Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Happenings

Well it is Sunday, took a little me time and slept in this morning. Feel so much better now, ready to tackle the day and do some scrapbooking too. It is a dreary day here, I am so ready for some sunshine and spring time...How about you? Last night, I worked on a great sketch by Get YOur Scrap On #2, these goofy pictures of our middle daughter. She would stick her tongue out every time I tried to take a serious photo...she thinks I am the mamaratzii. Big ol' goofball!! Also for Crop Stop blog challenge add some stickles I added stickle dots around the middle circle nd on the J since it was black and needed to stand out more with the glitter. Thanks for looking this morning. Will probably have more to share tonight...Happy Sunday and Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Little Saturday Night Rush!!

Hi there everyone, just got my adrenaline going by competing in a one hour sketch at My Sketch World, when I got thru I created these little cuties with the layout scraps for the sketch challenges at Get Sketchy#70 (card 1) at Friday SKetchers, sketch #137,(card 2) sponsored by Tickled Pink stamps. I just love these antique colors and embellishments together. Thanks for looking, I am off to scrap some more! Chow!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I created this card the other night for the Get Sketchy card sketch, just now getting around to posting it. Had some left over stickers from another project that worked really well for this "New Home" card. What a great prize they have there too, can you believe you could win a $100 gift cert...WOW. Also created for the Cupcake Craft challenge "Something New". Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room Sketch #44

I creted this "You're the Best" card with the sketch#44 from The Shabby Tea Room. This sketch worked so well using up some scraps from a recent layout using Bo Bunny Products. I love the bright colors on the black background. Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Wow, how time flies when your having fun!

I have been busy the last two days, created 6 layouts and 3 cards for several challenges and dt opportunities. I am so stoked to be scrapping after a long dry spell. A day of hookie from work did wonders too. ;-) The first layout and card were created using Lucy Chesna's sketches at My Sketch World. Her sketches always rock my world! They are so versital. The card envelope is also decorated inside and out for the Envy the Envelope challenge at Just Us Girls! The second layout "Grow" is my darling baby sad that she is growing up, can't she just stay 2 forever!! This layout was created using this weeks sketch at CropStop! They are also starting up a challenge blog too, gotta go check them out if you haven't already. I will save the rest for tomorrow, don't forget to check back then to see what I have been up too!! Chow!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Here is one for Stuck Sketches! Love the sketch, worked really great for these photos of me and my husband at Ceasar's Palace. We took these photos as we walked thru the forum shops. I always love taking photos of the statues and waterfalls. I do wonder though why he has such a sneeky little grin? I tried out making these little handmade aster flowers out of ledger paper. Turned out ok for the first time. :-) I used some old Pink Paislee stickers instead of pattern paper. Thanks for looking, see you again soon.

just Because

Isn't this just the best reason to give a card, "just Because"? The pictures doesn't show the colors as well as they should but they are grey, green and lavendar. Stampabilities stamps. Created this card for the following challenges:
Envy the Envies @ Just Us Girls,
Sentimental Sunday's Wings Challenge,Challenge #19 @ Aud Sentimental Challenge Blog,Cute Card Thursday"out with the old" and Stamptacular Sunday Sketch #93. Thanks for all the inspiration from each of these blogs.

Get YOur Sketch On!

Are you looking for some new sketch inspiration? I am always on the lookout for great sketches and challenges. Get YOur Sketch On is a new sketch challenge site and they are also having a give away. YOu could win a $100 gift certificate to the store of your choice. Go on over and check it out. You never know when you might need to Get YOur Sketch on!
Here is a layout of my daughter using one of their sketches!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Just Monkey Business

Envy the Envies (envelope) challenge at Just Us Girls Challenge Blog and Card Patterns SKetch #97

Created this cute little monkey card while trying to learn how to blend my new Copic markers. I am by far a great stamper but I am trying to learn new techniques. I love and envie the way some people make it look like pure art...gorgeous. Maybe I will get there some day. I did buy a blending pen but it is dry? Is it supposed to be dry? I think I need to return it. Just monkey business while I try to get the littlest monkey to go to bed. She took a long nap today and doesn't want to go to sleep.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

First layout and card of the New Year!!!

Created this layout for the Color Room Challenge. My colors are a muted version of the colors given, with some Basic Grey Recess (Principal and Biology). Sage was on a photo shoot and chose to wear this ragged old cowgirl hat. She is so photogenic, doesn't even have to work at being beautiful. I added the raffia type to mimic the ragged edges of the hat, the woven heart was inspired by the weaving of the paper on the sketch. I only used one photo instead of three and rotated the title. Thanks for looking! Happy New Year!!

We made it good to be home

We enjoyed out get away, but we are so excited to be home again. The Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam were magnificant. Pictures do them no justice. If you have never seen them, don't put it off, they are both a wonderful sight. Getting home was a bit of a different story. We spent two whole days driving on ice and snow. I 40 was shut down twice, the second time we were forced to get a motel over night. We were one of the lucky ones, we got one of three left in the town. Unbelievable. In places there was snow up to the car windows, I am ready for summer after all that. The temp got down to 0* brrrrr. So glad not to live there even know it was pretty, it was also very dangerous, some not as lucky as we.