Saturday, November 29, 2008

Day 2 of 12 Days Challenge

Today's challenge is to use a dove or turtle on the card. I chose SU Wishing You for this card, combined it with SU cs and Basic Grey's Wassail collection I purchased for SweetnSassy Stamps. Thanks for looking!

PCP's 12 Days of Christmas challenge

Day 1's challenge was to make a card with a bird or tree in it. I chose SU's Cardinal Christmas using CM Silver Shimmer paper, SU Handsome Hunter and Real Red cs. I used Stickles in Holly, Red and Chrystal to accent the image. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sweet'nSassy Blog Hop Challenge is to create a Christmas card, using colors not normally used for Christmas cards. I chose Kiwi Kiss and Really Rust that went with a dsp with a yellow green dove on it. I chose a verse from SNSS Christmas Scripture for the sentiment. This definitely was outside the box for me.


A heart full of graditude and thanksgiving for all that God has given me. May you all be truly blessed!

The background for this card was made with reinkers and alcohol on glossy white paper. I really like the leather look it took on. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Give a moose a muffin!

I am finally catching up on the challenges from SCS and the PCP color challenge for this week! First, the color challenge is to use Kiwi Kiss, Ellegant Eggplant, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Creamy Caramel! Lots of colors in this one for sure! I am getting low on card stock so I had to figure out how I was going to work them all in. I went back to check the SCS weekly challenges and The Fan Club Interactive challenges from the Dirty Dozen and tried to figure out something. I had been thinking about this month's challenge of Chick Lit and Jenn said we could use any books as inspiration. Well, children's literature is right up my alley and a favorite book of mine and the grands is "If you give a Moose a Muffin...." by Laura Neumeroff. I pulled out my Hanna Stamps- Riley stamp and started my card! Riley loves muffins, cocoa and cupcakes so that was my theme. I used Carol Burrage's sketch, the Ways to Use challenge which is to use pearls , pearl paint etc. (mine are on top of the cupcakes and in the cocoa) and the Limited supplies challenge to incorperate chocolate with the Fan Club book theme. That was easy with the cocoa. I don't have any stamps that are mugs or cups so I drew it freehand and it does look like a cup which amazes me! For the background I used my new CB Snowflakes folder.

Thanks for taking a look and reading my blog. Cocoa sound good about now? It does to me on this very cold November evening. Stay warm!

Give thanks!

Today is 'catch-up' day for some of the challenges from the week. Sweet'nSassy challenges includes a sketch from Courtney see her blog and a challenge by Chrissy to use cord of any kind in your card. I opted to combine both with Chrissy's bloggers challenge of a Thanksgiving theme even though I am not a member of this group. See Chrissy's blog

Friday, November 21, 2008

PCP Sketch challenge 111508

This week's sketch challenge on Paper Craft Planet was designed by Wendy P. I chose to make a Christmas card using SU Cranberry Crisp

SNSS DT Challenge #3

This is my entry for Monday's Design Team Challenge to make a card with 'ONE' That is 1 base card layer, 1 image layer, 1 sentiment which I divided so I have wording on top and bottom, and 1 embellishment. Thanks Janette for this challenge. I combined it with this weeks SCS color challenge of Real Red, Basic Black and Kraft or Creamy Caramel. This is the first time I have tried to create a scene like this and yes I used lots of Dazzling Daimonds. I have them all over the dining room table and me of course. One thing I forgot was to WAIT until the Stickles dried completely before putting the card together. Next time!!!

Thanks for looking at my card and a special Thank You to Korin Sutherland for the wonderful stamp set Winter Fun!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Welcome to my blog!

This is a new world for me! Who would have imagined me posting on my own tiny blog. OK friends, now I need you to guide me along this highway. Suggestions of a constructive nature are definitely welcome.

First I should thank all the wonderful friends I have made on SCS, SNSS and now PCP. You can't know how much you have enriched my life.

A few things I need to add to my blog etc. is a photo of myself, some of my cards and links to challenges that I enter. As far as the photo goes, don't hold your breath, I don't like any of my pics and will hope for a good hair day and someone to take a digital pic of me!

Just in case anyone reads this, have a blessed day. Remember that you can make it a great day with a smile