Thursday, May 31, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Lily Pad Cards challenge

This is my attempt at making a star card.  I made this for the Lily Pad Card challenge this month.  I also made this for my friend who is graduating from college this year. I am also entering this card in the Paper Pretties graduation challenge. You can check out their blog HERE

Arty Scrappy Giveaway!

The fabulous Arty Scrappy is having a special Mother's Day Giveaway. You can check it out HERE! She is super talented so be sure to spend a little time on her blog.

Ippity Challenge

                            I am trying to branch out and enter some challenges.  This card I made for the Ippity challenge.  The challenge it to create a card using only Ippity/Unity stamps and to stamp on designer paper.  I am not totally sure what they mean by "designer" paper.  I stamped on paper from Authentique.  This was a little challenging.  I don't have very many Unity stamps and the I don't typically stamp on patterned/designer paper.  I like being challenged though.  You can enter the challenge too.  Here is the link: I also am entering this card in the Sweet Stamps challenge. You can enter too. Here is the LINK I am also entering this card in Cute Cards Thursday. You can enter too! Here is the LINK

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Cards for Mom

I love this stamp!! It is from Crafter's Companion.  I colored it with Promarkers. My mom loves Irises so I sent this to her.  She has been needing a little encouragement these days anyways.

Here is another purple card I made.  I ended up giving this to my mother-in-law for Mother's Day. 

The Redheaded Crafter

I was super excited to find the Redheaded Crafter's blog.  I am also a redheaded crafter.  It is not as uncommon as I wish it was to be a red head, but I still think it is kind of special.  Amy is the redheaded crafter's name.  She is super sweet and makes amazing cards!  Go and check out her blog Here: .  She is celebrating her one year anniversary with a very sweet giveaway.  I hope you enjoy her blog as much as I have.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Frosted Designs Quilting Challenge

I have always wanted to make a "quilted" card.  I saw that Frosted Designs was having a quilting challenge, so I decided it was time.  I cut up a bunch of one inch squares and then glued them in an alternating patter on a piece of paper.  I then cut out the "quilt" with the Sizzix Top Note die (borrowed from my mother-in-law as well as the her cuttlebug).  I ended up cutting the border off and putting a green cut out behind it.  I sewed a little on the card too.  The "Thanks" stamp is a Stampin Up stamp. (also borrowed from my mother-in-law)  I added pearls and lace for some more interest.  

Friday, May 18, 2012

Jessica's Craft Shaque Entry #6

Here is another card inspired by Jessica. The picture didn't turn out super great.  I am still figuring out the best way to attach ribbon to ribbon.  Any suggestions?  

Jessica's Craft Shaque Entry #5

So this is my second attempt at making a rainbow card.  I am not sure if it turned out.  I don't have a cloud punch.  I think it would look better if I had one or two big clouds at the bottom.  I really wanted the rainbow  stripes to touch but for some reason I just couldn't do it.  Below is my complete fail at making a rainbow card. :(

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Jessica's Craft Shaque Entry #4

This card was inspired by Jessica's March 15th post from Jessica's Craft Shaque.
I am not sure if I like it or not.  I was fun to experiment with different patterned papers though.
Thanks Jessica for inspiring me to create!

Jessica's Craft Shaque Entry #3

This card was inspired by Jessica's March 13th post  from Jessica's Craft Shaque.
Her blog can be found here:
I will probably give this to my dad.  He loves green. :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Accepting the challenge

I made another card inspired by Jessica from Jessica's Craft Shaque.  I was inspired by her May 8th post. There is a little bit of competition. Feel free to join in the fun!  Tell Jessica that I sent you.  Find her blog here:
The contest ends May 18th!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ginger Snap Scrap Challenge

You can enter the challenge too. Go to the Ginger Snap Scrap blog HERE!

Cards inspired by Jessica's Craft Shaque

These cards were inspired by Jessica from Jessica's Craft Shaque blog.
The post that inspired these cards is her April 10th post.  Feel free to check it out for yourself.  

Check it out!!!

Jessica is having FUN I Spy game on her blog along with a prize!! cHECK IT OuT HERE!!!. Let her know that I sent you!

Fun with Digis

This may just be my mom's Mother's Day card. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Stacy's two year blogaversary

Stacy, from Scrap with Stacy is celebrating her two year blog anniversary! She is giving away some goodies! Check out her blog HERE

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Friday, May 4, 2012

Cards and a Catch

I kind of stole the idea for this card from a photo I saw.  It like the antique look.

I just received this stamp set in the mail today!  It is so fun to receive a package!  It is called "Cute Companions - Romance" from Crafters Companion.  I didn't spend a whole lot of time on this card.  I just wanted to play with my new stamps.  I colored it with Promarkers.  I really like the look of the "Birthday Wishes" sentiment.

So, my husband is a commercial fisherman.  He loves fish and fishing!  Well, it is salmon season. He really wanted to catch a salmon.  I really wanted him to catch one too! We both love salmon. Well, he did, on a kayak no less!  Here is a picture for proof.  I am so proud of him!