This week over on the City Crafter Challenge Blog, Cheryl has brought us week 50 and Celebrate Good Times. The challenge is to make a project with a banner or the words party in it. This is an easy one, so check out the designer's projects and join in the fun!
I haven't made a card in a few days. I strained a muscle on my right side as a result of too much lifting, so I have not felt like sitting in my craft room. Either I am in pain or I take an Advil and am sleepy! I have been working on a big project which I hope to have ready for some sneak peeks soon, but in the meantime, I made a card tonight for the challenge. I used Kraft, Real Red, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, and white. This card has a little of everything. I did use my party birds as I was reminded of them tonight when I took my cats outside . The yard was full of birds making so much noise it sounded like a tropical forest. They definitely know how to party! I have a large banner hung so that you will know what is happening. The week is going fast and tomorrow is the last day of March. Where does time go? Have a great Thursday and I'll be back with another project . Thanks for all the comments this week and thanks ladies on the City Crafter blog for honoring me as a spotlight artist this past week.
Are you up for another challenge? This weeks color palette over on the ColourQ Challenge Blog, brought by Arielle, is soft, pretty, and even elusive! It can be cheery or vintage take your pick. The colors for #78 are Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Kraft, Early Expresso and white. Go by and check out the other DT's cards and pages and then give the challenge a go!
I used a Pink Pirouette card base, a Early Expresso dsp mat(there is writing on the dsp which gives this card some more dimension), and a white embossed mat with lacey borders. I stamped my flower and my frame in Early Expresso. I colored the flower with Kraft, PP, Certainly Celery, allowing the EE to bleed in with the colors. This gave my flower a softer vintagey look. I colored the frame with the pink and the green and rubbed the edges with EE. My vellum butterfly is rubbed with Certainly Celery and EE, then given a rhinestone body! My sentiment is meant to convey to you a wish for you to Enjoy the softness and color of spring as everything is starting to bloom. Have a wonderful Tuesday and don't forget to play along!
There is at least one miracle that touches each of us every day. Thank you all my blog friends!
I received an e-mail from Cath over on the Moxie Fab World Blog some weeks ago asking me if I would like to be featured as a Moxie Fabber of the week. Can you imagine the surprise, joy, I felt? I think I shouted and threw my arms up, I was that excited. One more step in my journey, I told myself. Please go by the Moxie Fab World Blog, and check out my interview!
Every Monday mid-day, someone is picked as Moxie Fabber of the week. This week it is me! I hope you enjoy learning more about what I do, like and feel! My journey is not unlike most of yours. When I found out last night that I was to be featured today, I must admit I panicked. I was behind with my posts, card making and did not have a card prepared for today! This card is simple. It comes from the heart and took me awhile to put together. It is a simple thanks to Cath and to all of you who have made my journey a wonderful one. Have a great Monday and if you have a dream, all things are possible!
There is something magical about a butterfly from where it comes from to it goes. Thank you Cath for your beautiful words, they have indeed been a blessing today!
I don't know about you, but I am tired. I have had a long weekend. I started working out in my yard last week and by Friday, I had almost finished covering the backyard grass with compost. You know a shovel at a time! when I ran out, I went and bought some bags and finished that up last night. Yesterday after a lunch with my daughter I shoveled into her wheel barrow and wagon almost a yard and a half of compost for her yard. So I am plenty tired, and I still have to fertilize and put down stuff for the bugs! I guess this week will be another really busy one.
I have been working on some projects and can post this one tonight. I have decided that I just have a thing with cupcakes. I love them(eating), but my card ones never turn out like I envision them. This card is another celebration card! Yes, the time is nearing for a celebration. This card is done in reds, yellows and blues. It has a border, stitched edges, a banner, stitched tickets, tiny buttons and a dsp mat which I ran through the texture plate inking the large dots first with red! My cupcake is made using crimped dsp, tulle, and silver string beads. For the life of me I have done everything to keep this net down short of staples! I also changed my mind so many times as to what I wanted to do with it! This is a fun card and I am so glad I had it to post tonight as I am several cards and posts behind. Check my blog around noon tomorrow. I have another surprise! Have a wonderful Monday!
This week's challenge #49, over on the City Crafter Challenge Blog, is brought by Linda Robinson. Linda, will soon be a new grandma so her challengeis to make a baby card or project with babies, buttons and bows.What could be more sweet this time of year. Please check out the City Crafter Blog and the designer's projects. Feel free to join in, there is still plenty of time!
My favorite colors for a baby card are blues and yellows. for the mom who does not know what the baby will be these colors are always safe to use. I used Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, and white.This is a mixture of papers and buttons from my scraps. the flower is another one of my crocheted ones, but this time I did not dye it. Add a little stitching, coloring and cutting, and you have a card. It has been a wonderful weather day. I still have some gardening I want to do, so I will leave you with, Have a wonderful Friday!
We are having a party and you are invited to celebrate with us! Who? a surprise! Where? that's a surprise as well! When? you will just have to keep checking back...all I can say is soon! Have I made you the least bit curious? I hope so, because the Event will be happening soon. Until that time I will be issuing invitations like this one! Hope you enjoy!
Have you ever needed a party invitation to something special? You needed to make one, but you weren't sure what your theme would be. That is how I feel right now. So I am starting with some colors I feel are appropriate for the occasion, with some knowledge about the people the event is for. Since it is a celebration, I wanted a light neutral, so I used Vanilla to mat my card base(Kraft). Kraft is a sturdier cs with more density. I also used dsp, Real Red, and Riding Hood Red cs. Although this is not a sit down dinner(how could I invite you if it were), I have used eating utensils to help depict my party. Maybe there might be cake? Of course you could not eat that either! Oh well, the gesture is fun anyway. My silverware is sitting on a napkin, on my table with lace cloth. I have one balloon, a celebration banner and a beautiful ribbon and rose napkin holder already placed next to my service. I added pearls and rhinestones, as my friends like glitz and stitched it up in a fun looking card! Does it make you want to party? I will be back soon with another invitation. There are subtle hints as to what this might be for. See if you can guess...but I will not tell!
I received some new things today which I got with money my son gave me for my birthday! I was working on a card, when the box came. I put the card I was working on down and quickly laid out this one. I love the in color, Poppy Parade. The new dsp I received and a stamp set from Sale-A-Bration, go perfectly with Poppy Parade.
I used a Kraft card base, a Poppy Parade mat, dsp,a scrap of Old Olive, and a scrap of white, both already embossed. I made a flower from cs and dsp from the 6"x6" hostess pad, in the in colors. There is a little stamping and coloring on the white, a butterfly, stamped, colored, and cut out, some linen thread and three tiny tags. I always need a thank you card, so that was my sentiment. This was quick and easy to make, even the flower. The colors remind me of my Poppy plant that is blooming! Does it sing Spring to you? Don't you just love these vibrant colors? Hey peeps, I am trying to will spring in your area! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!
The colors for this week's challenge over on the ColourQ Challenge Blog, are jewel tones. Arielle has given us, Concord Crush, Kiwi Kiss, Bermuda Bay, Bashful Blue, and white to work with. Check out the other Dt's cards and scrapbook pages, they are awesome again this week. Play along with us and have some fun!
My card base is Bermuda Bay. I have mats of Concord Crush cs and dsp, then a mat of Kiwi Kiss. I added two lace punched border pieces, a beautiful frame, stamped in Concord Crush and water-colored with Bermuda Bay and Bashful Blue. I added one of my crocheted flowers(actually this was a reject, too small), a Kiwi Kiss button and ribbon. My sentiment was also stamped in Concord Crush. I love this ink because it is a great alternative for black, and looks just as intense. Could you tell that I had not stamped with black? Last touch was two tiny rhinestones put on top of the cut out flowers, just to give it a little added depth. Have a wonderful Tuesday and I hope you will have fun with this color combo!
There was a picture of the snow on the ground, posted by one of my Facebook friends. She sounded a little down so I thought I would make this card sending some springtime her way. If any of you in blog-land are feeling the same, this card is for you, too.
When I was growing up, I used to dislike the rain. It made my hair curl. After living in places where water is scarce, I began to see how necessary water is and my attitude changed. When I moved to Colorado, I found the snow to be calming for me and irritating for others. The snow replenished the earth with water. As spring approached, it was always exciting to see that first butterfly, the birds flying south, but stopping to give us some joy. Soon the tips of the first flowers would appear. This is truly the joy of spring.
Spring here means warm weather, air conditioning, and higher electric bills. We have had no rain this winter and the burn bans have already been put into place. I have had my windows open for weeks now. It is in the 80's in the day and only gets down in the mid 60's at night. Night is a little tedious, as it takes longer to cool off. However, when I was growing up, we had no air conditioner, only the small oscillating fans, so I figure I can take it. I guess what I am trying to say is, somehow we have to find something to smile about even with the end of winter refusing to move on for some and the springtime being a little too warm for others. Don't get me wrong, I am not being judgemental, and I do feel for those of you who wish the snow was gone. Here is a card, sending spring your way. It was fun to make and I hope it brings you some happiness! Have a great day, I'll be back around 10:00 Tuesday morning with anew ColourQ challenge.