowing this week.  Maybe next time. 

Thank you for looking today.  Again, please be sure to head over to Red Carpet Studio & submit your card with a butterfly on it.  I am sure that it will be way better than mine! ;o)

Have a great rest of your day & see you back tomorrow for my Nuts About Sketches reveal.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Nuts About Sketches #247

Good morning!  Can you believe that it is January 7th already?!  Holy smokes, we are in the year 2013!  And before you know it, I will be making a post & saying the same thing one year from now about 2014!  It just seems that as I get older, the years go by so much faster.  I hope that you are well this fine day & that the new year is treating you good.  We are either on our way back from Disney, or just got back, so I can't wait to fill you in on all the fun that we had!!!
 
Today, sketch #247 has been revealed at Nuts About Sketches.  Shawn posted another outstanding one, that's for sure!
 

I'm not sure if I ever mentioned to you or not, but I have an ongoing album that I do for my parents, & every so often I will create pages to add to their album.  This one I did for my father's album, & gave it to him for Christmas. This is my mom & dad with my girls on Easter in 2010.  Don't my parents look so happy!  I hope that Tony & I are still that happy after we've been together 40+ years!!

Thank you for looking today.  Be sure to stop by NAS to see what all of my talented fellow DT members have created.  Have a great day & stay tuned for updates on our Disney trip!