Sunday, November 20, 2011

Baby Girl card

My sister is expecting her second daughter in mid-January 2012; her shower was on November 13, 2011 and below is the card I made for her...

My supplies were:  Peachy Keen Stamps PK-250 Sleeping Teddy, Staz-on Jet Black Ink, Misc DCWV papers (got to raid the scrap file for most), tiny pink brads, Xyron sticker-maker and my pink ATG gun.  I paper pieced together the image by stamping the stamp on multiple pieces of paper and intricately cutting out each piece I wanted in each color.  I then assembled the pieces to make the complete image.  Oh yeah - the scallop oval was cut on my Cricut using my Gypsy and the Forever Young cartridge.  I did a blue version a few months back for one of Shelley's friends who was having a boy (see a few posts down for a picture.)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Going Buggy give-a-way

 Head over to the following blog and sign up to be a follower.  Enfys does beautiful work with ProMarkers by Letraset and all kinds of stamps.  She makes the most beautiful cards and has one heck of a sense of humor.  I love reading about her travels and funny moments.  She is giving away two sets of ProMarkers donated by Letraset and a Cricut cartridge.  Even if you don't win a prize you will win by discovering this awesome her link below.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

PKS Challenge: Sketch Challenge 55

 It has been a long time since I have done a PKS Challenge.  This one I used for a layout but didn't look at the challenge until the day it was due so the photograph is not yet on the layout - it is being printed at the lab now but I won't pick it up until after work tomorrow.  Here is the sketch:

Here is my layout:

I will be adding this picture of my niece, Brooke, tomorrow.  She received the "Most Improved" award for the Pre-Kindergarten class.  I will do another post of the complete layout.  Have a great week!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

PKS Challenge 43

First challenge for me this year!  Heck, first challenge for me in a long time.  I loved this sketch!! I will be making more cards for my stash this evening based on this sketch now that the important one is done (my sisters birthday card for tomorrow 1/13).

I used Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge for the Ice Cream Cone and PK490 Everyday Character Face Assortment for the face.  This is the first time I have ever put a face on a non-doll and I think it turned out really cute.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.  Be sure to check this challenge out for youself at the following wonderful website:  Have a Peachy day!!
I couldn't help it.  Leslie :)

Wow--almost 6 months with no posts.

I really need to refocus myself--I have not been doing enough of my crafting lately.  Sure I make a card every now and then when I need one (see below) but I really need to get some scrapbooking done.  I got caught up in all the excitement online about new Cricut Cartridges and machines etc (which I can afford none of) entered every contest I could that required a simple comment for a chance to enter, occasionally entered the ones that had challenges and just wrapped my world around visiting each blog daily.  I did win a MS Scoreboard from Capadia (Thanks again Diane--sorry I never sent a card; best of intentions.) 
One day I read a post by someone that said you really have to love what you do to post all of these projects and give away all of this stuff and they didn't recommend anyone trying to join their ranks unless they were ready for a lot of hard work and criticism...that was it I stopped reading all of the blogs.  I realized I was looking at them for the wrong reasons and didn't truly appreciate all of the hard work behind every post they published.  I peeked in occasionally if I realized it was Hello Thursday but I wouldn't comment--just look and leave. 
Now I am back, planning to really work on my own things and use blog land as the true inspiration it was probably intended for.   I needed to make a card for my sisters birthday yesterday and wasn't feeling very inspired so I pulled up my favorite challenge blog Peachy Keen Stamps and sure enough their sketch was perfect and I got my card done (I will post that in the next post).  I will be going home tonight to make more cards using the same sketch.  I might even enter one in another challenge I found today.  I have decided that I am only going to enter challenge blogs right now instead of the mass just comment to win ones until I get more of my work completed.  I will still look in but will not post.
As for this very wordy post I decided to just showcase some of the things I have done recently but haven't posted.  Enjoy!!  If you made it to the pictures you must be bored ;)

Wow I see a lot of purple--I think that is my favorite color.  Again, thanks for looking.